jueves, 30 de junio de 2016

Meet an author: Gracen Miller






INTRODUCING GRACEN MILLER



Howdy, y’all! I’m Gracen Miller and I’m a hopeless daydreamer masquerading as a “normal” person in southern society. Yep, that’s right, if you were reading between the lines of that sentence you realize everyone that knows me in real life thinks I’m a freak. I proudly wave my freak flag. I have an unusual relationship with my muse, Dom, but I also credit all my creative success to his brilliant mind. Sometimes I’m blown away by the stuff he gives me. I’m addicted to coffee, writing, paranormal romance novels and movies, Alabama football—Roll Tide Y’all!—and did I mention coffee? Many of my worlds are spawned from coffee highs and Dom’s aggressive demands. I write in multiple genres—dystopian romance, rock star romance, paranormal romance, paranormal erotic romance, and gothic ménage romance, so I have a little of it all for almost every romance reader out there.



For AAD, I hooked up with five brilliant authors, Cassidy K. O’Connor, Louisa Bacio, A. D. Roland, Sheri Lyn, and Lia Davis. We’ve each written a Wickedly Twisted Fairytale for Adults story for the anthology. My story is based off of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. It’s not the fairytale your momma read you, but is scorching hot and for adults only. I joked to my husband that this might be what Amazon considers porn, but I did mix a plot into the sizzling heat of the storyline. Print copies will only be available at AAD. The e-book will release July 26th, 2016, on KU only, so keep an eye out. To celebrate this release, we’ll have a Wickedly Twisted party at AAD on Friday, August 5th, from 5-6 p.m. in the Polaski room. Come dressed as your favorite fairytale character… or if you don’t want to dress up, just come for the fun and prizes!


Meet an author: Bianca Sommerland







INTRODUCING BIANCA SOMMERLAND

Quick intro for those of you who don’t know me. I'm from Montreal, Quebec, and I write BDSM, ménage, sports romance, and a few other things! Authors After Dark is one of my favorite events and I’m so excited it’s going to be back in Savannah! The area is absolutely beautiful, and while it’s sad that this will be the last AAD, there’s so many AMAZING things planned it’s guaranteed to leave us all with fond memories.

One of my favorite things about AAD is the one on one time I get to spend with so many people I only get to chat with online. Readers who love the same books I do, and who don’t mind chatting about all our favorite fantasy worlds for hours. Everyone is welcoming and ready to have a great time, whether it’s at the parties or panels or visiting the area for some touristy stuff.

Meet an author: Patricia Scott









INTRODUCING PATRICIA SCOTT JAMES

My name is Patricia Scott James and I’ve been writing for years. This year I decided to take my passion and bite the bullet and offer the books I’ve been hording to the masses.  I write steamy romance, mostly steamy romantic suspense. The last thing I’ve finished is a trilogy that combines romantic suspense with a touch of the paranormal. No, it’s not weres or vampires or shifters. The paranormal that I incorporated to the story deals with psychic abilities including telepathy and prophetic dreams. That was fun to write in itself, but the story was spiced up further with a heroine that is deaf. Talk about challenges. Actually writing the story was a lot of fun. I hope you find it fun to read.

As far as the heat level of my stories, from a range of 1 to 10, I think I average somewhere around 7.5.

Publishing and having people read and like my stories would be the icing of my life, another check on my bucket list. Speaking of bucket lists, what’s on yours?  Mine is full of places to see, and experiences to enjoy. From rappelling into a cenote, to ballooning over the Loure valley, to climbing natural rock formations (Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland), to taking a camel ride on the Giza plateau, to playing with baby tigers or swimming with a whale shark, I’m ticking some of my list off and still have so much more to accomplish. Meanwhile I also love to sit on my couch, cuddled by my kitties as I read a book, watch tv, play on the computer and paint blown eggs, I’m all for doing the creative and original.


Meet an author: Linda mooney




INTRODUCING LINDA MOONEY

Hello!

