Tuesday, December 20, 2011

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Thirteen-year-old Jessica Davis' dull and average life ends abruptly when a vivid dream turns shockingly real, exposing dangerous family secrets. Flung into a world of shape-shifters, Jessica must begin training on a remote South Pacific Island. At first, homesickness seems her primary concern as she forges new friendships in this lush, tropical paradise. Yet her situation quickly deteriorates when she finds herself despised by a vengeful classmate and haunted with frightening visions of the guy she loves. While confronting these challenges, Jessica grows to realize her true potential, eventually discovering that not only has her physical appearance transformed...but also her soul.



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In her search for the truth, seventeen-year-old Tia Thornton leaves the sophisticated world of Boston to come to the wilds of Montana. Abandoned soon after her illegitimate birth by her mother, sixteen-year-old Jessie Thornton, Tia finds more than she bargained for in her search for her father.

While staying with her grandmother at the Thornton ranch, she comes across a drawing of a young Indian couple drawn many years ago. To her horror she finds herself staring into the smiling face of a man who has haunted her dreams for as long as she can remember. The beautiful young girl standing by his side is Tia's double.




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Lady Christie Morgan is not the only occupant in this desolate English estate. A young apparition appears, sparking a chain of horrifying occurrences involving Christie and the two men closest to her: Anthony Longfield-Lothian and Tristan Ely.

A saga of mystery and sordid family history weaves intrigue for the passionate love triangle. Past and present war as the secrets of three aristocratic families come to light.




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Mind powers are to be kept unused and secret. At least that's what Clay Thomas believes until a determined rival from his past enters his life, seeking revenge. When Clay discovers that his athletic son has his own mind powers, they set out together to undo consequences from Clay's past and to put an end to Jack Harding's plans. As his enemy closes in and Clay and Tanner's powers grow, Clay is forced to choose between protecting his secrets and protecting those he loves most. Loving the Rain is a suspenseful story about an exceptional man forced to face the choices of his past and the extraordinary love and forgiveness that finally offer him peace from a lifetime of secrecy.













Sunday, December 11, 2011

Author Interview and Giveaway with Debbie Kump

Welcome everyone. I would like to introduce Debbie, author of 7G and Transformed. Debbie is here today to answer a few questions and give away two e-book copies of her book, 7G, an action packed Sci-Fi Thriller. We’re also announcing the release of her new middle-grade book Transformed on the 15th! All you have to do to enter the drawing is leave a comment. Winners will be drawn just in time for Christmas on December 18th and we will forward each winner a copy of 7G in whatever format you require for your e-readers. Remember to enter a comment to participate and your email address so we may contact you as a winner!
Thank you, Debbie, for participating in this interview and giveaway! I'm sure your fans would love to hear more about you!

Debbie, tell us your latest news.

Currently, I am in the middle of writing a high octane Young Adult Supernatural Thriller while teaching high school science and coaching youth hockey. Also, World Castle Publishing will release Transformed, my Paranormal Adventure for ages 10-14, in ebook and paperback on December 15!

When and why did you begin writing?

I began writing in eighth grade as a way to cope with my family’s move from Georgia to New York. Writing down my speculations about a new home and school helped squelch my anxiety about the move. Yet as I pounded away at the keys of my mother’s archaic manual typewriter (with my fingers covered in ink and White-Out), I realized many other stories had begun developing in my mind. I continued to write and illustrate books all through high school, but put my publishing dreams on hold as I pursued my studies at Cornell University and a teaching career in Maui, Seattle, and the Twin Cities. When a genetic autoimmune disease flared in my eye and prevented me from holding a full-time position in the classroom, I decided to revive my childhood dream and see where it could take me. While composing my ideas, I strive to keep readers perched on the edge of their seats as they fly through the pages of my books.

What do you like to do when you are not writing?

When I’m not writing, I enjoy teaching part-time at our local high school; coaching my sons’ soccer, hockey, lacrosse, and baseball teams; and dogsledding with our three Siberian huskies.

What inspired you to write your first book?

