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I was surprised at the joy I got out of putting those words to paper

Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

Jemi Fraser, welcome. How has your family background affected your writing, if it has?

 

I was born into a family of logical people where practical pursuits and hobbies were valued over creative ones. I was always a little bit of an oddball in the family  and while they didn’t necessarily understand my interests and tastes in art, music, and stories, they always encouraged me to be me. I didn’t consider writing – even as a hobby – until well after my kids were born, but the interest in stories had been cultivated long before that. Still, I was surprised at the joy I got out of putting those words to paper.

How interesting…What gave you the nerve to attempt your first novel?

 

When I did decide to try writing, I did it totally as a hobby for myself and myself alone. It took me another few years before the idea of actually attempting to publish something crossed my mind.  By that point, I had written a couple of very wordy, very angsty, very bad novels. The core ideas are there, but the novels themselves are hilariously bad.

 

You aren’t the only one with that experience. Please describe your writing process.

 

I am currently learning to plot. It doesn’t come naturally to me, but with the help of some very good craft books I’m doing a much better job and finding the revising process less complex.

 

Nice…Where do you do your best work?

 

As of romance author, I should probably say the bedroom, but the reality is that I do almost all of my writing in an overstuffed chair in my living room while my TV is playing sports in the background .

 

Now that is different. Please give us a brief rundown of the plot of “Until Release”.

Early release for good behaviour means Sean Walker is counting the minutes until he’ll be free. He’s not the only one counting, but the others don’t have freedom on their minds.

 

Wow! What genre is it?

 

“Until Release” is a suspenseful mystery.

 

What goal did you originally have for your books and/or writing?

 

I think my primary goal was and is entertainment. The world can be a sad or scary place for a lot of people. Fiction can offer a welcome release (pun intended) from all of that reality.

 

Ha, ha. How did you decide whether to self-publish or find a mainstream publisher?

 

I’m still in the process of making this decision. I definitely like both the control of self-publishing and the idea of having a team working with me that goes with traditional publishing. We’ll see what the future brings.

 

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

 

In the past, I’ve only ever known this for sure by finishing the entire novel. Now that I’m learning to plot, it’s easier to see if the idea is viable or not before I dig in.

 

Makes sense…Where can we find your books?

 

Until Release is my first published work, but you can catch up with me at the following links

 

http://jemifraser.blogspot.ca/

https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100013354501204

https://twitter.com/jemifraser

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She will save A-14 and set him free…even if she sacrifice herself to give him a chance

Saturday, February 24th, 2018
Enduring
Bond
Allies
of the Kan Asma Vampires Book 1
by
Christa Paige
Genre:
Paranormal Romance
177
pages
 
A-Fourteen
has been wasting away in a dungeon for decades. Tortured for years in
the name of science, he was stripped of everything—including his
name. Scientists want to know the secret to the Kan Asma Vampires’
longevity, but there’s no way they’ll make him talk. They’ve
tried everything, but he’d rather die than betray his
people. 

 

 

When
they bring the frightened scientist into his cell, he is unimpressed
with their newest tactic. The moment he tastes the blood of that
unsuspecting woman, his entire world is turned upside down. Mariyah
touches him with kindness and manages to shatter his resistance.
Because of her, A-Fourteen feels more alive than he has in years. She
promises to try and save him. But can he trust her?

 

 

Mariyah’s
life takes a deadly turn when her blood becomes the key to the
Lifespan Institute’s fountain of youth. When she is left to bleed
out in the cell of a vampire prisoner, the last thing she expects is
to survive. A-Fourteen shows her mercy by not killing her…and
Mariyah ends up giving him her heart. If she fails him, he will die,
and his blood will be on her hands, staining her soul.

 

 

Now
she needs to protect herself while trying to rescue the love of her
life. When she forms an alliance with the Kan Asma refugees, she
plays a dangerous game of double agent. She knows the risks, and she
also knows time is running out.

 

Mariyah
will do anything to save A-Fourteen and set him free…even if it
means sacrificing herself to give him a chance to live.

 

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Strict
professor by day. Romance author by night. Lover of all things
alpha-male twenty-four hours a day. Christa Paige is a
multi-published author in several genres. Her passion for love
stories spans many tropes. She writes sensual, romantic tales and
sweet love stories. In her free time, Christa, likes knitting and has
a yarn stash that keeps growing. (Especially if it is bamboo.) She
has a love/hate relationship with running but can’t turn down a
themed 5k race. Her beagle babies are her running partners. She never
tires of watching a Star Wars marathon or rereading Lord of the
Rings. There’s a special place in her heart for the Regency
Romance. Mr. Darcy is her favorite Regency hero, especially when he
is wearing Hessians and a cravat.

 

 

Christa’s
series The Blood-Vine published by Liquid Silver Publishing, Kissin’
Cops published by Liquid Silver Publishing, Women Who Serve (Book 1
Coming soon), Kan Asma Vampires published by Hartwood Publishing.

 

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Jeanette Hornby an interview with an author

Saturday, January 5th, 2013

Jeanette, is so good to have you with us. Tell us how long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing from an early age and began writing lessons in 2009.  I’ve been writing seriously ever since.

Where were you born and where do you live now.

I was born in a small country town in Western (more…)

Interview with humorous author Connie Sokol

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Welcome Connie. Tell us what did you just finish reading?

Techniques of the Selling Writer by Dwight V. Swain for writing; Caller ID by Rachelle J. Christensen for fun:)

How fun… What book(s) have changed your life?

Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh, Agatha Christie’s Poirot and Marple series. Each has taught me something different about writing and life– (more…)