Monday, March 11, 2013

Author Interview – (Patricia Puddle - Ominous Love (Book 1 ) in the Ominous Series

Where were you born and where do you call home?
I was born in England and came to Australia with my family when I was twelve. When I was fifteen, I met a seventeen-year-old Scottish lad on Bondi Beach. We fell in love and were married less than two years later. After our children were born we decided to get naturalized, so we’re paper Aussies and we call Australia home.
What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 30 or less words, what would you say?
Ominous Love is my first (New Adult) Paranormal Romance.
Eloise is unaware that two angels have fallen in love with her, and as they battle from Heaven to earth to win her heart, she’s busy fighting with her boyfriend. Then she meets a gorgeous stranger on the beach and fall madly in love with him. Now someone is stalking her and she wonders if she’s made a bad mistake.

If you gave one of your characters an opportunity to speak for themselves, what would they say?
Eloise would say: I will do anything to be with my true love, my angel, and if it’s not possible on earth, I’ll follow him to heaven, or even to hell.
One angel would say: Although I’m Eloise’s guardian angel, I yearn to be with her, as a man, and a lover, and though I managed to resist the temptation before, things happened that were out of my control. I lost my wings for loving her, but I’m happy to be with her as a human on earth. But If it means saving her life, and her soul, I’ll sacrifice my human body and beg to be returned to Heaven. I’ll do anything to protect her from evil, even if it means going to Hell myself.
The other angel would say: Eloise is the only girl I’ll ever love, and I’ll do anything to have her as my bride, anything. And if she won’t come willingly, I’ll take her far away and lock her up until she realizes that I’m the only man for her. I’ll teach her to love me, and I won’t stop until she bares my child. Then she’ll be mine for all of eternity.

Do you have plans for a new book? Is this book part of a series?
Yes! Ominous Love is the first book in the series. I’m writing book 2 at the moment. Ominous Angel should be released soon, hopefully before April. Then book three will be next.
Is there an Author that you would really like to meet?
I would’ve loved to have net Bryce Courtenay. I have all his books and he’s an inspiration to me, and one of my favorite authors, but sadly, it’s too late to meet him now. RIP Bryce Courteney.

Do you prefer ebooks, paperbacks or hardcover?
eBooks, definitely. I can read any book of my choice anytime.

Where do you prefer to buy your books?
Amazon and Smashwords.

Are you a self published (Indie) Author?
Yes, and very proud of it, no regrets.

What book would you like to read again?
Gone With The Wind.

Is there a particular movie that you preferred over the book version?
Gone With The Wind.

What book are you currently reading and in what format (ebook/paperback/hardcover)?
I’m reading seven eBooks books at the moment. I have so many on my list to read. Here they are the ones at the top of the list, then I’ll be reading another one of Patti Roberts books.
Here are the seven:
Of Love and Deception by Melisa Hamling.
A Heart’s Endeavor by Mary Wehr.
Hot and Spicy (De La Cruz Saga) by P. T Macias.
Forbidden Touch by K. S Haigwood
Taken Before Her Very Eyes by Wade Foubert
The devil’s Eyes by Jennifer Lauren
Jade and the Deva – Book One: Hidden Wings by Jade Fishburn and Keith Tutor

Are there any Authors that have grasped your interest recently and why?
Melisa Hamling. I think she’s a brave author to have written her book, Twenty Weeks. I couldn’t put it down once I stared it. It’s a love story and about a teenage girl that gets pregnant and has decisions to make.

Who designed the cover of your book?
Patti Roberts! I love her book covers!
Do you buy a book by the cover?
Usually, that’s was attracts me the most, but not always. Sometimes I like the title.

Do you have a book trailer?
Not yet. I made all the book trailers for my children’s books, but I wanted to get book two in my Ominous Series finished first. I’m running out of time.

What are your thoughts on book trailers?
I love book trailers. It gives the readers an idea of the characters before they buy a book.

What date were you born?

Seventh of April. 
Do you have a nickname?

Betrisha cause I’m being Trisha.
Did you have a favorite toy as a child?

Oh, yeah. It was a doll that my father bought for me. I was thrilled with it and believed it was a real person. Six months later, I caught measles and had to go into hospital because I was so ill. I took my doll with me, but many weeks later when I was about to come home, the nurses took my doll off me. They wouldn’t give her back and said she had germs. I was so upset I cried for a week. My dad bought me two replacement dolls, but they weren’t the same. I wanted my Jill back and I worried that those nurses would hurt her and that she’d be cold and hungry. Hey, don’t laugh. I was only six.

