Shadow of the Witte Wieven by Debbie Peterson Book Tour, Interview, & $15 Amazon GC Giveaway

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Originally Posted By Our-Wolves-Den

Despite a contract on her head, lone Drug Enforcement Agent, Aliyana Montijo must ferret out a mole and stop the assassination of top DEA officials, as so ordered by the Colombian drug lord she seeks to take down.

The task is a daunting one, for there is no one she can trust. No one that is, until she encounters a most unlikely ally.

Former seventeenth century captain of the Dutch West Indies Company, Wolfaert Dircksen Van Ness, now from a parallel dimension, encounters the beautiful agent during an unearthly storm in the Bermuda triangle. Drawn to the Spanish beauty he rescues, he pledges his assistance, despite her reluctance to accept either his help or his heart.

Can Wolf bridge both space and time to claim the woman he loves?

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Excerpt:

“Are you going to answer the question, or are you not?” he quipped, ignoring her comment altogether.

“Ooh! Tu’ eres el hombre más exasperante que he tenido la desgracia de conocer!” she huffed as she folded her arms and slammed them hard against her chest.

“Sorry?” His eyes danced with sudden merriment, while his lips twitched in amusement. “I didn’t quite catch all that!”

In response to his mirth, she once again clenched her teeth. She could feel her cheeks flame as she jerked a pointed a finger toward his chest. “I said, you are the most exasperating man I’ve ever had the misfortune—”

The moment she drove her finger forward, her words abruptly ended and so did his mirth.

Aliyana touched the tip of her tongue to her lips as she stared at what she could see of her finger. She slowly withdrew it from inside his chest, gazed at the digit, repeated her actions once more, and then gazed into his sky-blue eyes.

“Aliyana,” Wolf whispered. “Don’t be afraid of me. This isn’t what you think.”

She struggled to make sense of this new quandary. Her bewildered gaze shifted to his arms that still held her fast, traveled their length, and then rose to his face. Her lovely eyes, filled with such delightful indignation a moment ago, now held a trace of apprehension.

“Who are you?” she asked in a voice just audible to his ears. “Better yet, what are you?”

Interview With The Author!

Where does you inspiration come from?

For me, inspiration can come from any number of sources. For instance, the idea for Shadow of the Witte Wieven was born when I came across a breathtaking painting of a lightning storm over the ocean. More often than not though, I’ll see some kind of a “movie snippet” inside my head. I’ll take that snippet and extend it in all directions to create a story…if that makes sense.

Would you ever want to change genres and if so what would you like to experiment with?

I am a romantic at heart and therefore, I would probably always have to write some kind of romance.

Nonetheless, writing a book or books in each of the sub-genres would be fun and challenging. So don’t be surprised if in the future I accept that challenge…

Are your characters/ideas drawn from people that you know personally in any way?

I have to say that all of my heroes have a little bit of my husband in them. Even so they, as well as all my other characters come to life with personalities and traits all of their own making. I’ve learned to accept that from them. After all, they can be rather bossy, even the minor characters…

Where would you like to be in 10 years with life or career?

I’m still going to be writing because it’s just something I love doing. Along with that, I hope each book I write is better than the last.

What book or books are you reading now?

Right now I am delving into the classics because it’s something I’ve always wanted to do. Currently I am reading “Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen.

What do you do with your free-time when you are not writing or brain-storming?

I have a passion for genealogy. I love finding out about my ancestors and the lives they led, especially those who immigrated to the United States. I believe it took a great deal of courage to leave family, friends and all you know behind for something hoped for, but truly unknown. What an adventure, right?

What is your fondest memory from childhood that left an impact on your life?

Now there are too many of those to count or to decide which is best. But one that comes readily to mind is the summer I spent on our 1500 acre family ranch. The endless days were filled with sunshine, magical wonders provided by the river, giant cottonwood trees, varying landscapes and the freedom to explore them all. That experience fed my imagination and more than likely fostered my love for conjuring stories.

 

Debbie has always had a soft spot for fairy tales, the joy of falling in love, and happily ever after endings. Stories of love and make believe filled her head for as long as she can remember.

However, it was her beloved husband who encouraged, cajoled and inspired her to take up a pen and write some of them down. In 2012, The Wild Rose Press published her first novel, “Spirit of the Rebellion.”

