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Book Blast, Giveaway & Interview: Lip Service by @Adele_Downs

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Adele Downs

Print Length: 116 pages

Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group

Release Date: April 27, 2015


Genre: Hot contemporary romance

Book Description:

Getting Between Jack…

Orphaned at a young age, Legs Anderson owes her Aunt Ada everything. The stoic old lady raised her, and Ada’s warnings about men—and the Harris boys in particular—have stuck, even after her death. Of course, that could be because Ada stuck around, too.

…And His Legs

Patience is not one of Jack Harris’ virtues, and he’s waited too long to start a life with the woman he’s loved since childhood instead of them just knocking boots. Now Ada is interfering from beyond the grave, haunting the old Victorian house she bequeathed to her niece and reinforcing Legs’s fears of commitment.

But Jack won’t give up. No matter what trouble may follow, the house will be renovated, Ada will learn to let go, Legs will put her money where her mouth is… then Jack’ll put his lips everywhere else.

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"Move in with me, dammit. You’re the most stubborn woman I ever knew.”

Legs topped his coffee cup with fresh brew, easy as you please. “No more stubborn than you, since you keep askin’ the same old question. I have my own place.”

Jack frowned and stabbed his egg yolks, making them run. “Then let me live with you.”

“In my aunt’s house?” Legs asked like he was crazy.

“It’s your house now.”

“I’m trying to fix it up. I have to patch and paint. There’s no room for your things.”

“I’ll help you and then you’ll have plenty of space for me. And my stuff.”

Her ponytail shook with her reply. “Ada won’t like it. She’ll think it’s immoral.”

Jack leaned forward. “You talk about her like she’s still with us. She’s been gone over a year, sweetheart.” His voice dropped an octave and his brow creased. “Don’t you think she’d give in after all this time?”

Legs wrinkled her nose. “No. She thinks you’re a wanderer.”

Jack tossed down his fork. “I own a sporting goods store! I go fishing!”

He touched her hand when she got close enough and drew little circles around her wrist bone with a fingertip. The preschool teachers from Let’s Explore stifled sighs at the next table. “It’s time to let go, darlin’.” His expression turned earnest. “She raised you, I know. But I want to be with you now. It’s time to let me in.”

“Not if it means letting her go. I’m sorry, Jack. I just can’t do that to her.”

Jack sighed and returned to his breakfast. “We’ll talk about this again tomorrow.”


When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?

I’ve been writing stories since I was a child. I’ve been published since I was nineteen, although I wrote exclusively for newspapers and magazines until twelve years ago, when I made the transition to fiction and completed my first novel. I published erotic romance under another pen name for several years with publishers whose names you’d recognize, before making the switch to mainstream stories as Adele Downs.

Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?

I write full-time. Publishing has been my career since 2006, when I sold my first novel.

What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?

LIP SERVICE is my new release. Jack Harris has loved Legs Anderson since they were kids. Now that he has her in his bed, he has no intention of letting her go. Aunt Ada has other ideas, even from the grave.

Who is your publisher? Or do you self-publish?

My publisher is Boroughs Publishing.

What can we expect from you in the future?  ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?

I do have more books in the pipeline with my current publisher and am working on other books that are in various stages of completion. For a complete list of my published titles, please visit my Amazon Author Central page. All of my books are contemporary; but some feature cowboys, or firefighters and paramedics, and another has a Viking hero.

What genre would you place your books into?

My books are contemporary romance, some with a touch of magic or paranormal elements, like LIP SERVICE. I like to think our ordinary world contains a touch of magic.

What made you decide to write that genre of book?

I grew up in a household filled with books. My father read science fiction and thrillers exclusively and I believe his influence shaped my own tastes. I’ve never been much of a science fiction fan (sorry!) but I love thrillers and suspense novels. When I’m not reading romance, I’m reading thrillers and mysteries.

Do you have a favorite character from your books? And why are they your favorite?

The characters in my latest release are always my favorites. They are the hero and heroine commanding my full attention, though I love all the characters in my books.

Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? ie You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?

I’m fortunate to have an office inside my home where I can close the door, sit at my desk in my comfy desk chair, and write in peace and quiet. When I’m writing, I don’t like distractions, including music. When my characters are inside my head, I see and hear nothing else but them while I transcribe their story.

Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?

