Book Blast: ‘Change of Heart’ by S.E. Edwards

Persevere.

That’s how I’ve gotten through nineteen years of life. It’s what I do every single day—no matter how badly the odds are stacked against me.

Persevere, and survive.

Those are my two guiding words. I never knew either of my parents. I have no family and no home. The only person I could ever rely on was myself. In this cruel world, that’s about as much as I could ask for.

Love? Hah. Don’t talk to me about love. I stopped believing in it the day my first boyfriend ripped out my heart three years ago.

That’s why love is the last thing on my mind when I leave a packed college bar with a captivating stranger. Yet everything changes when I’m awakened in the middle of the night by a pounding at the door. Suddenly, an arrangement meant for just one night threatens to become something much deeper.

All expectations are thrown to the wind as I’m tangled in a dangerous world unlike anything I can believe. The man I met has secrets swirling around him like a dark cape. I’m about to become his biggest one…

 

Together, we stumble toward the elevator. Rich breaks away for a second to hit the button. The light doesn’t come on.“Damn,” he growls, “it’s busted again.”

I’m one step ahead of him. I’d spotted the stairs when we entered. I grab his hand and pull him after me with no hesitation. I start up the cement stairwell, determined to get to his room as fast as possible.

“Penny, wait.”

I look back, confused. “What?”

A devilish smile plays on his lips. “Only this.” Without warning his hands wrap around my waist, and I’m being lifted up as easily as if I were a doll. He turns to the side and presses my body against the wall, suspending me between him and the concrete.

His mouth crashes down on mine again. I curl my legs around his torso, locking my ankles together, and kiss him back with the passion reserved for a lover after ten long years apart. I didn’t think it was possible, but I’m getting even more turned on. Rich’s hands move down to grasp the outside of my thighs, and I moan into his kiss as the muscles of my core clench in sinful fashion. I want him so
badly. If we don’t get somewhere private soon, I won’t be wholly opposed to jumping him in public.

I gasp as he steps away, freeing me from the wall. I start to fall, but one of his hands darts down to catch me just beneath the knees. The other one cradles my shoulders. Before I know it, I’m slung across his arms like a bride on her wedding night.

“I’ve always wanted to carry a girl up these stairs,” Rich admits.

I laugh, and wrap my arm around his neck. “Oh, you are just the best type of romantic.”

Four flights of stairs later, Rich pushes open the fire door to a dimly-lit hallway. He carries me down the hall and stops in front of an entrance on the right. He sets me down, then fishes around in his jeans for the key. When the door creaks open, he sweeps a hand out in front of him. “Welcome to my humble abode.”

I walk in, curious about his apartment. I tend to side with the camp of people who believe that a person’s living arrangements can reveal a lot about his personality. But, I don’t find much to work with here.

The apartment is sparse and dark. Pale moonlight filters in through the balcony window, shining down on the only piece of furniture present: a queen size mattress lying on the floor of the living room. The red brick walls are totally empty—no girly posters or other things I might expect in a bachelor’s apartment. There are no lamps, no chairs, no couches.

After a moment, I notice a second piece of furniture: a small, old-school CRT TV camped in one corner of the studio apartment.

Rich switches on the light. “So?” he asks, “what do you think?”

I walk past the entrance. There’s one hall leading away from the room. It is filled with brown cardboard boxes. Lots and lots of boxes. “Did you just move in or something?”

Rich laughs behind me. “Yeah, something like that. You want a drink?”

“A drink?” I say. “No, I—”

The words catch in my throat as he grabs my hips and spins me around. I had no idea he’d come so close. He’d moved from the door to me without making a sound. His fingers lock together against my lower back, and he tugs me into him, pressing my belly to his waist. I feel his growing erection right away, and a diabolical excitement builds inside me.

Nothing happens.

For a long moment, Richard just holds me like that, staring into my eyes as I’m left dangling off his arms. His irises are the color of sea mist. I’m hypnotized by the deep intensity I see brewing just beneath the surface. I have no doubt that that type of intensity is mirrored in my eyes.

Then, moving slowly, as if restraining himself, Richard lowers his mouth to cover mine. This time, his kiss is sweet and gentle. Subtle and caring. He explores my upper lip first, then traces the line going to the corner of my mouth. His lips form a perfect mold over mine.

I was wrong before. This is the kiss reserved for a lover you haven’t seen in ten years.

