On the 10th day of kindlemas, the authors gave to me…

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Kat Gracey
On the 10th day…
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Kat Gracey
Interview with Michelle Garza and Melissa Lason:

1. Our inspiration came from Melissa watching an interesting television show about how some people believe the Mayans actually migrated up into the southern parts of the United States and she thought it would be a unique idea for a story, of course being horror writers we had to make it bloody and creepy. We already had a interest in Mayan culture, but researched their mythology and found their depictions of the underworld and thought that was exactly what we wanted to do with the story, take a group of people and leave them in Xibalba, the Mayan equivalent of hell.

2. Our main characters are Wes and Alissa, both are kinds nerdy and very different than their traveling companions who are more like the prom queen and star football players in high school. Wes and Alissa are faced with traversing the darkness of Xibalba in an attempt to survive the torture there and being hunted by its malevolent denizens seeking to kill them.

3. This is a standalone…for now. It definitely could lead to a sequel or prequel and we won’t deny the pull to continue the story but for now it’s a stand alone.

1. Our inspiration came from Melissa watching an interesting television show about how some people believe the Mayans actually migrated up into the southern parts of the United States and she thought it would be a unique idea for a story, of course being horror writers we had to make it bloody and creepy. We already had a interest in Mayan culture, but researched their mythology and found their depictions of the underworld and thought that was exactly what we wanted to do with the story, take a group of people and leave them in Xibalba, the Mayan equivalent of hell.

2. Our main characters are Wes and Alissa, both are kinds nerdy and very different than their traveling companions who are more like the prom queen and star football players in high school. Wes and Alissa are faced with traversing the darkness of Xibalba in an attempt to survive the torture there and being hunted by its malevolent denizens seeking to kill them.

3. This is a standalone…for now. It definitely could lead to a sequel or prequel and we won’t deny the pull to continue the story but for now it’s a stand alone.

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And on the Ninth Day of Kindlemas, we have – Roma Gray!!!!

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Today we have Roma Gray
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The Authors 12 days of Kindlemas! The first eight days here! Check ’em all out for the Holiday!

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Today I have posted the 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 and 8 days of Kindlemas!  We are highlighting all of the authors who have, with good cheer and holiday spirit, jumped  into this engaging promo!
Check out what goodies can be given as stocking stuffers, gifts and help spread the word to all!
We will continue all the way to Dec. 24th, so keep watching for more terrific authors and their tales – to either read for yourself or give for the holidays!
Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good read! 🙂
On the 8th day of Christmas we have KA Denver:
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Interview with KA Denver:

1. What is your inspiration for your novel?
That’s a funny one; The Guardians: Forest of Ancestors was inspired by a need to write a short story for Sam Gregory’s event BMR. After the short was published, I received a lot of encouragement from readers to expand it into a novel.
2. Who is your main character:
In this book, that would be Eli. He is a Warrior Witch and he has a unique set of abilities (I sound like Liam Neeson here from Taken lol)
3. Is it a series or a standalone?
When I began to expand Eli’s world I knew this wouldn’t be a standalone. This is a series, and each of the guys will have their own book to tell the story through their eyes… you never know, maybe Parker will have his point of view seen in one. Time will tell.

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On the 8th day of Christmas we have KA Denver:

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On the 7th day it’s Sharon L Higa:
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Interview with Sharon L Higa:

1. What is your inspiration for your novel? My inspiration for the Novel, #6, was based on an actual event. Two men kidnapped, raped and murdered a nurse in Southern CA, where I lived over twenty years ago. They were not caught for the crime, as her body was not found until a year later in the Los Angeles National Forest. However, two years later, they were caught on burglary charges, and the younger of the two confessed to the murder with his partner. He claimed that he had to confess because he kept seeing her everywhere he looked. The police and psychiatrists put it down to guilt, but the idea instantly struck me: What if he really was seeing her ghost this whole time? Thus, the idea for the story was born, and eighteen years later, I wrote it.

2. Who is your main character? My main character, Ida Moreno, is a combination of both myself and my dearest friend. Ida’s personality, indomitable spirit and crazy character is a combination of the two of us. We have been friends since we were seven years old (we are both old farts of 57 now!), her first and middle names are the exact same as mine, and we are exactly six months apart in age, her being the older. Ida is a ‘homage’ to our lifelong friendship.

