Join us for the Protecting His Alien Mate by Clare Dargin blog tour!

Join us for the Protecting His Alien Mate by Clare Dargin blog tour!

Schedule Protecting His Alien Mate by Clare Dargin

April 9 Fang-tastic Books
April 9 Share My Destiny
April 9 Saph’s Books
April 10 Ramblings of a Book Nerd
April 10 Paranormalists
April 10 Lisa’s World of Books
April 10 Mello and June, It’s a Book Thang!
April 11 The Book Junkie Reads
April 11 Roxanne’s Realm
April 11 Supernatural Central
April 12 The Creatively Green Write at Home Mom
April 13 Jazzy Book Reviews
April 13 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, and Sissy, Too!
April 13 Reads 2 Love
April 16 T’s Stuff
April 16 JB’s Bookworms with Brandy Mulder
April 16 Teaser Addicts Book Blog
Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Book Blast Tour for Dark Child by Miriam Newman!

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Book Blast Tour for Dark Child by Miriam Newman!

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Book Blast Tour for Dark Child by Miriam Newman, a Romance book available now from DCL Publications. The Book Blast Tour will take place on Wednesday, January 3, 2018. This tour will not include interviews or guest blogs; however, a blurb, excerpt and author bio will be provided to every host for inclusion on their blog. A PDF copy of the book is available for review.

Miriam will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host.

Born at a royal banquet for King Conor MacNessa of Ulster, Deirdre is predicted by Conor’s own druid to be blessed and cursed with a beauty that will make kingdoms contest over her. He names her “Deirdre of the Sorrows” and urges the king to slay her. But Conor, unwilling to murder a babe, takes her under his protection only to fall prey to the curse when she is nearly grown. Captivated by her youth and beauty, the aging king will go to any extreme to possess her.

1: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin’
2: Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books!
3: Beyond Romance
4: BooksChatter
5: Christine Young
6: Dawn’s Reading Nook
7: Fabulous and Brunette
8: Hope. Dreams. Life… Love
9: It’s Raining Books
10: Kit ‘N Kabookle
11: Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
12: Let me tell you a story REVIEW
13: Linda Nightingale…Author
14: Liz’s Reading Life
15: Long and Short Reviews
16: Mello & June, It’s a Book Thang!
17: Natural Bri REVIEW
18: Queen of All She Reads
19: Rainy Day Reviews
20: Readeropolis
21: Regan Black
22: Sharing Links and Wisdom
23: Straight From the Library
24: T’s Stuff
25: The Avid Reader
26: Tina Donahue Books – Heat with Heart
27: Two Ends of the Pen
28: Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog
29: Viviana MacKade
30: Wake Up Your Wild Side
31: Wendi zwaduk – romance to make your heart race 
32: Writers and Authors
33: Romance Novel Giveaways
34: Independent Authors
35: Welcome to My World of Dreams

DCL Blog Tour interview with best selling author Kristi Ahlers

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1. What does your writing process look like?

UGH, I don’t have a process! LOL! At least not one that is remotely organized or makes sense. My characters have to talk to me first before I can start to write them…AND the first scene has to come to me. I know how it starts, I know that big issue in the middle and I have the ending sorted. I then write scenes and quilt them together to form the whole. 🙂

2. Do you have any strange writing habits (like standing on your head or writing in the shower)?

Yes, but not like that! LOL. I have to have either Supernatural, or Bones playing in the background and I have to have bubblegum on hand for chewing. Keeps me busy and focused. And I write like a crazy person normally able to produce 5k a day at least.

3. What book do you wish you could have written?

Oh, good question! I wish I could be super creative and twisty to write like the writers on Criminal Minds. As for authors, I envy Kresely Cole and Sherrilyn Kenyon…both super creative ladies with an amazing world to play and create in!

4. Just as your books inspire authors, what authors have inspired you to write?

Hands down, Heather Graham! She was the first historic romance author I read and she amazed me. She was really the one author that made me think I wanted to do this.

5. If you could cast your characters in the Hollywood adaptation of your book, who would play your characters?

Hmmm, well for my book Gabrielle, I’d love Colin Farrell as Devlin and Keira Knightly to play the role of Gabrielle.

6. How important are names to you in your books? Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning? Do you have any name choosing resources you recommend?

Names are very important to me. I try to pick the name based on the time period (I write multi-genre/era books) and location. So if I set a book in Scotland, I try to pull good Scottish names.

7. What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?

Aside from the writing which is always a huge accomplishment. I’d have to say my best accomplishment was raising two very amazing little boys to equally amazing young men who are serving in the in the military. One in the Marines, one in the Navy. Couldn’t be prouder…

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DCL Blog Tour with Mary Alice Pritchard

Billy Freada

Billy Freada

1. What does your writing process look like?

I’m a typical punster. Sometimes something gets stuck in my head that I can’t get rid of and I’ll write it down and a book develops around it. Sometimes a title comes to me and I’ll write a book around it. More often than not, characters speak to me, telling me their stories, fighting among themselves to be heard. I keep two or three books going at all times so that when one stops flowing and another one does, I can just start on it without having to change gears.

