Feb 16, 2012

{Character Interview + Giveaway} with author Joan Swan of FEVER!

I'm super excited to welcome author Joan Swan, who is hear today with two other special guest from her upcoming novel FEVER! Welcome along with Joan, Alyssa and Teague!

Welcome!  I’m interviewing Alyssa and Teague, the heroine and hero of FEVER just two weeks before their story is released.

Joan: Good to see you two again – glad we’ve gotten some time apart.  I just about killed you off a dozen (or two) times. 
Alyssa: “He was the problem.”
Teague:  Snorts.  Grins at Alyssa.  “Pain. In. The. Ass.  Sound familiar?”
Joan:  “Your hair’s grown, Teague.  Do you like it, Alyssa?”
Alyssa:  One side of her mouth lifts in sexy smile. “More to fist in my hands.”
Joan:  “Of course.  So...Teague, what was your favorite part of the book?”
Teague:  “The sex.  You write good sex.”
Alyssa:  “Hey.  I think I had something to do with it.”
Teague:  Reaches over and slides a hand over Alyssa’s hair.  “Everything to do with it, sugar.”
Joan:  Clears throat.  “Aside from the sex.”
Teague:  Eyes lift toward ceiling in thought.  “Probably when I considered leaving her to the wolves.”
Alyssa:  Fist to Teague’s bicep.
Teague:  Doesn’t even flinch.  Laughs.  “I did love the handcuffs.”
Alyssa:  “Evident in how long you kept them on me.”
Joan:  “What about you, Alyssa?  Your favorite part of the book—aside from the sex.”
Teague:  Whispers, “When you first set eyes on me.”
Alyssa:  Snort.  Turns a hot grin on Teague.  When I dropped eight condoms on your chest.”
Teague:  “Oh.  Yeah.  You’re right.  That was way better.”
Alyssa:  “Or was it the wine closet?”
Teague:  Low, throaty laugh.  “Hard choice.”
Alyssa:  “Yes.  Yes it was.”
Joan:  Another clearing of throat.  “Teague, your least favorite part of the book?”
Teague:  His smile slowly slides away.  His fingers thread into Alyssa’s dark hair.  “When I saw that wall of fire fall on top of her.  That was just cruel, Joan.  I mean, aside from the awesome sex, you were vicious throughout the book, but that was…just downright brutal.”
Joan:  “Thank you.  I try.  And Alyssa?”
Alyssa:  Thoughtful look.  “The fiery wall wasn’t much fun.  But the worst part was waking up and finding Teague gone.”  She shot Teague a glare.  “Coward.  And, oh, God.  Mitch, my brother, rescuing me only to find condom wrappers on the floor.  I’ll never here the end of that.  Ever.”
Teague:  Easy, one shouldered shrug.  “If you hadn’t fried every brain cell I owned I would have remembered to pick them up before I bolted.”
Joan:  “For the record, that wasn’t my idea, it was Elisabeth’s.  You remember, my critique partner who gave Mitch his identity in the first place.”
Teague and Alyssa share a look.
Alyssa:  “That explains it.”
Joan:  “Okay, so can we talk about something that doesn’t relate to sex?”
Alyssa and Teague simultaneously:   “Why?”
Joan:  “Never mind.  I think we’re done here.”
As you can see, Alyssa and Teague are enjoying their relationship and their newfound freedom.

Read how Alyssa and Teague met in chapter one of FEVER, here.

Book Blurb:  Release Date: 2/28
When Dr. Alyssa Foster is taken hostage by a prison inmate, she knows she's in deep trouble. Not just because Teague Creek is desperate for freedom, but because the moment his fingers brush against her skin, Alyssa feels a razor-sharp pang of need...

A man with a life sentence has nothing to lose. At least Teague doesn't, until his escape plan develops a fatal flaw: Alyssa. On the run from both the law and deadly undercover operatives, he can only give her lies, but every heated kiss tells him the fire between them could be just as devastating as the flames that changed him forever...

Author Bio:  Joan Swan is a triple RWA® Golden Heart finalist and writes sexy romantic suspense with a paranormal twist.  Her debut novel with Kensington Brava, FEVER, releases February 28, 2012.  Her second novel, BLAZE, follows in October, 2012.

In her day job, she works as a sonographer for one of the top ten medical facilities in the nation and lives on the California central coast in beautiful wine country with her husband and two daughters.

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  1. I read a 5 star review of this book on another blog just this morning, combine that with the awesome cover and I am so hooked. Can't wait until the book comes out, it is definately on my wish list.

  2. You're a new author for me but the book sounds fabulous and I love that cover. Gotta love finding new authors and new books to read. This one will be going in my wish list pronto.


