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Guest Author Interview – Jada Ryker

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Title: Take the Body and Run

Genre: Mystery

Synopsis:  2016 Kindle Scout Winner

Macey’s first day in the college employee relations department ends with a knife at her throat.

Macey is certain things can’t get any worse. She’s wrong. An angry employee vows to put her on an online hit list. When he turns up dead, she’s a suspect—and on the hit list.

To keep her secrets and her life, Macey partners with two unexpected allies who cause her pulse to race with steamy attraction—and exasperating annoyance. Vince, a handsome, driven lawman, digs up more than just clues to the brutal murder. Brett, a fun-loving pathologist with a deadly sense of humor, drives everyone crazy with his fart machine-will travel. Macey’s supersized black cat, Wikket, possessing courage, curiosity, and crankiness in equal portions, assists in his own grumpy, feline fashion, golden eyes open and claws extended.

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Jada Ryker, Author

CH: Today’s Guest Author is Jada Ryker. She is the 2016 Kindle Scout Winner and I am excited to have her as my guest. Welcome to my blog, Jada.

CH: Can you tell us in one sentence, why we should read your book?

JR: If you’re looking for a “goofy thriller” with fun adventures, try Take the Body and Run.

CH: Can you give us a brief account of your winning the June 2016 Kindle Scout Program?

JR: I submitted Take the Body and Run on impulse. I had previously submitted my mystery with a chick-lit twist to a major romance publisher. They rejected it. To be fair, they wanted sexy billionaires and wealthy, powerful ranchers. The only billionaires I’ve personally met were jerks. Granted, the “n” or “total population” of “Billionaires I Have Met” is tiny. I’ve never met a wealthy rancher. I grew up around farmers; they don’t necessarily fit a glamorous view. In my defense, I thought the publisher would read the story, fall in love with it, and say, “Who needs charismatic billionaires and rich ranchers?” After all, I had a hunted woman hiding under a dead friend’s identity, a handsome lawman, a death doctor with fart machine-will travel, and a cranky cat with a nose for crime.

I even had the support of one of their great, established writers. She’d read my work and loved it.

Did all of that result in a contract? Ah, no. Rejection.

That’s not the end of the book’s rejection story. Before that submission, I’d entered the book into the St. Martin’s Minotaur/ Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel Competition. My book is a mystery, it’s free to enter, and the winner gets a publishing contract. The downside is submitting by December 15, and then not knowing anything until the end of March. It’s not a “Thanks, but No Thanks”… rather, the author simply doesn’t hear anything. Except for the winner, that is. Needless to say, that wasn’t me.

I had a full-length novel, ready to go. My husband suggested I submit it to the Kindle Scout program. I submitted it. It went live on May 4, 2016. I hoped that the “force was with me” (May the Force be with You).  I was lucky, and I won a contract.

CH: What’s the process for landing a Kindle Press Publishing Contract? Is this the first time you’ve won a publishing contract?

JR: This was my first contract ever. As part of the process, you should objectively evaluate the work. Before you even submit, make sure you’ve got a great cover, fantastic blurb, and a book as error free as you can get it.

I’ve written about my perspective of the process on my website. Here’s the link to the first part: http://jadaryker.com/?p=97

You should also check out the submission guidelines: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/about#how-it-works-authors For your audience, here’s the checklist:

  • Submit Your Book
  • Submit your new, never-before-published, English-language book of 50,000 words or more to Kindle Scout and be considered for a publishing contract with Kindle Press in 45 days or less.
  • Complete, copyedited, never-before-published manuscript
  • The manuscript should be of about 50,000 words or more in Word format. Make sure the entire book is ready to publish. This means (at the very least!) the manuscript has been professionally copyedited. They recommend following The Chicago Manual of Style.
  • Great title and book cover image
  • Having a title and cover image that reflects the essence and uniqueness of your book—its setting, characters and plot—gets readers to jump in and start reading.
  • Book one-liner of 45 characters or less
  • This will be used throughout the Kindle Scout website.
  • Book description of 500 characters or less
  • Summarize your book for potential readers. Keep it compelling and remember—building an audience starts here. This is a reader’s first experience with your book.
  • Your bio and photo
  • A short bio (500 characters or less) and your photo give readers a chance to connect with you. You will also have a chance to answer questions about your book and personal story in a short Q & A section.
  • Thank you note of 500 characters or less
  • Readers who nominate your book will appreciate hearing a word of thanks from you. At the end of every campaign, we notify readers whether the books they nominated were selected. The thank you note you submit will be included in the reader notification—no matter the outcome.

CH: Where did you get the premise for this story?

JR: I wanted to create a heroine, who is feisty; yet, with human frailties. Macey Malloy is the star of Take the Body and Run. She starts a new job, gets held at knifepoint, and meets a handsome doctor…all on her first day of work.

CH: What is different and exciting that you bring to your readers through your chick-lit writing?

JR: I like to read books that hold my interest on every page. I don’t want to have to “skip the boring parts.”

So, I tried to write what I like to read. If I’ve succeeded, then it will hold the reader’s interest from beginning to end.

CH: Where do your ideas come from? Do you have a standard formula for plots or do stories come to you as a whole concept?

JR: I’ll usually have a thought that takes root in my brain. I had read about the audit of a body bequeathal program. I thought, what if a body donation program had bigger problems than incomplete paperwork or missed deadlines? And with that thought, the plot for Take the Body and Run was born.

When I researched body bequeathal programs, I ran across an interesting reason for donation on the MedCure Body Donation website: “I want to continue to travel to new places after I die.”

CH: Was it hard creating believable situations and issues or did you take them from real life and elaborate?

JR: I tried to create believable situations, but inject humor. The book is not only a mystery…it’s also a romance and hopefully, readers will also think it’s funny.

CH: Which character was hardest to write?

JR: Characters I love and characters I hate are the easiest to write. The hardest character for me to write was Macey’s father. Her feelings for him are mixed, and she’s afraid of him.

CH: Who was your favorite character to write?

JR: I loved writing about Brett Reed. He’s a pathologist, so his patients are dead. He has a quirky sense of humor. He has a fart machine-will travel, and it creates some funny situations.

CH: Did you find anything challenging while writing this book?

JR: I don’t like to read cliffhangers. I tried to resolve the story/plot lines, but keep the reader wanting more Macey and her cat, Wikket.

CH: Where do you get your inspiration when you write?

JR: I look at everyday situations or issues, and I think: “What if?” From there, plots take root in my twisted brain.

CH: Is there an overall message in your book that you want the readers to grasp?

JR: Macey Malloy spends her life looking over her shoulder, afraid the past will catch up with her. People can get so caught up in the past that they miss out on the present.

CH: This isn’t your first book, so how long have you been writing?

JR: I started self-publishing in 2014. I’ve written several books and published them myself through Kindle Direct Publishing (electronic version) and Createspace (paperback). I was really excited when Take the Body and Run was selected by Kindle Press.

Here’s the link to my Amazon author page if you’d like to see more of my work: https://www.amazon.com/Jada-Ryker/e/B00D8LR5XS/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1

CH: What kind of feedback are you getting from your readers?

