C.S. Boyack’s Assistant and Spokes-Model, Lisa Burton, is on the #Blog With Me Today to Chat About Will O’ the Wisp

I am so thrilled this morning to have on my blog, a young lady who although the lead character in C. S. Boyack’s first novel, also serves as his personal assistant and the spokes-model for his blog, Entertaining Stories.
Ladies and gentlemen, meet Lisa Burton.
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Hi, Peggy. Thanks for having me over today. I love getting out in the Fall.

It’s my pleasure, Lisa. I must say I’ve never chatted with a robot but you’re so, genuine.

I’m here to talk about Craig’s book, Will O’ the Wisp. This one is about a teenage girl named Patty Hall. She has a mild handicap that requires her to wear corrective leg braces. Her first day of high school goes just about like you might think.

Ooooo…tell me more!

She’s in love with all things related to space, and science fiction. One night, while stargazing, she and a friend spot something called a Will O’ the Wisp. Amazement turns into fear as it attacks a college student before their eyes.

Patty jumps to the wrong conclusion, and wastes a lot of valuable time trying to find a science fiction explanation. It turns out to be part of an ancient curse that’s been targeting the Hall family for generations. Patty is next on the list, and if she doesn’t figure it out soon, she’s on her way to the Hall family cemetery plot.

I love suspense and ancient curses!

Craig really put this poor girl through the ringer. I didn’t think she could hold up, but she’s a main character worthy of the title. It isn’t bad enough dealing with the curse, she has normal issues too. She watches her friends start dating from the sidelines. She has to deal with an overbearing mother, but finds an ally in her stepfather.

The whole story is set in the mid 1970s. Craig said he did this to avoid easy access to information. No cell phones and no internet equals more tension waiting for clues. If nothing else, I had a great time doing all the research into the era. Did you know there was a time when nobody had microwave ovens?

I’m sure there was but I’m too young to remember those days. <Winks and blushes and watches Lisa roll her eyes>

There is a review out there that says, Will O’ the wisp is like The Wonder Years meets The Exorcist. Craig took great glee in that remark.

I brought you a piece of art we’re using to promote the book. It’s me sitting at Patty Hall’s roll-top desk and staring at the Will O’ the Wisp.

I love art and this cover is so mysterious and spooky!

Thank you so much, Lisa, for bringing Will O’ the Wisp to my blog today. I love hosting other authors. I truly appreciate you coming on behalf of Craig. It’s been lovely speaking to you! Please give Craig all my best for much success! By the way, I love your outfit!

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Time to Begin Plotting a New #Blog Tour for Jaded Tides. Would You Help Me Out and Be a #Host?

My fourth book in the Razor’s Adventures Pirate Tales series will be launched next month! 

I know it’s kind of hard to believe I’m doing this again but I can’t seem to get off this ship of dreams so I’m asking for your support and invite you to come aboard for this voyage!

If anyone would be interested in being a blog host, do a book review or an interview, I’d greatly appreciate it! As always, I offer my services and my blog in return to host you as well.

Now that I have parted ways amiably with my publisher, I am solely dependent upon myself in order to make this book launch the best one yet but I know I can’t do it without support from my writing friends in our community.

So, with that being said, if you’d be interested in participating, please either leave a comment below or email me at suzyM45 at aol dot com. I’d love to work with you!

I’m looking for anyone who blogs, is a writer, an author or who loves to read and review books.

Thank you so much in advance!

Peggy

JADED TIDES:

After finding love in the most unlikely of places, Ivory’s life appears to at last be falling into place. Having proven herself a force to be reckoned with, she has at last set sail for the first time as a pirate. The only problem is she’s a woman and must disguise herself in order to set foot on a ship. Being in love with her captain isn’t helping matters either and whole new set of obstacles are presenting themselves at every turn. Her brash style and tenacity, however, could prove to make her, her own worst enemy.

