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Featured Author: Duane L. Martin

August 29, 2014

DuaneABOUT DUANE

Duane L. Martin began his writing career when he started a classic film review website back in 2002 called B-Movie Central.  Two years later, he would go on to create another website called Rogue Cinema, which is a monthly online magazine staffed by a wonderful team of volunteer writers that’s devoted to film reviews, articles and interviews with film makers and other industry professionals.

An avid reader, he’s been inspired by a wide variety of authors, including Robert Asprin, Jody Lynn Nye, R.A. Salvatore, Ed Greenwood and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  More recently, he’s buried himself in the various series of writers like Jennifer L. Armentrout, H.P. Mallory and Amanda Hocking.

His aunt, a published author as well, once gave him a book on creative writing that changed his life forever.  It was a collection of pieces by various authors, but one piece in particular has always stuck with him.  It talked about how to create characters that feel like real people by giving them real backgrounds, likes, dislikes and personalities.  It inspired him to create characters that feel genuine and real, like people you may know, or people you’d like to know, and helped him take his writing to the next level.

Aside from his writing, Duane is also a musician.  He took his first bass guitar lesson in 1987 and has been playing bass ever since.  He also plays some guitar and a little keyboard.  As he’s always been a great lover of music, he often has it playing quietly in the background while he writes.

Born and raised in Northern California, he would later move to Idaho, where he currently lives with his wife Sharon and their dog Buddy.

Website: http://www.duanelmartin.com/

FEATURED BOOK

coverOrigins (Unseen Things series, Book 1)

When Jarrod Grant was fourteen years old, a portal burst open in his room, and from it a terrifying creature emerged. It grabbed his mother Alicia and his five year old brother Joseph and then vanished with them back into the portal from which it came, leaving Jarrod standing there terrified and alone.

Four years later, Jarrod is now a senior in high school, and no one ever believed his story. The therapists all said that he’d deluded himself into believing it because he couldn’t deal with whatever horrific events had caused the disappearance of his family, and at school he was turned into an outcast because of the stories he’d told the authorities.

That all changed when he met Tina and Sarah. They were the first ones who ever believed his story, and the pair made it their mission to help him find the answers he so desperately needed.

They’re joined along the way by a new friend named Derek, who has a tragic past of his own, and a woman named Patricia who knows things that only a very few others in the world could even dream of. Together they’ll discover the truth of what happened to Jarrod’s family on that fateful night, and it’s a secret that will send them down a path that some of them may not return from.

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cover 2The Hunt (Unseen Things series, Book 2)

ow that they had the ability to travel the dimensions, they also had the opportunity to rescue Jarrod Grant’s family from the troll-like Faranox and the Agaronin slave  masters, but that wasn’t going to be an easy task.

Not only did they have no experience with fighting the Agaronin, but they had never  traveled outside of their own dimension before, and as such, Derek, Jarrod, Tina and  Sarah find themselves flying blind, and everything becomes a learning experience.   Mistakes are made and lessons are learned as they have to kill as many of the Agaronin as they can in order to secure more of of the amulets that allow them to travel to the  various dimensions.

When they get confirmation from a rescued slave that Jarrod’s family are in fact alive,  a plan is set into motion to mount a full scale assault on the Faranox village where  they’re being held, not only to rescue them, but to rescue as many of the other slaves  as possible, so they can be returned to their own families and dimensions.

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cover 3Exploration (Unseen Things series, Book 3)

After a successful raid on a Faranox village in which they rescued Jarrod’s family, as well as a large number of slaves from several other dimensions, Jarrod, Derek, Tina, Sarah and Patricia returned home for a well deserved rest.  Unfortunately, in their line of work, rest is never a permanent state of being, and soon enough they find themselves in the blue fin dimension forging a bond of friendship with its inhabitants, who at first glance seemed like a simple, friendly people living in a tribal society, but appearances can be deceiving and soon enough they learn that there’s a lot more to their new friends than meets the eye.