I began writing Exiled to the North, my first novel to receive a publishing contract, following the death of our Siberian husky, Jack. In the process, I discovered that writing provided not only a means to cope with his loss, but a humorous reprieve from Minnesota’s grueling winters that batter the frozen north, bringing snow and blustery winds for more than half the year.

What do you think makes a good story?

For me, good stories are impossible to put down, making my pulse race through my veins as I embark on journeys with close friends. I also love rollercoasters of emotion: from laughing with the protagonists to sharing their pain.

How do you want readers to feel after they read your stories?

I hope scenes from my stories reappear in readers’ minds long after they finish the last page, making them wonder how they’d react if tossed into a similar predicament.

Who is your favorite character out of all the books you have written?

My favorite character out of my published books is Erik Weber from the Apocalyptic Thriller, 7G. An average college sophomore, Erik soon finds himself immersed in extenuating circumstances when a misunderstanding with his girlfriend coincidentally occurs on the cusp of a catastrophic national telecommunications upgrade. As I wrote this piece, I envisioned myself in his shoes, wondering how he would tackle the multitude of problems he encounters upon discovering everyone he knows and loves is dead.

What influences your creativity of your characters?

I enjoy people watching, often developing ideas for my characters from traits and patterns of speech I hear in casual passing. Once characters form in my mind, they take on their own entity. I can hear their voices in my head and imagine the expressions on their faces as they react to whatever situations I design. However, sometimes my characters surprise me and redirect the story in a way I had not previously imagined!

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

Earlier this spring, my husband sent me an email that stopped my heart. It wasn’t until reading the email a second time that I realized his intent: the suggestion of a book plot that had developed on the way to work. My husband often provides the spark of creativity for my writing, where his few initial thoughts explode in my imagination, resulting in an intense full-length novel. After writing 7G from the perspective of multiple protagonists, I was inspired to expand this particular idea into a Young Adult Supernatural Thriller told entirely from a male point of view. Parts of the book materialize in my dreams and waking hours. I often me hear my characters’ voices in my head as I see the action unfold like scenes from a movie replayed in my mind.

What are some of the goals and future plans with your writing?

With a backlog of stories waiting to be told and writing a part of my daily routine, I can no longer imagine my life without it. I have always thrived on creative outlets to complement my analytical pursuits in math and science. Yet a bout with rheumatoid arthritis following the birth of my son makes activities like drawing and painting quite painful. Writing allows me to paint with words, transferring my love of art into a new form…one that I hope keeps my readers turning page after thrilling page.

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Author Interview and Giveaway with Jack Hessey

Welcome everyone. I would like to introduce Jack Hessey, author of True Hero?. Jack is here today to answer a few questions and give away two e-book copies of his book, True Hero?, an action packed superhero adventure starring Stella Stargirl. All you have to do to enter the drawing is leave a comment. Winners will be drawn just in time for Christmas on December 18th and we will forward each winner a copy of True Hero? in whatever format you require for your e-readers. Remember to enter a comment to participate and your email address so we may contact you as a winner!
Thank you, Jack, for participating in this interview and giveaway! I'm sure your fans would love to hear more about you!

Jack, tell us your latest news.

Nothing much to tell at the moment. I started work on a new superhero fantasy novel but that's ground to a halt for now since I didn't like the way it was going. I enjoyed the characters but didn't really like the plot so maybe I'll just reuse the characters again in a different story?

I've got the bare basics of another story but haven't started work on it yet.


When and why did you begin writing?

I've always wanted to write but never really bothered to try until a few years ago since I automatically assumed that I'd suck. I've always enjoyed reading and have always wanted to create a unique world of my own which is why I decided to write.


What do you like to do when you are not writing?

Not much if I'm honest. When I'm not at Uni I just chill playing video games, reading, watching television; normal things like that. Nothing all that exciting to be honest.

What inspired you to write your first book?

Philip Pullman's Mortal Engines series was my biggest influence. It was such a great series of books set in such a unique world that it inspired me to try and make a world of my own in my writing and inspired me to start writing Steam Queen.


What do you think makes a good story?