My name is Linda Mooney, and I write sensuous sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal romances. I also write naughty but humorous romances as Carolyn Gregg, and horror as Gail Smith. You may even see a fourth name on my website (
http://lindamooney.com). I taught music, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten for 36 years. I’ve been retired for the past two years, and am now writing fulltime. But, to paraphrase an old saw, you can take a teacher out of the classroom, but you can’t take the love of learning out of the teacher. So I also write non-fiction teacher workbooks.

Meet an author: K. Margaret



INTRODUCING K. MARGARET



Hey everyone, my name is K. Margaret and I write paranormal romance.  I currently live right outside of Atlanta, Georgia, by way of Northern California and Connecticut. When I’m not writing, I’m working as a title paralegal, hanging out with my teenage daughter, or watching sports. I have a slight (okay, maybe large) obsession with sports. I’m the crazy chick that wakes up to the NFL Network when most people wake up to the morning news.

I started writing poetry as a child, but didn’t really get into writing fiction until I was in my twenties. My best friend and I would sit around and tell stories and one day I decided I needed to put those stories on paper. The voices in my head also demanded it, especially one particular demon. We’ll call her Empusa. 

Release Boost


Title: Igniting The Spark
Author: Michelle Irwin
Release Date: June 30th
Blog Tour: July 10th - July 17th
Release Boost: July 30th




Death beckons, calling Evie Myers to the darkness. She isn’t ready to leave, and Clay isn’t ready to let her go.

After fighting back from the brink, Evie’s life is forever altered. Together with Clay, she finds a home and sanctuary within the fae community. Everything has changed, and life is perfect. Or so they believe.

They soon learn their trip into the heart of the Rain kicked off a revolution, and Clay is called back into the fold. But when Evie needs Clay the most, one mission will risk it all.

When her happy ending hangs in the balance, and everything looks lost, how will Evie find the strength to fight for what she wants the most? 




Apple iTunes: http://ow.ly/WnIH301prC7
Amazon UK: http://ow.ly/s3T9301s270





Other Books In the Series



Book #1: Through The Fire



Life could have been different for Evie Meyers. If only she wasn’t a freak.

She wouldn’t be hiding from the Rain, a secret organization intent on destroying all supernatural creatures. Neither would she have run from Clay, the object of her desire.

Her hope for love and a normal life shattered when Clay stumbled onto her biggest secret and revealed one of his own in the process—he’s a soldier for the Rain. Learning that Clay was a threat to her survival, Evie had no choice but to flee.

Now Clay’s back—battle-scarred and mysterious—and the attraction between them is undeniable. Stuck on opposite sides in the war between humans and the supernatural, there seems little hope for a happily ever after. Caught between what her heart wants and what her head knows, something has to give. What will she choose? And what price will she have to pay?


UK: http://amzn.to/1ZbgzKl
AU: http://bit.ly/ttfdof1


Book #2: Rise From Ash



Love has cost Evie Meyers everything. Wounded and alone, she has no choice but to learn how to survive without becoming the monster she is thought to be by the man she loves.

When she discovers a cryptic message from that very man, Clay Jacobs, her mind is thrown into turmoil. It’s second nature for Evie to run, but there is no escaping the memories of their time together. While she is certain it’s a trap, she longs to discover the true meaning of his words. With heart battling mind, her choices send her on a collision course with what was once lost, leaving her life hanging in the balance.

Can Evie rise from the ashes of her charred dreams, or will she burn in the attempt?


US: http://amzn.to/1TGtq0j
UK: http://amzn.to/1Zbh72M
AU: http://bit.ly/rfadof2


Book #3: Into The Rain



Evie Meyers and Clay Jacobs have found paradise in the remote wilderness. Hidden away at the ends of the Earth, they are certain no one can find them. The illusion is shattered when Evie’s former lover Aiden crashes into their sanctuary.

The tension caused by the fae’s arrival escalates when they discover the reason for his presence. An ever-present foe has kidnapped someone precious to his court, and he needs Clay’s help for the rescue. The mission will take them straight into the Rain. The path is a dangerous one, filled with dark secrets and old lies.

