Unquiet Souls Blog Tour with USA Today Bestselling Author, Christine Pope and Intervie with My Books-My World

Title: Unquiet Souls
Author: Christine Pope
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Cover Designer: Christian Bentulan (Covers by Christian)
Editor: Katherine Tomlinson, Story Authority
Publication Date: February 20th, 2019
Hosted by: Lady Amber’s PR
Their chemistry could make their show a monster hit — if the monsters don’t kill them first.
On the surface, psychologist Audrey Barrett is the perfect co-host for Michael Covenant’s new cable series, Project Demon Hunters. She’s smart, articulate, and photogenic as hell.
There’s just one problem. Michael has made it his mission to stay out of her orbit. Thanks to his producer’s stubborn insistence, however, there’s no avoiding her — which means Michael will have to bury his secrets even deeper.
After the tragedy that took her parents ten years earlier, Audrey has kept herself on the fringe of the paranormal world. But with her small therapy practice floundering, the money the show’s offering is too good to pass up.
From the moment they step inside a rundown mansion, things start flying: sparks between Audrey and Michael, not to mention furniture hurled by something determined to make sure their investigation fails. Worse, evil seems to have followed Audrey home — and she discovers why the man at her side on camera is the last man she can trust in real life.
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USA Today bestseller Christine Pope is the author of the paranormal romance Witches of Cleopatra Hill series and the Djinn Wars series, among many other books (sixty and counting!). Researching UFOs brought her to magical Sedona, Arizona, where she now makes her home. Find out more about her books at christinepope.com.
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The two of them went upstairs, where she paused in front of the open door to her room. Before she could say good night, however, Michael spoke again.

“You know you’re a very extraordinary woman, don’t you?”
He was standing very close. Possibly too close, but Audrey found she didn’t mind. Maybe she should have minded. There might have been a moment when she could have stepped inside her room, made a quick comment about seeing him in the morning. Whatever that moment was, or could have been, it was lost soon enough, because Michael took another step toward her. Now he was only inches away, those odd, gold-flecked gray eyes focused on her face.
Voice a murmur, he said, “You can tell me to stop.”
She knew she should. She knew what was going to come next. But all she could feel was a terrible, aching need, body and soul telling her something her mind had wanted to ignore.
All she could do was shake her head. Not telling him to stop, as he’d said, but letting him know that she didn’t want to say those words.
She didn’t want him to stop.
And then he was bending toward her, and she felt as if she was falling into those eyes as his mouth touched hers. In that instant, the need within her seemed to flare with a terrible fire, wanting even more than this kiss, wanting him so badly that the strength of her desire shocked her. Had she ever felt this way with anyone else?
She didn’t think so, but right then she also wasn’t quite capable of rational thought. All she knew was that kissing Michael Covenant felt more right than anything else she’d ever done, even though she knew deep down that they should not be doing this. Not when they were working together. Not when he was being so secretive about his past.
Despite all those thoughts raging through her head, he was the one to end the kiss, not Audrey. He lifted his mouth from hers and took a step backward, then said, “I shouldn’t have done that.”

Interview with Christine Pope with My Books-My World

Tell me about how the idea for this book / series came about?

I think the idea first came about when I was watching The Conjuring (although I read the Warrens’ The Demonologist all the way back in high school…and proceeded to scare the heck out of my friends by quoting choice bits from it). Anyway, I wondered how they had met, how they had started working together on various supernatural investigations. And I thought it would be fun to write a series that explores a similar premise, although my characters and circumstances are very different.


Do you have any quirks/habits that you do when writing?

I like to have a custom playlist for each book I write, and I listen to that as I work (all instrumental soundtracks…people singing is distracting to me). I also tend to be an afternoon writer; it’s harder for me to engage that part of my brain before lunch.


What other authors are you friends with, and how do they help you become a better writer?

I’m friends with a lot of urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors, and it really helps to bounce story ideas off them, or to get their feedback on covers I’ve commissioned, that kind of thing.


If you could tell your younger writing self-anything, what would it be?

Just keep going. The indie publishing world didn’t exist when I first started writing, and the whole process of submitting to agents, etc. was pretty demoralizing. And although I started out with a small press, I’ve been far more successful as an indie.


What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?

First, my MacBook Air. I love writing on that thing. After that, buying Scrivener for actual writing (although I don’t use anywhere close to all its bells and whistles), and Vellum to format my books. All of them were worth every cent.


What kind of research do you do, and how long do you spend researching before beginning a book?

It really depends on the book. I’m a seat-of-the-pants kind of writer, so I do a lot of my research on the fly as I come across details I need for a scene I’m working on. Also, since most of my books are set in the southwest part of the country (Arizona, New Mexico, California), I tend to do short road trips if I need to research a place before I start working on a project.


How many hours a day do you write?

Usually, around 4. Most of the time, I can get 4-5 thousand words written in an afternoon.


What did you edit out of this book?

Nothing, really. I tend to write lean and then add as I go back and do multiple editing passes.


Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?

I’ll look the first week a book is out, but after that, I don’t check. Reviews are for other readers to decide if they want to read a particular book or not. Good reviews are always nice, of course, but if there’s valuable critical commentary in a negative review (and not someone reviewing it poorly because it’s just not their cup of tea), then I’ll try to see if the criticism is something I can use to improve my writing.


Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?

I wouldn’t call them secrets, exactly, but there tends to be lots of foreshadowing if you’re paying attention.


What was the hardest scene in this book to write?

Mmm…probably the battle with the demons in the basement of the haunted mansion. Action scenes tend to be tough for me.


Have you ever Googled yourself? What did you find?

Oh, no. I don’t do that. 😛


If there was a book about your life what would it be titled?

Keep Swimming! 😉