A fun plot is important. It doesn't even have to be all that unique as long as it puts a unique spin on things. Star Wars is a great story but it ultimately boils down to the standard 'Heroes Journey' storyline that has been around for centuries. Unique aspects can turn even overdone ideas fun.

The most important thing though is characters. I can't read a book with a decent story if the characters are dull whereas I can happily enjoy a book with a pretty basic or dull story if the characters are awesome.

The best author for writing characters in my opinion is J.K Rowling. Even the minor characters in the series have unique aspects that make them memorable and other than Ginny (who I can't stand) I wouldn't say there's a bad character in the books. As horrible and nasty as Professor Umbridge was she is still a great character since she worked so well as a heel who you wanted to see receive her comeuppance.

So yeah, great characters are the key to a good story in my opinion.

How do you want readers to feel after they read your stories?

Of course I want them to feel satisfied that they've just finished a good story that they'll want to recommend to others and read again. I also hope that the readers feel sympathy for my characters, even unlike-able ones like Erica who, even though she is a selfish, unlike-able psychopath she was made that way by experiences during her childhood.


What is your favorite character out of all the books you have written?

Hmmm, this is a tricky question.

I think I'll go with Erica from Steam Queen because not only is she the first character I wrote but she's also pretty unique. A psychopathic girl with a fear of dirt, a tendency to exact over-the-top punishments on people who wrong her and who only looks out for herself; she's not really your typical main character.

I was also a fan of Stella Stargirl from True Hero? Though. I tried to make her as realistic as possible to how superheroes would operate in the real world with agents, laws governing how they can work, merchandising etc and I thought she turned out pretty cool.

Then again, I can't leave Susie from On Angels Wings out either. She's such a sweetie and even though things don't always turn out right for her (usually because of her clumsiness and naivety) her heart is in the right place at least.

Thinking about it, I love all my characters really. Even detestable villains like Infernus from True Hero?

What influences your creativity of your characters?

A variety of things including television, people who I've met in real life, my own imagination etc.

Take Stella Stargirl; she influenced by the countless celebrity singers and sports stars who get by on media hype and good promotion rather than actual talent but also with a dash of Rocky Balboa (idea for her character stemmed from the revelation in Rocky III that Rocky's opponents were handpicked. I liked that idea and it got me thinking how that would relate to superheroes and thus, Stella was born)


Can you share a little of your current work with us?

Would do but I have nothing to share since I haven't actually started it yet!

I've got a few ideas though, including a possible ghost story told from the ghosts point of view and another superhero story. Other than a basic outline of the ideas though I havem't got anything going with them at the moment.

What are some of the goals and future plans with your writing?

Hmmm, I'm not sure. I'd definitely like to write more books and hopefully become well known to a degree. I enjoy writing superhero stories so might focus on writing them since the superhero genre seems to be a market that hasn't really been cracked yet. Becoming well known in that genre might be the best way to get my name recognised? Who knows?



Friday, December 9, 2011

Don't miss these great releases!



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Aaron MacManus, the new master vampire of the realm just wanted to go out and meet some of his subjects and to figure out what needed to be done to set things right.

April and Demetrius Carlovetti own an air service and are the most trusted and well liked vampires in Aaron's realm. What he didn't expect when he visited them was betrayal. His own bodyguards try to murder him and blame it on the Carlovetti's.

Sara Temple was not a vampire. She pilots planes for the Carlovetti Airways. She had secretes of her own and working for this small air service is keeping her out of sight. The last thing she wanted to do was save a vampire, even an extremely good looking one.

Sara was only trying to survive but with Aaron she becomes embroiled in politics, the magic of several realms involving a queen in peril, magical beings, passion and love.

Blood, Body and Mind, the first book in the Aaron's Kiss series.





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Logan Savage is a man's man. His idea of a good time has never included watching over and entertaining a bunch of kids at a summer camp. Especially when that camp happens to be full of kids with a love for mythology and medieval fantasy. In other words-a bunch of geeks. Unfortunately, in order to avoid a jail sentence for assaulting a cop, that's exactly what he has to do. Head counselor and owner of the camp, Willow Avaris, is a nice surprise. Beautiful, fiery and sexy... Too bad she loathes his very existence. Plus, the kids are making his life a living nightmare. Could the summer get any worse?

