Winners Wahoooooooo

Hi everyone! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful Christmas. My family is winding down (thank goodness) and we’ve certainly been blessed this season. This was my families first Christmas in our new home and I can’t get enough of all things Christmas…probably because I hate putting it all away and I’m now in ‘procrastination’ mode. 

Anyway, the winners have been picked for my Holiday E-book Giveaway and I want to say thanks so much to everyone who participated. I also want to thank all my super, awesome author friends who generously donated one or more of their books to my pile: Joanne Wadsworth, Laura Thalassa, Amy Jones, Katy O’Dowd, Julie Campbell, Sean Hayden, Jen Wylie, and Heather Van Fleet, thank you. This giveaway wouldn’t have been as great without you all. See below for a full list of WINNERS! Wahooooooo.  Off to bed now. Night 🙂

Lindsay Thibodaux

Ann Archambault Waters

Mark Bolles

Brittany Wendtland

Maari Krogfoss

Keisha Rector Carpenter,

Kim Baggett Light

Angela Nelson

Holly Letson

Csilla Kerekes

Sara Morrison

Congrats to you all 😀 Thanks everyone who entered. I’ll have more fun things to win in the new year. Merry Christmas 

Holiday E-book Giveaway Author Spotlight: Jen Wylie, Sean Hayden AND Julie Campbell

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Life has been such a crazy mess and I’ve had the worst freaking headache which is why I’ve been absent the last few days. So sorry, y’all 😦 Don’t forget to sign up for a chance to win some amazing e-books for Christmas. Only one day left to enter (click >here<). Since I’ve lacked at promoting, here’s not one, but 3 authors and their exciting books donated to the pile of goodies.

First up we have Julie Campbell. Julie has become such a great friend and i have no idea what I would do without her kick ass technical skills….I have NONE. Julie, thanks for being fabulous 😀 Back to her books: Not only has she agreed to giveaway Sabaska’s Tale, but also a great bundle of stories you won’t want to miss called Steampunk Trails. Each author has added their flare of imagination and cleverness. The creativity continues to stay with me, I simply adored Steampunk Trails. I’m not a steampunk junkie, but Julie and her cohorts have driven me to places I never knew existed, and isn’t that what books are for? So, I’d jump on this bandwagon of goodies quick! As far as Sabaska’s Tale, I can’t express how much I loved this adventure. Be sure to check out my review on Goodreads to learn more!

Second author spotlight is Sean Hayden. First I’d like to say how honored I am. Sean took a chance on me, an unknown, and helped make my dream a reality. Sean, thanks and I’m super glad we’re friends…you’re still a nerd 😉 (Now back to being professional and stuff)  Sean’s sense of humor is endless and his donated book, My Soul to Keep, hands-down showcases his unique, corky personality in each of his characters. One of my favorite aspects of this book is the MC, Connor, is a 15 year old boy….smart-mouthed and all. He and his sister’s relationship cracked me up and is VERY accurate to real life interactions between siblings. Demons, Angels and Vampires, Oh my! <<<sorry, I couldn’t help myself. Anyway, I think you’re gonna love My Soul to Keep….be sure to give Sean a shout out on his FB page, along with a little nudge to help him finish the second book in this series 😉 *insert evil laugh here*

Last but certainly not least, we have Jen Wylie. What to say about her that I haven’t said before? She’s great, not only is she an amazing editor (my boss), but she is a fantastic person and friend. Jen, I have NO idea what I would have done without you. Your brilliance helped Hope’s Decree shine bright like a diamond (I’ve seen this logo on way too many shirts today while shopping. Shoot me now!) I’m so glad to call ya a friend 😀 You so Rock! On to her book: Jen has donated Broken Aro (The Broken Ones, #1). I could go on and freaking on about how much I adored this book, but I won’t bore you with my thoughts…um, yes I will. Aro is a young girl who is forced from one terrible situation to another. Devastation and heartache fill the pages early on, but not to worry, good (amazing) stuff happens, too. Aro bonds with a group of unexpected heros who eventually become her adopted family. To say this book is good is such an understatement. Broken Aro will have you running out to grab the second book in this series, Broken Prince (a-freaking-mazing) to find out what happens next.

So, long story short, Sabaska’s Tale, Steampunk Trails, My Soul to Keep and Broken Aro are all amazing reads and YOU have a chance to win one! Wahoo! Click >here< to enter.

