Monday, 6 April 2015

Monday Moments with Donna Shields and her Deadly Curses.

Monday Moments are with Donna Shields, author of Deadly Curses, who has popped in during her tour to do a fun, short-answer  interview. 

There are some details about the book and read on to find out how to enter Donna's Rafflecopter to win a $20 Amazon Gift Card.

Donna shields
You're very welcome, Donna, take a seat and we'll get started! 

What is the most romantic thing your significant other or anyone has done for you? When my husband and I first started dating, he would drive by my work and leave me a note or a flower under the windshield wiper blade.
Do you ever write in your PJ’s? All the time.
What are your pet peeves? The people that drive slow in the passing lane.
Cats or dogs? I don’t have either currently, but if I had to pick I would go with a cat. They love to cuddle.
White wine or red?  No wine for me. I’m not a fan. Now if it were rum.... 
Coffee or tea? Definitely coffee.
Vanilla or chocolate ice cream? Chocolate.
What are 4 things you never leave home without? Phone, money, notebook and pen (never know when the inspiration to write will hit.)
Laptop or desktop for writing? Laptop.
Where and when do you prefer to do your writing? Either early in the morning or late at night when all is quiet in the house.
An actor you have a crush on? It will always be Sean Connery first.
What is a movie or TV show that you watched recently and really enjoyed? I am absolutely hooked on Once Upon A Time. I’m not completely caught up (only on Season 3) but if it weren’t for classes, a job, and kids I would watch it marathon style!
What made you decide to be an author? I always enjoyed writing and reading stories since sixth grade when my English teacher had us creating stories and reading novels such as To Kill A Mockingbird and Treasure Island. Fell in love.
How did you choose the genre you write in? I’m a paranormal junkie. Anything out of this world is fair game for me. My true love is ghosts.
Is there a particular author who may have influenced you? I can’t say there is only one. I think reading Stephen King, Patricia Cornwell, Tom Clancy, Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Delores Fossen, Julie Miller, and whole host of others had their own influence over me.
What is your all time favorite book? I would have to say Duma Key by Stephen King
What is your favorite sentence or quote in your new release? It has to be ‘reverse the curse’ It struck me so funny. Here is part of the conversation:
“This is serious business. The clock has started and there’s no turning it back. We have to reverse the curse.”
Trent raked his hand across the top of his head. “I think you may have lost it. Reverse the curse? Really?”
Brutus barked, wagging his stub of a tail.
Ciarra wanted nothing more than to stomp on his foot.
How much trouble did your characters give you while writing your new release? Which one? I would have to say it was Trent. He wanted to really make fun of Ciarra and the whole issue of the curse. I had to rein him in.
Where do you get your ideas from? They pop in my head at the strangest times. Watching Pawn Stars for instance sparked an idea for a new book when I saw some rare coin.
How did you choose your title? I didn’t choose it until I was halfway through edits. And it was a pick between three different choices. I just thought Deadly Curses was it.
How do you cure writer’s block? Most times I just have to walk away and do something not related to writing. That usually works. If not, I find pulling out a notebook and a pen works its own magic. Staring at a computer screen is just unnatural.
Do you have any advice for an aspiring writer? Never give up, never stop writing, and never stop reading.
Great advice, Donna!

Here's more about Deadly Curses: 
Dr. Trent Moore’s life is complete – a no-strings relationship, financial security, and great health – until he is summoned to his father’s grave and discovers a grave robber stole one of his father’s bones … a finger bone. From there, Trent’s seemly perfect world spirals out of control. Strange occurrences happen, and the sexy lead detective informs him a grief stricken mother has placed a curse upon him. As his near death experiences ramp up, and he finds himself falling in love, he’s beginning to believe there may be some truth to it all. But, will he run out of time before he can tell her he loves her?
When Detective Ciarra Pacelli is assigned to a prominent judge’s suspicious death, she doesn’t know her little world is about to be turned upside down. She discovers other possible victims of a deadly Voodoo curse, one being the gorgeous and stubborn doctor. As she becomes wrapped up in protecting him at all costs, she finds she’s fighting against her developing feelings for him. Once she realizes she can’t, she gives her all in finding a cure against the curse that promises to take him away from her for good.
 Buy Links: Amazon
 Published by: Soul Mate Publishing

I’m Donna Shields, author of paranormal romance and romantic suspense – published with Soul Mate Publishing, mom of six, gramma of four precious cuties and wife to an imperfect, yet amazing husband of fifteen years and counting (He’ll say a hundred, roll his eyes, and smile). Psss…I’m imperfect too, but don’t tell him that….
We call the beautiful state of South Carolina our home where there isn’t much hustling and bustling going on, where people are friendly (for the most part-it’s called that Southern Hospitality), strangers wave and say hello with a smile. And it doesn’t hurt being centrally located where the ocean is a mere three hour drive and the mountains no more than an hour and a half away.
I’ve been writing for five years steadily, but have always dabbled with writing short stories here and there. I’m a sucker (no pun intended) for all sorts of paranormal. And when suspense and adventure is thrown in the mix, I’m a truly happy girl. I enjoy writing both genres and at times the lines between the two blur, combining to make paranormal romantic suspense. My heroines are strong, even if quiet. They are independent, yet scarred and in need of a true love. A real hero, one who understands they need their space, but will love them fiercely. The hero may have a hard exterior, but inside he’s a mush ball. And the hero needs that woman who can tame him down a little and love with all her heart and soul.

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Thank you for visiting, Donna. Best wishes for the rest of your tour and for great sales of Deadly Curses. 

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  1. Thanks so much for participating in Donna's DEADLY CURSES blog tour, Nancy - You ROCK awesome!!!

  2. Thank you for having me here today Nancy!

  3. Hello to both Florence and Donna. It's great to feature new books and new authors here on Nancy's Novels.


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