Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Deep Plunge (SoulShares #3) by Rory Ni Coileain Author Quickies


SYNOPSIS:
For the last six hundred years or so, the only things reminding Lochlann Doran he’s a Fae have been his faceted aquamarine eyes and the fact that he can’t die. He’s been a wanderer for so long in the human world – over two thousand years – that he’s lost his magick, including the gift of healing that goes along with being a Fae of the Demesne of Water. Finding his SoulShare might get it back for him. But it might kill him, too.

Garrett Templar has been living on borrowed time, in a sense, since he was eighteen, when one of the johns he entertained to pay the bills while he danced at Purgatory infected him with HIV. It was always supposed to be a “manageable” disease, though, at least until a cure was found. Except he’s just found out that the virus in his system has inexplicably mutated into full-blown AIDS, and no known drug cocktail can even slow it down.

And when Lochlann and Garrett find each other at last, on Purgatory’s dance floor, the only thing as urgent as their need for one another is the hunger of an ancient evil to do whatever is necessary to possess Lochlann’s magick…



AUTHOR BIO:Rory Ni Coileain majored in creative writing, back when Respectable Colleges didn't offer such a major, so she designed it herself - being careful to ensure that she never had to take a class before nine in the morning or take a Hemingway survey course. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa at the age of nineteen, sent off her first short story to an anthology being assembled by an author she idolized, got shot down in flames, and found other things to do, such as nightclub singing, for the next thirty years or so, until her stories started whispering to her. Now she's a lawyer, a legal editor, an Irish dance teacher, the mother of a teenaged son, and amanuensis to a host of fantastic creatures who are all anxious to tell their stories.



Check out her Facebook page and buy her books at Amazon :)

Monday, December 30, 2013

Dreamlike State (The Magic of the Black Forest #1) by Macy Farmer Author Interview Quickies



SYNOPSIS:
Natalia spends her days in her dreamlike world fantasizing about love to escape from reality. 

Bradley has it all except for the one thing he wants most, a soul mate to spend eternity with.


After tragically losing her parents, Natalia takes a vacation that leads her on a journey, which brings them together. 

Together they face the challenges of a jealous ex-lover, an estranged father and a sadistic friend. They all have one thing in common, to keep Bradley and Natalia apart. And they’ll do anything to end their relationship, even murder.

Will Bradley and Natalia’s love be enough to defeat all who wish to destroy it?







QUICKIES:
1. Favorite place? 

In my husband’s arms

2. Best Christmas present?

An engagement ring. My husband proposed to me on Christmas.
3. Favorite book(s)? 
Books written by Katie Perry, Cianna Stone, Carol Rose, Ellen Fisher, Bella Andre, Jan Gordon, Sylvia Day, Carl East, Kelley Armstrong, RL Mathewson, Nicky Charles and many more.

4. Favorite author? 

I don’t really have a favorite author but I loved every one of Nicky Charles’ books.

5. Favorite smell? 

Spring.
6. Favorite TV series? 

Duck Dynasty

7. Nickname? 

Macy

8. Favorite writing spot?

Anywhere outside, surrounded by trees. The forest. 

9. Favorite movie? 

I have several favorite movies. The ones that popped into my mind first were ‘A Lot Like Love’ and “50 First Dates’.

10. Favorite food? 

Fruit: grapes, watermelon, bananas, cantaloupe to name a few.

11. Favorite color? 

Like all the others, I don’t have one favorite. Red, blue, green and yellow to put it simply.

12. Favorite quote?

Live Simply, Laugh Often and Love Always.

13. A bunch of small gifts or one big expensive one? 

Either, it’s the thought that counts. I prefer to be the one giving the gifts instead of receiving them.

14. Your best trait? 

My eyes

15. Your worst trait?

Too critical of myself

16. Skittles or M&Ms? 

M&Ms, of course. They melt in your mouth, not your hands. *Giggle*





AUTHOR BIO:
Born and raised in southeastern Pennsylvania. The youngest of three, Macy started telling stories at an early age. As a young adult she began writing poems and short stories.

Today, Macy, a romantic with a creative imagination spends most of her free time writing. If she’s not writing or reading, she enjoys riding ATV’s with her husband on the trails of upper Pennsylvania’s State Forests.

Her love for writing romance, reading and life, led her to fulfill her childhood dreams of becoming a Paranormal Romance Writer.

Check out Macy on Facebook and buy her books on Amazon :)

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Deep Plunge (SoulShares #3) by Rory Ni Coileain Author Interview


SYNOPSIS:
For the last six hundred years or so, the only things reminding Lochlann Doran he’s a Fae have been his faceted aquamarine eyes and the fact that he can’t die. He’s been a wanderer for so long in the human world – over two thousand years – that he’s lost his magick, including the gift of healing that goes along with being a Fae of the Demesne of Water. Finding his SoulShare might get it back for him. But it might kill him, too.

Garrett Templar has been living on borrowed time, in a sense, since he was eighteen, when one of the johns he entertained to pay the bills while he danced at Purgatory infected him with HIV. It was always supposed to be a “manageable” disease, though, at least until a cure was found. Except he’s just found out that the virus in his system has inexplicably mutated into full-blown AIDS, and no known drug cocktail can even slow it down.

And when Lochlann and Garrett find each other at last, on Purgatory’s dance floor, the only thing as urgent as their need for one another is the hunger of an ancient evil to do whatever is necessary to possess Lochlann’s magick…


INTERVIEW:
1. If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
I’d hunt down the Tenth Doctor and make him realize I’m a perfect Companion.

2. Night owl, or early bird?
Night owl. Definitely. Getting up at 6:30 in the morning for the last 30 years hasn’t change my metabolism one bit.

3. One food you would never eat?
I’d say “broccoli”, but that isn’t a food. So I’ll go with deep-fried crickets.

4. Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
Right now I’m working on the second novella in the Tales of the Grove series. I have two more Fae series sketched out in my head, and once I’ve finished those I’m seriously thinking about Fae steampunk.

5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
It would either be a little cottage in the Glens of Antrim in the North of Ireland (one that had Internet access, of course!) or a studio apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, near enough to Lincoln Center to walk. (Not that I’m picky!)

6. If a movie was made about your life, who would you want to play the lead role and why?
Emma Thompson. I adore her, I would love for people to think I was that beautiful, and she really needs to be a ginger.

7. How did you come up with the title of your book?
The SoulShares books each have a theme relating to one of the four elements. Deep Plunge started out in my head as Still Waters, until my editor convinced me that would do really well at putting people to sleep.

8. What's your favorite season/weather?
It used to be fall, until I finally noticed that Minnesota falls kept on being followed by Minnesota winters. So now it’s spring.

9. How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?
I got my first contract on my fiftieth birthday. Unfortunately, it was also the day of the visitation before my father’s funeral. So the celebrating had to wait a little. But it definitely involved champagne. I think I remember most of it.

10. What are your current literary works? Any sneak peeks?
My most recent release is Deep Plunge, the third in the SoulShares series. And here’s a taste:

Lochlann kissed a hot trail back to Garrett’s ear, his unshaven cheek rasping roughly against Garrett’s softer blond stubble. His tongue probed, tested, tasted, played until Garrett’s cock ached and wept. Johns never kissed, never teased, never played, and he was starved for what Lochlann was so determined to give him.

“You’re ready, aren’t you?” Lochlann’s whisper went straight into the depths of his ear. “I can tell. My senses are keener than yours.” The Fae inhaled through his nose, long and slow, and let the breath out again on a shuddering sigh. “Damn. You smell incredible. I suppose I’ll have to settle for filling myself with you that way first. Just your scent.” His tongue teased Garrett’s earlobe into his mouth; his teeth toyed briefly with the stud there before he suckled.

“First?”

Lochlann pulled back, at this, just enough to look Garrett in the eyes. And his smile, Garrett had never seen a curve of lips so full of wicked promises in his life. “I can think of so many ways I want to be full of you, grafain. After the first time.”




AUTHOR BIO:
Rory Ni Coileain majored in creative writing, back when Respectable Colleges didn't offer such a major, so she designed it herself - being careful to ensure that she never had to take a class before nine in the morning or take a Hemingway survey course. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa at the age of nineteen, sent off her first short story to an anthology being assembled by an author she idolized, got shot down in flames, and found other things to do, such as nightclub singing, for the next thirty years or so, until her stories started whispering to her. Now she's a lawyer, a legal editor, an Irish dance teacher, the mother of a teenaged son, and amanuensis to a host of fantastic creatures who are all anxious to tell their stories.





