Monday, 30 September 2013

RBTL Presents Ever Wrath by Alexia Purdy Book Blitz

Title: Ever Wrath
Author: Alexia Purdy
Series: A Dark Faerie Tale (#4)
Genre: Genre:  Fantasy/Faeries/YA/Paranormal
Publisher:  Lyrical Lit. Publishing
Release Date: Sept 15 2013

~ Blurb/Synopsis ~

There is no hope.

Only blood and darkness await.

Shade rules as Queen of the Seelie Summer Court with her love, a Teleen Faerie named Dylan at her side. But, the dark court of Unseelie faeries will do everything in their power to rule the earth, including enslaving the human world. Arthas, the Unseelie Ancient King, has shattered the boundaries of Faerie and the human cities are filling with his evil, unearthly armies.

Old enemies become allies. New friends bring old secrets and an ancient magic to light. Alongside the Ancient Seelie Queen, Kilara, Shade needs to harness this wild magic before the lines between human and faery are forever destroyed.

~Author Bio ~

Alexia currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada–Sin City! She loves to spend every free moment writing or playing with her four rambunctious kids. Writing has always been her dream and she has been writing ever since she can remember. She loves writing paranormal fantasy and poetry and devours books daily. Alexia also enjoys watching movies, dancing, singing loudly in the car and Italian food.

Places to find Alexia

Places to find Ever Wrath

Other Books in The Dark Faerie Tale Series

Evangeline (0.5) Free
Ever Shade (1) Free
The Cursed (3.5)

Saturday, 28 September 2013

New Release ~ Angus MacBain and the Island of Sleeping Kings by Angela J. Townsend

A Clean Teen Publishing NEW RELEASE!!!

Let the magic begin...  

Angus MacBain and the Island of Sleeping Kings

by Angela J. Townsend

The Sleeping Kings Awaken on September 27, 2013

(Young Adult Everyone- Also, Middle Grade Appropriate)

Angus MacBain is unaware that his ancestral roots hail from an ancient sect of Scottish kings. When his dying grandfather gives him a dragon pendant, thirteen-year-old Angus learns of a legacy that will take him across an ocean to the island of Iona and thrust him into a heritage he did not know he had. He soon discovers that his mother, whom he had believed dead, is really a seal fairy, in hiding from a dangerous enemy. To save her, Angus must undergo a perilous journey of destiny and power to battle an evil Dacian knight and those who serve him. With only his family shield and the advice of a wizened vampire hunter to protect him, Angus must navigate dangerous terrain and dark enemies, in a land where the past and the present mingle, and sleeping kings wake.

(A great gift for fans of Harry Potter!)


New York City, 2013

Gloomy shadows crept across the tired oak floor, stealing what little light peered in through a set of stained glass windows.  A dying fire crackled in the corner, its golden embers fading as quickly as the old man who lay near it.
Angus MacBain stood at the foot of his grandfather’s four-poster bed, his hope slipping away with every rattling exhale from the old man’s lungs.  Cocooned in a series of heavy plaid blankets bearing the family tartan, Duncan MacBain struggled to free a withered hand.  He motioned for his grandson to come closer.  Angus took a few stumbling steps, sank to his knees and grasped the thin hand in his.             
Duncan raised his head from the pillow.  His eyes seemed to glow in the dimness of the bedroom.  Gnarled fingers pressed something hard and bulky into Angus’ palm, then closed his hand around it and squeezed.  The object cut into the boy’s flesh, but he didn’t try to pull away. 
“You’re thirteen now, almost a man.  You’ve got to be brave.  Remember, you’re a MacBain.”  The old man inhaled another ragged breath.  “The arrangements have already been made.  There will be no funeral.  I’m sending you to Scotland—to Iona.  You must leave now.”  His grandfather’s steely eyes pinned Angus to the floor.  “Strange things will happen—things that—just be careful, lad.”

