Friday, June 15, 2012

Guest Post w/ J.T. Geissinger + Giveaway (INT)!

It's Paranormal Week here at TBQ's Book Palace as part of my 4 year blogoversary celebration!

And don't forget to stop by to enter my Week 2 giveaway for the event!

I'm more than happy to introduce readers to new authors. I'm happy to introduce to you today J.T. Geissinger, author of the new paranormal book, Shadow's Edge. I hope you enjoy!

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 A native of Southern California, J.T. Geissinger is an author, entrepreneur and avid wine collector. She writes urban fantasy and paranormal romance and is currently at work on the third book of the Night Prowler series. Her debut novel, Shadow’s Edge, will be released by Montlake Romance in June, 2012. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband.


Hi! My name’s Joyce. I write fantasy and paranormal romance under the name J.T. Geissinger, which is my real last name and the initials of my first and middle names. If you ply me with liquor I will tell you the story of why I do that, and believe me it will be very, very funny. (Or maybe just sad. We’ll talk.)
The primary thing you should know about me is that aside from being a writer, I’m addicted to books. Really addicted. Like, the shakes set in if I don’t get my daily book fix. So I know how great it is to find a book you love and can share with other people, which if I’m being totally honest I hope you will do with my books. I wrote them with you in mind.
You might (or might not) also be interested to learn that I drink too much red wine, regularly dream of chili cheese fries and own too many cats. I love Monty Python, Game of Thrones, The Princess Bride, Six Feet Under, cheese, The Gotan Project, Ryan Gosling, people with a twisted/dark/dry sense of humor and Red Bull. My books are much darker than I myself am (if I take my clothes off in a dark room, I glow) and are filled with characters I wish I knew in real life, having all kinds of drama and love affairs and dangerous adventures in beautiful locations, usually while wearing something glamorous, oozing sex appeal and/or turning into supernatural creatures.
Fun, right?
I love to hear from readers and fellow writers about their favorite books, so please drop me a line and tell me what you’ve recently read that is uber-fabulous. Reading is and always will be my first love and I live to discover new books I can lose myself in. Happy reading!

Where to Find J.T.:

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Is He a Shape Shifter?

The prevailing logic has it that women are much more complicated than men, but when it comes to shape shifters, you can throw logic right out the window! They’re unpredictable by their very nature, so you might have a really hard time figuring out if that new hot guy you’ve been dating has a big surprise for you under those tight jeans he looks so good in…for instance, a tail!
Here’s 5 sure-fire ways you can tell if your man is a shape shifter:
1.      Does he purr, growl or claw when you scratch his back?
Granted, plenty of guys make strange noises, but give your man a nice, long back scratch after dinner and see what he does. If he falls asleep: human. If he purrs, growls, howls or tears holes in your dress with his suddenly sharp fingernails as he throws you over his shoulder and heads for the bedroom: shifter. (And all around win-win.) 
2.      Does he really, really, REALLY like his meat cooked rare?
This might seem obvious, but only humans like their meat cooked. If he’s a werepanther, werewolf, weretiger or any other kind of were, his preference will be all raw, all the time. He’ll probably be trying to hide it, though, so invite him over for a home-cooked meal, then serve steak tartare with a lamb chop so rare it’s still moving, and see how fast he pounces.
3.      Can he find you in a crowd by your scent alone?
A shifter’s sense of smell is so keen it can find a single drop of blood on a football field. A human male can usually only sniff out three things: beer, pizza and an easy woman. If your man can sense your presence, mood or state of mind without you saying a word, you might have a shifter on your hands. Hint: Skip the perfume, shifters like the smell of your skin much better.
4.      Is he nocturnal?
Does he describe himself as a night owl? Does he work the graveyard shift? Is he ready to party into the wee hours of the dawn while you’re struggling to keep your eyes open? If so, he might be a creature of the night, born and bred for darkness. Don’t worry, though, nocturnal creatures like to sleep during the day so you can power nap with him during your lunch hour. Or use the bed for something equally…relaxing.
5.      Are other animals afraid of him?
Women typically love it when their dog (or cat) takes a shine to their new man. But if Spot or Fluffy absolutely loathes your guy and acts like Cujo or that cat from Pet Sematary when he’s around, it might mean you’re dealing with something wilder than you thought. You might have a real-live Alpha on your hands! Don’t panic, though, you can turn that mountain lion into a pussy cat with something no shifter can resist: You. Smile, be sweet, put on those sexy new heels you just bought and watch that wild thing be tamed.
~J.T. Geissinger

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Shadow's Edge by J.T. Geissinger
Publisher: Montlake Romance (June 12, 2012)
Series: Night Prowler, 1
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Deep within the primeval forests of southern England, a race of beautiful, savage shape-shifters lives hidden from the everyday world. Bound together by ancient bloodlines and a ruthless code of secrecy that punishes traitors with death, the Ikatisend their leader Leander on a mission to capture one raised outside the tribe before she can expose their secret. When Leander tracks the unsuspecting outsider to Southern California, the hardened warrior is prepared for a fight—but not for the effect the sensual young beauty has on his heart.

Jenna spent her childhood in hiding, on the run from someone—or something—her parents refused to discuss. She trusts no one, not since her father’s mysterious disappearance, not since her mother’s sudden death, and definitely not since she began exhibiting strange, superhuman abilities. When handsome, enigmatic Leander appears, promising answers to the mysteries that shroud her past, she knows she shouldn’t trust him either. But their connection is undeniable, and as powerful as the enemy hell-bent on destroying every one of their kind…

Where to Buy*:
More Info:

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J.T.  has been generous enough to offer up a prize for you! :)

One lucky reader will win a signed copy of "Shadow's Edge"!