With a sword in her hand and her new found love at her side, Ivory Shepard is about to embark on a   mission to rescue and return every young woman she can who has fallen prey to the jaded tides of the Caribbean sex trade. Armed with a secret log book she acquired from a pirate captain—who also happened to be an evil smuggler, she believes herself well prepared for the task. As she’s already learned the hard way, pirates always prove to be unpredictable and ruthless. Unfortunately for them, so is she.

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Echoes of Narcissus in the Gardens of Delight – Book Launch

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Donna thought there was something wrong with her. That she was suffering from a mental illness that has caused her husband to despise her, distance himself from her, and cheat on her. She blames herself for the desolate, miserable thing that is her marriage and her life. Then she comes across a book that will change everything for her, and reading it, she discovers that there’s nothing wrong with her mind at all, but that there is something very wrong with her husband instead. Marco, she realises, is a malignant narcissist. A text book case. He has a real and documented mental disorder, and that he’s been controlling, manipulating, and abusing her for decades. The sudden full knowledge of all that he’s purposely done to her enrages her. Not sure how to leave after thirty years of what she finally knows has been intentional mental and emotional abuse from him, and believing that she has nowhere to turn, being so physically isolated, she bides her time.

Then she meets and befriends a group of unusual people who share her passion for gardening, and so begins her journey to escape. She joins her new friends in their project to assist elderly people in old age homes care for their small gardens, as well as secretly supplying those suffering from painful and terminal illnesses with medicinal herb and plant remedies, including illegal plants such as cannabis. As weeks go by, she delves into her memories, relearns what it is to be respected, liked, and loved again, and slowly she formulates a plan to safely leave her dangerous husband. But unbeknownst to Donna, Marco is in serious trouble, and has desperate plans of his own, and absolutely no regard for her safety.

** This is a work of fiction, but malignant narcissists really do exist, and it is a recognised mental illness. Unfortunately, many people never realise that they are involved with a narcissist, because their actions are so demonically bad as to be unimaginable and unbelievable, and so they spend their lives in misery, depression, fear, and isolation. If only by the accidental reading of a fictional story, I hope that this book will help even one person, unknowingly suffering narcissistic abuse, to realise that they don’t have to, and that it’s never too late to start over, be happy, be fulfilled, to love and care for yourself, and be truly loved and respected by others.

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Jo Robinson very recently returned to her homeland, South Africa, after having lived in rural Zimbabwe for eighteen years. Her obsessive affection for the African continent, most humans, and all creatures feathered and furred are what inspire her writing. She is the author of African Me & Satellite TV, the science-fiction/fantasy series Shadow People, and a couple of short stories, which will be free to download from Amazon from 26 to 30 December, Fly Birdie and The Visitation.

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Welcome Authors Shelly M. Burrows & Michael S. Stewart and Their Book – BLOOD MOON!

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Title: Blood Moon: The Dark Moon Series
Author: Shelly M. Burrows & Michael S. Stewart
Genre: Dark Supernatural/Paranormal
Length: 354 pages
Release Date: October 2014
ISBN-13: 978-06922918560
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SYNOPSIS: In book one, Blood Moon Werewolf witches, Conri Olcan and Saoirse MacKay are on the hunt for the bones of the original Alpha of the Blood Moon Pack, Panteon. Cronus, the leader of the Vampire Coven will stop at nothing to prevent that from happening. Mike Hardy and Bentley Britt are caught in between these powerful beings. Will they become casualties of war? Or will they be more important than they even realize? Will Conri and Saoirse survive? Will Cronus succeed in stopping them? Follow this thrilling tale and enter the Variant World.

AUTHOR INFORMATION & LINKS

Shelly: I’ve loved reading since I was a girl. My favorites were Stephen King and Dean Koontz. Now I enjoy Kresley Cole, Gena Showaller, Stacia Kane, and Charlaine Harris.

I also, enjoy spending time with my son, affectionately called ‘Bug’.

I was born in Michigan, but raised in Youngstown, Ohio and now reside in North Carolina.

