Monday, September 22, 2014

Jadin by Laurel Crown - a young entity condemned to the helplessness of doing nothing.

JADIN – 1st Paragraph of Chapter One- Witness The Impossible.

The stare from behind the big oak lasted for what seemed days. Many escape attempts had come and gone before Jade realized she was trapped for the duration. All entities on Lazrith know the great consequences dealt for interrupting the process of a de-glowing. Being a young entity, the goal of trying to occupy her mind to avoid the screams of the mighty genmate proves painful. Thoughts center around the many stories she has listened to the wisemen tell about horrible curses bestowed on entities who have disrupted or interfered with de-glowings in the past. A focus of hope conveys that this will be the needed strength against trying to end this one. Several times in the past, innocent passers who have seen a de-glowing begin also suffered a loss of their own. The pity felt for the genmate in pain destroyed their self-control, forcing their instincts to mandate help. Most found their succor resulting in their own beheading by the Gen, but it has been said that some were punished by being left alive without a limb, eyesight or hearing. Wisemen never state exact occurrences, and it is not certain the tales are true. The recollection of the stories and uncertainty of the tales’ worth prove effective enough. Though a potent guilt presses her mind, Jade closes her frightened green eyes tightly to focus on the trembling stutters of her Wiseman, Sasstone, as he spoke of the legends. His story telling tactics prove effective with young entities. The wisemen have seen the punishments being administered. They deeply fear them, yet strongly and obediently agree with them. Now faced with the agony of listening and watching alone, Jade confronts irreparable odds as a young entity condemned to the helplessness of doing nothing.





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Sunday, September 21, 2014

T.H. Morris, Author of THE 11TH PERCENT, Book 1 of THE 11TH PERCENT Series

What inspired you to start writing, and when? I was inspired to write at a very young age, four or five. I grew up on fairy tales, tall tales, and fables. All of those were full of fantastical beings. I couldn’t get enough of those stories. They instilled in me a love of creating worlds and situations within me that has yet to wane. I think the seeds of wanting to write fantasy fiction were planted at that time, but the moment that I knew I just had to be a writer was in the fourth grade. We had to create nine to ten page “books,” bound by yarn and construction paper, and read them to the other fourth grade class. I loved the feeling of reading to other people, and having other people peruse my work. From that moment on, I was bitten by the bug.

What is your preferred genre? Paranormal, Fantasy, New Adult…..anything that brings about the need to suspend my disbelief.

How many books have you written?  If more than one, are any a series…or trilogy? The 11th Percent is Book 1 of what will eventually be a seven book series.

Tell us a little about your book: The 11th Percent is a paranormal story that takes place in North Carolina. It follows the adventures of everyman Jonah Rowe, who is a bored, unfulfilled, and listless accountant who has literary aspirations. He simply wants his life to mean something. He is about to get his wish in a very rude fashion; he discovers that he is at the epicenter of an ongoing ethereal conflict.

I would like to say that The Eleventh Percent is a new kind of ghost story. I don’t employ the usage of some of the old tried and true formulas that we’ve seen in ghost stories in the past….all a part of putting my own original edge on a story that’s dear to my heart. I truly think people will love it!

Do you have plans for a new book? I sure do! I’m currently at work on Book 2 of The 11th Percent Series, entitled Item & Time.

Is there an Author that you would really like to meet? Undoubtedly! Beverly Cleary, Lynn Reid Banks, Tamora Pierce, Sharon Shinn, JK Rowling, Meg Cabot, James Patterson, Elizabeth Wyke, Nat Russo, Alan J. Garner, Matthew Arkin….and of course, Patti Roberts!

Was there an Author that inspired your writing? Oh sure! Even though I do not recall the author’s names, the fairy tales of my youth shaped my imagination. Beyond that, let’s see……Beverly Clearly was a huge inspiration for expounding family dynamics. Tamora Pierce was all about flouting limits and antiquated notions. Stephen King has always been an inspiration to write what you want, regardless of other’s opinions.

Do you plot or write by the seat of your pants? I don’t really care for outlines; they always seem to chafe me. What I like to do is use bullet points. I make a bullet point for each thing I want to see, each thing I want to remember. The main idea of the bullet is then turned into a full chapter. And sometimes, the chapter will go into a completely different direction, and I just go along for the ride. So, I suppose I would say largely by the seat of my pants.
Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover? For the longest time, I was heavily into paperbacks and hardcover. I adore the smell of a new book and the turning of pages. But then, I came across indie authors some years back and was unable to access their stories unless I had access to ebooks. That got me into that avenue. Nowadays, I love all three.

