Thursday, 28 August 2014

Author Interview & Giveaway: Samantha Young

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About the Author: 


SAMANTHA YOUNG
Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Scotland. She's been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestselling novel ON DUBLIN STREET. ON DUBLIN STREET is Samantha's first adult contemporary romance series and has been sold in twenty eight countries.

Keep up to date with Samantha through her:


Website / Twitter / Facebook 




Check out my review of On Dublin Street HERE & the guest post/flash fiction the author wrote in 2012 on her favourite mythical creature HERE.

Q&A: 


1, Can you share with readers your latest or any future news?

I'm in one of those awkward places where I have much news to share and yet can't quite yet… I really want to! Hopefully I'll be able to share very soon. My latest news posted on my social media is that the fifth ON DUBLIN STREET book, which is titled ECHOES OF SCOTLAND STREET and is Cole's story, is releasing earlier than the scheduled 2015 release date. It will now be in reader's hands October 7th 2014 :)

2, My favorite book of yours is On Dublin Street, which has been your favorite to write and why?

Thank you so much :) ON DUBLIN STREET was probably my favourite to write because it really was my first venture into adult contemporary romance, and I dealt with subjects in that book that were really important and close to my heart.

3, Since your writing journey began what have you most learnt about yourself?

I've discovered I like to be challenged. I never realised how much I needed to have too much on my plate! If I'm not stressed or running around like a headless chicken juggling a hectic writing schedule and a chaotic personal life, then I'm not happy. This has only come to light as my writing career has taken off. :p I need to learn the art of de-stressing.


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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Author Interview & Giveaway - Lisa J Hobman

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About the author:



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Lisa is a happily married Mum of one with two crazy dogs.  She especially enjoys being creative; has worked as a singer and now writes almost full time! The story in her debut novel, Bridge Over the Atlantic, has been building in her mind for a long while but until the move, she never had the time to put it down in black and white; working full time as a High School Science Learning Mentor and studying swallowed up any spare time she had.

Connect with Lisa on her: 

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Q&A: 


1, Can you share with readers your latest news?

I'm currently working on edits for three books so I have a VERY busy time ahead! I have a Christmas novella coming in November and then a two part mini-series in January! And I'm also working on a few other projects in between times. What's sleep?

2, Tell us one thing about yourself we can't find anywhere online?

I have a thing about beautiful trees. Okay that sounds odd but I love them! There's one close to where I live and my daughter and I wrote a song about it! Don't judge me ;-)


3, If you could have dinner with any three authors who would you pick and why?

Emily Bronte, because she wrote my favourite book of all time (Wuthering Heights) and I would want to pick her brains about writing such emotional, heart-wrenching scenes. Nicholas Sparks because he is such a prolific writer and I would want to chat about how he keeps things fresh and original. And Lisa Jewell because she is the first contemporary romance author I read and I've met her once! She's so lovely and I would really like to just hang out with her.


4, In 140 or less why should we read your books?

My books are emotional journeys that tell the stories of realistic characters, dealing with issues that any one of us could face. They're set in the most stunning locations around the picturesque Scottish Highlands and usually feature a hunky Scotsman or two – It has even been known for a Kilt to be featured in some ;-). I believe in happy endings but may not always deliver what you're expecting and you have to be prepared to cry, laugh and fall in love right along with the characters as they journey through their lives. I write to create stories that readers will relate to and love - If I can achieve that then I'll be very happy.


5, What has been your most rewarding moment since becoming an author?

I would have to say that there have been many of these. I can narrow it down to two so far! Being shortlisted in the Romantic Novelists Association RoNA awards and getting to attend my first major signing event in Dublin and meet with some of my awesome readers!


6, If you could have one of your books made into a movie which would you choose and why?

Oh definitely Bridge Over the Atlantic! It's my book baby and I just LOVE the setting of the story. The characters in this story usually get a wonderful response - especially Greg. He is getting his own book which comes out on August 21st called Bridge of hope! The locations in Bridge Over the Atlantic are truly beautiful and the story seems to reach people which I'm so glad about. I could really see this one up on the big screen! I can dream anyway :-D

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7, What's the craziest or most random thing you've had inspiration from?

