Thursday, March 21, 2013

Interview with Author Elisabeth Naughton and Giveaway

Today I would like to once again welcome back to RFTC author, Elisabeth Naughton. Elisabeth is celebrating her upcoming release of Bound and has stopped by to answer a few questions. Please give Elisabeth a warm welcome.

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Elisabeth Naughton writes sexy romantic adventures and paranormal novels full time from her home in western Oregon where she lives with her husband and three children. Her work has been nominated for numerous awards, including the prestigious RITA© awards by Romance Writers of America, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, the Golden Leaf and the Golden Heart. When not writing, Elisabeth can be found running, hanging out at the ballpark or dreaming up new and exciting adventures.

Places to find Elisabeth:

First off, can you tell us a bit about you?
I’m a New York Times bestselling author who writes both romantic suspense and paranormal novels. BOUND is the 6th book in my bestselling Eternal Guardians series and releases on March 26, 2013.

A la Twitter style, please describe your book (or series) in 140 characters or less.
Which is more important...duty and honor, or true love?

What types of scenes are your most favorite to write?
I prefer writing action scenes to almost anything else. I love to READ deep, emotional books but the emotional stuff (and no, I’m not just talking about sex here) is a lot of work to write. Though I seem to gravitate to writing those as well...

What are the things that influence you the most as a writer?
Music. By and far the most influential thing to my writing is music. I get a lot of ideas from song lyrics and make soundtracks for my books when I’m writing them, which I then listen to over and over to get into my characters heads.

What are some of your favorite characteristics to find in a hero?
Strong, sexy, good looking...obviously. But the most important characteristic to me is probably protective. My guys are all very protective of the women they love. They would give up everything for them...even their lives.

Tell me, is there anything that we would be surprised to learn about you?
I didn’t plan to be a writer. In fact, it never even crossed my mind until I was in my thirties. Fate had other plans for me.

If you could live inside any book, which one would you choose and why?
I can’t pick just one! I love way too many books, stories and genres to narrow it down to one.

If you could spend the day in the shoes of any of your characters, who would you choose and why?
Hm...tough question. Since I tend to torture my characters in various ways, I’m not sure I want to be any of them! LOL. I think maybe the Fate Lachesis. She knows everything and she’d more powerful than any god in my Eternal Guardians series.

If you were stranded on a desert island and could bring only three items, what would you bring and why?
My laptop, a power source, and my ipod. (I am a product of technology. No idea how people lived before these things.)

Last question, are you working on anything right now?
I am currently working on two books...the sequel to my bestselling romantic suspense WAIT FOR ME, and the 7th book in my Eternal Guardians series.

What are your favorite characteristics in a hero?

TITUS—To most his gift seems like a blessing, but for him it’s a curse the other Eternal Guardians—those who protect the mortal realm from threats of the Underworld—seek to exploit. One he would gladly trade for the chance to be free…

Obsessed. Her touch is like a drug. From the moment he met her, Titus knew she was different. Even dangerous. Yet though his guardian brethren are convinced Natasa is working for Hades, Titus can’t stop thinking about her. Can’t stop fantasizing about her. Can’t stop craving the one thing he knows could lead to the downfall of his world.

Possessed. Faced with stopping Natasa or joining in her quest, Titus falls to temptation and is thrust into a world of lust, deception, and deadly treachery designed by the gods. Her touch—only hers—frees him from his bonds, but desire may just condemn him. Because before the end he’ll have to decide which is more important: duty and honor to those he took an oath to defend, or a woman who could very well be the biggest curse to them all.

Available March 26, 2013

Check out the Eternal Guardians series:
Click on cover for more info.

Check out what's up for grabs.

Up For Grabs For Entire Tour: 
  • 1 ebook copy of “Bound”
  • Character Trading Cards
  • 1 Eternal Guardian Bookmarker
  • 1 Eternal Guardians Drink Coaster
  • 1 Eternal Guardian logo Temporary tattoo
  • 1 Bound Car Charm
  • 1 Bound Keychain

To Enter:
  • Please answer the question: What are your favorite characteristics in a hero?
  • Please fill out the Rafflecopter form

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  1. I haven't read them yet, but they have definitely been added to my TBR. My favorite characteristics would be that innate need to protect and compassion underneath a tough exterior. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  2. I have not read the series yet. I love protective and loyal heroes . I like Alphas who have to learn to deal with a strong independent woman.

