Boundless Buddy: Michelle Garren Flye

Hey, everyone! Michelle Garren Flye‘s new book (with the gorgeous cover), Out of Time,  just released today, and I had a few questions that she was kind enough to answer; take a look!

The Interview

What was the initial inspiration for the book?
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My fascination with time, which began as a child, inspired this book. I like to think about time as a commodity. You spend it, you waste it, you save it. But how do you do that with something that doesn’t actually exist? I wanted to look at that phenomenon and the Synchronicity series, of which Out of Time is the first book, sort of grew from that.

Are there any characters with parallels to reality (based on real people)?

I try to avoid basing characters on real people, at least ones I know. I’m sure they’re all amalgams of people I know, people I’ve read about, actors and actresses I admire…

What was your favorite part about writing your book?

I liked writing the action scenes. I’ve always loved writing action. You can’t put too much in because if you do, you risk overwhelming the plot. I think of action scenes like hot sauce. Use just enough so it doesn’t burn your taste buds off. 

What scared you the most while writing your book?

Well, this is a different genre for me. I haven’t tried writing fantasy since I was about twelve. I’ve never set out to write a full-length fantasy novel. So I guess what scared me most was that I really didn’t have a clue what I was doing!

Why do you think readers will like your book?

I think Out of Time is an escape, first and foremost. Today’s world is very serious, somewhat dangerous and a whole lot aggravating. You read to escape all that, and Out of Time is like a theme park for the brain. It’s meant to be fun. But I think readers will also find the deeper meaning in Out of Time, especially if they continue with the rest of the Synchronicity series: Time is valuable. Don’t waste it.

About the Book

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Title: Out of Time
Author: Michelle Garren Flye
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Romantic Fantasy
Format: eBook
Release Date: June 15, 2016
Page Count: 216 pages
Series: Yes, The Synchronicity Series
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Tucked away in the mountains of North Carolina, the people of the strange little

town of Sanctuary have enjoyed their status as a tourist attraction and Renaissance faire destination for decades. But on her twenty‐sixth birthday, Kaelyn Anderson discovers a dark secret about her hometown.

The only reality she’s ever known has proven false. Now, her last hope lies in an unusual alliance with the son of the enemy she didn’t even know she had. Under the protection of Jack, an Elf prince, Kaelyn plunges into Cherokee lore to find the answer that will protect her people from invaders from another world.

Can Kaelyn and Jack form an alliance between three factions to fight their common enemy, or are they out of time?

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Michelle Garren Flye is an award‐winning author of romance and women’s fiction. Reviewers have described her work as: “an engaging novel with charming and likable characters”, a story that “will make you believe in love and second chances”, and a “well‐ written and thought‐provoking novel.”

Michelle placed third in the Hyperink Romance Writing Contest for her short story “Life After”. Her short stories have been published by the romance anthology Foreign Affairs, Opium.com, SmokelongQuarterly.com and Flashquake.com. She has served on the editorial staffs of Horror Library, Butcher Shop Quartet and Tattered Souls.

Michelle has a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Master’s degree in Library

and Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is the mother of three and lives in North Carolina with her husband and their rapidly growing collection of pets.

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Guest Post: The Unexpectedness of Falling in Love

Hey, everyone! Today, Rachel Strong, the author of That Girl, is here to share her thoughts on falling in love! Hope you enjoy (and don’t forget to check out her book)!

The Un­expectedness of Falling in Love

‘It’s funny how we fall in love with the most unexpected person at the most unexpected times!’

I’ve only ever been in love once, and I’m really lucky that after thirteen years together I’m still as in love with him as I was all those years ago. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not always sweetness and light, he irritates me beyond belief and sometimes I could quite happily strangle him, but I still get the same excited feeling in my tummy when he comes home from work, just like I used to in the beginning ­ maybe not every day, but most days, but then maybe that’s because after a stressful afternoon with three kids, I’m just so relieved to have another adult around! (Only joking Greg)

When I met my husband, the last thing I ever thought would happen would be to fall in love with him. To be honest, despite fancying the pants of him, my first impression wasn’t great. He was very quiet, barely said two words to me all night and to me looks aren’t the most important factor, personality is! Yes, it’s nice to have someone nice to look at, with a nice body, but a man that makes me laugh win hands down ­ every time. Despite that first impression, this is the reason I fell in love with Greg ­ he made me laugh lots, most of the time I’m was more laughing at him than with him, but still, he made me laugh.

