Saturday, February 28, 2015

In My Mailbox February 2015

So this month I bought 2 books from a shop, some from amazon kindle and  I got 1 as a review book


  1. Unchanged - Jessica Brody
  2. All Fall Down - Ally Carter
  1. Finding Flames - Julie Wetzel
  2. If I Break - Portia Moore
  3. Sacrificed to the Dragon - Jessie Donovan
  4. Rebecca Newton and the Sacred Flame - Mario Routi
  1. Pieces of Mel - Melina Turner

Friday, February 27, 2015

My Interview With Gina A Watson

I had the pleasure to interview Gina A Watson who is a new to me author.

When did you first start writing and when did you finish your first book?
I started writing my first book in 2012, and funnily enough I haven’t actually finished that one. More and more ideas just popping into my head.

Do you ever experience writers block? If so how do you find best to cure it?
Ahh writers block, I’ve never really had a full case of writers block but I have had a lack of inspiration and motivation and I found the way to beat that is to look up pictures that could be related to your story or novel and also listening to music helps a lot too, it allows your mind to relax.

Can you tell us about your upcoming book? And how you come up with the idea?
Although the book is not fully mine, it is an anthology being published by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly and it is called Mystical Bites. It will be released sometime in March and will be available on Amazon. My story in the anthology is called The Black Rose, I came up with the idea when I saw a promotion about Witches on the TV. After that my mind kept thinking of idea after idea and it became my story.

If you could work with any author who would it be?
Wow this is a hard question, but if I had to pick just one it would have to be Maria V. Snyder. I love all of her books and would absolutely love to work alongside her.

If you could do it over again, is there anything you would change in any of your books?
I know with the first book I started writing I’d love to re-write it and change the tenses for it. Other than that, I like to plan out every detail of the story of novel before I start to write it so if I feel anything needs to be changed I usually change it in the planning stage.

Have you ever removed a character or changed a character in a book before publishing it and then regretted it?
No. I don’t think I have ever removed a character from a story or novel, I tend to get close to my characters so I don’t think I’d have it in my heart to remove one of them.

When writing about something you don’t know very much about where does your information come from?
Lots and lots of research, I also like to read some books either in that genre or some books that are about that subject just so I can get the feel of what I am needing for my work. 

What is the easiest and the hardest part to write?
For me, the easiest part to write would be descriptions, I am one for lots of describing. The hardest part would have to be fighting scenes, they can be tough to write if you don’t know all the information on that type of fighting.

Is there anything you would like to say to your readers?
To my readers, I hope that you like mine and everyone’s stories in Mystical Bites and that I hope you continue to follow me and my stories. 

Where can we stalk you?

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Happy Book Birthday

Happy Book Birthday to Jessica Brody's Unchanged

Unchanged was released today in the UK, Unchanged is the third and final installment to the Unremembered Trilogy.

Purchase Unchanged by March 1st and get yourself a free poster and blueprint map by go into the link below.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Get to Know Me With Gina A Watson

Where do you live?
I live in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Can you tell me about yourself?
I am 22 years old and I am currently studying a bachelor of writing and creative communication at the University of South Australia.

Did you have any challenges getting your first book published?
I think with any new author there are a lot of challenges but I quickly decided that it would be easier to start off with writing short stories for anthologies. But with any career it is always hard at first but it always comes down to how hard you want to work, that always makes it harder or easier for you.

While writing do you prefer a quiet room or music/tv?
Sometimes my mind likes to change with it, when I am on a roll and everything is coming into my mind quickly I like to be in a quiet room. On the other hand, if I am having an off day I like to listen to music to inspire me.

Why and when did you begin to write?
I started writing just before Christmas time 2012, it all started when an idea for a novel just popped into my head and wouldn’t leave me alone until I started writing it. Ever since then I can’t get enough of it.

How long each day/week do you dedicate to writing?

While I am at Uni, I try to write as much as I can when I get the chance but in the holidays I try to write for a few hours each day. 

My interview with Gina is coming on Friday 27th

Friday, February 20, 2015

My Interview With Melissa Frost

This week Melissa Frost is in the interview seat.

When did you first start writing and when did you finish your first book?
I started writing when I was in the second grade. Throughout school, I wrote a multitude of stories. I finished my first, full-length book in high school.

Can you tell us about your upcoming book? And how you came up with the idea?
My most recent release was the third instalment in my Amazon Bestselling series, The Dating Tutor. Book three featured Matt, the rough hockey stud, as he entered his first year of college. I had the idea to write this story because Matt was in the second book of the series and had more to say. He was close friends with the main character, but we didn’t get to see much from him. I felt he deserved a spotlight. As a result, book three was born.