When she’s not busy conjuring her latest novel, Debbie spends time with the members of her very large family. She also pursues her interests mythology, and all things ancient and historic.

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In An Attitude of Gratitude…and a gift for you!

For me, the Thanksgiving week is not only filled with the hustle and bustle of dinner preparations, which takes us two days to prepare, but to also reflect on my many, many blessings.

First and foremost, my family. I wished every one of you could meet them. If you stopped in for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, you just might! I can’t remember a single year our house wasn’t filled to capacity with family and friends. With my mother being one of nine children and my dad one of four, I have more cousins than I care to count. All throughout my youth a goodly portion of them always showed up for dinner at our house.

As it always does, time marched on, my childhood faded away, and adulthood took over…

My parents during their dating years…Aren’t they just the cutest things?

I have four siblings, and together the five of us have produced twenty-four grandchildren for my beloved parents. In turn–so far–those grandchildren have blessed them with forty-three great-children, one more on the way, and two more sweet little girls we are hoping to add to our family through adoption. Great-great grandchildren? They have two so far…. If you do the math, all of our family gatherings are a party waiting to happen, and Thanksgiving is no exception. Hence the reason it takes us two days to prepare a dinner that feeds so many!

I am most grateful for the abundance of spiritual blessings that resonate deep in my soul. I would not be what I am today without them. I am grateful for my beloved country and for all those who have fought, bled, and died to keep her free. I am thankful for plenty of food on the table and a lovely roof overhead situated on six lovely acres, where we have horses, dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, and a peahen. I am also grateful for the unique experiences I have had during my lifetime, one of which is my journey as an author. I wouldn’t trade the ups and downs of that journey for anything in this world. I love writing and it has not only been an amazing blessing, but a joy to see my books published. I am grateful to each person who has bought, borrowed, or checked out one or all of my books and then sent me a personal note after having read them. I treasure them all! My list goes on and on, but I will let this suffice for now lest I bore you to tears.

Just one more thing, though… In gratitude to all of my wonderful readers, I am offering a free ebook copy of Van Locken’s Witch from Amazon. This offer is good today and through Sunday, November 30th, 2014, so don’t delay! This is the prequel to Shadow of the Witte Wieven and therefore, the perfect gift to give you during my Shadow of the Witte Wieven book tour and giveaway.  Today you will find me answering questions at Our Wolves Den, so if you have a minute, I would love it if you would drop by and say hello! While you’re there, don’t forget to enter our giveaway! 

Upcoming Tour Stops:

December  3:   Dena Garson  – Real…Hot…Romance
December  3:   SBM Book Obsession
December 10:  MAD Hoydenish
December 17:  Kit ‘N Kabookle
December 17:  Kinky Vanilla Romance
December 31:  Bunny’s Review

January      7:  Coffee Books and Art
January     14: The Avid Reader
January     21:  Booklover Sue
January     28:  Yeah Books! Blog

So, what are you doing for Thanksgiving this year? Visit the Official Blog Of Debbie Peterson to answer the question.

Release Day: Never Judge A Lady By Her Cover by Sarah MacLean

Rules of Scoundrels Book #4 is released, and I am looking forward to when I get to it on my TBR List…

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The fourth book in New York Times bestselling author Sarah MacLean’s incredible Rule of Scoundrels/Fallen Angels series. These four dark heroes will steal the hearts of their heroines and the readers alike!

This is the last in the Rules of Scoundrels series—Chase’s story~!!!!

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(Rules of Scoundrels #4)
by Sarah MacLean

Release Date: November 25, 2014

Synopsis:

She is the most powerful woman in Britain,
A queen of the London Underworld …
But no one can ever know.

He is the only man smart enough to uncover the truth,
Putting all she has at risk . . .
Including her heart.

By day, she is Lady Georgiana, sister to a Duke, ruined before her first season in the worst kind of scandal. But the truth is far more shocking—in London’s darkest corners, she is Chase, the mysterious, unknown founder of the city’s most legendary…

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Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition~ #53

Book Two of the Bridgerton Series By Julia Quinn…

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Welcome to Throwback Thursday!!!
Hosted by the lovelies Mary @ Buried Under Romance and Tin @ Love Saves the World.
What is Throwback Thursday?
Traditionally, Throwback Thursday celebrates nostalgia,
asking participants to post a personal photo or an image from their past
— usually from 5 to 10 years ago.
There are a lot of book blogs that also do a book-related Throwback Thursday.

