Welcome to another installment of
HOT OFF THE PRESS!
This week I'm delighted to be featuring a fabulous new novel
Also, there's a fantastic Give-Away & Author Interview.
So let's get started and see what this exciting New Release is all about...
So let's get started and see what this exciting New Release is all about...
INK: Fine Lines
***Warning this book contains adult language and situations***
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
INK: Fine Lines follows the twisted path of Shay Baynes, an up-and-coming comic book artist. A horrific series of tragedies strike just as she’s finally about to hit it big.
When paranormal investigator McNab uncovers a pattern of disturbing coincidences it becomes clear that this is more than just a bout of bad luck.
Everyone’s in danger including Aiden & Eli who have divided Shay’s heart down the middle since childhood. McNab teams up with them to stop the killing before it’s too late for Shay!
Bella’s motto has always been that you can choose to watch life pass you by or your can be the one spinning the world. You have to get out and live, life won’t come to you!
Bella has always seen thing in the world with a different view and has been an avid story-teller. She is enjoying putting her crazy musings into print for others to enjoy.
Writing is just one of her passions. She also loves music, reading, but most of all spending time with her kiddos. She grew up in New England where her brother, sister and many nieces and nephews live. She has lived all over the country. She currently calls Atlanta, GA home.
To her, one of the most exciting parts of writing is getting a chance to interact with readers. It is truly her hope that readers will reach out and tell her what they like and even don’t like about her stories. She’s looking forward to a relationship with the readers to better write stories they will love.
Please feel free to connect with her via Facebook, Twitter, Email or her website!
Bella Roccaforte’s Website: http://bellawrites.com
Bella’s Twitter: http://twitter.com/bellaroccaforte
Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/1cekNpH
INK: Fine Lines:
INK: Fine Lines ~ Available August 8th.
Amazon USA: http://amzn.to/13eGaUw
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/13eI7jN
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I'm thrilled to be able to offer three digital copies of INK: Fine Lines for my readers
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Hi Bella and welcome to my blog!
Firstly can you tell us a little about yourself?
I’m not ashamed to admit I’m a little different from most folks. I’m slightly OCD and my verbal filter is sometimes desperately flawed. I’m a people hoarder, I have five awesome kids, a very loyal dog who doesn’t like to leave my side, the best BFF in the world (We are one body) and a husband who is working hard on teaching me patience. We live in the ‘burbs just north of Atlanta, which is ironic because I hate the heat. Someday I’ll move to Seattle!
How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing since high school. My friend and I started handing this ridiculous fan fiction book back and forth and adding to it. I think on final count we ended up with ten or fifteen huge binders full of handwritten pages. I’m hoping most of it has gotten lost along the way.
What inspired you to start writing novels for your chosen genre?
Funny story really, I wanted to write a story that was YA Paranormal Romance, but my characters had a different idea so it doesn’t make the cut for YA. Lots of potty mouth.
Are there any other genres you’ve written?
None really unless you count passive aggressive angry Mom notes telling you to clean your room as a genre.
Have you published any other novels, if so can you share the details?
Nope this is the first!
Are you working on anything new right now?
You bet! I’m two-thirds the way through INK: (book 2) as well as being about half way through INK: Sketches, which is a novella taking the reader back a year and half before the start of INK: Fine Lines.
What motivates and inspires you to write?
I love telling a story, for years I’ve had so many people tell me that I should write a book. So I finally got off my butt and did it. Holy smokes I actually DID do it, I wrote a book! Yay me.
Can you offer any advice to the fledgling authors, just starting out?
Just keep swimming! Write the best book you can, know that the work really starts when you finish writing the book and for the love of God – Get an editor and listen to them.
What is your all-time favourite novel?
Ooh that’s tough. My all time favourite novel is Dante’s Inferno.
Who is your all-time favourite author?
Easy! C.S. Marks is my all-time favourite author.
Can you us who your favourite indie author is?
Hmm, this one’s tough because I’ve been lucky enough to meet many of them face to face and they are all so awesome. Addison Moore is going to have to take the prize though!
What are you reading at the moment & would you recommend it to us?
I’m actually beta reading a manuscript for a dear friend. When this book comes out it should be put on your must read list.
If you could Time Travel, what year would you visit and why?
1988 so I could tell myself – “Just don’t”
Do you have a favourite quote, if so what is it?
The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he is a baby.
If you could be any character in any novel, who would it be and why?
I would be Parrish Sorrows from Death’s Awakening by Sarra Cannon (You have to read this book, it’s so good). Because she has magical powers and purple eyes – how cool is that?
How do you come up with the Titles for your novels?