How I met Greg was so un­expected, I didn’t have a great track record with boys, I was barely eighteen and boys were all I could think about, I desperately wanted a boyfriend and went out with the most disgusting species of mankind that treat my appallingly, and by the time Greg meandered into my life, I had kind of given up and decided to enjoy being single and care­free!

For weeks my best friend and her boyfriend at the time were desperately trying to set me up with his friend, but I wasn’t interested, I was too obsessed with someone that liked to pick me up and drop me when he felt like it. I thought I was in love with him ­ I now know I wasn’t ­ and so I kept brushing them off. Eventually, after much persuasion, I agreed to meet this Greg ­ who my friend described looked like a pixie, which didn’t enthral me ­ and we arranged that Greg would come with the best friend’s boyfriend and meet us out on New Year’s Eve.

In the end though, Greg didn’t turn up, which was a good job really, if he had seen me that night I doubt we would be coming up to our eleventh wedding anniversary, he would have taken one look at me and scarpered. I was drunk and emotional, bouncing from the guy I was obsessed with, to some randomer I’d met the week before, and in the end I was put in a taxi and sent home, I didn’t even see midnight!

The best friend didn’t give up so easily ­ which I am very thankful for now ­ and so on the 10th of January 2003, I was conned into meeting the man who would eventually become my husband, my best friend and father to my three babies.

As I said earlier, by this point I’d given up on men (boys) and just wanted to have some fun with my friend, a few glasses of wine whilst watching a girlie film and lots of giggles ­ that didn’t happen! At the last minute she sent a text letting me know her boyfriend was joining us, to say I was hacked off was an understatement! I just wanted a good old fashioned girl’s night in, where I could rant to my heart’s content about how evil men were, not play gooseberry to the two of them.

Then, to make matters worse, to my absolute horror, when they came to pick me up, Pixie boy was in the car! But, as I turned and had a sneaky look, I thanked god that I’d made an effort and not just come out in my pyjamas, like I planned, because hell fire, he was hot!

That night was a bit of a drag to be honest, best friend and lover boy were all over each other, whilst hot pixie (he doesn’t look like a pixie at all!) and I sat awkwardly at opposite ends of the room, I couldn’t wait to escape!

When the gruesome twosome disappeared upstairs and left me with Greg, I just wanted to melt into the floor and disappear, he was so quiet and had barely spoken to me, I think he was as annoyed as I was about the trick they’d played on us. Eventually we got talking, he came across as a bit of a big head, a show off and, despite his hotness, I didn’t like him very much. But then, out of nowhere, he started to make me laugh, I mean proper belly laugh and I was hooked!

The night ended with us joined at the lips, sharing a taxi home and swapping numbers. He must have barely left my house before he texted me, asking me out the next night, which, despite me falling over on the way to his car, was the best date ever! And the rest is history!

The point I’m trying to make really, is that you never know when it’s going to happen, you can’t control when, how or even who you fall in love with, it just springs it’s self upon you, as James, one of the main characters in my new book, That Girl, found out. When he met Katie, he wasn’t in a good place, he’d just been dumped by long term girlfriend, Hailey, and he was heartbroken. But then Katie popped up in his life and he was hooked. He knew that his relationship with Katie wasn’t right and he knew he shouldn’t see her, but he couldn’t control his feeling for her. When you fall in love, you can’t just switch it off, you can’t control who you fall in love with!

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Author: Rachel Strong
Publisher: Self-Published
Format: Paperback or eBook
Release Date: June 9, 2016
Page Count: 278 Pages

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After serving half of a three­ year prison sentence, James is out and ready to try and get his life back on track, which means forgetting about the girl who sent him to prison in the first place ­ despite the fact he’s still in love with her!

Katie knows that she can’t see James, but that doesn’t make it any easier. If she does it could send him straight back to prison, but, she still loves him and is desperate to make things right and tell him how sorry she is for ruining his life. After accidently bumping into each other, James and Katie can’t stay away from one another and so begin to see each other in secret. After a slight wobble on James’s part, when he decides he can’t take the risk of going back to prison, Katie decides enough is enough and it really is time to move on and put James behind her.

