Sunday, July 7, 2013


1. So glad you could be here today J.T., let’s start off with you telling us about the Night Prowler Series.
Thanks so much for having me! The Night Prowler series is a six book paranormal romance series focusing on the Ikati, an ancient race of shape-shifters descended from Cleopatra. Their animal form is panther, but many of them can shift to vapor as well, and some have other gifts, including mind control, invisibility, the ability to pass through solid matter, etc. They live in small, secluded colonies throughout the world and have, for centuries, avoided human detection. Until now!

2. The third installment, RAPTURE’S EDGE, was just released, please bring us

up to speed and tell us a little about this read.
Rapture’s Edge is really where the human/shifter conflicts come into the public eye. The heroine, Eliana, always dreamed of being able to live in the open with humans, and she and a small band of rebels who’ve run away from their colony in Rome are living in France, working toward the goal of integration. They think! There’s someone behind the scenes who is plotting against them and there is so much Eliana doesn’t know about her evil genius father, all of which is revealed in the book. She and her small colony are being hunted by factions of the Ikati who don’t want to live together with humans, and also by their ancient enemy, the Expurgari, who are associated with the Church. This is the most action-packed installation of the series, with gun fights, car chases, underground fight clubs, mad scientists, prison breaks, secret societies, a bad ass hero and some very, very bad villains. And of course, romance!

3. You haven’t always dreamed of being an author, what were some of your adventures before you became published? 
In my twenties, I owned a secretarial service, which I sold to a larger competitor. Then I was a head-hunter for Panasonic, and went on to do information technology recruiting for a variety of corporations. I actually married into the flower business, as my husband had been in the wholesale side of the business for years. We decided to open a shop together, which we still have, and it’s great that we get to work together.

4. Compared to many authors, your journey to become published was very smooth. If you had been turned down a few times, do you think that would have made you even more determined? 
There is always rejection in working toward getting a book published, and I was no exception. I sent out the manuscript to dozens of agents before I found one who loved it, and she sent it out to several publishing houses that rejected it before we finally got two offers for publication. I still have all my rejection letters I received from agents, because I really believed that every no got me closer to the yes. If I had never found an agent, I would have self-published.

5. During you trip to Italy, what was your favorite tourist attraction? 
Rome, in and of itself, is an amazing tourist attraction. Everyone should visit this city in their lifetime, it breathes history, and is incredibly beautiful. I thought the Vatican was impressive and simultaneously ridiculous; all that grandeur just for the purpose of making mere mortals feel insignificant rankled me.One other place I loved was Tuscany. There is a vineyard in Montalcino with a castle that’s been converted to a luxury hotel, and is quite possibly the most beautiful place in the world. Check it out: 
6. Do you have conversations with your character? Are they in charge, or are you? 
I’m only in charge at the beginning of the book, when I’m getting to know the characters. Once they become “real” to me, they exert control over their own stories and I just sit back and type. It’s a bizarre process, but it happens in every story I write. I usually start with a sense of where the story should end up, but things change along the way and I just allow it to happen. 

7. How did you become a wine collector? What is your favorite kind of wine and why? 
Collecting wine is a really pretentious, ridiculous hobby, and one that I admit I love. My husband and I don’t have kids, so there’s no college educations to save for and we can indulge in this kind of baloney. We started going to Napa Valley when we first got married, and quickly became hooked on wine. Once you’ve tasted really good wine and can identify the nuances in what makes great wine truly great, there’s no going back to Two Buck Chuck. Wine is an art form, a living, breathing thing that is constantly changing in the bottle; if you open a bottle today it will taste different than if you opened it next week, or next month, or ten years from now. (Good wine, that is. Grocery store wine is meant to be bought and consumed same-day, it doesn’t have the structure to age in the bottle.)My favorite wines are French Bordeaux, with a big, tannic Napa cab that’s been aged well in second place. But I’m not a snob—I will drink (almost) anything. One of my current favorites is a $25 bottle of Napa cab called Obsidian Ridge. A special occasion bottle would be Chateau Haut-Brion or Dalla Valle.

8. We understand you are a cat lover. How many do you have?
I have four cats, all strays I took in or rescued from the shelter. Only one of the cats lives with us at home, the other three live in our flower shop and come and go as they please. 

9. Tell us about yourself. Your favorite:
thing to do to relax- Read. Preferably in the bathtub, with a glass of wine.
food-special occasion; oysters with foie gras. Every day; chips and salsa
time of day-twilight. My grandmother called this “the gloaming.”

 author to read-no current favorite, I’m a serial dater and don’t commit to any one author.
thing to wear while working-fuzzy socks and sweats.

10. Tell us your least favorite:
chore around the house-Dishes. Laundry. Toilets. Pretty much all of it.
two colors-pale pink and baby blue
job from the past-I worked at a donut shop for two weeks as a teenager. I’ll never forget how awful it was.
season of the year-winter.
thing in the whole world that makes your blood boil when it happens-cruelty to animals. I just go ballistic when people hurt or abandon animals. To me, that is the most cowardly act of them all.

11. Have you ever had a funny experience with a fan?

I get a lot of great email from fans, who truly believe my characters are real people. One fan wanted to know why Leander (the hero from book one) would fly a plane that didn’t run on biodiesel, since he was such a great guy/concerned with the environment, etc. I told her I didn’t know (do they even have planes that run on biodiesel?) but I’d let him know he should really think about doing that.

J.T. Geissinger’s debut novel, Shadow’s Edge, was published in 2012 and was a #1 Amazon US and UK bestseller in fantasy romance and romance series. She has been nominated for the prestigious RITA® award from the Romance Writers of America for best paranormal romance for her second book in the Night Prowler series, Edge of Oblivion.
A life-long lover of reading and a self-professed “book addict,” she didn’t realize her dream of writing a novel until a milestone birthday forced her to take stock of her goals in life. Always believing the right time to commit to putting pen to paper would magically announce itself, it took waking up one cold January morning with a shiny new zero as the second number in her age to kick start her determination.
Starting on that very day, she wrote what would become Shadow’s Edge in a little over four months and submitted it to several literary agents. Nothing happened. Thinking that was the end of that but by no means willing to give up on her dreams of being published, she began work on a second manuscript.
Then, during a trip to Italy in honor of their 10th wedding anniversary and the honeymoon she and her husband never took, she received an email that would change her life. It was from an agent, Marlene Stringer of Stringer Literary, and it contained the three words every aspiring author longs to hear: “I loved it.”
Marlene sold the manuscript to Montlake Romance who published it six months later. Hitting the #1 Amazon bestseller lists within weeks of publication, Shadow’s Edge was book one of the Night Prowler novels. Book two, Edge of Oblivion, was published in October 2012 and will be followed by Rapture’s Edge in June 2013, and Edge of Darkness in fall 2013. There are six books total planned for the series.
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  1. Thanks so much for hosting me, and good luck to everyone who enters the Kindle Fire contest!!

  2. Great interview...I love learning about authors! So glad to hear you loved Italy as we plan on going in a few years!


  3. Thanks so much for a chance to win this giveaway! :) Good luck to all & Happy Reading :)

  4. thank you for the fab giveaway
    (uk resident)

  5. Thanks so much for a chance to win this giveaway :) good luck to all & Happy Reading :)