June Jamboree!

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Hi folks, I’m traveling in June. Off to visit my mum in Israel and then to spend a while with my family in London.

Thus, I won’t be updating this page as much, so I decided to have a June Jamboree sale of my three short story collections. There’s something for everyone here.

WILL THERE BE WATERMELONS ON MARS?

The last thing Susie expected on the morning after the apocalypse was watermelons. The last thing that Na’ima expected was that one day she would be flying to Mars. But Will There Be Watermelons on Mars?

TEA AND DARK CHOCOLATE

Meet a cat called Cecilia, a disgruntled android named Doris, and a weasel called Popgoes and discover that with enough Tea and Dark Chocolate you can achieve anything.

TALES FROM P.A.W.S.

Cats and Wolves and Tegs – Oh my!
Alistair is a werewolf seeking justice. When his mentor sends him on his first mission he knows who the victim must be.

Ramora, is a young girl due to wed a man she hates. Morgana the Teg offers her a way out, but can she be trusted?
Griddlebone was  the first experiment. The Nazis never really understood what they’d created. But they learn that one should never underestimate a cat.
Meet Alistair, Ramora, and Griddlebone in three stories from the world of P.A.W.S.

 

Happy Reading

Debbie

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Books (and authors and characters) I love!

Over on Facebook the awesome Courtney Cannon posted this little book meme that took my fancy. I loved this one so much that I decided to make it into a blog post rather than just one on Facebook. So here without further ado are fifteen books (or in a couple of cases, authors or characters) I love.

  1. A book cover you love
    Voodoo Butterfly by Camille Faye

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Isn’t this gorgeous? This is truly the only book I can remember purchasing based entirely on the cover. But then I read the paranormal story set in New Orleans and fell in love once more. Oh and book 2 just came out and is on my TBR list.

  1. The last book you read and loved
    Chasing Ghosts by E.A. Copen

I’ve read three of E.A. Copen’s awesome Judah Black novel and highly recommend them.

  1. The first book you ever loved
    Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  2. A book on your TBR list
    Goblin King by R.R. Virdi

 

  1. A book you tell everyone to read
    The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak

  1. An author you haven’t read but will
    D.R. Perry

  1. The character you would marry if he were real
    Sirius Black

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  1. Your favorite book girl
    Luna Lovegood

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  1. What book world would you like to disappear in?
    Why Harry Potter of course! (I’d have go back a few years though so that I could go to Hogwarts. I think based on my age I’d have gone with Sirius, Remus, Lily and James … so …

  1. A book that needs to be a movie.

Mine of course – P.A.W.S.

  1. An author that you love
    Douglas Adams

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  1. An old school book that you can’t forget.
    To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee

  1. A book not enough people have read
    Excelsior by George Sirois

  1. An author that makes you laugh
    We already mentioned the late and great Douglas Adams, so for this one let’s say Terry Pratchett and here’s my all-time favorite of his Discworld books, Thief of Time.

  1. Your current read
    Grave Dealings by R.R. Virdi

 

So those are my fifteen answers. I’d love to hear yours!

Meet YA Author – Mindy McGinnis

Today on Paws 4 Thought we welcome Mindy McGinnis, eclectic YA author and kitty-lover!

Hi Mindy, so happy to have you here today. Tell us a little bit about yourself:

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I write across multiple genres – everything from post-apocalyptic survival to fantasy to contemporary and mystery. I have lived in Ohio my whole life and absolutely love it here.

So when did you first start writing?

I wrote when I was a child, experimentally. I never finished a novel until I was in my mid-20s.

Who are your favorite authors?

I grew up reading Stephen King. Some of my more recent favorites would be Frances Hardinge and McKenzie Lee.

What inspires you to write? 

I’m fortunate in that ideas just seem to fall out of the sky. They can occur out of nowhere, and I don’t question that.

Which is favorite title you have published so far and why?

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Probably my fantasy titles, GIVEN TO THE SEA and GIVEN TO THE EARTH. Fantasy is by far the hardest genre I’ve ever tackled. The world building is key, and I found that executing that took every ounce of talent I have.

If you could hang out with one of your characters who would you choose and where would the two of you go?

Probably Lynn from NOT A DROP TO DRINK and we would just hang out in the woods.

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What are you currently working on?

I’m in between books, having just turned in the copyedits for my Winter 2019 release, HEROINE.

What do you like to do to relax?

It’s so rare for me to get to do so, but… reading.

Tell us about your kitties? I hear you have quite a few?

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I have NINE cats, if you can believe that. I had the normal amount of cats (four) until one of the farm kitties abandoned a litter and I ended up bottle raising a group of five. You can’t do that and then “find a good home.” So yeah… now I have nine cats.

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How can readers connect with you?

The easiest way to find me is to check out all my social media on my site:

 http://mindymcginnis.com/books.html

Meet Michael W. Huard

Today on Paws 4 Thought I’m happy to introduce science fiction and fantasy author, Michael W. Huard.

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  1. Tell us a little bit about yourself, Michael.

I’m a big sci-fi and fantasy fan; grew up playing D&D and ran games and became a storyteller at a young age. I’m also a second generation martial artist and use this in all my books. As far as locale, I was pretty much born and raised in Maine, which has been a nice place to live. It offers several seasons of beauty and helps fuel one’s imagination.