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INTERVIEW

Why did you choose to self-publish?

Because when I finished the first book in the series, I wanted to get it out there for people to read and enjoy.  If you go the traditional route there’s a specific sequence of events that needs to happen, and it all takes an incredibly long time.  I published the first book in the series on November 23, 2013, and the eleventh book on July 29, 2014, which means I’ve been able to get them out there just as fast as I could design a cover and then write and edit them.  If there’s a mistake that squeaks through during the editing process, I can fix it and upload a new file, whereas with traditional publishing if a mistake squeaks through, you’re basically stuck with it.  That’s not even mentioning the difference in the monetary commissions you get from the sale of your work, which is far greater when a traditional publisher and an agent aren’t taking their share.

Which authors or books influenced your writing the most?

I always read a lot growing up and throughout my life, so I was exposed to a lot of different authors and writing styles.  I guess my influences are largely an amalgam of all of them in one way or another.  I think if I had to narrow it down to one specific one, I’d have to say Robert Asprin, author of the Myth Series, which I’ve read through more times than I can even remember.  There was something about the relationships between his characters, his humor and the logical way he plotted everything out that always really appealed to me.  He would come up with ways for his characters to deal with various situations that I would have never thought of.  In my Unseen Things series, the characters are often facing situations where they need to develop a plan, and I think that the influences I got from the Myth Series helped me tremendously in that area.  Sadly, Robert Asprin passed away several years ago, but the series was taken over and continued by Jody Lynn Nye, who co-wrote several of the books with him.

What are your current projects / What are you working on next?

My current project is Unseen Things book 12, which is called Emissary.  I’m currently just over a quarter of the way through writing it.  I have an idea for book 13 as well, but I’m not sure if I’m going to do that yet or not.  It’s the type of a story that I could do at any point in the series, so I’ll have to see how book 12 ends before I make the decision.

Anything else you would like to mention?

I think there’s been some confusion as to what the series actually is, so I’d like to clarify that if I may.  I realize that the first book (Origins) may come off as a bit young adult in nature because it starts off with the main characters on the first day of their senior year in high school.  I did that because it was necessary for them to meet, and having them meet at school worked out perfectly for that.  However, this is not a young adult series.  It’s a new adult series and geared toward people of college age and up.  By the eleventh book the main four characters are all around twenty-four years old, so there is a time progression that happens throughout the series.

Also, it’s not a series of stand alone books, nor do I spend half of each book explaining what happened in the previous books.  It’s a series in the true sense of the word and the books must be read in order, otherwise you won’t understand the references to things that have already happened, nor will you know the history of what they’ve been through.

The series started out as a contemporary fantasy series, but as it progressed and they encountered more advanced races in other dimensions, it turned into a hybrid series, combining both elements of contemporary fantasy and science-fiction.  That began a bit in book five, but the sci-fi elements come more into play from book eight onward.

The books are available through various online retailers as well as through the official site.  I’ve provided links to the sites where you can purchase the books here: http://www.duanelmartin.com/where-to-buy

Featured Author: Amanda June Hagarty

August 28, 2014

ABOUT AMANDA

Born and raised around Vancouver, BC Canada, and now residing in Bellingham, WA, Amanda is a west coast girl through and through. She earned a BA in Psychology from Simon Fraser University. She earns a living as a virtual land baroness in Second Life, teaching social media marketing, and several other business ventures. She has adored reading and writing sci-fi and fantasy ever since the 80s, when she discovered the Dragon Riders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey.

Website: http://www.amandajunehagarty.com/p/index.html

FEATURED BOOK

coverClean Slate: A Novellette

Something waits for him in the darkness.

Since he woke up on a mortuary slab in Victorian London’s East End, Leland has been on the run trying to stay ahead of the demon darkness, and trying to make sense of the jumble in his head.

Who is he? Why is this happening to him? How are the gaslights in the street both a modern convenience and terribly antiquated to him at the same tome? Nothing seems right, nothing fits.

