The Redeemed by A.G. Porter!!!

I am so excited to help spread the word about A.G. Porter’s latest novel, The Redeemed!

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A.G. Porter is the author of The Darkness Trilogy, a YA Paranormal Thriller. She is an Independent Author (Indie Author) who enjoys writing scary stories as much as she loves reading them. When she isn’t writing, she’s either taking pictures, reading, making nerdy jewelry, watching movies or spending much needed time with her family. A.G. lives in New Hope, Alabama with her husband, Billy, stepson, Brenton, and their 4 dogs.
A.G. enjoys writing stories about real people in supernatural situations. She also puts a lot of her faith into her books because she knows that without Christ she is lost and without God she is nothing.

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I was able to chat with A.G. about the cover of The Redeemed, which was designed by Lori Parker at Contagious Covers. I am one of those people, who will often buy a book simply because I like the cover. This book is no exception. If I passed this book in a bookstore, I would pick it up.

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Nightmares. The oncoming war. More Gifted emerge and not all of them are on her side. Secrets about her father are revealed. Who are The Children of The Light?

Will Rayna be able to resist the powers of The Shadow with Jayce’s help? She had planned to face down her demons with Liam by her side, but now that he’s lost his soul, is he really lost to her forever?

Question after question, obstacle after obstacle present themselves in the last installment of The Darkness Trilogy. It’s coming to an end – the battle, the war. The only question Rayna Stone wants answered is whether or not she and her friends make it out alive.

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Also By A.G. Porter

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PIECES OF MY HEART

In this poetry collection, A.G. Porter shares part of her story with you through the pieces of her heartscattered in the pages.

She transports you through love, loss, strength, and sorrow which we’re all familiar with.

THE SHADOW (The Darkness Trilogy Book 1)

Rayna Stone is an eighteen-year-old girl from a small Alabama town that just wants to save a little money for college. In order to do that she has to find a summer job. The problem with that, the only place that is willing to take her is the upscale golf resort of The Landing. This was not her idea of a summer job, being around snobby, rich folks, but when she meets eyes with the owner’s son, Liam, she starts to see the brighter side of things. That is until she’s seeing things that she can’t quite explain and having dreams that are haunted by a being she calls The Shadow.
The Shadow begins to show her things about a few missing girls, that she wished she had never seen. Another chilling fact, her dreams seem to be coming true. As if that isn’t enough, she learns that this ability of hers gives her an insight into what others around her are feeling. Soon after this, Rayna learns that Liam does feel something for her, but even though she wants to tell him she feels the same, something is warning her to stay away. Not because he is dangerous, but because she is.

THE FORSAKEN (The Darkness Trilogy Book 2)

Six months ago Rayna Stone came face-to-face with a demented serial killer and survived, but not unscathed. Even though she rescued C.J. and for a moment things seemed to be normal, Rayna knows things are about to get very dangerous, for everyone.
Everyone knows that Rayna is the “girl who almost died.” It seems like she’s become a small town celebrity, which makes her want to hide. Knowing that is not an option, she tries to live her life, go to school, get a job and try not to let her Gift overwhelm her. Her nightmares are different, but they’re still trying to show her something. All she can see are The Eyes and they have to be watching her for a reason.
Ron is still out there and The Shadow still haunts her dreams. Her Gift is getting stronger and she has obtained very powerful and more deadly abilities. While this might sound desirable, Rayna can’t help but think that means her Gift is preparing her for a war.

FALLEN SOULS (The Darkness Trilogy Novella)

**Not Recommended for readers who have not read books 1 and 2**

Fallen Souls is a The Darkness Trilogy Novella that takes place between books 2 and 3 of the The Darkness Trilogy.

