Friday, February 26, 2016

Book Tour: Interview with Tabitha Lord

Interview

1. What inspired this book?

I often joke that I write science fiction because I’ve been a Star Wars fan since I was 7 years old! But seriously, I’ve loved the sci-fi genre my entire life, so when I finally started writing fiction, I knew this is where I would start. When I want to be inspired, to play with possibilities, to ask what if, and then create brand new worlds where I can explore the answers, my imagination goes straight to sci-fi. For me, this genre is also a place to consider serious, meaningful issues in a different context, slightly removed from the real world.

With Horizon, I had two distinct parts of a story floating in my head. The first was the crash sequence. It was more basic at the time of its inception – just a young man who crash-lands on a planet, and a young woman, in some kind of trouble, who saves his life. The second part was more complex. I was playing with the idea of what would happen if one segment of an already small isolated population evolved differently (either naturally or by design) from the other. What if some had gifts that enabled them to imagine a different kind of future for themselves and their world? What if they were empathic and could sense each other’s emotions and thoughts? What if some of them could heal with their mind? How would the unchanged people feel about their neighbors? It created such an interesting premise I knew I had to find a way to make it into a story.

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

From a craft point of view, I really loved writing the action scenes and some of the more intense dialogue sequences. Those came easily to me. My challenge was, and still is, world building without info dumping. I generally have to toss everything on the page and then, through the editing process, work to subtly weave in crucial information and descriptions rather than knock readers over the head with it.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Book Blast: Silver's Captive by Lee-Ann Wallace

Book Info


Determined to finish her studies and restart the search for her missing parents, Tarnee’s life is thrown into chaos when she is kidnapped by a silver eyed stranger. Held captive by the captain of a pirate ship, Tarnee finds herself drawn to him despite her need to get home.

Tor’Arr has been searching the universe for his one and only, the woman who will complete him and knows when their eyes clash across a busy space station that he has found her. He will allow nothing to stand in way of claiming her as his, not even his crew. Thrust into a dangerous world where she must rely on Tor’Arr to keep her safe Tarnee must decide if she’s prepared to give up her dreams to be with a man who can be anything she desires.

Silver's Captive is available at Amazon.

Giveaway


Lee-Ann will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host. Make sure to follow the tour and comment--the more you comment, the better your chances of winning! Tour dates can be found here.

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Thursday, February 18, 2016

Author Thursday: Interview with Kay Mayor

Interview

1. What inspired this book?

The main inspiration of this book was my fascination with ghost-hunting shows. I also wanted to explore a book about a truly gifted psychic who could converse with ghosts as easily as you or I could converse with another person.

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

Hands down, the possession chapters. I wanted them to be intense, but somewhat realistic. It was too easy to go into over-the-top, cheeseball realm. Consequently, they were the last chapters I wrote because I kept putting them off.

3. Who is your favorite character in this book?

Austin Cole because….Sexiest Man Alive

4. What are you reading now or what books do you have in your TBR pile?

I am currently reading Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout, and Cress by Marissa Meyer. I am always looking forward to the next book in my favorite series, Charley Davidson by Darynda Jones. I also love the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews.

5. What are you working on now?

I am working on the prequel novella for my young adult series, The Circle, and exploring ideas for a continuation of The Spirit Chaser.

Think Fast Questions


Sweet or spicy? Spicy

Hot or cold? Hot

Wine or beer? Beer

Series or standalone? Both

Print or e-book? e-book

Giveaway


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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Book Tour Tuesday: Psychic Menage Series by Houston Havens


Top psychic spy Fay Avalon saw too much on her latest mind traveling mission and is now on the run from her post-catastrophic dystopian government, searching for the truth and proof. She escapes but is shot down, landing in the arms of the enemy.

In Drakker and Arlo’s world, women are so rare the men have accepted a polyandrous lifestyle. When the brothers stumble upon Fay unconscious in the wreckage of an aircraft, they are immediately attracted to her. Arlo wants to keep her, but Drakker knows they can’t. They must take her to their brother Logan Ab├ín, leader of their people.

Logan struggles with trusting anyone, even himself. When a beautiful, intelligent, and intriguing woman falls into their laps, his denied desires for intimacy challenge his need to trust the spy. He’s frustrated by romantic Arlo’s claims of her innocence. Even when pragmatic and dominating Drakker defends her as well, Logan refuses to trust his gut.

Can one woman satisfy the diverse desires of three men? Will Logan’s fears be realized by betrayal? Is Fay to be sentenced to death as a spy, suffer a fate worse than death by being returned to her government as a traitor, or will she find a new life and love as the wife of three sexy brothers?

The Psychic Menage series is available at Amazon, ARe, Barnes and Noble, KoboLSB, iTunes, and Books-A-Million.

Giveaway


Houston will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Be sure to follow the tour and comment--the more you comment, the better your chances of winning! The tour dates can be found here.

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