Friday, July 19, 2013

Book Tour Guest, Author Medium Candy O D'onnell


Bio

Candy O'Donnell was born in Carmichael, California and always loved to write. This was how she expressed herself. While young, she won many writing awards but her first piece gained her recognition in the seventh grade. She wrote a piece about her mother's losing battle to leukemia. Candy is attending University of Cincinnati for an MS in Criminal Justice. The subject has always intrigued her. Spirits and ghosts were also commonplace in her family since her life has always been filled with so much death. Her grandmother taught her never to have fear and to reach for the stars no matter what she put her mind to, and that is just what she is doing. Candy's writing has branched out into many genres, but the paranormal aspect still fascinates her more than anything because she understands what draws people to it.
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Interview


What inspired you to write your first book?
**I was inspired to write Psychic Perception by the thought of going into the Criminal Justice field. I wound up with 6 Grad Units, but the field of writing called my name instead. I loved weaving different aspects of Carrie Dowd (Main Character) with everyone else within the book along with murder and how she senses it.
Do you have a specific writing style?
**I really do not have a specific writing style. I write from whatever point of view suits the book at the time.
How did you come up with the title?
**I came up with the title "Psychic Perception" after mulling over different longer titles that never really worked. This title was short and to the point of what I wished to get across to readers.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
How much of the book is realistic?

**I want readers to grasp that not all psychics interpret what they receive the same way. Many are constantly bombarded with visions and intuitive sights on a daily basis. I really believe this book is realistic from my point of view. I added in my own personality and how I see the world through my own psychic eye.
Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
**These experiences in this book are fictional, but some events are based on real events that have occurred in my own life. I'm a psychic-medium and assist people with love, financial, past life regressions/readings, and I love what I do!
What books have most influenced your life most?
**I have been influenced by other psychics such as Sylvia Browne, Marta Williams, and various other folks that have come into my life.
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
What book are you reading now?

**I am reading "The Reawakening
The Living Dead Series Book 1"
by Joseph Souza
I consider my first teacher I had when I was in the mist of my bachelor's degree to be my mentor. He encouraged me to write "Psychic Perception" and to continue to write, no matter what anyone else says.

About the book

Carrie Dowd sensed murder—she knew how it was done, the circumstances surrounding the person's disappearance, and the turmoil the victim endured. But who did it always evaded her, even after a missing girl’s mother reached out for help. Carrie's dreams and life always dowsed in the tragedies of others. How was she going to assist a mourning family if she could not reveal fully what her psychic mind saw?

Places to buy

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Friday, July 12, 2013

Speaker for Hire

Award Winner for Best Romance, Motivational Speaker, Radio Host and Women's Advocate


Topics

Relationships
Dealing with Difficult spouse
Inspiration
Women's Leadership
Women in Business
Healthy Lifestyle
Coaching/Mentoring
Personal Growth
Women
Women Wellness
Lifestyle
Empowerment
Work/Life Balance





Biography

Award wining author for best romance, motivational speaker, Radio Co Host on A2Zenfm reached Women Globally, featured on the pages of "Women's Essence Magazine" in their Anniversary issue under Women who loves to write. Member of  "Who is Who's in America since December 2012.


Born and raised in Europe, speaks three languages, has passion about helping people and already  have made a difference in life of so many women with her books and radio show.




Book Tour Guest, Author Jan Romes


Author Interview

What inspired you to write your first book?
It was a combination of my love for reading and penchant for daydreaming. I've had stories swirling around in my head for a long time so I had no choice but to write them down.

How did you come up with the title?
My title for first book, One Small Fib, sort of developed organically from the story – how one little fib can turn your life upside down.

How much of the story is realistic?
Almost none of it of it is real, except the settings, New York City and San Francisco. Everything else in the story is a total manifestation from my imagination.

Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
Right away, I would have to say friends that I met while taking online writing classes and those I met at writer’s conferences. Others who write understand the struggles, frustrations and finally the joys when a story comes together. They root for you and you do the same for them. It’s truly amazing.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Lately, the love scenes – and it’s mostly due to feedback from people who have read my books. Some folks don’t want anything other than hand holding and sweet kisses, others want more spice. Trying to find that spicy balance, while keeping the love at the forefront of the story, is what seems to take the most time and thought these days.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
I would just like to say “Thank you for taking a chance on me!” I get overjoyed when someone decides to read my book, especially when there are so many incredible authors to pick from.