With echoes of the past surrounding them and a shadowed threat lurking nearby, both Evie and Clay must put their trust in the hands of an enemy. How will they find a way to reconcile their prejudices and make it out alive?


Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1R6wekw
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1OzMpVL
Amazon AU: http://ow.ly/Yt64g


Michelle Irwin has been many things in her life: a hobbit taking a precious item to a fiery mountain; a young child stepping through the back of a wardrobe into another land; the last human stranded not-quite-alone in space three million years in the future; a young girl willing to fight for the love of a vampire; and a time-travelling madman in a box. She achieved all of these feats and many more through her voracious reading habit. Eventually, so much reading had to have an effect and the cast of characters inside her mind took over and spilled out onto the page.

Michelle lives in sunny Queensland in the land down under with her surprisingly patient husband and ever-intriguing daughter, carving out precious moments of writing and reading time around her accounts-based day job. A lover of love and overcoming the odds, she primarily writes paranormal and fantasy romance.


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lunes, 27 de junio de 2016

Meet an author: A.L. Davroe





INTRODUCING A.L. DAVROE



Hi everyone!  My name is A.L. Davroe (but, you can call me Amanda).  I write a lot of things -- sci-fi, fantasy, horror, romance.  I love anything that falls under the "speculative fiction" umbrella -- if it's not real, I wanna write it.  And I also REALLY like to do revisionist tales and retellings.  There's nothing quite like turning something that people know and love on its head.  Mostly I write these things for teens and adults.



If you want to know about me, I'm quite simple:  I love tea and books and things that are a little strange.  I wear corsets and purple shoes, though not always in the same ensemble.  I make cheese for a living and I write as a hobby.  I love animals but I own cats because, like me, they're independent and discerning creatures.  I like that you have to work to get them to like you.  I blush a lot.  At, like, pretty much everything.  I like sweets...chewy fruity stuff or Cadbury chocolate?  Oh heck yeah, I'm there!  Also, chai tea lattes...I don't think I could live without those, especially during conventions and book deadlines.



I'm a Hufflepuff, a Capricorn, a bit gothic in spirit, and I'm damn proud of all of it.  My life goal is to be best friends with Neil Gaiman.



I've got a few books that are currently out: 



FOR YOUR HEART, a paranormal romance/contemporary fantasy that is a retelling of the Scottish ballad of Tam Lin, is available on Amazon. 



My futuristic Sci-Fi novel, NEXIS, is about a young woman who becomes paralyzed and seeks refuge in a virtual world, that is, until the virtual world starts to seep into her real world (there's some romance in here too!).  You can pick that up online or at a bookstore near you.  And if you like it, the sequel (REDUX) is out December 6. 



This year for Authors After Dark, I'm going to be having a debut horror novel with me called M.I.A. which is about a ghost and a schizophrenic going up against a serial killer in order to save his latest victim.  So far, readers are absolutely loving this book because it's nice and unsettling.  If you like psychological horror, it's totally gonna be your thing.  If you can’t wait for it, I’m currently releasing it on Wattpad.

I'll also (hopefully) have a print edition of my CITY STEAM COLLECTION, a collection of weird and horrific tales that take place in a steampunky, paranormals infested alternate world.  Don't lynch me if I don't have that done in time though, I just got handed a super secret project by my editor that you're probably gonna love way more and that may eat up all my time.



I'm not going to be hosting any special events at Authors After Dark this year because I'm going to have my most favorite readers of all with me:  my mom and my grandmother!  It's going to be their first time at AAD, so I'm going to be showing them the ropes, but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't come say hi -- especially to my grandmother, she likes to make friends with everyone (especially if they like books as much as she does).  If you'd like to catch me, I'll be attending all the meals as well as speaking on a number of panels and, of course, I'll be there for the signing.  I'm so excited to meet you!