The Historical Romance Edition rules:
1. It must be posted on a Thursday.
2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 3, 2008.

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Hello!!!

So last week I showed you the first book in author Julia Quinn’s  Bridgerton series and now onto the next installment of the new cover reveals~ Book 2,

The Viscount Who Loved Me

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(Bridgertons #2)

(First Published 2000, Re-published 2006, 2009, 2014)

Synopsis:

1814 promises to be another eventful season, but not, This Author…

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Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition~ #52

I Love the “Bridgerton” Series By Julia Quinn…

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Welcome to Throwback Thursday!!!
Hosted by the lovelies Mary @ Buried Under Romance and Tin @ Love Saves the World.
What is Throwback Thursday?
Traditionally, Throwback Thursday celebrates nostalgia,
asking participants to post a personal photo or an image from their past
— usually from 5 to 10 years ago.
There are a lot of book blogs that also do a book-related Throwback Thursday.

The Historical Romance Edition rules:
1. It must be posted on a Thursday.
2. It must be a historical romance novel published before October 3, 2008.

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Hello!!!

So if you’ve been following author Julia Quinn on either her newletter emails, FB, or anywhere else, you know that all her Bridgerton books are getting new cover makeovers!!!! (For e-books of course, but I’m not sure about prints but hopefully maybe???)

I might just have to dedicate these next few weeks to each book and show…

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Shadow of the Witte Wieven by Debbie Peterson ♥ Fun Facts, Book Tour & GIVEAWAY ♥ (Fantasy Paranormal Romance)

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Shadow Of The Witte Wieven (Wieven, #2)

 

Despite a contract on her head, lone Drug Enforcement Agent, Aliyana Montijo must ferret out a mole and stop the assassination of top DEA officials, as so ordered by the Colombian drug lord she seeks to take down. The task is a daunting one, for there is no one she can trust. No one that is, until she encounters a most unlikely ally.

Former seventeenth century captain of the Dutch West Indies Company, Wolfaert Dircksen Van Ness, now from a parallel dimension, encounters the beautiful agent during an unearthly storm in the Bermuda triangle. Drawn to the Spanish beauty he rescues, he pledges his assistance, despite her reluctance to accept either his help or his heart.

Can Wolf bridge both space and time to claim the woman he loves?

The idea for this book arose from a beautiful painting that depicted a violent lightning storm over the ocean. I thought about all of the Bermuda Triangle stories then and wondered, what if?

My husband, a 32 year veteran of the Metropolitan Police Department and who worked the detective detail in cybercrimes alongside the Secret Service for many years, provided the information on technological gadgets, websites, the DEA, and insights concerning the inner workings of a drug cartel. The man is amazing!

I know only the very basics of the Spanish language. The Spanish used in the book was provided by a beloved nephew who speaks the language fluently.

Because so many of my readers wanted to know more about Wolf and his crew, I gathered all of the snippets I tossed on the cutting room floor and wrote a prequel to Shadow of the Witte Wieven, entitled Van Locken’s Witch. You see, due to the length of the original novel, I needed to trim down the manuscript. Unfortunately, the back story was the first thing to go. (Yes, I cried…).

In conjunction with the prequel, that followed the sequel, (are you keeping up here?) my lovely publisher at Inkspell Publishing allowed me to include some additional content to Shadow of the Witte Wieven that ties the two books together a little bit better. In addition to the new content in the 2nd edition, we also have the beautiful new cover provided by the talented Shandra Kay! You’ll just have to tell me what you think of it!

What exactly is a “Witte Wieven” anyway? Well, besides being the name of Wolf’s ship (which he christened in honor of Lissa Capoen), the “witte wieven” or the “wise women” of Germanic legend are renowned herbalists, healers, and prophesiers of which Lissa was one. They were, and still are, highly respected in some cultures. Legend states that they can either help or hinder an individual, so it’s best to stay on their good side.