Now he stands at the end of a pier in some Northwestern fishing village and there is nowhere left to run. The answers are catching up to him, but so is the darkness.

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coverLittle Lacey

Lacey, is a bat girl. Seven years ago, her mother wished at the well in the heart of the Wish Wood, transforming a young bat-ling into a human girl–mostly human. But Lacey is growing up, Mama has a real daughter now, the kids in town tug on her pointy ears, and the schoolmistress chides her for hissing and baring her sharp teeth at her tormentors.

Lacey is overwhelmed by all the typical angst of being a teenage girl, being an outcast, and the animal nature inside her–which seems to be out of her control. Will she give in to her baser instincts or will she be the daughter Mama wants her to be? The struggle brings her back to the haunted Wish Woods, where she learns just what kind of animal she can be.

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INTERVIEW

Why did you choose to self-publish?

I chose to publish non-traditionally because life is too short to wait to become the next starlet of the publishing world. I think I am a good writer, except for my “issues” with grammar (but hey that’s what a copy editor is for). I want to become a great writer, and for that I need experience and feedback–something pretty hard to come by on the traditional publishing route. I don’t want to get hung up on trying to perfect the same story for the rest of my life, because I keep getting form-letter rejections, which may mean the story needs work or may just mean they already accepted another story about a pink unicorn and mine would be redundant (I am not writing about a pink unicorn…that was just an example :D).

So, my plan is to write and publish and write and publish and listen to my readers, and somewhere in all that improve my skills–until I really am as good as I think I am. In the end, I will be happy to publish books people enjoy and make a modest amount of money from my efforts. I don’t need a six figure book deal, or my books on the NYT bestseller list…although I would not say flat-out no to any obscene amount of money a publisher may want to offer me ;)

Which authors or books influenced your writing the most?

Well I have to say Anne McCaffrey because she is the one who started it all. I discovered “Dragon Drums” at the school library and I was hooked. After I had read every single book she had available I devoured anything SFF I could get my hands on. I have read countless books by umpteen authors: Andre Norton, Ursula LeGuin, Mercedes Lackey, David Eddings, Piers Anthony, Terry Brooks, Melanie Rawn all come to mind. And that just scratches the surface. I have always read books. I may be the only kid to ever get in trouble at school for reading too much. Apparently, they don’t like it when you mark every answer on a test as “C” so you could get back to reading.

I think, more than the writer, it is the characters who influence me the most. I always find myself gravitating toward the strong female characters. Menolly of Pern. Polgara the Sorcress. Elspeth of Valdemar. They found their way into my head and never left. Not to be dramatic, but they probably influenced the person I grew up to be, so I would say they also influence my writing.

What are your current projects / What are you working on next?

My current project is “Little Lacey.” It is a story about a girl who is part bat and part human because of a cursed wishing well. It’s a middle grade fantasy/adventure. I have the rough draft written, courtesy of NaNoWriMo. I have been editing it for a while and I decided a few months ago to start publishing it serially on Wattpad as an ARC (advanced reader copy). Which is basically my code for “it’s not *done* done…but its pretty close to done.”

This is the brilliant thing about choosing to self-publish. I can do cool stuff like Wattpad. It’s been fun and really helpful. Not only do I get encouragement from my 5 or so dedicated fans, but I also get great feedback. One of my fans even gave me a really dynamite idea when I was kind of floundering. I also frequently rank in the top 200 of both Fantasy and Adventure on Wattpad, which is an added encouragement. Wattpad has helped me push on and write when I should be procrastinating, because my fans are counting on me.

Anything else you would like to mention?

Well there is plenty more people should know about me. And the best way to find that out is to connect with me. I am on pretty much every social media (an occupational hazard) but I am most active on Google+ https://plus.google.com/+AmandaJuneHagarty and Wattpad http://www.wattpad.com/user/AmandaJuneHagarty. People can feel free to connect with me there. I always answer messages–except for the really creepy stalkerish ones. So anyone trying to stalk me should act normal, or they will get absolutely nowhere.

