Nah, I didn’t forget about the 50.00 GC giveaway! Just running a little behind on everything, but getting back on track! Good things are happening and I have you guys to thank…so THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! Duncan is coming along great. I am really loving the story and hope you will also.
Okay enough of that…time to announce the winner. You ready???
CONGRATS COREY WISNIEWKI!!!! Check your email for information!!
Keep checking back everybody. I will be having a pretty awesome giveaway for big bad Duncan’s release. EXCITED!!!
Paranormal Romance with a Twist!!!
Damon (The Protectors Series) Book 1
Jared (The Protectors Series) Book 2
Duncan (The Protectors Series) Book 3 Release date July 18, 2013
Hey friends!!! No author makes their journey alone. I know I certainly haven’t. I’ve sat back and thought about my journey that started over a year ago, and I’m humbled by the good people I now call friends. I’m so excited because one of the coolest people I’ve met I get to interview. The awesome Becky Johnson is one busy lady, but still finds time to help authors spread the word of their books on her exploding Facebook page Bex ‘n’ Books. If that isn’t enough she has also started an editing business, Hot Tree Editing.
Becky has done so much for me as well as other authors who have been lucky enough to cross her path. She is a selfless woman who truly cares about authors. I see Becky not as just a blogger, my editor, but a true friend who makes me smile on a daily basis and I so appreciate her.
Doing things like this is not really my thing, but I really want to acknowledge the people who have helped me in this crazy world of being a writer. With all the highs, lows, freak outs, laughter, failures and success these are the people who are beside me making sure I’m not alone and to me that is priceless. I’m so happy to introduce you to this special lady, Becky Johnson aka Bex. :)
Hello Becky. Thank you so much for agreeing to do this and if you feel the need to edit please do so because I totally suck at grammar. HA! I’m sure a suck Teresa. You totally made me snivel. Not a good look on me!
You live in the one place I have always wanted to visit. Have you always lived in Australia? It’s pretty awesome for sure, but alas no, I’m not Aussie born. I’m from good ole England. My family and I ventured out here two and a half years ago and there’s been no looking back since. Don’t get me wrong, I love the UK; it was my home for 30 years. It’s a beautiful place and I was very lucky to live in a stunning part of the country (Devon). But this is most definitely where my hubby, son and I need to be. We love the relaxed lifestyle, the weather –of course – and the whole concept of starting afresh. It was liberating selling everything and making the long trek over. We love it and no doubt you will too. There’ll be a cold beer and a lit Barbie just waiting for your visit, Teresa.
Careful there Becky, you may find me on your doorstep.
Cat, dog or kangaroo? It sounds like a fabulous song! Kangaroos are far too big and scary for me. Seriously! I live in Qld, Outback at the moment. Most Aussies kill them and eat them out here. Dogs rule. Fact. I have a crazy kelpie x cattle dog and a beautiful, albeit, stubborn rhodesian ridgeback. They keep us active and my colorful vocabulary alive.
What is your favorite music? I’m eclectic. I’m an 80s child which means I have my folks influence of 60s music. It also means that 80s and 90s music ruined me! Lol! The last album that I downloaded was from Florence and the Machine.
What is your favorite movie? I’m a real movie buff. I love movies, not as much as books but a close second. I love cult classics: one of my favorites is The Breakfast Club. You can beat a fist pump!
As mentioned above with your highly successful page, Bex ‘n’ Books and now Hot Tree Editing, how do you juggle that with your personal life? A what now! Oh Teresa, it’s so hard isn’t it! I know you can relate. Fortunately, since creating Bex ‘n’ Books almost a year ago, I’ve pulled together my band of merry and slightly crazed fairies. My admins Justine, Danny and Kay are invaluable to me and my sanity. I think my poor hubby was close to divorcing me as I was sinking into the world of reviewing, blogging and keeping my Facebook page current and fresh. Without my women, I don’t think there’d be any balance. Having their support means that I have been able to dive into the world of editing more successfully as I now have a little more time on my hands. I also have a wonderful reviewing team of fabulous women; Chris, Em, Amber and Julia as well as Justine and Kay. I’ve also learned how to say “No”. Okay, sort of. I’m trying really hard, but I like helping and supporting people, and I don’t like saying “No”. Lol!
I have seen a lot of your reviews, which are great and informative for readers. You seem to read a variety of books. What genre is your favorite? Urban fantasy or paranormal romance. I love a kick-ass female lead, and a book that’s not necessarily all about ‘getting the guy’, but I’m a sucker for a good love story. I like having fairy butterflies in my stomach when I read. It’s nice!
What do you like to do in the spare time? Or do you have spare time…LOL? It’s a bit like that! When I’m not editing, blogging, reading or reviewing my life revolves around the two boys in my life. My boy is only five, so I play cars and superheroes a lot. When he was three, I told him I was Superwoman at nighttime when he was sleeping. He still believes it; I don’t have the heart to tell him I’m a fraud. I’m also concerned that I may have screwed him up a little, and have remind him not to tell people that it’s our BIG family secret. Shit, he’s going to need therapy when he’s older isn’t he! My boys and I try to camp once a month too. We still have so much more of Australia to explore. Love it!
