Friday, December 20, 2013

The S.E.R.A. Files by C.T. Green


Before becoming a writer C.T. Green worked in advertising for ten years. She also completed a Bachelor of Arts with majors in communication and literature.

C.T. Green now lives in regional Australia with her husband, children and extensive collection of animals - amongst which are the world's bossiest goldfish.

In between writing, i.e. arguing with her characters and occasionally posting to her blog, she reads, drinks vanilla coffee, kid wrangles, enters writing contests and avoids the goldfish.

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Story #1 - RECOVERING GABRIEL

Angels are trouble. But a Fairy Godmother is The Law.

Callie Burns works for SERA, the Supernatural Entity Recovery Agency, a.k.a. The Scary Fairies. As a Fairy Godmother, it's Callie's job to grant wishes and deport supernatural creatures back to their plane of existence. Now she's got an angel in her sights Gabriel's a gorgeous, sexy distraction to Callie doing her duty. But she has a reputation to maintain and no smoking hot angel is going to mess that up. Gabriel is determined he's not going anywhere and he'll try everything he can to convince Callie he belongs on Earth. But she's equally determined to get the job done before the angel kills everything in sight—even if that means fulfilling Gabriel's deepest fantasy.


Story #2 - HANDLING MERCURY

Vampires may go for the throat. But a Fairy Godmother will aim lower . . .

Elizabeth and Mercury both work for SERA, the Supernatural Entity Recovery Agency. Despite the fact Elizabeth's a Fairy Godmother and Mercury's a vampire, they make a deadly duo when it comes to deporting supernatural beings. But Mercury and Elizabeth's perfect partnership changes the night a wish is granted.

Now Elizabeth can’t think of Mercury without remembering how sexy the vampire is under his cool demeanor and designer clothes. And Mercury can't forget the taste of Elizabeth's blood nor the desire to have her in every other way as well. Can their partnership survive and will they find a way to grant their very own wishes?


Story #3 - FINDING NAVARRE

A lone wolf is about to find out old dogs can learn new tricks.

Navarre is a werewolf and the Director of SERA. It’s his job to oversee the agents who deport supernatural beings from Earth. He loves his work and his vaunted reputation for remaining calm under pressure. But all that is about to change. Tor is also a werewolf and SERA’s newest agent. He’s out to catch not only the bad guy, but his elusive boss as well. It’s love at first sight for Tor, but Navarre doesn’t seem willing to take another chance on a relationship. When a mission goes bad and suddenly it’s Tor’s life on the line, Navarre must overcome his fears if he’s going to experience true love before it’s too late.


Story #4 - TASTING ABSINTHE

Two’s company, will three prove too much of a crowd?

Absinthe is a Fairy Godmother with SERA and Bryce is her irresistible partner. Absinthe is all about getting to know Bryce away from the job, but he comes with one big problem. His best friend Grey is a werewolf and Absinthe does not do wolves. Bryce is in love with Absinthe. Problem is, he’s also in love with Grey. It will take something extraordinary to bring Grey and Absinthe together. Tracking a cold-blooded killer may just be the start of a beautiful romance. Will Bryce’s stubborn wolf and prejudiced fairy overcome their differences enough to not only stay alive, but form a bond strong enough to last a lifetime?


Story #5 - CHASING SIN

A good SERA Agent knows there’s only one Sin that matters.

As an agent and ‘evaluator’ for SERA, Jane is sent in to re-educate their only male Fairy Godmother before he does something even the Scary Fairies can’t ignore.

Sin’s sick of being the brunt of jokes and the latest pin-up after a nude picture scandal. He’s also indecently fascinated with his new ‘minder’, Jane. When a wish shows Sin a very different side to Jane, he’s desperate to find out more. On the hunt for a supernatural with a dangerous new toy and evil plans, Jane and Sin find out how well they work as a team. But can he get the prim and proper agent to loosen up enough to love a naughty fairy while she tries her very best to reform Sin?


Q) What inspired you to write this story?
Jason Bourne (Bourne Trilogy) ultimately inspired the creation of SERA itself. I wanted to write about a world populated by paranormal creatures, which existed within the ‘real world’ and would have the same grittiness. It was also important that my heroes and heroines experience normal problems – getting along with co-workers, dealing with ups and downs of the job and most importantly, falling in love.

Q) How long did it take you to write?
About 4 months including edits. Some stories flowed while others seemed to take forever!

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing?
Creating heroes, heroines and worlds that stir a gamut of emotion but are ultimately satisfying. I like the idea I can write the kind of story you just can’t put down, with characters you’ll never forget.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing?
The fact I have, absolutely have to get a section (be it scene, chapter or paragraph) as clean as it can be before I move on. There are days I just want to write without worrying about spelling, punctuation or even if what’s happening is making sense. Ultimately the upside of such fussiness is that editing (something a lot of writers dread) is fairly painless.

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why?
Kresley Cole (author of Immortals After Dark) because I admire her ability to write a story that you quite literally can’t put down. If I couldn’t be her I’d swap with JR Ward or Gena Showalter – hey, if I could combine the talents of all three ladies I’d be thrilled!

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it?
The sugar roses from my wedding cake – they’re four years old. There’s also a tube of Super Glue, which may be slightly older. No, I don’t eat glue. Keeping SG in the fridge stops the glue not only from setting, but the lid from getting glued on.

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future?
The S.E.R.A. Files Vol II and III, a series called Alien Encounters and my two beloved long length series, Halo and Shadowmaker, which have had go on the back burner for the last two years. Expect a lot more from me as I have ideas, drafts and full ms’s filling up my computer!

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2 comments:

Keisha Carpenter said...

Sounds like an awesome read. It was also nice learning a little about you.

C.T. Green said...

Well thank you Keisha : ) I hope you like the stories. I really had a blast writing them - some of them were good fun!

And thank you to Pembroke Sinclair - I love the name - for hosting me and asking some great questions.