3. Is it a series or a standalone? This is a standalone novel, but could very easily be made into a series, using all of the characters. I’ve been mullling this idea around for a while – I may try my hand at expanding on #6 after I get all of my other stories completed

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Interview with DJ Doyle:

1. What is your inspiration for your novel?

I grew up hearing tales about the Banshee, they really frightened the crap out of me. There are so many stories behind the reason the Banshee existed, I wondered which one was true…so I put my own spin on the tale.

2. Who is your main character

My book is in 2 parts with the first being set in 17th Century Ireland and the main characters are Fionn and Keela. Their forbidden love starts the curse.

In the second part, Sean is the main character and discovers his son is in danger of becoming her next victim. He is a flawed character as he always doubts his actions but that’s a quality most people should be able to relate to.

3. Is it a series or a standalone?.

The story is standalone, however, I am writing a few stories all based on Irish history and mythology. I am currently writing The Celtic Curse: Newgrange which is all about paganism, human sacrifice and the anti-christ. Not dark at all, lol!!

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On the 5th day we have Donald Armfield

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Next up we have Toneye Eyenot.
On the 4th day of Christmas…
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Interview with Toneye Eyenot:

BLOOD MOON BIG TOP by Toneye Eyenot

1. What is your inspiration for your novel?

Eye wanted to write a werewolf story but wanted it to be a little different from the norm. Then it hit me…What is something widely feared and reviled. The most obvious answer to me was clowns. And so, Marbles was born

2. Who is your main character

Marbles the Clown

3. Is it a series or a standalone?

Standalone novella

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On the 3rd day we have a brand new book from ML Sparrow
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1. What is the inspiration behind your novel?

When I first heard about the tsunami back in 2011 I knew I wanted to write something about it, however, I didn’t actually star writing it until my second trip to Japan at the beginning of this year, when I visited Sendai where this book is set and began learning more about the tsunami and how it effected people. So, to actually answer the question, it was real life events and the testimonies of survivors which inspired this story.

2. Who is your main character?

My main character is Taiyo, a young high-school student living with her Grandma in Sendai city. At first she is very naive and self-obsessed, however, we see her mature throughout the book.

3. Is it a standalone or will it be a series?

A Tangled Web is a short novella and everything ties up at the end, therefore, this book is a standalone.

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The next book up is my own – only 99c/99p.
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Interview with Kat Gracey:

1. What was the inspiration behind Rising Storm?

I’m a big fan of witches especially shows like Charmed. Tempest discovers she is a witch but rather than having a birthright to protect the innocent she is free to do what she wants, which causes all kinds of trouble.

2. Who is your main character?

Tempest Knox, the latest in the line of Knox witches. She was mostly raised by her grandmother and was never told about her powers.

3. Is this a series or standalone?

It is a series. I am working on a sequel which picks up a few weeks after this book.

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I am a big fan of this series. While zombies are part of the story, they don’t override the human element to it. There are three books altogether. The story starts with After and continues in Before. If you are a zombie fan then be sure to check this out.
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Interview with Samantha Gregory:

1. What was the inspiration behind After?

I love zombie stories, but I wanted to look at what the world would look like after they had been eradicated and how it would change. There is still that fear and most countries live in poverty.

2. Who is your main character?

Jenna Deluise. She is seventeen, but she has had to grow up fast. Her dad is dead and she has to take care of her mother. She’s tough but it comes out of necessity.

3. Is this a series or standalone?

It is a series. The next book is called Before which takes the reader back to when the out break began and the third book will be called Viral, which is out next year.

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A Tangled Web -M L Sparrow’s up-and-coming book!

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“A Tangled Web” – New from M L Sparrow!  Check out these links and pick up her new novel!

Christmas is always jollier when you receive a book from Santa or one of his Elves!

 

UK – https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tangled-Web-M-L-Sparrow-ebook/dp/B01MRU67AN/ref=pd_rhf_sc_p_img_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=WBF6QVJ1GZ9ADJABRR9F

 

US – https://www.amazon.com/Tangled-Web-M-L-Sparrow-ebook/dp/B01MRU67AN/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1481047410&sr=8-1&keywords=A+Tangled+Web+M+L+Sparrow

Merry Christmas, Happy New Year to you and yours, and take time during the holidays to read a book or two, and give the authors a gift of a review! 🙂

 

 

Happy Turkey Day! And for all you Romance Buffs –

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Hello all!

