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The Renegades are back on YouTube once again!
Richie and Marla —
The Obamanation Season of Taking:
Former Navy Seal Carl Higbie is running for Congress in CT.
Do I like everything he stands for? No
Do I like some of the things he says? No
Do I like the three core things he stands for? YES
Listen here to find out what they are…
Good luck Carl
Welcome! Pull up a seat and enjoy a chat with Today’s Tease Nola Sarina
Your Name or Pen Name you use: Nola Sarina
Title of the book you are promoting: Wild Hyacinthe
Link to purchase your Book: http://www.amazon.com/Wild-Hyacinthe-Crimson-Romance-ebook/dp/B00FM85OC4/
Genre: Spicy Paranormal Romance (Erotic Demon romance)
Welcome NS…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?
NS: I always wanted to be a writer. I went through phases where I changed my mind now and then, but writing was always there.
LH: I didn’t really have a literary influence, I just decided one day to start writing. Who influenced you in your writing career?
NS:: Many things influenced me – from the time I was little I was inspired by Jo in Little Women, and Anne Frank. Then, as I grew older, I began to reach out to authors for conversation and surprisingly, a few of them replied to me!
LH: I self published all of my books and was then “discovered” by a publisher. Are you an Indie or published author?
NS:: I am actually both. I’m represented by Michelle Johnson of Inklings Literary Agency, and my Vesper novellas (GILDED DESTINY & JADED TOUCH) are independent while WILD HYACINTHE is co-authored with my friend and fellow Cackling Moms blogger Emily Faith.
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?
NS:: While I’ve enjoyed the self-publishing process with my Vesper novellas, working with Crimson Romance on WILD HYACINTHE has been such a lovely experience. We were really excited when Michelle gave us the news they wanted to publish it, and working with the editors to perfect the balance of a story that features a totally non-traditional demon as a hero was a fun, educational (and challenging!) process. I truly enjoy the traditional publishing process more because of the team environment involved with traditional houses.
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?
NS:: I would invite the Dalai Lama and NOT discuss the pile of laundry behind me that needs to be folded.
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?
NS:: I would snap my fingers and make wholesome food consumption an easy, indisputably attainable goal for all people. Over-processed food is full of poison, yet there are many situations in which eating whole foods is not reasonable or affordable. I wish I could rid my house of processed foods entirely, but society functions in a way that makes that difficult for many families. We’d all be happier and healthier if we still ate nothing but real foods and no chemical crap.
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?
NS:: I think book covers are extremely important, but I fervently disagree that the traditional bookstore is obsolete. Traditional bookstores are adapting to the shift toward ebooks, and it’s only a matter of time before POD books are easier to find in bookstores through consignment programs, etc. I still feel having a winning cover (and by winning, I mean unique) is a critical step in making good book sales.
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?
NS:: I wrote my first book at the age of six. It was about a girl and her brother Vincent who died of smallpox. My mother found it a little bit morbid, since the critical page in the book said, “Then one day, Vincent died. He had smallpox.”
Funny, I’m still offing characters now and then. 🙂
LH: I love to see if I can see myself in a character. What interests you most about a story?
NS:: It’s the emotion that gets me. I want to feel every moment of every interaction, I want to be left with lingering feelings that are hard to shake after being immersed so wholly in a character. Hopefully, that’s what readers get from my books, too. *gnaws fingernails in anticipation*
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?
NS:: It’s the character who comes to me first. The story evolves after I know what kind of personal journey the character is preparing to embark upon.
LH: I can’t tell you or I’d have to…lol Are you working on anything now?
NS:: Emily Faith and I are deep in a sequel edit right now and the beginning of a new series, and I have somewhere between 4-6 novels on the go at the moment.
LH: I have 6 books published… How many books have you written? How many have been published?
NS:: I have three books published out of a completed 7-9. All of the unpublished ones need revision, though. I believe I evolve with every book I write and owe it to my characters to revisit and re-sculpt their stories as needed.
LH: I write for fun I don’t even dream of riches…Do you write for fun or money?
NS:: I write because I just have to. I had a few adult years where I wasn’t writing, and I was miserable. I crave the creative expression. I cherish my characters. It’s bliss, and if I happen to make a dime or two off it, bonus!
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?
NS:: I know not all of my family or friends will approve of what I write. It doesn’t bother me. My problem is that I’m highly social with family and friends, and sometimes I feel torn between my worlds and the real world. I try to strike a healthy balance of living in both.