  3. I am racing through this story right now. Incredible. Can't wait to finish it.

  4. I LOVE character interviews and this was one of the best. Thank you :).

    I am dying for this book!


  5. Is it any wonder why we love Joan?

    Case in point:
    T: "You were vicious throughout the book...just downright brutal."
    J: "Thank you. I try."

    *Ear-splitting-grin* Of course you had me at hello with Alyssa's sass and Teague's alpha tenderness, but that beautiful author response above, along with Teague's cluing us in on the fact that "you write good sex" definitely upped the ante. February 28th couldn't come any sooner... ;)

  6. I love character interviews and you can see their personalities come through. Joan, which of Alussa and Teague's traits would their baby definitely have? Which top two would you give the baby? :)


  7. As someone who has already read this book, great read! Not to be missed!

    How many sets of twins are there in this series?

    ironss [at] gmail [dot] com

  8. I enjoyed the interview - it's always fun to have characters from a great book join in. I'm looking forward to reading Fever, it sounds like a fantastic story.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  9. LOL, love this interview with Teague and Alyssa, Joan! I'm glad to see they're finally having nothing but fun with one another! Great job.

  10. Great interaction between the hero and heroine. It definitely makes me want to pick up the book.

    seriousreader at live dot com

  11. Ahhh! Man you are making me miss these two! The Book was just awesome!

    Supporting Joan here. The book is such a treat!

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

    Time to head back to bed. I * pouts* am sick.

  12. Hi loves to dive -- that's awesome news!! So glad you're intrigued and I hope you love Fever!!

  13. Hi Mary,

    I love finding new authors! Thanks for checking out Fever! Hope you love it!

  14. YAY, Lucy!! So glad you're enjoying!!

  15. Hi Victoria!

    This is the first I've ever done. It surprised me how easy it was...Alyssa and Teague just took it away :).

  16. LOLOL, Nina. :) Really, that was Teague saying that...

  17. LOLOL, omg, Na, that's a great question.

    *thinking* Boy, he's going to be **stubborn** and a **charmer**


  18. Hi Sheree,

    Um...lol, I think Alyssa and Mitch and Luke and his sister, Suzanna, (who passed away).

    Though you never know who's going to pop up!! :)

  19. Thanks Barbara, hope you love Fever!

  20. Thanks Sandy! They are having a ball!

  21. Awwww, sorry you're sick Rachel!! Thanks for coming out to say hi!

    XO feel better!

  22. Whoohoo, Joan! Sounds awesome and I can't wait to get it!

  23. Wow, Joan! What a cover! I loved a tattooed man, and this guy surely fits the bill! The book sounds really good, too :) lol Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    Julie W
    jwitt33 at live dot com

  24. Thanks Julie! I'm loving the tatts too... heh, no pun intended, but it works, don't you think?

  25. Congrats on the release! Looking forward to reading Fever asap

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  26. Awesome cover! :) Thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

  27. The cover is sooo drool worthy. Where did you come up with the idea for Fever?

    mary_reiss @ hotmail.com

  28. I love character interviews; they give a hint of what the characters are like before reading the book.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  29. Wow! New book for me. Thanks for the character interview, excuse me while I dash off to add to my wishlist.

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com

  30. Hi Mary,

    I’ve been a sonographer for twenty years and at one of the hospitals where I worked I spent half my day surrounded by guards and inmates.

    The more I understand their routines and procedures, the more clearly I recognized how easily something could go wrong.

    I must have been left in a dangerous situation once too many times and come up with one too many “What if…?”


  31. Booklover,

    They are so much fun to write. This was my first and I thought it would be so hard, but it wasn't at all, it was like sitting down with friends.

  32. LOL, Lisa, you are indeed, excused!! Thanks!!

  33. Love the cover and the plot sounds really unique!

    theangrypollo{ AT }yahoo{ DOT }com

  34. Nice excerpt there. Can't wait to read it!

  35. "I mean, aside from the awesome sex, you were vicious throughout the book" HaHa if that doesn't grab your interest nothing will! That should be quoted on the back of the book.
    Book Sniffers Anonymous

  36. love the interview with the characters and now i've got to read this! thanks for the giveaway!

    alicia marie
    ame1184 at gmail dot com

  37. Hi Kristin!

    I swear, these characters...where do they get this stuff?

  38. Hi Alicia Marie,

    Hope you love it!!

  39. Thanks for the interview - the book looks great!

  40. Oh - I apologize, I entered the rafflecopter with my other email (rjs4444us at yahoo dot com) but left my post using my google id. Should I re-enter the rafflecopter using my google id?

    Sorry for the confusion!

  41. Great interview. Congrats on the release.