Featured Author: Wade Garret

August 27, 2014

ABOUT WADE

32. Married. Dog. House. Beard. Student of history, anthropology and politics. I love all things geek: comics, anime, cartoons, fantasy and science fiction; plus I love tattoos, of which I have six, beer—darker the better—and whisky: Jameson.

Website: http://wjgarret.blogspot.com/

FEATURED BOOK

coverGenesis (The Kingdom Come series, Book 1)

Science Fiction in the tradition of Dune, The Dark Tower and A Song of Ice and Fire! Jak Hartlen, 19, the son of William and Mary, will face many thresholds of flesh and mind on his road to reaping the Whirl Wind; seeds of grief and guilt only now coming to fruition. If only they’d know what they were doing… The Gan and their Areht who shape the world behind the scenes will hate him, because he’s a threat they’re not sure can be chained. The Pillars and their Faithful who spread the world’s leading religion will fear him, because his existence, once known, will challenge Ages of dogma and accepted history. The Crimson King and its Servants who seek to return to power, destroying all that remains of The White, will hunt him, because even in death, they’re not sure he’ll ever bow to the Dark. —They All Should. For as One of Five with the power to shake the world, they will hollow his heart and mind through countless sacrifice and vengeful selfishness.

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INTERVIEW

Why did you choose to publish non-traditionally?

Black Bed Sheet Books is a small press, so it’s a traditional publisher…though smaller. I see alot of small press doing cool things with different kinds of books that I feel maybe the bigger press might consider risky, which is exciting. I’m very proud to be Black Bed Sheet’s first F/SF.

Which authors or books influenced your writing the most?

All the greats that almost anyone can name or find when looking online for Classic F/SF. For the the writers today, I’d have to say: Mark Hodder, Chris Wooding, Daniel Polansky, Kevin J. Anderson, Brian Herbert, Neil Gaiman, Mark Lawrence and probably a dozen others, not including comic and movie writers.

What are your current projects / What are you working on next?

I’m working on Book 2 of my Kingdom Come Series and I’m also getting into a few Short Story ideas—all F/SF, but there’s not one element they all circle around. So, if it turns out to be a single book, it’ll take you across the spectrum of Speculative Fiction.

Anything else you would like to mention?

Twitter: @wadejgarret

Facebook: WadeGarret

Featured Author: Racquel Kechagias

August 26, 2014

ABOUT RACQUEL

Racquel Kechagias was born in 1991, although perhaps born into the wrong family. Where she was intelligent and bright – even at a young age – her three brothers and three sisters were like primitive wolves. She was full of wonder and curiosity and at the age eleven, she didn’t receive her Hogwarts letter of acceptance instead she was taken to a school for muggles to learn how to live in the muggle world despite the fact that she longed to be in a world filled with magic!

During her time in her muggle school she excelled at all activities that were presented to her. She developed few friendships but these were all precious in their own way. Despite her friends and colleagues lack of wonder, Racquel never lost her love for the Dark and Magical and she found herself getting lost in book after book, fitting perfectly into the worlds created through paper and ink. It wasn’t until her last year of schooling that Racquel began to develop her own longing to put pen to paper.

Racquel was destined to belong to the magical world from the very beginning of her life. After many years of struggling to fit in with the people around her, Racquel gave in to her daily struggle. She gave up the fight to ‘fit in’ and decided that she would rather stand out. Racquel was now equipped with everything she needed, pen and paper (and lots of it) plus a determination to be more. At the age of 19 she sat down at her desk, that she hadn’t used since her schooling days, pulled out her pen and the first piece of paper. It was as if everything in her life brought her to that moment of putting her pen to paper. The first words were written and they have simply been coming ever since.