Author Email: ALDavroe@gmail.com

Author Website: www.ALDavroe.com

Author Blog: www. ALDavroe.com

Author Twitter: @ALDavroe

Author Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ALDavroeFanPage

Author Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5212441.A_L_Davroe

Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/RBlXP







domingo, 26 de junio de 2016

Meet an author: Armand Rosamilia






INTRODUCING ARMAND ROSAMILIA

My name is Armand Rosamilia. I’m a full-time writer. I’ve been Living The Dream for the past six years of being able to live off of my writing.

But more importantly I enjoy M&M’s and coffee.

I’m (mostly) a horror author. My Dying Days extreme zombie series sells quite well. Enough for me to bathe in M&M’s and coffee at times.

Living The Dream.

Review: The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel #1)







The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, #1)

Blurb

He holds the secret that can end the world. The truth: Nicholas Flamel was born in Paris on September 28, 1330. Nearly 700 years later, he is acknowledged as the greatest Alchemyst of his day. It is said that he discovered the secret of eternal life. The records show that he died in 1418. But his tomb is empty. The legend: Nicholas Flamel lives. But only because he has been making the elixir of life for centuries. The secret of eternal life is hidden within the book he protects—the Book of Abraham the Mage. It's the most powerful book that has ever existed. In the wrong hands, it will destroy the world. That's exactly what Dr. John Dee plans to do when he steals it. Humankind won't know what's happening until it's too late. And if the prophecy is right, Sophie and Josh Newman are the only ones with the power to save the world as we know it. Sometimes legends are true. And Sophie and Josh Newman are about to find themselves in the middle of the greatest legend of all time.

Languages: English, Spanish, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese, French, Bulgarian
Pages: 375 pages

My Review

Loved the first book on this series and i'm hungry for more, I need to read so much more of this tale. It's fantastic the world Scott's paint and show us in this narration. I do want to see where this journey will get all of the characters, specially the twins, and i'm totally shipping Josh and Scathach right now. For Dee I do think he is a victim of his own greed at some point but i like his character is pretty interesting and Flamel is so odd at times but that gives him charm. I still have 4 book to go and discover where the path will end  

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sábado, 25 de junio de 2016

Meet an author: Nancy Reece




INTRIDUCING NANCY REECE



Greetings Fellow AAD-ers from the Deep South!



My name is Nancy S. Reece, I live in North Atlanta, Georgia, and this is my very first Authors After Dark! Savannah is one of my favorite summer escapes and I can’t wait to share this amazing adventure with everyone.

Originally from Pennsylvania, my father worked for United Air Lines, which is sort of like being a military brat – we moved a lot. My brother even went to seven different elementary schools due to dad being transferred. After I was born, we were transferred to Florida and then Atlanta, where I have been ever since.

jueves, 23 de junio de 2016

Meet an author: Amy Hawthorn



INTRODUCING AMY J HAWTHORN



Hi there! Nice to meet you. I’m Amy J. Hawthorn and I’m kind of a dork. What do I mean by a dork? Shy, socially awkward, a bit clumsy and a bookworm. I’m not a bit ashamed of any of those traits though. I like who I am. Sure it would be cool to be an all-star athlete, but I’d really rather visit with the imaginary characters in my head. So, I’m happy to be a dork, lol.

I’ve written stories since I was ten or eleven years old but really started thinking seriously about pursing a writing career about eight years ago. In my Evil Day Job I spend a lot of time working with elderly patients (often my favorite!) and a simple thought stuck with me.

I didn’t want to be a lonely little old lady sitting in a nursing home, filled with regrets and wondering about would have happened if I had tried writing. What did I have to lose?

miércoles, 22 de junio de 2016

re-release: An Altered Course

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Book Blurb - When a friend is in trouble, no barrier is too great; not even decades.


Driven to unravel his best friend’s disappearance, Michael Eldridge is on the verge of a discovery that will enable him to finally solve the mystery; time travel. He has worked out the equation, and is testing his theory, ready to leap into the past to find the missing link.


While in the process of ensuring a safe and successful trip, Michael’s life explodes around him. A competing company will stop at nothing to get their hands on his technology, and his father’s health is deteriorating rapidly. When the woman of his dreams suddenly announces she’s interested in a relationship, he realizes this could be the worst timing ever; things are coming to a head faster than he can cope with them.