WEBSITE: http://darkmoonseries.wordpress.com/
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/scribeshelly
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dark-Moon-Series/1383292888619153

Michael: A lifelong fan of stories involving the supernatural, I grew up in Los Angeles and still reside there. I love animals, sports and anything from the 80’s.

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/lakersgold

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BLOOD MOON: THE DARK MOON SERIES (BOOK ONE)

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Meet the Authors!

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What were you like at school?

Shelly: I was a goofball. When I lived in Michigan I played volleyball and basketball, but when I moved to Ohio, I got out of sports.

Mike: I was shy, introverted, a bit of a dreamer, I suppose.
Were you good at English?

Shelly: I LOVED English…well the writing aspect. I hated grammar.

Mike: Yes, I did. My favorite subject was history.

What are your ambitions for your writing career?

Shelly: I’ve always wanted to write, but never really considered doing it full time. That is what I’d love to do, be a writer full time.

Mike: To produce books that people enjoy, with characters that are entertaining. I would love to be a novelist full time.

Which writers inspire you?

Shelly: I read a lot of Stephen King, Kresley Cole, Gena Showalter, Dean Koontz and thanks to Michael, Stuart Woods.

Mike: Dean Koontz, Jim Butcher, V.C. Andrews, Lawrence Sanders, Stuart Woods, Sidney Sheldon and Jackie Collins. Yes, you read that right, Jackie Collins! Her novels are wildly entertaining.

So, what have you written?

Shelly: Blood Moon is our first novel, but I’ve written short stories through our role playing.

Mike: This is my first published work. I wrote a novel in the early 90’s, but it was raw, to say the least.

Where can we buy or see them?

US: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OJQ0WL8

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00OJQ0WL8?*Version*=1&*entries*=0

Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special?

Shelly: Well, we have a few. Bentley has had a rough life. She grew up in a crack house, but managed to get through school and into college. Life had other ideas for her though. She’s definitely a fighter. Saoirse on the other hand is tough, kind when needed but has a deep hatred for vampires. Though, I’d say she is fair. She has a lot to think about at the end of the book.

Mike: Yes, we have a few. Mike Hardy is a good man, a shape shifter, who is estranged from his family. He chafes at conformity which puts him at odds with his rigid father. He’s never had someone see the best in him until he meets Bentley.

What are you working on at the minute?

Shelly: We’re nearly through with the second installment of the Dark Moon Series. It’s entitled Dark Harvest.

What’s it about?

Shelly: It’s a continuation of the story started with Blood Moon, but you’ll get to meet more characters in the Variant world. It’s about reaping what you sow.

Mike: It’s also about the domino effect, showing how all actions, no matter how well intentioned, have consequences.

What genre are your books?

Shelly: Paranormal, Supernatural, Action/Adventure with some Romance up in there.

What draws you to this genre?

Shelly: I have always loved the supernatural and horror type stories. It seemed natural to write about it.

Mike: Yes, I agree with Shelly, it’s a love for the genre. I grew up watching Christopher Lee as Dracula and Lon Chaney, Jr. as the wolfman. When I got older and discovered the works of Koontz and King, I was hooked.

Which actor/actress would you like to see playing the lead character from your most recent book?

Shelly: For Bentley I would love to see Laura Vandervoort and for Saoirse Rachel Weisz

Mike: Taylor Kitsch for Mike Hardy and the Bond era Sean Connery for Conri. As for a current actor for Conri, perhaps Clive Owen or Kyle Chandler.

How much research do you do?

Shelly: It depends on what the story calls for. For example, part of Blood Moon takes place in North Carolina, so I wanted to make sure I got the folklore right, even though I’m a transplant to North Carolina.

Mike: Yes, it really depends.

When did you decide to become a writer?

Shelly: We were actually encouraged to write.

Mike: This year, after receiving encouragement from someone who had taken the plunge.

Why do you write?

Shelly: Because I love seeing people engage in the world that Michael and I have created. It’s like letting your child grow up and go into the world for the first time. It’s exciting.

Mike: It’s cathartic, exciting, frustrating, funny and many other things. It’s something I’ve always wanted to do.

Do you write full-time or part-time?

