#Interview w/ Diamante Lavendar, #Author of "The Secrets of Yashire"

Title: The Secrets of Yashire; Emerging from the Shadows
Author:
Diamante Lavendar
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: YA Fantasy Adventure
Publisher: Shelf Published
Release Date: Jan 9 2014
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print
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The Secrets of Yashire: Emerging from the Shadows is a young adult fantasy adventure that occurs within the framework of a young girl’s subconscious mind. The main character, Brianna, finds herself thrown into a world called Yashire where she is forced to deal with circumstances that are threatening Yashire’s existence.

Against her will, she is sent on a journey to restore unconditional love back to the land while also contending with the evil force in the land, Zolan.

Brianna is sent on her mission by Libban, Keeper of the Land. Along the way, Brianna travels with the mystical tiger, Angelos; a huge, whitish-tan tiger with thick black stripes who sings only the purest songs of love, and the wondrous little one-eyed bird named Abiba. During the journey, Brianna is also preparing to meet her soulmate-the one she longs to be with and the one who will bring complete healing back into her life.

Together they travel through fantastic lands filled with magical creatures that could only exist in the wildest of imaginations. Through her treacherous brushes with danger and heartwarming experiences of love and acceptance, Brianna discovers many things.

It is here, amidst the powers and phantasms of the mind that Brianna receives life lessons and virtues to help her. Will one of her greatest triumphs be achieved as she learns to believe in herself? For only then can she truly see all of the wondrous things that life has to offer.

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#Interview with Isis Sousa, #Author of A COLD-HEARTED PHOENIX: DARK LOVE EPISODE 1

Title: A Cold-Hearted Phoenix: Dark Love Episode 1
Author: Isis Sousa
Series: A Cold Hearted Phoenix
Genre: Urban Gothic
Publisher:
Tragic Books
Release Date: April 30, 2015
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Print
Illustrations: Characters and Ornaments Pencil Sketches

A Cold-Hearted Phoenix is a sweet-and-sour illustrated mini-series in three episodes. It is written in an experimental style, mixing screenwriting with prose. This book includes 40+ illustrations and a unique layout.

In this first episode: VIKKI, who is an authentic and successful graphic designer, breaks one of her most sacred rules: to never date a work colleague.

Let’s watch how VIKKI’s life turns to misery and she falls into the misadventures of a DARK LOVE.

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#Interview w/ Matthew Armstrong, #Author of SEX GOD

Title: Sex God 
Author: Matthew Armstrong 
Genre: Erotica
Publisher: Be Your Potential Books 
Release Date: March 28, 2015
Edition/Formats Available: eBook & print 
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Unfulfilled in his marriage and life, Alex Sterling makes an indecent proposal to his wife, Angela, which sets them off on an erotic adventure of self-discovery, revealing dark and repressed parts of themselves.

On the verge of losing everything that is most important to him, Alex is a man in early life crisis, playing a high-stakes game and going to extreme measures to save what he values most. Is he going through a mental breakdown or is this some sort of spiritual transformation? He has no idea as his grasp on reality crumbles and all his worst fears are inevitably realized.

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#Interview with Michael McDuffee, author of CITY OF MAGI

Title: City of Magi 

Author: Michael McDuffee

Series: Magi Stone Series (Book 1)

Genre: Industrial-era Fantasy

Publisher: Self Published

Release Date: July 25 2014

Edition/Formats Available In: Kindle

Book Links Amazon | Goodreads

At the heart of Astosen, the city of Dein Astos stands as a bulwark for the free world, always on alert to battle Valania’s attempts to bring the republic under continental dominance. Sophisticated and diverse, driven by magic, money, and information, this city of magi teems with tea houses, government agencies, exclusive clubs and risky districts.

Alexander Locke, a great Magi Knight and the hero of the republic, lies dead. His daughter, Zia Locke, reluctantly rises to power, unaware that her father may not have died of natural causes, as everyone believes.

