Posts tagged ‘MINI BLOG TOUR’

September 29, 2012

LM Preston on Writing Downtime…

A Guest Post by LM Preston…

When You’re Not Writing What Do You Do

I find the most inventive places to write. I write on my porch, in my car while on long trips, at my kids sports practices, on little pieces of paper – almost anywhere I can sneak it in.

But when I’m not writing, I’m just as busy. I do in person tours from April-October. I go to Balticon, Comic Con, Faerie Con, Writer’s Conferences, Book Festivals, Middle and High Schools, Libraries, books signings and other events. I also belong to a Critique group, am Vice President of Mid Atlantic Book Publishing Association and Recruiter for Editors & Lit Agents for the Maryland Writer’s Association. And if that doesn’t make you think I’m completely insane, I’m a wife and mom four who’s team mom, who takes my daughter to open mic, who goes to my son’s lacrosse games, who’s a movie addict that goes to the movies every Friday.A sufferer of Wanderlust who escapes on a mini-vacation every couple of months.

by: LM Preston, YA Author, http://www.lmpreston.com

LM Preston,YA SciFi Author
http://www.lmpreston.com
Blog: http://lmpreston.blogspot.com/
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My Books
Explorer X – Alpha, The Pack, BANDITS
Read Excerpts: The Pack, Bandits, The Pack-Retribution, Explorer X-Beta, Flutter Of Luv

Writing stories for and about kids that overcome the impossible…

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September 28, 2012

The Future Plans of Lindsey R. Sablowski

Guest Post by Lindsey R. Sablowski

First off I want to thank Tina for letting me stop by her blog! Secondly, a huge thank you to the mastermind behind this blog tour and talented author of The Pack-Retribution, Lm Preston.

I think a lot of us wonder about the future.  The future is an interesting thing to think about because after all it is unwritten and changes constantly.

 I don’t want to talk about too far ahead in the future because I just can’t wrap my head around that thought, but instead I’ll talk about a coming future.

Where do I see myself in five years?

Five years from now I’d like to be finished with college, have my Bachelor’s, and be starting a family of my own.  I’ve always dreamed of getting married someday, and I’m still hoping for that special guy to be out there somewhere for me. Hopefully five years from now we’ll have found each other.  I’m a firm believer in love and hope… and it would be a dream come true to finally settle down.

As for my writing career, I have no idea if Cursed With Power will take off. However, I do know for a fact that I will still be writing.  Five years from now I might actually be done with the Magicians series, and if that’s the case I’d love to start writing something new.  My current interest would be historical fiction or perhaps an entirely fictional book (with no history in it at all), but years from now I might change my mind on that.  If I’m still writing the series, I really hope that readers are enjoying it.

And who knows… maybe writing will be my full-time job.  If not, though, I hope I’m teaching or editing (yeah I know, editing sounds crazy, but I like to do it) because writing isn’t something I want to keep all to myself… it’s something that should be shared in the world, and I would love nothing more than to share my journey with others and help them reach their dreams.

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Lindsey R. Sablowski

To find out more about my new release, Cursed With Power, visit my personal blog: lrenees-fictionalwriter.blogspot.com
Author blog/website: www.lrenees-fictionalwriter.blogspot.com and Official Lindsey Sablowski
Find Lindsey: Facebook * Twitter * Goodreads * The Magicians series blog * Pinterest * Tumblr
Lindsey’s book, now available in paperback and kindle (nook coming soon!):

Cursed With Power

Purchase Links: Amazon US paperback * Amazon US kindle * Amazon UK paperback * Amazon UK kindle * Barnes and Noble (coming soon!) * Old Line Publishing
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September 27, 2012

The Future Plans of Bryna Butler

 

Guest Post by YA Paranormal Author Bryna Butler

Thanks for having me on the blog today, Christina. I’d also like to give a special shout-out to L.M. Preston, author of The Pack-Retribution. L.M. is the genius behind this week’s whirlwind book tour.

I’ve been asked to update everyone on my future plans for the Midnight Guardian series and other projects. Books 1 through 3 in the series are now available in ebook and paperback at major online bookstores. Book 4, Shadows Rising, is due out later this Fall (tentatively Halloween).

I’m so excited about Shadows Rising. I think it’s the best in the series so far. Keira Ryan’s story continues as she learns more about the prophecy that stands between her and the fall of an ancient evil that is trying to bust through to our world. The shadow creatures, mentioned in Of Sun & Moon, Book 1, make their true debut in Shadows Rising. Here’s the teaser trailer.

