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Blog Tour and Character Interview

 

For this interview, I let Trey have the floor! He did this amazing Interview with Flitt from Missy Sheldrake’s New novel! It’s gonna be awesome!

Hey all! My name is Trey and Ember asked me to do this interview for her. I don’t know why probably because I am the sexiest, funniest guy at GTT security. *winks*

And my name is Felicity Lumine Instacia Tenacity Teeming. You can call me Flitt. I’m a Traveler fairy. That means I’m allowed to leave Kythshire on very important business that’s too secret to tell you about, so don’t ask me for details. As a matter of fact, I probably shouldn’t have mentioned Kythshire at all. Forget I said that. I’m a fairy, that’s all you need to know. Am I the main character or a supporting role? What kind of question is that? It’s a bit rude, but, well, you’re human, so you can’t help it. I’m a friend of Azi’s. She’s a squire in His Majesty’s Elite, which apparently is a big deal. One day, she’ll be a Knight. She’ll be better than a Knight. I don’t know that for sure. Well, maybe I do, but I wouldn’t tell you. Anyway, I imagine she’d be considered the main character, but I’d say I’m probably the most important one.

 

Now, if we’re going to do this right, it’s my turn to ask a question. That’s the fairy way. The question game. You ask a question and I answer, and I ask a question and you answer. Then me, then you, then me. Got it? That counts as my question, by the way.

 

Sure baby doll let’s play this game!

  1.      What’s your story?

 

Well, I’m not a doll. I’m a fairy. My story is pretty long. I think if someone was to write the whole thing out, it’d probably be at least five books long. I’m not a fan of books. They’re made of dead trees and burnt up stuff ground into ink, and they remind me of stinky Mages. We don’t like Mages in Kythshire. They get greedy, and they drain our Source. We’ve kept that Source a secret for over a century now, but lately there have been some disturbances at our borders. Sorcerers are trying to get in and steal the magic from our Source and claim our land. We’ve got really strong guardians and protections to keep them out, but these Sorcerers are very powerful and pretty scary, so we finally had to ask an old friend for help. But that’s back to the secret business, so that’s all I’m going to say. Baby doll?

 

Haha! It’s a human term of endearment. I call everyone by nicknames and pet names. *laughs*

  1.      You look good and that hair is…wow! What is your most memorable…asset? *winks and shoots a flirty smile*

Call of Hywilkin illustration

Well, *giggles* I guess I agree with you. My best feature is my hair. It’s rainbow colored, which is my favorite color. I keep each color in its own ponytail, so it behaves. But it still likes to float around looking pretty. My wings are impressive, too. The light from my skin—I’m a Light fairy, you see–flashes on them and makes everything around me rainbow, too. As fairies go, I’m one of the prettiest ones. You’re pretty okay, too, as humans go. You are human, right?

Oh yes, darlin’! I am 100% Virile human male. If you know what I mean. *chuckles*

 

  1.      Do you have any birthmarks or tattoos?

 

NO! Of course not! What an insulting question. Birthmarks? Do you mean Mage Mark? Do you have any? Let me see your chest.

 

If you wanted to get me naked darlin’ all you had to do was ask! *starts to unbutton shirt*

 

  1.      Would you ever want to go hang out with your author? If so, what would you do together?

 

Careful, that’s two questions. I’ll let it slide, just this once. Because you’re cute. Hmm. I imagine an author would stink just like a Mage. Like books and ink and things indoors. I expect she’d be all squinty and serious. I don’t think I’d like to hang out with her. She’d probably spend most of her time asking me boring questions, like these. Hey, hey, hey! I didn’t mean it that way! I get it, no Mage Mark! Stop unbuttoning your shirt, what’s the matter with you?

 

So many things.. *chuckles* *whispers seductively* But there are so many things right too, babe. *winks*

 

  1.      If you could have a super power what would it be, and why?

 

Okay, now you’re just getting creepy. Simmer down, loverboy. To answer your question, I do have one. I can make light, and I can heal people. Don’t tell anyone, though. If people knew, they’d pester me to do it all the time. Want a sugar cube? *pulls a lint-covered sugar cube from her tiny belt pouch*

Sure! *grins and tosses sugar cube in mouth crunching loudly* Sweet!

 

  1.      What is your biggest pet peeve when dealing with others?

 

People think because I’m a tiny fairy, that I’m cute and sweet. I am cute, and I’m sweet, but I’m equal. I’m not dumb. I’m probably smarter than you. And just because I’m small doesn’t mean I’m less important. Oh, and also, I don’t like when people chew with their mouth open. *glares* What’s your favorite color?

 

Green, but rainbow is looking pretty good right now! *smirks*

 

  1.      What would I love the most about you?

 

Yeah, rainbow’s really the best. I’m so pretty! And I’m a loyal friend. If you’re nice, and you stick with me and do what I say, I’m probably the best friend you’ll ever have. As long as you’re not creepy about it. Actually, you remind me of someone I know. His name’s Eron. He’s a prince. I call him Prince Creepy. Know why?

 

Because you can’t handle a little flirting?

 

OOOOH! You answered a question with a question! I WIN! Just kidding. You can’t answer a question with a question, though. But we can keep going. Just don’t do it again, okay?

 

Whatever you say, darlin.

 

  1.      What would I hate the most about you?

I can’t think of anything. Sometimes I’m too bright, I guess. That seems to annoy Azi. It’s kind of an annoying question. Rude. What would I hate most about you?