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Places to Buy

Blurb for One Small Fib:
Allie Blue’s dream of buying the old Smithington mansion and turning it into a bed and breakfast is stomped by a mystery real estate developer with a fancy pen and loaded checkbook. With no bed and breakfast, Allie resorts to one small fib which lands her a flight attendant’s job and the task of pampering Upward Airlines’ most demanding frequent flyer – Kiptyn Thomas, III. Something raw and potent snaps between them, but Allie fights the attraction for the guy who thinks he’s at the top of the food chain. Kiptyn Thomas is used to getting what he wants, when he wants it. Allie Blue both annoys and intrigues him. Will some well-intentioned fibs, a deep dark secret, and similar personalities draw them together or keep them apart?

Jan’s contact information:
Twitter: @janromes

Saturday, July 6, 2013

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Let me help with your journey in life and create the best possible outcome for you. I work with people who are serious about improving their lives and are willing to work hard. It takes commitment and dedication, I do not work with everyone if we cannot connect and feel comfortable with each other. Schedule your FREE no obligation consultation today.
What we will work on:
1. Discovering your true potential and achieving it
2. Raising your awareness
3. Setting a goals
There are tools I personally used to get what I want from life and the work continue ever day. The process of improving our lives is a never ending work, persistence is pivotal. I will create the necessary program based on the your individual needs because I feel that what works for one person, does not work for other. Your success is important to me, and I want to do the best possible job. My philosophy is that anything is possible if you want something bad enough.  There is no obstacle impossible to overcome, life is beautiful and YOU deserve the best of it. What are you waiting for? Let’s go for a ride, all you need is:
a) telephone
b) email
c) journal to record your improvement every day
d) pen
e) Dianna Bellerose’s email: askdiannabellerose@yahoo.com
*Disclaimer:
Coaching is not therapy or counseling or medical care. Please take responsibility for your own health and well-being, whether it’s mental, emotional, physical, or spiritual. By hiring me as a coach or purchasing other coaching services or products, you are agreeing to hold yourself responsible for your own life and results. Coaching and products are not intended to diagnose, prescribe, treat, or cure any disease, physical or mental.

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Thursday 4 pm Eastern/3 CT/ 2CT/ 1pm PT
Learn to Change your Perceptions and your Life by the Woman who understands better than most about Transitions, Rachel Love!  
Join Rachel Love and her Co-Host Award Winner Author for Best Romance Dianna Bellerose.. Author of the Novel "Fire and Ice" every Thursday at 4 pm eastern on A2Zen.fm.
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Friday, July 5, 2013

Book Tour Guest Author, Brenda Perlin







Brenda Perlin is an independent adult contemporary fiction author. Brenda evokes emotional responses in her readers by using a provocatively unique writing style. Her latest book, Home Wrecker, captures the soul-wrenching conflicts of a personal struggle for emotional fulfillment.

Ever since Brenda was a child she has been fascinated with writing. She draws her biggest inspiration from Judy Blume. This sparked a passion in Brenda to pursue personal expression through writing. Once she was old enough to go to coffee shops alone, Brenda recalls losing herself in the world of writing, all while documenting her ideas on paper napkins.

"There is really no creative process, I just write," - Brenda Perlin

Brenda's first book, Home Wrecker, was published with Master Koda Select Publishing. Within a short time, the book developed a strong fan base and is continuing to grow as it both entertains its readers and leaves them in a state of profound thought. In the near future, Brenda would like to have Home Wrecker expanded into a trilogy in order to tell the untold stories of her characters.


Interview



  • What inspired you to write your first book?
    I started writing Home Wrecker when I was turning thirty and preparing to be married. I really thought I would chronicle the disasters that come with planning a wedding. After the big day I put my story away until I was going through a nasty....and I mean nasty divorce.

