Wednesday, August 22, 2012

*Interview & Giveaway* Savage Book 1 by Willow Rose

Savage: The Daughters of the Jaguar - Book One

The year is 1983. Christian is 22 years old when he leaves his home in Denmark to spend a year in Florida with a very wealthy family and go to med-school. A joyful night out with friends is shattered by an encounter with a savage predator that changes his life forever. Soon he faces challenges he had never expected. A supernatural gift he has no idea how to embrace. A haunting family in the house next door. A spirit-filled girl who seems to carry all the answers. An ancient secret hidden in the swamps of Florida. One life never the same. One love that becomes an obsession. Two destinies that will be forever entangled.

Savage is a paranormal romance with some language, violence, and sexual situations recommended for ages sixteen and up.

Just for your information... A delicious sweet treat - I am planning on lowering the price for Savage to 99 cent from Aug 22nd for a limited time. And I am also doing a campaign for my other series called Afterlife and I am putting up Beyond - the first book in the series for free for three days starting on Wednesday 22nd as well and will sell the rest of the books for only 99 cent too!!

Reviews I have received so far:

"I loved this book. It was easy to get swept away with the story. There were ups and downs for all involved. But though there were trials and tribulations that Christian must face, on the whole, this story was a joy to behold. You follow Christian through from being a young 'Casanova' to being a more mature young man who finally knows what it's like to feel true love.
But it's not just a love story. And not all is as it seems. This is a Paranormal Romance - there are secrets to be told. Are you ready to listen? "

- Gothicangelbookreviews

"Wow... Im a little stunned right now to be honest.. because the lovely Willow Rose has actually done what I didn't really think was possible anymore. Stun me so much that I actually have to think about the message of the book (...) I hope this review will get you to pick up the book because thats not a decision you will regret if you like: splendid writing, adorable characters and an ending that will leave you wanting more ( I know I did) ! "
- Review from Goodreads.

"Savagely good! The cast of characters is diverse and interesting, and the interesting aspects of Native American culture and myth that Rose writes about are fascinating." - Open Book Society

Here is a little taste of the book...

I removed my clothes and followed her into the cold water that sprang from the center of the earth in a spring somewhere further north and therefore had the same temperature all year around.                                                                   
“Are there any animals in this water?” I asked as she carefully took me by the hand and led me in.                                                                                      
“There might be manatees,” she said with a shrug.            
“What about alligators?" I asked and turned as I thought I heard something move behind me in the water. “Someone told me that there are alligators in all waterholes in Florida.”                        
She laughed. “There might be, but we rarely see them. Besides. It just makes it that more exciting, right?” She pulled my hand and drew me close to her. Our bodies felt warm against each other, her skin was soft, and touching it made me forget about animals in the water and the sounds of nature. I even forgot about my concerns as to hurting her and disappointing her parents. All I could think about was her and me, here right now in this water that was caressing our bodies. I kissed her again and held her naked body close to mine while allowing the passion to rise in me. Suddenly she pulled away from me. “Stop,” she whispered urgently. I looked at her and saw that the expression on her face had suddenly changed.                       
“What’s wrong?” I asked sensing that my voice was shaking slightly. If it was out of fear or caused by the arousal I didn’t know.               
“I thought I heard something.”                       
“Like what?” She shook her head while her expression cleared. She smiled. “It was probably nothing.”

Here is the book trailer:

You can check it out on on Goodreads as well (and all of my other books too):

You can also find more about me and my books here:

Author Bio...
Willow Rose writes Paranormal Romance, fantasy and mystery. Originally from Denmark she now lives on Florida’s Space Coast with her husband and two daughters. She is a huge fan of Anne Rice and Isabel Allende. When she is not writing or reading she enjoys to watch the dolphins play in the waves of the Atlantic Ocean.

***Now time for our interview... And Giveaway Follows....***

Why don't you tell us a little about yourself.... Something that we cannot Google about you, lol!
You can almost google everything about everybody these days so that is hard. But I can tell you that I don't like coffee even if I think I should love it considering the profession I am in, I hate to wear socks cause it makes my feet sweaty and finally I am a sucker for cake - any kind of cake.

Since you are a new to me author, I am hoping to bring you to the light of others! So share away!

Tell us a little about your book?
In Savage we meet Christian who is a young man torn between the world of science and the world of magic. He has left his country of Denmark and is going to Florida to go to med school. He meets Aiyana who is a spirit-filled girl living in a completely different world than he is. Her family is descendants from the Timucua Indians that lived in Florida before the Spaniards came. They live in a world of magic, music and laughter and Christian feels so drawn to them.  At the same time he has a violent encounter with a savage beast in the swamps of Florida, an encounter that makes him doubt everything he has always believed.