JR: Take the Body and Run was just released for pre-orders. Thus far, I only have one review from a Kindle Scout who got the book for free through the program. She wrote a very nice review. Here’s an excerpt:

“This book is hilarious! The author has a great sense of humor and I laughed out loud in a places.” –Lora Hasse, Amazon Reviewer

Another instance of feedback that stands out in my mind was for Dog Days of Karma. It’s the first book in that series. It’s a paranormal mystery/romance. The main character is Celeste Carr. A reader wanted to learn more about Ericka Maah, the mysterious senior partner in the firm. (The name of the firm is Carr-Maah Consulting.) I loved writing Equi Knocks of Karma, in which I expanded Ericka’s role.

CH: What’s next on the agenda in your writing career?

JR: I’m working on the next Macey book. I’ve written about 10,000 words, which is a great start. I’m looking forward to see what happens next.

CH: Can you give my audience your website address?

JR: Please do check out my website at http://jadaryker.com

CH: Can you tell my audience where your book is sold?

JR: With the Kindle Press contract, my book is sold exclusively on Amazon. It was available for pre-order and now it has been released (on September 5, 2016). Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2cSsEAd

CH: Any closing remarks?

JR: Thank you, Cheryl, for the interview.

CH: Thank you so much, Jada Ryker, for taking time out of your very busy writing schedule to join me and my blog followers.  It has been a real pleasure discussing your winning the Kindle Scout Program and your book with my audience.  And readers, if you’re like me and would enjoy this book, I suggest you pick up a copy at your earliest convenience. 

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Cheryl Holloway is Always Drawn Towards Books

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As most of you know, books are my life and I am drawn to books no matter where I go. So, when I visited the White House earlier this week, Where was I drawn to…books.

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Cheryl Holloway at the White House Library in September 2016.

Here are some of my thoughts on books and life.

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What are some of your thoughts on books and life?

P.S. Did you know that the White House receives fresh flowers and floral arrangements once a week?

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Treasured Compliments From Another Author

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A Compliment for Cougar Tales Box Set Books 1-3 

It was a straight up, unsolicited, complimentary email sent for no other reason than to say, “Hey, I’m enjoying your book.”  I pay it forward all the time, but believe me when I receive a compliment like this I am overjoyed.

I have to tell you, that simple email put a big smile on my face and a warm feeling in my heart. It made my day. And it probably only took her a couple of minutes to write.

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This is what transpired…

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Also, may I show my appreciation by purchasing, reading, and reviewing one of your books? Just let me know which one you’d like for me to review. Thanks again, Jada

Later that day…

I just purchased the box set and opened it in my reader. I immediately got drawn into Joi and Jon’s story. Wow, I’m just a few pages in, but it’s wonderful. Jon’s dad is getting on my last nerve 😉 I know what I’ll be doing tonight…spending it with Jon and Joi!

My response…

Thanks. I’m glad you’re enjoying the story. Cheryl

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 5 Stars Theme, Theory, and Trademark By Jada Ryker Verified Purchase

This review is from: Cougar Tales Series: Box Set Book 1-3 (Kindle Edition)

Joi is a smart woman who knows what she wants. She doesn’t settle for anything less than what she desires and deserves.

I love her three T’s…theme, theory, and trademark.

Her theme is age is just a number. Her theory is to enjoy who you enjoy and be happy. Her trademark is a purple rose. The rose looks fantastic against her ice-white suit.

The three stories explore Joi’s vitality and zest for life. Events take unexpected turns at times. Joi manages to turn with them. She is a survivor.

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Joi resonated with me, and I continue to think about her. You did a great job with her and her stories! Jada

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Believe me, an unsolicited compliment is powerful. I’m sure that every one of us comes across opportunities like this every day. But do we act on them?

Make someone’s day with an unsolicited compliment. It’s warm and touching like a virtual hug. 😉

And readers, if you’re like me and would enjoy this box set, I suggest you pick up a copy at your earliest convenience. 

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Mourning Another Great Author – W. P. Kinsella

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William Patrick “W. P.” Kinsella, Author 1935-2016

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William PatrickW.P.” Kinsella is a legendary Canadian fiction writer, who published more than 25 books, but who is best remembered in the United States for just one book, Shoeless Joe, which inspired the movie, Field of Dreams.

He began writing in the 70’s. He was 46 when his first novel, Shoeless Joe, was published in 1982, which eventually became a literary phenomenon that would sell more than 1 million copies.

William Patrick Kinsella was born May 25, 1935, in Edmonton. His parents were Americans who ended up in Canada during the Depression and stayed there. His father was a semiprofessional baseball player. He died on September 16, 2016 from diabetes complications.

Condolences to his family. The literary arena will sadly miss a great writer!

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Guest Author Interview – Shelly Ellis

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Title: Bed of Lies (A Chesterton Scandal Novel – Book 2)

Genre: African American Romance

Synopsis: Secrets and scandals are a way of life for the Murdochs of Chesterton, Virginia. But the lies that bind them may end up tearing them apart…

With his drama-filled marriage behind him, Evan Murdoch has finally found happiness with his longtime friend turned fiancée, Leila Hawkins. But when his party boy brother, Terrence, is seriously injured in a car accident, a gossiping press puts the family back in the spotlight. Soon Terrence could face a lawsuit—and much worse, if his vengeful half-brother, Dante, has his way. Terrence’s only bright spot is journalist C.J. Aston—but is she really on his side, or does she have another motive?. . .

While Terrence struggles to recover from his injuries, Paulette, the little sister of the family, is struggling with a secret: she’s pregnant, and unsure whether the father is her blackmailing ex or her husband. Amid the turmoil, Evan does his best to stay above the fray, but a shocking revelation makes that impossible—he’s a Murdoch after all, and trouble seems to be their business…

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Shelly Ellis, Author

CH: Today’s Guest Author is Shelly Ellis, who has always wanted to be a writer. Welcome to my blog, Shelly.

CH: Can you tell us in one sentence, why we should read your book?

SE: If you’re a fan of Shonda Rhimes night-time soaps, then pick up this book.

CH: How did you come up with the premise for this book?

SE: The first book in this series started off as a category romance based on one couple (Evan and Leila) that I wanted to pitch to Harlequin, but I decided later to lengthen it and make it a family-based drama.

CH: This is the second book in the series that is about scandals and lies. When you wrote the first book in the series, did you realize it would be a series then?

SE: Yes, I knew it would be a series. That was the request my editor made, which is why I ended the first book on a cliff hanger. I didn’t know how many books would be in the series though. So far, it’s up to four books in the Chesterton Scandal series that I’m contracted to write.

CH: Where do your ideas come from? Do you have a standard formula for plots or do stories come to you as a whole concept?

SE: No formula. I just follow the muse wherever it takes me. Sometimes, its unearthing old ideas that I deserted but just doing a new spin on them. I do that a lot!

CH: Was it hard creating believable situations and issues or did you take them from real life and elaborate?

