Saturday, 21 January 2012

Author Interview - Tish Thawer

Hello everybody! I want to welcome a brand-new author by the name of Tish Thawer! She is the author of the Rose Trilogy. I read her first book, Scent of a White Rose and I discovered a new world with great characters and a great story line. Today, Tish Thawer's Blog Tour will have a stop here were I will give you the author's interview and a book review. At the end of the interview, you will find the Smoking Roses graphic that you need to click for the Treasure Hunt.

The Interview with Tish Thawer

1) Can you tell us something about yourself?
Well gosh...I'm 40 years old, married and have 3 wonderful children. I've only developed a love of reading within the last 10 years of my life. I'm a Shelfari and Goodreads Librarian. And, I'm love all things magical and paranormal.

2) Who is the author that inspired you to begin writing?
Gena Showalter. Mainly because she was the first author that I was familiar with that crossed genres from adult PNR to YA, and did it my opinion.

3) What drew you to this particular genre?
I've always loved the supernatural. Whether it be superhero cartoons or the study of metaphysics, so since it's the main genre that I read it, it was only natural that it be the genre that I write.

4) What did you do when you encountered the "author block" while writing your books?
Watched music videos. I have to write in the complete quiet, but when it comes time to shake things up and loosen up those stuck ideas - I rock out!!! :)

5) What inspired you to begin writing?
I actually started writing a book about the connection I have the Goddess Aradia, and it turned into something magical. From there, I started dreaming ideas and seeing inspiration everywhere I went and started carrying a notebook around with me so that I could jot down all the ideas that I was being flooded with.

6) To you have plans for writing another series or stand alones?
Absolutely. The book about Aradia is actually the first of my second trilogy, the Ovialell Trilogy. I also have Roses & Thorns coming out in March, which is the short-story of when Rose and Christian dated before her mother was killed. And next year, I will have a epic fantasy series, Towers of the Mist, that will consist of five short novellas coming out. So yes...lots of new stories.

7) Tell us some of your hobbies.
I love to watch TV and movies with my family. I'm addicted to The Vampire Diaries and my guilty pleasure is The Bachelor. I also love to do landscape photography and dance.

8) From where did the idea of "drifiting" come from?
LOL - from my indecisiveness!  When I was writing Christian, I couldn't decide whether to make him dark or light haired, and then I decided that he could be both. Once I thought about it, I loved the idea and could easily imagine seeing something like that on screen and so it became the building block for my "new" vampires.

9) Who guided you on your way of becoming a full-fledged author?
I have quite a few author friends who I could thank, (which I've done on the acknowledgements page of my book), but most prominently, Caris Roane. She had wonderful advice and was extremely supportive of me from the start.

10) What was the first story/poem you ever wrote? What was it about?
A love poem of course. :) As a matter of it is:

My Dream

As I sit and think of you,
it's no wonder why I'm so blue.

Longing to feel your tender touch,
I don't think you know that I love you so much.

My mind may wonder for a minute or two,
but with one blink it's right back to you.

While you're away my day's feel like years,
as I sit here and cry my tears.

Wishing to hold you so close and so near,
in my heart you'll always be here.

Someday I hope that my dream will come true,
this is the day I'm forever with you.

11) What do you find challenging about writing?
I think the technical aspect can be challenging. I tend to write how I talk, and that obviously leads to grammatical errors. So, thinking about the tense of things and the need to "show" and not "tell", is harder than it sounds, especially when you are writing in first person perspective. (At least it is for me!)

12) Do you have some pieces of advice for people who want to become authors?
Go for it! Get your story down and then find a great editor! I repeat...find a GREAT editor!

13) Did you have certain models by which you created the characters in your book?
Absolutely not. I started Rose's story from her perspective and then everyone else just jumped in when they needed to and away we went! 

Don't forget the rose for the Treasure Hunt!

Thursday, 22 December 2011

Big Announcement #2

Following my first post, here are more details about Tish Thawer's blog tour: Tish's Blog Tour. I sure hope you will follow it!

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Big Announcement

Author Tish Thawer will be holding a blog tour!  

I'm happy to announce that my blog will be a stop on Tish Thawer's Scent of a White Rose Blog Tour. 

Approximate date for the tours stop here will be somewhere at the end of January. 

There will be an interview with the author. If you would like to ask her some questions, feel free to send me a message! I will make sure to add them. They can be related to the book or completely random. Here is the book I am talking about: Scent of a White Rose.

That's what I can tell you for now, I will be back with further information!

I hope you will be anxious for the start of the blog tour. I sure am!

Obsidian Flame

Obsidian Flame by Caris Roane
Guardians of Ascension #6

Description to come

Will be published: April 24, 2012

Born of Ashes

Born of Ashes by Caris Roane
Guardians of Ascension #5

Enter a hidden world of winged vampire warriors—and the women they are sworn protect…

For years, she was kept as a human slave—one of seven unwilling “blood donors” for the death vampires who thirst for absolute power. Now, Fiona is a free woman, haunted by her memories of being strapped to a gurney, drained of blood, then revived at the last moment. She lives to avenge her captors—but only one warrior can help her…

Jean-Pierre has lived and fought for over two-hundred years. He knows the triumph of slaying a death vampire, but has never known anything like the feelings that arise when he becomes Fiona’s guardian. Her beauty, her pain, her passion—and her growing power—consume his senses. Now the warrior must draw his sword once more…and fight the gates of hell itself—for love.


