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Saturday, 28 February 2015

TAKE ME TO PARADISE REVIEW

MY THOUGHTS

THIS IS A SHORT STORY FROM THE SINNERS ON TOUR SERIES BY OLIVIA CUNNING.
BRIAN AND MYRNA'S STORY WAS MY FAVORITE OUT OF ALL THE SINNER BOYS, I LOVED BRIAN FROM THE START AND READING THIS SHORT STORY ONLY IGNITED THE FIRE I FELT WHEN I READ ABOUT HIM THE FIRST TIME IN SINNERS ON TOUR BACKSTAGE PASS.

BRIAN AND MYRNA WERE SOO FUNNY AND THAT INSATIABLE SEX DRIVE THEY WERE AT IT LIKE RABBITS. BRIAN STILL WORSHIPS MYRNA NOW IF NOT MORE THAN THE FIRST TIME HE MET HER. THE FIRE STILL BURNS BRIGHT WITH IN THEM FOR EACH OTHER. THE ONLY DOWNSIDE WAS THAT IT ENDED TO QUICKLY, I WANTED MORE. IT WAS NICE TO SEE HOW MUCH THEY WERE STILL IN LOVE AND I CAN'T WAIT TO READ MORE OF THE SINNERS ON TOUR BOOKS.

IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY READ THIS SERIES THEN I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU GO START NOW BACKSTAGE PASS SINNERS ON TOUR IS ONE OF MY TOP TWO EVER ROCKSTAR BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ. AND I ALSO HAD THE CHANCE TO INTERVIEW BRIAN AND MYRNA AS WELL AS THE AWESOMENESS THAT IS OLIVIA CUNNING AS WELL.

REVIEW- EMBER

Ember is the third book in the Black Inferno series by K.T FISHER. Mason is the brother of Cole the HOT lead singer of Black Inferno, Roxie is the best friend of Cole's girlfriend Lacey.

Mason and Roxie have sizzling chemistry from the very moment they met in book one HEAT, from that moment on things have just got even more electrifying and so much more in book two .Ember kicks off with Roxie leaving rehab, she wants to right all the wrongs she caused before she went to rehab. She is holding one very big secret that she is holding close to her chest, if this secret gets out it will have a ripple on effect to all those around her including mason. Mason is like a bull with a red flag he has some major problems that he wont just sweep under the rug. They are both really hurting and very angry for there own reasons, will they overcome the pain and hurt and become one again? who knows only time will tell?
MY THOUGHTS

THIS WAS A BRILLIANT 3RD BOOK IN THE SERIES, IT IS A LOT DARKER THAN PREVIOUS BOOKS IN THE SERIES. IT DEALS WITH THINGS THAT ARE IN EVERYDAY LIFE. I DID WANT TO SMACK MASON FOR BEING A IDIOT AND A JERK TOWARDS ROXIE. THIS STORY CERTAINLY DOESN'T DISAPPOINT, CAN'T WAIT TO READ THE NEXT BOOK IN THIS SERIES.

Lesley Jones





AUTHOR INTERVIEW
WITH 
LESLEY JONES
PLEASE WELCOME THE BRILLIANT LESLEY JONES.
 
Hi Lesley,Tell us a little about yourself?
I’m a married mum of three boys. I was born and grew up in Essex, England but moved with my family to Australia in 2006. We now live about 50k outside of Melbourne

How would you describe your books?
Hot, angsty, highly emotional, realistic with a dash of humor.

What genre is your work mainly? Do you tend to stay in the same vein or are you hoping ( if not already) to explore new ventures?

No, adult contemporary is my thing. It’s what I like to read and it’s what I like to write. I’ve never had any desire to write a children’s book, or anything para or dystopian.

Can you Share with us a quote from one of your favorite characters?

“What we’ve got, blows all of the others out of the fuckin water. Romeo and Juliet, Bonnie and Clyde, Sandy and Danny, even Baby and Jonny, they can’t touch us. They couldn’t write our story, what we have, there aren’t even words to describe it.”
Sean McCarthy. Carnage ©


Is it hard to come up with new idea's or plot's?
Not so far. I have about four going around 
in my head right now.