“No, I won’t go.  Not without you.”  He buried his head in his grandfather’s chest. Angus’ throat constricted like a drawstring jerked tight. Tears sprang to his eyes.  
“Don’t cry for me, laddie.  I’ll be in the company of kings.” 
With that, Duncan MacBain heaved his final breath.
Angus squeezed his eyes shut.  After a weary moment, he opened them to gaze at his grandfather’s motionless body.  With the tension removed from the old Scotsman’s features, he looked relaxed, at peace.  Even so, a bitter rush of sadness swept through Angus and the hole in his heart his grandfather had filled when his parents died, now returned.  Angus’ chest tightened.  Every breath seemed to take more effort than it was worth.
The palm of his hand throbbed.  He unclenched his fist and examined an amulet attached to a heavy chain.  It looked old, perhaps even ancient, with a silver long-tailed dragon clutching a purple thistle in its talons.  Words scribed in a foreign language glistened on its wings.    
His father had worn a dragon amulet.  Angus frowned trying to remember what it looked like.  Did it also have a thistle? Could it be the same one?  He’d been so young when his father died, he couldn’t remember.  He slipped it around his neck, the amulet warm against his chest. 
 “I’ll take care of it,” Angus whispered.  “I promise.” 
Angus made his way down the narrow hallway to Grandfather’s study.  An antique clock ticked solemnly on the mantel.  Without grandfather, the room seemed so different. Barren. Unfriendly. Cold.  He fell into a cushy gray recliner that always reminded him of elephant skin and let it swallow him. Maybe if he just closed his eyes for a few moments, he’d wake up and it would have all been some kind of terrible dream. But no matter how he tried he couldn’t keep his eyes shut.     
His gaze traveled over the towering bookcases lining the walls, filled with ancient volumes bound by his grandfather’s hands.  Silent rows of books stared back at him, like leather corpses resting in their tombs.  On a nearby workbench, marbled scraps of leather, paste, and a rounding hammer gathered around a dusty press. 
Angus’ throat burned.  He’d never be his grandfather’s apprentice again, never help him repair old books about castles, dragons and other tales.
Now he had no one, except Grandfather’s nurse, Vera. Even though she was very nice, he barely knew her.
Angus shuffled down the hallway to his lonely room and packed his things.  He made sure he had his games and the favorite collection of vampire tales his grandfather had bound for him.  He flopped onto his twin bed and glanced at his watch.  Angus’ heart twisted.  Very soon, Nurse Vera would take him to the airport and he’d fly to a strange place he’d only heard stories about. 
Angus scanned his bedroom for the last time, memorizing every detail so he’d never forget.  Bare spots on the wall stared back at him, places where his Dracula posters once hung.  In a fit of misery, he’d torn them down and ripped them to shreds. 
There was no such thing as vampires and other magical creatures. Life wasn’t about fairy tales, only heartache, despair and death.
Angus narrowed his eyes. If only death were a living thing—he’d destroy it. Make it suffer for ripping away all the people in his life that had loved him. Rage and frustration twisted inside of him.   
Angus grabbed an antique sword hanging on his bedroom wall and stabbed it into the center of his mattress. Sparks flew from the bed. Celtic swirls carved into the handle of the sword started to spin. A banging sound hammered into his head like being trapped in a giant bell. He fell to his knees covering his ears. The noise died down and a voice broke into his head.
“Are you all right, Dear?”
Angus uncovered his ears and peered up at Nurse Vera. She never called him by name just, “Dear.” Nurse Vera glanced at her watch. “I’ll help you pack your things then it’s off to the airport with you.” Nurse Vera placed a hand on Angus’ forehead.  “You look so tired and it’s such a long flight. Promise me you’ll try to get some rest on the plane, Dear.”    
Angus nodded. He waited for Nurse Vera to see the sword and scold him for messing with something so dangerous, but she just stood there, her eyes filled with concern. Angus glanced at the bed to look at the sword—but the sword was gone.

About Angela J. Townsend

Angela Townsend was born in the beautiful Rocky Mountains of Missoula, Montana. As a child, Angela grew up listening to stories told by her grandparents, ancient tales and legends of faraway places. Influenced by her Irish and Scottish heritage, Angela became an avid research historian, specializing in Celtic mythology. Her gift for storytelling finally led her to a full time career in historical research and writing. A writer in local community circulations, Angela is also a published genealogical and historical resource writer who has taught numerous research seminars. Currently, Angela divides her time between writing, playing Celtic music on her fiddle, and Irish dancing. 

Angela's first novel, Amarok, was published through Spencer Hill Press in 2012. Her newest novel, Angus MacBain and The Island of Sleeping Kings, was signed for publication with Clean Teen Publishing in 2013. 

Angela resides on a ranch, in rural Northwestern Montana, with her two children Levi and Grant. 

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

New Release ~ Reluctant Guardian by Melissa J. Cunningham

by Melissa J. Cunningham

Reduced price of $2.99 through September 27, 2013.

Guarding Brecken Shaefer—a dark and dangerous rebel—is harder than it looks. 

