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Monday, July 15, 2013

Blog Tour: Luck of the Dragon (Interview with Susannah Scott + Giveaway)


I would like y'all welcome the author of Luck of the Dragon, Susannah Scott to What I'm Reading!

How are you today?

I’m excellent! Thank you so much for having me on What I’m Reading for my release tour of Luck of the Dragon.

Can you tell us a little about Luck of the Dragon?
LUCK OF THE DRAGON is the first book in the Las Vegas Dragons series. Alec, my uber hot, Joe Manganiello-looking hero owns a ritzy Las Vegas casino, which provides a hidden-in-plain-sight sanctuary for his dragon-shifting people. His only problem is that Lucy, the sexy gem appraiser trying to steal from him, just might be his mate.

Where did you come up with the idea of Luck of the Dragon?
I love dragons and I love to write, but when first started writing I wasn’t very good, so I started taking a ton of classes. At the end of an intensive editing class with Liz Pelletier, she gently “passed” on acquiring my then fantasy romance. I asked her what she would like in the dragon variety? She said, “something fun, and contemporary, and sexy.” Viola, Luck of the Dragon began to form in my head. I submitted the completed manuscript to her within a few months.

I’ve always loved…

The happily ever after. In fact, I pass up reading many good stories, because I’ve “heard” that the protagonist doesn’t get everything tied up all nicey-nice at the end. To me, real life is “real” enough. In my stories, I want huge conflict and trouble that the Hero/Heroine successfully overcome.

How would Lucy describe Alec and vice versa?
Allow me to quote them!
Meet Lucy: "She was a contradiction: A brainy Ph.D, whose curriculum vitae read like a woman who didn’t get out much, in a dress that proclaimed she never stayed home."
Meet Alec: "Gerald’s playful words, five o’clock shadow, and slightly long hair all seemed to suggest a man of desultory casualness...But her instincts told her this was wrong. Gerald was a serious man who only pretended to be lighthearted and casual.”

What makes Luciana and Alec special?
They have awesome chemistry and banter right off the bat. Their conflicting agendas keep everything hopping along. I also love the over-the-top opulent setting of the Las Vegas Casino. It is just a world apart from reality, amything could happen, even dragons!

If you could be a shape-shifting dragon or would you rather be something else?
Oh, dragon for sure! I am also partial to shape-shifting wolves. I love the bestial nature of both dragon and wolves, and how it clashes with their human reasoning.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?
The creativity of putting words together to make a well-crafted story. I also, really enjoy getting to know my heroes and heroines and letting them struggle to be better people. I love it when they surprise me in dialogue and action and make me laugh aloud. It happens sometimes!

So, what kind of books do you like to read?
I read a lot of straight contemporary romance from the big names. I also try to read 1-2 craft books a month. Right now, I am trying to get better handle on how to connect with readers through social media. 

Final question, if you were to write your own autobiography what would your title be and why?
Tenacious. It sounds kind of sexy--like salacious--which is rather misleading.  I like that. It is also true. I work and work at my goals, one baby step at a time. J

Thank you for stopping by today and would there be anything else you would like to add before you leave?
I appreciate very much the opportunity to connect with your readers!

Luck of the Dragon
by Susannah Scott
Entangled Publishing June 2013
Title: Luck of the Dragon
Author:  Susannah Scott
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Release Date:  June 2013
Imprint:  Covet

Book Blurb:
Luciana de Luca has a PhD in sass and gemology—and a problem. Her twin brother’s gambling debts have gotten out of hand, and a mob enforcer is blackmailing her to rob the latest, greatest mega-casino on the Strip. Although Lucy has worked her whole life to get away from her family’s grifter past, to save her brother, she dons three-inch heels and a sluts-r-us dress and struts into Alec’s Gerald’s casino, determined to put her long-forgotten thieving ways to the test again.

Alec Gerald, a shape-shifting dragon, has built the Crown Jewel casino to provide sanctuary for his people amongst the flash and awe of Las Vegas. Unfortunately, the sexy little thief trying to rob his gem exhibit turns out to be his mate, and he must woo her before he loses his dragon form forever. With enemies in every corner, and the all-important mating ceremony looming, Alec and Lucy must learn to trust each other, before time runs out for Alec and the rest of the dragons.

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Susannah Scott’s Bio:

SUSANNAH SCOTT lives in the Missouri Ozarks and is the lone female in a very loud household of males ranging in age from 4 to 40. While she jokes that the extreme levels of testosterone inspired her to write romance, it is really the love of creating an excellent story, and the occasional dreams of twenty-foot dragons, that wake her and send her to the laptop before the chaos of daily life ensues. Susannah loves to hear from her readers. Please visit her website at www.susannahscottbooks.com or follow her as Susannah Scott on Facebook and @Susannah_Scott on Twitter.






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4 comments:

  1. Hi Melody!
    Thank so much for having me on your site today! I'll be checking back to answer any burning questions your readers might have.
    Susannah

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  2. I've fallen in love with dragon shifters after reading Thea Harrison's books with Dragos. Now I can't get enough of dragon shifters. A question... you love dragons... How did you come to love them? I've always been fascinated by them and drawn to artwork, etc that featured dragons, but wasn't dreaming about them until Dragos' story. I'd love to read how you became hooked. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Thanks for the great comment! I think it is the flying and the conflict of their dual natures: the bestial dragon and the rational human that gets me. A did a great post over on the Harlequin Junkie about how I came to write this particular book about dragons :) Susannah

      http://harlequinjunkie.com/spotlight-giveaway-luck-of-the-dragon-by-susannah-scott/

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  3. This looks like an enjoyable story.

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