LOL. I usually do, yes.

Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?

Titles usually come organically while the story is being written. A phrase, symbol, or theme generates the title.

How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?

Character names are important because they need to fit each character’s personality. I give a lot of thought to my character names. The heroine of LIP SERVICE, Linda Anderson, a.k.a. Legs Anderson, is a perfect example. You’ll have to read the book to find out why. J

Are character names and place names decided after their creation? Or do you pick a character/place name and then invent them?

The names and traits of my characters are developed in character studies before I begin writing my books. Each character is fully described physically and emotionally, including their front and back stories, until I can see them clearly in my mind. Once I know my characters, I develop their plotlines. The story twists and turns usually come organically after my characters become animated.

Which format of book do you prefer, eBook, hardback, or paperback?

I read almost exclusively on my Kindle, but I also like to read the occasional mass market or trade paperback. My own books are published digitally, but LIP SERVICE will also be available by print on demand.

What is your favorite book and Why?  Have you read it more than once?

Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden is my favorite book. The writing is lyrical and the story is riveting.

Your favorite food is?


Your favorite color is?


Your favorite Author is?

 I honestly can’t choose one. There are several wonderful romance and thriller writers whose work I enjoy.




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Adele Downs writes Contemporary Romance inside the office of her rural Pennsylvania home. She is a former journalist, published in newspapers and magazines in the USA, UK and Caribbean.

Adele is an active member of Romance Writers of America and her local RWA chapter where she serves as past-president. She has written several articles for RWR magazine (Romance Writers Report), and she has presented workshops for writers.

When Adele isn’t working on her current project, she can be found riding in her convertible or reading a book on the nearest beach.





Book Blast, Giveaway & Interview: Stolen Art by Ruth Silver @writeawaybliss @sparklebooktour


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Audience: Young Adult - Genre: Science Fiction - Format: eBook - Publisher: Lazy Day Publishing - Cover by: Lazy Day Publishing - Editor: Lazy Day Publishing - ISBN: 9781627508025 - ASIN: B00WTP8GQY - Date Published: April 28, 2015


Sixteen-year-old Madeline has been living on the streets, refusing to be part of the foster system. Biding her time until she's eighteen, with little to no money, she takes on a heist in hopes of making ends meet. What could possibly go wrong?
Getting caught is just the beginning of Madeline's adventure as she meets Weston and discovers the secret of where she came from. A dark and sinister past begins to emerge, and forces Madeline to come face to face with the unexpected.
Is it possible that she isn't who she thought she was? What happens when she is has to accept the reality of what is actually real?
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I rush back up the dark stairwell, shoving the key into the doorknob. It takes a minute for the lock to click and I push myself inside the apartment, securing every lock and deadbolt. I can’t stay here in Hutchinson, Kansas any longer. Pulling my phone from my purse, I text Weston.
Tatiana is here. It’s not safe for me.
I grab the few belongings that have any value to me, sentimental or otherwise, and shove it into my shoulder bag, including the stolen silver necklace. It has value and if I’m forced on the run, I’ll need money to survive.
I know.
What did Weston mean he knew Tatiana is at the bar? Had he seen her? Is he there?
What do you mean, you know? I type into the phone. If he saw her, why didn’t he warn me? I can’t go down out the front door and it’s only a matter of time until she finds me just a few feet away. I grow restless waiting for an answer.
The phone buzzes and displays an incoming call from Weston. "Wes, tell me you’re here." The only thing to do is hop in his car and drive into the night, far from Kansas.
A female’s voice bubbles with laughter. "Oh he’s coming darling, but you should know he won’t get here in time. Amazing how easy it is to clone a phone number and steal his service. The advancements Stem Tech has made is encouraging."




Did you always wanted to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?

I never considered writing as a career when I was younger, but I did love writing. I majored in communication, and wanted to run a television network! That way I could decide what shows were on. Realistically though, I ran my own photography studio for a few years, photographing weddings and children's portraits, until I was professionally published. Now I write full-time

How long did it take to get your first book published?

About three months. I sent it to quite a few publishers and agents. I had two publishers make me an offer, I went with Lazy Day Publishing.

What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?

Stolen Art - Conspiracies, kidnappings, secrets. If you like science fiction then get ready to love Stolen Art.

Who is your publisher? Or do you self-publish?

