Author Interview Edge of Death

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  1. How long have you been writing?

I started working on my first series, eleven years ago. It became my first series, the ‘Seaward Isle Saga.’ Since then, I’ve completed my second series, “The Chronicles of Eledon,’ and the ‘Admiralty Archives’ is my third series.

 

  1. I saw this book is the second part of a series. Can you tell us about this series? Do you have more books planned?

The series begins with my main character, Alex, who is part Elf, traveling to Earth to return a group of sailors back to London. In the second book, she begins to face the facts. She’s not allowed to go home to Eledon. She tries to adjust, taking a part time job to help a friend but she also encounters a series of threats to her life. There’s a hundred Rock Elves sent to kill her to make sure she never returns; two wizards who must kill her to stay alive, and a white supremacist group out to kill her benefactor, VADM Teller of the British Royal Navy, whom she swears to protect.

 

  1. What did you find most challenging about writing your book?

The most challenging part of this book was developing a villain behind the threats to Alex’s life. I came up with Hades, god of the Underworld. His goal is to kill Alex because of her Titan bloodline—her grandfather was a Titan. Once I brought in Hades, he pulled my story together into one plan with a motive—kill the Titan.

 

  1. Which aspect of writing do you enjoy the most?

I enjoy coming up with the story idea and bringing it to fruition. It’s a lot of work but I enjoy the process.

 

  1. Are you working on another book at the moment?

The next book in the series, ‘Call from Home,’ is with my editor right now. It should be ready for publication in July of next year, I hope. In this book, my main character, Alex, is still exiled on Earth but she keeps running across reminders her of home. When the reminders signal danger to her homeland of Eledon, she can’t stand by any longer and takes action.

 

About the Book

Title: Edge of Death: Book Two of the Admiralty Archives

Author: Joni Parker

Genre: Urban Fantasy

In this second installment of The Admiralty Archives, the warrior Lady Alexin, the Keeper of the Keys for the Elf realm of Eledon, finds herself exiled to the harsh world of near-future London. Rendered little more than a political pawn by the Elfin Council of Elders to avoid a war with the Rock Elves, she has little choice but to struggle to find her way in this strange new land. Taken under the protection of kindly mentors, Vice Admiral Malcolm Teller of the British Royal Navy and his wife, Alex brings all her skills to the fore as she uncovers a series of deadly plots.

Murder is on everyone’s mind as an underground White Supremacist organization takes aim at Admiral Teller while two wizards, resurrected from death, must kill Alex in order to survive. To make matters worse, the Rock Elves dispatch a hundred assassins from Eledon with their sole mission to bring Lady Alexin to the very… Edge of Death.

 

Author Bio

Writing fantasy novels are Joni Parker’s passion. She’s completed two series so far: “The Seaward Isle Saga” and “The Chronicles of Eledon.” Her latest series, “The Admiralty Archives, is a three-book series that begins with the “Curse of the Sea.” The second book is called “Edge of Death” and the third will be finished next year. In addition to her novels, Joni enjoys writing short stories and has contributed two stories to the anthology, “Beyond Tucson: Adventures in the Multiverse” with her writing group. Joni retired from the U.S. Navy and the Department of Homeland Security and currently resides in Tucson, Arizona with her sister.

 

 

 

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Author Interview The Sanctity of Sloth

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1) How long have you been writing? 
A long time.  I wrote curricula for middle grade and high school, then weight management curricula for the YMCA, then a nonfiction book on health and wellness, then all kinds of things for magazines, and finally found my writing love: fiction. My first fiction novel, A Margin of Lust, was published in 2017.
2) Is this book part of a series? 
The Sanctity of Sloth is the third book in the Seven Deadly Sins series. Each book is a standalone novel, and the series can be read in any order. The series is linked by characters and place. Each is set in Orange County, California.
3) What did you find most challenging about writing your book?
The Sanctity of Sloth was tricky because the main character doesn’t actually go anywhere for the first quarter of the book, yet I had to keep the tension high to keep readers turning pages. Maybe because that was such a focus, I’ve been told the opening of this story is the most suspenseful yet. One reader said he had to put it down a few times, because he was getting too anxious! A funny kind of compliment.
4) Which aspect of writing do you enjoy the most? 
I love having written. In other words, I love getting the finished product in my hand and adding it to my bookshelf. As a mother and wife, I appreciate creating something lasting that isn’t ingested, messed up, or used up.
5) Are you working on another book at the moment? 
Always! I’m on the final rounds of edits for The Color of Envy, book four in the series. This one revolves around an interior designer who gets to decorate a home in Laguna Beach that has fascinated her for years. Things don’t go quite as she plans, however. There are dead bodies without heads and hands found on park benches, creepy paintings, and all kind of fun things. I’m having a blast with this one.