When writing about something you don’t know very much about where does your information come from?
Research, research, and more research. In Matt’s Story, the girl he’s interested in plays soccer. I don’t know much at all about the sport, so I had to do a little bit of research. I also did a little research into hockey drills and regulations for Matty. Though hockey has been a big part of the series, I still had more to learn.

What is the easiest and the hardest part to write?
The easiest part is the actual writing. It’s a joy. The hardest part is writing up query letters, working through edits, and blurbs. I swear, they’re harder than writing the actual story!

Do you ever experience writers block? If so how do you find best to cure it?
I do! For me, the best cure for writers block is to give myself a daily requirement. If I force myself to sit down and write a couple pages each day, things start to flow and I end up past the spot where I found myself stuck.

Is there anything you would like to say to your readers?
Thank you!!! I’ve had such a great response for my young adult stories. My readers are absolutely amazing.

Have you written a book that you cannot seem to get published?
One of the first books I ever wrote was a straight up blood and guts horror story. I had a difficult time shopping that one. It was very grim and dark. It was also one of my first projects, so my writing style wasn’t nearly as tight as it is now. Even so, it is still one of my favorites.

Do your characters try to make like bunnies and create ever more convolved plots for your or do you have to coax the out of your character?
My characters have lives of their own. They take the story and run with it. It usually doesn’t take much coaxing to get a story going.

Out of all your books which is your favourite character and why?
That would be Damien from the above mentioned horror story. He is such a sweet guy. He would do anything to keep the people he cares about safe. And in his world, that isn’t easy.

Is anything in any of your books based on real life experiences or is it purely all imagination?
Everything I write is imagination. I try to avoid real life, because writing for me is an escape. The world can be such an ugly place at times, so when I lose myself in a romantic story, like my short Coming Home from the Night Life Anthology, I want to forget all of that for just a little bit.

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Thursday Feature Sherri Fulmer Moorer

Here's the blurb for Obsidian:

She thought it was over. She was wrong.

Detective Claire Barnes thought the case that haunted Tanger Falls, Tennessee, for three and a half years was nearing it's final days as the accused is scheduled to stand trial. It seems like an open and shut case, until a database hack unravels evidence that was once unquestionable. Now Claire finds herself chasing forgotten leads and remembering things from the case that faded from both case files and memory. When a witness name keeps turning up in the modified files, Claire wonders what else the Town of Tanger Falls forgot; and who's trying to tear apart the case that tore their town apart.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Get To Know Me With Melissa Frost

Where do you live?
I live near Pittsburgh Pennsylvania.

Can you tell me about yourself?
Sure! I am the author of The Dating Tutor series. The third book, Matt’s Story, was just released on December 26th.  It follows a rough and tough hockey player as he discovers the true meaning of love. I was also featured in the Night Life Anthology with my paranormal romance, Coming Home.

Why and when did you begin to write?
I started writing when I was in second grade. I wrote my first short story then, and haven’t looked back since!

How long each day/week do you dedicate to writing?
My writing schedule depends on my son’s. If he has preschool, I take my laptop with me and get some writing in then. On days when he naps, I write while he sleeps. Everything depends on him!

Do you have a day job? If so how different from writing is it?
I worked for the federal government for twelve years. A few months ago, I parted ways with that job so I could write and edit full-time. As of now, all of my time is spent editing or writing stories. I love it.

Is there a Particular author or book that influenced you in anyway?
I was an avid reader growing up. There are so many authors that inspired me throughout the years. I was a big fan of the Babysitter’s Club and Sweet Valley High as a kid. Then I got into Anne Rice. Now, I read so many different authors from nearly any genre.

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Die For Her by Amy Plum

Die for Her (Revenants, #2.5)Title: Die For Her
Author: Amy Plum
Series: Revenants
Pages: 60
Release Date: 2nd April 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Amazon Kindle Store
Format: Kindle Edition
Buy it: Amazon
Add it: Goodreads

Synopsis: Set in the romantic and death-defying world of the international bestselling Die for Me trilogy, this digital original novella follows Jules, a brooding, immortal French artist who has fallen in love with his best friend's girlfriend.

Jules Marchenoir is a revenant—an undead being whose fate forces him to sacrifice himself over and over again to save human lives. He's spent the better part of the last century flirting his way through Paris, but when he met Kate Mercier, the heroine from Amy Plum's Die for Me trilogy, he knew his afterlife had changed forever and he had found the love of his life. Until Kate fell for his best friend, Vincent. Now Jules is faced with an impossible decision: choosing between his loyal friend and a love truly worth dying for

My Review: This short novella is about Jules who is Vincent's best friend and fellow Revenant and it is about his feelings for Kate who is his best friends girlfriend.

