The Secret Hunter
Author: Susanne Saville
Genre Historical Romance
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When Gwenllian Lloyd literally knocks dashing Daniel Wyckliff off his feet in Bath's Sydney Gardens, she is unaware intrigue looms before her. The year is 1804. England fears invasion from Napoleon's France. Gwenllian has just met the man of her dreams, but is he a man she can trust?
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Author: Susanne Saville
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Format: Trade Paperback
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Fiona MacPhee is a woman with a mission--and a very dark secret. Sidekick to Joan Armstrong, a famous demon hunter, Fiona must scour Edinburgh for the answer to a cryptic prophecy before an ancient evil rends the veil between the worlds at Samhain. She can't afford any distractions.
Especially not from Rory MacLaren.
A handsome, charming rogue, Rory has also been a vampire for 260 years. When Rory catches Fiona in a deserted wynd after midnight, his offer of help could not be better--or more suspiciously--timed.
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Interview with author Susanne Saville.
CSM: Please help me welcome Romance author, Susanne Saville to Over the Edge. Susanne, my readers and I are so psyched that you have dropped by to spend time with us. Thanks so much!
You’re welcome! Glad to be here.
CSM: Tell us more about yourself. Readers love learning new and interesting things about an author, and this would give you a chance to make them feel close.
New and interesting ... new and interesting ... ummmm ... *deer in headlights expression* ... I knew I should have studied more for this ...
Okay. My secret power is being omniscient when it comes to Useless Information. My brain collects trivia like fabric collects cat hair. Unfortunately I’m too shy to be in a game show. Or a sideshow, for that matter.
What else ... I have two graduate degrees. I used to teach history at Georgia Military College.
I also drink quite a prodigious amount of coffee and am a total fan-girl when it comes to John Barrowman (squeee!).
CSM: Besides being a total book junkie I’m also a music junkie. When I’m writing I have a sound track playing either in my mind or in my cd player. What’s your sound track? What type of music is on it?
Each book has a different sound track and sometimes characters have a particular theme song. I listened to the Buffy musical often while I was writing Vampire Close (no surprise there), as well as the Lord of the Rings soundtrack.
And John Barrowman is always on the soundtrack somewhere, of course.
CSM: How would readers find out more about you?
My website (http://SusanneSaville.com)
My blog (http://SusanneSaville.blogspot.com)
And I ramble on Twitter (http://twitter.com/SusanneSaville)
CSM: When did you write your first book?
I have been writing since forever. Short stories, novellas, fan fiction. First novel-length book would be ... as a senior in high school. Wrote it during study hall. Doctor Who fan fiction.
CSM: Where and when do you write?
In bed, often late into the night. I have a desk, but it’s covered with papers and books. Really need to clean off that puppy.
CSM: What is your must-have book for writing?
Like, how to write? Or reference book?
I have the Oxford English Dictionary on hand at all times. You’d be amazed how words start to look misspelled the more you stare at them.
For how to write, I’d say go to a writers’ conference. Even if you don’t write romance, Romance Writers of America has a great yearly conference that includes all sorts of craft workshops. The craft is the same, no matter what subject you write.
CSM: What is your advice for aspiring writers?
Never forget that you write because you can’t not write.
A writer is something you are rather than something you do. It’s a vocation. The vast majority of writers will never get published, and of those few who do, most will never make enough money to quit their day job. You’re going to face rejection not only before getting published, but also afterwards - not all proposals sell and not all reviews are good. It can be a lonely, frustrating, unenjoyable existence. So make sure you’re entertaining yourself. Otherwise all those hours in front of the computer screen will drive you mad. :)
CSM: What genre(s) do you write?
Well, Vampire Close is contemporary paranormal, Dance Macabre is historical paranormal, and Captain Devlin’s Captive and The Secret Hunter are both straight historical.
Then there’s CatSpotting and PugSpotting which are both non-fiction.
CSM: Among that you’ve written which is your favorite book and why?
That’s tough. Captain Devlin’s Captive was the easiest - once I got going it flew along. But I think The Secret Hunter has a special place in my heart because one of its stars is a pug dog modeled upon my own pug (since deceased).
CSM: Tell us more about your new release by LULU.com “Vampire Close”.
Originally Vampire Close was published by New Concepts Publishing in ebook and paperback. I now have the rights back, so I decided to take it to Lulu to keep it “in print.”
The Secret Hunter was originally published by Wings in ebook and paperback. As I now have the rights back for that one, too, I took it to Lulu as well.
Both were extensively researched and, since most of Vampire Close takes place in contemporary Edinburgh, you’ll probably recognize many of the places if you’ve been there.
CSM: Any new projects, works in progress?
2010 is the ten year anniversary of PugSpotting, so I am (slowly) working on a new edition, to include historically significant pugs discovered since.
CSM: I want to take this time to thank Susanne Saville for stopping by and sharing with my readers and myself a little bit about yourself. This sure has been loads of fun. I hope you enjoyed being here as much as we enjoyed having you.
Definitely! I’m so pleased you asked me over - thanks!