Please welcome Nancy Straight to the blog today! She's here to tell us about her book Blood Debt. I asked her why she thinks we are all so in love with the paranormal.
Ana, thank you for signing up for the Blood Debt tour!! Your topic was interesting because I’d never put much thought into why the Paranormal Genre is appealing to readers.
From the author perspective, there’s a lot of freedom to be creative when the character’s get to a
stumbling block in the story and I’m able to create a power for them to overcome their obstacles.
Anything can happen when writing about mythical creatures with supernatural powers! They
can have superhuman strength, they can fly, be immortal, be psychic and the list goes on.
I think it’s appealing to me as a reader for much the same reason. Life is full of all kinds of
demands on our schedules and days that easily fall into a routine -- it’s nice to live vicariously
through creatures who don’t suffer a mundane existence. They can all be young and attractive,
wealthy, and special – yet, still maintain human emotions. The paranormal genre is a way to
weave our emotions into extraordinary situations.
When our real lives are full of financial concerns, unemployment worries, stress or drama from
co-workers and friends it’s appealing to get lost in a story. It’s exciting when a kick-butt heroine
is fearlessly fighting demons, or falling in love with an immortal, or searching for the object that
will give her the happy ending we want her to have.
Title: Blood Debt
Series: Touched #1
Author: Nancy Straight
Release Date: July 13, 2012
Amazon (Paperback) | Amazon (Kindle) | Smashwords
Her whole life, it had just been the two of them. Before her mother’s
last breath, she gave Camille the information she had craved her
entire life: the identity of her father. Daring to contact him, Camille
was welcomed by an entire family she never knew existed. But
nothing comes without a price, as she discovers when her family
claims a legendary heritage tracing back to a Centaur touched by
As she learns the secrets of her Centaur bloodline, she is drawn into a forbidden love
with Drake. Her family acknowledges her life may be the blood debt required to pay for her
mother’s transgressions. The same person who once held her mother captive, and forced her into
decades of hiding, now controls Camille. Her only chance is to seek a piece of her mother’s past
that will win her freedom and the life she desperately desires.
About the Author:
Nancy was born in Sioux City Iowa, left the cold of the Midwest in 1991 and only returns to see
family in the summer time. She spent ten years traveling the world as a US Marine and settled in
rural SC with her husband and two children.
She enjoys reading all types of Paranormal and Young Adult literature – so long as there is a
love story. She loves Starbucks’ White Mocha Latte and Mountain Dew, (but not together). She
has a lead foot so she sets cruise control when she drives, even in 25 MPH zones. Nancy almost
never wins when she plays Angry Birds, but keeps her 8 year old close, so he can clear the hard
levels for her. She grew up on a farm and is opposed to eating fresh chicken (not opposed to
meat - just opposed to any meat that was alive a few hours before lunch). Nancy has written five
Young Adult / New Adult novels and can be found nightly on Facebook and Twitter.