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Sean Hayden’s Character Interview from My Soul to Keep

Today we have Connor, Clarisse, and Caelyn from Sean Hayden’s My Soul to Keep (another bunch of fun characters). Be sure to read till the end for a short blurb.

My Soul to Keep (Rise of the Fallen, #1)

Connor

Angela: Since becoming one of the (big, bad, soul suckers) Fallen, do you feel differently about humanity? You and Caelyn fight constantly, but you can tell you love each other (I think). Now that she’s a vampire, do you feel differently toward her? Do you ever wish you hadn’t said the oath?

Connor: Actually, I do. I’m jealous of them. I miss being human and not having to deal with all this crap.

Life was a LOT simpler a year ago. The only thing I worried about was finding the time to play video games.

Yes. I do love my sister, but if you tell anyone, I will hunt you down and make an extra arm sprout from your forehead. As for being a vampire, I feel guilty, but I don’t feel any different about her. She’s still my sister. She sucks, but it beats the alternative. I wouldn’t care if she were a werewolf. I might buy her a flea collar, but family is family.

As for the oath, if I could go back in time and smack the crap out of myself for even writing it down, I would. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t regret that one.

Angela: Since you two exchanged hearts, literally, do you feel different? More human? Slower? Your weapon of choice are two twin blades, oddly similar to Lucifer’s. Another thing, when you created the Vampire kid, before he turned crazy psycho, Clarisse mention the amount of power you were able to conjure. Do you have an explanation for the extra jolt of power or the similarity of yours and Lucifers blades? Jessica’s father is a Chosen and didn’t hide his dislike for you. However, the two of you worked together nicely. Do you think this may be a start to a new era, between the Fallen and Chosen?

Connor: Since we exchanged I love needlepoint, gardening, and My Little Pony…

Yeah. I’m just kidding. Don’t print that.

Actually, the answer is no. When I said it, that I’d give her my heart, and she said it back…time sort of stopped and there was a huge clap of thunder. That was about it. No feeling different, no nothing. It kept her alive and that is all that matters to me.

HA! My weapons of choice are hardly a choice. They just appear when I call them. Personally, I think they’re pretty bad-ass, but they do cause me a lot of grief. Whenever any of the Fallen or Chosen see them…they have a tendency to freak out a little because they DO look like you-know-who’s.

When I turned Brett into a vampire, the magic just flew into him and instantly transformed him. I don’t know how it happened or why it happened. All I do know is they won’t let me grant any more wishes. The ONLY thing I can think of is maybe it’s because they made me a Fallen? They’re not sure either. As for my blades looking like Lucifer’s, I’m just gonna chalk it up to another of life’s grand schemes of getting back at me for something.

Nicely? Don’t let him here you say that. He might put YOU through a wall. He’s about as nice as a rabid porcupine. And he scares me. No. The only reason we REMOTELY got a long is because of Jessica. Not that she’s healed, the novelty of my help has sort of worn off. Things are getting back to normal…for us.

As for a new era? Not likely. The Fallen have their moments, but the Chosen are a bunch of stuck up asshats. They’ll never get along…

Clarisse

Angela: Do you get bored or tired of your job as a Fallen? Have you ever wanted to warn someone not speak the sacred soul stealing oath? What is your life like outside of taking souls? You’ve posed as a teenager for some time, does that get old? Do you think Connor will learn to become a good Fallen soul taker…person? Are you angry he outsmarted you?

Clarisse: Bored? I don’t think so. Imagine this human, unlimited power with an eternity to enjoy it. I do what I want, when I want, and how I want. Who would get bored with that?

Why would I warn someone? Humans have wants and we have needs. They get what they want and we get what we need. Would you warn a fish not to eat the worm you placed on the hook? Geesh. You ask some stupid questions. Are you related to Connor?

Yeah, looking like a teenage girl for eternity is an absolute horrid fate! I would MUCH rather wither, grow old, and eventually move into a nursing home. Are you SURE you’re not related to Connor?

Do I think Connor will make a good Reaper? I hope so. He sucked as a Seeker. Making crazy ass vampires does NOT look good on a resume.

Let’s get one thing straight, mortal. The worm did not outsmart me. He didn’t win. He didn’t pull one over on the Fallen. He thought he saw a way out of his predicament, but it wasn’t. He stepped out of the frying pan directly into the lava pit. Ask HIM if he thought he made a wise choice.

Caelyn

Angela: Now that you are one of the ‘undead’ do you feel any different? Are you glad to be alive, so to speak? Do you think you will sparkle when in the sunlight? (LMAO)

Will you continue going to school as if nothing has happened? What is your appetite like now? Can you eat regular food or is it strictly the red liquid stuff? How do you feel about being stuck as a teenager for the rest of your life?

