Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Q & A with Vignesh S.V

Adventures of Dollar Right
by Vignesh S.V 

Even a most faithful friend might go away when misunderstanding pops into their friendship. Dollar Right, the most innovative and creative boy who plans and does his work to keep his daily life interesting. Bash, the strong boy who hits and then speaks. Repy, the intelligent and brilliant girl who thinks twice before doing anything. This is all about these three friends, who are just the teenagers managing to win some competitions and ending up to be the saviours of the world. Later under some unavoidable circumstances these three gets separated due to misunderstanding. From nothing to lose situation, Dollar Right manages to stand at the edge of the world and comes back with few adventures to save his friends and save the world. How he is coming out of his own trouble and how he is going to make his friends understand is the story all about.

Paperback, Indian Edition, 101 pages
Published May 12th 2016 by Authorspress

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Vignesh S.V., poet and a novelist, born on November 6, 1991 in a sweet town called Salem, India. He started his writing career by writing friendship proposals and greeting card quotes. A dream turned down him to explore his creativity with short stories while he was 15. With some encouragement from his classmates which was enough spark to lit up fire in him to write novels. He started writing his novel at the age of 17. Besides writing Vignesh spends time in playing chess and cricket. He is currently working as a software engineer in a private organization. He is more concerned about bringing right morals to the right people, which we would see in his future endeavours. He can be contacted at authorvigneshsv@gmail.com.

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Q & A with Vignesh S.V

1)Tell us a little bit about your main characters.
 Dollar Right, the most innovative and creative boy who plans and does his work to keep his daily life interesting. Bash, the strong boy who hits and then speaks. Repy, the intelligent and brilliant girl who thinks twice before doing anything. William Twin the terrifying criminal in the world, who wants to rule the world. There is a suspenseful main character in book which I don't want to reveal now.

2)Who designs the covers for your books and what is that process like for you as an author?
 I had cover designer from the publishing service. They sent me a cover design and I was not happy with it. I gave them few suggestions in it, also I explained the route to the travel which the Hero uses in the story. They used that map as the colorful background and gave me a wonderful output as the cover picture.

3)Describe your ideal writing spot.
 Nothing is better than home. My room in my home where I can spend my time in penning my novels.

4)What is the best advice you have been given?
Becoming an author is a God's gift. Keep writing till the very end.

5)As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
Lol. When I was a child I wanted to be a doctor. I was good at studies but I was not much focused on it so I did not have enough scores to join a medical college.

6)Which do you prefer: hard/paperbacks or ebooks?
Though Ebooks are more comfortable. I stay with the traditional way, I prefer paperbacks.

7)If you could have any supernatural power, what would you choose and why?
I have an idea on writing such fiction story. Hope you will get your answer at that time. (Secrets can't be revealed)

8)What book are you reading now?
'The Superhero Soul' by my old school buddy - Dilip Bathija



Sunday, 26 June 2016

Q & A with Liz Keel

Enlightenment
The Driel Trilogy Book 1
by Liz Keel
Joemel Requeza (Illustrator)

After losing everything, all seventeen-year-old Thea wanted was to be a normal teenager. Instead, she was attacked by a mysterious creature she thought only existed in fairy tales. Now thrown into the unknown realm of Faey, Thea is forced to determine the difference between reality and fantasy, in a world ruled by a dark elite and a society wracked by intolerance and preju After losing everything, all seventeen-year-old Thea wanted was to be a normal teenager. Instead, she was attacked by a mysterious creature she thought only existed in fairy tales. Now thrown into the unknown realm of Faey, Thea is forced to determine the difference between reality and fantasy, in a world ruled by a dark elite and a society wracked by intolerance and prejudice.

With the support of her new friends and a mysterious dark haired, blue-eyed guardian watching her every move, Thea will discover that when it comes to Faey, nothing is what it seems. Will her courage and desire to save this new world from darkness be enough? Or will Thea be the next victim to fall to the dark whispers of fate...

Kindle Edition, 190 pages
Published April 18th 2016 by Fire Quill Publishing

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January 10, 2017




I live in Surrey, England, with my husband, Richard, and our two children.

For me, writing is nothing short of an addiction and I love to catch up with my characters and continue their story.
I’m currently writing the third book in the Driel trilogy - End Games, and have lots of other stories I want to write, so watch this space!

In-between writing, I LOVE to read. Anything YA & NA fantasy, paranormal, sci-fi and romance are all firm favourites of mine.

It is such a privilege to share my stories with you the reader. Thank you enough for taking the time to find out more about me.