Shelly: Oh, it’s a part-time thing for now. Hopefully it will blossom into a full time career.

Mike: Part time, with never ending dreams of doing it full time.

Where do the your ideas come from?

Shelly: Most of our characters come from role-playing, but then there are some new characters in our books as well.

Mike: From our depraved imaginations and I love it!

Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?

Shelly: We have an idea of how a book will turn out, but we’re up to changing it if we feel it being pulled in a new direction.

Mike: I like to think we have a skeleton to work with, so all the bones and structure are in place, but how the flesh of it will fill out is not determined until we get in the heat of writing.

How do you think you’ve evolved creatively?

Shelly: I’m learning that sometimes less is more, but you need to know when to use that.

Mike: I’m hopeful that each day we’re getting better than the day before, but I think that’s how all writers feel, constantly striving to improve.

What is the hardest thing about writing?

Shelly: I find that I have a harder time writing for the all dark characters. It’s hard for me to get into that frame of mind… which you will see one of those characters in our next book.

Mike: For me, it’s having to stop when we have a good rhythm going, due to the real world intruding. Even though that is not something that can be avoided by anyone.

What is the easiest thing about writing?

Shelly: For me, it’s playing off of Michael. He is such a skillful story teller and he makes it easy to get on board.

Mike: Playing off Shelly with characters we know so well. I don’t have to think “What would Mike do or say here to Bentley?” I know it sounds strange, but the characters think for themselves and that makes writing so much easier.

How long on average does it take you to write a book?

Shelly: Blood Moon was done fairly quickly. A couple of months, but those characters we are very familiar with and knew intimately.

Mike: Dark Harvest, we’ve been working on since June and it’s not done yet, so I guess it depends.

What are your thoughts on writing a book series.

Shelly: It’s exciting, though we have a few characters that are screaming for attention!

Mike: It’s fun and exciting, we have so much more to get out there!

Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors.

Shelly: I love reading. When I find a series, I dive right in. I love Kresley Cole, Gena Showalter, Stacia Kane, Karen Marie Moning, and Stephen King. Though to be fair, there are many, many more.

Mike: Not as much as I’d like, but I hop on any of Jim Butcher’s “Dresden Files” novels that come out. I also love reading.

For your own reading, do you prefer ebooks or traditional paper/hard back books?

ShelIy: I prefer to have the book in hand, but I do have ebooks. I’ll use my ereader while waiting in line for my son at school.

Mike: I have a ton of paperbacks, some I’ve had since my army days in the 80’s, but for convenience, I’m building a library of ebooks that I can read on my tablet.

What book/s are you reading at present?

Shelly: Necromancer Awakening by Nat Russo and I just finished Demonically Yours by Lauren Peyton.

Mike: I just finished reading “Ghost Story” by Jim Butcher again. I love his imagination.

Do you proofread/edit all your own books or do you get someone to do that for you?

Shelly: We do that on our own. But it’s not something we enjoy. One day I’d love for someone else to do that!

Mike: Ditto!

Who designed your book cover/s?

Shelly: A very talented woman by the name Cris Palomino. She is fantastic.

Do you think that the cover plays an important part in the buying process?

Shelly: Absolutely! If the cover doesn’t pull you in, you’re less likely to pick it up.

Mike: I agree with Shelly on this.

What are your thoughts on good/bad reviews?

Shelly: Well we love our good reviews, I mean who doesn’t. But we also learn from constructive criticism.

Mike: It’s something that goes with putting your work out there. We love and appreciate the good reviews and consider any negative ones. If it’s something we feel we should work on or change, we try to do so.

What’s your views on social media for marketing?

Shelly: I think it’s important. You can reach more people through social media.

Mike: In this day and age, I don’t know how you can not use it to help you, especially when you are trying to get established and don’t have an automatic huge fan base.

Which social network worked best for you?

Shelly: I’m a fan of twitter. I like being able to interact with people. Facebook is a close second

Mike: Shelly is really the one who handles this area and she’s fantastic at it.

