Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Author Chats! Danielle Doolittle.

I would like to welcome my fellow Secret Craving Author Danielle Doolittle. Her book Regret is a YA novel and I am delighted that she is able to share a few details about herself and the book with us. Thank you!

Danielle Doolittle has always had a knack for storytelling. When she completed her first work of fiction at age six about a bunny and particularly juicy carrot she was hooked. Years later, she's spinning tales of first loves, awkward moments, and the occasional creature that goes bump in the night.
She lives in the wilds of a Northwest Ohio college town with her husband and three small children where she consumes above average amounts of coffee and dark chocolate and spends way too much time on Twitter.
She loves to hear from readers so don't be shy!
Twitter: @elledoo

Eighteen-year-old Penelope Green doesn't have any reason to believe her senior year will be anything but ordinary.
Boy was she wrong...

There's a new family in her small Martha's Vineyard community and they're about to flip her world upside down; none more so that the brooding, wide-shouldered Kane Whitmore.

Connected in ways she never dreamed possible, Penelope must trust Kane and her growing feelings for him as his family to guides her through her missing past and a world she never knew existed—a world she'd suddenly become the center of.
Learning she's a Guardian with the ability to heal she can handle. It's the dreams—both frightening and heart-wrenching—that nearly brings her to her knees. But when madman's vengeful plot puts her loved ones at risk, Penelope is willing to sacrifice anything to keep them safe...even her own life.


I was alone, surrounded by cold black walls. They stretched on forever in both directions, like a never-ending hallway. I shivered and wrapped my arms around myself. That’s when I noticed my bare arms. I looked down at the flowing, white, nightgown I wore and didn’t remember putting on. My feet were bare on the cold stone floor.
“Hello? Is anyone there?”
There was no answer. I peered into the blackness in front of me. Where was I?
Something moved just ahead.
“Hello? Who are you?”
Suddenly light flooded the hall about ten feet in front of me. A triangle of light from an open door was like a beacon in this strange place. I felt my feet move toward it of their own volition, like they knew what was behind that door. My breath hitched as I moved closer to the light. What would I find in there?
Half afraid to open it the rest of the way for what I would find, I placed a hand on the cold wood. I had to look. Had to see. What if it was my only way out? I took a deep breath and pushed.
An elaborate bedroom greeted me. A fire burned in the grate and an enormous bed stood along the far wall. It was covered in a velvet comforter and dozens of pillows. The floor was covered in plush-looking, blood red carpet. The room was warm. So warm and inviting compared to the cold emptiness of the hallway outside. I stepped in before I could think of an excuse not to.
The door slammed shut behind me. I whirled around and tried to reopen it, but it was no use. The door was gone. I watched what was left of the knob melt into the wall, leaving behind unbroken dark wooden paneling.
“Hello, Penelope, my dear,” a deep voice oozed behind me. “I have been waiting for you a long time.”
I turned slowly to face the man who hadn’t been there moments before. He was seated in one of the chairs before the fire, swirling a dark red liquid in a crystal glass. He was beautiful in a cold way. Blonde hair picked up the reds of the blazing fire and his eyes flashed an arctic blue. His black button-down shirt showed off his broad shoulders. He looked to be around Julius’ age, in his mid-thirties. Despite his angelic looks there was something about him that frightened me. Maybe it was the vast emptiness in his icy eyes or the calculating smile playing on his lips. I wasn’t sure, but I knew I needed to get out of there and fast.
“How do you know my name?”
I mustered up as much bravado as I could, squared my shoulders and held his gaze as I demanded he answer me. He let loose a chillingly mocking laugh.
“Oh this truly is going to be fun. I haven’t had fun in so long, Penelope. You want me to have fun don’t you?”
What was this guy talking about? Not only was he a creep, but I got the feeling he was a little on the crazy side. Not a good combination.
“No answer, Penny dear? Oh poo, I so wanted to play with you a little while first.” He shrugged and sat his drink down on the side table. “I guess it’s down to business then, is it?”
Suddenly he lunged at me, moving faster than should have been possible. His mouth spread in a wide grin. That’s when I noticed his teeth, particularly his elongated canines. He was an Other.
I screamed then saw nothing but light.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Author Chat!