Check out her Facebook page and buy her books at Amazon :)








Monday, December 23, 2013

Fate (The Magic of the Black Forest #3) by Macy Farmer


SYNOPSIS:
After defeating Andrew and Anthony, Natalia and Bradley thought their lives would get easier. They quickly learn that nothing is easy with Margaret, Bradley’s evil ex-girlfriend, around. Tormenting them every chance she gets, Margaret is hell-bent on getting her ex-lover back, at any cost. 

Unfortunately they underestimate the lengths Margaret will go to get what she wants. Bradley’s worst fears come true when she takes away his reason for living. A dying Natalia demands that Bradley make Margaret pay for what she’s done. He agrees to leave his wife’s side only after she swears that she can heal her wounds using magic. 

Realizing that Natalia can’t heal herself, Dave stays behind. To prevent more pain, he makes the ultimate sacrifice and goes against his best friend’s wishes by taking away everything Bradley has ever wanted for his wife.
Death and a life altering change will put Bradley’s love for Natalia to the test.


AUTHOR BIO:
Born and raised in southeastern Pennsylvania. The youngest of three, Macy started telling stories at an early age. As a young adult she began writing poems and short stories. 

Today, Macy, a romantic with a creative imagination spends most of her free time writing. If she’s not writing or reading, she enjoys riding ATV’s with her husband on the trails of upper Pennsylvania’s State Forests.
Her love for writing romance, reading and life, led her to fulfill her childhood dreams of becoming a Paranormal Romance Writer.

Check out Macy on Facebook and buy her books on Amazon :)

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Deep Plunge (SoulShares #3) by Rory Ni Coileain Character Interview with Lochlann Doran


SYNOPSIS:
For the last six hundred years or so, the only things reminding Lochlann Doran he’s a Fae have been his faceted aquamarine eyes and the fact that he can’t die. He’s been a wanderer for so long in the human world – over two thousand years – that he’s lost his magick, including the gift of healing that goes along with being a Fae of the Demesne of Water. Finding his SoulShare might get it back for him. But it might kill him, too.

Garrett Templar has been living on borrowed time, in a sense, since he was eighteen, when one of the johns he entertained to pay the bills while he danced at Purgatory infected him with HIV. It was always supposed to be a “manageable” disease, though, at least until a cure was found. Except he’s just found out that the virus in his system has inexplicably mutated into full-blown AIDS, and no known drug cocktail can even slow it down.

And when Lochlann and Garrett find each other at last, on Purgatory’s dance floor, the only thing as urgent as their need for one another is the hunger of an ancient evil to do whatever is necessary to possess Lochlann’s magick…




CHARACTER INTERVIEW:
Lochlann Doran – Fae lead in Deep Plunge
• Describe yourself to me.
I’m about six feet four inches tall, with longish black hair that I don’t think has done what I want it to do once in over two thousand years. My eyes are aquamarine – literally, kind of. The iris of a Fae’s eye is faceted, like a gem. You have to look closely to see it, though, or know it’s there. I don’t smile all that often, but when I do, humans say it transforms my whole face, lights it up. I guess you’d say I’m well-built, though not ripped. Been there, tried that, bought the t-shirt, got bored with it. Haven’t heard any complaints, though.

• Is one sense more highly developed than another? (Are you more visual, or audial, etc, or do you rely on the famous sixth sense?)
All Fae senses are enhanced, at least compared to human senses. And I’m a Water Fae, a healer, so I also have an aural sense. Only mine doesn’t work the way it’s supposed to, it comes and goes when it feels like it.

• What really moves you, or touches you to the soul?
Until recently, I would have said ‘nothing’. Coming to your world left me with only half a soul, and I’ve been looking for the other half for so long I’ve lost almost everything that made me a Fae, especially my magick. And my sense of wonder wore out a long time ago. Centuries. But lately, there’s a human male…. a dancer, with eyes like amber and a smile that makes me forget I’ve forgotten magick.

• What do you consider are your strengths?
Persistence.

• What do you consider are your weaknesses?
Stubbornness. What do you mean, there’s no difference?

