Monthly Archives: January 2012

Same Story, Different Art Form – Guest post by Emily Ann Ward

My husband recently bought me Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 DVD. I have been a Harry Potter fan for ten years, and I diligently waited in midnight release lines for the books. When the movies came out, they one after another disappointed me, but the two Deathly Hallows movies were near perfect for me. The others I could honestly do without. It was mostly movies four, five, and six that made me feel like they were dealing with completely different stories.

I know I shouldn’t be so hard on them. The novel and the film are two completely different art forms. When I was fifteen, I was the fan who was upset they left this scene out or messed that scene up or gave this line to that character. Today I realize that we’re dealing with two media forms that are nearly opposites.

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Give away of Terra Harmony’s novel, Water

Thank you everyone who entered for the giveaway! The giveaway is now closed and the winners will be announced on the blog shortly!

I will be having author Terra Harmony as a ‘Featured Author’ for an entire week on my blog with interviews, book reviews, and guest posts. I will also be giving away 10 copies of Terra Harmony’s novel Water,  which is the first book in the Akasha Series,  on my blog. The giveaway is open internationally. The giveaway will be open till February 5, 2012.

About Water: Book One of the Akasha Series’

All of the elemental powers are in the palm of her hand…and it won’t be enough to save her. When Kaitlyn Alder is involuntarily introduced to a life of magic, she becomes part of an organization hell-bent on saving the Earth. Just as her new-found life holds promises of purpose, romance, and friendship, the organization divides and a rogue member holds Kaitlyn hostage. Now one of the most terrifying men the human race has to offer stands between her and Earth’s survival.

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Excerpt from ‘Calico’ by Allison Bruning

I have recently interviewed author Allison Bruning. You can read the interview here. She has graciously provided us with a wonderful excerpt from her book, ‘Calico’

Excerpt from Chapter 4 of Calico

June 19, 1764 – Lower Chillicothe Town, Southern Ohio

Small groups of women washed clothes in the medium-sized river at the back of the village. Children ran along the large barrier wall made of thick tree trunks that flanked the sides of the village. Calico watched the boys interact with each other. She peered around the bustling village. Men relaxed on the ground while women worked, children played and elders taught the young men. A tear fell from Calico’s eyes with the recollection of her own parents.

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Interview with Allison Bruning, author of ‘Calico’

Hi everyone! Today, I welcome to the blog author Allison Bruning. We talk about her writing career as well as her books. As a special treat she also gives us a sample of her writing, which you can read here.

Alright then, let’s get started!

Interview with Allison Bruning

Describe your series? What genre would you classify it into?

The Children of the Shawnee follows twin sisters, Calico and Rose Turner Dubious before, during and just after the Unites States Revolutionary War. Like a Tale of Twin Cities, while the twins do not live in the same area they will meet up in the end. My series starts with the girls together but after their parents deaths they decide to follow different paths. Calico stays with the Shawnee while Rose is sent to live with her father’s family in France.
My series is historical fiction with a taste of suspense, paranormal, and romance.

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Interview with Curtis Hox, author of ‘Bleedover’

As part of the ‘Bleedover Blog Tour’ I will be giving away a copy of the eBook to one lucky winner. You can enter here.

The author is also giving away a $50 Gift card to one lucky winner who will be chosen from across the blog tour. You can enter here.

Today, I interview author Curtis Hox today. I have also reviewed the book here. The book is a great amalgamation of both my favourite genres: Fantasy and SF.

Interview with Curtis Hox, author of ‘Bleedover’

Describe your book? What genre would you classify it into?
Technically it’s science fantasy. It uses tropes from both genres quite liberally. But during our soft launch we experimented with this terminology and had trouble with it. People on the boards didn’t seem that interested in the genre, which makes sense because it’s a narrow sub genre. So, we’re calling it science fiction and contemporary fantasy.

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