About the Book

Title: The Sanctity of Sloth

Author: Greta Boris

Genre: Suspense, Mystery

Series: The Seven Deadly Sins

There’s one thing more dangerous than testifying to a crime—staying silent.
Locked in the ruins of a California Mission, Abby Travers watches helplessly as a girl dies outside her window. As she struggles between her moral obligation to come forward as a witness, and her commitment to a Medieval religious practice that requires her to retreat from the world, the situation spins out of control.
Abby’s hesitation starts a series of catastrophes. She finds herself at the center of a deadly cover up where every minute counts and indecision could be fatal. She questions all her beliefs and everyone she knows becomes suspect. To save herself and those she loves, she must break free from her self-imposed prisons of stone and fear.
The Sanctity of Sloth is a taut, psychological thriller that answers the question: What happens when a good woman does nothing? Fans of Paula Hawkins and A.J. Finn will enjoy this third book in Greta Boris’s Seven Deadly Sins Series.

 

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Greta Boris was raised in Greenwich Village, New York by an opera singing, piano playing, voice coach and a magazine publisher. Her original life plan was to be a famous Broadway actor, singer, and dancer, but when she moved to Laguna Beach, California, she changed her plans due to the commute. Today she writes to inspire, entertain, motivate, and so she can afford nice wine.

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Author Interview Decanted Truths

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1) How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing professionally for (gasp) 40 years. Most of that was ghost-writing (nonfiction) for think tanks. But I started jotting down silly little stories not long after I learned to read. They were pretty bad, with lots of clichés. Looking back, I find it interesting, however, that even my childhood scribbling was character-driven and had a sense of duality (as in, the heroine was not necessarily what she seemed at first glance).

2) Is this book part of a series?

No, this book is not part of a series.

3) What did you find most challenging about writing your book?

Of the four novels I’ve written, this was the most challenging, because it took a long time to find its focus. I started it 20 years ago, with the idea of crafting a fictionalized account of my slum-born grandfather’s ability to pull himself up by his bootstraps. But it just wasn’t coming together, partly because I didn’t feel that much of a connection to him (he died when I was 4). Then the focus shifted to my grandmother, but it still wasn’t right. Things started to come together when (A) I split the venue between Boston (where I never felt comfortable) and Manomet (a place of many happy childhood memories); (B) when the wholly fictional character Leah just popped into my head; and (C) when I decided to use the Waterford decanter as the link connecting the three disparate immigrant families that would have such an impact on each other’s lives.

4) Which aspect of writing do you enjoy the most?

For me, the happiest aspect of writing is when a character takes off. Often that doesn’t happen until halfway through the book. But once the character has been fleshed out to some degree, she starts writing herself and my job is to keep pace. The writing just flows then. When I get off the right path, the characters let me know. First of all, the flow comes to an abrupt halt. Then, the characters disrupt my sleep in the wee hours, let me know they’re unhappy and show me where they should be going.

5) Are you working on another book at the moment?

I’m working on two new novels, at the same time. One focuses on French Canadian immigrants to New England in the 19th century, folks who shunned the typical path of working in Francophone mill towns. The other features a Virginia spinster who works as a school crossing guard and lives a lonely, dreary life, while she tries to manage distressing mental problems – or maybe she really does have psychokinetic abilities and a link to the goddess Hecate.

