Saturday, February 28, 2015

Blog Tour: Too Dark to Sleep by Dianne Gallagher @Dianne_Writes @MkgConnections #Giveaway







Too Dark to Sleep
Dianne Gallagher
ISBN 978-0-985954-109
Brayer Publishing, LLC
November 19, 2012


Maggie Quinn was the top homicide detective in Chicago’s Area One before she suffered a devastating loss. Now struggling to face each day, Quinn becomes obsessed with solving her last case for the department that now bars her from wearing a badge. But is she targeting the right person or is Quinn’s tormented mind pushing her to ruin the life of an innocent man?

Avid readers of crime fiction, noir or psychological thrillers will find Too Dark to Sleep a fresh take on their favorite genre. This is the first book in a gripping new series and introduces the wholly unique antihero, Maggie Quinn.









Readers agree Too Dark to Sleep is not to be missed.

“Too Dark to Sleep is a brilliant, well-written novel... Maggie Quinn is an incredible main character, multifaceted and strong despite setback after setback… This riveting story tells of Maggie's battles with a brilliant "bad guy" and with the darkness that threatens her after her breakdown. The suspense in this story is first-rate from its opening pages to the story's conclusion and makes Too Dark to Sleep a spine-tingling book that readers everywhere will adore.” – Alice DiNizo, Readers Favorite (5 Stars)


“In the vein of Jeffrey Deaver thrillers, Dianne Gallagher’s Maggie Quinn will draw you in and have you following her every move as she desperately battles her own demons while trying to outmaneuver a mind-game-playing killer.”

“Good, gritty fun… A smart story and thoroughly enjoyable read that grabs you from the get-go and doesn’t let go.”
“Looking forward to the next. I’m anxious to see where the author takes Maggie.”



Guest Post: 


Character is everything.

I really can’t even think of starting a project without a protagonist I can connect to. Now, that’s not saying I can’t write a word until I have a complete character. It takes a lot of time to layer and create someone who’s not only interesting, but unique. Maggie Quinn wasn’t complete for a long time. I walked around with her and kept trying to jam her into stories that just weren’t a good fit. I tried the crime genre and things fell into place.

Female characters in crime novels have a history of either being described by their lingerie and lipstick, being drawn as hyper-masculine… basically a guy in a dress… or being one of many incarnations of stereotypical living furniture.

In Too Dark to Sleep, I was trying to create a unique female character who had a balance of what are traditionally considered female and male trait. She needed to be as complex and complete as any guy in crime fiction. I found the real key to this was not writing Quinn as a woman, but as a person. That simple. She is defined by her abilities, her intellect and her… well, intestinal fortitude. Not by her love life. Not by her face or her body. A lot of readers I’ve talked to ask what Quinn looks like. I purposely don’t describe her physical appearance much. It isn’t important. As readers, you know what you need to know and you fill in the rest. Some see Quinn as short and blonde. Others as tall and dark-haired. And you know what? That’s okay. It doesn’t matter . I describe the way she dresses because it ties to a lot of psychological elements. It’s important for the reader to know that she wears long sleeves and that her clothes are baggy… and why. We don’t know if she’s tall or short, but we do know she’s not who she used to be. So when she decides to tear into her ex-husband or a suspect… or a burly prison inmate, there’s a risk she won’t come out on top. 




If you want to survive, you have to evolve.

I’m not a fast writer. Okay, not exactly true. I can put out a first draft fairly quickly, but I love rewriting. To me that’s where the real craft comes in and where the characters find themselves. They gain layers over time and those layers make them complete, dimensional individuals. Quinn didn’t start out with her fear of the dark, but adding that element really twisted things in a very interesting way… and gave me a new character. The dark, itself. Also, the gum snapping. Something as small as that made a huge difference in the cadence of the character. It became a way for Quinn to punctuate thought without having to slow the pace. It’s those details, those layers, which make characters live and breathe and make pages write themselves. 



Late arrivals are often the most fun.