Bravery and strength were things Logan always thought he had in spades, but as the summer goes on, and strange, surreal events take place around the camp, Logan is forced to look within himself and figure out what's important to him. It's safe to remain the self-absorbed, shallow man he's always been, but can he find the courage to reach inside and embrace the true warrior he was meant to become?

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Author Interview and Giveaway with Claude Dancourt

Welcome everyone. I would like to introduce Claude Dancourt, author of Second Chances. Claude is here today to answer a few questions and give away two e-book copies of her book, Second Chances, a contemporary romance. All you have to do to enter the drawing is leave a comment. Winners will be drawn on December 11th and we will forward each winner a copy of Second Chances in whatever format you require for your e-readers. Remember to enter a comment to participate and your email address so we may contact you as a winner!

Thank you, Claude, for participating in this interview and giveaway! I'm sure your fans would love to hear more about you!
Claude, tell us your latest news.

I bought a cat. His name is Nimh, also known as Nemo or Geronimo; the little monster definitely has suicidal tendencies. I also finally manage to arrange my home-office so books are stored in there (instead of the whole house). Apparently, I need more book-shelves.

When and why did you begin writing?

The down-memory lane question. I completed my first complete novella when I was about 13 or 14. I wrote a lot during my teens, then life took over; I started writing again seriously about 3 years ago. I write because I need to escape into another world or because I have those lines swirling around in my head which refuse to leave me alone until I put them on paper. Sounds funny/crazy, but that’s how it works for me.

What do you like to do when you are not writing?

Hum… I work (I am not a full time writer at the moment), I go to the gym or the movies, I watch TV, I read, I check my emails, just like any normal person I guess.

What inspired you to write your first book?

My first works were inspired by mythology and legends. The Arthurian Chronicles, Atlantis, those kind of things. My first published novel was in fact inspired by a song, “the right place” by Bryan Adams. The song talks about finding a home with someone else. So does Second Chances.

What do you think makes a good story?

I am not sure I can answer that. It really depends upon the reader. The general wording, the dialogues, the plot, the characters’ portrait, the mood the reader is in when he reads, really too many things, and only one can make the trick. I can take the same book four times, and find four reasons to love it, each time a different one. I really can’t tell.

How do you want readers to feel after they read your stories?

Then again, it depends. If the story is sweet, I want them to smile and feel peaceful; if it’s drama, I would like them to feel sad or uncomfortable. If it’s a funny peace, happy. I’ll say I want them to feel they had forgotten their lives for a few moments, and were glad for the entertainment.

What is your favorite character out of all the books you have written?

Surprisingly enough I don’t like all my characters. Some of them are necessary for the story, but I dislike them, the way they are and act. But my favorite is the hero of a fanfiction I wrote last year. And Arthur (from Second Chances).

What influences your creativity of your characters?

The story itself! The books I read, the TV shows I watch; the people around me; my mood when I start a new story. Their names. A lot of things, really. It’s hard to point out only one thing.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

My current WIP is a fantasy with strong romantic elements, inspired by the Arthurian Legend. The hero is a descendant from the High King, who goes on a quest to help his friends, and will finally find his heritage. It’s the longest book I’ve ever written. It has knights, magic, love… Can’t wait to finish it and share J

What are some of the goals and future plans with your writing?

I don’t really have any goal or future plan. There are more stories I want to write, and I just hope I’ll be able to entertain as many people as possible.

Thank you, Claude, for the great interview! Remember to leave a comment to enter and be sure to leave your email address so that we may contact you if you’ve won!
Congratulations to our winnners Tarrant_Hightopp and DeeLuLu!

