Blog Tour for Finding Katie by Author Harmony Kent

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Hello and thanks for stopping by! I would like to thank my host for today for letting me invade their space. And a big thanks also to 4Wills Publishing for setting up this blog tour for me. For my previous tour stops, please check out the 4Wills current events page.

 

I am so excited to be able to share my book trailer video with you today for my latest book, Finding Katie.

 

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When we’re suffering …  When we’re at rock bottom … We all find our own unique ways of coping. Sometimes, it takes a while to find one that works. And what we end up with usually isn’t that healthy. Which is okay if it’s short term, but what happens when it becomes a way of life? What then?

 

Excerpt from Chapter Two:

          

MELANIE IS not happy. LOL. Good news is that Fat Angie won’t be back. Score one for Team Kate. Ha!

My escape attempt did achieve something: I’m no longer on the drip, or hooked up to any machines. Yay for me. They figured if I’m well enough to abscond, I’m well enough to not need all that stuff anymore.

This morning, the ward nurses give me the cold-shoulder. Apparently, I hurt the mouse. Silly cow should’ve gotten out of my way. All I did was knock into her. How bad could it be? I’ve had worse, for sure. Does anyone care about that?

Right. Just what I thought.

A ward nurse and a security guy are in here with me. Melanie’s off to some big meeting. About me. LOL. Like they’re gonna change anything. Talk about ‘play it again Sam’.

I have to laugh, though. The regular nurses are all so scared of me they have to bring in security. Not like the psych guys … they just do the one-on-one and get on with it.

I stare at the TV, so I don’t have to look at the two goons. They keep giving me wary glances, then whisper together.

‘BOO!’ I yell, just for the hell of it.

They both jump. Too funny. Sure beats morning TV.

 

Book Blurb:

 

I killed someone, you see. I killed the girl, who used to be me.

 

I’m Kate … Kate Charlesworth. I’m seventeen, and self-harming. This time I cut too deep, and I’m in hospital. I hadn’t meant for it to be so bad—it just sort of happened. I needed a lot of distraction that day.

 

You’ve had bad days, right? Days it hurts too much to think. Days you just wanna stay in bed. Days when the world needs to go away for a while. Right?

 

What do you do when you’ve hit rock bottom? When there’s nowhere left to turn?

 

This one little mistake lands me back on a psych unit—the last place I wanna be. Only this time, the nurse I end up with isn’t content to stick on a band-aid and send me home. She wants me to face my demons. But to do that, I’ll have to face who I am … who I used to be … I’ll have to find Katie.

 

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Author Bio:

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Harmony Kent is famous for her laughter, and has made quite the name for herself … she’s also, um, a writer … and fairly well known for that too. She lives in rural Cornwall with her ever-present sense of humour and quirky neighbours. She is single and not admitting to her age.

 

Here are ten things she thinks you ought to know about her …

 

  1. Born in 2013 (at least the author was …)
  2. Really boring
  3. Has absolutely no sense of humour
  4. Biographer is a compulsive liar
  5. Reads … a lot
  6. Writes … even more
  7. Completely sane(in)
  8. Neighbours are nuts
  9. If you’re feeling extra brave she’s around
  10. Online …

 

Website: www.harmonykent.co.uk

Twitter: @harmony_kent 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/HarmonyKentOnline

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/HarmonyK

Amazon US Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Harmony-Kent/e/B00CO0AR7U/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Amazon UK Author Page: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Harmony-Kent/e/B00CO0AR7U/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

4Wills Publishing Author Page: http://4willspublishing.wordpress.com/our-authors/author-harmony-kent/

 

Other books by Harmony:

 

Other Books by Harmony

 

 

 

Fiction:

 

The Battle for Brisingamen

The Glade

Elemental Earth

 

 

Anthologies:

 

Concordant Vibrancy

Rave Soup for the Writer’s Soul

 

 

Non-Fiction:

 

Polish Your Prose

Hunters Book Tour ~ Spotlight and Giveaway

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Hunters

The Demon Series #1

By Aoife Marie Sheridan

 

Abigail is nineteen. Her job, she hunts demons.