How long does it take you to complete a finished book?


About 6 months.
Who is the easiest character to write for and why? 
Hardest and why?

Women are easy, probably because I am one. Hardest, hmmm? I don’t really find any of them hard. I come from a big family so there’s always someone I can draw from to create a character.


Without giving anything away,what is or are your favourite scenes in your book?

I enjoy the emotional stuff as much as I enjoy the funny stuff. I’m generally grinning like a loon, or crying my eyes out as I type. I just love to write.
What's up next for you?

Well Conviction is out the 3rd of March but I’ve already started writing Marley’s book and The Letters, which will be a novella of Sean’s letters to G, during their time apart.




Do you have any hobbies?

I like to read. I walk, watch my son play football. I’m a pretty sociable person and enjoy a glass of wine.
Is there anyone besides you in your family who writes?
No, just me.
When did you start.What was your first published piece?
I started writing in 2011 but didn’t actually get around to publishing anything until 2013. My first book was Saviour, followed by Resolution.
Do you have any favorite books or authors?
My favorite books are The Little Match Girl, To Kill A Mockingbird, Rebecca. The Gabriel’s Inferno series and Arsen. I don’t really have a favorite author, I love the classics right alongside modern day authors and I discover new writers weekly.
Out of all the books and stories you've written which is your favorite?
Saviour will always hold a special place in my heart, because it got me through a tough time, but I also love Carnage because of the reactions it evoked in people. In saying that, I think that Conviction is my best piece of writing so far.
Do you have a favorite character?
Probably Georgia. I deliberately made her hard to love and I put her through so much. I just loved the way she grew and evolved. I love her strength of character. She knew she was a Princess and she wore her crown with pride. She’s possibly the strongest fictional character I’ve ever come across. She’s an Essex girl, a born survivor.
What are your favorite movies?
Grease… Sad but true… When A Man Loves A Woman. The Shaw Shank Redemption. The Help. Rock and Roller. Hocus Pocus. The Goonies. Finding Nemo
How long have you been writing?

Just over 2 years.
Who or what has been your biggest literary influence?

Life.

How Difficult is it for you to come up with one of your brilliant plots?

It’s not. They just sort of happen.
How about characters? Are they easily born and developed?
Yep. I start with one or two, I let them tell me their story and then they let me know when they need a friend or family member.
Have you ever trashed a novel or story before or after finishing it, feeling it wasn't
 turning out as you planned?

No, not yet.
Any funny experiences or quirks you'd like to share with your readers?
I was once pulled over by the police for speeding, while wearing nothing but a Basque, hold up stockings and a pair of killer heels… And the policeman made me get out of the car to confirm the speed on his dash cam. The whole thing was witnessed by a Roo and her Joey.
I’m scared of any insects with wings. When I say scared, I mean I actually have to pull the car over if a fly gets in. Australia probably wasn’t the best choice for me. Thank goodness for climate control.
Which one of your books would you like to see made into a movie?

Carnage 1&2 would make brilliant films, I think.
What is your favorite band or artist?
I love music, all music. My current favorites are Ed Sheeran, Vance Joy, Paloma Faith and Kendrick Lamar. All of books have a Spotify playlist linked to them.
What was  it like to publish your first book?

