Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Get Lost in a Rare Find and Author Dale Mayer

Get Lost in a Story readers, I'm pleased to introduce my friend, bestselling author Dale Mayer.  Dale's paranormal and psychic tales have launched her into bestseller status.  And she's here today to talk about her latest release.  Please welcome Dale Mayer.

 Rare Finds, a psychic vision novel . . .
 When people need help or are injured, they call out for their friends and family. When an animal needs help or is injured, it calls out for…anyone…that can help them…

One person hears them…

Tabitha is determined to bury her aching heart in the service of her animals at Exotic Landscape. Until she’s yanked out of her cozy retreat to help someone in need…and she gets more than she bargained for.

Detective Ronin Chandler understands secrets. He’s got a few of his own. But when the woman he loves gets into trouble – the kind that stretches even his belief system – he struggles to understand…and to help…before he loses her. Maybe forever.

As the danger escalates, Tabitha and Ronin need to find out who they can trust…and who they can’t…and who wants them dead…before it’s too late.

 How's that for an intriguing blurb?  Want to know more?  Me too.  Let's find out about Dale Mayer.

DONNELL:  Hi, Dale!  I don’t get to spend enough time with you these days.  So I’m delighted we can catch up.  Dare I ask what you’ve been up to?
DALE:  Thanks everyone, it's a delight to be here with Donnell! I wish we were closer and could have lunch together. As for what have I been up to - as if you need to ask – writing of course (and doing taxes, promo, editing, cover art...) I'm always busy but lately even more so. I'm currently writing SKIN, a contemporary romance novel of recovery and heart. And putting the finishing touches on a new light paranormal book (book 2 is at 23k. ;) But it's Rare Find that is dominating at the moment. Thankfully now that book has been release and I can steam roll ahead. J

DONNELL:  Me, too.  Lunch would be great :)  Psychic stories are wildly popular.  So here’s a question for you.  Have you ever had a psychic experience, and would you consider yourself psychic?

DALE:  I don't consider myself psychic but I've had some of the most bizarre and unforgettable experiences that I have had to keep an open mind. One was seeing an image of a man in my second floor kitchen window and next day picking the same image out of my mother's stack of photos to find out it was the last picture taken of my father – before he died when I was six months old!
DONNELL:  Writing consumes a large part of your day.  When I say prolific I don’t think I could find anyone who would say I’m exaggerating.  Tell us how much time you spend writing, and where will we find you when you’re NOT writing.

DALE:  Baking and gardening are two of my major hobbies, but as a businesswoman, and don't kid yourself - being a writer today means you ARE a businessperson - there are so many other aspects I have to find time to do. It's hard to find downtime as it is with 4 kids still at home!
DONNELL:  You also write nonfiction.  Which do you prefer writing – fiction or nonfiction?

DALE:  Fiction!!! I adore writing fiction. J After all, I get to make crap up. With nonfiction- all my facts have to be thoroughly vetted before I write a word. Fiction is much easier!
DONNELL:  What inspired you to tell your first story?

DALE: I wish I knew! I started writing screenplays, after 5 I decided I needed to hone my craft in novels because screenplays are minimalist to a degree I struggled to reach. Writing novels taught me that I'm naturally wordy and have to cut, cut, and cut before I'm happy.
DONNELL:  Who inspires you?

DALE: I've long been a huge fan of Elizabeth Lowell, Catherine Coulter and Jayne Ann Krentz. But it was a friend who always wrote poetry, even though she never tried to publish any of it who inspired me to put the first book together. She told me to write for me first. Best advice – ever!
DONNELL:  What’s in your refrigerator right now?

DALE: Veggies and veggies and more veggies. J I love everything in the dairy line as well. Okay there's a decent sized pack of steak in there too. Thankfully the cheesecake is gone so I don't have to fess up to that. J
DONNELL:  What’s the most unusual thing you have in your closet?

DALE:  Wow, interesting questions. I guess it depends on what's unusual. We have no medications – only homeopathics. There are a few board games but the one that comes to mind is the Ouija board! I've gotta have one of those. Other than that... a couple of paintings I can't get rid of but are too bad to hang – yes they are mine. Lol.

Dale, thank you for being our guest!  Now it’s your turn.  Time to ask the readers a question!   

DALE MAYER:  I adore writing paranormal books and am thinking of doing a couple of trilogies in this genre. Is there any type of paranormal that you like best – angels, demons, furry, winged, unusual abilities, psychics  – anything else?

I'm giving away a free digital copy of Rare Find to one commenter!  And a huge hug for Donnell and thanks for having me here today!

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  1. Good morning, Dale, welcome to Get Lost in a Story. I can't wait to read Rare Find! I think I'm with the unusual abilities as far as paranormal. Use fan of X-men. Carry on, friend!

    1. Hi Donnell! Thanks so much for having me here! I think the draw of paranormal abilities is that there is no defined end of what we can and can not do! That allows me a lot of room in my fiction. :)

    2. I know! I want to be you when I grow up ;) Too busy trying to write around reality :)

    3. lol - I do write reality too - but getting to step into the paranormal helps keep my writing balance. :)

  2. Awesome to have you back Dale !!

    1. Hi Angi! Thanks so much for the warm welcome. I'm always happy to come here. Some places just feel like home! :)

  3. Oops. Guess what? I have a cheesecake sitting prettily in my fridge at the moment. I'll love for you to drop by!
    I have a dragon fetish. I love dragon shifter PNR stories.

    1. Yumm - cheesecakes are a huge favorite here. Been creating recipes for my sons for years. :)

      Now writing about dragons would be awesome!

  4. I love stories where there are special abilities involved. This one sounds like so much fun to read and I love the cover. Since I'm raising my three grandsons, I can understand how your time is a great asset and appreciate you spending some of it with your readers. Congrats on your new book.

    1. Hi Brenda, time is so precious now! I guess it always was, but I appreciate it more. :) And thanks for the congrats. I'm so happy to have this book out. :)

  5. like a little bit of everything

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

    1. Hi bn100 - it's good to see you here! :)

  6. The cover is amazing and the blurb sounds divine. :-)

    My favorite type of paranormal books are shifters and unusual abilities. For some reason, I have a hard time reading angel books. I guess that I just view them with too much reverence to see them as "human" or doing things that we would.

    1. Hi Brenda! I'm glad you like that cover. It went through many rounds to get it perfect! :) I have yet to write an angel book but they are popular. :)

  7. Hi Dale!
    Nice to meet you here at GLIAS.

    I do like books about psychics. Your RARE FINDS sounds really interesting! So hooray!!
    Always in the mood for a good book.

    1. Hi Kathleen! Thanks for the welcome. I adore books on psychics but really enjoy writing my thrillers as well. A good book is a good book - no matter the genre! :)

  8. love love love this cover! looking forward to reading it.