SE: For this type of book, it requires some suspension of disbelief from the reader. In that, I mean the book is basically a soap opera about a wealthy black family. To keep up the pacing, I had to have a lot happening to them in a short amount of time. There’s probably more drama in their lives than the average person! But even, if all of the plot isn’t realistic, I wanted their emotions grounded in reality. I wanted the readers to empathize with them even if they couldn’t always personally identify with them or their experiences.

CH: Where did you get inspiration for your characters?

SE: I didn’t base the characters on anyone. I had an idea of what type of people I wanted them to be and went from there.

CH: Which character was hardest to write?

SE: The character that’s always hard to write is Dante Turner, the vengeful brother, in the series. He can be amusing sometimes because he has no filter, so I can have fun with his dialogue, but he’s a selfish, manipulative liar and being in that head space all the time can get tiring.

CH: What is different and exciting that you bring to your readers through your writing style?

SE: I try to bring fast-paced plotting and realistic dialogue but also try to focus on the quality of the writing and the romance, which is a huge component of my stories. Romance/love is the emotional anchor to most of my novels.

I’m not honing it in for my readers. My books are carefully plotted (with outlines) because the characters have so many interweaving stories. I revise like crazy to make it sound as close to perfect as I can get.

CH: Do you often write books with a lot of twists and turns? And why?

SE: I don’t always do that, but this type of book called for it. I wanted a book that had a few surprises. I wanted it to be a bit of an adventure for the reader. Some books get a lot rougher with their drama but in the end, I had to have a book I was proud to have my name attached to it.

CH: Are there any books that influenced you while writing this book?

SE: I didn’t follow her style, but I really like how Edith Wharton did smart soap opera-like drama in her day from The Age of Innocence to The Buccaneers. She was one of the few authors I had to read in school and I didn’t consider it a chore. I also got inspired a lot by TV. Television screenwriters understand fast plotting and quick character development.

CH: Did you have to do any special research to write this book?

SE: Not really. I may have to pop online every now and then to get ideas for what a study in a mansion should look like or the types of cars millionaires drive, but that’s about it.

CH: Is there a message in your novel that you want the readers to grasp?

SE: All choices have consequences. My characters continually face the long-term implications of the decisions and mistakes they make.

CH: What kind of feedback are you getting from your readers for this book?

SE: Overall, readers have responded very well to this series—even better than to my previous Gibbons Gold Digger series. There are a few who are put off by some of the language and sex, but again this is grittier than my previous series, so I wrote it accordingly. And believe it or not, there are even some new readers who think I don’t go far enough! They want me to get even raunchier, more fights, more sex. I know there are books on the market who bring even more spice and drama than I do, which changes readers’ expectations, but ultimately, I have to be happy with the final product—and I am.

CH: What can we expect next, is there another book in the making?

SE: There’s another book in the series that comes out in April 2017 titled Lust and Loyalty. It continues the Murdoch family story line, showing what else happens in their lives and introduces a new character. After that, I have another book coming out in June 2017 titled Between Lost and Found that is VERY different than my previous works. It’s what publishers call “upmarket women’s fiction.” The pacing is slower, but there’s more depth and meaning to the story. I also have a non-fiction book coming out in 2018 that I’m writing with Jamie Broadnax, the creator of Black Girl Nerds.

Note: For my audience, upmarket women’s fiction is fiction that appeals to both commercial fiction and literary fiction audiences. It is fiction that basically straddles the line between commercial and literary.

CH: Can you give my audience your website address?

SE: Sure! My web site is http://shellyellisbooks.com.

CH: Can you tell my audience where your book is sold?

SE: My books can be found online on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Books A Million. Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2cSLiue You can also find them on Walmart and Target shelves, depending on the location.

CH: Any closing remarks?

SE: I always love to hear from readers! If you read one of my books and liked it, you can reach me at shellyellisbooks@gmail.com.

CH: Thank you so much, Shelly Ellis, for taking time out of your very busy writing schedule to join me and my blog followers.  It has been a real pleasure discussing your writing journey and your book with my audience.  And readers, if you’re like me and would enjoy this book, I suggest you pick up a copy at your earliest convenience. 

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Guest Author Interview – Dariel Raye

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Title: Destiny’s Favor: Orlosian Warriors Book 2

Genre: Paranormal/Multicultural & Interracial

Synopsis: His world shifted the moment she was born. Now, nothing can stop him from making her his.

Imagine meeting a man who looks like an angel, wings and all? What would you do if this man told you he existed with only one purpose – to claim you and only you?

Destiny Carter is a feisty, take charge, Rubinesque beauty with a tough façade, who finds herself in that age old quandary, “always a bridesmaid, never a bride.” A string of lackluster relationships leave her hopeless and ready to settle…Until she meets Japheth, the man her fiancé claims is his best friend! Japheth’s arrival is heralded by an attack on Destiny’s life, and instinctively, she knows this is just the beginning.

Born more than 200 years ago, Japheth looks like an angel but he’s far from it. In his world, the ratio of men to women is 500 to 1, and although he’s a superior being, he’s willing to break the most sacred law of his brothers, even drink human blood, to have one meant for him alone. When he meets Destiny, he knows she’s the one he’s been searching for. To claim her, he will have to betray a friend, risk his life, and hardest of all, humble himself enough to win her love.

Warning: Must be 18+. This book contains explicit sex scenes and some coarse language.

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Dariel Raye, Author

CH: Today’s Guest Author is Dariel Raye, who fell in love with books and started reciting stories at the age of 3. Welcome to my blog, Dariel.

CH: Can you sum up your book in 20 words or less?

DR: A Nephilim descendant risks his life for his soul-mate, a strong-willed, Rubinesque beauty engaged to his best friend.

CH: How did you come up with the premise for this series?

DR: I’ve always been fascinated with angels, and dreamed about the hero in book one, Calm Assurance: Orlosian Warriors Book 1. 

CH: Why did you decide to write this book?

DR: The entire “Orlosian Warriors” series is about grace, forgiveness, and the power of love. I’m always thinking about what would happen if things were not as they seem. For instance, what would happen if, instead of the relative abundance of women, we were a rare, powerful, and precious commodity? If love and duty were prized above all else, life would be very different. I had to write about that world, and tell those stories.

CH: This book is listed under four genres—paranormal, romance, angels and multicultural. So, which genre is most prevalent?

DR: It’s also an urban fantasy romance about Nephilim, but there wasn’t room for another category, and Nephilim is not listed as a category, yet.  Good question. Thank goodness I didn’t have to choose just one on the distributors’ platforms. Honestly, if I had to strip it down to just one category that would allow me to tell the same story, it would be urban fantasy with romantic elements.

CH: When you are coming up with a new idea for a book, do you look at the market for trends? Or do you just write your own story?

DR: Without question, I write my own stories. My books would very likely sell better if I paid attention to the market and its fickle trends, but I’ve always followed whatever happened to be in my head. Although, I do listen to my readers when they ask for certain spin-off stories.

CH: Where do your ideas come from? Do you have a standard formula for plots or do stories come to you as a whole concept?

