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#MeetAnAuthor ~ L.A. Fiore ~@TheNextStepPR

Meet An Author!

Author L. A. Fiore

Writing Questions:

Why do you think readers are drawn to what you write?

I try to make my stories a journey, like a movie that you read. My goal is to immerse the reader in the story, tugging on all of their emotions, and make them feel as if they’re living the story too.

Why do you write?

I think in plot lines and characters; I’ve always done that, even when I was a kid. I’m also someone who doesn’t particularly like reality. I find if I listen to the news, it’s rather depressing. Writing, I get to create my own reality and I really enjoy the worlds I create because despite all the ups and downs, there’s always a happy ending and I’m a sucker for the happy ending.

Who inspires you?

May sound odd, but the characters do. Each takes on a life of their own and as their stories unfold, the more inspired I get.

Was being an author something you’ve always wanted to do?

Always. My dream has always been to roll out of bed, get the family off, and then grab a cup of coffee and head to my office to spend the day writing. The fact that I actually make a living from my dream is incredible.

Favorite place to write?

My office because I’ve filled it with mementos that represent the characters in my books…a painter’s palette clock for Logan and Lark, a cake plate with fake fancy cupcakes for Avery, typewriters for Ember, Mia’s crystal-encrusted platform pumps, etc.

What is your favorite book you’ve written? Why?

His Light in the Dark because I adore Cole Campbell. His life is hard and yet under his remote exterior is a heart of gold. And Mia complements him perfectly because she’s sweet and wears her heart on her sleeve, but more she sees Cole as he is and not how he perceives himself.

What elements around you, inspire you?

Music. Many writers write to music because music inspires. There are songs that make you want to dance and songs that make you want to cry. Tapping into the emotion stirred by music, at least for me, helps me really set the tone of a scene.

How often do you publish?

I try to publish three books a year.

Personal Questions:

Dream trip to go on someday?

Ireland. I want to see in real life the majesty I’ve seen in pictures.

Do you have a bucket list?

Yes

If so give us your top 5!

5. Walking the cliffs in Ireland

4. Sky diving

3. Building my own lightsaber

2. Attending the Academy Awards

1. Seeing my kids grow up…finding a career, watching them fall in love, seeing their faces in their children.

Favorite shows?

Supernatural, iZombie, Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, Chicago Fire and Hawaii Five-O

What is your favorite Holiday? Why?

Christmas, it’s magical.

Do you have a favorite movie you watch over & over?

Star Wars, the original trilogy.

If you weren’t writing, what would you be doing?

Owning a little garden center or an on line shop specializing in cheesecake; I make a mean cheesecake.

What distracts you easily?

Gardening…creating colorful gardens that look wild.

Name a few addictions? These are fun addictions… Shoe, Book, Purse, Jewelry Addict

Swag creating, jewelry and books.

Fun Questions: (Quick Answers)

Shoes or No Shoes? No shoes

Channing Tatum or Ryan Reynolds? Neither. Henry Cavill

Coke or Pepsi? Coke

e-Book or Real Book? Real book

You’re a Superhero, who are you? Not so much a superhero, a Jedi Master

Favorite Muppet? Rizzo the Rat

Are you a TV or Movie Type? Movie

Romance or Thriller? Romance thriller

Country or Ocean? Country

Snow or Summer? Autumn…crisp, cool air, jeweled toned leaves, apple cider and pumpkin pie

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“Sometimes you have to lose yourself to discover who you are.” Adultery ~ By: Paulo Coelho #BookBlitz @PauloCoelho @NinaBocci

With the holidays coming up, why not purchase a new book for someone on your list who loves to read?

Here is a great idea!

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Adultery

By:

Paulo Coelho

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In the latest novel from #1 best-selling author Paulo Coelho, a woman attempts to overcome midlife ennui by rediscovering herself in a passionate relationship with a man who had been a friend in her youth.