Wishing every one of you and your families a fun filled, food filled, Happy Thanksgiving! May you be surrounded by your loved ones, two legged and four legged, and please remember those who may not be as fortunate as you – send positive thoughts and energy to the Universe for them all! You will be blessed for it!

And, should you have some quiet time and love romance novels, I recommend the book, “PLAYER”, by ML Sparrow:

Product DetailsLet the game begin… After a tragic accident which leaves her tormented by guilt, Chloe Newman accepts a scholarship to study a St. Joseph’s University. Traveling from England to Texas, the last thing she expects is to meet the schools charming quarterback on her first night. However, Parker Mitchell is a player both on and off the field. Parker is immediately fascinated by Chloe and, after a rocky start, they manage to find a way to make their relationship work despite interference from others on campus, including Parkers jealous ex, and the ghosts that haunt Chloe’s conscience. But, the real test comes when they visit Parker’s family over Christmas break and he finds himself being pulled back into their lifestyle…

Enjoy, be safe, and happiest Turkey Day wishes to you all!

🙂

 

Two new books released from JEA Press! My novel and an Antho I am in! Woo Hoo!

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Season's Bleedings by [Gray, Roma]

My short story, “Black Peter” is in here! Check it out, along with my fellow awesome authors! The theme of this book was that we were given a fellow author to ‘do with as we willed’ in our short stories. It was a blast seeing who annihilated whom and in what style! 😉  Pick up this holiday treasure and be ready to have the jingle bells scared outta ya!

Product Details My latest novel!

“February 1, 2031. The virus dubbed by the media as ‘The Zombiefication Plague’ has struck worldwide. The deadly disease turns people into raging, flesh rending, rotting/liquefying creatures attacking every still living individual in their wake. Dr. Carl Gavois, a researcher at the CDC, is in a race against time to come up with an antidote before all of mankind is consumed by this plague. Will he come up with a solution or are we, as a species, all doomed?”

If you like tales of zombies try this little gem out!

Always remember, folks – please, please, please – leave a review for any and all books that you read! It benefits us authors immensely, and gets our stories out to others!

Have a great week, and Happy Halloween! 🙂

Arts Council of Roane County – a great group in my area!

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If any of you artistic types or country travelers find yourselves in the Roane County, East Tennessee area, I would definitely suggest you check out the Arts Council of Roane County. My Roane Writers Group, whom I am proud to be associated with, is affiliated with this culturally diverse  group and there is always something interesting going on that is listed on their facebook site.

So, If you find yourself in my neck of the woods, give me a holler, pull up a chair and set a spell and see what the Arts Council has to offer! 🙂

A New ‘Depraved’ book to check out! :)

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Dual Depravity. Two Authors.
Two novellas each. One Book.

From extreme horror/bizarre imprint WetWorks comes a new line of books, featuring tales penned by sanguinary scribes who deal in darkness and depravity.

This inaugural volume kicks off with a quartet of tales form the dark, twisted minds of Jim Goforth and John Ledger, which veer from splatterpunk and hardcore horror, to bizarro and surrealism, delving deep into horrific realms each bloody step of the way.

From the woods to suburban houses, from mountain caves to abandoned dwellings, and everywhere in between, this extreme ensemble of novellas demonstrates that depravity and horror lurks everywhere, even in places you might least expect.

 

Dual Depravity (Wetworks Presents: Dual Depravity Book 1) by [Goforth, Jim, Ledger, John]

If you are into bizarre, thoroughly awesome tales, you need to take a peek between these pages! And this is just Volume 1!

Remember to read well, review often, and pass the word on to family and friends! 🙂

My blog interview with Cyrene Olson!

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Here is Cyrene Olson’s wonderful blog post for authors and writers! Please give her a shout if you are interested in promoting your work! My interview is in the October online ezine listed below!

Have fun and don’t forget that reviews are authors’ books life blood!

Until next time, read well and often!  😉

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