Welcome, M.A. Church to my weekly spotlight! I’m excited to have her on my blog today, featuring a book I recently read (and loved) titled To Touch the Sky.
Who is the favorite character you’ve ever written? Why?
Hmm, that would probably be Dale from The Harvest series. He’s been with me on and off for about four years now. It took me a year to write the series, and I became very attached to the characters, but to Dale especially. Out of everything I’ve written, he’s the most real to me.
Does your protagonist tend to be a person or a belief or something different? Why do you prefer that form?
I’d have to say a combination of both people and beliefs. Sometimes my protagonist is truly evil, but sometimes they’re… not good, certainly, but maybe mislead. Misinformed. Beliefs instilled in youth can frame opinions and lead to judgments that are wrong. But often they don’t know that until something happens to make them revaluate their beliefs.
Do you write in one or many genres? Which one(s)?
I’ve written M/F, but didn’t enjoy it. Which is kind of funny considering I’m female, lol. Now I stick to M/M, and in that a field I write mostly paranormal and scifi.
If you were a superhero (or supervillain), what would your special power be? (And in the case of a supervillain, in how much excess would you use it?)
Super speed! I’d love to be able to go really, really fast, lol! OMG, just think of how much typing I could get done if I had super speed. Notice my mind went to my writing, lol. Not household chores or errands… writing, lol.
What’s your next (or most recent) book?
To Touch the Sky is my latest book from Dreamspinner. It’s book two in the Leap of Faith series and is about Native American shifters.
If you feel comfortable giving us an excerpt of your most recent – or upcoming – book, that would be fantastic
Two hours later he was back up, pacing the floor, beyond annoyed. Why was he doing this now? He knew who his mate was supposed to be, and he wanted no part of it. He was responsible for himself only, and he liked it that way. Too bad the spirit that shared his body didn’t agree.
Really? What about all those people at the bar who depend on you?
“It’s not the same thing, and you know it.” A quick glance out his bedroom window confirmed dawn was about to break.
Freaking A, arguing with you is like arguing with a signpost. Why don’t you go stretch your wings, old man? We’ll chill on the breeze. Shift and we’ll find a nice juicy pigeon or rabbit for breakfast. That sounds dee-lish.
Hawk rolled his neck. His totem spirit’s mentality was that of a fifteen-year-old hopped up on sugar and running on three hours of sleep. The spirit was very old, but damned if it acted its age.
Whatever, dude. Just do something, will ya?
M.A. Church is a true Southern belle who spent many years in the elementary education sector. Now she spends her days lost in fantasy worlds, arguing with hardheaded aliens on far-off planets, herding her numerous shifters, or trying to tempt her country boys away from their fishing poles. It’s a full time job, but hey, someone’s gotta do it!
When not writing, she’s exploring the latest M/M novel to hit the market, watching her beloved Steelers, or sitting glued to HGTV. That’s if she’s not on the back porch tending to the demanding wildlife around the pond in the backyard. The ducks are very outspoken. She’s married to her high school sweetheart, and they have two children.
She was a finalist in the Rainbow awards for 2013. Drop by her blog at http://machurch00.blogspot.com/
Centuries ago, Hawk made a terrible mistake which has haunted him since. Fear of responsibility and feelings of unworthiness leads him to denying the mate Wha-tay showed him in a vision. So now Hawk runs his bar, has casual sex, and never, ever dates men with blond hair and brown eyes. But then Simon walks into his bar, and the future he’s feared is about to end up in a brawl if Hawk doesn’t do something—fast.
Simon Carter has a smart mouth and a bulldog temperament. So when Hawk runs, Simon pursues the sexy man, only to be rejected. Just as Simon decides to give up, someone—or something—visits him to change his mind… and scares him to death. Now Simon is backpedaling, and Hawk is in pursuit.
Desperate to reassure Simon, and keep him safe, Hawk is forced to reveal his secrets before he’s ready. Can Simon learn to accept things aren’t always as they seem? Is the connection between them strong enough to help Hawk overcome centuries of pain? The only way the two men will move beyond Hawk’s past is for both of them to take a leap of faith.