Author Interview and Giveaway with Denise Main

Welcome everyone. I would like to introduce Denise Main , author of A Cold Day in Hell and Wolf. Soon to be released is Starstone. Denise is here today to answer a few questions and give away two e-book copies of her book, A Cold Day in Hell, an action packed Urban Fantasy. All you have to do to enter the drawing is leave a comment. Winners will be drawn on December 11th and we will forward each winner a copy of A Cold Day in Hell in whatever format you require for your e-readers. Remember to enter a comment to participate and your email address so we may contact you as a winner!
Thank you, Denise, for participating in this interview and giveaway! I'm sure your fans would love to hear more about you!
Denise, tell us your latest news.

I’ve just done a review for Maxwell Cynn’s latest novel – ‘The Collective’. Excellent book, incidentally, and being asked to spend my time reading was rather nice, too. Apart from that – my eldest son moved into a flat with his fiancĂ©e and my youngest son is waiting to hear about a job interview. He works for himself and this job will be another step in his career. It’s not easy to write with fingers crossed - for both my boys! The eldest is a personal trainer, the youngest a sculptor – very useful kids…

When and why did you begin writing?

Apart from loosely connected sentences ever since I could join a few phrases together, I guess I’d be about 12 years old – I discovered westerns and they had horses in them! I started riding just before my fifth birthday. So when my English teacher said, ‘Please – no more essays about horses!’ I could legitimately say, ‘But it’s a western.’ It didn’t work very often, though. Then, some time after that I wrote ‘Wolf’, almost got an agent, Darley Anderson who was starting out on his own then, but things were happening with my family and they took precedent. Time passed again and World Castle Publishing burst on to the scene!

What do you like to do when you are not writing?

Um…thinking about writing…Okay, I like reading, drawing, painting, daydreaming (which is really just writing, but with the keyboard or pencil. Or a censor.) I do DIY, and I think I like it right - up to the point where something…unfortunate happens.

What inspired you to write your first book?

Er…horses…? Sorry. The first book I wrote, ‘Wolf’, was actually the second one I had published by World Castle Publishing and it was written a long time ago - when my kids were little. Which probably accounts for the swearing and violence! Back then shape-shifters were lumped in with were-wolves and they were all bad guys, I just wanted the under-dog (groan) to be shown as people for once. Really complex and conflicted people, but basically just like us, so it was a voyage of discovery – for all. Oh, and that there is a difference between ‘shifters and weres.

What do you think makes a good story?

Good characters and characterization, believable dialogue, a good plot/storyline and continuity. I’ve just read the latest in a well known fantasy series, and the storyline, while being great, has a few hiccoughs in it – and typos. Which I guess just goes to show, no one’s perfect.

How do you want readers to feel after they read your stories?

I want readers to want more. To keep thinking about what they’ve just read long after they’ve finished it. To consider my characters as ‘real’ and to want to know what happens to them when the book’s ended. And to feel they can talk to me about the story, say what they like, dislike, how it could improve, but as long as it make people think – that’s good.

What is your favorite character out of all the books you have written?

My favorite character is probably Tarik – he’s certainly one of the first people I ‘discovered’ and has hidden depths. He generally prefers males, but since he’s also from an egotistical, hedonistic long-lived race, he can perhaps be tempted! His mentor was a really evil person whom he loves and he’s had to balance that with the rest of what he’s learned. Sometimes he fails, sometimes he doesn’t. Although he’s not in ‘Cold Day in Hell’ much, one aspect of him is in ‘Wolf’. Tonk is also a great little guy, and being an imp, he can get upto all sorts of mischief – it’s his job description!

What influences your creativity of your characters?

Usually what sort of day I’m having! Nevertheless, I think everyone likes creating the ‘bad guys’, they are so much more fun to write.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

I have the first novel in ‘The Structure Chronicles’ waiting to be edited (Starstone), and the book which runs concurrently with that almost finished (Morne). I’m working on the sequel to Cold Day in Hell – so, not much going on at all! Most of my books have the same characters in them – so chronologically speaking Cold Day in Hell would be about the fifth. The earlier books deal with the adventures they have when they all first meet and begin to ‘grow-up’ a little. Although they’ve each one been in so much trouble, I wonder how they’re all still alive and kicking.

What are some of the goals and future plans with your writing?