Any tips on what to do and what not to do?

Shelly: Never give up. You may encounter rejection, but then again that’s what makes you better.

Mike: Believe in yourself, your work, no matter what.

What do you think of “trailers” for books?

Shelly: I think they’re fun. We have a dream cast video for our books.

Mike: I enjoy them and they are a good way to promote your work.

Do you have a trailer or do you intend to create one for your own book/s?

Yes we do. http://youtu.be/IwDjZaGw21k

Do you think that giving books away free works and why?

Shelly: I think it’s a necessary thing. You can’t underestimate the power of word of mouth carries.

How do you relax?

Shelly: Watching tv, reading and spending time with my kiddo.

Mike: Watching TV and movies, reading and playing video games, especially Grand Theft Auto 5!

What is your favorite positive saying?

Shelly: After every storm, the sun is waiting to shine.

Mike: It’s by Michael Jordan. “I can accept failure. Everyone fails at something. What I can’t accept is not trying.”

What is your favorite quote?

Shelly: “Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color. Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable.”

Mike: “We do not look for allies when we love. Indeed, we often look upon those who love with us as rivals and trespassers. But we always look for allies when we hate.” ~~Eric Hoffer~~

What is your favorite film and why?

Shelly: True Romance. It has everything. Action, adventure, romance….

Mike: Its almost impossible for a film nerd like me to pick just one, but I’ll go with “The Long Hot Summer” because I love the misunderstood character of Ben Quick, played by Paul Newman and his interaction with the repressed Clara Varner, played by Joanne Woodward.

Where can you see yourself in 5 years time?

Shelly: Sitting on a beach somewhere sipping a fruity drink.

Mike: Sitting in the owner’s box of a Lakers game!

What advice would you give to your younger self?

Shelly: Don’t listen to the negativity. You are beautiful just the way you are.

Mike: Believe in yourself.

Which famous person, living or dead would you like to meet and why?

Shelly: Alice Paul. She was one of the key figures in the Women’s Suffrage Movement. I’d like to pick her brain. What life was like, the struggles she endured and what she would think of our world today.

Mike: Martin Luther King, Jr. I’d like to hear what he would do to continue the great work he started.

What advice would you give to aspiring writers?

Shelly: Never give up. Even if it’s writing for yourself, you never know where it can lead.

Mike: Keep writing and believe in yourself, you have something unique to share with the world.

How can readers discover more about you and you work?

Website: darkmoonseries.wordpress.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dark-Moon-Series/1383292888619153?ref=hl
Twitter: @ScribeShelly @LakersGold and @DarkMoonSeries

Welcome Author Aaron C. Richards and SPIES VS MONSTERS!

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Title: Spies Vs. Monsters         

Author: Aaron C. Richards

Genre: Horror/Paranormal/Supernatural

Length: 328 pages

Release Date: October 2014

ISBN-13: 978-0692278383

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SYNOPSIS: What can humans do in a secret world where they are sorely overpowered and outmatched? How do they stand up against the things that bump in the night? The answer is simple: they cheat. And in a world of shadows where might makes right, humans must rely on their ingenuity to survive.

The hero, humanity’s champion for light and order, is dead. The Supernatural and Paranormal Defense Organization, an international covert ops agency assembled to fight against the powers of darkness, just lost their field commander against the forces of Satan. Now, their former Special Projects Director, the angelic Jayda Marie Lafayette, must spearhead the search for the hero’s killer: his brother, a newly turned and blood-thirsty vampire named Frederico. And if she doesn’t get to him first, the Devil will turn him into a weapon capable of single-handedly destroying the human world.

AUTHOR INFORMATION & LINKS

A1 When I was in 3rd grade, the other kids were trying to decide whether to be actors, racecar drivers, or astronauts. I decided that I wanted to be an author. My answer to the age-old question “What do you want to be when you grow up?” was always the same. I wanted to write books. When I wasn’t trying my hand at writing, I was watching movies. I was always trying to satisfy that primal urge: storytelling. Almost 15 years later, I decided to try to sit down and write a full-length novel for myself, just like all of the people that I idolized. Spies vs. Monsters is the culmination of a childhood’s worth of dreaming.

