Sunday, April 27, 2014

Blog Tour: The Trucker's Cat by @ChristinaPOV - #interview #giveaway

Contemporary Romance

Date Published: January 6, 2014

“Some men think there’s a choice between right and wrong. Great men know there is none.” ~General Steven Randall

In The Trucker’s Cat, Samantha Randall and Major Logan McCormick believe in a common value that takes on extraordinary meaning.

At the Russian Embassy where she lives with her mother and stepfather, Samantha uncovers a plot to assassinate the President. Her father’s famous speech urges her to act. She treks cross-country to warn the driver that his cargo has the proof, but she finds herself stranded in the middle of nowhere.

Driving a truck on a special military assignment, Logan sees no choice and rescues Sam from a bloated lecher. Against protocol, he gives the wildcat a ride. With Russian soldiers searching for Logan’s cargo and another team chasing Samantha, they quickly realize they must work together. Making sacrifices for the greater good, they will do what’s necessary to prevent the unthinkable.



Is There a Message in Your Novel That You Want Readers to Grasp?
“Some men think there’s a choice between right and wrong. Great men know there is none.” ~ General Steven Randall Taking her father’s famous speech to heart, Samantha believes in this common value that will take on extraordinary meaning in The Trucker’s Cat.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
I embrace the challenges of researching, outlining, writing, and editing. However, the biggest hurdle is not succumbing to the mundane distractions.

How many books have you written and which is your favorite?
I’ve written the romance The Trucker’s Cat, the thriller Chemical Attraction, and its sequel Chemical Reaction. As my book-children, they each hold a special place in my heart. However, I adore Samantha Randall from The Trucker’s Cat and Joe Roberts from The Chemical Attraction Series.

 Hollywood today, who would you pick and why?
I’d cast Captain America’s Chris Evans as Major Logan McCormick. Why? He’s already military.

When did you begin writing?
Writing started out as busy work. My children were grown, and I worked part-time. I didn’t consider myself a “real” writer until my husband pointed out the passion I had for the process. I realized the more I wrote the more compelled I was to write.

How long did it take to complete your first book?
The researching and outlining took about three months with six months of writing. I tweaked and edited the story after that.

Did you have an author who inspired you to become a writer?
I’ve learned different writing techniques from an eclectic group of authors. However, my husband inspired me to pursue writing. He pushed me to get those crazy ideas out of my head and onto paper. If he hoped to make me sane, the joke’s on him. That empty space just filled in with more crazy ideas. Bahaha!

What is your favorite part of the writing process?
I love getting lost in the story, becoming the characters, delving into their lives, and seeing where they take me.

Describe your latest book in 4 words.
A fast-paced patriotic romance

Can you share a little bit about your current work or what is in the future for your writing?
The third book and prequel to The Chemical Attraction Series, Their Rigid Rules, is with the editor now. I wrote it as a short story years ago and recently fleshed it out. Joe had stayed in my head until I gave him his own story with Chemical Attraction and Chemical Reaction. Although Joe is a secondary character in this prequel, he has an important role. On the surface, Joe’s a player. Deep down, he’s searching for his soul mate, the one person who will love him for his faults, not in spite of them. His path becomes clearer in Their Rigid Rules.

I truly believe the healing power of Love is incredibly profound, and I try to portray that in all of my novels, including The Trucker’s Cat.

Christina Thompson, a retired acupuncturist, enjoys writing about the physical science, the emotional workings of our mind and heart, and the spiritual energy that taps into our passions.
Her degree in biology from Nazareth College in Kalamazoo gave her a love of science and a background into the physical realm of the body. Her diploma in Traditional Chinese acupuncture from Midwest College of Oriental Medicine taught her that the mind and spirit affect the body in powerful ways.

She teaches at the Reflexions Plus Holistic Center on many topics including massage therapy, acupuncture, Feng Shui as well as other modalities of Chinese medicine. She currently resides with her husband, Kraig, in West Michigan.

1 comment:

Shadowcat said...

The plot sounds great

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