Did you know you can find it for FREE on her blog? Go here: https://agporter.wordpress.com/fallen-souls-the-darkness-trilogy-novella/

Tragedy has struck Rayna Stone’s small town in more ways the one. Not only is she healing from the death of a friend, but Liam is still stuck in a coma that she knows is The Shadow’s doing. While she, Jayce, Logan and the other Gifted try to find a way to save him, The Shadow is working behind the scenes, gathering his own army for something that none of them expects. Secrets are revealed about Rayna’s past that leave her with only more questions and she might find out who The Shadow is and what he wants from her. Rayna questions her ability to to save Liam and to defeat The Shadow when the unthinkable happens. Can she stop the darkness that has invaded her life before it consumes everything and everyone she loves?

NEXUS

In this collection of short stories, a collaboration between Brian Weimer and A.G. Porter (The Darkness Trilogy), set before, between and after the first two books in the Nexus series, spiritual investigator Josh Blair and his friends engage in the continuing battle between good and evil, helping people whose lives are threatened by forces beyond their understanding.

Unearthly visitations, extraordinary abilities, cursed objects, dangerous cults, ancient powers, future technology, haunted places, non-human entities, dimensional portals and more. Explore the supernatural realm as the small team fight to expose the darkness and reveal the truth, going deep into the world of the unseen.

Author Interview: Vicki Batman

Welcome, Vicki Batman, I’m so glad to have you as a guest on my blog today. I have to say right off the top… I LOVE your last name.

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  • What is your name and where do you call home? I’m really Vicki Batman and I live in a large town.

That’s all, just a large town? No elaboration… OK. I guess I can understand the need for privacy. 

  • Do you have a pen name? No, I mean, really, Batman is a pretty good name all by itself.

I couldn’t agree more. It must have been cool growing up with a name like that. 🙂 

  • What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 20 or fewer words, what would you say? Season of Surprises holiday stories full of wishes and kisses from eight Amazon best-selling authors.
  • What other authors were involved in writing Season of Surprises? It was myself, Merry Holly, Cara Marsi, Gerri Brousseau, Roberta Lerman, Madison West, Jane Gale, Kristin Drew
  • Is Season of Surprises part of a series? Season of Magic preceded Season of Surprises.

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  • Can you tell us a little about each story in Season of Surprises?

Story Blurbs:

“Noelle’s Surprise” by Merry Holly:

A couple living on a tropical island has a secret that might tear them apart.

“Her Frog Prince Holiday” by Cara Marsi:

Can a woman who thought she wanted a frog learn to love a prince?

“A Day for Destiny” by Jane Gale:

A court summons and arrival of a sexy, mysterious man throws Destiny’s mundane life into chaos. Not knowing who to trust, she could lose everything, including her heart.

“Turkish Delight” by Madison West:

An agoraphobic young woman embarks on a trip to Istanbul, Turkey in search of a rare tapestry, but instead finds love and herself.

“Providence” by Bobbi Lerman:

An accident sends 21st century fugitive Amy Beale back in time into the arms of a beguiling artist for one last chance to clear her name and find her fate in a love that transcends time and space.

“Enticed by a Laird” by Gerri Brousseau:

A Scottish Laird captured the heart of a titled Englishwoman from the first moment she laid eyes on him, but would his clan and her family ever approve of their forbidden love?

“Holiday on the Home Front” by Kristin Drew:

In 1944, an itinerant waitress falls for a deploying soldier, and puts down roots in his hometown with the hope doing so will bring him home safely from war.

 “Holiday Handbag Extravaganza” by Vicki Batman:

Christmas Countdown is on! Hunk-a-licious customer, Jack Treadaway, pesters boutique owner, Callie Woods, to locate a vintage handbag for his mother. Too bad the wedge between them is his sister, the meanest girl in town. (see excerpt later in post

