Mar 182014
 
Guest post: Cassandra Giovanni

Cassandra Giovanni is currently on tour for new book Flawed Perfection. She’s here today with a guest post about why she wrote a new adult book instead of YA or adult. I never consciously made a decision to write New Adult over anything else. My first novels were labeled as YA, and I did find that I felt like I was holding back. I was trying to keep the writing within the age range I was writing for, but suddenly I felt like I was trapped back in high school again. I hated high school, and I have no want […]

Dec 202013
 
Guest post: Suzanne van Rooyen + Giveaway

To celebrate the release of her latest book, The Other Me, today I have a guest post from author Suzanne van Rooyen. She is sharing her Top Ten LGBT Reads. 1. Lost Souls by Poppy Z Brite – a beautifully written horror novel where sexual orientation is pretty much irrelevant for these hedonistic vampires. 2. Coda by Emma Trevayne – I had never read a YA dystopian novel featuring a male bisexual protagonist before. This book blew me away and was one of my best reads of 2013. 2. Blood and Gold by Anne Rice – more vampires. I love […]

Dec 052013
 
Guest post: Mike Phillips + 50% off coupon

Hello everyone, and thank you for reading my guest post. My name is Mike Phillips and my new book is The World Below. I have been asked to talk about some of the more interesting characters in the book. Writing about goblins was a riot! Goblins live on the fringes of human society. They make their homes in junk yards, abandoned buildings, sewer systems, and anywhere else people try to avoid. Once they find a likely spot, the get to work. Goblins are clever with tools and machinery. They will use and repurpose anything they can get their hands on, […]

Dec 032013
 
Guest post: Tori L. Ridgewood + Giveaway

Today I have a guest post from author Tori L. Ridgewood entitled “Why Mentors Are Important”. After reading the guest post, be sure to enter the giveaway for a copy of Tori’s book Wind and Shadow. Every writer needs a support network. A close friend or loved one to bring a hot caffeinated drink when you’re tired, and answer the phone when you’re in the middle of a passage and cannot lose the thread. Friends to whom you can muse about your developing plot and characters — and who won’t think you are too crazy when you speak of imaginary […]

Nov 282013
 
Guest post: Jason C Conley

As part of his blog tour for The Kingdom of Vosh, I have a guest post from author Jason C Conley titled “How To Write A Villain”. The villain of your story could possibly be the most important character of the entire book, even more so than your hero. If you don’t have an interesting ‘bringer of the apocalypse’ then you probably don’t have an interesting book either. What does it take to break a hero’s heart? How do you get inside that evil-doer’s head? Let’s see if we can dissect and examine the all important villain. First of all, […]

Oct 172013
 
Guest post: Arnine Weiss

Today I have a guest post from Arnine Weiss, author of She Ain’t Heavy, as part of her blog tour. Her topic today is the idea behind her book. In the aftermath of 9/11, among the stories of devastation and heroism, there was another theme that was often discussed. There were many individuals who were supposed to be in the towers that morning, but for one reason or another were not. Some were delayed while dropping their kids at school, or got stuck in traffic, or just overslept on that fateful day. Whatever the excuse, I was fascinated by the […]

Aug 232013
 
Guest post: Michael Bowler

As part of his blog tour for Children of the Knight, I have author Michael Bowler here with a guest post titled Why Education in America is Failing Our Kids. In Children of the Knight, King Arthur comes to America from Avalon to launch a children’s crusade against an adult society that has neglected and marginalized its youth. No greater example of failure is evident than our public school system as a whole. Are there some good public schools out there? Of course there are! Is the system failing to do justice to the youth of this country? Absolutely. When […]

Aug 222013
 
Character interview: Sebastian from Special Offers

As part of the blog tour for Special Offers, I have author ML Ryan here today with a special interview with one of the characters. This is the perfect way to learn a little bit about the characters and the story, and will be enjoyable to both readers who have finished the story, and those who haven’t started yet. Hello! Today I am pleased to interview Sebastian Kess. Sebastian is a magical humanoid from the parallel dimension of Coursodon and has recently been restored to his own body after being trapped in a Kindle. What an interesting story. So, Mr. […]

Aug 062013
 
Guest Post: David Niall Wilson + Giveaway

Today I have a guest post from author David Niall Wilson about the cover of his latest book Nevermore. Be sure to check out the giveaway at the end of the post. While I was writing the novel Nevermore – Novel of Love, Loss & Edgar Allan Poe – I was already thinking ahead. I know a lot of artists, but there are a few who can nearly always connect with me on levels where others fail. One such artist is Lisa Snellings, whose kinetic sculpture of a haunted Ferris Wheel brought all the stories of an anthology titled Strange […]

Jun 252013
 
Guest post: Kourtney Heintz + Giveaway

Today I have a guest post from Kourtney Heintz, author of The Six Train to Wisconsin. She’s here to talk about writing setting when you hate setting. Sarah, thank you so much for sharing your blog space with me for the day! 🙂 Confession time. I despise setting. As a reader it bores the pants off me. Even when it’s well written. After a few lines, I skim. If it goes on a couple pages, I consider sticking a pen in my eye to alleviate my boredom. As a writer, I hate writing setting. It just doesn’t interest me. So […]