Her life so far has been tough. Having witnessed her family’s death and her mother’s suicide, she’s been taken in by a priest, who believes her when she says that she sees ghosts. Father Peter trains her as a demon hunter with three other members, one being Daniel, who isn’t what he seems.

But when a possession goes wrong, and ghosts start to attack Abigail, the tight rope she has on her emotions soon starts to loosen. Abigail draws the unwanted attention of the Reote, and she finds out a lot more than she was willing to learn.

Knowledge is power, but for Abigail, it’s her undoing, and the only thing keeping her together is Daniel.

 

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About the Author:

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Aoife Marie Sheridan has loved reading from a very young age, starting off with mills and boon’s books, given to by her grandmother her love for romances grew, by the age of 14 she had read hundreds of them.

Aoife had a passion for writing poetry or in her eyes her journal entries. It was something she did throughout her teens and into her twenties. Aoife won first place for two of her poems and had them published at a young age of just nineteen. Realising she needed to get a real job (What writing isn’t) she studied accountancy and qualified working in that field for many years, until her passion for reading returned and she found Maria V Snyder. Poison study one of her favourite books has been read and re-read countless times.

Aoife’s first book Eden Forest (Part one of the Saskia Trilogy) came to be after a dream of a man and woman on a black horse jumping through a wall of fire and the idea of Saskia was born. Now with her first novel published and taking first place for Eden Forest with Writers Got Talent 2013, Aoife continues to write tales of fantasy and is currently working on her third book for the Saskia Trilogy amongst other new works.

To contact Aoife you can email her at aoifesheridan101@gmail.com

Website: www.aoifemariesheridan.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/Aoifemariesheri

Blog:  aoifesheri.wordpress.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6551996.Aoife_Marie_Sheridan

Twitter: https://twitter.com/aoifesheri

Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+AoifeMarieSheridan

Linkedin: http://ie.linkedin.com/pub/aoife-marie-sheridan/66/760/942

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/aoifesheri/

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Full Schedule for Hunters – Book Tour

Date: 1st of October

aoifesheri@wordpress.com

Spotlight

Date: 3rd of October

http://www.katielcarroll.com/blog/

Interview

Date: 6th of October

http://lmdavid54.wordpress.com

Spotlight

Date: 7th of October

http://www.kyrahalland.com/

Character Interview

Date: 10th of October

http://www.sharonstevensonauthor.com/

Review

Date: 11th of October

http://homeofabooklover.blogspot.ie/

Guest Post and Interview

Date: 15th of October

http://www.ashes86blog.wordpress.com/

Spotlight

Date: 16th of October

http://fantasyparanormalbooks.blogspot.ie/

Spotlight

Date: 17th of October

http://nadanessinmotion.blogspot.com/

Review

Date: 20th of October

http://libraryoferana.wordpress.com/

Spotlight

Date: 21st of October

http://saskiabooktours.wordpress.com/

Spotlight

Date: 22nd of October

http://theviolethourbookreviews.wordpress.com/

Spotlight

Date: 23rd of October

http://www.apocalypsebooked.com/

Review

Date: 27th of October

http://dalenesbookreviews.blogspot.com/

Spotlight and Review

Date: 28th of October

http://www.take2creativestorywriters.com/

Spotlight

Date: 29th of October

www.allthingsfantasy.tumblr.com

Spotlight

Date: 31st of October

http://hello-booklover.tumblr.com/

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THE TEGEN CAVE BOOK TOUR – SPOTLIGHT, INTERVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

BANNER NUMBER TWO

 

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After running from her boyfriend’s powerful organized crime family, Sara Jones starts a new life in a new town. But when people around her start dying from poisonous spider bites after she receives a mysterious package with a spider concealed inside, she worries that the family has found her. Life takes an even more bizarre turn when she seems to be not only immune to the spider venom, but also surrounded by a sinister group of people she suspects is a spider cult. Even her new boyfriend starts acting suspiciously. Just who can she trust?

 

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Inge-Lise Goss was born in Denmark, raised in Utah and graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Utah. She is a Certified Public Accountant and worked in that field for over twenty years. She now lives in the foothills of Red Rock Canyon with her husband and their dog, Bran, where she spends most of her time in her den writing stories dictated by her muse. When she’s not pounding away on the keyboard she can be found reading, rowing, or trying to perfect her golf game.

