Friday, September 30, 2016

Abbie Roads is here to RACE THE DARKNESS

I have another Dreamweaver's Golden Heart sister visiting the Get Lost in a Story blog for the first time! Please give Abbie Roads a rousing welcome!  She's here to talk about her debut novel -- RACE THE DARKNESS which releases October 4th. It's been name a PW Top 10 Fall Romance for 2016! (Congratulations!)

Before we get to the good stuff--don't forget to comment below for a chance to win an Advanced Reader Copy of RACE THE DARKNESS. 


MEET ABBIE ROADS

Five Things about Abbie Roads:

1. She loves Snicker Parfaits. Gotta start with what’s most important, right?

2. She writes dark emotional books featuring damaged characters, but always gives her hero and heroine a happy ending… after torturing them for three hundred pages.

3. By day she’s a mental health counselor known for her blunt, honest style of therapy. At night she burns up the keyboard. Well… Burn might be too strong a word. She at least sits with her hands poised over the keyboard, waiting for inspiration to strike. And when it does—the keyboard might get a little warm.

4. She can’t stand it when people drive slowly in the passing lane. Just saying. That’s major annoying. Right?

5. She loves taking pictures of things she thinks are pretty.
Nan: Love this!

Let's talk about RACE THE DARKNESS

THE STORY BLURB
Cursed with a terrible gift...

Criminal investigator Xander Stone doesn't have to question you-he can hear your thoughts. Scarred by lightning, burdened with a power that gives him no peace, Xander struggles to maintain his sanity against the voice that haunts him day and night-the voice of a woman begging him to save her.

A gift that threatens to engulf them

Isleen Walker has long since given up hope of escape from the nightmare of captivity and torture that is draining her life, her mind, and her soul. Except...there is the man in her feverish dreams, the strangely beautiful man who beckons her to freedom and wholeness. And when he comes, if he comes, it will take all their combined fury and faith to overcome a madman bent on fulfilling a deadly prophecy.


READ A LITTLE
I’m dying.
Tension grabbed hold of his spine. His heart stuttered, stopped, started again.
Those two words, spoken in that female voice, were not a product of The Bastard In His Brain. Those words were an auditory hallucination—another enduring effect of the lightning strike.
            It’d been a long time since that voice had spoken to him. But still, there was only one sane way to deal with it—booze. There was another way to get rid of the voice, but that involved psych meds and a trip to the nut house. And he had a severe nut allergy.
Nan: I can't wait for my copy to show up on my Nook!

PREORDER THE BOOK

A LIGHTING ROUND OF Q&A WITH ABBIE ROADS

NAN: How often do you get lost in a story?
ABBIE: My answer now is a lot different than it was before I started writing. Before I started writing I got lost in a story ALL THE TIME! Just about every book captured me. I read everything. But since I’ve started writing, I find myself critiquing everything I read. It’s very difficult for me to shut off that internal editor. But I’ve found a work-around. Audiobooks! I am way more forgiving in audio format than I am in print/digital format. I think that’s because I edit my own manuscript on paper and in the computer, but I don’t edit it by listening. The last audiobook I got lost in was PROMISE OF FIRE by Amanda Bouchet.
 Nan: That's fascinating!

NAN: What sound or noise do you love?
ABBIE:  I love nature sounds. Birds singing on a spring morning. Crickets and tree frogs making their night noises. Cicadas. Bullfrogs. The whisper of wind through pine trees. Waves crashing onto the shore. The silence of a heavy snow.
Nan: I think that comes through in some of the photos you share.

NAN:  What’s your favorite movie of all time?
ABBIE: I’ve got a thing for  The Last of the Mohicans starring Daniel Day Lewis. It’s the only movie I saw more than once in the theatre. I can’t remember exactly how many times I saw it, but it was more than two and less than six. And that’s not counting how many times I watched it on VHS at home. Or how many times I’ve watched it on DVD. I’ve practically got the thing memorized. And I alway always always cry when Uncas and Alice die at the end. Hawkeye was my movie boyfriend. I loved that he would do whatever it took to keep Cora safe. Even when Cora didn’t understand. And call me a bit twisted, but I love a man who’s willing to kill anyone who threatens his woman.
Nan: Oh yeah.

