Monday, June 17, 2013

Interview with Tiffany Solow from Shadow Hunter by Kait Ballenger and Giveaway - June 17, 2013

Please welcome Tiffany Solow to The Qwillery. Tiffany is featured in Shadow Hunter, the Execution Underground prequel novella, by Kait Ballenger. Kait kindly let me ask Tiffany a few questions. You may read my review of Shadow Hunter here.

TQ:  Hi Tiffany. Welcome to The Qwillery!

Tiffany:  Thanks for having me!

TQ:  Please tell us a bit about yourself.

Tiffany:  My name is Tiffany Solow and I’m a vampire hunter. I was trained by my brother, Mark, who was a hunter for the Execution Underground before his death. We were brought into the-know about supernatural creatures when our family was murdered by vampires when we were children. Aside from hunting, I’m about to start med school. I’d like to be a doctor. I will only consider myself a hunter professionally until I’ve avenged my family members.

TQ:  You live in Rochester, NY. Is there a large supernatural community there as well?

Tiffany:  There wasn’t always. In fact, for a long time the Execution Underground had no hunters positioned in the area because there wasn’t enough of a supernatural population. But over time supernaturals flooded here when they realized there weren’t any hunters. Now, Rochester is so full of them, humans might as well be the minority.

TQ:  You are familiar with the Execution Underground. Please tell us whatever is okay for you to share about the organization.

Tiffany:  They’re very clandestine and covert. They act like they’re top secret agents or something. My brother barely told me anything about his time at the Execution Underground training center and out in the field. All I know is that it’s an all male organization made up of supernatural hunters who all have different specialties. There’s headquarters and then the individual divisions that cover certain cities and territories.

TQ:  You had a penpal in the EU. Tell us a bit about him? Did you like him?

Tiffany:  Is it hot in here? *fans self* Uh...what can I really say about B? Well, they had him start writing me because they were worried he didn’t have enough community ties to keep him from going nuts underneath all the pressure of the E.U or something like that, but the whole thing’s kind of ridiculous because he’s WAY more badass than Mark is. They also thought it would be therapeutic for me, because of the whole situation with my mom and dad’s murder. B specializes in hunting vampires and I hear lots of stories about his training and his time in the field. We’ve been writing since I was about fourteen, I like him?...If your older brother’s best friend was a vampire hunting warrior who also had a really sensitive side and wrote you letters that made your heart melt all the time, would you “like” him? Like is a weak word.

TQ:  While not a member of the EU, you also hunt vampires? Why?

Tiffany:  With Mark gone, it falls on my shoulders to avenge the death of my family members, both him and my parents. I won’t stop until I’ve done that.

TQ:  Thank you for joining us at The Qwillery!

Tiffany:  Thanks for having me!

About the Execution Underground

 After Dark
Author:  Gena Showalter and Kait Ballenger
Series:  Lords of the Underworld and Execution Underground
Publisher:  Harlequin HQN, June 25, 2013
Format:  Trade Paperback and eBook, 336 pages
Price:  $11.95 (print)
ISBN:  9780373778256 (print)

A Timeless Seduction

A Unique Temptation

And a Whole World of Dark Desires...

From New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter

The Darkest Angel

Winged warrior Lysander has been alive for centuries, and yet he's never known desire-until he meets Bianka. Spawned from the bloodline of his enemy, the beautiful but deadly Harpy is determined to lead the untouched Lysander into temptation. He may try to evade her attempts, but even the most iron-willed demon assassin can resist for only so long....

And from debut author Kait Ballenger

Shadow Hunter

Vampire hunter Damon Brock's newest assignment with the Execution Underground is Rochester, New York, a city crawling with the undead. But he isn't the only hunter in town gunning for vamp blood. Tiffany Solow is fierce and ruthless when it comes to slaying the monsters that destroyed her family-and she works solo. But being alone is no longer an option when she meets the mysterious hunter who wants more than just her turf. Forced to unite against the local covens, the line between good and evil blurs when they must decide between their lifelong beliefs...and their newfound desires.

Twilight Hunter
Author:  Kati Ballenger
Series:  Execution Underground 1
Publisher:  Harelquin HQN, August 27, 2013
Format:  Mass Market Paperback and eBook, 384 pages
Price:  $7.99 (print)
ISBN:  9780373777389

Hunters of the supernatural, the Execution Underground are an elite group tasked with protecting humanity...but what happens when danger collides with desire?

Jace McCannon has one loyalty: the Execution Underground. Despite his mixed blood, his hatred for the werewolves he hunts is legendary. But in his search for a sadistic killer, Jace finds himself face to face with a stunningly seductive packmaster…and longing for a night with his mortal enemy.

Nothing can stop Frankie Amato from defending her kind--or catching the rogue responsible for killing women in her territory. For that, this alpha female needs Jace’s skills more than she wants to admit. But as their investigation exposes evil truths, need burns into a passion that dare not be fulfilled. For to do so will have deadly consequences for them both…

The Giveaway

What:  One commenter will win a copy of  After Dark (signed by Kait Ballenger and Gena Showalter) and an ARC of Twilight Hunter signed by Kait Ballenger.

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Who and When: The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a US or Canadian mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59 PM US Eastern Time on June 26, 2013. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

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  1. I'd hunt down all beings that eat bacon!!
    Nah, just kidding. I'd specialize in werewolfs. Keep them from blowing down the houses of poor defenseless piggies.

  2. I think I'd special in the non-confrontational, cowards at heart supernats because I'm not a fighter! LOL... Or I could be the girl friday based in the center who they call and do all the research! :) Congrats to Kait on the new release! Sounds awesome!!!

    1. Thanks, Erin! Lol! I like your answer haha. You sound like you would be a Shane Grey fan to me--he's the hero of Midnight Hunter, book three.

  3. Replies
    1. In the Rochester division, the ghost/poltergiest hunter is Ash Devereaux. If you like good looking blond men with slow-talkin' Southern accents, he's your boy ;-)

  4. I'm going to track down the shifters. I have a way with animals :).

    1. Sounds like you'd be a fan of Trent. He hunts shifters for the Rochester division =)

  5. I track down vampires to keep them from sucking the life out of you. Thanks for the giveaway.

    1. Sounds like you and Damon would get along perfectly then! ;-)

  6. I think zombies.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

    1. There are some zombie-like creatures in Shadow Hunter, so it sounds like you might enjoy Damon and Tiffany ;-)

  7. LOL! You should totally read Twilight Hunter then. Jace McCannon may have more in common with his werewolf enemies than he would care to admit ;-)

  8. I would hunt all the rats in the world... my terriers have taught me that they're bad news... :-)))

  9. I'm going to say vampires, because if I ever need a blood transfusion again I don't want to have to stand in line for some fresh product.

  10. Witches. Maybe also can learn one or two spells from them :)

    1. Sounds like you'd enjoy book three then, Midnight Hunter. Dr. Shane Grey hunts witches =)

  11. Vampire, i think :)
    But recently i love shifter too.

  12. Vampires!
    jmcgaugh (at) semo (dot) edu

  13. You can find me out hunting shifters! Congrats, Kait on your new book, can't wait to read it! :)

  14. I think I'll go with vampires. Thanks for the chance to win!!

  15. I would track down the shifters. I have a special connection with almost any type of animal and I could use that in my journies :-)

  16. If I told you my area of expertise, I would have to kill you. Twice. Just sayin'!