Q & A with Liz Keel

1. Tell us a little bit about your main characters.
The main protagonist is a seventeen year old girl called Thea whose life is turned upside-down when she’s thrust into the unknown world of faey. Being forced to determine the difference between reality and fantasy would be enough of a challenge for even the strongest of individuals to face, however she soon finds the world she’s entered is ruled by a dark elite causing their society to be wracked by intolerance and prejudice. Thea tries to handle all the life throws at her with strength and grace and finds support from those around her including Eli and Isaac, her trusted guardians who would give up their lives for her.

Minen, the adversary, is one twisted individual. Totally obsessed with his elitist ways, his cruelty knows no bounds and is something Thea must face time and time again.

2. Who designs the covers for your books and what is that process like for you as an author?
An illustrator called Joemel Requeza who is brilliant! He totally took my thoughts and ramblings and made Thea come to life, so much so when I first ‘met’ Thea, it was like looking back at the exact same person who had been in my head talking to me for the past two years. It is certainly surreal seeing your characters staring right back at you!

3. Describe your ideal writing spot.
Definitely the summer house in my garden a.k.a ‘the writing shack’. It’s quiet and secluded. Night time is also very influential in my writing as there are no distractions, just the darkness around me which helps me get immersed in the stories I’m writing.

4. What is the best advice you have been given?
Whatever life throws at you, never give up on your dreams. I think in today’s society with all the crazy things that are happening, as well as in our personal lives, you have to remain true to yourself and what you believe in.

5. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A teacher and I’m still one now! Currently I teach five and six year olds who are like sponges, absorbing everything you say and I have to say it’s one of the best jobs in the world – watching young children achieve their potential is so rewarding.

6. Which do you prefer: hard/paperbacks or ebooks?
This one is a battle I’m still having with my husband to this day! I’ve always been a hard core fan of paperbacks – the smell and feel of a book can’t be beaten. But then he bought me a kindle for my birthday, trying to convince me it was the way forward and a more practical option, especially considering how much I read and how quickly. I have to say I see what he means; being able to purchase a book at any time of the day or night and not wait for delivery, or a bookstore to be open, is brilliant although it isn’t helping my book addiction lol! So getting back to the question - which one is best? Eerr…! I still can’t decide and would say any reader probably needs both in their life.

7. If you could have any supernatural power, what would you choose and why?
Oooh! Definitely flying! How cool would that be?! To go where you want, when you want and with no restrictions!

8. What book are you reading now?
The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and although I’ve just started, I’m enjoying the fast pace and intriguing characters.



Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Q & A with Moran Chaim

Human Again 
Cryonemesis Book 1
by Moran Chaim 

An Israeli soldier awakens 300 years after dying in combat on 2006. He finds himself in an underground shelter-city beneath the Judea mountains where the survivors of a major climate crisis live. 

Now, he'll have to find his new place in the world, while fighting for the survival of the city that's facing a vicious radical group.

Kindle Edition, 147 pages
Published June 6th 2016






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Moran Chaim is an Israeli born writer. He holds a BFA in cinema and screenwriting and participated in the second Israel-Lebanon war as a Navy soldier. Human again is his debut novel and the first book of the Cryonemesis series.

                                       Q & A with Moran Chaim

1. Tell us a little bit about your main characters.
Roy - the main character, is an IDF soldier who died during battle in 2006. He's been cryo-frozen for 300 years without him knowing it, so when he wakes up in the future he's alone and scared. Roy has the power and skills to help the city's security issues. But after dying once already he's reluctant to help in that way. The mystery of why he was brought back and what should he do drives him to find answers and allies in the city.

Padma - she's the president of the city. As a motherly figures she takes care of the sanity and security of the people living underground as a first priority. She needs Roy as a former soldier but she's also tough on him because he's not so submissive at first.

I can't reveal anything else without spoiling the story :)

2. Who designs the covers for your books and what is that process like for you as an author?
An amazing designer called Eloise J Knapp who's an author herself. Doing the cover design is one of the most fun parts because you get to see your vision alive graphically. Like it's already the final book. I try to have a very specific image in my mind and get the cover ready just after I finish with the first draft. It's a great motivator to see the cover already waiting for you to finish up and it's good for enticing beta readers in an early stage.

3. Describe your ideal writing spot.

Its has to be pretty quiet. In early plotting and sketching stages I like to write outside at the park using pen and paper. Later any quiet place with a desk and a chair could do just fine. Because the world is filled with distraction and notifications. I prefer writing early in the morning before everyone wakes up.

4. What is the best advice you have been given?
Persistence, persistence, persistence. Success come to those who keep on trying.

5. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to make movies. From an early stage I used to direct my brothers and film it with my grandpa's camcorder. I went to a film summer camp and after school film activities. As a kid I used to watch Disney movies 3-4 times in a row. I also loved behind the scenes videos about how they create stunts and explosions in action movies. Later in life I applied to film school at the Tel Aviv university and realized that I actually wanted to write movies. But it's a tough business so I'm trying my luck with novels currently. Hopefully they'll turn into movies some day :)

6. Which do you prefer: hard/paperbacks or ebooks?
No preference :) I was born in the 80's and grew up to the internet era so I'm fine with all formats.