Website: http://rkechagias.wordpress.com/

FEATURED BOOK

Last Ashes (The Fire of the Soul, Book 2)

Chaos has descended on the Underworld, as promised. Anna is un-resigned to her fate as Christian’s ideal wife. She refuses to be weak and submissive but she knows the power he holds over her; if she denies him, everyone she loves will die. However, when dismembered corpses start appearing on the castle grounds, Anna finds her courage to fight against the evil in the world, starting with the Overlord.

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INTERVIEW

Why did you choose to self-publish?

I decided to publish non-traditionally for two reasons. The first was that I didn’t feel ready to be a traditional author. The second was that I was test running my own work, seeing how it would come across to readers and to see if they liked the story and my style of writing. Now that I’ve almost finished this series (I’m currently working on ‘The Eternal Flame’ the final book in the series) I feel like I’ll be ready when I’ve finished the first book in a new series that I’m working on.

Which authors or books influenced your writing the most?

There isn’t one author in particular that has influenced my writing. If I had to name five it would most likely be, Stephen King, Richelle Mead, Cassandra Claire, Maria V. Snyder and Rachel Caine. I name these five in particular because every time I read one of their books I’m inspired by their style and stories and I can only hope to present a story at least decently if not as well as they can.

What are your current projects / What are you working on next?

My current project is ‘The Eternal Flame’ which is the next book after ‘Last Ashes’. It picks up a few days after the end of the last book. I hope to have it out by the end of this year, maybe even in time for the holiday season. I will also be releasing a novella at this time as well for the series called ‘Blood Magic’ which focuses on one of the Characters from the series in the last days of their human life and it’s set before the events of the series. I’m also plotting and planning a new series which I hope to get picked up by an agent and have it traditionally published. It’s a series I’m really excited about and the easiest way that I can describe it to you is that It’ll be a very edgy and dark dystopian, with a sexy anti-hero guy which the MC Rose can’t help but be weary and attracted to.

Anything else you would like to mention?

Thanks to all the readers of Fantastical Reads for checking out my post!

Featured Author: Thaddeus White

August 25, 2014

ABOUT THADDEUS

I’ve always loved reading and writing, particularly fantasy, science fiction and history. I’m also quite into F1 and politics.

I couldn’t pinpoint any one book that first got me into fantasy, but one of the first series I read was the Chronicles of Narnia (it probably helped that there was a TV series of it on when I was a kid). A surprising influence on me was some Sonic the Hedgehog books which I absolutely loved. As well as liking them, they introduced me to the concepts of time paradoxes, the fourth and fifth dimensions, and transmogrification (no, really).

In recent years I’ve been mostly enjoying dark and grim fantasy, stuff like The First Law Trilogy, A Song of Ice and Fire, The Lies of Locke Lamora and so on.

Website: http://thaddeuswhite.weebly.com/

FEATURED BOOKS

coverBane of Souls

The trade festival of Mascezad is normally a time of plenty for Horst and his trader uncle, but when they visit Highford Horst finds himself conscripted by the city’s mages. Unable to return to his own people and abandoned by his uncle, his fortunes go from bad to worse when he discovers that the city is being terrorised by a spate of murders, and the killer has a particular taste for dead mages…

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coverJourney to Altmortis

Thaddeus Falchester, accompanied by his sister and assorted ne’er-do-wells, crosses the sea to the Kuhrland with a promise of plunder in the dead city of Altmortis. But it is a prize of another kind that has tempted him to brave the savage Kuhrland, for rumour has it that his former friends the Brothers Whitworth are already in the ruins, and he has a score to settle.

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cover

Sir Edric’s Temple

When Sir Edric Greenlock, the Hero of Hornska, is summoned to attend the King in the dead of night he fears imminent execution. Committing adultery is frowned upon in King Lawrence’s domains, especially when it’s with Lawrence’s wife. The King, however, has something else in mind. Priceless royal treasures have been stolen, and the King dispatches Sir Edric to retrieve them in a mission that could optimistically be described as suicidal.

Accompanied by his pathologically loyal manservant Dog, the prudish elf Lysandra, and a man called Colin, he must travel to the Unholy Temple to retrieve the royal treasures from a mysterious thief.