How to Enter:
Mandatory: You must leave a comment on this post--Please Answer J.T.'s Question!


^A note on email addresses: Your email address must be visible to be entered into this contest. Why? This makes it easy for me to contact the winner and therefore get the prize out! Visible means: a) Email is left in your comment (ninja style is perfectly fine); b) Email is visible on your Blogger profile (or other such website--Twitter, Facebook, Blog, etc); or c) Email is used to log-in and fill out the Rafflecopter.

J.T.'s Question:
What is your all-time favorite book, and why?

Giveaway open June 15th through June 30th! I will announce the winner Sunday morning (July 1st). Good Luck!

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Thanks for stopping by, J.T.--and thanks for offering up such a great prize! I really enjoyed reading your guest post, as well, and I look forward to the rest of this series.  :)

Also, head on over to J.T.'s website OR Facebook page to enter her current contest (ends June 30th). The prize? A Kindle Fire! :D US and INT on this one.

See what else is going on for Paranormal Week!
Enter the Paranormal Week Giveaway (US)


Until Next Time,
*TBQ's Book Palace is a member of both the Amazon and Barnes and Nobles affiliates program. By using the links provided to buy products from either website, I receive a very small percentage of the order. To read my full disclosure on the matter, please see this post!


Unknown said...

Great Interview!! Thanks so much for introducing me to a new author!! Thanks for the chance to win this book sounds soo good!! :)
My fave book is such a hard choice but I guess it is: Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley--I am addicted to her writing!!! That book has everything I love in my books--HOT SEXY BADASS ALPHA, loving strong caring heroine, romance, laughter, excitement, steamy sex scene and the best epilogue!!!!
Have a great weekend and again thanks for the chance to win!!! :)

Mary Preston said...

I do enjoy finding new authors & their works.

My all time favorite book is LONESOME DOVE by Larry McMurtry. It is such a beautifully written epic. The characters are memorable. The scenery majestic & the villains wicked!!


Tobi said...

My fave all time book is HP and Sorcerer's Stone. I know kind of dorky but it's hard to pick just one and that one popped up in my head!

THanks for the giveaway
tobihelton at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

My fave all time book is Pride and Prejudice. It is beautifully written,and I could read this book over and over, and never get tired of it.I just love the story.

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J.T. Geissinger said...

Mariann, I absolutely loved Motorcycle Man by Kristen Ashley. I'm currently reading Mystery Man and loving it, too!

Denise Z said...

I do not have one all time favorite, I'm just a fickle girl that way. I do have all time favorite series that I tend to read over and over again prior to new releases just to get the juices flowing and ready for the new journey. LOL Series I absolutely love Anita Blake, Harry Dresden, Rachel Morgan, Sookie Stackhouse, and The Sword of Truth series; and many more. I love these books and enjoy the worlds they take place in; that is my true pleasure of reading a new book or series - finding characters that interact in a world I want to revisit and new friends that I want to keep up with what is happening in their lives :) Thank you for this hoot of a post it was great fun and you made me smile.

The_Book_Queen said...

Just had to pop in and say "No way, that's not dorky!" And if it "is", then I'm happily a dork as well! :) Harry Potter still remains my ultimate favorite series EVER. I'm always rereading them, sharing them with my younger cousins (or anyone who, somehow, hasn't caught the Harry Bug), and I'll watch the movies anyday.

Thanks for stopping by!

The_Book_Queen said...

Oh, I just have to say, again, how much I LOVE your post. :) Read it again, and it just brightened my day. lol. wonder we love shifters!


Unknown said...

I can't pick an all time favorite bok. I can how ever pick my favorite all time character and that is Anita Blake from The Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series.

Barbara said...

FUN post...I loved the list! It's hard to pick an all time fave book. There are two that I REALLY like and left a huge impression...both by J.R. Ward. Lover Awakened and Envy. Shadow's Edge sounds like a GREAT book/series...can't wait to read it! Thx for the giveaway op! :)

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Texas Book Lover said...

I can't pick a favorite book but I will narrow it down to a series. That would be th Black Dagger Brotherhood. No matter how many times I read it I can't pick a favorite.

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Unknown said...

WOW! That is a tough question. I can't say I have 1 all time favorite. Different books mean different things to me at various points in my life. My first foray into the Romance genre almost 20 years ago was Diana Gabaldon's The Outlander. Still one of my favs. Then more recently when I returned to the Romance genre, after a 15 year hiatus to take care of life, I started with Lorelei James's Long Hard Ride. I have been hooked and it is also a favorite.

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J.T. Geissinger said...

I loved the book, and also the movie with Keira Knightley! Great choice.

J.T. Geissinger said...

I have to admit I've never read this one, but I've heard a lot about it. I'm going to pick it up. Which is the first in the series??

Amethyst said...

My all time favorite book is Bitten (I love Elena + Clay!) by Kelley Armstrong because it was the first Urban Fantasy (excluding YA) novel that made me fall in love with werewolves. I've always loved reading novels with shape-shifters, so Shadow's Edge is a definite must read for me. Great guest post and thank you for the giveaway! :)


Amethyst said...

BK#1 is Guilty Pleasures :)

J.T. Geissinger said...

I completely agree with you re: Kristen Ashley - I just finished Motorcyle Man and loved it!