 

About the Book

Title: Decanted Truths

Author: Melanie Forde

Genre: Literary / Women’s Fiction / Family Saga

For Irish immigrant families like the Harrigans and Gavagans, struggle has been the name of the game since they arrived in Boston in the nineteenth century. For twice-orphaned Leah Gavagan, who comes of age in the Depression, the struggle is compounded by bizarre visions that disrupt her daily life — and sometimes come true. She has difficulty fitting in with her surroundings: whether the lace-curtain Dorchester apartment overseen by her judgmental Aunt Margaret or the wild Manomet bluff shared with her no-nonsense Aunt Theo and brain-damaged Uncle Liam. A death in the family disrupts the tepid life path chosen for Leah and sets her on a journey of discovery. That journey goes back to the misadventures shaping the earlier generation, eager to prove its hard-won American credentials in the Alaskan gold rush, the Spanish-American War, and The Great War. She learns of the secrets that have bound Theo and Margaret together. Ultimately, Leah learns she is not who she thought she was. Her new truth both blinds and dazzles her, much like the Waterford decanter at the center of her oldest dreams — an artifact linking three Irish-American families stumbling after the American Dream.

 

 

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Raised in a Boston Irish family, Melanie Forde knew her life was infinitely easier than that of her ancestors, refugees from the Potato Famine. The storytelling skills of her elders kept ancestral triumphs and tragedies alive, so that the Potato Famine and the Easter Rebellion felt as real as the Cold War. Inheriting the storyteller gene, Ms. Forde is the author of three earlier novels, her Hillwilla trilogy. She now lives far from her roots, on a West Virginia farm. She still maintains a potato patch—just in case.

 

 

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Author Interview Dearly Beloved

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How long have you been writing? Ever since I picked up a crayon 150 year ago!!! Seriously, though, I wrote professional non-fiction from my 20’s-40’s. I started writing nonfiction romance when I turned 54 and had my first romance book published – traditionally – at 55.

 

Is this book part of a series? Yes. It is the first book in a 4 book series, each of them, though, are stand alones, meaning you will not have had to read the one before it to understand what is happening in the current book. But since it is a series involving sisters, you might want to read them in order. Since DEARLY BELOVED is the first book, start with that one!

 

What did you find most challenging about writing your book? The theme in Dearly Beloved is about forgiveness. Should Colleen forgive her ex-fiance for cheating? Should she forgive her parents for abandoning the family during a crisis? Should Slade forgive his father for his many sins? I knew I wanted to make sure the reader was given the reason each character could or should forgive, but didn’t want to do it in a preachy, holier-than-thou way. I struggled with allowing my H/H to work their way through this theme in a cleansing – hopefully fulfilling way for the reader – without sounding like I was being judgmental or overbearing. I think – hope!- I did that.

 

Which aspect of writing do you enjoy the most? In truth, all of it. From the plotting, to the scene design, to coming up with my characters and their flaws, writing to me is like breathing. It’s my oxygen.

About the Book

Title: Dearly Beloved

Author: Peggy Jaeger

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Colleen O’Dowd manages a thriving bridal business with her sisters in Heaven, New Hampshire. After fleeing Manhattan and her cheating ex-fiancé, Colleen still believes in happily ever afters. But with a demanding business to run, her sisters to look after, and their 93-year-old grandmother to keep out of trouble, she’s worried she’ll never find Mr. Right.

Playboy Slade Harrington doesn’t believe in marriage. His father’s six weddings have taught him life is better as an unencumbered single guy. But Slade loves his little sister. He’ll do anything for her, including footing the bill for her dream wedding. He doesn’t plan on losing his heart to a smart-mouthed, gorgeous wedding planner, though.

When her ex-fiancé comes back into the picture, Colleen must choose between Mr. Right and Mr. Right Now.

 

Author Bio

Peggy Jaeger is a contemporary romance writer who writes about strong women, the families who support them, and the men who can’t live without them.

Family and food play huge roles in Peggy’s stories because she believes there is nothing that holds a family structure together like sharing a meal…or two…or ten. Dotted with humor and characters that are as real as they are loving, Peggy brings all topics of daily life into her stories: life, death, sibling rivalry, illness and the desire for everyone to find their own happily ever after. Growing up the only child of divorced parents she longed for sisters, brothers and a family that vowed to stick together no matter what came their way. Through her books, she has created the families she wanted as that lonely child.

