A Woman Scorned by Rebecca Howie Blog Tour

A Woman Scorned by Rebecca Howie Blog Tour

Hello Luvs!

 

Today I am participating in Rebecca’s blog tour! Below will be some info on the second novel of the series and an interview with the author herself! keep reading for more ;P

I am so excited if you guys don’t remember I had done an interview with Rebecca Howie not long ago.

Character Chats ~ Rebecca Howie

About The Book: A Woman Scorned (book 2 in the Sam Beckett mysteries) 

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Title: A Woman Scorned

Author: Rebecca Howie

Synopsis: 

Returning home days after leaving town wasn’t a decision Sam Beckett made lightly, and the newspaper articles detailing her shooting aren’t making her choice any easier to accept.

When a therapist is found dead in her office, Sam decides to work with CID and Detective Marshall on the case, hoping that the dead woman’s troubles will be enough to help her forget her own. but with Dr Weiss’ perfect image slowly crumbling as the investigation progresses, Sam finds that she isn’t the only person hiding behind a lie, and that uncovering someone else’s could have been what led Dr Weiss to her death.

 


 

1- What made you want to write a Woman Scorned?

When I finished The Game Begins, I knew I wanted to write a sequel, and I started making notes for one while redrafting and getting TGB ready for publishing, so at the start, I was writing A Woman Scorned because I liked the characters; by the end, it was just stubbornness because I was halfway through and didn’t want to start from the beginning again when it had already taken me a year to get that far.

2- Do you let your family/friends read your work?

Only when I’m finished, because if anyone sees what I’m working on while I’m working on it and passes comment, it puts me off, and I’ve abandoned quite a few of the earlier drafts of A Woman Scorned because of it.

They don’t need to say anything mean, it’s just having them question something I was proud of that makes me doubt whether it’s any good because eventually that doubt grows roots and I bury that project in my Abandoned WIPs folder on my laptop.

3- What was the most interesting thing when writing a Woman Scorned?

I learned a ton of completely useless stuff while researching things for it, but I think the part I liked the most was when I realized how much I’d actually learned since writing The Game Begins, and how much my approach to writing has changed in the last year.

4- Do you have any writing quirks?

I start writing before I plan the story, and if I’m a few chapters in and don’t have some notes scribbled down or an idea of where the story’s going, I know it’s not going to be something I’ll keep working on.

5- Was there anything that inspired you to write this novel?

It was a book series by a well-known author that inspired me to write my own series; I loved the first book, and it was a promising start, but then I started the sequel and the events of the last one (which involved the main character’s partner being killed) got a single line at the end of a chapter, and I was gutted.

6- Your favorite thing about this novel

Seeing Sam try to cope with everything that happened, and hinting at Marshall having a big secret.

7- Do you like writing/reading mysteries the most?

Absolutely. I’ve tried writing other genres before but I never had as much fun writing them as I did with mysteries- though if I ever need a change of pace, romances are my go-to novels.

8- what would be the best three words to describe ‘A Woman Scorned’?

It isn’t finished.

 

 


 

Thank you so much, Rebecca!

I can’t wait to read the series and get to know Sam. Luvs, if you’ve read this series comment below on what you liked most! ❤

 

 

What’s your favorite mystery novel?

 

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Halloween Author Interviews with Kim Zarins

Halloween Author Interviews with Kim Zarins

Happy Halloween, Luvs!

 

Today I am interviewing the Luvely Kim Zarins author of a book I am extremely excited to read “Sometimes we tell the truth”

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

 

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Kim Zarins has a PhD in English (ooh-la-la!) and teaches medieval literature at Sacramento State University. Her debut novel, Sometimes We Tell the Truth, retells Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales with modern teens stuck on an all-day bus ride to Washington D.C. To pass the time, the teens tell widely varied stories (some scandalously funny, some raw and sad), and often the characters tell more about themselves than they meant to. You don’t have to know anything about Chaucer to enjoy the novel! When she isn’t reading or writing or teaching, she is feeding peanuts to a very hungry scrub jay named Joe.

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Are you dressing up as anything this year? If so what? 🙂

I haven’t decided yet! However, I’ve already started planning a Dead Language Party for my class! We’re a big class (105 students), and we read texts from long ago, like Beowulf and Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. So I thought it would be fun to honor the spirits of dead languages and let their souls possess us on October 31st! I’m hoping we get lots of different languages represented. Some students are reading Old English, Old French, and Latin, and I’ll likely read a poem I wrote…in Middle English! I can give you the link if you want to read it. It’s a poem about donuts narrated by John Gower, an earnest and lovable medieval soul. 🙂 Donut poem: https://donutlit.tumblr.com/post/145360768094/recently-discovered-medieval-poem By the way, if you come across English-major nerd costume ideas, I’d love to hear them!

