Friday, November 8, 2013

Seal of Awakening Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway!

Seal Of Awakening
Seven Seals Series
Book Three
Traci Douglass

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Urban Fantasy

Publisher: SpinTale Publishing

Date of Publication: October 28th, 2013

ISBN: 978-0-9897829-0-6

Number of pages: 261
Word Count: 70,000

Cover Artist: Kim Killion

Book Description:

Socially awkward geneticist Quinn Strickland has willingly forgone the pleasures in life to reach her career objectives. Alone and approaching thirty, she uses her independence to mitigate any risk of a broken heart. Her strategy works until the day a handsome stranger bursts into her lab and her orderly plans shoot straight to Hades. He claims to be her personal divine protector, a powerful, ancient warrior sent to defend a prophetic time bomb existing within her own genetic code.

The Scion’s alpha-geek Wyck is offered the opportunity of his immortal lifetime as head of his own covert operation. He arrives at a Colorado lab expecting starched white coats and sterile surroundings—not a redheaded spitfire in charge of both his project and his libido. His skills have carried him from the battlefields of ancient England to the pits of Hell and he has no plans to be felled by one woman, regardless of her shag-worthy charms. Divine duty requires him to protect the apocalyptic Seal encrypted within Quinn’s DNA, but his heart has other ideas. When his personal feelings interfere with his age-old vendetta, he’s forced to decide between desire and retribution.

Guest Post by Traci Douglas

The plot of Seal Of Awakening centers around a genetics lab, so I thought I’d share some of the fun facts I turned up during my research for the book. And because, well, I spend way too much time on the Internet and yes, I am a science geek. So…

P.S. You can find Part 1 here:        

Ten Fun (and sometimes scary) Facts about your DNA I bet you never knew (Part 2):

5. Scientists have that DNA from the worm in tequila bottles leaches into the liquor. So you don’t actually have to “swallow the worm” to swallow the worm.

4. DNA can be engineered in many different shapes now, not just the standard double helix, including triple and quadruple helices, tetrahedrons, and even a smiley face.

3. 40 percent of human DNA is made up of ancient, sinister and possibly cursed viruses.

2. The useful parts of DNA, which give us things like hair color and lungs, make up only around 2 percent of the human genome. The other 98 percent is made up of allegedly "dead" genetic material: unused DNA sequences that might have once been useful but that now have no known purpose. Under certain circumstances, long-dead DNA sequences can suddenly return to life. It's only "dead" because it's missing one specific sequence that allows it to be successfully transcribed. All it takes is one mutation.
And you thought Zombies were just in fiction, eh? 

1. A group of scientists have been reconstructing the Neanderthal genome from fossilized bones recently, and when they compared their results with genomes of various humans from around the world, they discovered that most modern humans in Europe and Asia share between 1 and 4 percent of their genome with Neanderthals -- a trait that is not found among people from sub-Saharan Africa. In other words, if you're reading this and you have any European or Asian ancestors at all, you're technically not fully human.

Okay, somebody pass me the margaritas and a gun to fight off the zombies! 

This is ACTUALLY a game! How cool is that?!

About the Author:

Traci is the author of paranormal romance/urban fantasy and contemporary romances featuring a sly, urban edge, including her current Seven Seals series. Her stories feature sizzling alpha-male heroes full of dark humor, quick wits and major attitudes; smart, independent heroines who always give as good as they get; and scrumptiously evil villains who are—more often than not—bent on world destruction. She enjoys weaving ancient curses and mythology, modern science and old religion, and great dialogue together to build red-hot, sizzling chemistry between her main characters.

She is an active member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), Indiana Romance Writers of America (IRWA) and Fantasy, Futuristic & Paranormal Writers (FF&P) and is pursing a Masters of Fine Arts degree in Writing Popular Fiction through Seton Hill University. Her stories have made the final rounds in several RWA chapter contests, including the 2012 Duel on the Delta, the 2012 Molly Awards, and the 2012 Catherine Awards. An earlier draft of the first book in the Seven Seals Series, Seal of Destiny, won the paranormal category of the 2012 Marlene Awards sponsored by the Washington Romance Writers.
Other current projects include upcoming books in the Seven Seals series, a new contemporary novella series due out in early 2014, and a new futuristic suspense series with hints of the paranormal and plenty of romance.

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