 

Don’t blame me! These are the questions Ember told me to ask. *chuckles* I think you already know what you hate most about me. *smirks*

 

  1.      Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?

 

There you go talking about the author again. I don’t know. I don’t read. She’s stinky and boring, so I don’t really care how she portrayed me. Who’s Ember?

 

Ember’s my author. I torment her daily trying to get more time in my story, but she just HAD to put Twitch and Mac’s books before mine! *huffs in frustration.*

  1.  What is your idea of a perfect day?

You’re weird. I’d wake up at home in my mossy grotto with the windchimes ringing in the trees, and feed my beautiful fish in the pond, and then go to the Ring for dancing—WAIT A MINUTE! This is a trick question! You’re trying to get me to tell you about Kythshire, aren’t you? What a nasty thing to do. Typical human. So typical.

 

Whoa, whoa, whoa! Time out, darlin! No one is trying to get you to reveal any secrets. Jesus! You’re wound like a freakin’ top!

  1.  What is your greatest fear?

 

Okay, as long as you promise. Because I’m not telling you anything about that. Everyone knows my greatest fear is Sorcerers: Wicked, selfish Mages who practice powerful, unnatural magic. They drain our Source and decimate our beautiful lands. They’re ruthless, evil, horrible people. Any fairy you’ll ever meet will tell you the same. Sorcerers are the worst. Luckily, we can see them coming. Mages who overreach and tip into the darkness of Sorcery get Marked with Mage Mark: Ugly, curling tendrils of blue-black marks that creep across their skin. It starts at their heart and creeps up, up, up. The worst of the Sorcerers are covered in charcoal black. That’s why I wanted to see your chest before, Creepy. What do you think about that?

 

UGH! You’re right. That is weird.

  1.  Someone is secretly in love with you.  Who is it and how do you feel about that?

 

Ohh.. I wonder who it could be. Twig, Maybe. Or Shush, or Alex. Oh! I hope it’s Alex. He’s an amazing singer and so cute! Or maybe it’s Rian. Ew! No, not Rian. Icky Mage. Besides, he’s Azi’s. That was dumb of me to say. Couldn’t be him. Who is it? Tell me!

 

*chuckles* Easy there, darlin. It’s a hypothetical. Sheesh! *rolls eyes dramatically*

  1.  When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

 

When I was little, I lived in the palace of the Fairy Q—HEY! Cut that out! I’m not telling you anything about the fairy lands. You are pretty tricky, but I’m not falling for it. Anyway, to answer your question WITHOUT telling you what it was like there…I always wanted to work to stop the Dusk, and now, with Azi, I’m doing just that!l Oh, wait. You’re just asking Ember’s questions, right? I forgot.

 

Breathe! *chuckles* You’re gonna give yourself a heart attack! Yes, those are Ember’s questions, but I guarantee she is not trying to learn all your secrets. Chill!

 

  1.  If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today?

 

Death is creepy. I don’t like talking about that. Do you have any sugar cubes? They’re my favorite. I’m starved.

 

Nope! No sugar cubes, but I might be able to find you a couple packets of Splenda. *Laughs*

 

  1.  What is the one food you can’t live without?

First of all, listen. There are some standards a fairy has to hold herself to. There are certain things I can’t just go talking about to anyone who asks, and humans can be tricky, so yes, I’m always on guard. But, I’m not uptight! That’s for Mages. You should interview Azi’s Uncle Gaethon. He’s wound up like a spider in a cyclone! Oh, and to answer your questions, one human food I really love is sugar cubes, like I just said. Sugar cubes. But you weren’t listening. Typical. What’s Splenda?

 

Ok, ok, I get it! Splenda *chuckles* is an artificial sweetener a lot like sugar. I’m not entirely sure you aren’t the tricky one. Is it true that fairies can’t tell a lie?

Lying is rude. Besides, it’s much more fun to come up with creative ways to tell the truth. That’s much trickier.  Why’d you ask that, do you think I lied to you?

 

No, no, no. I had heard in stories that fairies can’t lie so they think of tricky ways to bend the truth.

 

  1.  If they turned the book into a movie, who would be cast to play you?                                          You keep asking me about these strange, made-up things. It’s confusing. What’s a movie?

Hmmm. It’s kind of hard to explain. People act out scenes and they are filmed so people can watch them at a theater or on their T.V. at home.

 

Okay, smarty. What’s a T.V? Oh, no! I asked a question and it wasn’t my turn. I lose! It’s okay. I was getting bored, anyway.

 

Thanks for chatting with me it was…er… interesting! *chuckles*
Sure! I guess you’re not so bad, for a human. Maybe we can play again sometime. I’m off to search for more sugar cubes.  See you around!

Check out Flitt and the rest of the characters from th Keepers of the Wellsprings in Missy Sheldrakes new book

Call of Hywilkin!

Dont forget to Check out all of her free books! Today only!

Keeper of the Wellsprings:

Call of Suntari:

 

Call of Brindelier

In Book Four of the Keepers of the Wellsprings series…
A fallen prince, vanished. A ransom on His Majesty’s Elite demanded by shaky allies. A kingdom teetering on the brink of darkness.
Azi and Rian find themselves on an urgent quest to Hywilkin, a harsh land of ice and snow reigned by heartless men with no trust in kindness or beauty, and a cruel intolerance for magic of any kind.
Lurking in the far corners of the world, the Sorcerers of Dusk threaten their quest, weaving darkness into their hearts and minds. In Brindelier, they lure Tib into their dangerous plots as he investigates the conspiring shadows of the city.
Appealing to a Keeper of a Wellspring for an offering is no easy feat—especially in Hywilkin, where access to the abandoned magical Source remains forbidden. The Champions of Light must prevail, or Brindelier’s All-Source and all of the Known Lands will fall forever into the grips of Sorcery.

