February 24, 2012

CLP BLog Tour: Interview & Giveaway with Forged in Fire author Trish McCallan

Forged in FireBeth Brown doesn’t believe in premonitions until she dreams a sexy stranger is gunned down during the brutal hijacking of a commercial airliner. When events in her dream start coming true, she heads to the flight’s departure gate. To her shock, she recognizes the man she’d watched die the night before.

Lieutenant Commander Zane Winters comes from a bloodline of elite warriors with psychic abilities. When Zane and two of his platoon buddies arrive at Sea-Tac Airport, he has a vision of his teammates’ corpses. Then she arrives—a leggy blonde who sets off a different kind of alarm.

As Beth teams up with Zane, they discover the hijacking is the first step in a secret cartel’s deadly global agenda and that key personnel within the FBI are compromised. To survive the forces mobilizing against them, Beth will need to open herself to a psychic connection with the sexy SEAL who claims to be her soul mate

Today I am happy to be able to interview Trish McCallan author of Forged in Fire. If you haven't read my review you should check it out here.


Since I love twitter, I think it would be fun to see how you would describe your book Twitter-style. How would you describe it in 140 characters or less?

Hahahahhahahaha- I love twitter too. Here’s my attempt to describe FIF, twitter style!
High octane romantic thriller, SEAL alpha hero W/psychic abilities, soul-mate bonding with a strong heroine. Defeating a global conspiracy

What was the hardest part of the writing process?

The hardest part for me is actually sitting down and doing it. Once I sit down and can get past the first hour I can fall into the book—but the actual sitting the butt in the chair and staying there for that first hour is a killer.
What inspired the concept for Forged in Fire?

I actually dreamed the opening sequence to Forged in Fire. I’d just gotten off a series Black Dagger Brotherhood binge and caught a nasty cold. So I doped myself up with Nyquil, headed to bed and dreamed the opening scene over and over again—all night long. Then I dreamed it the next night. And the next. I had to write the scene down to get it out of my head. 

What is your favorite Book or Series?

Hands down my favorite series is The Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward. Love those vampire warriors!

Which character from your book do you relate the most to, and why?

You know I don’t really relate to any of my characters. LOL. They are all so polar opposite of me I don’t quite know where they came from.  

Do you listen to music while you write, if so what’s on your playlist?

Good lord no. I can’t listen to music when I write. I need complete and utter silence. Music is too distracting. I find myself listening to the lyrics or music and daydreaming instead of writing.

If there was one thought or feeling you would want readers to take away after turning that last page what would it be?
That they want the next book Now! NOW!!!


Trish McCallan has been writing for as long as she can remember.

In grade school she wrote children’s stories, illustrating them with crayons and binding the sheets together with pencil-punched holes and red yarn. She used to sell these masterpieces at her lemonade stand for a nickel a book. Surprisingly, people actually bought them. Like, all of them. Every night she would have to write a new batch for her basket.
As she got older her interest changed to boys and horses. The focus of her literary masterpieces followed this shift. Her first full length novel was written in seventh grade and featured a girl, a horse and a boy. At the end of the book the teenage heroine rode off into the sunset . . . with the horse.
These days she sticks to romantic suspense with hot alpha heroes and roller-coaster plots. Since she is a fan of all things bizarre, paranormal elements always seem to find a way into her fiction. Her current release, Forged in Fire, was the result of a Black Dagger Brotherhood reading binge, a cold, a bottle of NyQuil and a vivid dream.

The author was generous enough to offer an ebook copy of Forged in Fire because this is an ebook the contest will be open internationally.  See below for details.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Great interview. I always find it interesting how authors get their ideas, and how they write. I know I wouldn't be able to listen to music either. I would end up singing along. Lol!

  2. Hey Nerissa,

    Thanks for hosting me along this stop of my blog tour, as well as the great review, appreciate both!

    Also I wanted to give everyone a heads up, that Forged will be free on Amazon through today. It goes back to paid at midnight tonight.

  3. This looks good!! and the cover doesn't look to bad itself! ;) I completely agree with the music! I would start singing at the top of my lungs! haha ;D If I get this it would be in a Kindle format. Thank you so much!!

  4. Great interview Nerissa! if I get this it would be in a Kindle format. Thank you so much!!


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