Feature Friday – Soul Broker By Tina Pollick!

Hello there, everyone! 🙂 Yes, yes…what happened to Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday? In a word, WORK. Ugh, right? But it has to be done. But not to worry, next week, normal service will be resumed. And today is normally Focus Friday, but one of the authors through Moon Rose Publishing has released her newest book today, so it’s Feature Friday for one time only. 😉 Enjoy!

Welcome to the blog tour of Soul Broker! This awesome novella is being published through Moon Rose Publishing  on the 23rd August 2013, and is an amazing ride. A demon, a soul broker, and a witch with attitude, you’ll be hooked from the first page! Scroll down to find out more, and get ready to add this to your summer reading!

 

The Blurb!

After literally bumping into a gorgeous stranger, Mackenzie succumbs to a night of passion with him. When she wakes up, he’s gone. But that’s only the start. Three years later, the stranger, Drew, shows up—and she’s pissed.

Drew isn’t all he seems, either. An evil greater than he can battle alone wants something that belongs to both Mackenzie and himself. Their daughter. They fight to find a way to keep Drew’s master from taking Sophie, while battling his fellow soul brokers who are fighting for their freedom.

Unable to defeat his master alone, Drew asks his father for help. Will they survive long enough for his deal to be brokered? Or will they succumb to the evil of Drew’s master?

More About The Author

 tinapollick

When Tina Pollick isn’t writing paranormal romance about Heavenly hunks, and smart, sassy women, this RN enjoys a quiet home life with her husband, children, two horses, two dogs, cat, chickens, guineas. Well, sort of quiet.

Links For The Author

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Goodreads

Links For The Book

Amazon UK

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Moon Rose Publishing

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Interview, Guest Post and Giveaway for What Kills Me!

Good morning everyone! As part of Dark Minds Book Tours tour for What Kills Me by Wynne Channing, I am today’s stop! So enjoy everyone!

Wynne Channing is an award-winning national newspaper reporter and young adult novelist. She loves telling stories and as a journalist, she has interviewed everyone from Daniel Radcliffe and Hugh Jackman to the president of the Maldives and Duchess Sarah Ferguson. The closest she has come to interviewing a vampire is sitting down with True Blood’s Alexander Skarsgard (he didn’t bite). She briefly considered calling her debut novel “Well” so then everyone would say: “Well written by Wynne Channing.” 

Hello Wynne, it’s a great pleasure to have you here, welcome to my blog!

Thank you so much for having me Miranda. I’m super excited to be here on my book tour!

Your newest novel, What Kills Me, sounds really interesting. Can you tell us more about it?

What Kills Me tells the story of 17-year-old Axelia, who is a normal girl with a not-so-normal destiny. While she is away in Rome for the summer, she falls into a sacred well filled with blood and turns into a vampire. As if that doesn’t suck enough, the vampire empire believes that she is a monster born to destroy them, so she becomes hunted by every vamp in the world.

So what inspired this novel?

During a bout of insomnia, I imagined a girl crawling out of a well covered in blood. This image was what started it all.

Where can we find your novels?

What Kills Me is now on sale for $.99 at Amazon and Smashwords; but you can also find it on iTunes, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo.

What can we expect to see from you in the future?

I’m working on the sequel. (If you have a suggestion for a title, I’d love to hear one.)

Do you read books in your genre, or books very different from it?

Because of my job as a newspaper reporter, I read a lot of non-fiction. Sociology. Psychology. Terrorism. Biographies. In my free time, I read contemporary lit.

Why do you write in the genre you’ve chosen?

My teen years were tumultuous. Bullies would stuff my backpack into the garbage and pelt me with snowballs. Books were my escape. I loved them. This is me paying it forward.

What advice would you give to others who wanted to become indie authors?

Finish your book. You can do it. Giving up would be like turning the heat off just before the water boils.

If you could be a character from one of your books for a day, who would you be and why?

Eee. Being one of my characters for a day would not be fun: I’d either be killing or dying. Hmm, which of those would I prefer? If I had to choose, I’d be Axelia for the first 24 hours that we meet her (before her world is crushed). She’s in Rome. She’s just met a handsome boy. Life is full of possibilities. Little does she know… sorry, no spoilers.