What is the first costume you remember wearing as a kid?

I was dressed as a baby–I wore a sleeper with the feet attached and had my hair up in that unicorn-pig-tail thing. It was a smart costume to wear, because I stayed perfectly toasty as I walked around the neighborhood with my sack of loot.

What would your character dress up as?

What a fun question! I think my character Jeff would wear one of those fake costumes–you know, just wear a t-shirt and jeans and say he’s a disenchanted youth, just to cover up that actually too much a coward to put on a real costume and own it. Pard on the other hand…ha, he would get really into a costume with glitter, face paint, mystique. This question makes me want to write a Halloween scene, just to imagine the two dozen characters in all their costumes!

Do you have a favorite Halloween writing snack/candy?

I’m embarrassed to say so, but I love the fruit-flavored Tootsie-rolls. I know they are made out of corn syrup and wax and are probably not made of actual food, but they are so good!!!!! Somehow better than Starburst!!!! And candy corn is a beloved classic.

If you could make/take/use any potion what would it be and what for?

Around sixth grade, I put stones in a circle and jumped into the circle, hoping that somehow this would get me into Narnia. I’d love to go a world like that. A world where I could talk to animals and see real magic. I’d use a potion to help me visit another world like that one. This fantasy hasn’t happened yet, but one thing I try to do is make friends with animals. I know a scrub jay named Joe who visits me every day. I feed him peanuts and just started giving him acorns. We can’t talk Narnia-style, we speak to each other, and sometimes, he sings. The friendship is magical to me.

What is your favorite horror movie?

When I was five, I saw a movie that I really shouldn’t have seen, but couldn’t look away from either. Spiders were involved. The experience set me on a path of nightmares that lasted for years…and years. I’d basically recast my family as the movie’s cast, and my house as the scene of the horror. Thanks, brain! Ever since, I’ve really been a complete wimp when I watch movies because I know how the horror can sink inside you and never let go. Even funny horror is too scary for me. I hid from my own birthday party in 6th grade because I couldn’t take Ghostbusters. Ghostbusters, I swear! And I couldn’t watch the commercials in October, because the horror movies, even in snippets, had me looking for a place to hide. Oh, and I have an un-special place in my heart for Children of the Corn, because that was the selected entertainment for a fourth-grade girl at her sleepover party (what were her parents thinking?!), and I huddled inside my sleeping bag and listened to the scariest sounds I’d ever heard. That was a long night!

Do you get scared easily?

Eep! Hey, don’t creep up on me like that!

Do you think you’d be able to survive a zombie apocalypse? If so why?

I doubt it. I don’t know how to use weapons, so I don’t think I could survive unless the zombies can be controlled by recitations of Middle English poetry. Then, I’d be the savior of the planet.

Thank you for being here for my spooky interview series ;P

Thank you for having me! I hope your Halloween is absolutely magical!

Anything you would like me to add?

Well, if any of your readers would like more magic in their lives, I have some bookmarks and stickers from art in the book (one of the stickers has a magic wand from the most magical tale in the novel!). I can’t mail them to tons of people, mostly because stamps are pricey, but I’d be happy to send some out to interested readers–email me through my website, or contact me on social media!

 


Thank you so much for being here! I loved your replies! And those colored tootsie-rolls are really good XDDDDD

I talk to my guinea pigs + Cat when I’m doing something and they are around. Better than saying I was talking to myself XD

 

 

I hope you all liked this interview with kim!!!

 

 

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, LUV!

Halloween Author Interview with K. M. Robinson

Halloween Author Interview with K. M. Robinson

Happy Halloween, Luvs!

 

Today I am interviewing K. M. Robinson. The author of Golden and Jaded!

ABOUT K. M. ROBINSON

K.M. Robinson  K.M. Robinson is a storyteller who creates new worlds both in her writing and in her fine arts conceptual photography. She is a marketing, branding and social media strategy educator who is recognized at first sight by her very long hair. She is a creative who focuses on photography, videography, couture dress making, and writing to express the stories she needs to tell. She almost always has a camera within reach.

 

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Are you dressing up as anything this year? If so what? 🙂

I dressed up like Ariel when I went to the Halloween party in Disney World. So fun (and the princesses loved my costumes)

What is the first costume you remember wearing as a kid?

I definitely have a picture of myself in an angel costume when I was a toddler that I love.

What would your character dress up as?

