Friday 30 March 2012

Lucky 7 Meme

I've been Tagged by two wonderful friends,  Liz Davis and Keisha Martin I'm excited to share with you my Lucky 7. Sorry Liz, it took me quite a while, but I'm finally here. :)

The rules are as follows:

1. Go to page 77 of your current MS/WIP
2. Go to line 7
3. Copy down the next 7 lines, sentences, or paragraphs, and post as they're written
4. Tag 7 other authors 

In this snippet, the MC - Ana - decides to go check how the boy she saved is doing. So she is in his bedroom, her curiosity having gotten the better of her, and is in for more suprises. The more she gets to know about the soul she saved the more the mystery around the boy deepens.

So, here are my 7 sentences from my WIP Reaper's Novice:

Moments later, I hear the  floor boards on the hallway creak under heavy footfalls. Instinctively, I leap to my feet, my eyes darting around wildly as the footsteps draw closer. Spotting  a closet on my right, I dash toward it, jump inside the closet and rearrange the shirts and trousers to hide me. The footsteps fade, and all I can hear is the drumming in my ears. In my relief, I realise how silly my reaction was. Of course no one can see me veiled in Concealment spell. I shake my head, leave the closet and  turn to walk out of the door, and my hand freezes on the doorknob.

And now, my lucky ,Lucky 7. :) 

Can't wait to read your Lucky 7!

Friday Fantastic Author Feature: Rebecca Hart

It's Friday, which means - other than the day being the end of a working week *phew* -,   it's my Friday Fantastic Feature. YAY!  Today I have the pleasure of hanging out with a fellow Inkspeller, Rebecca Hart, on my blog. Rebecca is the author of Call of the Sea. Her book will be released by Inkspell Publishing June 12, 2012. 

Here is the oh so lovely book cover, along with the book summary.

Call of the Sea

Elysandra Winters has always yearned for a life of adventure on the rolling seas and is willing to do whatever it takes to fulfill her dream. When her Privateer father continually refuses to allow his only daughter to sail, Ellie defies him, disguises herself as a boy, and goes in search of a captain who will give her a chance to prove her worth.

Thanks to the cursed selkie blood coursing through his veins, Daniel O'Rourke needs the sea to survive. After giving up on his humanity and spending three years in seal form, he decides to give his human side another chance. Daniel goes in search of a job and a sense of normalcy, earning himself a position aboard Captain Winter’s ship, The Surf Runner. However, his new captain’s first assignment has nothing at all to do with sailing, and everything to do with his headstrong young daughter.

Years later, when the leader of a band of bloodthirsty pirates murders Captain Winters, Daniel and Elysandra’s lives come crashing back together with the force of a hurricane. Both experts in deception, they must find a way to trust each other if they are to have any hope of hunting down the captain’s killer

Please tell us your name:

Rebecca Hart

Tell us about your book. When will it be released and by which publisher:

Call of the Sea is a paranormal romance novel that actually started out as a short story. Once things strated unfolding in my mind, I realized it was much better suited as a novel. This will be my debut novel and it is set to release from Inkspell Publishing on June 21, 2012.

What project are you working on?

I always seem to be working on a lot of different prjects at once, but I am trying to focus on writing what I am hoping will be the introduction to a fantasy series I have in the works. *fingers crossed*

How much research did you do for this project?

With most paranormal stories, you have the freedom to create your own worlds and histories, thereby avoiding the dreaded "research", but this novel is set in the 17th century and contained a great deal of scenes aboard the ships of the time. I guess the short answer here, si a whole lot more than I originally thought.

How did you come up with the story idea?

Anyone that knows me is aware of my near obsession with pirates and with Irish Lore and Mythos. In this story, I wanted to twist up the gender roles, so instead of the usual tale where a man comes across and captures a selkie female, I made the male my selkie and the "weaker" female the rough pirate. Something a bit out of the box, as it were.

How would you classify the genre your book belongs to?

I had a hard time really classifying this book at the start, but I would say it is a Historical Paranormal Romance.

Which genres do you enjoy reading and writing?

I will read just about anything fiction, though my preferences lean toward paranormal romance, fantasy, and historicals. I seem to have a bit of trouble getting into Sci-fi stories unless they contain an element of romance to them.

Where can readers and fans find you - online that is?

Rebecca Hart

According to my boyfriend, I am a social media junkie. You can reach me on my website: or my blog: I also have a Facebook page: and you can follow me on Twitter: (@Rebelhart69) Feel free to drop me a line -- I would love to hear from you.