 I plan to wrap the series by the end of 2013 with a total of six books in all. With Book 4 near release, I feel like I’m saying goodbye already. *sniff, sniff*

But with every closed door, there’s a kitchen window that we completely forgot to shut when we finished with the dishes. My kitchen window is the Ice Wolves Trilogy. I’m currently researching and pre-writing this new project about feuding werewolf packs and the girl that walks the line between them. Set in the small Alaskan town of Eagle River, these novels are sure to be epic. Look for the first one, tentatively titled Werewolf Biology to hit stores in late 2013.

Thanks again to Christina for inviting me to the blog today. Be sure to check out her guest post on my blog, www.brynabutler.com.

INFO ABOUT BRYNA                                                                                                         

Author Blog/Website: www.brynabutler.com

Currently Available Books in eBook & Paperback:

Of Sun & Moon (Book 1, Midnight Guardian series)

               Whispering Evil (Book 2, Midnight Guardian series)

               Midnight Child (Book 3, Midnight Guardian series)

               Coming this Fall – Shadows Rising (Book 4, Midnight Guardian series)

Buy Links: Amazon | Apple iBooks | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Smashwords | Sony eReader Store

Get to Know Bryna: Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | YouTube

September 24, 2012

Emma Michaels Talks “Mean”

Guest Post by Emma Michaels “The meanest character…”

In the ‘Society of Feathers’ series there is a character named Caleb. The first novel Owlet is being released October 13th and you see a bit of the fall out for things he has done in his lifetime but in the second book Eyrie, you really realize just how cruel a man he is and how he became that way. I would definitely say he is the meanest character I have written up to date but I also believe in creating realistic characters, so there is a reason behind all he does and there is a story to how he became the way he is. He isn’t simply evil, he is a man with a goal and he will do anything he needs to in order to reach that goal, no matter what the sacrifice.

The way that Caleb is mean is more of a cruelty fueled by his own twisted curiosity. He has a need to know how everything works and he doesn’t mind destroying something to see how it was put together and what made it tick. In Owlet we meet people whose lives have been affected by him, but not him just yet. In Eyrie you get to dive a bit deeper and not only hear about him but see it for yourself. He is one of the leaders of the Eyrie, which works as a sort of council, creating laws and upholding them for the safety of all those involved. On the opposite side of the spectrum is Nathaniel, another Eyrie member who is in many ways, Caleb’s truest enemy. Not because he wants to fight Caleb but because Nathaniel stands for everything that stands between Caleb and his end goals.

Owlet will be coming out this October 13th! Stop by www.EmmaMichaels.com to find out more about Caleb and Nathaniel and the young girl caught in the middle of something she never could have seen coming!

Thank you for having me on your blog, to everyone reading and to LM Preston for hosting this wonderful tour! Stop by her Facebook page on September 9th for a chance to join in the party for The Pack – Retribution!  It is going to be a blast!

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Emma Michaels

Author Website:  www.EmmaMichaels.com

Buy Links:

http://www.amazon.com/Emma-Michaels/e/B004FVEL1E/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1313195938&sr=8-1

Owlet – New series – Coming this October 13th!

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Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4104941.Emma_Michaels

September 21, 2012

When Copper Suns Fall…

The Lost Immortals Book One: When Copper Suns Fall
By KaSonndra Leigh

Faris Toulan Interview

The interview works like this: I’m inviting Faris to the present (2012).

Can you introduce yourself to us?

Name’s Faris. Faris Toulan. I’m a Caducean, a demon slayer. There isn’t really much else to say. **Glances at me with a set of intense gray eyes that shimmer inside the irises. I wonder if they’re really gray, or could they be silver** People around you might not understand why my skills are necessary in this day and time, but they will. You’ll be glad you had this interview with me.

In what way are you connected to Chela?

Hmm. **massages the back of his neck as he thinks about this** Our connection is, well…difficult to explain. You see, if I tell you about it, then you’d be at risk. **I’m dying to know what he means. Before I can say anything, he continues.** That means I’d have to take a part of your memories. I can do that, you know. **I suck my breath. Did he just read my mind?** I’ll do anything to protect Chela. Our connection is beyond words.
What can you say about your life?

I told you, there isn’t really much I can say. But I will tell you to be happy with what you’ve got today. Your blue skies, clean air. **he glances toward the window beside us, staring at it a long moment** Are those birds outside? 55 years in the future, that would be in this world after the Tidal Years, there are no birds. They’re gone. Poof. Vanished. You have robots. Big, black, ugly crows with cameras for eyes. They’re looking for me. Or rather, people like me. I’m an outcast according to the new leaders. They blame the Caduceans for what happened in the past: wars, earthquakes, hurricanes. **A distant look clouds his eyes. I want to know what they’re seeing**

What do you think of the present world? (2012)

You’re lucky. Very lucky. See my last answer if you need proof of that.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen here so far? Why?

