Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The next big thing interview.

 This is simply "Tag" questions for authors to put on their blogs.  You're supposed to be tagged by an author, answer the questions, then tag five more authors.  I wasn't tagged...and I don't have any authors to tag sooooooo I just decided to answer them anyways.  Enjoy!
 

What is the working title of the book?

Where did the idea come from for the book?
What genre does your book fall under?


What actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
What is the one sentence synopsis of your book?

How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
 
What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest?
Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

Thursday, August 15, 2013

How I picture my characters!


These are simply the lead males, of course these pictures don't belong to me.  I'm using them only as a visual representation of my characters.  I've had these pictures stored in my computer for YEARS.  But they're pretty identical to how I pictured my characters in my head, so here you go! 

Okay I'll admit they look like the typical YA love interests.  
They're not.  Far from it.  


Tuesday, August 13, 2013

TITLE & BLURB REVEAL!!

I know I have a tiny amount of readers but for those who follow me today I'm super excited to make this post.  
It's my title and blurb reveal for my upcoming novel!!

By upcoming I mean December 2013.  Hopefully.  Also here's the link to my new Goodreads.  I still have a while before my book is finished but until then I shall tease you guys with this tiny blurb and the title.


 Here's the blurb below without the pretty image, just in case it's too difficult to read.

So...you're forcing me to be your slave?” I breathed deeply even though my body had calmed. “Is that the basic gist?”

A reformed bully. Two damaged boys. Bound by blackmail.

The only thing Bianca Wilbur wanted was to forget her past and sail through her first and only year at the prestigious Battle St. John Preparatory by making new friends and maintaining perfect grades. That is until one scandalous night of Truth or Dare with two of the school's most infamous bad boys, the peculiar Judas and the reckless Zeus, leads to the unthinkable. As Bianca is dragged into their troubled world secrets spill and lies come out.



Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Authors attacking reviewers...



Let's say you're an avid reader.  You adore a good book.  One day you purchase a book and read it.

You end up hating it.

In your opinion it's probably one of the worst books you've ever read.  So what do you do?  You write a review.  There can be many reasons why you write it, but you do.  After you post it online you leave it for others to read.  That should be the end of it.

But sometimes it's not.

Lately I've noticed a trend where people are starting to attack reviewers for giving bad reviews, recommending other books in the review, or commenting on the author's writing.

This has to stop.

Books are for entertainment. 

Books are products that are bought with money. 

Money some people barely have.

If the purchase doesn't live up to an individuals expectations they have a right to voice their opinions.  No matter what.  As an author I want my reviewers to give honest feedback, if that means "this book was written poorly and the characters are unrealistic " so be it.  I hate seeing authors replying negatively or rudely to a review simply because a reviewer didn't like their work.  Not only is it immature but it has the potential to damage the author's reputation.

Not everyone will love your work.

Bad reviews should be expected no matter what.  No book is entirely perfect.

 In the video below this girl is sort of discussing how reviewers are being attacked for giving bad book reviews.  I agree with everything she says.