• What one physical attribute would you change?
It’s silly. But I’d be blond if I could. Most dark-haired people are made fun of, among the Fae. Dark hair and eyes are considered ‘animal’ traits.

• What do you consider your special talent?
Healing. If I ever get it back. Water Fae are the only Fae who can heal without causing pain, but I lost the ability when my magick ran dry.

• What are you most afraid of?
Fae have an innate terror of closed-in spaces that move. In the Realm, we Fade to get from one place to another, or ride horses. My idea of Hell is a VW Beetle. And don’t even talk to me about airplanes.

• How would you like to die?
Now there’s an interesting question. I’ve seen just about every way to die that can possibly be imagined. And I’d have to say… I don’t really care, as long as I don’t see it coming.


Thanks for joining us today, Lochlann!




AUTHOR BIO:
Rory Ni Coileain majored in creative writing, back when Respectable Colleges didn't offer such a major, so she designed it herself - being careful to ensure that she never had to take a class before nine in the morning or take a Hemingway survey course. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa at the age of nineteen, sent off her first short story to an anthology being assembled by an author she idolized, got shot down in flames, and found other things to do, such as nightclub singing, for the next thirty years or so, until her stories started whispering to her. Now she's a lawyer, a legal editor, an Irish dance teacher, the mother of a teenaged son, and amanuensis to a host of fantastic creatures who are all anxious to tell their stories.





Check out her Facebook page and buy her books at Amazon :)

Monday, December 16, 2013

Dreamlike State (The Magic of the Black Forest #1) by Macy Farmer Author Interview



SYNOPSIS:

Natalia spends her days in her dreamlike world fantasizing about love to escape from reality. 


Bradley has it all except for the one thing he wants most, a soul mate to spend eternity with. 

After tragically losing her parents, Natalia takes a vacation that leads her on a journey, which brings them together. 

Together they face the challenges of a jealous ex-lover, an estranged father and a sadistic friend. They all have one thing in common, to keep Bradley and Natalia apart. And they’ll do anything to end their relationship, even murder. 

Will Bradley and Natalia’s love be enough to defeat all who wish to destroy it?






INTERVIEW:
• What do you want from life?
I have what I want… Family.

In your relationship with others, how are you different with family than you are with friends? Why?
I’m not different. If I consider you a friend, then you are family to me.

How do you fall in love? At first sight? Over a long period?
Both. Love has many levels. With time it either grows or fizzles away to nothing. The 2 times I’ve fallen in love, they were at first sight. I can still remember how they made me feel and what they were wearing the first time I saw them. My first love, we were both teenagers. I believed in my heart that we were destined to be together. My immaturity ruined our relationship. First loves are hard. The ones lost are never truly forgotten. Deep in my heart I will always remember and love him. My second love, when I first saw him I told my friend that I was going to marry him. Four years later, we got married. Over the years my love for him has grown deeper. Although I know nothing lasts forever, the thought of not seeing or talking to him every day tears me up inside.

• When you walk into a room, what do you notice first? Second?
That depends what room it is or what’s in the room. If it’s a bar, an empty stool. If it’s a room in someone’s house I notice the d├ęcor. Now if it’s a conference room, the empty seat furthest from upper management. *Laughing*

• When you walk into a room, what do you expect people to notice about you?
This also depends on the room I’m entering. Honestly, I prefer not to be noticed or to be the center of attention. Now, if my husband was in the room that I entered, then I’d expect him to notice everything about me. As I would do the same as he entered any room. I’d strip him of his clothing with my eyes.

• What really moves you, or touches you to the soul?
A child’s smile or their laughter touches my soul. Every child is truly a blessing.

• What do you consider are your weaknesses?
I over analyze almost everything.

• What are you most proud of about your life?
Being an aunt to my many nieces and nephews, and fulfilling my childhood dream of becoming an author.

What's the most important thing in your life? What do you value most?
My parents, husband, sister, brother… my family is the most important thing in my life.

Which living person do you most despise?
Anyone who bullies, intimidates or abusing anyone mentally or physically. 

What is your greatest regret?
The only regret I have is not spending enough quality time with my sister before she passed away at the young age of 44. I never got to tell her that is was because of her that I started writing.

