Author Interview Adrian Gross

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I’m interviewing author Adrian Gross, the writer of “The Goddess and The Great Beast”, a supernatural thriller. Enjoy the interview. My questions are bolded.

1) What is the hardest part about being an author?

Making a living! Taking criticism is pretty difficult, too. Doubly so when you’ve asked for feedback and you get a screeching wall of noise smack in the face destroying your carefully constructed and lovingly nurtured baby which you then have to finally admit needs to be ripped limb from limb and reconstructed with new parts you have to find from somewhere in the depths of your exhausted brain.

2) Can you give us the synopsis of your book?

Vivian, a bored British soldier stationed in Baghdad during World War Two, seeks excitement with a sex cult descended from ancient Babylonians. He becomes obsessed but flees when they try to sacrifice him. He is then chased, physically and psychically, across the Middle East, through London and, ultimately, to Hastings where he seeks the help of Aleister Crowley. His battle with the Babylonian spirits, Crowley’s ghost and his own subconscious lead to a showdown in a Hastings lodging room, but also on the astral plane.


3) Is this part of a series or a stand alone?

I only intended it as a standalone work, but it does have potential to become a series. I’m not interested in writing a series for the sake of it, though. It might make financial sense, but if I don’t have the artistic drive then I won’t do it. I would dearly love to be able to make a living out of writing, but I couldn’t bring myself to write purely for money. I want to be able to say, on my death-bed if needs be, that I have created something which stands on its own merits, regardless of the balance sheet.


4) How many hours do you write per day/week?

I tend to write incredibly erratically. I’m sure this is immensely inefficient, but I’m just not the type of person who can sit down at the same time every day and do a set amount of work. I don’t find that approach remotely creative. If the muse is hovering over me I can write five or six hours a day. If not, then I won’t write at all. I’ll do something else, and not always something constructive. I’ve wasted enough of my life in 9-5 offices. I don’t have any more time left to do something so miserable.


5) What is your favourite book?

Impossible, of course, to pick one, but the first really important book for me was The Hitch-Hiker’s Guide To The Universe by Douglas Adams.


6) What are you working on now? 

Inspired by the brain-melting awfulness of Murder She Wrote, I’ve got an idea about a twisted musician turned detective in the Heavy Metal community forming in my mind. It’s a community I know quite well and it is well stocked with shall we say, interesting characters.

About The Book

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Author: Adrian Gross

Genre: Supernatural Thriller

1942: a bored British soldier in Baghdad; a beautiful Babylonian Goddess; a sacred marriage unconsummated.

Five years later, in a dreary post-war London, the Goddess must be satisfied.

Can anyone save her demobbed consort from eternal torment?

Or eternal bliss?

Can he save himself?

Does he even want to be saved?

And what’s it got to do with the ‘wickedest man in the world’?

Author Bio

Author NorwayAdrian Gross is a British writer. Some bits of him used to be Irish and some others were once Hungarian. He lives close to Glastonbury and likes to bang his little heavy metal head whilst drinking chewy real ale!

He has endured many terrible jobs, including adrenaline-junkie motorcycle courier, record shop dude-with-bad-attitude, and air traffic control disaster limitation assistant.

When his aching bones and throbbing hangover allow, he plays football (soccer) and rides bicycles up and down the Mendip Hills.

Links

Website: www.adriangross.co.uk

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Goddess-Great-Beast-ebook/dp/B00D7EJOMG/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1370721031&sr=1-1&keywords=adrian+gross

Amazon (UK): http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Goddess-Great-Beast-ebook/dp/B00D7EJOMG/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1370720382&sr=1-1&keywords=adrian+gross

Author Interview Charlotte Castle

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I’m hosting an interview with the author of drama “Simon’s Choice”, Charlotte Castle. Thanks for answering my questions, and welcome to my blog! My questions are bolded.

What’s the hardest part of being an author?

Self-motivation. Whilst it is true that there are days where a book can almost write itself, mostly it is hard work necessitating a very high level of concentration. I am a master of procrastination – Facebook doesn’t help.

