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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Andromeda’s Fall by Abigail Owen: Interview & Giveaway

Andromeda’s Fall
Shadowcat Nation, Book 1
Abigail Owen

Genre: paranormal romance

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Date of Publication: 12/10/14

ISBN: 978-1-62830-661-3

Number of pages: 258
Word Count: 61,300

Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor

Book Description:

Andromeda Reynolds is being hunted. After witnessing her mother’s violent death at the hands of a pack of wolf shifters, Andie has devoted her life to protecting her community of cougar shifters from a similar fate. But now, a greater threat lies within her own dare, and she must run. If she stays, Kyle Carstairs will force their mating, seeking the added political power their union would provide.

Andie would rather chew off her own foot than end up with Kyle. Though, knowing him, she won’t live long either way. Andie’s only hope of survival is to mate Jaxon Keller, the Alpha of the Keller Dare with which she is seeking asylum. But before she can get to him, Andie must first go through A.J., one of the Alpha’s Protectors.

What Andie doesn’t realize is that A.J. has secrets of his own. All Andie knows is that the incredibly frustrating shifter insists on challenging her story, her skills, her trust… and her heart.

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He glanced down at her. “You really are a tiny thing, aren’t you?”
Andie scowled. “Don’t let my size fool you. I can pack a wallop when I want to. Even with a broken arm.”
A.J. laughed. “I’m sure you can.”
Andie stared straight ahead, her mouth thinning. She hated being patronized. Men were so dense sometimes. They never took her seriously until she showed them exactly why they should.
Keeping her left arm protected, Andie suddenly dropped. One leg shot out and she spun low to the ground, sweeping A.J.’s feet out from under him. As he landed on his back, she was on top of him, her knee on his windpipe—not crushing, just sending a message.
Before she could gloat too much, though, she was flying through the air. Andie tucked into a back flip, landed on her feet, and then spun and launched herself backwards in a one-handed back handspring. A.J. had just gotten on his feet when her legs wrapped around his neck. She used her momentum to drop him back to the floor.
Andie rolled and ended up in a crouch close by. A.J. held up his hands in surrender. “All right, wildcat. You’ve proved yourself.”
Andie glared at him. “Don’t doubt me. And don’t insult my intelligence by pretending you just lost either,” she said in a severe voice, made harsher, perhaps, by the fact that she’d just realized exactly how incredible his blue eyes were. They were a vibrant color made even more interesting by the black ring that rimmed the irises. And she was more than irritated with herself for having noticed that at all.
He levered himself up off the floor. “Fair enough.”
The only thing that kept her from proving her point more—because she could tell he’d held back—was the small amount of respect she could see in his eyes. With a brusque nod, she followed him down the hall.

Author Bio

Award-winning paranormal and contemporary romance author, Abigail Owen was born in Greeley, Colorado, and raised in Austin, Texas. She now resides in Northern California with her husband and two adorable children who are the center of her universe.

Abigail grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. A fourth generation graduate of Texas A&M University, she attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.

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Please welcome Andromeda’s Fall author Abigail Owen to Diane’s Book Blog. 

What is your favorite part of the story, Andromeda’s Fall?

I love how my heroine and hero meet. Not to give too much away, but they meet when she sneaks in to his house and he catches her in the act. Then we have two strong characters in a tricky situation. It was a really fun scene to imagine and write.

How long did it take you to write Andromeda’s Fall?

I tend to writ the first draft quickly and spend most of my time on the second draft. This was a NaNoWriMo book a few years back, but I went on vacation that month. So the first draft was completed in about two weeks. I spent three more months drafting and consulting my beta readers and critique partners. It went through another couple of rounds of edits at The Wild Rose Press once it was contracted. 

If you were stranded on a desert island which of your characters do you want by your side?

Oooh. Good question. I’d need Andie from Andromeda’s Fall because she’s a survivor and has skills. I’d have Ramsey from Crimson Dahlia (upcoming book from my Svatura series) because he can start fires for cooking. Ellie from Blue Violet (upcoming book from my Svatura series) because she shifts into a falcon and can fly for help. Griffin from Hyacinth (upcoming book from my Svatura series) because he has telepathy and can call for help.

What is your favorite book that you wrote?

Lol. It’s always the one I’ve just finished. Because I’m constantly trying new ways to write and self-edit my own books, I feel like I improve with each book. I always think, this is the best one I’ve done. So, at the moment, it’s Tieryn’s Fury. However, recently I had my first series – the Svatura series – contracted by The Wild Rose Press, which means I’m going back to work on those books with my editor. And I still love them.

What is your typical day like?  

All over the map. Hah! I work from home part-time. After I get the kids up, ready, and out the door, it’s walk the dog and then time to pick up the house, start laundry, etc. I spend a few hours on the project I do for my job. Then I spend an hour or two working on the latest book. I spent some time on social media not only for my author stuff, but for my organization blog, and for the Contemporary Romance chapter of RWA. I’m the VP of Communications for that chapter. Kids get home and it’s activities for them (depending on the day) and homework. Then dinner, baths, time to play, and get them to bed. My evenings are usually spent with my hubby in front of the TV binge watching shows like Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, The Black List, and House of Cards. While watching I work more on whatever didn’t get done that day, be it books, social media, or work. Phew!
Can you share a little of your current work with us?

My current WIP is Tieryn’s Fury, the third book in the Shadowcat Nation series. I just wrapped up the first draft and will spend the next month or two perfecting before it goes to my editor. I am obsessed with my hero from that book. He’s been so complicated and yet fun to write. Possibly my favorite hero ever. Very wounded warrior.

After I’m done with Tieryn’s, it’s on to the fourth and final book in the series (I can’t believe I’m already there!). Sarai’s Fortune, the second book in the series is in the final phases at my publisher. I’m just waiting on a release date at this point. I’m hoping for late spring/early summer – so soon!

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

One of my favorite things to do is interact with my readers. I have a website/blog. I’m on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and I have a newsletter. Pick your poison and come chat with me!



  1. Thanks for hosting me Diane! I really enjoyed the interview. :)

    1. You're welcome any time. Good luck with your tour!


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