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Monday, March 31, 2014

Interview: Debbie Viguie - Circle of Blood (A Witch Hunt Novel Book #3) + giveaway

Sharon: Hello Debbie! Welcome to the Flock. 
Debbie: Thanks for having me!

Sharon: The last book in your Witch Hunt trilogy comes out April 1, 2014. For those not familiar with the series could you tells us about your protagonist Samantha Ryan and what her situation is going into book #3 Circle of Blood?
Debbie: Samantha was raised in a very evil dark coven. When she was twelve her entire coven was massacred by a demon and she alone escaped. She turned her back on magic and tried to shut out that part of her life, eventually growing up and becoming a homicide detective. Then bodies began popping up with bizarre markings and she realized a new coven had sprung up in the place of the old one and she is forced to go undercover as a witch to stop the killings. She does and her life is completely destroyed. She uproots to a new city only to have trouble follow her there as well. Worse, she keeps losing herself piece by piece to the darkness inside. It takes her over completely when she realizes that she has just been a pawn in a much larger game. That is where book three picks up.

Sharon: What makes the witches and magic in your world unique?
Debbie: I tried to give it a very real feeling, like there was logic and science behind it. The people who can manipulate magic are literally manipulating the energy that flows around them and can cause changes in electrical and magnetic fields.
Sharon: Are there any consequences for your witches in using magic?
Debbie: Absolutely. When they use magic they are pulling energy from their own bodies so it can be very taxing if they are trying to do something big. They have to replenish by resting or pulling energy from their surroundings. If one does something too big there is a danger of actually dying which happens to several witches when a more powerful witch uses them against their will.

Sharon: You’ve written about witches, vampires and werewolves. Is there another supernatural creature you would like to try?
Debbie: Ghosts! Ghosts have shown up in some of my other books but I’ve been really wanting to write a creepy ghost story for a while now.

Sharon: could it be a smexy ghost that haunts a blogger’s house in…NC? <G>
Debbie: <laughing hysterically> Sure, why not!

Sharon: You have co-authored series with Nancy Holder and will be doing one with James Tuck. What process do you use to write with another author?
Debbie: We alternate chapters and revise as we go.
Sharon: Did you get together and map out the story?
Debbie: Absolutely. We work out the outline before we start writing and then check in with each other if we need to alter it drastically.

Sharon: Can you tell us anything about the supernatural Robin Hood retelling?
Debbie: Only that it is going to be amazing! I can’t reveal anything much more than that yet, but it’s been a very exciting process and I think readers are going to be blown away by what we’ve done.

Sharon: Do you have a favorite fictional witch?
Debbie: Besides my own? I really like Scary Godmother and also Willow from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

Sharon: Your bio says you like going to amusement parks. Do you have a favorite? And what is your favorite ride?
Debbie: Disneyland in California is my favorite. The Haunted Mansion and Thunder Mountain are my favorite rides.
Sharon: I love the Haunted Mansion in Disney World.
Debbie: It’s awesome! The one in Disneyland Paris is even more amazing. It is really gruesome and macabre in some places.

Sharon: Why did you name your cat Schrödinger? Is he in a box? Do you call him Dinger for short? <G>
Debbie: My husband named him. We call him Schrö for short and he has the most amazing ability to either seemingly be in two places at the same time or absolutely nowhere. We joke that until you actually observe the cat you don’t know if he exists or where he is. And, yes, if there is a box he is in it.

Sharon: If you could be on any game show (past or present) which would it be?
Debbie: Match Game. Whenever I see an old rerun they always look like they’re having so much fun.

Sharon: That brings back memories! Gene Rayburn
Debbie: And always Richard Dawson for the win! Watching those reruns you’d swear that man was psychic.
Sharon: What kind of knick-knacks do you have around your house? Do you collect something?
Debbie: I collect Disney memorabilia from my favorite rides, Halloween decor, mini lanterns, decorative boxes, journals, and pens. Lots and lots of pens.

Rapid Fire:

Sharon: magic markers or crayons?
Debbie: Crayons!

Sharon: popcorn or cotton candy?
Debbie: Popcorn!

Sharon: dark basement or dark attic?
Debbie: Dark attic is definitely scarier!

Sharon: Air bending or Fire bending?
Debbie: Fire bending because Zuko is my favorite

Sharon: ride a horse or ride a camel?
Debbie: Done both. Prefer the horse.
Sharon: Do tell?! Why were you on a camel?
Debbie: Marine World Africa USA in California when I was a kid offered camel rides. I did that several times. They also offered elephant rides which were awesome, too.

Sharon: dance the night away or sleep the night away?
Debbie: Dance!!
Sharon: What kind of music?
Debbie: A mixture of 80s through today. Some slow songs some fast.

Sharon: GI Joe or Ken?
Debbie: The Lone Ranger! But, I did have a Ken doll when I was a kid, too.

Sharon: throw it away or 5 second rule?
Debbie: Throw it away

Sharon: Thanks for stopping by. Is there anything you want to let our readers know before we tour the dungeon? 
*hands Debbie an asbestos poncho and umbrella*
Debbie: I wish my office looked more like the dungeon from the Snow White’s Scary Adventure ride at Disneyland. *Puts on poncho and promptly opens umbrella*

Circle of Blood (Witch Hunt #3) 
by Debbie Viguié
Paperback, 336 pages
Expected publication: April 1st 2014 by Signet
ISBN13: 9780451240149

Samantha Ryan—cop by choice, witch hunter by necessity—is about to confront the witch who has been secretly manipulating her life. But her search for the truth about her past may end in her death.

All her life, Samantha Ryan has been haunted by a circle of blood, which she has tried to keep at bay—ever since she escaped a vicious Salem coven of witches as a child. But now her carefully constructed life has given way to the darkness she might have embraced, had she not run away.

Angry, focused, and more than willing to use her powers on anyone who gets in her way, Samantha travels to New Orleans to confront Lilith Black, the witch who has been mercilessly shaping events around her for months.

But little does Samantha know that her own nightmarish past and Lilith’s are inescapably intertwined—and that what Lilith wants most of all is for Samantha to suffer until her final breath.

About the Author:
Debbie Viguié is the New York Times Bestselling author of over a dozen novels including the Wicked series and the new Crusade series co-authored with Nancy Holder.  Much of Debbie’s writing has a dark edge to it, including her retold fairy tales, her latest being Violet Eyes, a retelling of The Princess and the Pea.  In addition to her epic dark fantasy work Debbie also writes thrillers including The Psalm 23 Mysteries and the upcoming Kiss trilogy.  When Debbie isn’t busy writing she enjoys spending time with her husband, Scott, visiting theme parks.  They live in Florida with their cat, Schrödinger.

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  1. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Looks good!

  2. Wonderful interview, thanks for stopping by to share with us. I am definitely adding this series to my lust to read (LTR) / wishlist :)

  3. this series sounds awesome!!! Thanks for such a fun interview! Ummm... I hoard books... I've got a problem... and now that I've got a kindle, it's soooo much easier to hide. I will never let anyone see my kindle library... let's just say... it's "vast" :)

  4. I collect books like I imagine most people here do, lol. I can't get enough of them and they drive my hubby crazy.
    Love the series.

  5. Love this series, enjoyed getting to read all 3 books and getting to review 2 of them :)

  6. Two things mostly - books and rocks/gems. I love finding random things and I have a collection of petrified wood, fossils, crystals and more and I found every one!

  7. My family adamantly claim that I hoard books

  8. Thanks for the lovely interview, I enjoyed reading it. I have put Debbie's books on my wishlist, can't believe I don't have one yet.