My publisher for Stolen Art is Lazy Day Publishing. I also am with Booktrope and Blushing Books.

What can we expect from you in the future?  ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?

Lately I've been writing adult romance under the pen name, Ravyn Rayne.

What genre would you place your books into?

Science Fantasy. A lot of my books have fantastical elements in addition to science fiction. Stolen Art is a little more sci-fi based with less fantasy. It's rooted in today's society which makes it a little more shocking.

Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?

I definitely write the book first before choosing a title. Sometimes it comes midway through the book. Other times it's after the novel is written and I'm still coming up with a title.

Which format of book do you prefer, eBook, hardback, or paperback?

I love paperback books, especially when it comes to getting an author to sign it. You can't do that with an eBook. (And sadly no, Authorgraph doesn't have the same appeal to me).

What is your favorite book and Why?  Have you read it more than once?

I love The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Yes, I've read it twice.

Your favorite singer/group is?

Katy Perry but I also like Taylor Swift.

Your favorite Author is?

John Green

Do you prefer to write in the morning or at night?

Definitely the morning. I try and write during typical business hours. It doesn't always work that way, but if you set your mind to something and have a goal in mind, it's often attainable.

What are you currently reading?

I just bought In the Palace of Lazar by Alta Hensley. I'm looking forward to starting that one tonight.

Favorite place you've traveled?

Melbourne, Australia.

Where do you want to travel?

Paris, France. 


about the author

Ruth Silver is the best-selling author of the Aberrant trilogy. With a passion for writing and a love of story-telling, Ruth is actively writing two series: Royal Reaper and Orenda. She also writes The Federal Agent Chronicles, an adult romance series under the name Ravyn Rayne for Blushing Books. Her interests include traveling, reading, and photography. Her favorite vacation destination is Australia. Ruth currently resides in Plainfield, Illinois.

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Book Blast, Giveaway & Interview -Into the West by J.A. Campbell @jacampbellauth @sparklebooktour