    Do you have a specific writing style?
    I write how I talk and pretty much tell it as it is. There is nothing fancy in my writing but I think people can appreciate my ease and unguardedness.
    How did you come up with the title?
    I was really having a hard time coming up with a title and then I remembered how my mother-in-law’s best friend used to call me Home Wrecker as a joke. At the time, it really was funny because it was so far from the truth. By the time the story evolved, Home Wrecker became an appropriate title. Not everyone agrees with that after reading the story. I will let you decide.
    Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
    Home Wrecker is really a coming of age story so I think readers will identify with some of the hardship the main character Brooklyn must endure. It is real life and relatable. It deals with love, life and loss. At some point we all must deal with the heartache that comes with all three.
    How much of the book is realistic?
    Very realistic. Maybe more so than reality television. Names, places, and dates have changed. That is it.
    Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
    All are events are from my own life.
    What books have most influenced your life most?
    When I think back to my first reading experience I remember falling in love with Judy Blume. Her books resonated with me. In her writing she seemed to understand what I was going through.
    As a teenage I fell in love some of the old classics like The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger,The Razor’s Edge by W. Somerset Maugham, The Stranger, by Albert Camus, and A Tree Grows In Brooklyn by Betty Smith. I also loved Prince of Tides by Pat Conroy, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See, and Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides. In a way these books made me feel more adult-like and accepted.
    If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
    If I were to consider anyone a mentor it would be John Emil Augustine who wrote a powerful book called Love Seen From Hell. He really helped me while I was re-writing Home Wrecker. He was able to tell me when I needed to give the reader more information as well as when I was being too wordy. He is brilliant.
    What book are you reading now?
    I am reading and loving Debra Jayne East’s book Radiance : Love after Death. It is a book that you do not want to put down. I am really enjoying her unique writing style and intriguing story.
    What are your current projects?
    Home Wrecker will be a trilogy. I have two more books in the works. I am very excited for the other two because they really compliment the first. There was just so much more story to be told so book two came about and then the third is from the male perspective. It is the main characters love interest, Bo. He gets his own story. It is his coming of age story that leads up to the present. In a way that is my favorite. It is a great story and is not mine, which is a pleasure!!!
    Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
    I feel Kim Mutch Emerson and the Master Koda family who is my publishing firm have been extremely supportive. I really feel we work as a team and are always available for one another. Kim is so bright and has the biggest heart around. I think we are all just trying to follow her lead. She is a great role model.
    I have so many great Facebook friends that have really been there for me.
    Besides John Emil Augustine and Mark Barry who have been the most awesome friends, it is Natalie Walker Idrogo who has gone out of her way over and over to help Home Wrecker to be a success. I just love and appreciate her so much.
    Same goes for my friends Lisa Day, Paige Bleu, Jessica Kong, Sarah Denier, Sarah Buchynski and Zach Abrams.
    This is getting to be a lot of pressure as there are so many great people that I would love to mention like my girlfriends from the past Wendy Hallin and Stacey Jarvis Ferber.
    It really does take a village.
    Do you see writing as a career?
    I don’t know that I can support myself with my writing but I know there is nothing that I would rather do.
    If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
    It seems I am endlessly wanting to change things but it reads well and I am very proud of it.
    Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?
    I used to love writing short stories when I was a kid. I wrote about princesses who were outcasts and misunderstood. Later I began writing everyday in coffee shops on paper napkins. I never thought I would do anything with my writing. I was not a great student and did not have any great aspirations to be a published writer.
    Can you share a little of your current work with us?
    “I was physically attacked by a woman who didn’t even know me. Yes, my boyfriend was her former husband, but she tried to ruin me. She was not my worst nemesis (I’ve had plenty of opposition from others), yet she caused me plenty of grief during a time when I didn’t have the energy for anymore negativity. Throughout my life, I’ve had many disappointments, survived many losses and had more than my share of sorrow. I had my expectations crushed repeatedly, yet I was still optimistic and believed there were good things to come.
    Even when I felt there should be more than this, somehow I was able to find the positive in any negative situation. I believed life could be good and we could do well. That said, I still believed people should be accountable for their actions; not that I was a saint or anything even close to that. The bottom line was, I believed in payback. Ruth, the soon to be ex-wife of my boyfriend, deserved to be punished for her actions. When she came after me with her racial slurs and wads of spit, I realized just how uncivilized a person could be.”
    Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
    Pat Conroy is my very favorite author and I am not changing my mind. I love how his words fill the page like poetry. His writing gives me chills.
    Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?
    I am just getting to travel more now. I do think venturing out enhances my writing. Nothing better than new life experiences. I thought I lost the passion for travel after life got so tough for me but my spirit has been renewed.
    Who designed the covers?
    JD Robinson at rabbit Run Films. He did such an outstanding job and he put up with me!!!!
    http://runrabbitrunfilms.wix.com/runrabbitrunfilms
    What was the hardest part of writing your book?
    Since Home Wrecker was based on my life it was tough to be so open. I had to share my insecurities so my story would be honest and believable.
    Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?
    I have learned to be a little bit kinder to myself and not be so judgmental.
    Do you have any advice for other writers?
    Just Do It!!!! Don’t give up and give into self-doubt. You are the only one that has your unique voice.
    Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?
    Please put your preconceived notion aside and give this Home Wrecker a go.
    What were the challenges (research, literary, psychological, and logistical) in bringing it to life?
    The challenge was living it and then trying to remember how I felt while these things were happening. Going there was not always so easy. One does not enjoy reliving some of your worst days of your life over and over. At times it was emotional and at other times it was cathartic.
    Thank you Dianna for taking the time and interest to share my story. I really enjoyed your interview!!! I am so grateful to you.

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