Heartbroken, James decides to try and get his life in order. But due to his conviction it’s not as straightforward as he would like, leaving him miserable and despairing at what his life has become. When a job opportunity comes up hundreds of miles away he doesn’t hesitate to head south and put his troubles behind him.

Can James and Katie forget each other and move on with their lives without one another?

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Rachel Strong is a romance author and lives in Lancashire, England, with her husband, three children and little dog Daisy. Rachel works part time as a Health Care Assistant at her local hospital, but her real passion is writing.

Ever since she can remember, Rachel has been writing stories but didn’t really take it seriously until summer 2012 when her husband discovered one of her stories, read it and convinced her that it was good. She loves writing and creating characters, sometimes a whole day can pass her by, just sitting at her laptop, typing away.

When she’s not writing, Rachel loves to read slushy romance novels, chick­lit and a good thriller. When she finds a spare moment she will be found curled up on the sofa with her nose in a book.

Rachel’s debut novel ‘Complicated Love’ is out now with her second novel ‘That Girl’ is due to be released this coming June.

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The Cure by Tania Hagan: Excerpt + Giveaway

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Title:  The Cure
Author:   Tania Hagan
Published:  February 16th, 2016
Publisher:  Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing
Genre:  YA Dystopian
Content Warning:   Mild violence, romantic scenes, mild foul language

Synopsis:  Eighteen-year-old Genesis Weatherby is a clone of a long-dead silent-screen star. In order to eradicate cancer, GOD–the Genetic Operations Division–only allows procreation by way of the code-regeneration system. All of her life, Genny has learned “Original” births are the greatest threat to the cancer-free world. But, what happens when dashing British newcomer, Nat Wilkinson, steps into her perfect life, and overturns everything she ever believed?
Buoyed by their love for each other, as well as by their mutual distrust of GOD, Nat and Genny hatch a dangerous plan to change the system, one child at a time.
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About the Author:

Tania Hagan has been a writer most of her adult life. The Cure is her first work of fiction. Tania resides in Chicago with her husband, her daughter, and her three dogs.

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Excerpt from The Cure by Tania Hagan:

     That night, I was no longer Genny Weatherby. She was dead. At least, she might as well have been dead. For the life of me, I couldn’t remember who I was now supposed to be. I had used her name like it was my own earlier in the day. I had thrown it out there, and I’d owned it. But, at the moment, it escaped me. I knew it didn’t really matter. Whoever she was, she looked just like me. Everyone on that list looked just like me.
     I made a halfhearted attempt to pull her name into my head as I crouched behind the stack of alfalfa bales. The storage shed, which was little more than a roof supported by eight tall metal posts, provided little shelter for me.
     I knew I was not out in the open, so I couldn’t be discovered. Despite the imperfect nature of my hiding place, at least I was hidden.
     I tried to relax a bit since I had already been there for half an hour. He’d told me to stay in the car, but I’d felt trapped. Plus, if anyone came looking for us, the first place they would look would be the car. That was my logic.
     My ankles were swollen. My stomach ached, and the sweet, fresh-cut grass smell permeating from the alfalfa only accentuated the problem. At any other time in my life, I would have welcomed the scent, but not now.
     My long red hair was pulled into a tight pony-tail. I loosened the band a bit, and pulled a few of the tighter strands out, in order to alleviate some of the pounding in my head. Along with the hair, I also released some of the familiar cherry-almond scent from my shampoo. I didn’t remember how long it had been since I’d last washed my hair, but, apparently, the sweet odor outlasted the cleanliness. Even that pleasant scent turned my stomach.
     We hadn’t eaten all day. We’d left our last bag of supplies on top of our car when we’d taken off in a hurry the night before. It was my fault. I knew better than to pull out the entire bag just for one meal. But, I had thought we would have plenty of time to repack before we had to flee.
     I had the old-fashioned rifle by my side. Of course, I didn’t know how to use it. The impromptu training I had gone through a couple of days before had done nothing for my confidence, let alone my skill. But, it made him feel better knowing I had a way to protect myself if we were ever separated like we were now.
     I yawned, and I allowed myself to lean back a bit onto the itchy bale behind me. I was so tired. I never knew I could be so tired. I had only been able to steal maybe four hours of sleep since yesterday morning.
     The stars in the clear Nevada sky glistened above my head. Somewhere in the distance, a coyote howled into the night.
     I propped my growing ankles up on another bale, hoping they would eventually deflate. I was wearing my mom’s expensive hiking boots. Even if my own, cheaper shoes had still fit me comfortably, they would not have made it through this journey. As I sunk further into the hay, my back thanked me for the relief, and I edged slowly towards sleep.
     A year ago, this would have been the last place I’d thought I would be. I was supposed to be getting ready to start college. I had been accepted to the University of Kansas, and I’d planned to have all of my supplies, including bedding and decorations for my dorm, ready by the end of August. School would be starting in the middle of September. I was going to follow in my sister’s footsteps by majoring in Political Science, and entering the pre-law program. There was no chance of that happening now.
     Almost everything I had ever learned about the world was a lie. So many things I’d believed were good, now appeared to be nothing short of evil.
     They had eradicated cancer, but at what price? I was still reeling from the information we’d recently heard. It had overturned everything I knew.
     As part of our curriculum since Kindergarten, we’d learned all about how The Cure had come into being. While we were allowed some degree of laziness in subjects such as Math, and Language, US History was drilled into our brains from the time we could read.
     Eliminating cancer topped the list of important accomplishments in World History as well. No event, anywhere, at any time, even came close to the importance of The Cure. Except for a few fluke cancer-cases here and there, no one dreaded the beast in quite the same way our ancestors had.
     I thought of my little brother and sister. They were two of the lights of my life, as was my whole family. Now, I wondered if they were safe at all…


