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Today’s Tease…Kristy Brown

Welcome! Pull up a seat and enjoy a chat with Today’s Tease Kristy Brown

Your Name or Pen Name you use:  Kristy Brown, K.R.Brown

Title of the book you are promoting:  Twisted Fate

 Link to purchase your Book:  http://www.amazon.com/Twisted-Fate-Series-Volume/dp/1491237783/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

Genre:  Paranormal Romance

Welcome  KB…I, LH have some questions for you 😉

LH: I wanted to be a ballerina, race car driver and a private detective when I was little. What did you want to be when you grew up?

KB: As a child I wanted to be a lawyer, but that changed when I started school.  I then wanted to be a writer.

LH: I didn’t really have a literary influence, I just decided one day to start writing. Who influenced you in your writing career?

KB: I have had so many influences through the years.  The ones that really made me decide to go toward Paranormal Romance were Cheyenne McCray, Christina Dodd.

LH: I self published all of my books and was then “discovered” by a publisher. Are you an Indie or published author?

KB: I am a Indie author at the moment, but my hope is to be “discovered”.

LH: As an Indie Author, I was hesitant about being with a publishing company. If you are an Indie author, would you like to be published by a traditional publisher and if so, why or why not?

KB: I would and dream to be with a traditional publisher, the reasons are because they can give you outlets that you can’t get with being Indie. Such as giving you help to promote your books.  They can get your book into book stores, when you are Indie it isn’t that easy.

LH: This is easy for me…I’d invite Johnny Depp and I would not discuss movies!  Who would you invite to dinner, living or dead, and what one topic would you NOT discuss with them?

KB: So many choices for this one.  I think I would have to go with Joe Manganiello.  Like you said I wouldn’t be talking about movies.

LH: I personally think that there is way too much sex and violence everywhere in society these days and it’s everywhere but that Hollywood is one of the biggest contributors.  Do you think that society as a whole is subjected to too much sex and violence and are you concerned about it? Ever feel conflicted and if so, why?

KB: I believe that sex and violence are ingrained with our world. It is becoming so common place that you can see a naked woman on normal TV.  It worries me because I have children, I don’t want them to see the way the world is turning to sex and violence all the time.  The image on the TV is what our children grow up to be.  I don’t want either of my children to feel they have to be stick thin.

LH: I’m a huge softy and by no means a beauty queen… lol but, I truly would want world peace in the blink of an eye if I could make it happen…If you could change one thing in the world, in the blink of an eye, what would it be?

KB: Poverty, I would want to find a way to help people live better lives.  Having no money to live on makes things so much harder.

LH: With the traditional bookstore becoming obsolete and everyone turning to buying books online, I don’t buy the hype that “the cover is everything”. How important do you think book covers are now that almost all shopping is done online?

KB: I think that a great book cover can bring in many readers, but with that said I also believe that you have to have a great story as well.

LH: I can remember wanting to write as a kid. I got a really late start! Have you always wanted to write and when did you start?

KB: I started when I was in middle school around the age of 10.  Have always loved to write.

LH: I love to see if I can see myself in a character. What interests you most about a story?

KB: Being able to see the characters in my mind.  When they decide to make it a movie I can say I can see that person playing that character.

LH: For me, I just get hit with this whole movie in my head and start writing. How do you come up with your stories?

KB: I am pretty much the same way.  I don’t do an outline or anything.  I do keep track of my characters though hahaha

LH: I can’t tell you or I’d have to…lol Are you working on anything now?

KB: Yes I am, I am writing the 3rd book to my twisted fate series.  Then in November I do NaNoWriMo.

LH: I’m working on #6…5 are published and the other one is due out this year… How many books have you written? How many have been published?

KB: I have written 5 only 1 is published at this moment.

LH: I write for fun I don’t even dream of riches…Do you write for fun or money?

KB: A little of both, I love that I can write something that people will love to read.  At the same time I like money.

LH: Some of my family members had a bit of a problem with me writing my first book “A Beautiful Liar” because the character Maggie West is basically me…to a point 😉 They had a problem with the genre and me “putting it all out there” so to speak so I took a pen name. They eventually came around as I have never cared who knows who I am what I’ve done or what they think of me. I’ve never wanted to be famous, just infamous! What has been your biggest problem when it comes to family or friends when writing?