About the Author
Missy Sheldrake is an author/illustrator who has been conjuring images of fairies in one form or another since she was very young. The wind in the trees and the rich scent of forest earth are her most treasured sources of inspiration, and on most mornings you will find her wandering the wooded paths, dreaming of the next adventure she hopes to put to the page.
Missy was born in Connecticut and attended Western Connecticut State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Art with a concentration in painting and illustration. Even then, in her free time, she was writing. She moved to Northern Virginia several years ago and lives there now, on the outskirts of Washington D.C., with her true love and their son. She published her first novel, Call of Kythshire, in March of 2015 and intends to keep writing as long as the fairies allow it.

LINKS
Call of Kythshire (Book One):
https://amzn.com/B00UVLQWGY
Call of Sunteri (Book Two):
https://amzn.com/B0187IG3HK
Call of Brindelier (Book Three):
https://amzn.com/B01FM8XR7W
Call of Hywilkin (Book Four)
https://amzn.com/B06WGNWLH9
Snowberry Blossom (Perma-free holiday short story):
https://amzn.com/B0196P041O

Website:
http://www.missysheldrake.com
Blog:
http://missyflits.wordpress.com
Amazon Author Page:
http://www.amazon.com/Missy-Sheldrake/e/B018CW7GTU/
Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/MissySheldrake/
Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/m_sheldrake/
Twitter:
https://twitter.com/missysheldrake
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Special Edition Coffee with Characters

Thank you so much for joining us today! Please introduce yourself! Tell us who you are and what you do! Are you the main character in the story or a supporting role? What do you do for a living? How old are you?

1. Tell us about your story. What is it about and what role do you play?

Greetings. My name is Pryderi.
I am in TL’s 6th book which is yet to be published, so I’m not allowed to take part in her sexiest ‘book boy’ competition. She says it is not fair when her readers have not met me yet.

I am what you would call a vampire. I am the lead male. That is what TL says you would call me.

I’m a Watcher.
2. Can you tell us about one of your most distinguishable features?

Distinguishable? My fangs, and my eyes that glow in the dark make me most different from humans. I am much like my own kind though, nothing special.
3. Do you have any birthmarks or tattoos?

I have my clan mark. It is like a tattoo. It is on my upper arm. Humans call the pattern a Celtic Knot. Ours have dragon heads in the knot too.
4. Would you ever want to go hang out with your author? If so, what would you do together?

TL seems like a lovely lady, but she is human. I do not think it would be permitted to spend much time with her.
5. If you could have a super power what would it be, and why?

I have everything I need, including a little magick. I suppose it would be nice to fly though.

6. What is your biggest pet peeve when dealing with others?

Having to wear a disguise when meeting humans. It is uncomfortable and makes it hard to talk.
7. What would I love the most about you?

I do not know. What do you value in people? I am very honest, maybe that?
8. What would I hate the most about you?

Humans would not like the way we hunt, I think. It is quite bloody.
9. Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?

TL is very fair. She was allowed special access into our camp to interview us, and get our story. She did a good job in telling our tale.

And Rhion made sure her memory of our location was wiped, so she cannot know how to find us again, so do not ask her.
10. What is your idea of a perfect day?

Any day that is spent with Kiera.
11. What is your greatest fear?

I have no fear.
12. Someone is secretly in love with you. Who is it and how do you feel about that?

That would be bad. I think they should fear for their safety if Kiera found out.
13. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A Watcher. I was destined to be one. It is a great honour.

14. If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today?

The same as I have always done; protect the clan. It is my duty.

15. What is the one food you can’t live without?

Blood. I apologise. I understand humans do not like this. But I cannot live without it.
16. If they turned the book into a movie, who would be cast to play you?

What is a movie?

Pardon me, I have asked Kiera and she says Ian Somerhalder.

Extra info – TL says that if you go to her blog you can read about her ‘meet the book boys’ features. There are four boys to meet (from her first four books): Mikhail, Ranulph, Jonathan and Joe.

Blog Link:

http://tlclarkauthor.blogspot.co.uk/

Between 27 Feb – 05 Mar you can then go and vote for which one you think is sexiest on her Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/TL-Clark-660228924012688/?ref=bookmarks
There are also photo albums for each of the boys on that page, showing their quotes.

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This all sounds strange to me, but I am told you will understand the meaning of these words.
I asked Kiera to tell me about blog and Facebook. She rolled her eyes and told me not to worry.

Thank you for speaking with me.

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Author Spotlight Amy J. Hamilton

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Thank you for this interview!  I’d like to know more about you as a person first.  What do you do when you’re not writing?

My pleasure, thank you for the opportunity! I run a small part time weight loss business. I have a husband, two teenagers, some tropical fish, a degu, a tortoise and a (flying, talking, fire breathing) bearded dragon to look after. I cross stitch things that have no real use whilst watching too much television. If I had the time I would play the piano more and maybe make more candles. I love walking whilst listening to music or an audio book.

 

When did you start writing?

Has to be when I was about 8 when my dad produced a rather large notepad one summer and asked me keep a diary every day. It was a habit that was with me for at least the next ten years of my life. I got through a lot of paper!

 

As a published author, what would you say was the most pivotal point of your writing life?

