Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Joseph Eastwood's Lumen is Live! Come and get your copy now!

 Joseph Eastwood's Lumen is now Live! 
 Let's take him to the top of the charts! 

Cover Reveal! 

Back Cover Blurb:
 
And the Links!



UK: http://amzn.to/1ca228u



Monday, July 29, 2013

Jennifer Culberth Reveals her Cover!



Protect Me
by
 Jennifer Culberth



Join her on her Facebook page for The Cover Reveal Party!


Saturday, July 27, 2013

Jennifer Culbreth Shares her Giveaway :D

Please welcome Author, Jennifer Culbreth!

She has brought along some fun things to share about her upcoming novel, Protect Me! 
Here is a little bit about her novel, Protect Me: 


Visit her Facebook Page: 

www.facebook.com/jenniferculbrethauthor


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

The Fabulous Martina Desiree came by to share her love of Music!

Welcome Martina Desiree! I’m so glad you could join me!
Why don’t you tell us a little bit about yourself?  


Well, there are many different aspect of me. This summer I have been focusing on the musician and artist side of me. Music and art are great J I love expressing myself through a bunch of different instruments and art mediums. Creativity is something that I love to do. Maybe sometime I will post some of my art on my music facebook J

When did you first start singing?

 I can’t even remember! I do however remember making my family watch my little shows :p

What do you love about singing?

It lets me feel free (:


Do you write your own music?

I sure do and I completely love it! Letting out my feeling to lyrics or a tune keeps me sane. I have been writing poetry to express my emotions ever since I remember and those poems evolved into songs J

What do you need when writing music? Anything special, like chocolate chip cookies, or green M&M’s? :D

Haha! No, I don’t need anything special! Sometimes I just jot down some lyrics on a napkin if that’s when the inspiration comes to me! But, I sure would NOT mind having some chocolates by my side at anytime. I am defiantly a huge fan :p


Can you provide us with music clip or video?



Sure thing! Here is my youtube account: http://www.youtube.com/martinadesireemusic

Here are a few links to some songs that I have uploaded (ones I have written and covers) :



Sounds great Martina! 

The Important stuff!
Any advice for aspiring artists?

To keep doing what you love and never stop! Just because you don’t become a sensation right away, does NOT mean that you have failed. It means that your music career is in progress, not over.


Where can we stalk… I mean find you? (Links baby!)

http://www.youtube.com/martinadesireemusic
Stalk away :p

Where can we buy your music?



Fun time!
Do you play games? If so what kind? If not, why the heck not?

Spit, the card game lol


Favorite musician?

I have a lot of favorite musicians :p To name a few: Mumford and Sons, The Killers, Augustana, Daughter J



Oh The Killers are one of my favorites! :D

Favorite author?

Children books: Larry Callen, YA books: Rochelle Callen and New Adult: Tiffany Carmouche


Favorite TV guilty pleasure?

As of now I am hooked on Grey’s Anatomy and Ally Mcbeal! J My all time favorite though will always be FRIENDS <3 span="">


Favorite Movie Villian?

Haha, may sound a little childish but Shego!!! :D (from Kim Possible- Last episode 5 years ago)


Either/ or Lightening round!
Are you a dog person or a cat person?

Kitties, too adorable!


Chocolate or Vanilla ice cream?

Chocolate!! For Sure!!

Fruits or Veggies?

That’s a tough one, probably fruits.

Pepperoni or Sausage?

Sausage!

Books or Movies?

Movies, but I love books too J

Soda or Pop?

Water J

Sugar or Salt?

They have Chocolate covered pretzels! So why choose? :p If I had to choose, it would be sweets!

Summer or Winter?

Winter J Love snow!


If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only have 3 things with you, what or who would they be?



Water, good food and an awesome person! I will learn how to make instruments and art out of the land J


It was so great getting to know you! Thank you again for joining me on my blog! 

Monday, July 22, 2013

VJ Chisholm shares her world! Come join us!

Hi Victoria! Welcome to my crazy world! Come on in, sit down for a spell and tell us all about you!



Ok I’m VJ Chisholm, I’m from Scotland. I was born in and bred in my hometown of Aberdeen, I’ve just recently moved down to the Perthshire area and I’m loving it. I’m hot footing it single and live with my wee dog Chase.



I've always wanted to visit Scotland! :D

When did you first start writing?

 I use to enter drama contest when I was younger and it was via one of those contests that I got talked into trying my hand a poetry writing contest and that got me scribbling away.

What do you love about writing?

 I love the never ending ideas I got for writing for just basic everyday things, like people watching, songs on my iPod etc.