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INTERVIEW

Why did you choose to self-publish?

I chose to go down the self-publishing route for Bane of Souls (my first book) and later works simply because of the time involved in trying to get an agent for an earlier (non-published) story. Bane of Souls was initially started as an exercise whilst that hunt went on, to keep my pen sharp, but I enjoyed it so much I went on to finish and release it. Self-publishing also has the advantage of a greater rate of return (for e-books). There is more work involved than going down the traditional route but you also get a greater degree of control. Agents and publishers can be understandably risk averse, and self-publishing can enable you to write what you actually want to, instead of trying to fit into whatever subgenre happens to be in vogue.

Which authors or books influenced your writing the most?

It’s odd to think of influence because the writers that got me back into fantasy (which I loved in childhood and then drifted away from) are Abercrombie and Martin, but my own writing style’s very different. Generally I go for a lighter touch, with some moments of humour (and a few of darkness, but not nearly so many as those two esteemed writers). The very first fantasy that got me interested (and a certain moment from the BBC mini-series remains seared into my mind despite it happening decades ago) was CS Lewis’ Chronicles of Narnia.

What are your current projects / What are you working on next?

As well as working on short stories I’m redrafting two larger works. Sir Edric’s Treasure is the second in the Adventures of Sir Edric series, and follows the eponymous bounder as he tries to get rid of a huge bounty on his head. Kingdom Asunder occurs in the Bane of Souls/Journey to Altmortis world, and is the first part of a trilogy. It’s much more complicated, as you’d expect, so it’ll take longer to finish and I expect it to be the largest book I’ve written by some margin. After those two are finished I’ll be cracking on with the trilogy, and have future plans for more stand-alone works in the Bane of Souls world, as well as more escapades for Sir Edric.

Anything else you would like to mention?

Last (but not least), my short story “Saxon & Khan” has been included in the ghost story anthology Malevolence: Tales From Beyond The Veil, from a new small press called Tickety Boo. It should be out later this year and can be exclusively pre-ordered (with a discount) here: http://shop.ticketyboopress.co.uk/index.php?id_product=1&controller=product
Twitter: @MorrisF1
Personal Blog: http://thaddeusthesixth.blogspot.co.uk/ 

Featured Author: Norma Huss

August 24, 2014

ABOUT NORMA

Norma Huss calls herself The Grandma Moses of Mystery (since she has eight grandchildren, and, like the original Grandma Moses who was famous for her primitive art, she too, only received recognition when she reached eighty). She and her husband spent several years boating, thus the Chesapeake Bay location for her two adult mysteries, Yesterday’s Body and Death of a Hot Chick.

Website: http://www.normahuss.com/

FEATURED BOOK

Cherish12-1-2013-Front-400Cherish

It’s the sophomore Local History cemetary visit. Sure, it’s almost Halloween, but Kayla has seen that ghost for years. She wants to make the ghost go away, but she shouldn’t have touched her hand, because, That’s When Everything Changed.

Kayla finds herself in 1946 as someone else, someone whose name is on an elaborate tombstone. Is she Cherish, or is Cherish her? Is Cherish taking her place?

Fact: Cherish is ruining her life in two centuries. If Kayla doesn’t find her way home to her own time and her own body, she will die with Cherish in a few days.

Question: Do cell phone texts span the centuries? And, if they do, will Kayla’s friends believe her?

Cherish is being released on September 1, 2014.

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INTERVIEW

Why did you choose to self-publish?

When my first book was purchased and brought out by a small press, I was thrilled. They edited, designed a nice cover, and published, both in paperback and e-book. However, the cost to bookstores allowed almost no mark-up so they wouldn’t handle it. The e-book cost too much as well. There was no publicity, even when the book became an EPIC finalist. After my two-year contract ran out, I didn’t renew. I figured I couldn’t do any worse. In fact, after publishing a second edition of that book and two others, I’ve done a bit better. (Although Barnes & Noble won’t handle any book with a connection to Amazon, my books are in Aarons Books, a local bookstore.)