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Boundless Buddy: Camilla Isley

Hey, everyone! Today, Camilla Isley, the author of “A Sudden Crush” is here to answer some of your burning questions!! Voila:

What is the inspiration for “A Sudden Crush?”

Actually, it’s a monkey business. I went to the zoo with my hubby and thought it’d be super cool for one of my heroines to have a pet monkey. The only scenario in which I could see that happening was the stranded­on­a­desert island one… That’s how the whole idea started.

What is your favorite scene in “A Sudden Crush?”

Aw, wow. Mmm, I really love the “spider scene”. It’s the first sparkly moment of the book and I had so much fun writing it. I also love the turnaround point when Jo decides she has to kick life back and be the one who saves herself.

What was the scariest part about writing it?

Ha ha, actually it was taking a plane, still is. I’m worried that by writing about a plane crash I’m sending some bad karma my way. So now when I’m flying, every time there’s a bit of turbulence. I worry the plane is going down and I’ll get what I deserve for writing a comedy about a crash.

What advice do you have for authors on growing an online following?

I think giveaways are the best. Offering free e­copies of books is great because: they don’t cost 
anything, they help new readers discover your work, and you give something back to bloggers who have helped you by driving traffic towards their websites… It’s a win­-win.

What is the biggest lie you’ve told?

Ok, this is it. When I was thirteen, I was the only girl in my class not to have had her period. I was tired of waiting so I told everyone it came. I even made my mom buy me pads for six months without needing them (sorry mom). I never told anyone. To think that I was actually eager to get my period O.o (Shouryaman: LOL)

What is the best thing that has happened to you?

Getting married to the man of my dreams. Cheesy old me 🙂

If you could be any character, who would you be?

Hermione Granger, because she can do anything with a magic wand in her hands!

Boundless Buddy: Erin Lee

Hey, everyone! Today, Erin Lee, author of Nine Lives, is here with answers to a couple of questions I had…here it is:

What was the inspiration for “Nine Lives?”

“Nine Lives” was inspired by my work as a therapist and two sisters who I came across who taught me an eye opening lesson about allegations of sexual abuse. While “Nine Lives” is a fictional story, the idea for the book began with real people. 

What was the scariest part about writing it?

Imagining that this can, and does, happen to families every day. Realizing that the damage that happens from false accusations can sometimes never be repaired. 

Are there any characters that resemble actual people you know?

I tried to change the characters quite a bit so that it wouldn’t be reflective of the real life clients who inspired the story. However, whenever I write, I tend to steal quirks or characteristics of loved ones to bring life and lovability to my characters.

What advice do you have for authors on growing an online following?

For me, one of the most helpful thing has been participating in author take overs and other events. Cover reveals an other online parties are a great way to get to know readers and network with other authors.