Death was nothing like sixteen-year-old Alisa Callahan thought it would be. Resting on pink, fluffy clouds for eternity with her gram and best friend sounded like a dream come true. After all, enduring one torturous experience after another in her short life deserved some kind of reward, right? Unfortunately, eternal rewards aren't given out so freely when you take your own life.

Required to pay the debt for committing suicide, Alisa must become a guardian. It sounds easy enough, but not when the boy she is forced to protect has a dangerous secret and wants absolutely nothing to do with her.

Brecken Shaefer isn't any normal teenager. He has special gifts that are sure to make Alisa's afterlife miserable. When feelings develop between them, everything spins out of control. Not only must Alisa face her own demons— but to protect Brecken, she must face an evil so heinous that it threatens to destroy their souls completely.

Alisa is tired of hiding from her past. When the easiest thing to do is run, can Brecken give her the strength to stay? 

Excerpt From Reluctant Guardian:

I should have realized that suicide was not my best option. But like most teenage girls, I hadn't planned ahead. I never pictured my parents and brothers picking up the pieces of my broken life, or the empty hole I would leave in my wake.
I honestly didn't think anyone cared that much.
The medication I'd been taking hadn't helped matters either. My doctor prescribed it after the death of my beloved grandmother who'd lived with us since I was a baby. Three months later, my best friend Natasha, died from a brain tumor. Nothing could have shattered me more. Not just because Natty and I were closer than Siamese twins, but because we shared a dark, horrifying secret.
Something I'd never told anyone. Not even my parents. Once she was gone I didn't know how to shoulder that weight on my own. I was drowning in sorrow. I'd fallen into a dark pit and had every right to take that antidepressant. My parents thought it would help too.
I should have been more open about my feelings. I should have confided in my mom and dad. Explained that the medication wasn't working. That in reality I felt worse. But I didn't. I didn't realize the drug was affecting me adversely . . . until it was too late.
The only thing I wanted that night was to not feel anymore, to not have my heart ripping in two, and to not cry so hard that my whole body ached.
Would it be painful if I rammed my car into the tall pine at the curve of the road? Would it do the trick or just turn me into a vegetable for the rest of my life?
I gambled. I took a chance and got what I wanted. Death.

About Melissa J. Cunningham

Melissa's first novel: Reluctant Guardian, was accepted for publication through Clean Teen Publishing in August 2013.  When Melissa is not writing you can find her spending time with her husband of eighteen years and her five children. Melissa studied music in college and loves to read all things fiction. Melissa lives in Northern Utah with her family, her horses, cats, dogs and chickens. 

Melissa's first novel: Reluctant Guardian, was accepted for publication through Clean Teen Publishing in August 2013.  When Melissa is not writing you can find her spending time with her husband of eighteen years and her five children. Melissa studied music in college and loves to read all things fiction. Melissa lives in Northern Utah with her family, her horses, cats, dogs and chickens. 


Monday, 23 September 2013

Stacey Rourke ~ Gryphon Series ~ New Covers & HUGE giveaway

Well all, we have some exciting news! The award winning Gryphon Series from best selling author Stacey Rourke has made some exciting changes. Each book will have all new covers and AMAZING illustrations. But that's not all, today you are getting a sneak peek at the next thrilling book in the series, Ascension!    

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From best selling and award winning author Stacey Rourke comes the heart-pounding continuation of the acclaimed Gryphon Series.

The turning point of the Gryphon saga is at hand …

Battle looms. Three unstoppable forces prepare to clash in a colossal explosion that could wipe Gainesboro off the map. Fate and sacred calling have landed nineteen year old Celeste Garrett in the middle with nowhere to run.

Her trust wavers as she uncovers dark secrets of the Council, powerful enough to test her loyalty and turn her against those she swore to protect. Playing to the longing of her heart, a malevolent enemy uses her weakness against her to form an alliance.

With the trumpets of war about to sound, which side will the Conduit choose, and who will be left standing?


Illustrator Crystal Ord will be bringing some of your favorite Gryphon Series characters to life! 
Crystal Smalls Ord is a freelance illustrator and writer who resides in the rainy Pacific Northwest. Her art and stories have appeared in the macabre children's lit magazine, Underneath the Juniper Tree. Last year she illustrated her first children's book, Ethan's Story; My Life with Autism which can be found on Her art has also appeared in's musical short, Madamoiselle Noir.
In her free time Crystal plays with her kids, cleans house, teaches music in Sunday School, and lingers in the geekery corner of Pinterest.