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Into the West by  J.A. Campbell
Audience: Young Adult 13+ - Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Time Travel, Adventure - Format: E –book - Publisher: Untold Press - Cover by: Sean Hayden, Untold Press - Pages: 287 - ASIN: B00X6TCUIM - Date Published: May 29 2015
A romantic, young adult, time travel adventure! 13+
Tina Harker is a typical teenager. She loves hanging with her friends at the mall, buying shoes, and getting manicures. Most of all, she loves horses. Her life is everything she wants until her father drags their family to Arizona. Now she’s living in a virtual ghost town in the middle of the desert, millions of miles from the nearest shopping center.
The one small highlight in the dreadful situation is the local ranch. They have a horse Tina can ride anytime she wants. Trying to make the best of her situation, Tina goes on her first cattle drive and gets a lot more adventure than she expected.
Bandits, cattle thieves, and a really cute cowboy are only the beginning as she finds out the ranch she is coming to love is in grave danger. Can Tina find the strength to travel back in time and save the ranch when her very life is on the line? It’s no simple trip to the mall, but with a little help from her cowboy, she might just save the day
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So, how is it?
Tina stared at her phone, amazed she had cell service, then back out the window of her parents' car.
OMG. Just…OMG. I can't believe they're doing this to me, she texted back.
When Jessica didn't reply, Tina sighed. It's like being on Mars. All red and brown and flat. No trees. Some mountains, I guess. Alien. Horrible. She sent that text and waited.
Her phone beeped, searching for signal, then found reception again.
Hugs. I'll come visit soon. I miss you. Gotta go. TTYL.
Tina put her phone away and stared out the window. She saw nothing out there. No stores, no restaurants, no school, no people. Just empty desert–horrible.
"Honey, we're almost there," her mom said, sounding excited.
"Almost where?" she muttered, crossing her arms and glaring at her feet.
Her dad glanced over his shoulder with a big grin on his face. "Almost home, sweetheart."
"Almost to hell," she said, even more quietly so her parents wouldn't hear. Even the radio broadcast more static than music as reception faded in and out.
Tina went back to staring out the window since it was marginally more interesting than her feet. She supposed she would have to get used to the view. Like it or not, she couldn't escape this hellhole until she went to college. The next two years would drag before she could return to lush green trees that dotted the concrete sea of New Jersey.
Her dad slowed and turned off the highway onto a dirt road. The car bumped, waking her little sister, Betsy.
"Are we there yet?" Her sister stretched and glanced out the window. She paused mid-stretch and Tina could see the surprise on her face. "Wow!"
Tina shook her head. Of course Betsy would be excited.
"This is so cool!" She bounced in her seat. Or maybe that was the potholes in the road. Did they ever fix things out here?
Tina ground her teeth. All she could see in the distance were more of the weird, red mountain things and a dirt road stretching to nowhere. "Where is this place we're supposed to be going?"
"Home, sweetie," her mom said in a sugary sweet tone.
"Sure, if we were Martians."
"Tina Harker," her dad said. "Do not talk that way to your mother."
Tina sank down in her seat and crossed her arms again. This totally sucks, she thought to herself. She tried not to hit her head on the top of the sedan as they jolted down what was supposed to be a road.
"Hey, look, a house!" Betsy bounced again in her seat. This time Tina knew it wasn't just the bad road. "And, Tina, a horse. Maybe they'll let you ride it."
Tina sighed and tried to ignore her little sister. Her parents had obviously sold the ten-year-old on the adventure, but Tina had left more behind than Betsy. Not wanting to see any horses right now, she didn't even try to look. She missed Frankie, the thoroughbred she had leased for over a year. It wasn't fair that she had to leave him behind. Tina had planned on buying him, but with the move, there was no way. Her parents had told her there were plenty of horses in Arizona and she'd find one there. They didn't understand. She didn't want just any horse. She wanted her horse.
Tears welled in her eyes, and she took a couple of deep breaths, trying not to cry.
A few minutes later, they passed another house on Tina's side of the car and she couldn't help but stare. A fence surrounded a large, dusty yard. The front porch seemed welcoming, except that one side sagged dangerously and the chipped tan paint peeled badly.
She wondered if anyone actually lived there. She didn't see anyone, but saw a swing set in the yard and a rusty pickup parked in the backyard. It reminded her of a bad T.V. show.
Ages later, they passed a couple more houses in better repair than the last. Finally her dad pulled off the bumpy non-road onto another bumpy non-road. They continued for another small eternity before Tina saw a cluster of buildings that looked like stores. Her dad turned down something like a main street and stopped in front of one of the small stores.
"Welcome to Golton, kids."
Tina looked around her, horrified. "I thought you said we were moving to a town."
Her dad smiled at her and opened the car door. "It's a ghost town."
Tina stared while he got out and stretched. The hot blast of dry air made sweat bead on her forehead, and then quickly dry. She felt like her skin would crack. Her dad shut the door, but with the car off, it would heat up fast. She didn't want to get out, but she couldn't stay in. Betsy had already jumped out and, as usual, bounced around her dad.
The heat made her wish she were wearing a halter-top, but the intense sun made her glad that her shirt covered her shoulders. The tan she had from riding her horse wasn't enough to protect her.
She wondered if her dad joked about this being Golton. Forget about ghosts. There was nothing here to haunt.
"Come on, honey, let's go see the store."
Tina sighed. Maybe it would be air-conditioned.