What is the biggest lie you’ve told?

I told myself, for years, that my work as a therapist would make a difference. Stories like “Nine Lives” tell me it’s not even close to that easy.

What is the worst thing that has happened to you?

Losing my daughter (Oh, my gosh…my condolences).

Name a book you wish you would’ve written.

I’m trying to write that one now, and struggling. I am writing a book about a child that sexual abuse did happen to and how she went on to recover and heal from it, or not. “When I’m Dead” is a work in progress and difficult to write because I have to put myself into my character to write from their point of view. I often go to bed sad and scared, as the character does.

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Three teenage sisters didn’t mean to destroy their family…
Sisters Laina, Faith, and Sadie Nelson know they are to blame. There was no way to predict how their lives would shatter with just a few lies—but they did, and now they fear the pieces are too
many to pick up.
Had their parents let them leave, their father wouldn’t be behind bars…
The girls just wanted to escape from their hyper­strict home and start lives of their own. If he’d
just allowed them to spread their wings, their father wouldn’t be serving thirty years for a crime he didn’t commit.
Sometimes you have to be creative to get your way, but creativity’s not always what it’s cracked up to be.
With the lives of nine siblings hanging in the balance, what will it take for the girls to admit their deceit and recant their tales of abuse? And if they do, will there be any room for forgiveness?Family and friends are left to question everything they know about the legal system, social services, marriage, and family.
Can anyone really be trusted?
Can a family heal in the wake of false allegations, broken promises, and betrayal?
Or is it too late…

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Erin Lee is freelance writer and therapist from Southern, NH. Lee’s work has appeared in
journals and magazines since 1995. She’s received numerous awards from the New England Press Association for her work as a journalist. “Wave to Papa” is her second novel. Lee is publishing “Crazy Like Me” with Savant Books and Publications, LLC, to be released in summer 2015. She has a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and works with children and families in crisis.

More of her work can be seen at www.authorerinlee.com. Limitless Publishing: http://www.limitlesspublishing.net/authors/erin­lee/
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The Proving: Excerpt + Giveaway

 

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The Proving by Ken Brosky

It’s been 100 years since the Specters invaded Earth. Like ghosts they haunt the planet, devouring any human being foolish enough to venture outside of the last remaining protected cities. For some humans, venturing out isn’t a choice–it’s an opportunity to prove yourself to your clan. But when a coterie of New Adults undertaking a mission deep in Specter territory discover a terrible secret, they quickly find that everything they’ve learned may be wrong … and Earth is in grave danger.

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Suddenly, the area all around her began to glow, as if some sinister light was slowly coming to life. Thin pine and tupelo trunks were painted in a fiery red light, bright enough that each tree cast a bloody shadow. The creature was near. She ran left, thinking about her family and blinking away stinging hot tears. She hoped to see them again. She hoped to tell her husband and her daughter how much she loved them both. Her body, numb, expected death at any moment but she refused to give in. Ahead, she could see an end to the forest. And something else . . .

A fence! An old fence whose links were being pulled earthward by heavy vines with thick stalks and fat, crescent-shaped leaves. And beyond the fence: a dim pool of white light illuminated a squat building at the far edge of a barren lot. The building must be an emergency supply depot, no doubt running solely on stored energy from the solar panels attached to the roof, slanted up at the sky. The depot would contain emergency equipment and maybe some kind of weapon. It would have a communication system, too.

She could jump the fence. She could take one step on the constrained chain links and reach the top and hop over. She could reach the building. She could survive. She’d carried a child in her womb for nine months, seven days and an additional fifteen excruciating hours of labor. Her back had endured. Her legs had endured. This pain she felt in her shins now? It was nothing. It was an annoyance.

She could do this. She could send a warning.

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Reprieve: $20 Giveaway + Excerpt

It’s time for another giveaway and excerpt! Keep reading for an excerpt from Reprieve by Celeste Hollister and a chance to win $20!!!!

