Thank you for joining me in the shadows. Pay no attention to that odd silhouette over there. Weird things live here.  Where do you hail from?

I’m so pleased to be here and thankfully, weird things do not bother me. Afterall, I hail from a lovely land of enchantment and neon known as Las Vegas, and there are many oddities to be seen lurking in the shadows here.

Tell me about your latest book. What makes it stand out from the crowd?

A Soul to Keep is the first in the Saints and Sinners series. It follows the women who love some of Heaven’s fallen and some of Hell’s unfortunate souls. While it does have a good versus evil theme, one of the things I love about it, is the battle of good and evil within one’s self.

Do you have anything new in the works and can you tell us a bit about it?

I’m currently working on the follow up for the A Soul to Keep. In the first book you get to meet one of the demon’s, Azrael. Admittedly, I have a love hate relationship with him and I think the readers will as well. He’s a bit of an arse, stubborn beyond belief, and self-centered. Not without reason though. His and Syn’s story will be a bit difficult to unfurl, but I have a feeling it will be a real fun ride.

What advice would you give to writers just starting out?

Write every day. Even if it is just a little bit. The hardest thing is putting the words on paper, but it is also the most rewarding. You can’t get to the end if you don’t do that one thing daily. Finding a great support group is important as well. Other writers are sometimes brutally honest with their feedback, but you can learn and grow from it.

How did you deal with rejection letters? Any tips for unpublished writers?

Rejection letters are part of the process. Every author gets them. If the rejection letter was a form rejection, I just pushed it aside and tried not to wallow in it. If it has some feedback in it, I try to apply it to my story and hopefully learn something in the process. Writing is a very personal act. You are pouring your heart and soul out into every word, so any rejection stings. You just have to shake it off and keep writing. As they say…every rejection gets you that much closer to the acceptance.

What tools of the trade are must-haves for you?

The Chicago Manual of Style can be quite beneficial as a writer. Especially when you are in the editing phase. Music isn’t necessarily a tool of the trade, but I use it often to help push me through scenes I may be stuck on. A dry erase board for tracking character and scene details is also very useful, especially when writing a series.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done to research a story?

Honestly, I’ve not done anything crazy in the name of research…yet.

What do you like to read?

I like to read Urban Fantasies and Mysteries. One of my favorite books that I will re-read and still love is Velocity by Dean Koontz. It is such an awesome book that just doesn’t get old.

Who is your favorite author and why?

Vicki Pettersson is my current fav. She is just made of awesome sauce and is so personable. She really makes an effort to connect with her fans and fellow writers, her stories are compelling, and she is so very down to earth. I really admire her for that and hope to follow her example.

Now for the fun questions.  Let’s strip away the veil of invisibility. Do you have a day job alongside writing and will you tell us about it?

I do have a day job. I work in the banking industry (which is about as exciting as it sounds).

If you weren’t a writer, what career might you have chosen?

I would like to think that I would have found another creative outlet to pursue for a career or perhaps I would have finally gone and obtained a degree in marine biology so I could study the creatures in the vast ocean and live near the beach.

Who is your favorite superhero (or heroine)? Can be from a comic book, movie, novel, cartoon, video game or anywhere else heroes reign.

I’m partial to Thor…thank you Chris Hemsworth for making him so droolworthy.

Your favorite book hero?

Ooh. Roarke from J.D. Robb’s In Death series. He’s the perfect embodiment of tortured soul, bad boy, and man of action wrapped up in one handsome package.

You finally have an evening free to spend any way you want. Money is no object. Where do you go? What would you do?

Fly to New York and catch Wicked live on Broadway. I’ve seen it performed when it came through Vegas, but I think catching the experience in New York would be unreal.

You’ve been gifted (or cursed) with the ability to shift into another form by a witch. What kind of shifter are you? Why?

A phoenix. I’ve always been fascinated by the mythology behind the bird of fire and I think it could be quite torturous to constantly be reborn, but possibly beneficial too. Hmm…perhaps I need to write a book…

Thanks so much for being my guest today! Anything else you’d like to share with my readers?  Don’t forget to give us links to your website etc.

