Author Interview Rishika Sitlani

Today our guest is Rishika Sitlani author of yesterday’s book “One Chance”, here is a link to the post if you missed it. http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-53V

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Let’s find out more about Rishika and her writing.

  1. Where is your home town?

My home town is Pune, in India. I have travelled to Europe and Africa, and have even lived there for some years, but Pune has been my home for most of my years – and will probably continue to be so.

  1. How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing for about eleven years. The first thing I ever wrote was a story that had popped into my head. I would write every night for half an hour – it felt like a creative release. It was just something I would do to give myself satisfaction. I took up writing full time only two and a half years ago. I wrote content and even short stories for others. But towards the end of last year, I decided that I wanted to get into writing full time for myself. That’s how I made the final transition from writer to author.

  1. What is your favourite genre of writing and why?

To be honest – I like writing in multiple genres. When I started writing, I loved writing mystery, thrillers, and romantic suspense. Along the way, I developed an interest in writing contemporary romance too. I’ve also worked on historical fiction and have loved it! For me, the story matters, not the genre. If an idea comes to me in which I believe wholeheartedly, I will write the story. My style may vary slightly to allow for the change in the genre, but I write what feels right and I will still enjoy writing every word.

  1. What was the idea which began your story of “One Chance”?

Without giving away too much, I’d have to say that it was the way the story ends. An image of the end hit me one day and the rest of the story just built itself around that vision.

  1. Can you tell the readers a little about Ava and Ethan Russell and their backgrounds?

Ava and Ethan are bound together through a past that Ava assumes to have left behind. She married Ethan within months of meeting him and they are very much in love. But when she learns the truth about who her husband really is, her trust is completely shattered. She’s left trying to make sense of the lie that had once been everything in which she’d believed.

Ethan too wants to let go of his past, even though he is the reason it comes to haunt them. The only problem is that their past won’t leave them; which leaves Ethan struggling to build a future from the ashes of a past that have burned them both. One Chance looks at Ava’s ability to forgive and Ethan’s ability to love, while the past that connects their families continues to test their abilities.

  1. What is this past that their two families have faced?

As was common in many regions at the time, the families were pitted against each other for land that they refused to share. The greed for the land led to a gruesome and tragic past, one that is tainted with anger, greed, and ego; and one that destroys both families completely through death, hatred, and darkness.

  1. What do you think are Ava and Ethan’s strengths?

Ava’s strength lies in her ability to pick herself up. From the difficult decisions she made as a teenager, to the point when she has to face Ethan’s betrayal, she never shies away from what is required of her. She hurts, yes, but she pushes forward to see the real picture, however painful that might be. She makes an attempt to understand everything in its entirety and that makes her the well-rounded, strong woman that she is.

Ethan’s strength lies in his ability to look beyond himself and be loyal to that in which he believes. That is what gives him his integrity. It isn’t just about his personal gain or loss – he’ll stick by you even if it’s not in his best interest, as long as having him by your side is in your best interest.

Do you think there needs to be more forgiveness in the world today?

In the end, we’re all human beings. People will make mistakes and they will hurt. And as long as this happens, there will be a need for forgiveness; because it is only through forgiveness that we can move forward with our own lives.

   9.  Are you working on another book?

I recently completed and published my second short story in the Kindle store – A Bond Unbroken. After that, I began work on a much larger project – a historical fiction novel. This historical fiction is based in ancient India and follows a fictional story line woven into real events. It talks about political conspiracies, it depicts love and faith, and it shows the best and worst of human desire and belief. While I can’t say when this will be completed, I am looking to publish it by the end of this year or the beginning of the next, at the very latest.

   10. Where can readers find out more about you?

I have a Facebook page where I post updates about my work and discussions. Anyone can follow this page at http://on.fb.me/R4HfLU

I also have a Goodreads author page which can be followed at http://bit.ly/1ga5Hkp

My Amazon author page is available at http://amzn.to/1oOt1h5

You can participate in the various discussions on my Google+ profile at http://bit.ly/1huJ6V2

You can also follow me on Twitter @RishikaSitlani and my personal blog where I post book reviews, discussions, and tips at http://bit.ly/174LsiN

One Chance

 

 

Find a copy here from Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com

 

 

 

Thank you Rishika and Good Luck with your writing.

