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August Reads 2020

This month I actually have a couple beta reads I have to do and will be working on a read through for Amber R. Duell’s and my sequel to Tin (Faeries of Oz). But! I will still be working on reading From Blood and Ash!

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Dearest Clementine: Dark and Romantic Monstrous Tales and Dearest Dorin: A Romantic Ghostly Tale both release this month and are both .99 right now!

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Some more August releases!

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Author Interview: Jessica Julien

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Caitlyn always thought she was just your average small-town waitress, but she’s anything but average. Suffering from frequent headaches and vivid daydreams, her oddities mask a secret hidden deep within her mind—one that could defeat even the cleverest of psychics.

When a mysterious circus arrives in town, Caitlyn is immediately drawn to it. While visiting the hypnotic show, she meets a seer who warns her of a gruesome future and urges her to stay away. But soon, Caitlyn finds herself ensnared in the show and the Ringmaster himself.

Recognizing Caitlyn’s powers for what they are, and believing they are the ones he has been searching for, the Ringmaster is determined to claim them as his own. Trapped within the circus and the Ringmaster’s devious grip, Caitlyn realizes that to escape the seer’s foretold fate, her only choice is to fight. Banding together with Bevier, an imprisoned psychic, Meg, an eccentric seamstress, and Daniel, a handsome magician, Caitlyn falls into the Psychic Realm to thwart the Ringmaster and stop the show before they succumb to his control and are trapped forever in his spectacle of souls.

Author Interview with Jessica Julien:

How did you come up with the idea for A Spectacle of Souls?

  • I came up with the idea on one of the many nights we were watching The Greatest Showman, and I wondered what the circus would be like if it were filled with different kinds of magic. I felt like ‘magic’ was too expected though and overused but the idea of telekinesis, real fortune tellers, hypnosis, and more would be really exciting. We also happened to be watching Supernatural a few nights later, where they dive into an alternate world, and the two ideas kind of intermingled.

When did you first decide you wanted to be an author?

  • I’m going to give one of those cheesy answers that I’ve always loved to tell stories and write, haha. It is 100% true though; I’ve always been a storyteller. My mom jokes that I would come home from school ready to tell my family the story of my day and she certainly isn’t wrong! It’s just how I view the world! I’m a daydreamer and often find myself awkwardly watching people because I’m thinking of how to use their movements or gestures in different stories or which kind of magical creature I would make them into…yeah, I’m that person.

What inspired you to write A Spectacle of Souls?

  • Whenever I have a really exciting (or at least I think is exciting!) and new idea, I always sit down and write out everything I can possibly think of; a brain dump if you will. Once I have the ideas and thoughts down then I take the concept to my BFF, Julie, and I pitch it to her. Julie is literally the most encouraging person in the universe, but she is my BFF and completely honest with me too, so when she gushes or reaches the same level of enthusiasm as I do, I know it’s worth my time! She was one of the main people who really help inspire me to write the story and get the words out.

Do you have a favorite character you’ve written? Why?

  • If I had to pick one it would be Vanessa. She is the MC’s best friend who is flirty, sassy, and not afraid to be who she is. I think she was my favorite to write because I had a friend just like her in college that I was constantly rolling my eyes at and telling her to “just stop” as Caitlyn often does to Vanessa.

What genre do you consider to be your favorite to write in?

  • YA is easily my favorite and where I am most comfortable, however, it is often a bit darker and weighted (especially in my newest project) because I love the dark and twisty things! Some of my newer projects really focus on emotions and reactions we have to certain events so they’re heavy and lingering.

Have you based any of your characters on real-life people?

  • In A Spectacle of Souls, no one is based on anyone in particular. I pulled quirks or inspiration from people around me and some specific features from actors or actresses but no one in particular. I love to cast my characters before getting too deep into the story though to help ensure I’m keeping their “looks” consistent. Book 2 will have a character who is based on a real-life person though but I’m not spoiling it yet!

What are you currently working on?

  • I am actually juggling a few projects currently! Three Drops of Blood is a dark Snow White retelling with vampires and I’m almost ready to get beta readers for it. Memoirs of a Reaper, my after-life series featuring the life of a reaper trying to move into Heaven or Hell, is growing dusty as it awaits my post-beta rewrites. I’ve also drafted an entire anthology of fairytale retellings featuring themes of major emotional struggles and overcoming illnesses and a three-part short story sequence featuring each son of Hypnos; Morpheus, Phobetor, and Phantasus. Let’s just say there is an entire folder of projects waiting to be finished!

What authors and books have influenced you?