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?
NS:: Not actual “block,” no. I’ve had speed bumps. But every time I take a week or two away from writing (or a couple months, once), I come back refreshed and ready to kick ass.
LH: I get asked all the time “Do you have any advice for new writers?”… Do you?
NS:: Yes. Learn how to accept criticism. Learn to apply that which you should incorporate into your writing to better yourself, and learn which pieces of advice are best left behind to maintain your individuality.
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?
NS: Well, first, I’d tell my agent. I would be excited to see what kind of creative vision the creator of the movie had for my characters and stories. It would be a once-in-a-lifetime experience to see what kind of inspiration I’ve been to other artists in other mediums.
Thanks for that fun and fascinating interview NS…Now… for the fun stuff!
Favorite Beverage? Coffee
Exercise or Bubble Bath? Bath after exercise
Favorite Color? At the moment, purple. It kind of depends on what I’m writing.
Take out or Dine in? Dine in.
Camping or Hotel? I wish I could say camping, but hotel.
Sports or Chocolate? Chocolate
Dogs or Cats? Cats – allergic to dogs. 😦
Favorite Food? Sushi
Favorite Song? Right now, Demons by Imagine Dragons
Favorite Movie? THE GREAT GATSBY OMG THANK YOU FOR ASKING THIS JUST SO I HAD AN EXCUSE TO MENTION IT
Favorite Car? Lamborghini Gallardo.
Sex or Chocolate? (The answer “Both” is totally acceptable 😉 Both. Absolutely 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?
NS: Is it silly to say I’d take all of my imaginary friends (characters) somewhere exotic and sit down with them and go over their stories to make sure I really have it all correct? I’d document their feelings, their goals, where they see themselves going, watch how they interact with each other… God, I’m obsessed… and then I’d thank them from the bottom of my heart for being such awesome people. And thank them all for not killing or eating me.
Thank you for spending this time with us. Make sure to pick up your copy of Nola Sarina’s
I was raped by our government today. Listen here to find out how…
Name Leah Tate…Pen Name: Leanna Harrow
Age Egads! 47
Where are you from Originally, California but I currently reside in Wilmington, NC.
A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc I have four children and four grandchildren. I have worked a variety of awesome jobs including a collections representative for American Express and a show reservationist at Cesar’s in Lake Tahoe. I graduated Magna Cum Laude and Summa Cum Laude from the school of hard knocks My most rewarding has been as a mother and grandmother…I wouldn’t trade it for any other title in the world. I love you Amanda, Ashley, Thomas, Tyler, Andrew, Amelia, Benjamin and Little T!
Fiona: Tell us your latest news?
Leanna: I just released “Maggie’s Misery~Book Three of the Maggie West Series” this month. It is the final book in the Maggie West series. It’s an erotic romance that picks up where “Maggie’s Men~Book Two of the Maggie West Series” left off.
Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?
Leanna: I started my first book in March of 2012 and finished it on Mother’s Day of the same year! I was a woman on fire. I can remember as a child wanting to say “I’m an author!” and now, I can.
Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Leanna: I still don’t consider myself a writer I consider myself a story teller.
Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?
Check out the rest of the interview here:
Working on book 2…Get book 1 while it’s on sale!
Me: For the love of God! I cannot take it and there’s still a month to go! Ahhhhhh….
Myself: Now what?
I: *covers her mouth and giggles*
Me: I had to keep from crying when Ashley brought home a Christmas sweater….for one of the CATS!
Myself: Why would she do that? She’s never “dressed” a pet before.
I: *laughing hysterically now*
Me: She excused the cruel and unusual punishment by saying it would keep him from scratching more sore spots on his neck! She knows how I feel about dressing pets! She knew what I’d say and that I’d secretly “undress” him when she wasn’t watching!
Myself: Oh…The humility…for all involved.
I: Where’s the camera? No one’s going to believe this!
“When one door closes, a window opens and if you’re lucky, there’s a screen on it.” and yes, you may quote me 😉
Welcome! Pull up a seat and enjoy a chat with Today’s Tease Adam Knight
Your Name: Adam Knight (Occassionally “Outlaw” Adam Knight)
Profession: Pro Wrestler, Independent Author, Stuntman, Publice Speaker, Smart-Ass
Name of your company: Knightfall Productions Inc
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?
Now as a Pro Wrestler I tend to be kinda super-heroic in the ring, plus wearing the leather and the hat satisfies the Western idea.