 

Where can we find you?:

www.Inge-LiseGoss.com

www.facebook.com/IngeLiseGossAuthor

www.twitter.com/IngeGoss

www.goodreads.com/author/show/7064949.Inge_Lise_Goss

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Novel: The Tegen Cave

Author: Inge-Lise Goss

 

Question: What have you published recently?

My first novel, The Tegen Cave, a dark fantasy, was published in 2013 by Silver Tongue Press. In May of this year, The Cost of Crude, a mystery/thriller, was released by the same publisher.

 

Question: How, and when, did you decide to become a writer?

 

Dreams. They were so vivid and kept swirling around in my head when I was awake. Then I started getting this nagging feeling I should put them on paper. Initially the task seemed to daunting so I tried to wipe the whole idea out of my mind. But instead, the same story invaded my dreams over and over again. I felt my subconscious was forcing me to try my hand at writing. That’s when I knew I had to give it a shot. I was surprised how easy the words flowed and became convinced a muse was guiding my fingers over the keyboard.

Question: Where can we find your published writing?

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Amazon US:  http://www.amazon.com/The-Tegen-Cave-ebook/dp/B00CIH371W/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1372885419&sr=8-1

Amazon UK:  http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Tegen-Cave-ebook/dp/B00CIH371W/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1377727772&sr=1-1&keywords=the+tegen+cave

 

Question: What is a typical day like for you as a writer?

My typical day isn’t all that exciting. I wake up around 6:30 a.m. and force my feet to the floor. After slipping on a pair of yoga pants, t-shirt and shoes, I trudge down the stairs to a rowing machine and drop down into its seat. I push on ear buds, flip on the music, and listen to rock-n-roll while I row to the beat for twenty-five minutes. As I continue enjoying the music, I head out the front door and walk a mile.

Feeling sweaty when I return home, instead of grabbing a bottle of water, I gulp down a cup of coffee. I pour a bowl of cereal and drench it with blue berries. Breezing through the newspaper, I chat with my husband about a few of the articles. Then I fill my coffee mug and move to the den on the second floor.

I turn on my computer and check emails. Satisfied I have responded to everything, well, almost everything that needs my attention, I open the file containing my current project. My daily goal is to be writing by 10 a.m. That’s also the time when my muse is up and ready to get to work. In fact, she pouts when I’m running late or she’s been ignored for a few days.

Around noon, I take a short break for lunch. When I return to the keyboard, the adventure springs back into my head and my fingers punch a way again.  At 4:30 p.m. my alarm buzzes signalling me that it’s time to wrap up my writing, but my muse normally keeps me at the computer for at least another fifty minutes. Then I finally hit the save button, lean back in the chair, and close my eyes. I gather my thoughts and put the story to rest for the day.

I quickly shuck my clothing and hurry into the shower. As soon as I step out of the bathroom, cocktails are poured. After dinner, when I don’t have plans for the evening, I curl up on the couch and read or watch TV.

Question: What types of writing do you do?

The first three novels I wrote were from first person viewpoint. As I wrote them, I never knew what was going to happen next. I was always anxious to get back to the story. Hopefully, readers will feel the same way when they read The Tegen Cave. The Cost of Crude, my second published novel is written in third person. It was just as exciting to write as the first person novels. My writing style tends to fluctuate depending on the story. It’s fun to try new things and explore different genres.

Question: What are your favorite characters that you have created? Tell us about them.

I like writing about strong female characters that learn to handle themselves in dangerous and frightening situations. I also like mysterious male characters that have a dark side.

Sara Jones, the protagonist in The Tegen Cave, is an independent, 24-year-old woman who fell in love with a member of a crime family. Realizing the truth about her boyfriend, she leaves him and hopes she has covered her trail well. After she becomes involved with another man, her 25th birthday approaches and her bodily desires become uncontrollable, desires that he satisfies. When she discovered he’s a member of a bloodthirsty group that uses spiders to incapacitate their prey, she flees. I like this character because she grows both mentally and physically as the story unfolds.