I was absolutely clueless. It didn’t even have a cover for the first two weeks. I had no street team, I knew nothing about blogs, I just wrote a book and uploaded the file. No editing, no formatting, nothing.
What advice would you give to others who want to make writing their career?
Just start writing and don’t stop.
Do you ever get ideas at random moments, and if so how do you hang on to them?
I do. Sitting in the hairdressers, watching a game of football. Conviction came to me in the shower, while listening to Ed Sheeran’s album Multiply for the first time. I heard Nina and had to get out and start writing my ideas down in notes on my phone. It’s where I keep all of my ideas. I currently have 25 pages of ideas, songs, phrases and random thoughts that all mean something to only me.
How do you overcome writers block and do you have a special place you like to write?
I’ve yet to experience writers block. I have the opposite problem, the voices just don’t shut up for me. I can’t write anywhere, as long as it’s not at a desk and there has to be silence.
Can you write on demand and under pressure, or do you need time and space before the creativity starts to flow?
I can write on demand but I think I write my best when I’m given space.
Who or what was the inspiration  behind your books?
It can come from anywhere, a news story, a conversation, a song, all combined with life experience

Friday, 27 February 2015

shanora williams

AUTHOR INTERVIEW
 WITH
SHANORA WILLIAMS


Please welcome the talented shanora williams


           Hi Shanora,Tell us a little about yourself?  
  I'm the bestselling author of the Hard to Resist series, the FireNine series and the book Beware. I write Contemporary romances as well as some Erotica. I love books, writing (duh. lol) and coffee and chocolate!



           How would you discribe your books?

   My books have a mix of a lot of things. There's some angst, some drama, a ton of love/romance, and a lot of steam. 

   What genre is your work mainly? Do you tend to stay in the same vein or are you hoping ( if not already ) to explore new ventures?  
I love to write about whatever pops up. Whether it's contemporary or erotica or paranormal and fantasy - I love it all. My main is Contemporary.




 Do you have any advice for other writers?
I've learned while publishing that patience is key. Take your time and work hard. Write for yourself and no one else.

 Is it hard to come up with new idea's
 and / or plot's?

It's actually really easy to come up with the ideas and plots, but much harder to actually get started and make it live up to what I want it to be.

What inspired you to write your book?

My mother inspired me. She was a night writer and when all the kids would go to sleep she'd stay up and miss out on sleep that she needed just to write. I've always been a fan of reading and writing and seeing her be so passionate about it made me really want to have a go at it.


Who is the easiest character to write for and Why? Hardest and why?

The easiest had to have been Gage Grendel from my FireNine series. My hardest had to have been Ace Crow from Beware. Ace was tough because he was a true bad a** and I had to really go out of the box with him because he did things I never would do or tolerate.






What is your favorite movie?


There's a tie between Law Abiding Citizen and 300.
 Without giving anything away, what is / are your favorite scenes in your
 book (s)?


The "steamy" scenes. *wink wink*



How about characters? Are they easily born and developed?


Characters are actually a tough one. Sometimes I want them to come out a certain way but they end up completely different. I end up battling with how I wanted them to be and how they want to be.




How long does it take you to complete a novel from concept to completion?



The max would be four months.
 


 Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
  Beware was really realistic. I actually dated a guy that was a complete badass. Every girl loves a bad boy and I was head over heels for him. I'm glad I straightened up and realized he wasn't good for me but I don't regret my experience with him because it helped me put that into words.
 Yes. Plenty of novels.

Do you have a special time or place to write?


Before I was a huge night writer and would write all night but now that I have a baby I try and write whenever I can. haha.



Which one of your awesome books would you like to see be made in to a movie?

I think I'd like to see Beware made into a movie.


What was the worse job you ever done?

Working in a fast food restaurant. I hated smelling like fried food.


Do you ever get any ideas at random moments, and if so how do you hand on to them? 

Yes all the time and when they pop up I'll write them in my notes so I don't forget.


Can you write on demand and under pressure, or do you need time and space before the creativity starts to flow and how do you over come writers block?


I can, but I'd prefer to have time. Writer's block is hard to get over, but usually I'll listen to music, write out some plots, or just start writing and see if it helps get the writing juices flowing.

JULIETTE JAYE

Author interview 
Without
Juliette Jaye 


Please welcome the brilliant Juliette Jaye

  Hi Juliette,Tell us a little about yourself?
There isn’t that much to tell, unfortunately I’m not as interesting as my book characters! I’m an English major, and I work as a waitress about two nights a week. I think I’m going to try for my Master’s degree when I graduate next year.
How would you describe your books? 

