Monday, October 31, 2011

Party Time is Here!

Over the last month you have probably seen a whole lot of #99centBookEvent tweets along with a whole lot of chatter about a great Launch Party that was coming your way! There is this incredible group of authors that have been marketing and promoting an event that is going to the take the world by storm - 

Well guess what??? It's just about here!!!

So are you ready to help us launch a new book?  
To be a part of a monumental moment!!! 

On November 1st 
(that's tomorrow everyone) 
We will be bringing to you an awesome event! 
Congratulations to 

Melissa Foster 

on the launch of 

Come Back to Me

Now - visit this website and find out how you can be a part of this incredible launch part!
Load up your Kindle with books from over 30 authors for just the price of $0.99 each!!  
There you can also find out a bit about the authors - about the books - and about how you can enter the incredible giveaways that we have offered!!  

Please make sure you share this event with everyone!  
Your friends, co-workers, family even your pet sitter! 
This event will lasts for 3 whole days!
November 1st - November 3rd!

The WoMen’s Literary Café (welcoming both men and women) is an extension of the
The Women’s Nest.   Bridging the gap between writers and readers 
with the sole mission of promoting great literature, 
the WoMen’s Literary Café is ‘Where readers and authors unite!’ 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

From the Characters Point of View

Recently I was asked to write a guest post for a blog written from the Point of View of my Character.  I found this idea rather fun and really enjoyed writing the post.  With that in mind... I wanted to add a feature to my blog here... I want other authors to write guest posts that I can add to my blog from the point of view of their main character.  This post will tell people about the books, without giving away detail.  

Think your up for it?  Check out my post and see what you think.  If you are interested post a comment with your e-mail address and I will send out an e-mail to everyone in a few days to set up times. 

Guest Post from Officer Kristin Greene
Main character in the My Blood Runs Blue Series

Many people read about me and want to know more about who I am and where I come from. I live within the world of Fawn Hollow Township, a small township in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Don’t bother trying to find it on a map because it is a pretend place that has been created for me to live and to deal with the choices within my life.

My days take me into the world of law enforcement where I work as a patrol officer on the streets of this small township. The streets here are all named randomly, but I know where they are. I live for my job, it completes me.  Or it did complete me before my life was changed forever when a young girl was murdered.  When Dawn was murdered, several people entered my life that I had never guessed would exist. Two of these people would bring to me a life I could not turn away from.

So who are these two people?  The first one is Julian… sigh…. Oh Julian is amazing… His incredible eyes gave him the nickname of Jules. His incredible scent is unlike anyone else’s and the chemistry between us has been going on for over forty years. Now that might seem strange since I am only 36 in the first book, but it’s true. Julian works for Alexander in the VMF and when I pull his mustang over one night our lives are instantly intertwined once again.

Alexander is the head of the VMF, Vampire Military Force and it is their job to police the vampires; to help protect them and protect the humans so they can all live peacefully together. Alex also comes from my past and helps me to understand my future. He has loved me as long as Julian has and it is this that I must decide, to whom do I build my new life with.

After decisions are made, I find myself having moved three months into the future where Blue Blood for Life brings me back to the pages. My relationship with my chosen one is at times stressful and I find myself balking at being told what to do. I am my own person and I do not like people taking my choices away.

Alexander is kidnapped and Julian, Gabe and I must work together to figure out how to find him. I didn’t mention Gabe earlier, but he is a very close friend and very much like a brother to me, keeping me calm and being there for me as I need him.  Unknown to us, Alex has sent another person to help and when Trent walks into my life his emerald eyes bring feelings to me that cause tension with everyone around us.

As Julian, Gabe and Trent protect me from the threats they believe surround us, I must also share my secrets with my friends and hope that they will accept me for what I am.  When I must go to work, to escape the tension in the house, Trent comes with me on a wild ride through an intense shift at work. He sees me in a way that Julian and Alexander never have; a way that they choose not to see me.

Trent helps me to figure out the connection between Alex’s kidnapping and the threats on my life and a plan is made to rescue Alex. When it comes time to put that plan in motion, I must make decisions that will affect many people in my life and that will change my course into the future.

I am proud of my choices… proud of whom I am. I believe in myself.  I believe in humanity and I believe that vampires and humans can live together in harmony to protect one another. I hope you come and visit me in Fawn Hollow and decide for yourself if the choices I made were good or bad. 