  1. When did you first start writing?

I did some non-fiction years ago – mostly newspaper articles, magazines etc., then some self-help bully prevention and women’s self-awareness/defense books. Over the last several years I have been able to fully concentrate on fiction writing which is my passion.

  1. Who are your favorite authors?

Tolkien, Martin, Salvatore, to name a few.

  1. What inspires you to write?

I have this creative energy inside me. It’s a great release of the constant everyday life pattern and really is fun for me.

  1. Tell us a little bit about your most recent release.

I just put out a novella called Rising. The little book is the prequel to my hit novel, Land of the Free. It tells the futuristic tale of one women’s journey becoming a mother to all exiles and rebels in a dystopian America. She goes on to start a sisterhood of strong women, who end up fighting for true freedom in the far future.

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  1. What attracts to writing sci-fi and fantasy?

The escape! It’s so nice to travel to other worlds and be free and explore.

(Love this. That’s exactly why I do it too. DMK)

  1. What are you currently working on?

The sequel to Land of the Free which is called Hope Bringers. It continues the sisterhood’s fight for freedom and introduces a new generation of kick butt female kids that have joined the fight.  I will also have a short story, The Metal Girl, in an upcoming anthology with some other wonderful sci-fi and fantasy authors.

  1. What do you like to do to relax?

I like to go sit on the rocks by the Atlantic Ocean. I also enjoy reading and of course writing.

  1. If you could have any superpower what would choose?

Ha, I think I would pick the ability to be invisible!

  1. How can readers connect with you?

I use Facebook a lot. Check out my author page.

And my books on Amazon.

 

I want to thank you, my dear, for doing this interview

  • Michael

(Very pleased to have you – DMK)

 

 

Meet Andy Peloquin

Today on Paws 4 Thought we are excited to welcome fantasy author, Andy Peloquin. Andy just released his newest title, Queen of the Night Guild, which is now available  on Kindle.

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Tell us a little bit about yourself, Andy.

I am, first and foremost, a storyteller and an artist–words are my palette. Fantasy is my genre of choice, and I love to explore the darker side of human nature through the filter of fantasy heroes, villains, and everything in between. I’m also a freelance writer, a book lover, and a guy who just loves to meet new people and spend hours talking about my fascination for the worlds I encounter in the pages of fantasy novels.

When did you first start writing?

My author career “officially” started in 2014, but I’ve been writing off and on since the age of 10 or 11. I had an elementary school teacher who loved the arts and sciences, and we had all sorts of amazing theatre productions, science fairs, and writing contests as part of our regular curriculum.

Who are your favorite authors?

The scope of Brandon Sanderson’s writings, like the Stormlight Archives, are something I envy and aim to one day emulate. Scott Lynch’s characters are more vibrant and “real” than anything I’ve read elsewhere.

What inspires you to write?  

I come from an artistic family, so I have this driving urge to create passed down from both of my parents. Given that I can’t paint or draw to save my life, writing is the one outlet I have for the innate creativity bottled up inside me.

Tell us a little bit about your upcoming new releases.

I just finished releasing Queen of the Night Guild, the final book in my Queen of Thieves series. It’s an epic, breathtaking, and fast-paced ride to complete the story of Ilanna, the world’s most bad-ass thief. Now, I’m putting out Traitors’ Fate, an unofficial sequel that connects Ilanna’s story to my other character, the Hunter of Voramis, who is the protagonist of my forthcoming Hero of Darkness series (coming May 2018).

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What attracts you to writing fantasy?

Fantasy provides us with an escape, a way to forget about our mundane problems and step into worlds where anything is possible. It transcends age, gender, religion, race, or lifestyle–it is our way of believing what cannot be, delving into the unknowable, and discovering hidden truths about ourselves and our world in a brand new way.

What are you currently working on?

I’m trying to finish up the Hero of Darkness Books 5 and 6 before I start releasing the first book in May. I intend to release all six books within three or four months, so it’s going to take a lot of top-speed writing and editing to get it done in time.

What do you like to do to relax?

I love reading, and I’ve become a bit of a TVphile. I love watching TV and using it to learn how to craft better stories, both visually and in terms of drawn-out plot lines.

So what are your current favorite TV shows?

I LOVE the Marvel TV shows, both the Netflix shows like Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and the Punisher and the cable TV shows like Agents of SHIELD. They’re a whole lot of fun, and they have awesome action scenes. The DCTV shows (The Flash, Arrow, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow) are also a whole lot of fun. It’s interesting to watch the character journeys from the beginning, and it helps me to keep my characters moving forward in development arcs.

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?

The ability to type 350 words per minute. I could turn out SO MANY books if I had that typing speed! Or, better yet, the ability to simply put all the words from my head straight onto the page without the need to type. Now that would make for some awesome output.

How can readers connect with you?

I’m all over social media:

Fan Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1383986274994456/

Website: http://www.andypeloquin.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AndyPeloquin
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andyqpeloquin

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8KnIEoUDWRJkAhJ16CN5Dw

Reader List Sign-Up: http://andypeloquin.com/join-the-club/

Fantasy Fiends Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheFantasyFiends/

Follow on BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/andy-peloquin

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/andypeloquin