  • What or who inspired you to start writing? And how long have you been writing? I’ve been writing for twelve years thanks to a friend who wanted to play car games and gave me the prompt I couldn’t do. A few days later, I had written eight chapters. She said to keep going. So I did.
  • How did you come up with the cover? Who designed the cover of your book(s)? One author recommended her cover artist and we voted on which we liked. Season of Surprises is my favorite.
  • Did you listen to any particular songs while writing your book(s)? I love classical guitar. Words mess with my head.
  • Do you prefer e-books, paperbacks, hardcovers or audio-books? I like all books. E books are great for traveling and audio books are great when working out on the treadmill.
  • Are you a self-published/Indie author? Yes, actually a hybrid.
  • If you’re a self-published/Indie author what made you go that route instead of the traditional publishing route? Some of my stories were more suited for the indie market.
  • Have you ever read a book more than once? And if so what was it? Oh my, YES!!! Dick Francis’ Come to Grief, Daphne du Maurier’s Rebecca, and Jude Devereaux’s Night in Shining Armor. I reread other authors on occasion, but those three are the prime ones.
  • What is your opinion of novellas? Excellent. I prefer to write short. I’ve sold a lot of short stories.
  • Have you ever read a book just based on its cover? Mmmm. I can’t remember.
  • What is your favorite film based on a book? Rebecca.
  • What is your favorite book genre at the moment? I love mystery, historical and contemporary romance. I flip-flop all over the place.
  • What book are you reading at the moment? And in what format? Little Women, for book club, in e-book format.
  • What’s the best advice that you have been given when it comes to writing? Write Tight.
  • Do you have any hobbies that aren’t related to reading & writing? I love to needlepoint, embroidery, yoga, Jazzercise, and play mahjong.

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Author bio:

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Award-winning author, Vicki Batman, has sold many romantic comedy works to the True magazines, several publishers, and most recently, two romantic comedy mysteries to The Wild Rose Press. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and several writing groups. An avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocoholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby. Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking “What if??

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“Holiday Handbag Extravaganza” by Vicki Batman Excerpt:

        What a mess.

        The bell sitting on the counter above my head ding-ding-dinged in an irritating way. I huffed. Really?

Then I heard, “Hey,” —two dings— “I need help. Anybody working today?”

Despite the din assaulting my ears, I didn’t answer, and not because I was mean. Because I was a woman on a mission. It was imperative I retrieve the hundred-dollar bill that had vanished when The Copper Teapot’s front door had erupted wide with a wintry gust. All kinds of stuff had gone flying like price tags, papers, and hard-earned moola. In today’s sucky economy, every smidgen of revenue mattered.

        Obviously, this guy couldn’t see me crouched down on the floor. His toe tapping and bell ringing conveyed his impatience. Sticking the ruler in the gap between the floor and the showcase, I bit my lip and concentrated, waving the tool back and forth so I could snag the elusive dinero. Another three-note ding sounded, and I rolled my eyes before singsonging, “Just a…minute, please.”

Fingers drummed above my head. I shrugged my shoulders, thinking, rats. Every customer is important. Guess I should be a responsible business owner and do the right thing. “Be right with you.”

“Okay, but hurry.”

“Almost…there…Got it!” I jumped to my feet and dangled the money in his face. “Pay day.”

I finished my jig to check out the customer only to find —Oh By Golly— Jack, as in the Jack Treadaway, the hunky hunk from Sommerville High School days. I couldn’t believe this man graced my shop.

        Why was he here?

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Where can your readers follow you?

Blog: http://vickibatman.blogspot.com/

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Vicki-Batman-sassy-writer-of-sexy-and-funny-fiction/133506590074451?ref=hl

Goodreads author page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4814608.Vicki_Batman  

Twitter: https://twitter.com/VickiBatman/

LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=116288777&trk=hb_tab_pro_top/

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/author/vickibatman

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/vickibatman/

Find Season of Surprises at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ASeasonOfMagic?fref=ts/

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Season-Surprises-Holiday-Box-Set-ebook/dp/B014LZJRVM/

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B014LZJRVM/

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/season-of-surprises-holiday-box-set-merry-holly/1122604571?ean=2940152242966

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/search?Query=season+of+surprises

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/id1034934609

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Author Interview: Kristan Cannon

Today, I’d like to welcome Kristan Cannon, author of The Last Iron Horse, to my blog.

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Thank you so much for joining us today.

What is your name and where do you call home? I’m Kristan Cannon, and I currently live in Sudbury, Canada.