I knew the title of the series the minute I started writing it. It just made sense since the main character is a comic book artist. For the subtitles of each book it comes to me while I’m writing or sitting on the porch talking with folks. I get this really crazy look on my face and blurt out something completely irrelevant. Usually whoever the poor soul with me either really likes it or they shrug as if to say “back to the drawing board.”
Do you decide on your book title first, or do you write the book and then the title is decided later? I do both – Book three and book six both have their titles already – I think. Anything can change.
When working on your current novel, were there any moments when you thought:- OMG what am I doing? Oh yeah! So many to list. I’m still doing it. Woops, there goes one now!
Do you have a day job, other than writing – if so what is it?
I work for an internet marketing agency.
What is your preferred method of writing:- The plot pre-planned from day one, or just go with the flow and see what happens next?
Mostly go with the flow. I have a loose idea of what’s happening. And now that I’m done with book one and know that there are specific things that have to happen in book two it’s interesting trying to stay on topic all the time.
Are there any tips or tricks you use to get to know your characters?
No, I just know them. They are all part of me.
If you don’t like a character you’re writing about, what do you do?
b. Get over it and learn to like them
Do you like to write while listening to music and if so, does your book have particular playlist you’d like to share?
Yes! I have different Pandora stations depending on what kind of scene I’m writing.
If you were stranded on a distant planet:- which of your characters would you like to be marooned with and why?
Hands down McNab. He’s funny, hot and very resourceful. Because he’s so open-minded he wouldn’t spend anytime pondering how we arrived on said planet and get down to the business of getting us home.
Which type of book do you prefer to read?
Do you have any weird writing rituals? (Such as, you can only start writing after you’ve scoffed all the choc-chip cookies and drank 3 cups of coffee or only after you’ve listened to a certain song or playlist? Etc…)
I have five kids a dog and a very needy husband, the only real ritual I have a when I’m writing is to engage the deadbolt on my office door.
Do you have any input in the Cover design of your novel?
You bet. I designed the cover myself.
What is the best thing about writing for you?
Having the story unfold and getting to see what happens next.
How many novels/books do you typically read in a month?
I used to read more, but I read about 4 per month.
What is your favourite genre to read at the moment?
Who’s your greatest inspiration to date?
My Dad for life in general, but for writing Addison Moore, she is an incredible angel and right when I was going to give up she gave me the boost I needed to keep going. This novel would not have been finished without her.
Which of the following suits you best?
a. Thrill Seeker
Apart from writing, do you have any other hobbies that you’d like to share with us?
I love to paint; someday I’ll get to do that again. I also love to travel, work on old cars and hang with my kids.
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
I have to be both! But if I had my druthers I’d be a night person.
What’s your least favourite part of the writing process?
How long does it typically take for you to write a novel?
I wouldn’t say that I have enough experience to say that there is a set time, but INK: Fine Lines took me about six months start to finish.
How many hours a day do you dedicate to your writing?
At least one, sometimes three.
Are you a:
a. Laptop Writer
b. Desktop Writer
If you didn’t write, what would you do to fill the creative void instead?
Paint or play music.
If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
Ireland. My family is Irish and I would love to see the homeland.
Who would be your dream cast if your novel was made into a movie?
This is really hard because it’s been so long since I’ve been to the movies and I’m not really up on who all the best early twenty something actors are. I’ll give a stab though. Way back when I first conceptualized this story Hugh Jackman would have been a perfect Aiden, Tom Hiddleston (Loki from the avengers) would have been a perfect Eli. But alas father time is unkind the way he keeps trudging forward.
So current days cast would be: Luke Grimes as Aiden (dear God look him up he’s hot!), Saoirse Ronan as Shay, Nicholas Hoult as Eli and Alexander Skarsgard as Gabriel (Yummmm-eeeee).
If you had a choice, which would be your preference: Your books serialised - a weekly show or made into movies?
I think movies because it would be exhausting watching Shay go through everything she does on a weekly basis.
Tell us one thing that no-one else knows about you – your darkest secret if you dare!
Okay fine, I was the one that put the toad in my grandmother’s casket during the wake. There, I’ve said it, it’s off my chest. I didn’t want her to be lonely.
If there was an apocalypse, would you want to go up in the middle of it, or be a post-apocalypse survivor and live without the creature comforts that we are so used too?
I’ve survived in the jungles and deserts of the world -- bring it on the discomfort!
What is the one book you can’t live without?
An empty one so I can write down my ideas and to do list!
Many thanks to Bella for sharing her fantastic New Release, a little of her life and a fabulous Give-Away all just for you!
Join me on Saturday, when there's been a change to the usual blog programming and I'm sharing an exciting Book Blog Tour instead of the usual Saturday Showcase.
Until then, Keep Calm and get some Ink!