Brett Daborel is a strong, gorgeous-looking man who possesses paranormal abilities. He’s an awesome lover, yet dangerous. Brett can easily attract a woman’s attention and just as easily he can become the target of skilled thugs, but to tangle with him could lead to deadly consequences.

Question: do you find you “mentally edit” other writers’ works as you read them? Does doing this help you or bother you?

Since I started writing, I find I’m doing it all the time. If the novel is in dire need of editing, it trumps the story. Then, I’m spending all my time “mentally editing” it instead of following the storyline. When that happens, I stop reading that novel and move on to another one.

Question: What music do you listen to, while writing?

None.  I find it distracts from the story buzzing around in my head wanting to flow on the page. I’m just not good at multi-tasking. Yes, I can exercise, drive or clean house and listen to music at the same time, but that’s about it.

Question: What do you eat while writing?

Nothing.  Chewing affects me the same way as listening to music.

 

Five for Fun:

What is your favourite non-alcoholic drink?

Lipton’s Diet Green Tea

What is your favourite cartoon character?

Stewie Griffin in Family Guy

What is your favourite movie of all time?

Boy it’s a tossup between The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Sleeper and Young Frankenstein.

What TV shows do you like to watch?

Under the Doom, CSI, CSI-Los Angeles, True Blood (unfortunately, that series has ended), Elementary, Person of Interest, The Mentalist and the PBS shows: Poirot, Sherlock Holmes, Mid-Summer Mysteries, and Downton Abby.

What do you like to do for fun or just to relax?

Travel, read, golf, and play board games.

Question: Where can we find you on the web?

www.Inge-LiseGoss.com

www.facebook.com/IngeLiseGossAuthor

www.twitter.com/IngeGoss

www.goodreads.com/author/show/7064949.Inge_Lise_Goss

http://www.Amazon.com/author/inge-lisegoss

http://www.linkedin.com/pub/inge-lise-goss/46/45a/a82

 

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Full Schedule for the Tegen Cave – Book Tour

 

 

Date: 22nd of September

                Spotlight

http://lmdavid54.wordpress.com

                Date: 23rd of September

                Interview

http://www.kyrahalland.com/

                Date:24th of September

Blog Post

www.allthingsfantasy.tumblr.com

Date: 25th of September

Interview

                aoifesheri@wordpress.com

                Date: 26th of September

                Interview

http://whcann.co.uk/

                Date: 27th of September

                Spotlight

http://ashes86blog.wordpress.com/

                Date: 28th of September

                Spotlight and Interview

http://www.take2creativestorywriters.com/

                Date: 29th of September

                Spotlight

http://fantasyparanormalbooks.blogspot.ie/

Date: 30th of September

Interview

http://homeofabooklover.blogspot.ie

Date: 1st of October

Spotlight

http://writingdreams.net/

Date: 2nd of October

Spotlight

http://saskiabooktours.wordpress.com/

Date: 3rd of October

Interview

http://libraryoferana.wordpress.com/

Date: 4th of October

Review

http://dalenesbookreviews.blogspot.com/

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Book Tour ~ Till Death and Beyond Spotlight and Review with Giveaway

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Synopsis:

 

 

Till Death and Beyond is a sizzling tale of two souls bound by destiny in a cruel plot to separate them forever…

A COLD BEAUTY WHO KNOWS DEATH INTIMATELY…

Amira is the strongest witch on the face of the earth, with psychic abilities no others possess. And yet, she is but a slave to the whims of the gods. Forced to be born anew every time she fails in fulfilling an ancient prophecy, Amira is desperate to break the vicious cycle.

A TORMENTED WARRIOR WHO HAS LOST EVERYTHING…

Plagued by the memories and guilt over his family’s demise, Raven lives for the sole reason of restoring his younger brother. And kidnapping a witch is only the beginning—for he intends to right the wrongs of his past by any means necessary.

A DESTINY TO CHANGE THE WORLD…

While the gods might have planned for her to be captured, surrender is not something that comes easy to Amira. Yet one glance into her captor’s eyes, and she is swept away by emotions long ago denied to her. She decides to play along. For a while.

