Monday, April 15, 2013

Keira's Corner exclusive Interview with Lyn Croft

Interview between Keira Kroft and Lyn Croft

Welcome to Keira’s Corner, where there is always chocolate, and lots and lots of coffee.

Keira: You have a story out through Hellfire Publishing entitled Blood Lilies ~ Bloodlines. What is that about?

Blood and Lilies - Bloodlines is the first installment of a tale about a girl who finds out she is the key to the gates of heaven and hell. She discovers she is living amongst demons, vampyres, and the Nephilim. Everything she knew is stripped away as she finds herself betrayed by ones she loves most, while trying to embark on a journey with her new found love. Hunted and scared, she fights to stay alive against an evil queen and her loyal minions; only to discover there is more to her existence than she is being told.  Who can you trust when everyone wants to sacrifice you for the greater good?

Keira: What do you wear, to write?

Lyn: I prefer my pajamas, but I’m usually casual in jeans and a tee.

Keira: Is writing your only talent?

Lyn: Nope! I have many. To start, I’m super talented at being clumsy. I hear I’m a good cook too. I can make a mean Agua Chile…

Keira: Where in the Hell did you find time to write?

Lyn: I don’t sleep. ;) I truly wish I had more time, and I hope someday I am afforded the time to write more. Being a single mom, with a full time job takes up the majority of my time. So, when I am writing, it’s usually till after midnight, and I will spend an entire Saturday and/or Sunday on the laptop.

Keira: Why are you a writer?

Lyn: Because I love it. I can’t explain the awe of how stories take shape in my head, and come together on paper. I’m so blessed to be able to do this. I just love it.

Keira: If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?

Lyn: Stephen King. Not only is he an amazing writer, but he’s dedicated and focused, and helps others with his experience. He persevered when most would have given up. His journey and accomplishments are my motivation to keep working, and never give up. Plus, he thinks up the best stuff to get under your skin. I love it!

Keira: Do you use a particular writing method?

Lyn: I like to outline and summarize my books before I write them. ’Blood and Lilies’ was not done this way, however. I wrote just started writing a few chapters in the middle, and then built the book around that. No outline, summary, or any clue where the characters were going to take me. It was a very interesting journey.

Keira: What time of day, do you write best?

In the evenings. That is when the house is peaceful, and the kiddo is in bed, and I can finally concentrate.

Keira: Do you use one or more pen names?

I currently have only one pen name. That’s not too say another one may pop up somewhere else someday…

Keira: What advice would you give to an unpublished writer?

Don’t give up, especially if writing is something you love to do. Do it for yourself, and for nobody else. Because at the end of the day, it is you doing what makes you happy.

Let’s get personal…

Keira: What is your favorite food?
Lyn: Sushi!
Keira: What is your guilty Pleasure?
Lyn: Video Games
Keira: What is your favorite Smell?
Lyn: Dragons Blood Incense. Hmmmmm
Keira: If you could change one your physical feature? Would you? What would it be?
Lyn: Nope, I’m made just the way God intended. ;)
Keira: What is your favorite color?
Lyn: Purple
Keira: What is your favorite day of the week?
Lyn: Sunday
Keira: What is your favorite animal?
Lyn: My pit Jasper… ;)
Keira: Can you tell us a secret?
Lyn: I see dead people.
Keira: Do you have pets?
Lyn: Yes, five dogs, one kitten, a boyfriend…Wait, does that count?
Keira: What do you consider a household staple?
Lyn: Tea! Lots and lots of it.
Keira: What are you reading?
Lyn: I am right at the end of Shadow of the Rose: Adversarius by M.L. Chesley.  Great Book by the way!
Keira: Can you share your blurb with us?

Lyn: But of course! I would love to.

One lucky commenter will win a free e-copy of Blood and Lilies ~ Bloodlines

Once cast from Heaven, Zillah has vowed to destroy God and overtake his kingdom. But a key is needed to open the gates between the two realms.

The Key to the gate walks the earth in the form of a woman...young, innocent and completely unaware of her importance in the battle between good and evil. Once her blood is shed, Zillah can open the portal to release her father...Lucifer himself.

Cara, a college sophomore, is quickly thrown into a world of supernatural, as well as learning of her true ancestry. Vampires, werewolves and the Nephilim are now a part of her real world. As the beings struggle to protect her, she fights to keep her sanity as her mortal realm is crushed.

