Archive for December, 2015

Will she become the next victim?

Thursday, December 31st, 2015
Jennie Hansen, how long have you been writing? 

I’ve been writing since I was seven years old when my first little article was published in a farm magazine.

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Tell us where you were born and where do you live now.

I was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and have lived in many Idaho and Montana communities.  My husband and I currently live near Salt Lake City, in Utah.

How do you know the idea is good enough to write a book about it?  

I don’t know.  I just write when an idea is persistent.

Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?

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A cross between Lord of the Rings and Wheel of Time series?

Monday, December 28th, 2015
Robin Glassey tell us where you were born and where do you live now.

I was born in a little town called Pickering, located just outside of Toronto, Canada. I moved to Utah back in 1994 and still enjoy small town living with my husband and four children. 

Robin, what makes you passionate about writing?

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I have never been a morning person and getting up to get the day started has always been a challenge for me. But since I have started writing I look forward to getting up because I have so many ideas and thoughts to get down, so many scenes waiting to be edited and several stories waiting in the wings to be written once my current projects are completed.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

It took me four years to write my first manuscript, but that first draft ended up being divided into a novella and two books.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

My husband and I are foster parents and we have adopted three out of our four boys through foster care. Not all foster placements lead to adoption, in fact, many lead to reunification. I was dealing with the heartache of a foster daughter who returned to her birthfather when we had hoped she would stay with our family. I began writing as a means of dealing with the difficult emotions as a result of this loss. I wrote for nine months and then this foster daughter (more…)

All is Merri and Bright

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

 Tifani Clark, tell us where you were born and where do you live now.

–I was born just outside Rexburg, Idaho. I moved to Spanish Fork, Utah, with my husband and kids about ten years ago.

What makes you passionate about writing?

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–Making the stories in my head come alive on the paper (or computer screen).

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

–The first draft of All is Merri and Bright took a couple of months to write. I had other projects needing my attention, but I couldn’t wait to get back to this one.

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

–This book was inspired by the cozy (more…)

Twelfth Night at Eyre Hall

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

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Twelfth Night at Eyre Hall by Luccia Gray

Luccia Gray was born in London, and now lives in the south of Spain with her husband. She has three children and three grandchildren. When she’s not reading or writing, she teaches English at an Adult Education Centre and at University. 

 

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Following Edward Rochester’s death, Jane Eyre, who has been blackmailed into marrying a man she despises, will have to cope with the return of the man she loved and lost. The secrets she has tried so hard to conceal must be disclosed, giving rise to unexpected events and more shocking revelations.
Romance, mystery, and excitement will unfold exploring the evolution of the original characters, and bringing to life new and intriguing ones, spinning a unique and absorbing narrative, which will move the action from the Yorkshire countryside, to Victorian London, and across the Atlantic Ocean to Colonial Jamaica.
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Might is not right and Mercy is not weakness

Friday, December 18th, 2015

JC Thompson is visiting today.

JC. tell us where you were born and where do you live now.

I was born and raised in Arizona. I recently moved to Salt Lake City from Billings, Montana.

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What makes you passionate about writing?

Writing enables me to look at the ordinary and see the extraordinary. It gives me the opportunity to take the mundane and see the wonder in it.

How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

That’s an interesting question. I didn’t write my manuscript in a traditional way. My book was published in a serialized format. I wrote and submitted chapters of my book to my editors at Bigworldnetwork.com, after it was polished it was released online. When forty-nine chapters were completed, ready to publish in book form, I got to do a final edit on everything I’d written so far.

All told, writing that way it took me two years.

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12 Days of Christmas Book Blitz, today “Halfling”

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

 

Banished from the South Pole, Kara tries to carve out a new life among the elves of the North. It’s not easy with a secret to protect—a secret she’s cursed with by the unusual circumstances of her heritage: half-elf, half-fairy. In the North, she’s assigned to work with Seb on a special project. He’s the most gorgeous elf she’s ever seen—and the orneriest.

As if being banished wasn’t punishment enough. Seb introduces her to Trystin, a fairy from the nearby fairy forest. Trystin discerns her secret right away and promises to teach her how to use the powers given to her by the very thing she’s fighting to keep hidden.