I think I got a little ahead of myself in the previous question! My ultimate goal would be to tell the ‘Structure’ stories. Of the characters and worlds which have grown out of my daydreams and onto paper. You know, censorship has really changed a lot since I first jotted many of those ‘stories’ down…And, of course, I would like to improve my writing! Someone asked me why I hadn’t given myself a rating of 5 stars for a book, I said it was my first book, no matter how many times I re-wrote it, it was never going to be brilliant, so I’ll keep trying!

Thank you for giving me the opportunity to answer these questions!
Denise M Main

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Monday, November 28, 2011

Great for Gifts!

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The first day of school anywhere is never fun . . .

At first glance, Wickford High, seems like a normal Catholic School. But Vicky Phillips soon discovers that there is nothing normal about Wickford High... or its occupants... She is the new kid at a new school, and is having the absolute worst day of her life, until she meets the hot, sexy, wolf shape shifter, Luke Wolfburn. Luke makes the disaster she calls her life bearable.
Dark secrets that must be kept hidden . . .

It seems that everyone at Wickford High has their secrets. Vicky has her own secret, a secret that her mother died for. She all too soon discovers that you can't run from your past. It will always come back to haunt you...






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Caine McKay harbors a dark secret. Those anger issues of his, they're not just scary-they're lethal.

When his father is sent to jail for a crime he didn't commit; Caine moves from Chicago to a small town to live with his kindhearted grandmother. He tries to start a new life and forget the tragic circumstances that brought him to Tree Hollow, but his conscience and alter ego won't let him. He finds an unexpected ally in Hannah, the local preacher's daughter. Her belief in hope and second chances give him the anchor he needs to keep his anger rooted, and before long, Caine is completely attracted to her. But will her friendship take him on a road to redemption, or will it tear his world apart?

When his father is sent to jail, Caine moves from Chicago to a small town to live with his kindhearted grandmother. Struggling to control his violent alter-ego, he tries to start a new life and forget the tragic circumstances that brought him to Tree Hollow, but he fears the monster inside him will break loose. He finds an unexpected ally in Hannah, the local preacher's daughter. Her belief in hope and second chances give him the anchor he needs to keep his anger rooted, and before long, Caine is completely attracted to her. But will her friendship take him on a road to redemption, or will it tear his world apart?






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Riley Rosemont loved Savannah Graystone from the moment she was born. All his life, there were two things Riley felt sure of; that Savannah owned his heart and that he belonged in Montana. Life in the icy northern mountains is hard. But her love made him strong. Riley always swore that someday he'd marry that beautiful woman. They'd grow old together. They'd have a family. It was their destiny.

But God had other plans for Savannah.

God blessed her with a gift for music. Angel songs, she called them; pure musical inspiration that flow from her heart to the piano keys. Driven to share that music with the world, Savannah changes her name and runs away to New York City where she becomes a star.

But Savannah stole something very precious from Riley and kept it a secret.

She was pregnant with their unborn son.

Seven years later, on a quiet road in upstate New York, Savannah and six-year-old Ryan are involved in a devastating car accident. In two precious minutes she loses everything. She holds her son's hand while he dies. Ryan's last thought is of Riley. Broken in body and spirit, Savannah exists in a haze of denial and pain. Barely able to move, hardly capable of rational thought, one icy winter day Savannah finds herself back in Montana.

Snow is falling fast, bitter and cold from the oncoming October storm. Her hand is on the door to Graystne Heights, her childhood home. The giant ski lodge has been deserted for years.

But behind her a dog growls.

She isn't alone...

Graystone is Riley's home now and he hates her for leaving. But he hates Savannah even more for stealing away his son.

Ryan wasn't a secret, after all.

Riley knew the truth. And he loved Ryan with all his broken heart.

They need a miracle.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Author Interview and Giveaway with Lindsay Kendal

Welcome everyone. I would like to introduce Lindsay Kendal , author of Bloodlines and Torment. Soon to be released are Revelations and Leticia. Lindsay is here today to answer a few questions and give away two e-book copies of her book, Bloodlines, an action packed Young Adult Paranormal Suspense. All you have to do to enter the drawing is leave a comment. Winners will be drawn on December 4th and we will forward each winner a copy of Bloodlines in whatever format you require for your e-readers. Remember to enter a comment to participate and your email address so we may contact you as a winner!
Thank you, Lindsay, for participating in this interview and giveaway! I'm sure your fans would love to hear more about you!


Tell us your latest news.

The newly publisher version of Bloodlines is attracting some fantastic reviews. I am currently taking part in two large blog tours and the people seem to be really intrigued by the books. Also, Torment, the second in the trilogy, is due for release on Nov 1st. I can’t wait!

I’m working on Revelations, and I have the first in a new two part series, called, Leticia, currently being published.

When and why did you begin writing?

That’s a long story, to keep it short. I started writing about five years ago. I was 23. I’d had a lot of bad and upsetting things happen to me and as a result, ended up suffering a nervous breakdown, followed by panic attacks and anxiety. I was also agoraphobic for two years. (Not like me at all, since I was a social butterfly). Anyway after becoming more and more bored sat at home I began writing silly little stories, just to keep my brain working. I deleted most of them. But I found writing relaxed me and took my mind off things.

One night, I was lay with my Ipod in my ears, and suddenly the idea for Bloodlines seemed to come to me. I instantly got my laptop out and started typing. My family found out what I was doing, and pushed me to finish the book. The support from them was amazing. Then… the story got bigger and bigger and a trilogy was born.

Now, I’m actually glad I had the breakdown, as I honestly couldn’t imagine being anything other than a writer.

What do you like to do when you are not writing?

I love my music, I have a song in my head or my Ipod playing 99% of the time. Think of the darkest, most haunting and heavy music you can think of. That’s what I play, full volume. (Cradle of Filth especially). I also love visiting haunted locations and going out for drives through the Yorkshire Moors and the Peak District. Those places have so much history. If only those hills could talk, oh what stories they would tell.

What inspired you to write your first book?

I get all my inspiration from music. I put my headphones in and suddenly I’m no longer in the room. I stood with my characters in my stories. My books play like movies in my mind, and then I go and write them down.

I also wanted to write something different to what’s out there at the moment.

What do you think makes a good story?

A well thought out plot. Interesting characters, all with their own unique backgrounds. Kick-butt heroines. A gripping and exciting story.

How do you want readers to feel after they read your stories?

I want them to care about the characters, and remember them. I also want the reader to feel as though they were actually in the book, standing beside the characters and feeling everything they feel. I want people to be able to come home from work, pick up my books and be able to leave everyday life behind and escape into a world of fantasy.

What is your favorite character out of all the books you have written?

Oh now that is a tough question… oh dear. I have three! Keira and Eligos from the Bloodlines Trilogy, and Jackson from Leticia. Who to pick?.... I’d have to say…. Eligos, as I seem to be a bit obsessed with him. He’s actually a real demon according to mythology. He appears in the Key of Solomon and several religions. There isn’t that much known about him, believe me I’ve studied him. But from what I’ve read, he is amazing. I even have his demon seal/crest tattooed on my left shoulder blade.

What influences your creativity of your characters?

People I know and my own personality. Also how I would like people in my life to be. Some of the guys in my books are what I would like to have in real life. They are my book-boyfriends shall we say. But then we have such as Lily in Bloodlines, she is basically my sister Cheryl. Her personality, they type of guys she likes, even down to her obsession with cooking. Keira’s personality is mine, how she handles things in the books is how I would handle them. (Even though sometimes it gets her into trouble). Eligos, is just my dream man, simple as that really.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

I’m working on Revelations at the moment, and its coming along rather slowly. I want to tie up every loose end and write the fight scenes perfectly. I’m hoping this book will blow people’s minds.

I’m also getting everything straight in my head to be able to write the second part of Leticia.

What are some of the goals and future plans with your writing?

I really want people to enjoy my work. I want them to want to read all my books. I think that’s every authors dream. I would love to be a best seller, but, I would rather people just enjoy what I do.

I have several ideas for more stories, in fact at the moment I have four. They at having to go on the back burner for now though.