Now, at 25, I live in my own dream world that is conveniently packaged in one bedroom of the house that I share with my sister.

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FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004844655710&fref=ts

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SPIES VS. MONSTERS

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Why Spies Vs. Monsters?

By Aaron C. Richards

            The idea for my own book series came to me as these things usually do: through the observation of various works of other authors. It usually happens that while I’m looking at the work of some publicized creator, whether reading or watching, a question occurs to me. I take my viewing very seriously…perhaps overly so. I understand that there are movies that the viewer isn’t mean to over-analyze, but I can’t help myself. That tendency has only increased as I’ve gotten more serious about my own writing. And when you find a number of films or books approaching the same idea from the same direction and having the same problems, you find yourself a niche to fill. That’s where Spies Vs. Monsters came in.

There are a number of popular series out there about secret government agencies that fight monsters. The idea in itself is nothing new. But one thing that I noticed, whether they be fighting super villains, monsters, demons, or something else, the agency in question tends to have a corresponding monster of their own that does the fighting for them. They recruit similarly powered individuals to make a stand, instead of humans. It makes sense, from a brute force standpoint. If you’re not physically strong enough to take on your enemy, recruit someone who is. But the idea never sat well with me.

I never liked the idea of a “neighborhood watch” agency. The agency that presses the panic button and then waits for the real heroes to show up has always struck me as very nearly useless. As if the heroes wouldn’t notice the enormous car-throwing bully wreaking havoc in their cities. At best, the secret agents are there to escort the good monster or superhero, and they are likely to die as nothing more than glorified luggage-handlers. The mundane everymen are swept aside in favor of the far more interesting lantern-jawed supermen. They’re discouraged, even chastised, for trying to fight outside their league. Nothing for us normal folks to do when Superman shows up except pull up a chair and watch the freaks do battle. Nevermind the fact that now there are now two enormous car-throwing brutes rampaging around the city instead of just one, and they’ve found a reason to fight each other. The possibility of collateral damage is completely ignored, in favor of watching the awesome grudge match.

The idea for my own book came to me when I considered what would happen in my hometown if a hostile alien shoved his way amongst us with plans to conquer the world. If Superman showed up to defend my tiny little town and told us to stand back, he’s got this, the people here would be outraged. And every one would show up to do something, even if there was nothing they could do. Because the bottom line is this: if something is that important to you, you find a way to fight back, even if the best you can do is spit on the tyrant‘s shoes as they walk by. And Spies vs. Monsters is exactly that: humans doing the best they can to find a way to fight back.

Super powerful characters are often interesting, but only if there is a reason for them to be there. There are also characters like Batman, Iron Man, and the men from Independence Day, that had no superpowers. They just did whatever they could with what they had. Spies Vs. Monsters is a story about humans, for humans, by a human. And if the monsters have anything to say about that, they should know: humans fight dirty.

#Blog Tour Stop With Author Leigh Michaels – Right or Wrong, I #Write for Me

In keeping with my theme of who we write for, I created this post specifically for Leigh’s blog.

Please hop on over and check it out and when you’re done, stay a bit and check out what she has to say as well!

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Please welcome guest author P.S. Bartlett to my blog; I am thrilled to be a part of her blog tour to promote her newest work.  The Blue Diamond: The Razor’s Edge will be released in two days!  She is an excellent writer who spins a fascinating tale with believable and enjoyable characters.  Check out her work; you won’t be sorry!

Right or Wrong, I Write for Me

by P.S. Bartlett

I’ve been wondering lately about why writers choose to write in a particular genre and tell the kinds of stories they do.

I wonder this because for a long time, I’ve heard, as well as believed, that we write what we want to read and I hope that’s true for all of us. Speaking for myself, that is the absolute truth. However, that doesn’t mean I won’t write YA or contemporary romance or anything else for that matter at some point—if I live long enough. I definitely think it makes writing a whole lot easier when we’re writing about things we care about, dream of or enjoy.