Thanks for taking time to hang out with me, Rebecca. I, for one, can't wait to read Call of the Sea.

Monday 26 March 2012

Sheila Kelly Welch's Waiting to Forget Book Tour

Waiting to Forget

Author: Shelly Kelly Welch
Date of Publish: October 1st, 2011
Source: Making Connections Blog Tour
Genre: Middle Grade ficiton
Rating: 5/5 Stars

Book Summary:

T.J. has always looked out for his little sister, Angela. When Momma used to go out and leave them home alone, he'd lock the door so they'd be safe, keep Angela entertained, and get out the cereal and milk for her. When Momma's boyfriend got angry at them, he'd try to protect Angela. Later, at their foster homes, T.J. was the only one who knew how to coax his little sister out of her bad moods. The only one who understood why she made origami paper cranes and threw them out the window.

But now T.J. is sitting in the waiting room at the hospital, wondering if Angela, unconscious after a fall, will ever wake up. Wondering, too, if he will ever feel at home with his and Angela's new parents—Marlene, who insists on calling him Timothy, and Dan, who seems to want a different son.

Going back and forth between Now and Then, weaving the uncertain present with the painful past, T.J.'s story unfolds, and with the unfolding comes a new understanding of how to move forward

from Goodreads

My Review:

The story is told through T.J.'s POV, a twelve year old boy. I have to say it is one of the saddest, yet beautiful stories I have ever read. It opens up with T.J sitting in the hospital's waiting room, anxious to know his sister's condition. The story tells about the kind of life T.j and his sister have lived, moving from one foster home to another. One minute their life's going so well, you can feel the joy spreading through T.J through his thoughts, and the next, that life is yanked from under his feet, and him and sister are spiralling to direction.  

The really enjoyed the Ms. Welch unsual writing style. The chapters begin with the words "then, between, now". Ms. Welch tells the story about T.J.'s past life, flits back to the present and in between, all the while maintaining the suspense on what really happened to T.J's little sister, Angela. I cannot really express how much I loved this book. One has to really read it and find the gems within, experience the emotional rollercoaster. 

I highly recommend this book. I really look forward to reading more work from the author.

Friday 23 March 2012

Friday Fantastic Author Feature: Stephanie Lawton

Hi friends!

Today I have the pleasure of having a fellow Inkspeller, Stephanie Lawton on my blog for an interview. Her debut Young Adult novel, Want will be released by Inkspell Publishing on 7th June, 2012.

Here is the book summary,  as well as the gorgeous, gorgeous cover.  Yes. I repeated it twice, because once is not enough to express how besotted I am. :D  


Julianne counts the days until she can pack her bags and leave her old-money, tradition-bound Southern town where appearance is everything and secrecy is a way of life. A piano virtuoso, she dreams of attending a prestigious music school in Boston. Failure is not an option, so she enlists the help of New England Conservatory graduate Isaac Laroche to help her.
She can’t understand why he suddenly gave up Boston’s music scene to return to the South. He doesn’t know her life depends on escaping it. Julianne must face down madness from without, just as it threatens from within. Isaac must resist an inappropriate attraction, but an indiscretion at a Mardi Gras ball—the pinnacle event for Mobile’s elite—forces their present wants and needs to collide with sins of the past

So, here is our interview:

Please tell us your name

Stephanie Lawton

Please tell us about your book. When will it be released and by which publisher

It's called Want, and it comes out June 7 from Inkspell Publishing. I intended it to be a YA novel, but the 17-year-old main character, Juli, ends up dealing with some really adult issues. For that reason, I'd say it's for readers 16 and up, though it depends on the reader, of course.

Juli is trapped in the confines of her parents' social circle, where keeping up with the Joneses isn't optional. Appearance is everything, but the mask is about to come off, so to speak. Her ticket out of her Southern town is her ambition to attend a prestigious music school in Boston. She'll do anything to get in ... or so she thinks. She has no idea how bad things can get, and that getting what you want isn't always worth the price.

Her story is further complicated by her new mentor, Isaac, who is a professional pianist. He's got his own dark secrets, and when the two of them collide ... well, you'll have to read to find out. *winks*

What project are you working on?

My current project is another YA novel set at an antebellum mansion in the Deep South. Three teens with psychic abilities spend the weekend at the mansion learning how to control their gifts so they can have (mostly) normal lives. They never counted on getting drawn into a Civil War-era murder/mystery.