Contact her at:

The demonic and fantasy elements of the Conduit’s journey will jump off the page thanks to Robert Immings;

In 2000 Robert Immings graduated from the Art Institute of Atlanta with a BFA in graphic design. Since then he’s done work in package design, web development and designed training applications and software interfaces. These days he’s a mild mannered operations technician with an electronic trading firm in Alpharetta Georgia. Earlier this.year he had a chance to enter Sony's "Treasures of Middle Earth" design contest which was a promotion for the hobbit movie. He came in as a runner up. More recently he had the opportunity to do some sketches and collaborate on the cover for Emily Fogel's wonderful fantasy novel Dragon Wars and created the cover for her soon to be released book "Chasing Flames". Right now he’s excited to be working on a collection of illustrations for Stacey Rourke's Gryphon Series.

He’s always interested in illustration and graphic design projects and can be contacted at



Author of the Laugh-out Loud Gryphon Series and the nonfiction book I'm Not Crazy I'm on Lupron; a Journey Through Infertility. Learn more about Stacey's books at or If you are a blogger or reviewer interested in reviewing any of Mrs. Rourke's work please contact Sara O'Connor at Gliterary Girl Media
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The Keeper Blog Tour

Title: The Keeper: Revenge
Series: The Keeper Series
Genre: NA Mystery/Thriller (no sex or cursing)
Author: OL Ramos
Tour Organizer: B3 Tours

~ Synopsis ~

Elizabeth is a brilliant loner with a troubling secret she doesn't even know. As if the trauma of her mother being abducted before her eyes as a young girl wasn't enough, the small town she lives in thinks she’s crazy. That all changed when she met Michael, a mysterious and handsome man who identified with her like no one else before. Michael’s long time friend Vincent visits and drops the bombshell of a lifetime on Elizabeth and her world becomes completely unraveled.

Vincent’s information has revealed the world for what it is; a place where the impossible is real, and myths and legends walk slyly in shadow. A world that Elizabeth will learn she too is a member. Now, the three are caught up in a thousand year long conspiracy they never could have imagined. The three must rely on one another and the secret connection they all share if they have a chance to survive.

Book Links:
The Keeper: Awakening (Book 1) on Amazon
The Keeper: Awakening on Smashwords
The Keeper: Awakening on Goodreads
The Keeper: Revenge on Amazon
The Keeper: Revenge on Goodreads
The Keeper Series on Facebook

Author Links:
OL Ramos on Goodreads
OL Ramos on Twitter

~ Character Bio's ~ 
 Elizabeth McBeth a.k.a. Liz, Izzy, Lizzy
Age: 19
Height: 5’4”
Weight: 120 lbs
Eyes: Green
Hair: Blonde

Traits: Extremely perceptive and intelligent. Liz possesses a very strong conviction of what is right and wrong. It is this sense of ethics that has her constantly questioning what is right and wrong. A little insecure and a bit of a whiner, Liz is very brave. Always willing to put herself in danger in order to help out others.

Elizabeth McBeth is just what you would expect from any girl next door. She’s sweet, caring, and honest. She’s even got one of the sharpest young minds in the country. But she also has a secret that she has to live with. The horrible truth about her mother’s disappearance ten years ago… the whole reason why she studies the paranormal and goes out at night. Her mother’s disappearance has gravely hurt her life. She has to take care of her father, constant trips to the shrink and everyone looking at her like she’s a kook. Her life was pretty much going status quo until she met Michael while working at Jack’s Place Bar and Grill.

Michael Clark a.k.a Michael the Ironskin
Age: Approximately 535 years old
Height: 6’8”
Weight: 308 lbs while in his human form
Eyes: Jade green
Hair: Black

Traits: Michael is a man from a different era. As a man who was originally born in Italy, he maintains the values of his upbringing. Honesty, honor, fair play and an emphasis on strategy; all of these are held in the highest of regards for the decorated werewolf. His nature and the role he plays in conserving nature’s balance make him very careful in choosing his friends. Michael is truly one of the most selfless beings ever to walk the Earth, but his role forces him to keep his existence a secret.

