Please welcome CT Adams to the blog as part of the tour for their new book The Eldritch Conspiracy (Book 5 of the Blood Singer series! CT is one half of the writing duo known as Cat Adams, along with Cathy Clamp, and she was kind enough to answer a few of my questions.
Also, courtesy of Tor, we have a copy of The Eldritch Conspiracy up for grabs, so be sure to check out the details at the bottom of the post!
**C.T. Adams here. Thanks so much for having me pop by. Cathy and I both really appreciate your letting us visit.
The 5th installment of your Blood Singer series, The Eldritch Conspiracy, just came out in January! Will you tell us a bit about it?
Celia has been asked to guard her cousin Adriana and be a bridesmaid in her royal wedding. This happens just after she had a bad break-up with one of the two men in her life. There are terrorists who are willing to anything to stop the royal wedding and wipe out the sirens.
What was your favorite part of writing this installment?
I really enjoyed doing research on the real drug tunnels in Mexico. It’s AMAZING what people will do.
When you started the series, did you already have in mind how many books you’d like to write, or did you just decide to see where the series (and the characters) took you?
We had the first world arc, but from there the characters lead and we follow.
What do you love most about writing fantasy/urban fantasy?
I love the freedom to have a strong female character, and to be able to use all kinds of mythology. And while I want the character to (eventually) get a happily-ever-after, the focus of the book is on the action and her relationships with a circle of friends.
What are some of your biggest literary influences?
Cathy and I have very different influences. I (Cie) am a big fan of Robert B. Parker. I love the structure of a mystery, and I love first person narrative. I have many MANY favorite authors. I love to read. Laurell K. Hamilton’s Anita Blake series showed me that Urban Fantasy was possible, and opened the door for a lot of the kick-butt heroines that are so popular now (including ours).
What are you reading at the moment?
At the moment I’m “reading” the next Celia book – I’m deep in edit mode. LOL. Then I have the next pass on the Fae book, which is the first book of a new series I’m doing individually.
What’s next for Cat Adams?
The next Cat Adams book is TO DANCE WITH THE DEVIL. I’m working on the edits right now, and am very excited at the changes happening in Celia’s life. There have been a lot of dark events (and there will be more), but she’s grown a lot, and she is beginning to figure out what she really wants for her life in the future.
Keep up with Cat Adams: Website
2. Giveaway is for 1 copy of THE ELDRITCH CONSPIRACY by Cat Adams to 1 winner.
3. Giveaway is open to US addresses only
4. You must enter on or before 2/19/13
5. Giveaway book courtesy of Tor
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About THE ELDRITCH CONSPIRACY:
Celia Graves was once an ordinary human, but those days are long gone. Now she strives to maintain her sanity and her soul while juggling both vampire abilities and the powers of a Siren.
Not every bride needs a bridesmaid who can double as a bodyguard. But Celia’s cousin Adriana is no ordinary bride: she’s a Siren princess, and she’s marrying the king of a small but politically important European country. She’s getting death threats from fanatics who want to see the whole Siren race wiped out—including Celia herself, who is half Siren.
Luckily, Celia is on duty when a trip to a bridal salon is interrupted by an assassination attempt, so everyone survives. When Adriana returns to the Siren homeland to try to prevent a coup, Celia is free to hunt for the terrorists and the vile mage who is helping them (while keeping her eyes open for the perfect maid-of-honor dress).
Assuming the bride and groom both live to see their wedding day, this will be one royal wedding no one will ever forget.