 

 

Letter Y on The A to Z April Challenge 2014

Today is letter Y on the April A to Z blog Tour. My book today comes from Tony Carnival and is the first book in his Over Odyssey Series called Yellow. Genre – Fantasy Fiction

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As if being a teenager wasn’t tough enough, Exodus Magaba (Ex) must come to terms with the loss of his beloved older sister, the sudden disappearance of his father, and a move to another town in another state.  On the night of his thirteenth birthday, Ex has an unexpected meeting with a mysterious man.  This encounter reveals Ex’s supernatural destiny as an “Era Key,” the only one of his generation, who can move freely and mysteriously through time. Now, with help from his mother’s chronodelias—mystical flowers that let you watch memories as though watching tv—and his new group of zany but street-tough friends, Ex must piece together the truth of the mysterious man, the forgotten magical world of Odyssia wherein lie his roots, and the connection with a new and lavish videogame…and his future.

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Tony Carnival is that rare author who comes along once in a generation.  Born with a penchant for storytelling and an uncanny ability to weave innovative ideas into cogent prose, he has developed from the nine-year-old short-story writer to the current epic fiction talent.  Over Odyssey: Yellow is the first novel in a sextet of epic fantasy, which has already been heralded as “lavish and captivating,” and as “an amazing roller coaster ride of excitement and thrills.”  A New Jersey native, he now lives in New York with his beloved family and is busy writing the second book in the sextet, Over Odyssey: Blue – a sequel that is already greatly anticipated by his fans.
Other Links
Twitter Handle: @Over_Odyssey

Here are some randomly selected links to other bloggers who are taking up the challenge, please find time to visit them too.

http://www.clairegillian.com/

http://welshbloggers.wordpress.com/

http://indiewritersmonthly.blogspot.co.uk/

http://elsieelmore.com/

During the challenge we are asking people to leave comments on as many blogs as possible, all supportive comments are very much appreciated, thank you.

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Letter X on The A to Z April Challenge 2014

Today is letter X on the A to Z April Challenge. My book today is X by Jack Croxall. Genre; YA

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Fifteen-year-old X thinks she is going to die. Shacked up in the cellar of an old farmhouse, she starts a journal to document her last few days. Much less than a few days if the things outside manage to get in. A best-selling short story, just 28 pages long.

X is available through Amazon UK and Amazon US now.

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www.jackcroxall.co.uk

Twitter @JackCroxall

Here are some randomly selected links to other bloggers who have taken up the April blogging challenge, please find the time to visit them too.

http://marlenemoss.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.mystiparker.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.akmorgen.com/

http://tyreanswritingspot.blogspot.co.uk/

During the challenge we are asking people to leave as many comments on blogs too, all supportive comments are very much appreciated, thank you.

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Letter W on The A to Z April Challenge 2014

Today we celebrate the letter W on the A to Z April blog Tour. My book choice today is What it Takes by Terry Tyler. Genre: Contemporary Romance

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W – What It Takes by Terry Tyler

A tale of three sisters…Karen Kavanagh has spent her life feeling like Cinderella in reverse – the plain youngest sister of two Scandinavian sauna babes. Her two elder sisters, domestic goddess Ava and salon owner Saskia, are mini versions of their mother, a gorgeous Danish beauty. Karen has inherited her father’s droopy, dull brown hair and long nose.
Danny Alvarez doesn’t see her like that. He thinks she’s wonderful. Lots of women want Danny, but Danny just wants Karen. What It Takes is about the lengths to which people will go to win the heart of the one they love…

Opera – [Amazon.com: What It Takes eBook: Terry Tyler: Books]

Opera – [What It Takes eBook: Terry Tyler: Amazon.co.uk: Books]

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Links to other my other sites:

Blog

Opera – [Terry Tyler’s Blog]

UK Arts Directory Literary Blog

Opera – [Terry Tyler Blog — UK Arts Directory]

Twitter

Opera – [Terry Tyler (TerryTyler4) on Twitter]

Goodreads

Opera – [Goodreads | Terry Tyler (Author of You Wish…)]

Facebook

Opera – [(65) Terry Tyler, author]

Fans of Terry’s books might like to know that she released her new book Kings and Queens yesterday.

