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Meet the Author Monday with Joey Paul

Meet the Author Monday with Joey Paul

Hello Lovelies,
 ​​I am delighted to introduce you to Joey Paul, an indie author, exploring the young adult crime genre. She has released nine books in total so far, with the tenth and eleventh due out in the summer of 2017. Her current works include the “Dying Thoughts” series, which is eight books. She usually writes crime and mystery fiction, with a paranormal twist, but she has been known to dabble in contemporary romance and general fiction. She is writing her seventeenth and eighteenth books at the moment, having recently finished her last two.

Joey is disabled and a recent graduate from The Open University with a BA (Hons) in Health & Social Care. When not reading medical textbooks, she enjoys reading crime novels, medical dramas, and young adult novels. When she’s out and about, she likes looking for Tupperware in the woods with GPS satellites, otherwise known as geocaching. And when she’s not doing THAT, she’s sleeping! She’s 35 and has been writing since she was retired from her job on medical grounds at the age of 19. She plans to write for as long as she has ideas or until someone tells her to stop!

So excited to have her here today! Welcome to An Angell’s Life, Joey. How are you?

I’m doing okay actually. It’s 1 am and I couldn’t sleep and since I’m behind on my TV shows I figured I’m make the most of the time and get some serious watching done as well as catching up on interview stuff! I may also get onto some writing since I’m behind in that too! The life of an author, sleep is optional so long as you have tea!

Lol, in my house sleep is optional, so long as you have coffee and chocolate! I can relate. What is the current book you are promoting?

I’m actually preparing for two releases right now so I have one that is the fifth in my series – Dying​​ Thoughts – and the other that’s a standalone. I normally only release one book a year, but I’ve been busy at the keyboard and as such have had a backlog created so decided to go for two books this year and it’s busy busy busy!
Dying Thoughts – Fifth Secret is the continuation of Tara’s story. Tara has a gift where she can see the last moments of someone’s life when she touches something that used to belong to them. In the fifth book, she’s been getting some creepy notes very similar to the kind her mother received before she was murdered when Tara was six. Her mother had the same gift and it’s gonna be a wild ride!It’s Not Always Rainbows is a standalone dealing with LGBTQ teens who are working to solve a string of murders in the community. They face many struggles along the way, but are determined to get to the bottom of it when it seems like the police aren’t asking the right questions.

Wow, both of those sound awesome! What is your next project?

I’m actually working on two books right now. One is the second in a trilogy that kinda sprung out at me from nowhere. I was writing what I thought would be a standalone and it turned into something bigger, and so I’m writing the sequel to that as well as the first book in a brand new series. I recently finished my last series after fifteen years of writing it and was at a bit of a loss, but then the idea for this one popped into my head and bam, I was writing!

I completely sympathize! I am going through that right now with The Survivalist Bible! Who is your favorite fictional character and why?

I have so many favorites, simple because I read SO much! If I had to narrow it down completely to just one (which is hard!) then it’d be Kinsey Millhone. I love her because she’s been stuck in the 80’s for the past twenty odd years as Sue Grafton only writes one book a year, and she still kicks arse at solving crimes and tying up mysteries!

Kinsey is pretty awesome, and so were the 80s! Where do you come up with your stories?

I have an overactive imagination. I’ve been told that for a long time, as a kid it never was said as a compliment, but now that I’m an adult it works really well for coming up with stories! Some of them have been knocking around for years while others have been thought up on the fly and then turned into something bigger and greater than I could have ever imagined.

What is one great lesson you have learned as a writer?

That writing takes time, energy and a lot more work than some people realize. That even though you’ve written the book, it’s not finished and won’t be finished for a long while yet. It took me a while to realize that writing “The End” does not mean you’re done!
So true! Well, thanks for coming out Joey. Are you as intrigued about all the paranormal, thrillery, mystery-murdery goodness Joey is laying down? Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, and Tumblr to see more. Want to know what awesome books Joey is reading? Follow her on Goodreads. Want to learn more about her books, and be notified as books come out? Follow her website and Amazon page
Joey will be back to join us in just a couple of weeks, as she is getting ready to release the fifth book in the Dying Thoughts series, and her main character will be gracing us with a character interview! How much fun will that be? 
Stay tuned! 
Until next time, 
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Author Interview: Colleen S. Myers

Author Interview: Colleen S. Myers

Hello lovelies!

