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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Spotlight/Contest of Deep Connections by Rebecca Graf


About the Author:

Rebecca Graf lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her husband and three children. She worked as an accountant for 20 years before taking the plunge and write online for various sites and companies. Now she runs a publishing company, Silver Tongue Press, and writes full time while trying to keep up with all the activities of her children.


Title: Deep Connections
Series: Connections Series #1
Author: Rebecca Graf
Genre: Paranormal, Romance, Suspense, Thriller, Mystery,
Publisher: Silver Tongue Press
Format: Ebook | Paperback
Length: 298 pages


Book Description: 

Just as love appears, so does the darkness. With her heart reaching out for one man, Brenna finds herself the target of an unknown stalker. Who is he? What does he want? How far will he go for her? Death is an option. Brenna discovers more than she bargained for and learns that the stalker will kill for her. It all comes down to decisions, and no matter what she chooses it will demand sacrifice and someone's blood. Excerpt: Brenna’s eyes fluttered open to see a blur of trees flying by. Her head pounded and her stomach began to roll from the pain she felt and the fast-changing scenery. A careful look at her surroundings told her she was in some older model car. She inhaled deeply to calm herself, but confusion set in as her senses were assaulted by unfamiliar smells. Her eyes widened in fright as terrifying memories began to flood her mind. Turning slowly, afraid of what she might see, she gazed at the man behind the wheel of the speeding car. She shivered when she saw he was just as repulsive as she remembered. Who was he and what did he want with her? Sensing her stare, a pair of dark, soulless eyes turned towards her. A smile appeared on his unkempt face. “Well, well, sleeping beauty awakes.” Brenna’s stomach rolled again as she felt his eyes slide hungrily over her body. She pushed up against the door in an effort to put as much distance between the two of them as she could, but he shook his head in disapproval. “No need to be dramatic.” He turned his attention back to the road. “We both know you won’t jump out.”

Interview Questions….

    1.       What inspired you to become a writer?

I had been having dreams that really bothered me. A friend of mine suggested that I write them down like a story just to get them out of my head because many were repeating themselves. I did and they stopped. I also found that some of the dreams could be good stories. When I sent them to a friend, they demanded I write more.

    2.       When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

When my friends read my rough drafts and wanted more. I wanted to write more and more then.

     3.       What genre(s) do you write?   Why do you write the stories that you write?

I have children’s books out there, but the only adult one so far is paranormal/suspense/romance. I have always loved romance stories, and suspense is fun to write because you can drive the reader crazy. I actually had a friend giving me comments as she read Deep Connections which was fun. She was threatening me quite often. I had the best laugh.

    4.       Where did the inspiration for your book come from?

I mentioned the dreams earlier. This was one of them though it was just a simple romance. It really grew from there and turned into something really different.

   5.   How long did it take you to put the story together?

The first draft was done in a month. After five more months of expanding and deleting, the story was done. During the last month of it, I began the sequel. That helped develop it further.

     6.       Can you share a little about your novel with us?  

Deep Connections is about a young school teacher who has a steady boyfriend that she really views as a friend. She is really attracted to the brother of one of her students. When he finally makes a move toward her, she finds out that she is being stalked by some unknown person. As the story goes, the romance develops as does the mystery and suspense of who or what is after her. It quickly becomes apparent that the stalker is not a normal human. He has powers that cause him to go places and survive when no one else could. He is determined to have her and will kill for her. I can’t say too much more or I give it all away.

     7.       Who is your favorite charter in your novel and why?

Tahnee is my favorite character. The main characters are Slaton and Brenna. Tahnee is Slaton’s mother. She is patience, kind, and wise. I would love to be like her as I get older.

     8.       Now that your book is getting ready to hit the stores describe how you feel in one sentence?

It’s scary knowing people will read it and have an opinion. I’ve had people who love it and then others who hated it and thought it was horrible. You wonder if they are reading the same book. It is hard to read those negative reviews.

     9.       What has surprised you the most about the whole processes of getting your book on the market?

I think the negativity about the genre. I was told that I ought to be ashamed for writing paranormal drivel. Some reviewers and other authors are downright cruel.

    10.   Would you like to share what the reviewers are saying about your book?

It’s quite a mix. I have many who think it is scary. To me, it is not but I was there when it was a simple romance. Some love the fact that the paranormal aspect is slowly revealed. Others hate it. Almost everyone says that it is very suspenseful.

    11.   How many books have you written? 

I have 3 books published now with a few more almost there.

Deep Connections
A Gift for a Mouse – children’s book
The Nightingale in the Garden – children’s book

   12.   What are you working on next?

I have a few things that will be out this year. One is the sequel to Deep Connections. It is called Dark Connections. I’d love for the third and final book, Deadly Connections, to be out this year, too. Then there is Trust Me which is a romance/suspense novella.

    13.   What do you like to do for fun when you’re not writing?

I love to read and crochet. They help me relax.

   14.   How can readers contact you?

Email – writingwithsuccess@gmail.com

    15.    When does your book go on sale and where can we buy it? 


    16.   Last but not least is there anything that you would like to add.

I would like to encourage readers to review books thoroughly and not be nasty or mean. I’m not saying not to give a negative review, but to do it constructively and professionally. 

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1 comment:

  1. thanks for the wonderful giveaway!