7. If you could have any supernatural power, what would you choose and why?
Make stupid people smart in an instant. They are so annoying sometimes.

8. What book are you reading now? 
I read "Compass of Zen" by Zen Master Seung Sahn. I've been practicing Buddhist meditation for 4 years now, and this book talks about the fundamentals of Buddhism and zen especially. Without it I'd be a totally different person.




Thursday, 9 June 2016

Q & A with Mark Benjamin

A Change Of Heart
by Mark Benjamin 

Bullied his entire life, orphaned university graduate, Gabriel Harper, is bitten by a Royal vampire moments before sunrise, transforming him over the course of six terrible and exhilarating nights into a hybrid—human by day, vampire by night.

Just as he learns to come to grips with what he has become, the Silver Legion—a covert, vampire-hunting organisation—kidnap him and his three friends, forcing them to join their clandestine crusade; however, they remain unaware of Gabriel’s nature until it is too late.

Each choice made sets in motion a turn of devastating events—from love-triangles and fratricide, lust and betrayal, broken dreams and the thirst for power, vengeance and the spilling of blood defines victory.

A Change Of Heart is set primarily in the fictional City of Penance; interweaving the lives of Legionnaires, humans and vampires in the course of a year. 

Kindle Edition, 476 pages
Published May 29th 2016 by Mark Benjamin

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Q & A with Mark Benjamin

1. Tell us a little bit about your main characters.
Here, I'll talk about three characters: one for the humans, the Silver Legion as well as the vampires.

Gabriel is the main protagonist in The Royal Blood Chronicles series. An orphan, his home life is terrible owing to his alcoholic and abusive uncle, with his aunt being the only good thing at home. Gabriel is also a loner, having few friends, but the vampire bite changed his life for the better and worse concurrently. Along the way, he's recruited by the Silver Legion, vampire hunters, and he has to come to grips with battling vampires whom he now considers part of his race.

Within the Silver Legion, I choose Arthur as one of their main characters. A Captain within the Dark Knights, the night warrior arm of the Silver Legion, his rise up the ranks is unprecedented in their history. With an ego and ambition larger than his Elder Superior forebearer, his hatred for vampires and their sympathisers knows no bounds.

Among the vampires, I choose Adara as their main character. Beautiful yet deadly, she is the only female Royal Vampire left in the world. She also falls for Gabriel, though the fact that he's in the Silver Legion provokes a barrier she knows she will not cross.

2. Who designs the covers for your books and what is that process like for you as an author?
I have the book cover in mind whilst writing, and once the book is done, this could change completely or have a few changes here and there. I discuss the cover with my wife, Lucy, and together, we choose the layout and have it done.

3. Describe your ideal writing spot.
In a room. Alone. I don't care whether I'm at my desk or lying in bed, but I have to be alone with no distractions. Perhaps the fact that I talk out loud or sometimes jump up and pace around needs solitude, or I'd be locked up in an asylum!

4. What is the best advice you have been given?
Never, ever, give up!

5. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a soldier in the special forces. I grew up watching Rambo, Van Damme and Arnie, so my choices were skewed towards that direction.

6. Which do you prefer: hard/paperbacks or ebooks?
That's a difficult one. I prefer reading paperbacks because of the actual holding of a physical book, but I also like ebooks as you get to carry them wherever and I can read them in bed whilst Lucy is asleep without turning on the lights.

7. If you could have any supernatural power, what would you choose and why?
I would choose Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray's powers of immortality. To never age and never get physically hurt would be the best. Again, I think childhood job of being a soldier comes into play here!

8. What book are you reading now?
I'm currently reading a fantasy book and a comedy book.



Monday, 6 June 2016

Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh

Rock Addiction (Rock Kiss, #1)Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received this ebook from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Nalini Singh is one of my favorite authors so when Rock Addiction came up on Netgalley I knew I had to read it. I was not disappointed!

Molly Webster has tried to put the past behind her by living a very structured life away from the spotlight, because her childhood was marred by a hideous scandal that tore her family apart. Then Molly meets Zachary Fox, a tattooed rock star who is every girl's dream. Can she resist his offer for one amazing night knowing one will not be enough?

Molly has put her life back together after her terrible childhood. She has a very quiet life and likes it that way. It helps to keep the past from creeping back in. Fox has his own demons he tries to keep buried. His life as a rock star keeps him in the spotlight with the media always on his tail. When one night extends to one month, how can Molly possibly give him up? Fox has become an addiction she doesn't want to break. Can they overcome the fears that have haunted them? Nalini Singh is the master of a steamy romance novel whether it be Paranormal or Contemporary. I am looking forward to reading the rest of the series.

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