We are very happy to have author Sherry Ficklin here today. Foresight, book 1 in her Gods of Fate Triology was released in July and she is here today to talk about “Characters we love to hate“. Be sure to stay tuned till the end and discover your chance to win a wonderful prize-pack offered by Sherry. Please give her a warm welcome.
As writers we tend to spend our time focusing on our main character, or hero/heroine. They are what the story is about, they are often the ones telling it or at least in some way, we are seeing the world through their eyes. So we labor over every minute character detail. Our MC is brave, honest, smart, but also scared, clumsy, or challenged. We know them better than we know ourselves. We know their …
Hey Everyone!Veronica is still not well, so this week I offered to jump in and tell you about all the fantastic books to be released in September and which have a “MUST” note next to them on my wishlist.
So here are my
Goodreads appetizer: Anya Kalinczyk is the rarest type of psychic medium, a Lantern, who holds down a day job as an arson investigator with the Detroit Fire Department—while working 24/7 to exterminate malicious spirits haunting a city plagued by unemployment and despair.
Along with her inseparable salamander familiar, Sparky, Anya has seen, and even survived, all manner of fiery hell—but her newest case sparks suspicions of a bizarre phenomenon that no one but her eccentric team of ghost hunters might believe: spontaneous human combustion.
Yesterday, Susi and I took to the Twitter highways to ask several authors (most YA) a question…
If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
And here’s what they had to say…
“A Tale of Two Series”
- Cassandra Clare - Author of Clockwork Angel
“The Insomnia Solution”
- Cyn Balog - Author of Sleepless
“Shake It Up!”
- Denise Jaden - Author of Losing Faith
“SPARKLE HARD AND HOPE FOR THE BEST?”
- Susan Adrian - Young Adult Author
“Nasty, Brutish and Short”
- Brendan Halpin - Author of Shutout
- Monica Burns, Author of Assasin’s Heart
“Don’t Put That In Your Mouth, You Don’t Know Where It’s Been.” – The Saundra Mitchell Story”
- Saundra Mitchell - Author of Shadowed Summer
“Life is Short and So Am I: Wisdom from the Underside of Five-Feet Nothing OR High Heels and Handtrucks: My Life Among the Books”
- Lauren Baratz-Logsted - Author of The Education of Bet
“And They Let You Write For Children?”
- William Kostakis - Author of Loathing Lola
“In All Things, …
who wrote on our post “Around the Bookish World: News Week-in-Review“:
It’s kind of out in the open now that Dorchester isn’t doing so great financially (the whole shebang with RWA and not fulfilling contractual obligations meant something definitely had to be done) so I hope that the shift in focus helps them regain some stability and move forward. I’m a recent convert to the lovely world of ebooks so I think the possibility for them to turn things around is definitely there and this may be a big opportunity for them if it’s handled properly.
Please Email us through our Contact button at the top. If we don’t …
Sacrifice by Dakota BanksA demon’s enslaved executioner–a ravager of lives and souls–Maliha Crayne has been reborn, willing to sacrifice her immortality for a chance at freedom … and salvation. Now she has an opportunity to prevent the death of thousands to help balance the countless lives she has obliterated over the centuries. To do so, she must locate and destroy an evil cabal of madmen in possession of a weapon of unspeakable power–and survive the immortal assassins who are now after her blood. But it means reverting to the old ways and surrendering once more to the darkness.
We are really happy to have Author Dakota Banks here today. She is the author of the Mortal Path Series and book 2, Sacrifice was releases today. Woot! Congrats Dakota!!!! So today she is here to celebrate her new release. Be sure to stay tuned till the end or you will miss you chance to win a signed book. Please give Dakota a warm welcome.
BLI: Dakota, can you please tell us a bit about yourself?
Dakota Banks: First, I want to thank Book Lovers Inc for inviting me here today!
I knew I wanted to be a writer from an early age. I was one of those kids who always carried around two or three books, and my dad had to sign a release at the library so I could get an adult library card when I was eight years …
Hey Everyone!Book Lovers Inc moved to a new domain. As you can see above we know live here:www.bookloversinc.comWhen you visit the old web-address (http://book-lovers-inc.blogspot.com) you will be forwarded to this new one. We also updated our feed so you don’t have to change anything in your feed-reader.So everything stays the same just with a shorter addy!We also have to wonderful new additions to our team:
Hi, I’m Bea, the Charmed Lover from Bea’s Ramblings. I’m a new member of the review team here. I’ve been reading for as long as I can remember, which may have to do with growing up in a family of readers. I often stay up into the wee hours of the morning and always have some sort of reading material on hand. When not reading or reviewing, I work as …
Like we decided in our last installment we will now choose our favorite covers in a genre for the next few editions of ”The Good, the Bad and the Are-You-Kidding-Me?” and tell you why we chose them. It would be awesome if you could tell us which cover in this genre is your favorite and perhaps we will all find some new to us cover candies we can obsess about.
This week we chose Paranormal Romance covers for our fight…ahem..discussion. It’s one of our favorite genres. Who doesn’t like a vampire here and a shifter there? *wink*
The Geeky Lover: I have to admit when I started to think about PNR cover I was convinced that this post will be a piece …
We are very happy to have Author Maria V. Snyder here today. Her new book Spy Glass was released last week and she is here today to talk about a bit about herself and her books. Be sure to stay tuned for the wonderful prize Maria offers at the end of the post. Please give her a warm welcome.BLI: Maria can you please tell us a bit about yourself?
Maria V. Snyder: I’m a full time writer and full time mom with two kids. Before I was a writer, I worked as an environmental meteorologist because I wasn’t very good at forecasting the weather. I’ve been writing for fifteen years and SPY GLASS is my seventh published novel. I enjoy playing volleyball and I dabble with photography.
BLI: How did you get into writing?
Maria V. …
Here are again on winner Sunday. This week will be a huge post full of winners so stay tuned.
First up is our 450 Followers Giveaway. First we would like to thank you all and now that we started to celebrate number 450 it was unbelievable that we reached 500 already. THANK YOU!!!!
But now to the winners: After spending what felt like hours counting entries we finally found our winners with the help of Mr. Random.org.
Here they are:
A copy of Touched by an Alien by Gini Koch goes to…
A copy of The Pace by Shelena Shorts goes to….
A copy of Tempest Rising by Nicole Peeler goes to…
A book of her choice by Cynthia Eden goes to…
A $10 gift certificate for an online bookstore of her choice goes to…
Congrats everyone! The Emails are already on the way to …