Blurb from Goodreads
Escape to a world where the impossible becomes possible.
WHISPER CAPE is a town of secrets and Addison MacKenna soon becomes tangled in a web of them. Plagued with nightmares of her father’s sudden and brutal death, Addie struggles with her anguish and refuses to believe his demise was accidental.
Fighting to shake off one of those devastating early morning nightmares, Addison finds it even harder to escape from the vision of a man lying on the side of the road—a man she may have just killed. When she frantically tries to locate him, he seemingly disappears, just the beginning of strange occurrences in her life. She also cannot ignore the weird sensations in her own body. Suddenly, the impossible seems possible, but is that a blessing or a curse?
Believing that her continual and worsening nightmares are both the key to her own new abilities and the clue to her father’s death, Addie knows she will not rest until she has the answers she craves. As she strives to cope with her new remarkable talents, someone else learns of her abilities—a disgruntled maniacal psychopath with his own agenda that involves eliminating Addie. The only one who can protect her, instruct her in the use of her powers and teach her how to destroy the murderous monster is the same man who makes Addie’s heart race and her blood heat with passion. The same man she’d left for dead.
Cael Sheridan may be arrogant and mysterious but he's also undeniably gorgeous. A member of a secret society, he is sworn to protect the woman he believes to be the daughter of his recently murdered mentor. In the process, he finds it impossible to resist her magnetic sensuality, complicating his efforts to shield and guide her as she learns to manage her newly acquired skills. At the same time, Addison has much to teach him about trust and commitment. Fate has brought them together, but will it make them stronger or destroy them both in end?
Published October 15th 2011 by Amber Glow Books
On to the interview:
As I like to do with all of my guest post.
To start things off could you tell us a little bit about yourself?
First, let me thank you for inviting me to your blog and setting up this wonderful interview and giveaway.
I am a mother of five—a daughter, two sons, and two stepsons. They are all grown and now I have seven grand angels. I am a full time writer, blogger, reader, lover and daydreamer. When I’m not doing those things, I’m either quilting or watching TV and sometimes—not as much as I should—jogging.
1. Do you work with an outline or just write?
These days, I work with an outline, pictures and anything else I can find to help develop my plot and characters. I don’t always stick to it, but it helps. When I wrote Whisper Cape, though, I just sat down and wrote. I do believe I had the help of a ghostly muse.
2. Have you always wanted to be a writer?
I think secretly, yes. Writing is something I’ve always loved. But it wasn’t something I thought about all the time. I was busy raising three kids and being a single mom, working full time in order to make ends meet. When my kids were grown and out of the house, I remarried. My husband and I sold our business and all of a sudden, I had a bunch of time on my hands. After spending hours making quilts, I needed something more challenging and mentioned to a friend that I wanted to write a book. Once I said the words out loud, I decided to sit down at my computer and try it, mostly just to see if I could do it. Ten years ago, if someone had told me I would write a book, I’d have laughed and told them they were crazy.
3. Where did the idea of Whisper Cape come from?
To be quite honest, I really don’t know. It all came to me as I was writing. I didn’t start with an outline or anything, and I had no idea where it was headed or how it would end. It is most definitely character driven. Addie and Cael are real to me, and the story really came from them. As I mentioned above, I do believe I had the help of a ghostly muse. At the time I wrote Whisper Cape, we lived in an eighty-year-old house that I believe, to this day, was haunted with a very loving and friendly ghost. My computer was set up in the downstairs bedroom, actually, it was more of a finished basement, and as I sat there, day after day, typing, I felt the spirit around me, encouraging me.
4. Have you ever written a character that resembles your personality or the personality of someone close to you?
All the time. Not so much someone close to me, but there is definitely a little bit of me in my all female characters. I tend to be a bit quirky and I think that comes out frequently in my female characters. The male characters are usually totally from my imagination with the exception of Gerry in Whisper Cape. He is based on my perception of Gerard Butler, and yes, I am a huge fan. In fact, I listened to The Phantom of the Opera almost constantly during the time of writing Whisper Cape. I can’t write while listening to music—I need total silence—but the CD was playing every time I drove my car or went jogging.
5. What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?
Oooh. This is a loaded question. Haha. I did enjoy the sex scenes of course, but without giving too much away, I would have to say that it was the kitchen scene where Addie practices her techniques on Cael. I had a blast writing that one, putting myself in Cael’s head. When I finished writing it, I was so jazzed that ran upstairs and acted it out in front of my husband who just stood there with an amused smirk on his face.
6. When did you first start writing and when did you finish your first book?
I started writing in September of 2007. That is when I started Whisper Cape and finished the first draft December 15, 2007. I wrote every day, eight or nine hours a day. When I was finished the first draft, I set it aside to enjoy the holidays. I didn’t look at it again until February 1, 2008. I read it from beginning to end and then removed scenes and added different ones. I think I edited it at least four or five times before it was picked up for eBook publication in March 2011, and of course, I had to edit it again.
7. If you could ask yourself any interview question, what would you ask, and how would you answer?
I think I would ask me what I enjoy most about writing. I love creating the story. I love shutting myself up in my office and putting myself in my character’s head. I love getting lost in the scene and the dialog and sometimes get so carried away with the emotion, I need to go back and add in some of the basics like setting. It is very typical for me to write a scene and get sucked in so much that I need to physically pull myself away, sometimes take a shower and that is where so many ideas form and I’m able to go back and add all those little important things. But most of all, and even though I do write for me, I love to have other people read my work and I love to hear back from them.
8. Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?
Keep writing no matter what. The best thing that can happen from constantly writing is that you improve. Put your work out there and get people to read it and give suggestions. Someone else’s eyes are better at catching the something that you missed. Just never give up.
9. Are you working on any new projects?
A couple. I have a young adult novel, Allusive Aftershocks—a story of fear, love, hate, devastation, and survival. It’s about a seventeen-year-old girl, Abella, and a boy, Courtland, who become trapped in a wine cellar when it caves in on them after a very strong aftershock caused from a devastating major earthquake. The story takes place close to my home in the surrounding foothills so I’m excited to get it finished. I recently finished a complete rewrite and will go through a similar process as I did with WC on editing. I'm looking forward to the final stages of editing. Then, of course, there is the sequel to Whisper Cape, A Whisper at Death.
I have some short stories published in an anthology, which can be found on my Goodreads page “Summer Sun and Sand.”
Just for Fun
1 Dark, Milk, or White Chocolate?
2 Coffee or Tea?
3 Favorite Genre to Read?
Paranormal Romance and Young Adult
4 Favorite Season?
5 Favorite Music?
Phantom of the Opera
I want to thank you, Anna, for having me on your blog. You give an awesome interview and I wish you and your readers a wonderful holiday and a very good New Year!\
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Review Time and Ladies this book is SCORCHING HOT
This fantastic debut novel by Regan Walsh is hard almost impossible to put down. So when you pick it up make sure you have time to read cause you are not gonna wanna put it down. The characters she has created are ah~may~zing and you can relate to them even the ones with the supernatural powers. This story can and will take you on a sensual and yet suspenseful ride of your life. Addison the main character has to learn to trust Cael ( UM just Yummy) (ladies when you read this book you are gonna wish you had a Cael of your own) who is out to protect her from the thing that has killed her father and wants to kill her but not before he gets what he wants from her a journel and a crystal. When the journal and crystal are seperate they are harmless but together they are powerful.
Addison struggles with nightmares every night since her father has passed and is determined to figure out the truth behind his death. On her way to finding the truth she meets the mysterious Cael and soon discoveries that she has special abilities that was passed down to her by her dad who at one time was in charge of a secret society that Addie had no clue existed until she met Cael. Now the fate of everyone is in Addie's and Cael's hands they have to kill Eidolon (one might say demon) that has killed Addie's father and out to kill her. Eidolon wants the journel and crystal so that he can become all powerful and destory everything that will not obey him. Sorry guys I do not give any real spoilers I want you to read it and find all the delicious and juicy details on your own and believe me this book will delivery some delicious scene that will make your temperature run hot .
I give this book 5/5 stars this book was simply FANTASTIC and if you have not read it yet put it at the top of your TBR Pile you will not be disappointed. Regan has created a setting that is beautiful and characters that could actually be your next door neighbor.
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