Her dad talked quietly with the man behind the counter. The store had a little of everything, but not much of any one thing, and no variety. If you wanted toothpaste, you got Crest. If you wanted apples, you got red. Tina folded her arms across her chest and tried to pretend she was in a bad horror movie and she'd eventually be rescued and taken back to civilization, but not before the movie-monster got her sister.
Speaking of horror movies...Tina picked up a book called Missing in Arizona. The intro page said something about Golton being an area with a large number of disappearances.
"Tina, come here for a minute," her dad called.
She hastily put down the book, hoping it was a joke, and joined her dad. Betsy shook the clerk's hand.
"Tina, this is Mike. He owns this store," her dad said.
The man behind the counter had the brownest skin she'd ever seen with short, jet black hair and an easy grin. He looked about her dad's age, forty or so.
"Hi," Tina said, smiling, and trying not to stare. She offered her hand and managed not to ask Mike if he was a real Indian.
Betsy had the benefit of being ten. "Tina, guess what? He's a real Indian. A Nav…" She hesitated and looked up at Mike.
He smiled down at the little girl. "Navajo."
"Betsy, they are Native Americans," Tina's mom said, sounding horrified.
Mike smiled at Betsy and winked. "Navajo," he repeated.
"It's nice to meet you," Tina said, glad to meet another human in this desolate waste.
"It's nice to meet you, too, Tina. Welcome to Golton. If there is anything you need and we don't have it here, I can probably order it for you." He smiled again. He had an accent, but Tina didn't know if it was because he was a Native American or an Arizonian.
"Thanks," Tina said. "Hey, that book back there said a lot of people go missing here. What's up with that?"
He shrugged. "Conspiracy theories mostly. Seems like people go hiking in the desert and get lost and die. Stay close to civilization until you know your way around and you'll be fine."
"Thanks!" Tina was glad to know that the book wasn't serious.
"It's good to see you again, Mike. I just wanted to introduce the girls and my wife," Tina's dad said.
"Oh, those government boys were by the house with your things yesterday. I stopped in, didn't seem like they were making too much of a mess, so I left them to it. My wife locked up after them. I'll call her and have her meet you there with the other set of keys," Mike said.
"Thanks." Her dad placed the money for Betsy's candy bar on the counter, and reached across to shake Mike's hand.
They spoke for a few more minutes, but Tina tuned her parents and Mike out and glanced at some of the knickknacks in the store.
Finally, her parents and Betsy headed for the door. Tina followed them outside.
"See, it's not so bad here," her dad said, opening the car door. "Lots of nice people."
Tina wondered where the other people were, but she didn't feel like getting into another argument. At least not right then.
The car had baked in the sun and it hadn't completely cooled down by the time her dad stopped again in front of a house. It was a two-story house with wooden siding and a large front porch. It looked like it may have been painted sometime in the past decade. As an added bonus, the porch only sagged slightly in the middle.
"There's a fence," Betsy said, bouncing again. "Can we get a dog, since we have a yard and a fence?"
Tina rolled her eyes. Their townhouse back in Jersey wasn't big enough for a dog, or at least that's what her parents kept saying.
"We'll talk about it once we get settled," her dad said.
"Cool." Betsy nodded, as if they had already decided they would get a dog.
Tina wondered if she could talk her parents into a horse if Betsy got a dog. She doubted it. Especially since the horse she wanted lived in New Jersey. Frankie probably wouldn't like it here anyway. Tina didn't.
The hot, dry air blasted her as she stepped out of the car. The paint was probably white at one point, but it looked kind of yellowish now, though it hadn't started to peel yet. It reminded Tina of a farmhouse out of an old movie.
Her mom had a funny expression on her face, kind of like the first time she'd tasted Betsy's cooking and had to pretend she liked it. She stared at the house.
Tina's dad put his arm around her and gave her a hug. "Just needs a little fixing up."
"Well, let's go explore," her mom said after another few moments of silence. She sounded as cheery as before, but Tina wasn't quite convinced. Betsy, on the other hand, seemed excited.
"Look, we're in a real house, with space and stuff. Can we get a swing set?" She bounced up the front porch and tried the doorknob. "It's locked."
"I have the key," her dad said, following Betsy.
Tina placed her foot gingerly on the steps up to the front door. They also sagged in the middle, but at least held her weight.
"Tina, I bet it's haunted," Betsy said once they were inside. "Look at this old picture. Think she's still here?"
Betsy pointed to a portrait of a woman on the wall. She wore a bonnet like in an old movie and a dress with flowers on it. Tina wasn't sure, but she thought the woman might have been a Native American.
Her dad laughed. "Mike assured me the house wasn't haunted. This house has been in his family for a long time."
"I thought Indians lived in teepees," Betsy said.
"Some of them used to, honey. Most of them live in houses these days," Tina's mom said.
Tina turned away from the picture. A lighter spot on the yellowed wallpaper next to it had probably held another picture. She noticed stairs to the second floor that started right by the front door. The bare wood floor looked polished, probably by years of footsteps. The kitchen was straight back from the front door, and there was another room opened off to her left. Their new house didn't seem terribly large, but it was bigger than their townhome in Jersey.
Huffing, Tina glanced around. "Is there electricity?"
Both her mom and dad gave her the don't-be-ridiculous look.
"Hey, a fireplace," Betsy shouted from the living room. "Can we have a fire, Mom?"
"When it is cooler, dear."
Tina sighed and followed the sound of her sister's voice into the living room. Their stylish leather couch and loveseat were completely out of place across from the stone fireplace. Boxes were stacked everywhere and spilled into the kitchen. She wandered toward the kitchen.
Betsy screamed.