The inspiration for The Girl Before Eve came from the city of Edinburgh. I know that's not terribly random but my other books, Bridge Over the Atlantic, Through the Glass and Bridge of Hope are set in the Highlands and so this one is a little different. I adore Edinburgh and since relocating to Scotland I spend as much time as possible in the city, gazing up at the architecture or people watching.
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8, Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

Just go for it! Starting to put your ideas onto paper/screen is the most difficult part of being a writer.  But if you have stories to share and don't make a start how will you know if you're any good at it? Nothing ventured, nothing gained!

Flash Faves:

Dessert: Tiramisu
Book: Wuthering Heights ~Emily Bronte.



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Author: Yikes! So many! How do I narrow that down? I really can't do it!
Country: Scotland 


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Motto/Quote: "We are all of us stars and we deserve to twinkle." ~Marilyn Monroe

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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Event Feature - Giveaway

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Todays feature is SMUT BY THE SEA! I am also giving away this flyer signed by 8 authors, scroll to the bottom of this post for the rafflecopter! :D


Last year I went to Scarborough to attend the Smut by the Sea event, which you can read all about HERE. Check out more info below on the event PLUS how ya nab your tickets to next years event. :)

THE BOOKS:

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TICKETS: 


GIVEAWAY: 

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Monday, 18 August 2014

Q&A & Giveaway: Krissy V

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About the Author:


Krissy V is a mother to two young children, who in turn keep her young. She lives in Dublin, Ireland, but is originally from South Devon in the UK. She works full time in a pharmacy and writes in all her spare time, in her lunch hour, when watching TV at night and anywhere the urge takes her.
She is always thinking of situations that be turned into a story and has started a few stories, which in turn will be completed and released to her readers
Q&A: 
1, Tell us something about yourself we can't find anywhere online?

I ice skate and am learning how to dance on ice!

2, What's your latest or upcoming news?

I released To Have and To Hold on 10th July and the last book in my Til Death Us Do Part series is going to be released maybe end of August/beginning of September

Check out the books in order below: (Just click the cover for more info!)







3,  Can you tell readers about your writing journey?

My writing journey has been quite hectic to say the least, when I wrote this series it was actually going to be one book and then i decided to split it down. However, I didnt want the readers to wait for each book and decided to release a book a month. So For Better or For Worse came out on 10 April, In Sickness and In Health came out om 9th May, To Love and To Cherish came out on 10 June and To Have and To Hold on 10 July.

4, Why did you decide to go Indie?

I didn't want years of rejection of a normal publishing route. I have a lot of friends who are indie authors and it seemed the natural way to go. I have beta read for a few years so knew some of what was involved.

5, Do you think there's enough out there being done in way of support for Indie authors?

Facebook is a very good marketing tool, however you have to be on it 24/7 to be able to promote all the time. There are people out there who will help you to market your books at a cost. I think a lot of indie authors like me don't have the money at the beginning and that can be a problem.

6, What's the best and worst thing about being an Indie author?

It's very lonely and the hours are really long! I work full time and have small children but I go to bed most nights after 1am because the people i talk to are mainly in USA and they are only coming on line when i go to bed! I have met so many people from doing the indie writing that i would never have met and some have become really close friends and we talk every day about 20 times a day.

7,In 140 characters or less why should we read your writing?

I write with raw emotion, I cover topics that nobody else wants to touch on. They’re real topics, the reader feels like they are the main character and feel every emotion

That was harder to write as I thought it was 140 words ha ha. That'll teach me not to read it properly in the first place.

8, Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

If you believe in yourself then others will believe in you too!
Go for it and don't give up at the first sign of criticism or negativity, there will always be people who don't like your writing and that's fine too. Keep writing and you will keep improving!

Flash favourites:

Dessert:  Banoffee Pie



Game:  Uno - a card game



Motto/Quote: You snooze you lose
Food: Banana and peanut butter sandwiches
Place: Sandnes, Norway

Giveaway:

The author is very kindly offering the first 3 books in the Til Death Us To Part Trilogy  in ebook format. 
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