Secrets are revealed that could shatter Cara’s new found love, as well as lead to her ultimate death. A family is torn apart as the battle to save the key leads them down a road of betrayal and heartache. Loved ones are lost, lines are crossed, and nothing is as it seems. Lies and truths twist and turn, leaving us with only one question…

Could you sacrifice the one you love to save the world?

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Keira Kroft

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Juniper Grove Book Solutions Presents...Sweet Oblivion

Title: Sweet Oblivion
Author: Bailey Ardisone
Published: December 30th, 2012
Word Count: Approx. 107,000 words
Genre: YA Romance/Fantasy

Have you ever wanted to forget? Nariella Woodlinn has. Many times. Especially when her already frustrating life gets turned upside down by a mysterious boy who randomly shows up in her small town and she can’t seem to understand anything about him, despite how much she tries.

Nari hates everything about her life except for her best friend Rydan, but now that they’ve been separated during their senior year of high school, she has to learn to make new friends without him. When strange unexplainable phenomenons start becoming an everyday part of her life, Nari struggles to come to grips with reality. And with love.

Naminé has responsibilities. Duties. It is her obligation to fulfill all that is asked of her by their King. But when a glimmer of hope is introduced to her by a prisoner she tends to and it means life or death for her and her people, she does all that she can to turn that hope into reality and finally end the vicious war that has been ensuing since she was born. Even if that means keeping it secret from her King. Even if it means carrying out the biggest betrayal against the King ever seen during her time.

She has hope. She will fulfill her duty. She will not let her people down.

But in that short, torturously way too short, second that I got to look at him, something odd stuck out in my mind. He was effortlessly balancing a sharpie on the tip of his left index finger, looking very bored. Too bored. Hmph. 
I refuse to succumb to the charms of a man just because they speak in an alluring accent and look completely devilish. And hot. That will be the last time I ever let myself fall prey to his cunning tricks.
… I hope.
As the novelty of surprise wore off the longer I sat listening to Mr. James go on and on about whatever, I couldn’t shake this eerie feeling that started creeping up my spine. For whatever reason, the new guy was beginning to freak me out. I had this strange alarming sensation in my gut, as if telling me he was dangerous. But all of it was nothing compared to what I felt out in the hallway after class ended.
I had slowly stood up to gather my things, hoping that everyone, and I mean everyone, would leave and I could get to my next class without speaking to anyone. Or at least one particular person.
But as soon as I walked out the door, he was there next to me, making me almost jump to the roof like a cat with my hair standing on end. He looked amused and wore a very adorable smirk. He had backed me up against the lockers, pinning me with only his aqua eyes and as he leaned down, both hands in his pockets, I stood there trapped by my own wonder at what was about to happen. But all he did was lean into the left side of my hair and took a long inhale of breath through his nose, like he was smelling me.
“Mmmm” was all he moaned, before he gracefully skipped backwards like a mountain lion and walked away, leaving me now completely and utterly freaked. What the heck was that? That had to be the creepiest thing I have ever experienced.
And hottest.
But I refuse to acknowledge that part. 
I began to dread going to anymore classes today, afraid he would be there. It all came to nothing though, because it turns out, I didn’t end up seeing him again the entire rest of the day. Thank the Lord! Something was finally going my way.
            The next day, I was too afraid to walk into Literature. I stood there at the door, hand over my heart, trying to calm my nerves down. I don’t know what it was, but something about that guy has me frightened. I asked Zaylie and Desmond about him, but none of them saw him. Zaylie doesn’t even remember seeing him in class yesterday. That right there had me reeling, expecting to see him anywhere I turned and being the only one who did. If I’m starting to see ghosts, someone please just kill me now.

About the Authors:
Bailey Ardisone is a collaboration by two sisters born and raised outside of Chicago, Illinois. They took the last names of their two grandmothers and combined them together to form their pen name. They both married the love of their lives and spend their days submerged in books, movies, music, or art and love traveling. Fantasy books and movies have been a huge part of their lives and are obsessed with Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien.

Sweet Oblivion is the first book they have written together and is the first novel of a series.

Giveaway Details:
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·        Three (3) eBook copies of Sweet Oblivion
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