Can you give us a synopsis of Simon’s Choice? 
 
A synopsis would be rather long, and would give away the ending – but I can give you the blurb!
 
“But Daddy, who will live with me in heaven?”
Doctor Simon Bailey’s previously perfect life is shattered when his seven year old daughter is given months to live.
Whilst he can almost come to terms with her impending death and feels he may one day deal with never being able to see her again, he cannot stand the idea of his child facing death alone. He answers the question in a moment of desperation, testing his marriage, his professional judgement and his sanity to the limit. He offers to go with her.
As cracks form in the foundations of a family that once appeared unbreakable, we wonder – as do his loved ones – will he really make the ultimate sacrifice?
Journey from the plastic palaces of Disneyland to the funeral pyres of the Hindu Sati and combining poignant moments of both humour and pain, ‘Simon’s Choice’ is a penetrating account of parenthood at the sharp-end.
 

Is this part of a series, or stand-alone?
Stand alone.

How many hours per day do you spend writing?
For Simon’s Choice it was 5 hours a day for three months.

What is your favorite book?
Ooh. Tough call. Memoirs of a Geisha helped me through a very dark time in my life when I was about 18 and being badly bullied. I drew strength from it and suspect that without that story of a child struggling through adversity I might not be here now.

What are you working on now?
Publicity – my next novel When I Was a Wife is out at the end of November. Then I begin research and notes for my third…

About Simon’s Choice

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Doctor Simon Bailey has everything a man could ever want. Then his beautiful daughter is diagnosed with Leukemia.

He can almost accept her impending death. He can almost accept the fact that he will have to live without her. But he cannot stand the thought of his little girl having to face death alone.

He answers her innocent question in a moment of desperation, testing his marriage, his professional judgment and his sanity to the limit. As cracks form in Simon’s previously perfect family, we wonder, as do his loved ones … will he really make the ultimate sacrifice?

Combining poignant moments of both humour and pain, ‘Simon’s Choice’ is a penetrating account of parenthood at the sharp-end.

 

Author Bio

charlieCharlotte Castle lives in the North Yorkshire countryside in a ‘madhouse’ full of children, dogs and cats. Simon’s Choice was her first novel – her second, ‘When I Was a Wife’ is due out in November.

 

Links

http://charlotte-castle.blogspot.com/
http://kingsofkindle.blogspot.co.uk/

http://www.amazon.com/Simons-Choice-ebook/dp/B003VS0DWI

Book Excerpt from The True World

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I’m hosting an excerpt today from “The True World”, the first book in the Storyteller Series. Enjoy!

Book Excerpt

Weird was quickly becoming a fact of life for Lily Lightfoot.   For the third time in a week, she got the feeling invisible icy fingers were slipping down the back of her neck, seeping into her spine.  It was if something was tugging at her very bones, pulling her toward her future.  She walked along a broken sidewalk littered with fall leaves toward her school; her friend Peter up ahead on his skateboard.  The crisp air was heavy with the moldy smell of decay as the skateboard clicked on the cracks in the sidewalk.

Spinning around, Lily saw nothing but leaves rustling as the wind swished them across the sidewalk.  Lily pulled her coat closer around herself and sighed.  Maybe she really was losing her mind.  Everyone else seemed to think so.  Peter was probably the only kid in school who didn’t cringe when she walked into a room.  Ever since she gave her entire second grade class the chicken pox, just by telling a story, everyone had avoided her.  That was before Peter moved to Maplewood.  Lily had a feeling he might see things differently if he had witnessed the infamous pox incident.  Peter stomped the end of his skateboard, stopping it, and looked back at her.

“Hurry up, Lily!” he said.  Why he walked to school with her every day was a mystery to Lily.  Peter had lots of friends – normal kids – he could hang out with.  Still, Lily was glad he didn’t seem to mind her little quirks.  OK, so maybe they were big quirks.

“I’m coming,” said Lily.  “Unfortunately,” she added under her breath.

“So, tell me a story,” said Peter.  He grabbed the end of his board and walked next to Lily.