Which authors or books influenced your writing the most?

Of course I began to love mystery with Nancy Drew. Later, Agatha Christie completely out-thought me when it came to solving the mystery. Dorothy Gilman’s books influenced my first mystery, as well as furthering my love of mystery books. Since then, I continue to be inspired by many other authors. I must admit, a sentence in a newspaper, or a magazine article might inspire me by introducing a new idea I can twist and make my own. For instance, when a local column touting available pets included a macaw, I immediately wondered—how I can give my protagonist a macaw to perplex her life?

What are your current projects / What are you working on next?

I’m working on a sequel to my first mystery, Yesterday’s Body, to be titled Forgotten Body. (My heroine’s imaginary cat will have a bit part in this one.)

I am also preparing the e-book for my non-fiction, A Knucklehead in 1920s Alaska, my father’s memories as a hot-headed nineteen-year-old going to Alaska to earn college money. That summer turned into nearly three years in Alaska’s wilderness and mines.

Anything else you would like to mention?

Originally, I started writing YA books that got nibbles, but eventually went nowhere. Recently I completely rewrote and updated one of my ideas to publish one before my grandchildren got too old to be interested. Turned out to be my featured book here. I revealed the Cherish cover on Goodreads on August 15. (I’m still looking for a few “want to read” clicks.) The link to a PDF of the first two chapters is: http://blog.normahuss.com/wp‑content/uploads/2014/07/Cherish‑2‑chapters.pdf

Featured Author: Shanna Lauffey

August 23, 2014

ABOUT SHANNA

Shanna Lauffey is a native Californian currently living in Europe.  She spends her time between homes in Sweden, France and the UK.  She writes Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance in her spare time between attending university and travelling.

Her first novel, She-Wȕlf, was released 1st January 2012.  A Science Fiction series involving time travel is in progress.

Website: http://shannalauffey.weebly.com/

FEATURED BOOK

cover 1Time Shifters (The Chronicles of the Harekaiian, book 1)

An ancient people who can move through time or space…

A secret that never should have been revealed…

One day in a Los Angeles restaurant, Akalya of the Harekaiian witnesses the capture of several of her people and is the only one to get away. Now it is up to her to rescue the captives and learn how… and why… they are being apprehended. The key lies in discovering who is behind the hunt for her people, when no one should have known they existed.

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cover 2Children of the Morning (The Chronicles of the Harekaiian, book 2)

The Time Shifters are in danger. Someone wants what they have and are willing to kill if necessary to get it.

Akalya couldn’t hide in the past forever. The time has come to untangle the threads of a conspiracy so sinister that her very life hangs in the balance, as well as the lives of all of her kind.

Compelled by her promise to help Marcus, the half-breed, to learn to control his abilities, Akalya is conflicted by the need to go underground to elude the rich entrepreneur who continues to seek out others of her kind that even Akalya doesn’t know about, and the mysterious researcher working behind the scenes who already came too close to dissecting her best friend.

Akalya cannot leave, but she cannot stay. Most of all she must see that no more of her kind breed mutants like Marcus, who could become a danger to them all.

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INTERVIEW

Why did you choose to self-publish?

I believe it’s the future of publishing. Traditional publishers are still over charging for ebooks and I wanted to retain my integrity.

Which authors or books influenced your writing the most?

Ray Bradbury, Roger Zelazny, Anne McCaffrey and George R. R. Martin.

What are your current projects / What are you working on next?

I’m primarily continuing the time travel series, but I also plan to re-release my past books, Enigma and She-wȕlf, in the next year.

Anything else you would like to mention?

The Chronicles of the Harekaiian is a ten episode time travel series about a race of people who can travel through time or space, but not both at once. They live invisibly among the mainstream populace, making themselves unnoticed. They serve your meals, clean your houses or park your cars, but between the moments of the time we experience, anything might happen in the world of the Time Shifters.

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