Wednesday, 28 September 2016

The Shattered Seam Blog Tour: Interview with Kathleen Groger

Today we're joining the blog tour for THE SHATTERED SEAM by chatting with Kathleen Groger. Come get to know all about Kathleen and her book.

Hi, Kathleen! Welcome to We Do Write. Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m a full time writer. I married my college sweetheart and we have two boys ages 12 and 17. I have two attention demanding dogs, a Siberian Husky and a Beagle. I love to read, cook, and take pictures of abandoned buildings.
Tell our readers a bit about THE SHATTERED SEAM. What’s the story about?
It’s about a sixteen-year-old girl who goes with her uncle and his ghost investigating crew to an isolated island to film an episode of their TV show. And then it all goes bad when they realize the ghost of a long dead serial killer doesn’t want them in his home.
How did the idea of the story come to you?
I have always been fascinated by ghost stories and the paranormal. I devoured Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Robert McCammon, and John Saul books when I was a teen. Then I moved to all the ghost hunting and investigating shows on TV. And my love for these type of stories mixed with the sense of awe and wonder I found while visiting the Thousand Islands in New York. I loved the beauty of the area and the massive castles like Boldt Castle, Singer Castle, and the decaying Carleton Villa.
Sam’s story developed after I wondered what it would like to be a teen with “abilities” stuck in a castle like those. And if the castle was haunted, what could happen?

Are you a plotter or a pantser?

A bit of both. I have the basics outlined: characters, setting, opening, major plot point, and the ending, but make up the rest as I write.

What’s the hardest part of writing for you?
The first draft. I want to edit as I go, but it takes me too long to write if I do. I have to force myself to get the entire story out before I can start fixing.
What do you absolutely have to have nearby when writing?
Tea and music.
If you could have any super power, what would it be?
I would like to be invisible whenever I wanted. That way I could find out so much information and fuel my writer mind.
What's the weirdest thing you've googled?
Hmm … I might get a visit from a certain three letter agency if I answered this question :)
Finish this sentence: If I'm not writing, I'm probably …
spending time with my family, reading, cooking, or exploring abandoned places.
Here’s the part where you thank the people who are supporting you. Let's hear your shout outs.
My husband Chuck is my biggest supporter. My two boys and the rest of my family. The ladies of Readerlicious ( and my local critique partners.
Thanks so much for stopping by the blog!

Thank you for having me!

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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Release Blitz: Dark Abigail by Tish Thawer






Will she remain the dark assassin, or fight the evil growing within?

There's a new player in Hell who's plunged Purgatory straight into chaos.

Dark Abigail strikes terror in all whom she targets, but when Raven and Holli discover who's really pulling her strings, Abigail learns that being good at her job isn't something to be proud of, but instead, something to fear.











Award Winning Author, Tish Thawer, writes paranormal romances for all ages. From her first paranormal cartoon, Isis, to the Twilight phenomenon, myth, magic, and superpowers have always held a special place in her heart.

Tish is known for her detailed world-building and magic-laced stories. Her work has been compared to Nora Roberts, Sam Cheever, and Charlaine Harris. She has received nominations for a RONE Award (Reward of Novel Excellence), and Author of the Year (Fantasy, Dystopian, Mystery), as well as nominations and wins for Best Cover, and a Reader’s Choice Award.

Tish has worked as a computer consultant, photographer, and graphic designer, and is a columnist for Gliterary Girl Media and has bylines in RT Magazine and Literary Lunes Magazine. She resides in Colorado with her husband and three wonderful children and is represented by Gandolfo, Helin, and Fountain Literary Management.



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Friday, 23 September 2016

Cover Reveal: Skid by Tracey Martin

Sometimes when you lose control, you find yourself.
Today we join the cover reveal for SKID by Tracey Martin. Check it out.

Title: Skid  
Author: Tracey Martin
Publisher: Leap Books
Genre: Young Adult, Haunting, Romance
Release Date: October 24, 2016
Tag Line: While mourning the death of her sister and learning to live with chronic pain, a teen girl investigates a ghost story in a Connecticut orchard and finds unexpected love.
Sometimes when you lose control, you find yourself.

It took ten seconds for Gabrielle to skid on a patch of black ice. Ten seconds to wreck her car and her back. Ten seconds to ruin her Olympic dreams. 

Ten seconds to kill her younger sister. 

Eight months later, Gabrielle’s haunted by guilt, dependent on drugs to numb her pain and alcohol to numb her brain. Then Erik Tennyson crashes into her. Soon Gabrielle’s immersed in the ghostly legend surrounding the Tennyson orchard, convinced that her sister is linked to its mysterious origins. If she can just discover the truth, maybe she can put her sister's spirit to rest. But as Gabrielle grows closer to Erik, her world skids out of control once more. Instead of appeasing the dead, she starts remembering how to live.

"SKID is my favorite kind of story, one that acknowledges that life gives us pain and joy, love and sorrow in equal measure. I rooted for Ellie every step of the way!" -Jennifer Mason-Black

About Tracey Martin:
Tracey Martin wanted to be an astronaut, a doctor, and an actor, possibly all at once. Instead, she studied psychology , and that led her to have an epiphany–imaginary people are way more fun than real ones. And so she became a writer. Her books include Another Little Piece of my Heart, the Miss Misery series, and the RedZone dulogy.
She likes her coffee simple, her music epic, and her movies to contain explosions. A city girl at heart, she doesn’t understand how she and her husband ended up living in New Hampshire, but writing keeps her off the mean, small town streets.

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