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Author Interview: Elle Beaumont

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Hunter’s Truce:

When Niklaus von Brandt’s mother is murdered by a poacher it moves him to make a change in the kingdom of Abendrot. Once a kingdom founded by werewolves, it is now ruled by humans who have one goal: eradicate the werewolves. In order to protect what is left of his family, he must make an important decision, one that leads him to become an assassin, and the shadow the kingdom murmurs about.

Too bad the royal family has a secret—a secret that Niklaus plans on using to his advantage, and in the meantime he has given King Ansgar three chances before he comes huffing and puffing.

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Royal’s Vow:

When The Big Bad Wolf came huffing and puffing at the royal gates Stasya knew change was on the wind. With the family secret exposed to the assassin turned ally, Stasya has to entrust her life to a werewolf she barely knows—Niklaus von Brandt—who has vowed to protect her, and in doing so has declared a lockdown.

Now a prisoner in her own castle, Stasya feels the tension growing between herself and Niklaus as she wonders if the alliance is the best thing for the kingdom and herself. But when they stumble into some trouble outside castle walls the Hawk swoops in and makes his presence known.

Stasya must survive the Hawk—but can she trust the Wolf?

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Game of Bezique:

At eighteen, Etienne Mercier shouldn’t have to worry about being hunted in the streets of Paris. To survive, he cons people with games of chance, hoping no one will discover the truth his grown-out hair hides—he is Fae. Baron Weaver knows, though, and when Etienne tries to con the man, he’s the one who gets surprised.

Etienne flees to escape the Baron, but soon realizes he’s not being chased for the reason he thinks. The Baron offers him and once-in-a-lifetime chance—the opportunity to work in Cirque de la Tempete as an aerialist.

Jumping at the chance to earn an honest living, Etienne never expects to find what he lacked all along—a purpose and a family—especially when he meets Lili. But Lili has plans of her own, and together, Etienne finds himself taking his biggest—and deadliest—risk yet.

Care for a game of chance? Step right up!

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Elle was born and raised in Southeastern, Massachusetts in a little farm town by the harbor. She grew up fascinated with all things whimsical and a strong love for animals. As she grew so did her passion for reading and writing. Although she prefers devouring all genres she largely enjoys dark fantasy.

She is married to her best friend and has two lively sprites who inspire madness, love and a sense of humor in her. They also have a menagerie of animals, two dogs, three cats, and a horse. In her downtime, Elle enjoys creating candles, crocheting, horseback riding and running.

Author Interview:

Why did you decide to become a writer?

That’s kind of a tricky question, right? Why decide to be a firefighter or a doctor? It’s something I always thoroughly enjoyed. When I was in 4th grade, I wrote this short story about a pony I used to lease. Her name was Lady, and I illustrated the book and wrote it with my friend.

I couldn’t jump my pony because she had a bad rear, but somehow I came up with this elaborate story as to how she had bad hind legs, and how she came to live at this barn. It was so far-fetched, but I fell in love with story telling which then prompted me to get into tex-based RPG’s which led to forums, and I thought, hey—maybe one day. Fast forward, I met K.M. Robinson who showed me how ‘easy’ it was to publish. 😉 The rest they say is history!

What’s your favorite book you’ve written and why?

I’d say that Game of Bezique is actually my favorite. You can find that one in the Cirque de vol Mystique anthology, and it’ll be releasing in July by itself. It’s an original supernatural/steampunk circus story, and it follows an older teen fae, who is just trying to survive in Paris. He’s down on his luck, and he tries to con the wrong [or right,] man, and ends up joining the circus, finding friends, and falling in love.

Who is your favorite character you’ve written and why?

Oooh, that’s a tough one! I’m torn between Niklaus von Brandt from The Hunter series, and then Etienne Mercier from Game of Bezique. They’re so different, but Nik says it like it is, and is so unapologetically himself. Etienne is smart-mouthed, but has such a big heart and would do anything for those he cares for.

I have a thing for the guys I write, I suppose I should show some love to my girls?!

Zola from Veiled Allurement is great. She’s a tough cookie and would do anything for her friends, too. Liesel von Brandt from The Hunter series is Nik’s little sister, and she’s probably another favorite of mine. She keeps her brother in check.

What gave you the idea for The Hunter’s Truce?

Funny story, actually! I love the show Dexter, and kind of wanted to write a character like him, and I was part of this forum with my friends—she really wanted me to write a Wolf character [from Marissa Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles,] and so I compromised with her. I came up with this Big Bad Wolf type, and we totally fell head over heels for what I created. Dexter meets Deadpool!

Are you an outliner or a pantser?

Totally depends, generally I pants it all the way, but sometimes I find outlines helpful. Sometimes they make me dizzy! Lol

What upcoming projects do you have planned?

I’ve got a few projects… Possibly continuing Bezique -waggles brows- working on a Sci-Fi project, too. Some mermaids, some more Hunter series.. I’m a busy gal!

You’re also a candlemaker, what got you into that?

Gosh, yes! I love the candles. I started making them for friends and family, then fundrasiers. I took it more seriously when I decided to stay home and raise my kiddos. It’s really boomed in the past year. You can peek around at www.willowridgecandles.com —I had the chance to make candles for Candace Robinson! 😀

What is your favorite color?

