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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A Visit from Nancy Gideon

I'm happy to welcome back my friend Nancy Gideon who's been busy, busy, busy this year, re-releasing my favorite vampire, shifter, and just plain romance books. I thought it was high time to pin her down for an interview so here goes.

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            Nancy Gideon-Romance by any other name. Historical, series contemporary suspense, paranormal with a horror chaser! Dark heroes, sleepless nights!

Very good, especially the last sentence. What 3 authors who inspire you? Why?

            Dean Koontz, Norah Roberts and Cassandra Clare.  Awesome at their craft. They always leave me wanting more!  And soon!

What 3 things have you learned that makes you a better writer?

            Persevere, adapt, overcome.  It should be a tattoo.

That's for sure. What was a turning point in your writing career?

            So far, it’s been a winding road with sharp curves put together by smooth patches. A wild ride I’ve never regretted taking.

How do you get to know your characters?

            I sleep with them first.  Literally.  I mull over scenes and conversations and plot points before drifting off at night until I’m comfortable in their skin. That doesn’t sound perverted or serial killerish, does it?

No, because I do the same. Never thought of it as "sleeping with them" though. LOL

Tell us about your two series—By Moonlight and Touched by Midnight. How did you come up with the series’ names?

            “By Moonlight” is a dark paranormal shape-shifter series, now numbering 10 books with the release of UNLEASHED BY SHADOWS. The series follows Max Savoie, leader of an outcast clan in New Orleans, and his unlikely love affair with NOPD detective Charlotte Caissie in the “Moonlight” books and expanded stories regarding strong secondary characters in the “Shadows” books.  All can be read alone, but once you start, you’ll go through them like candy. Sweet, sinful, addictive candy. UNLEASHED BY SHADOWS, the latest book, concerns the new king in a rival clan who endangers his life in an underground Shifter fight club in New Orleans in order to pay a debt that darkens his soul and his queen who is forced to shed her innocence in order to protect him.
            “Touched by Midnight” is a vampire romance series that begins in Regency London and follow a cursed family as they elude their enemies and search for a cure through the centuries. Currently, the entire nine book series is being rereleased with all new covers, a book a month, by ImaJinn Books. Book four MIDNIGHT ENCHANTMENT should be rising up at any time.
            Titles? Moonlight/Midnight. Shape-shifters/vampire.  Nuff said.

What are you working on now?

            After falling hard for the Terriot princes in UNLEASHED BY SHADOWS, I’m giving them their own novellas in a “House of Terriot Foursome.”  Now, which one to start with?

Now share with us your latest.

How to protect a prince turned king made pawn?

Burdened by the weight of his secrets and his father’s sins, the need for redemption pulls Cale Terriot from his duty to his clan and the arms of his new mate into deadly intrigues in a rival territory.  His dangerous masquerade in a high-stakes Shifter fight club is about to be exposed to those who would show no mercy – if he can survive in the ring.

Can her love tear him from an unbreakable vow that can only end in death?

Fearing she’s about to lose her soulmate to the darkness he carries inside, Kendra Terriot, newly made queen in the Shape-shifter House of Terriot, must provide him with an heir in order to save his life . . . and his soul.  But first she must risk all to coax him back from the edge of violence inherited with his crown.

     “Every delicious word Nancy Gideon puts on the page exhilarates with a sensuous ferocity.   Hopelessly addicted.” 
—Darynda Jones,
NY Times Bestselling Author 
Diane here:  I totally agree with Darynda. Here's an excerpt.

“You’re in no position to make threats.”

     Cale leaned in, not a muscle moving in his face as he vowed through clenched teeth, “You don’t know that. You don’t know me, who I am, what I’ve done, what I’m capable of. I am not weak. I am not desperate or confused. I became king in the House of Terriot on the bones of many, and I am nobody you want to mess with. You have my queen and my sister, and if they are more than mildly inconvenienced before they’re returned to me, you will die the second I learn of it. A Terriot kneels to no one.”

Nancy Gideon is the author of over 58 novels ranging from Regencies, historicals and contemporary suspense to dark paranormal romance, with a couple of horror screenplays thrown into the mix.  When not at the keyboard or working full time as a legal assistant in Southwest Michigan, she can be found feeding her addictions for Netflix and all things fur, feather and fin, enjoying Grammy time (usually watching The Avengers), and meeting new friends and readers through her GoodReads “Nancy Gideon by Moonlight” group. Her books can also be found under the pen names Dana Ransom, Rosalyn West and Lauren Giddings.


  1. I want to be like Nancy when I grow up. Whenever I get discouraged and think I don't have time to write, I think about how much she's been able to accomplish and I stop feeling sorry for myself. Congrats on the new book!

  2. Nice interview. I agree with your "Persevere, adapt, overcome" So true.

  3. Unleashed by Shadows sounds like a great read. I like Cale already!

  4. Interesting and entertaining as always. That's quite an excerpt. Pulled me right in!

  5. Wonderful getting to know more about you! I loved the interview. I grabbed a copy for my keeper shelf!!


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