We’re so pleased to welcome author Christine d’Abo today, on the tour for her latest novel, No Quarter. Enjoy Christine’s guest post, and then be sure to check out the details below on how to enter for the chance to win a $50 gift card at Riptide Publishing.
And now, here’s Christine:
Hello and thank you for having me here today.
I have to admit that I’m a bit hyperactive. I’m one of those crazy adults who will bounce around when you see them at a party, talking to everyone who even remotely expresses an interest. My husband is a very social guy as well, but when I’m in chatty mood, he tends to be a listener. He becomes my anchor, keeping me grounded but giving me the room I need to float around. I realize how fortunate I am to have a spouse who balances me so well. So much so, I try to give my characters the same sort of balance in my books.
No Quarter is no exception. Gar and Faolan are apparent opposites – pirate and bounty hunter. One man is private, keeps his emotions bottled up and has little in the way of personal relationships. The other, a gregarious man who squeezes everything he can out of life. They butt heads, their natural tendencies at odds with one another, but as they spend more time together, they become exactly what the other man needs.
Balance and counter balance are so important, not only for character development, but for story advancement. I love putting characters into situations where they needs to rely not only on their own skills, but combining them with others to solve the overarching problem. Like Voltron but with space pirates!
If you don’t know who Voltron is…I’ll be over here in the corner weeping in my old age.
If you would like to learn more about me, please pay a visit to my website www.christinedabo.com. I’m also very active on Twitter as @Christine_dAbo and have a monthly newsletter. If you’d like to sign up, simply click here to fill out the form.
About No Quarter
When bounty hunter Gar Stitt is given a simple locate-and-retrieve mission, he’s convinced it’s a waste of his skills. His success rate is legendary, after all, and Captain Faolan Wolf isn’t hard to find. He’s the most notorious pirate in the galaxy, and when he shows up planetside to take his pleasures, he’s far from subtle.
Faolan never expected a hot but tightly wound hunter to walk into his private party and try to apprehend him single-handedly. And when an unexpected betrayal forces them to work together, Faolan’s even more surprised to find himself drawn to Gar personally—especially since neither of them do personal.
Gar had intended to put Faolan in prison. Instead he finds his solitary existence shaken by his desire for the pirate. And when the bounty hunter becomes the hunted, he must put his faith in Faolan and his pirate crew, or run the risk of ending up dead.
Publisher’s note: This title is an edited second edition, previously published in 2010.
About Christine d’Abo
A romance novelist and short story writer, Christine has over thirty publications to her name. She loves to exercise and stops writing just long enough to keep her body in motion too. When she’s not pretending to be a ninja in her basement, she’s most likely spending time with her family and two dogs.
To celebrate the release of the Bounty series, one lucky person will receive a $50 gift certificate to Riptide. Winner will be selected from across all three book tours (No Quarter, No Remedy, No Master) and as such, the contest is open until midnight, Eastern time, on July 2, 2016. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Comment to enter, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!