Tying into her love of families, her children’s book, THE KINDNESS TALES, was illustrated by her artist mother-in-law.

Peggy holds a master’s degree in Nursing Administration and first found publication with several articles she authored on Alzheimer’s Disease during her time running an Alzheimer’s in-patient care unit during the 1990s.

In 2013, she placed first in two categories in the Dixie Kane Memorial Contest: Single Title Contemporary Romance and Short/Long Contemporary Romance.

In 2017 she came in 3rd in the New England Reader’s Choice contest for A KISS UNDER THE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS and was a finalist in the 2017 STILETTO contest for the same title.

In 2018, Peggy was a finalist in the HOLT MEDALLION Award and once again in the 2018 Stiletto Contest.

A lifelong and avid romance reader and writer, she is a member of RWA and her local New Hampshire RWA Chapter.

 

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Author Interview Just Like The Bronte Sisters

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How long have you been writing?

I started when I was a little kid in grade school. I’ve always loved writing and growing up, I spent lots of weekend voluntarily sitting in my room, writing short stories or plays. In college, I majored in theater, and while acting was my first love, I took as many writing classes as I could. Later, when I was in my twenties, I wrote sketches for the comedy groups I performed with in Minneapolis. But once I started teaching high school fulltime, I retired from my comedy career, and novel-writing became my creative outlet instead. That was around fifteen years ago.

Is this book part of a series?

No, it’s a standalone. I’d been writing about the same set of characters for the last few years, so I wanted to try something new.

What did you find most challenging about writing your book?

Just Like the Brontë Sisters rotates its focus between four characters, and in my first draft, all the chapters were written in first person POV. Then I realized it would work better if some chapters were written in third person-limited POV instead. I’m not used to writing in third person, and revising those chapters was definitely a challenge! Also, getting the male character’s voices right took a lot of second guessing.

Which aspect of writing do you enjoy the most?

I like it best once my first draft is done, and I can go back through and improve what I’ve already written: adding clever lines, heightening the emotion and suspense, or becoming more descriptive with the imagery.

 

About the Book

Title: Just Like The Bronte Sisters

Author: Laurel Osterkamp

Genre: Women’s Fiction

Sisters Skylar and Jo Beth adore skiing and they virtually share the same soul. After an accident, Jo Beth flees to Brazil, leaving Skylar behind in Colorado to obsessively read the Brontë sisters. While abroad, Jo Beth meets Mitch and her life takes some unexpected turns, until tragedy leads free-spirited Mitch right into Skylar’s empty arms. With their Heathcliff/Catherine romance in full swing, Skylar wants to trust Mitch, but did he harm her sister? Loving Mitch could make Skylar lose everything. Just Like the Brontë Sisters is an unconventional romantic page-turner inspired by Daphne du Maurier’s My Cousin Rachel, full of magical realism, literary references, a ghost, and some healthy doses of suspense.

 

 

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Laurel Osterkamp is a Kindle Scout/award-winning author of women’s fiction and suspense. Her “day job” is as at Columbia Heights High School, where she teaches creative writing, college writing, and AP Lit. She resides in Minneapolis with her husband, two chatty children, an overweight cat, a gecko, and a hissing cockroach (don’t ask). Her other loves include chocolate, jogging, and boots.

 

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Author Interview Work of Art: An Intention of Flowers

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How long have you been writing?

 

I’ve been writing for a little while…

I began writing my first novel in 1983. I finished writing my first novel (a different one) in 1986. Now, I have over 30 titles available on Amazon, with 20 of those available as audiobooks. Once An Intention of Flowers is released as an audiobook in December 2017, that number will be 21.

So, you know… a little while…

 

 

Is this book part of a series? Do you plan to write more similar books,

 

Absolutely! An Intention of Flowers is the first book in my Work of Art series, which should be a 5-book series by the time it ends. I can’t wait to rejoin the world of Andy Hollis’ art class. Book Two will open up a new Work of Art for the reader to enjoy, with all the mystery and passion, pitfalls and pratfalls readers should expect after reading An Intention of Flowers.

 

 

What did you find the most challenging about writing this book?

