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Thursday’s Thoughts featuring author @CharlotteEhney #paranormal #urbanfantasy

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Welcome to TOW bi-monthly feature Thursday’s Thoughts. On the second and fourth Thursday in the month, I share the thoughts of a featured author in the form of answers to questions posed to them.

One of September’s featured authors is Charlotte Ehney.

How long have you been writing?

I have always been an avid reader so I decided to try my hand at writing a mystery novel when I was 12 years old. I didn’t get very far but I had the writing bug and never stopped.

What comes first when you decide to write a story: the characters or the plot?

My stories usually start with a “what if”. I may see a news article or hear about something that sticks in my mind. I will start asking the “what if” questions and a story line starts to form. Then I figure out who is involved in my story.

What does your family think of your writing?

My two published books and many of my stories have a paranormal flair. Even though my family is supportive of my writing, I don’t think my genre appeals to them.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

As I mentioned earlier, I love to read. I have been very fortunate to meet other authors at different events and have a stack of books of their works waiting to be read. I also draw and paint. I enjoy connecting with nature and am lucky to live in an area where I can do a day trip to the mountains or to the beach. The thing I like best is spending time with family and friends.

 

Who is Charlotte Ehney? She is a South Carolina native. She contributes to Lakelands Parents Magazine. Charlotte’s poems have appeared in the column “Birthing the Writer Mother” on LiteraryMama.com have been displayed at the Greenwood Arts Center. Charlotte is the author of two novels, Blood Adversaries and Family Vows.

Feel free to checkout her BLOG, Amazon Author Page, follow her on Facebook and Twitter:

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Books – Create Space Store: https://www.createspace.com/5024564 and https://www.createspace.com/4889455

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Book Blurb: Most teenagers have conflicts with their parents but seventeen year old Alya Sutton thinks her parents are out to kill her.

Ever since they arrived at her grandmother’s house in New Midburg, South Carolina, weird things have been happening. A ghostly presence stalks her at night. A voice speaks to her at church. Her family’s actions seem not just controlling but menacing. Alya’s only ally is handsome seminary student Rad McCoy who is interning at St. Mark’s Church. But even he isn’t sure of what is really going on with Alya.

Then Alya finds a secret family graveyard full of headstones that all bear a familiar name – her own. Her family has hidden away generations of daughters all named Alya Sutton who died on their eighteenth birthday. Alya’s birthday is only days away.

For years Alya had dreamed of escaping her parents by going away to college. Now she just hopes to survive the summer.

 

Thursday’s Thoughts featuring author K P Smith #YA #NewRelease #NewBeginnings

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Welcome to TOW monthly feature call Thursday’s Thoughts. On the last Thursday in the month, I share the thoughts of a featured author in the form of answers to questions I posed to them.

August’s featured author is K P Smith.

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How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing since forever. Long before I became an author, I wrote countless words, thoughts and ideas down in notebooks. Journaling was a lifeline for me. It was my therapy and my coping mechanism during the tough times of growing up. Writing is cleansing and therapeutic for me.

I’m an avid reader so I wanted to write a book since I read “Hey God It’s Me Margaret” by Judy Blume. My dream of becoming an author was actualized in 2011.
Who is one author that you would like to collaborate with? 

We have to go to the great beyond. Sidney. Sheldon.That.Is.All.

What has been the best compliment you have received? 

I don’t think I can pick one. But anytime someone tells me something I’ve said or written has helped, inspired or encouraged them always make me feel like I’m doing something useful.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

I have two teenage sons that keep me busy. When I do get some time for me, I do have my favorite tv shows I like to watch sitting on my loveseat with my tweepers on Twitter. I also love a good movie and a good book, of course.

Who is K P Smith? She believes everyone is here for a reason. They are here for a purpose. Life is a gift to be enjoyed not endured. We are here to thrive not merely survive. Whether it’s penning My Growing Pains Series or her upcoming non-fiction books, or coaching first time indie authors or helping people with their relationships; she is always discovering new ways to help people live their best lives possible.

The only thing better than watching my favorite shows is watching it with millions of others via twitter!! She is a major tweeter!

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Book Blurb: Kendra’s in high school! New Beginnings abound at home, school and in her relationships. Things are changing at lightning speed.

She’s saying hello and embracing new relationships while at the same time coping with heart breaking good-byes of others.
Patrice convinces her to give an “old friend” another chance. This coupled with an unplanned chain of events catapults Kendra from a place of obscurity to center stage at school. Center stage has her wedged in a long standing school rivalry which will divide and test her loyalties. And threaten her new relationships.
Kendra isn’t the only one embarking on new beginnings.  A health scare creates a new family dynamic but even with a new dynamic it’s the same family drama.  The family tension escalates and bubbles over and with Meme gone Papa is left trying to keep the family intact.
High school brings about “A New Katrina” and Avery and Jamie don’t escape the winds of change blistering through either.
New Beginnings is the next chapter in the Growing Pains Series. Kendra’s journey continues. In Book Two she finds her own place her own voice in her own way.