Where do you prefer to buy your books? Don’t have a preference, to be honest. I will go with whoever will have them!

Are you a self- published (Indie) Author? I will be on Halloween 2014!!

What books would you like to read again? The Twelve Houses series by Sharon Shinn (particularly Dark Moon Defender, which is Book 3), anything by Rick Riordan, The Protector of the Small series by Tamora Pierce, and the Pendragon series by DJ Machale.

Is there a particular movie that you preferred over the book version? Most movies don’t do the books justice, my opinion.

What book are you currently reading and in what format (ebook/paperback/hardcover)? I am currently reading Fortune and Fate by Sharon Shinn in a hardcover format.

Who designed the cover of your book? The superbly talented Patti Roberts!

Do you find yourself intrigued by the cover of a book enough to buy it? Oh, most definitely!

Do you have any advice for other writers starting out? Always remember why you love writing. Know it, have it in your heart, and keep it close. It will help you when people try to discourage you by remarking on how “tough” the business is. It will reassure when you come across people that aren’t fond of your work (and you won’t please everyone. It’s simply not going to happen). Never, never lose the excitement that you have for creating. And lastly, just write. Write all the time. Write, and keep writing, until your story is finished. And when you have written all you possibly can, write some more.

Do you write under a pen name? Yes. TH Morris. The “TH” are the initials of my first and last name, Terrick Heckstall. The Morris piece of it is to honor my late grandmother, whose passing, in several ways, served as the catalyst for The 11th Percent series.

Do you ever write in your PJ’s? PJ’s, athletic shorts…..you name it!

What are your pet peeves? Unfounded accusations, bullying, stupid people, and individuals who make decisions based on partial information.

You are trapped on a tropical island - who would you like to be stranded with? My wife!

Pick one - Wine, Chocolate or shoes? Chocolate!

Cats or dogs? Cats! And you will be seeing them in The 11th Percent Series!

Tell us about someone or something that just made your day – I’m a substitute teacher by day. Last semester, I was doing lunch duty with the first grade children, and paid a compliment to a boy who had just shown me a crayon depiction of WWE wrestler Daniel Bryan. He made it for me because he knew I was a fan. He was so happy when I praised the drawing that he said “You know what, Mr. H? I want you to work here for real, not be a sub.” Made my day AND my week.

What is your favorite food and beverage? Favorite food is my wife baked spaghetti with turkey burger in it. Favorite beverage is any mixture of tea and lemonade.

How many hours per day do you try to devote to research and writing? 5-6

What are 3 things you never leave home without (apart from keys, money and phone)? Glasses, hematite necklace, and wedding ring.

Sleep in or get up early? I’m a morning person, so I’ll say get up early. I try to wake up every day like I did it on purpose.

Laptop or desktop for writing? Laptop!

Your favorite gadget? My game console, the PS3!

Where and when do you prefer to do your writing? As soon as I get up out of bed and have worked out, and right before bed at night. In the daytime, I actually like writing in the car! At night, I write on the floor next to the bed.

One of your favorite quotes – “We are all sculptors chipping away at the marble until we’ve reached the masterpiece.” Eddie Murphy

List 3 of your favorite movies? Kung Fu Panda, Hot Fuzz, Casino Royale

What is a movie or TV show that you watched just recently and really enjoyed? House of Cards

Is your book in Print, ebook or both? When it is released, it will be both.


Where can your readers stalk you? On 
Twitter (@terrick_j),
facebook (facebook.com/authorthmorris - https://www.facebook.com/authorthmorris, and my website www.thmorris.weebly.com



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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Live: iBooks Promotion - 6 Book Paranormal Boxed Set 99c - When Darkness Falls

http://www.amazon.com/When-Darkness-Falls-Paranormal-Novels-ebook/dp/B00N7I5SB8
Today, iBooks launched a major worldwide merchandising feature that includes 100 boxed sets, each priced at only 99c. And I'm excited to be part of it!!

Mark Coker, founder of Smashwords invited Shalini Boland to take part. And so, together with five of her favourite fantasy/paranormal authors, she put together a boxed set specifically for this incredible month-long iBooks promotion. Here it is...



Six enthralling paranormal novels from six bestselling authors who know how 
to weave a gripping fantasy tale. From brooding vampires, ghosts and witches, 
to fallen angels, shifters and fae. Be enchanted with dark romances 
and sweeping adventures to take you away from the everyday. 
  