Now tell me - does that not make you want 
to go out and buy the books?   

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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Beth Elisa Harris talks about Vision and the Muse

I had the pleasure of talking to Beth Elisa Harris, and now I get to share it with you! 

Thank you for hosting me, Stacy! - You are quite welcome Beth!  Thank you for stopping by here!

Tell us a bit about yourself Beth!

What is your favorite thing to do when you aren’t writing?

Anything that involves spending fun time with my family and reading.  I love movies, exploring new restaurants, browsing in shops. I fit exercise in my life too, so a run on the beach versus the gym is a great diversion from routine.

What is your favorite color?

I am drawn to the blue/purple spectrum, however I actually don’t claim to have a favorite color, because it depends on mood and what context the color resides!

Tell us about your writing: 

How long have your been writing? Was it a dream, a goal or is it just a hobby?

A dream I acknowledged at an early age, then ignored, then embraced again. I wrote my first novella in middle-school. It was science fiction, about how Earth was just an experiment for another planet to study how humans destroy their environment and each other. Nerd alert! Writing has always been a natural state for me, so there was a time I never thought I would do anything else. Then life happened, and I ended up writing for others thinking it would be just as satisfying (not) – ad copy, marketing and PR plans, press releases, policies (blech!) – you know, ‘grown-up’ stuff. In 2009 I experienced an extreme life-altering event, and realized I had suppressed my dream and tendencies for years. Not only that, despite my wonderful life, I always felt something was missing. It was storytelling. Once I opened back up to that truth, the muse returned.

How many hours a day do you devote to writing? Do you have a set routine or do you write when the mood strikes?

When I wrote Vision, I was like a maniac, writing several hours a day. There was nothing else to do but write, because I wasn’t published yet, so the time-consuming PR hadn’t kicked in. I actually blogged about how that is the purest time for any writer, I think, writing the first book. You have nothing to lose, and the floodgates are wide open. Once you finish that first book, if you decide you actually want people to read it, the focus changes. So to answer the actual question I have yet to get to (smiles), I commit to write daily, whether it’s a word, a sentence, a paragraph or chapter. The release date for the second Vision sequel, Soul Herder, will be assigned soon, and I will adjust accordingly. Right now I spend my time editing Soul Herder and marketing Vision.

Is there some place special you like to be when you write?

I will write anywhere I can take a laptop as long as it’s moderately quiet. I’m fairly astute at blocking out noise and surrounding activity, and one can always put in ones ear buds and play music.

Tell us about your book:

Vision is a young adult crossover series of three books. I say crossover because the age range of the main character, Layla, is sixteen to eighteen, however there are historical, reincarnate elements that make her much older in many ways. Adults seem to like it, and the story line is fairly sophisticated.  I made it young adult because there needed to be elements of innocence, teen isolation and independence resulting from her family dynamic, and a surprise connection to a seemingly emotionally distant mother.

Where did the idea come from? 

The idea came to me about ten years ago when we discovered details around our family’s Scottish heritage from the Isle of Colonsay. Our clan, the MacPhies, were ostracized from the island by the MacDonald clan. It doesn’t take much information for my imagination to take over. When you read Vision, the clan association makes sense.

How long did it take to write?

The standard time - a year including edits.

What is it about?
Layla Stone is a very strong clairvoyant (a ‘Clear,’ she discovers) who lives in Portland, Oregon with her work-aholic mom and dad. She is a straight-A student who is drawn to an educational opportunity in Cambridge, England. Before leaving home, she receives a mysterious letter from a woman who seems to know things about her and her family that she does not. The story is about self-discovery, connections, love, and the good-evil fight. No vampires or werewolves were involved in the making of this book.

Your other work:

Do you have any upcoming projects in the works or other books that have been published?

The second Vision novel, Soul Herder will be released in 2012, exact date TBD. I am also working on Flyers, a stand-alone YA novel that is extremely unique. After that, I have a couple of mainstream novel outlines brewing.

Where can readers connect with you?
Here are my social network links, including purchase links. I love connecting with readers and other authors, including Stacy Eaton! Thanks for the support, Stacy!
Follow on Facebook as Beth Elisa Harris - Author
Follow on Twitter @Bethelisaharris