 

The toughest part about this book and, indeed, this series lay in the fact that I am neither an art teacher nor a painter. But with so much of what makes art identical from media to media – the passion and intensity, the struggles each of us face and the lives we must make for ourselves – I find that I know much more about the artists in this book than I thought I would. Because I’ve lived as an artist my entire life, even when I might not have wanted to, I can empathize with anyone else on this path. So, I call tell the story of art teachers and painters and the havoc in their lives without actually having to learn how to paint.

 

 

Which aspect of writing do you enjoy the most?

 

After all these years of writing, I find that I love and hate it all. Like any relationship… it’s complicated.

But my favorite aspect? The best part of being a writer? That comes when I’m kicking back on my sofa, or hiking a trail, or going for a drive, and the seed of a thought passes right before my eyes. “What if,” it says. And I can take that thought and just ride it in my imagination for as long as I like. And maybe that thought turns into my next idea for a novel and maybe it doesn’t. The most enjoyable aspect of being a writer, or any artist I suppose, is living in tune with that art so that it becomes a part of every moment of my life. That’s pretty cool.

 

Do you have any advice for newbie writers?

 

The advice I always give is “Don’t do it.” If you can stand to do anything else, do anything else.

Writing, just like any art, is brutal and cut-throat and impossible and heart-breaking. Sure, it’s also immensely fulfilling but that’s not to say you can’t find that fulfillment anywhere else. A writer who sticks with it and makes writing a part of his or her life is someone who has to write to find that fulfillment. But there are easier ways and art is not for the faint of heart.

If, on the other hand, you find you absolutely have to be a writer… Know that you will be reinventing yourself on nearly a daily basis. My writing career, for instance, is only about 10-15% writing. The rest of my time I self-promote, edit, produce audiobooks, network, and do a thousand different things that have nothing to do with writing. If you fight this need for reinvention, if you refuse to accept that the life of an artist is tougher than you’re likely to be, you will never find that fulfillment you seek.

Let it destroy you and remake you or run the hell away. That’s my advice.

 

 

Do you have any works in progress?

Always.

The books I’m publishing right now – An Intention of Flowers, Heaven Enough, Max Dedge – were all started years ago. The books I’ll release in 2018 have already been written. Some have been edited and are just sitting there, waiting for me to get to them.

The thing is, I always work years in advance, which helps me know where my career is going and also how my career is going. It took me years to get here and I know this is just another step in my development as a writer. This allows me the advantage of making course corrections, such as earlier this year when I decided I would work for a few years as an independent author.

Knowing what’s still to come means also knowing I have plenty of exciting titles on the way. And I can’t wait to share them with you!Stay tuned!

 

About the Book

Title: Work of Art: An Intention of Flowers

Author: Ken La Salle

Genre: YA / Contemporary Fiction

Oily pavement.

Thick tempera paint.

A parking lot filled with history, fear, and regret.

A young man named Joseph Arillo sits in the parking lot and paints the pavement with flowers.

And Andy Hollis steps in it.

As the new art teacher at Santa Ana High School, he’s too curious about Joseph’s Flowers and unravels both of their lives in his pursuit for answers.

He learns that it’s all part of a rite of passage, an absurd test started by Joseph Arillo’s father, the suspiciously world-renowned artist named only Tom. Which also connects to the drama teacher at Santa Ana High, Katie Bustos. Whose daughter, Desiree, may or may not be dating Joseph. Who is putting himself in danger from a local gang, the lot’s mysterious history, and the police.

Andy puts himself in danger of losing his job, his home, and his freedom. If he can’t solve the riddle of Joseph’s Flowers, both of their lives will go up in smoke – despite any help from Winny, the old, Slovakian bureaucrat at school, or his students, or Tom himself.

But is Tom trying to help? And is Joseph really up to his father’s test?

And is Andy really fit to be a teacher? He doesn’t understand kids, can’t get to school on time, and… doesn’t appear to care about art or families or anything. But Joseph’s Flowers will challenge everything Andy believes: about himself, about the world, and most importantly of all about art.

Before Andy and Joseph are finished, they will witness the power art has to provide inspiration, to waken our hearts, and to shatter everything you ever believed about humanity.