ONLY 99 cents for a limited time

Available to download now!







http://www.amazon.com/When-Darkness-Falls-Paranormal-Novels-ebook/dp/B00N7I5SB8

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

99c - Box Set - Six paranormal novels from six bestselling authors


Hi everyone – big favor – if you have read Paradox – The Angels Are Here (bk 1) would you please leave a review for it here.  Many thanks in advance xxx http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00N7I5SB8
Six paranormal novels from six bestselling authors who know how to weave a gripping fantasy tale – For just 99c – From brooding vampires, ghosts and witches, to fallen angels, shifters and fae. Be enchanted with dark romances and sweeping adventures to take you away from the everyday.

HIDDEN (Marchwood Vampire Series) by Shalini Boland
Now an international bestseller. Fans of Twilight and Interview with the Vampire will enjoy this paranormal adventure that spans the centuries. On her sixteenth birthday, Madison Greene inherits a huge mansion house… but the house hides a secret. Eighteen-year-old Alexandre lives in 19th century Paris. Spoilt and bored, he longs for adventure, but he should be careful what he wishes for. Madison and Alexandre’s lives are about to collide. Falling in love has never been so dangerous . . .
Mary Hades by Sarah Dalton
Not many seventeen year old girls have a best friend who’s a ghost, but then Mary Hades isn’t your average teenager. Scarred physically and mentally from a fire, a holiday in an idyllic village may help her recover. Little does she know, evil lurks in the campsite… Seth Lockwood—a local fairground worker with a dark secret—might be the key to uncovering the village’s murky history. But Mary is drawn to him in a way that has her questioning her judgement. A spine-tingling romantic tale, to shock and entertain in equal measure.
The Forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton
Now optioned for film, this riveting novel will appeal to lovers of paranormal romance, urban fantasy and paranormal horror. At twenty-two, practicing Wiccan Sophia Parsons is scratching out a living waiting tables. She can imagine lots of ways to improve her life, but she’d settle for getting rid of the buzzing noise in her head. When the spell she casts goes wrong, the static turns into voices. Her personal demons get company, and the newcomers are dangerous . . .
The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard
Allison O’Malley’s plan is to get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has even closed herself off from a relationship with Ethan, who she’s been in love with forever. But then her father shows up, telling her about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan. Truths have a way of revealing themselves. Secrets will eventually surface. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother’s sanity.
Paradox – The Angels Are Here by Patti Roberts
Two mysterious strangers arrive just in time to help a little girl, Grace Connors, as she struggles to cope with the death of her father. But are the intentions of these strangers as innocent as they seem, or is there something else on their agenda? A story that will leave you asking… Who, When, Where? WHAT! My name is Juliette. Nine hundred years ago, I died. Today, I am alive… This is my story.
RAVEN by Suzy Turner
Lilly’s whole life has been based on a lie. She grew up in a loveless home with a father she barely saw and a mother who was… well, not very motherly. After her parents mysteriously disappear, Lilly is sent to Canada where she finds a whole new way of life. A life filled with love and people who care for her. But that’s not all she discovers, Lilly also finds out that she isn’t who, or what, she thinks she is. For Lilly has a very special ability and it’s just a matter of time before her true self starts to shine. And when it does, her life will never be the same again.
When Darkness Falls

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Interview with Amy Metz. Author of Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction

Book Description from Amazon:
When Tess Tremaine starts a new life in the colorful town of Goose Pimple Junction, curiosity leads her to look into a seventy-five-year-old murder. Suddenly she’s learning the foreign language of southern speak, resisting her attraction to local celebrity Jackson Wright, and dealing with more mayhem than she can handle.

A bank robbery, murder, and family tragedy from the 1930s are pieces of the mystery that Tess attempts to solve. As she gets close to the truth, she encounters danger, mystery, a lot of southern charm, and a new temptation for which she’s not sure she’s ready.

What inspired you to start writing, and when?
I started writing five years ago after my mother was diagnosed with dementia. Our relationship was always rocky, but it became contentious with my new role as her caretaker. It was so stressful, I decided to write a book about it. Writing was therapeutic, but living it and going home and writing about it kind of immersed me in stress. So I began writing a humorous mystery because of my need to escape and my need to laugh. I’d always thought someone should write about the murders of two family members in the 1930s, so I used those tragedies as the basis for the book.

