Category Archives: Interviews

New Release: The Geek and His Artist

Today I’d like to welcome Hope Ryan, author of The Geek and His Artist! I have a great interview with Hope below, plus a giveaway. I hope you enjoy Hope! 🙂

Blurb:

GeekandHisArtist[The]FSSimon Williams spends his lunch periods drawing his geek and trying not to think about the terrors waiting for him at home. He needs to get away from his abusive father before he suffers the same grisly fate as his mother. Because he’s learned the hard way running away doesn’t work, he’s counting the days until his eighteenth birthday.

Jimmy Bennet should be spending his lunch studying so his senior GPA is good enough to get him into college, but he can’t seem to focus thanks to his distracting artist. When he’s given the opportunity to tutor Simon in Trig and discovers Simon’s home-life nightmare, he wants nothing more than to get Simon out of danger. This need becomes more urgent when Simon comes to school the Monday after their first date with bruises, but it takes a broken leg before Jimmy can convince his boyfriend the Bennets really want him.

But the danger Simon thought was past shows up at the most unexpected time, and he must stand up to the fears he’s held so long to protect not only himself, but the man he wants to spend his life with. Continue reading New Release: The Geek and His Artist

Literary Nook Blog Tour: Resolutions

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Resolutions

by Teri Riggs

DEA agent Eve Taylor has had her fill of alpha males. When Resolutions’ operative and former lover, Dillon “Mac” McKenna, threatened her hard-earned independence, she ran. On a mission to gather evidence against a Colombian drug-lord, Eve discovers the drug-lord is helping terrorists plan an attack on American soil. Before she can escape with the vital information, she’s captured and comes face to face with her mortality…

As a teen, Mac watched his family fall apart after his mother died doing dangerous U.N. work. The possibility of losing Eve to a mission ignited an overwhelming need to protect her. When he forced her to choose him or her job, she walked away. Two years later, it seems all his nightmares have come true and he’s tasked with rescuing her from a Colombian prison. Mac has never stopped loving Eve, but does he dare risk his heart when he’s so terrified of losing…

On the run, Mac and Eve must learn to trust each other again in order to stay alive.

Note: Resolutions is a private black ops agency specializing in the near-impossible extractions of kidnap victims, hostages, and all forms of intelligence other agencies have failed to retrieve.

Goodreads Link – https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18590656-resolutions?from_search=true

Links:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | All Romance eBooks | Decadent

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Interview: Bathasar from Choices

Today I have a wonderful interview for you! It’s from Choices, the new release from Grace R. Duncan! The characters in this book are wonderful (yes, I’ve had the pleasure of reading) and this interview takes place with my favorite character, Bathasar. So, I give you Choices!

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Blurb:

Born and raised a gypsy in the late eleventh century, Teman values freedom over everything. He and his best friend, Jasim, are thieves for hire—until one night they’re caught and their precious freedom is revoked. Given the choice between the dungeons or palace pleasure slavery, they become slaves, but Teman vows to escape someday.

Bathasar doesn’t want the throne. He supports his brother instead, which suits their sadistic father, Mukesh. When Teman, the handsome slave Bathasar has secretly been watching, saves his life, Bathasar requests a slave for the first time. Before long, Bathasar and Teman fall in love. But all is not well. One day Mukesh brutalizes Teman before the court, angering the empress of a neighboring nation. To appease her, he then offers her Jasim as a gift, and Teman decides to stay with Bathasar for now—despite the abuse he may suffer.

The peace doesn’t last. Mukesh plans to invade Jasim’s new country, and Bathasar must find a way to stop the destruction. But if he succeeds, he’ll ascend to the throne and have the power to grant Teman his liberty. Then Teman will surely leave him. What other choice could a gypsy make?

Buy Links:

Dreamspinner Press: Paperback  |  eBook

 

And now, the interview!! Bring out Bathasar! Continue reading Interview: Bathasar from Choices

Interview: Candace Knoebel

 Today I have  a special interview for you! Joining me is author Candace Knoebel to talk about her first novel, Born in Flames. She’s currently wrapping up book 2, which I’ll have more info in my new release post for that book, so keep an eye out for that!  First, the book!

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Title: Born in Flames

Author: Candace Knoebel

Genre: YA Fantasy

Blurb:

Red mirrored scales race up my arms as the haze of pain blurs my vision. My bones crack, breaking to realign. I scream. It is then that the realization of my unavoidable fate sinks in; I am of a dying race. I am dragon.

