Saturday, 27 April 2013

Mike Ronny, author of I Hate Cell Phones

I Hate Cell Phones by Mike Ronny is available for Kindle and the Kindle app from Amazon:
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 I Hate Cell Phones by Mike Ronny
I Hate Cell Phones by Mike Ronny

"I Hate Cell Phones" is a short comic thriller about Red Daley, a retired weapons expert sent to an assisted living home. Forced to play Bingo and checkers all day, Red attempts a daring escape. It’s no use. But then Red gets his hands on some wires, and a battery, and a timing device….

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Author Quiz interviews Mike Ronny...

What is it you love most about writing?
It’s a hard question because I love almost everything about writing: immersing myself in another world, deliberating over word choices, deciding whether or not to put a comma in a certain place. I even like the way the keys on my laptop sound as I type!

But I think what I love most about writing is when I’m surprised by how a story ends. It makes me feel like the story has come alive, that my characters don’t need me to guide them toward a certain conclusion. For instance, and without giving anything away, one time I’d planned for everything to turn out well for a main character. But I realized as I was reaching the final scene that a happy ending would seem false. So things took a dramatically bad turn for this poor guy.

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Lynne M. Smelser, author of In Our Veins

In Our Veins by Lynne M. Smelser is available for Kindle and the Kindle app from Amazon:
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In Our Veins by Lynne M. Smelser
In Our Veins by Lynne M. Smelser

With his child's life hanging in the balance, scientist WESTON  ANDERSON  races to contain the spread of a deadly flu virus accidentally unleashed on the American public. However, his efforts to contain this vicious killer are thwarted by a major U.S. drug company and government operatives hoping to use it as a tool for biological warfare.

But before he can save the world, he must first save his daughter, Reilly. 

Exposed to the virus and now in the hands of kidnappers trying to create a cover-up, Reilly’s life slips further out of Weston’s hands with every passing moment.  Can Weston save the world and his daughter? Or must he make the ultimate sacrifice?

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Author Quiz interviews Lynne M. Smelser...

Where did the inspiration for In Our Veins come from?
My novel began from stories my grandmother told me about losing both a husband and two small children during the flu epidemic of 1936.  I included a character in my novel based on my grandmother and when I was writing the chapter where this character tells the horror of losing a husband and two children, I found myself crying uncontrollably.

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Evelyn Cole, author of The Underbelly

The Underbelly by Evelyn Cole is available for Kindle and the Kindle app from Amazon:
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The Underbelly by Evelyn Cole
The Underbelly by Evelyn Cole

Sub-titled Dr. Jacquelyn and Mrs. Hyde: Trishita MacCabe struggles to escape the slums of Worcester, MA by moving into an upper class home as live-in maid. An auto-didact, she yearns for a college education. Dr. Jacquelyn Hyde, assistant superintendant of a large suburban school district, has a secret obsession to destroy other people’s frivolous collections. She hires Trishita; their stories collide.

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Evelyn Cole is the author of five and a half novels that explore the power of the subconscious mind as contributor to problems. Her novels include several moments of humor and more unromantic sex than murder or villainy.

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Author Quiz interviews Evelyn Cole...

Where did the inspiration for The Underbelly come from?
Inspiration for The Underbelly came from two sources: one was the fact of social class in America does not equate what we say about it. Who announces his class upon meeting others by saying, “I’m from the top half of the lower class. How about you?” The other came from interest in why people have huge collections of things.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Nephylim, author of Fallen Angel

Fallen Angel by Nephylim is available for Kindle and the Kindle app from Amazon:
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They searched for answers and found truth
they never expected in their wildest dreams
Nephylim's Fallen Angel

Isobel is a were panther. She believes she shares her body with the soul of a big cat. She belongs to a group who all believe themselves to be Otherkin, beings that are not entirely human. She absolutely believes it. At least she thinks she does until she meets Arran who turns out to be a ‘real’ vampire.

Arran mocks her, teases her and embarrasses her in front of her friends, and yet…

When she starts having flashbacks to another time, a time when she belonged in Arran’s arms, Isobel’s feelings for Arran change and for brief moments she believes he feels the same, but still he treats her coldly.

Against her better judgment, Isobel follows Arran on a dangerous quest for a mysterious object that holds a great truth about vampires.

When she discovers the reason Arran has been pushing her away Isobel gives herself to him completely and they re-forge a bond that was broken eons ago.

In a desperate race against time, Isobel and Arran search for the mythical object in the hope it might save Arran’s life. However, what they find at the end of their journey is something so huge, so unbelievable powerful, it must be destroyed. But where does that leave Arran?

As Isobel holds him and watches his life slip away, she has an idea. But will it work?

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Author Quiz interviews Nephylim...

Is there anything about you or your writing that makes you unique from other authors?
There are a lot of things about me that are unique. For one thing I'm a family lawyer with pink hair (at the moment. It was purple last week and I'm thinking of going green again.)