An early childhood memory -
Getting up to mischief with my best friend. Everything she dared me to do, I did it. These memories inspired me to write my Rascals Series: Star-Crossed Rascals & Rascals Sing at The Opera House. In these two books, the stories are mainly true, but the endings have been changed into happy ones, but in my real life, I was banned from playing with my best friend, ever again. If anyone is interested enough to know why, they can find out by reading Star-Crossed Rascals. Pollyweena is me as a child, so I guess my rascals stories are like a childhood biography. Grins. And yes, I did have to mime in the school Singing Festival because my voice was so bad. That inspired Rascals Sing at The Opera House.
Which one of your books do you like the best?
Um, I like them all, but my first book, Star-Crossed Rascals is an achievement because I left school at the age of fourteen to look after my younger siblings when my mother was ill for a while. I never went back and I still didn’t know how to write properly. I had also spent time in hospitals for different childhood illnesses and got behind with my lessons. I started learning how to write properly six years ago. Then I wrote and self published Star-Crossed Rascals, but the most amazing thing was when a lady gave me a five star review because her autistic son loved is so much and he begged her to keep reading it. She told me he learned how to read so he could read it himself. His name is Zac and now has reads all my children’s books. That melted my heart and I’m so thankful to Zac.
Do you ever write in your PJ’s?
All the time. It’s so comfortable.
What are your pet peeves? 

Not being able to stay awake all night anymore to write. I get tired at about 2.00am now.
Any pets that you would like to tell us about, share a pic?
My little guinea pigs. They have all gone over the rainbow bridge now, but I so adored them little men. They were little characters and they were my forever babies. Here is a link to one of my websites to see them:

White wine or red?

Coffee or tea?

So you like to cook?  Do you have a favorite food?
I do love to cook stir-fries and curries, but one of my favorite foods is bread. I love bread and jam or muesli toast. My bread has to be brown, wholemeal or rye.

Vanilla or chocolate ice-cream?

What do you normally eat for breakfast, of do you skip it and get straight to work?
I always have breakfast. It’s either Burgen Muesli Toast or a healthy cereal with skim milk.

What are 4 things you never leave home without (apart from keys, money and phone)?
My iPad! Kindle, makeup, perfume, oh and earphones.

Sleep in or get up early?
It varies. Depending if I’ve stayed up all night writing and marketing, or chatting on FaceBook.

Laptop or desktop for writing?

Your favorite gadget -
My iPad of course. My grand kids love it too.

Where and when do you prefer to do your writing?

In my home office.

Your thoughts on receiving book reviews - the good and the bad -
It’s great to get reviews, good and bad, though I prefer good. Grins.

Where is one place in the world that you would really love to visit someday?

List 3 books you just recently read and would recommend?
Twenty Weeks by Melisa Hamling
The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen.
Hapily Ever After (The sequel to Sleeping Handsome) by Jean Haus

List 4 of your favorite movies?
Gone With The Wind.
Hand in Hand.
The African Queen
Muriel’s Wedding

An actor or a book character you really like.
Vivien Leigh from Gone With The Wind. (And Clark Gabel as Rhett)

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

If your book was made into a TV series or Movie, what actors would you like to see playing your characters?  Feel free to add pics.
I can’t tell you the angels’ names because I’d give the plot away, but to play the good angel in Ominous Love, I think Harry Styles from One Direction would be perfect. He’s the same age and has a sweet nature, and he sometimes dresses like him. Chuckle. (You’ll have to check his pictures out to see why.  (One Direction members all have angel faces, so I guess any one of them could play the that part)
Johnny Ruffo would be great as Tom, the cheeky boyfriend, and the bad angel, well there are two young guys in mind, but the bad angel is a demon, and after what he does to Eloise in this story, I don’t think they’d want to play him. The bad angel is mysterious, good-looking with dark brooding eyes and black hair,. All Eloise’s friends think he’s hot, but he’s only interested in the forbidden. Eloise.
Eloise could be played by Georgie Henley.

Where can your readers stalk you?

Ominous Love on Amazon:
Is your book in Print, ebook or both?
Ominous Love is only in eBook format, but I’ll be doing the paperback in a few weeks. All my other books are eBooks and paperbacks.
Children's books by Patricia Puddle
And a new adult comedy coming soon

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  1. I really enjoyed reading this interview and getting to know more about Ms. Puddle. She seems to be quite the character! I have read "Ominous Love" and really enjoyed it. I thought her characters were fresh and true-to-life. I also enjoyed "Rascals Sing at the Opera House," and got it for my granddaughters.

    If you have a few hours to spare, I suggest you spend them in her world. She will not disappoint you.

  2. Loved Ominous Love. It was different and I really enjoy different. I'm patiently waiting to find out what happens in the second book. And those covers! That's enough right there to attract me to her books. :b

    Now hurry up and get that next book done! :b

  3. By the way, nice blog, Patti! Love the alchemy jewelry :b

  4. What a great interview! Loved it and loved the book as well! From cover to cover! A great read! Can't wait for the sequel.

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