Thursday, 25 July 2013

Q&A on writing and myself

1. What did you want to be when you grew up?
 I always wanted to be an artist but I also wanted to work with dolphins. I soon forgot the latter and concentrated on the art side of things but once I got to college I found I didn't like the course. I moved on to a graphic design course but didn't like that either and that was as far as I got with my childhood ambition :)

2. What was your favorite subject at school?
As mentioned above, Art was my favorite subject with English as my second favorite. I was also quite partial to History and Spanish but if you asked me about either of these subjects now I wouldn't be able to tell you a thing :)

3. What is your favorite food?
I love all things pasta, I have even been known to have plain pasta smothered in ketchup! Some will say 'that is disgusting' but have you ever tried it? As for my favorite meal it would have to be Lasagne.

4. What is your best quality?
Hmm well I really like to help people whenever possible, I'm also a good listener or a shoulder to cry on.

5.What is your worst quality?
Kind of conflicting with the above question I tend to take a lot on, other peoples problems or assisting them when I should be dealing with my own commitments. I have been told this is my worst quality.

6. When did you first realize you wanted to be an author?
I used to write a lot of stories in my younger years but it was merely a hobby then, my passion being an artist at the top of my agenda. It was only recently in the last few years that I took it up again and began seriously considering becoming an author.

7. What does your family think of your writing?
Mostly they are supportive although sometimes probably feeling a bit neglected when I sit there for hours completely oblivious to my surroundings.

8. What is your work schedule like when you are writing?
I don't really have a schedule, I write when I get the chance although when it comes to editing that does become priority. I do try to write a little each day especially since I have quite a few projects I am working on at the moment.

9. What do you like to do when you're not writing?
Um, thinking up plots and scenes lol. Generally writing or keeping up with my websites and blogs tend to take up most of my time even when I don't intend them too. If I get the chance between running a home and dealing with children then I will sit down and read a book.

10. Where and when do you write?
I write whenever I get the chance as for where, I will sometimes take a notebook with me in the mornings when taking my children to school. Other than that it is usually in the lounge while sitting on the sofa or at the kitchen table.

11. What do you like most about being a writer?
I love creating my own little world, I especially love creating my characters and giving them a personality and their own roles in the world I have made for them. The best part is when it all comes together and you have a finished story of your own making, that is such an accomplishment :)

12. Would you like to hear from your readers and accept comments good or bad?
I would love to hear from my readers whether they enjoyed it or not , any feedback is helpful for my future projects. I actually prefer the personal approach, discussing the good or bad points of my book or even explaining something that was not understood is definitely an approach I would use. I am always available to readers or otherwise who wish to talk to me, and can be contacted on any of my sites :)

The series

Book Two is due to be released in December 2013 but I will be giving updates as to the progress as I go along. There will be a total of six in the series and I am toying with the idea of a spin off, although I also have a few unrelated projects in mind at the moment as well so as they say watch this space :)


5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant read highly recommed.8 July 2013
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Brilliant, could not put this book down. Please hurry with book two looking forward to the next book. Highly recommend
5.0 out of 5 stars Twisted Bloodlines13 Jun 2013
This review is from: Twisted Bloodlines: 1 (Paperback)
An amazing read. Couldn't put it down.Couldn't wait to get to the end to see what happened but then I also didnt want it to end. Love all the characters. Cant wait for the next installment to the series. Would highly recommened people to read this book. Am telling everyone I know to read it.
My Review:
Well, let me just say that this is a fantastic book, but it’s not for the faint of heart nor the weak stomached. It’s a thrilling, scary ride through the life of Megan, but it’s complicated, and dark, and hauntingly amazing. I have never been more shocked by a story’s plots, and bad guys, and twists, and secrets. Trust me, it’s full of things that are awe-inspiring. Plus, let’s just say that the characters will all surprise you. :)  
Megan is a complex character. She’s a scared timid girl when you first meet her- for good reasons. She has been on the run constantly from her father, and boy would I run too. Actually I think I would find every way possible to kill him, but it’s a little more complicated than that. But anywho. So, as she moves to a place she feels safer, she begins to find her self and friends, and for the first time, it really feels like she has a family. Until… well, let’s just say when you constantly have to look over your shoulder, and watch your back, there’s really no way to not make a mistake. And when her new best friend seems to be in trouble, she gets herself in more trouble that she helps. Megan’s adventure, if you can call it that, is a going to wow you. 
There’s so many side characters to talk about. Megan’s twin brother, her mother, her step father, her new best friend and his crazy sister, the crazy stalkers that come around every corner, her new step cousins, I could go one. There’s so many secrets going on between the different characters. And the plot was so well planned. I did not expect things when they happened. This type of crazy hasn’t been done before :) It’s one of those stories that I have to say, it was amazing, but sometimes hard. Some of those things may be hard, but they made the story. I definitely cannot wait for more of this story to go on. I seriously need a few to get what’s coming to them, both good and bad. 5 JAW DROPPING, HEART WRENCHING ACTION PACKED PAWS! 

Twisted Bloodlines Blurb

Megan has never had what most would call a normal life.

Her childhood and teen years were spent on the run with her family, hiding from a horror so great it defines their world. Friends and homes are traded at a moment’s notice to escape from their worst nightmares.

Years pass, and her mother settles down with her new step-father, a kind man who does his best to protect them. Life lulls into a safe pace, and Megan finally feels as though she has control of her future for the first time in her life. But that peace is shattered with the arrival of a new family member, one that bears a striking resemblance to a savior of her past…

Confused by her deep emotional connection to him, things unravel fast. She learns that the people she lives with, even her own family, are not what they seem. Her only friend who helped her piece her life back together changes overnight, and she is left dealing with the fallout on her own…

As events unfold, Megan finds herself face to face with the horror that has haunted her since childhood. But will she be able to escape from her twisted bloodline?

About me

I live in London with my husband and children. I've always had a love of books ranging from different genres throughout the years. I used to love writing stories in my younger years but art had always been my passion. Only in the last few years had I decided to return to my writing again and my first book in the paranormal thriller series Twisted Bloodlines is available now. Writing my book has been such a learning curve, there is so much that goes into it and although it has been tough, I have definitely enjoyed the experience. Meeting other authors who were always glad to help out and learning how to build my own website and blogs are only some of the highlights of my journey so far. Of course nothing beats seeing your book with it's cover and the satisfying feeling of accomplishment when the edits are finished knowing that you will soon be able to hold the finalized version in your hands is the ultimate highlight of it all. Twisted Bloodlines will be the first of six books in the series and I am also working on some other projects so I'm guessing I will be very busy :)

Twisted Bloodlines Blog Tour

Since this blog has only just been created you will find that these links are from June but it was all part of the tour and that is what this blog is about :)
Here is where it started:
Do check out the links, there are author interviews, character interviews and various guest posts including my choice of famous dinner guests and even my seemingly haunted car :)

My Publisher

The Twisted Bloodlines series is published under Moon Rose Publishing whose owner is the lovely Miranda Stork:!twisted-bloodlines/ct1g

Where else to find me

Apart from here these are the other places you can also connect with me :

Purchase links

Here are the links where you are able to purchase your copy of Twisted Bloodlines:

Twisted Bloodlines official trailer

The official trailer for Twisted Bloodlines


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