How much research did you do for this project?

For Want, I did extensive research on Mardi Gras customs in Mobile, Alabama; abnormal psychology; self-harm; Rachmaninoff; and the audition process of the New England Conservatory in Boston.

For the second project, I've done Civil War research; the history of Mobile, Alabama, and Oakleigh Mansion; children and adults with different kinds of psychic abilities; and spirit possession! I LOVE research so it's been a blast!

How did you come up with the story idea?

Want was born during a Mardi Gras parade for one of the oldest, most elite mystic societies in Mobile, Alabama. Some of the wives of the members were standing along the parade route next to us in their best dresses, hats and fur coats. (Yes, fur coats in the Deep South.) One lady in particular was very rude and snobby. I started to wonder what her life must be like, what toll it would take on your personal life and your family to keep up that kind of pretense. I imagined what it would be like to be her daughter, and that's where Julianne comes in.

Which genre is the book?

It was written as YA--the main character is seventeen--but it will definitely appeal to adults, as well.

Which genres do you enjoy reading and writing?

I have a master's in English so I used to be one of those academic snobs who only read "literature." Then I discovered Young Adult and absolutely fell in love. Now, I have a difficult time reading adult books. Often, they are beautiful and well-written, but incredibly boring. Either that or they are so far "out there" trying to shock people, that I can't identify with them. I love the late teen voice because it's right on the dividing line between childhood and adulthood--safety and the danger of independence.

 Where can readers and fans find you - online that is?

I'm everywhere! I love social media so I'm on Facebook at!/pages/Stephanie-Lawton-author/192796874113180; my Twitter handle is @Steph_Lawton; my website/blog is; my Tumblr is; and I have inspiration boards for my books on Pinterest at (That's where you'll find yummy pictures of Isaac and Dave!)
Want is available to pre-order through Inkspell Publishing website.

Tuesday 20 March 2012

Truly, Madly, Deeply, You Release Day Party

Hey Friends!

Today is Truly, Madly, Deeply, You, or as a very good author friend of mine calls it TMDY, release party. Yay! I'm way up there floating in the air. :D 

Aah, so this is my Oscar moment... sort of :D

For the last month, I've been lucky enough to have wonderful bloggers who really helped me put word out there about Truly, Madly, read and reviewed it. Thank you doesn't begin to say how much I appreciate all you have done, joy doesn't begin to express how I feel. 

Thank you.

A special thank you to Majanka Vestraete - my publicist- as well as Inkspell team for the wonderful support. Truly, Madly, Deeply, You wouldn't be without you. :)

And for today's release party, I'd like to thank the following bloggers and friends took time to host me. My heartfelt appreciation.  If you have time, please take time to visit them. :)

Thank you Kasonndra Leigh and Liz Grace Davis for taking part in the release party as well. 

Do you enjoy  friends to lovers stories, a second chance at love, and would like to win Truly, Madly, Deeply, You ecopy, please enter the contest using the rafflecopter below. 

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Truly, Madly, Deeply, You can be purchased in the following sites:

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 Let's raise our glasses *Clink Clink* and enjoy the party. :)

Author Feature: Patsy Collins

Today I have the pleasure of having Patsy Collins. She's about to share with us what inspired her to write her book 'Escape To The Country' which will be released on 26th March, 2012. So, without further ado, let's welcome Patsy.

Thank you for inviting me over to talk about 'Escape to the Country', Cecilia!

This is the first of my novels to be published. I'm hoping it won't be the last - I have others I hope will get there someday! It's the story of Leah, a city girl who escapes her problems, and finds love, on her aunt's farm.

You asked me, "What inspired you to write this story?"

I like to write the sort of books (and short stories) I enjoy reading. That means characters I can relate to, doing things I enjoy, in locations I like. Fortunately that makes for pleasant research. Observant readers will spot several scenes involving slightly odd people eating a lot in picturesque countryside!

We're told to write what we know and I think that's good advice (although there are plenty of cases where writers successfully write about things they didn't know about before starting their books) Often we think the things we know about are boring and feel we should research exotic locations, extreme characters and unusual occupations to add colour. We forget other people will have different life experiences to us and what seems ordinary to me - driving a tractor, milking cows and delivering calves might be new and interesting to others.

You also wanted to know, "If there is a story behind the story?"

I suppose so in a way although it hadn't occurred to me until you asked.

