Saturday, 28 March 2015

Suza Kates Author Spotlight

About this author

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t love books, but two particular memories stay with me. As a young girl I picked up Little Women, read it straight through, and promptly turned to page one to start all over again. The next book I did that with was Mind Hunter by John Douglas, tales about profiling serial killers.

Thus a twisted romantic was born.

Throughout my teenage and young adult years, I read everything from horror to historical romance, yet I never, ever thought of trying to write anything of my own. Write a whole book? Crazy talk.

Then I spent a long, cold winter in a tiny apartment in Germany. My bed was also my living room couch, and I shared it with three cats. After tearing through all the books I had that were written in English, I picked up a pen and opened a door to something I would never have expected to love.

Missing the warmth, the hospitality, and the food of the South, I wrote about those things with a huge dose of family thrown in. I still have a sweet spot in my heart for Southern Moon, but to date, I have not revisited it for submission to my publisher. Time will tell.

As a huge fan of Dan Brown and Nora Roberts, I set off to write a romantic suspense with tons of history-laden backdrops. The She Trilogy is still a work in progress, but only because it was bumped aside by a bunch of sassy witches.

I had an idea about sisters and magic and went to work on the first book of The Savannah Coven Series, Whisper of a Witch. The series is still going strong, and I am grateful every day that I took a chance on paranormal romance, a genre I wasn’t very familiar with and had never actually read before writing it. Now I’m a parajunkie.

I have since joined RWA, and I can’t say enough about this organization. The education and support are unparalleled. I want to say thank you to all of my fellow writers who have offered advice and to my fans who come back for more. 

Readers rule!

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Whisper of a Witch (The Savannah Coven #1)

A Choice:
Shauni Miller has no idea why her life is changing, but she must answer when an unknown force summons her to a mystical island. She also harbors a secret, one that has the potential to alter her life forever. 

A Deception:
Dr. Michael Black helps Shauni in her time of need, but sees more in the raven-haired temptress than she ever meant to reveal. He knows she's hiding something, but then, so is he. 

A Prediction:
Only the fates know what role they will play in a centuries-old prophecy. Or if one of them has to die.

Praise for Whisper of a Witch

"Wonderful characters, great storyline and I can't wait to get my hands on the next book!!"
- Spellbound by Books 

"Whisper of a Witch is a tale woven in magic, enchantment, sisterhood and romance. It sparks imagination and is mystifying from the start."
- Intense Whisper 

"With the perfect blend of suspense, romance, danger, and intrigue, Whisper of a Witch is an awesome start to what promises to be a spectacular series!"
-YzhaBella's Bookshelf 

"I simply adored this book and personally found it to be different and refreshing. If your a paranormal fan and looking for something new then maybe this is one for you to try!"
-The Cajun Book Lady

Conviction of a Witch (The Savannah Coven #2)

The Savannah Coven Series Book #2 The Good Finding out she was a witch was more difficult for Willyn Brousseau than any of the nine women in her newfound coven. She's a mother, a healer, and wears a cross around her neck to proudly declare her religion. Though she and her friends are just learning to master their power, Willyn's time is up. It's her turn to stand against evil and pass her individual trial. What else could go possibly wrong? The Bad Dare Forster is well acquainted with the prophecy, the demon, and the coven's magic. It's precisely why he's come to the island near Savannah. He's a witch bearing a grudge, but he also has a plan. He just needs one of the nine to make it happen. The Undeniable Willyn and Dare come together like flint and brimstone, rejecting the desire that sparks between them. He's no good for her, and she's his sworn enemy. Both will be tested in ways they can't imagine and hope that love will save them, body and soul. 

Binding of a Witch (The Savannah Coven #3)

A Woman's Quest

As a scientist and a witch, Viv Sakurai understands how crucial it is to solve the riddle she's been given and take the next step toward destiny. She's been called to stand for her coven and battle the Amara for the future of humanity. She can't afford any distractions, and she certainly doesn't need any man getting in her way.

A Man's Desire

Nick Reagan has been biding his time, waiting for the right moment to approach the brilliant and beautiful woman who so often frequents his downtown pub. The more she attempts to evade, the more persistent he becomes. But then, he always did like a challenge. As Viv's secret life unfolds, Nick realizes he's the least of her worries, and that she just might need him more than she ever imagined. 

A Battle's Turning Point

A mystical war is being waged on the streets of Savannah, and the dark side is raising the stakes. Viv and Nick find themselves in the center of chaos as the Amara fight for their demon and a future filled with blood. Viv has a choice to make. Should she find the strength to let Nick in, or will loving him destroy them all?

Haunting of a Witch (The Savannah Coven #4)

Her Troubled Past 
Hayden Wells deals with plenty of ghosts, but she’s never met one who was terrified. Not until now. And the only way to help the dead is to find the living. Unfortunately, the man she seeks is a killer, so she must go to the only ones who can help her, the ones she fears most. 

His Ominous Future 
Detective Trevor Roch knows Savannah, its streets, its people, and its secrets. At least he thought he did. When a homicide case unlike any he’s ever encountered brings him face to face with unfathomable evil, he doesn’t know what or whom he can trust. And the golden-eyed woman who’s turned his world around is the absolute last person he would put faith in. 

An Unexpected Love 
When innocent women are endangered, Hayden and Trevor will be forced to work together. She’s a witch and he’s a cop, yet passion rages between them. Opposing worlds clash as they race to save human lives. And the souls that are already damned.

Possession of a Witch (The Savannah Coven #5)

Man She Wants to Love

Lucia Ruiz believes in love. Though the reality of it has been scarce in her life, she chooses to look to the future. To have hope. Now fate has thrown a dark, hunk of a demon hunter into her life in the form of Ethan Drake. Set to accompany her on a dangerous quest, he persists in being aloof. Reserved. And downright unsociable. 
For Lucia to succeed she must do two things. Find an ancient, magical artifact, and make a man fall in love. Truly…how hard can that be?

A Woman He Must Resist

Ethan Drake takes one look at Lucia and thinks Danger. The Spanish seductress has everything he wants and offers the one thing he fears. She sees love as a bright and shining promise, safe haven in a relentless storm. 
He knows he must destroy her hope and keep his secret safe. Ethan Drake carries a wicked curse, and for him, love can only bring death.

Deception of a Witch (The Savannah Coven #6)

Claudia Grant has officially been called to face her trial. To stand for the Savannah Coven and complete the task that has been set for her. When the antique items she touches show her more of history than she bargained for, she realizes her special talent has taken a dangerous turn. Evil thrives in the present but is also alive and well in the past.

And it's been waiting for her.

Cole Lonergan is strong-minded detective, a reliable man, and a good friend. And that's exactly where Claudia wants him to stay. In the friendship category. 

As an established bachelor, he has no problem attracting the ladies, but when Claudia's trial begins, fate keeps pushing them together. He will do anything to help the coven in their war against the Amara, but frankly, he's not looking to settle down, either. Not just yet. 

Claudia keeps telling him how absolutely, positively certain she is that they aren't meant to be together. That he is not what she wants. And if there's one thing Cole enjoys more than solving a puzzle... it's a challenge from a worthy adversary.