Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Interview: Tracy March's A Shot of Red

We are in for a treat today as Tracy March stopped by Romance for Every World to answer a few questions. Tracy's new book, A Shot of Red was released April 21, 2014 by Entangled Publishing.
Where do you get your ideas?
TM: My ideas often come from my travels. I’m inspired when I visit new places. I get a feel for the setting, watch the people, experience the culture (every little place has one), and then decide what characters would fit there and what their stories might be. Believe it or not, sometimes changes in weather in these places really stir up new ideas.
Do you create the characters first and then come up with the plot, or vice versa?
TM: Most of the time the plot comes first unless it’s a series where a main character for the next book appears as a secondary character in the one I’m writing. 
Who is currently on your Kindle?
TM: I’m reading The Descent, the last book in The Taker trilogy by the awesome Alma Katsu. She combines historical and romantic elements with fantasy and suspense to tell an amazing story of love and loss, betrayal and redemption. I’m a huge fan.
Why did you begin writing?
TM: I’ve always loved reading mysteries and romantic suspense. The more I read, the more I wondered if I could create a puzzle that readers would enjoy trying to solve, and a satisfying story to go along with it. So I started studying the craft of writing and then got busy working on a manuscript.
What is your favorite book that you wrote?
TM: I write in two romance subgenres—contemporary and suspense—so it’s hard to compare those books. I have a soft spot for all of my books, but my favorite contemporary romance I’ve written is The Practice Proposal. It’s the first in my Suddenly Smitten sweet romance series, and it was an RT Book Reviews Top Pick which makes me love it even more! J
As for my romantic suspense novels, A Shot of Red narrowly edges Girl Three only because of the international setting. It was awesome writing about Switzerland for months!
Which character that you created do you most connect with?
TM: I’m a big baseball fan and I totally connect with my hero Cole Collins, the pro baseball player whose love story is told in The Practice Proposal. I’m so thrilled that I could help him find his happily ever after.
What’s next for you?
TM: I’m finishing up the final book in my Suddenly Smitten sweet contemporary romance series that will come out later this year. It follows the first two in the series, The Practice Proposal and Tempted in the Tropics—both RT Book Reviews Top Picks—and features sexy Caribbean resort tycoon Trent Hawthorne who’s looking for love in tropical places.
 Thanks so much for stopping by Tracy!

Here is the details for Tracy's new release:

Book Title: A Shot of Red 
Written by: Tracy March 
Release Date: 4/21/2014
Genre: Romantic Suspense


After fleeing D.C. following a one-night stand that had her reeling, biotech company heiress Mia Moncure has thrived working with a humanitarian aid team administering vaccines in Haiti. When the United States is threatened with a flu epidemic, Mia's grandmother demands her return to unveil a new flu vaccine for Moncure Therapeutics. She arrives to find that her ex-boyfriend, the company's PR Director, has died in a suspicious accident in Switzerland that Mia soon suspects was murder.
Determined to reveal a killer, Mia heads to Switzerland where she's threatened as she discovers a plan to infiltrate the vaccine for nefarious purposes. Desperate for backup, she turns to sexy Gio Lorenzo, Communications Director for her mother, a high-ranking senator--and Mia's one-night stand. While negotiating their rocky relationship, they race to uncover a deadly scheme that could ruin her family's reputation. But millions of people are being vaccinated, and there's more than her family's legacy at stake. Mia and Gio struggle to discover the truth about the scheme and their feelings for each other, but it just might be too late. 
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Author Bio:

Award-winning author Tracy March writes romantic thrillers influenced by her interest in science and politics. She also writes lighthearted romances inspired by her real-life happily ever after.

Look for Tracy’s romantic thrillers GIRL THREE and A SHOT OF RED. Her Suddenly Smitten contemporary romance series includes THE PRACTICE PROPOSAL, TEMPTED IN THE TROPICS (both selected by RT Book Reviews as Top Picks), and a third title releasing in summer 2014.

Always up for travel and adventure, Tracy has flown in a stunt plane, snowmobiled on the Continental Divide, ziplined in the Swiss Alps, and been chased by a bull in the mountains of St. Lucia. She loves Nationals baseball, Saturday date nights, and Dairy Queen Blizzards—and rarely goes a day without Diet Coke and Cheez-Its.

Tracy lives in Yorktown, Virginia, with her superhero husband who works for NASA. Visit Tracy online at

Pump Up Your Book and Tracy are teaming up to give away a $50 Amazon/B&N Gift Card!

Terms & Conditions:

  • By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
  • 1 winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive each of the prizes
  • This giveaway begins April 28 and ends on May 9.
  • Winners will be contacted via email on May 10, 2014.
  • Winner has 48 hours to reply.
Good luck everyone!

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