ABOUTTitle: The Bone Treaty
Author: T.C. Mckee
Series: Seal of Solomon Series #1
Publisher: Bookfish Books
Synopsis:I was interested pretty quickly after reading this synopsis. I mean, it's not too hard to get me interested, especially when there's supernatural things afoot and "brooding, hot, mysterious" guys who like to tease. Seriously, that's probably all it takes to lure me in. I'm easy.
A power as old as King Solomon awakens when a seventeen-year-old girl marks the brooding hot abductor ordered to seize her.
Addie Heaton’s not your average high school student. Orphaned at two, she’s spent most of her life reading the emotions of others. It’s a little trick she likes to call color-vision. But lately, a stranger has been trailing her, putting off shades of black and red—colors Addie hasn’t seen since the night her parents were killed—colors Addie never wanted to see again.
But when Addie comes face to face with Conal Reed, owner of the terrifying shades, she learns her stranger’s a little different too. He’s brooding hot, mysterious, and all too elusive. Conal loves to materialize, and then vanish at all the wrong times. Nice.
After years of keeping her ability a secret, Addie’s found another person with gifts, someone who may know what she really is. But Conal’s not talking. He’s having more fun showing up uninvited, teasing her senses, and disappearing at all the wrong times. Instead of finding answers, Addie finds herself reconsidering ever being alone and naked again.
I had the fantastic opportunity to interview T.C. Mckee, check out the interview below!
! Q&A !
Ri: What inspired THE BONE TREATY?
T.C.: I would have to say an overactive imagination, other stories, a few folk tales, and so on. Nothing in particular. The story just sort of evolved over time. I wanted to do something different.
Ri: This is your debut novel! How exciting! How long was the writing process for THE BONE TREATY from conception to the final product?
T.C.: Between rewrites, beta readers, more rewrites, countless revisions, tears, mumbling, rocking back and forth in a dark room, and a couple of editors, it took about 4 years from conception to the final product.
Ri: Do you listen to music while writing? If so, what do you listen to?
T.C.: I get too distracted by music. If I do get the notion to listen to anything, it's classical music. Maybe I'm a tad ADD.
Ri: Were there any weird things that you had to research?
T.C.: Oh yes. Lot's of weird things from pirates to Irish folk tales, to will-o-the-wisps, the power grid, to the story of King Solomon. I hope nobody ever looks through my hard drive. They'll think I'm crazy.
Ri: What got you into writing?
T.C.: The love of books and a great story. I began writing as a teenager and the habit has just continued.
Ri: What do you like to do when you're not writing?
T.C.: I love to read, of course. I enjoy spending time with my husband, my daughter, and spoiling my dog. I also love to cook when I have the time. I'm overall a pretty boring person.
Ri: If you could only have one book with you on a deserted island, what book would it be?
Oh come on. Can't I have a series? If so, I'd want the Outlander Series by Diana Gabaldon. I know. I know. It's not a YA series but it's really awesome and there's lots of sex scenes and romance. I'm gonna need to read about all of that since I'll be alone on an island. You understand.
Ri: Are you currently reading anything?
T.C.: I think the better question would be, "What am I not reading?" As the acquisitions editor for BookFish Books, I'm busy reading several full manuscripts at the moment, which is fantastic. I love new writers. In addition to those I'm reading City Of Heavenly Fire by, Cassandra Clare. After all that I'm hoping to read If I Stay before I see the movie. I have a feeling that might not happen according to plan. But plans are meant to be broken, right?
Thank you so much, T.C. for taking the time to answer my questions, and yes I definitely understand the thing about Outlander. I only read the first one and it's pretty darn good!
You guys can get THE BONE TREATY now on Amazon!
I'll definitely be looking to pick up a copy some time. Because like I said, it's not really that hard to lure me in.