“I don’t know what you’re talking about,” she said, staring straight ahead.

“C’mon, witch girl,” Peter teased, pushing the dark brown hair out of his eyes.

“What kind of story?” asked Lily, annoyed that Peter would call her that.  Still, it was better than “freakazoid,” which was what most people called her.

“You know, the kind where you make something up and then it happens,” he said.

“I don’t know, Peter.  That last one got me in trouble,” said Lily, remembering the math test two weeks ago.  Peter had bet Lily he would score higher than she would and she wanted to put him in his place.  Unfortunately, she flubbed the story trying to whisper it during the test so no one could hear.

“His answers are gone,” she said softly.  Not only did Peter’s answers disappear, so did every other guy’s in the class.

“Yeah, but you have to admit, it was pretty funny watching Mrs. Doorman trying to figure out what happened,” said Peter.  Lily grinned at the memory of her poor, frantic teacher.   She didn’t mean to upset Mrs. Doorman.  If only she could get the hang of storytelling.

“Just a little one?  It’s so cool,” begged Peter, smiling sweetly.

“Nothing big?” asked Lily.  She had promised her grandmother she wouldn’t tell any more stories, but it was hard to tell Peter no.

“No, nothing big,” said Peter, grinning. How could she disappoint her best friend in the world?

“Are you sure you’re prepared for the consequences?  You know I can’t always control what happens,” she asked.

“I’m not scared,” he said.

“Well, all right.  Just a little one.”  Lily stepped over the smashed remains of a jack-o’-lantern on the sidewalk, scrunching up her freckled nose.

“Tell a story that will help me pass pre-algebra,” said Peter close to her ear.

Lily smirked at him.  She thought to herself, and closed her eyes in concentration until she got that familiar tingle in her toes, like they’d gone to sleep.  She listened for the warbling of birds, like far away meadowlarks she always heard before storytelling.  Sometimes it took awhile to hear them, but today they sang instantly.  Lily opened her green eyes and began her tale.  Peter listened closely.

Storyteller Book I:  The True World

book 1 coverLily Lightfoot can make weird things happen, just by telling a story. It’s a gift she can’t always control, making her the queen of seventh grade outcasts. She can’t make a million dollars appear out of thin air or make it rain cupcakes, but it’s not for lack of trying. More than anything, she wants to see her mom, who’s left her in the care of her unconventional grandmother, Gwendolyn, and her only friend, Peter.

When Lily finds a strange fairytale book, she’s drawn into a fantasy world where her mother waits for her. When her grandmother admits to Lily they are fairies, hiding in this world from dark forces in another place, Lily is convinced the book she’s been reading is real. According to the book, those dark forces now threaten to destroy her mother. What Lily doesn’t know is they are already hunting her as well. Despite the dire warnings of Gwendolyn and Peter, Lily embarks on a mission to find a way into the fantasy world to save her mom. The events she sets into motion with the telling of a story will change all of their lives forever.

Author Bio

2013-04-17 17.39.11Lisa, like most writers, began scribbling silly notes, stories, and poems at a very young age.  Born in North Carolina, the South proved fertile ground to her imagination with its beautiful white sand beaches and red earth.  In fifth grade, she wrote, directed and starred in a play “The Queen of the Nile” at school, despite the fact that she is decidedly un-Egyptian looking.  Perhaps that’s why she went on to become a real life archaeologist?

Unexpectedly transplanted to Idaho as a teenager, Lisa learned to love the desert and the wide open skies out West.  This is where her interest in cultures, both ancient and living, really took root, and she became a Great Basin archaeologist. However, the itch to write never did leave for long.  Her first books became the middle grade fantasy trilogy, The Storyteller Series.  Her first traditionally published work, Hush Puppy, is coming soon from Featherweight Press.

Lisa still lives in Idaho with her family and a menagerie of furry critters that includes way too many llamas!