Sometimes other major and minor characters emerge as the protagonist develops. Rainey grew closely alongside Quinn. As her character morphed, his responded. Other times, the best people appear in a late rewrite or just kind of pop up when I need another body to move things forward. Harley wasn’t in the first few drafts of the manuscript, but as I got more familiar with Quinn and the plot pushed forward… well, I needed someone she could more easily connect with and who would be an unquestioning ally. He came late to the game, but was great fun to write and I look forward to bringing him back later in the series.

Most writer loves crafting those complex, leading characters. But I’ll tell you, minor characters with no huge arc are the most fun to write. There’s so much freedom because you know they won’t be there for the whole book or the entire series. It’s not that they’re disposable… they’re just low maintenance. Like a good friend you know you can count on and who never really demands much from you, but is still a whole lot of fun. 



Not everyone gets invited to the party and, sometimes, those you invite don’t show up.

It’s true. There are those characters you sweat and toil over, only to realize they are in the wrong place or maybe in the right place at the wrong time. I’ve got a file filled with scenes containing characters I hope will fit in somewhere down the road either in Quinn’s series or in another. It’s tough to cut them out, but it always makes the manuscript better. On the flip side, some characters just fight you the whole way. I’ve been rewriting Indigo, the first book of a second series, for well over a year… and I just now looped into the protagonist. Since my writing is character-driven, that translates into a whole chunk of time floundering with someone who just wasn’t who they needed to be. Luckily, a little walking around and ruminated allowed the right character to finally emerge and, hopefully, the manuscript will be done later this spring.

It’s not always easy, but once you craft the right character, everything just seems to fall into line and the pages write themselves. I always know when I’ve got the person I need because I can put him or her anywhere and the words just flow and the plot moves. That’s the power of really strong characters. They work for you . They make you a better writer. And that’s how I feel about Too Dark to Sleep’s Maggie Quinn. She makes the work very easy.


Author Bio:



Life is Never a Straight Line

Growing up in rural Minnesota, Dianne attended the University of Minnesota where she got a BFA in Theatre. Although her initial interest was in performance, Dianne eventually focused on playwriting and had competition-winning scripts performed at that school.

After moving to Los Angeles so her husband could attend film school, Dianne switched focus to screenplays. While writing her own spec material, Dianne formatted, edited, critiqued and wrote independent scripts. While in Los Angeles, she was approached by writer Karen Hall and asked to edit and mentor a young writer Hall discovered while doing research on death row inmates. The professional relationship which lasted several years gave Dianne a unique look into the prison system and into the individuals sitting on death row.

A move to the Chicago area translated into a new focus on novels as well as a love for the big-shouldered city. Dianne edited, critiqued and ghosted a variety of fiction and nonfiction pieces while having great fun with her family. As projects she worked on were placed with agencies like Writers House, Dianne decided to start writing for herself. The result is the debut novel, Too Dark to Sleep,




Giveaway:


Paperback of Too Dark to Sleep:


Book Blitz: Senior Year Bites (The Clanless #1) by J.A. Campbell @untoldpress @JACampbellAuth @NereydaG1003 #YABOUNDBOOKTOURS #Giveaway





Senior Year Bites (The Clanless #1)
Release Date: 07/07/14
Untold Press

Summary from Goodreads:
Senior year is supposed to be fun: boys, dances and graduation. It's significantly harder to enjoy it when you're dead.

Thanks to an innocent game of Truth or Dare, I wound up sleeping in a graveyard. Probably not the brightest thing I've ever done, but thanks to a couple of well-placed fangs, I'm here to tell the tale.

Vampires might stalk pop culture, but they're just myths, right? Yeah. Not so much…

Everything seems a lot more difficult when you're a nocturnal creature of the night, especially school. I was managing, but couldn't keep it hidden from my friends. Steph decided that we should be cool, like superheroes, and fight crime.

I'm a vampire, not a hero. Living in a sleepy New England town, crime is a little harder to come by. At least it is until a serial killer moves into the area. He's got the authorities stumped, but then again, the cops don't have a teenage, blood-sucking, non-hero on their team. It doesn't take long for me to discover the world is full of monsters. I may be one of them…but will I turn out to be the hero, or the killer everyone is looking for.