• Which words or phrases do you most overuse?
“You’re an ass!” I call everyone dear to me an ass. I mean it in the nicest loving way. Hahaha

• If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Self-discipline. I have none when it comes to exercising.

• What are your favorite names?
Bradley, Natalia, Wyatt, Harley, Hunter, Anabel and Leo.

• How would you like to die?
I’d rather not die but since I have no choice on the subject, in my sleep. This is a very morbid question.


AUTHOR BIO:
Born and raised in southeastern Pennsylvania. The youngest of three, Macy started telling stories at an early age. As a young adult she began writing poems and short stories.

Today, Macy, a romantic with a creative imagination spends most of her free time writing. If she’s not writing or reading, she enjoys riding ATV’s with her husband on the trails of upper Pennsylvania’s State Forests.

Her love for writing romance, reading and life, led her to fulfill her childhood dreams of becoming a Paranormal Romance Writer.

Check out Macy on Facebook and buy her books on Amazon :)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Deep Plunge (SoulShares #3) by Rory Ni Coileain Interview


SYNOPSIS:
For the last six hundred years or so, the only things reminding Lochlann Doran he’s a Fae have been his faceted aquamarine eyes and the fact that he can’t die. He’s been a wanderer for so long in the human world – over two thousand years – that he’s lost his magick, including the gift of healing that goes along with being a Fae of the Demesne of Water. Finding his SoulShare might get it back for him. But it might kill him, too.

Garrett Templar has been living on borrowed time, in a sense, since he was eighteen, when one of the johns he entertained to pay the bills while he danced at Purgatory infected him with HIV. It was always supposed to be a “manageable” disease, though, at least until a cure was found. Except he’s just found out that the virus in his system has inexplicably mutated into full-blown AIDS, and no known drug cocktail can even slow it down.

And when Lochlann and Garrett find each other at last, on Purgatory’s dance floor, the only thing as urgent as their need for one another is the hunger of an ancient evil to do whatever is necessary to possess Lochlann’s magick…


INTERVIEW:
About the Book:
Give me the blurb for the book in 140 characters or less: 
A Fae healer meets the human who holds the missing half of his soul and challenges him to hope and to love. But a lurking evil wants to make sure hope is vain and love is lost.

Do you have a favorite character? Why is he your favorite? 
So far, I’d have to say Garrett Templar, from Deep Plunge. He’s my favorite because I put more of myself into him than any of the others. Kevin Almstead (Hard as Stone) got my lawyer side, Josh LaFontaine (Gale Force) got my tendency to try to do everything myself (the poor guy!) and Cuinn an Dearmad (all the books so far) got my snark. But Garrett got my childhood, and my attitude toward life. And I had a dream once where I looked in a mirror, and his face looked back at me.

What do you hope readers will get from your book? 
All the SoulShare books have a theme running through them, the discovery of the joy to be found in an intimate relationship. And Deep Plunge in particular says something I really needed to say about the persistence of hope.


About the Author:What/Who inspires you? 
Right now? Same-sex couples who have been together ten years, twenty, thirty, who are thrilled and excited and moved to tears when they’re finally able to take the one they love as a husband or wife.

Hardest aspect of writing? Best/Easiest? 
The hardest part is making any time to read. I’m borderline ADD, so my job, which requires a lot of sustained concentration, completely wipes me out. Then I sit down at the computer, but my son still has to tell me all about his day and the project he’s working on and his latest passion. Then I usually write until one in the morning or so, and then I’m up at 6. Not much time in there to read! The best part, I think, is that moment when I’m starting a new project, and I reach inside myself, and thanks be to God there’s another story in there waiting to be told.

Who is your writing hero? 
Dan Simmons, I think. He can write any genre he likes, he can make up genres if he wants to. Horror, science fiction, gothic, and my favorite, the epic science fiction fantasy literary fiction tetralogy. And he does it all better than pretty much anyone out there. If you ever get a chance to read his short story, Two Minutes Forty-Five Seconds, grab it. And then find a nice quiet place to cry.

About the Future:What’s next for you? 
More Fae, more tree spirits. And I have a lovely painting hanging on my wall, of two people with gorgeous blue and teal and green and black wings, and they’re telling me there’s a book about them in my head somewhere.