KB: None, they are all very supportive of what I am doing. 🙂

LH: I have never experienced writers block…I have experienced writers “don’t want to”… Have you ever experienced writers block and if so, how did you overcome it?

KB: Not really block, it is more I am not too sure how the movie in my head will go. So I have to let it roll in my mind to see what way I want.

LH: I get asked all the time “Do you have any advice for new writers?”… Do you?

KB: Don’t let reviews keep you from being who you are.  No matter what you write be true to your story.

LH: I would not change one thing in my life as I would not be me if I did… If you could go back in time and change one thing in your life, what would it be?

KB: Hmm this is a hard one.  If I could go back I think I would work out more.  Tell myself to be better at the things I know I can do.

LH: If I could go back in time and tell someone something, I’d go back and tell the founding fathers they were doing a few things wrong…If you could go back in time and tell someone something, who would you tell and what would you tell them?

KB: Another hard one, I think I would go back and find the person who invented cigarettes and tell him not to. Tell him that by just that one invention he was pretty much the reason for thousands of deaths.

LH: I would freak out if someone contacted me and said they wanted to make one of my books or my series of book into a movie as I am really very shy in person and I’d probably go into hiding. I don’t think I could handle it. How would you handle it? Who would be the first person you told?

KB: First I would blush to the roots of my hair.  Second I would be jumping up and down screaming about how happy I was.  It is a dream to have a book made into a show but it isn’t a deal breaker in my life.  I would tell my husband J

Thanks for that fun and interesting interview KB…Now… for the fun stuff!

Favorite Beverage? Cherry Coke

Exercise or Bubble Bath? Bubble Bath

Favorite Color? Red

Take out or Dine in? Dine In

Camping or Hotel? Hotel

Sports or Chocolate? Chocolate
Dogs or Cats? Both!

Favorite Food? Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

Favorite Song? Don’t really have A song.

Favorite Movie? Rose Red

Favorite Car? Mini Van 🙂

Sex or Chocolate? Both!

And now for the essay part of the interview 😉

LH: If you could go anywhere for a week, with anyone you wanted and no one would ever find out about it…where would you go, what would you do and who would you take?

KB: This one is easy for me, I would go to Ireland.  I have a calling to go overseas and see the amazing things there. I would bring my husband, who I have been with for almost fifteen years.  The journey would be a great vacation.  We would hop from place to place seeing the standing stones, and the fields of green.

I love to take photos so I would need to have a hard drive for use this vacation.  After Ireland we would go to Scotland.  I would find the people that I have meet online and connect with them.  To see the world in this way would be a dream come true.  We would then go to Cairo to see the pyramids. Connect with the past in a way I can’t here in the US.

Thank you for spending this time with us. Make sure to pick up your copy of Kristy Brown’s 

Twisted Fate

at

 http://www.amazon.com/Twisted-Fate-Series-Volume/dp/1491237783/ref=tmm_pap_title_0

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Get Em While They Are Hot…And On Sale!

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Check out all the other awesome authors and watch for “Maggie’s Misery” The Final Chapter in the Maggie West Series due out in November!

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Today’s Tease…Katherine Russell

Welcome! Pull up a seat and enjoy a chat with Today’s Tease Katherine Russell

Your Name or Pen Name you use:  Katherine Russell

Title of the book you are promoting:  Shapes of Water

 Link to purchase your Book: https://www.createspace.com/3927850

Genre:  poetry

Recent Publication: Love Around the World (series)

Publisher: Senserial Publishers

Link: http://senserial.com

Genre: Travel Romance

Welcome  KR…I, LH have some questions for you 😉

LH: I didn’t really have a literary influence, I just decided one day to start writing.  Who influenced you in your writing career?

KR: My first influence was my aunt, Margot Russell, who published a collection of stories about life with multiple sclerosis. She knew I was writing constantly from the time I could hold a pen – it was in my blood. When I was eleven, she asked me, “Are you ready to write your book?” With her encouragement, I compiled stories by and about people living with cystic fibrosis called With Every Breath, though it took several years to publish! As for my fiction, it’s heavily influenced and inspired by authors with lyrical style like Arundhati Roy, Edwidge Danticat, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

LH: I self published all of my books and was then “discovered” by a publisher.  Are you an Indie or published author?

