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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Interviewing author Debbie Peterson about Spirit of the Rebellion

I'm very pleased to be able to interview Debbie Peterson today about her new paranormal romance, Spirit of the Rebellion. CONTEST ALERT: Check the bottom of this post for ways to win a free copy! 

Your heroine, Shae Lynn Montgomery, is ready for a fresh chapter in her life and accepts a job translating some Civil War documents from a Wisconsin Norwegian regiment. What difficulties did her job entail before that made this a welcome change? Why does this particular case interest her?

Shae thoroughly enjoys both her job and her studies in Norway. However, a recent break-up with her fiancĂ©e and the need to avoid the aftermath within in her social group compels her to accept the assignment in Tennessee offered by her mentor. She feels that with a year’s leave of absence, the hoopla, and gossip surrounding the event, will no longer be an issue or of interest to anyone.

Shae is very interested in this case because it involves the translation of Norwegian documents, a language in which she is fluent, from the Wisconsin 15th Regiment, commanded by the famous Norwegian ancestor of her mentor. She welcomes the challenge, the experience, and the added knowledge it will provide.

What takes Shae Lynn to the Starling Plantation? What does she need to find for her translation job?

The discovery of these long forgotten Norwegian documents, in the attic of a home very near Starling--now owned by the Tennessee National Trust--make the plantation home the ideal place to set up Shae’s office and workspace. She has agreed to stay in this home for a year while she translates the Norwegian documents into English and the English records dealing with the 15th regiment into Norwegian for a highly anticipated, upcoming exhibit at the Chickamauga museum.

What are some of the ways Tristan Jordahl, the ghost captain at the plantation, attempts to frighten Shae Lynn? Briefly describe his powers.

The first thing the captain does after her arrival is toss her luggage, and all their contents, onto the lawn of Starling. He follows this by verbally telling her she is not welcome and that she should leave before she regrets the decision to stay. His endless pacing, echoing from the third fall is also a bit unnerving as well.

Among other things, the captain can speak audibly, appear quite solid looking, he can pick things up, regardless of weight and move them around. He can interfere with electronic devices. And, he has one other ability that surprises his nemesis.

Obviously they are connected by purpose, where Shae Lynn can reveal that Tristan is not guilty of treason, and he can help her with her with the accuracy of her assignment. But they grow closer. What draws Tristan to Shae Lynn and vice versa, her to him?

Tristan is at first drawn to Shae Lynn’s tenacity and spunk, but as time goes on, he finds
a deeper connection to her soul, just as she does to his. Shae also finds Tristan’s strength of heart, his courage, and his noble character, particularly appealing.
What dangers do they face exposing the truth about Tristan’s innocence?

The dangers they face comes in the guise of the evil entity that murdered Tristan, for he will do all in his power to stop Shae from uncovering the truth and clearing Tristan’s name.

Thanks Marsha, for inviting me to your wonderful blog!  I found it a pleasure to be your guest today!

Spirit of Rebellion
By Deborah K Peterson
Souls touch and emotions flare when a historian and an embittered spirit form an unlikely alliance to investigate the centuries-old riddle surrounding his death…

Ready for a fresh chapter in her life, Shae Lynn Montgomery accepts a job translating a cache of Civil War documents from Wisconsin’s famous Norwegian regiment. The assignment takes her to Chickamauga’s haunted Starling Plantation and face-to-face with a handsome captain—its angry ghost in residence.

Tristan Jordahl, falsely accused of treason, has no use for the living—not even the lovely translator invading his home. Despite Tristan’s best efforts to frighten her, Shae Lynn refuses to leave, and reluctantly, Tristan enlists her help to clear his name. But as they grow closer to the truth—and to each other—an evil spirit makes it clear he will do anything to stop them.

Can a love that transcends time overcome all obstacles?

Link to booktrailer:

“You’ve got to let me in, you have to let me explain, please,” she begged through the barrier that separated them.  “I swear on everything dear to me, I’m not moving from this spot until you do.  Do you hear me?  I’m not leaving!”
“I am not interested in anything you have to say,” he growled back.
“I don’t care.  I’m staying right here until you hear me out!” she shouted.
As the minutes ticked by, the Captain tried desperately to ignore her presence, but finally, his shoulders slumped in defeat.  The chiming of the clock told him over an hour had passed since Shaelynn obstinately decreed her intention to remain in the small hallway until she said what she wanted to say.  He hoped her wet clothes and the trauma of her earlier experience, would force the issue otherwise.  But true to her word, she still waited outside his door. 
Stubborn little hellion
With a sigh of resignation, he opened the door and met her defiant gaze.  She stood against the opposite wall, with one foot resting against the baseboard.  Her arms wrapped tightly around her waist as if seeking warmth against her wet, torn clothing.  On top of all that, she shivered with the cold.  She looked so pathetic standing there.
“Shaelynn, you need to get into some dry clothes,” he said.  The words surprised him.  They weren’t anywhere near what he planned to say.  The soft tone didn’t match either.       
Shae clenched her teeth and shook her head.  “Not until we’ve talked.”

About the Author:

Debbie Peterson, author of “Shadow of the Witte Wieven,” is introducing, “Spirit of the Rebellion,” through The Wild Rose Press. This paranormal romance centers on a murdered civil war captain, falsely accused of treason, and a beautiful Norse historian determined to clear his name. She invites you to come along on this incredible adventure, filled with mystery and romance.

Debbie has always had a soft spot for fairy tales, the joy of falling in love, and happily ever after endings. She incorporates these aspects into all of the paranormal stories she writes. When she is not busy conjuring her latest novel, she spends time with the beloved members of her very large family. She also pursues her interests in family history and all things ancient and historic.

You can connect with her:

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Marsha A. Moore is a writer of fantasy romance. The magic of art and nature spark life into her writing. Read her ENCHANTED BOOKSTORE LEGENDS for adventurous epic fantasy romance: Book One, SEEKING A SCRIBE, and Book Two, HERITAGE AVENGED. She has also authored the Ciel's Legacy series, with fast action mermaid/pirate storylines: TEARS ON A TRANQUIL LAKE and TORTUGA TREASURE.  For a FREE ebook download, read her historic fantasy, LE CIRQUE DE MAGIE, available at Amazon and Smashwords.


Donna Hole said...

sounds intriguing. Must have taken tons of research on the Norweigan language and customs.


Anonymous said...

oooh... I love a ghost-ly romance story!! Thanks for the giveaway