Will he find the truth, get the girl, and save his father, or will he be swept away on An Altered Course….

Meet an author: Jamie Waters




INTRODUCING JAMIE WATERS



Hi! My name is Jamie Waters and I just want to thank my super awesome host for inviting me to write this guest blog. "Officially", I write science-fiction and paranormal romance books. Although, I admit to crossing genre lines frequently so it's sort of difficult to pigeon-hole me. Most of my stories have some aspects of science-fiction, paranormal, romance, action and adventure. I like writing spunky, kick-ass heroines and their equally kick-ass love interests.



I've had a love for science fiction and paranormal for just about… well, my entire life. I grew up with either my nose in a book, playing computer games – or competing in Tae Kwon Do martial arts competitions (nothing like a little diversity in your interests). I consider myself to be one of the first "girl gamers" and was playing RPGs when most people had never even heard of them. I got hooked on a computer game series called Ultima (uh oh, showing my age) and started writing really bad fan fiction as a teenager. From there, writing just became another extension of my creativity.

Meet an author: Sheri Lyn






INTRODUCING SHERI LYN

Hi I'm Sheri Lyn. I live in Florida with the love of my life, my dog Koda a Corgi/Dwarf Chow mix. I love living here and couldn't imagine living anywhere else.

I started my journey into the indie book world in January of this year. I write M/M stories and have F/F in the wings.

AAD is one of my favorite con’s to attend, the parties, the people and the atmosphere make it so much fun. This will be my first year as an author and I jumped in with both feet. I have a table at the Debut dinner (with 1 seat open still) and a table at the Fantasy Ball, my theme is Valhalla (Norse gods, mythology, Valkyries that type of thing). I also be found at the Wickedly Twisted Antho Party, and I’ll be sharing an hour with Cassidy K. O’Connor in the Q and A room where we will be playing games and giving out prizes.

Meet an author: Julie Morgan


INTRODUCING JULIE MORGAN!
Hi, my name is Julie Morgan and today I’m on the blog post! I’m happy to meet you. Allow me to introduce myself. I write in a few different genres; paranormal romance, contemporary and military romance, gothic romance and sci-fi fantasy. 

Recently, a new series under my name was published called the Special Ops series. This four book series follows the lives of four military men, starting with Logan Saunders in Delta Force. His story is out now! Next, is Sniper and it is releasing in August during an event I’ll be attending (more on that later!).  Book three is Ranger, and four Seal. 

Reseña: El vendedor mas grande del mundo



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Un libro interesante que habla de principios para una vida plena y sin dudar mucho, mezclado con un poco de fe.

Este lo lei para mi trabajo y debo admitir que este tipo de libros no me gustan para mi no son exactamente lo mejor, pero hay muchos que encuentran ayuda en estos libros. para mi leerlo fue como mirar hacia atrás a todas las enseñanzas que me dio mi padre y que he ido aprendiendo a lo largo de la vida y que a veces damos por sentado o se nos olvidan por momentos.

La parte que me gusto del libro fue la de los pergaminos se escribió tan entusiastamente que me causo un poco de gracia, lo interesante de los pergaminos es que son cosas que todos sabemos pero que olvidamos en el camino y dejamos de hacerlas y nos damos por vencidos muchas veces, pero que a veces con un poco de esfuerzo y usando estos principios nos damos cuenta que la vida no es tan mala como podemos pensar de ella, es difícil mas no imposible lograr todas nuestras metas con un poco de perseverancia.   5a583-7    An interesting book about principles for a full life without much hesitation, mixed with a little faith. I read this for my job and I must admit that this kind of book is not my cup of tea and aren't not exactly the best, but there are many who find help in these books.

 For me reading it was like looking back at all the teachings my father gave me on my life and what I have been learning throughout life and that sometimes we take for granted or forget at times.