An Intention of Flowers is the first book in a 5-book series, modestly titled Work of Art, about growing into the person you always wanted to be, making the most of what you have to give and not just what you have, and the power in each of us when we chose to be ourselves.

 

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Author and occasional philosopher and monologist, Ken La Salle’s passion is intense humor, meaningful drama, and finding answers to the questions that define our lives. Ken La Salle grew up in Santa Ana, California and has remained in the surrounding area his entire life. He was raised with strong, blue collar roots, which have given his writing a progressive and environmentalist view. You can find a growing number of his books and performances available online. Find out more about Ken on his website at www.kenlasalle.com.

 

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Author Interview Killers, Traitors & Runaways

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How long have you been writing? 

 

I started writing Outcasts of the Worlds back in 2013, but I’d been doing other bits for much, much longer. I really started making a point of it back in high school, writing and rewriting my stories in an effort to make them—and myself—better.

 

I like to say I’m largely self-taught in that regard, though I did make a point over the years of taking creative writing classes when I could, as I liked to challenge myself, and they got me out of the little niches I’d otherwise be prone to settle myself into.

 

Is this book part of a series? 

 

The full title is technically Killers, Traitors, & Runaways – Outcasts of the Worlds, Book II. When I named the first book, I didn’t really have a series name in mind. I still don’t, but if need-be, I shorten it just to the Outcasts series or saga. Take your pick!

 

What did you find the most challenging about writing your book? 

 

I had a bit of trouble about a third of the way through with getting the characters to a particular destination, and some of the events revolving around it. I ended up discarding a fair bit of work and scrapping events entirely that, while I liked to some degrees, I couldn’t get to work on paper and concluded were just slowing the story down.

 

There’s also a fair bit of stuff revolving around various wars going on in one world where a chunk of the book is set. Even though the characters aren’t ever active participants, they still get caught up in a lot of things. I tend to think very visually, but trying to translate that to text can be a pain in the ass, as I don’t want to overdescribe things, but don’t want to under do it either.

 

Describing things in general can be rough, actually. Sometimes I want to think of things that are much more alien than anything we have on Earth, but without that visual component, I have to be much more careful about how I go about things.

 

Which aspect of writing do you enjoy the most? 

 

Dialogue, easily. Finding character voices and getting lines down in said voices is often times the most satisfying thing. I worry the most when I’m writing that the narration is going to long and I need to get back to folks hurling words in each other’s relative direction.

 

Do you have any works in progress?

 

Into Darker Hearts, the third book of this series-type-thing. It’s already pretty well underway, though never as underway as I’d like.

About the Book

Title: Killers, Traitors & Runaways (Outcasts of the World II)

Author: Lucas Aubrey Paynter

Genre: Cosmic Fantasy

As reality nears its final days, worlds fall to ruin. A benevolent god is shackled, and when freed, will create a new one … allowing only the pure of heart. A company of seven have united on a bloody quest to stop him, but have little hope of emerging victorious.

The outcasts are adrift—they have a mission but no means to fulfill it. Airia Rousow, the fallen goddess who set them on their path, is gone. Guardian Poe, her intended successor, believes deification will absolve him of his sins and his remorse alike. And Zella Renivar, daughter of the Living God, is still hunted by her father’s agents, drawing danger on them all.

Trapped in this storm, Flynn is able to find and open the ways between worlds, but cannot discern which path is the right one. Since losing the trust of his closest friend, the temptation to fall back on his former, deceitful ways grows with every crisis he faces.

These are heroes not of virtue, but of circumstance—and it will fall on Flynn to keep them all together.

 

 

Author Bio

Lucas Aubrey Paynter hails from the mythical land of Burbank, California, where there are most likely no other writers at all.

Back in 2014, he published Outcasts of the Worlds, and he’s now releasing its follow-up, Killers, Traitors, & Runaways.

A fan of gray-area storytelling and often a devil’s advocate, Lucas enjoys consuming stories from a variety of mediums, believing there’s no limit to what form a good narrative can take.

 

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Author Interview with H.L. Anderson

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How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing consistently for about ten years.

Is this book part of a series?

No. This book is a stand-alone.