How many books have you written?  If more than one, are any a series…or trilogy?
I’ve written the second book in the Goose Pimple Junction series, and part of book three, as well as a novelette that’s intended to go in between books 1 and 2. I hope to have the novelette and the second book out in a few months. I also finished the book about my mother and am thinking about publishing it.

Tell us a little about your book.
While the book is fiction, like I said, the 1930s portion of it actually happened to members of my family. I grew up hearing the stories of my great uncle’s and my great-grandmother’s murders – one of those being unsolved. So my characters solve it in the book—fictionally, of course. I just want to note that while the events actually happened, the characters in the book are not anything like my family members.

Do you plot or write by the seat of your pants?
Both. Murder & Mayhem was written by the seat of my pants. I sat down at the laptop and the characters told me what to write. With the other books, it’s been a little of both. Rough outlines, but then just seeing where the story and characters take me.

Did you have an editor edit your books?
Yes. It’s like the saying about being your own lawyer—a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client. If you write a book, editors and proofreaders are essential. I don’t care how many times you may go over a manuscript, there are always things you miss. A lot of things. You can’t (or shouldn’t) publish without hiring an editor, and right before you have the book formatted, a proofreader is advisable.

Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover?
If I had to choose, I’d pick hardcover. But I always have an ebook with me so I can read when I’m out somewhere and have time to kill. I read paperback and hardcover at home, and I listen to audiobooks in the car and at home when I’m puttering around.

Do you find yourself intrigued by the cover of a book enough to buy it? 
I’ve only done that once. I love the cover of
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail, and I bought it but still haven’t read it. Still love the cover though.

Do you ever write in your PJ’s?
Rarely. Only when I wake up in the middle of the night and can’t sleep.

You are trapped on a tropical island - who would you like to be stranded with?
Someone who would make me laugh. It would help if he were handy too, so he could get us off the island. While I’m dreaming, I’d like him to be a good cook. A good-looking, witty, handyman/chef would be ideal.

Pick one - Wine, Chocolate or shoes?
Oooooooh. Hard one. I think I’d have to go with chocolate.

Cats or dogs?
Not to slight my grandcats at all, but I do love dogs just a little bit more. Don’t tell Rupert and Pandora.

What is your favorite food and beverage?
If I had to choose one food, it would be salad. Really. With sweet tea. And pie. Gotta have pie.

How many hours per day do you try to devote to research and writing?
In the past, I’ve written whenever mom duty didn’t call. If I was awake, conscious, and alone, I was at my computer. But my youngest son is leaving for college in a week, so I have a feeling I’ll be writing or marketing 18/7.

What are 3 things you never leave home without (apart from keys, money and phone)?
Lipstick, my glasses, and sunglasses.

Laptop or desktop for writing?
Laptop. Pretty soon they’re going to have to surgically remove it from me.

Your thoughts on receiving book reviews - the good and the bad.
Who was it who said they didn’t read reviews because if they believed the good ones they’d have to believe the bad ones? Well, they’re stronger than I am, because I still read reviews, but I kind of agree with their logic. Having said that, I think people can be incredibly cruel, and I just don’t see the point. Constructive criticism is fine, and I don’t expect everyone to like my book. But mean people suck.

List 3 of your favorite movies?
Princess Bride, Pride & Prejudice, and My Cousin Vinny.

What is a movie or TV show that you watched just recently and really enjoyed?
My daughter-in-law turned me onto the TV show Scandal, and I binge-watched all the episodes. Love that show!

Where can your readers stalk you?
On my website: http://amymetz.com, my blog: http://abluemillionbooks.blogspot.com, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorAmyMetz, Twitter: https://twitter.com/authoramymetz,

Is your book in Print, ebook or both?
Both.

Do you give free ebooks away in exchange for honest reviews?
Absolutely!

You can buy the book on Amazon - HERE

About the Author:
Amy Metz is the author of the Goose Pimple Junction mystery series. She is a former first grade teacher, and the mother of two sons. When not in Goose Pimple Junction, actively engaged in writing, enjoying her family, or surfing Facebook or Pinterest, Amy can usually be found with a mixing spoon, camera, or book in one hand and a glass of sweet tea in the other. Amy lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

Editorial Review

"Murder & Mayhem in Goose Pimple Junction" has southern charm, southern humor, mystery, danger and a cast of characters with personality. Amy Metz goes ... from the 1930s to 2011 without confusion. Metz has loaded the book with southern speak that takes a little getting used to but adds charm and reality to the story. The story will keep you guessing ... as to who the bad guys are, right up to the surprise conclusion. ... a funny, southern style mystery that no one should pass up. This is a good book and Amy Metz has given us a winner.
- Trudi LoPreto, Readers' Favorite.