You can find out more about Wynne Channing on her blog, Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads. Thank you for being here, Wynne, any parting words?

Thanks again for hosting me. And thank you to all of my readers for their wonderful support and feedback. Love hearing from them!

And now the blog post from Ms. Channing….

I’m so excited to be hanging out with you today. My name is Wynne and I’m a journalist and author of the new paranormal adventure, What Kills Me. A big thank you goes out to Miranda for lending me this space on her blog. She asked me to chat a little about one of my favourite authors.

Asking me about my favourite author is like asking someone what their favourite dessert it. How do you choose? I love them all! Bring on the buffet of sweets!

I admire so many writers. Ernest Hemingway for his economy of words. Rohinton Mistry for his rich narration. Cormac McCarthy for his poetic prose.

Stephen King wrote the first horror novels that gave me nightmares. Jane Austen created the first heroes and heroines that I adored (oh, that Mr. Darcy).

Today, however, I want to talk to you about an author who I loved as a kid: Roald Dahl. Dahl who was born in Wales in 1916 and died in 1990, wrote his first children’s book when he was in his forties.

I couldn’t get enough of his stories. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, George’s Marvellous Medicine. I read them all. They were dark. Grotesque. Violent. Hilarious. The heroes were clever, resourceful children. The villains, evil, disgusting adults. Dahl would delightfully punish his villains. The bad guys got shrunk, poisoned, or turned into mice.

As a grown-up, I thought how horribly unfair it was to make the adults so nasty. (When Dahl’s tales were first published, librarians reportedly slammed his stories for their “lack of taste.”) But as a kid, I thought how fabulous. Here was a writer who was taking into account my perspective. He was truly writing for me. I’ve never forgotten the whimsy, the fun, the horror and the humour.

If there is a fraction of that in my novel, What Kills Me, then I am so happy — and thankful for the early inspiration.

You can grab your copy of What Kills Me from these links;

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Smashwords

Barnes & Noble

Kobo

You can also win a free e-copy of What Kills Me, as well as a signed bookmark with attached butterfly charm! The giveaways are international, and you can also go over to Dark Mind Book Tours for their own international giveaway! To enter, simply enter your details in the form below, and the giveaway will be open until 11th September!

Giveaway of Fractured Light!

Morning all! Yay, we have another giveaway! As part of Dark Mind Book Tours, I am today’s stop for a giveaway of Fractured Light, by Rachel McClellan! You can win a copy of this awesome-looking book, absolutely free!

Llona Reese is used to living on the run. After the Vykens killed her parents, she knew they would eventually come for her too. But she never felt ready to face them—until now. Defying the Auran Council and everything she’s been taught, Llona must learn to use her power over light as a weapon if she wants to survive.

A few reviews from fractured light on Goodreads; “I was not expecting such a fantastic read! Almost instantly, you fall in love with Llona and are thirsty to find out more about her and her abilities.

Fractured Light was a beautifully written piece of work and I look forward to reading the next in the series. ”

This novel is an exciting, refreshing YA paranormal read and I can’t wait to read more from this author

Rachel McClellan was born and raised in Idaho, a place secretly known for its supernatural creatures. When she’s not in her writing lair, she’s partying with her husband and four crazy, yet lovable, children. Rachel’s love for storytelling began as a child when the moon first possessed the night. For when the lights went out, her imagination painted a whole new world. And what a scary world it was…

You can purchase Fractured Light here from Amazon.

And here from Barnes and Noble!

Please fill out the form below for your chance to win an e-book copy of this book! The giveaway will end on 24th July, when one lucky winner will be drawn! 😀

Stork, Eyes Back To The Front!-And My Book Tour!

Ugh…I feel like I need one of those old-fashioned teachers right now, one of the ones who snap the desk with their ruler, and make you carry on with your writing. Why? Because I was staring out of the window at that tree, Sir.

I hate it when I have days like this. Ones where I have to force myself to write because I’ve hit a stump. With me it’s not so much that I can’t think of anything, but that there is so much I can think of, I don’t have time to write it all down. Anyway, with that moan out of the way…

MY BOOK TOUR IS SOON!!!

