Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Author Interview: L.A. FIORE

Author L. A. Fiore

Writing Questions:

Why do you think readers are drawn to what you write?
I try to make my stories a journey, like a movie that you read. My goal is to immerse the reader in the story, tugging on all of their emotions, and make them feel as if they're living the story too.
Why do you write?
I think in plot lines and characters; I've always done that, even when I was a kid. I'm also someone who doesn't particularly like reality. I find if I listen to the news, it's rather depressing. Writing, I get to create my own reality and I really enjoy the worlds I create because despite all the ups and downs, there's always a happy ending and I'm a sucker for the happy ending.
Who inspires you?
May sound odd, but the characters do. Each takes on a life of their own and as their stories unfold, the more inspired I get.
Was being an author something you've always wanted to do?
Always. My dream has always been to roll out of bed, get the family off, and then grab a cup of coffee and head to my office to spend the day writing. The fact that I actually make a living from my dream is incredible.
Favorite place to write?
My office because I've filled it with mementos that represent the characters in my books...a painter's palette clock for Logan and Lark, a cake plate with fake fancy cupcakes for Avery, typewriters for Ember, Mia's crystal-encrusted platform pumps, etc.
What is your favorite book you’ve written? Why?
His Light in the Dark because I adore Cole Campbell. His life is hard and yet under his remote exterior is a heart of gold. And Mia complements him perfectly because she's sweet and wears her heart on her sleeve, but more she sees Cole as he is and not how he perceives himself.
What elements around you, inspire you?
Music. Many writers write to music because music inspires. There are songs that make you want to dance and songs that make you want to cry. Tapping into the emotion stirred by music, at least for me, helps me really set the tone of a scene.
How often do you publish?
I try to publish three books a year.

Personal Questions:

Dream trip to go on someday?
Ireland. I want to see in real life the majesty I've seen in pictures.
Do you have a bucket list?
Yes
If so give us your top 5!
5. Walking the cliffs in Ireland
4. Sky diving
3. Building my own lightsaber
2. Attending the Academy Awards
1. Seeing my kids grow up...finding a career, watching them fall in love, seeing their faces in their children.
Favorite shows?
Supernatural, iZombie, Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Chicago Fire and Hawaii Five-O
What is your favorite Holiday? Why?
Christmas, it's magical.
Do you have a favorite movie you watch over & over?
Star Wars, the original trilogy.
If you weren’t writing, what would you be doing?
Owning a little garden center or an on line shop specializing in cheesecake; I make a mean cheesecake.
What distracts you easily?
Gardening...creating colorful gardens that look wild.
Name a few addictions? These are fun addictions… Shoe, Book, Purse, Jewelry Addict
Swag creating, jewelry and books.

Fun Questions: (Quick Answers)

Shoes or No Shoes? No shoes
Channing Tatum or Ryan Reynolds? Neither. Henry Cavill
Coke or Pepsi? Coke
e-Book or Real Book? Real book
You’re a Superhero, who are you? Not so much a superhero, a Jedi Master
Favorite Muppet? Rizzo the Rat
Are you a TV or Movie Type? Movie
Romance or Thriller? Romance thriller
Country or Ocean? Country
Snow or Summer? Autumn...crisp, cool air, jeweled toned leaves, apple cider and pumpkin pie
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Monday, December 28, 2015

Cover Reveal: HIS LIGHT IN THE DARK by LA FIORE

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TITLE : His Light In The Dark
AUTHOR : L.A. Fiore
RELEASE DATE : February 9, 2016
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 My first memory was of a slap, hard across the face: the sting on my cheek and the jarring of my bones as I slammed back into my bed. It was my dad who had hit me.

 I had been four.

 Most of my memories were much of the same and no one ever saw, no one ever fought to help, no one ever cared.

Then we moved.

My new neighbor cared, rescued the twelve-year-old I had been from a beating. Always thought I'd suffer the nightmare alone, I was wrong.

Mace Donati saved me that day in all the ways a person could be saved.

And his daughter, Mia, she became the friend I had always wanted, my conscience when my own faltered, the light that led me home when I had lost my way.

The girl who grew into the only woman I would ever love.

But when you realize you're more like your father than the good people who took you in and gave you a home, the only way to return their kindness is to let them go.

I let them go, got so far lost in the shadows I couldn't remember who I was anymore. Mia never gave up on me. She fought for me, kept the light on so I'd find my way back.

And when I did, life threw us a curveball. I had to hurt Mia in order to save her.

But when my past comes back to haunt me and I almost lose her, I'm ready to fight for her...fight to find a way back into her heart while keeping the demons from my past from finishing what they started.