 

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I’m Scarlett Edwards. I’m a full-time student (2nd year, undergrad) and part-time writer. I hope to switch those around soon!

I’m kind of old fashioned. I write all my stories using paper and ink. At the end of the day, I transcribe them on my laptop. It takes a bit longer, but writing in a notebook really focuses my thoughts.

I love vintage photography. I have an old-school film camera that was my mom’s from before I was born. I use it to take pictures almost every day.
Yours to Savor is the first full book I worked on. It went through six drafts, and took me ten months to complete. In the two months since getting it done, I finished two drafts of brand new stories. I’m getting faster!

I love hearing from my readers. I love getting feedback about my books. I’m just getting started, and plan on doing this writing gig for a long, long time.
I take inspiration from all the indie romance authors. Addison Moore, Samantha Young, Colleen Hoover, Jessica Sorensen, and everyone else…. you girls rock!

I love hearing from readers! If you read my book and want to share your thoughts, good or bad, email me! Scarlett@ScarlettEdwards.com. I’ll be sure to reply!!

 

 

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‘Root Bound’ Blog Tour: Book excerpt

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Title: Root Bound (Emma and The Elementals #1)

Author: Tanya Karen Gough

Genre:YA Fantasy

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Blurb:

How far will you go to find your way home?

Emma and her father are always on the move, travelling from place to place as her father’s work demands. Their new home, however, is different. There’s a frightening woman who lives down the hall: she bears an uncanny resemblance to a witch. A mysterious light comes from her apartment, and a small boy seems to be trapped inside.

School in this town is no happy place either, with an odd principal and a gang of girls who make tormenting Emma their special project. And strangest of all is the fact that there seem to be brownies – basement brownies, in the air vent in her bedroom.

Haunted by visions of her mother, Emma travels through the brownie burrow to the valley of Hades to visit with the goddess Ceres, following a series of clues that lead her across the sea of memory to the centre of the world.

There, on an inhospitable rock floating in a sea of steaming lava, Emma must find a way to release her mother from the sea of memory and restore magic to both the brownie burrow and the human world above.

About the author:

Tanya Karen Gough owned and published The Poor Yorick Shakespeare Catalogue from 1997-2007, earning a strong international customer base of world class academics and high school educators. Tanya was also a contributing editor for the Internet Shakespeare Editions at the University of Victoria (BC), audio advisor for the Sourcebooks Shakespeare textbook series, and theatre reviewer for Playshakespeare.com. Tanya grew up in New Hampshire and currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.

 

 

Links

 

 

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/tkgough

Blog: http://emmaseries.blogspot.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emmaseries

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/emmaseries

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/emmaseries

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Excerpt:

The steps grew louder, until they were right outside the door. The brownies clung to Emma, shivering in fear.

“What do I do?” Emma whispered, the words sticking in her throat. The brownies looked around. Truss tugged at her shirt frantically and pointed.

“There!” she gasped. Emma followed her arm, which pointed toward the wall.

“There’s nothing there. Just a wall.”

“Not the wall. The vent,” Piers cried out, clutching her collar. “Down there, along the baseboards.”

“But I can’t fit in there,” Emma whispered urgently. “I’m too big!” Just then the doorknob rattled.

“GO!” the brownies screamed in unison as the knob turned and the door began to creak open.

Emma didn’t know what else to do, so she scooted out from under the bed and ran toward the air vent. The brownies clung to her, grabbing her ears, her nose and even the edges of the book, hanging on for dear life.

“Jump!” Mat screamed in her ear.

“I can’t.”

“There’s no time! Jump! Jump NOW!”

She was so afraid, she couldn’t even think straight.

“Jump NOW!” Piers shouted.

“Slip through! You can do it!” a voice echoed in her ears. She did not know if it was one of them shouting or herself.

“Slip through!”

“JUMP!”

“NOW!”

Emma took a deep breath and looked once more toward the bedroom door. It rattled and shook, and the doorknob started to turn. She turned back to the wall and looked at the tiny vent near the floorboards. Then she did something she never thought she would do.

She jumped.

 

 

 

Cover Reveal: ‘Addicted to You’ by Colina Brennan

Addicted to You by Colina Brennan
NA Contemporary Romance
Coming soon!