Despite the hatred Raven harbors for their kind, he is intrigued by the witch. One taste of her lips, and she becomes his obsession. Soon, he discovers that fighting against the passion they ignite in one another is futile. But as they strip each other’s secrets, a powerful force threatens to destroy them both.

For in this game of gods nothing is simple—the whole universe seems to conspire against them. And no matter how fiercely they fight, or what they are willing to endure to save each other … the path they travel is paved with loss.

Will they survive the ultimate test, if even their determination—to fight till death—might not be enough?

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A computer science major, Lyn C. Johanson decided to leave the cold world of code lines and pursue her passion for writing romance stories. Now, she mostly lives in the world she dreams up. Except when her husband and sons drag her back to reality—where she enjoys photography, dancing, and spending time with her family.

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Rating: 4 stars

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Amira is a tortured soul, one of the most powerful witches, that’s used in a struggle with the gods to fulfil a prophecy. Each life she lives and dies through, Amira remembers, she is a person who’s so beautiful on the outside but damaged on the inside.

 

The Goddess tells her she will be kidnapped and no matter how she resists she must do as she told, and go to the forest while waiting to be taken. She is no more than a puppet on a string.

Raven is the one who takes her. Witchcraft is punishable by death but Raven needs her alive. All witches are believed to be cold creatures but Amira surprises Raven time and time again with her selfless acts and soon a love blossoms between them, that’s intense and serious. Raven denies his feelings telling himself it’s a spell. His own story is as tortured as Amira’s, and with a brother whose mind is almost lost Raven feels responsible for the death of his family, and his brother’s diminishing health. Taking Amira he hopes to draw out the witch that destroyed his family and kill her, in doing so freeing his brother.

 

When Amira arrives at this home and shows her true nature, a kind and caring person Raven can’t deny the person she is and gives into the chemistry that’s burning in both of them. But the gods won’t let it be, a prophecy needs to be fulfilled and the demon Dazlog has his oar in too. On top of that witches are still being hunted, and Amira’s family is in danger.

 

The story keeps on taking turns until the end and it all makes beautiful sense, but the story isn’t over and I’m looking forward to book Two.

 

The writing was flawless but one thing that throw me off was the constant change between Amira and Raven. It changed within paragraphs at the start I had to re-read it thinking I was wrong but after a while it didn’t bother me but just throw me at the start. I have never come across this style of storytelling before, but once I realised what was happening I didn’t mind.

 

 

 

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Book Tour of the Gallow’s Series ~ Spotlight and Interview with Giveaway


 

 

BOOK TOUR OF THE GALLOWS SERIES 1ST –

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19-year-old twin demon trackers Shaun and Sarah Gallows are used to running into trouble – mostly the kind with fangs – but while Sarah embraces her powers to their fullest extent, trusting her instincts implicitly, Shaun distances himself from his abilities and can do little more than despair at his sister’s reckless nature and idly back her up.

When they come across 17-year-old Melissa Carling, a demon tracker who’s been torturing innocent super-naturals, they know they have to stop her. Sarah is desperate to punish Melissa for what she’s been doing but Shaun’s instant attraction to the girl points to a soul-mate bond stronger than anything he’s ever had to fight before…

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***This is the second in the Gallows series of novels – the following description contains spoilers***

Twin demon trackers Shaun & Sarah Gallows are getting used to dealing with supernatural threats…

Six months after Sarah’s reckless choice, she is struggling to deal with what she has done and trying to find a way to break free from the demon bond she has made. She finds out the vampire lied about his maker and she’s faced with more difficult decisions.

Clueless to what his sister is going through, Shaun has been spending time in White Oaks on the pretence of training with his parents. He’s determined to find out who Elle’s working for, and he’s thinking about asking her out, maybe.

A new threat surfaces in White Oaks and the twins have to neutralise it before things get out of hand, and before the Council find out. It would just be another day’s work, if Shaun wasn’t being accused of murder and Sarah wasn’t being driven to distraction by her demon…

 

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***This is the third book in the series and as such the following contains spoilers for the first books***

Shaun & Sarah Gallows are demon trackers, hunting down and dispatching supernatural threats by order of their Council.

A few months past their twentieth birthday, Shaun takes Elle to Shadows Grove to check out the site of the brutal murder he’s become obsessed with. The ill advised trip starts unlocking his own past and the mystery of his destiny begins to unravel.