I grew up on a farm and worked there for a time after I left school. My life is now very different Although I never had any need to escape the farm I'm now almost a townie. I guess I'm trying to show it's OK for people to change.

Were you hoping for a confession involving my own Dishy Duncan and a hay barn? Sorry, but I'm keeping some of my research methods to myself!

There you have it! And yes, I was really hoping Patsy would dish out more about Duncan. There's always a next time. :D

It was a pleasure having you on my blog, Patsy.

Like to know more about Patsy, and what she is up to? and

Sunday 18 March 2012

Review of Tiger's Curse by Colleen Houck

Tiger's Curse (The Tiger Saga, #1)

Author: Colleen Houck
Book Title: Tiger's Curse (Tiger Saga 1)
Source: Kindle bought
Date of Publish: January 11, 2011
Rating: 4/5 stars

Book Summary

The last thing teenager Kelsey Hayes thought she'd be doing over the summer was meeting Ren, a mysterious white tiger and cursed Indian prince when she learns she alone can break the Tiger's curse, Kelsey's life is turned upside-down. The unlikely duo journeys halfway around the world to piece together an Indian prophecy, find a way to free the man trapped by a centuries-old spell, and discover the path to their true destiny

My Review:

I truly enjoyed this book.It has it all: curses, gorgeous old fashioned tiger princes, the setting is completely different from most books I've read (India), Indiana Jones kind of adventure, gods, magic, romance, myths....

The character's were likeable, and well rounded. And the plot - original and refreshing. Kelsey's was sometimes too much. Some parts of the story were hard to believe, but she made me laugh. It was wonderful to live the adventure through Kelsey's eyes, from caves full of traps, to rivers full of vampire-like monkeys (Kappa I think), and interesting temples. Dhiren - Ren and his brother Kishan - who are the cursed princes. The romance between Ren and Kelsey was plus.

I look forward to read the next book in the series. Recommended for fans of paranormal romance, filled with adventure, mystery and romance.

Review of The Guardian Duke by Jamie Carie

The Guardian Duke: A Forgotten Castles Novel

Book Title: The Guardian Duke (The Forgotten Castle #1)
Author: Jamie Carie
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Source: Netgalley
Genre: Historical
Rating: 4/5 Stars

Book Summary

The Guardian Duke is award-winning novelist Jamie Carie’s most exciting story yet, a uniquely arranged Regency-era romantic adventure where hero and heroine know each other through written letters but have yet to meet.Gabriel, the Duke of St. Easton, is ordered by the King to take guardianship over Lady Alexandria Featherstone whose parents are presumed dead after failing to return from a high profile treasure hunt. But Alexandria ignores this royal reassignment, believing her parents are still alive and duly following clues that may lead to their whereabouts. Gabriel, pressured by what are actually the King’s ulterior motives, pursues her across windswept England and the rolling green hills of Ireland but is always one step behind.When they do meet, the search for earthly treasure will pale in comparison to what God has planned for both of them.

Source: Goodreads

My Review

I've never read an of Jamie Carie books, but I'm glad I got to read this one. 
Gabriel, the Duke of Easton is appointed by the King to be the guardian to Lady Alexander Featherstone. At around the same time, Gabriel mysteriously becomes deaf.

On the other side, Lady Alexander receives word that her parents are dead. In desperate need to prove that the king is wrong, she makes plans to go find her parents herself. 

Gabriel receives word that it is urgent to protect Alexander, so he decides to go and bring her back himself. Alexander gets wind of the dukes plans. A game of cat and mouse ensues, with Alexander trying as much as she can to put a great distance between herself and the duke.

I truly enjoyed this book, the letters Gabriel and Alexander sent to each other.

One thing though - and I'm not sure it was explained. What caused the duke to become deaf? 

I'd recommend this book to fans of regency stories. I look forward to reading the second book in the series. Probably will answer some questions. 

Saturday 17 March 2012

Liebster Blog Award

Thank you so much Ann Marie Walker for this lovely award. Liebster in german means - Sweetheart - So, I am really honoured. :) Be sure to check Anne's blog out. It's fairly new but awesome nonetheless. 

I am really happy to present this award plus a warm virtual hug to the following:

1. Martina @ Have you seen her blog? It's just wow! And she makes me laugh besides being a wonderful friend and fellow Viennese. 

2.Shilpa @ A fellow author and a friend. The author of Always You which was released on 6th March 2012. 

3. Najla @ A friend and from my point of view, Midas on heels. Probably better that Midas. Have you see the covers she designs? She's AMAZING! 