Do you have a pen name? Yes, but I don’t always write under the pen name.  I have this litmus test—when my grandmother is too embarrassed to show her church friends my books then I use my pen name.  Most of the time I don’t have to.

And that pen name would be? Care to share? The first pen name is Selena Grey, and I used to write short stories (with a pagan leaning) under that name.  My other pen name is Meredith Hayes, and with that name I write erotic fiction.

What is the name of your most recent book and if you had to sum it up in 20 or fewer words, what would you say? The Last Iron Horse – An almost retired salesman survives the end of the world and becomes the Master Ranger of the last known bastion of civilization.

From the title, I would have guessed it had to do with a train or trains. That’s in there.

Is the above book part of a series? Yes, it is.  It’s the second book in The Kingdom of Walden Trilogy.

What is the title of the first book? After Oil 

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How did you come up with the covers of your books? Who designed the covers? Believe it or not, my Dad helped me with that.  Art tends to run in our family, and my Dad is a painter, sculptor, and he has other mediums he likes to work with too.  The first book, After Oil, was originally designed by Jeanette Mathews but the second edition (after the series was retouched to look like a set) was done by my father.

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That is really cool. I love it when family members get involved, helping each other reach their goals and follow their passions. 

What or who inspired you to start writing? And how long have you been writing? I’ve always been writing.  It just took me a little bit to decide to actually try to get a novel published.  I have been freelancing and dabbling in fan fiction and original short stories for years.

Did you listen to any particular songs while writing your book(s)? Oh, I’m all over the place. It depends on the mood and the feel I’m looking for.  If it’s grittier I like a bit of metal and opera/metal.

How did you come up with the title for your book(s)? After Oil refers to how civilization came to an end.  The Last Iron Horse refers to a train and that the train is almost an antagonist of its own.  It pervades everything.  Of course, an “iron horse” is an old west reference to a train and the fact that this train is the last known train still running leads to the title of the second book.

Do you have a book trailer? If so where can we watch it? I, unfortunately, don’t have one.  I’m working on fixing that, though.

Well, I look forward to seeing it when its complete.

Do you prefer e-books, paperbacks, hard-covers or audio-books? Depends on the situation.  I don’t have a lot of space where I live, so the vast majority of my library is in e-book form.  Paperbacks are affordable, and physical, so my starter library was comprised of mainly paperbacks.  When I’m driving I’ll listen to an audio.  My dream library would be a mix of both hardcover and trade paperbacks, with a few audio book CDs to round everything out.

Are you a self-published/Indie author? Indie, through a publishing house.

Which publishing house are you using and why did you select that one? I usually publish through KCEditions, and the reason I chose that publisher was because it was a non-profit cooperative of indie authors, which I had a hand in founding but it’s outgrown me.  Sometimes I self-publish, sometimes I still work at getting my short fiction published traditionally, other times I go through KCE.

If you’re a self-published/Indie author what made you go that route instead of the traditional publishing route? I find that indie publishing results in work that is less mainstream, and more transformative.  Work that some bigger publishers would reject for being a bit out there.  I wanted to tap into that familiar creative vibe.

As an indie author myself, I can completely relate to that. I’m sure many of us can.

Have you ever read a book more than once? And if so what was it? Yes.  I read the cover off of James Clavell’s Shogun.

What is your opinion of novellas? A valid literary work.  I’ve studied more than a few in English Lit, and they’ve been just as good as longer, or even shorter, work.

Have you ever read a book just based on its cover? No.  If I did much of the older work would have been left on a shelf.

What is your favorite film based on a book? That’s a good question as I’ve liked a few.  While they did cut out quite a bit from the book, I loved Memoirs of a Geisha, but my favorite has to be Grapes of Wrath.

Couldn’t agree more about Memoirs of a Geisha. I loved that book. I think I’ve read it 4 or 5 times. I enjoyed the movie, but they did leave out some pivotal moments that I had hoped to see. 

What is your favorite book genre at the moment? Urban fantasy.