Sarah realises she needs to train Ray to keep him safe. When her mother finds out she took him on a job, she gives Sarah an ultimatum that forces her rethink their relationship.

***Be warned this book is Adult Modern Fantasy, not YA. It is not suitable for younger readers as it contains profanity & sexual references.

 

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Blurb:

 

***This is the fourth in the Gallows series of novels – the following description contains spoilers***

Twin demon trackers Shaun and Sarah Gallows are used to dealing with supernatural threats but what happens when that threat comes from within?

The twins are in the middle of a murder case when Shaun is captured by werewolves. Suddenly his future as a tracker is in question. Faced with the choice of remaining as he is and continuing to serve both the Council and the Seelie Court, or becoming a werewolf powerful enough to be an Alpha and gaining a life with a mate he is already attracted to, Shaun is conflicted. His werewolf curse was corrupted after he was ravaged in battle and now a witch has removed the corruption. He has days before his first shift takes all choice away from him and he becomes wolf. Can he make his decision in time, or will it be taken out of his hands?

Meanwhile Ben has come back into Sarah’s life and is attempting to prove he has changed. She isn’t sure if she can trust him but when it comes right down to it she may have no choice. When she is marked for death she must find a way to defeat a demon and avoid being dragged to hell without the use of her physical fighting skills. Her demon bond might be the key to her survival, but can she trust War to look after her best interests when he could have her to himself in hell?

 

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About the Author:

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I’m your typical reclusive author type. Anti-social in person, but I love tweeting online friends! I love my laptop, probably a bit too much mind you.
If you want to know more, check out my website or follow me on twitter.
I’m a reader and enjoy finding new indie authors to follow – there are so many good ones out there! I’m fairly new to posting reviews but I do try to be fair and honest and will not post anything less than 3 stars, as if it is not at least that good I just won’t finish it.

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  1. Tell me a bit about yourself.

 

I’m a thirty-three year old writing machine with a fixation on the supernatural.  Being entertained is the main thing I require in life; be that through books, TV, or other people!

 

 

  1. When did you first consider yourself a writer?

 

The honest answer is I don’t know.  I’ve been writing since I was about five years old so it’s something I’ve done for most of my life.  I first decided to make a serious go at it a couple of years ago and that’s when I started writing the first book in my Gallows series.

 

  1. What inspired you to write your book?

 

With my first published book, ‘Blood Bound’, I basically wrote the book I wanted to read!  I love urban fantasy and I wanted to write something with that same feel to it, though without the urban setting.  I wanted to write a supernatural story with plenty of action, plot twists, interesting characters and witty dialogue.

 

  1. If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?

 

I’ve been inspired by so many different books and writers I couldn’t choose just one.  I get a lot of inspiration from movies and TV as well.  I appreciate a great story in any format and I draw inspiration from many different sources.

 

  1. What book are you reading now?

 

I’m always reading a few books at once.  At the minute I’m reading ‘White Trash Zombie Apocalypse’ by Diana Rowland, ‘Unicorn Western’ by Johnny Truant & Sean Platt, & ‘Darker Things’ by Rob Cornell.

 

  1. What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

 

I like to watch TV shows, go for dinner or drinks, or perhaps least surprisingly read books!

 

  1. What time of day do you write?

 

I write whenever I get the time – usually either first thing in the morning or later on at night.  I don’t have a routine that is set in stone but I grab every spare minute that I can get my hands on.

 

  1. Where do you get your ideas for your books?

 

My head is crammed full of wild and wacky ideas and generates more every time I see or read something the slightest bit creatively stimulating.  I’ll start thinking ‘what if’ and my mind will go wandering and come up with something totally different to whatever sparked the idea in the first place!

 

  1. If you couldn’t be an author, what would your ideal career be?

 

Hmm, probably a Librarian.  I love books, quiet time and I’m fairly well organised.

 

  1. What is your favorite tv show?

 

My all time favourite TV show is ‘Weird Science’ – it’s hilarious and insanely creative.  I’m a bit of a couch potato so I have a lot of favourite shows.  More recently I’m into ‘Arrested Development’, ‘Archer’ and ‘Psych’.  I like to laugh!