As a blogger/reviewer/reader/editor what is one important thing you would want to tell authors that could help them achieve their dreams? Be true to yourself and write what you want to write. Be honest with your writing. It’s so important to write from your heart as well as your imagination. Don’t get hooked up on what you think may be popular, what you think may sell. Simply be true and honest. Obviously, when it comes to the point that you’re ready to share your work, contacts, baby! Having a team of reliable contacts who will pimp you, support you and advise you is fundamental. Not only for potential success, but for your own sanity.
What characteristics make up your perfect hero? I have so many flashes of gorgeous descriptions flowing through my head right now. Hotness overload! I love paranormal heroes the most, simply because they can get away with being dark, dangerous and deadly. I don’t want this in a real man; that would just scare the beejezus out of me. Strong, melt on the floor gorgeous, flexible fingers and a mean right hook. Always a winner.
What characteristics make up your perfect heroine? Feisty, foulmouthed and the ability to kickass. All with a brain to boot!
Is there anyone you would want to give a special shout out to? There are so many special people who regularly pimp my sorry-ass out, RM Gilmore, Tiffany Carmouche, Tlani K, you included, Teresa! I have to give a shout out to my admins and team of reviewers. I wouldn’t be able to keep up without them. You rock, women! And obviously a special shout out to my sidekick Justine. Bex ‘n’ Books wouldn’t be the same without her craziness. Plus, my gorgeous admin and talented friend, Danny Rei of Art is Life: Cover and Art Design, needs a special mention for constantly being by my side.
Absolutely LOVED doing this interview!!! I want to thank you again, Becky. Without good peeps like you we authors would be lost and fumbling around trying to find readers to read our books.
Below I will be posting Becky’s links so please like and support someone who selflessly supports others.
Hey friends!!! Hope everyone had a great weekend and here’s wishing you a speedy work week to an awesome weekend. The reason for my post tonight is Jared has been nominated for Best Indie Paranormal Romance and Best Indie Book Cover. Damon, which I just found out about, has been nominated for First Indie Book. I have also been nominated for Indie Author of the Year. I’m excited to be nominated in these awesome categories. So if you have read either book and like them please go vote. I would appreciate it so much.
Now if you haven’t read Damon and Jared or if you see your all time fave author on the list, because there are a lot of awesomeness nominated, then please support them and vote for them. Yeah, I said that and yeah, I meant it. LOL! There are also categories for cover artist, bloggers, etc. So check it out and support the writing world. So very important!
I’m keeping this short so I can get back to working on Duncan which is coming along wonderfully…fingers crossed that continues. So have a safe and wonderful week! Talk to you soon!!!
Don’t forget to VOTE!!!!
Paranormal Romance with a Twist!!!!
Hey again!! I am a posting crazy woman! Congrats again to Robin N for winning the $25.00 gift card!!
Okay I’m changing the next contest up a bit. First of all I am giving a $50.00 gift card of your choice…you want a Amazon, B&N or hey you just want a $50.00 Visa Card it’s all up to you.
For this contest, because my ranking is doing well with Amazon and Damon and Jared are reaching more readers, I am going to do another Amazon link. I love B&N, but I want to keep the ball rolling on Amazon right now and will add another contest for B&N.
So all I ask is that you share the Amazon link for Jared, but please let everyone know that he is the second in the series and Damon, the first is only .99. Also if you could within the contest time period please let others know of the contest that would be wonderful. All I actually ask for though is the Amazon link to be shared, but it would be nice to let your closest peeps know about the chance to win $50 bucks and let more know about the Protectors Series.
Don’t forget to post here where you shared so you are entered!
You guys seriously ROCK! Thank you so much!
Contest will end a week from today on Saturday the 26th!! Good Luck!!!
Damon (The Protectors Series) #1
Jared (The Protectors Series) #2
Paranormal Romance with a Twist!
It’s peanut butter and contest time….HEY….It’s peanut butter and contest time. Get it??? You know peanut butter and jelly time, but I put…. Okay…okay, it was dumb, but kinda catchy. Eh?
Anyway on to the more important stuff. IT’S PARANORMAL CONTEST TIME AGAIN!! Sexy Jared is now available on Amazon and B&N…HEY! For the next two weeks I am going to run a contest. The first week starting today and ending next Saturday you have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card to either Amazon or B&N…your choice. WHOOT!
The only thing I ask you to do is share the Amazon link that I will supply below with your peeps or wherever you can to help spread the word of sexy Jared (The Protectors Series) Book 2 and then come here and post that you have shared and where.
The next contest will be the same thing, but with the B&N link. Each week you have a chance to win a $25.00 gift card of your choice. If you won the first week you can still enter for the second week. Lady luck may be in your corner and woo wee that’s a lot of book money.
After I post the winner of the first week I will then post the next link for B&N.
So here we go. Remember Jared is the second book in the series so if you could add that little bit of info that would be awesome. Damon is the first book, but is only .99 cents and will be .99 cents foooreverrr. You guys ROCK!
Paranormal Romance With a Twist!
Damon (The Protectors Series) Book 1-Available!
Jared (The Protectors Series) Book 2-Available!
Duncan (The Protectors Series) Book 3 -Coming soon!