Posts by Coral

Elements Cover Reveal

Posted by on Apr 14, 2012 | 4 comments

Woohoo! I got my finalized cover for Elements back earlier this week from the wonderful Amanda Kelsey at Razzle Dazzle Design. As some of you probably remember from my previous rant, I’ve had a tough time getting this one out the door. From editing through now, I think it’s taken twice as long as Broods did. I’m really pleased with how the cover turned out, though! You ready to see it? You sure? Here it comes! You likey? I’m still waiting for one more piece before I ship the whole thing off to my formatter, but I’m hoping it will hit the virtual shelves on or before May 1st. More details when I have them. Peace Out....

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Hoppy Easter Blog Hop

Posted by on Apr 6, 2012 | 15 comments

I’m part of The Hoppy Easter Blog Hop. Hop along for a chance to visit hundreds of blogs, with giveaways at each stop. Giveaways are open until April 8th, so hurry if you want to enter! Use the rafflecopter below to enter my giveaway for two copies of Broods of Fenrir.           a Rafflecopter giveaway You need javascript enabled to see this...

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Fickle and Frustrated

Posted by on Mar 29, 2012 | 4 comments

Today’s blogpost is brought to you by the letter W, as in WHINE. I’m having such a hard time with everything about this second release. I’m angsting over the blurb, obsessing over the cover, and all around unhappy with everything about it, just now. My poor cover designer must think I’m neurotic. I know my editor is tired of hearing from me. I have no idea why this book is so much more difficult than the first one. Considering all the trouble I’ve had since the beginning of the editing phase, f I were the superstitious type, I’d say that maybe this book wasn’t meant to be. That’s hogwash though. Anyway, thanks for listening… er reading. I find it helps to vent my frustration to the ether once in a while and I appreciate your...

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Author Interview with Julianne Snow

Posted by on Mar 26, 2012 | 0 comments

Today’s interview comes from an author by the name of Julianne Snow. Her new book, Days with the Undead, is a zombie survival journal. Check out the blurb: It’s a journal of survival. Five people set out to escape the Undead who have risen too close to home. Join the emotional and physical struggle as they began on the third day after the awakening of Brooks VanReit, as they are recorded from the point of view of Julie, a former pathologist and part-time survivalist. Each entry is geared toward helping those who want to help themselves and maybe give a few that don’t a swift kick in the ass. Join our group of survivors on their journey through these Days with the Undead. And now, on to the interview: What’s the first word of your book? (You can exclude articles, pronouns or prepositions.) The first word of Days with the Undead: Book One is “close”.   Tell me something about your book that I can’t find in the blurb. That’s a very interesting question… It’s a book about choices. You can choose to live or you can choose to die. Each of your actions is a micro decision closer to either one of those extremes. It’s also a book written completely from the perspective of the protagonist and is told through narratives only.   In one word, describe your main character. (You can expand afterwards, but limit your initial response to one word.) Resilient. Julie, the main character is definitely resilient. She is also compassionate to a certain degree, intense, and yet vulnerable.   Where does your book take place? Tell me about why you picked that location. The book starts out in Toronto, a place that I am very familiar about. For the bulk of the book, the main group of characters are on the move. They travel through part of Canada and the United States looking for a safe haven. The landscape of the book is very different from the one that you might expect to see if you were to drive the same path today. The human world has faced its own extinction and as the social landscape changes, so does the physical landscape. The subject and genre dictate that the landscape had to change and with hordes of the Undead beginning to take up residence on every street corner, it’s not a friendly place.   Tell me about your favorite character that you’ve written. I have enjoyed many of the characters that I have written. In Days with the Undead: Book One, my favorite characters to bring to life were Lily and Liam. Nothing speaks to hope more than the laughter of children; even children that have lived through terrible events. Of my other works, I enjoyed writing Stella, a character in my story for Sirens Call Publications anthology – Childhood Nightmares: Under The Bed. Stella is a young girl plagued with terrible nightmares; a hard topic to properly flesh out while maintaining the innocence of childhood.   What’s your favorite verb? Infecting. It can be used in so many different ways.   What’s the last book you read? Does my own count? The last full length book that I read was The Serpent’s Tale by Ariana Franklin. That was some time ago now as most of what I’ve been reading lately have been shorts.   Who was your favorite fictional character as a child? It would definitely be Princess Ozma from L. Frank Baum’s books about the wonderful world of Oz. I loved reading about her as a child and sometimes, I even dreamed...

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Something Cute This Way Comes

Posted by on Mar 21, 2012 | 0 comments

I’ve been sitting on this news for a while, but today I felt the urge to share it, though it’s still quite early. I asked one of my favorite artists to make prizes for a future promo I have planned. Becca Golins runs a shop called Dragons and Beasties where you can find all manner of adorable fanciful creatures in miniature. Here are two I’ve gotten from her in the past:             Ready to see what I had her make? You sure? Here goes!           Aren’t they just the sweetest pack of wolves you’ve ever seen? When the second Broods book comes out (still planned for the end of the summer) I’m going to be doing a big giveaway that will feature these guys as prizes–assuming I can bear to part with...

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