Aurora Megalos, orphaned and teetering on the edge of adulthood, thought finding her past would curb the sting of being an outcast. Having no memories of the time before she awoke on her foster mother’s doorstep, she yearns for the emptiness inside her to be filled. With her fellow orphaned best friend, Fenn, by her side, she has nothing to lose and everything to gain. But something powerful stirred within her that she couldn’t explain. Something wanted out.

In the dark of night, a crazed Seer, dubbed Mr.Creepy, erases everything she’s ever known with an impending prophecy. She now faces two paths. Return to her true home to protect a dying race against a growing evil, or stay hidden in the safety of our realm with a shot at a true love. With a vengeful Arch Enemy stopping at nothing to see her dead, she’s running out of time; a decision must be made. What would you choose?

Purchase Links:

Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Born-in-Flames/book-8rqT-g-ZEUCVw2k0M1tWxA/page1.html?s=4Cjl3LyzcUOgodcXVlh9Aw&r=1Can you tell us more about your book, Born in Flames?

Of course I can! Born in Flames is a fast-paced fantasy that will catapult you into a world where you race against time to save the fate of two realms and an impending prophecy promising death. Aurora Megalos is the main character who discovers that she is not only a part of this prophecy, but part dragon as well.

When did you find out that you wanted to be a writer?

About three years ago. I’ve always loved English and reading, but I guess it never occurred to me that I could actually do it. I had this story swimming around in my brain for a few years and one day decided to sit down and write it out (mostly for fun). Everything sort of grew from there.

Where did you find the inspiration for Born in Flames?

I’ve always loved anything mythical and magical. When I first thought up the idea, I wanted to create something original. At the time when I started the novel, Vampires had taken over EVERYTHING. Don’t get me wrong, I am a Twilight fanatic (midnight premiers and merchandise bought), but I needed a break from it. Thusly, Born in Flames was…born. J But as far as inspiration goes: music, magic, images, good reading…it’s in everything really. Anything that touches my soul.

Did you have to do some research for your book? Like on legends or myths about dragons?

The dragon aspect of the trilogy is entirely my own. I didn’t research anything because I wanted it to come from me. As a writer in fantasy, there are few limitations set. As far as the folklore, I did try to find something that would tie in the island with the dragon (something that will be in the third book). I found a geyser known as the Spouting Horn that has a legend behind it. It’s about a giant lizard family that experiences a tragedy amongst siblings.  The geyser is the trapped lizard’s tears. A giant sea lizard-a dragon… it felt like fate to me, thus the beginning of choosing Kauai.

Why did you choose to write Fantasy stories? Why dragons?

I couldn’t imagine writing in any other genre right now. I love fantasy. It is my go-to read. And it allows me to write anything. Dragons-I have always loved the idea of dragons. They are magnificent and wondrous! Throughout the trilogy I get to weave in and out of the mind of a dragon. It’s very exciting.

Where did you find the inspiration for the name of your main characters: Aurora and Fenn?

Aurora has always been a favorite of mine, but I had to make sure that her name meant something to the story. A new dawn is the definition, which is what the entire trilogy is based upon. Fenn was sort of like naming my children. It just felt right. I knew early on in both of my pregnancies what my babies names would be and they fit them perfectly.

Your favorite author?

J.K. Rowling. She is my biggest inspiration. I started reading Harry Potter when I was 11, which is right around the time when her first novel was released, so I’ve pretty much grown up with him. It broke my heart when the last book was out and I devoured it in a matter of days. I’d be lying if I said she didn’t influence me.

If you were a villain from Disney, which one it would be and why?

Lol, I love this question. Hmm…let me think on it because I absolutely love Disney movies and have seen just about everyone ten times each. Umm…I’m going to have to go with Maleficent…shocker lol. She turns into a dragon! Haha.

The cover is stunning, did you choose the book cover, or did you have some options for the design?

It was done by Ravven: http://ravven78.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4q84ew. She is exactly how I imagined her! I was lucky enough to be included on the process for the cover with my publisher and Ravven. I gave them a paragraph’s worth of description and Ravven rolled with it. The only thing that is different is her scales. They are described as ruby red and mirrored.

Quickies:

Cat or Dog: Always a dog!

Dark, Brown or White Chocolate: I’m not a big chocolate fan, but white chocolate.

City or Countryside: City with a side of country.

Pool or Beach: Pool. I live near the beach. Sand in the pants isn’t fun.