Buy Links:



Excerpt: Chapter 1

I had plans for my last year of college. I was going to find a boyfriend, go to a few dances, and though I hadn't told my mom yet, take some beginning paramedic courses in the spring. I wasn't entirely sure what I wanted to do with my life-wasn't that what college was for?-but I liked the idea of being a hero, like my dad, saving lives every day. That had been the plan anyway, but a sleepover and a late-night dare had changed everything.

A lot.

"Megan, time for school," Mom called up the stairs.

I peeked out the window, squinting at the sunlight glinting off the windshield of my Jeep. It was too damn sunny for me to get from my house to the Jeep without third degree burns-or worse.

"Honey?"

My newly sensitive ears could hear the soft brush of her socks on the carpet as she walked up the stairs. I crawled back into bed and did my best to look tired and sick. It wasn't hard with my pale skin, and I hadn't been eating well. If I didn't let her get a good look at me, she might buy that I had a cold or something. Another thought tickled at the back of my mind. I could make her think I was sick. I shoved the thought away in disgust. I wasn't going to use mind control on someone I loved.

The door creaked open, and Mom walked in. My heart would have been racing-if it still could. "Megan?" Mom's voice sounded full of concern.

I groaned and pulled the covers down off my head. "Mmmm?"

"It's time for school. You didn't come down for breakfast." Her flat tone covered her worry with annoyance.

"I don't feel well."

"Honey…."

"I don't." I tried to make myself sound hoarse.

"You've been eating so poorly. Try to eat, and then go to school. I'll write a note for you."

I faked a cough.

Mom sighed. "You've been sick so much recently. Maybe you should go to the doctor."

"No, it's just a cold." I hadn't been "sick" that much. We rarely saw the sun this time of year.

As long as I wore sunglasses, a hat, and long sleeves, I didn't burn. It was simply really uncomfortable. I felt horrible for the deception, but what could I do?

"It's beautiful outside for a change. Go outside and get some fresh air."

I panicked at the thought. "No, I just want to sleep." And I did. So very much.

It was hard enough to be awake at all on cloudy days; sunny ones were pure torture.

"Meg."

My stomach sank at the worry in Mom's voice, but I couldn't tell her what was wrong. Not only wouldn't she understand, but I didn't want to end up in the freaking loony bin when I claimed I was something that didn't really exist.

"All right, honey. Sleep well. I'll call in sick for you."

"Thanks." I mentally shrank away from her concern and fought tears of frustration. I didn't want my life to be full of lies, which put distance between us. We had to take care of each other, but I could only hide from her.

She shut my door and left, quiet footsteps strangely loud in my ears. I sighed and pulled the blanket over my head again.

My life changed several weeks earlier at my best friend's ill-fated birthday party. Well, ill-fated for me, anyway. Steph had a great time.

Truth or dare, a stupid game everyone I knew played at least once in their lives. Afraid of the truth, I had chosen the dare-spend the rest of the night in the graveyard near Steph's house. Easy enough, right? Well, it had been up until the point where I was attacked and killed. It wasn't something you normally walked away from, but for better or for worse, I had.

Vampires were in books, movies, and on TV, but I'd never believed they were real. Still, it hadn't been hard to figure out what had happened to me. Dealing with it was another story. It had taken several almost disastrous mishaps-going for a walk in the bright sunshine had been particularly painful-to convince me. Now, the cloudy New England days that had been the bane of my existence provided my only semblance of a normal life.




About the Author
Julie has been many things over the last few years, from college student, to bookstore clerk and an over the road trucker. She's worked as a 911 dispatcher and in computer tech support, but through it all she's been a writer and when she's not out riding horses, she can usually be found sitting in front of her computer. She lives in Colorado with her three cats, her vampire-hunting dog Kira, her new horse and Traveler-in training, Triska, and her Irish Sailor. She is the author of many Vampire and Ghost-Hunting Dog stories and the young adult Tales of the Travelers fantasy series. She's the editor for Steampunk Trails and a member of the Horror Writers Association and the Dog Writers Association.