That is, until she is artfully maneuvered into meeting the mysterious and abundantly self-assured Grayson Kearney. A keen judge of character and cunning magus, Grayson rocks Zia’s world in more ways than one as he helps tear away the veil of ignorance from her eyes. From lifelong friends to sworn enemies, the new leader of the House of Locke is discovering that anyone could be the next to betray her. What Zia needs is a good intelligence officer at her side. But when everyone has a hidden agenda, can she truly place her trust in Grayson?

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#Interview w/ Dean C. Moore, Author of LOVE ON THE RUN

Title: Love On The Run 
Author: Dean C. Moore 
Publisher: Mark Freeman Enterprises 
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Humour, Romance
Release Date: March 29th, 2014
Length: 433 KB / 275 pages 
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Husband and wife thieves are on a mission. Just not the same one. He’s out to pay for her cancer therapy–at any costs. She’s out to humanize him, and make him less of a self-absorbed jerk.

The fast-talking, fast-acting, adrenaline seeking duo pick up a few on-again off-again sidekicks along their way, despite staunch protests from Zinio. But with all they’re up against–not the least of which being one smart, hound-dog of a lady detective–the question is: Can love conquer all?

“The story is smart and funny.” R. D. Hale, Sky City: The Rise of an Orphan

“For the booklover that doesn’t like having his or her time wasted.” Jack Heath, Remote Control

“This would make a brilliant movie or TV series.” Demelza Carlton, Ocean’s Gift

“Reminded me of The Thomas Crown Affair, down to the whip-cracking humor, the snazzy plot turns, and the character dynamics between the leads and the hotshot female detective on their tales.” Rhys Jones, The Whispering Void

“Only if you want an action packed read with fully developed and interesting characters.” Victor Longshanks, One Big Problem

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Interview with Nancy Fraser & Patti Shenberger, Author of THE LAWMAN'S AGREEMENT

Title: The Lawman’s Agreement
Author:
Nancy Fraser and Patti Shenberger
Series: McCade Legacy series, #2
Publisher: Entangled
Length: 254 pgs
Sub-Genre: Western Post-Civil War Mississippi
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U.S. Marshal, Zack McCade takes pride in protecting the good folks of Greenville—especially the beautiful Dr. Suzanne Martindale. He doesn’t always understand her need for independence, but he sure does like getting under her skin. It’s not like he’s looking to settle down—his job is too dangerous to risk taking a wife and family.

In an era when women aren’t readily accepted in the male dominated world of medicine, Suzanne doesn’t have time for courting—especially a charming Cajun rogue like Zack. When he proposes a fake betrothal to keep the matchmaking town out of their hair, she’s sure it’s a bad idea, but can’t deny her longing for a respite from the over-zealous bachelors in town.

Their ruse starts a fire in their hearts that neither expected, but will the re-emergence of Suzanne’s real fiancé douse the flames?

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PITCH by Will Parkinson {Interview/Excerpt/Giveaway}

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To celebrate the release of PITCH, Will Parkinson is going on a Blog Tour. Will is giving away a Signed Copy of Pitch and a $25 gift card to the winner’s choice of online book reseller.

Come celebrate this wonderful YA MM book with all of the awesome bloggers participating in the tour.

        

Title: Pitch
Author: Will Parkinson
Publisher: Harmony Ink Press
Genre: Y/A, M/M Romance
Release Date: August 8th 2013
Length: 180 pgs

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The day Jackson Kern walks into Taylor Andrews’s classroom is a momentous day in Taylor’s life. He’s had crushes before, sure, but as time goes on, this is starting to look a whole lot more serious. Still, Jackson doesn’t return Taylor’s feelings.

Taylor has his own admirers, though. Kevin Richards is used to getting what he wants, and what he wants right now is Taylor, so when Taylor rejects him, Kevin retaliates. At first Taylor’s entourage rallies around him, but then Kevin takes his deception one step further and Taylor sees his support dwindle, teaching him the valuable lesson about who he can truly consider a friend.