Traditional romance, with an erotic twist.
What genre is your work mainly, do you stay in the same vein or are you hoping to(if not already) to explore new ventures?

 I do romance, and only romance. Honestly, I’ve kind of thought about writing a fantasy series, but that’s going to be quite a ways down the road if it ever happens.


Can you share with us a quote from one of your favorite characters? 

“Is it bad that my dress is probably going to be the least expensive thing at this wedding?” – By Marissa from my Never Stop series. I just love how strong she is, and how down to earth as well.
 Who designed your covers?

 I do them all myself.


What are you currently reading?

 Lord of the Rings… for the tenth time!
What inspired you to write and how long have you been writing for?

 I’ve been writing since I was maybe five, six years old? I’ve always loved it, I don’t think anything in particular inspired me, it’s just a thing I’ve done.

Who was the easiest character to write and the hardest to write? 

Marissa was the easiest character to write. I love her so much, she’s definitely my favorite. I think the hardest to write would have to be one of the characters from my few historical romances. I find them really hard to do.

Without giving anything away, what is your favorite scene in your book(s)?

 I’m afraid I’d have to give a lot away to answer this one!

How much of the book is realistic and are any based on someone you know or events in your own life?

 None of my books have anything realistic in them at all. I can honestly say they aren’t based on anything in my life or anyone I know.


 Which actor/actress would you like to see playing your lead characters from any off your books in a movie? 

Ooooh! I think I would love Emma Stone as Marissa, with Robert Downey Jr. as Nick.

When did you decide to become a writer?

 My first year of University, after my first creative writing course. I knew that’s what I was meant to do. I’d always scribbled things down, but that was when I knew I wanted to write as my job.

When your not writing how do you relax? 

With a glass of wine and repeat episodes of any reality show.
What is your favorite movie? 

The Notebook, easily.
Is there one subject you would never write about as a author and what is it?

 I don’t think there is. I’ve never really had to think about it, but I like to think that part of being an author involves tackling difficult topics at times.
 Do you work out a outline or plot or do you prefer to see where an idea takes you?

 I work out a basic plot (three sentences or so) and then let my imagination take it from there.

Any tips on what to do and what not to do when it comes to writing and do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

 Don’t write in second person! That drives me insane, luckily it’s rare. But if you prefer writing in first or third, past or present, write in that. It’s way easier to write the way your mind wants to than to force yourself to do it a different way. As for aspiring authors, I would definitely recommend reading as much about self publishing as possible, it has made the entire industry so much more open for everyone.
 What is your favorite genre to
 read and write??

 I love reading fantasy novels, but romance is definitely my darling when it comes to writing. I just love it every day.
19,Is there anything you would like to say to your readers?Thank you so much for reading!! I really appreciate your support, and I hope you get as much enjoyment from reading my books as I do from writing them.

How long does it take you to complete a book from start to publish and what was your first ever book and how did it feel to get it published? 

My first ever book was Seducing Sophie, which I self published. It took me around two weeks to write, then another four or five days to edit, I can’t really remember right now. It’s not the longest book, but I’m quite proud of where I took that story.

  
Have you ever trashed a novel or story before finishing it feeling it wasn't going how you planned out? 

Absolutely! Sometimes I’ve gotten to the end and just gone “nope!”If I don’t think it’s worth reading, I’m not going to let people pay for it. No way!

Do you have a special time or place that you write?

 I’m a real morning person, I do such good work from 5-9am, then when I’m done I think about how most people are just getting started on their day and I feel better. I don’t really have a special place to write, usually my desk is fine.

 
Do you ever get ideas at random moments and how do you 

hang on to them?

 I do, and I always carry a notebook around for that reason!

Can you write on demand and under pressure or do you need time and space before the creativity starts to flow?

 I’m definitely a time and space person.

What is the the worst job you have done and why? 