Author Links:
 photo iconwebsite-32x32_zps1f477f69.png  photo icontwitter-32x32_zpsae13e2b2.png  photo icongoodreads32_zps60f83491.png  photo iconfacebook-32x32_zps64a79d4a.png

GIVEAWAY:


Book Blitz Organized by:

Friday, February 27, 2015

Blog Tour: Partners in Crime By Downey Greene @DowneyGreene @GHBTours #Giveaway





Partners in Crime
By- Downey Greene
Genre- Romantic Suspense
Publisher- Staccato Publishing
Publication Date- April 29th, 2014

Gun, badge... and a swear jar?

Detective Faye Kane is a good cop. So when she smells a rat in her city she follows the facts no matter where they lead even if it's right to Philadelphia's own philanthropist and hopeful new mayor, Martino "Millie" Maliano. But after a rough day, sometimes even a cop needs to feel like a woman.

Enter Ian "Griff" McManus, rumored lead problem solver in Millie's organization. After one hot night with a sexy stranger, he's given a new target his boss needs quieted: Detective Faye Kane.

Dirty cops, loyalty, betrayal, even love. Detective Kane needs to sift through the ashes of her beloved city after it all comes down to find the one thing that matters, if she's still standing.

    photo Amazon-UK-Kindle-Icon-150x150.png
 photo amazon-ca-icon.png

Blog Tour: Chasing Ravens By Jessica E. Paige @jessicaepaige @GHBTours #Giveaway







Chasing Ravens
Book # 1
By- Jessica E. Paige
Genre- YA Fairy Tale/Folklore

Orphaned at a young age, 15-year old Anouk's punishment for being too outspoken is an arranged marriage worse than any she could imagine. Fleeing on horseback, yet without a sense of where to turn, she stumbles upon an idyllic village where she finds safe haven. Could this be home?

Ultimately, it will lead her to confront the very face of death, yet amidst the danger and darkness, she meets a handsome woodsman and finds a glowing blue flower with power beyond her wildest dreams.

Inspired by Russian fairy tales and steeped in ancient folklore, Paige's novel is ripe with fantasy, love, and courage.

   


Book Blitz: The Token 9: Chet Sinclair (The Token #9) by Marata Eros @MarataEros @XpressoReads #XpressoBookTours #Giveaway






The Token 9: Chet Sinclair by Marata Eros
(The Token #9)
Publication date: February 27th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance




Synopsis:

An Addiction.

Kiki is desperate to stop the twisted relationship she shares with Chet Sinclair, but finds that she can’t. He is too vital, too potent… like a magnet, she cleaves to him. Desperate to break the pattern, she goes into hiding to escape her feelings and a ghost from her past comes back to haunt her.

The Consumption.

Needy and unnerved, Kiki turns to the one person that offered her solace from the past. Can Damon Axton erase what’s begun? Will he be the one to break the cycle of sexual intensity and obsession that Chet uses to imprison her, body and soul?

A Recompense of Love.

When Sinclair discovers where Kiki is hiding, their passion explodes once again. Can either admit their true feelings for each other? Or will sensual enslavement destroy their dark love before it has begun?





Purchase:

SALE NOTE: Token # 4-8 are on sale today through the release of Token #9 on a KCD 99 cent countdown. It's a savings over regular price of $10.



Earlier books in the series on Amazon can be found here: 



Excerpt:

“No.” I stare down at Ax from where's he perched on the beat-up futon—my bed. “We're not a team until we get some shit straight.”

Ax's jet black eyebrow hops to his hairline. “Baby—”

“No,” I say, waving a palm in his face like a railroad arm coming down over a track. “Don't you baby me.” My eyes shoot sparks, and he leans back with a grunt.

“You clobbered Chet.” I cross my arms.

“Yeah-huh.” He gives his short hair a rough scrub. “And Chump was deserving, Kik.”

I stomp my high heel. “Maybe!” I stab the air with my finger. “But you nailed him from behind, and now he's, I don't know, dead or broken somewhere.”