We are doing an author interview with Colleen S. Myers who plays many roles. Not only is she a veteran, a mother, and a practicing physician, but she is a writer of science fiction and contemporary romances. Colleen’s dreams include surviving her son’s teenage years, exploring every continent on this planet, except Antarctica, cause that’s way too cold, and winning the Nobel peace prize. Dream BIG! Collen’s debut book Must Remember! just came out the first part of November. Without further ado, let’s meet Colleen!

 How are you?

I am doing really well, Looking forward to Christmas. This is my favorite holiday season, mainly for the sheer glow of goodwill that tends to hang in the air (most of the time, unless you broach Black Friday shopping.)

I hear ya, I love Christmas too! And I never go Black Friday shopping! I am all about decorating on Black Friday! 
What is the current book you are promoting? 

My first book was released 11/2/2015, MUST REMEMBER!  It is the start of the Solum series set on the distant planet of guess what, Solum! Its sequel is slated to be released June 6th, 2016 and the final chapter (for Solum at least) is scheduled for December 2016

How very exciting! I love series. Especially when I don’t have to wait too long for the next book. 

Who is your favorite character in your book and why?  

I am all about the villains. I think the complexity of what made them the way that they are is fascinating. Thus my favorite character in my book is Xade.  The reader will learn a lot more about his motives as the story progresses. 

Juicy villains are the best!

What inspired this book? 

I daydream all the time about what ifs and what could be’s. This just kind of came to me that way. I love romance that is sexy but also makes you think.

If your book were made into a movie, who would you cast? ​​

Charlie Hunnam!  

Well not really, but he is my current man crush (I loves him so). I haven’t really thought about casting per se as of yet, But if you check out my Pinterest page, you can see how I envision the characters.

Charlie is super yummy, but I love your character visuals on your Pinterest page. What a great idea! 

What is your next project?  

I am currently writing the third book in this series and finishing up a contemporary romance novel that is Earth-based and pulls on my experiences in the military with a crippled hero.

Sounds great! I am always working on multiple projects too. Gotta keep that creative juice flowing.

Who is your favorite author? 

Oh, that is like asking me to only eat one potato chip!  I love so many authors. I think that is why writing is so interesting. Yes, we all have genre’s we gravitate towards, but some days I want to read a comedy, others a thriller.  It all depends on my moods. My tastes do tend to run toward fantasy authors though, Ilona Andrews, Nalini Singh, Jim Butcher, John Grisham, Thea Harrison. So many good ones out there!

I love meeting authors who are as eclectic in their reading tastes as I am! It was such a joy to have you join our little piece of the blogosphere. 

Here is the teaser for Must Remember!

Nineteen-year-old Elizabeth ‘Beta’ Camden is a survivor.

When the E’mani—those pale alien freaks—destroy Earth with a plague of madness and scoop up the remains, Beta is one of the ‘lucky’ ones. For years, she endures their tortures, experiments and games. Then one day, she manages to escape their ship with her life, and no memory of her time with them.

Stranded on their world, Beta wanders the mountains, looking for a way home. She stumbles onto the Fost—the E’mani’s ancient enemy.  Their war with the E’mani is old and rooted in magic that the Fost once had and the E’mani crave. Magic Beta soon discovers she’s developing along with strange tattoos and disturbing glimpses of her past. The Fost take her in and train her in their ways. As she spends more time with them, she falls in love with their culture and with Marin—he of the hot hands and slit eyes.

But the E’mani took her for a reason and they want her back—dead or alive. If Beta doesn’t remember that reason soon, they’re all going to die.

If this appeals to you, you can purchase Must Remember! on Amazon:

It is also available on Barnes and Nobles Kobo , All Romance/ARE cafe and Champagne books 

You can keep up with Colleen S. Myers on her website 

or on her social media sites:

Facebook  Twitter  Instagram Goodreads 

Have you read Colleen’s book? Would you like to read Must Remember? 

Until next time, 

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