How much emotion does it take from you to write?
It takes everything I have. I always feel like I am giving a huge part of me once I publish a novel. I put an extremely high amount of emotion in every book and I have a tendency to feel everything the  main character is feeling. It is quite exhausting from time to time.

What is your favorite part of the book?
The parts where Christian meets with the jaguar in the swamps. I love those scenes.

You can only pick 3 words for your main characters..what would they be? *to describe your main characters*
Christian: Self-centered yet sensitive and caring.

Which was the easiest character to write and the hardest ~ and why??
The easiest was Halona. The little sister to Aiyana that Christian falls helplessly in love with. She was fun because she is so special. She hasn't spoken a word in several years, not since she predicted her older sister's death. Instead she uses telekinesis - she moves things around with the will of her mind.

How many books are you shooting for in this series??
I will write three books about the main character Christian.  It is sort of a family-saga really. In the first book he is in his twenties and so is the woman he falls in love with. In the second book they have kids of their own and are in their thirties. In the last book they will have young teenagers. I am also planning on doing a book about Aiyana, the spirit-filled Native American girl that he falls hopelessly in love with. About her and when she first discovers who and what she really is. I might also do a book about her sister who does telekinesis and their grand-mother who predicts natural disasters. I love those characters so much that they each deserve their own book.

What are you currently working on?
I am almost done with the sequel and I hope to publish it in September/October.

Do you have anything due to release soon?
The sequel ...

What's one thing that you enjoy about writing?
The way I can disappear into a world I have created and into the minds of my main characters. I never know where time went once I am done for the day.

Since we're cover hussies....what was your first impression of your cover?
I loved it immediately. My husband does my covers and he always reads the book first so he knows what kind of emotion I am going for.

What do you prefer ebooks or paperbacks?
That's a little difficult to answer cause I love both. I adore the feeling of holding a real book in my hands but I find e-books so much easier. I always carry my Kindle with me where ever I go and I always have all of my books in it at the same time. I can read several books at the same time and it weighs next to nothing.

Is there a genre you would like to write but are a little apprehensive to try?
I used to feel that about paranormal romance and romance. I used to write mystery-novels and I thought that was all I could. But now I write everything. Mystery, fantasy, paranormal, anything that I feel like doing.

Okay.... personal time!!!! Oh yeah, I go there... Hahah...

If you thought you were safe... Nah... Forgot it... Not a chance! We will start off slow and easy, I promise!

What is on your night stand/dresser?
I don't have a night stand but on my dresser is a lot of clothes that I should have put in the closet, a ton of books, some jewelry, sunscreen, make-up and my kindle.

What are you listening to you right now?
I always listen to James Blunt while I write. It's a little odd because I never listen to him otherwise. But I love writing with him in my ears for some reason. I think it os because his lyrics make me feel something.

What are you reading right now?
Anne Rice "The Vampire Lestat".

What is your favorite season? Holiday?
I live in Florida where every day is a potential beach-day so every season is wonderful. My favorite is spring and fall though. Because that's when Florida is perfect.

And what has been your best b-day present ever??
My first book was published on my 31st birthday by a big publishing house in Denmark where i lived at the time. That was huge.

Hard and Quick Time! Don't think... Just answer! Okay, before we go this route, I will get us a refill on our drinks... I will be right back...

You know you do... Quickie time... Think fast....
Are you a quickie kind girl? Yes.
Dark or Milk Chocolate? Dark and red wine.
Whipped or Melted? Whipped.
Straight up or with a twist - sex? With a twist.
What's ur fave drink - in a glass or on him? On him, with him you name it.
Spank or Flogger? Flogger.
Junk or Health Food? Junk.
Ties or Chains? Ties.
Leather or Lace? Lace.
Soft or Hard... Bed, where was your mind? Hard.
Control or Be Controlled? Be controlled.
Hot Wax or Whip Cream? Whip cream.
Vampire or Werewolf? Werewolf. I need my men hairy and warmblooded.
Twitter and/or Facebook? I am most to Facebook but use Twitter as well.
Pinterest or not? Not. Not yet.

***Now for the giveaway....***

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  1. Ive never read any of your books, but i do however want too:)
    Great post, i'm now looking forward to checking out your books:)
    Im from the US

  2. Great interview ladies.willow is also a new author to me.This book sounds really good.

  3. I am a US resident. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good.

  4. what a fantastic interview and excerpt! thanks you
    mawmom at gmail dot com

  5. Thanks everybody. Thanks to Cecile for having me here!

  6. Nice interview. The book sounds intriguing.



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