Category: Guest Posts

Guest Post: Shani Petroff, author My New Crush Gave to Me, on why she writes romance

Posted October 31, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Guest Posts / / 2 Comments
Guest Post: Shani Petroff, author My New Crush Gave to Me, on why she writes romance

Hi everyone! We have a special guest post for you from Shani Petroff, author of My New Crush Gave to Me! Today, Shani will be talking about writing romance. You can also find out more about her book and enter a giveaway at the end! Why I write romance I love reading and writing all sorts of books, but I have a special place in my heart for romantic comedies. For me, they are the perfect escape – a chance to momentarily put aside any stress or problems going on in the “real” world. For several hours you can lose yourself in the exploits of the leading character, who undoubtedly gets herself into amusing and cringe-tastic situations. While she experiences highs and lows and moments of failure and disappointment—at the end, there’s always a happily ever after. It’s the type of book that leaves a smile on my face. With a good portion […]

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Guest Post & Excerpt: Mara Gan, author of Joined, on her writing routine

Posted October 23, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Guest Posts / / 0 Comments
Guest Post & Excerpt: Mara Gan, author of Joined, on her writing routine

Hi everyone! We have a special guest post for you from Mara Gan, author of Joined! Today, Mara will be talking about her writing routine. You can also find out more about her book and enter a giveaway at the end! Mara Gan’s writing routine I have a full-time job apart from writing, so I tend to daydream a lot of my stories for a while before I get around to writing them down. But when I write, either for my job or for my life as an author, I make myself a cup of green tea, read a little bit of news on my laptop, and turn on Netflix. I often stray toward Friends or Star Trek: The Next Generation, because I know all the episodes so well that it doesn’t distract me into paying rapt attention, but I like having a little bit of conversation noise in the background. For whatever […]

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Playlist & Excerpt: Meeting His Match by Shannyn Schroeder

Posted October 12, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Guest Posts / / 1 Comment
Playlist & Excerpt: Meeting His Match by Shannyn Schroeder

It’s two for the price of one today! I’ve got a playlist AND an excerpt from Meeting His Match by Shannyn Schroeder! About the book Playlist For every book I write, I create a playlist before I sit down to compose a single word. I listen to the music all the time—in the house, in the car—because it’s my way of keeping the story moving in my head. I use it to connect with my characters – at least who I think they’ll be once I start writing. Here’s the playlist for Meeting His Match. Put Your Hands on Me – Joss Stone After You – Meg Myers Hero – Enrique Iglesias I Want to Be Loved – Etta James Woman – John Lennon I’ll Trust You – Josh Abbott Band Hands Down – Dashboard Confessional Collide – Howie Day The Story – Brandi Carlile The Shoop Shoop Song – Cher […]

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Guest Post: Melissa Chambers, author of Falling for Forever, on discovering romance novels

Posted July 14, 2017 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Guest Posts / / 0 Comments
Guest Post: Melissa Chambers, author of Falling for Forever, on discovering romance novels

Hi everyone! We have a special guest post for you from Melissa Chambers, author of FALLING FOR FOREVER! Today, Melissa will be talking about discovering and writing romance. You can also find out more about their book and enter a giveaway at the end! Discovering Romance So often, when I hear romance authors talk about their path to writing, they say they would sneak their mother’s Harlequin novels as preteens and teenagers, or they would ditch class in college to read a new romance novel from their favorite author. They talk about how they have read romance novels since the dawning of their time…and I sink down lower in my chair. Here’s a secret I don’t tell very often. I read my first romance novel in 2011. It’s true. I would read chick lit like Bridget Jones’s Diary and Sex and the City, but it never would have dawned on me to go […]

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Guest Post: Sylvie Parizeau, author of Incandescently, on skipping to the end of books

Posted October 26, 2016 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Guest Posts / / 0 Comments
Guest Post: Sylvie Parizeau, author of Incandescently, on skipping to the end of books

Hi everyone! We have a special guest post for you from Sylvie Parizeau, author of Incandescently! Today, Sylvie will be talking about her love for epilogues. You can also find out more about her book and enter a giveaway at the end! Give Sylvie the happy! Bonjour! As you know by now (spoiler alert if you haven’t read my full bio), I am epilogue obsessive compulsive. And as Éolie once said to Liam in one of their deleted scenes: “Liam, it’s a compulsion. I swear; I start to read fully intending not to skip ahead, but I can’t help it. I need to know how it ends before I can enjoy how the characters get there. I cannot bear anything less than a happy ending. Everyone deserves a happily ever after.” Guilty as charged. I am one of those who read the end… right after Chapter One. So by now, you’re either, gasping, cringing, totally […]

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Guest Post: Katey Hawthorne, author of Alchemiya, talks about feminism

Posted September 25, 2016 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Guest Posts / / 0 Comments
Guest Post: Katey Hawthorne, author of Alchemiya, talks about feminism

Hi everyone! We have a special guest post for you from Katey Hawthorne, author of Alchemiya! Today, Katey will be talking about how her characters would get involved in feminism in our world. You can also find out more about her book and enter a giveaway at the end! Would your characters, who fight against patriarchy in your book, get involved in feminism in our world, and in what way? For both Eugenia Ratna and Olivia Plumtree, the answer to part one of that question is a resounding “yes”. In their world, it’s alchemical knowledge rather than an old name or land ownership that designates nobility, but, well, nobility counts for a lot less these days anyhow. Still, they’d both want to use their family’s resources and name to uplift women and fight for equality every day. Eugenia’s main frustration with her world and society comes from inequality: she’s a far better alchemist than her older […]

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