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If “The Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself” why do we waste our time fearing anything? I say fear nothing for you only get one shot in life. (and yes…you may quote me 😉

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Being honest with yourself isn’t easy but its where you have to start.” and yes, you may quote me 😉

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Today’s Tease…S. Cu’Anam Policar

Welcome! Pull up a seat and enjoy a chat with Today’s Tease S. Cu’Anam Policar

Your Name or Pen Name you use:  S. Cu’Anam Policar

Title of the book you are promoting:  Rise of Xosha

 Link to purchase your Book:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F2IJ3DK/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=211189&creative=373489&creativeASIN=B00F2IJ3DK&link_code=as3&tag=cusebgiaw-20

Genre:  Fantasy/Romance

Welcome  SC…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?

SC: A writer lol. I’ve always wanted to write. Books just amazed me and I wanted to be just like my favorite authors when I was a kid. I wanted to be able to grip people and take them to magical places as young as seven.

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

SC: It wasn’t so much a particular person. It was the stories themselves that gripped me and made me think “I wonder if my stories can to other people what this does to me”.

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

SC: I’m published through Satalyte Publishing which an Indie Publishing House run authors for authors. It’s an ongoing joke that I’m the red-headed step child of the house since I was the only American author published by them for awhile lol I think there may be another one or two now though lol

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?

SC: I went the way with a publisher simply because I was petrified I would do something wrong if I tried to do it myself. I know nothing about formatting and all that stuff that goes with self-publishing. I write, that’s my job it’s what I do lol. Occasionally, I do some paid editing for the house as well when our editor gets swamped. Other than that, I write it’s as far my knowledge goes lol.

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?

SC: R.A. Salvatore. Since I first read his book Homeland, I’ve wanted nothing more than to climb inside his head and see what makes him tick lol. His books are not only amazing they are very, very popular. The one subject I wouldn’t discuss with him would probably be his books. I’m a little behind on his Legend of Drizzt series and definitely wouldn’t any spoilers lol

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?

SC: Of course there is too much of both, but it can’t be blamed on Hollywood or authors simply because both venues only feed what the masses crave. Parents blame video games, tv, movies, books for the violence and bad habits their children learn, but most of the time it’s the parents that introduce the child to the subject matter in the first place. I could really go on and on about this topic but it really boils down to there is too much of it, but unless parents start teaching their children not to emulate the things they see, hear, read, it will never stop or lessen it’ll only get worse.

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?

SC: The poverty. I don’t think any child or even adult should have to go hungry, ever. The poverty levels around the world are astronomical and even the US has a high poverty rate that no one sees because we’re supposed to be a power country so it’s hidden by our government and our media, but really we aren’t as well off as we want everyone else to think. So, instead of helping our own starving children, adults, and families, all the money that could go to them go to other impoverished countries instead. I wish there a way to change that so that money could go to something else since then there wouldn’t be any poverty at all.

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?

SC: I’m a total cover whore >.< I admit it. I will more than likely bypass a book with a bad cover. I never read other people’s reviews of a book since I don’t want someone else’s opinion to sway my decision. I MAY read a blurb, but  the cover has to catch my eye first.

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?

SC: For as long as I can remember I’ve been writing. I was 5 or 6 when I wrote my very first poem which was about this little plastic toy bee that I loved to play with LOL.

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

SC: Storyline. I don’t care if there’s sex of any form, death, violence, whatever, the overall story line has to hold my attention. I rarely see myself in anything I read, and I keep my own characters are different from me as possible. When it comes to other books it’s the same thing, I don’t want to read about my attributes I want to be swept into the story and carried off to faraway lands.

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?

SC: With the Legend of Xosha series.. It was dreams. They started when I was seven and never let go lol. So I started a dream journal and wrote down everything I remembered and Xosha was born.

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

SC: After a discussion with my publisher, we decided that since I went against the grain and published a prequel before even publishing the first book, that the prequel should be three prequels, a trilogy to introduce the series. Rise of Xosha is actually the second in chronological order in the trilogy. I’m working on the first book now, The Diamond Isles which starts with Rose’s birth and ends with them leaving the Isles to find Xosha which is where Rise begins. That’s due out in January but I’m hoping to get it done before then.

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

SC: I’ve written 1 book, Rise of Xosha. I’m 1/3 finished with The Diamond Isles, and have a few chapters of The Dawning of the Three (The first book in the main series), and I’ve been collaborating with Stephen Ormsby on Little Girl Lost which is the first book to an entirely different series. I have three shorts in anthologies that are out as well. My short “A Touch of Chaos” is in Other Voices: An Urban Fantasy Anthology, “The Tales of Brown Mist: The Great Wizard Rescue” is in Miraculous: Tales of the Unknown, and “The Battle for Summer” is in No Sleeves, Short Dresses: A Summer Anthology. There’s a few more anthologies releasing soon that I’m in as well including one being put out by Anchor Group Publishing, one from Nevermore Press, and one that CM Wright is organizing. I like to keep myself busy lol!