Ax shakes his head. “I've looked into Chet-buddy, and his rich ass can take care of its own self.” He wags a finger and leans back again.

I pace as if the energy is pouring off me. I whirl and point at him.
His eyes narrow on my hot pink nail tip.

“You have a closet full of chick’s clothing,” I say.

Ax shrugs, giving my once-pristine outfit an eye rake. “I see you made use of it.”

“Why, Ax?”

His expression is unreadable, not the open face I remember so well. “The Crawl isn't my only business, Kik. I have some others.”

“What do you mean?” I search his face, and a flicker skates across his dark gaze. “Don't bullshit me, Ax. It won't work. I'm a fucking hard-charging broad. You know this.”

He grins, white teeth slashing across his face. “Oh, I know. Damn, girl, do I know.” He chuckles. “This isn't where I normally hang. In fact, this is just a little lily pad I hop on to sleep over once in a while. Sometimes employees from my other businesses need somewhere to crash, and I give them a boost.”

“How much of a boost?” I'm aware my voice has just dipped into suspicion.

“Kik…” His eyes meet mine, and they're not remotely soft, but hard as flint. “Why do I feel you're coming down hard on me when I've been doing nothing but helping you? Let me count the ways of my awesome.” He winks, ticking off his great points on his fingers. “I took you in when Chump was admiring his own dick.” I roll my eyes, and he continues. “I haven't put the moves on your hotness.”

Oh.


Guest Post:

Colorblind and Loving It


What race are you?

Amazon has begun adding categories I couldn't have dreamed up if my life depended on it. Yes, on goes my obsession with categories, which I've touched on before (give me as many subs as you can!).

This is where it gets good. Now, I have a spot for my men and women of color.

That's right.

Non-caucasian people want love, hot sex and all the other trappings of being human! Who knew? This is such an obvious thing, saying it feels like putting on a pair of shoes that fit badly. Why do we even need categories for such things? Because most of the literature does not speak to the racial diversity that is exploding across America (I'll stay to that country because that's where I live). 

Do I plug certain characters into my books to be diverse?

Hell no.

The characters are in charge guys, I couldn't any more force my muse to do what I want than become a man.

The character is who they are and it predicates race. And honestly, lots of my MCs are mixed anyway. I just SEE them that way. My first book had MCs that were black, Asian and the ambiguous race of other. You know what that is? Anything that is several things mixed together.

Now it seems as if writing mixed-race fiction is becoming the flavor of the month. (My vote is to make it the flavor of forever.)

Amazon's noticed, adding interracial romance and erotica to its sub-genres. Well goody gumdrop, because those authors who enjoy writing a mixed bag which include different ethnicities are digging putting our stuff where it belongs. And where our readers of color can find it. And all our readers.
My current work that just wrapped is about a Haitian guy that locks horns with the French mob.  See how my muse slid that in there? Is he “black?” Not really, he's Haitian, and speaks French... but not Parisian, not that city stuff, but raw and unfiltered creole style. Yeah... that was fun. Who's his love interest? Well a really cool caucasian girl... but that's not all she is.

Ohh la la!

I'm loving that the further we go, the less we see. Amazon's colorblind, and many writers are seeing the need to expose our unique cross-section of domestic humanity right here in the little US of A. For me, writing about different cultures and races feels right. Keeps things fresh... doesn't allow for as much regurgitation of the same old thing.

What race are you?

Ultimately, does it matter... if you're a woman—you want love. To be loved; erotically, passionately, unconditionally. I haven't found color makes that different.

Color really is all the same.





AUTHOR BIO:                                                             

Marata Eros (a pen name for Tamara Rose Blodgett), is the NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY bestselling author of A Terrible Love. Marata has more than thirty-five titles in multiple genres including Dark Fantasy, Dark Romance as well as her highly successful Dark Erotica series.