Smoothies or Milk shakes: Smoothie.

Pajama or Jeans : Pajamas

Vampire or Werewolf : If we’re talking Edward or Jacob…Jacob. 

Highlands or South America: Highlands.

Bitchy or Nerdy: Nerdy. Always!

Now that you know a little more about Candace, go get her book!

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Twitter: @candaceknoebel

 

FMB Blog Tour: If Wishes Were Shadows

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Welcome to my stop on the FMB Blog Tour for If Wishes Were Shadows. I have a “20 Questions” about the main character, Calinda!

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Series: The Shadows Series, #1

Author: A. Sangrey Black

Genre: Paranormal, Erotica, Menage (m/m/f), BDSM, Vampire,

Publisher: Cobblestone Press

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Words: Approx. 14,000

Purchase: Cobblestone Press |

Book Description:

Calinda Byer is all assertiveness in her daytime life, but when it comes to the bedroom, she leaves her will at the door with her clothes. Her vampire Dom, Adam Straton, refuses to turn her until she has witnessed the darker side of immortality and the true depths of his sexuality — including his male vampire lover.  A weekend at his country estate promises dark, twisted delights the likes of which Calinda could never have imagined. All she has to do is use the safe word, and she can return to the “normal” world alone. But will she? Continue reading FMB Blog Tour: If Wishes Were Shadows

Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Twelve

The Why:

I’ve decided that I wanted to do something nice for the authors that have given me paperback review copies or have let me edit their work. So, in the hopes of getting them some more exposure and reviews, I’ve come up with a “Twelve Days of Christmas” giveaway. Every day until Christmas, I’ll be giving one paperback that I’ve reviewed &/or worked on. I do ask that you consider reviewing the book that you win, as this can always help the author and future readers!

The Book:

Christmas Lites II 5th version printToday’s book is last for a reason. It’s the Christmas Lites II anthology, and it is one I’m very happy to be a part of. Not only do I have a story published in this book, but I also had the pleasure of working with some wonderful authors/editors who donated their time to making this book happen.

You see, 100% of this book’s profits goes to charity. That’s right, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence receives money for every book purchased. So, even if you don’t win, pick one up and help out a worthy charity. There’s bit more info in my new release post and the blurb below, or you can check out the NCADV’s website.

Blurb:

Join us this Christmas season as authors from across the globe unite to spread holiday cheer and raise money for a very important cause. You will delight in the various stories these authors have created in order to take you on a journey from inside their heads and into your heart. Fairy tales, mysteries, journeys with zombies and monsters, vampires, angels, trips to the North Pole and much more await inside the covers of this book. All proceeds from the book are being donated to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Not only will you get a taste of the spirit of the season, but you will do so knowing you did your part in helping a very worthy cause. Merry Christmas!

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Twelve Days of Christmas: Day Eleven

The Why:

I’ve decided that I wanted to do something nice for the authors that have given me paperback review copies or have let me edit their work. So, in the hopes of getting them some more exposure and reviews, I’ve come up with a “Twelve Days of Christmas” giveaway. Every day until Christmas, I’ll be giving one paperback that I’ve reviewed &/or worked on. I do ask that you consider reviewing the book that you win, as this can always help the author and future readers!

The Book:

SecretsFrontToday’s book is Secrets of a Universe by H. Brian Rawson. It turns out I probably interacted with Rawson when I was a teenager and didn’t even know it. Luckily for me, he ran into a mutual friend and we got in contact. I worked really hard on this book and I think it has a lot of potential! There is action, adventure, romance, “other” beings, and loveable characters all driving this book. I’m really looking forward to some reviews on this one!

Blurb:

Krystal Taylor has been under the military’s thumb since birth. Her power of astral projection requires it — without daily Mindkey treatments, she will die a horrible death. She wants freedom from her leash, the freedom to let her flesh and blood, not just her mind, experience the world.

While on an unauthorized hiking expedition, designed to give her some space from her spying duties and the hundreds of government agents and prying scientists who keep her alive, she is captured by a band of terrorists, threatening much more than her life. Unless Dan Parker, the director of the Mindkey Project, and Dr. George Larkin, its key scientist, can reach her in time, the entire planet may fall into the clutches of the worst terrorist mankind has ever produced.

From the farthest reaches of outer space to the inner depths of the planet Earth, every soul — dead or alive — waits, unknowingly, for Krystal to be found — or turned into a weapon.

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