What books have made it onto your wish list recently? And why? Even though I had to read it when I was in school, I’d like a copy of To Kill A Mockingbird.  I think, especially with Harper Lee’s passing, that not having this book in my collection is a gross oversight and I did like the book when I was younger.  Now that I’m a bit older, and I understand what she was trying to say a bit more, it also seems very timely when the mood gripping everyone today.

There’s an indie in the NaNoWriMo group that has books that I want to add to my library, simply because he’s that good and his books are that hard to get a hold of.  I own a bookstore that has a section for rare, and NaNo, books and his ticks off two… so also anything by Shiv Ramdas.

How interesting. Actually, my first novel, Awaken, was written during NaNoWriMo. Well, the first draft was. It took months after that of re-writes and edits before the final draft, but I think NaNoWriMo is such a great tool and experience for authors, it’s great that you are helping to support those authors books by selling them in your store.

What book are you reading at the moment? And in what format? Illusional Reality, by Karina Kantas in e-book.  And, let me say this, I am thoroughly loving it.

I actually just interviewed Karina on my blog. She is a very sweet woman, and a talented author. I’m glad to hear you are enjoying her book.

If you could invite any four (4) celebrities (alive or dead) to your dinner party, who would you invite and why?

David Bowie
Harper Lee
Anne Rice
Justin Trudeau

I think the discussion these four could start up would be not only enlightening, but also quite lively as I know a few of them don’t see eye to eye on a few issues but they could at least be civil about it and this would make for some interesting fireworks.

What’s the best advice that you have been given when it comes to writing? “Just sit down and write.  Editing is what comes after and will take your raw thoughts and make it a book.”

The second piece of advice: “Money flows to the author, not the other way around.”

I don’t think that gets passed around nearly enough.

I’m not sure I understand that last bit of advice. Can you explain what you mean by “Money flows to the author, not the other way around”? There are too many predators out there determined to separate an indie from their hard earned money through shady, and overpriced, “author services”.  Publishers who charge thousands of dollars, up front, to “publish” one book and exist to milk the author of everything they can get through assorted services that are subpar and overpriced.  There’s people out there claiming to be editors but couldn’t edit themselves out of a paper bag and also want thousands for a shoddy job.  The reality is, like, with traditional publishing, a self-published author really shouldn’t be paying for services that should be paying them.  Paying for a good editor is one thing, as is paying for a good cover artist, interior formatter, or even a professional publicist.  Those are legit services that would, and should, be getting a decent living for doing what they do – whether through a publisher or through freelancing.  Actually putting your book to print isn’t one of them… or at least, not thousands up front and then again per copy for distribution until the author is only getting nickels and dimes per book sold (print or not), not when companies like IngramSpark, Lulu or Createspace exist who don’t charge an exorbitant fee upfront (**Ingram does, but it’s $50 and the profit made per book is greater than CS or Lulu afterwards, and the per copy discount to order your own book is greater… and their distribution is top notch.).  Bottom line is the author shouldn’t be paying more than what they will get back just to get their book to shelves. 

This is WONDERFUL advice! As an indie author, I publish my e-books through booktango.com because they don’t charge to publish AND – this is a big one – I GET 100% Royalties. Yup, I said 100% ROYALTIES!!! I publish my paperbacks with CreateSpace, and it is free to publish, but I have found that I am paid pennies on my sales. 😦  However, I have stayed with CreateSpace because they have EXCELLENT customer service. 

Do you have any hobbies that aren’t related to reading & writing? Sailing, auto mechanics (I love cars), sculpting, photography, gardening… just to name a few.

Where can your readers follow you?

Blog: http://kristancannon.blogspot.ca

Facebook: www.facebook.com/kristancannon

Goodreads author page: www.goodreads.com/kristancannon

Twitter: www.twitter.com/kristancannon

LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/kristancannon

Other: www.kristancannon.com

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Author Bio:

Kristan Cannon was born in Kirkland Lake, Ontario and educated in North Bay and Toronto.  She is a staunch supporter of literacy, reading, and young writer’s programs. She also holds a current membership with The Indie Writer’s Network and is a member of the NaNoWriMo Ambassador’s program.