  • Ellen Hopkins, Gena Showalter, P.C Cast, Edgar Allan Poe, and others have all been major influences in my writing. I would be lying if I said the Harry Potter series was not influential in my writing as it was a story I grew up with and a place I found comfort in times of need and even though there is a lot of controversy about the author right now, the story and the escape of going to Hogwarts will always be a major influence in my life.

What goal would you want to achieve from your writing and/or book?

  • Other than wanting people to love them as much as I do it would be that people find an escape with my words. I always used books as a way to find a place where I could truly place myself in the company of its characters or setting and immerse myself in it completely to get away from whatever is going on in the universe at the time. I hope someone can feel the same way with at least one of my books.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

  • I would tell other writers that there is no “right way” to write and publish your book. Every story needs to be told in its own unique way and even if you get rejections from agents or publishing houses that it just means you haven’t found the perfect home for your book yet. Do not give up! People need your stories; sometimes it just takes a little extra digging and love to find them.

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Born in the picturesque state of Washington, Jessica Julien is the marketing director of a boutique publishing company, a stay at home mom, wife, and wanderluster. When not drafting marketing plans or doing laundry, she spends her time writing young adult and new adult novels focused on the paranormal and supernatural inspired by her love of all things dark and twisty. With her vivacious imagination, witty personality, and ability to bring sarcasm to a new level Jessica creates unique worlds and characters that readers can’t help but hate to love and love to hate.

In her free time, Jessica can be found enjoying a cup of dark roasted coffee while snuggling under a blanket with a good book. When the weather is right she hops in the car with her husband, son, and dogs to road trip across the country where she delights in eating red vines, drinking iced lattes, and singing loudly in the passenger seat.

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Author Interview: Leslie Rush

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The danger isn’t walking into a dream. It’s escaping the nightmare.

Between working in her mom’s Tarot shop and trying to graduate before her nine-year-old genius brother beats her to it, Vivian Night Hawk has only one escape from her tiny New Mexico town: the ability to control her dreams, a gift she inherited from her Apache father. But lately that control is slipping, stranding her in a nightmare that seems to follow her even when she’s awake.

When she finds a jacket she suspects belonged to her dead father, Vivi steps beyond her usual lucid dreaming and discovers the electrifying secret of Dreamwalking—the power to control the dreams of others. But with it comes a deadly menace: a top-secret CIA plot that threatens her brother, Brian.

Sought out by fellow-dreamwalker Lucas, who is convinced their fathers are still alive, Vivi ventures deep into Dreamland to find a way to protect Brian. As the bond between Vivi and Lucas ignites, the conspiracy linking them together closes in, and Vivi must unlock the darkest power of all–a power that begins with her father’s quiet words: Walk with me.

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How did you come up with the idea for Dreamwalkers?

Originally, I thought I wanted to write a romance where the lovers could only meet in their dreams. Conversations with Apache friends and some of my students from the Tigua and Dine (Navajo) nations about the significance of dreams in their cultures sent me in another direction. Some of those same Native students were from military families, and their resilience in the face of uncertainty and loss inspired me. I wanted to speak to that. Plus, as corny as it sounds, I started dreaming about it!

Who is your favorite and least favorite character from Dreamwallkers and why?

I love them all, even the bad guys! My favorite besides Vivi is probably Brian, her little brother. He was the easiest to write, because he’s so pure and open in his motives and feelings. Jackson Connor was hard to write, because he’s the opposite. I wanted him to have more depth than just the Charming Menace. He wasn’t always so cold blooded!

If you could put Dreamwalkers into three words, what would they be and why?

Love conquers all. The love of a parent, the love of a sibling, and the all-in chemistry of first love can transcend everything we know—time, consciousness, and even death.

What is your writing process like?

I like to imagine a scenario, a “what-if” situation, and then let the main character grow from that. I write a brief outline, which gets filled in more as we go. As soon as I hear that MC’s voice, it’s time to write. Vivi was so compelling to me, I was dreaming about her before I’d drafted the first chapter! I’m a slow drafter, because of the time constraints of teaching, but I’m a quick editor.

Do you prefer stand alones or series?

I like to read standalones, mostly. I do love a series where each book is connected but is its own story. I like writing that too, because I’ve already created a world that surely has more than one story in it! But I hate cliffhangers!

Name three books you could read over and over again.

When I had more time to read, I reread Jane Eyre and To Kill a Mockingbird every few years. I’ve reread Ann Rice’s The Witching Hour several times. The imagery and atmosphere of New Orleans through several generations is completely immersive. Even if it is the first in a series!

If you could take one character from any of your books and bring them to life, who would it be and why?