When twenty-one-year-old Leah Carter’s latest one night stand burglarizes her apartment, her roommate forces her to attend therapy for sex addicts. Leah insists she isn’t a sex addict; she just doesn’t do relationships. After all, sooner or later, everyone lets you down.

At first, the group sessions are little more than an education on how to be promiscuous. Until she meets the newest addict—blue eyes, killer body, and a smile that tempts relapse.

Psychology student Will McLean is posing as a fellow addict while researching a case study on unusual addictions. But the more he learns about Leah, the more certain he is that his desire to break through her walls and unearth her secrets has nothing to do with his assignment.

As the uncertainties spike alongside the sexual tension, the only thing Leah knows for sure is that falling in love would be disastrous. Too bad love might be one addiction she can’t kick.

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‘Renegade’ Blog Tour: Author interview

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Title: Renegade (Heven and Hell #4)

Author: Cambria Hebert

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Publisher: Cambria Hebert

Format: Print and Ebook

Release Date: May 3, 2013

The Heven and Hell series

Before (A Heven and Hell prequel)

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Between (A Heven and Hell companion)

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Bewitched (A Heven and Hell companion)

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Beneath (A Heven and Hell companion)

Renegade 

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Renegade blurb:

The conclusion to the Heven and Hell series.

 

I’ve been beautiful. I’ve been ugly. I’ve died. I’ve been brought back. I’ve had abilities awakened within me. My strength has been tested. My beliefs have been tested.

Yet I stand.

What’s next when you’ve pretty much experienced it all?

The end.

Sam and I are picking up the pieces. We’re trying to come to terms with all we’ve lost. And as much as I would like to hide my head, ignore the reality I live every day, there is no forgetting.

Riley is in hell—I’m still not sure of his agenda. My mother’s past haunts me. And Kimber… Kimber is being herself. Cole sneaks glances at Gemma and she returns them when she thinks I don’t see.

But I do.

When Beelzebub escapes he brings his war to places I never thought he would. Earth. Maine. Home. Now everyone and everything is at risk. This has become bigger than my circle of friends. This has become bigger than me. I have to finish this. I have to find a way to stop him, to finish this war.

I just pray we will all be left standing in the end.

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 Author bio:

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Cambria Hebert is the author of the young adult paranormal Heven and Hell series and the Death Escorts series. She loves a caramel latte, hates math and is afraid of chickens (yes, chickens). She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband and children (both human and furry) where she is plotting her next book. You can find out more about Cambria and her work by visiting http://www.cambriahebert.com

 

“Like” her on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Cambria-Hebert/128278117253138

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Cambria website: http://www.cambriahebert.com

Youtube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/CambriaHebert?feature=mhee

Interview:

1.Hi,Cambria! It’s a pleasure to have you on my blog. Would you like to tell us something about you,please?

Sure! Thanks for having me here! I was raised by wolves on a mountain in West Virginia – its why I write fantasy… Okay, not really. In fact you won’t catch me in the woods – especially in West Virginia… well that’s not true either. I grew up in MD near WV and I did attend a few partes in the mountains, but I never ventured into the woods alone… I kind of wish I would have. Who knows what kind of werewolf hotness I would have been devoured by – I mean met.

More about me: I don’t like scary movies (they are scary), my favorite show is Vampire Diaries. I like to shop. I like to eat cereal. I would rather have coffee than food most days. I love animals (especially dogs) and I am married to a Marine.

 

2.Would you tell something to us about your book?

Renegade is the final book (book 4) in the Heven and Hell series. It’s kind of the final battle between Heven and her greatest enemy (Beelzebub in Hell). I wanted it to be a throwback to the first book in the series but only amped up a bit.

 

3.How did the story come in to your mind?

Well the first book that started it all is Masquerade – and I first got the idea when I decided I wanted to write a book about a girl who was disfigured. Who thought she was ugly, who didn’t like to look in the mirror and who had something major happen to her that she couldn’t even remember. Then I started to think about how she got disfigured and the story grew from there!

 

4.When was the very first time when you wrote?

When I was a teenager… maybe 14? I wrote a book about a teenage girl and a music box. I wanted to be just like R.L. Stine. Lol.

 

5.Who or what inspires you?

Everything! Music, people, movies, TV, people watching. Sometimes just a single word inspires me.

 

6.Which is your favourite book series or book?

