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Interview with Charlotte E. English, author of the Draykon Series


Today is a very special day, as I get to interview one of my favorite indie authors! Charlotte E. English is the author of the Draykon series. I have given each book in the series a 5 star rating, so you can imagine how much I like them.

I have one more treat for you. As part of the ‘Featured Author Week’, Charlotte is also appearing on two other blogs, where you can take a look at two amazing character interviews!

Here are the links to the two blogs:

  1. Ebook Apothecary
  2. Urban Fantasy Reviews

Now, I can’t wait any longer, so lets get started!

Interview with Charlotte E. English, author of the Draykon Series

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

The Draykon Series is high fantasy, set in a rather whimsical alternate world. It also has a strong mystery element.

Ritesh: You can find a much longer description of the series here!

How did you come up with the idea for the series?

I hardly know! It can be difficult to figure out precisely where an idea came from. I’m sure that my love of books like Alice in Wonderland had something to do with it, though; I’ve always been fascinated by really original (and whimsical) world-building, and that’s where Draykon really started – with an idea for a weird and wonderful world.

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Charlotte E English as ‘Featured Author’ for an entire week!


Some of you may already know how much I love Charlotte’s Draykon Series. I have previously reviewed both books in the series so far, and and given each book a well-deserved 5 star rating. So, I had to have Charlotte as a featured author when her third and final book in the series is about to come out.

For those who still don’t know what I am talking about, check out my reviews of Charlotte’s first two books in the Draykon Series:

  • Draykon (Draykon #1): … I really liked the story-telling style of the author and the two different story-arcs run smoothly along till almost then end when they collide magnificently and culminate in a crescendo. Now, all I can do is wait for the next instalment in the story.
  • Lokant (Draykon #2): … it becomes absolutely clear that a war will be coming soon. The resurrection of Drakons and their proclamation of war is where this book ends. I am waiting to see what role each character will have to play in the coming war. In the end, all I have to ask you is, “Are you ready for the battle?”

And, I just got an ARC of the third and final book in the series and I can’t wait to share the review with everyone! But, it’ll have to wait till the third day in the week.

As usual, I do have something very special for you guys! Charlotte has agreed to giveaway 2 sets of her entire series to lucky winners! That is right. Two people could be the proud owners of the entire series! I don’t think I have ever hosted a better giveaway (and, I have hosted quite a few till date). Also, this does not mean that others get left out. Charlotte is also giving away 3 ebooks of every book in her series. So, there is something for everyone here! 

It is very easy to enter the giveaway. All you have to do is visit the page linked below and follow the simple instructions. Remember to let me know if you have read any of Charlotte’s books previously.

Giveaway of Charlotte’s Draykon Series

Here is the schedule for the entire week on my blog:

23rd April – Day One: A Biographical write-up by Charlotte
24th April – Day Two: Charlotte’s books – An Introduction to the Draykon series
25th April – Day Three: My review of ‘Orlind’, the third book in the series
26th April – Day Four: An interview with Charlotte E English
27th April – Day Five: Guest post
28th April – Day Six: Short story by Charlotte involving Tren

And now for the final big announcement! I have two other wonderful bloggers participating in this awesome and HUGE week. They are:

Beth at Ebook Apothecary
Kate at Urban Fantasy Reviews

So go ahead and visit these great bloggers . They have a week scheduled which surely rivals mine! I will also be putting up links to these blogs in my posts to make it easier for you to follow along. As an added incentive, I’ll give  all commenters on all participating blogs extra entries in the giveaway! So, make sure you come back each day.

Mark this in your calendars, you do not want to miss it!

Interview with Katheryn Lane, author of Her Latin Lover and The Royal Sheikh


Hi everyone! Today, I have with me author Katheryn Lane, who writes contemporary romance novels. This is Katheryn’s second visit to the blog, as she also participated in my huge Valentines Day Giveaway. This is quite different for me as I have not interviewed romance authors before, so it got very interesting! Lets get to the interview and get to know more about Katheryn and her books.

I also have a giveaway running right now where two lucky winners will receive a set of both her books. So, go on and enter the giveaway here!

Interview with Katheryn Lane, author of Her Latin Lover and The Royal Sheikh

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

I currently have two published novels, The Royal Sheikh and Her Latin Lover, which are both contemporary romances set in fictional places.  The Royal Sheikh is set in an imaginary country in the Arabian Peninsula and Her Latin Lover is based in a fictitious place in South America, so they have a certain element of fantasy about them which I hope provides readers with some great romantic escapism. Both books are face-paced, with a lot of action and conflict, but I don’t think I’d be giving too much away if I said that, like most great romances, they have a satisfying happily-ever-after ending. Reviewers have described my books as being ‘a romantic roller coaster’, having ‘lots of flat-out chemistry’, ‘sweet, heart-warming, yet sexy’, which is fantastic, as this is exactly what I hoped to achieve when I started writing each novel.

How do you come up with the idea for the books?

My first romance, The Royal Sheikh, was inspired by my life in the Middle East. I moved here several years ago with my family and when I first arrived I went out to explore some of the country. While I was out, I came across a deserted beach on the Arabian Gulf. I must admit I wasn’t swept off my feet by a royal Sheikh, but I did see a Bedouin tent and some camels out in the distance, which set me thinking about who might live there and what they might be like. The rest of the story developed from there.

My second romance, Her Latin Lover, was inspired by my love of travel.  Luckily, I have never woken up anywhere and found myself completely alone with no money, but it does happen to people and I started wondering how such a thing could occur and what the person would do next. Much of the local details were provided by a close friend who spent a long time working in South America. However, unlike the heroine in Her Latin Lover, Mary, my friend never found herself caught up with the local mafia, at least not that I know of!

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Interview with Ruth Madison, author of (W)hole


Today. I welcome to the blog, author Ruth Madison. I found her books to be really intriguing as her most of her books contain characters who have some disability, and yet try to live a normal life. I know this is something that is not commonly done, and for me, it is the first time I have come across such books, except for Emlyn Chand’s Farsighted series.

I was really interested in knowing what made her write about this subject, and I had to talk to her about it. Let’s take a look at how that went!

Interview with Ruth Madison, author of (W)hole

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

I write love stories because there’s nothing more beautiful to me in life than love. I always enjoy seeing people loving and supporting one another. The twist with my romances are that the heroes in my stories are always dealing with a physical disability of some kind.

How do you come up with the idea for the books?

It depends, but usually a story is sparked by me wanting to respond to something. I might overhear someone saying that a young man who has become paralyzed will never get married and that makes me want to write a book showing that a paralyzed young man can indeed get married and have the family life that he wanted.

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Interview with Chris Stralyn, author of This Time You Lose



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Today I have with me author Chris Stralyn, who writes suspense thrillers. It is my pleasure to invite her, as I have never had a suspense thriller author on the blog. This got very interesting, as I was able to ask all the questions I had about writing thrillers! So, lets jump in and get started with this interview!

Interview with Chris Stralyn,

author of This Time You Lose

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

Genre: Suspense/Thriller

What would you do if street thugs invaded your home? What if you’re a child care provider, caring for a dozen kids at the time? Lisa Kaamp, a most unlikely heroine, faces just such a nightmare in This Time You Lose, the terrifying story of one woman’s struggle to survive when she and the children she cares for become victims of a home invasion gone terribly wrong.

How did you come up with the idea for the book?

Years ago, a neighboring community was plagued with a series of home invasions. A childcare provider myself at the time, I wondered what would happen if one of these invasions occurred in a childcare home. A woman home alone, caring for up to a dozen children in a deserted, middle-class neighborhood made the perfect target for one of these invasions – and thus my story was born.

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