“Are you going to answer the question, or are you not?” he quipped, ignoring her comment altogether.

“Ooh! Tu’ eres el hombre más exasperante que he tenido la desgracia de conocer!” she huffed as she folded her arms and slammed them hard against her chest.

“Sorry?” His eyes danced with sudden merriment, while his lips twitched in amusement. “I didn’t quite catch all that!”

In response to his mirth, she once again clenched her teeth. She could feel her cheeks flame as she jerked a pointed a finger toward his chest. “I said, you are the most exasperating man I’ve ever had the misfortune—”

The moment she drove her finger forward, her words abruptly ended and so did his mirth. Aliyana touched the tip of her tongue to her lips as she stared at what she could see of her finger. She slowly withdrew it from inside his chest, gazed at the digit, repeated her actions once more, and then gazed into his sky-blue eyes.

“Aliyana,” Wolf whispered. “Don’t be afraid of me. This isn’t what you think.”

She struggled to make sense of this new quandary. Her bewildered gaze shifted to his arms that still held her fast, traveled their length, and then rose to his face. Her lovely eyes, filled with such delightful indignation a moment ago, now held a trace of apprehension.

“Who are you?” she asked in a voice just audible to his ears. “Better yet, what are you?”

Creating tales of sweet otherworldly romance, one adventure at a time… Debbie has always had a soft spot for fairy tales, the joy of falling in love, and happily ever after endings. Stories of love and make believe filled her head for as long as she can remember. However, it was her beloved husband who encouraged, cajoled and inspired her to take up a pen and write some of them down. Her journey to published author could fill quite a few pages. However, in June of 2010, she submitted her debut novel “Spirit of the Rebellion” to The Wild Rose Press, her second to Inkspell Publishing, and the rest is history.

When she is not busy conjuring her latest novel, Debbie spends time with the members of her beloved family. She also pursues her interests in teaching classes on and searching out her family history—and somewhere in there, makes time to study mythology, as well as all things ancient and historic.

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Legends That Inspire…

Original Post By Debbie Peterson

Myths and legends intrigue me. They always have. So do the mysteries to which no one has an irrefutable answer. The thing is—the imagination can take you so many places as it forms its own possibilities, its own answers to the world’s legends and mysteries. And in this wondrous place, my novels are born.

In Shadow of the WitteWieven, I took on the mysteries of the Bermuda Triangle. Over the years, I have watched many documentaries concerning this oceanic area between Florida, Puerto Rico, and Bermuda (although the area varies by author). I have read books and several recorded testimonies. Many of those accounts share common events: A sudden unusual storm; bizarre cloud formations; flashes of light; loss of visible horizon, and malfunction of navigational equipment to name a few.

And I wanted to know. What happened to all the ships and planes that disappeared without a trace? Why didn’t anyone ever find a piece of wreckage? And what about that abandoned schooner the Ellen Austin encountered in 1881. The captain ordered a skeleton crew to man the deserted ship. And though they sailed alongside each other, a sudden but brief storm separated them. No one ever saw the schooner or her crew again. Where could they have gone in such a short amount of time? What about all of the other ships, planes, and missing crews that have been lost to history?

I came up with at least one answer to that question:

In the year 1632, Wolfaert Dircksen Van Ness, Captain of the Witte Wieven encountered such a tempest while sailing in the heart of the Bermuda Triangle. He knows what happens when one encounters the sudden, mysterious storm that defies all logic.

So, I invite you to settle in to your most comfortable chair, then sail along with Wolf and his crew as they embark on their newest adventure to assist the lovely DEA agent they encounter in the middle of a raging storm…

However, before you do that, you must tell me: What do you think happens during one of those unearthly storms in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle?

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Today you’ll find me at  Romance Novel Giveaways, so if you have a minute, drop by and say hello

Tour Stops:

November 26: Our Wolves Den
December  3:   Dena Garson  – Real…Hot…Romance
December  3:   SBM Book Obsession
December 10:  MAD Hoydenish
December 17:  Kit ‘N Kabookle
December 17:  Kinky Vanilla Romance
December 31:  Bunny’s Review
January      7:  Coffee Books and Art
January     14: The Avid Reader
January     21:  Booklover Sue
January     28:  Yeah Books! Blog