NAN: Who’s your favorite villain?
ABBIE: Hannibal Lecter! Oh, how I love him. Maybe it’s because he’s a psychiatrist and I’m a therapist and it intrigues me that someone in the helping profession could use his ability to twist people. The thing I love the most about Hannibal is that—in the books—he heals Starling. He forces her to confront the ghosts of her past and see them for what they are and deal with them. And somewhere along the way makes her fall in love with him.

NAN:  Describe an absolutely perfect day.
ABBIE:  Sleeping in. Not having to go anywhere. Not having to do anything. Just being with my husband and my dogs.
Nan: Sounds lovely.

NAN: What’s your favorite rerun?
ABBIE: Golden Girls! I love Rose, Blanche, Dorothy, and Sophia. I remember watching them when I was growing up. They made me laugh then and still make me laugh now. Every once in awhile I binge watch a bunch of episodes and even though I know what’s going to happen, I can’t help but laugh. It’s one of those shows that puts me in a good mood for watching it. Not like Little House on the Prairie reruns. Every time I watch one of those I end up crying at the end. I didn’t realize what a sad show it was until I watched it as an adult!

NAN'S GOTTA ASK:  What’s the last show you binge watched?
ABBIE'S GOTTA ANSWER: I’m binge watching Shameless right now. The show makes me laugh, makes me sad, makes go OMGOMGOMG—I can’t believe what I just saw!
Nan: I might have to check that one out!

UP NEXT --- HUNT THE DAWN
Fatal Dreams Series Book 2
Out of darkness and dangerYou can't hide your secrets from Lathan Montgomery-he can read your darkest memories. And while his special abilities are invaluable in the FBI's hunt for a serial killer, he has no way to avoid the pain that brings him. Until he is drawn to courageous, down-on-her-luck Evanee Brown and finds himself able to offer her something he's never offered another human being: himself.
Dawns a unique and powerful loveNightmares are nothing new to Evanee Brown. But once she meets Lathan, they plummet into the realm of the macabre. Murder victims are reaching from beyond the grave to give Evanee evidence that could help Lathan bring a terrifying killer to justice. Together, they could forge an indomitable partnership to thwart violence, abuse, and death-if they survive the forces that seek to tear them apart.

Nan: Thanks for joining GLIAS and telling us about the launch of your debut!
FIND ABBIE ROADS
Contact: abbieroads@yahoo.com
Website: www.abbieroads.com 

ABBIE WANTS TO KNOW: What rerun do you love to watch?
One lucky commenter will win an Advance Reader copy of RACE THE DARKNESS. (North America only please.) 

Please remember to leave your email address.

43 comments:

  1. I know its going to sound corny but I like watching reruns of The Munsters and Lost in Space. It reminds me of when I was a kid. Race the Darkness sounds wonderful and I would love a chance to read it so thank you. :) LadyVampire2u@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Lady Vampire! (love your handle)

      When I was growing up, we lived in the country and only had 3 TV stations! I missed so many good shows and reruns! I've never seen The Munsters or Lost in Space. :( Those both sound like something I would love!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I love to watch I Love Lucy reruns. She always makes me laugh! Thank you for another chance Abbie Roads😊

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    1. Hi Christina!

      I Love Lucy is a classic! It's just one of those that make you feel good after watching it!

      Thanks for stopping in!

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  3. Nan!

    Thanks for inviting me to Get Lost in a Story!

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    1. Congratulations on your debut and welcome to GLIAS!