  3. I love this series! You have got to read this one! Elisabeth is such a great storyteller and you will be hooked. If you love mythology, you will love these heroes!

  4. I love these books can't wait for bound

  5. I haven't read this series yet. But it sounds very interesting and I will put them in my TRB list! :) I love the loyalty and strenght of heros...

  6. Eternal Guardian's is an amazing series that once you start you want more. Her characters are strong but the story is what captivates you...the dynamic and the hero and his love...the battle that goes on. I promise you it is truly addicting!!

  7. Thanks for the awesome post and giveaway! COngrats to Elizabeth on the newest release! I'm just getting started, so I'm very excited to get caught up :)

  8. I love this series! My favorite heroes are alpha, protective, honest, and dependable.

  9. Great cover! A hero should be loyal and sexy!

  10. I can't even begin to show the amount of LOVE I have for this series. EN is incredible in her ways of putting you in the middle of the action. HIGHLY recommend this series!!

    She gives incredible prizes too!!

  11. I have the first book in the series in my TBR folder on my kindle. I'll have to check this out!

  12. I haven't read the series but it will definately be added to my TBR pile. Thanks so much!!

  13. I have not started this series although I have the first three books. I know...I know. What am I waiting for???

  14. I just got the first one to the series the other day and I just couldn't put it down it is great! I think what I look for in a hero in just someone who will always put someone before themselves who is always trying to help in anyway!

  15. O is still my favorite hands down. Just something about him, but I liked him from the get go.

  16. Loyalty is what I look for in a Hero.

    So far, my favorite is still Theron. I love him. :-D

  17. I love the series, but I am a little behind. I love all the guys:) What's not to love?

  18. Protectiveness, loyalty, honesty and passion.

  19. I haven't read this series yet...soon, but I jove reading about greek god and all things paranormal romance ;-) I have all the books in this series so far

  20. I have read all the books and can't wait for Bound! I love guys that are badass but can be tamed by a strong female and show a romantic side.

  21. Just a few more days till Bound, can't wait to read it!

  22. Such a good series - thank you for the tour and giveaway :).
    My heroes have to be loyal, intelligent and compassionate.

  23. This is such a good series, I highly recommed it.
    I enjoy a character that is sexy, handsome, strong and resourceful. Passionate and compassionate too.

  24. um - I have books 1 2 and 3 in my massive TBR pile!!
    looking forward to your world!!

  25. I'm loving me some Guardians more each day of this blog hop! ;)

  26. I've not read this author before.
    What makes a good hero? Strong alpha male, protective, possessive and sexy hot.
    I like the new blog look RFTC!

  27. Hi,

    I haven't read any of the series yet.

  28. I have not read the series yet. Sorry.

  29. I haven't read the series but it will definately be added to my TBR, thank you for the chance and congratulations to Elizabeth on the new release ^^


  30. I read this and went out and bought Marked. I haven't finished yet, but I need to go and get the entire series. What great alpha men.

  31. Thank you so much for hosting!
    Awww Thanks Everyone!!! Appreciate the support and love!

  32. Love this series so much. I can't get enough of those badass eternal guardians!

  33. Thanks for hosting Elisabeth's Tour!!

  34. I absolutely love this series! Naughton's writing is fantastic! Gryphon has been my favorite, but I love all the guardians! Super excited for the next one!!!

    parabookworm [at] gmail [dot] com

  35. He should be honorable, protective, intelligent, brave, and have a sense of humor.
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

  36. I haven't read the series yet but I am looking forward to starting it.

  37. I have books in massive TBR pile
    looking forward to your world

    PicardsMom at yahoo dot com

  38. For me a hero needs to be loyal and passionate! Those are two of the most important qualities that they need to have. However a good sense of humor never hurts!!