I blogged for a few years and was lucky enough to have a small following of people who said that my blog was the first thing they read when they arrived at the office. Several of them said I should write a book. When I did, firstly I was pleased it sold a few copies, but what was gratifying was the number of people who read it who told me they really enjoyed it. A few of them are even eagerly awaiting the second book. I wasn’t expecting that.

 

If you could go anywhere in the world to start writing your next book, where would that be and why?

I’m sitting on the sofa in February in SE England at this point and my toes are cold, I think I’d go anywhere warmer. Or Hogwarts. With a quill. I’d quite like that.

 

If you had 4 hours of extra time today, what would you do?

Oh that would be amazing. I could get all the chores done meaning that I could then relax and have time to do something frivolous like cross stitch. Or maybe dig the piano out from under the pile of business stuff that makes it inaccessible.

 

Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?

I would like to have to confidence to set something in our modern day world. I write in a futuristic fictional world so no-one can point the finger and tell me “it doesn’t work like that”

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Back to your present book, Modified: Lunar Medical book 1, how did you publish it?

Modified has been self-published as an ebook on Amazon and also on iBooks. I am contemplating producing the paperback version, just as soon as I find those extra four hours in a day!

 

In writing your book, did you travel anywhere for research?

No, no travelling required, just a warped sense of humour, a slippery grip on reality and whatever research might be deemed necessary to write erotica!

 

Why was writing Modified so important to you?

That is a very good question and the answer is bullying. All through my school life I was bullied because I was “the fat kid.” According to the classic conditioning of my childhood I was not supposed to amount to much romantically. To coin an overheard phrase from a parent back then I was supposed to be “left on the shelf.” I’ve written erotica to prove them all wrong on the understanding that in order to write it I must have at least some experience and therefore have not turned into the 45 year old virgin that I was destined to be.  Or in short it’s me sticking my middle finger up to the bullies!

 

Where do you get your best ideas and why do you think that is?

I was quite withdrawn as a child and cultivated an awesome imagination. I am constantly day dreaming scenes that may or may not make it into future books. I also appear to have the ability to make random links between things which can then turn into quite good story lines.

 

What are you currently working on? Do you have any new projects released in the coming months? If so, tell us about them.

I’m currently being very nicely pestered for the book that follows Modified, which I’ll probably call Nate and Day after two of the main characters. After that I’m wondering if the people waiting for book two will be ready for Blue Lights which is male/male erotica about a cop and a medic. It’s set in a future world with flying cars that I really had hoped we’d have by now!

Part II

These are the super fun get to know the author questions. This? Or That?

Q: Coffee or Soda? Coffee intravenously if possible.

Q: Sausage or Bacon? Bacon

Q: Exercise in a gym or at home? Home

Q: Your life is a movie would you rather be cast for an Action movie or a Comedy? Action movie

Q: Receive Chocolate or Flowers for a gift? Both I’m greedy

Part III

Twitter link

https://twitter.com/WriteNaughty

Facebook link

https://www.facebook.com/ajhworld/

Goodreads link

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15275986.Amy_J_Hamilton

Amazon link

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Amy-J-Hamilton/e/B01N0ZHDEC/ref=ntt_dp_epwbk_0

Blog

http://barkingmaddj.blogspot.co.uk/

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Coffee with Characters

I am super excited to have my next guest with me today! Her book comes out today! I got an exclusive interview with Alysson Kowalski and I have the inside scoop on her story!
Thank you so much for joining us today! Please introduce yourself!

Tell us who you are and what you do!
I’m Alysson Kowalski. I’m half Japanese, three eighths Polish, and one eighth Italian. It’s a combustible combo. And I’m a computer geek/mathematician.
Are you the main character in the story or a supporting role?
I’m the heroine. Except that most heroines don’t get as much sex as me
What do you do for a living?
I find mistakes and deliberate falsehoods in engineering proposals
How old are you?
I’m twenty-eight
1. Tell us about your story. What is it about and what role do you play?

I bought a house. I mean that’s really all I did. I didn’t expect it to bring me into conflict with the underbelly of society. But it did, and I had to be brave…

2. Can you tell us about one of your most distinguishable features?

Apart from the smegging swearing. I guess it’s the fact I only have one foot

3. Do you have any birthmarks or tattoos?
Oh yeah. I have the tattoo to end all tattoos. If you want to know more you’ll have to read my story.
4. Would you ever want to go hang out with your author? If so, what would you do together?

Yeah. Maybe. She’s a bit old, but she drinks like a fish so I reckon we’d have a big Italian meal and get off our tits on vino rosso

5. If you could have a super power what would it be, and why?

I’d just like to be able to run…

6. What is your biggest pet peeve when dealing with others?

Pissant little people who spend all their lives trying to make an impression on other middle class eejits. Oh and cheats.

7. What would I love the most about you?

My cooking.

8. What would I hate the most about you?
My face
9. Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?

I guess, but she didn’t have to tell all the smegging truth…

10. What is your idea of a perfect day?

Lots of sex, some sunbathing, and pasta and red wine.

11. What is your greatest fear?

Losing my other foot.

12. Someone is secretly in love with you. Who is it and how do you feel about that?

There really is one – a gangster who wants to keep me as a pet. In a gilded cage. And it makes me sick, physically sick

13. When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

Like the other kids
14. If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today?

Be with my mum and dad. And later have lots of sex. And later still get off my tits

15. What is the one food you can’t live without?

Pasta.

