Character Interview: Marsias from A Thread in the Tangle

Summary of A Thread in the Tangle by Sabrina Flynn:

In a shattered realm where gods breathe and battle, sixteen-year-old Isiilde must find her feet among people who both despise and crave her kind. She trembles on a precipice, caught between the lust of men, the greed of kings, and an eternal struggle for dominance. As three powerful kingdoms vie to own her, the fire in her blood awakens, sparking a cataclysm of events that spiral into disaster. A barbarian, a madman, and a timid nymph are all who stand between light and oblivion.

Cover_singleHello, can you tell us your name and a bit about yourself.

Im Marsais.

Is that it?

My dear woman, I’m over two thousand years old. If I told you every name I’ve ever answered to then we could be here for a very long time.

Most people give me a bit more information. Aside from your name, you haven’t told me anything about yourself.

Ah, but a trickle of information can be more telling than a deluge. Silence speaks volumes.

It doesn’t make much sense for an interview.

Precisely. You’ve summed me up perfectly. Read more

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Author Interview: T.L. Bishop

Today I am happy to introduce author T.L. Bishop.

IMAG0522_1Tell us about your book(s). Is there one in particular you are promoting right now? What is it about?

Thank you, Coreena!  My book To Sleep was published March 1, 2016 with Gray Sky Publishing Company. It is the first novella in a seven book series. It is a young adult romantic fantasy set in Ireland/Alabama. It is an honest coming of age story full of magic and romance.

Are you a pantser or an outliner? Or a bit of both?

Oh, I’m a total pantser! … But then my mother’s perfectionism comes out in me and I have to go back and pick it apart!

What’s the best part of being a writer?

The best part of being an author? I came across a saying one day, I wish I could remember who said it, but it said: “Writing is as close to magic as I’ll ever get.” That’s so true. You can literally create something out of nothing! That’s magic!

What is your favourite scene in your book?

My favourite scene in my book is when A.J. arrives in Ireland and says she finds her peace there, in the very soil even. I picture her standing on a green hillside with her wild hair whipping around her pale skin, with a look of total peace on her face. Read more

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Author Interview: Charlotte Strack Peyton

Today I am happy to introduce young adult author Charlotte Strack Peyton to my blog.

ProfileTell us about your book. Is there one in particular you are promoting right now? What is it about?

This is a story about Addison Erhard, an affluent young seventeen-year-old growing up in McLean, Virginia, who feels pressured to be successful. She wants to be a journalist who makes an impact on the world, and wants to attend Columbia University. Her family is split in their support, the pressure in the community and from her father is to attend an Ivy League school, to become a successful lawyer, doctor, politician or banker; her father would like her to become a banker. Her mother, an artist who does not fit in with the McLean society as well as her father, supports her desire to follow her dreams. While pursuing her dream to write, she also is striving to break the state record in track for the 800 meter run.

She meets a young man, Mason Gentry, who wants to buck high society McLean by following his family’s legacy and become a farmer. While investigating her story about kids who pursue non-traditional college and career paths, the young journalist falls in love with Mason.

In March a student at Chain Bridge High School and friend of both Mason and Addison, Jamison Randall, is struck down during a hit-and-run accident early one morning. The driver of the car has fled and Jamison is in a coma. Addison, who works for the newsmagazine decides to investigate the accident on her own, and what she find is more than she can handle. Read more

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Author Interview: Katlynn Brooke

Today I’m lucky to have Katlynn Brooke answering questions on my blog, author of the Ialana Trilogy.
GirlSkullFire6What inspires you to write?
Reading a great book. A book that is well-written with an interesting angle that goes beyond the ordinary. It is my wish to be one of those writers too, and the only way to do it is to keep reading amazing books, and to keep writing. In one of your questions below, I list the authors and the books they wrote that have inspired me the most.
What book are you promoting right now?
I am promoting The Six and the Crystals of Ialana, the first in my Ialana Trilogy. If readers are able to find it and read it, then the other two in the trilogy will—I hope—coast along on its coat-tails. It is recommended that one read them in sequence. Although each book is able to stand on its own, it will make much more sense to the reader to have familiarized themselves with the characters and setting in the first book.

How did you come up with the idea for your current story?
For The Six and the Crystals of Ialana, some aspects of it came to me in a dream. In the dream, I lived on the island that was featured in the book, and it was almost exactly as I described it in the book. The two sequels evolved naturally from the first book. Read more

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