What did you find most challenging about writing your book?

I’d never written in the romance genre before and I haven’t read many books in the genre either. I had to borrow some romance novels from my sisters to “research” before starting on SAVED. It was hard to know how dark to go for the violent parts of this book—because, I’ve found out through writing, I can go really dark. I had to tone it down a little from the original draft.

Which aspect of writing do you enjoy the most?

I love it when my characters develop their own personalities. When a character suddenly throws something unexpected at me and I have to adapt the story around that. They really do take on lives of their own, and I find that exhilarating.

Do you have any works in progress?

I’m currently working on a YA superhero/dystopian called Myrikal. I’m about 3/4th of the way finished with it. I’ll be writing another romantic thriller after Myrikal.

 

About the Book

Title: Saved

Author: H.L. Anderson

Genre: Romantic Thriller

Theresa Kent is a wife, mom, and hardworking nurse living in rural Colorado. Life is good until her increasingly despondent, unemployed husband suddenly snaps—his vicious attack leaves Theresa fighting for her life as she tries to escape the insane version of the man she loves.

Ryan Tucker appears to have it all, except he’s been merely existing, not living, for the the last three years. His emotions get a much needed jump start when he rescues Theresa from the torment her life has become in just a matter of days. Ryan feels an instant and fierce desire to protect this stranger that fell into his life.

Hanging over their heads is the knowledge that Theresa’s husband is still out there, hunting for her.

Can two broken souls be repaired, or will the demons of the past and present come between the repressed love that grows between them?

 

 

Author Bio

Holli Anderson has a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing—which has nothing to do with writing, except maybe by adding some pretty descriptive injury and vomit scenes to her books. She discovered her joy of writing during a very trying period in her life when escaping into make-believe saved her. She enjoys reading any book she gets her hands on, but has a particular love for anything fantasy.

Along with her husband, Steve, and their four sons, she lives in Grantsville, Utah—the same small town in which she grew up.

 

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Author Interview Seven Sundays to Sweet Inner Serenity

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How long have you been writing?  

I have always been an avid reader and writer. As a teenager, I wanted to be a song writer, so I would write lyrics and would have my more musically inclined friends put together the tune for them.  I began writing blogs and articles, however, around 2013.  In fact, I have been working on Seven Sundays since about 2014 in my spare time.

 

Is this book part of a series? Do you plan to write more similar books? 

I do plan to write more Seven Sundays to___________ books.  In fact, the next one is tentatively titled, Seven Sundays to Manifesting Money Like A Master Manifestor.

 

What did you find the most challenging about writing this book?

The most challenging thing about writing this book, or any book, for me, is intentionally setting aside the time to get the concept and information out of my head and onto the paper.

 

 

Which aspect of writing do you enjoy the most? 

The aspect of writing that I enjoy the most is merging the creative concept into a cohesive linear flow that hopefully makes sense to and inspires the reader.

 

What is, in short, the message you want people to remember from your book? 

In short, the message that I would love for people to remember from Seven Sundays to Sweet Inner Serenity, is that serenity and inner peace are not qualities that are dependent upon or that have to be at all influenced by any drama, trauma or chaos that is happening outside of us.  Rather serenity and inner peace are always available and accessible when we shift our perspective from outward in.

 

Do you have any works in progress? 

Yes, always.  I co-authored Empowered Medicine: Harnessing the laws of the universe to obtain optimized health, Trip Goolsby, MD and that should be released in short order.  Additionally, I am working on Seven Sundays to Manifesting Money Like A Master Manifestor, The Spirituality Reality (working title), and co-authoring on at least one other project…for starters.

About the Book

Title: Seven Sundays to Sweet Inner Serenity

Author: LeNae Goolsby

Genre: Nonfiction (Body, Mind & Spirit)

Seven Sundays to Sweet Inner Serenity provides an experiential journey where mental and emotional vibrations rise and conscious awareness expands. Personal power is reclaimed and peace restored with each chapter and each sweet serenity tip.