DR: My stories almost always come to me in dreams, sometimes in a series of dreams. After I dream about characters over a period of time, I start with a whole concept and add supporting characters and settings according to the plot. 

CH: What is different and exciting that you bring to your readers through your writing?

DR: Mainly, I bring fresh perspectives to mythological characters with depth, and cast women of African-American heritage as the fascinating, strong (even if they have to find that strength in the story), intelligent beauties my heroes are willing to offer their lives for. The main characters in my worlds have unique origins and all of my stories could be called crossovers in that they don’t fit into just one box or category.

In my mind, I always visualize action, purpose, mystery, suspense, and romance: A modern-day woman strutting along the city streets when an angel suddenly drops from the sky, wings extended, and beckons for her to “come here,” or that same woman is forced into a dark alley and suddenly her pet wolf-hybrid shifts into the man of her dreams, comes to her rescue, and tells her he was born to protect her. Yeah, my mind is full of that kind of drama.  🙂

CH: Did you have to do any special research to write this book?

DR: I read and re-read sources to find the correct names for angels and each one’s purpose. I study the Bible regularly, so I was already familiar with most of the sketchy information given about Nephilim and their origin

CH: Was it hard creating believable situations and issues or did you take them from real life and elaborate?

DR: I took them from real life and elaborated. I love bringing anachronisms and mythological beings into the present. It makes them even more exciting when they suddenly show up in everyday life and meld with (or further complicate) regular, more mundane situations. 

CH: Who was your favorite character to write?

DR: I don’t want to make any of my heroes or heroines jealous, so I must say with all honesty that I enjoyed writing all of them. Some were harder to write than others, though, and Japheth from Destiny’s Favor: Orlosian Warriors Book 2 was one of those because he starts out rather self-centered and arrogant. He’s a character with a shaky moral compass, who might do just about anything…in the beginning, anyway.

CH: How much of your leading lady is based on you?

DR: Ha! Well, I’m of African-American descent, rubinesque, and I’ve always been a strong-willed, tomboyish Daddy’s girl. Most of my heroines love animals like I do, with the exception of a couple of them. I also place a lot of emphasis on the pivotal role grandmothers can play in my heroines’ lives because I grew up in an extended family with good, Southern-Creole cooking and old-fashioned values. The similarities stop there, but that’s plenty. With many of those things in common, each heroine is still very different, with unique back-stories.           

CH: Since you’ve told us about the main characters, do you have anything to share about the supporting characters?

DR: The comment that I made about grandmothers applies here. Also, as I stated in earlier, I listen to my readers because sometimes supporting characters are so powerful or likable, they deserve their own stories.

Oh, and two of the characters from this book, Rehobeth and Gideon, each have their own books coming up: Gideon’s Light: Orlosian Warriors Book 3, and Rehobeth’s Passion: Orlosian Warriors Book 4. Rehobeth is also in a spin-off, Orlosian Warriors, a novella. Part one of the novella is in Good Things, a 10-author urban fantasy anthology to support the “Random Acts Organization.”  Good Things is available now and was released on August 18, 2016.

CH: When you wrote the first book in the series, did you realize it would be a series then?

DR: Yes. Each climax along the way leads to a bigger climax at the end of the series. There’s a greater purpose.

CH: What kind of feedback are you getting from readers of the book?

DR: That’s a sore spot right now because in my excitement over publishing book two, I neglected to request reviews! Despite that, they’re trickling in slowly as people get around to reading it and posting their thoughts. The feedback so far is very good:

5***** “The plot is jam-packed with drama, lust, conflict, dark secrets and shocking revelations”

5***** “I got hooked on the first part of this story and was so excited to read this part.”

CH: What’s next for you as an author?

DR: I’m really excited because I’m coming out of a rough patch that has lasted for years in terms of my health. It’s time for me to pull some of the business aspects of being an author together so that I can actually make a living writing. As you know, that includes quite a few things, but one is a major revamping of my website, as soon as I finish part two of Outreach and help with the Good Things anthology release.

In addition to those things, over the next few months I’m planning to finish my first Christmas novella by November at the latest, then finally get back to work on Dark Sentinels Book Three: Parrish, and finish Gideon’s Light: Orlosian Warriors Book 3, both to be released next year.

CH: Where do you get inspiration for the passionate encounters in your writing and do you find them easier to write from the male or female perspective?

DR: Some of it, thank God and two ex-husbands, is from personal experience. Now the kinky stuff, that’s just my gutter mind 😀 Funny; I’ve never really thought about which perspective is easier to write. I do always write the climax from the heroine’s POV, though. I’ll have to ask my Sweetheart to describe his to me, so I can break out of that box.

CH: Can you give my audience your website address?

DR: Happily! Website: http://darkparanormalromanceseries.com

Blog: http://www.pendarielraye.blogspot.com

CH: Can you tell my audience where your book is sold?

DR: Destiny’s Favor can be found at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2cTpwqR

CH: Any closing remarks?

DR: Thank you so much for inviting me to be your guest, Cheryl. This has truly been a pleasure! I’m always available to host you and your books, as well.

CH: Thank you so much, Dariel Raye, for taking time out of your very busy writing schedule to join me and my blog followers.  It has been a real pleasure discussing your writing journey and your book with my audience.  And readers, if you’re like me and would enjoy this book, I suggest you pick up a copy at your earliest convenience. 

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Guest Author Interview – Nicole Hill

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Title: Blinded By Love

Genre: African American Romance

Synopsis: Being a teenager in this day and age is hard. Being a teenager in love is even harder. Cymone thought she had met the man of her dreams when she met Maurice. Little did she know her involvement with him would be detrimental to her health. Maurice showed no signs of being crazy or deranged or did he and Cymone just missed them. Find out what happens to a teenage girl when she is Blinded by Love.

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Nicole Hill, Author

CH: Today’s Guest Author is Nicole Hill. She has been writing short stories and plays since she was eight years old. Welcome to my blog Nicole.

CH: Can you sum up your book in 20 words or less?

NH: This book is about a teenage girl, who fell in love with the wrong guy.

CH: How did you come up with the premise for this book?

NH: I was in an abusive relationship for several years. I took the pain and shame I felt and wrote about it. I know firsthand it’s not easy to just walk away from a person you love.

CH: What are some of the emotional intricacies that are part of being in a situation blinded by love?

NH: Hurt, pain, shame, and feelings of worthlessness.

CH: Where do your ideas come from? Do you have a standard formula for plots or do stories come to you as a whole concept?

NH: I get ideas from everywhere. A story will play out like a movie in my head and all I have to do is write what I see.

CH: Was it hard creating believable situations and issues or did you take them from real life and elaborate?

NH: Yes, I took real life situations and elaborated on them.

CH: Is there a message in your novel that you want the readers to grasp?

NH: Yes, I want every female, who’s in an abusive relationship not to feel like they are alone and to understand that he will not change. I don’t want them to blame themselves for his actions. I also want people to understand that criticism is not the way to go when dealing with a person going through abuse. Instead of telling them they’re stupid for staying, just be that ear to listen.

