I’m hosting an interview today with author Shyla Colt, the author of romantic suspense novel “Cast The Cards”. Thank you for answering my questions, Shyla!
1) What is the hardest part about being an author?
For me right now I’d have to say balancing writing with the rest of my life. I stay at home with two children under four, and my husband is an active military member, so some days are schedule is just insane! Carving out that time and staying inspired with the words flowing can be a challenge at times.
2) Can you give us the synopsis of your book?
I’d love to. As a young college student Savannah West’s life is rocked and changed forever when she escapes a kidnapping attempt, but the man she loves doesn’t. Eyes opened to the evils of the world, her dreams of becoming an FBI Profiler are born. Almost ten years later with her dreams realized the killer’s return to finish the job. With some help from the ghost of her slain love and his twin, who’s a Police Detective, it’s a race against time to stop the Tarot Card Killers before they reach Savannah.
3) Is this part of a series or a stand alone?
This book is a stand alone.
4) How many hours do you write per day?
A good two to four, broken up into intervals off and on throughout the day. Most of my uninterrupted writing time is at night after everyone has gone to bed.
5) What is your favorite book?
Wow… For me they’re all like my children, so I don’t have a favorite, but I love them all for different reasons. I will say I’m extremely proud of Cast the Cards because it was my first full length Suspense and a real mixture of the thriller/horror movies I grew up loving and romance.
6) What are you working on now?
Right now I’m working on a Christmas piece A sort of rom com with a paranormal twist.
Cast The Cards
Author: Shyla Colt
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Savannah escaped a kidnapping but her best friend Clark—the man she secretly loved—didn’t. Guilt-ridden and changed after the event, she gives up her dream of teaching and earns a position in the F.B.I as a profiler. When she’s targeted by the very same kidnappers wishing to finish the job, she is armed with her skills, backed by her first love’s twin brother, and forced to revisit her demons when Clark’s ghost appears.
After his twin’s murder, Officer Carey Carr loses more than his brother. Savannah avoids him for a decade. Her return—and her steaming-hot body—stir brand new feelings in Carey. But Clark’s reappearance has Carey battling to control his primal desires around the woman his twin loved.
As Savannah and Carey, with Clark’s help, embark on a cruel game of cat and mouse with the kidnappers, the twins come to an understanding that involves Savannah and more pleasure than the three of them have ever dreamed.
Told once ‘You have to be an author, then you’re craziness becomes eccentrics’, Shyla Colt has always been in love with the written word and possessed a desire to write. Named after Super Girl in the comics, she often mistakes her mortality for super hero status. So, she holds many hats, Mother, Marine Wife, and writer are her top three. Writing allows her to explore new venues, face her demons, and touch others. A huge practitioner of paying it forward, and putting in what you want to get out, she hopes to inspire, enlighten, move, and entertain you with her work. Mixing humor, drama, and strong women, often with a paranormal element, she continues to soldier ahead in the writing field. One of her favorite things is talking to fans. If you’d like to learn more or just drop a line, please check her out at http://www.shylacolt.com.