Here are today’s randomly selected links to other bloggers who are taking part in the challenge, please finds the time to visit them too.

http://historysleuth.blogspot.co.uk/

http://lindacovella.com/

http://rscottamsbaugh.com/

http://thewayofwytch.wordpress.com/

http://judithteweswrites.blogspot.ca/

During the challenge we are asking people to leave as many comments as possible on blogs, all supportive comments are very much appreciated, thank you.

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Letter V on The A to Z April Challenge 2014

Today we bring you letter V on the A to Z challenge. My book today is called “Victoria” and is written by Stephanie Hurt. Genre: Romance

Victoria – 1st book in the Women Of Magnolia Hill Saga

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Victoria Slaughter was a strong willed young woman. She knew what she wanted in a husband and it wasn’t going to be a prearranged marriage as her parents had. When the Civil War looms near, her father has to take matters into his own hands. In comes Zane Camden, a hard-working, handsome shipping magnate from Boston. Victoria immediately turned her back on him. Could he win her over? Would her father force her hand? Would the Civil War change things forever at Magnolia Hill Plantation?

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Places to find me:

www.stephanie-hurt.com

Twitter:  @StephanieHurt4

https://www.facebook.com/StephaniePayneHurt

All of my books are available on Amazon, Smashwords, Allromanceebooks.com, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Diesel, Oyster Ebooks, Apple iTunes, and CreateSpace.

Here are some randomly selected links to other bloggers who are blogging through April, please find time to visit their blogs too.

http://bish-randomthoughts.blogspot.co.uk/

http://caronessauthor.wordpress.com/

http://www.beccajcampbell.com/

http://thechildlikeauthor.wordpress.com/

 

During the challenge we are asking people to leave as many comments as possible on blogs, all supportive comments are very much appreciated thank you.

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Letter T on The A to Z April Challenge 2014

Today it’s letter T on the A to Z Challenge. My book is “The 20’s Girl, The Ghost and All That Jazz” by June Kearns. Genre: Romance

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Book Title: The 20’s Girl, the ghost, and all that jazz

Book Description:

1924. The English Shires after the Great War – all crumbling country houses and no men.

When her jazzing flapper of an aunt dies, Gerardina Mary Chiledexter inherits some silver-topped scent bottles, a wardrobe of love-affair clothes, and astonishingly, a half-share in a million-acre cattle ranch in south-west Texas.

Haunted by a psychic cat, and the ghost voice of her aunt, Gerry feels driven to go and see this for herself.

Against a backdrop of big sky, cattle barons and oil wells, she is soon engaged in a game of power, pride and attraction with the Texan who owns the other half.

Available from Amazon in both paperback and Kindle viewbook.at/The20sGirlKindle

June Kearns

Author Sites: website: www.junekearns.com

Twitter: @june_kearns

 Blog: www.newromantics4.com

Facebook: June Kearns

I shall be reviewing this book here on the blog in June along with a guest author interview.

Here are some randomly selected links to other bloggers who are taking up the challenge, please find time to visit them too.

http://inkwellandpaper.wordpress.com/

http://darkcreekfarm.com/blog/

http://www.alexanazzaro.com/category/blog/

http://valeriestorey.blogspot.co.uk/

During the challenge we are asking people to comment on as many blogs as possible, all supportive comments are much appreciated, thank you.

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Letter O on The A to Z April Challenge 2014

Our letter on the April A to Z Challenge is O today. My book is The Orphan and the Thief by Melissa LeGette. Genre: Fantasy

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Book Title: The Orphan and the Thief

Author: M.L. LeGette

Description: Toad thought it’d be easy to steal from Mr. Edward P. Owl. Unfortunately for Toad, he isn’t the best of thieves. Caught in the act, he’s in more trouble than ever before. Now to save his hide, Toad must track down five rare potion ingredients for Mr. Owl. Or else.