CH: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Was this book meant to be a cautionary tale for domestic violence?

NH: Yes, domestic violence is a serious topic. Most people try to sweep it under the rug. I just wanted to bring awareness to the situation.

CH: Which character was hardest to write?

NH: Cymone was the hardest to write. I knew people would get agitated with her because of how she acted. Truth is there are a lot of females, young and old that act that way when they’re in love.

CH: Which character was your favorite to write?

NH: Christi was easy to write because everybody wants a friend like her.

CH: What is different and exciting that you bring to your readers through your writing?

NH: I only write about things I can relate to. I don’t write about a person who made a million (dollars) in the dope game.

CH: Do you often write books with a lot of twists and turns? And why?

NH: Yes, I don’t mean to, but if that’s the direction the story is going I don’t go against it.

CH: What kind of feedback are you getting from your readers for this book?

NH: I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback for the book.

CH: What can we expect next, is there another book in the making?

NH: Yes, I’m currently working on The Wife, Mistress, Chick on the side. I wanted an August release but mid-September is looking more promising.

CH: Can you give my audience your website address?

NH: Yes, www.realitypublicationspresents.com  

CH: Can you tell my audience where your book is sold?

NH: All of my titles are on Amazon and my website. Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2cflGDf

CH: Any closing remarks?

NH: I really appreciate this opportunity, thank you so much. Readers I love feedback, leave a review or email me at realitypublicationspresentsllc@gmail.com you can also follow me on Twitter @authornicoleh; Instagram @author_nicoleh75; and Facebook Nicole Hill.

CH: Thank you so much, Nicole Hill, for taking time out of your very busy writing schedule to join me and my blog followers.  It has been a real pleasure discussing your writing journey and your book with my audience.  

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Guest Author Interview – Terry Maxwell

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Title: More Than My Share of Pain: 25 Years in An Abusive Marriage…And How I Got Out

Genre: Addiction and Recovery/12-Step Program

Synopsis: All I can do is share my experience, strength and hope.  I’m writing this book to offer my story and to help other women rescue themselves from the physical pain – as well as the mental and spiritual distress – that comes from enduring a verbally abusive relationship.

I want those that have suffered verbal abuse to know that they too can find peace and happiness.

That is what I share in my book – the story of my abusive marriage, the story of how I eventually got out and the story of my renewal – my second life. 

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Terry Maxwell, Author

CH: Today’s Guest Author is Terry Maxwell. Terry wrote this book to help others get out of an abusive relationship. Welcome to my blog, Terry.

CH: Can you tell us in one sentence, why we should read your book?

TM: I want to pass on my experience, strength and hope to all who have suffered from verbal abuse.

CH: How did you come up with the premise for writing this deeply personal book?

TM: This is my life experience, what I have suffered, what I have endured and how I got the strength to get out of a toxic marriage after 25 years.

CH: Was it painful to revisit that the situations that changed your life? 

TM: Yes, very. I was starting to get migraines again and my body was shutting down. I asked my husband to help write this book beside me. It was my goal to finish it and get it out to the public—no matter what I was going through.

CH: What time period does the book span? Did you leave out any stories that you wanted to include?

TM: The book spans approximately 25 years. There are many more stories still out there. That is why I am planning to write six books.

CH: So many memoir writers work on their book for years and years. What made you decide to write your story now and how long did it take you to write it?

TM: I decided on my birthday this year to write a book and I wrote it in 3 months. The story was and has been inside me for many years.

CH: You said that you want to help other women/men in verbally abusive relationships. What organizations are you working with to help others?

TM: I help with The Woman’s Place, DVC, Al-Anon and by word of mouth. I receive an average of 3 – 5 calls a day for help. I am in the process of learning how to put podcasts together to put on YouTube to be able to help more women and men. I have just set up a channel on YouTube. You can find me if you search for Terry Maxwell.

CH: Did you find anything challenging while writing this book?

TM: Yes, There are certain events that triggered a negative response in me. I do have PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) from the environment that I grew up in. However, I found my purpose in writing this book and I have become much, more free from the past.

CH: What gave you the strength to get out of your marriage?

TM: I went to the DVC (Domestic Violence Center) for three years once a week, Al-Anon, my sponsor, my friends in Al-Anon, Buddhist Meditation, acupuncture, Reiki, yoga, power walking, attorney’s that had dealt with Narcissists and addicts, our marriage counselor, some close friends and the most important one was my son. It was no longer safe in our house and my former husband was starting to take his anger out on him. He was only 15 at the time.

CH: Can you tell us the story of your renewal?

TM: Through my Higher Power (HP), prayer, meditation, yoga, and Al-Anon I received the strength to get out. I was blessed to find someone who loved me for who I am, who did not try to change me or manipulate me, who is a spiritual being, supportive, loving and truly a wonderful guy. I am around people that are spiritually uplifting. I am living a life of serenity. My home is a safe haven. I love passing on love and serenity to all.

CH: What did you do to find peace and happiness?

TM: I removed myself from toxic friends, a toxic family, a toxic work environment. I put all my strength into prayer, meditation and asking my HP for guidance.

CH: What do you do now to continue keeping your life peaceful and happy?

TM: I meditate first thing in the morning, connect with my HP throughout the day, do my spiritual readings, work the 12 steps, go on nature walks, yoga, Tai Chi and spend my time with people who are spiritually uplifting.

CH: How long did it take you to write your book?

TM: 3 months

CH: Since you are a debut author, when you wrote this book, did you anticipate the vulnerability of putting your life out there?

TM: I did to a degree…it was very difficult; yet, at the same time very rewarding.

CH: What kind of feedback are you getting from readers of your book? 

TM: I am humbled by the feedback I have been receiving. I did a private reading of my book recently and many people expressed how much courage it took to write my book and put myself out there. I received only accolades. I had no expectations and when this happened I knew that instead of helping 3-5 people a day, I would be helping thousands. I was asked by The Woman’s Place to be in a documentary on verbal abuse and I was taped last month in Philadelphia.

CH: What can we expect next, is there another book in the making?

TM: Yes, the original goal was to write 6 books, but the last one took so much out of me, that my next book in going to be The Adventures of McDuff, the first dog I have been allowed to have. It is a story of innocence, the beauty of nature, going green, being Patriotic and it will be a happy go lucky book to cleanse my soul.

CH: Can you give my audience your website address?

TM:  Website: www.terrymaxwell25.com Also my Blog: www.terrymaxwellblog.wordpress.com and my FaceBook: Terry Maxwell.

CH: Can you tell my audience where your book is sold? 

TM: Yes, on Amazon. Amazon link: https://amzn.com/B01FG70RJA

CH: Any closing remarks?

TM: I would be honored, if you would read my book and post an honest review. If you need to reach me, please contact me at my email: terrymaxwell25@yahoo,com and I promise to call you back. Thank you for interviewing me, Cheryl.

CH: Thank you so much, Terry Maxwell, for taking time out of your very busy writing schedule to join me and my blog followers.  It has been a real pleasure discussing your writing journey and your book with my audience. 