Michael is a mystery to Liz, who is just tugging away layers from his handsome facade, desperately trying to uncover his secret. But what Liz doesn’t know, what she couldn’t possibly even suspect is that Michael is a werewolf. But unlike fictional werewolves, Michael is responsible for the order and balance of nature. It is Michael’s sole responsibility to make sure that the world of man and the world behind the veil, where the true world lies, never cause chaos to one another. But chaos follows Michael’s closest friend, Vincenzo Della Rosa, wherever he goes.
Vincenzo Della Rosa a.k.a. Vincent, The Traitor
Age: Exact age is unknown, even to him. Approximately 1700 years old
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 205 lbs
Eyes: Sapphire blue
Hair: Golden blonde

Traits: Loud, condescending, sarcastic, and sometimes even outright insulting, Vincent is a force to be reckoned with. His time alive has made him very distant, even a little cold. But his aloof nature is a stark opposite of what he is really like inside. He is a fiercely loyal man who always puts others ahead of himself. His great insecurity comes from a great failure in his life, one that he may never forgive himself for….

Vincenzo Della Rosa, Vincent to everyone but his friends, isn’t your everyday hero. He’s sarcastic, lazy, and a shameless alcoholic. But what Liz, and even Michael, will learn is that Vincent himself hides behind those traits to mask a very deep pain. A pain that Liz is inexplicably connected to. This truth will make Vincent’s other secrets, including the fact that he is a 1700 year old vampire, seem small in comparison. But even with all of that in mind, if Vincent is the most powerful of his kind, why doesn’t he rule all of vampire society? The world might not be able to handle the truth.

Thursday, 19 September 2013

The Great Equinox Fall Release Hop

Hi and Welcome to my stop on The Great Fall Equinox Release Day Hop!!  My giveaway on the stop is either a $15 / £10 Amazon GC or a book of choice to the same value from The Book Depository and some swag (various authors) - and is INTERNATIONAL. 

A BIG THANK YOU to Victoria Danann and her newest addition Gathering Storm for our huge grand prize: 

LISTOPIA One More Chapter’s Top Books of September 
The Order of the Black Swan, Book 5. 
Release date September 19th, 90k words

GENRE: fantasy romance, scifi romance, paranormal romance

"…a complete rollercoaster ride.”- Hooked on Books

", very exciting, a really fun read." -Vampire Romance

"…like a many layered dessert." - A Tale of Two Books.

“…a must read.” – Fangs Wands & Fairy Dust

READING THIS SERIAL SAGA IN ORDER HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Try before you buy. Book 1, My Familiar Stranger, is permafree everywhere.

Legendary Black Swan knight, Sir Engel Storm, is REALLY not himself. B Team reunites to try and preserve his reputation. Jefferson Unit is left defended by a skeleton crew of scoundrels when Ralengclan launch an assassination attempt on Elora Laiken. This book explores two age old questions. Do you believe in destiny? Do you think any part of it is predetermined by fate?

and a BIG THANK YOU to the co-sponsors:

Blood Brothers by Susan Arden 
Love's a Witch by Hope Welsh 
Underneath It All by Cassandra Carr 
From Chemo...with Love by Teresa Jones 
Lust Emergency: Uniform Encounters 3 by Morticia Knight 
Halo's Wish by Sharon Kleve 
Wunder, Book 2: Reunion 
Fractured Legacy by Skye Callahan 
Pink Girl by Kate Baum 
Speakeasy Dead by Vicky Loebel 
Burlesque! Le Cirque d'Amour by Michelle Fox 
Vampire's Fortune, Fortune Teller's Curse by Kara Ashley Dey 
Leap of Faith by Michelle Cary 
The Heart of a Hunter by Natalie-Nicole Bates 
The Sheikh's Crowning by Gemma Juliana 
A Knight of Passion by Tarah Scott 
Wicked Secrets by Eliza Lloyd 
Loco, Razer 8 and Ghost by P.T Macais 
Alpha by Fierce Dolan 
Tunneling For Revenge by Travis K. Sharpe 
Fast Balls by Tara Lain 
Bedroom Games by Charity Parkerson 
Armed and Desired by DC Stone 
Consume Me by Paige Matthews 

Grand Prize:


(One) Grand Prize: Kindle Fire (U.S.only) plus $100 Amazon Gift Card plus e-copies of all
sponsored releases

(Two) First Prizes: $100 Amazon Gift Card plus e-copies of all sponsored releases

(Three) Second Prizes: One e-book from every participating author.


My stops giveaway: 

Either a $15 / £10 Amazon GC or a book of choice to the same value from The Book Depository and some swag (various authors) - INTERNATIONAL.

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Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Obsession Blog Hop (incl. review & giveaway)

Georgina Hannan
Cursed Series #2

Genre: Young Adult, Horror, Romance, Paranormal Fiction



There's a fine line between Obsession and MADNESS.

