Thursday, September 8, 2016

Author Thursday: Interview with Casey Wyatt

Interview

1. What inspired this book?

Cherry Cordial, the heroine. From the moment she appeared in my mind during a car drive, I had to write her story. She arrived, personality large as life, which rarely happens until I’m about 30,000 words into a story. She was a like a gift. And her story, a vampire stripper who is forced to join a colony of undead on Mars – how often does one get to write something that fun?

2. What was the most difficult part about working on this book?

Getting the order of events straight. Even though this book was mostly written in a linear fashion, there were parts that I spliced in. That is always tricky and hard to do when you’re in the thick of writing. The other challenge was trying not to get bogged down in scientific jargon or details. The book is, what I would class as, urban fantasy even though it’s in a sci-fi setting. We learn more and more about Mars every day thanks to those plucky rovers. I didn’t want to be so specific that I dated the book or bored my readers. I do have to say I had a lot of fun playing with Google Mars (do check it out!)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Author Thursday: Interview with Sharon Ashwood

Interview

1. What inspired this book?

I love putting new spins on old legends. What would the Knights of the Round Table—and their immortal enemies—do if they were dropped into modern times? Sure, the knights were heroic, sexy, and brave, but they had real emotions and foibles. Our world and the people in it are very different for them—especially since they have to do their heroics in secret. Add romance to the mix and let the fun begin.

2. What was the most difficult part about working on this book?

The Camelot stories have their roots in Arthurian legends, which some readers know well and others not at all. I’m careful to fill in the background so that no previous knowledge of the stories is necessary, and I do that without big chunks of explanation. It takes some time to get that right so everything is smooth and fast-paced.

3. Who is your favorite character in this book?

I love the version of Merlin I’ve created. He’s very wounded and guilty and has more secrets than even I know about. He’s a minor character but he really wanted to steal the show. Maybe someday I’ll let him.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Author Thursday: Spotlight on The Judas Contact by Heather Long

Book Info


Hope may prove their most dangerous threat.

Doctor Ilsa Blaine

Codename: Doc

Abilities: Designs programmable bioware, enhanced understanding of brain chemistry

Mission: Research, analyze and troubleshoot the team’s active microchips

On the cutting edge of neuroscience, Ilsa is developing microchips that can be inserted into the brain and deliver information. The applications are endless, but her current goal is just to get dogs to return to their owners should they ‘become lost.’ When her college roommate turns up asking for lunch, she’s hardly prepared for the chaos that ensues or the revelation her chip changed the world, and the lives of five heroes from the future. And now they need her help…

Garrett Fox

Codename: The Viper

Abilities: toxins, poisons and assassination, he can kill with a touch

Mission: Protect Ilsa Blaine

One of five desperate men sent back in time to save the future, Garrett volunteers to be the doctor’s guinea pig as she studies their neuro-chips. It’s not his first time being a lab rat. In close quarters, the unthinkable happens—an attraction that could kill Ilsa. Drawn together by science, and on the fast track to destiny, Ilsa and Garrett must save his team from their chips before they can end them, and maybe Ilsa can prove to Garrett he isn’t toxic to everything he touches…least of all her.

Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. An alliance with the modern day Halo has given their leader a taste of hope. For these five lonely soldiers, the single emotion may prove their most dangerous threat.

Available at ARe, Amazon, Kobo, and iTunes.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Author Thursday: Interview with Juliette Cross

Interview

1. What inspired this book?

I tend to romanticize harsh, cold weather conditions (possibly because I live in pavement-melting south Louisiana), so I decided to set my characters on a journey through a frozen wilderness fraught with outlaws and dangerous beasties. That was the first inspiration. But the prime motivation was for my MCs to go on a hunt for a witch who could give them answers about their enemy. And amidst the cold and danger, they’d be forced to face their attraction for one another.

2. What was the most difficult part about working on this book?

The chapters from the villain’s POV was a challenge, but also interesting to write. I find the villains you can sometimes sympathize with to be the best kinds. We’ll see what readers think.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Author Thursday: Spotlight on Waylaid by TL Reeve

Book Info

Trust no one.

Les-Tar Nar is out for revenge. After watching his brother compete and die in the Intergalactic Virtual Reality Games, he’s ready to kick ass and take names—as the humans would say. Armed with his military training, the Venusian doesn’t want or need a team. But, all is not what it seems.

Auven, Cyborg from the planet Kapor 9, is aware of how the game is played and ready to bend it to his will. Anything a human made can be destroyed. So, when he is paired up with a Venusian and a human, he knows his chance of winning grows exponentially. With Les-Tar’s muscle, even a human who has no skills won’t hold them back.

Hacker Lyna Hiat isn’t even interested in the games. As a small time video game de-constructer, she spends her days finding flaws in the systems and improving games—almost lifting the veil of sorts and showing gamers just how inferior their products really are.

When the IGVRG begin, a glitch in the system transfers the game and gamers from the virtual level to reality, leaving them on the run with no true winners or losers. The only way to survive: get off the planet. Where they’ll end up, no one knows. All that’s important right now is survival.

Waylaid is available at ARe.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Author Tuesday: Interview with Rachel Rawlings

Interview

1. What inspired this book?

I was driving on I-95 and Heaven Knows by The Pretty Reckless came on the radio. By the time the song was over I had a beginning, middle and end roughed out in my mind. Par for the course when I write, we detoured a little. I’m a fly by the seat of my pants kind of writer so I learned a while ago to just listen to the voices in my head.

2. What was the most difficult part about working on this book?

Payable On Death came a little easier than I expected. At first, because this is a new series, there was an awkward getting to know you phase between with the characters but once we got acquainted it was smooth sailing. I really enjoyed working on this book and the second in the series is going just a smooth. Of course, now that I’ve said that I’ll hit the wall, lol!

3. Who is your favorite character in this book?

Jax She had a rough time before the start of her journey and has a lot thrown at her in Payable On Death but she perseveres. She’s tough and pretty much a no nonsense kind of girl.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Book Blast: City of Hope and Ruin

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Every night the monsters hunt.

A city that is the whole world: Theosophy and her companions in the City militia do their best to protect the civilians from the monsters, but they keep crawling from the Rift and there’s nowhere to run. Theosophy knows she’ll die fighting. It’s the best kind of death she’s seen, and at least she can save lives in the meantime.

They say the Scarred carve you up while you’re still alive.

A village in the shadow of a forest: Refugees from the border whisper about the oncoming Scarred, but Briony can’t convince her brother to relocate his children to safety. Briony will do anything to protect them. She owes them that much, even if it means turning to forbidden magic.

When Theosophy and Briony accidentally make contact across the boundaries of their worlds, they realize that solutions might finally be within reach. A world beyond the City would give Theosophy’s people an escape, and the City’s warriors could help Briony protect her family from the Scarred. Each woman sees in the other a strength she lacks—and maybe something more.

All they need to do is find a way across the dimensions to each other before their enemies close in.

City of Hope and Ruin is on sale for $0.99 for Kindle or Nook, and here is a multi-region buy link for ebook.

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