Website – http://moirakeith.com

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/authormoirakeith

Twitter – https://www.twitter.com/moirakeith

 

Book Buy Links –

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Soul-Keep-Saints-Sinners-Book-ebook/dp/B00LF4EK7O/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1404217062&sr=1-1

Barnes and Noble – http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-soul-to-keep-moira-keith/1119883537?ean=2940149727445

Kobo – http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/a-soul-to-keep-1

Smashwords – https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/453613

 

Blurb –

In the realm of the Fallen, there’s a little saint and sinner in us all…

 

One moment can impact the future.

 

Love never served Jayde Cross well and owing a debt to a demon is the proof.

Reaping is a lonely existence and with her thirtieth birthday approaching, she’s got

enough to worry about without adding romance to the mix. It’s why her friendship

with the man living next door works so well. They both live lives filled with secrets

and ignoring their self-imposed rules isn’t an option. Too bad her heart disagrees.

 

The past is about to come back and haunt one of Heaven’s Fallen.

 

Caleb Thorne always found living among mortals difficult, until he met the intriguing

woman down the hall. She demands nothing of him and is completely safe. When an

enemy from his past catches up with him, Caleb soon discovers the rules of the

Fallen exist for a reason and loving a mortal may prove to be the bigger danger.

 

In a world where their love is forbidden, Jayde and Caleb may just discover that

sometimes breaking rules is the only thing that can set you free.

A Soul to Keep by Moira KeithASoultoKeep550x344
Release Date: June 30, 2014
Blurb: In the realm of the Fallen, there’s a little saint and sinner in us all…

One moment can impact the future.

Love never served Jayde Cross well and owing a debt to a demon is the proof. Reaping is a lonely existence and with her thirtieth birthday approaching, she’s got enough to worry about without adding romance to the mix. It’s why her friendship with the man living next door works so well. They both live lives filled with secrets and ignoring their self-imposed rules isn’t an option. Too bad her heart disagrees.

The past is about to come back and haunt one of Heaven’s Fallen.

Caleb Thorne always found living among mortals difficult, until he met the intriguing woman down the hall. She demands nothing of him and is completely safe. When an enemy from his past catches up with him, Caleb soon discovers the rules of the Fallen exist for a reason and loving a mortal may prove to be the bigger danger.

In a world where their love is forbidden, Jayde and Caleb may just discover that sometimes breaking rules is the only thing that can set you free.

Authors Bio: Moira Keith is a lover of shoes, a connoisseur of Guinness, baker of cocktail themed cupcakes, and an overall complete mess! She is also a proud Texan by birth (and true Southern girl at heart).

Moira lives in the city of neon with her twin zombie sons, a fish, three parakeets, and a turtle.

Do you have a tag line: Where there’s magic…mayhem will follow.

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Buy Links:

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Excerpt:

 

So a little background to this scene. Jayde is a reaper and she’s not all too fond of her job, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. This gives you a little glimpse into her world.

 

While he was preoccupied, I glanced around at the other patrons. They all appeared focused on their meals, or their dates. I reached over, flipped open the ring, and let the liquid pour into the glass of scotch sitting on the table. With a flick of my finger, the ring snapped shut and I pulled away from the man at my side.

 

 

“How about a toast?”

 

“What should we toast to? Your beauty?” He winked at me. “Getting lucky.”

 

Not in a million years.

 

“Survival.” I raised my glass.

 

“Odd thing to toast to.”

 

“Why is it odd?” I studied him for a moment and when he didn’t respond, I continued. “I learned a long time ago the will to survive drives people. It’s what drives you.”

 

“And you,” he said as he took a healthy swig of his scotch. “It’s one of the things that draws me to you.”

 

“Then I’m sure you will understand.” I watched over the rim of my glass as I took another sip and his face quickly began to turn shades of red and purple.

 

“What have you done?” He managed to choke out the words.

 

“What was necessary to survive.” I leaned in close and whispered against his ear. “Azrael’s expecting you.”

 

Marco’s eyes widened and he gasped for air. Before anyone noticed their beloved boss was choking, I grabbed my purse and slid out from the seat. I walked away, but not fast enough to avoid hearing Marco struggling to catch his breath and the commotion behind me as people rushed to his aid. There would be no saving him.

 

Once a name landed in the hands of a reaper, there were only three things that could stop the order from being carried out—a mortal willing to make a deal on their behalf, the demon in charge of the assignment, or the reaper themselves.

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