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Title:   Reprieve
Author:   Celeste Hollister
Published:  December 8th, 2015
Publisher:  Elsekind Publishing
Genre:  Literary Fiction
Content Warning:  Graphic, non-gratuitous sex scenes
Recommended Age:  17+
Synopsis: “Don’t you think someone might miss him—that man we found?” Meredith asked. “He must have a family, someone who wonders day after day where he is and whether he’s safe and why he left. I know what that’s like to wait and wait for someone who never comes home.”
Gale gaped at her.
Meredith said, “Someone needs to know he’s never coming home.”
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In the summer of 92, Gale and Meredith find the body of a dead black man in the river of their all-white hometown. They go for help, but when the search doesn’t turn up a body, Meredith’s father, the police chief, accuses them of making it all up. That night, Gale runs away from home, turning Meredith’s whole world inside out.
Thirteen years later, Meredith finds Gale’s picture in a magazine. Desperate to make sense of her life, she tracks him down and invokes a childhood promise that will lead them back home.

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Excerpt from Reprieve by Celeste Hollister:

“It took all of twelve hours from the time I found your picture in GQ to getting your address from Ceravolo’s assistant,” she said.
        “Your point?” Gale asked.
        She bit down her frustration. “Okay, so maybe you just had to leave Levine because your life sucked beyond belief. I didn’t search for you after you left, not like your Dad did—”
        Gale’s eyes flicked to hers.
        “—And he did,” she said. “Until it left him dry. But I found you. I don’t usually believe in such things, but I think there’s a reason—”
        “—Ah, God—”
        “—Not like that.” She tightened her fists until the gash on her palm twinged. “Don’t you think someone might miss him—that man we found? He must have a family, someone who wonders day after day where he is, and whether he’s safe, and why he left. I know what that’s like to wait and wait for someone who never comes home.”
        He stared at her.
        “Someone needs to know he’s never coming home.”
        “Mer,” he said.
        “So I’m going back.”
        “No—”
        “—Yes. I’m going back,” she said.
        “Meredith, no.”
        A laugh broke from her, a low, bitter sound. “And you’re coming with me.”
        Gale was up again. He shoved the table. “Why?” he said. “Why would I do that? Why would I go back to the Bible-Thumping, Proud-to-Be-Confederacy Capital of Texas. Why?”
        “Because you were there—”
        “—Oh, I know what this is,” he said, stabbing a finger at her. “Miss Barbie Princess fell down and cracked her head. Found out you’re not so impenetrable in your Malibu Dream House?”
        She sputtered, speechless.
        “That’s right, I know,” he said. “I read it all on Yahoo! News. Live-in girlfriend of Jerome fucking Snow.”
        She pressed cold fingertips to her eyelids. “Oh no.”
        Gale said, “He know you’re here?”
        “No. He doesn’t.” She opened her eyes and re-focused. “This isn’t about him.”
        Gale took the empty chair beside her. “Hey, if you’re running, I’ll run, too. Got nothing tying me here.”
        “I’m not running.”
        “Really?” He traced the bandage on her forehead. “Mr. Playboy Billionaire do this?”
        “I’m not running,” she said again. “Not from him.”
        Gale looked as though he still had his doubts.
        “You remember that summer?” she said. “All the stunts we pulled, all the trouble?”
        His lips pulled into a lop-sided smile. “Spray-painting the trestle bridge—”
        “—Getting caught sneaking out of my bedroom window—”
        “—Lest we forget ramping my Dad’s Harley into the Levine Middle School Marquee,” Gale said. He rolled his shoulder at the memory. “Broke my arm—”
        “—You’re lucky it wasn’t your neck.”
        “And the shoplifting,” he said, grinning now. “From Two Sisters Christian Books. Guess I’m going to Hell for that one.”
        “You remember what you took?”
        A muscle in his neck twitched. “Yeah, I remember.”
        “You remember what you said when you gave it to me?”
        He lowered his eyes. “I said so long as you wore it, I’d be with you,” he said. “I promised.”
        Meredith pulled the platinum chain from under her camisole. The nautilus pendant swung between her face and his. “You promised.”
        “Fuck,” he said and lit another cigarette. And Meredith knew, for better or worse, that Gale would follow her home.
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About the Author:

Celeste Hollister is a novelist, a mom, a travel writer, and a teacher. She writes characters who struggle with racial identity and LGBT+ representation. She graduated from Texas State with a degree in writing, taught in the public school system for a decade, and lived in Korea for a year. She loves wine, cats, cookies, and traveling by train. She currently lives in San Marcos with her daughter and their friendly feline overlord.
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Boundless Buddy: Victoria Kinnaird

Hey, everyone! Today, I’m here to present an interview I did with Victoria Kinnaird, the author of “Fake It.” Here are her responses:

How did you start your writing career?

