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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Oracle’s Moon by Thea Harrison

We are so pleased to have Thea Harrison back here today to talk about her highly addictive Elder Races series.  Oracle’s Moon is the fourth book in the series, and will be followed by Lord’s Fall on November 6, 2012.  Want to know what we thought about the latest installment? You can read our review of Oracle’s Moon here. We are also featuring this series in our UF/PNR Reading Challenge 2012. You also have a chance to win a copy of the book. As always, details are listed at the end of the post. Make sure you follow the rules to be entered into the contest!

About Thea:

Thea Harrison is the pen name for author Teddy Harrison. Thea has traveled extensively, having lived in England and explored Europe for several years. Now she resides in northern California. She wrote her first book, a romance, when she was nineteen and had sixteen romances published under the name Amanda Carpenter.

She took a break from writing to collect a couple of graduate degrees and a grown child. She experienced waitressing as a teenager, has worked as an activist for a non-profit consumer rights organization, has been a receptionist, an office manager, a penniless graduate student, a director of development and research, and a single mom. Her graduate degrees are in Philanthropic Studies and Library Information Science, but her first love has always been writing fiction. She’s back with her paranormal Elder Races series. The release date for her first paranormal, Dragon Bound, is May 3, 2010.

She adores animals and currently resides with several small pets that have very large personalities.

You can visit Thea around the web here: Website | Blog Twitter | Facebook

Want to read more from Thea Harrison?

Dragon Bound Storm's Heart Serpent's Kiss Oracle's Moon

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Welcome Thea!

Thea: Hi, Angela! Thank you for having me on your blog today!

DFT: Could you start things off by telling us a little about the The Elder Races series?

Thea: The Elder Races series is set in an alternative Earth universe, where all kinds of mythological and supernatural creatures live openly alongside humans. They have their own ruling structures that are superimposed over human geography, much like we here in theU.S.live with both state and federal law structures.

On my new website, I am developing an Extras Page for readers to explore that explain the overarching mythology of the world, along with specific pieces of background information that tie into the publication of each of the books.  Come on over and check it out!

DFT: Oracle’s Moon is the fourth book in your The Elder Races series. For readers new to the series, can you give us a quick overview of the previous books?

Thea: Dragon Bound is the first book in the series.  It introduces Wyr society, along with Dragos, Lord of the Wyr, and Pia, a half-Wyr who is on the run. Through their story, the basic concepts and magical structures of the world are established.

Storm’s Heart continues expanding on the world, through the relationship developing between the Wyr sentinel Tiago and the Dark Fae heir to the throne, Tricks (Niniane).  Book three, Serpent’s Kiss, follows the Wyr sentinel Rune and the Vampyre Carling.

Oracle’s Moon is the first totally non-Wyr story.  It focuses on the romance between the human Oracle Grace and the Demonkind Djinn Khalil.  I loved telling their story, not only because I loved the characters themselves, but I also thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to explore and expand on the world-building in this universe.

DFT: Can the books function as a stand-alone or do we need to read the series from the beginning?

Thea: I certainly hope they can stand alone.  I’ve tried to write them in such a way that readers can pick up a later book and enjoy it for its own sake, and I have received some feedback that the stories do achieve this.  But ultimately, since I live with the whole series in my head, this is for the readers to decide.

DFT: Can you tell us a little about the main characters in Oracle’s Moon?

Thea: The heroine, Grace, is flawed, overwhelmed, acerbic, loving, loyal, and stubborn, and she is much stronger than she believes.

The hero, Khalil, is arrogant, mischievous, honorable, kick-in-the-head sexy, and he adores children.  Any kind of children.  Honestly, this never made it in the book, but he loves puppies and kittens too.

DFT: If you could describe your main characters with only 3 words, what would they be?

Thea: Strong.  Adorable.  Combustible.

DFT: How do you keep all the details of your world organized?

Thea: I have a freakish mind for details that I am interested in.  I’ve also likened my brain to a magpie’s nest—I collect odds and ends of shiny facts and snippets, and I tuck them all over the place.  I never know when I’ll stumble across a random memory or piece of trivia.  It’s… a bit of a mess in here, but glittery.

DFT: Do you have a long-term plan or goal for this story universe? What happens after book 4, Oracle’s Moon?

Thea: Book five, Lord’s Fall, returns to New York, back to Pia and Dragos, and all the challenges that have built up for them over the past four books. Their story is currently slated for a November 2012 release.  Book six will focus on characters that the reader has met in the previous stories.

I suppose my long-term plan or goal is to explore the many story lines and other Elder Races and demesnes in this universe, while continuing to touch base with the main characters from the previous books.  Writing this series is like a long improvisational jazz session—I’ll be delighted to see where the next riffs in the music take me!

DFT: What other projects are you working on that you would like to tell us about?

Thea: My second Elder Races novella, “Natural Evil,” will release as an eBook by Samhain on March 20th.  I was tremendously excited to write that story, as the novellas give me a chance to flesh out more of the world in ways that perhaps don’t fit in the main story arcs in the novels. The story focuses on a Wyr named Luis and a human named Claudia.  As always, I loved Luis and Claudia.  Even though the story is a novella, their relationship is complicated and involved, and I would love to revisit them some day.