When not researching or writing, Kristan exists for sailing her classic wooden sailboat with her cat, friends, and family… or for video games and books when snow and ice have the boat locked in its slip and she can’t get away.

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Book Blurb:

THE LAST IRON HORSE

Book Two of the Kingdom of Walden Trilogy

Their biggest test is hurtling toward them…

… On steel rails.

With the corrupt Colonel to their east, and the slavers to their west, determined to both call Walden’s rich resources their own Derek, Sheridan, and Garrett have to act quickly to make sure their home isn’t the next to fall to the pressures from outside… and within.

Derek swore he would never get pulled into another adventure

After nearly being killed protecting Lively, Derek returns to Whitefish and learns Garrett was at the nearby High Falls.  Still recovering from the injuries gained in Lively— with no guarantee of still finding his friend alive—he embarks on an expedition up to High Falls to find Garrett.

But finding Garrett ends up being the least of their worries when he discovers that the slavers to their west have an operating train with a clear path straight into the fledgling Kingdom of Walden’s heart–and to their new Queen.

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A big thank you again for joining me today. I hope everyone enjoyed reading about Kristan and that you will support another great indie author by picking up a copy of her books today. 

Is the Worth and Wellness Journal really WORTH IT?

Have you heard of the

Worth & Wellness Journal?

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Written by Amy Latta, the Worth and Wellness Journal is a 30-day workout plan, nutrition guide, self-care advisor, and therapist designed to help you discover why you self-sabotage your own weight loss goals.

The Tag Line:

Circumstances > Thoughts > Feelings > Actions > Results = This is the heart of why we do what we do.

Sounds good, right?

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From the Author:

How many diet plans have you started, only to bail after a few weeks? How many times have you chosen the couch over the gym? Why do we self-sabotage when we know what we want to change? Most of us have the health and fitness knowledge we need to succeed but lack the tools for the mindset shift needed to effect real change.

This journal provides practical nutrition, fitness, and self-care tips for better wellness, and daily writing prompts to help you become more aware of the thoughts and feelings affecting your mindset. Because awareness is the key to changing your mindset and changing your body.

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My Review

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Circumstances -> Thoughts -> Feelings -> Actions -> Results This is the heart of why we do what we do.

Sounds easy, right? WRONG! Just making excuses for why we overeat or fail to exercise doesn’t make them the right reasons. Finding the true causes for our self-sabotage can help us stop those self-sabotaging behaviors. Amy Latta has taken the very simple concept of journaling, which is all to often overcomplicated by others, and kept it simple. This easy to read, one page a day journal helps keep you motivated to eat healthier and get in your daily exercise all while asking thought-provoking questions, helping you get to the bottom of why you’re not doing those things naturally anyway. The only negative thing I can say about this book is that I wish it was longer. Thirty days of motivation is great, but sometimes it takes longer for change to be effective and for it to become routine in our daily lives. I think a sixty or ninety-day journal would have been even better.

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Want to buy the Worth Wellness Journal?

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Author Interview: Karina Kantas

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I’m so excited and very lucky to have Karina Kantas, author of Illusional Reality an Adult Romantic Fantasy, join me on my blog today.

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Hi Karina, thank you for agreeing to be my guest.

If you could pick any actor/actress to play your lead characters, who would you pick and why?

Well I wrote Illusional Reality many years ago. So the actors I picked for the film (as every author does) Thya was going to be played by Cameron Diaz, Alkazar by Ralph Fines Darthorn by Antonio Banderas and Kovon was Jonathan Rhys Meyers.

Great cast! I would totally go see a movie starring Cameron Diaz, Ralph Fines, and Antonio Banderas!!! 

Tell us a little about your lead characters and why you think your readers will fall in love with them.