I started writing when I was 15 and was fairly certain I wanted to be a writer. I was lucky enough to be accepted to a small programme at a local university that specialised in journalism and creative writing. I started writing the book that would go on to become my debut novel in 2008, while I was still studying. When I finished that book in 2013 (life kept getting in the way), I was in conversation with a few different publishers but I felt they weren’t really ready to publish a YA novel with a bisexual lead character and an all male teen love triangle. My friend Adam introduced me to Linna Drehmel who is published by CHBB and she helped me submit to CHBB. Now we’re 3 years in to a wonderful working relationship and I’m about to release my 4th novel!

Tell us about your current release.

“Fake It” is a bit of a departure for me, because I’ve strayed from my paranormal roots into contemporary romance. I’ve always wanted to write a book about musicians, because music has been such a big part of my life for so long. So really, “Fake It” is my love letter to rock and roll. It’s about kids who love music as much as I do and who find themselves through creating and sharing music.

Tell us about your next release.

After “Fake It”, I’m returning to the universe I created for my Red Sun Rises series. My next book will be “Jasper Hart: Shadow Killer”, which is a spin off novel based on one of the characters from the RSR books.

Has someone helped or mentored you in your writing career?

I’m very lucky to be part of the CHBB family. The owner of the company, Sarah, is one of the most generous, open minded and supportive people of all time. When I was pitching the first Red Sun Rises books to various publishers, there was a lot of interest but some companies were reluctant to take a risk on a YA paranormal romance that was led by a swearing, smoking, bisexual boy. Sarah didn’t bat an eye – or if she did, she hasn’t told me about it! Linna Drehmel was one of the first people to ever read The Red Sun Rises and of course, she pointed me in Sarah’s direction so she’s had a massive impact on me. Then you have Rue Volley, who’s the head of branding and cover design at CHBB. She’s been responsible for all of my book covers and is always pushing me to think bigger and be a better writer. When I told her I want my own Netflix Original series, she didn’t think that was crazy! I owe them all so much.


What is the hardest part of writing your books?

As stupid as it sounds, the hardest part for me is finding the time. I’ve never really struggled with plotting or characterisation, just getting me to sit still long enough to get some words down is the biggest issue!

What are your favorite TV shows?

I have really diverse taste when it comes to music, films and TV. Right now my favourite TV shows are: Daria, Sherlock, Breaking Bad, Mr Robot, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Gossip Girl!

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Series: The Keswick Chronicles Book 1 Author: Victoria Kinnaird
Published: January 23rd, 2016 Publisher: Encompass Ink Teen
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance Content Warning: Minor adult language Recommended Age: 14+

Synopsis: Jack Daveyson grew up with a guitar in his hands and his head full of melodies. Ten years after writing his first riff, he knows exactly what he wants to do with his life – graduate high school, escape Wayville and

hit the road with his band, Forever Fading Echoes.
But it’s a bit hard to launch a band without a singer. Enter JJ Keswick.

JJ is everything Jack isn’t: rich, confident and popular. He also happens to be one of the best singers Jack has ever heard.

Jack reluctantly lets JJ into his band and into his life. The spark between them in the practice studio grows into something neither of them were expecting – a love that threatens to tear their lives apart.

International bestselling author Victoria Kinnaird is proud to introduce you to The Keswick Chronicles, a YA rock’n’roll romance.

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About the Author:

Victoria Kinnaird is 28 years old and lives in Glasgow, Scotland. She graduated from the University of Strathclyde in 2009 with a Bachelor of the Arts degree in Journalism, Creative Writing and English Lit. Victoria has been writing since she was 15 years old. She loves rock music, and 11 of her tattoos are related to bands that she loves!

Victoria’s debut novel “The Red Sun Rises” was released in September 2013 by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing. The

groundbreaking novel, which was praised for featuring an all male teen love triangle, became an Amazon international bestseller on release day. The couple at the heart of the story, Eren and Corbijn, were nominated for the Young Adult and Teen Reader’s Book Couple of the Year award in 2013 and were the only gay couple to be featured.