Patti: Thank you so much for taking the time to do this interview and allowing us a glimpse into your writing world.  I hope you share this interview with your friends so we can all get to know you a little better. 

Amy: Thank you so much for having me, Patti!





Patti Roberts

Author/Book cover designer and book formatting - ebook and print.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

"One the most heart racing, jaw-dropping novels that I have ever dared to finish." Crack Magazine.



"One the most heart racing, jaw-dropping novels that I have ever dared to finish." Crack Magazine.



5.0 out of 5 stars Hold onto your eyeballs By Poppet
This is a gripping, visceral, page turner of a book. The pace is frenetic, grabbing you from page one and doesn't let up. Rod Glenn is such an original voice in the horror genre - this novel is captivating, horrific, and one helluva ride. Don't forget to breathe!

A winter's tale with a sting. 
There's a newcomer to the small Northumberland village of Haydon...a charming novelist and film buff, researching a crime thriller about a serial killer on a rampage in a remote Northumberland community. The only trouble is, it's a work in progress and it's going to be non-fiction.
392 men, women and children stand in his way to achieving a sadistic dream.

As the worst winter in more than a century approaches, can two investigating police officers trapped with the terrorised residents stop this monster?

Editorial Reviews
Sinema is darkly imaginative. When I first read it, Bret Easton Ellis's black comedy American Psycho came to mind, but Sinema is a particularly English, and recognizable, perspective, which works very well. --Discovered Authors

Sinema is a compelling and disturbing novel and it is balanced with a hefty dose of dark, satirical humour which savours of The League of Gentlemen. --Melrose Books

The book is laced with its own brand of dark humour that won't fail to bring a smile to your face. "Sinema" is an exploration of pure evil, be prepared for a bumpy ride. --Remotegoat.co.uk.

A truly chilling novel. --Borders Books


About the Author: Rod Glen

Rod Glenn is from the north east of England and first published in 2006. He received critical acclaim and commercial success with his second novel, the dark contemporary thriller, Sinema: The Northumberland Massacre. Rod is a full member of the Society of Authors.


WRITING CREDITS
The King of America (2006)
Sinema: The Northumberland Massacre (2007)
The Pit and the Pilot in Byker Books (2008)
Paranoid in Radgepacket Vol.1 (2008)
The King of America: Epic Edition (2009)
The Killing Moon (2009)
P.O.W. Wartime Log of F/Sgt T D Glenn (2010) (Contributor)
Seahouses Slaughterhouse in Holiday of the Dead (2011)
Sinema 2: Sympathy for the Devil (2011)

For more information on Rod visit his website www.rodglenn.com







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Friday, September 5, 2014

Author Interview – Sarah Dalton - When Darkness Falls

 Book Description from Amazon: Six paranormal novels from six bestselling authors who know how to weave a gripping fantasy tale. From brooding vampires, ghosts and witches, to fallen angels, shifters and fae. Be enchanted with dark romances and sweeping adventures to take you away from the everyday. 

What inspired you to start writing, and when?

I used to like to write when I was younger but I’m not sure how it began. I’m an avid reader, so the two naturally went together. I remember when I decided to be serious about writing. I’d just finished reading Twilight, and found myself almost obsessed with the book. But at the same time I was confused because I could see the flaws in the writing, and I could see that it was such a simple idea. It was then that I realised you could be a writer and not have to be Hemingway, that you could move people with a popular book. Before then, I’d been too overwhelmed by literature. I always thought I wasn’t good enough because I wasn’t Shakespeare!

What is your preferred genre?

I’m a genre hopper. I read almost anything. I love teen horror, but then I also love literary fiction. I love science fiction, too, but I tend to dip in and out of it. I’m not as hardcore as some of the SFF fans out there! I have a huge soft spot for Gothic horror. Daphne Du Maurier, Emily Bronte, Bram Stoker, Anne Rice…

I love all-encompassing books that sweep you off your feet and plunge you into their story.

How many books have you written?  If more than one, are any a series…or trilogy?

Gosh, full length novels: six. Then there are a number of novellas and short stories! I have three series out there. One is finished, the other two are still in progress.

Do you plot or write by the seat of your pants?

A bit off both. I often write the first 30% and then sit back and think about where it is heading. I usually end up rewriting the beginning, but it helps me focus. After that I bullet point the major events in the book.