Links

Twitter: http://twitter.com/peach83352

Facebook Fan page   https://www.facebook.com/LisaTCresswell

Goodreads  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5245305.Lisa_Cresswell

YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/user/LisaTCresswell/videos?view=0&flow=grid

Pinterest Storyteller Page  http://www.pinterest.com/peach83352/the-storyteller-series/

Storyteller links

Smashwords Storyteller http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/73944

B&N Storyteller

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/storyteller-lisa-cresswell/1104562251?ean=2940011412257

Kobo Storyteller  http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/The-Quest-of-Galamar/book-QxxSNDWRnUSjNm4d-icu1A/page1.html?s=gJatK7ciR02GtrisAbqEig&r=1

Diesel Storyteller   http://www.dieselbookstore.com/ebook/9781466041998

Storyteller Series Pinterest page http://pinterest.com/peach83352/the-storyteller-series/

Giveaway

Three lucky winners will each get a set of eBooks of the entire series. Fill in the Rafflecopter form to participate!

Go here to participate in the giveaway.

Author Interview Dakota Madison

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What is the hardest part about being an author?

To me, writing is the easy part. I feel the most difficult part is putting your “babies” out into the world and having people tell you everything they think it wrong with them. I’ve had “readers” say some very cruel and hurtful things about me and my books. You have to have tough skin and be willing to take abuse because you will get it. And the more “popular” you and your books become, the more abuse you’ll have to endure.
Can you give us the synopsis of your books?
Fire on Ice
He’s Fire on Ice and she’s afraid to get burned again…

“You always think a guy is going to be different until he’s not.”

Firestorm Center Kian Kavanagh dominates the ice like a rock star dominates the stage. He’s the hottest new player to be recruited for the Firestorm, a newly established professional hockey team in Northern Arizona.

After Taylor Thompson’s heart was completely shattered by her high school’s most popular jock, she vowed never to date another athlete. And she keeps that promise through her first three years of college by putting up impenetrable walls to protect her from heartbreak.
But after a chance meeting with the charming and irresistible Kian Kavanagh, Taylor’s carefully constructed walls are in serious danger of being burned down by Mr. Fire on Ice.

The Playmaker
Kian Kavanagh, Mr. Fire on Ice, has just been called up to play hockey for the NHL’s new expansion team in Seattle. Finally playing in the NHL is a dream come true…except for one thing. Kian has to leave Northern Arizona and the love of his life, Taylor Thompson, to pursue his dream.

Taylor Thompson thinks she’s got life figured out. She’ll finish her final semester of college then move to Seattle to attend graduate school and be with her man. Until one fateful night when Taylor’s world is complete shattered and everything she’s ever wanted—everything she’s ever hoped for—is called into question.

Will Kian’s love be enough to help put Taylor’s shattered world back together again or will tragedy tear them apart?

Will there be anymore books in the series?
I always planned on this being a two book series. I don’t have another book in the works!
How many hours do you write per day/week?
I spend about 20 hours a week writing. I get up every morning at about 4:30 and write before I get ready for work. I often write on my lunch hours and I spend extra time weekend mornings writing. It adds up pretty quickly!
What is your favorite book in the same genre as yours?
I have two favorite books in the New Adult genre: Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire and Easy by Tammara Webber.
What are you working on now?

I’m currently working on a contemporary romance called Community Service. I wasn’t planning on the love interest using a wheel chair but when he appeared, he used one! Then the task was to make him sexy, wheelchair and all. I’ve also had to do a lot of research on spinal cord injuries, which has been enlightening.

About the Books

Fire on Ice Front SmallTitle: Fire on Ice

Author: Dakota Madison

Genre: Contemporary Romance / New Adult Romance / Sports Romance

He’s Fire on Ice and she’s afraid to get burned again…

“You always think a guy is going to be different until he’s not.”

Firestorm Center Kian Kavanagh dominates the ice like a rock star dominates the stage. He’s the hottest new player to be recruited for the Firestorm, a newly established professional hockey team in Northern Arizona.

After Taylor Thompson’s heart was completely shattered by her high school’s most popular jock, she vowed never to date another athlete. And she keeps that promise through her first three years of college by putting up impenetrable walls to protect her from heartbreak.
But after a chance meeting with the charming and irresistible Kian Kavanagh, Taylor’s carefully constructed walls are in serious danger of being burned down by Mr. Fire on Ice.