Everything about this world seems strange since the last time I was here. In my world, you get used to seeing dark stuff everywhere. Black waters, black beaches, gray skies. **I wonder what he means, but I’ve learned to be patient with him.** I’ve been here before, you know. How is that possible? I can hear your thoughts so easily. **He smiles, a drop-down-dead-gorgeous smile with one dimple on the left cheek. My cheeks are probably blushing tomato red** You’ll have to read about my story to see how I got here. And your outdated cellereaders crack me up. **He means my cell phone lying on the desk beside us. He’s giving it a look of pure pity. I tell him this is the 4G version of the latest Droid. And I’m kinda mad because I used six months worth of my wages to buy it.** The screen doesn’t have enough pixels. You can’t even read thumb imprints with that thing. Anybody could steal it and use it. **again, he has a point. Sigh sigh**

What’s the most surprising thing you’ve seen here? Why?

As I said, I’ve been here before. But I don’t remember hearing so much laughter. What surprises me is all the happy-smiley people you have here. In the future, smiles are an endangered species. Enjoy them while they last.

If you had a chance to choose between living in our world and in yours, which one would you choose? Why?

The Mirrorlands, that’s what we call your world, and it can’t touch mine. Ours is older than yours. I don’t mean to sound conceited. But it’s true. My world Bardonia is on the other side of the doorway. It’s parallel to this world. The skies are clear. The waters are sapphire blue and jade green in some places. There’s even this island where the waterfalls flow toward the sky. No pollution. No disease from contaminated waters. So tell me. Which one would you choose? **Does he even need to ask?**

Can you name one thing, event or custom that reminds you of your world?

Bonding. That type of connection Chela has with me, it’s the same way at home. But the thing is I’m not at home. I can’t go back to Bardonia. I’m exiled, cursed to live in the mirrorlands. And not a pretty little place like your 2012 world. In the future, I’m hunted like an animal by the humans. And targeted by our enemies, the Tainted. I guess the answer could be violence, too. That really hasn’t changed much over time. **he sighs deeply, lowers his head, and stays quiet**

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Author website: http://www.kasonndraleigh.com
Book Trailer: (Lost Immortals) http://kasonndraleigh.com/id14.html
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A Special thanks to LM Preston for coordinating this Mini Blog Tour. Learn more about this author!

LM Preston,YA SciFi Author

http://www.lmpreston.com
Blog: http://lmpreston.blogspot.com/
Tweet Me: http://twitter.com/LM_Preston
Facebook:http://tinyurl.com/2fev6qc

Her Books
Explorer X – Alpha, The Pack, BANDITS
Read Excerpts: The Pack, Bandits, The Pack-Retribution, Explorer X-Beta, Flutter Of Luv

Writing stories for and about kids that overcome the impossible...

September 20, 2012

Mini Tour Kick Off!

A message from LM Preston….

LM PRESTON’s BLOG POST for Mini-Hostess Tour

Giveaway

Did you hear? There’s a PARTY going on! Twitter this Friday, Sept 28th at 7pm-9pm EST just use the hashtag #ThePackRetributionParty

AND…are you listening … AND … A Facebook release party THE PACK-RETRIBUTION facebook Release Party!

10 hour Party (www.lmpreston.com) Spotlight Authors, trivia games, food, itunes gift cards, list of freebie party favors, interactive chatting, singing, dancing, nonstop games, music, prizes and free stuff!! Author segments each hour that are themed and more giveaways!!!

THE PACK – RETRIBUTION, Revenge has met it’s match, and she has someone worth fighting for….

Prize list:
– itunes gift cards
– free books of course
– Swag galore from multiple authors
and so much more

11am – LM Preston Opens Party
12pm – KaSonndra Leigh
1pm – Nicole Olea
2pm – LM Preston
3pm – Emma Michaels
4pm – TBA
5pm – TBA
6pm – Nagede
7pm – Lindsey Sablowski
8pm – Bryna Butler
9pm – Christina Leigh Pritchard
10pm – LM Preston Closing Party

TWITTER PARTY: Friday, 9/28 at 7pm-9pm EST, use the hashtag #ThePackRetributionParty and @LM_Preston prizes include $10 Amazon Gift cards for 2 winners & books, swag prizes

FACEBOOK PARTY: https://www.facebook.com/events/337549946331607/
Starring eight other authors and blog hosts, tons of prizes and fun.

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