Blog Tour: Author Interview & Book Giveaway: 12.21.12 by Killian McRae

Welcome to Author Killian McRae!


An avid reader since a young age, there was always suspicion that Killian may end up a writer. She completed her first novel at age sixteen, though she wouldn’t find the courage to publish her work for nearly fifteen more years. She holds a BA in Near Eastern History from the University of Michican.

Originating from Southeastern Michigan, she now makes her home in the San Francisco Bay Area.


If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
My two kids, my husband, my grandmother, and Tori Amos. Tori, mostly because I’d like her to explain to me what all her lyrics are about.

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
A GPS, a yacht and fresh water. (Well, technical, the yacht would be parked just slightly off island, but details, details, details…

What is one book everyone should read?
Les Miserables.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Mint Chocolate Chip.

One food you would never eat?
Feta Cheese- it smells like feet

Pet Peeves?
No, I have a dog.

Favorite Cartoon?
Howl’s Moving Castle

What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?
Spelling. What? They show it ESPN. Okay, not spelling. I really don’t watch sports, but I like watching soccer.

What is your favorite book that has been made into a movie?
Under the Tuscan Sun

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
Anything in the Oz series by L. Frank Baum. I read all of them. Ozma of Oz is my favorite of the series.

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?
United State of Eurasia by Muse.

What is your favorite quote?
“Better to be alone than in bad company.”- Often attributed to George Washington, but actually Ali, nephew of Muhammed

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
A Prolific Waste of Passion. I’m a little self-criticizing.

What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit?
The Black Dagger Brotherhood by JR Ward. It’s so trashy and yet, so good.

How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?
I was sick on the actual release date, so I sat in bed and sniffled.

Title: 12.21.12
Author: Killian McRae
Format: Paperback or eBook
ISBN: 1-936305-53-4

Archaeologist Sheppard Smyth has staked his career as well as the memory of his deceased wife and partner on proving his widely-panned theory: Cleopatra VII, the last ruler of Ancient Egypt, was murdered. When a statue of the doomed Queen is discovered in an Olmec excavation site, Smyth is drawn to Mexico to investigate and, hopefully, find the proof that has evaded him for so long. Soon, he finds himself in the middle of the rivalry between the sexy, bewitching international thief, Victoria Kent, and commanding, ruthless Russian mobster, Dmitri Kronastia.

Both Dmitri and Victoria hold pieces to the puzzle that will finally shed light on Cleopatra’s death. As Shep is drawn further into their world of ancient gods, supernatural powers, and alternative history, little does he know that the fate of all—even humanity itself—may hinge on his ability to discover the truth among their fragmented claims. Working to decode the true past while attempting to save the future, Shep becomes a pawn in the hands of forces working out a quest older than the pyramids—a quest that may lead to the end of everything when it all comes together on 12.21.12.

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Book Giveaway:
1 copy of 12.21.12
Open to US only
Ends 4/21/11