Lucas Wolfsong. The amount of anguish and loneliness I heaped on his strong shoulders broke my heart! I’d like to apologize and let him to know that the love he finds with Vivi will make up for most of it.

Are you a plotter or a pantser?

I was pretty pantsy writing Dreamwalkers. I had about six plot points on a bullet list, and that was it! Pacing is my challenge, and I realized that refining the list into a flexible map in the beginning means a tighter draft and slightly easier edits. So I’m a bit more plotty writing book 2!

If your writing could be described as a color, what would it be?

Purple. The color of twilight skies and the entrance to Dreamland.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Don’t do this all alone. Find a trusted partner or a writers’ group to trade words with and bounce ideas off of. Above all, don’t give up!

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Leslie Rush grew up near Philadelphia, spending much time at the Jersey Shore. She moved to El Paso and fell in love with the desert Southwest. Disguised as a history teacher, she spent years eavesdropping on her future readers. When she’s not in her classroom, Leslie can be found on the road with her husband, exploring the desert and the world of dreams.

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Cover Reveal: Sit With Me While I’m Mad

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“There are sensors in my hands and cameras in my walls. I’m sure of it.” But when Milly Thiringer mentioned this to her friends, the only thing they were sure of was that she needed to see a doctor.

Diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia at age nineteen, Milly spent years running circles through the revolving door of the public mental healthcare

system, being told to focus on symptom management and coping strategies as no significant improvement in her prognosis could be expected.

She almost gave up. Almost. Along the way Milly’s learned to be her own advocate while fighting through and redefining “recovery.

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Author Interview: Jaqueline Snowe

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Rule one: Soccer is life.
Rule two: Forget boy drama.
Rule three: Stay out of Trouble.

Lana Reyes has no intention of breaking her own rules for senior year. That is until she doesn’t get her soccer scholarship—the one and only shot of getting out of her small town. With only one more showcase to make a name for herself, she needs help to increase her speed and agility—a skill set touted by her ex-crush and hottest guy at school.

Dylan Cadwell’s perfect spirals and chiseled features can’t erase the struggles he faces at home or in the classroom. With failing grades and parents who engage in constant yelling matches, the dream of playing college football is his only escape—one that could easily slip through his fingers if his lackluster grades aren’t pulled up immediately. If he loses a full-ride scholarship, he’s destined to be stuck in their small town forever.

When Lana and Dylan discover each other’s situation, they hatch a plan: He’ll train her; she’ll tutor him. It’s a seamless strategy, designed to help each other keep their eye on the prize—until rekindled feelings emerge and the greatest prize of all could be the love playing out between them.

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How did you come up with the idea for Our Last Chance?

I really wanted to tell a story about two people who were from different crowds, who had a common goal and a messy past. High school is hard for everyone. You change friend groups, learn life lessons, and Dylan and Lana’s story came from the question: what if everything you’ve worked for is out of reach? What do you do? Pair up with someone you shouldn’t?

Dylan comes from an awful home life, but was cool at school, where Lana had the supportive family and was pushed to the side. With each being exposed to the opposite, what did that teach them? I wanted to see them grow and work together.

Also, as a former athlete who spent most of my youth playing year-round sports, I could relate to the fierce desperation of playing your heart out. So all those ideas combined to give Lana’s and Dylan’s story.

Who is your favorite and least favorite character from Our Last Chance and why?

My favorite character (besides Lana and Dylan) would have to be their coaches. I wanted to portray them as being who cared about the whole student, the whole person, not just someone who was good at a sport. I had wonderful coaches growing up who changed my life beyond the field, and I wanted them to have that experience too. Even with the heartbreak of sports, or not achieving every dream, lessons learned from playing on a team are ones that you carry for life.

My least favorite is obviously Krissy, Dylan’s ex-girlfriend. The hard part about writing her was not to make her motivations too shallow. Why was she so intent on hating Lana and being unfair to Dylan? I wanted to give her more depth but in reality, after attending (and teaching!) high school for so many years, sometimes people are just cruel because they are unhappy with their own life. She played a stark contrast to Lana—where Krissy ignored what Dylan said and often called him stupid, and played upon their sexual chemistry where Lana listened to Dylan, asked him questions and showed him he was more than just an athlete.

If you could put Our Last Chance into three words, what would they be and why?

Passion, obstacles, courage.  Both Lana and Dylan have a passion for their sport that runs deep into their veins, motivating every decision they make. Obstacles because every person has their own challenges to overcome, even though they might look different. Courage because trying something and failing, but continuing to try harder takes a lot of guts. Both Lana and Dylan experience that and instead of shutting down and bowing out, they try harder.

