Monday, July 27, 2015

Author Christy Gissendaner Talks About Her Latest Book

Author Interview About Latest Book
Today my good friend, Christy Gissendaner is joining us. Like me she lives in a home full of testosterone with a hubby and three boys out numbering her. Thankfully for us, she finds time to write some amazing stories. Christy writes contemporary paranormal romance who believes laughter and love should go hand in hand.

CLAIMED is one of my favorite books.  I’d certainly vote for super hot Cameron Maddox for US President! The hero is a powerful politician who has his eyes set on the presidency AND a cute little bakery owner. Love it!!!

Christy is a prolific writer and has published with various houses such as Entangled, Etopia, and Liquid Silver Books. 

The plot has humor, intrigue, great dialogue with witty one-liners that will stick with you. The characters are a twist on the usual shifter tale. 
A love between a wolf & dragon?
Anything is possible.
Thanks for joining us, Christy. Congrats on the new book!  How many books do you have written?
Oh goodness no. I’ve lost count actually. Between both names – Christy Gissendaner and Robin Danner – I’m well over thirty works.

Wowza! You certainly have an overactive imagination or a muse with a slave-driving personality. What inspired you to write your latest book?
Hmm…that’s a hard one. I can’t actually remember what inspired me. Probably the title. I came up with it first, and my publisher wanted me to write something hot, funny, and fast. So I did!

 How did you come up with the title?
Shift Happens is just my tongue-in-cheek humor.

I love it!  LOL How do you come up with your characters’ names? LOL! No, I’m serious. I do like to look up baby names to pick my characters’ names. I do sometimes look up their meaning, especially if I’m utilizing mythology.

I’d admit, I do the same but I’ll have to check out that site. If you could have any movie star take on a role as one of your heroes, who would it be?
Oohhhh…Ben Affleck. Just cause I’d love to meet him!

 Yeah, baby! His eyes can be so intense but when he smiles, he looks like he’s hiding a sexy secret. Speaking of sexy secrets, how naughty do you get with your writing?  I’m more of a “sweetly” hot writer. Some of my ratings vary from down and dirty to practically PG-13.

What would you say has been the hardest scenes for you to write?
One of the hardest scenes to date has been a sexual abuse scene one of my heroines suffers. It was very personal and I hope I stayed true-to-life without upsetting too many readers.

I’d agree. What is the strangest thing you’ve Googled while working the story?
Google is my friend! I Google things all the time. In fact, one of my favorite slogans is “Let’s ask The Google” in a mechanical, robotic voice. I Google anything from real estate to legends to foreign phrases. The strangest thing…hmm…I’d have to think about that one. Probably researching the porn industry.

Do you have any rituals while writing?
No rituals really. I snatch writing time when I can. With a full-time day job and three sons, I barely have time as it is!

I feel ya sista!!!  Do you have anything you would like to say to your readers?
(Tapping mic) Is this thing on? Okay, good. Thanks for sticking by me and reading whatever pops into my head!

Time for the Fun stuff:
Favorite drink: Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper
Favorite candy: Whatchamacallit
Favorite food: Tacos!
Favorite article of clothing or jewelry: Underwear. Can’t live without it!
Favorite place to read: In the bathtub
Place you want to visit some day: Santorini, Greece

Thanks for joining us, Christy! Let’s go pick up some tacos for lunch. I know the perfect place.


Ellie Reynolds runs a nail salon that caters to shifters of all varieties. The proverbial shift hits the fan when billionaire mogul Jackson Lawrence walks in the door and offers Ellie two million dollars to sell her shop. Ellie has no intention of selling out, especially to someone who plans to bulldoze her shop to the ground and replace it with a fast food joint. Their battle of wit and will is brought to a sudden halt when Jackson’s enemies appear, throwing them into a fight for their lives.

Jackson believed he'd left violence behind when he resigned his position with the Blood Wolves, a secret shifter military group, but someone wants his company's cyber invention and will stop at nothing to get it. He didn't mean to drag Ellie into his mess, but he’s willing to do anything to protect her and the firewall his friend created...anything except fight his attraction to the outspoken redhead he's suddenly responsible for. Jackson soon learns Ellie is hotter than he first gave her credit dragon hot...and life is about to get a whole lot more interesting.

 Sometimes shift happens when you least expect it.

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