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Today’s Tease…M. Homer

Welcome! Pull up a seat and enjoy a chat with Today’s Tease M. Homer

Your Name or Pen Name you use:  M. Homer

Title of the book you are promoting:  Dare to Breathe

 Link to purchase your Book:  http://www.amazon.com/Dare-Breathe-M-Homer-ebook/dp/B00GM6WKFO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385012692&sr=8-1&keywords=Dare+to+Breathe

OR  http://eternalpress.biz/book.php?isbn=9781629290898

Genre:  New Adult romance

Welcome  MH…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?

MH: Hmm, tough question! Well at first I wanted to be a vet, but as I grew up I discovered how smart you had to be. Then I wanted to be an FBI agent, until I realized that first off, you had to be American and secondly, again you had to be smart!! Finally as a teenager, I decided I wanted to change the world, so I became an early childhood teacher. 🙂

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

MH: Actually, buying a Kindle opened my eyes to the possibility. I have always wanted to write but had no idea where to start. Seeing self published, amazing authors coming through via Amazon, inspired me to give it a go, so I did!

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

MH: I hunted and hunted to find a publisher after I self published my first book. I decided that I needed some expert support to set myself up properly. I’d say about 9/10’s of the challenge is knowing how to market your book. Finding Eternal Press and getting the support from them and the experienced authors in the group has been a huge support for me.

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?

MH: Err, I’d possibly invite Channing Tatum and not discuss his wife (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?

MH: I think the shock factor always seems to get people talking and that is what Hollywood and the media use to drive sales. Of course, the more we see the shocking events, the more immune we become to them so the ‘more’ shocking the events become. I come from well grounded family. We are open to new ideas and situations but always have robust conversations about what is fair and just. I want my children to grow up aware of the world around them and be active contributors to it but with the intention of making a positive impact on their world. That is my ultimate dream for them.

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?

MH: Myself. I found this amazing quote and I think it is so valid. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.” Rumi

Image what place the world would be if we all thought that way instead of trying to change others J

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?

MH: Actually when I scour shelves for books via Amazon, I do look at the covers. For example the book Wallbanger, by Alice Clayton. I saw that book on the bestsellers list forever BUT I hated the cover. Finally, after seeing review after review, I bought it and loved it. So, I guess it is still important, not everything, but still an important part of the marketing.

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?

MH: Yes I have. I spent many a New Year making a promise (to myself) to get published. Twenty years later, here I am! I did write some articles for parenting magazines when I had my children which gave me a taste for success. I was pretty pleased when those were published but writing a novel has always been my dream.

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

MH: Truthfully? The romance. If it feels genuine, and you can see the emotions driving the story, then I fall into it. I am pretty easy to please, really J

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?

MH: I come up with a concept but it seems to me the story evolves as the characters take on personalities of their own. I wish I could see the bigger picture before I start but truthfully I start with just the bare bones and the story just seems to grow and grow.

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

MH: Yup, I have written a romantic comedy which I am tweaking. It is about an American/ Italian family who plan a yearlong wedding in Bologna Italy. It has me laughing out loud but I have to make sure I can transfer that so that others get it too 🙂

LH: I have written and published 6 books… How many books have you written? How many have been published?

MH: I have written 3, working on the 4th with my cousin and have published 2! It’s been a busy year at the Homer household.

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

MH: Firstly fun but if I could make money, I’d be a happy camper too. What I love most right now however, is hearing feedback on what I have written. Even the tough critique gets me thinking on how I could do it better.

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?

MH: I had the exact same problem as you! My first book, Treading Water, is very loosely based on me. The story that develops has nothing to do with my family at all, but I originated the initial concept from experience. I know that my family have found that tough and take it personally. I am glad I wrote the story as it broke my fear of completing a novel but it did cause some uncomfortable moments…

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?

MH: Yes I have. I have written a thousand starts to books and stopped. I guess this is because unlike you, I start with a concept that I develop, whereas you (lucky you) have the whole story mapped out from the start. I get over it by a) throwing away the story or b) sucking it up and working out how I can move forward. My cousin is a great help when I get stuck!!

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

MH: Yes, give it a go! It does take some guts to ‘put yourself out there’ but until you do, you’ll have no idea if you can do it. Oh and expect the rejection letters, they WILL happen but keep trying to learn from them and keep giving it a go.

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?

MH: I totally agree with you. I love my life, even the crappy moments have helped me to grow into the person I am now. I feel truly blessed with all I have and all I am. I know I still want to grow and develop but I love living and learning. I would change nothing!

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?

MH: I’d go back and tell my Granddad who died a few years ago that he is the one person in my life who I will always remember, love and talk about. He was my inspiration and I miss him every day.

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?

MH: I would completely flip out too and the first person I’d call would be my husband J Then my cousin Amanda, who loves reading my work.

Thank you for that intimate and informative interview MH…Now… for the fun stuff!

Favorite Beverage? Jacob’s Creek bubbly wine.

Exercise or Bubble Bath? Totally the bubble bath!

Favorite Color? Blue

Take out or Dine in? Take out

Camping or Hotel? Hotel

Sports or Chocolate? Chocolate (preferably in the bath tub!)

Dogs or Cats? Both! I have two cats and a dog and love them all to bits.

Favorite Food? Pasta (I am half Italian, after all!)

Favorite Song? Err…I love many but one that sticks in my head is Beautiful Day by U2 as that was when my son was born.