What is your writing process like?

I wish I had a super great answer, but in all honesty, I still down with a blank document, put on a song that motivates me, and write. My first draft is how I discover my characters. I learn what upsets them or what motivates them. It’s messy, but by chapter five, I know the arc of the story.  I also am a spreadsheet nerd and track word counts, where I wrote, and color code them. Nothing excites me more than seeing the word count tracker organized by color.

Do you prefer stand alones or series?

I love standalones in a connected series.

Name three books you could read over and over again.

The Hating Game, The Name of the Wind, and The Wall of Winnipeg and Me

If you could take one character from any of your books and bring them to life, who would it be and why?

My very first book baby, titled Let Life Happen, has a character named Mike that is one-hundred percent based of my grandpa. My brother and I were lucky enough to have an incredible relationship with our grandfather, and in high school, we would meet every Tuesday morning at six am to have breakfast with just the three of us. It was our thing. It continued when we went to college, so during the summers and breaks we would meet at the same place. My (now) husband started going when we first began dating and he became part of our breakfast crew. My brother’s wife did too. It was our unique, special pastime and we recently lost him after he lived a very long, wonderful life.

Are you a plotter or a pantser?

I’m a total punster. I’ve tried plotting so many times and end up frustrated because I stray away from the details thirty seconds after I start. Music plays a huge role in how I write, so I can go into a scene and type what I think will happen, but the song can change the mood to something different. The best advice I ever received was write what you want to read and I think about that every time I sit down to write.

If your writing could be described as a color, what would it be?

Bright turquoise. Doesn’t work for everyone but to certain people, it’s their favorite. My way of writing is not for everyone. I can see down and write 10K in a day and not touch it for three weeks or I can write 2K a day for two months straight. There isn’t a pattern or rhythm—but it works for me.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Read. Read outside what you write to see how others use their craft. Also, the things I’ve learned after ten books, is you have to find a schedule that works for you. I’m a super early bird. I write at five-thirty am, but that works for me so at night, I can hang with my kiddo. It took years to find the time but once I did, my word count never halted.

Also, find CPs or Beta readers. They will help you hash out your story more than you ever could on your own!

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Author Interview: Faydra Stratton

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The devil has come to Devil Springs. Except he hasn’t. Not at all. But try and tell that to Mesa Crane’s grandmother, Mayor Avis Kneller. This is not the senior year Mesa had pictured for herself. She’s used to her grandmother’s restrictive dress code and no boys rule, but thanks to some skinny-dipping cheerleaders make some questionable social media posts, Avis is ratcheting up her expectations and decreeing spiritual warfare. Mesa is sick of being bullied into fake piety, but defying her grandmother will mean losing the small freedoms she does have, including her spot on the cross country team. Most unfortunate since she’s started training with the school’s best (and okay, admittedly hot) athlete, Cody Howard. But when Mesa won’t get baptized—as Grandma Avis mandates—her isolation begins. The actual devil may not have come to Devil Springs, but judgment sure has. Can Mesa endure until graduation? Or will she find the swell of faith she needs to stand up to her grandmother once and for all?

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How did you come up with the idea for Devil Springs?

I read a very tiny news blurb about a small-town Florida mayor who banned the devil from her town, and I thought… What kind of person? What kind of town? But it is not based on a true story. I know as much as about the actual story as I just shared.

Who is your favorite and least favorite character from DS and why?

I love Mesa of course.  Her kindness, her bad-assery. Yancey makes me laugh.  I could absolutely hang out with Drew.
I don’t have a lot of patience with Kenzi (yes, I said Kenzi, not Morgan) and Avis is truly awful.

If you could put Devil Springs into three words, what would they be and why? 

Resist and persist 🙂

What is your writing process like?

Unfortunately at the moment with my kids home all day and needing to work full-time (I teach.) it leaves me with little energy for much else. I’m really look forward to the summer!  During non quarantine times, I write better if I leave my house and go to a coffee shop. When I’m engrossed in a first draft, I’m that person who will write and re-write the first few chapters before finally moving on with the story and then I’ll do some light plotting in a journal, know some major scenes I’m heading towards, but that’s about it.  I mostly learn the story as I go.

Do you prefer stand alones or series?

For writing, I’ve only written stand alones. For reading, I prefer stand alones too. It takes a lot for me to commit to reading a series. The amount of popular series I’ve abandoned after the first book is very high. 

Name three books you could read over and over again. 

The Harry Potter series, any Jane Austen novel, and the Wingfeather Saga by Andrew Peterson. 

If you could take one character from any of your books and bring them to life, who would it be and why?