16. If they turned the book into a movie, who would be cast to play you?

I think it’d have to be CGI. I can’t think of any half-Japanese, four foot eleven inch actresses with only one foot.

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Author Spotlight Julie Gerber with Away We Go Media!

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Thank you for this interview Julie! I’d like to know more about you as a person first.  What do you do when you’re not writing?

I am at my desk, working on beta reading or social media campaigns for clients. When I am not working, I am either reading, watching movies with my kids, or daydreaming about moving to the beach.

 

When did you start writing?

I started writing in middle school. I published a piece in the newspaper and my mom said from that point on that I would be a writer one day. I didn’t believe her. Fast forward a few (okay maybe more than a few) years, and here I am!

 

As a published author, what would you say was the most pivotal point of your writing life?

The most pivotal point came about four years ago when I met Carole P. Roman. She made it look so easy. She was cranking out books and I was trying to keep up since I was managing her social media. She taught me a lot about writing and how to put yourself into a character’s mind. She has been a wonderful and inspiring mentor and friend.

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If you could go anywhere in the world to start writing your next book, where would that be and why?

Scotland or Ireland. I feel there is magic there and if I could sit in an old stone house (or even a castle if I could afford it) I think I could whip up the most enchanting tale ever written. That might be a stretch, but then again, it might not!

 

If you had 4 hours of extra time today, what would you do?

Sleep. I never get a full six to eight hours sleep and that is what I would do if I had the time. Can you arrange it?

 

Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?

I would like to set a story in Savannah, Georgia. Georgia is my home state, and there is so much about Savannah that begs to be written. I am fascinated every time I go.

 

Back to your present book, Navigating Indieworld, how did you publish it?

I published it with Carole P. Roman through Createspace. We were offered a contract to publish, but felt that the book, which is about self-publishing and marketing, should be done the indie way.

 

In writing your book, did you travel anywhere for research?

I did not, but maybe I should have. I would have loved to have had the opportunity to meet up with Carole in some indie bookstore after splurging on ice cream.

 

Why was writing Navigating Indieworld so important to you?

This book was very near and dear to my heart. I have had so many authors find me over the years because they needed advice after being burned by a vanity publisher. This book was created for all of them. It was created for anyone struggling with marketing and selling their books. It was created for the people that were brave enough to write their stories down and then stare at them, wondering what they should do next. I hope we have helped aspiring authors and the published authors that wondered what was next.

 

Where do you get your best ideas and why do you think that is?

I get my ideas from experiences. Navigating Indieworld is based on daily experiences and other author’s frustrations.

 

What are you currently working on? Do you have any new projects released in the coming months? If so, tell us about them.

I am working on my first solo book. It is based on the story of my great aunt, one of the first women to become a doctor in the mountains of North Carolina. I think her story is one that should be told and I believe it will be appreciated.

 

Part II

These are the super fun get to know the author questions. Basically similar to Would you rather.

Q: Winter or Summer? Summer! I hate the cold!

Q: Salad or Soup? Soup. I love soup!

Q: Swimming in a lake or the ocean?? Ocean! I would rather deal with a shark than an alligator.

Q: Coffee or Soda? Soda. I hate coffee, but I do love the way it smells.

Q: Cruise or Resort? Resort. Hands down. I would hate to get stuck on a ship with a lot of sick people!

Part III

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Sharing Saturday! Beautiful Delusions Excerpt!

May contain adult content! Not for those under 18!

I don’t usually do the whole shameless self promotion thing… but I would like to share an excerpt from my newest release cuz…reasons! Hahaha! Here is a picture of my cover!bd

If you haven’t checked out the book yet it is free on Kindle Unlimited!

So here we go! An excerpt of my new release! Beautiful Delusions!

GRIFFIN

Saturday morning I went for my run, just like every other morning. Running helped to clear my head. After the endless sex dreams I had of Kaylee the night before, releasing that pent up energy was something I definitely needed. Too bad the universe hated me because no matter how many miles I did, I knew would not get a clear head from my run. My phone rang about two miles in and I had to stop.
“What’s up?”
“Hey man, Trey just called. He said he might have a lead on the hacker, and he needs my help. Can you watch Kaylee today?” Mac asked.
“What about Twitch?”
“Man, you know Twitch goes and volunteers at the old folk’s home every Saturday,” he reminded me.
I hung my head and blew out a strangled breath. This was not how I planned to spend my day, but I didn’t trust anyone else watching Kaylee.
“All right, I’ll run home and shower, then I will go sit at her house.”
There was an audible sigh of relief on the other end of the line and I knew he was worried about her too.
“What’s going on, Mac?” I asked.
“I have a bad feeling about this guy who’s been following her. He doesn’t match the description or the mugshot of the guy who beat her in Texas,” he said slowly.
“What do you mean? I thought you said it was Tyler!” I raged.
“Chill Griffin! I thought it was but I just got the file on him, and the guy I have been seein’ doesn’t look like the guy who is in this mugshot. For one, he is much too tall.”
“Shit! So if it’s not Tyler then who the fuck is it?” I asked myself as well as Mac.
“I don’t know, bro, but whatever you do, don’t let her out of your sight today.”
“There is no chance of that happening. I’ll be there in an hour,” I replied and hung up.
I pushed myself harder than I had in years. I made it back to the apartment in fourteen minutes and six seconds. I was showered and out the door in no time. I took Bella, my Alaskan Huskie and retired service dog, with me for company. She loved going for rides in the truck.
It was a couple hours of sitting outside Kaylee’s house before there was any kind of action. Tara showed up and Kaylee brought two of the most beautiful kids (besides my nephew) out of the house and to Tara’s truck. Kaylee’s daughter looked just like her but with darker features. She had olive toned skin and dark chocolate brown hair and eyes. She was tall. Kaylee was not short in girl-terms, but I knew Leanne was only eleven and almost her height. She had long lean muscles where her mom was curvier.
Lance was only three, yet he was a giant three year old. He probably made my little nephew Mikey look like a doll. Lance had light skin and hair and hazel eyes. He was pudgy where his sister was thin, but they both looked just like her.
I waited for Tara to pull out of the driveway and drive a ways before I started following them.
They pulled into the busy park next to Leanne’s school and let the kids out. I was happy at least one thing was going right that day. At a park I would be able to walk relatively close without them seeing me. I got Bella’s collar out of the glove box and opened the door to the truck.
“Come on, Bella!” I called, and she jumped down and waited for me to put her leash on.
My phone started ringing and I realized it was Tara. I looked up and saw a crowd standing around near the pavilion.
“Tara? What’s wrong?” I asked, concerned.
“How close are you to River…?”
I interrupted her words. “I’m here, walking my dog, where are you?”
“The pavilion, Kaylee is having an episode.” She sounded nervous.
I hung up and ran with Bella to the pavilion and found Kaylee huddled on the ground rocking back and forth. I never got used to seeing someone having a flashback. Eyes open, but unseeing.
She was seeing something completely different from reality. I couldn’t help but scoop her into my arms and wait for it to pass. That had to be the most helpless feeling in the world.

