Category: Guest Posts

Guest Post: Nicole Sobon, author of Collide, on her journey to publication

Posted February 16th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Guest Posts / / 0 Comments
Guest Post: Nicole Sobon, author of Collide, on her journey to publication

Hi everyone! We have a special guest post for you from Nicole Sobon, author of Collide, the first in a novella series! Today, Nicole will be talking about the road to release. You can also find out more about her book and enter a giveaway at the end! Publishing Collide I’d always enjoyed writing and spent most of my teenage years writing songs and poems that I typically only shared with close friends. However, around 2010, I decided to try my hand at writing a book and signed up for NaNoWriMo. To my surprise, I completed the challenge and ended up with a very uneven, and far from finished edition of Capture, the first book in my Lunica City Duet. While I knew I still had plenty of room to grow and was in no way ready to approach publishers, I continued to write each and every day, finishing my second novel – Program 13 […]

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Guest Post & Excerpt: Nikki Jefford, author of Mating Games, on How to Woo a She-Wolf

Posted February 13th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Guest Posts / / 1 Comment
Guest Post & Excerpt: Nikki Jefford, author of Mating Games, on How to Woo a She-Wolf

In honour of the release of Mating Games, we have a special guest post for you from Nikki Jefford! Today, Nikki will be talking about wooing your own she-wolf. You can also find out more about her book, read an excerpt, and enter the giveaway at the end! Five Ways to Woo a Wolf With it being Valentine’s week in the U.S. and other parts of the world, here is some cuddly advice on how to woo a wolf. Note: Applies to humans as well! 1: Spend Extra Time with Her She-wolves like attention. It’s that simple! Example: In Wolf Hollow, Tabor bribes an elder to pair him up with Sasha so he can spend his entire day with her during patrol duty. 2: Present Her with a Tasty Morsel Nothing like a fresh kill to get a she-wolf’s heart pounding. Example: In Mating Games, Zackary leaves a dead rabbit for Elsie after she shares […]

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Guest Post & Excerpt: Relationship advice from Alethea Spiridon, author of Kissing Strangers

Posted February 9th 2018 by The Faerie Queen in Blog Tours, Excerpts, Guest Posts / / 0 Comments
Guest Post & Excerpt: Relationship advice from Alethea Spiridon, author of Kissing Strangers

Hi everyone! We have a special guest post for you from Alethea Spiridon, author of Kissing Strangers! Alethea has been touring blogs these past two weeks sharing her wisdom, and she’s talking today about red flags. We’ve also got an excerpt from her new release and a giveaway at the end! Little big red flags on dating profiles I’m always wary of the profiles that seem to cater to what a man thinks a woman wants to hear. You know, all the sweet things, like he’s looking for love, his best friend, his soul mate, wants to walk hand in hand with the love of his life…most men do not talk like this or think like this. Maybe once he’s head over heels in love. Maybe. Most catfishing profiles start and end like this because they want to draw in all the lonely women who are desperate for love and a man to […]

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

Posted October 31st 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 23rd 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 12th 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 14th 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 26th 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 25th 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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