All Melena Snead wants is her family back, but after the Miggens Street Fire, that isn’t very likely. Orphaned and miserable, forced to work in an apothecary, she’s determined to find Milo, her missing brother. No matter what.

When Melena finds Toad ransacking her apothecary, Toad gets a nasty shock: apothecaries don’t carry Mr. Owl’s ingredients. Luckily, Melena’s willing to help, for a price.

With Melena’s pet Spit-Fire dragon and Toad’s enchanted talking beer mug, they embark on a fantastical journey, traveling the country in search of the potion ingredients. But can they gather all of them in time, what with monsters, pirates, and axe-wielding thieves? And if they do, is there an even greater danger waiting for them at the end?

You can read my review of this book here; http://wp.me/p2Eu3u-4KH

Where to purchase:

Amazon US:

Amazon UK:

Smashwords:

Barnes and Noble US:

Barnes and Noble UK:

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Author Links:

blog: http://mllegette.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/M-L-LeGette/119655051430835

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MelissaLeGette

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1499928.M_L_LeGette

Here are some randomly selected links to sites of other bloggers who are taking up the challenge, please find the time to visit them too.

http://lindaghill.wordpress.com/

http://scribblinginthestorageroom.wordpress.com/

http://rosebfischer.wordpress.com/

http://lisavooght.blogspot.co.uk/

During the challenge we are asking people to visit and leave comments on as many blogs as possible, all supportive comments are very much appreciated, thank you.

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Letter N on The A to Z April Challenge 2014

 

Today is letter N on the April A to Z Challenge. My Book choice is Nobody’s Fault by Terry Tyler. Genre: Contemporary

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N – Nobody’s Fault by Terry Tyler

The Cranston family is torn apart when Nick, married to Ria, meets Adrienne and moves in with her after just one week.  Nobody’s Fault tells the story through the eyes of Adrienne – and also Tara, Nick and Ria’s 15 year old, very confused daughter

Drama, mystery, romance: a family with secrets… Adrienne is the love of his life. Nick is the love of her life. Six days after meeting her, Nick leaves home. He has no choice; they can’t live without each other. Nick’s wife Ria and eldest daughter Cat find various ways of working out their anger and resentment, while fifteen year old Tara is caught in the middle. And then there is Nick’s cousin Caroline, with her own axe to grind when it comes to marital affairs… When tragedy strikes, they are all looking for someone to blame.

Meanwhile, lonely and trusting Sharon, seeking love and friendship on internet dating and social networking sites, has no suspicion of the part she plays in the drama – or that the people she meets in cyberspace might not be all that they seem…

Amazon links:

Opera – [Nobody’s Fault eBook: Terry Tyler: Amazon.co.uk: Books]

Opera – [Amazon.com: Nobody’s Fault eBook: Terry Tyler: Books]

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Links to other my other sites:

Blog

Opera – [Terry Tyler’s Blog]

UK Arts Directory Literary Blog

Opera – [Terry Tyler Blog — UK Arts Directory]

Twitter

Opera – [Terry Tyler (TerryTyler4) on Twitter]

Goodreads

Opera – [Goodreads | Terry Tyler (Author of You Wish…)]

Facebook

Opera – [(65) Terry Tyler, author]

Here are some randomly selected links to sites of other bloggers who are taking part in the challenge, please fins the time to visit them too.

http://www.daydreamertowriter.blogspot.co.uk/

http://writingreadingandlife.com/

http://paulamartinpotpourri.blogspot.co.uk/

http://jwright823.wordpress.com/

http://premraostoryteller.com/

During the challenge we are asking people to leave as many comments on blogs as possible, all supportive comments are greatly appreciated, thank you.

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Letter M on The A to Z April Challenge 2014

Today is letter M on the April A to Z Challenge. My book today is “My GRL” by John W. Howell. Genre: Thriller

Now available on Amazon a new Fiction Thriller published by Martin Sisters Publishing

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My GRL by John W. Howell is fast-paced thriller that shows how your life can be turned upside down in the blink of an eye. . . It is a well-written story that kept me glued, page after page.” Readers’ Favourite Five Stars – Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi. See the entire review HERE

Click cover to visit Amazon.com or find a copy here from Amazon.co.uk

Blurb:

John J. Cannon successful San Francisco lawyer takes a well-deserved leave of absence from the firm and buys a boat he names My GRL. He is unaware that his newly purchased boat had already been targeted by a terrorist group. John’s first inkling of a problem is when he wakes up in the hospital where he learns he was found unconscious next to the dead body of the attractive young woman who sold him the boat in the first place. John now stands between the terrorists and the success of their mission.