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Flash Fiction Time!!! But remember, Just for tonight

This story is not for those under the age of 18 there is explicit material that should only be read by adults!!

He was the most despicable being alive. Or, that was what he kept telling himself. He couldn’t help it though. The bond was getting stronger every day and his wolf kept snarling in the background telling him to take her to claim her as his. He couldn’t though. He had to wait until she was ready to hear it.
He chuckled to himself when he remembered her ranting about losing her mind. She noticed his very human gestures and thought herself to be crazy. If only she knew what was really going on.
He shifted every night and sat on the edge of her bed watching her sleep. He swiped her hair back from her face and invaded her mind. It was something he could do with his mate. All shifters could. As the bond grew he could hear more and more of her thoughts. He could see her fantasies and grew hard at the idea of her fantasizing about him. Her eyes opened briefly and she looked at him with a puzzled frown before deciding this was a dream and becoming bold.
She reached up and drew him to her. His wolf howled excitedly in his mind at the thought of claiming its mate. The man was torn between right and wrong. He knew it was wrong but he let her pull him in for a searing kiss. The kiss was desperate all lips teeth and tongue. He couldn’t get enough of her and before long he flipped her over on to her back and was above her braced on his elbows. Kissing a trail down her neck and nipping her with his teeth. His wolf snarled again. His instinct was to take what he needs and never apologize. The man new better. He would enjoy kissing her in her sleep fueled haze but he would go no further. He would not take advantage of her sleep addled mind and risk losing her. His wolf attempted to push to the surface but he held him back.
He heard the consent in her mind. He heard what she really wanted and it nearly undid him. Her breathy moan just made it even worse. He finally conceded to his wolf and took what was his.
Just before he pushed himself inside her scorching hot heat he reminded his wolf of one thing.
“But remember, just for tonight.”

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Author Spotlight with Groovy Lee

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Thank you for this interview! I’d like to know more about you as a person first. What do you do when you’re not writing?
A. Hi, Ember-Raine. When I’m not writing, I’m watching cooking shows on TV, listening to my music collection, crocheting, working in my flower garden, or hanging out with my best friend–my daughter. And when it’s tennis season, I’m glued in front of my television screen watching it.
When did you start writing?
A. As soon as I learned how to read, my imagination began to grow to vivid proportions and I would write about adventures. I even had a neighborhood newspaper and comic books.
As a published author, what would you say was the most pivotal point of your writing life?
A. When, on a popular morning talk show here in Nashville, Bookwoman held up my first suspense novel, Cause She’s A Good Girl, and highly recommended it. Wow!
If you could go anywhere in the world to start writing your next book, where would that be and why?
A. France. That’s exactly where my next book is partly taking place. A couple of my books have a French influence in them. It’s a beautiful country.
If you had 4 hours of extra time today, what would you do?
A. Give the house a good cleaning since I’ve been neglecting it. Call some friends to see how they’re doing; and organize my life.
Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?
A. My books always seem to end up in California. So, I think I’m headed for Miami Beach, Florida in my next one. Then maybe I’ll venture out to Spain or the Caribbean.
Back to your present book, A Body Resurrected, how did you publish it?
A. I self-published it through Kindle.
In writing your book, did you travel anywhere for research?
A. Only on the Internet and the local library. I couldn’t afford the trip to Egypt.
Why was writing A Body Resurrected so important to you?
A. It was the first time my daughter suggested I write a certain story. She knows how much I love watching movies with monsters in them. We were watching one such movie one day, and she said, “So, why don’t you write one?” The plot to my book began to grow then, all thanks to her. It was such fun writing, and she loves it, and that makes me happy.