A woman in her thirties begins to question the routine and predictability of her days. In everybody’s eyes, she has a perfect life: happy marriage, children, and a career. Yet what she feels is an enormous apathy. All that changes when she encounters a successful politician who had, years earlier, been her high school boyfriend. As she rediscovers the passion missing from her life, she will face a life-altering choice. Continue reading ““Sometimes you have to lose yourself to discover who you are.” Adultery ~ By: Paulo Coelho #BookBlitz @PauloCoelho @NinaBocci”

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Release Day Teaser 2 – Father and Son By Michelle Day ~ @ProdigalSon_1 #NaBloPoMo

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There’s only one woman he really wants. He just has to be man enough to step up and prove to her how much he’s changed.

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Teaser 2:

Deep, regular breathing interrupted by movement as he turned over. A noise, persistent and loud was cutting through his slumber. He kicked at the sheet tangled around his legs as he turned again. Nearly awake now as the noise irritated him, he rubbed a hand over his face and pushed his hair away as he moved the cover from over his head and slowly opened his eyes.

Although the sky outside the window was dark, his room was lit by the hall light beaming through his open bedroom door which explained why he could hear the phone ringing, the noise that had woken him. Continue reading “Release Day Teaser 2 – Father and Son By Michelle Day ~ @ProdigalSon_1 #NaBloPoMo”

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Book Hangover…This one did it to me. #NaBloPoMo @SylviaDay

Do you know what a book hangover is?  Ever heard of such a thing?

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This book did it to me.  Twice.  There are two stories in this book.  Seriously, it did.

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Synopsis:

Never mix business with pleasure. Never bring politics into the bedroom. In a way I did both when I took Jackson Rutledge as a lover. I can’t say I wasn’t warned.

Two years later, he was back. Walking into a deal I’d worked hard to close. Under the tutelage of Lei Yeung, one of the sharpest businesswomen in New York, I had picked up a thing or two since Jax walked away. I wasn’t the girl he once knew, but he hadn’t changed. Unlike the last time we’d drifted into each other’s lives, I knew exactly what I was dealing with… and how addictive his touch could be. Continue reading “Book Hangover…This one did it to me. #NaBloPoMo @SylviaDay”

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A Gentleman’s Memoir ~ By AJ Linn #NaBloPoMo

A Gentleman’s Memoir – By AJ Linn

The Gentleman’s Series Volume 3

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He does it again!  Another fabulous book by AJ Linn.  This is the third book in the Gentleman’s Series, the one that tells the reader about Donovan Hart BEFORE  the book, A Gentleman’s Affair.  It will answer your questions about the Underground, the voyeuristic behavior, and the girls. Oh the girls. And the girls and girls and girls.

Once again, AJ Linn has enlisted the help of his readers to write characters into his story.  The characters were Donovan’s “women” that we read about throughout the book.  I can say that I personally had fun creating my character or characters as they turned out to be.  I did as AJ asked, wrote my characters with a little background so he would understand what I had in mind when I created them.  But, when I handed them over I knew they were then his to do with as he wished.  And boy did he surprise me!  He had told me loved the character submission and when I read what he wrote about them I was blown away.  He is truly a talented and amazing author.  Writing characters into your story is not an easy task and knowing what I do about these books gives me a greater respect and appreciation for what an author does when he puts himself “out there” like this for his readers.  Thank you AJ.  I for one, have loved reading 2 books with my characters written into the story line. Continue reading “A Gentleman’s Memoir ~ By AJ Linn #NaBloPoMo”

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A Gentleman’s Secret – By AJ Linn #NaBloPoMo

Book 2 in the Gentleman’s Series by AJ Linn

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Donovan Hart has finally found his unico vero amore’ in the beautiful Scarlett Montgomery, but the question remains…will he be able keep her?

Will his secret be too much for her to handle, or…will hers be too much for him to handle?