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Guest Author Interview – Carrie Staples

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Title: The Single-Minded Prince (Gray Malkin’s Tales Volume 1)

Genre: Children/Action & Adventure

Synopsis: Ages 8-98. Follow the adventures of a willful prince and a feared pirate, who create their own worlds based on what they think is most important in life. Prince sides with Birds against Cats! Pirates consider a future in Venture Capitalism! Wizard woos Storm King in hopes that he will restore the Balance of Nature. Enemies discover they are friends in a series of totally unexpected events where everyone wins. Intriguing illustrations—a perfect source of topics for exciting family debates.

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Carrie Staples, Author

CH: Today’s Guest Author is Carrie Staples. From the first time Carrie picked up a pencil, she has been in heaven writing and illustrating books! Welcome to my blog, Carrie.

CH: Can you tell us a little about your book?    

CS: Follow the adventures of a willful prince and a feared pirate, who create their own worlds based on what they each believe is most important in life.

Prince Bertie sides with birds against cats! His efforts to protect birds and totally banish cats cause endless unforeseen problems. Each solution results in a new and more difficult challenge. Meanwhile Captain Brute Nastie and his gang of plundering pirates consider a future in Venture Capitalism!

Other characters include the Wizard Fernwake, who tries to woo the mighty Southeast Storm King in hopes that he will use his incredible powers to restore the balance of nature.

Enemies discover they are friends in a series of totally unexpected events where everyone wins.

CH: What inspired you to write this charming children’s book?

CS: This book was inspired by my cats, Gray Malkin Stutterfoot, Tuna-Una, Ling-Pie and her brother and sisters,  and by an unusual dream.

CH: How did you find an illustrator?

CS: I love to do my own illustrations. For me, that’s a big part of the fun of writing a book. I get to share the pictures that fill my mind as I write.  I hope to eventually add even more illustrations to this book. If you do an illustration based on the story, please email it to me.

CH:  Can you tell my audience a little about reading your book to small children?

CS: The best way to answer that question is to provide part of a grandmother’s report about reading The Single Minded Prince to her 6-year-old grandson.  I shortened her review but changed nothing. (Bertie is the single-minded prince. Fernwake is the wizard.)

Reviewer Comments: Last night, my grandson and I finished reading the Single Minded Prince.  He was sick last week and didn’t go to school on my babysitting day, so we read all about the pirates, the perceived loss of Bertie’s parents, his actions as King to build a big nest, and the blotting out of sunlight.  We read about how Bertie’s friends plot to blow the Nest away, the birth of the four kittens (We broke out laughing at “Tuna Una and Gray Malkin were expecting”), Fernwake’s negotiation with the Storm King, the blowing away of the Nest, the loss of Ling-Pie (How do you pronounce that?), the return of Captain Nastie, King Ollenfrond, and Queen Tindra, and the reconciliation of father and son.

My grandson loved it and, whenever I asked him about something, said he could understand it.  I had to explain what finnan haddie was, but he wouldn’t let me take the time to look up a picture on the web.  It was always, “Go on.”  He could identify with the parts about the fourth grade teacher asking her class to draw pictures of the bird community and the part about marshmallows in cocoa. Sparrow and Bertie’s problem solving and designing of the Nest may have spurred on his urge to draw diagrams. Right now he is really into doing arithmetic.  He corrected me when I said there were only two balloons in the picture of the Nest.  He counted eight.

I think I explained to him what the Chinese Book of Changes was and how some people throw little sticks and read the patterns in the pile to predict things.  Reading that was a great thing to have happen to me because I was reminded that I haven’t read the Tao de Ching yet.

CH: What inspired you to begin writing for children?

CS: I started writing for children before I had children. But when I started having children they provided a constant education about what children want to know and what they enjoy.

CH: Does being an adult give you a different perspective on writing children’s literature? If so, how?

CS: My goal is to write for people of all ages. The Single Minded Prince is fun to read right up through your 90s!

CH: What do you find to be the hardest part of writing for children?

CS: The hardest part about writing for children is finding time to write all the books I want to write for them.

CH: Do you write books for different age levels of children?

CS: This book is for different levels of readers and listeners, age 6 and up. Each age level will understand more of the nuances in the story.  Adults discover challenging concepts to discuss with their children. For example, “Is it wrong for Captain Brute Nastie to retire from a career as a pirate and start investing in international trade without being punished for his past misdeeds?”

CH: Is it hard to write a story on a child’s level?

CS: I write for myself. People who have known me all my life say I never change. Perhaps I have never grown up.

CH: Where do you come up with ideas for children’s story?

CS: I think about stories for children 24/7. Right now, I am focusing on a children’s book about bugs: drawing dead bugs and learning about biology and robotics from those drawings. It is an odd topic, but I am having fun.

CH: What is your favorite children’s book?

CS: Llama Llama Red Pajama by the brilliant Anna Dewdney

CH: Since this is part of a series, when should we expect book 2?

CS: I am considering writing the amazing true-life stories of Gray Malkin Stutterfoot and of the little black kitten, Ling-Pie. There may be a book about the adventures of Ling-Pie and Bertie when they go on an ocean voyage with Captain Nastie. Suggestions from readers would be appreciated.

CH: What kind of feedback are you getting from your readers for this book?

CS: It is very exciting to discover how much people of all different ages enjoy reading the story and reading the story to children as young as 6 years old.  I thought 6 would be too young, but I was wrong.

CH: Can you give my audience your website address?

CS: www.carriestaples.com

CH: Can you tell my audience where your book is sold?

CS: My book is available on Amazon and CreateSpace. You can read it on Kindle Unlimited for free. Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2bLkvMo

CH: Any closing remarks?

CS: Please also look for The Yarn Animal Book and The Yarn Animal Booklet Series.  Each booklet is based on one of the 6 different yarn crafts taught in the original book. The Yarn Animal Book was first published by Simon & Schuster in 1974 and has remained popular with yarn lovers everywhere. The books are available on Amazon, Kindle and CreateSpace.

Thank you, Cheryl, for taking the time to interview me for your blog. It was lots of fun!

CH: Thank you so much, Carrie Staples, for taking time out of your very busy writing schedule to join me and my blog followers.  It has been a real pleasure discussing your writing journey and your book with my audience. 

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Congratulations to Cheryl Holloway on Blog’s Third Anniversary

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Cheryl Holloway’s Virtual 3rd Anniversary Blog Party

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Cheryl Holloway’s Bio: Cheryl is an eBook romance author and blogger, who loves to pay it forward to other authors around the world.

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Welcome to all of my “Book Lover” Guests and I guarantee you that we will have a rockin’ good time celebrating my blog’s third anniversary!