Anything in retail! I found it was so much worse than waitressing, people were always so rude. Not that they aren’t in the restaurant, but I found retail was worse somehow.


What is next for you and can you share

 a little of it?

 I’m starting a new series, it’s going to be a beach love story, I can tell you that much!

Who is your favorite band or artist?

 I’m a big fan of Lorde. She’s so talented, and to only be seventeen years old, it’s incredible.

Which one of your books would you love to see up on the big screen as a movie?

 I’d love to see my Never Stop series up in lights. I really like how that story ended. But honestly, I think I’d just die of happiness if any of them were made into a movie poster!!

Thîm Elzi-Dell-Willz: Dead of Night Review Tour

Today I am supporting the Author of the Dead of Night - Author: Carlyle LabuschagneYou’ll find the Dead of Night in genres such as: - Young Adult,Dystopian, RomanceRelease Date: October 2014, publisher: Hallowed Ink Press.

Here are the bloggers who will also be covering the DEAD OF NIGHT blog tour with me:-
23/02/15:
Jacklynn on ‘Love’s Reading’ & Ally over on ‘The Scribbling Sprite’.
24/02/15:
Tammy on her ‘Tammy’s Tea Time’ / Sana on ‘Let Me Be Fictional’ & Lady Amber on ‘Self Publish or Die’.
25/02/15:
I kick start the day on both our blogs; ‘Author2AuthorBC’ & ‘Thîm Elzi-Dell-Willz’, followed by Tiffany on ‘Gothicmoms / Myra on ‘Msme28’ / Mother & Daughter Duo Maryann & Gabby on ‘Chapter – By- Chapter’ & Last but defiantly not least Jess over on ‘Jess’ book Blog’. 


Author: Carlyle Labuschagne.
Author Bio:

Carlyle Labuschagne is a South African award winning author working her way into the hearts of international readers with her first two books in the Broken Trilogy. Her first young adult dystopian novel "The Broken Destiny" reached top 3 in its YA debut Category. The Sequel Evanescent won YATR literary award for best Sci-Fi book 2013. 
Her become a published author programme for students launched Feb 2014.
She is not only an author, but works as a marketing manager by day. She holds a diploma in creative writing through the writing school at College SA. 
Carlyle loves to swim, fights for the trees, and is a food lover who is driven by her passion for life. Carlyle also writes for IU e-magazine India, an inspirational non-profit magazine that aims at inspiring the world through words. The drive behind her author career is healing through words. Carlyle is also the founder of the first annual book drive – Help Build A Library in Africa Project. And hopes to launch her very own Indie book festival in Johannesburg March 2015.
“My goal as an author is to touch people’s lives, and help others love their differences and one another.”
She is not only an author, but works as a marketing manager by day. She holds a diploma in creative writing through the writing school at College SA. 
Carlyle loves to swim, fights for the trees, and is a food lover who is driven by her passion for life. Carlyle also writes for IU e-magazine India, an inspirational non-profit magazine that aims at inspiring the world through words. The drive behind her author career is healing through words. Carlyle is also the founder of the first annual book drive – Help Build A Library in Africa Project. And hopes to launch her very own Indie book festival in Johannesburg March 2015.
“My goal as an author is to touch people’s lives, and help others love their differences and one another.”

Author Links:
Goodreads * Amazon * Twitter * Web * Blog




Blurb: 
In a dark and desolated After Earth, love still does exist, but the cost of bearing such a flaw is death.

World War III has left Earth in utter turmoil. People’s beliefs are said to be the cause of the worldwide destruction. After The Clearing new laws are set about - to show certitude in anything besides the law is weak and chargeable as mutiny. To be illogical and have faith in religion is illegal, to be limitless is dangerous. And Illness is seen as a defect – all flaws that are inexcusable.
But to love is the greatest betrayal of all mankind. It is a fault the world has long forgotten and punishable by death, a fatal risk Aecker and Opel are fully prepared to take - because in love there is freedom. But how far can they push back before it claims their lives and of those they care about?


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