Marata lives in South Dakota with her husband, children and fur kids. She is an ardent reader of many genres. Tamara enjoys interacting with her readers via Twitter, blog and newsletter as often as possible. Please stop by and say hi :)



GIVEAWAY:

Blitz-wide giveaway (INTL) 


Signed paperback of The Token 9: Chet Sinclair





Book Blitz Organzied By

 photo ButtonXBT.png

Cover Reveal: Drawn by Chris Ledbetter @Chris_Ledbetter @evernightteen @NereydaG1003 #YABOUNDBOOKTOURS #Giveaway




Drawn
Release Date: 06/08/15
Evernight Teen
Cover Artist: Jay Aheer

Summary from Goodreads:
Caught between the sweltering fall landscape of Wilmington, NC beaches and southern illusions and expectations, all sixteen year-old Cameron Shade thinks about is art. That, and for Farrah Spangled to view him as more than just a friend. Cameron longs to win her heart through art.

After several warm interactions with Farrah, including painting together at the beach, Cameron discovers just how complex Farrah's life is with her boyfriend and her family. Following a tense run-in with Farrah's father, she forbids Cameron to ever speak to her again, but Cameron's convinced there's more behind the request.

To impress Farrah with a last-ditch effort, Cameron sketches her portrait. But the sketchbook he uses hides a dark secret. Farrah's now in grave danger because the sketch he drew of her siphons her real-life's soul into the sketchbook. Cameron now has twenty days to extract Farrah. To save her, he must draw himself into the book.

If he fails… they both die.





About the Author
Chris Ledbetter grew up in Durham, NC before moving to Charlottesville, VA in 11th grade. After high school, he attended Hampton University where he promptly "walked-on" to the best drum line in the CIAA. And, without any prior percussion experience. He carried the bass drum for four years, something his back is not very happy about now.

After a change of heart and major, he enrolled in Old Dominion University and earned his degree in Business Administration. He's worked in various managerial and marketing capacities throughout his life. While teaching high school for six years in Culpeper, VA, he taught business management, business law, marketing, and sports marketing, and also coached football.

He has walked the streets of Los Angeles and New York City, waded in the waters of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and climbed Diamond Head crater on Hawaii and rang in the New Year in Tokyo, Japan. But he dreams of one day visiting Greece and Italy.

He's a proud member of SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) and a strong supporter of the Need for Diverse Books. As a self-described, young reluctant reader, he writes young adult stories specifically to reach other reluctant readers. As a participant in the prestigious Nevada SCBWI Mentor Program, he was blessed to be mentored by Suzanne Morgan Williams, 2012 SCBWI member of the year.

He now lives in Wilmington, NC with his family, including three cats.

Author Links:
 photo iconwebsite-32x32_zps1f477f69.png  photo icongoodreads32_zps60f83491.png  photo icontwitter-32x32_zpsae13e2b2.png  photo iconfacebook-32x32_zps64a79d4a.png

GIVEAWAY:


Cover Reveal Organized by:

Blog Tour: Tranquility: (Serenity Series #2) by Ava O' Shea @AvaOShay @SparkleBookTour #Giveaway




tour banner


Presented by:
Sparkle Book Tours
Sparkle Blog Button




covergif


Tranquility - Serenity Series #2
by Ava O’Shay

Audience: New Adult - Genre: Contemporary Romance m/m - Formats: E-book and Paperback - Publisher: Ava O’Shay - Cover by: Raven Books and Design - Editor: Kara Leigh Miller - Date Published: March 9, 2015

blurb
Never believing he deserved more, Quill goes through life taking what he can and avoiding any meaningful relationships. Until he gets a job at a local guitar shop and discovers a talent for making music. Soon Quill meets Assad, a broody bass player who lives by the motto “love has no boundaries”. Struggling with nightmares of an abusive past and where exactly his heart lies, Quill has to decide how far he’s willing to go to find love.
book links
clip_image003clip_image004

excerpt

“I am not getting coffee with you.”

Quill scowled. “Why not?”

“Why not?” She laughed.

“Yeah. Why not. You don’t like coffee?”

Cori was sure he didn’t have a clue why she was turning him down. In fact, she kind of wanted to accept his invitation, but when she looked at his confused expression, it just made it worse. “Maybe because I saw you and your girlfriend last night in the hall.”

“She isn’t my girlfriend.”