Did you always wanted to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?

                I never considered that I could be a writer. I thought writers were these god-like beings from other planets that sent us books. I did study geology and ended up with an equine science degree before I decided I would be a full time writer some day.

When did you first consider yourself a “writer”?

                Writer – College... Author—2010 when I had my first story published.

How long did it take to get your first book published?

                From when I got serious about the idea, five years.

Do you do another job except for writing and can you tell us more about it?

                I work for a local airport shuttle as a driver and driver trainer.

What is the name of your latest book, and if you had to summarize it in less than 20 words what would you say?

                Saga. It’s about a magical teleporting/talking horse and the boy she grows up with and how they change the world.

Who is your publisher? Or do you self-publish?

                Untold Press

How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?

                Um, it varies so much between projects. I usually mull the idea around for quite a while before I tackle the book, though sometimes that’s because it has to wait in line. From when I start working on one, usually about 4 months.

What can we expect from you in the future?  ie More books of the same genre? Books of a different genre?

                Lots of Travelers (magical horses) books, some Urban Fantasy, Some Vampire Hunting Dog and Ghost Hunting Dog short stories and novels. Basically a lot of YA speculative fiction.

What genre would you place your books into?

                YA Fantasy

What made you decide to write that genre of book?

                It’s what I love to read.

Do you have a favorite character from your books? And why are they your favorite?

                Probably Doc, my vampire hunting dog, or Brown, the ghost hunting dog.

How long have you been writing?, and who or what inspired you to write?

                I’ve been writing since I can remember. I’m not even sure what inspired me to write, but Kristen Britain made me believe there was a market for horse fantasy.

Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? ie You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?

                I usually sit at my desk, I often have my Ipod on random (no, I don’t make playlists). However, I can write anywhere with a notebook and a pen so I always carry one with me, just in case. Tea is important too.

Do you read all the reviews of your book/books?

                If I see them, yes. I don’t hunt for them, but if they pop up on Amazon I’ll have a look.

Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?

                It depends on the story. Sometimes I know the title. Sometimes it changes many times before I settle on one.

How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?

                Names, I use to help out when I’m stuck. I try to pick names appropriate to the background of the character and for places I try to think of the culture that would have named them and go with that.

Are character names and place names decided after their creation? Or do you pick a character/place name and then invent them?

                Just depends on how things are flowing. A lot of times I do names later.

Do you decide on character traits (ie shy, quiet, tomboy girl) before writing the whole book or as you go along?

                I try to have an idea of the character before I dive in, but often they evolve as I’m going.

Are there any hidden messages or morals contained in your books? (Morals as in like Aesops Fables type of "The moral of this story is..")

                Hmm...not usually. Every once in a while I’ll throw something in there. In my written, but not yet under contract novel about my vampire hunting dog, there’s a bunch.

Which format of book do you prefer, eBook, hardback, or paperback?


What is your favorite book and Why?  Have you read it more than once?

                Hmm, that’s a really tough call. I don’t think I have an absolute favorite but yes, I read books more than once. My favorites I’ve read more than twice.

Do you think books transfer to movies well? Which is you favorite/worst book to movie transfer?

                Some do. Some go better to mini-series. My favorite was The Last Star Fighter. That one went to movie/book very well.

Your favorite food is?

                Chocolate and pizza.

Your favorite singer/group is?

                Don’t really have one.

Your favorite color is?

                Black and Purple

Your favorite Author is?

                Timothy Zahn and Kristen Britain.


J.A. Campbell
Julie has been many things over the last few years, from college student, to bookstore clerk and an over the road trucker. She’s worked as a 911 dispatcher and in computer tech support, but through it all she’s been a writer and when she’s not out riding horses, she can usually be found sitting in front of her computer. She lives in Colorado with her three cats, her vampire-hunting dog Kira, her new horse and Traveler-in training, Triska, and her Irish Sailor.She is the author of many Vampire and Ghost-Hunting Dog stories and the young adult fantasy series Tales of the Travelers. She’s a member of the Horror Writers Association and the Dog Writers of America Association and the editor for Steampunk Trails fiction magazine.

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