Welcome to the blog tour of Twisted Bloodlines! This amazing debut novel is being republished through Moon Rose Publishing on the 5th June 2013, and is one worth picking up. Were-creatures, horror, romance, suspense, this book has it all! Why not scroll down and find out why you may have a new series obsession…
What would your bio say?
Well, I usually go with something along these lines when I need to add a bio but it does vary from time to time:
I live in London with my husband and children. I’ve always had a love of books ranging from different genres throughout the years. I used to love writing stories in my younger years but art had always been my main passion. Only in the last few years have I decided to return to writing again which has resulted in my new series Twisted Bloodlines.
When did you start writing and why?
As I mentioned in my bio, I have always loved to write. Nothing quite beats being able to create your own little world, filling it with characters that you have molded and brought to life.
If you are a parent how does being a parent affect your writing and writing habits? Or does it?
Yes, being a parent does tend to affect my writing. It can be tough sometimes trying to juggle the kids and find time to fit in my writing, especially when I get into the zone and my kids are jumping up and down in front of me trying to gain my attention. I can also become quite withdrawn when writing and completely oblivious to everything and everyone around me so sometimes when I take a break I find my house looks like a tornado has whipped through it leaving a trail of toys and dirty dishes in its wake.
Who is your favorite author and why?
Hmm, I have loads but to pick just one it would have to be Sherrilyn Kenyon. I absolutely love the Dark Hunter series and also her league series. I love the way she writes and despite having over twenty books in the series, I never get bored of them if anything they only get better.
What do you hope to accomplish with your writing?
I really don’t know what I hope to accomplish. I love to write and have enjoyed creating the series, I can only hope the readers will enjoy them as much as I do.
Traditional or Self publishing? Why?
I’m actually under an indie publisher and as for the why, well I think she is brilliant. I admire her talents and she does have many. She also makes me feel at ease and I know that I can go to her with anything and she will be happy to help me out no matter what the problem is.
Talk about your journey into the wide world of publishing
Before I was lucky enough to be taken on by my publisher, I did take the self- publishing route and it was hard work. I chose to go with Amazon, between me and a friend we spent many frustrating hours trying to work it all out. Formats, covers and editing all done by us. Let’s just say it was not a very successful attempt and the eventual outcome was not very good at all. It still gives me nightmares now, it was definitely an experience and I’m just glad my publisher is there to help me out with all that stuff and now my book is professionally done with a totally amazing cover.
Tell us about your book (s)
There will be six books in the series. The story follows Megan and her newly extended family through a journey of fear, devastation and heartbreak. They strive for survival against the beast that is never far behind them. Megan’s world has become full of creatures that she had never thought possible and the fear that has haunted her entire life is about to get very real and a whole lot scarier than she could ever imagine.
What inspired you to write these books (or in this genre)?
I’m often asked this question and there really wasn’t anything that inspired the storyline, it just popped into my head one day. Having said that, a tattoo actually inspired some of my characters which then led to me writing in the paranormal genre. Originally, I had planned to write the series in the horror genre.
Tell us why we should love or hate your main character?
I think you should love Megan. She has had so much upheaval in her life which is also full of terror and dread. Despite this, she continues to remain strong no matter what is thrown her way and she isn’t exactly a tough chick despite her new found heritage.
Do(es) your book(s) have a soundtrack?
My book doesn’t have a soundtrack. I did listen to a lot of music whilst writing as I always do. It was mainly R&B that I listened to although this did vary depending on my mood.
Megan has never had what most would call a normal life.
Her childhood and teen years were spent on the run with her family, hiding from a horror so great it defines their world. Friends and homes are traded at a moment’s notice to escape from their worst nightmares.
Years pass, and her mother settles down with her new step-father, a kind man who does his best to protect them. Life lulls into a safe pace, and Megan finally feels as though she has control of her future for the first time in her life. But that peace is shattered with the arrival of a new family member, one that bears a striking resemblance to a savior of her past…
Confused by her deep emotional connection to him, things unravel fast. She learns that the people she lives with, even her own family, are not what they seem. Her only friend who helped her piece her life back together changes overnight, and she is left dealing with the fallout on her own…
As events unfold, Megan finds herself face to face with the horror that has haunted her since childhood. But will she be able to escape from her twisted bloodline?
More About The Author
I was born and raised in London, which is where I still live now with my husband and children. As a child I always had my nose stuck in a book. I started out reading mysteries such as Nancy Drew and then soon moving onto Agatha Christie. I then found a love of the horror genre, Richard Laymon being my favourite author among a few others. When a friend introduced me to the paranormal romance/fantasy genre I soon became hooked, building myself a very impressive to read pile and a long list of favourite authors. I would say both of these genres have influenced in the way I write and combining them is where I came up with the idea for my book.
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