Auluria would be some fancy ninja assassin with sleeked back hair and dark eyeliner or an evil queen with a big dress and collar, while Dov would go for a dashing Robin Hood look or something to compliment Auluria’s costume. Jade would go for a victorian steampunk angel look, while Roan would awkwardly do the steampunk look too to make Jade happy. Fet might put on some cat ears, but she’s already got a loud wardrobe so the whole costume thing doesn’t hold much allure, while Spider would probably dress like a masculine version of Fet with her loud pink and black plaid outfit, and talk in a high pitched voice just to annoy her.

Do you have a favorite Halloween writing snack/candy?

I am a fan of Reese’s Cups and White Chocolate Kit Kats

If you could make/take/use any potion what would it be and what for?

If I could find a potion to make me able to fly, breath underwater, or turn invisible, I’d be all about that!

What is your favorite horror movie?

Sadly, I’ve never been one to intentionally sit through something that was supposed to be scary, so I’m not going to be much help here lol

What was your biggest fear as a child or now?

Answering this question is my biggest fear at the moment hahaha My brain is screaming “don’t answer it, someone will use it against you one day” *insert crying because of laughing emoji here* So this has just become my biggest (and most irrational) fear hahaha

Do you get scared easily?

No, not really. I happen to be very good at scaring other people though…intentionally and unintentionally. I’m really quiet and fast.

Do you think you’d be able to survive a zombie apocalypse? If so why?

MY heart say heck yes, my head says…ummm, really? You really think YOU’RE going to survive? lol I honestly think I’d stand a pretty good chance though. I’m very strategic, much stronger than I look, I process things really fast. So I’m going to say at the end of the day, I’ll survive until two chapters before the end of the story and then I’ll die trying to save someone else lol

If you had magic abilities for one day would you use it for good or evil?

I would use it for good. My goal would be to help people. Do I have a game plan here? I might have thought about it once or twice *wink wink*

Thank you for being here for my spooky interview series ;P

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Anything  would like me to add?

Ummm, that I’m beautiful and popular and well known and liked by all

Thank you K. M. Robinson for being here!
Reese’s cups are SO good. I used to love butterfingers most but I would rather have a bucket of reeses >:)
Hope you all enjoyed this awesome interview! ❤

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Halloween Author Interview with Lisa Brown Roberts

Halloween Author Interview with Lisa Brown Roberts

Happy Halloween, Luvs!

 

Today I am interviewing the amazing Lisa Brown Roberts! She is the other of numerous contemp romances that I adore. “the replacement crush” was probably my favorite novel by Lisa!

I did an interview with Lisa back in April for my #MFBLfest (click here to see it)

To see more of the Halloween interviews from other awesome authors click here 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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Lisa Brown Roberts still hasn’t recovered from the teenage trauma of nearly tweezing off both eyebrows and having to pencil them in for an entire school year. This and other angst-filled memories inspire her to write YA books about navigating life’s painful and funny dramas, and falling in love along the way. She lives in Colorado in a house full of books, boys, four-legged prima donnas, and lots of laughter. You can reach Lisa on Twitter @LBrownRoberts or visit her at her website, lisabrownroberts.com

 

 

 

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Are you dressing up as anything this year? If so what? 🙂

Probably my Star Trek uniform

What is the first costume you remember wearing as a kid?

Princess

What would your character dress up as?

Well, The Replacement Crush hero and heroine would wear the same costume as me! Caleb from Resisting the Rebel doesn’t do costumes.

Do you have a favorite Halloween writing snack/candy?

Candy corn mixed with peanuts

If you could make/take/use any potion what would it be and what for?

Sleeping potion – I never get enough!

What is your favorite horror movie?

I can’t watch them. Stranger Things is as scary as I get.

What was your biggest fear as a child or now?

Clowns and the dark

Do you get scared easily?

Yes! I’m a big chicken.

Do you think you’d be able to survive a zombie apocalypse? If so why?

No way. I’d be lucky to last an hour.

If you had magic abilities for one day would you use it for good or evil?

Good!

Thank you for being here for my spooky interview series ;P

Thanks for having me.

Anything you would like me to add?

Keep a lookout for blue pumpkins on porches. They indicate non-food treats are available for kids with food allergies.

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Caleb! come on! lol I would be sad if he wasn’t red ranger … and had a sidekick…aka blue ranger… 😉

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Lisa I LOVE YOUR REPLIES!

I am a huge chicken! I watch scary movies and then can’t do certain things for about a week because of the movie XDDD

 

oooh that’s good to know! Watch out for blue pumpkins!

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What are you going to be for Halloween, Luv?

Halloween Author Interviews with Leslie Hauser

Halloween Author Interviews with Leslie Hauser

Hello, Luvs

 

Today I am interviewing the lovely Leslie Hauser!