Oh that’s tough. There are just so many great books out there. I really enjoyed the Need series by Carrie Jones. I also loved the Intertwined series by Gena Showalter. I just read Hopeless by Colleen Hoover and that book totally blew me away. I loved the Hunger Games as well.

 

7.Why?

Because all those books had elements and characters that made them great! Unforgettable storylines, being drawn to the characters and their situations. Hot guys. Lol.

 

8.Which is your favorite movie?

Gheesh, you ask the hard stuff! Lately my favorites have been Pitch Perfect, the new Spider Man. An all time favorite is How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days. I am dying for Warm Bodies to come out on video so I can watch that. I can’t wait!

 

9.What advice would you give to someone who wants to publish a book?

Don’t give up. Learn as much as you can about the business. Keep writing. Keep writing. Be realistic and get a support system. And an editor. You need an editor.

 

10. What kind of music do you like?

All kind except heavy medal (it gives me a headache). Right now my favorites are Maroon 5, Carrie Underwood, The Band Perry, and Ollie Murs.

 

11.Did you ever want to be a mystical creature?

Hmmmm. Maybe? I honestly don’t remember. I think I more fantasized about being the Beauty in Beauty in the beast. Meaning I got to fall in love with the mystical creature…

 

 

12. How and when did you decide that you’d like to publish your book?

Well I wrote several books and then I started thinking that maybe they were good enough to publish. I submitted to publishers and agents and got turned down so many times I lost count at 100. But I kept trying. Finally I got picked up by a small publisher who closed down months later and I decided to go Indie. It’s been a good fit for me.

 

Do you have a message for my blog’s followers?

Keep Reading! And thank you for supporting authors everywhere (not just me) and for supporting this awesome blog!

 

I personally love the interview! And Ollie Murs! LOL

 

Cover Reveal: ‘Maven’ by S. A. Huchton

Title: MAVEN (The ENDURE Series, Book 1)

Author: S. A. Huchton

Genre: New Adult Science Fiction Romance

Release Date: June 3, 2013

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How far would you go for love?

Since losing her parents at 14, young prodigy Dr. Lydia Ashley has focused on one thing: an appointment on the Deep Water Research Command Endure. Now 21, she’s about to realize that dream, but nothing is how she imagined it would be. Her transitional sponsor forgets her, her new lab is in complete chaos, and, as if that weren’t enough, she’s about to discover something so horrific it could potentially destroy all life on the planet. 

Daniel Brewer, a noted playboy and genius in his own right, may be exactly what she needs… Or he may make everything worse.

Has she finally found a puzzle she can’t solve?

About the author:

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Starla Huchton released her first novel, The Dreamer’s Thread, as a full cast podcast production beginning in August 2009. Her first foray went on to become a double-nominee and finalist for the 2010 Parsec Awards. Since her debut, Starla’s voice has appeared in other podcasts including The Dunesteef Audio Fiction Magazine, The Drabblecast, and Erotica a la Carte. She is also a voice talent for Darkfire Productions, and narrates several of their projects, including The Emperor’s Edge series, This Path We Share, and others. Her writing has appeared in the Erotica a la Carte podcast, a short story for The Gearheart, and an episode of the Tales from the Archivespodcast (the companion to Tee Morris and Philippa Balantine’s Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences series), which garnered her a second finalist badge from the 2012 Parsec Awards. Her second novel, a Steampunk adventure entitled Master of Myth, was the first place winner in the Fantasy/Science Fiction category of The Sandy Writing Contest held annually by the Crested Butte Writers Conference. Maven is her third completed novel and the first in a planned series of four.

After completing her degree in Graphic Arts at MontereyPeninsulaCollege, Starla opened up shop as a freelance graphic designer focusing on creating beautiful book covers for independent authors publishers. She currently lives in Virginia where she trains her three Minions and military husband.

Links:

Web/Blog: http://www.starlahuchton.com

http://www.designedbystarla.com

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Starla-Huchton-Author-Page/255657227797465

Twitter: @riznphnx

Excerpt:

“Yeah, there’s one or two of the guys you’ll want to avoid here, but…” Cordy stopped mid-sentence, staring at something over Lydia’s shoulder. “What is he doing here?”

Curious, Lydia rotated to see who she was talking about. She immediately regretted it. Daniel Brewer locked in on her like a homing beacon and strode across room to her table. “Crap,” she muttered when she turned back.

“And he would be one of those.” Cordelia smirked. “Good luck.” She stood, lifting her tray of dishes.