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12 Days of Christmas Giveaways… come and see

Monday, December 14th, 2015

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Twelve Days of Christmas Book giveaway! I am proud to be included in this fabulous event just in time for Christmas… and… I am not alone. Some awesome authors are keeping me great company.
Now, I do not write Christmas stories but many of my books  have certainly appeared in Christmas stockings before. 🙂
We have all kind of prizes to give away: I will give away 3 ebooks of “Once Upon two Kingdoms” to 3 lucky readers who leave a note and email in the comments of this blog.

Now more about Once Upon Two Kingdoms

Freedom to Choose is Paramount for any human.

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An arrangement made when Elizabeth was just a babe ties her to someone she has never met, never spoken to, never loved. Now she desires freedom—a way to choose her own path—her own husband. The moment Elizabeth meets Patrick she knows he is her soul mate. But when you are bound to a crown how is any choice your own?

Once Upon Two Kingdoms is a Young Adult Medieval Romance. It will be love by those who enjoy clean romance and a happy warm ending.  But you don’t have to take my word for it.

What other have to say about Once Upon Two Kingdoms:

  1. It was a delightful read that captured my attention from beginning to end. Elizabeth is a beautiful, young women with a strong will, and an even stronger sense of understanding and duty. I love that she doesn’t sigh and bemoan her life but takes charge and makes decisions.
    Patrick is an intriguing character. It’s hard not to fall in love with him as you read how he relates to Elizabeth. I loved how he was a gentleman, but it didn’t take away from her independence.    By  Melanie M. Mason

2) This story is gentle and sweet, yet there are moments of mystery and adventure. Someone is out to take over some kingdoms–who and why? I came away with a smile at the antics and events that occurred, especially with the way the villain was confronted. This is a must read for anyone who loves a good, clean romance involving a princess.
Content: very mild romance (although two characters spent a few nights together, nothing happened); no language or religious elements; mild violence (fighting, deaths–nothing at all graphic). Clean!

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The other giveaways links

Day 9 (Dec. 22) – Anna del C. Dye & Peggy Urry
Day 10 (Dec. 23) – Valerie Ipson & Cassie Sheils
Day 11 (Dec. 24) – Frances Hoelsema & Angela Carling
Day 12 (Dec. 25) – Marianne Sciucco & Tara Ellis 

Merry Christmas to you all. 

 

Cyber muse, futuristic essays, high technology and more

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

Roger White when did you first know you wanted to be an author?

What originally got me into writing was word processors on personal computers, way back in 1977. Writing by hand or typewriter was boring because it was so hard to fix mistakes. But with cut-and-paste and spellcheckers… wow! What I started
writing were articles that explained high technology… such as how to use
personal computers and local area computer networks. Gradually I started adding some fun science fiction writing to that, and then I got into many other topics.

My first, and still my most popular book, was a how-to: Wordstar with Style. It
explained how to use the Wordstar word processor on CP/M machines, and later MSDOS machines.

The next big breakthrough was starting a web site: White World. I started that in 1996, and now I had a home for whatever I wrote that I thought was interesting to other people. I still personally maintain White World.

==What makes you passionate about writing?
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I like explaining new concepts to interested people. The concepts can be in
science, technology, history or current events. Making my new concepts
understandable to other people became an interesting, life-long challenge. My
style of science fiction — Technofiction — is an extension of that into the
realms of speculative fiction. (more…)

Angels aren’t suppose to fall in love

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Echo Of Her Presence by Alaina Stanford

 

I have one of those brains that won’t turn off at night. Many nights I would distract my intellect by revamping a movie, book or TV show in my mind. I would twist and turn the plots and characters to achieve the ending I preferred. That developed into side stories about my favorite minor characters. Each night I fell asleep in the middle of a grand
adventure. It wasn’t long before I began to create stories of my own and put pen to paper.
I love a good adventure. I love a good romance. As the mother of seven children, I also learned to love to play video games. One day it occurred to me to write an adventure that flowed like a video game and I added a touch of romance. Thus, Hypnotic Journey was born. The HJ characters are like a family to me. They are foolish, daring, resourceful,
passionate and dedicated to their friends.
My love for Science Fiction gave birth to the Treborel Series. It’s a paranormal Sci-Fi romance featuring a psychotic villain and a multiple layer of hero’s fighting to survive the chaos. I write about how friendship and love (more…)

Do Angels have shadows?