After a strange and exciting holiday, Daisy is looking forward to the new start University life will bring.

A life changing assignment makes her question the fine line between Obsession and MADNESS. 

Can she tell the difference?

Can you?


 I loved reading Cursed, despite the fact that it freaked me out a little, and although I really wanted to read Obsession, second books can be a bit of a let-down. Thankfully, Obsession is an excellent continuance of the story, and I quickly found myself completely drawn back into Daisy’s crazy life.

From the first chapter I was intrigued at what was in store for Daisy, and as she remembers her Dartmoor holiday, it all sounds completely crazy. Little does she know, her life really is about to be turned upside down and the holiday was only the start of it. I can’t go into details, because it would give way too much away, but learning about her family was emotional to say the least. With flashbacks, finding out the truth about her mum, disturbing dreams and regular ghostly visits, it’s not surprising Daisy is having a hard time with her sanity!

There is only one problem with this book, it ended too soon. I need to know what’s next, and book 3 really can’t come out quick enough.

Book Links:
Amazon US
Amazon UK



Georgina Hannan grew up in Surrey, England. She loved school and spending her free time with her friends and family.

She wrote her first story when she was fourteen (unpublished) and has always had a love of writing.

'Cursed' was inspired by a brief day trip to the Dartmoor area. It was on this trip Georgina became enthralled by the area and an idea was sparked.

Georgina is a full time I.T Consultant and so spends her free time juggling writing and see family and friends.

Interview with Georgina Hannan
1      When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was about fourteen. I started a romance story in a collection of notebooks and my friend joined in with me for a bit. Unfortunately a lot of that story was lost so I have been re-writing it and updating it ever since.

2      Did you always want to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?
No, I used to want to be a teacher!

3      What drew you to writing young adult stories? 
Well as I started when I was fourteen it was my age group and still is just. I like writing about the way younger people see and feel about relationships and situations as it’s a lot different to an adult.

4      Where does your inspiration for these stories come from?
Good question! I’m not really sure, sometimes it’s just a random idea or its adapted from a dream or an advert or something in my life.

5      What has your experience been like publishing with  
They have been very good and very helpful. There have been a few teething issues but mostly they have been very accommodating and I would recommend them.

6      What was your favourite chapter to write and why?
My favourite chapter would probably have to be Chapter 8 as I enjoyed writing it from different views. I won’t say any more than that J

7      Where is your favourite place to write?
My favourite place is my bedroom at my desk, which I just recently set-up J

8      Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? i.e. You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?
My only routine is I sit at my desk and I have to listen to music otherwise I become distracted by the TV programmes.

9      Do you use a computer/laptop for your first draft or are you a pen and paper writer? 
I used to use pen and paper as I knew I’d always have it with me, however I hated typing it all up so I use my laptop now.

10   How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?
The characters are usually a mixture of names I like and surnames of random people or first names of people I know with different surnames.

11   Did you learn anything from writing your book?  What was it?
I learnt more about the Dartmoor area and the places available to visit there. I also learnt that editing is very hard but very rewarding.

12   How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it? 
Not that long a few months or so really. It’s the editing that takes the longest for me.

13   Can you describe the feeling you had when you saw your published book for the first time? 
I was ecstatic! I was so very excited and I kept touching it and showing it to everyone.

14   Who are some of your favourite authors?  
Lauren Kate, Karen Mahoney, JK Rowling, and many more.

15   Have you ever suffered from a "writer's block"? What did you do to get past the "block"? 
Yes I have, not sure there are many writers out there who can say they haven’t! I tend to do a few things; mess around on Facebook for a bit, text a few of my friends and family, make a nice hot chocolate and re-read what I have written. If that still doesn’t work then I put a film on and go back it after it. There has only been one occasion where I had to give up trying for the day as it just wasn’t happening.

16   What piece of advice would you give to a new writer? 
Keep at it. Try editing your own work before giving it to a professional as it makes you so much closer to your own work and teaches you a skill.

17   Would you share a deep dark secret about you with us? 
A deep dark secret, gosh I’m not sure I can think of one! Let’s see... I once tried writing a raunchy scene but I made myself feel embarrassed so deleted it!

~ Scavenger Hunt ~

Gergina Hannan has kindly offered up an e-copy of either Cursed or Obsession to one lucky person ~ 1st person to comment with the word highlighted in capitals wins (hint: blurb).