Berkley and I are also moving forward this spring with a two-book contract for stories that are outside the Elder Races series.  Unfortunately, I still don’t have a title to give you, but I will begin revisions on the first book shortly, and that book will be slated for publication in April of 2013.  I will tweet and post details as I get them, so be sure to follow me on Facebook andTwitter, and my new blog on my website!

Right now I am starting novella three in the Elder Races series.  I’m delighted and excited to focus on the medusa, Dr. Seremela Telemar.  I love Seremela and am so happy she will get her own story.  As for the hero?  Perhaps I’d better keep that under wraps for now.  After all, a girl’s got to have some secrets. :)

DFT: What creature are you afraid of most?

Thea: Humans.   We can be extraordinarily cruel, dangerous and wasteful.

But on the flip side, we also have an astonishing capacity for love, compassion and selfless generosity, so as much as I am afraid of some humans, I also love us for all the wonderful things we are capable of.

DFT: If you could be any paranormal creature, which one would you be and why?

Thea: Today I think, on a total whim and for no particular reason, I would enjoy being one of the monsters.  I would quite like having a lair, I think, along with a toothsome smile that makes others go pale.

Readers, what paranormal creature would you like to be today, and why?

DFT: I want to thank you for taking the time to answer these questions.

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This giveaway is provided by Dark Faerie Tales

One winner will receive a copy of Oracle’s Moon by Thea Harrison

Available on March 6, 2012 from Penguin/Berkley

About the Book:

When Grace Andreas’s sister, Petra, and her husband are both killed, Grace inherits the Power and responsibilities of the Oracle of Louisville, as well as her sister’s two young children–neither of which she is prepared for. Then Khalil, Demonkind and Djinn Prince of House Marid, decides to make himself a part of the household both as guardian and counterpoint to Grace’s impudence towards the Elder Races.

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27 Responses to “Blog Tour & Giveaway: Oracle’s Moon by Thea Harrison

  1. Thea HarrisonNo Gravatar
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    Hi Angela, thanks again for having me today! Always a pleasure. Good luck with the giveaway, everybody!
    All the best,
    Thea

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    Hi Thea! I just want to say that I just finished Dragon Bound and absolutely loved it!! I also just received Storm’s Heart and I can’t wait to get started. To answer your question, I think that I would like to be a Black Panther shifter. Easy to blend into the shadows, plus the fact that they just look plain cool. Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

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    As of right now I would want to be a bear. Time change is not my favorite time of the year, hibernation sounds real good right now. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  4. Tanyaw1224No Gravatar
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    I’ve heard nothing but good things about this series. I need to get my butt in gear and go get the first book. I’d love to win this…it would be great motivation to get started ;) If I were a paranormal creature right now….I’d pick to be a faery queen. I want to fly and be amazingly beautiful and have sex with every male ;) kinda like Laurell Hamilton’s merrideth Gentry series.

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  5. Maggie K.No Gravatar
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    I think I would like to be a Vampire. I just find vamps hot, sexual, sensual, evil and just fun LOL. Great giveaway!. I have Oracle’s Moon in my wish list, I hope I win it!

    Cheers!

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    After meeting Pia, a unicorn because they are so rare and special.

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  7. Teresa WarnerNo Gravatar
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    This would be a new series for me! moc.loanull@914renraWt

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  8. Melissa (Books and Things)No Gravatar
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    I would love to be a true shifter. One that could shift into what is needed at the moment. Oh and the characters sound hot! Even tho they tend to be combustable! LOL

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    I would like to be a mermaid or maybe a fairy!!!

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    I would like to be an angel. I’d like to have powers and be able to fly.

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    I have always loved unicorns, so I would have to pick that as the creature that I want to change into.

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    a witch, it would be cool to cast spells! thanks :)

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  13. LaurieNo Gravatar
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    I think I’d be some kind of water or land nymph. Love being out in the sun! Thanks for the giveway!

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    A witch because I could cast spells.

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    A vampire.I’d live forever :)

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    I would like to be a tiger shifter, because they are powerful cats.

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    I’d want to be a vampire for the immortality and the nifty powers!

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  18. Annie @ UTCNo Gravatar
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    At the moment, I would like to be a dragon shifter. I havent read too many books with dragons in them, but that would be awesome I think!

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    I would be some kind of shifter. I really enjoy shifter stories and how the animal instincts carry over to their “human” side.

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    werewolf to run through the woods. :)

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    I think I would like to be a werewolf. Overdone, I know but it think it would be awesome to run through the woods as a wolf.

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    I would like to be a shifter.

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  23. KausarNo Gravatar
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    That was a hard question, I don’t know. Maybe som kind of shifter or an angel. I would be powerful and shift into some kinda cool animal or be abel to fly.

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    I would like to be a shifter. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  25. Jennifer BielmanNo Gravatar
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    I love to be a shape shifter. Thanks for the giveaway.

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    today i want to be a shapeshifter, i’m feeling a little mean >:)

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  27. Barbara ElnessNo Gravatar
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    I’d love to be a dragon shifter because they’re so powerful and really fantastical. Or a shape shifter that could choose any being it wanted to be, now that would be cool because you could change into whatever you need to be at the time.

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