Playmaker Front SmallTitle: The Playmaker

Author: Dakota Madison

Genre: Contemporary Romance / New Adult Romance / Sports Romance

Kian Kavanagh, Mr. Fire on Ice, has just been called up to play hockey for the NHL’s new expansion team in Seattle. Finally playing in the NHL is a dream come true…except for one thing. Kian has to leave Northern Arizona and the love of his life, Taylor Thompson, to pursue his dream.

Taylor Thompson thinks she’s got life figured out. She’ll finish her final semester of college then move to Seattle to attend graduate school and be with her man. Until one fateful night when Taylor’s world is complete shattered and everything she’s ever wanted—everything she’s ever hoped for—is called into question.

Will Kian’s love be enough to help put Taylor’s shattered world back together again or will tragedy tear them apart?

Author Bio

Dakota Madison PicDakota Madison has been writing since she learned to read and fell in love with books. When she’s not at her computer creating spicy new romances, Dakota is traveling to exotic locales or spending time with her husband and their bloodhounds.

Purchase Fire on Ice: http://www.amazon.com/Fire-Ice-ebook/dp/B00DZTY5O0/

Purchase The Playmaker: http://www.amazon.com/The-Playmaker-Fire-Ice-ebook/dp/B00FNGA14G/

Facebook fan page

https://www.facebook.com/DakotaMadisonAuthor

Blog: http://12novels12months.tumblr.com/

Cover Reveal Party The Druid’s Doorway

 

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We’re happy to celebrate the cover reveal party today for “The Druid’s Doorway”, a YA urban fantasy novel by author SG Daniels.

Without further ado, here is the cover…

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About The Druid’s Doorway

Jake Reese thinks he’s just a screwed-up high school kid living in a small town isolated in the Arizona desert. Traumatized at an early age by his mother’s sudden death—and believing he might have had something to do with it—he’s allowed his guilt and lack of self-confidence to rule his life.

Hailey is the fiery little redhead that sees Jake as more than a just a good friend. When she invites him as her date to a school function, it brings down the walls he’s built to protect his heart, and sets off a series of events that threaten not only Jake’s life, but that of everyone around him.

The discovery of a portal on the outskirts of town brings Jake face-to-face with death and reveals a closely guarded secret about his mother. No longer is his memory of her the only thing that haunts him. Something evil from her past has escaped through the portal, and nothing will prevent it from trying to steal Jake’s future.

Can Jake overcome his fears to keep Hailey safe? Will the decisions he’s forced to make destroy everyone he knows and loves? And ultimately…is he strong enough to live with those choices?

Author Bio

S.G. Daniels lives in rural Central Illinois with her husband of thirty-one years, and two spoiled cats, Payne and Jenks. She works full-time in a local medical facility as a patient accounting refund specialist. Most of her evenings she can be found in front of her computer, working on story ideas, or learning the ins and outs of the writing world. On the weekends, if she’s not spending time outside, she’s usually found nose-deep in a book. When S.G. unleashes her inner daredevil, she usually takes off through winding timber trails or country roads on the ATV. Her weaknesses are iced tea and pretzels, especially when she’s working on a story.

Links

Website: www.sgdaniels.com
Twitter: @SGDanielsAuthor
Facebook: www.facebook.com/s.g.daniels.author
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/sgdanielsbooks

Book Excerpt from The Muse

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I’m hosting an excerpt for multicultural mystery romance “The Muse”. I hope you enjoy the excerpt!

Book Excerpt

I’d loved for five long years, where pain had mingled with kisses and Michael’s hugs suffocated me so much that I wasn’t sure I could wriggle away enough to gasp for air. It was purple love, ugly and endearing, passionate and bruising like the tiny plum marks one left from sucking on a lover’s neck. After loving like that, one needed a break, a vacation from the intensity of it all.

I needed to catch my breath and take a time out with myself.