 

  1. Can you tell us about your upcoming book?

 

Hell Halved is the fifth book in the Gallows series and comes out in July.  For those following the series here are a few things you can expect to see in this book: Sarah visits a vampire brothel. Shaun finds out what happened to Roman.  Flicky gets herself into a mess with a demon.

 

 

 

 

  1. Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

 

Write fast, work hard and never give up!  The differences between having a dream and realising it are hard work and determination.

 

 

  1. How do you cope with writer’s block?

 

I don’t let it happen in the first place!  I make sure I have notes   before I start and if I get stalled I look back over the notes.  Sometimes I re-read a bit of what I’ve written and find I have to cut something that doesn’t work and start over.  I never let myself stop writing when I get stalled like this, that way it’s always easy to go back to and I never get mentally blocked.

 

  1. What was the hardest thing to cut from your manuscript?

 

I don’t really let editing get to me.  If something needs cut it needs cut.

 

17. Where can we buy your books or visit your website?

 

This is my website: www.sharonstevensonauthor.com

You can buy these books in many, many places, but to save time here are the main ones:

Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Sharon-Stevenson/e/B001KIWMFC/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sharon-Stevenson/e/B001KIWMFC/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/destroyer

Barnes & Noble US: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/blood-bound-sharon-stevenson/1113575133?ean=2940045014052

Barnes & Noble UK: http://www.nook.com/gb/s/sharon-stevenson?s%5Bdref%5D=51&s%5Bkeyword%5D=sharon+stevenson&utf8=%E2%9C%93

iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/artist/sharon-stevenson/id568014057?mt=11

Note: The first book in the series ‘Blood Bound’ is free in several of the above places but Amazon have not yet price-matched it.

 

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Book Tour ~ Spotlight and Review for The Price of Vengeance by Author Kurt D. Springs

 

Price of Vengeance

 

Price of Vengeance

 

“Liam! What have you done?” Marcus demanded. “You know our teachings on revenge.”

Suddenly, irrationally angry, Liam straightened. “How can you defend him after what he did? To you, to Mom, to my birth parents, to everyone we cared about?”

With a howl of despair and emotional agony, Liam dashed forward, through the shade of his father, blindly running into the sewers.

What is the Price of Vengeance? One could understand why Liam is angry. Orphaned at the age of two by a group of giant carnivorous insects called the chitin, he was adopted by High Councilor Marcus and his wife, Lidia, and raised with their older son, Randolf, in New Olympia, the last remaining city on the planet Etrusci.

As an adult, Liam becomes a soldier. After being cut off from the city, he finds that there is an alien intelligence behind the chitin. To defeat it, he must discover who he is and how to use his powers. When Liam discovers that a traitor responsible for his birth parents’ deaths has also murdered his beloved foster parents, he might find that the price he has to pay in his quest for vengeance will prove to be an even more unbeatable foe.

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Kurt D. Springs is presently an adjunct professor of anthropology and archaeology in New Hampshire. He holds a PhD. in anthropology from the State University of New York at Buffalo, as well as a Master of Literature in archaeology from the National University of Ireland, Galway, and a Master of Liberal Arts in anthropology and archaeology from the Harvard University Extension School. His main area of interest is megalithic landscapes in prehistoric Ireland.

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Review of Price of Vengeance

Rating: 4 stars

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Sci-fi wouldn’t be a genre that I would normally read, but I’m glad I read Price of Vengeance. It was a very well written book, with enough interesting characters, as well as a Bear-lizard who can communicate telepathically, to keep everything interesting.  I loved the dreamscape where Liam meets Jarek and finds out about who he is, and all about his family. The plot was very well written with enough betrayals, twists and turns to keep you turning the pages.

 

For me the title says it all. What price would you pay for Vengeance? It’s something that can destroy a man’s soul, and it almost destroys Liam’s.

 

Liam is an orphan, his family slaughtered by the Chitan – (bug like creatures) and he’s taken in by Marcus and his wife, he also inherits a big brother Randolf. We watch as Liam dedicates his life to being a solider never taking part in sociable affairs.