Jules loves Kate and he can't stop thinking about her. Jules is forced to watch his best friend fall in love with the girl he loves but he doesn't make a move on her even if he does spend a lot of time flirting with Kate who just laughs it off.

The short novella tells the reader about Jules' struggle with his feelings for Kate and his struggle to choose between his best friend and the girl he love.

I hope that this doesn't mean that Jules ends up moving away or making a move on Kate if Vincent is really dead.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Thursday Feature Melissa Frost

Coming Home by Melissa Frost

Andi has never felt like she belonged, she has little memory of her past until the day a mysterious stranger walks into her life. Devon insists he knows her. She doesn’t believe him, no matter how attractive he might be, until he shows her irrefutable evidence. Intrigued, Andi takes him up on his offer to journey home—only to discover there is danger involved with uncovering the past.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Until I Die by Amy Plum

Until I Die (Revenants, #2)Title: Until I Die
Author: Amy Plum
Series: Revenants
Pages: 357
Release Date: 3rd May 2012
Publisher: ATOM
Source: Amazon
Format: Paperback UK
Buy it: Amazon
Add it: Goodreads

Synopsis: Kate may have defeated her boyfriend's nemesis, showing off her sword skills in the process, but Vincent is sure that she will be at risk as long as they stay together. What's more, it's becoming clear that their relationship might prevent him from fulfilling his true purpose: saving the lives of others.

They might have the romance of the century, but will that be enough?

My Review: I loved this book more than the first but I honestly cried at the end R.I.P Vincent.

Kate and Vincent spent the entire book searching for a way so that they can be together without him having to die saving the lives of innocent, good people.

Vincent's way of staying alive to be with Kate is a dangerous way and makes him look really ill and Kate doesn't like it so she searches threw books and her grandfathers antique place and she finds a book that she thinks might help Vincent resist the urge to die. After finding this book Kate's grandfathers place gets burgled.

I cannot say that I can relate to Kate or Vincent but I do feel for them both. Vincent clearly loves Kate as he is willing to get himself killed to protect her. They make the perfect couple and no one can tear them apart long but the Norma kill Vincent and took his body away after killing him.

I cannot wait to get started on the next book I want to know if Kate, Jules, Charlotte and the rest of Vincent's Revenant family and friends can get Vincent back in time otherwise he will be gone forever :'(.

I loved the characters, I loved the plot and I love Kate and Vincent's relationship with Kate, I kind of hope that Charles isn't in the next book as he really acts like an idiot towards Kate, he doesn't consider her a part of their family even though she killed their enemy the head of the Norma.

I hope that Vincent is safe and well or I will probably end up blubbing most of the way through book 3, I also hope that if Vincent is safe and well that they find a way for Kate and Vincent can live happily ever after and that no harm comes to any of Kate's family or to any of the Revenant's well maybe Charles can die so that Kate will be accepted again by Vincent's family.

Friday, February 06, 2015

My Interview With Lee Ryder

I got to interview a new to me author Lee Ryder this year.

When did you first start writing and when did you finish your first book?
I started writing when I was very young. However, my first book Broken Earth came out in December of 2013.

Have you ever created a character for a book you were working on and they realised that they didn’t work in that book and they belonged in a completely new book?
With just two books out right now I decided that I needed to expand on Mollie who is a secondary character in my series. So I wrote her story before the events in Broken Earth in a short story entitled Irish Eyes. I connect with Mollie so many ways with her love of family and her spiritual nature. Mollie in Broken Earth is truly a look into my heart.

Can you tell us about your upcoming book? And how did you come up with the idea?
The whole idea from Broken Earth came from a dream I had after hearing the song Judgement Day by Doreen Taylor. It’s a fabulous song written by an Indie Rocker who just like me, does things her own way. The song talks about the end of the world and in the video the woman is looking for her boyfriend. I went to bed that night truly inspired and it blossomed from there into Broken Earth and then Shattered Hearts.

How long does it usually take for you to write just one book?
Broken Earth took less than a month to write and Shattered Hearts took two months coming out in February 2014. Irish Eyes took a bit longer as I was working on several other projects at the time and had taken some time to work on some charity projects that were close to my heart.

Where do your ideas come from?
I get ideas from the people I meet, the stories I hear, music, things on television. It’s a wide range. I actually took a trip to Atlanta last October and took a notebook with me so I could write down ideas from the places I visited and the people I met.