Where do you get your best ideas and why do you think that is?
A. From something someone says or suggests. It could be the way someone looks. In my suspense novel, ‘Cause She’s A Good Girl’, I created one of the main characters in the image of Prince, because he was one good-looking man. Or I hear a song. ‘I Shot the Sheriff’ inspired one of the scenes in my romantic/suspense, ‘Colors In The Dark’. I think a lot of authors can attest to the fact that just about anything can spark your imagination and before you know it, a story begins to grow. I have to, at times, block things and warn my daughter not to suggest anything, or a story would form in my head with characters constantly talking until I finally write it all down.

What are you currently working on? Do you have any new projects released in the coming months? If so, tell us about them.
A. I have a romantic/suspense in progress that supposed to be released in the fall, I hope. It’s still in draft stage, and it’s about a family heirloom that gives exact power to a billion-dollar dynasty to anyone who finds it. Family members are killing one another off to get their hands on it. The protagonist has no idea she has it in her possession. But, someone does.
This? or That?
Q: Alpha male or Rockstar? A. Rockstar, they’re so creative and talented.
Q: Winter or Summer? A. Summer, please. I hate winter.
Q: Earthquake or Tornado? A. Tornado, they’re so beautiful and dangerous.
Q: Coffee or Soda? A. I need my coffee.
Q: Your life is a movie would you rather be cast for an Action movie or a Comedy? A. Although my life would seem laughable at times, I would say Action. If you knew what I’ve had to deal with in my lifetime, action would come very close.

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Coffee with Characters

I have decided to try something new! Every Tuesday I am going to interview a character from a book. I’m so pleased to announce that my guinea pig…er Guest! Yeah that’s right! My first guest is Rebecca Banks in Cass Alexander’s book Working On It!

Thank you so much for joining us today! Please introduce yourself! Tell us who you are and what you do! Are you the main character in the story or a supporting role? What do you do for a living? How old are you?
Tell us about your story. What is it about and what role do you play?

Hi! I’m Rebecca Banks. I’m 21 and a senior at Persimmon College. Working On It is my story. It’s pretty much about me finding my first boyfriend. And falling in love. And losing my virginity. And freaking out about it all, turning into the internal dialogue head case I don’t want to be. You know, all those great college moments many girls experience.

Can you tell us about one of your most distinguishable features?

Well, I cuss like a damn sailor. I’ve done it my whole life (we’ll blame my home environment for this one). I really like urban dictionaries and creative forms of expression—like combining four-letter words (or any naughty word) with other words. Like twatwaffle. Or dickweed. I shouldn’t speak like this, so I’m working on it.

Do you have any birthmarks or tattoos?
No, no markings on this body other than some freckles on my nose.
Would you ever want to go hang out with your author? If so, what would you do together?

I would love to hang with Cass! She’s got an affinity for foul language, too. I had to explain to her how to use the term, “Adolf Titler,” as an insult. I think she did well with it. If we were to hang out for a night, we’d probably go out to a bar, maybe dance a little. Or sit at home with some expensive beer (I don’t get much of that in college) and trade funny stories. Yes, I think I like option two better.

If you could have a super power what would it be, and why?

That’s a tough one. I kind of want to read other people’s minds. It would help me know if the crazy thoughts I have are normal. I’m guessing they’re not, but I could confirm this if I could read minds.

What is your biggest pet peeve when dealing with others?

I hate drama. And people that don’t have a sense of humor. So, I guess people that start shit and have sticks up their asses. If I give you some quality one-liners, have the decency to laugh.

What would I love the most about you?

I don’t want to sound full of it, but maybe my sense of humor? I take pride in making others smile. Life’s too short to be serious all the time.

What would I hate the most about you?

My potty mouth. Sometimes I think I overdo it. It’s like I was born with a broken filter or something. Oh, and I absolutely hate shopping. So, if you wanted me to go shopping with you, I would probably whine about it. Like a toddler. The entire time. And that’s annoying. Maybe you should think about that before you invite me shopping again.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?

Abso-freakin-lutely! I especially enjoyed how she talked about how good my body is and how attracted to me Evan has become. I work out all the time and it’s nice someone noticed. Oh, and she complemented the girls (my boobies) and my ass (my ass). The ( ) were for clarification, in case anyone needed it. She also made me sound smart, which I totally dig. I’m not sure how accurate that was, but I’m claiming it was a bullseye.

What is your idea of a perfect day?

Hanging out with friends, relaxing. Maybe going on a hike around campus? And finishing it with a quality make-out session in Evan’s room.

What is your greatest fear?

Sometimes I think I’m not good enough for Evan, that he’s down-grading from his ex-girlfriend. I suppose my greatest fear would be that he realizes it.

Someone is secretly in love with you. Who is it and how do you feel about that?

I think that would be my best guy friend, Brock. I don’t like thinking about it. It makes me feel icky since I view him as a brother. I also don’t want to hurt him, but I doubt he’d ever tell me, so I’m probably off the hook.

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I’ve always been good with numbers and money. I have wanted to be in the business world forever. My father owns his own business (with my mother), and I’ve learned a lot about how to handle business affairs. When I was little, I used to dress up and carry a clipboard, yelling at my office workers, also known as the neighbor’s kids. I wasn’t very popular when I did that.

If you knew you were going to die tomorrow, what would you do today?

Visit with my family. I wouldn’t want to die without telling them goodbye. I would consider telling Evan that I love him. But that’s scary as hell, so who knows if I’d have the balls to actually do it.

What is the one food you can’t live without?

Ice cream sandwiches. When I was a kid I wanted to own a grocery store and sit on a throne and have people bring me ice cream sandwiches. I was also a chubby kid, which explains a lot.

If they turned the book into a movie, who would be cast to play you?