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Thursday’s Thoughts featuring author Jo Tannah @JoTannah @headoutofoven #contemporary #romance

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Welcome to Thursday’s Thoughts. On the last Thursday of each month, I share the thoughts of a featured author in the form of answers to questions I posed to them. July’s featured author is Jo Tannah.

How long have you been writing?

Hmmm…I always smile when I get asked this. I’ve been writing since forever it seems. From a young age I guess, when I first started taking down the stories told me so I never forgot them? Growing up, books were a rarity in my country, not until a nationwide bookstore opened its doors back in the 1970s did we get them on a constant basis, otherwise, it was one delivery every quarter or six months.
Professionally, I really began writing articles for online magazines but they were technical stuff like medical journals. As a blogger, about four years and finally, as an author, I submitted my first story two years ago.

Are you a procrastinator or are you proactive when it comes to deadlines?

I am proactive, as I truly hate deadlines. I don’t like the pressure and want to work in peace and quiet without the deadline gremlin whispering in my ear.

What is your favorite motivational phrase?

Oh, I love this question. My favourite is one that my father used to say: “If plan A fails, go for plan B. If B fails, go to C and all the way to Z if need be. If all else fails, go back to plan A, otherwise, it’s time to read the instructions.”

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

I read, watch movies, listen to music and read again. Other than those, I clean the house and drive the car all over town to do errands.

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Who is Jo Tannah? She is a wife, mother and blogger by day, a writer by night. It can be difficult to say the least but it is a challenge that keeps her on her toes..

If you would like to know more about her books, you can check them out on Amazon or follow her on social media.

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Website : http://www.jotannah.com

Check out her latest book entitled Objectified

PreOrder Link: http://www.extasybooks.com/add-prebuys-now/?product_id=5413

Blurb
The first time billionaire Paul Howell laid eyes on Arjan Kerchner he knew he’d been caught. Paul never expected to fall head over heels in love with a man he’d only just met, but if there was one thing he never questioned it was his instincts.
Arjan was well aware of his perfect face and body but he’d turned his back on modeling to pursue his dreams of becoming a pharmaceutical chemist. Arjan never expected a stranger in a bar to buy him a bottle of water, nor to be courted by one of the richest men in the world the very next day.
It could have all been fun and romantic, but for a stalker who refused to accept that Arjan was not a possession.
Being in a relationship with a billionaire can be nice but restrictive, especially when there are bodyguards around.
Will Arjan learn to live with the choices he makes so he can be with Paul, or will the stalker put a violent end to what is beginning to look like a romance made in heaven?

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Thursday’s Thoughts featuring author Seven Steps #scifiromance #interracialromance #girlsruntheworld #theslaveplanet #sevensteps #sfrb #ynfa

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Welcome to a new monthly feature call Thursday’s Thoughts. On the last Thursday in the month, I will share the thoughts of a featured author in the form of answers to questions I posed to them.

June’s featured author is Seven Steps.

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How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing practically my entire life. I was raised in a reading house. My parents encouraged me to read at a very young age. My father used to take me to Waldenbooks (now closed) and we’d sit for hours and read. Once I was old enough, around first grade or so, I started writing too.

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I don’t think it was a single moment. It was a natural progression. I had a family friend start to give me book ideas. Not typical ones. Weird ones, like, write about fish. It seemed odd at the time, but it really spurred my imagination and encouraged me to grow. I guess they were my first writing prompts.

Who inspires you to write?

Life in general. My life can be stressful, with a full time job, a family, other responsibilities. I write as an outlet for the stress. Also, I can be shy and a bit socially awkward. I am definitely a better writer then a speaker. So, writing takes me out of my own comfort zone,and allows me to create strong women who always know what to say and who have a No Nonsense attitude. I hope to be more like them one day.

What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

I read. I adult. I love music and travel. I spend a lot of time with my family.

Who is Seven Steps? She is a working wife and mother and have been writing for as long as she can remember. She enjoys hanging out with her family, thrifting, and Disney vacations. There are a thousand stories in her head at any given time. Hopefully, some of them will make it out for you to enjoy.

Feel free to checkout her website and sign up for her mailing list at https://www.sevenstepsauthor.com

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Book Blurb: Love is the ultimate crime. On a planet where women are born to rule, Empress Nadira’s secret affair with her slave threatens to rip her family apart. When she joins the highest council in the land, her secret is revealed. Will Nadira go against everything she believes in to protect her family, or will she choose her heart and doom everyone she loves to death?

Empress Eva thinks she has it all: wealth, power and a mother who adores her. That is, until she meets Lex, a handsome alien imprisoned in a slave market. His red hair and crimson eyes intrigue her. His touch sets her on fire. When the beautiful alien captures her heart, Eva is forced to make a life changing decision: pursue the career of her dreams, or give it all up for the love of a slave?

Book Link: https://www.amazon.com/Slave-Planet-Sci-Fi-Interracial-Romance-ebook/dp/B01DWC4HZ6