KR: I self-published my poetry book because I wanted full control over its production and promotion. With the book With Every Breath, I was sponsored by Boomer Esiason Foundation to self-publish, but that was before Amazon made it so easy! As for my novel, Without Shame, I’m currently seeking out a traditional publisher.

LH: I personally think that there is way too much sex and violence everywhere in society these days and it’s everywhere but that Hollywood is one of the biggest offenders.   Do you think that society as a whole is subjected to too much sex and violence and are you concerned about it? Which form of media do you think is the worst offender?

KR: Agreed! What confuses me, though, is a TV-show can’t say a curse word or show a naked body, but it can graphically show a human getting his head bashed in (ahem, The Walking Dead). At the same time, we sexualize nearly every advertisement, assigning gender expectations through a camera lens. It has fostered a very insecure nation – men who think they have to always be chasing sex, and women who think if they’re not being chased there’s something wrong with them. I’d like to write a whole book on our media’s confused approach to the human body. We’re pretty twisted.

LH: I’m a huge softy and by no means a beauty queen I truly would have world peace in the blink of an eye.                          If you could change one thing in the world, in the blink of an eye, what would it be?

KR: I’d bring Twinkies back. Kidding. I think I’d ask for more selfless leaders. Power attracts the ruthless and greedy. If leaders put their people before themselves, we wouldn’t have situations like famine in North Korea or hundreds of miners dying in China every day.

LH: With the traditional bookstore becoming obsolete and everyone turning to buying books online, I don’t buy the hype that “the cover is everything”.  How important do you think book covers are now that almost all shopping is done online?

KR: I think there are more important things about a book and its promotion, for sure. But I do think there’s something to be said for an eye-catching cover! Nowadays, instead of browsing the spines of books in a store and pulling one from the shelf to read the back cover, people are quickly scrolling through their browser and maybe only catching a glimpse of your title in a millisecond. You want that millisecond to count, catch their eye instantly. The market is just inundated, and people don’t have a lot else to go on when browsing. If a cover looks cheap, they might assume the writing is cheap. If it looks interesting, they might go as far as reading the description of your book. By the way, Leanna, your covers are killer!

LH: I can’t tell you or I’d have to…lol  Are you working on anything now?

KR: I’m working on getting an agent for Without Shame, which is a novel about an American who comes to teach in pre-independent Bangladesh, and he meets a Bengali woman who is waiting for a revolution. I’ve also started a collection of flash fiction pieces about survival and our coping mechanisms. It’s called The Magic of Healing.

LH: I’m working on #6…3 are published and the other 3 are due out this year.  How many books have you written? How many have been published?

KR: I was asked to write a romance novel for a start-up publisher called Senserial Publishers. It’s an episodic travel romance called Love Around the World. Things I’ve self-published are my books about life with cystic fibrosis: With Every Breath, and my poetry collection on coming of age with chronic illness, Shapes of Water. Then I’ve written Without Shame, which hopefully in the near future will be published!

LH: I have never experienced it. I have experienced writers “don’t want to”…Have you ever experienced writers block and if so, how did you overcome it?

KR: Not often, but when I do, I read about something interesting. It stimulates me to think and learn something new – something I might be able to write about! I try to make writing a daily habit instead of relying on the “ahah!” moments. Sometimes beating writer’s block is merely a matter of sitting down and forcing myself to write something.

LH: I get asked all the time “Do you have any advice for new writers?”…Do you?

KR: My advice is to read as much as you can. See what is being published and learn from what those writers have to offer.

LH: I would not change one thing in my life as I would not be me if I did…

If you could go back in time and change one thing in your life, what would it be?

KR: I’m too afraid to mess with the past. Learned that from The Butterfly Effect. But really, like you seem to do, I always try to remember that both good and bad things have shaped me into who I am today, so if I can accept and love myself, there’s no regretting the past.

KR…you are not only funny, you are an inspiration!…Now… for the fun stuff!

Favorite Beverage? Chai

Exercise or Bubble Bath? Bubble Bath!