Caelyn: Of course I feel different. I live off of blood and sunlight burns. WTH kind of question is that?

Angela: *rolls eyes*

Caelyn: Did you just ask me if I was happy to be alive? Seriously? Connor, I think I found your lost twin!

Angela: *shakes head*

Caelyn: Do I think I’ll sparkle in the sunlight? No. But I’m pretty sure you’re going to bleed after this interview.

Angela: *laughs out loud* Sorry, you’re right. I was thinking of a happy, loving type vamp with the sparkling. *waves hand toward Caelyn* You’re obviously more like the old and unoriginal vamps. Nothing new or exciting about you…being a vampire. Got it. *winks* And what about school?

Caelyn: I was all set to drop out of school and become a carnie. Maybe run the tilt-a-whirl or the gravitron. OF COURSE I’M STAYING IN SCHOOL. Only morons don’t finish school. Did YOU finish school?

My appetite? For blood or food? Because I like my blood hot and I can’t eat food. I want blood when I wake up and all day and all night. It never stops. It’s sucks, but so do I.

The immortality thing is pretty cool, but I’m not an idiot. There is plenty of stuff out there that can kill me. The fact that I’ll stay young until that happens… That’s pretty cool.

Angela: Yes, you being around forever is Awesome. 

This was such a fun interview. Thanks Sean for allowing your characters to hang with me today. 

Did ya like the interview? Find it funny? Haven’t read My Soul to Keep? Then you HAVE to pick up Sean’s book….you will NOT be disappointed.  😀

Find more about the crazy, fun, and entertaining Sean Hayden by following the links below!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shaydenauthor

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4634239.Sean_Hayden?from_search=true

Website: http://www.seanhayden.org

My Soul to Keep (Rise of the Fallen, #1)

My Soul to Keep

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13636646-my-soul-to-keep

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/My-Soul-Keep-Rise-Fallen-ebook/dp/B0080N68AA/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383883631&sr=1-1&keywords=My+Soul+to+Keep+by+Sean+Hayden

~Blurb~

Ever have one of those bad ideas just pop into your head? You know the ones. They seem like a great idea at the time, but if you had stopped to think about it a moment…

I’m talking about those ideas where you just seize the moment and do what your heart tells you to. Then, after the dust settles and you get bandaged up, your parents say, “What the hell were you thinking?”

“But, Dad, I wasn’t!”

I had one of those moments.

I guess if you want to be technical, I had a whole chain of those moments leading up to the big bang moment. The problem was I didn’t have anyone standing around saying, “What the hell were you thinking?”

The moral of this story?

There are several.

First, stores don’t sell black candles for a reason. They’re bad news. If you happen to come across one in the mall that sells questionable items…walk away. Trust me on this one. Black candles are bad.

Second, always know what you want out of life. Coasting along, not caring about anything will get you into trouble. Maybe more than you can handle.

Lastly, if someone offers to grant you your fondest wish, wish for something you really, truly want. Wish for something that will make the world a better place or you a better person. Never ever wish to be a monster

More Listed Characters for the Interview

As promised, the final list of characters I’m interviewing. Ready? See below!

 

Sabaksa’s Tale by J. A. Campbell 

Sabaska's Tale (Tales of the Travelers, #1)

Interview includes: The one and only Sabaska, Anna, and Cahir.

Want to learn more about Sabaska’s world? How Anna is dealing with Cahir’s betrayal? Why Cahir decided to help Anna in the end?   List questions in comments.

 

My Soul to Keep by Sean Hayden

My Soul to Keep (Rise of the Fallen, #1)

See Sean’s witty characters chat it up: Connor, Clarisse, Caelyn and of course, Jessica will be there supporting Connor 😉 

 

The Lady Astronomer by Katy O’Dowd

The Lady Astronomer

Meet Katy’s crazy, fun characters: Freddie, Lucretia, and we can’t have one without the other, we’ll also chat with the lemur, and the owl!

 

Now, on to my characters from Hope’s Decree

Hope's Decree (Fated, #1)

Trinity, Blain, and it wouldn’t be the same without Morpheus.

Eek! I can’t wait to have all these great character’s over. The interview’s will be up next month, so be sure to keep checking in. 

Have a great weekend!

 

 

Want to ask your favorite character a specific question? Be sure to leave them in the comments.