Caps lock a little too much? Never mind, you spotted it right? 🙂

Yup, the lovely ladies from Dark Mind Book Tours, Franny and Silvia are organising my book tour which will run from June 4th, to June 8th, so make sure you put it in your diary! I mean it, I see some of you not scribbling it down there! Not that it sounds like I’m forcing you or anything…lol! There will be interview, reviews, and even giveaways…who says you don’t get something great free? Anyhoo, here is the wonderful banner that Silvia has put together for me…

And you can check out the details of the tour by clicking here….

I’m pretty excited about it, probably more than I should be, but this is the first time I’ve ever done a book tour, so it’s all a new experience for me. And despite the slightly, err…threatening invite I’ve jsut sent you all above, I honestly would love it if you could make some time to have a peek along some of the stops on the tour. 🙂

So in celebration of the tour, I thought today I might do something a little different, a sort of creative exercise. I’m going to do a character interview of Conner…..and Erin on Thursday, maybe give you a little insight into their characters-you have been warned!

Character Interview-Conner-*warning, spoilers!*

 

Name: Conner

Age: around 2000 years old or more

Protector of Erin, and all round good-guy-but-werewolf.

 

Hi Conner, it’s great to have you here.

Yeah, it’s good to be here…although I’m pretty sure I should go and find Erin, it’s not safe for her to be on her own for long.

Oh, never mind about her! I’m sure she’ll be just fine…so what would you say were your greatest qualities?

Well, I’m pretty old, so I’m sure I’ve got a great pension somewhere…I’m a great listener, and I’m very charming…err, even if I do say so myself. Also, I’m an animal in bed! *winks at me*

 

Why are you blinking like that? Have you got something in your eye? And what would you say were your greatest weaknesses?

Isn’t it obvious? I’ve got none! No, that’s not completely true, I do have schizophrenic tendancies…but that’s nothing when you’ve got the problems I’ve got. Mother gone awol, father a vicious lunatic, werewovles after Erin…but I’m going off topic. I guess another weakness is Erin actually, I just can’t stop my fangs sliding out every time I see her.

Err…okaaaay. That’s kind of weird, but whatever floats your boat, I guess! So, you’re a werewolf? What’s that like? I suppose there has to be a full moon?

Funny, I remember someone else asking me that not long ago…It’s quite usual for me now, has been since I was eighteen. Full moon? Sometimes, surprisingly, yes. I can control it though. Sometimes I can do it when I’m very hungry, or if I’m threatened, to enable me to fight, or sometimes…sometimes, when I’m very sexually frustrated. *winks again*

 

Okay, I’m going to get you some water for that eye. *I get up and grab an eggcup of water, throwing it in Conner’s eye. He shouts, and screws up his face a lot, which pretty much means it’s working* And will you stop with the sex jokes! We get it, you’re hot!

Why, thank you. *still blinking in shock* I guess I am. *grins; I nearly melt*

So what attracted you to Erin?

She reminds me of a girl I loved a long time ago…a girl who looked exactly like her. And sounded like her too. I don’t remember her being as sarcastic though. But I like that about her. I prefer a girl with spark, with a little bit of fire in her belly.

I’m sagittarius? And I once set fire to that sofa. But we won’t talk about that now. I’m told you make a mean fry-up as well-well actually, Erin told me. Any other delicious meals you can whip up? Apart from yourself, I mean.

Haha, you’ll get in trouble saying things like that. I sort of like a lot of raw meat. The fry-up isn’t very often for me. I mean how else could you build muscles like these on fry-ups? *whips top off revealing a wash-board stomach and firm muscles, several ladies passing outside faint; one of them collapses against the window. Nice.*

Okay, well I’m going to have to wrap this up now, Conner, I need to clean the windows…but thank you for being here, and I hope we learn more about you in ‘CONNER’.

Oh, I’m sure you will. Not to mention my secret about Fil…oops! Forget I said anything! Bye ladies!

Okay, well…I guess he’s gone. I hope my interview with Erin on Thursday will go a little  better. And don’t forget that tomorrow we have an actual interview, with the very real Liz Long, author of Gifted, so make sure you take a look! 🙂