Lydia’s panic level rose. “You’re leaving?”

Cordelia shrugged. “Hate to abandon you, but I’ve got a call scheduled at 1845 I can’t miss. I expect a full report on this later, however.” She grinned and headed for the exit.

Lydia willed her hands to be still and her breathing calm. Her throat was scratchy and dry, but she didn’t trust she could pick up her glass of water without spilling it everywhere.

“You’re a difficult woman to track down,” Daniel said as he plopped down on the bench across from her.

Not difficult enough, she thought to herself. “It’s dinner time. People usually eat around now. Or are you skipping meals again?” She fought back a flinch, realizing what she gave away. 

His eyebrows lifted, but he didn’t comment on the remark. “I see you were talking with Ms. Orietti. Interesting choice in friends.”

She sniffed. “I hardly think you’re qualified to judge. My personal life aside, did you hunt me down for a reason?”

“I saw your request.”

Lydia feigned surprise. “The one I sent at 1700? I assumed you wouldn’t see that until whatever time it is you remember to go to work in the morning.”

He frowned. “Despite what you think, I actually work quite a bit. My regular hours extend until 1900, and then I’m on call until 0700. I take breaks for meals, of course, but I have several high level projects going on at any given time.”

“Of course.” She swallowed. Perhaps she had crossed the line a bit with that last one. “That was uncalled for. I apologize. What did you come to ask me, Mr. Brewer?”

“You can call me Daniel,” he said, his grin returning.

It was easy to see why he was so popular with women, but that he still thought that was going to work rankled her. She steeled herself. “Mr. Brewer,” she said, standing and lifting her tray. “It’s been a very long day, so if there’s a business matter you wanted to discuss…”

He kept pace with her as she crossed the room to dump her dishes. From her peripheral vision, she saw several heads turn to follow their progress. “Well, I thought we could discuss the specific project needs you have and do some outlining so I can show you my skills.” He winked at her

The subtle emphasis he placed on the word caused her to miss a step. “I’m sorry, did you just…”

“What?” Daniel looked at her, the picture of innocence.

Lydia sighed and kept walking. “Nevermind. Mr. Brewer, I–“

“Daniel.”

She stopped outside the SAT station and punched the call button. “Mr. Brewer, if you refuse to conduct yourself in a manner appropriate for someone in your position, I will withdraw my request. I would prefer to have your expertise on this, but I will not tolerate immaturity.”

“Dr. Ashley, I assure you I can be nothing but professional–“

“Good,” she interrupted. “Then you can prove that at 0730 when you meet with me and my lab staff to discuss the necessary details.” The SAT car arrived, and she stepped inside. “My coworkers are crucial to the lab’s success and they will all have input in the needed software.” The door closed. The last thing she saw was Daniel’s stunned expression.

 

 

‘Faulkner’s Apprentice’ Blog Tour: Author interview

Welcome to my blog! Hope you like this interview as much as I do! 🙂

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Title: Faulkner’s Apprentice

Author: Val Muller

Published: April 30th, 2013

Word Count: 84,000

Genre: Horror (Supernatural Thriller)

Content Warning: Suggestive themes, non-graphic sexuality, and mild violence

Age Recommendation: 18+

Synopsis:

Misfit and struggling writer Lorei Franklin has always struggled in life. Juggling an ailing mother, busy-body friends, and dead-end jobs, Lorei finally catches a break: she has won the L. Cameron Faulkner fiction contest, earning a three-week stay with the reclusive and famous horror writer. But her time at Faulkner’s mansion is not what she expected. She is plagued by a man in a fedora, two frightened assistants, and a series of strange visions–not to mention all the scratches on the walls. She also struggles with her feelings for Faulker–she’s had a crush on him since his cameo appearance in his movie, but he’s much more intimidating, and attractive, in person. The isolated mansion makes it difficult for Lorei to contact her dying mother, the only person who knows the identity of Lorei’s real father. As the novel progresses, Lorei learns that the creepy visions she’s experiencing are flash-forwards of her own future life in the mansion. As she discovers, the man in the fedora has a sinister purpose–as the devil, he has claimed Faulkner’s soul but will relinquish it in exchange for Lorei’s–as it turns out, she is his daughter, and he’s been out to possess her for years. Now desperate, the devil is pulling out all his cards. To beat him, Lorei will have to fight her growing lust for Faulkner, ignore her love for her mother, stifle her fear of the mansion and that which is hidden in the walls, and abandon her dreams of becoming an author. If she can only accomplish those things, perhaps she can escape the devil’s grasp and avoid becoming the tormented old woman in her visions…