What do you need when writing?

I need music to help me write- it keeps the ideas the flowing, a big mug of coffee as well as some chocolate and for my dog to be quiet or relaxed (it this last thing – that causes me the most issues while I’m trying to get into deep writing mode.)

How did you go about building your world and characters?

 I tend to let the characters speak for themselves to be honest.  I tend to get fixed on one aspect of them and build the rest from there. Overall any of my characters just reveal themselves bit by bit over time to me. I keep some many notebooks on each characters history, like, dislikes, their style etc.

Can you provide us with an excerpt? (Excerpt and book cover
:D)

Exerpt
Of course, it goes without saying, that when you get a bunch of semi-merry witches together, and they all go into deep problem-solving mode, well . . . Needless to say, sooner or later, spells will enter into the mix. As always, it was one of the younger neophyte’s that was out to impress the group by showing how useful they could be. She bounced out the door into the old coven library to see if there were any magickal tips, or even better yet, an actual spell that would work wonders to fix the problem.  Thirty minutes later, the same sister returned with one of the oldest looking books, only this one did not come from the library, but rather from Amanda’s own personal collection. Smiling broadly, she maneuvered her way through the sisters to get to Amanda before saying, “This may work! What do you think?”  Alexia lifted her head as she was chatting with one of the sisters sitting next to her to gauge Amanda’s reaction to whatever spell the youngster had dumped in her lap. She’d looked up at just the right time to see her coven leader lift her head, and look right at her with what could only be described as a wicked smile upon her best friend’s lips. Oooohhh, that didn’t bode well for her!


Oh that sounds great! I'm going to have to pick up a copy! 

Fun time!

Do you play games? If so what kind? If not, why the heck not?
 Well I own a Wii fit – does that count? LOL 
Of course it counts! :D I love the Wii Fit!

Favorite author?

 Kelley Armstrong for her Otherworld women series



Favorite TV guilty pleasure?

Ehmm ok my guilty pleasure is Made in Chelsea – it’s a nice programme to just shut down and watch without having to think or follow the show too hard.

I have heard of this show, I'm really going to have to check it out! :D

Favorite Action Hero?
It has to be wolverine need I say more?



Gotta Love Wolverine! Can't wait to see the Movie!



Either/ or Lightening round!

Are you a dog person or a cat person?

 Honestly I’m both but if I had to choose maybe more a cat person, just don’t tell my dog.

Chocolate or Vanilla ice cream? Chocolate ice cream

Fruits or Veggies? Fruits

Soda or Pop? Pop

Coke or Pepsi? Coke but please make mine a diet one ;)

Sweet or Sour? Sweet



Pick at least one :D

If you were stranded on a deserted island and could only have 3 things with you, what or who would they be?  
 I would need food and water, something to write with and a notepad

The Important stuff!
Any advice for aspiring authors?
 If you have a good plot and you love it , you believe in it ! Go for it , help out other authors where you can and make as many contacts as you well . It will all pay off one day.

Where can we stalk… I mean find you?(Links baby!)


Where can we buy your books?

You can pick up Magick Weaved on a Samhain Eve on Amazon.Com and amazon.co.uk



Sunday, July 21, 2013

The Lumen Blog Tour! Come get the scoop straight from Mr. Joseph Eastwood!

Hi Joseph, welcome to my blog! 

Hi! Thank you for joining myself, Joseph Eastwood, and Elizabeth, the host of this wonderful blog, to celebrate the re-release of Lumen!


So Joseph, why don't you tell us what a Luminary is...

What is a Luminary?

At the time of planning the series, I had the idea of what I wanted to happen and what I wanted this race of people to have, but I didn't have a name for them. And so, I went to the online thesauruses and I looked through words, like “gods” and “star” etc. and that’s when I came upon “Luminary”; definition, meaning someone who inspires others and is prominent within their field. It was the perfect description for what I wanted to describe these people as.

There are seven luminary beings, and from them, they introduced the manipulation of magic into the world… if you read Lumen you’ll learn more about that. Each of the seven people are scarred with an astrological symbol on their body; Sun, Moon, Mars, Venus, Mercury, Jupiter, and Saturn. And throughout the series you’ll see a lot of these symbols etched into skins, and people become really crazy.

Well, what would you do if you found the people you were praying to had been living among you? You wouldn’t sit idly by, would you?

A Luminary is a god, or god-like being, and within the Blood Luminary series, you will see the foundation of a religion, and the only way you’ll find out what happens to that is if you read the series.