“The Red Sun Rises” was the first book in The Red Sun Rises Trilogy. The second book in the series, “The Red Sun Rises: Fire and Ash” was released in March 2014 and went on to win The Kindle Hub’s Best YA LGBT Book award in 2014. “(Birth) Day of the Dead” a standalone novella from The Red Sun Rises universe, was released on November 1st 2014.

The last book in the series, “The Red Sun Rises: Seven Letters” was released by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing in March 2015. The book went on to become an international bestseller, hitting #1 on Amazon UK’s YA LGBT chart on release day.

Victoria’s next release will be “Fake It”, a YA rock and roll romance and the first book in a new series called “The Keswick Chronicles”.

The characters from “Fake It” made their first appearance in “The One and Only”, a short story featured in Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly’s Fractured Fairy Tales Anthology. The anthology was released on December 3rd, 2014. “Fake It” will be released on January 23rd 2016.

 

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Character Interview: Joshua Suzuki

Hey, everyone! I had a character interview scheduled yesterday with Joshua Suzuki from the “The Son of Light” Book II, but he’s a drama queen, so it was delayed, but now, here he is!

Who do you have the hots for?

(Blushes) Ha! Ha! I’m not telling you. That’s between me and my brother.

Do you have any distinguishing features?


My hair is brown…well more like light brown. My eyes are turquoise, which according to my brother is usual. I think he’s just jealous.

What secret talents do you have?


Umm…I can do stuff with my feet like eat, write, and sometimes play my guitar. I used to gross my mom out during dinner, but it still made her laugh.

What is your motivation in life?

Well, it used to be getting out of my house, but now it’s to fight some demon lord guy. Now, I live underground with my brother. So right now, my motivation is just to make sense of my crazy life. As if being sixteen was hard enough, now this crap. Jesus. Oops! Don’t tell my bother I just swore. LOL

What would you tell your enemies?

What I would tell my enemies? Well, there’s this one guy here underground with us named Rebel and he’s a douche! I would tell him all kinds of things, but he’s crazy. He once tried to kill me right in my brother’s room for no reason. If I told him what I really thought about him…I could only imagine. I have no idea why my brother keeps him around.


What is something you can’t live without?

My brother, Nick. I was mad at him for a long time, but now I love him more than ever. He’s my hero.

What is something you hate about the world?


Wouldn’t really know much about it. I’ve been locked in the same house for ten years and now I live underground. I guess I hate that demon guy, Hexen. Nick told me that he’s the reason why the world is terrible. 

What does your last name mean?


My name? Well, Suzuki was my father’s last name, but Nick hates talking about him and our mom never really talked about it either. Sorry, I wish I knew myself.

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About the Book

Title: The Son of Light Book 2: The M.B.S. Guild Author: Chris Parker
Genre: Fantasy

Despite having the worst birthday in his life, sixteen year old Joshua Suzuki finally gets his birthday wish—to get out of his house in Porter Ranch, California, which he had spent a decade locked up in. But his wish would be an unusual one because he soon finds himself in an underground college, which belonged to secret organization, called the M.B.S. (Mind, Body, and Soul) Guild. This blows Josh’s mind. And what shocks him even more is that his twenty‐six year old foster brother, Nickolas Suzuki, is the leader of the M.B.S. Guild.

Nick wastes no time in telling Josh the horrible truth to why they’ve been in hiding for ten years — The Demon Lord, Hexen, has returned. Nick puts Josh in the protection of his

crazy college friends to train him in the art of energy, as Nick travels around the world for clues about Lord Hexen’s origins.

But after being lured out of the guild, Josh find himself in the outside world again, a world far more dangerous than the last time. Now, Josh has to find his way back to the guild while dealing with violent bandits, crazed zombie‐like people, and worst of all, Lord Hexen. Can Josh survive?

The Son of Light Book 2: The M.B.S. Guild is an adult fantasy novel that features fast‐paced action, and side‐splitting comedy. If you like the Harry Potter and A Game of Thrones novels, then you like The Son of Light book 2.

 

Author Bio

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Chris Parker started writing during his community college years until he transferred to a film school, Columbia College Hollywood, after losing his house in 2008. There he came up with many stories such as, The Son of Light. However, he went to school to become an editor. After earning his BA, Chris went back to his first love, writing.

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