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

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Interview with L. G. Rollins

Tell us 3 fun facts about yourself?
I love baking desserts. I homeschool my kids, and I was homeschooled myself. And my favorite show of all time is “I Love Lucy” (I watch it way more than I care to admit).

How long have you been a writer or known that was something you wanted to do?
I’ve wanted to be an author since I was seven. But I’ve been seriously pursuing it for about four years. (more…)

Official Book Tour: Becky’s Kiss

Monday, December 7th, 2015

Becky’s Kiss by Nicholas Fisher

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Interview:

What inspired your book?

I love baseball and I am a sucker for a good love story. I thought I would mix the two and add some mystery as well.

How do you spend your free time?

I write in most of my free time, but I am an avid sports fan. I also like reading.

What is the thing you struggle with the most while writing? And how do you defeat it?

I like to tell too much, and many readers think my descriptions are over the top. I work in drafts to combat this, and the last draft is the one where I cut out all the stuff I don’t absolutely need.

When did you first realize you were an author?

Am I? I always thought of myself as more of a dreamer!

The Trailer:

Synopsis:

“It could not be worse for ninth grader Becky Michigan on her first day at a new school, sitting in beet juice and staining her white jeans in a classroom about to fill up with students. In the nick of time, a gorgeous blonde boy named Danny comes in and offers his over-sized baseball jersey so she can cover up, get to the office, and change. By the time she pulls the shirt over her head, however, he has mysteriously disappeared.

Becky scours the school in search of her dream-athlete and wonders why after contact with him she has magically gained the ability to throw a fastball ninety miles per hour! Instead of finding the answer, however, Becky’s new skill pits her against the school bully and the entire varsity baseball team.

That night, after her exciting showdown in front of the entire school, Danny shows up at her bedroom window. If she will agree to meet him behind Rutledge High at midnight on the ball field at the edge of the woods, he promises to reveal a secret meant to alter the past and change her life forever.”

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The link:

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Danger, bravery, loyalty and betrayal stuff great books are made of

Friday, December 4th, 2015

Candace, tell us where you were born –

Nothing special. I was born in cute little Payson, Utah, an a hospital that is now a library. 

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What is the most difficult thing about being an author?

Time. Writing is the easy part, I have stories in my head all the time, it’s everything else I have trouble with. Working, being a mom, being a wife, and everyone knows I love to get together and have fun. I wish i had more hours I could devote to writing and being an author. Ugh… being an adult stinks some times. 

Who has made the greatest difference for you as a writer?

It’s hard to narrow it down to one person. I’m deeply influenced by who is around my at the times of my greatest struggle. In my current state and project I’d have to say my two girls are influencing me to keep going every day. They’re very proud of me. My youngest thinks I’m a star and that I know very famous people.   

Who or What inspired you to write this book?

I’m currently finishing my third and last novel in my series. I’m inspired (more…)

Nexis isn’t quite the game everyone thinks it is

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

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Nexis (Tricksters, #1) by A.L. Devroe

In the domed city of Evanescence, appearance is everything. A Natural Born among genetically altered Aristocrats, all Ella ever wanted was to be like everyone else. Augmented, sparkling, and perfect. Then…the crash. Devastated by her father’s death and struggling with her new physical limitations, Ella is terrified to learn she is not just alone, but little more than a prisoner.

Her only escape is to lose herself in Nexis, the hugely popular virtual reality game her father created. In Nexis she meets Guster, a senior player who guides Ella through the strange and compelling new world she now inhabits. He offers Ella guidance, friendship…and something more. Something that allows her to forget about the “real” world and makes her feel whole again. But when their separate worlds collide, Ella will have to choose between love and survival. Because Nexis isn’t quite the game everyone thinks it is. And it’s been waiting for Ella. (more…)