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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Author Interview: Tammie Clarke Gibbs

Today we go behind the scenes with author Tammie Clarke Gibbs & her new Time Travel Romance, Sworn to Secrecy. 

Tammie Clarke Gibbs is the author of the #1 Kindle Best Selling Gothic/Time Travel Romance Island of Secrets which has been consistently on three of the Amazon Best Seller Lists for over eighteen consecutive months. She is the author of three novels and multiple non-fiction titles. Tammie resides with her husband, son, and a very spoiled Maltese in South Georgia. She loves to hear from her fans and can be reached at her website and via email.

Where did the idea for the book come from? 
I have a very interesting family history book. It's not on my immediate family name, but on my great grandmother's side. It's a little red book with an interesting crest on it (a bloody palm). Both  general ideas for both my first book ISLAND OF SECRETS and my newest book SWORN TO SECRECY came from this little book and the family, local folklore. Of course, I've embellished and added a romance to each of the stories.

Which character is your favorite, and why? 
This book has too many favorites, which is why I keep writing giving the supporting characters leading roles in future books.

Have your characters (in this book or any other) ever done anything that surprised you? 
Yes, they started rewriting the story. It's pretty spooky when you become the conduit for channeling fictional characters.

Time-travel stories are a pretty specialized, and well-loved, genre. What are your favorite time-travel books? 
Two of my favorite time travel romance authors are Jude Devearux and Lynn Kurland. I have all of their books.

What would you like readers to take away with them at the end of your book? 
That love can grow from adversity and has the power to conquer even when stuggling against all the odds.

What's next on the horizon for you? 
My next book will also be a paranormal but will be the first in a new series of books on lesser-known  legends. Readers will love this book because it will be reminiscent of the love across century's theme in Island of Secrets. I've been plotting this book for a few years now, and it's almost ready to be written.  Thank you for giving me the opportunity to visit with you on your blog.

A little something from Tammie:

Be sure to visit all of the bloggers and authors that are hosting me during the Book Launch Celebration for Sworn to Secrecy for your chance to win prizes and read more about me and my books. I have something special planned with each of them.
During the launch, you can grab a copy for just $0.99. After March 20th, the price goes to its list price of $3.99. 
An unlikely alliance...a love born from the ashes of adversity....Dak Bartholomew is a US Secret Service agent. When he wakes up locked in a dark room it's just another day until he realizes that he's not alone.
Elizabeth Porter would like nothing more than to plunge her knife through the stranger's heart for all the trouble he's caused. 

Together they'll take an unexpected journey to a time and place they could never have imagined and discover a secret they'll be sworn to protect.

Don't miss Tammie's other novels--
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   Click on the links below to visit participating Launch Partners & Read more…
Author Barbara Ivie Green - Live on March 12, 2013
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Author SJ Byrne - Live on March 13, 2013
Author Michelle Hughes - Live on March 14, 2013
 Author Brian Bigelow - Live on March 15, 2013
Author Sheila Deeth - Live on March 16, 2013
Author Regan Black - Live on March 16, 2013
Author Pamela Foreman - Live on March 17, 2013
Author Olivia Martinez -Live on March 18, 2013 
 Wordlovers by Melissa Bowersock - Live on March 19, 2013
Author Andrea Buginsky - Live on March 19, 2013
Confessions of a Reader -Live on March 19, 2013
Author Gemma Wilford - Live on April 7, 2013

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Excerpt of Sworn to Secrecy Copyright Tammie Clarke Gibbs

Dak Bartholomew felt a trickle of blood run a cold wet trail down the side of his face from the open gash at his temple.
He struggled to open his eyes, and after several moments succeeded. Focusing on his surroundings took several more, but eventually, he could see the small, dank-smelling room in more clarity than he even desired.
The only light came from a single window, its panes blackened all but for one small section.
He pulled himself off the filthy mattress and felt his way toward the light. The window had been painted from the inside, and it appeared that someone had literally scratched at it until a small stream of light was allowed in from the outside. Instinctively, he reached into his pocket for his knife, but it wasn't there. Nothing was there.
There was a faint cry from the corner of the room. Startled, Dak stepped back into the darkness.
He felt his way along the bed until he came to what he thought was a wall.
The darkness was deep and black, and the light cut only a sliver through it, leaving the rest of the room engulfed in an ebony sea.
He was weak from having been drugged or loss of blood. He wasn't sure which. Either would have given him an excuse to forget he wasn't alone and cower, but the pitiful whimpers stoked within him a steely determination.
"You there," he called and waited for an answer.
The room was quiet in response. No whimpering. No breathing.
"Are you hurt?" Dak asked this time, and his voice was softer. Still there was no answer.
He took several short steps, feeling his way along the wall in the direction he'd heard the sounds coming from.
"I won't hurt you," he said, this time louder. "I …"
Dak felt a dirty hand on his mouth and something sharp at his side.


  1. Tammie, thanks for stopping by on your whirlwind blog tour! Good luck with the new book. It looks great.

  2. Great interview, Melissa and Tammie. Congrats on your new book, Tammie. Sounds awesome. Heading to Amazon to get it!