That sounds like a fantastic read! I can't wait to get my hands on your series! :D
In case you haven't met Joseph and you are wondering just who he is, here is his bio:



About the Author

JOSEPH EASTWOOD, born 9th June 1993, Lancaster, England, has always been adamant in his dreams of being a published author. Although he has been through the stages of wanting to be in every other profession under the sun, and what better way to live out all of those professions than to be an author and create people with them.

Now, I really have to say that doesn't give you much to go on, Joseph! For those of you that don't know him, Joseph is a really funny guy and one of the most creative people I've met, so if Lumen's not already on your Goodreads to-read list, you should really go and add it now! 


What else do you have for us Joseph? I know you have more... :D

Oh, and this blog post is not the only one. If you want more information, don’t forget to log on to Facebook and hit JOIN on the event… what, what event? This one: https://www.facebook.com/events/1374352692785255/ I hope to see you there! And don’t forget about the other blogs on this tour for more exclusive content!



Excellent, Joseph! Now tell us where we can stalk you! :D

Links to Stalk Me!
Twitter: @Joe_Eastwood - https://twitter.com/Joe_Eastwood
That’s a whole bunch of stalking you can do… please, only in moderation.


See, I warned you he was funny :D Now get to it people! And if you have a comment for Joseph, feel free to leave it below and I'll hassle him until he comes and replies! :D 


Friday, July 19, 2013

Welcome Back Carmilla! So glad you came back to visit!

Please help me welcome back Carmilla to my blog! Hi Carmilla! Thanks so much for joining me today! I understand you have a new book out?


Thank you, Elizabeth. The new book is a sumptuous anthology, full to the brim with short stories, poems and graphic art from 21 of the most talented indie horror writers and artists. It’s very exciting. I chose, from hundreds of submissions, my 23 favourites and added three tales of my own. The theme of the anthology is psychological horror. Some of the stories can be painful to read and others are terrifying. Together they take the reader on an emotional, but worthwhile, journey. The collection is called “Broken Mirrors, Fractured Minds” and will be released on the 2nd of August.



Is this part of a series? Tell me about that.

It isn’t, however, “Black Sun”, the final book in my critically acclaimed Starblood Trilogy is being released a month later, on Friday 13th September. The series of books is about a group of gothic characters and deals with issues such as female rage.



Do you have any events coming up?

There will be Facebook based release parties for both books. Details will be posted on the Vamptasy Publishing FB page and my own page, which can be found at - https://www.facebook.com/Author.Carmilla.Voiez

What can we look forward to reading from you in the future? Do you have more series planned? Any new projects?

I am currently working on two new projects, well three almost, I’ll explain. I’m writing a tale based on a Scottish legend about the selkie, or seal women (similar to mermaids, I guess). I am writing two versions, a relatively “clean” version for a YA audience and a sexed up version for the erotica loving reader. The tale is a love story and also deals with a loss of self in an intense romantic relationship. All of my stories seem to have psychological themes.
I am also writing a novel about a self-loathing vampire who becomes obsessed with a woman who has no interest in him romantically, but they each learn from each other and are richer for their friendship. It sounds like a sweet story, and I suppose it is, but it is also a horror novel at heart.
I don’t have any idea of release dates for any of these 2/3 at the moment.

Do you have any advice for new writers?
Enjoy writing. Let your first draft flow freely from your imagination. Leave editing until after you have purged yourself of the story, but then edit a lot. Edit on the screen, read it out and edit again, print it out and edit again, send it to beta readers for feedback and edit AGAIN.

When you aren’t writing, what do you do for fun?

Reading, of course. I also have a passion for music, listening to rather than performing. I enjoy dancing, again for fun. I have two daughters and we spend a lot of time together walking through woodlands or building sandcastles. We live in a beautiful town. Oh and I am obsessed with Facebook.

What is a typical day like for you?

Wake up, check Facebook while smoking a cigarette and drinking coffee. Wake the kids up and get them ready for school. Check Facebook and do some promoting of my books and/or fellow authors’ books and often music events. Smoke another cigarette and drink more coffee. Write or edit, whichever project I am working on that day. It could be my short story, my novel, an anthology, or a film review or even a new blog post. Eat lunch. Check Facebook, smoke and drink tea. Write or edit more. Pick up kids from school. Help with homework and run around trying to clean and tidy the entire house in thirty minutes, always a failure but I still try. Cook dinner, feed the kids, check Facebook, smoke and drink tea. Play with the kids or watch something rubbish with them. Get youngest one to bed and read her a story. Say goodnight to oldest one. Collapse in heap.















Where can we find you? (Links for your pages)

Where can we buy your books (Amazon and Goodreads and any other links :D)