Favorite Movie? Another tough one… I really enjoyed; She’s the man, Dirty Dancing, Avatar, Lord of the Rings. Anything besides horrors really.

Favorite Car? Not really into cars but if I had lots of money and could choose one, would be down the Audi car lot!

Sex or Chocolate? (The answer “Both” is totally acceptable 😉 Chocolate, sex and bath tub? 😉

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?

MH: I’d go back on holiday to Mauritius (just been there a few months ago). I’d do nothing but eat and sit on the beach and I’d go with my totally awesome husband. Told you I was boring and easy to please 🙂

Thank you for spending this time with us. Make sure to pick up your copy of M. Homer ‘s

Dare to Breathe

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http://www.amazon.com/Dare-Breathe-M-Homer-ebook/dp/B00GM6WKFO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385012692&sr=8-1&keywords=Dare+to+Breathe

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Today’s Tease…K.Pinson

Welcome! Pull up a seat and enjoy a chat with Today’s Tease K.Pinson

Your Name or Pen Name you use:  K.Pinson

Title of the book you are promoting:  In Spades

 Link to purchase your Book:  Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/In-Spades-Mirrored-ebook/dp/B00CLSAYM8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369096470&sr=8-1&keywords=in+spades+k.pinson

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/in-spades-k-pinson/1115228397?ean=2940016523774

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/312082

Genre:  New Adult, Romance.

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

Great! Let’s have em 😉

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?

KP: I wanted to be on Broadway, more specifically, I wanted to play Christine Daaé from Phantom of the Opera.

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

KP: I have been reading as long as I can remember and also writing, but never anything I would have seriously considered publishing until I joined a book club and was interested to the Indie world..I give many thanks to author K.A. Robinson for pushing me as well as the other ladies in the club.

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

KP: I am currently Indie.

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?

KP: I am not sure. I think it would be awesome to have them look at me and say, Hey this girl is good enough to be published by our company, but I’d really do some research. I like having my freedom right now.

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?

KP: HM. I would invite Marilyn Monroe and I would NOT discuss her being dead. LOL

I would love to know more about her life, however.

Male wise, I would invite James Franco and we would not say a damn word. haha

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?

KP: I think that the world is going crazy and it sucks, but its real life and we as a society, need to be aware of what is going on. As far as the sex goes, I guess that depends. I have some sexual scenes in my book and I felt very conflicted reading them. I also hear a lot that people want more sex scenes and it bothers me because I wanted the story to be more. I know that sex creates passion and shows a relationship so in many ways it is important, but it isn’t everything.

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?

KP: I wouldn’t want anyone to need for anything. I would want the world to all be fulfilled, which in turn would bring about peace I would hope.

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?

KP: Oh gosh, they are still SO important, in my opinion. It is important to me, as an author, to have a cover that correctly portrays my imagery about my book and hopefully quenches the thirst of my readers. 

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?

KP: I have been writing since I was a kid, but never wanted to be an author per say until recent. I was always afraid because of the fact that I am an avid reader that I would accidentally steal someone’s idea and I respect my fellow authors too much for that.

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

KP: The realness, the issue that is important in the real world, not just all happy and perfect. 

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?

KP: Very similar to that. I usually just let myself go and it writes itself. 

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

KP: I am..I am working to the sequel of In Spades, which is titled House of Cards and I am also writing another book in the series, which is titled Queen of Hearts.

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?        

KP: Only one that is published and working on my second.

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

KP: For fun, I work a full time job and don’t expect to make a whole lot of money doing this. I just want the people that do choose to read it, to enjoy it and give me feedback.

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?

KP: A lot of my characters are mirrored from real life personas but just bits and pieces. I think it is hardest for me, for them to read the sexual scenes. 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?

KP: Yes I think I just got tired to be honest..I took a break and did some outlining instead or some character development writing on my characters and then got back to it.

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

KP: Get to know the author community, they are helpful and encouraging. Create pages on social networking giving teases and information regarding your books and lastly, write for yourself.

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?

KP: I think that if I could go back in time and change something, I would not have turned out the way I am now, so as much as I would want to..I wouldn’t.

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?

KP: I would tell my lost loved ones that I loved them one more time.

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?

KP: Oh lord..I would freak out for sure..I would probably tell my Mom first.

 

Thank you for that sweet and interesting interview JP…Now… for the fun stuff!

Favorite Beverage? Crystal light fruit punch 

Exercise or Bubble Bath? Bubble Bath, I’m lazy.

Favorite Color? Pink!

Take out or Dine in? Take out :/

Camping or Hotel? Camping!

Sports or Chocolate? Chocolate

Dogs or Cats? Dogs

Favorite Food? Mexican

Favorite Song? This is hardddd. Hm. “Lullaby” by the Spill Canvas

Favorite Movie? Grease

Favorite Car? I don’t know a whole lot about cars but I like camaros

Sex or Chocolate? (The answer “Both” is totally acceptable 😉 Sex lol I don’t even really like chocolate much, in fact, it gives me headaches..but it’s way better than sports! BLEGH :p

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, what would you do and who would you take?

KP: I think that I would go to Hawaii because it seems like a beautiful place and I’ve never really traveled anywhere. L I would swim, lounge and just plain and simply relax. I would probably take my Mom, little sister and best friend. GIRLS vaca for the win.

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

In Spades

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http://www.amazon.com/In-Spades-Mirrored-ebook/dp/B00CLSAYM8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369096470&sr=8-1&keywords=in+spades+k.pinson

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