Thya is a strong, powerful Tsinian but she’s not afraid to show her emotions. I think when the reader put themselves in her shoes, they will relate and understand why she acts like she does.

Alkazar is the tutor of the arts. It is his job to train the young Tsinians how to use their gifts and how to reel them in. As when they start using their power, it’s strong and uncontrollable. Alkazar had a dark secret which he carries around with him, like a ball and chain. The reader will understand Alkazar and feel compassion for him.

When I asked Karina where she finds her inspiration, I was sad to learn that she no longer writes. However, I did learn this about where she finds her inspiration: 

I find inspiration from author S.E.Hinton and the rock band Iron Maiden.

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Book Blurb: 

Nobody expects to stare death in the face only to find out your entire life is a lie.
Rescued by Salco, marketing executive Becky finds herself in an unknown magical world filled with happy people that try to forget their land is on the brink of destruction.
Becky will soon learn none of this was an accident, and the council of Tsinia are certain her union with Darthorn’s son, Kovon, will create peace. And although her future has been planned out, she gives her heart to another.

“llusional Reality was definitely one huge ride. The story is very unique, you won’t find any stereotypical fantasy ploys in this novel! Karina Kantas has managed to do the almost impossible by weaving a thrilling story with romantic twists that will have you turning pages all night, and most probably give you quite a large book hangover.
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Illusional Reality is filled with intrigue, deception, and danger. The story holds your attention as the events play out. I identified with the characters, loving the facets of their personalities. Well done. I loved the book. B.C

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Karina Kantas’ Author Bio:

Hi I’m Karina Kantas author of the popular MC thrillers series the OUTLAW. I have been writing for over twenty years and have just published my eighth book. I’m also a freelance writer and have over 30 publication.

I write in all genres and I also narrate. Oh and I love singing, dreaming and motorbikes

Also by Karina Kantas:

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Where to follow Karina:

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE  |  TWITTER  |  YOUTUBE

Please Support my Thunderclap Campaign!

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As an author, with 5 published YA novels, the hardest thing I have found is to ask for help when it comes to marketing myself and my books. I know that it is vital to an author’s success to be seen by as many readers as possible. So, I am stepping out of my comfort zone and asking for your help.

Please support my Sector C Series Thunderclap campaign and help me spread the word by following the link below and clicking on support with Twitter/Facebook, and/or Tumblr. It only takes a few seconds, but it will mean so much to me. Thank you in advance.

http://thndr.me/Y5G99u

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You will be asked to support on either Twitter, Facebook, or Tumblr. You can select one or even all social media sites. The more you select the better. 🙂

Don’t worry, Thunderclap does not keep your personal information. You will be giving Thunderclap access to post the following:

 “Nina Soden’s new Paranormal dystopian series, SECTOR C, can be yours today. Please spread the word #NinaSodenBooks http://thndr.me/Uz0cVL

…on your social media site(s) ONLY ONCE, on the day of the campaign (March 30th).

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When your only choices are vampirism, lycanthropy, breeder, blood donor, or banishment to the Wastelands, what choice do you really have?

Set in a futuristic dystopian where society is governed by a council of vampires and lycanthropes, selection students are sheltered and raised in a deceptively utopian world. Strict rules are imposed to control population growth, education, and even personal interactions with other members of the Sector, all in the name of safety.

When ‘A’ comes of age she, like all youth throughout Sector C, and her selection classmates aren’t sent out into the world to find jobs, make money and lead happy carefree lives. They are forced to endure the rigorous physical and mental testing of Selection Week before choosing their destiny or being forced into a fate far worse. Those that make it out alive are announced as sector residence, given a position within the society, and allotted all the privileges of their chosen “culture.” However, when your only choices are vampirism, lycanthropy, breeder, blood donor, or banishment to the Wastelands, what choice do you really have?

Suspenseful, intense, passionate, and awash in paranormal delights, Sector C captures the enchantment and mysteries.

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Please help me make this launch a huge success by participating in this social media blitz through Thunderclap!

Thank you in advance for your help and your support. 

Happy Reading 🙂