 

We learn a lot about Liam when the chitan attack and we see him in full throttle.  He can fight, his abilities are amazing and well written especially when he jumps out of time _ (slows time down) the story continues to follow Liam his brother Randlolf and Azure a being of pure evil, who wants Liam on his side. The struggle between right and wrong, and hatred and love is saturated in this story, and love is stronger no matter what, that it can cause a person to let the hatred and anger go. This is very well shown with Celina’s and Liam’s story.

 

Overall a very well written book. One I feel all Sci-fi and fantasy/paranormal readers will enjoy.

 

 

 

Blog Tour for Soul Stone Escaping Fate by DelSheree Gladden

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Arrabella thought she was done with dreams, done with curses and the threat of death.

After surviving the ancient Aztec curse that had plagued her family for centuries, Arra was more than ready for her new life in the boring little town of Grainer, Maine. Boring and small sounded perfect…but she should have known better than to think it would last. 

The dream was odd, but Arra passed it off as nerves about starting school in Grainer. Her boyfriend, Tanner, was there to distract her…and get her into a little trouble as well. He pushes the dream out of her mind until they walk onto the school campus and see her. The lonely girl from Arra’s dream. 
Tanner’s reaction is fierce. He won’t risk losing Arra again and demands she stay away from Sibeal, but Arra can’t stop thinking about her haunted expression. What if she can help her? Arra can’t just walk away and let whatever curse has a hold of Sibeal claim her without trying to stop it. But what if Sibeal deserves the punishment? 

Arra’s battle to make the right choice about Sibeal only gets harder when she is forced to turn to the person in town she likes least for help. Sebastian Wallace is arrogant and irritating, but he’s seems to be the only one who can help her. As Arra tries to determine what the right choice is, she finds out saving Sibeal may be the least of her problems.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

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I live in New Mexico with my husband and two children. I love expressing my creativity through writing and painting and I get a lot of my inspiration from my family and from the culture and beauty of New Mexico. I write mainly Young Adult urban fantasy, but my writing interests are ever expanding. I am also currently in the Dental Hygiene Program at San Juan College, so 90% of my waking hours are devoted to thinking about teeth for the time being!

 

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Soul Stone

Rating 5 Stars

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This is the second book of Escaping Fate. I didn’t read the first book but I didn’t have to; it was easy to pick up and was explained well.

 

The story is told through the eyes of Arra, a sixteen year old girl who has a gift; her dreams are warnings of things to come. Straightaway Arra is a likeable character she’s kind funny and loyal she is also surrounded by great people ones that truly cherish her.  Her relationship with her boyfriend Tanner sounds perfect, but for me as the reader I just didn’t trust him 100%. Yet he was good to Arra she was starting a new beginning in Grainer, a small quiet place and Tanner is there for her on her first day of school. At this point all seems normal enough.

Arra’s gift comes into play and her dreams this time are about a girl, a girl who she sees at School, Sibeal is new also and a loner one that Arra wants to get to know and help even against Tanners wishes. As she gets to know Sibeal more to see why she dreams of her, the plot is revealed at a steady pace, it kept me turning pages, as I feared the worst. But as Arra helps Sibeal she also begins to realise that a bond has formed between the two girls, and she cares about her more then she thought, she’s not just someone to save, she becomes a friend.

My favourite Character was Bas. Arra meets him on her first day at school and straight away she finds him irritating yet everyone loves bas, he is like the towns shining star. He is also Arra’s boyfriend’s best friend. So as Bas and Arra are around each other the tension rises, he brings out the worst in Arra and it’s funny to see her get all tangled up and confused about him. At first Tanner is fine with the friendship as he sees the two always arguing but Bas helps Arra out of more the one situation things start to change and Tanner notices them too. I feel so sorry for Arra at this stage she has the whole dream thing to deal with, Sibeal’s impending death, her father’s anger towards Tanner and her feelings for both Tanner and Bas.

 

This story had a little bit of everything it was very well written and I truly enjoyed it, I can’t wait for the next instalment of Escaping Fate. I would like to thank DelSheree Gladden for giving this copy of Soul Stone to me, for an honest review. She is one of my favourite authors and never fails to deliver a great story with plenty of romance trickling its way through it.