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{Book Tour} Intervew w/ Kat Flannery, Author of LAKOTA HONOR

Title: Lakota Honor 
Author:
Kat Flannery 
Publisher: Imajin Books 
Release Date: May 30th 2013
Genre: Historical, Paranormal, Western, Romance
Heat: Steamy
Length: 79,000 words 
Source: CBLS
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Fate has brought them together…but will a promise tear them a part?

Otakatay is hired to kill the witkowin-crazy women. A deadly bounty hunter, he has found his last victim in timid healer Nora Rushton. Marked as a witch, Nora uses her gift to heal those in need, and the bounty hunter is one of them. Will the desire to complete his promise drive him to kill her, or will the kindness he sees in her blue eyes push him to be the man he once was?

Nora and Otakatay must fight for their freedom in a time when race and discrimination are a threat and innocence holds no ground

Warning: This title is intended for readers over the age of 18 as it contains adult sexual situations and/or adult language, and may be considered offensive to some readers.

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Interview w/ 2013 GOLDEN HEART® Finalist Dawn Marie Hamilton, Author of “Just Beyond the Garden Gate”

Today I have a 2013 GOLDEN HEART® Finalist visiting! Author Dawn Marie Hamilton gave up a corporate training career to write what she’s passionate about—romance. And today she’s sharing some of her new book Just Beyond the Garden Gate with us. It’s a Scottish time travel with fantasy elements… She’s also giving away a copy of her book so take a peek below (no not the kilt, lol.)

Title: Just Beyond the Garden Gate
Author:
Dawn Marie Hamilton 
Series: Highland Gardens
Publisher: Self / Indy 
Release Date: May 18th 2013
Genre: Time travel, fantasy/contemporary, Romance
Length: 544 kb / 339 pages 
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The Scottish Highlands—a place where faeries and brownies and other fae creatures dance through time. On occasion, so do mere mortals.

Determined to regain her royal status, a banished faerie princess accepts a challenge from the High-Queen of the Fae to unite an unlikely couple while the clan brownie attempts to thwart her.

Passion ignites when a faerie-shove propels burned-out business consultant Laurie Bernard through the garden gate, back through time, and into the embrace of Patrick MacLachlan. The arrogant clan chief doesn’t know what to make of the lass in his arms, especially when he recognizes the brooch she wears as the one his stepmother wore when she and his father disappeared.

With the fae interfering at every opportunity, the couple must learn to trust one another while they battle an enemy clan, expose a traitor within their midst and discover the true fate of the missing parents. Can they learn the most important truth—love transcends time?

Journey from the lush gardens of the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina to the Scottish Highlands of 1509 with Just Beyond the Garden Gate.

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Interview with Shannan Albright, Author of the Knights of Excalibur Series

Where were you born and where do you call home?

I am a California girl born in Whittier. I’m now living in Las Vegas, NV

What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 30 or less words, what would you say?

The Kings Lady is my recent release. In a nutshell it’s about second chances, holding onto love with both hands and building a foundation of trust and respect.

I love reading the warnings on the blurbs for many books. If you could write a warning label for yourself as a person or an author, what would it say?

Warning: Approach writers study with extreme caution and avoid sudden movements. Do not feed the writer unless it is dark chocolate, nor stick your fingers through the doors opening. Amputation may occur. 

What does your protagonist think about you? Would he or she want to hang out with you, the author?

I can see Gwen coming over for tea and a tarot reading, which would digress to chocolates, wine and discussing the…um the obvious merits of our partners in bed. J

Which character speaks the loudest, to you? Do any of them clamour to be heard over the others?

Gwen has always been the loudest voice of all of them. Since the day I started the series she was pacing in my head waiting for her book. She had a lot to say about how maligned she has been over the years and we both wanted to have the chance to get her side out there.

Do you have a specific writing style?

I have not really thought of having a particular style, others tell me my stories tend to be fast paced with a touch of snarky.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

There is more than one side to every story.