Oh, good question! I really want it to be Chloe Grace Moretz. She’s attractive and funny. Good comedic timing. And she could kick someone’s ass and make it believable. Not that I’ve gotten into fights, but I prefer people to think I could kick their assess when necessary.

Thanks so much for answering my questions Rebecca! That was a lot of fun! Thank you for being with us today!

To pick up your copy of Working On It which I strongly recommend! (I will probably be reviewing in the near future!) I love Rebecca’s use of words like twatwaffle and assmunch in this book. It is a fun lighthearted read! Go to the Amazon link below!

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To connect with Cass and find out what she is up to, like the awesome release of her second book in this series Working For It (Which is available for pre-order now and goes live February 23rd!)Check out her stalker links below!
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Interview with Kay MacLeod Heirs of Power!

Thank you for this interview! I’d like to know more about you as a person first. What do you do when you’re not writing?

Thank you for having me, Ember!

There are things to do other than writing? Haha, I do use most of my free time for either working on a book, promotion, or learning writing craft. When I’m not doing any of that, I love gaming- I’m a huge Pokémon fan and I’ve played World of Warcraft for a long time. I enjoy anything fantasy related, like Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons and Dragons. I spend time with my church too, I play bass guitar there and we have a great time!

 

When did you start writing?

I started seriously at the end of 2014, but I have bits and pieces of stories from when I was at school. I can’t remember ever not having my head full of adventures. I have way more pictures I drew as a kid than pieces of writing because that was the best way I knew how to express what I was creating at the time.

 

As a published author, what would you say was the most pivotal point of your writing life?

Just deciding to do it. Instead of thinking ‘I’d like to write a book’ I changed it to ‘I am going to write a book.’ That flick of a switch inside made a dream into reality, instead of sitting down and doing something when I felt like writing, I made a plan and stuck to it. There were a lot of harder things and more significant milestones but they wouldn’t have happened without that initial choice to pursue what I wanted to do.

 

If you could go anywhere in the world to start writing your next book, where would that be and why?

I would go to a quiet little house in the Lake District in the north-west of England. It has the most beautiful scenery, mountains all around and waterfalls everywhere. I’ve never lived there, but every time I visit I feel like I’m going home. I could happily cosy up and write there forever, looking at that landscape and listening to the rain.

 

If you had 4 hours of extra time today, what would you do?

I would write, of course 😉 I wish every day came with an extra four hours of writing time!

 

Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?

As a fantasy author, I don’t really write about real places. I’ve got a few interesting worlds lined up to set future stories in, but all of them are my own creations and are liable to change by the time I get to writing about them. I would dread trying to set a story somewhere real, I’m so unobservant! I drift through life with my mind so set on places that don’t exist that I wouldn’t even be able to describe my home town very well.

Most of my ideas are for worlds that are medieval-style but I think it will be nice to write a modern fantasy at some point, though that would still be in a setting from my imagination.

 

Back to your present book, Heirs of Power, how did you publish it?

I self-published using Amazon’s KDP service for the Ebook and Createspace for paperbacks. I just want to say thank you to the many, many people that helped to make it possible, I couldn’t have done it without you all!

 

In writing your book, did you travel anywhere for research?

Does traveling in my head count? I think to create a believable fantasy world you do have to take time constructing it, not just think about characters and plot, otherwise you end up with a bland setting. When readers think back on it they mix up places or events if there isn’t something that makes an impression on them about the surroundings.

 

Why was writing Heirs of Power so important to you?

It’s my debut novel! I think that no matter how many books I write, it will always have a special place in my heart. I have a lot of ideas and I plan on working through them, but I fell in love with the characters for this series instantly and there was no way I wasn’t going to share them with other people. Asher is very pushy, he wants me to get his story down so people will love him as much as he loves himself…

 

Where do you get your best ideas and why do you think that is?

My best ideas come when I’m not thinking about them, sometimes when I’m asleep I have amazing dreams and have to quickly write them down as soon as I wake up. Other times I know exactly what I’m writing and then suddenly BOOM and I’m like ‘it would be so cool if I did this instead!’

I don’t know exactly why this is, I’m grateful though, my work would be really boring if I had to try and come up with stuff on purpose.

 

What are you currently working on? Do you have any new projects released in the coming months? If so, tell us about them.

At the moment, I’m writing the next book of The Constellation Saga, it’s called The Mage-Lord’s Legacy. I’m about three-quarters of the way through my first draft and I think it should be ready for release at the end of the year, it keeps getting bigger though thanks to all these pesky random ideas!

 

Now it’s time for my favorite part. This? Or That?

Q: Winter or Summer? *

These are the only two seasons I’m happy with, I’m such an arachnophobe that I spend the entirety of Autumn and Spring on edge because they are in my house!!! In Winter, they are gone, in Summer they stay outside, therefore I am content. A lot of my life is spent making sure I don’t go near any spiders. They freak me out so badly!

Q: Bath or Shower? *

Shower for sure, it’s so much faster and more convenient. Also, I have pretty long hair so it’s better for rinsing out the shampoo. When I was younger I used to read in the bath a lot though, it really annoyed my parents, haha.

Q: Coffee or Soda? *

I think this question is broken… Tea is life!

Q: Sausage or Bacon? *

Has anyone ever picked sausage? Bacon is so good, I even had bacon chocolate once and it’s much better than what you are thinking right now.

Q: Rock or Country music? *

Rock! Give me some powerful vocals and a chunky bass riff and I’m a happy lady.

 

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