A Gentleman’s Secret is an unpredictable ride full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing until the very end. Continue reading “A Gentleman’s Secret – By AJ Linn #NaBloPoMo”

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My Review of Masquerade by S.N. Williams #NaBloPoMo

Introducing the new book Masquerade
by S.N. Williams

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Here is the summary from the book:

Have you ever felt like you were wearing a mask, like a masquerade mask you were at ball? I have worn one before at a ball where I felt my most comfortable in my own skin.
My name is Julia Falls. I felt like for some time now that I have been wearing a mask. I had a horrible accident and don’t remember what happened before it or even why I was in an accident. I have never felt like myself until I meet a guy I fall head over heels in love with. Chris is truly my soul mate but I still feel like things are still being hidden from me. Things get worse when my nightmares return of the death of my parents and my accident. Also dealing with raising my little sister is another stress to add to my life.
Will I ever shed the mask? Will Chris and I last through all the turmoil of lies reaching the surface? Time will only tell. Continue reading “My Review of Masquerade by S.N. Williams #NaBloPoMo”

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So far…#NaNoWriMo has been good, but it is only the 6th. #NaBloPoMo

I have some friends participating in the #NaNoWriMo this month.  One in particular finally got the kick in the butt needed to work on her own book.  One that I am VERY excited to be a part of to share in the process while she writes.  I love her excitement and enthusiasm.

She has started the book.  And with each chapter I get to know more and more about the characters and plot.  Not only is SHE getting excited about her characters but I AM TOO as the story develops.  Now I am not an author but I am a blogger participating in #NaBloPoMo this month.  So I guess together we are both writing, her more than I, but I get to share her passion for her story and be entertained by her characters.  I am excited to go through this month with her.  I am excited to see what happens to the characters.  I am excited to see her being excited about her book.  I am excited about her book.  I am excited for her!

 

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Meet New Author J.R. Gray ~ Legally Bound (Bound #1)

Meet author J.R. Gray.  I came across J.R. on Twitter in a discussion with an author we both liked.  Over time, we got friendly and started following each other and getting to know one another.  I found out that J.R. was an author working on the first book in a series.  Having read some writing samples I knew what I was looking forward t,o but never expected the awesome book that was published on March 24, 2014.  I couldn’t wait to read it and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Here is the summary:

The last thing Daniel, a hard-working public defender, expected to see the morning after a one night stand was his hook-up staring back at him from the wrong side of the law. Assigned to work his case, Daniel vows to keep things professional with Rafael but has a hard time controlling his craving for dominance, the control, and the connection they shared. Rafael, a paid Dominant in the Chicago underworld, has been dealing with a cop problem for far too long. Used to sex with no emotion, he’s entranced with Daniel’s submission, his innocence, and…could there be something more? Can Daniel clear Rafael’s name, keeping him out of jail and in his life, with the odds, a cop, and the mounting evidence against them? Continue reading “Meet New Author J.R. Gray ~ Legally Bound (Bound #1)”

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Raven’s Innocence – New Cover Revealed by Author N. D. White

New Cover – Raven’s Innocence

by N.D. White

New Release Day – November 7, 2014

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Stunning new cover for the book Raven’s Innocence by N.D. White.

Summary:

Raven Pierce vowed to escape the hot and humid climate of Missouri and never look back. After completing her graduate program, she drags her sun-loving, winter-hating best friend to start a new life in Minnesota with its cold crisp air and blankets of snow. Raven’s main focus is her new career and truly establishing her own identity. The last thing she intends to do as she is building a new life is to fall in love. As her luck would have it, one evening a minor accident sends Mr. Tall-Dark-and-Handsome to her rescue. What starts out as the perfect relationship begins to turn challenging when tragedy strikes and pulls her grief-stricken boyfriend into a dark and unpredictable frame of mind. Raven finds herself fighting for love in an unfamiliar, confusing, and sometimes dark terrain. Continue reading “Raven’s Innocence – New Cover Revealed by Author N. D. White”