Monday, September 5, 2016

Blog Tour + #Giveaway: Seraphina’s Awakening by Sheena Hutchinson @Sheena_Hutch @XpressoTours


Seraphina’s Awakening
Sheena Hutchinson
Publication date: September 1st 2016
Genres: New Adult, Paranormal, Romance



For as long as she can remember, Seraphina Cross has experienced these visions that made her feel like there was more to life. It wasn’t until one moment, one accident that her life changed forever.

She awakens the next day a new person in more ways than one. With no recollection of past night’s events, she’s forced to adapt to certain sensations she is experiencing all while trying to piece together what exactly happened to her that fateful night.

Her strange, hectic life doesn’t seem to make sense until she meets a handsome stranger. Only then does the puzzle finally piece itself together. What she doesn’t expect is the new powers she has developed attracting all kinds of unwanted attention.

Thrown into a world she never truly believed existed she is forced to come to grips with who she is becoming while staying out of trouble long enough to figure out what needs to be done to fulfill her destiny.



Guest Post:

My Writing Process:

Everyone always asks what my writing process is like. I think they want to believe it’s some meticulously thought out process with graphs and maps and expert witnesses. When it truth it’s actually not all that complicated.

Honestly, half the time I don’t even know what I’m doing until it’s done. It ranges from book to book. Although, one common denominator with my books is they usually start with a dream or a daydream and I jot down that idea. Then I sit on it for a few days and it spirals into this whole story. Only then do I pick up a pen and let it take me.  

Most times, I just write the scenes down as they come to me. I see the scenes play out in my head almost as if I’m there. At that point, I have to write it down immediately so I remember every detail. The best ideas come to me right when I lay my head down for bed and I eventually find myself up all night writing. But, I am a slave to my muse. I have to write when the story comes not when I want to. Once I have all these scenes typed up, I get to outlining and strategizing. It’s so much easier to see my story and what is missing if I have all the scenes lined up already.

The worst part is cutting a scene. Once you have all the scenes laid out and one just doesn’t jive with the rest. Especially if it’s a scene you really like. Sometimes I keep it for blog posts and stuff as a deleted scene. But most times I hit that dreaded delete button.
All in all, I have to say after the brilliant inspiration the process itself becomes long and tedious, but in the end I find it worth every late night, every hair pulled out, and tear shed. In the end, when you get the first great review or an email late at night telling you that someone couldn’t put your book down – it makes it all worth it. 



Author Bio:
Sheena is a born and raised New Yorker, even her writing can’t seem to hide her hard sarcasm. She claims destiny has lead her back to her true passion for writing.
She constantly strives to be a positive role model and writes stories that empower and inspire. Sheena always roots for the underdog, believes in love at first sight, and that everyone should have their happily ever after.
While God is currently still writing her love story, she continues to put all her effort into her writing as she is constantly getting new inspiration. 
For more info, updates, and fun facts visit her website at www.SheenaHutchinson.com 


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2 comments:

Victoria Alexander said...

Great post, sounds like an amazing book. Thanks for sharing :)

Mary Preston said...

A great post & I love the cover.

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