Favorite Color? Daffodil Yellow

Sports or Chocolate? Chocolate

Dogs or Cats? Dogs – I have a Bichon Poodle

Favorite Food? Ethiopian (seriously, I eat it about once a week)

Favorite Song? Chopin Opus 9/Nocturne 1 – also, Electric Feel by MGMT

Favorite Movie? Ratatouille – it just makes me feel good!

Favorite Car? Jeep, not that I can afford any car at this juncture

Sex or Chocolate? (The answer “Both” is totally acceptable 😉 Sex, but I’m not opposed to chocolate being incorporated

And now for the essay part of the interview 😉

If you could go anywhere for a week, with anyone you wanted and no one would ever find out about it…where would you go and who would you take?

KR: I’ve always dreamed of Costa Rica, and I’d take the love of my life with me. It would be a huge benefit if his boss didn’t find out he missed a week of work. (To paint a fuller picture: my boyfriend is a first-year accountant with very long hours!). I’d go to see the sea turtles hatch and make their way back into the ocean.

Thank you for spending this time with us and make sure to pick up your copy of Katherine Russell’s 

Shapes of Water

at

https://www.createspace.com/3927850

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Muffin & The Junior Guardian Angel Posse by Barbara C Rowe

I just published my first children’s book for the amazingly talented author

Mrs. Barbara C Rowe

Muffin and the Junior Guardian Angel Posse Book 1 The Angel That Couldn’t is now available in ebook for at https://www.createspace.com/4368087 and will be available in paperback within the next week!

Muffin and her Junior Guardian Angel Posse will be charged with helping small Children on Earth handle difficulties like bullying, self esteem issues and sharing.

I am privileged to introduce my wildly creative, wonderfully cooperative and extremely gifted Illustrator, Hugo Teixeira of Portugal. He is well known in his country, so it is my esteem pleasure to be able to introduce him internationally.

I hope you, your children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren enjoy reading these stories as much as I have enjoyed writing them and Hugo has enjoyed illustrating them.

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15 Day Book Blogger Challenge | Day 2

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge | Day 2

This post is day 2 of the 15 Day Book Blogger Challenge that I accepted.

God grant me the time and serenity to continue through the next 13 days!

Check out the challenge here.

 

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge | Good Books And Good Wine

Day 2: What’s your bedtime reading ritual?

Okay, here’s where people will know I’m crazy! lol

I need balance. Not so much balance in food or work and play time but in my mental state.

Before bed, I will read the news which most days, seriously depresses me.

After reading about the world’s plight and how little I alone can do about it, I hop over to http://www.damnyouautocorrect.com and laugh until I cry.

Then, and only then, I feel balanced.

I know, I know…You don’t have to tell me…

I’m just not right!

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Tune In Tonight 9:20 PM EST…

Make sure you Tune In to Triangle Variety Radio to catch my interview with Elaine Raco Chase

on Tonight Thursday June, 6 2013 at 9:20 pm EST

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We’ll be discussing “A Beautiful Liar~Book One of the Maggie West Series” and what it’s like to catch a “Catfish”

It should be a good time for all.

You never know who you’re talking to on line…I should know…I wrote a book about it 😉

The first ten listeners to message or email me the night of the show will receive a free copy!

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HELD OVER!!!

It’s gonna be HOT this summer….Here’s a taste of how hot it gonna get!

From the story Dick and Jane #1

“A small moan escaped Dick’s lips.
She smeared multi-colored heart shapes on his belly and chest. She painted his neck in all of the colors and his lips red with the cherry flavor as that was her personal favorite. She had painted her lips white as she knew he loved coconut. When she was finished she explained what they would do next.”

SS Book CoverThe $.99 price for “A Collection of Short Stories by Leanna Harrow From the Fun to the Fearsome” has been held over for the entire SUMMER! You heard it! ALL Summer…Get it while it’s HOT…oh wait…it’s ALWAY gonna be hot, but it’s not always gonna be $.99 😉

Get your copy today at http://www.amazon.com/Collection-Stories-Leanna-Fearsome-ebook/dp/B00C07EKH0/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1369700338&sr=1-4&keywords=leanna+harrow

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