 

If you were around last month, I interviewed her for my Back-To-School event. To check it out click HERE

 

About the Author

 

Leslie Hauser

I am a YA writer and middle school teacher. I have a B.A. in English from UCLA and a Master’s degree in Educational Administration. I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently reside in Los Angeles, California, with my dog Mr. Darcy. When I’m not living in fictional worlds inside my head, I run all sorts of distances, torture my body at CrossFit, and DVR entirely too many television shows. I dream of one day returning to the Midwest to live on a farm. Or perhaps owning a cookie delivery service.

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Are you dressing up as anything this year? If so what? 🙂

Usually I don’t dress up. I tell my students at school that I’m a teacher, and that’s scary enough. LOL.

What is the first costume you remember wearing as a kid?

I remember being Raggedy Ann. My mom made the dress, and she also made a wig out of red yarn.

What would your character dress up as?

Ivy from Chasing Eveline wouldn’t be too excited about Halloween. She would probably wear a band t-shirt and tell people she was in a rock band.

Do you have a favorite Halloween writing snack/candy?

I love candy corn. I like to eat each kernel by color. First the white top, then the orange middle, and finally the yellow bottom. And only the traditional version. I don’t like the chocolate ones. I’m a purist. 🙂

If you could make/take/use any potion what would it be and what for?

I would make a potion that would make me instantly rich. I don’t want to buy fancy cars or homes. I just want to be able to quit my job and work on my writing full-time.

What is your favorite horror movie?

A horror movie to me is one with a giant wave. Like The Perfect Storm. Big waves freak me out.

What was your biggest fear as a child or now?

Spiders have always seemed scary. Roaches scare me, too. In fact, let’s just say I’m not a fan of any kind of bug.

Do you get scared easily?

Yes! I am always the one to jump out of my seat in a movie when we all know something is about to happen.

Do you think you’d be able to survive a zombie apocalypse? If so why?

As long as there were cookies, I’d be fine. Cookies make everything okay.

If you had magic abilities for one day would you use it for good or evil?

For good! I would save all the homeless pets and find them all good homes.

Thank you for being here for my spooky interview series ;P

Thank you for having me. I had a spooktacular time!

I love your replies! and definitely, I will help you save all the animals. I would keep them with me ♥-♥
What was your favorite question/answer, Luv?

HAPPY HALLOWEEN, LUVs

Halloween Author Interviews with M. C. Frank

Halloween Author Interviews with M. C. Frank

Welcome, Luvs!

Today is the start of my Halloween author interviews. And our first author that is being interviewed is the luvely M. C. Frank. Author of the No Ordinary Star series and Lose me (+ more)

 

To the interview, with a lot of fun spooky questions! ;P

 

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About M. C. Frank

M.C. Frank

Thank you for stumbling upon my little bookish corner of the internet!
I am M.C. Frank: writer, reader, designer, editor, physicist and teacher. (To mention a few.)
I have been living in a world of stories ever since I can remember (that’s before I knew how to write). I started writing them down when I could no longer stand the characters in my head screaming at me to give them life and while those first scribblings weren’t exactly good (nor were they books, although I insisted on calling them that), they were enough for me to discover my passion in life.
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Are you dressing up as anything this year? If so what? 🙂

I am “dressing up” for a Christmas play this year, but not before 😉

What is the first costume you remember wearing as a kid?

When we were little, my sister and I used to dress up as princesses and walk around the house all day, all year long.

What would your character dress up as?

From my scifi trilogy, No Ordinary Star, Felix would dress up as something silly like a bear, and Astra would dress up as a Christmas tree, wrapping fairy lights all around her.

Do you have a favorite Halloween writing snack/candy?

I don’t eat anything while I write, just drink tons of water, but there are some particular days that only bitter chocolate can do the trick.

If you could make/take/use any potion what would it be and what for?

I would totally make (and then take) a potion that could make me breathe underwater.

What is your favorite horror movie?

Oh no, I don’t watch horror movies brrr

What was your biggest fear as a child or now?

Being alone.

Do you get scared easily?

Yep.

Do you think you’d be able to survive a zombie apocalypse? If so why?

Not a chance.

If you had magic abilities for one day would you use it for good or evil?

Totally for good! Think of all the free books I could give to everyone on my team! (Of course my madic abilities would have to do something with free books, right? And TONS OF THEM).

Thank you for being here for my spooky interview series ;P

Thank you for having me.

Anything you would like me to add?