4.KaSonndra @ the author of 'When Copper Suns Fall' a fantastic read and a wonderful and supportive friend. 

5. Sasha @ A fellow Inkspeller and she brings a smile on my face. She is the author of Medusa, A love story to be pubished through Crescent Moon Press. Another of her titles will be published through Inkspell Publishing.

There you go! Now, let's raise our glasses. *clink clink* 

Friday 16 March 2012

The Priest And The Peaches Blog Tour

Date of Publish: January 1, 2012
Book Source: Tribute Books 
ISBN: 978-0-9837418-4-8
ISBN: 978-1-4658-6327-0
Pages: 285

Rating: 4/5 Stars

 Book Summary

Historical fiction novel set in the Bronx in the mid-1960s

Take a seven day journey with the five, newly orphaned Peach kids, as they begin their struggle to remain a family while planning their dad's funeral.

They find an ally in the local parish priest, Father Tim Sullivan, who tries his best to guide them through the strange, unchartered and turbulent waters of "grown-up world." A story that is sad, funny, and inspiring as it shows how the power of family love and faith can overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

Larry Peterson's Bio:
 Larry Peterson was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. A former Metal Lather/Reinforcing Iron-worker, he left that business after coming down with MS. He, his wife and three kids moved to Florida 30 years ago. Larry began doing freelance newspaper commentary after graduating from Tampa College in 1984.

His first children's picture book, Slippery Willie's Stupid, Ugly Shoes was published in 2011. In 2012, his full length novel, The Priest and the Peaches was released and he is presently working on the sequel.

He also has a blog ( where he posts weekly commentary. He lives in Pinellas Park, Florida and his kids and six grandchildren all live within three miles of each other. 

My thoughts:

The 5 children from the Peach family lost their mother a while back, and just a few pages into the book lose their father. Without the guidance of their parents, they struggle to survive as a family. Teddy the oldest assumes responsibility  Luckily Father Tim Sullivan steps in and acts as a guidance, playing a big role by helping them in difficulties they encounter.
The week after Pops (their father dies) the kids go through a lot, things one wouldn’t want their children to go through. The book is about loving your neighbor (L.Y.N.) acceptance, and learning how to stick together as a family. I enjoyed reading this book, and the message it carried all though. Love and faith can go a long way to healing  and providing strength needed to face hardships.

*I received this copy for review as part of the blog tour*

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Thursday 15 March 2012

Caressed by Night Book Tour

Caressed by Night (Rulers of Darkness, #2)

Author: Amanda J. Greene
Book Title: Caressed by Night (Rulers Of The Darkness #2)
Date of Publish: February 29th, 2012
Source: Philia Book Tours
Rating: 4/5 stars

Book Summary

Dimitri Arsov, the last remaining pure vampire, was thought to be dead for the past four hundreds years. Now, he is back and has a score to settle with the traitor that had tried to kill him centuries ago. But as he waits for his prey to blindly step into his carefully laid trap, his overwhelming hunger for blood is triggered when he saves a beautiful art historian.

Kerstyn Ingmar’s life was normal and straight up boring until the night she is rescued by the dangerously sexy, powerfully mesmerizing, Dimitri. Unable to resist his diamond blue eyes and intense kisses, she is drawn into his world of darkness and closer to her impending doom.

While their desire consumes them, Dimitri is haunted by images of a bloody and deadly future. As his enemies draw near, he must find a way to save his mate from her destiny before fate destroys them both.

from Goodreads
My Review

I received a copy of this book for the blog tour, and I have to say I’m glad I got to read it. I liked Ms Greene’s take on how vampires are created –The Ancient Vampires(Purebloods) that is. Completely unique.

Dmitri Arsov is a the last Pureblood with unfathomable powers. Many years ago Ven, his would be successor arranged to have him killed by Red Order witch. Thankfully for Dmitri’s ability to see the future, he played along, and let Ven think he was dead. Centuries later Dmitri decides it is time to claim his rightful place as the King, as well as claim his mate.
I love a good vampire story, and this one is good. Kerstin is a strong character, and stands her own ground. Oh yeah, she does faint once, but who wouldn’t be overwhelmed after finding out so much about things hidden from mortal’s world, as well as event’s that would really change everything? As she said, Ignorance is bliss.