Yellow, it’s always been yellow. I had to have everything yellow when I was little, still do. I also love teal… check out my bookshelf 😉

What’s your favorite book ever?

That is so hard, but one that I always swoon over is Splintered by AG Howard. But honestly? I think Wuthering Heights and The Hobbit will always stand the test of time. 🙂

What advice do you have for other writers?

This sounds so cliche, but here is my sage advice.

Read what you want to write. Look at the structure, the pacing, and what draws YOU to that kind of story.

Continue to read as you write, sometimes it’s hard, but trust me, it’s a must.

Just write. Write gross words, write mess words, just write. Because 50 words is better than 0. 1000 words to edit is something to edit. You can always fix it up later!

Have friends that love and don’t love your genre read over your work.

Be able to take constructive criticism. Just because someone points out a way to improve doesn’t mean they hate it.

Make time to write. Set a timer—30 mins? 15 mins? I write, make candles, have a house to take care of and a family. I’m not actually Wonder Woman, I just have to schedule things in a crazy, sprinting fashion. I write for 20 mins at a time and then get up to work on something else.

Most importantly, don’t lose the joy. It’s hard to remain joyful sometimes, but if that’s the case… take a deep breath, surround yourself with people who understand, and know that you can do this.

Connect with Elle:

www.ellebeaumontbooks.com

facebook.com/ellebeaumontbooks

instagram.com/ellebeaumontbooks

twitter.com/ellebeaumont

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3pEeX3Y4XoTvUHH99_ssug

https://www.bookbub.com/profile/elle-beaumont

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#WriteMentor Wishlist

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Hello possible mentees! I’m so ecstatic that you came to visit me!

Some hopefully interesting things about me:

I’ve lived in Texas my whole life and the weather is ridiculous! I’m married with a nine-year-old daughter, a cat, and a bearded dragon. Anyone who gifts me with avocados or white chocolate has my forever gratitude. I’m an 80s fanatic, but don’t worry because 70s and 90s are equally pleasing! Goonies never say die!

Books I’ve written:

Hearts Are Like Balloons, Bacon Pie, Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, The Bride of Glass, Clouded by Envy, and Veiled by Desire

If you still have any questions after reading this post, you can contact me on Twitter @literarydust or email me at literarydust@gmail.com

Now, let’s get down to the nitty-gritty.

My Wishlist!

First, I’m only taking on YA. MG is great, but I feel like I wouldn’t be very helpful in that field! Here’s what I’m hoping to see!

1) Urban Fantasy/Fantasy/Paranormal/Horror/Gothic

I absolutely love monsters, fae, and weird. Think Holly Black, Sarah J. Maas, or Brenna Yovanoff. It can be set during any time frame—1800s, present day, fantasy world, you name it. I also really love things that have a gothic spin on it, like books by A.G. Howard. Let’s just say dark = good. If it’s something like vampires, let the book be dark. Example: The Lost Boys. One of the main things I looks for besides plot is the characters personalities! They can be morally gray, they can be weak, they can be strong, but the main thing is that they need to shine!

2) Contemporary

Quirky and romantic is my jam. Think Jenn Bennett! If it’s a super serious contemporary, I can’t do those. It has to be fun and cute and give me lots of heart eyes! With contemporary, I seriously love character driven books—those ones have my entire soul!

3) Must haves

There has to be some form of romance in the book. Doesn’t have to be the focus, just something minuscule at least. Witty banter gets bonus points!

What can you expect from me as a mentor?

I’m here to be part of YOUR team and help you to my best ability. Anytime you need to email me with questions, I’m here, and I can schedule phone calls as well!

First round, I’ll hit you up with big picture notes and inline notes inside the Word document. From there, we’ll see what other work needs to be done. Most importantly, this is your story! You aren’t going to agree with every single suggestion I make, but as a team we’ll collaborate and talk out our ideas until we get there together!

I’m not a cheerleader, but I’ll be cheering for you the whole way!

Good luck! I can’t wait to see what your manuscript brings!

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Are you submitting a manuscript to #WriteMentor?

Facebook Page

So, once I get to a 1,000 likes on my Facebook page I’m going to have a giveaway. I’m like at 680, so help me make it happen!

Also if you guys have a Facebook page. Add it in my comments, and i’ll like it! I love showing my support for others!

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This giphy makes me miss Daria. That was like the best cartoon ever!!!!

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Help Me Reveal My Book Cover

So, I am having my first book cover reveal through Lola’s Book Tours and was hoping you guys would consider helping me and sign up to help reveal it! I don’t really know what I am doing in general, but I do need help spreading the word!

If you choose to help me, you can sign up here… https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdgTOB9LuAVjKoM9o9uAY-Lh-aqq2tvGe8XOW4JgHliENbuxA/viewform

And if you have anything you would like me to share, I don’t mind helping!

Just thought I would throw in some Bollywood dancing, because it is awesome!

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Thanks for the support!

My Author Website & Book

I got an author website now. There is not much going on it yet, but you can follow me here, and I will follow you guys back!

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So, I plan to release a book in May or June. You can add the book on Goodreads now if you would like. It would be most appreciated!

Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault

More details about that will be coming soon!

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Writing a book is hard enough. Everyone that told me writing a book was the easy part is crazy! The stuff that comes after writing a book is even more stressful, but in the end it is all worth it! Thanks for your support!

 

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Any advice for a first book?