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

SC: Absolutely not. I pity the authors that write simply for the fame and fortune. I’m not egotistical enough to think my book will ever make Amazon’s top 100, or be a best seller anywhere, or have a movie, or any of that. I write because the story needs to be told which means someone out there needs to read it. I write for the one person that needs what my story offers the most. And to shut the characters up >.>

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?

SC: They lie!!!! Friends and Family are the worst critics EVER!!! Half the time they don’t bother to read the book but either love it or hate it lol! Give me someone that doesn’t know me any day over a friend or family lol

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?

SC: Writer’s Block is soooo common x.x I simply stop writing what I’m working on and write something else. It’s usually how my short stories are born. I’ll hit a block in my WiP and just write random things until my brain finds a way around the WiP’s block.

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

SC: Don’t think of the money, the fame, or the accolades. Think of the story and the lonely soul out there that needs your story to keep them going. Don’t pay attention to mean reviews, don’t even hold too much to the 4 and 5 star ones. Look for the good 1 2 and 3 star reviews that will teach you how to make your work even better. And above all else, don’t give up on your dream regardless of what the trolls will say or do to try to break you.

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?

SC: Nothing. I wouldn’t be me without the experiences I’ve gone through. I wouldn’t be where I am now or have the life I have now. So even with all the horrible things I’ve been through, and the few good things, I wouldn’t change any of it.

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?

SC: I would tell the Pagans not to hide. I would tell them to fight back and not run from the Burning Times. If my ancestors had fought back, perhaps now in this day and age, we wouldn’t still have people claiming how evil we are when our entire lifestyle is the exact opposite of evil.

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?

SC: I wouldn’t even know. Whoever would be on the phone would probably bust an eardrum though when I squealed ROFL! I’d probably tell my husband and kids first… Then I’d tell all my friends, family, and fans on facebook lol

Thank for that fun and frank interview SC…Now… for the fun stuff!

Favorite Beverage? Pepsi

Exercise or Bubble Bath? Bubble Bath

Favorite Color? Purple

Take out or Dine in? Take Out (People make me nervous)

Camping or Hotel? Hotel.. have you ever been camping?! The ground was not meant to be a bed x.x

Sports or Chocolate? Sports

Dogs or Cats? Wolves? >.>

Favorite Food? The kind you eat LOL I don’t have a favorite

Favorite Song? Tricky Question!!!! I like multiple genres of music I don’t have a favorite song

Favorite Movie? I don’t have a favorite x.x

Favorite Car? Spider e.e

Sex or Chocolate? (The answer “Both” is totally acceptable 😉 I plead the fifth >.>

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?

SC: It may sound silly or lame, but If I could go anywhere for week, I’d go to something like UTopYA since I can’t afford to go there or to any other author conventions. I would take my hubby since he wants to go too. I’d love to meet all my author friends. So while my answer is not as smexy as you were probably going for, it’s a dream of mine that I hope someday I can make a reality >^.^<

Thank you for spending this time with us. Make sure to pick up your copy of S. Cu’Anam Policar’s

Rise of Xosha

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Today’s Tease…Ellen Dominick

Welcome! Pull up a seat and enjoy a chat with Today’s Tease Ellen Dominick

Your Name or Pen Name you use:  Ellen Dominick

Title of the book you are promoting:  Chikan: Taken in Public on the Morning Train

 Link to purchase your Book:  http://ganxy.com/i/79835/ellen-dominick/chikan-taken-in-public-on-the-morning-train

Genre:  Erotica

Welcome ED…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?

ED: I’ve always wanted to be an author. I don’t know why, but I didn’t understand that an author was something that you could be until I read Anne Rice’s Interview with a Vampire and looked at the back cover with the picture of her on it. I guess I thought, “Hey, this lady wrote this. People write books! I wanna write a book!”

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

ED: I was one of those kids that is sad that the library had a 99 book check-out limit. In other words, I read  a lot. So my influences come from everywhere!

Anne Rice, Henry Miller, Tanis Lee, and Anais Nin are responsible for my interest in the erotic. I’ve been told that my non-erotic writings remind people of Jhumpa Lahiri.

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

ED: I’m an indie author.

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?

ED: I don’t think I’d have problems being published, but I’m also not searching for it. I think many people shy away from indie publishing because they want that official mark of recognition that they are awesome at writing. I’m not really looking for that. I’m lucky enough that I’ve already gotten that kind of approval in other arenas. For me, traditional publishing would be all about getting help to put my work out there.

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?