Adam by Jacquelyn Frank
Nightwalkers #6

Hunted by magic, beset by evil, the Nightwalkers face their darkest hour yet. And when the unthinkable happens, only one legendary male has the power, the will, to save them: Adam. . .

For 400 Years He Was Lost To Her, But He Is Hers Tonight. . .

From their first tantalizing touch, Jasmine knows he is different. What other lover could unlock her tight control, flood vampire senses jaded by a lifetime of decadent self indulgence? Centuries ago, when he disappeared without a trace, she had given up hope of ever fulfilling the promise of incomparable passion. But here he is, against the very laws of nature, ready to bring down their most vicious enemy, ready to bring her blood to the boiling point. . .if she will only let him.
Pleasure rules the night.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Aloha from Hell

Aloha from Hell by Richard Kadrey 
Sandman Slim #3

Supernatural fantasy’s greatest anti-hero goes back to hell!

In Sandman Slim Stark came back from hell for revenge.

In Kill the Dead he tackled both a zombie plague and being Lucifer’s bodyguard.

Once again all is not right in L.A. Lucifer is back in Heaven, God is on vacation, and an insane killer mounts a war against both Heaven and Hell.

Stark’s got to head back down to his old stomping grounds in Hell to rescue his long lost love, stop an insane serial killer, prevent both Good and Evil from completely destroying each other, and stop the demonic Kissi from ruining the party for everyone.

Even for Sandman Slim, that’s a tall order. And it’s only the beginning.

Friday, 14 October 2011

Death of a Black Rose

Death of a Black Rose by Tish Thawer
Rose Trilogy #3

A black Rose dies...
Now it's time to run...
The one I love lost... oh God, what have I done?                                

~ ROSE ~

I'm Rose Reynolds.
I’m now a vampire and everyone's afraid of me.
My blonde hair has drifted to black,
indicating just how "bad" I've become.
Christian swears he can save me....
... but what if I don't want to be saved?


I'm Christian and I’m still in love with Rose.
She’s now a vampire, which is not a good thing.
She turned out darker than I could've ever imagined.
I know I can save her. I have to....
.... because my very existence depends on it.

Thursday, 6 October 2011

The Demon Lover

The Demon Lover by Juliet Dark
The Fairwick Chronicles #1

"I gasped, or tried to. My mouth opened, but I couldn’t draw breath. His lips, pearly wet, parted and he blew into my mouth. My lungs expanded beneath his weight. When I exhaled he sucked my breath in and his weight turned from cold marble into warm living flesh."

Since accepting a teaching position at remote Fairwick College in upstate New York, Callie McFay has experienced the same disturbingly erotic dream every night: A mist enters her bedroom, then takes the shape of a virile, seductive stranger who proceeds to ravish her in the most toe-curling, wholly satisfying ways possible. Perhaps these dreams are the result of her having written the bestselling book The Sex Lives of Demon Lovers. Callie’s lifelong passion is the intersection of lurid fairy tales and Gothic literature—which is why she’s found herself at Fairwick’s renowned folklore department, living in a once-stately Victorian house that, at first sight, seemed to call her name.

But Callie soon realizes that her dreams are alarmingly real. She has a demon lover—an incubus—and he will seduce her, pleasure her, and eventually suck the very life from her. Then Callie makes another startling discovery: Her incubus is not the only mythical creature in Fairwick. As the tenured witches of the college and the resident fairies in the surrounding woods prepare to cast out the demon, Callie must accomplish something infinitely more difficult—banishing this supernatural lover from her heart.

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Gabriel's Inferno

Gabriel's Inferno by Sylvain Reynard

Professor Gabriel Emerson, a specialist in Dante and the art of seduction, believes he has already earned his exile to the lower circles of hell. Since redemption is impossible, there is no reason to refrain from indulging in a life of pleasurable sin, using his notorious good looks and sophisticated charm as a means to gratify his every whim. But when he meets Julia Mitchell, a brilliant, lovely, and innocent grad student with the achingly familiar eyes of an angel, all of his cynical convictions are challenged. Her mysterious allure and the havoc she wreaks on his self-satisfied existence cause him to lash out at her, while her quiet beauty and innate goodness consistently undermine his control, tempting him beyond measure.

Despite surviving a traumatic childhood, nothing has shaken Julia's faith that redemption is possible for everyone - everyone but her. Her unworthiness torments her, since the only man she will ever love has managed to forget her very existence, failing to even recognize her when they reconnect. Too naive to see that Gabriel's hostility is a mask for his increasing obsession with her, Julia forces him to come to grips with his past while she continues to unwittingly torment his senses. His fascination grows into a dangerous preoccupation, for Julia is forbidden fruit . . .

Will Gabriel survive the inferno, or will he succumb to the flames?