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  4. I watch so many reruns of Big Bang Theory lately. No matter how many times I've seen an episode, it always manages to make me laugh. Thanks for a chance to enter. Great interview! babra.ann@att.net

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    1. Big Bang Theory is a must watch in my house. We record it because we don't trust on-demand to always have the latest episode. That's how serious we take The Big Bang Theory!

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  5. I love reruns of Supernatural or Dr. Who
    missykate09@gmail.com

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    1. Supernatural! I love me some Sam and Dean!

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  6. Gilligan's island! The book sounds great!

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    1. I loved Gilligan's island when I was growing up!

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  7. Whoops I forgot my email. It's labyrd@msn.com. Thank you

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  8. Addam's Family and Gilligan's Island! Cant wait to read!Thanks for the give away. hope4wolves@gmail.com

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    1. I've never seen the Addam's Family or The Munsters so I don't ever know which one is which! lol. And Gilligan's Island is just silly fun to watch!

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  9. I love to watch Grey's Anatomy, and even though season 13 is just starting, I like to watch old episodes on Netflix and see how the characters have evolved. Congrats again, Abbie! ohnuttyme@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Sherry! I'm almost ashamed to admit that I've never watched Grey's Anatomy... I need to watch it on Netflix.

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  10. I luv The X Files and Friends!�� tikiarceo@hotmail.com
    Thanks! Trisy

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    1. Hi Trisy! The X-Files... Another one I always wanted to watch, but never had a chance. Thank God for Netflix!

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  12. I love to watch Supernatural, Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy, The Big Bang Theory and Keeping Up Appearances. So looking forward to reading your books. mbruflodt1@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Michelle! You hit all my favorites--Supernatural, Breaking Bad, Sons of Anarchy, Big Bang... But I've never watched Keeping Up Appearances. I'll have to give it a try!

      Thanks for popping in!

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  13. Congratulations, Abbie! I'm so excited for you! My go-to comfort rerun is Gilmore Girls. I just recently finished watching the whole series so I'm ready for the new season in November.

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    1. Hi Carrie!

      I've never watched Gilmore Girls. It's another one of those ones that I'm kinda surprised I never watched. I may need to remedy that!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. I rewatch the same things everytime I'm looking for something I know I'll like. Bones, Criminal Minds, and Doctor Who.

    healinghopes@gmail.com

    Not sure how I deleted the first comment...

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    1. Criminal Minds is one I always go back to. I need to give Bones and Doctor Who a try. They sound right up my alley!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  15. I only watch TV when I exercise in the morning, and since it's really hard to find anything at 9AM I'm usually surfing. Recently, I discovered New Girl--and I LOVE it! I don't usually care for silly comedies--anything with a laugh track's an instant turn-off for some reason--but that show has me laughing out loud!

    Hope your release day's fantastic, Abbie!

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    1. Hi Erika!

      I've never heard of New Girl. I'll have to look into it. I'm not usually a fan of comedies either. But I do love Big Bang Theory.

      Thanks for popping in!

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  16. I have embraced 70s shows - Bob Newhart, Barney Miller, Columbo, The Streets of San Francisco, Kojak, The Rockford Files...you name it. I call that time "research".

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    1. Hi Julie!

      I can totally see you watching all those shows!

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  18. Hi Abbie and Nan! Another great interview! Congrats on your upcoming release, Abbie! Can't wait! I've been watching reruns of The Office. Still SO FUNNY, even the second time around.

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    1. Hi Pintip!

      I can't believe I've never watched the Office. So many shows so little time.

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    1. Hi Jean... Sam and Dean They're the best!

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  20. I love to watch Night Shift...as for older shows, my family and I all gather to watch Three's Company! Silly I know, but we all love John Ritter!

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  21. Catina!

    I love Three's Company! When I was growing up it was on reruns after school and I remember watching those reruns every day!

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  22. And the winner of the ARC of RACE THE DARKNESS is... drumroll... Michelle Rife-Bruflodt! Congratulations Michelle! I'll be emailing you in a moment!

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  23. Thanks for being here Abbie! Can't wait to open your book!

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