 Mmh, I wonder who Ms. Greene will write about next. Hopefully Gabriel? Among the minor characters, he is my fave. He is just soo tortured. 
I’ll be sure to pick the first book in the series ‘Caressed by Moonlight’ and read Dorian’s story. He does seem like an interesting character.
Recommended for fans of vampire stories which have a healthy dose of steaminess. 

Tuesday 13 March 2012

Inkpsell Free Reads Week

Inkspell Publishing's is offering a free reads week which started on March12th, until March 16th. I'll be hosting from 14th to 16th. Yay! Check out the dates below.

On March 12th, -  Forever Yours by Shilpa Mudiganti, the author of contemporary romance novella Always You. In Forever Yours, main character Amelia loves Aaron, her fiancĂ©. But she also loves Damon. Can one be in love with two men at the same time? How do you define infidelity? Or fidelity?

On March 13th -  InkSpell Lies and Other Distasters Like Love, a contemporary romance short story by Cecilia Robert, the author of Truly, Madly, Deeply You. In Love, Lies and other Disasters, the one person Celina fought so hard to get over five years ago is back, and has kidnapped her. He says he wants a second chance to prove his love. Will she allow him to glide back into her life and heart?

On March 14th - Beyond The Hidden Gate by Debbie Peterson, the author of paranormal romance novel Shadow of the Witte Wieven. In Beyond The Gate, Aynia doesn’t remember anything, save her name. Can Aeden help her remember who she is, the love they shared and the importance of the quest for which she risked her life? Or will the power of an evil warlock shatter all they hold dear?

On March 15th - InkSpell releases yet another contemporary romance short story, this time Coming Together by Naya Nikki, author of Familiar Ties. Life is complicated when you are pregnant at 17. But when the father doesn’t know and he’s marrying another right in front of you, it is bound to break your heart. What does Ellie do? Cry on her daughter’s shoulders?

Last but not least, on March 16th, author Stephanie Lawton’s short story After Taste will be released. In After Taste, nothing can shield him from the horrible dream. Nothing can protect her from a danger she can’t see.

If you want to read these mix of romantic, tense and suspenseful stories, then head over to theInkSpell Publishing website. And there’s more. Not only is InkSpell Publishing handing out free short stories to their readers, they’re also organizing a contest at the end of the week. Participants in the contest need to answer one question from each story correctly, and in return they can win a $10 Amazon Gift Card and an InkSpell novel of their choosing! 

For a chance to win the above mentioned, please click on the rafflecopter below.

 Good luck and have fun reading! :


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Interview with Shilpa Mudiganti - Always You Book Tour

Today I have the pleasure of having Shilpa Mudiganti on board for an interview. Her book Always You was released on released on March 6th, by Inkspell Publishing.  

Shilpa M Mirza grew up making up stories in her head. Starting with innocent babbling, genre of her stories changed with lessons growing up teaches us all. She thought life would be all about her stories until she completed her technical degree. Security of an IT job lured her leaving her stories to continue brew up in her head. Yet soon she had to fall in step with what fate had planned for her and she penned her first romance novella, Always You to be published by Inkspell Publishing. There has been no looking back since then. Juggling her day job as an IT geek, she has penned down her pet project, an exciting fantasy story of lions and wolves which, to her utter delight, is going to see the light of the day early next year. She says you would fall in love with her wonderful hero and heroine.

Please tell us your name 

 Shilpa Mudiganti

Please tell us about your book. 

When will it be released and by which publisher - My debut novella Always You published on March 6th by Inkspell Publishing. It is contemporary romance and is about Lyla and Alex who are torn by prejudice and misunderstandings. But fate gets them together again in the form of colleagues and Lyla is forced to work with Alex. It is romantic tale of love and forgiveness.

What project are you working on?

 I am working on two books now. Painting Ethan, a contemporary Romance and The Dark Morning, a paranormal romance. 

How much research did you do for this project? 

 Research varies for both the books. I have to do more research for Painting Ethan as it is about a recovering drug addict. I have no idea about the drugs, effects, behaviour. So, I take my time to research more in to their behaviour, the treatments they can undergo, they outlook on life. It is pretty interesting and really sad that people go through so much to recover.

How did you come up with the story idea? 

 Songs. Songs are my biggest inspirations. Music gives me wonderful story ideas. For Always You, my debut novella, it was Turn Around Bright Eyes, that really influenced me. 

Which genre is the book?

 Contemporary Romance

Connect with Shilpa on Twitter (shilpammirza), and Facebook (Shilpa Mudiganti).

And if you have time to spare, she would be delighted to have you on her blog: