September 12, 2012

Hunter's Season Blog Tour Interview with Thea Harrison

Hey all today we are very excited to be a part of Thea Harrison's Hunter's Season  Blog Tour. We have an interview with Thea to share with you all but first about Hunter's Season.

Here is the official Blurb for the book.

A Novella of the Elder Races
As a palace guard and assassin for the Dark Fae, Xanthe always wore a mask, hiding her emotions to do her duty. But when her identity is compromised, she trades undercover work for guarding Queen Niniane—a position that often brings her in contact with Chancellor Aubrey Riordan.
Aubrey’s trust is shattered. A year ago his wife tried to assassinate their new queen in his name, a betrayal of everything he believes in. And now an attack on his life is proof the dark conspiracy is not yet over. Although injured and weak, Aubrey can’t help but be drawn to this shy assassin and loyal protector. Xanthe is everything Naida wasn’t, and the passion she stirs in him is something he thought had long passed him by.
Warning: Take a man recovering from an assassination attempt, the assassin sworn to protect him, add in a magical Tarot card deck and an isolated cabin, and watch the sparks fly!
Publication Date: 09/18/2012 
I love the cover and the book sounds so amazing! Now on to the interview with Thea Harrison!

Thank you for being with us today!
Hi, thank you for having me on your blog today!  I’m excited to visit with you.

Do you think any of your characters are like you? If so which one?
Every writer gives something of herself to her characters.  I think it’s impossible not to.  After all, our characters do live in our heads.  Having said that, most of my characters are not like me.  

Where did you come up with the idea of the Elder Race series?
I’ve read and loved science fiction and fantasy all my life, and I’ve created fictional worlds with friends.  I’ve also written romances, so eventually when I wrote DRAGON BOUND, it felt very natural.  I created the world for that book, and I hoped for the chance to do a sequel.  The actual series came after Berkley offered me the first three book contract.

Is your family very supportive of your writing?
My family is extremely supportive.  In fact I lived with family for a year and a half so that I could get the Elder Races series off the ground.  I couldn’t have done what I’ve done without them.
What do you do to relax?

LOL, I’m, er, writing this blog post on my day off.  I do actually work a lot, not only because of deadlines but because I love my job.  But yesterday, I took a day completely off.  My daughter, her two month baby girl and I took a day trip.  We had lunch out and went shopping for baby clothes.  The baby was so easy and happy, and we had a lovely day..

Who inspires you?
I get inspiration from a lot of people.  I follow several authors on Twitter, and they inspire me every day.  They are so funny, wise and accomplished.

Do you have a favorite character of yours?
I tend to pick favorites according to my mood of the day.  Today my favorite is Dragos.  He’s such awesome fun when I put him under pressure. 

Which book was the hardest for you to write?
Hm, they have each been challenging for their own reasons.  If I answered this while I was in the middle of a project, I’d probably name that project!  But I have just finished drafting book six, and I’m on a mellow, happy glow right now.

I know you started reading at a young age. Who were some of your favorite authors?
I read every single Nancy Drew.  And I loved the Black Stallion series.

Can you tell us what you’re working on now?
Book six, which I completed on Saturday, is the harpy Aryal’s story.  Next week I begin working on a proposal for book seven.

If zombies attacked what one character of yours would you want with you?
Ha! Great question.  Dragos, definitely.  He’s got the capability for maximum burn.

If you could have one super power what would it be?
Flying would be awesome!

What paranormal creature do you wish was real?
I would love to see a phoenix in real life.

Where is somewhere you have always wanted to visit but haven't yet?
Ooh—ooh—ooh, the Caribbean.  This will happen one day.  As God is my witness.

The next few are just fun quick answer questions
Cats or dogs?

I love both, but because I have family who are allergic to cats, I have dogs.

Visit: past or future
Past—but only if I could go with a lot of money.

Favorite holiday?
Thanksgiving.  I’ve got a lot to be thankful for.  Plus, there’s pie.

Favorite color?
A deep, luscious rose.

Prefer reading: Print books or Ebooks
I love the portability and ease of ebooks, but I definitely prefer reading print.


For readers, do you prefer reading print books, or ebooks?

Comment for a chance to the ebook of your choice from my Samhain backlist!  If you already have the three novellas on my backlist, you can always give your prize to a friend!
Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your tour. To enter the giveaway simply answer Thea's question Do you prefer reading print books, or ebooks? Make sure you leave your email address so we can email you if you win.
The rest of the tour is listed below. Make sure you check them out.~Pam
Also be sure to check out Thea's WebsiteFacebook pageTwitter, and Goodreads

Sept 13:  Original
Sept 14:  Interview
Sept 17:  Original
Sept 19:  Original
Sept 20:  Interview
Sept 21: Q&A on Goodreads Goodreads group, Gotta Have Paranormal Romance with a Kick.    7 PM EST/ 5 PM MDT
Sept 24:  Interview
Sept 25:  Original


  1. Thanks for having me on your blog today! I had lots of fun answering the questions! :)

  2. Love this and can´t wait for a chance to read for myself! =)
    I love paper books but it´s much easier to bring books around in my bag with my Kindle touch, not to mention reading in bed (without light) with my Tablet *happy sigh* What can i say? I´m a bookoholic.. =D

    best wishes, Linda xo

  3. I definitely prefer to read print books. There is something so visceral about turning paper pages. But for travel, an ebook wins hands down - print books get to be too heavy when you carry several with you!
    Thanks for the opportunity.

  4. I like print books because it's easy to read.


  5. I really prefer print books. There is something about holding the pages, turning them. The weight of the book and you never have to charge the book to read it lol. I love an ereader because you can take so many books with you when you travel...

    I am excited to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway..

    kcnrhtx (at) charter (dot) net

  6. I really prefer print books. There is something about holding the pages, turning them. The weight of the book and you never have to charge the book to read it lol. I love an ereader because you can take so many books with you when you travel...

    I am excited to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway..

    kcnrhtx (at) charter (dot) net

  7. I prefer print books but there is an issue with space for them...I'm close to capacity or i need to buy a new bookshelf. But i do have a lot of books on my kindle and nook apps. So my answer is both! Lol.
    Really love the Elder Races...can't wait for Lord's Fall!!!

  8. I like to read print books more than ebooks but I do read both. Thank you.


  9. I like ebooks because they are so convenient to travel with.