LH: I can remember wanting to be a movie star when I was a little girl, but alas…How did you get into this business?
LH: I’ve heard that modeling/acting/show business is stressful and demanding. How doyou handle the pressure?
LH: I detest having my picture taken! What’s the toughest part of getting models/actors to do what you want them to do?
LH: I write books and can be found all over the web…Give me a list of your favorite accomplishments.
LH: I’m working on a secret project…Do you have any upcoming projects that you’d care to share?
LH: A long those lines…When I was very young, I worked in the Special Events department at Caesars Tahoe and got to stay after a billiards tournament with Willie Mosconi and Minnesota Fats to knock around a few balls. It was one of my favorite memories from my time there. What is your favorite celebrity story?
AK: When I was just getting started in wrestling I was also just getting started in film work. There was a “TV Movie of The Week” being shot in town and Sean Patrick Flannery (The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, The Boondock Saints) was the star. Anyways, I thought it was hilarious just how much bigger than him I was. And apparently so did he. When we were between takes, he and the others actors were talking about “Turning this into a barroom brawl” and Sean took one look at me and said “I got him, the rest of you guys are on your own.” Good dude.
LH: I have always wanted to start a charity for terminally ill adults. Is there something special that you’ve always wanted to do?
AK: End spousal abuse. Full stop.
LH: I personally think that there is way too much sex and violence everywhere in society these days and that Hollywood is one of the biggest contributors. It’s kind of ironic that we’re in the business of selling sex and/or violence. Ever feel conflicted and if so why?
AK: I did until I started to believe the people who told me that it was okay to be seen as an object worthy of sex thoughts. It doesn’t happen often, but through 18 years of pro wrestling its hard to avoid a few naughty comments from fans now and again. Whether wrestling, writing or acting I am in the entertainment business and selling an idea to people – if it turns them on, I’m cool with that. When it becomes vulgar, exploitative or abusive is when i take umbrage.
LH: It’s guilty pleasure time! Mine is Grey’s Anatomy. I get mad when the season ends, can’t wait for the new season to begin, will be devastated beyond imagination when it ends and find myself crying at some point in nearly every episode! What one television show is your “guilty pleasure”?
AK: I watch too much TV and am cool with the quality of most shows I enjoy. Though if I had to pick one, it’d probably be “Supernatural.” I avoided it like the plague for years, believing it to be “THe X-Files for teen aged girls”. Turns out I was right, but once I got past that the rock and roll tunes, the humor and the solid storytelling hooked me.
LH: I have things I want the world to know so I write books…Is there anything else you’d like the world to know?
AK: I think the fact that I write at all is scary. It’s completely baring my inner most thoughts and committing them to paper (er, digital bits and bytes) and leaving them out there for people to enjoy / scorn. So please, if you like my work – be vocal, it’s good for my self confidence. If you DON’T like my work – this is a time for quiet inner hatred.
Thanks for that fun and informative interview AK…Now… for the fun stuff!
Favorite Beverage? – Whisky and Mexican Magic (aka-Corona)
Airplane or Cruise ship? -Airplane. I spend enough time travelling from place to place. Cruise would be nice, but I’d rather get where I’m going.
Favorite Fruit? – Grapes. LOVE grapes.
Meat & Potatoes or Fruits and Veggies? – What, i can’t have it all? I’m a big dude and I eat a ton.
Exercise or Bubble Bath? – Exercise. I am WAY too big for most bathtubs.
Favorite Color? – Blue
Take out or Dine in? – Depends on the day. But take out’s good for giving me more home time with the family, my dogs and watching the game on my big screen TV.
Camping or Hotel? – HOTEL.
Sports or Chocolate? – Sports. I mean, I love chocolate, but I’ll have earned it after playing my sports. You know?
Dogs or Cats? – 2 Dogs. Adorable little fur balls.
Favorite Food? – Burgers.
Favorite Song? – “Sleep When I’m Dead” – Bon Jovi
Favorite Movie? – “Star Wars”
Favorite Car? – I’d kinda like a DeLorean.
Sex or Chocolate? (The answer “Both” is totally acceptable 😉 – (Quirks an eyebrow mysteriously and refuses to answer while smirking slightly.)
Thank you for spending this time with us. Make sure to pick up your copy of Adam Knight’s
Cowboy Ending (Book One of Overdrive)
and The Book of Korum