I start each writing time out by rereading what I’ve already written and editing it as I go. By the time I reach where I had left off, I’m already immersed in the story and ready to continue from there.

2.  Do you have strange writing habits (like standing on your head or writing in the shower)?

Hmm, not really. I pretty much have to have silence when I write so I can hear what to put on paper. Music tends to distract me. I want to sing along when I hear it. Even classical music is a distraction. My fingers try to play along with the melody even thought I can’t really play the piano. So, it’s silence. Only it isn’t really silent with all of the voices in my head.

When I had my dear Dippity with me, I sometimes had to write around him. I got a baby sling that you wear to carry a child around with you and used it to hold the feline while I wrote. He was quite content to curl up on my chest and sleep that way. I do miss him.

3.  What book do you wish you could have written?

The original Anita Blake books, the Laurann Dohner books, or the Lora Leigh books. Not because they’ve made anyone rich, but because to be able to tell a story like these women did with these books amazes me. I strive to create characters and emotion like they have.

4.  Just as your books inspire authors what authors have inspired you to write?

When I was very, very young, I wanted to write like Grace Livingston Hill. I loved those books. But then, about eleven or so years ago, I heard Sherrilyn Kenyon’s story and realized that if she could overcome so many odds and continue, never giving up, I could do it too. I idolize her, Lora Leigh for her wicked ability to make you love her characters and Laurell K. Hamilton’s early amazing Anita Blake books. I still go back and re-read each of these author’s books that remind me it can be done.

5.  If you could cast your characters in the Hollywood adaption of your book, who would play your characters?

Okay, that’s a hard one for me. You see, I don’t watch TV or go to movies anymore. I haven’t for many years. I will occasionally go if a friend is adamant about it, but normally I buy DVDs of movies or TV series that are similar to the books I write. I use them to get me in the mood before I work on a particular series. So, I know very few actor or actresses’ names.

My favorite ones will probably date me. J  Sam Elliot, Johnny Depp, Vin Diesel, and Clint Eastwood. I’m afraid I don’t know a single actress’s name.

6.  How important are names to you in your books? Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning? Do you have any name choosing resources you recommend?

The names of my characters are very important to me. They usually reflect their personality unless there is a specific reason for them to have a certain name. Sometimes it only means something to me and doesn’t really relate to the story at all.

I will sometimes use a surname generator to pair one with my first name, but as for my first names, I took a week and dug through name sites and baby books, collecting every name I thought I could ever use without cringing and put them in a spreadsheet in alphabetical order based on if it was male, female, or either. I keep it updated so that when I use a name it gets highlighted with the name of the book next to it. That way I know if I’ve used it for one name I write under but not another one that I use to write.

7.  What do you consider to be your best accomplishment?

The first book I completed and sent off to be considered because I finished it, I edited it, and I sent it off for consideration. That was an accomplishment that some writers never attain. Then the last book I wrote, because I haven’t stopped writing, even when I get a bad review, a rejection, or a drop in sells. Perseverance is an accomplishment because among those who do finish the book, edit it, and send it off, many will never write another book after they are rejected a few times.

Thanks!

Mary Alice

DCL Blog tour with the amazing author Lynn Hubbard!

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-What’s your favorite book? 

My favorite is a set. I was a sick child and growing up, “Trixie Belden” was my best friend. I read them so much I had them memorized! I still have my entire set and pick up additional copies whenever I find them.

 

-Are your characters based on real people?  No, they are all original. They pop into my head, and I have to write them down to get them to leave.  I really wish some of my heroes were real! I would love to have a man that could cook.
-Have you ever cried while writing a book? Yes, I write historical fiction, life was very hard at times. And I express that through my writing. The hardest part to write was when one of my popular characters died. I never intended it to happen, a stray bullet and they were gone. I grieved for her as did my characters. And readers have cursed me for it. Which was a powerful moment, realizing that my fans loved my characters as much as I did.
-What’s your favorite book you’ve written? Wow, that is so hard. The one that has been with me the longest is Return to Love. A YA romance that popped into my head when I was a teen. It is looked over much of the time, no vampires. But I love the simpleness of it. It is set before cell phones and microwaves. I hope you take a peak.
-How did you do in English as a kid? My sister excelled at English so I obviously had to hate it. And I still do! I love the creative aspect of writing, but when it comes to participles, I do not know if they are dangling or not!

I loved Math and numbers and science, I still do.
-When did you decide to become an author? 

I have always been creative. I loved to draw growing up. I was over 30 before I started to write. I started out with fan fiction. I would write a chapter, and people would review. They liked it. They wanted more. That positive affirmation gave me the courage to finally write Return to Love. The rest is history. 😉

 

-Where can readers best contact you? 

I’m usually trolling around Facebook. Or they can email me at authorlynnhubbard@gmail.com