One outrageous goal for the future? 
Being able to take the day job and see how high, long, and hard I can kick it!

Do you have any advice you'd like to share with other aspiring writers?
As a woman writing m/m erotic romance, I can hardly say “write what you know”… but I can say, and I do say, write what you love. And don’t always make your writing take the back seat in your life. If you let other people treat your writing time as unimportant, or if you treat it as unimportant, it takes away from the love of it.

Randomness:Sweet or salty? 
Yes please. Sea salt caramels, mmmmmmm!

Beach, plains or mountains? 
Mountains. I’m water phobic, and there’s only so much flat I can take in one sitting.

Online, letters or in person? 
All three. There’s a freedom in conversing through an avatar that I really love. And I’m just old-fashioned enough that I still like writing real letters. And, of course, there’s nothing like hanging with my besties!

Ebook or print? 
Both at different times. Writing in my genre, there are certain resource materials and reading matter I’d rather not have lying around my house! But I’m a printer’s daughter, I have in in my veins, and I love very little as much as I love a print book.



AUTHOR BIO:Rory Ni Coileain majored in creative writing, back when Respectable Colleges didn't offer such a major, so she designed it herself - being careful to ensure that she never had to take a class before nine in the morning or take a Hemingway survey course. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa at the age of nineteen, sent off her first short story to an anthology being assembled by an author she idolized, got shot down in flames, and found other things to do, such as nightclub singing, for the next thirty years or so, until her stories started whispering to her. Now she's a lawyer, a legal editor, an Irish dance teacher, the mother of a teenaged son, and amanuensis to a host of fantastic creatures who are all anxious to tell their stories.

Check out her Facebook page and buy her books at Amazon :)

Monday, December 9, 2013

Awakening (The Magic of the Black Forest #2) by Macy Farmer Book Spotlight


SYNOPSIS:
Natalia and Bradley are faced with deception and betrayal by friends and family. 

To protect Natalia, Bradley accepts his fate when he awakens the one thing he’s spent his entire life fighting to control, the vampire within. 

A plan to defeat their enemies has been set in motion when Bradley puts Natalia into hiding with a trusted friend. 

While Bradley hunts their enemies down the man he trusted to protect Natalia makes a move to win her heart. 

Deception and broken promises force Natalia to leave the man she has dreamt about her entire life.





AUTHOR BIO:
Born and raised in southeastern Pennsylvania. The youngest of three, Macy started telling stories at an early age. As a young adult she began writing poems and short stories.

Today, Macy, a romantic with a creative imagination spends most of her free time writing. If she’s not writing or reading, she enjoys riding ATV’s with her husband on the trails of upper Pennsylvania’s State Forests.   

Her love for writing romance, reading and life, led her to fulfill her childhood dreams of becoming a Paranormal Romance Writer.

Check out Macy on Facebook and buy her books on Amazon :)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Deep Plunge (SoulShares #3) by Rory Ni Coileain Book Spotlight


SYNOPSIS:
For the last six hundred years or so, the only things reminding Lochlann Doran he’s a Fae have been his faceted aquamarine eyes and the fact that he can’t die. He’s been a wanderer for so long in the human world – over two thousand years – that he’s lost his magick, including the gift of healing that goes along with being a Fae of the Demesne of Water. Finding his SoulShare might get it back for him. But it might kill him, too.

Garrett Templar has been living on borrowed time, in a sense, since he was eighteen, when one of the johns he entertained to pay the bills while he danced at Purgatory infected him with HIV. It was always supposed to be a “manageable” disease, though, at least until a cure was found. Except he’s just found out that the virus in his system has inexplicably mutated into full-blown AIDS, and no known drug cocktail can even slow it down.

And when Lochlann and Garrett find each other at last, on Purgatory’s dance floor, the only thing as urgent as their need for one another is the hunger of an ancient evil to do whatever is necessary to possess Lochlann’s magick…



AUTHOR BIO:
Rory Ni Coileain majored in creative writing, back when Respectable Colleges didn't offer such a major, so she designed it herself - being careful to ensure that she never had to take a class before nine in the morning or take a Hemingway survey course. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa at the age of nineteen, sent off her first short story to an anthology being assembled by an author she idolized, got shot down in flames, and found other things to do, such as nightclub singing, for the next thirty years or so, until her stories started whispering to her. Now she's a lawyer, a legal editor, an Irish dance teacher, the mother of a teenaged son, and amanuensis to a host of fantastic creatures who are all anxious to tell their stories.