Did you have an editor edit your books?

I prefer to work with an editor, but I have edited my own books. One thing I never do is publish a novel without someone other than me reading and reviewing it. If I edit the book myself, it’s only with the help of beta readers.


Are you a self- published (Indie) Author?

Yep! *Shines Indie-author badge*

What books would you like to read again?

Part of me wants to read the fun books I read as a teenager. I loved the Worst Witch, and The Little Vampire. There were tons of Point Horror books as well. But then, I wonder whether reading them as an adult would take away the magic.

Do you find yourself intrigued by the cover of a book enough to buy it? 

Yes! Totally. Especially young adult books. Oh my, the covers for teen fiction are just beautiful. They are works of art all by themselves. I love covers. I’m a cover-aholic. I’m always making covers for books before I even start writing them.

Do you have any advice for other writers starting out?

Keep going. It’s all about getting words down. Your work needs to be honed. In the beginning it’ll be bad. It’ll be so bad. But that doesn’t matter. You’ll learn as you go, so keep on going.

What are your pet peeves? 

I’m not a big fan of snark. It just seems negative to me. There’s a big snark trend right now. I had no idea what it meant until about six months ago!

Pick one - Wine, Chocolate or shoes?

Okay, so, I’m going with shoes, even though I’m NOT a heel lover. I love chocolate, but it hates me. It makes me fat. I also love wine, but hangovers are the worst. Shoes, however, are pretty darn practical. Imagine stepping in dog poo without shoes on? No, I don’t want to either!

Cats or dogs?

Cats. Of course it’s cats. They are the best animal ever.


How many hours per day do you try to devote to research and writing?

I’m a full time writer, so I try to think of it as a full time job. 9-5 Mon-Fri. Office hours. The problem is, writing is not an office job. It inhabits your mind, which means I can end up with the ‘writing woozies’ where I’m a bit disconnected from things. Trying to keep writing contained in those hours is at least some attempt to have a life outside writing.

Your thoughts on receiving book reviews - the good and the bad – 

It’s probably the hardest part, and it’s not like you can grow a thick skin overnight. But it’s something you have to deal with well if you want to be a professional writer. When I get a bad review (I try not to read them, but when you’ve first published your book you have to in order to check there’s nothing very wrong with the book) I allow myself a few minutes of annoyance (sorry people who don’t like my book, but I do swear at my computer screen, and there may be a few finger gestures thrown out there!) then I accept that it’s their opinion and they are entitled to it, and then I move on. No matter what I ignore the urge to reply, even if the review mentions something strange or wrong. I don’t want to invade the reviewer’s space like that.

Reviewers are awesome. They took the time to talk about your book and that’s really cool. It doesn’t matter if they didn’t like the book, not everyone will like it. I make myself feel better by reading the one star reviews on classic books. Mark Twain on Jane Austen is always a good one: “I haven't any right to criticise books, and I don't do it except when I hate them. I often want to criticise Jane Austen, but her books madden me so that I can't conceal my frenzy from the reader; and therefore I have to stop every time I begin. Everytime I read 'Pride and Prejudice' I want to dig her up and beat her over the skull with her own shin-bone.”

What is a movie or TV show that you watched just recently and really enjoyed?

Ooh, the last series of True Blood has been awesome. I’m in the UK, so we are up to episode 9. So far it has been hilarious, touching, weird and violent, exactly what we want from that programme. It’s just a shame it hasn’t been like that all the way through.

Where can your readers stalk you?



Is your book in Print, ebook or both?

Both. And I’m working on getting my books into audio as well.


Book links:


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Sarah grew up in the middle of nowhere in the countryside of Derbyshire and as a result has an over-active imagination. She has been an avid reader for most of her life, taking inspiration from the stories she read as a child, and the novels she devoured as an adult.

Sarah mainly writes speculative fiction for a Young Adult audience and has had pieces of short fiction published in the Medulla Literary Review, PANK magazine and the British Fantasy Society publication Dark Horizons. Her short story 'Vampires Wear Chanel' is featured in the Wyvern Publication Fangtales available here:

Sarah's debut novel The Blemished is a fast paced young adult dystopia set in a fractured Britain. It follows the events of Mina Hart, a young Blemished girl who has a dangerous secret, as she tries to escape the dreaded Operation and get out of Area 14.


Thank you Sarah for taking the time to do this interview and allowing us a glimpse into your writing world.  I hope you share this interview with your friends so we can all get to know you a little better. 



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