  • Virtual 3rd Anniversary Blog Party Schedule:
  • 9:00   Welcome/Bio/Hugs
  • 9:30   *Question about Blog Books/Amazon Gift Card
  • 10:30  Author Page Link/Book Links
  • 11:30  *Scavenger Hunt/ Starbucks Gift Card
  • 12:30  Pics of food and drinks/BYOB Wine and Champagne
  • 1:30   Question about Blog Book Reviews
  • 2:30    Video Link/Interview with Joi
  • 3;30    Pay It Forward Celebrity Guest Author Link
  • 4:30    *Guess Jar with M&Ms/Pay it forward Bracelet
  • 5:00    Thank You for Coming/Subscribe

We are live today from 9 am to 5 pm. Please stop by and Leave a Reply on the blog or email Cheryl at authorCherylHolloway@gmail.com.

9:30

Name a book that was featured by:

  1. The oldest Guest Author
  2. The Guest Author from Cuba
  3. The Guest Author from the farthest place in U.S.
  4. The Author Duo from Los Angeles
  5. The Guest Author with the most reviews

Send your answers to authorCherylHolloway@gmail.com and the correct answer wins a prize.

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Take a moment to check out these links to my Amazon Author Page and the eBooks.

11:30

Scavenger Hunt, Find:

  1. The First Celebrity
  2. The Author who wrote about a fire
  3. The Author who is retired policeman
  4. The Most Famous Celebrity
  5. The Author with initials BJ
  6. Two Authors who own a Publishing Company
  7. A person who has had an interview twice, but hasn’t written a book
  8. The Youngest Author
  9. The Author of a book for disabled children
  10. A Celebrity from another country
  11. A sorority that was featured
  12. A book about an old man

Send your “Finds” to my email box at authorCherylHolloway@gmail.com. The person(s) with the most correct answers will win a gift card. Starbucks Gift Card_image

12:30 Let’s Eat!

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Book cakes for book lovers and book worms by Laura Jane Cake Design..

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We provide Ice Tea, Lemonade and Water. Guests can BYOB of Wine or Champagne.

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We have provided a variety of food for our guests.

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Book Table for VIPs.

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We have a special table reserved just for you.

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Everyone is crowding around the Sea Food Table. Save me some shrimp and crab legs, please!  Let me get a glass of Arnold Palmer Tea to go with the turkey breast wrapped in bacon and some steamed veggies.

1:30

Can you name all of the Book Reviews posted on this blog? A fun question with no prize.

Here is the picture of the Georgia Vidalia Gold wine our chef was talking about.

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2:30

Enjoy the entertaining Cougar Tales Videos and the delightful interview by the sassy main character, Joi, of Cougar Tales. She will make you smile and laugh!

3:30

Catherine Ryan Hyde Link: http://bit.ly/2bQekIG This was a great interview and I was even more inspired to pay it forward to other authors.

4:30

Guess how many pieces of candy are in the jar of M&Ms. M&Ms in Jar

The person with the correct number of M&Ms will win a Pay-It-Forward Bracelet.

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A Virtual Swag Bag for everyone attending this Virtual Blog Party!

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A Special “Thank You” to all of my “Book Lover” Guests and Blog fans who stopped by today for this Virtual Blog Party. I had fun and I hope that you did also. Don’t forget to get your virtual swag bag.  I invite you to take the time to subscribe to this blog and receive the new blog posts in your email box. THANK YOU for spending the day with CHERYL HOLLOWAY..

P. S. Check out my Congratulations Page Blog Post, also

Cheryl Holloway Wishes You A Happy Labor Day Weekend for 2016

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Labor Day is always held on the first Monday of September. It was originally organized to celebrate various labor organizations in the United States, so it is distinctly an American holiday. Labor Day is generally considered the end of the summer and a last chance for family trips or outdoor events before fall and winter.

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Once again, my summer flew by and I am doing what I love most—writing!

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Working tirelessly is something most of us do every day. Take this opportunity to feel very proud for your hard work. 

To all of you, I wish you have a Happy Labor Day Weekend.

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Cheryl Holloway’s Virtual Blog Party Date and Time

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The Virtual 3rd Anniversary Blog Party is in less than 48 hours…

When: Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Where: www.CherylHolloway.net/blog

Time: 9 am-5 pm

Join Us

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Check Out These Swag Bags for Cheryl Holloway’s Virtual Party

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Check Out These Virtual Swag Bags for Cheryl Holloway’s Virtual Party

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Who wouldn’t want a Virtual Swag Bag full of these items? 

And remember, it’s all in FUN.

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Guest Author Interview – Maureen Smith

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Title: Wicked Games (Denver Rebels Book 1)

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Multicultural

Synopsis: College recruiter Nadia Warner has sworn off jocks for good. So when her sports reporter brother drags her out to a hockey practice, the last thing she’s looking for is romance. But when she locks gazes with hockey superstar Reid Holden, all bets are off…

Reid is the resident bad boy of the Denver Rebels. On the ice, he delivers bone-crushing hits that often land him in the penalty box. Off the ice, he has a reputation for snubbing reporters, partying hard and breaking hearts. No woman has ever been able to crack his tough shell…until Nadia comes along.

When their eyes meet, the electricity between them is hot enough to melt the ice beneath Reid’s feet. In exchange for giving Nadia’s brother a quote for his column, Reid wants an introduction to Nadia.

But that’s just the beginning…

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CH: Today’s Guest Author is Maureen Smith, the USA Today bestselling author, who writes sexy romance with plenty of page-turning suspense. Welcome to my blog, Maureen.

CH: Can you sum up your book in 20 words or less?

MS: A sexy love story sure to please fans who enjoy their romance with a side of sports.

CH: Where do your ideas come from? Do you have a standard formula for plots or do stories come to you as a whole concept?

MS: A few of my ideas have been inspired by a dream, a news story, a conversation, or a past memory. But the majority of my story ideas are products of my overactive imagination. The muse is always churning, no matter where I am or what I’m doing.

CH: Where did you get the idea for the series?

MS: Wicked Games was originally published as a short story in the USA Today bestselling “12 Alphas 12 Months” box set, which featured interracial romances by various authors. I wanted to write a sports romance featuring a different type of hero from my previous novels, so I chose a hockey player. I thought it would be fun and challenging to explore a romantic relationship between two people from such vastly different backgrounds.

CH: What is different and exciting that you bring to your readers through your romance writing?

MS: I always strive to deliver the most memorable, compelling love story I possibly can—one that people will want to read over and over again. My books are often praised for the scorching sex scenes, realistic dialogue, strong family relationships, and the emotional depth of the characters.

CH: The multicultural/interracial genre is relatively new. How did you decide to write in this genre?

MS: I’ve always believed that the language of love is universal. Just as I’ve always enjoyed celebrating black love, I also enjoy exploring romances between two people from different backgrounds. The rate of interracial marriages is rising every year, so I think, it’s okay for romance novels to reflect our changing times. Wicked Games is my fourth interracial romance. I previously published Like No One Else, Romancing the MD, and Stay With Me.

CH: Can you tell us a little bit about your main characters?

MS: Nadia, the heroine, is a community college recruiter. She’s had rotten luck with relationships, particularly with athletes. So she’s dead set against dating another jock and risking more heartbreak. Reid, the hero, is a star hockey player with a bad boy reputation. He’s smitten from the moment he sees Nadia, but earning her trust will be more challenging than winning the Stanley Cup.

