Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Tiffany Shand unveils The Shifter Clans Trilogy + Interview & Excerpt
Today, it gives me great pleasure to feature author Tiffany Shand. I've featured Tiffany before on the blog but through book reviews. Today, Tiffany is answering a few interview questions, introducing me and all readers to her new novella series The Shifter Clans, and providing an excerpt from the series as part of a blog tour for the series.
First, let me introduce you to Tiffany Shand's newest paranormal romance novella series: The Shifter Series
The Alpha’s Daughter
After being kidnapped as a child, Christy Daine was sent away from her shifter clan to live among humans. For over a decade she has lived in fear of the people who tried to kill her. Living with her bodyguard, Ronan, the two embark on a secret relationship that could get them both killed.
When her father, the alpha of all the clans demands she return home to marry a man he’s chosen for her, Christy will finally have to face her past and her true nature. Danger lurks around every corner and even Ronan might not be the man she thought he was.
As the alpha’s daughter, can she really choose between the man she loves and the man she is supposed to be with? And who can she really trust?
After watching her family be slaughtered by the man chosen to be the next alpha, Christy has to turn to the only people left on the island for help. The outsiders are considered outcasts by the shifter clans and were blamed for her mother’s death years earlier.
With Ronan imprisoned, no allies and nowhere else to turn, Christy must learn to trust the people she once viewed as enemies and discover who is really friend or foe. To do that Christy must learn to accept who and what she and discover secrets long buried among the clans if she’s to save Ronan and their future.
Only she can become the true alpha and bring the clans together before it’s too late.
The Alpha’s Curse
Christy should be happy now she’s finally with the man she loves, but enemies still cover the island sanctuary that the shifter clans call home. After discovering her brother may still be alive, Christy must go back to the man responsible for killing her family and into the heart of danger.
Now the alpha, she must find a way to stop the people who seeks to destroy all shifters, bring together the clans and the outsiders and stop the centuries old Alpha’s Curse before it can destroy every shifter in existence.
Excerpt from The Alpha’s Daughter by Tiffany Shand for Nadaness In Motion
“You came here because you want answers. Come, let’s begin.” He motioned for her to follow.
Christy glanced around the other room as she followed him inside. Two chairs sat around a circular table with a crystal ball in the centre. The only light came from two candles that cast eerie shadows around the barren room.
She wanted to laugh but she’d seen Magda use such tools before.
Her inner wolf remained silent, not detecting any threat.
She slumped into the chair, sighed. “I don’t know where to begin. I need more than one answer.”
“What is your most pressing question?”
She shook her head. “Is Ronan okay? He’s my boyfriend, well kind of. We’re not supposed to date.” Why am I saying these things to him? Ronan and I never talk about our relationship.
The man closed his eyes. “He’s fine, I sense him searching someone.”
She nodded. Maybe this guy was genuine after all.
“I did something…something by accident. Now he’s trying to clean it up.” She wrung her hands together.
“Give me your hand,” he instructed. She held out her hand. He stared down at her open palm, brow creasing. “You’re very special. Gifted too.”
“That’s the thing. I don’t want to be gifted. I want to be normal,” Christy told him. “I’m tired of people coming after me, of having no control. I want to be human.” The moment the words came out she knew they were true.
“Be careful, those are dangerous words.” His dark eyes flashed in the dim light of the room.
“It’s what I want. The question is how?” She leaned forward.
He stared at her palm. “I sense a curse around people related to you.”
The alpha’s curse. One thing that prevented any shifter from using magic – except her.
It had never affected her, not even being forced to shift into wolf form every month as the curse forced all shifters to do. At every full moon, a shifter’s most powerful time had been something she’d been able to fight too.
“Yes. It doesn’t affect me,” she said. “If you know what I am, how can I end it all?”
His smile widened. “I think I can help with that, princess.”
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Last, but certainly not least: Nadaness In Motion's exclusive interview with Tiffany Shand
Nadaness In Motion: If you could meet any author/writer – dead or alive – who would it be and why?
Tiffany Shand: That’s a tough question as I love a lot of authors both dead and alive, but I’d have to say Joanna Penn. She’s one of the most successful indie authors out there and I consider her to be more creative mentoring away because after discovering her blog it set me on the path of becoming an independent author and creative entrepreneur.
NIM: Your books have a cinematic aspect when it comes to writing the action parts, how did you perfect that aspect of your writing?
TS: Wow, thanks! I love writing action scenes, they’re so much fun and one of my favourite things to write and visualize, but sometimes it’s hard getting it all down on paper or computer. But I’ve had a lot of practice over the years, so hopefully that has helped me write great scenes. I do sometimes move around the room and try to visualise certain scenes and how the characters would act to move. In my Amaranthine Chronicles, I had to figure out how and what Kaylan would look like hovering on the ceiling since she could fly. That was a lot of fun!
NIM: If you could time travel, which era (and country) would you go to?
TS: Ooh, I’d love to travel back to sometime in the Middle Ages. I’m a real history buff so I’d love to go back and see what things were like back then. Either that or I’d love to travel a hundred years or so into the future to see what things are like then.
NIM: What is your greatest fear? Have you ever used it in your writing?
TS: Spiders, most definitely spiders. I have tried writing about them in one of my books before, but I couldn’t do it because I was too creeped out.
NIM: Now that you have finished The Amaranthine Chronicles & The Shifter Series, have you decided what else you'll be working on in the future? Can you tell us about your upcoming book(s)?
TS: I’m currently working on the final draft of Denai Storm, the third and final book in my Excalibar Investigations Series which will hopefully be coming out in the next couple of months. After that I’m working on a spin-off to that series featuring a minor character from that series and turning it into an urban fantasy trilogy called the Shadow Walker series. After that, I have two other fantasy series planned out and some more non-fiction books for writers.
NIM: What is your least favourite genre, in terms of reading or writing, and what genre(s) would you like to experiment with in the future?
TS: I think my least favourite genre to write would probably be either a contemporary or erotic romance, I don’t mind reading them but I can’t write them. I love fantasy too much, and I’d get bored after a while! I like mixing genres up a bit which is one good thing you can get away with in the fantasy genre.
I’m planning on writing more non-fiction books for writers, I’ve written two short ones so far about building your author platform and one on writing a business plan for writers. I’m looking forward to writing more non-fiction books and hopefully turning them into online courses. In terms of fiction, I’d like to experiment with either young adult or dystopian fiction or maybe even thrillers.
Check out Nadaness In Motion's five-star book review of Tiffany Shand's Building Your Author Platform.
I've also reviewed Betrayed by Blood, the first book in The Amaranthine Chronicles.
About the Author:
Tiffany Shand started writing short stories when she was a child. She has always done writing in one form or another and started writing novels in her early teens.
Tiffany loves to read books and discovered her love for fantasy and paranormal romance. She writes both non-fiction and fiction, and love helping writers to build their author platforms.
After doing a creative writing course in her early 20s, she is now a freelance writer and professional editor.
Tiffany lives in Essex with her two spoiled cats and one very nutty hamster.
Connect with the author via her Website, blog (The Creative Authorpreneuer), EclipseEditing, Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads