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Interview with Jamie Salisbury, author of the Tudor Dynasty Series


I have with me today, author Jamie Salisbury, who writes romance novels. I know, not my usual genre, but I really like talking to authors outside the genres I read to understand the differences in genres, the differences in writing styles, and reasons why I should be interested in the books. So, without taking to much of your time, here it is!

Interview with Jamie Salisbury, author of the Tudor Dynasty Series

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

Romance, historical and contemporary. Women’s fiction, chick-lit.

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

Usually, the idea just drops out of no-where.

When and why did you begin writing? What do you enjoy most about writing?

I’ve been writing since I was a child. I started getting serious in high school when I took a creative writing class. What I enjoy the most about my writing is taking something from a simple idea I had in my head and turning it an actual story.

Where do your stories come from, a dream, imagination, or something completely else?

There is no one place where they come from. One could be loosely based on true life, another may be totally fabricated.

How has your journey from writing to getting published been?

Satisfying. I had tried going the traditional route and got shot down. So I started researching doing the indie publishing/ebook route and that’s where I am. It’s a great fit.

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Giveaway of Becoming (Daughters of Saraqael trilogy) and Guest post!


Becoming  (Daughters of Saraqael #1)My good friend and terrific book blogger, Alexia is hosting an amazing author on her blog. Raine Thomas stops by and she has a lot of goodies for you! She is giving away a copy of Becoming: Book One of Daughters of Saraqael Trilogy to one lucky winner! She also has a guest post about how indie authors can better connect with and listen to readers.

You can enter the giveaway here!

How many times has it happened that you’ve wanted a series to continue,  and want the amazing characters the author has developed to keep coming back? I know it happened to me recently. Author Michael J Sullivan published the final book in his ‘Riyria Revelations’ series, and a lot of readers, including me were left distraught. So, hop over to Alexia’s Chronicles and check out the amazing guest post where author Raine Thomas discusses how she listened to readers and continued to write in the world in which her first series was set.

Don’t forget to weigh in on the discussion in the comments here and on Alexia’s blog! Tell us what you think about authors continuing series on the demand of fans. Also tell us about which series you think should have continued and which should have ended sooner!

Here is a list of the amazing goodies you will find on Alexia’s blog. You definitely don’t want to miss this!

  1. The awesome giveaway of Becoming: Book One of Daughters of Saraqael Trilogy
  2. Guest post by author Raine Thomas, of course
  3.  The prologue to Defy: Book One of the Firstborn Trilogy
  4. Author bio of Raine Thomas

A here’s a little more about the book:

Becoming (Daughters of Saraqael #1)

Every three years, Amber Hopkins explodes. Okay, not a blown-to-smithereens explosion, but whatever it is always hurts like hell and leaves her life a shambles. She’s already worked her way through five foster placements, and she’s doing whatever she can to avoid getting blasted into a sixth.

As her eighteenth birthday approaches and she feels the strange and powerful energy building, disaster looms. When the inevitable explosion occurs, her life gets its biggest shakeup yet. She’ll not only learn how her fellow foster and best friend, Gabriel, really feels about her, but she’ll discover that she isn’t really without family.

To top it all off, she’ll finally find out why she’s having the power surges: she isn’t entirely human.

Amber must Become, transitioning to another plane of existence and risking the loss of the most important relationship she’s ever had. Her choice will impact the future of an entire race of beings, and will pit her against an enemy that will prey upon her doubt to try and take her very life.

Kind of makes the explosions now seem like a cakewalk.

Interview with Dr. George H. Elder, author of the Genesis Continuum Series


You may know by now that I really like SF books. So, when I got an opportunity to interview author Dr. George H. Elder, I jumped at it, as I wanted to know how SF authors go about creating their worlds, the science and all the things that make SF books wonderful. So, lets get to it, I can’t wait!

Interview with Dr. George H. Elder, author of the Genesis Continuum Series

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

Amazon classified the Genesis series as Sci-Fi Adventure. The book is basically a quest story, with the key twist being that it is set at the end of time. The universe is dissolving in an entropic whimper, although many of the extant species of the time are desperate to kick-start another cycle. The question is, how? Ancient legends speak of a being of unimaginable power who once united the entire universe for an unforgettable moment. However, this “Seeker” was a very flawed being, one who exterminated over ninety-nine percent of his own kind. He locked himself in perpetual dormancy to contain his savagery, and his location was lost over the passing eons.

Missions are sent to find the missing Seeker, but some are diverted by unknown forces. One such mission ends up on a seemingly primitive planet, the home of a stone-age culture called the Labateen. Here we meet Kara, the outcast daughter of a Labateen noble. She encounters the misdirected mission, and soon finds herself as part of its crew. Thus begins Kara’s journey to find the missing Seeker. She will go through deadly battles, be aboard titanic ships, and learn that nearly everything she believed was a lie. In the end, she wants to have never been born. Then she shall arise from the ashes… but how and why would be telling.

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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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Why do I write? by Carlyle Labuschagne


I write because I want to understand others as well as myself. I first started expressing myself at a very young age though poems, song writing. But finally found my true passion. Novel writing. My first novel The Broken Destiny is as I am sure many authors can relate to, is a combination of my experiences my world and the world inside my head, understanding myself as well as others , and feeding the passion. An almost craving for the feeling that writing has brought me. I have overcome the biggest obstacle of my life – to believe in myself , to prove myself to no one but myself of what I am capable of. To be a hard worker and enjoy it. To see things through.

Through writing I have learnt a lot about myself. Finally being able to move on from my mistakes. The Broken Destiny is about a girl who has to find her true self to unleash her Destiny towards greatness. Every person has good and bad, and everything comes down to a choice, and sometimes making the wrong choice is actually the right choice at the time – To grow, to learn – To love yourself. The only person who can hurt you is you. You are your worst enemy. Don’t change who you are for the sake of satisfying others, in the end it hurts only you. Your path is one of greatness and being true to yourself is the greatest gift you can give yourself and others. But it is often only through experiencing who you are not to know who you are. To know the light you have to have experienced the dark. But always remember everything you go through, no matter how hard –  is for a reason. Writing gives me great pleasure and satisfaction. Writing heals.

My desire for everyone is to find that one thing and go for it, no matter how impossible it may seem at the time, you will never know if you don’t try, and once you have tried you will know you can never be without it. If you have a passion, you can perform deeds you never thought you were capable of.

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Don’t be crippled by fear. Let love and passion give you wings.

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Ritesh:  So, tell me, why do you write? What is it that makes you do it?

About the author

I am the Author of The Broken Series.

My tales stem from my experiences in South Africa, and brought them to my world of Science – Fiction, fantasy and Paranormal.

The Broken Destiny currently to be released in 2012 through US publishers, and will be available through Amazon , B&N and many more . Currently working on Evanescent #2 in the Broken Series.

My goal as an Author is to touch people’s lives and help others love their differences and one another.

A firm believer in – YA saves!

You can find Carlyle here:

Website    |    Twitter    |    Facebook    |    Goodreads

About The Broken Destiny

Her Destiny is to rise above the fall that threatens her soul; her soul is the key to unleashing a secret weapon. She will become what she hates to save the ones she loves. Through it all she will find herself for that is her destiny. Her Destiny starts with betrayal.

The broken Destiny book one of the broken series.

Release Date: November 2012