Where do you see yourself in five (5) years?

Writing wonderful books the readers want. I do have a business plan for acquiring an agent and hope for a book deal with one of the bigger publishing houses.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Somewhere warm like the Bahamas, where I can just walk out to the beach from my back door. Ah, heaven.

Is there an Author that you would really like to meet?

It would be JR Ward. I love the way that woman writes!

Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover?

I prefer paperbacks, but it’s easier for me to handle eBooks these days, since the Arthritis in my hands is getting worse, I would rather use them for writing than holding a book.

What can we expect from you in the future?  ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?

< p class="MsoBodyText" style="text-align: justify; margin: 0in 0in 6pt">More Paranormal, I have two different books I’m working on that are the first books in a series.  I am also working on a historical paranormal right now and if it’s received well there will be more historicals like it coming.

What do you think makes a book a really good/bestseller ?

Believable characters you can empathize with and a good end of chapter hooks help. But you really need to also have a solid, believable plot. Even in Paranormals there are rules than need to be followed and if you break them it needs to be explained in the book. 

Have you ever suffered from a "writer’s block"? What did you do to get past the "block"?

I found having other WIP’s to work on helps to get me out of my head enough to figure out the problem. I also use oil painting to work out my stories so if one don’t do the trick the other will.

What was your favourite chapter (or part) to write and why?

I love writing the last third of the book, everything is coming to a head and things are looking grim. The action is fast and the build-up to the final confrontation is pretty intense. This is when surprises I’m not even aware of happens. Then I have to go back and put in some foreshadowing in the first half to make the change believable.

Have you ever read a book more than once?

I have to wait a few years before I can re-read a book I’ve already read. I have great recall and can remember the book in vivid detail after the first chapter.

What book are you currently reading and in what format (ebook/ paperback/ hardcover)?

Lover at Last by JR Ward and it’s eBook.

Are there any new Authors that have seized your interest and why?

Clare Ashgrove is awesome. Her series Curse of the Knights Templar is truly outstanding work. Caris Roane, in three words – Vampires in Kilts, her world building is incredible and draws you in right away.

Do you write under a pen name?

I write under Shannan Albright. I put my married name as my first and my maiden is my second. Thought it would be easier for me to remember and answer to this way.

What are your pet peeves?

Drivers who cut you off, people who have no consideration toward others, someone who lies to me.

Cats or dogs?

Both. I’m a huge animal lover.

White wine or red?

Rose or white.

Coffee or tea?

Coffee when I get up and tea in the afternoon.

Favourite food?

It’s a tossup between dark chocolate and cheesecake. Now if you put the two together….Oh, boy. But it HAS to be the dark semi-sweet chocolate.

Laptop or desktop for writing?

Laptop

Where and when do you prefer to do your writing?

Into my study.

One of your favourite quotes –

No matter where you go, there you are. From Buckaroo Bonsai

List 3 of your all time favourite books?

Gone with the Wind, Acheron, Dark Lover

List 3 of your all time favourite movies?

Young Frankenstein, All About Eve, Little Women

An actor you have a crush on –

Jay Bunyan from the CW Beauty and the Beast. Sigh, those abs…

What is a movie or TV show that you watched recently and really enjoyed?

Grim is addictive for me. Just love things that go bump in the night.

Growing up she was the dreamer in her family, something not always thought of as a positive thing. As a child she would draw and build stories around her pictures, so writing was a natural extension for her. Recently a family member told her that from now on she would encourage those dreamers she knew. Stating with hard work and focus dreams can come true. Shannan Albright is proof that dreaming can be a positive thing. When not writing she spends her time between oil painting and reading. She loves writing paranormal, urban fantasy, historical and fantasy romances because of the world building and rich characters she finds. She loves dark, edgy heroes and heroines overcoming impossible odds internal and external.

She is a "hopeful" Romantic who believes a healthy relationship built on respect and a strong partnership is the key to a happy ever after.

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