Have you ever removed a character or changed a character in a book before publishing it and then regretted it?
 No, I have a solid character base. However, at the end of Shattered Hearts we leave behind two characters and bring in others along the way. Book three of the Broken Earth series is very different, many things have changed. I think the readers will be pleasantly surprised.

When writing about something you don’t know very much about where does your information come from?
I’ll look things up on the internet and at the library. I’ll also pull on information from family and friends. My friend Kellie McKay is very instrumental in my writing. She and I have sessions online where we just go back and forth. She’s a huge help to me with my writing. She’s a really creative lady and my best friend.

What is the easiest and the hardest part to write?
Honestly world building for me has never been a problem, but creating a character and writing for them is difficult. It’s just like in the real world; you need to get to know someone because the people in my book are literally real in my head. You have to plan out their back story in your head before writing their story from that point on. It can be a very interesting process at times. Everyone has a unique story in this world.

Do you ever experience writers block? If so how do you find best to cure it?
I’ve been blocked and unblocked over this past year for sure. That’s why book three of the series has been held up so much. I find the best thing to get those creative juices flowing again is to write fanfiction. While it’s easy to write because I know the characters in the story it gets my mind back into a zone where I can get back into the flow of my own books.

Is there anything you would like to say to your readers?
I want to say Thank You, from the bottom of my heart. I honestly would not be where I am if you didn’t read my books. I’ve met some amazing people along the way and I’m sure to meet many more. I want to especially thank my family for all your patience with me. I’ve really had the backing of everyone which is incredible. My kids are my biggest fans. They are quite funny, if they read over my shoulder I look at them and say, “You might not want to do that; I’ll kill your favourite character.”
 I also want to tell my fans that I have an open door; I’m an open book per say. If you have a question, please contact me I’d love to talk to you! I’m a very friendly gal so never be afraid to send me a message. Hit me up on Facebook, follow me on Twitter (I’ll follow you back). I have a blog, Instagram, Google +, Pinterest, and Tsu Account. Drop me a line!  If you like my books invite your friends to visit my page! You guys are awesome! 

Where can we stalk you?

Thursday, February 05, 2015

Thursday Feature Sherri Fulmer Moorer

Here is the blurbs for Move:

Be careful what you wish for ... All Ruby Josen wanted was to get ahead in life. After a decade of lost relationships and missed opportunities, she's ready to move on and desperate to do whatever it takes to get out of her rut. When Ruby meets Bryce, a handsome stranger at the town's spring festival, his offer to turn fate to her favor seems too good to be true. But everything has a price, and Ruby learns that interfering with fate has bigger consequences than she realized. It leaves her to wonder who's really controlling her life and who - or what - Bryce really is.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Get To Know Me With Lee Ryder

Where do you live?
I’m actually an author based out of Massachusetts but my heart is in my hometown of Alden NY.

Can you tell me about yourself?
I’m a mother of 3 children and one angel. I grew up in Alden NY which is a small town near Buffalo. My parents fostered a deep love of reading when I was very young. I could lose myself for hours in a book and travel anywhere I wanted in those pages. Reading for me was an escape and it quickly morphed into writing. I filled dozens of pages with “fanfiction” based on the books I read. I loved to create, draw, and was very active in the school’s music program becoming an accomplished instrumentalist and singer. I continue my avid interest in music to this day. I wrote several small works that were featured in school magazines and publications. I had several wonderful English teachers that were instrumental in my becoming an author. They fostered my love of writing and really inspired me.

Have you always wanted to be an author?
I knew I wanted to write stories to share with the world when I began to read.  I thought, if they can do it, so can I.

Why did you begin to write?
Writing was a way to create the worlds I would lose myself in, in books. It was a way to say what I wanted to say in writing instead of trying to get it out verbally which I was never good at.

Is there any particular author or book that influenced you in anyway?
I think the first few authors I began reading, like VC Andrews, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Dean Koontz, and John Saul were my foundation. I’m inspired by Christy Sloat, Raebeth McGee-Buda, Becki Brannen, JK Accinni, S’Cuanam Policar, and so many others who have made their way in the Indie World. These are strong women with great books and they’ve helped me immensely along the way.

How long each day/week do you dedicate to writing?
I write when the mood hits me, and it’s not always just on one book I’ve got so many things flying through my head that I write down the ideas and get them on paper before I lose them. I don’t have a set time to write, I can’t work like that being a Mom. That’s why I like being an Indie author, I write on my own terms.

Look out for my interview with Lee Ryder coming on February 6th
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