The Muse

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Author: Kenya Wright

Genre: Multicultural Mystery Romance

“What happens when Death is the Muse?”

On the first day of her nude modeling job, Elle deals with a corpse, an eccentric dark artist, his sexy brother, and a grandmother that can see someone’s future by just touching their hands. Although these crazy distractions shove her on edge, it’s just what she needs to mend her battered heart and forget about her ex-boyfriend. Besides, she does get to live in their castle for the whole three months.

Everything seems magical and perfect. Until more dead bodies are discovered.

There’s something going on at night, right in the artist’s garden. Under the moonlight, young women are being cut and sliced, and no one has a clue to who’s doing it. And the more Elle is around the weird family in the castle, the more she realizes that they all are hiding secrets.

The Muse is a Sexy Multicultural Romance involving Love, Art & a Deadly Mystery

Author Bio

1175189_507178539372786_98979609_nKenya Wright always knew she would be famous since the ripe old age of six when she sang the Michael Jackson thriller song in her bathroom mirror. She has tried her hand at many things from enlisting in the Navy for six years as a Persian-Farsi linguist to being a nude model at an art university.

However, writing has been the only constant love in her life. Will she succeed? Of course.

For she has been coined The Urban Fantasy Queen, the Super Iconic Writer of this Age, The Lyrical Genius of Our Generation. Granted, these are all terms coined by her, within the private walls of her bathroom as she still sings the Michael Jackson thriller song.

Kenya Wright currently resides in Miami with her three amazing, overactive children, a supportive, gorgeous husband, and three cool black cats that refuse to stop sleeping on Kenya’s head at night.

Links

Purchase: http://www.amazon.com/Multicultural-Romance-involving-Deadly-Mystery-ebook/dp/B00FSHRH3I/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383770366&sr=8-1&keywords=the+muse+kenya+wright

http://www.kenyawright.com

@kenyawright77

https://www.facebook.com/KenyaWrightAuthor

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5402447.Kenya_Wright

Author Interview with Karin Cox

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I’m interviewing Karin Cox today, the author of “Cruxim” and “Creche”, fantasy / paranormal romance novels. Thanks for answering my questions, Karin! My questions are bolded, responses are regular font.

What’s the hardest part of being an author?  

Staying motivated and not giving up when a scene (or a plot, or an entire book!) gets tough. Sometimes the only way to move forward, for me at least, is to write out the rocky patches. I can decide to stop and research more or to re-plot, but sometimes they serve as distractions and are best done at editorial stage. The best way to work things out is often just to let my imagination go and it will usually come up with a solution, most likely at 4 in the morning when I’m trying to get some shut-eye.

Can you give us a short synopsis of Creche?  

Sure.

Creche is the sequel to Cruxim, a gothic paranormal romance featuring Amedeo, a lonely, tortured “fallen angel” who knows little of his past except his urge to kill Vampires, which becomes  especially unfortunate when the woman he loves, Joslyn, is turned into one. When his Vampire enemy, Beltran, also destroys another of Amedeo’s loves, the Sphinx Sabine, teaming up with an evil freakshow owner who has captured and exploited them both, Amedeo seeks his retribution.

In Creche, Amedeo continues his war with Beltran and his need to protect those he loves, but he is also destined to learn more about where he comes from and who he really is, as well as about the divine path he and Sabine have been set on. For the first time in his life, he meets others of his kind, including the beautiful female Cruxim Skylar, in the gleaming, mountainous “Creches” where Cruxim make their home. But can they be trusted? And is their holy book, the Cruximus, the truth about Amedeo’s origins, or a cleverly concealed lie?

Is this part of a series, or stand-alone?  

It is part of a trilogy (Cruxim, Creche, and Creed), and I’m working on the final book in the series, CREED, now and hope to release it in early 2014.


How many hours per day do you spend writing?
I spend a good many more hours editing and promoting than I do actually writing, it seems! The answer really depends on whether or not my 2.5-year-old is in kindergarten that day or not. If she is, I can sometimes spend six hours or more writing, but when she isn’t, I’m sometimes lucky to sneak in more than an hour a day.