“You know that doesn’t really help your case.”

He frowned. “Yeah I guess it doesn’t”

Cori bent down to collect her music folder.

“You know you shouldn’t be so high and mighty. You were the rocker chick dressed in a skirt so short she gave the front row pussy shots all night, but apparently you have a set of higher morals when it comes to drinking coffee.”

“I was not giving pussy shots. Whatever the hell that is. And even if I was, it’s different than sticking something in a pussy.” She crossed her arms over her chest.

“You afraid?” His cocky tone was back.

“Of your herpes ass? I don’t think so.”

Quill suppressed a laugh. “I don’t think you can get herpes on your ass.”

“I wouldn’t know.”

“Nor would I. Coffee?” He tried again. “You can’t get herpes from coffee.” Quill’s gaze dropped to her hands.


soundtrack
 
 


An Interview With Ava O' Shea:


What inspired you to write Tranquility?

 This is the second book in a series.  When I wrote Serenity I didn't think there would be a second book but Quill really wanted his story to be told so I had to let him out.


When or at what age did you know you wanted to be a writer?

 I have always been an avid reader and writer but when my kids got to be in high school I gave actually completing a book a chance.



What is the earliest age you remember reading your first book?

I loved reading and rode my bike up to the library every Wednesday.  The first book I really remember getting into were the Alfred Hitchcock and the Three Investigators


What genre of books do you enjoy reading?

 I am a sucker for romance


What is your favorite book?

 I have too many!!!


You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?

maggie stiefvater.  I love her character development


If you could travel back in time here on earth to any place or time. Where would you go and why?

 I would love to live during the cowboy days. Yeehaw for the wild west


When writing a book do you find that writing comes easy for you or is it a difficult task? 

 Usually I don't write a book if it is a struggle to get out but when I get a block I go outside and ride my mt bike or go for a hike


Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?

  LOVE dogs.  I have two.  Henry and Dasy


What is your "to die for", favorite food/foods to eat?

I lost my sense of taste due to an illness a while back so I eat foods with consistencies I like.  Right now I am addicted to Cheese Its


Do you have any advice for anyone that would like to be an author? 

 Write because you love it not because you want to be the next big thing



giveaway

about the author

clip_image006

After many years trudging through the social awkwardness of high school and the whirl wind of college romances Ava finally landed in the Seattle area writing about the hell, horror, and don't forget the hot romance of youth. Ava loves all things outdoors and can be found hiking, kayaking, mountain biking or doing anything active. Ava is a former Mrs. Washington United States but hung up her crown to focus on family and career. She loves to learn and possess many degrees. She is a Christy McCullough Excellence in Education Award winner and she is Nationally Board Certified. Ava loves to interact with her readers and meet them at signings so never be shy to come up and give her a hug and ask for anything.


media links
clip_image003[1]clip_image007clip_image009clip_image004[1]clip_image010clip_image012


follow the tour


Tour Schedule - One Month Blog Tour for Tranquility – Serenity Series #2 by Ava O’ Shea from February 23 – March 20, 2015.


Feb 23
Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog - Promo
Feb 24
Cu's eBook Giveaways – Promo & Top Ten
Feb 25
Book Groupies - Promo
Feb 26
MI Bookshelf - Promo
Feb 27
The Avid Reader – Promo & Author Interview
March 2
The Idle Musings of a Writer's Mind - Promo
March 3
Indy Book Fairy - Promo
March 4
Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom - Promo
March 5
Platypire Reviews – Promo & Guest Post
March 6
Angels with Attitude Book Reviews – Promo & Author Interview
March 9
Books, Authors, Blogs - Promo
March 10
What Shall We Blog About Today? - Promo
March 11
2 Girls & A Book - Promo
March 12
Eclipse Reviews - Promo & Character Interview
March 13
Literary Musing – Promo & Book Soundtrack
March 16
Archaeolibrarian - I dig good books! – Promo & Review
March 17
Portals to New Worlds - Promo
March 18
Hooked On Books Forever – Promo & Review
March 19
Books Books Books - Promo
March 20
Darkest Cravings – Promo