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Friends, Fans, & Followers

Sbooktacular Month went very well. The only downside was there weren’t too many new likes on the fanpage, so I’m pushing back the contest for another month as I’ve recently had a small spike. I don’t think many people who “liked” were actually doing so for the contest, so I’m going to reconsider my advertising for it and continue it out until the end of November. Thanks for understanding.

Also, I have a public profile on Facebook now, I invite all my friends, fans, and followers to come friend me! You can do so here: http://on.fb.me/HuOnMn I’d like to keep my private and public profiles separate. If you have sent a friend request to any profile thinking it was me other than the one attached to the link, you will need to resend to this one to be accepted. I don’t add anyone who isn’t close friends or family to my private profile for reasons I’m sure everyone can understand.

I have officially given away over 1,000 books for free! I am still waiting on a handful of reviews, hoping some will come from my last giveaway, but would love if anyone would be willing to review/rate SERISSA on Amazon and/or Goodreads. Feel free to add me as a friend on Goodreads! I’m hoping to get things rolling on book two very soon, which is one reason any help with ratings and reviews would be great over the next few weeks. I’m about halfway through editing book two, and will soon send out to my editor. After that it isn’t much to revise and post to Amazon! I’m hoping mid-late November since I’m a little behind now that I had to work quite a bit at my day job recently.YAY! I’m very excited about book two after reading some of my more recent reviews, I feel like people will mostly be happy about the interaction between the characters. You wanted more of the boys, you’ll get that. You wanted Sara to really grow up, that happens.

I also pulled out of the digital attic, if you will, the first unofficial official trailer for  Serissa. It isn’t fancy by any means, but you can view it on YouTube.com


Reviews, Spotlights, and 1 Day FREE Left!

Over the last few days I have had some great reviews come out. You can view them over on GOODREADS, Amazon.com, or on PureTextuality!

I’m spotlighted on Books & Tales today!

Check out my most recent interview on Just One More Word, by E. Lynn Hooghiemstra.

Serissa is only FREE one more day, TODAY Sunday 10/27, so be sure to download soon! If you haven’t had the chance go like my page!

Thank you to my reviewers, interviewers, and spotlighter!


Author Interview with Cynthia Vespia + ARC Giveaway!

On today’s Page to Page Author Interview we welcome Cynthia Vespia!

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A Little on the Personal Side:

  • If you weren’t an author, what would you be?  I’d need to be doing something creative. Originally my plan was to become a graphic designer, and I still do that on a freelance basis designing everything from promotional posters to book covers. So I would’ve probably wound up in advertising or hell I want to be a rock star! That’s why I karaoke so much 😉
  • What three things do you think your readers would be surprised to know about you? Since I’m a pretty private person there’s a lot even my closest friends and family don’t know about me. But to offer up 3 things to my readers that they may not know it would be

1) I collect weapons. Mostly swords from movies. So far I have the sword from Braveheart; Troy; Xena; Conan; and Sting from LOTR.

2) I honestly enjoy listening to jazz/blues. Where 80’s rock is my first love I am diverse in my tastes and even good bluesy country can peak my interest.

3) I used to be incredibly shy and reserved in school. Growing up I was a quiet kid, which is how I found reading and writing to begin with. It wasn’t until I started competing in fitness competitions that I really broke out of my shell and that was a long time after I graduated.

  • What do you love most about writing? What do you not like? My favorite part about writing is creating characters and worlds for them to play in. I also really love hearing reader feedback. When they recount a scene or emotion to me that I had in my head when writing it that’s when it really gets my juices going.

What I don’t like, or what I find most difficult, is the marketing and promotional aspect. Don’t get me wrong, doing an interview like this is a lot of fun. And going on tours to conventions, readings, etc. is a blast! But the constant social media promotion gets tiring when you have a million other things on your plate and its honestly one of the areas that I wish I could outsource.

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Author Interview with Skye Turner

A Little on the Personal Side:

1. If you weren’t an author, what would you be?

If I wasn’t an author, I’d love to own a coffeeshop/bakery. Or be a reporter. I went to school for Broadcast Journalism.

2. What three things do you think your readers would be surprised to know about you?

1- I’m terrified of anything scary. Like terrified. Like hide under the covers and cry when a horror movie is on. Once I went to a horror movie with an ex and I STILL have nightmares about it. I’m a gigantic chicken.

2- I don’t drink soda. At all. Ever.

3- I don’t reread books. I think I’ve reread like 3 books in my entire life, not counting Alluring Turmoil when I was editing.

3. Books and writing aside, what’s one of your favorite things about your life or yourself?

I have the best job in the world and my two employers call me Mommy. My babies are almost 6 and 4. I was never certain I would be able to have children due to some serious health issues and my husband and I were blessed with two of them. They are my world and not a day goes by that I’m not grateful for them. Even on the days when I want to beat my head against a wall.

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Author Interview with D.C. Larson

Now on Page to Page Promos Interview Series we have D. C. Larson. Here’s D.C.’S interview:

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A Little on the Personal Side:

  • If you weren’t an author, what would you be? GIGGING/RECORDING ROCK”N”ROLL GUITARIST
  • What do you love most about writing? What do you not like? LIKE: IT’S FREE.  DISLIKE: SEEING LESS-WORTHWHILE WORKS SUCCEED.
  • Do you have a favorite place to write? IN MY OWN HOME — I CAN CONTROL THE ENVIRONMENT.(TEMPERATURE, MUSIC, ETC)

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Author Interview with B.T. Clifford

Next on Page to Page Promo’s Interview Series is B.T. Clifford! Here’s B.T.’S interview:

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A Little on the Personal Side:

If you weren’t an author, what would you be?
I’m assuming this is something other than what I do to pay the bills while I write. I manage a community college science lab and if I were to select a career other than writing, it would be teaching. The college is an excellent environment to work in and being a professor looks like it would be a rewarding job.


What types of books do you read?
I read a lot of nonfiction history; military, exploration, survival, they all intrigue me. My taste in fiction leans heavily toward classic literature, though I have a few favorite contemporary authors. We lost two of them very recently, Michael Crichton and Tom Clancy. Other significant favorites are William Golding and Alistair Maclean. I think it was Alistair who really made me appreciate good pacing in a novel.

 
When you are not writing where can you be found? If I’m not in my lab, I’m on a ball field. My youngest son plays baseball. He’s on a travel team and plays Little League so there are games or practices almost every night of the week. I love ball, but not as much as he does, and that’s as it should be I think. Here in the southwest, the baseball season starts in September and runs through May, sometimes even into June, and during those months my house revolves around baseball.

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Author Interview with Sai Johnson

Next on our Page to Page interview series is Sai Johnson! Here’s Sai’s interview:

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A Little on the Personal Side:

  • What types of books do you read? To me books are the essence of life. Limiting myself to reading any type, or to a specific genre is a disservice, in my opinion, but for the sake of the question I will say I tend to read a lot of paranormal, or supernatural romances.
  • Do you have a favorite place to write? Not really because I write when inspiration, or an idea strikes me. I keep notebooks on hand, and have even been known to pen a poem on a napkin at times. I write wherever, whenever, and however possible.
  • If you weren’t an author what would you be? I would probably be a Spanish translator, or an elementary school teacher because I have worked as a translator in the past. I have ten years experience, and am very fluent with the language. As for teaching I have a love of helping others, and especially children with disabilities.

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