Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Blog Tour, Interview, and Giveaway: Deer In Headlights (Staci Hart)

What do the Greek gods do when they're bored? Because they're always bored, so humans are the perfect players in their games.
Aphrodite owns love; she hasn't lost a competition on her turf in over three millennia. Apollo is on a mission to win. He's counting on it to finally get the one woman he's never been able to have. The two gods will choose their human players, and if Aphrodite can't get them together before the clock runs out, Apollo will get his way. And Aphrodite couldn't have that.
Lex and Dean are perfect for each other, they just don't know it yet. Dean is a perpetual bachelor, and a brooding, beautiful rock star. Lex is always with a man, but she'll never fully give herself up. Aphrodite has her work cut out for her, but if she can't make it work, no one can.
The gods have their own drama. Apollo killed Aprhodite's mortal love - they've got beef that's been dragging on for thousands of years. Ares, the douchebag, is forever trying to pick a fight, and trying to get Aphrodite into bed. And Persephone, Aphrodite's best friend, is the one person who Aphrodite shares everything with.
Follow the gods as they fight, laugh, cry, lose,  love, gain power, and make a mess with humans.


Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom; she has three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife; even though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f, ends with k, and there a uc in there. Just saying. From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's sleeping, cleaning, or designing graphics. But let's be honest, she's mostly writing.

Twitter: @imquirkybird

BE: What gave you the inspiration to write this book?
SH: I was lying in bed one night, wondering what I would ever write about if I were to write a paranormal romance novel. I'm obsessed with mythology, and it's been so much fun to get into the god's heads. 

BE: Who is your favorite character in this book?
SH: Aphrodite (Dita). She's beautiful without being vain. She's passionate and funny. She loves bacon.

BE: Which came first, the title or the novel?
SH: Novel. I was about half way in when I thought of the title, after writing a scene with the title in it.

BE: What scene in the book are you most proud of, and why?
SH: The first Artemis scene. I love it so very much. The fantasy part of mythology needed a home in my story, and Artemis lives in it. And, I love Artemis, even though she's kind of a bitch.

BE: Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you’ve learned as a writer from then to now?
SH: To trust my instincts, and to try not to over think things.

Tour Wide Giveaway:
5 signed copies of Deer in Headlights
2 $25 Amazon Gift cards

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