Hello Tiffany, author of Succubus Lost, Book 2 of the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency Series, a paranormal romance/urban fantasy. We’re here today to chat about Tiffany’s series, but before we start here’s a little about Tiffany:
Tiffany currently lives in Phoenix, AZ, by way of Chicago and Denver, and is happily married to a secret romantic. She spends her days working in Corporate America while daydreaming about sexy heroes, ass-kicking heroines, and interesting ways to kill people (for her books, of course). Her nights are reserved for writing and bothering her husband and cats (according to them). Her passions include reading, chocolate, travel, wine, and family.
Okay…Tiffany, let’s get to the questions:)
What’s Marisol's job? What does she do for a living?
Marisol Whitman is a police detective with the paranormal unit, or freak squad, of the Chicago Police Department.
Give us some insight into Marisol. What’s a bit of her back story?
In addition to being a detective, Marisol is a succubus who has been responsible for her younger sister, Elaine, since Elaine was young. Elaine was attacked as a teenager and forced to use her succubus powers to kill her attacker. For years after the attack, she was very fragile. As her guardian, Marisol has had a lot of responsibility on her shoulders since she was young.
Who is Marisol to Agent Costa? Can you give us a bit about the first time they meet each other?
Agent Costa helps Marisol to find her sister after she disappears because he is investigating a series of succubus kidnappings across the country. Here's a short excerpt of their first meeting. Marisol is…less than impressed...
Costa reached out and I met his hand with my own. He shook it, his fingers firm and almost cold against mine. I frowned and examined him more closely.
“Vampire?” The question was rude, but propriety was the least of my worries. I needed to know who I was dealing with. He didn’t have the slight paleness that vampires were known for, but then he may have fed recently. No fear emanated from him, but that didn’t disqualify the vampire angle altogether, since some vampires exuded more fear than others.
A grimace touched Costa’s features, gone so quickly I wasn’t even certain I saw it. “Salamander.”
“Ah.” Salamanders were essentially a type of elemental. They could control fire and were resistant to its effects. I didn’t know any personally, but they weren’t the rarest of otherworlders, and most were only slightly more powerful than a match.
Can you tell us about Marisol's abilities? How do they help OR hinder?
Marisol's abilities are very helpful when it comes to interrogation. She is a succubus and carries an aura of sexuality around her that makes people a bit more responsive—men in particular. But it also makes some men distrustful, including Agent Costa. Here's how he reacts to Marisol using her influence to get information from a witness...
I gave the man a small wave as we exited the office and suppressed a smile as he stumbled over his words into the phone.
I put my blazer back on when the cool fall air surrounded me, and I walked in front of Costa to the sidewalk that led down into the library. As I approached the door, he grabbed my arm, just under my shoulder, and pulled me to a stop. His grip wasn’t rough, but it was firm.
“What?” I asked, angling my shoulder away from him so he’d release me.
He let go, and his arm grazed my breast as his hand fell away. I took in a quick breath and glared at him.
“What the hell was that?” His voice was cold, but not void of emotion.
“Excuse me?” My mouth dropped open and I snapped it shut, ignored the way my pulse skipped faster under his gaze.
“Do you really think flirting while on the job is appropriate?” Anger coated his tone, giving it a hard edge. “I’d think you could feed your desires on your own time.”
Heat flared in my chest and rushed up to my face. “What the hell are you talking about?”
“Come on, any idiot could tell that you were coming on to that little weasel.”
“An idiot might think that, yes,” I hissed. I spun around and marched through the library doors.
Why this location? Anything in particular in real-life that made you select it?
The From the Files of the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency series is set in the Chicago area. I set it there because I lived in the area for a few years, and it's such a perfect place to set an investigative series. The number of potential settings there is fantastic, and the vibe of the city is unique.
Can you share anything about the otherworlders in the story? What’s unique about them?
The otherworlders in my world are quite varied. They include creatures like banshees, incubi, succubi, salamanders (the fire kind, rather than the amphibian type), sirens, vampires and lycans. Among others. They work and live alongside humans, which makes for some interesting dynamics.
What are you working on now?
Right now I'm working on a fun, lighthearted vampire romance.
Where can we find you? List all of your links.
Tour wide giveaway is a Salamander Pin and Succubus Lost ebook, the giveaway open to US Shipping – enter here (you will need to scroll down until you find Tiffany’s raflecopter: http://bewitchingbooktours.blogspot.com/2012/05/now-on-tour-with-giveaway.html
“FAVORITES” Quickie Quiz –
Getting to Tiffany Allee…
Mode of travel – Plane
Beverage – Coffee & Tea
Place you’ve never been and have always wanted to go – Europe and Japan
Pets – Cats (love dogs, too!)
A place you love to write – My office (boring, I know)
Hobby or past time – Reading, hiking, television, movies and video games.
Writing tool – Scrivener
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From the Files of the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency, #1
Genre: Paranormal Romance
From the Files of the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency - Book One
When she’s sent to a crime scene and finds her second dead woman in as many weeks, half-banshee detective Kiera “Mac” McLoughlin is convinced a serial killer is on the loose. Incubi are extinct, her boss insists. But what else can kill a woman in the throes of pleasure? When her partner is murdered after using witchcraft to locate the killer and Mac is thrown off the case, her frustration turns to desperation.
Certain the killer is an incubus, Mac works behind her department’s back to chase down slim, sometimes perilous leads. While the killer eludes her, she does discover handsome Aidan Byrne, an investigative counterpart from the enigmatic Otherworlder Enforcement Agency. Mac typically runs her investigations fast and hard, but with Aidan at her side, she’s running this one “hot” as well. But Aidan knows more than he’s letting on—something that could shatter their blazing romance and add Mac to the killer’s growing body count…
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From the Files of the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency, #2
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Someone is kidnapping and incinerating otherworlders beyond recognition, and Detective Marisol Whitman, a succubus, races to find the murderer before he claims another victim. But her pursuit is derailed when her responsible younger sister vanishes. Marisol suspects foul play and enlists support from an unlikely source: an agent from the Otherworlder Enforcement Agency, Valerio Costa.
When the trail pointing to everyone from vampires to witches dries up, Agent Costa admits to knowing more than he’s shared. Marisol’s sister’s kidnapper harnesses more magic than she can imagine—and they’re running out of time. To find her sister before her powers are drained and twisted beyond recognition, Marisol must connect the dots between cases and put her trust in Costa, a salamander who may burn her before she can solve either case.
Tiffany Allee, thank you for hanging out here today and for sharing so much about your story, Succubus Lost, Book 2 of Otherworlder Enforcement Agency series. I enjoyed learning about it, and have it on my TBR list :0) Congratulations and I wish you many more successes:)
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