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Author bio:

Val Muller

English teacher by day, writer by night, Val grew up in cold and haunted New England, which seems to have colored her works with a tinge of the macabre. She currently lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and two corgis, a rambunctious and curious dog named Leia, and a kind and obedient (yet terrified) dog named Yoda. Val writes for children and adults and, when not performing her day job as an English teacher, attends book events and elementary schools to conduct writing workshops.

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Interview:

1.Hi,Val! It’s a pleasure to have you on my blog. Would you like to tell us something about you, please?

I’m a high-school English teacher by day, but I spend my free time taking care of my corgis and writing. I’ve wanted to write since forever, and I finally decided to take it seriously a few years ago.

 

2.Would you tell something to us about your book?

Faulkner’s Apprentice is a supernatural chiller. It’s about a girl who dreams of being an author but just doesn’t have what it takes. She finds herself winning a writing contest and enjoying a prize beyond her wildest dreams. But you know what they say about things that seem too good to be true. There’s this creepy guy in a fedora that keeps appearing, and the writing mentorship she won seems like anything but…

 

3. How did the story come in to your mind?

I had a dream—a nightmare, rather—and I was stuck in a spacious house, much like the mansion in my novel. The feeling of dread was palpable, and there was a sinister man at the door trying to make his way in. The dream was in first person point of view, and I was trying to keep out the bad man while at the same time realizing somehow that he owned the house…and I was actually the intruder!

 

 

4.When was the very first time when you wrote?

I was writing since I could first hold a pencil. The first “book” was The Mystery of Who Killed John Polly, which I wrote and illustrated in first grade.

 

5.Who or what inspires you?

Nature. Definitely nature. There’s nothing like the sound of wind whispering through a leafy tree, the cool grass on bare feet, the dancing shadows of sun on green branches… When winter comes, I feel like I’m dead, and when the spring returns, I become reanimated. I never have writer’s block if I’m able to sit outside and listen to the sounds of nature.

 

6.Which is your favourite book series or book?

This is such a difficult question. I think I’d choose 1984.

 

7.Why?

I love the concept of freedom, and there’s nothing as poignant as the last scene in 1984. Taken out of context, it seems almost like a happy ending, at least in tone—but it’s the most despairing and chilling ending, showing what a total annihilation of the human spirit looks like. While there are plenty of more optimistic books I enjoy, the stark reminder that freedom can be lost makes me enjoy the happier books all the more.

 

8.Which is your favorite movie?

Back to the Future has always been my favorite movie, but it’s followed closely by The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Dark Crystal, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

 

9.What advice would you give to someone who wants to publish a book?

Read. Write. Repeat.

 

10. What kind of music do you like?

When writing, I prefer non-verbal music (the words mess with my ability to think). I am currently listening to Native American flute music, but I also like Lindsey Stirling, and even some video game soundtracks, as well as anything classical—especially Vivaldi.

 

11.Did you ever want to be a mystical creature?

After watching The Dark Crystal about a zillion times as a kid, I had convinced myself that I was a gelfling. Every morning, I ran to the mirror to see if I had sprouted wings (as all female gelflings have). I couldn’t wait until the day my wings came in!

 

12.How and when did you decide that you’d like to publish your book?

I’ve always wanted to be a published author. After the vivid dream I had, I knew it was something I wanted to share. The bad man in the book tests people’s limits, asking them not only whether they’d be willing to die for their dreams/goals/loved ones, but whether they’d be willing to kill for them. I guess it’s sort of like 1984. Watching people being pushed to their limits reminds me to be thankful for what I have.

 

13. Do you have a message for my blog’s followers?

In the words of Doc Brown, “Your future is what you make it!” So make it a good one!

