Remembered by Moonlight
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 324 Pages
Release Date: October 13, 2014
Because the road to . . .
Clever, cool and preternaturally lethal, Max Savoie is leader of a secretive shape-shifter clan, heir to a mobster’s legacy, and the love of New Orleans’ top cop . . . but he can’t remember any of them. The only way to recover his past, and his rightful place in the arms of the woman who risked all to save him, is to surrender to a mysterious visitor who could use him as a weapon against all he’d loved.
Happily-Ever-After . . .
After rescuing her mate from his ruthless captors in the North, hard-hitting Detective Charlotte Caissie is now painfully vulnerable—a stranger in his eyes . . . and in his bed. The key to his memories is locked in a tortuous past. To reclaim the strength of their passionate bond, Max must learn to trust her enough to face that darkness at her side before the threat it hides exposes the secret Cee Cee carries.
Is never smooth.
When an investigation into grisly deaths in an underground Shifter fight club points to more than just dangerous clan rivalries, Cee Cee enlists Max’s help to find a traitor in their midst while there’s still time to turn a deadly invading tide. But the cost of saving their treasured future may mean sacrificing his past. Especially when the enemy they pursue . . . might be Max, himself.
Praise for Remembered by Moonlight
[dropshadowbox align=”center” effect=”lifted-both” width=”600px” height=”” background_color=”#ffffff” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]“Every delicious word Nancy Gideon puts on the page exhilarates with a sensuous ferocity. Hopelessly addicted.” — Darynda Jones, NY Times Bestselling Author[/dropshadowbox]
Nancy, over your career how many manuscripts have you published?
You’re going to make me do math? Geez, I’ll have to count them. 55 novels, 2 anthologies and 6 reprints! That’s in historical, regency, series contemporary and contemporary suspense, and paranormal. And two horror screenplays!
Do you use a critique group or first readers for feedback?
When I was first published, no one saw my work except my editor until it was published. Once I got established in my critique group with 6 or 7 other talented and very different writers, I found two that I use as BETA readers because they’re fast and read for specific things. With this latest book, I used a reader/writer for the first time who was extremely familiar with my series and she gave me awesome feedback.
How many agents have you become acquainted with and what were their redeeming characteristics?
I’ve had three different agents during my career and had very different experiences with each of them. I’d published my first eight books on my own so I already had an established relationship with my editor. My first agent did nothing to advance my career so I learned how to be an employer and let her go (very traumatic!). The second was introduced to me by author pal Debbie Macomber and we had a very successful relationship for many years in which I expanded into various new genres. After the crash of the mid-list in the ‘90s, I rebuilt my career on my own and sold to Pocket Books before taking on a third agent. She was very supportive but there were communication difficulties, and with the advent of e-publishing, I decided to go in a different direction on my own. My advice on agents – no agent is better than a bad agent! Do your research first and if things aren’t working out, cut the ties quickly and professionally.
How do you track your readers to inform them of new books being published?
Not as well as I should. I always have great intentions of maintaining a list and sending out newsletters, but there aren’t enough hours in the day. I do most of my promotion via social media i.e. website, FB, Twitter, blog, Goodreads, and Pintrest (no wonder there aren’t enough hours in the day!).
How long were you subsisting on royalties without other employment?
I was a stay-at-home mom for 15 years, using my royalties to supplement my ex’s income. When my boys were in high school, it was time to get a regular pay check. I got an interview for the first job I applied for and have been working as a legal assistant for the same attorney for 14 years! I dream of living on my writing income, but it’s nice to have health insurance and that weekly pay day!
What advice do you have for tax records?
Save EVERYTHING! Make notes on your receipts of the purpose for what was purchased-whether meal, office supply, book or DVD, and how it relates to your writing career! Don’t expect to remember at tax time what you bought at Best Buy for $28.97 in March. Keep ALL of your receipts in one place – better yet, in folders marked by expense i.e. one for income, one for office supplies, one for postage, etc. It cuts down on that last minute panic. I’ve always done my own taxes on Turbo Tax Home and Business and it walks me through the steps very nicely.
How has RWA National been of assistance to your career?
I was already published when I learned about RWA. When my local chapter Mid-Michigan RWA contacted me to speak in the late 1980s, I hadn’t MET another author, let alone a whole room full of them! The exchange of information, experiences and just plain encouragement was priceless, and introduced me to my fabulous critique group. By joining RWA’s PASIC chapter for published authors, I was able to connect with editors and agents at their conferences in NYC which was invaluable to my career. RWA National has provided me with lots of opportunities I wouldn’t have otherwise had.
Of all your characters which is your favorite?
I have three! Harmon Bass, the half-Apache tracker from my Texas historical series, Max Savoie, the former mob enforcer and leader of a clan of shape-shifters in my “By Moonlight” series, and Cale Terriot (also from the “By Moonlight” series), the rowdy, tattooed, rock n’ roll prince of a rival clan. They’re all dark, dangerous yet vulnerable, broken by tragedy, and unpredictable which makes them fun to write and explore. None of them could be held within the pages of just one book.
Which book are you most proud of?
MASKED BY MOONLIGHT, the first book in my dark paranormal shape-shifter series. It was the first book to pull me through from page one to book four without an outline! I couldn’t type fast enough to keep up with the plot and characters! It was the first time I took charge of my career by believing in a project enough to say no to an offer of publication when I desperately needed the money because it wasn’t the right fit for my book. I’ve just released the 9th book in the series and I still love it every bit as much!
Which publisher was the most helpful with marketing and distribution?
I had a wonderful relationship with Pocket Books who published the first eight books in my “By Moonlight” series. I had a publicist who set up advertising, blogging events and signings, got to work with marketing on the cover and book packaging and promotion – it was a great learning experience. If I wanted to offer an opinion, I had to been knowledgeable.
Which book is in line to be published next?
I’ve got a new contemporary romance, FROM THIS DAY FORWARD coming out through Bell Bridge Books, an imprint of Belle Books in late November. It’s written under my pen name Dana Ransom will be available in print and e-version.
Do you offer reviews for your fellow writers?
If I host an author on my blog I’ll try to read their latest book, time allowing. Sometimes that’s the only way I get to read if I’m working on my own project! I get kind of uncomfortable being put on the spot to review something if I’m not already familiar with the author’s work. I don’t like writing unfavorable reviews and will not write one that isn’t honest.
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The By Moonlight Series
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Nancy Gideon is the author of over 55 novels ranging from Regencies, historicals and contemporary suspense to dark paranormal romance, with a couple of horror screenplays thrown into the mix.
When not at the keyboard or working full time as a legal assistant in Southwest Michigan, she can be found feeding her addictions for Netflix and all things fur, feather and fin, enjoying Grammy time (usually watchingThe Avengers), and meeting new friends and readers through her GoodReads “Nancy Gideon by Moonlight” group.
Her books can also be found under the pen names Dana Ransom, Rosalyn West and Lauren Giddings.
6 Replies to “Remembered by Moonlight by Nancy Gideon (+Giveaway)”
Good questions, Rohn. I learned some new things about Nancy. Good luck with your blog tour, Nancy.
Wonderful to get to know you better! Now you have me wanting to go back and read all the early books by you!
me too, Nancy.
Me, too, Nancy.
I agree with Maris – these are great questions! Definitely more insight into the mind of a most excellent writer. 🙂
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