Author Bio:

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Photo by Tim Burdick

John W. Howell’s main interests are reading and writing. He turned to writing as a full time occupation after an extensive career in business. John writes thriller fiction novels and short stories. He also has a three times weekly blog at Fiction Favourites .

John lives on Mustang Island in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast of south Texas with his wife and their spoiled rescue pets.

Author Contact:

E-mail: johnwhowell.wave@gmail.com

Twitter: @HowellWave

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/john.howell.98229241

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

Here are some randomly selected links to other bloggers who are taking up the challenge, please find the time to visit them too.

http://gail-baugniet.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.thegirdleofmelian.blogspot.co.uk/

http://dbmcnicol.blogspot.co.uk/

http://writer-person.blogspot.co.uk/

http://howshewrites.wordpress.com/

During the challenge we are asking people to leave comments on as many blogs as they can, all supportive comments are greatly appreciated thank you.

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The Paul Mallory Series by Stephen C. Spencer

Operation Mallory was set up to help a fellow author, Stephen C. Spencer has written some great books, but Steve also has cancer. He’s suffered with a brain tumour for a while, and kept it pretty quiet. The observant among you will notice he stopped blogging and tweeting.

All the authors who follow this blog will appreciate how hard it is getting your book noticed. If you can’t promote, then your books go unseen and unloved. For someone in the USA (where medical treatment isn’t paid for by the state), this is a double whammy. You lose income while incurring huge unexpected bills.

So I’m helping spread the word, here is a link to Sean Campbell’s blog where news of the campaign can be found 90 Days Novel. Please help all you can with re-blog, tweet etc.

Here’s a bit more about Steve’s books

Dubbed “America’s James Bond”, Paul Mallory is a journalist working for the secretive Cramer Corporation. They don’t sell newspapers. Instead, they have equally secretive subscribers who pay a million bucks a year to find out about the news before it happens.

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Paul is dispatched to report from the frontlines in what can only be described as immersive journalism. Frequently Paul goes beyond merely reporting the news – he becomes a part of it.

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The Paul Mallory series, written by US Navy Vet and cancer survivor Stephen C Spencer has won acclaim from critics and readers alike. With four novels out and one on the way, the Paul Mallory series has plenty to offer the keen thriller reader.

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In 2014, Crimeways of Indiana are-releasing the entire Paul Mallory series with beautiful new covers:

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For a limited time book one in the series, IT’S ALWAYS DARKEST, is totally free to download at http://viewbook.at/ItsAlwaysDarkest

For the next month the Paul Mallory series is on the biggest book tour in internet history. Find out more and get involved at http://goo.gl/D3TrCK

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Stephen C. Spencer is the author of the increasingly-popular Paul Mallory series. Spencer lives in central Indiana with his wife, Melissa, and their two children, Kaitlyn and Evan. Find out more about him at http://www.StephenCSpencer.com

Steve’s Website http://www.StephenCSpencer.com

Social Media:

Twitter – https://twitter.com/StephenCSpencer

Amazon (these links redirect according to region automatically):

Book 1 – It’s Always Darkest http://viewbook.at/ItsAlwaysDarkest (Going Free soon) Free on Smashwords, see Sean’s note below

Book 2 – The Devil You Say http://viewbook.at/TheDevilYouSay

Book 3 – Third Time Lucky http://viewbook.at/ThirdTimeLucky

Book 4 – Middle of Nowhere http://viewbook.at/MiddleOfNowhere

Book 5 – Ghost of a Chance is not out yet, keep an eye on Steve’s website for updates.

Short #1 Window of Opportunity – http://viewbook.at/Window

Short #2 Role Reversal – http://viewbook.at/RoleReversal

Steve’s Amazon profile – http://author.to/StephenCSpencer