CH: You’ve told us a little about the main characters, do you have anything to share about the supporting characters?

MS: The supporting characters really helped round out the story, especially Nadia’s twin brother, Nelson. They’re very close, and he plays an integral role in bringing Nadia and Reid together.

CH: Take us through your writing process. You get an idea, do you map out the book beforehand, or do you allow the characters to write their own story?

MS: Before I start a book, the characters usually come to me first, then the main conflict. I’m not a plotter, I’m a pantser. So, I don’t outline my books. Other than having a general idea of the plot, I like to fly by the seat of my pants and see where the story takes me.

CH: Who was your favorite character to write?

MS: I loved all of them, but if I had to choose just one, I would probably say Reid. I think he stole my heart from the very first page. I loved his alpha-ness, his intensity, his strength, his loyalty, and his competitive spirit on and off the ice. Most of all, I thoroughly enjoyed watching him fall head over heels for Nadia. So romantic!

CH: Which character was hardest to write?

MS: Honestly, I enjoyed developing all of the characters, flaws and all. So, I can’t really say which one gave me the most trouble.

CH: What do you want readers to grasp from this novel?

MS: The most important message is that love has no color. Nadia and Reid faced opposition from certain family members, but their love and devotion to each other was strong enough to overcome all obstacles. I think finding true love can be a reality for anyone, as long as you open your heart and mind to all the possibilities.

CH: Was it hard creating believable situations and issues?

MS: Not really. I think the challenges that Reid and Nadia faced as an interracial couple were realistic, timely, and relatable.

CH: You seem to have a large number of followers. How did you build such a large following?

MS: It didn’t happen overnight. I’ve been writing more than 20 years, and my first novel was published in 2002. So it took time and patience to build an audience, and I’m truly grateful for the support of each and every one of my readers. I think, the key to gaining and keeping readers is consistently writing good books. If you establish a reputation for producing quality work, your audience will grow. Never underestimate the power of word-of-mouth advertising!

CH: As far as accolades or achievements, what would you say has been your greatest writing achievement?

MS: That’s a tough one! It’s always an honor to be recognized with awards and nominations, and hitting the USA Today bestseller list was exciting. But writing is such a roller-coaster journey that I find myself taking the greatest pleasure in completing novels. There’s nothing more satisfying than reaching the end of a book, exhaling a sigh of relief and declaring, “The End!”

CH: What type of feedback are you receiving?

MS: The response to Wicked Games has been overwhelmingly positive. I’m truly humbled and grateful that so many people enjoyed this book so much. I’ve heard from many readers who have read the book numerous times, and I’ve also gained a lot of new fans. There are, of course, some longtime readers who don’t enjoy interracial romances for personal reasons, and I respect their views. But the majority of responses I’ve received have been glowing and supportive. I’m looking forward to completing the Denver Rebels series!

CH: Can you give my audience your website address?

MS: Sure! It’s http://maureen-smith.com

CH: Can you tell my audience where they can purchase your book?

MS: Wicked Games is sold through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iBooks, and Kobo. Amazon Link: http://amzn.to/2balzba

CH: Any closing remarks?

MS: Thank you so much for having me! I truly appreciate the opportunity to chat with you and your readers about my work!

CH: Thank you so much, Maureen Smith, for taking time out of your very busy writing schedule to join me and my blog followers.  It has been a real pleasure discussing your writing journey and your book with my audience. 

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Cheryl Holloway Invites Everyone to the Blog’s 3rd Anniversary Virtual Party

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Cheryl Holloway, author and blogger, throws a Virtual Third Anniversary Party.

  • When:  September 6th  
  • Where: www.CherylHolloway.net/blog
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Overcoming Procrastination and…Becoming A Writer

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How many of you are Aspiring Writers? 

Now, I’m going to give you the definition of an aspiring writer.

Aspiring writers are the people who sit watching their favorite show on TV or those who spend eight hours on facebook, all the while saying, “One day, I want to write that novel!”

Now, how many of you, who are aspiring writers, have written a novel?

None

Why? Because Aspiring Writers are Procrastinators

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Why do so many people procrastinate when it comes to writing?

The #1 reason is that most aspiring writers make excuses for not writing.  Such as, I don’t have enough time. I work. I can only write on weekends.

The #2 reason is they don’t make a plan to implement their writing and act on it. Such as, I don’t have enough time to start writing today. I will start writing my book next year. I don’t really need a plan to write.

The #3 reason is that they have poor time management skills. Such as, I will start writing tomorrow, because I have to watch the basketball game today.

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Remember: If it can be done tomorrow, it can be done today.

Procrastination leads to feelings of anxiety and stress, fatigue, and disappointment from falling below your own standards and having to put your life on hold for extremely long periods of time.

Procrastination can be hard on you and actually increase your chances of failing, but so many aspiring writers do it anyway.

So, what can you do to overcome your tendencies to procrastinate?

Five Simple Steps

Step One: Awareness– You must understand the reasons why you procrastinate. Most people can’t come up with an effective solution, if they don’t really understand the root of the problem. As with most problems, awareness and self-knowledge are the keys to figuring out how to change. In your case, how to stop procrastinating when it comes to writing.

Step Two: Commitment- You start simply by committing to write. Period. Say to yourself, “I am a writer.” Then, complete a small task, any task, and write it down. Finish it and reward yourself. It’s just that simple. Focus on starting your writing project, rather than finishing it. People who write down their task tend to finish them. Make a “to do” list and when you finish something on the list, check it off or X it out. You will feel so much better.

Step Three: Motivation- In order to overcome procrastination, it’s critical that you stay motivated to be productive. Tell your best friend that you want to write a book and you need her to call you once a week and check on you and your progress.

Step Four: Set Goals– You must make reasonable and doable goals. You must be realistic when making goals. Achieving goals and changing habits takes time and effort (usually 21 days); don’t sabotage yourself by having unrealistic expectations that you cannot reasonably meet.  Such as, I’m going to write the first ten chapters this week. You need to take action and ten chapters will only frustrate you. It’s not the thought that counts — it’s the action. You must take action to make your goals and dreams a reality.

Step Five: Time Management- In order to overcome procrastination, some time management techniques and tools will help. Break big tasks into smaller tasks. Instead of having one giant task, break it down to four smaller tasks. Instead of saying, “I’m going to write for four hours today.”  Say, “I’m going to write for one hour today. When I accomplish that, then maybe I’ll write an additional 15 minutes.”

The truth is you are not procrastinating, but you are deciding not to write.  Ultimately, you make time for the things you want to do.

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Cheryl Holloway is Featured on Indie in My Kindle With Shelley Young

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Today, I am Featured in the Author Spotlight on Shelley Young’s Blog.

Here is the link: http://www.shelley-fiction.com/293481332

I’d love for you to read the information about me and my books. Please Enjoy the blog post and gather a little insight into my writing life.

Cheryl Holloway

A Special Thanks to Shelley Young, Author at www.shelley-fiction.com

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