Sunday, July 24, 2016

A Character That Won’t Let Go. #Authors Have You Ever Had This Problem Before?

For a year or so, my husband had been bugging me to write Ameerah. She’s a character who has made appearances in the last two books in my Beyond the Eyes trilogy. Her story is a standalone, meaning you can read it without ever having read the BTE books. It’s her tale about how she became a dark spirit who can dwell inside soulless humans and live whatever life she desires. If she wants to experience being a hot blonde chick with loads of money, she can. If she wants to drink, smoke, party, have mind-blowing sex, she can and then leave the vessel she possessed. No problem. Her story is a unique one. She recounts her life when she was human in 1925 when she was a flapper gal, on the brink of fulfilling her dreams. But then she was betrayed by her elitist parents who thought Ameerah would threaten their position in society if she continued on with her antics. I won’t tell you what they did, but they took everything from her. 

Her freedom. 

Her dignity. 

Her life. 

Then she was brutally murdered and found herself at a recruiting station. 


She had a choice to move on to the next realm or become a dark spirit and have the opportunity to get revenge on those who stole her life from her. She chose the latter and then takes the reader on a journey, not only on what it’s like to be a dark spirit, which is interesting in itself but through the timelines as well, up to present day where she enlists her dark spirit friend Derek to help her obtain salvation. Here are the timelines Ameerah takes the reader through:

Starts with the present day.

Then the 1920s: Prohibition, flapper gals, speakeasies, the stock market crash.





The Depression:




WWII: The dark spirits had a heavy hand in the war, and the immortals fought against the Germans. 



The 1950s: music, the twist, soda shops, pinup girls.




The Vietnam War: The dark spirits were involved with that as well.




Studio 54: Ameerah was there when Bianca Jagger rode a white horse inside the club on her birthday.




The 1980s:




Back to present day.

I’ve never experienced this before as an author, but my character Ameerah won’t let go of me. Seriously. She’s with me all the time, even though I’m writing another story on something totally different. I wonder if other authors have ever had this problem. I know Ameerah still has a lot to say and she will in the future. We’re not done yet. I also plan on continuing my Beyond the Eyes trilogy with a fourth book, but for now, Ameerah and my BTE trilogy are going to have to wait until I’ve completed this new exciting project, which I will announce in the near future.

So authors, if there are any reading this post, have you ever had a character of yours that stuck with you long after you were done writing about him or her? If so, what did you do about it?


Oh, and just for fun, here’s a picture of Ameerah and her dark spirit recruiter Aiden. He's Irish, btw, and hilarious. 



If you’re interested, you can purchase Ameerah hereà http://amzn.to/1Usdu2d

Friday, July 22, 2016

Double Blog Tour! Check it. #Author Elaine May





★ The Truth Series ★

★ Before The Lies ★

Genre : Romance / Suspense 

Author: Elaine May 









The Truth Series 


For the first time Isla and Joshie's story is in one book and edited for your enjoyment. 

Lies And Truth 

When Isla Holmes life as a child is turned upside down and she is ripped away from her soul mate, she is forced to live a life with evil. 
When Isla and her soul mate cross paths will they find a happy ever after or will evil intervene?

Pain And Truth

After years apart Isla and Joshua were finally reunited in a beautiful night but come morning evil tried to destroy it. Will Isla and Joshua's love with stand the new evil that threatens them?


Before The Lies 


If I had known from the beginning what he would do to me, would I have changed anything?
No
No matter what had happened with him I never would have been led down the path that brought me to my soul mate.
For that I could never be sorry.
I just wish I'd had time to make my time count.
I wish I'd been able to see her grow.
I wish I could have said goodbye, to have felt his touch one last time.
The other man in my life took that away from me but I would never change a thing.
Although he was my undoing he was also my saviour, I just wish I could have been his.

This is my part of the story.


Before The Lies is a prequel to Elaine May's successful Truth series, although it can also be read as a standalone novel. Readers should be aware of its uncompromising storyline as it depicts the harsh reailty of Rosa's story.




The Truth Series 





Before The Lies









Elaine May is my Author name. I live in the South West of England with my two beautiful daughters and yummy hubby. I love reading dark and twisted tales that mess with your head. I love to travel and spending time with my family. My dream is for people to like what I've written and hopefully get to go to a book signing event as an author.




Sunday, July 17, 2016

#Giveaways! Win A #Kindle Fire And Other Cool Prizes, Including $150.00 Paypal Cash! And Tangled Roots Is On Sale.

Okay, gals and gents, I still have two awesome giveaways going on and Tangled Roots is on sale for only .99 cents.

The first giveaway is a Kindle Fire. The other one is lots and lots of cool prizes, including $150.00 Paypal cash.

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Enter the Red Hot Summer 2016 Author Giveaway! Red Hot Giveaway

I've teamed up with an amazing group of authors. This summer, readers are invited to enter the Red Hot Summer Giveaway, where you will have the chance to win free books, prizes, Amazon gift cards, or the MEGA PRIZE of $150.00 Paypal Cash!

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Tangled Roots is an urban paranormal fantasy. $3.00 has been knocked off the cover price.

Blurb:

After eighteen-year-old Carrie Jacobson discovers she was a witch in a previous life, she seeks to reawaken that part of her soul. With the help of an eccentric enchantress and a boy who is more than he seems, Carrie succeeds and is spellbound by the memories of her life in Europe during the 1600s as a powerful witch named Isadora. Carrie reverts to her bewitching, more volatile form and sets out to break a curse she cast long ago on her coven. 

Carrie’s boyfriend Tree cannot help feeling uneasy about the changes he sees in the woman he loves. When Carrie’s past clashes with the present and dark magic intoxicates her once again, Tree must take drastic matters into his own hands and attempt to save Carrie from herself. 

With Tree’s help, will Carrie be able to resist the allure of her new powers? Or will she plunge into the deep end and give into them? 








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Friday, July 15, 2016

Blog Tour! Shattered Chances by #Author Addison Kline



Title : Shattered Chances 
Author : Addison Kline 
Genre, Romance, Suspense 





"We're crazy in love, but we're crazier apart. " From Addison Kline's Breaking Black series,
Randy and Cheyenne have had a tumultuous love affair spanning two decades.
Meeting as teenagers, they were inseparable, until the impossible happened.
Life had ripped them apart. Chance after chance, their love grew, but the pain intensified with each tear of their hearts.
Life and a man named Trent Myers made sure that their path was steeped with treachery. Not everything is as it appears in this redemption love story of epic proportions. "Every chance we had was shattered, only to allow us to build something more beautiful."
















Addison Kline is an International Best-Selling Author who resides in Pennsylvania with her family. When she is not writing, she is immersing herself in music, reading to her heart's content, traveling with her family, or binging on her favorite shows on Netflix that include Wentworth, Bloodlines and Sons of Anarchy.


Addison is a member of the International Thriller Writers Association and while she loves to write in a variety of genres, Addison always says "mystery is her game." Some of her other favorite sub-genres to write include romantic suspense, psychological thrillers, crime and mafia thrillers.


Some of Addison's greatest influences to date include Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen King, Ray Bradbury, Harper Lee, Gillian Flynn, Emily Dickinson, Jane Austen & James Patterson.