Hi everyone, well we're almost into November, which really takes my breath away because that means it's not long to Thanksgiving, my son's tenth birthday and then CHRISTMAS!!

And just in case you don't know already, I love Christmas! This year it will be extra special because Children of Annwn will be released in paperback, and boy that will be the best present ever!

As the day light hours shrink and the temperatures nose dive, I am busy writing the second installment in the Children of Annwn series. I am toying with Broken Promise as the title to keep it simple.

In this book, Mia Leronde's dark side is explored. She goes through hell and claws her way back fighting the demons who are inside her and without the help of those closest to her. Her greatest challenge is accepting all that makes her unique, the good and the bad. Ryder, her betrothed has his own battles to face as a beautiful and seductive siren under Greyson's control puts his promise to the ultimate test. Tristan and Brianna fight to control their feelings for each other whilst trying to save Mia and Ryder, but the loss of a close friend unites them. 

The Children of Annwn break all the rules by contacting the "Alltud" a secret group of humans who were from Annwn originally, but were banished after failing The Promise, for their help. War is on the doorstep in the human realm, and Annwn is in chaos. Greyson has been plotting his own defense by the creation of an army of gene-manipulated monsters. Rhiannon, is planning to take over the world and slaughter anyone who stands in her way by gaining all Mia’s power and darkness. However, as the lines between both dimension's blur and cross, battle lines are drawn, and lives will be lost, but it's a race to keep the power of magic and love alive. Mia needs to control her power, which is most powerful when she is confident in her abilities and in the love she has for Ryder to bring an end to Rhiannon and bring peace even if that means letting go of the love of her life.

Lots to do...



One last thing to mention from tomorrow onward I will be posting a showcase of fellow authors and their latest releases on a weekly basis. Hope you enjoy these great writers and their books!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Book trailer for Children of Annwn: The Promise written by Jennifer Owen...

It has been a super busy week, and it's only Tuesday!!!

The teens were away either working or at friends over the weekend, and my youngest was away up in Maine with our dear friends. It was strange to, quiet and yet absolutely fabulous at the same time. Mr. D. and I could  stroll along the shopping mall, grab a coffee and chat over adult topics.

Also, whilst he was at the gym, I was able to write which I not only spend my daylight hours on but also any spare time I have! I also worked on the book trailer which I am psyched about and hope you get a feel for the story of The Promise, the first book in the Children of Annwn series.

Thrashing around ideas and plot for the second book in the Children of Annwn series is going well, and I feel myself getting deeper into the characters and fleshing out some story lines so happy there.

Ooh, and my last piece of news, my first review is in on
 Over the moon, euphoric and delighted.

.L.Peterson thank you for writing a review you are awesome.
5.0 out of 5 stars A charming tale of love and magic that takes unexpected turns, October 13, 2014
By K. L Peterson "BeetleEyePie" (Hagerstown MD) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Children of Annwn: The Promise (Kindle Edition)
A charming tale of love and magic that takes unexpected turns. Carries you away to a faraway land you can imagine visiting

Thursday, October 2, 2014

It's a new dawn, it's a new day!

              I always wondered how I would feel the day I went from writer to author!

To be honest not a lot has changed, apart from the need to show the world my book, and the anxiety I feel at waiting to hear what they think.

Review, has overnight become a word that scares the living daylights out of me, and yet it is a necessity to improve.

Of course, I celebrated because having a book published is a slap on the back, high-five, and let's drink champagne kind of time.

It is a time to acknowledge what you have achieved, and I wanted to share that with my family. Although, I did not become endowed with financial security. I want my children to recognize that success isn't always about money but about reaching a goal that you set for yourself.

Five years ago, I made a promise to create the story clawing away in my head, and that I would get it published. 

So, I have been celebrating on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday with a book release party.

However, it's now Thursday and whether you're a writer or an author one thing, you must do is write and that's where I have to leave you my friends so that I can get back to what I love, which is writing!