  ~ Cole Campbell

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L.A. Fiore is the author of several books including: Beautifully Damaged, Waiting for the One and A Glimpse of the Dream. She's also the social secretary for her two children, a tamer of ill-mannered cats, the companion to one awesome dog and married to her best friend. She likes her wine red, her shrimp chilled and her social gatherings small and intimate.




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Monday, December 21, 2015

New Release: RUNAWAY HEART by Sonya Loveday and Candace Knoebel PLUS a GIVEAWAY

   
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  One Hurricane. Two Strangers. No Rules. Hannah Adamson was immune to relationships.

Swearing men off long ago, she buried her painful reasons under her feisty independence and a passion for roller derby. Until she met Ed and was swept away by the tall, witty, sarcastically sexy best man who might just be the one to have the antidote for her runaway heart. Ed Alcott wasn’t looking for love, especially not after a particularly nasty breakup left him with a shattered heart in desperate need of repair. Taking shelter together when a hurricane bears down on Rum Cay, Hannah and Ed find they can't fight their growing attraction. It was supposed to be simple. Easy. A weekend of passion with no strings. But how do you forget the one who stripped away all your layers, and haunts your dreams? Can Hannah keep the scattered pieces of her heart in check, or will the promise of Ed’s love be enough to mend them back together?
 

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About the Authors
Sonya Loveday, first and foremost is a reader, an avid one. It is of that love that brought her to purchasing her first laptop in 2009, and publishing her first novel, Casted, in 2013. In early 2014, Sonya expanded Casted and then went on to publish Spelled, the sequel to Casted in March, wrapping up the series, and her stint with Paranormal Romance. For now. Not long after the completion to the Casted Series, Sonya tried her hand at Contemporary Romance. Thusly, The Six Series was born with The Summer I Fell, which released at the end of July 2014. To date, Sonya lives in Central Florida with her husband, and two kids, and is currently working several projects to be announced in the upcoming months. Author Links: Facebook: www.facebook.com/sonyalovedayauthor Twitter: www.twitter.com/sonyaloveday Instagram: www.instagram.com/sonyaloveday/ Website: www.sonyaloveday.com Email: sonya.loveday@gmail.com Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/7060433.Sonya_Loveday


Candace Knoebel is the award-winning author of Born in Flames-book one in a young adult fantasy trilogy. She discovered in 2009 through lunch breaks and late nights after putting her kids to bed, a world where she could escape the ever-pressing days of an eight to five Purgatory. And an outlet for all the voices residing in her head. Published by 48fourteen in 2012, Born in Flames went on to win Turning the Pages Book of the Year award in February of 2013. In January of 2014, the last book in the trilogy, From the Embers, was released, thusly completing the trilogy. She now works on the Night Watchmen Series, while guzzling Red Bulls and pretending to be a ninja on Heelys. Author Links: Website: https://www.candaceknoebel.com Blog: http://candaceknoebel.wordpress.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CandaceKnoebel Twitter: www.twitter.com/candaceknoebel Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6458922.Candace_Knoebel

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

New Release: BETRAYED by Amber Lynn Natusch + a giveaway

   
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They’re gone…
When Ruby discovers what really happened the night of Alan Beauchamp's murder, one thing becomes very clear: time is running out for the people she loves. As she unravels the web of lies and deceit around her, Ruby reveals an unthinkable truth. One with dire repercussions for all.
Can Ruby pull together all the supernatural aspects of her life to foil a diabolical plot, or will she fall victim to an evil unlike any other she has faced?
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"I stood in the middle of the room, unmoving – I barely breathed. My life had just become surreal, impossible, and one enormous lie. I needed to go, to run somewhere, anywhere to beat back the reality that was rapidly closing in around me. The image of him was burned into my retina, flashing over and over again like a warning. He was trapped somewhere between human and decidedly not, and I realized that was my new reality. I was too."
After the death of her parents, Ruby awakens from a lifetime of shadows and finds herself alone, thrust into a world of lies, deceit, betrayal and the supernatural.
As her quest for truth continues to come up short, she realizes that maybe some questions really are best left unanswered.

When her true identity is finally unveiled, she is forced to choose between two of the mysterious men who continually seem to crop up in her life.
She chooses poorly.

Now abandoned, Ruby must learn to call on the darkness within to survive, or spend a hellish eternity imprisoned because of it.
About Amber Lynn Natusch
If you're dying to know more about me, allow me to put you at ease. I'm a sharp-tongued, sarcastic cancer, who loves vegetable smoothies, winter storms, and the word "portfolio". I should NEVER be caffeinated, and require at least eight hours of sleep to even resemble a human being. At thirty-four, I just now feel like I can keep a straight face while saying the word "rectum" (which is actually a huge lie because I just laughed out loud while reading this to my husband). I live with my iPod firmly affixed to my body, drive too fast, and laugh/cry at inappropriate times.


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