Thanks for reading! You can find me on the web here:

Website: www.valmuller.com

Corgi Capers: www.CorgiCapers.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/author.val.muller

And www.facebook.com/CorgiCapers

www.twitter.com/mercuryval

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There is a tour wide giveaway. Prizes include the following:

  • Corgi Capers: Deceit on Dorset Drive
  • Corgi Capers 2: The Sorceress of Stoney Brook
  • For Whom My Heart Beast Eternal
  • Faulkner’s Apprentice

Winner may choose between print and eBook if located in the US. Winner will receive an eBook if international.
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Cover Reveal: ‘Overexposed’ by Adrianne James

OVEREXPOSED by Adrianne James

Young Adult

Paperback
Expected publication: May 24th 2013 by Star Bound Books

EBOOK AND PAPERBACK WILL BE AVAILABLE

In the tiny town of Willowspring, just about nothing ever happens except for layoffs, hockey games, and your average melodramatic teenage angst.

But that was before.

Vi, Ashley, and Macy are just trying to make it through the school year without one more humiliation when they team up for a simple photography assignment: create a story through a series of photographs. Can’t be too much trouble, right?

Wrong.

The shutterbugs happen upon Willowspring High School’s darkest secret. When everything around them starts to crumble after trying to do the right thing, their only hope is to stick together.

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Cover Reveal: ‘Falling’ by Lisa Rigsbee

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Book Info:

Title- Falling

By Lisa Rigsbee

Publication Date- March 17th, 2013

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Blurb:

After seventeen year-old Sophie’s mom dies in a tragic accident, she is so engulfed with guilt and sadness, she feels like she could literally, simply lie down and die. But a few months later, on the night she and her friends experiment with a Ouija board, things begin to change in unimaginable

ways. Sophie begins to hear, and then see, Nick, a boy who has been dead for two years. This story tells of their blossoming friendship, young love, and how, through Nick, Sophie learns to live again. But even in the spirit world, happiness can’t last forever. There is a dark side to this otherworldly friendship. Not all spirits are good. Sophie’s dreams become haunting, scary nightmares. And soon these nightmares become reality, and lead Nick and Sophie into a battle against this evil spirit. They must fight for her life, but even if they can figure out how to fight a ghost, Sophie isn’t sure she wants to. If she dies, she could be with Nick forever.

FALLING grips emotions and keeps the reader turning pages late into the night.

Links-

Goodreads- https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17700244-falling

Amazon- http://www.amazon.com/Falling-ebook/dp/B00BWVY1R4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366762001&sr=8-1&keywords=lisa+rigsbee

Author bio:

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Lisa lives near the beach with her daughter and four dogs. She spends every spare moment at the beach, either reading, or surfing, or just sitting and watching the water. That’s also where she does most of her writing, in a notebook, with a pencil. Lisa is a school teacher, and a yoga teacher. She is passionate about dog rescue. As busy as she stays, she is most happy sitting on her sofa, cuddling with her pups.

Goodreads- https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7023095.Lisa_Rigsbee

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Cover Reveal: ‘Patagonia’ by Madison Daniel and Rue Volley

I’m so excited for this new book coming up from one of my favorite author, Madison Daniel and Rue Volley!! The cover is amazing, I love it! And if the cover is so gorgeous, I can’t imagine how good is the content! I guess I’ll have to read it to find out….!

Take a look at the cover and the unofficial trailer:

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Meet Paige, a girl who would love to just live a normal life, but after a hellish invasion of earth by enemies not yet seen, she finds herself thrown into survival mode. She will have to battle to maintain some sort of humanity.

Fighting for lifegiving water as the earth dies all around her she encounters a stranger, a boy by the name of Fin, who will show her things she never imagined possible.

What if the world you knew was a lie?

Welcome to Patagonia, city of ghosts.

Book Trailer:

I’m so excited!! What do you think about the cover? Would you like to read the book? 🙂

‘Demon Inhibitions’ Blog Tour: Spotlight Post

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New Cover for Demon Inhibitions

 

Demon Inhibitions

Gary Starta

Genre: Paranormal

ISBN: 9781301635887

ASIN: B00BVAYAVI

Number of pages: 225

Word Count: 83,000

Cover Artist: Exquisite Ebook Creations

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Book Description:

Most people don’t travel to another universe to get a new job, house and boyfriend but psychic investigator Caitlin Diggs did.

Now she’s living the life of her alternate self, working for the FBI’s Preternatural Division where her first case just happens to include chasing a genetically engineered man hell bent on stealing souls. Well, there had to be consequences.

Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DfDfl2lxZhU

Author bio:

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Gary Starta is a former journalist who writes paranormal fiction with a blend of SCI FI, Fantasy, Mystery and Romance.

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