What is your favorite book in the same genre as yours?
Probably an oldie but a goodie: Anne’s Rices Interview With a Vampire. I also enjoyed Justin Cronin’s The Passage, and Elizabeth Kostova’s The Historian.


What are you working on now?

I usually always have several novels on the go at the same time, so that when I get hopelessly stuck with one and ignore my first rule of writing (write on through!),  I can turn to something else and still be productive. My main focus at the moment is finishing the first draft of Creed, but I am also halfway through writing a young adult romance called What the Sea Wants, a dystopian novel titled Float, and a contemporary romance novel that will be published under a pen name in 2014.

About Creche

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Author: Karin Cox

Genre: Fantasy / Paranormal Romance

Still grieving the loss of Joslyn and the Sphinx Sabine, and craving revenge upon Beltran, his Vampire nemesis, Amedeo the Cruxim is destined to learn more about his past in the sequel to Karin Cox’s critically acclaimed gothic paranormal romance Cruxim.

When he meets a female of his own kind, Skylar, who takes him to the hidden stronghold of Silvenhall Creche to learn Cruxim lore, the secrets revealed in the holy book of the Cruximus, and the lies told to him by his own kind, force Ame to question who he is really is, where his loyalties lie, and whether there is anything he desires more than vengeance.

Praise for Cruxim…

“I highly recommend Cruxim to lovers of true gothic horror and paranormal genres. This story provides a fresh spin on old-world vampire lore. I will be stalking this author for the rest of this series and beyond!”  Toni Lesatz, My Book Addiction

“I absolutely can’t wait to read the next installment in this series, Creche. This, to me, is like the next Anne Rice series. There’s a love story alongside some pretty gruesome and evil stuff. I like the contrast and the fact that both can live in harmony in a very well-written, character-driven novel. Bravo to the author, Ms. Karin Cox!” Kathy from Literary R&R

I loved how the author was able to bring what was usually mortal enemies and have them work together to resolve the conflicts the characters encounter.” Rachel at The Jeep Diva

“Cruxim is filled with passion, revenge, action, and love all mixed together to form this story that is unlike any I’ve ever read. The ending had me in near in tears, but now I have to find out what fate lies ahead for Amedeo in the next book!” Sarah Jones, Give it to Cupcake Blog.

“I fell in love with the Cruxim. Amedeo is like no other paranormal hero. He’s not infallible. He bleeds, he grieves, he suffers in affairs of the heart and personal conscience. He must make choices that no man, or angel, should ever have to make. I recommend this debut novel by Karin Cox.” Bestselling Author Carol Davis Luce

“I thought the blend of paranormal and mythology brilliant. The grammar flawless. The prose, poetic. If I could give this book a higher rating, I would. It is simply the most intriguing, creative and original paranormal I’ve ever read.” Tara West from the Book Eclective

A wonderfully new, and fresh novel of vampire lore. A dark world of a wide range of oddities. It’s a story that you must read to understand the complex array of characters, and the remarkable way that Ms Cox has woven this phenomenal world in which they exist in. Karin Cox is most definitely an author that I will and look forward to reading more of in the future.” Anne from Angel Anne’s Reviews

Author Bio

Karin Cox Author picKarin Cox is an Australian editor and Whitley-Award-winning author. Since her first book was published in 2004, she has had more than 30 titles published across a range of genres, from children’s fiction and non-fiction, to novels, to non-fiction social history, natural history guides, and educational and coffee-table books. She is the author of Cruxim (a gothic paranormal romance novel) and its sequel Creche, Cage Life and Crows & Other Beasts (both dark, literary short stories), Hey, Little Sister and Pancakes on Sunday (illustrated picture books), and Growth (an anthology of poetry). Karin lives in Australia with her long-suffering fiancé, her daughter, her two dogs, and a cat with the improbable name of “Ping Pong.” You can follow her on Twitter (@Authorandeditor), or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/KarinCox.Author or http://www.karincox.com. Sign up for her mailing list to be alerted to new releases http://eepurl.com/vk_bP

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