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Author Interview and Giveaway with Zoey Sweete

Welcome everyone. I would like to introduce Zoey Sweete , author of Blood Magic. Zoey Sweete is a combination of talents Brandy and Tabetha. They are here today to answer a few questions and give away two e-book copies of their book, Blood Magic, an action packed Paranormal Romantic Suspense. All you have to do to enter the drawing is leave a comment. Winners will be drawn on December 4th and we will forward each winner a copy of Blood Magic in whatever format you require for your e-readers. Remember to enter a comment to participate and your email address so we may contact you as a winner!

Thank you, ladies, for participating in this interview and giveaway! I'm sure your fans would love to hear more about you!


Tell us your latest news.

Blood Magic is now available on Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Nobles Nook, World Castle Publishing website, and the paperback is on its way to a store near you. We are also doing a few contests and giveaways to get the word out about The Draven Witch Series and get people talking about it.

When and why did you begin writing?

Brandy: I started writing when I was younger and loved telling a story. Me and my dog went on some great adventures together.

Tabetha: I began writing when I was about 13, it was mostly to vent and get all those teenage angst out. We both found at an early age that writing was an easier way for us to express ourselves.

What do you like to do when you are not writing?

Brandy: I like spending time with my family. I have a wonderful man and two girls that I try to spend time with when Tab and I aren’t working.

Tabetha: I go to school full time online at Capella, working on getting my bachelor’s in psychology, so I juggle that between writing. I also have a 3 yr old little girl that keeps me on my toes and whether I’m writing or not writing she’s right there by mommy.

What inspired you to write your first book?

Brandy: My children’s imagination. You watch them and see how vivid it is and how they can tell a story. They inspire me every day.

Tabetha: The first book I wrote was inspired by a broken heart. It is still sitting unfinished collecting dust. Every now and then I pull it out and work on it but just don’t have the heart to send it out into the world. But my father was also a big inspiration. He could tell a story that would leave you hanging on for more. I always wanted to be able to tell a story like that.

What do you think makes a good story?

I think we both agree that good strong characters always makes a good story. We both enjoy something that keeps us guessing and on the edge of our seats. We also both enjoy a good life in there too. I suppose that’s why Blood Magic has a little of it all.

How do you want readers to feel after they read your stories?

Of course we both want them to want more. We want them to be able to connect to our characters and hang on to every word until the very end. We want them to be excited about the next one in the series, or looking for more books that we have written. We are looking to make a fan for life.

What is your favorite character out of all the books you have written?

I think we both would agree on Tristan, he is the comic relief Demon Hunter in the Draven Witch Series. He says the things most people don’t have the nerve to say and doesn’t care whose feelings get hurt when he says it. We both think he’s going to be that character everyone is going to want to know more about. We can already hear the fans, “Is there going to be a Demon Hunter Series?”

What influences your creativity of your characters?

We both use a little of ourselves in our characters. Want them to be as real as possible. Like Tristan for instance, he’s Brandy’s baby, all those witty sayings, all that comes from her head. Another example would be our main character, Renee Draven, when she’s having a breakdown or bitch moment, Tabetha does that creative work. We both use what may be going on in our own life to help with certain scenes.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

Currently we are working on Blood Vengeance Book 2 of the Draven Witch Series and it’s really got some major twists and turns coming. We wanted to shock our readers and leave them saying, “Oh my, I didn’t even see that coming.” Our lead main character Renee Draven is going to find out some interesting information that will reveal secrets and lead her up to s shocking conclusion. Which all of that will lead into book 3 and then end the series with book 4. Blood Magic book 1 introduces the reader to the cast of characters and lures them into this world of the Draven witches and prepares them for a kick ass new series.

What are some of the goals and future plans with your writing?

Our ultimate goal would be able to write full time and make a living doing what we love. Of course we would also love for the Draven Witch Series to take off and be a worldwide hit. We would love to be right up there with Stephenie Meyers or Charlaine Harris, hell even Stephen King. To be able to have worldwide recognition would be a dream come true. We just want to do what we love and have people love it.

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