Friday, June 28, 2013

Interview with Susan Lute: Dragon's Thief Tour Stop

Roxanne, thank you so much for having me! I thought I would start with the last question first... (Thanks for being here, Susan ;-)

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? 

Getting organized, lol. And to add insult to injury, after 15 or 16 years of writing, I discovered this weekend, or maybe just admitted to myself, I'm a “plotter”. I've always taken great pride in being a “pantser”, someone who writes by the seat of her pants. It's no wonder I can't write the story until I get all my ducks in a row.

What is your current “work in progress” or upcoming projects? 

My current “wip” is Book II of the Dragonkind Chronicles, Dragon's Keeper. For those of you who have read Dragon's Thief, this is Carlton Pen's story. He's the youngest quint born to Dragon Elder Daniel Pen, and Abigayle, the love of his heart, who is also a very talented witch. Carlton's dragon has been taken from him. Part of his journey is finding and reuniting with the great beast.

Can you share a little of your current work with us? 

This is from my research: Isten means God in Hungarian. He controls the world, shapes the fate of humans, observes the Middle World from the sky, and sometimes gives warning by lightning.  He is also our heroine, Sage Turul's grandfather. She has made a promise to him to hold the Phoenix's power of rebirth until Mother Earth needs them to usher in the thousand years of peace. But of course you know, it's not going to be that simple.

What book are you currently reading? 

Angelology by Danielle Trussoni, and I'm re-reading Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling.

Do you write in different genres? 

I write contemporary romance, women's fiction, and now this post apocalyptic paranormal/fantasy romance. There are five books in this series, and I'd like to do a novella for Daniel and Abigayle's romance. I'll be happily writing about the dragonkind for awhile. After that I'm thinking about an urban fantasy set in Las Vegas.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? 

No matter what genre I write, my stories are always about family, community and the journey home. This is especially true for Dragon's Thief. Overcoming obstacles and finding family are the hardest things we will do in our lifetimes, but also the most rewarding.

Is the book, characters, or any scenes based on a true life experience, someone you know, or events in your own life? 

Authors always put a lot of themselves into their stories, but I'd have to say Idella comes the closest of any character I've written to being the most like me...I think. She's not in her prime, cares deeply about the Pens - our dragonkind family, and she'll do what she must to protect them.

What book/authors have influenced your life? 

Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Bach, and The Way Of The Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman. There are others, but these two have made the most profound impact.

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Dragon's Thief
The Dragonkind Chronicles
Book I
Susan Lute

Genre:   post-apocalyptic paranormal/fantasy

ISBN:   978-0-9849784-5-8

Number of pages:   187
Word Count:  88K

Cover Artist:   Susan Lute / Crazy Hair Publishing

Book Description:

From the Dragonkind Chronicles – the battle is just beginning...

In a post -apocalyptic world where Darwin changelings emerge from hiding and humans struggle to reclaim their former glory, mercenary Logan Pen doesn’t want to save the world. His mission is to protect his greatest treasure - his family. That is until he tries to capture a shadow thief. Beyla, a beguiling, emotionless Umbra steals his telein - a talisman forged at his birth while escaping his grasp, making her by ancient dragon law his mate.

Her enemy - a fiery Naga - and the talisman she’s stolen from him rouse emotions Beyla has spent three long years in the land of shadows stripping away. Still she hasn’t been able to banish the grief and pain left by the murder of her human family.

Fighting a desire that flames out of their control, and scrambling to save humanity and their own kind, Logan and Beyla are forced to  join forces to keep a weapon of incredible destructive power out of the hands of the man who would use it to conquer their world. With evil on the brink of victory, only through sacrifice do they learn to trust and embrace the love that will change them forever.

About the Author:

Susan Lute is first and foremost a wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, dreamer, and author. She is traditionally and Indie published in contemporary romance, women's fiction, and and paranormal/fantasy romance.

Her debut novel, Oops…We’re Married? has sold over 130,000 copies, was a Reader’s Choice nominee and Holt Medallion Finalist. Things you should know - she was born the oldest child of a military family; she's traveled far, but has never been to Hawaii, Paris, or Crete, an omission she hopes to correct soon; her favorite places in the whole world are New York City, Sedona (Arizona), Ouray (Colorado), and Bath (England).

Currently she is working on the second novel in her Dragonkind Chronicles, and dreaming up a new urban fantasy.



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Susan said...

Good morning Roxanne and Roxanne's Realm. Off the the day job, TGIF, but I'll check back in later :)

Roxanne Rhoads said...

thanks for being here- have a great day :-)

Katie Coss said...

This book looks great!! Thanks for the giveaway!

books4me said...

Bath, England is a rocking place and one I would love to stay in for a good week just to relax!


Susan said...

Hi Katie :) Thanks! I didn't really know what I was getting into when I started writing about this dragon family, but it is so much fun. Doing the cover was the icing on the cake :)

Susan said...

Barrie, nice to see you again :) I visited twice, day trips, and you're right. It would be the perfect place to spend a week, two, a month. The Roman baths are incredible.