I have a re-telling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion (not yet published) and I’d love to have Maggie, the main character, cook for me.

Are you a plotter or a pantser? 

Light plotter, more of a pantser.

If your writing could be described as a color, what would it be? Laid back, beach vibes–it’ll happen when it happens (as long as I’m not under contract/deadline) so… teals and blues.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

It’s as much about work as it is about talent, but read widely to help improve your talent.

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Faydra Stratton is a writer, English teacher, wife, and mom to three boys. Her youngest son has Fragile X Syndrome, a spectrum disorder similar to autism but with a known genetic cause. Faydra attended the University of Florida (Go, Gators!) for undergrad and UNC Wilmington where she received an MFA in creative writing. Faydra was born and raised in West Palm Beach, FL and now resides with her family a little farther up the coast in Port St Lucie. When not teaching, reading, or writing, she loves all things beach life: sunbathing, kayaking, paddle boarding, boating, and snorkeling. But not scuba diving. She just can’t clear her ears.

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Author Interview: Jenny Hickman

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SINCE HER PARENTS WERE KILLED, VIVIENNE HAS ALWAYS FELT UNGROUNDED, SHUFFLED THROUGH THE FOSTER CARE SYSTEM. JUST WHEN LIBERATION FINALLY SEEMS POSSIBLE—DAYS BEFORE HER EIGHTEENTH BIRTHDAY—VIVIENNE IS HOSPITALIZED WITH SYMPTOMS NO ONE CAN EXPLAIN.

THE DOCTORS MAY BE PUZZLED, BUT DEACON, HER MYSTERIOUS NEW FRIEND, CLAIMS SHE HAS AN ACTIVE NEVERGENE. HIS FAR-FETCHED DIAGNOSIS COMES WITH A WARNING: SHE IS ABOUT TO BECOME AN INVOLUNTARY TEST SUBJECT FOR HUMANITARIAN ORGANIZATION FOR ORDER AND KNOWLEDGE—OR H.O.O.K.

VIVIENNE CAN EITHER ESCAPE TO NEVERLAND’S KENSINGTON ACADEMY AND LEARN TO FLY (DID HE REALLY JUST SAY FLY?) OR RISK STICKING AROUND TO BECOME A HUMAN LAB RAT.

BUT ACCEPTING A PLACE AMONG THE P.A.N. MEANS VIVIENNE MUST ABANDON HER LIFE AND FOSTER FAMILY TO SAFEGUARD THEIR SECRETS AND HIDE IN NEVERLAND’S SHADOWS… FOREVER.

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How did you come up with the idea for The P.A.N.?

I’ve always loved the Peter Pan story. One day I started imagining a world where Peter Pan was real and what he and other immortal teenagers would be up to today. And it all spiraled from there.

Who is your favorite and least favorite character from The P.A.N. and why?

I think my favorite character has to be Deacon. He has a problem with authority and an affinity for pranks which made him the most fun to write. As far as my least favorite character goes, I suppose I’d have to say Lawrence Hooke, but only because he’s an overall nasty person 

If you could put The P.A.N. into three words, what would they be and why?

Peter Pan Reimagining

The “why” is fairly self-explanatory. This isn’t a retelling of a popular fairy tale, rather a reimagining putting Peter and the lost boys and girls in the 21st century.

What is your writing process like?

In general, I don’t start with an outline—that comes later in the process as I decide how to torture my characters. The first thing I usually write is the dialogue because it’s what I love most about books—seeing the interactions between the characters and how their voices develop. Then I flesh out the scenes from there.

Do you prefer stand alones or series?

Series. There’s something special about getting to revisit characters and seeing how their lives play out and I think the timeline is a bit more believable in romances. 

Name three books you could read over and over again.

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Emmie and the Tudor King by Natalie Murray

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

If you could take one character from any of your books and bring them to life, who would it be and why?

Deacon. The world needs more handsome guys who can fly (ha-ha)

Are you a plotter or a pantser?

Pantser all the way. Trying to plot hinders my creativity. I usually have the beginning and end scenes in my head and then let my characters dictate the middle.

If your writing could be described as a color, what would it be?

Green

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Write what you love so it doesn’t feel like a chore.

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From that sunny day forward, she has been a lover of stories with Happily-Ever-Afters. In early 2008, she wrote her first novel, The Mirrors at Barnard Hall. But it was not until she moved to Nashville, TN and met her mentor, Billy Block, that she was encouraged to self-publish the work in 2012.

Seven years, and two additional self-published works later, Jenny has signed with Filles Vertes Publishing for her next novel, The Pan, the first book in a NA Sci Fi-Romance trilogy.

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