Check out her Facebook page and buy her books at Amazon :)








Monday, December 2, 2013

Dreamlike State (The Magic of the Black Forest #1) by Macy Farmer Interview



SYNOPSIS:

Natalia spends her days in her dreamlike world fantasizing about love to escape from reality.

Bradley has it all except for the one thing he wants most, a soul mate to spend eternity with.

After tragically losing her parents, Natalia takes a vacation that leads her on a journey, which brings them together.

Together they face the challenges of a jealous ex-lover, an estranged father and a sadistic friend. They all have one thing in common, to keep Bradley and Natalia apart. And they’ll do anything to end their relationship, even murder.

Will Bradley and Natalia’s love be enough to defeat all who wish to destroy it?





INTERVIEW:
About the Book:
Do you have a favorite character? 

It’s hard for me to pick a favorite character but the two I am fond of most are Bradley and Colleen.
Why are they your favorite?

Bradley has all the qualities I admire most in a man: humble, loyal, devoted, intelligence and a true Knight in shining armor.

Colleen because she’s always slapping the shit out of her mate Jesse.
What do you hope readers will get from your book? 

Even if only for a brief moment, a chance to escape from reality.


About the Author:

What/Who inspires you?
My sister inspires me every day. The last few years of her life she battled breast cancer. During that time she endured the horrible side effects of chemo, suffered with pain, raised three children, worked full time and she fulfilled her lifelong dream of getting a college degree. Through it all she never once said, “Why me?” She lived the remaining years of her life as if any one of those days could be her last. She was an amazing woman.

Hardest aspect of writing? 
The hardest part is the editing. I have a tendency to use all ‘tenses’ in one paragraph. Sentence structure can, at times, be difficult for me as well. When I write I just type without thinking. The character is telling the story and is usually talking much faster than my fingers can type.
Best/Easiest? 

The best part about writing is the romance. I’m a hopeless romantic, believe in soul mates and love at first sight. All, make it easy for me to write romance.


Who is your writing hero? 
I’ve never really thought about it. There are so many talented authors out there that have inspired me throughout the years. My list is endless.

About the Future:

What’s next for you?
The Magic of Black Forest: The Guardian Dragon Princess. It’s the fifth book of the series and will be told by Anabel, a dragon shifter. 

One outrageous goal for the future?

I’m presently fulfilling my outrageous goal of becoming a good author. My future goal is to continue writing without it becoming a ‘job.’ If writing starts to feel like a job, it won’t be fun anymore. It will crush my dream.

Do you have any advice you'd like to share with other aspiring writers?

Write your thoughts down or you could forget them. Read. Finish every book you read, even if you don’t like it. You can learn a lot from books you don’t like. Keep an open mind, let your imagination run wide and trust in your editor. Most important, never give up on your dream of becoming an author. Anything is possible so reach for the stars!

Randomness:

Sweet or salty? 


It depends what we’re actually talking about. *Wink wink* I like my man to be sweet on the outside but salty on the inside.

Beach, plains or mountains? 

The mountains. Black forest is locating in the rural mountains of mid-upper Pennsylvania. It soothes my soul and awakens my creativity.

Online, letters or in person? 

It depends on who I’m talking to. I prefer in person but that’s not always an option available when friends and family live in different parts of the country. Online is easiest but I still enjoy sitting down and writing a good ole fashion letter.

Ebook or print? 

Print. There’s something about holding a book in your hand. Technology has failed me once or twice, so I always carry a printed book or two when traveling. Typically I purchase most books via eBooks. The ones I enjoy the most, I’ll purchase in print as well so that I can read them over and over.




AUTHOR BIO:
Born and raised in southeastern Pennsylvania. The youngest of three, Macy started telling stories at an early age. As a young adult she began writing poems and short stories.

Today, Macy, a romantic with a creative imagination spends most of her free time writing. If she’s not writing or reading, she enjoys riding ATV’s with her husband on the trails of upper Pennsylvania’s State Forests.
Her love for writing romance, reading and life, led her to fulfill her childhood dreams of becoming a Paranormal Romance Writer.