 The part I liked best about the book was that the scrolls was written so enthusiastically that caused me some humour, what's interesting about the scrolls is that they are things we all know but forget on the way and stop doing them and we let life defeat us many times, but sometimes with a little effort and using these principles we realize that life is not as bad as we think, it is difficult but not impossible to achieve all of our goals with a little perseverance.

lunes, 20 de junio de 2016

Review: If I Stay



The story was tragic, interesting to some extent, but the end for me was horrible. I felt that it were too much wait for an ending like that. I think it just wasn't what I was expecting, the second book I don't really think I will be reading it, after this one the interest in reading that one vanished.

 I really don't know why so much people liked this book, but I do think that since everyone has a different taste on books maybe that's the main reason for that.

 On my case Mr. Forman is on my not reading again list.   

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La historia fue trágica, interesante hasta cierto punto, el final para mi fatal. sentí que la espera fue demasiada para un final como ese. supongo que simplemente no fue lo que esperaba, el segundo libro dudo leerlo luego de este no me quedaron ganas de seguir leyendo mas.

 no entiendo la verdad como a tanta gente les encanto tanto este libro pero para gustos supongo que todos diferimos un poco.

 En mi caso el Sr. Forman esta en mi lista de no volver a leer.

domingo, 19 de junio de 2016

Guest Post - Sahara Kelly






The Darcy Effect - or how Colin Firth ruined me for other men


Sahara Kelly


Writing Regency-set romances has always been one of my joys (along with all my other books, of course), but I’ve never been able to decide if it got easier or harder after Colin Firth came into my life. This isn’t about the hotly erotic night we spent together (in my dreams), but about his spot-on portrayal of the ultimate Regency hero – Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy.


It’s a fact of life that I don’t really know what Regency gentlemen were like—how they thought or how they acted. Some parts of their lives might seem pretty awful to us today (remember it was the Prince Regent who introduced the idea of daily bathing!!! Not to mention solid perfume, which was probably an absolute necessity for those who didn’t follow the Prince’s personal hygiene habits!) Their misogynistic attitudes would have earned them a kick in the clangers from today’s woman, and it would have been well-deserved.

Meet Mychal Daniels




INTRODUCING MYCHAL DANIELS
Hi, Mychal Daniels here, best-selling author or the Olodian Alien Warrior Romance series. As you can tell from that title, I’m a SciFi, Fantasy, and Paranormal Romance writer. Funny how romance alone has the power to exist in any and every possible version of story that we could tell.
First, I’d like to say “Thank you!!” to my host for allowing me to share a bit about what I’m up to in this wild world of romance writing. Let me also take a minute and thank YOU for being such a treasure in my journey as an author. I’m always on the lookout for avid Romance Readers to connect with. Why? Because I’m one myself! 
One of the things I love most about being a romance writer is the opportunity to share my love for great stories in all formats. With SciFi Romance, I get to share great what-ifs that take love beyond the stars and leave all of us wondering about the possibilities of other worlds existing and love still transcending. Not only that, but let’s be real… I get the opportunity to pop a lot of virgin cherries via hot aliens. Hello. Am I the only one that thinks that’s insanely hot? Oops, did I just say that? I sure did.

sábado, 18 de junio de 2016

Book Spotlight: The Butterfly Room

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The Butterfly Room – Synopsis

Inspired by the recent efforts of the Joyful Heart Foundation’s NO MORE campaign and an existing relationship with InterAct to help raise awareness around domestic violence and LGBTI rights,
proceeds from this book will be donated to Refuge the UK’s largest provider of specialist domestic violence services as well as Southall Black Sisters, Stonewall, Women’s Aid and the charities highlighted above. For years Vikram and his two sisters have lived in the shadow of their powerful father Rohan. His wife Lakshmi has watched the family slowly disintegrate, living uncertainly within a web of fractured love, deceit and broken promises.

viernes, 17 de junio de 2016

Meet an author: Saurav Dutt

Saurav Dutt  


 Tell us a little about yourself and your background?