 

Author Bio

LeNae Goolsby is the Founder/Owner of www.LeNaeGoolsby.com, the host of Empowered Living with LeNae which is syndicated on 50 global networks, as well as the Practice Administrator/Director of New Business Development for www.YourInfiniteHealth.com

In addition to running these successful ventures, LeNae is a wife, mother, artist, writer, oracle of the pragmatic persuasion, calm cultivator and energy healer.

LeNae received her certificate from the Duke University Integrative Medicine Center Leadership Development Program in February 2017, and her law degree from Tulane University Law School in 2010. And somewhere between Tulane and Duke she completed her universal law-centric coaching studies and honed her intuitive abilities.

LeNae is also an expert and writer for www.YourTango.com. She is the author of Seven Sundays to Sweet Inner Serenity, and is on the cusp of releasing “Empowered Medicine – Harnessing the Infinite Laws of the Universe for Optimized Health,” which she co-wrote with her husband. She is also working on her next book, Seven Sundays to Money Manifesting Mastery.

 

 

Links

Website: www.LeNaeGoolsby.com

Where to Purchase: https://books.pronoun.com/seven-sundays-to-sweet-inner-serenity/

 

Author Interview The Sanguinarian Id

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Author Interview

How long have you been writing?

I started writing little short stories as a kid. I wrote my first manuscript, The Sanguinarian Id, in my first semester as a senior in high school. I signed my first publishing contract at 22 years old, and my first book was published when I was 23 years old. After that, I still writing more installments in the series at 24 years old today.

Is this book part of a series?

Yes. The Sanguinarian Id is the first in its book series. Alongside this, I am currently working on part two and the graphic novel rendition of The Sanguinarian Id.

What did you find the most challenging about writing your book?

The most challenging thing about my book is the research. I write in both horror and historical fiction genres. I have to make sure that my research for the time era I write in is accurate, so I can fully form my world around that timeline. Also, in horror, I research the types of folklore and monsters surrounding that genre. Therefore, I have to go through translations of different stories from different cultures and incorporate them into my work, while giving them the respect they deserve in representation. With all of the research, I do a lot of medical illustrations in my book, so I have to research medicine and anatomy as well. By doing this, I’m able to create the illustrations needed that accompany my story.

Which aspect of writing do you enjoy the most?

I love fitting all of the pieces together and giving detail. In detail, the sounds, tastes, smells, and tactile sensations I put my characters through excites me, because I can give my reader the chance to experience all of the gross and visceral things my creations endure. I love it when all of the elements of a story merge into one river.

Do you have any works in progress?

As stated above, I’m working on The Sanguinarian Id II and the graphic novel rendition of the first book. All books in the series will have their own graphic novel renditions. I love to write and draw, so I want to give my readers everything I’ve got.

 

About the Book

Title: The Sanguinarian Id

Author: L.M. Labat

Artist: L.M. Labat

Genre: Horror, Historical Fiction, Paranormal, Occult, Gothic Horror

Publisher: Night to Dawn Magazine & Books

She’s been beaten, stabbed, poisoned, and shot, but Hael refuses to die. In her pursuit for vengeance and her origin, the Dhampir Hael hunts down the madman responsible for her fateful transformation. As this half-vampire juggernauts her way through a world at war, Hael battles hordes of Nazi soldiers as she struggles to maintain her sanity. However, while Hael gathers knowledge on how to trap and kill her target, her adversary’s network is expanding at an exponential rate, as his sick obsession with Hael grows deeper. Will she have her revenge? Will she find her origin? Or, will she crumble beneath her own insidious bloodlust?

 

 

Author Bio

Born in 1993, L. M. Labat stems from New Orleans, Louisiana. From the struggles of a broken family and surviving life-threatening events, Labat found refuge within the arts while delving into the fields of medicine, psychology, and the occult. While combining illustration and literature, L. M. Labat was able to cope with endless nightmares as well as hone in on artistic techniques. From confronting the past to facing new shadows, this author gladly invites audiences into the horror of The Sanguinarian Id.

 

Links

The Sanguinarian Id Website

Website Creator: L. M. Labat

https://thesanguinarianid.com/

Night to Dawn Magazine & Books Website:

Night to Dawn Magazine & Books Webiste

The Sanguinarian Id on Amazon

The Sanguinarian Id on B&N