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Friday, January 13, 2012

AAD Author Spotlight: Katie Reus with a GIVEAWAY!

Happy Friday everyone!  I'm bringing you another author that will be appearing at Authors After Dark 2012 in New Orleans, Katie Reus!  Not only is she offering some great prizes for the giveaway and tackling the Five Question Quiz, she's also got one of my anticipated reads for the first part of 2012 coming out!  Take it away Katie!

1. Introduce yourself, Twitter style! Describe yourself or your books in 140 characters or less.

Paranormal romance author who lives in the South, loves red wine, old cemeteries, flip-flops and great romance stories.

2. Tell us a little bit about your latest release, or your upcoming projects if you'd prefer.

Alpha Instinct, the first book in my new Moon Shifter series with NAL/Signet Eclipse will be out in about 3 weeks (2/7/2012). When I started writing this book I’d originally planned for it to just be a short novella but the more I wrote the more these characters exploded inside my head and I knew there was no way I could pack everything into a novella. More characters developed and a series was born. This is the first full length series I’ve written and my first NY sale so I’m very excited about it!

This is the official blurb:

Fear has a scent. So does desire…

Ana Cordona has been a strong leader for the lupine shifters who survived after all the males and most of the females in her pack were mysteriously poisoned. As tough as she is, with no Alpha male, the pack is vulnerable to the devious shifter Taggart, who wants to claim both their ranch and Ana as his own. When Connor Armstrong comes back into her life, promising protection, it’s almost enough to make Ana forget how he walked out on her before—and reluctantly accept his offer to mate.

The minute Connor sees Ana again, it reawakens a raw hunger. He must have her for his bondmate—his wolf cries out for it. But his human side knows he must proceed with caution because of their complicated past. If he is to truly have her body and soul, he must go beyond his burning desire and win back her heart. Whatever it takes, he is determined not to leave her side again.

But Taggart and his rival pack are not their only enemies. A human element in town is targeting shifters. Their plan not only threatens Ana and Connor’s future, but the lives of the entire pack…

Alpha Instinct is available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, The Book Depository, and other major retailers.

3. What books (your own or others) do you recommend most often?

It totally depends on what someone is looking for. If they’re looking for a great military romance I usually suggest Kaylea Cross. For erotic romantic suspense, it’s always Lisa Marie Rice. For awesome paranormal world building and amazing characterization, Nalini Singh or Karen Marie Moning.

4. What part of Authors After Dark 2012 are you looking forward to the most?

I’ve pretty much a conference virgin (though by August 2012 I’ll have gone to another conference before then) so everything seems really exciting to me. Meeting and interacting with readers is the number one thing I’m looking forward to. Cynthia Eden, Manda Collins and I are going to be hosting a pool party (don’t have all the details yet) so I’m very excited about that. Also, the pub crawl sounds pretty awesome!

5. If you've been to AAD before, do you have any advice for first time attendees?

Never been so no advice! I’m going to be a total newbie too.

A little about me: I’ve been reading romance since I discovered my mom’s hidden stash at a young age and the addiction stayed with me into adulthood. I write paranormal romance and sexy romantic suspense for Carina Press, Harlequin Nocturne, and NAL/Signet Eclipse. To learn more about me please visit my website, my blog, facebook or find me on twitter @katiereus.

Time for the giveaway! Since it’s not that long after the New Year, tell me if you decided to do a New Year’s resolution or not. What was it? If it’s too personal you don’t have to share details! Answer to win a copy of Alpha Instinct (will be mailed out next month, US only eligible). Since I don’t want to leave out anyone international, another commenter will win a digital copy of His Secret Past, my recent romantic suspense release from Carina Press.  The giveaway will run until Friday, January 20th at 11:59 EST.

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