I’m an author, novelist, political analyst and human rights activist. I originally hail from a legal background, moving into journalism writing on a range of topics, ranging from history to politics to current affairs. My writing has been featured in the IB Times, South Asian publications and mainstream press outlets such as The Guardian and The Independent. It was through this that I decided to author books dealing with social and geopolitical issues, leading to my breakthrough novel ‘The Butterfly Room.’ 

 Which writers inspire you? 

Similar writers who deal with issues far wider than mere fiction, writers such as Salman Rushdie, Yukio Mishima, Stephen King and Shusako Endo that go far deeper and beyond the subtext of their subject matter to deal with true elements of the human condition. 

 Have you written any other novels in collaboration with other writers? 

 No I’m far too much of a control freak! However, I have been collaborating with other visual artists for some animated and graphic novel projects that I am working on. 

 When did you decide to become a writer? 

 It was when I realized there was an audience for my work, for novelists that use their skill to create stories that say something deeper and far more complex than just fiction, and to use the medium to discuss socio-political issues that interested me. 

 Do you write full-time or part-time? 

Part time at the moment but it is my intention to change that. Build it and it will come. 

 Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?

I always work from a thorough, scripted outline, sketching out my characters in detail and considering all elements of the story and the characters motivations. Through the process, certain script and plot elements will change depending on the truth of the subject matter at hand. There must be some semblance of control otherwise everything reads as haphazard as the approach. Fail to plan, plan to fail definitely applies to the art of writing.

 Do you have a strategy for finding reviewers? 

 My strategy is to writing compelling work and ensure that media outlets pick up on it; there are promotional tools and competition and offers that can then be utilized if need be but I don’t believe in treating it like a fine art. My ethos is to write something compelling that makes a person want to part with their cash, a thousand reviews won’t make that decision. 

 What are your thoughts on good/bad reviews?

You can’t please everybody, and bad reviews come from people you don’t know so I don’t take it personally. At the same time I am my worst critic, I don’t scrutinize every review but obviously a downward trend is something I need to be concerned about! 

 How can readers discover more about you and you work? 

My website www.sauravdutt.com covers all my work and my blogs are sources for debate that have made it across the electronic desks of mainstream media and notable luminaries in the media and political world. I’m on Twitter as well @sd_saurav 

 Any Comments for the Blog readers?

If you’re a writer, never, ever give up. It is remarkably easy to do and if you give up the world won’t care, make the world care, graft and polish your craft and consider every new book a wonderful challenge that reflects your growth both as a writer and a human being.

jueves, 16 de junio de 2016

Guest Post: Meet Landra

INTRODUCING LANDRA GRAF



*Waves* It’s the heat of the summer and I’m coming off a wild writing retreat full of edits, new words, and brainstorming passionate books with strong heroines (just how I like it).
I’m honored to be given a chance to swing by this blog and introduce myself, and also mentioned I’ll be at Authors After Dark this year in Savannah, GA. It’s my first time, if anyone else is going, please go easy on me. I’m a newb. But it’s not my first convention, and I’m super excited to get involved.
A little about me: I write multiple genres, contemporary, BDSM/Erotic Contemporary, Erotic Historical, Paranormal, and Alternate History Romance. A special treat at AAD16 will be all 4 of my BDSM Erotic Contemporaries for sale in one print book version, Desperately Seeking Submissive. No one can get this anywhere else. I’m currently working on a new paranormal romance, and a sequel to my alternate history, Raven Pirate Assassin Spy. I’m a member of Silken Sheets and Seduction and  Through Heart Shaped Glasses Blog, where I post monthly about the going’s on. I host authors via my website for guest spots and special interviews with my naughty domme, Victoria. As for the basics, I love to read, write, cook, and spend time with my family (boring stuff, to be sure). 
My latest release is called, What You Desire, and is the last book in the Desperately Seeking Submissive series. It’s all about a dom and a domme coming together. Two dominants into each other is not always a good thing, but my hero is willing to fight for what he wants.
As for AAD16, you’ll be able to catch me at the Welcome Party on Wednesday night. I’m part of a sponsored breakfast Friday morning, which will have an awesome Raffle Basket (you get a chance to win just by showing up), and I’ll be at the book signing.