Author Name: Elizabeth Noble
Book Name: Shifting Chaos, The Sleepless City series, Book #4
Release Date: September 7, 2015
Pages or Words: 73,000 words
Categories: Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Mystery, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: TL Bland
Hello and thank you for hosting me today. I’m an author for Dreamspinner Press. Shifting Chaos is the fourth and final installment in The Sleepless City which is an urban fantasy series written with Anne Barwell.
- What is the most satisfying thing about being a writer?
I think what I find most satisfying is being able to create people and worlds or situations for them then sharing it with the world. I love the fact I can interact with so many different people who are fans of my work.
- Do your characters ever take over your writing and make the story go somewhere you hadn’t originally planned?
Yes! That is one reason I use only a very broad outline. Once the story gets going the characters have their own ideas about how things will be done. Sometimes I almost feel as if I’m doing nothing but recording what they tell me to say.
- How did you celebrate the release of your book?
I think I ordered a pizza. I always get a print out of the cover to frame and hang on my office wall. That goes up on release day as well.
- How did you come up with the idea for this book?
Anne Barwell conceived the basic plot for the series. From then we had many chats and emails figuring out what would happen in each book. There are a few particular things unique to this book I needed to work out. Those were accomplished with a bit of research into legends and myths.
- Have you ever written naked?
Well, no. I have written wearing only a towel after thinking up something great in the shower and I had to get it in print before I forgot what I wanted to say.
Chaos reigns in The Sleepless City, and it’s really beginning to piss Detective Jonas Forge off. He’s got inner demons to battle and a life to build with his new soul mate, Blair Turner. Nothing is going right, and he already feels the universe is conspiring against him when a turn of events he never saw coming flips his world upside down.
Hallucinations grip the town and everyone in it, threatening to tear their precariously built family apart, and the only way forward is to bare all to each other. This means Declan and Blair need to learn to accept one another. Lucas Coate has to move forward without ties to his werewolf pack and live a monogamous life with Declan.
But while Forge and Declan confront horrors from their shared past, Simon learns a terrible truth about vampires—one he couldn’t have imagined in his worst nightmares.
“What happened?” Blair asked. He turned his head toward the back door. A second later Moose was running to the back of the house.
Lucas came to a stop behind Jonas, grinning.
“Wait, you’ve been pissed off all day because you got a promotion?” Blair asked.
Ben lunged forward and threw his arms around Jonas’s neck. “Sweet as! We have to celebrate. It’s about time they recognized you like this. I think it’s crappy you haven’t been promoted until now.”
Jonas pulled in a breath and stepped back from Ben. “I thank you, but it’s a fucking disaster.”
“Another of the Council’s tricks,” Declan added.
“They can’t do this, can they?” Simon said and sat down abruptly on the couch. “That’s against the Council rules.”
“What’s wrong with all of you?” Ben turned in a circle, glaring at each of them in turn.
“I can’t be the head detective.” Jonas took a DVD from the shelf under the television and put it in the player. He grabbed the remote control, aimed, and pointed. “This”—he waved at the scene appearing on the TV—”is why I can’t have this job.”
An image of Stewie in relation to some incident that, by the looks of it, had happened a few years ago appeared on the screen. Underneath were the words “Flint, Ohio, Head Detective Stewart Belle,” and Stewie was speaking to a reporter.
“Oh crap,” Blair said. He and Ben stood side by side.
“Yes. Oh crap covers it nicely. The head detective must be a human, has always been a human. You know, someone who can be seen by a camera and is available during the full moon,” Jonas said. “Before Stewie there was some dick by the name of Felton, and before that we had the oh-so-delightful Smyth.”
Ben nudged Blair and waved one hand between Declan and Jonas. “Have you noticed that between the thief and the cop, the cop is the one with the problems with authority?”
Elizabeth Noble started telling stories before she actually knew how to write, and her family was very happy when she learned to put words on a page. Those words turned into fan fiction that turned into a genuine love of M/M romance fiction. Being able to share her works with Dreamspinner is really a dream come true. She has a real love for a good mystery complete with murder and twisty plots as well as all things sci-fi, futuristic, and supernatural and a bit of an unnatural interest in a super-volcano in Wyoming.
Elizabeth has three grown children and is now happily owned by an adorable mixed breed canine princess named Rosie, and two cats, Murphy and Yeti. She lives in her native northeast Ohio, the perfect place for gardening, winter and summer sports (go Tribe!). When she’s not writing she’s working as a veterinary nurse, so don’t be surprised to see her men with a pet or three who are a very big part of their lives.
Two of Elizabeth’s books have received Honorable Mentions in the Rainbow Awards.
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