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Introducing Adria Wade and her Debut – The Forbidden: A Huntress Novel

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The Forbidden: A Huntress Novel

I’ve known Adria since she was practically a baby. Her father and my husband have been best friends for over forty years. Who’d have known she would grow up and become a writer! This is such an exciting time for her as this is her very first novel so please, let’s give her a warm welcome into the crazy life that is the published author.

First, let’s pick on her a bit with a few questions: 😉

1. How old were you when you wrote your first piece?

I was fifteen years old when I started writing my first book.

2.  What was it? And in what genre?

My first book was called The Dynasty. It was a paranormal romance. I love the plot and the characters so much that I decided to re-write the story and publish it in the near future.

3.  If you couldn’t be a writer, what would you be?

Wow, that’s a hard question! I love writing, it is my passion. I’m literally miserable if I’m not able to write. If I couldn’t be a writer, I would work with animals. I absolutely love them!

4.  Do you have a favorite scene or chapter in your book and if so, which one is it and why?

The chapter where Lucas takes Athena to his world. This is the chapter where Athena finally let’s go and actually let’s herself love him. Although, I would have to say that any scene with Taylor in it is just awesome! He is just funny and playful and I always enjoy writing any scenes he is in.

5. Do you have an idea for your next book?

I’m currently writing The Awakening, which is the second book in the series. I’m introducing a new group of creatures and magic plays a big part throughout the book.

6.  Name three of your favorite books of all time.

Bully by Penelope Douglas
Any book from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

7. Name an author or author’s who have inspired you to become a writer.

J.K. Rowling, Nicholas Sparks, and Richelle Mead

8. How do you feel when someone says, “The book was way better than the movie or television show?”

It doesn’t bother me at all. I am actually one of those people. Sometimes movies just don’t do the book any justice. Harry Potter, Divergent, and Twilight were fantastic book to movies, but then you have Vampire Academy and The Mortal Instruments who had too many important details from the book that were left out of the movie.

9. How important do you think book covers are?

I think book covers are very important. They draw the eye of the reader. I know many book lovers who had bought a book based on what the cover looked like.

10. What genre do you write in? Is there more than one?

I write paranormal romance. I’m totally obsessed with vampires and werewolves! I have been thinking about writing a new adult romance in a high school setting after my huntress series.

11. What inspired you to write your current book?

The Forbidden actually started out as a dream. I dreamt of a guy who had superhuman powers and as soon as I woke up I wrote it down. As the creativity began to flow, I immediately knew the type of story I wanted and how I wanted it to end.

12. Tell us about it, and where it’s available.

Like a moth to a flame she was drawn to him. The second their eyes locked she knew everything was about to change. She knew in that moment that he would be the end of her.
Growing up in a hunter family where loyalty is expected, Athena Bram was taught that vampires were evil and ruthless and had to be killed in order to protect the human race. Not once did she ever think that one day her loyalty to her family would be tested…until she met Lucas.
Lucas was everything Athena didnt expect; charming, alluring, and too hot to resist. The one person who made her heart beat faster, she found herself falling deeper into his spell, leaving her to choose between her hunter family and the vampire she just couldnt live without.

When her hunter family learns of their forbidden romance, Athena must fight for survival where a web of lies, secrets, and even death comes to haunt her.

Now that she has become the hunted will she survive against her hunter family, or will she pay for her betrayal in the end?

The Forbidden is available on ebook on Amazon. Paperbacks are not available as of yet.

13.  Do you have a particular place or setting where you write?

I like to write in my bedroom. Most of the time I will have music on as it helps me to relax and get my creativity flowing so I can enter my character’s world.

About The Author:

Author Adria Wade
Adria Wade has had a passion for writing since she was a kid. Her favorite part about writing is getting lost in the world she created. She lives in Maryland and is the second oldest of eight children. When not writing, she loves to read, listen to her favorite bands, watch way too many eighties movies, and has a fascination with sharks.
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