Check out the giveaway for five (5) signed copies of my latest novel No Vain Loss! Everyone who preorders it here: amzn.to/2gNO7zi is automatically entered to win. I’d really love to send you a Halloween present (and Christmas is right around the corner!) Good luck 🙂

 

 


 

Christmas has a lot to do with NOS series! I can see why she would be a Christmas tree! XD except maybe a Christmas elf fairy? I can see a lot of fun costumes for that 😛

For instance, a green dress with fairy lights along the rim of the dress and then kind of like a candy cane, it swirls up. LOL

I can see Astra forcing Felix to dress up as Santa Clause or something. I would personally… love to see that. Because she would take him down.

 

Anyways, luvs! XD hope you enjoyed this interview with M. C. Frank! I had so much fun interviewing her!

looking forward to the other authors?

 

Tomorrow’s Author is Leslie Hauser ❤

Back To School Interviews with M. C. Frank

Back To School Interviews with M. C. Frank

Welcome to the LAST BTS series interviews, Luvs

I’ve had SO much fun creating these interviews and reading what the authors had to say!

 

If you didn’t know this was a series you can click right here to see the rest of the interviews.

Today I am interviewing the amazing M. C. Frank. I’ve worked with her on my blog a few times now and she has been a doll. I love her and her books find her links below *points down* 😉

 

About M. C. Frank

M.C. Frank

Thank you for stumbling upon my little bookish corner of the internet!
I am M.C. Frank: writer, reader, designer, editor, physicist and teacher. (To mention a few.)
I have been living in a world of stories ever since I can remember (that’s before I knew how to write). I started writing them down when I could no longer stand the characters in my head screaming at me to give them life and while those first scribblings weren’t exactly good (nor were they books, although I insisted on calling them that), they were enough for me to discover my passion in life.
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You walk into the doors and go to your locker, what would your bookish locker look like?

Lots of colors!

We go to homeroom, the class is talking about a book. Which book is it?

Grapes of Wrath

For me, math is the most frustrating part of the day! What’s the most frustrating part of being an author?

All parts are equally frustrating and delicious! (That’s why we’re crazy, most of us)

1+1 = 2… so which characters from your book should we pair together to make a disastrous combination? … as disastrous as I feel about this math class.

Pairing Karim with Astra from No Ordinary Star had been pretty disastrous in the past… But in the last book… you’ll see!

Your next class is art! What would you love to see drawn out from your book?

The polar bear rescuing Astra

The bell rings and you grab your art supplies to take to your locker, on the way… you see your crush! Do you go talk to him or run in a different direction? Have you ever run into any swoony guys on purpose… literally or metaphorically? 😉

I’d just walk past him, and if he wanted to talk then… yay! But I’m too shy to initiate conversation with anyone, let alone le crush.

We get to lunch and I forgot mine…again. What did you bring… and can you share? I’m starving!

I never had lunch at school, too much anxiety and studying in-between classes. Sorreeee

Now it’s time for gym, do you want to ditch and go to the library or stay and play? What’s your favorite sport?

Library,, hands down

Some of you may be taking notes in history, but I’m staring at the cute guy in the corner, wishing we had our own history I could be thinking about. Do you study the era you write about like I’m studying this guy, or do you wing it like I’m considering within my next conversation with this guy… I mean…did I say that for everyone to hear? Answer the question: how much research do you do for your novel?

Tons and tons

Thanks for being a distraction in history, now lets get to music! We are late so we end up playing (what instrument)? Do you have a favorite song or genre of music you listen to when writing?

I don’t listen to music when I write, as it distracts me, but when I’m at the plotting stage, I find a lot of songs to inspire me. I have a playlist for No Ordinary Star on my blog, mcfrankauthor.tumblr.com . My favorite song from that is The Call.

Off to Chemistry! My favorite class… wait, not like the swoony Chemistry? Drat! well, let’s hope we get to make something explode today! What was the most explosively cool thing you’ve been able to do as an author?

Send signed copies to all of my reviewers. Wow.

Today went well! We didn’t get to make anything explode but maybe next time! What book should we fan-girl over on the bus today?

No Vain Loss, totally! It’s about Christmas, snow, fairy lights, forbidden kisses, a war on the ice, a forgotten library and a swoony soldier. Need I say more?

no, you do not need to say more! 😉 Thank you so much for letting me interview you!

I loved this interview, thank you so much, Alexis 🙂

Of course! Thank you as well for being here!
Well that it is for this month Luvs! so many amazing author’s participated in this and I’m so grateful to them all for being on my blog.
can’t wait for next month! Halloween theme! ❤
*Types as I’m wearing wonder woman onesie in spirit of Halloween*
Thanks for reading, Luvs! have a great October!