Check out Macy on Facebook and buy her books on Amazon :)

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The Italian Connection by Alex A Akira Blog Tour Guest Post


SYNOPSIS:
This swiftly-paced two-volume romantic Yaoi love story tells the tale of the multi-talented thief/dancer Philippe Michael Ponty. First introduced in Dojo Boys: Dragon & Crow Volume II, the now twenty-two year old platinum haired, petite Adonis struggles to make a home for himself in America.

Volume I finds Philip settling in Connecticut in disguise, as he doesn’t want to draw too much attention to his true line of work. Despite his caution, he meets and befriends a local rock musician, Tommy Sear, who despairs of ever having his band make it.

Quickly smitten by the dark-haired, shy Asian male that is Philip, Tommy seeks to make the young man his, but Philip doesn’t believe in love; besides, he has a very real problem. He can’t seem to get the victim of his last burglary, a green-eyed, virile Italian male… out of his mind.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Haunted Laird by Tara Nina Blog Tour

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Friday, January 4, 2013

Unafraid by Cat Miller


Synopsis:
Griffin is a young future Councilman and leader of the Vampire Nation. As the only surviving son from the House of Vaughn he has been groomed since birth for the position. His parents' plans for the future of their House are a constant weight he must bear.

Tessa is a waitress who has been struggling to survive on her own since the death of her parents and the rejection of her family. The clairvoyant dreams that have plagued her since her childhood force her into a solitary existence.

Tempers flare and the battle between duty and desire ignites when their two worlds collide on a life changing cold winter night. Tessa’s heart hangs in the balance. Griffin is the only one who can tip the scales. Will his good intentions and love for Tessa be enough?
*ADULT CONTENT* 

This prequel to The Forbidden Bond Series can be read as a stand-alone novella.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Unforgiven (The Forbidden Bond #2) by Cat Miller


SYNOPSIS:
Happily ever after is interrupted and the vampire nation is turned on it's ear. Brandi Vaughn struggles to find herself in the shadow of her powerful vampire family and her socialite twin sister. The search for her abducted half-sister Danielle lands Brandi in an emotional tug of war between the light and the dark, good and evil, a warrior and a rogue. Good people do bad things. Sometimes the bad guys have a good reason. Could you forgive the unforgiven?

This is a full length novel with adult content. Second in the series.






Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Haven by Lucian Barnes


Haven (Desolace, #2)


Synopsis:
Katie finds that the town of Haven is not what it seems as she continues her journey across the strange world of Desolace, searching for her friend, Julie. During her travels Katie makes new friends, but also makes a horrifying discovery. The creatures that she thought to exist only in myths and legends, while she grew up on Earth, are very real on this world! The only bright spot is a message that Katie receives from Julie, but the message is filled with a sense of urgency. Will she find Julie in time? Or will the darkness of this world consume Julie first, leaving only a useless husk of flesh behind?




My thoughts:
After reading Desolace, I couldn't help but want to see what happens to the characters in this story. Just as I predicted, the author's writing does improve, giving greater detailed scenes and character development and less "telling" throughout each scene. I love the unique fantasy/paranormal aspect of the author's story line and really appreciated the faster pace of this book. Although some of the scenes are still a bit muddled and overwritten, the writer IS growing in his style and continues to improve in each book. This unique story line definitely has great potential. I can't wait to see what happens in the next installment (which better be released SOON!!) :)





Author bio:
Lucian began his writing career late in 2010 after receiving encouragement from those close to him that had witnessed the evolution of his writing style. His stories are generally within the realm of the fantasy fiction genre, but at times bridge the gap between other genres as well. Sometimes reaching into the horror and science-fiction genres, his work has a paranormal flavor. Lucian's first published work, Desolace, was released in January of 2012, which was followed by the release of Haven in November of 2012. Both of these works are part of a series that he is currently working on. Lucian is currently working on book three of the series, Outpost 13, and a horror novel titled Innocence Lost. Lucian lives in Pueblo, Colorado.


Stalker links: 
http://www.amazon.com/Lucian-Barnes/e/B0081SXWF8/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5761611.Lucian_Barnes

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Desolace/292242934166864

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