ED: You know, my answer as a little kid was Martin Luther King Jr., but now I’d either invite Zadie Smith or Nicki Minaj, or both. Wouldn’t that be a crazy dinner party? I wouldn’t talk about music or books.

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?

ED: As an erotica author, it would be kind of weird for me to say there’s too much sex, wouldn’t it? I think the way that we, particularly Americans, deal with sex is problematic and nearly schizophrenic. The message of prudish, abstinence-only, pure sexuality is pushed at the same time as companies make bikinis for infants and tell young children they must be sexy. Rape culture is reinforced on an everyday basis. My problem is not with the quantity of sexual things we encounter, but with the content and message behind them.

Oh, and don’t get me started on violence. We’d be here all day.

LH: I’m a huge softie 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?

ED: Eliminate economic inequality. I think that’s actually the first building block for world peace, and it’s totally something achievable. Nations that have low economic inequality nearly always have low rates of violence and high rates of all that cool stuff like happiness and education.

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?

ED: I’m a pretty visual person, so I still love covers! Seriously, the current digital culture is an increasingly visual one, so it’s not surprising that they would become more important than they already were.

Covers catch my eye, get me intrigued. I hate to say it, but I’m guilty of judging books by their covers. Design is important!

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?

ED: Like I said earlier, I’ve always wanted to be an author. I remember starting to write when I was ten or so, and hiding the pages away under my clothes so that no one could find them! I was so embarrassed. It took me a while before I got confident enough to show anyone what I wrote.

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

ED: I’m all about prose and originality. All of my favorite books are beautifully written with unique points of view. Characters and plots are cool, but I really read to see something that I’ve never seen before.

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?

ED: I normally start from an idea. It could be a word, an image, anything like that. Then the story grows around it. I used to be a pantser, flying totally blind into writing, but I’ve learned the joys of outlines since then. Still, my favorite part of writing is when my own story surprises me.

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

ED: I’m working on a Femdom story that turns the whole billionaire dom idea on it’s head. The world has enough billionaire alphas, don’t you think? I’m always rooting for a strong female character.

LH: I’m working on #7…5 are published and the next is due out this year… How many books have you written? How many have been published?

ED: I’ve only written and published 2 erotica books so far! I’m a newbie!

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

ED: I won’t lie, I write for both! Writers have got to eat too! Writing has always been my job, and I’m not really sure I’m qualified to do anything else anymore. So I’d love to make a living off of erotic writing, but it’s also tons of fun.

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?

ED: My family would not approve of me writing erotica. Let’s just say it’s our little secret, okay?

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?

ED: Writer’s block isn’t my problem, perfectionism is my problem. This is actually my favorite part of writing erotica, because it’s teaching me how to deliver. It really kicks my butt and makes me push stories out into the world.

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

ED: Just write. Don’t worry about how much you suck, or what anyone will say, or if it’s a waste of time. You probably do suck (but that’s what editing is for), ignore the haters, and writing is good for your soul so it’s never a waste of time.

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?

ED: Sometimes I wonder what it would have been like if I took my fancy pants degrees and got a traditional fancy pants job. But then I think, I wouldn’t be me! Who needs fancy pants?

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?

ED: Come on Leanna, everyone knows that you can’t disturb the past because it will cause inconsistencies in the time stream!

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?

ED: I would probably jump up and down and scream. That’s my default reaction to anything awesome that happens to me. I’d definitely tell my husband first. I’m really shy, but they don’t need me to be in the movie so I think I’d be fine.

Thank you for a very smart and funny interview ED!…Now… for the fun stuff!

Favorite Beverage? Gin and Tonic

Exercise or Bubble Bath? Bubble Bath, hands down

Favorite Color? Grey

Take out or Dine in? Dine in

Camping or Hotel? Hotel (Camping, what’s that?)

Sports or Chocolate? Chocolate. I am the worst at knowing anything about sports.

Dogs or Cats? Cats, maybe? I’m not a big pet person. Does that make me horrible?

Favorite Food? Yasai Tempura (Lightly fried Japanese veggies)

Favorite Song? “Venus as a Boy” by Bjork

Favorite Movie? Dreams by Kurosawa

Favorite Car? Um…I know nothing about cars except they have wheels and take me places.

Sex or Chocolate? (The answer “Both” is totally acceptable 😉 Sex

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?

ED: I’d go to the Sundarbans, which is the largest single block of tidal halophytic mangrove forest in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site straddling Bangladesh and Bengal. I’d love to meet the fishermen and other people who live there, and to see the unique animals. And hopefully not get eaten by Bengal tigers. I’d take my husband because I’m a big softie and I kind of like him.

Thanks for having me!

Thanks for spending this time with us and make sure to pick up your copy of Ellen Dominick’s 

Chikan: Taken in Public on the Morning Train

at

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