Friday, February 3, 2012

My Blood Runs Blue

Book Trailers are a thing nowadays. No more do we have to haunt book stores, reading back blurb after back blurb. Gone are the days when authors and publishers had to pull you in with only the written word and some graphics on a city bus. The days of begging to be put on some newspapers To Be Reviewed list are over. With the internet and television, authors and publishers can touch thousands or even millions using video trailers. Reaching that many people  might even help bring non-readers into the fold. Certainly the following trailers by today’s guest author have that potential. 

Check out these trailers out and then come back for our interview with internationally famous Stacy Eaton, author of My Blood Runs Blue series.

My Blood Runs Blue:

Miss Stacy, it is nice to have you for a visit today. We are looking forward to getting to know you better.

Thank you so much for allowing me to come visit!  I love being out and about and talking with people!  I love to answer questions and love to listen to what others have to say.  So please if anyone has other questions after they read this, please do not hesitate to contact me!  

What do you think about book trailers?
LOVE THEM!  I love video trailers!! I love making them too!  I spend hours searching photographs to use to fit the characters and scenes of my books.  Then I spend hours searching music that fits the feeling of the video.  The whole process takes a few days to do, but I love it and I love to watch them.  It gives you a piece of where the book is going, a small visual and I am a very visual person.

The ones you did are fantastic! I loved the music. The people in the pictures are gorgeous but I especially like Greene. Love the hair.

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My Name is Stacy Eaton, but that is only a product of my full name.  I have a very long extensive name and I use these two parts because they have meaning to me, and they hide me just a bit. I was born in Orange County New York and moved 23 times in 9 different states before I finally settled into a nice area in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

Did you always want to be a writer?
I never wanted to be a writer, until a plot line came to me and then I just couldn’t stop it from coming. After that the bug was implanted and it just keeps coming!

When did you first consider yourself as a "writer"?
The day that my first book, My Blood Runs Blue was officially published I formally called myself not only a “writer” but an “author” as well. There was a lot of dancing and jumping on bed going on in my house that day!

Do you work another job as well as your writing work?
I do – actually two.  I own my own internet business and I am also a Law Enforcement Officer.  In my job as a police officer, I do a lot of investigations and I am one of a few that is a Certified Crime Scene Investigator. I love the Forensics part of my job, and I love the investigation and putting the pieces all together.

What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?
Blue Blood for Life: A suspenseful, intriguing novel about love, choices and consequences that will keep you on your toes to the very end.

Do you self-publish?
I self-published with the help of Outskirts Press, Inc. and I loved working with them. I will continue to work with them through this series.

It’s nice to have a good relationship with your publisher. It is amazing how many authors don’t.

How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?
My Blood Runs Blue I wrote in 9 weeks.  It just took off.  Blue Blood for Life took me 11 weeks.  Some of my other books are taking longer because I am spending so much time marketing with my first two books.

Wow! That’s fast! Which of your books were easier/harder to write than the others?

Book 3 is actually the hardest to write, and I am working on it right now. I know where I am going with the book, but I am having an issue with someone at the start and I have walked away from it for a few days to think it over.

What can we expect from you in the future?  Will you write more books of the same genre or are you thinking of jumping to something new?
I do write in different genres. I currently have 3 other novels that I am working on that are not part of the series and not Paranormal/Urban Fantasy.

How far will this current series go?
I believe this series will end at 4 books.  I’m not positive, but that looks to be where we are heading with it.

What is you favorite book so far?
Blue Blood for Life is my favorite right now, but I am working on another one that I love, so it might change.  Blue Blood for Life deals with choices and decisions that affect a lot of people. I believe that we must all make our choices and live by what happens from those choices. I really liked how that all played out in this book.  Plus I love the fact that not one person who has read it has seen the end coming.
I love books like that!

Do you have anybody read your books and give you reviews before you officially release the book to the public?
I have a few author friends who will do what we call “Beta Reads” to make sure the plot is smooth and makes sense.  Sometimes I ask them to do a review. I will pick about 5 people to read it while it is in the publishing stage and ask them to review it.  Some are good friends while some are people I barely know. I want honest reviews, not fluff from my friends so I go to people I know will be honest.
I've done some continuity editing and it can be tough when the book is so good you keep slipping into the rhythm of the story. Your Beta Readers must have had massive trouble with that!

I understand that you designed your covers. How do you come up with the title and cover designs for your books?
They just come to me.  The pictures on the covers represent a moment or two in the book, just like the titles represent words from the book. They concepts just come to me and then I pass it along to my cover artist at Outskirts Press, Inc.

 Have you ever suffered from a "writer's block" and how do you deal with it?
Yep – I drive… (laughing)… When I get a block, I walk away and then I usually go to work and spend my shift driving around and working out the problems in my head.  If you saw me at 3 in the morning talking to myself, you’d think I was crazy but I am actually talking out conversations in my head between my characters.  Usually within a couple days I have it figured out and I am back to writing.

Have you ever based characters on people you know or based events on things that have happened to you?
Oh yeah!  Officer Kristin Greene is myself – there is no way around it – it’s true.  Many of the characters are based off people I know, Kristin’s partner at work, Mick, he’s my real partner, just named differently.  Some characters are a mixture of people, but many are straight from people I know.

What is your favorite book by another author?
I think my all-time favorite series was written by Janelle Taylor called the Ecstasy series with Grey Wolf.  I loved that series and probably read it 10 times. I don’t own the series right now, but would like to obtain it again someday.

What are you currently reading? Are you enjoying it? What format is it?
Currently I am reading “Come Back to Me” by Melissa Foster on my Kindle.  I am only 17% in and I absolutely love it, but I love all her books.  I will probably have it done by tomorrow. I read very quickly.

Only 17%? I recognize that format. You're reading on a Kindle!

 I read from my Kindle all the time – I am never far from it, so I love having e-books.  If I love a book, then I want it in Hardcover. With the change in the way people are publishing, many times books aren’t available in hardcover anymore so I have to resign myself with a paperback instead. 

Do you think children at schools these days are encouraged enough to read?
In my daughter’s school, she is in third grade; they do a lot of reading, and writing.  Each year they create several books in school.  She is also writing a story that we are making into a book for Christmas gifts for family.  I encourage it.  Some days when I have a lot of work to do and she wants to be with me, we bring her reading chair in my office and she will sit and read behind me as I work.

Is there a book you know you will never read? Or one you tried to read but just couldn't finish?
Yes – but I would never say what they were.  I believe everyone has a specific taste and if I don’t like something, it doesn’t mean something else doesn’t love it. 
 I understand that. As a reviewer I come across some extremely popluar books that I, personally, had a hard time reading and have had others I adore that still get poor reviews from some people.

Is there anything in your books you would change now if you could and what would it be?
While I love the cover of My Blood Runs Blue – I would change it slightly.  I would use  slightly different character pics.

Thank you so much dropping by, Miss Stacy. I am so glad I met you and on twitter, no less.
For those of you who use twitter a ton, you can find Miss Stacy  @StacySEaton

Thank you so much for inviting me to visit! 

Our pleasure.

If you would  like to know more about Stacy Eaton and her books, look for her at her
While her Books can be purchased from Amazon off her author page here:  and fromBarnes and Noble, if you want a signed book purchase it off her website.


  1. Sunday - thank you so much for inviting me to your blog! I really enjoyed myself and I hope your readers enjoy it too!

  2. I can't wait to see more of your stuff!


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