New Release: FATEFUL DREAMS is now available

 

My paranormal short story FATEFUL DREAMS is now available to readers.

It can be found on the following websites:

GOODREADS Entry

SMASHWORDS

BARNES AND NOBLE

I-TUNES

and on AMAZON websites worldwide (except CHINA)

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Interview with author Karen Oberlaender

I have the great pleasure today of interviewing Karen Oberlaender, author of the short story collection, IN A SMALL COMPASS, and flash fiction series NEIGHBORS, on Marcia’s Book Talk.

Karen Oberlaender, author photograph

Welcome, Karen, it is lovely to have you here!

Thank you very much, Marcia, it is a pleasure to be here.

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Q: For how long have you been writing?

A: I started writing ‘songs’ for myself when I was about elevenish. Throughout school I did not write much as we were forced to write what the ministry of education deemed necessary. At university, things changed; the topics were more interesting, and regained my love for writing. I kept writing non-fiction texts until I started my first blog, “My train of thoughts on…”, in December 2012. It took me until April 2013 to gather the courage to hit the publish button for my first short story, “Nightmare,” on my second blog, “In a Small Compass”. Let us say I have been writing – with interruptions – for a little more than 40 years.

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Q: Have any life experiences inspired you to write your books?

A: Life per se is very inspiring, however not always in a pleasant way. Every story comprises bits and pieces of situations I have been in, of characteristics of the people I have met, personal insights, favourite places, and hobbies.

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Q: Each writer works in different ways with reference to writing. Do you have a writing program/schedule that works for you?

A: As I have a full-time job, opportunities for writing are rare, yet very precious. Writing is mostly limited to a few hours on Saturdays or Sundays; inspiration during my non-writing life is jotted in my little black book or my smartphone for later use.

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Q: Do you have any favorite book genres which you love to read?

A: I love mysteries, urban fantasy, paranormal stories, and many more.

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Q: Are there any favorite books and authors who have been influential upon you and your writing?

A: I love the Odd Thomas series by Dean Koontz.. There is another author who has found his voice, writes in different genres, has unusual ideas he puts into unforgettable stories, who has inspired me even more: C. S. Boyack. He created one very special character, Lisa Burton. You can consider me her greatest fan, and – this incredibly kind author allowed me to integrate Lisa in “Neighbors!” He has a tiny guest appearance, and Lisa helps to solve the mysterious case.

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Q: IN A SMALL COMPASS was a compelling, thought-provoking collection of short stories dealing with themes such as the paranormal and telepathy in a stimulating, enjoyable manner. What led you to write these stories, and do they reflect an interest in these subjects?

IN A SMALL COMPASS by Karen Oberlaender

A: I wrote each story for different reasons, sometimes there are dream fragments, sometimes I was inspired while travelling, in museums. These stories have one thing in common: to help those in need. Each day, innumerable things happen, often they cannot really be explained; there can be noises, scents, etc. So, yes – to a certain degree I am actually interested.

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Q: Amongst your stories, is there one which is closest to your heart, and why?

A: All these stories are very dear to me. Within this first volume, I have to name two of them. One is “Laura non c’è”: I dreamt of a young Italian woman who took her life in her own hands after an unfortunate relationship. She travels to Munich and meets Laura, a British student. “Laura non c’è” is a song by Nek; the title means “Laura is not here”. This song obviously made a great title for this story.

The second story is “Directions”. I dreamt of the black car and the voice asking for directions in Skerries. As Skerries is like home for us, I opted once again for a paranormal helping hand.

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Q: You have just published a flash fiction series entitled NEIGHBORS! featured on your website in book form. Did you intend to compile these segments into a single book, and when did you decide to turn the story into a book?

NEIGHBORS! by Karen Oberlaender

A: It is due to one of my readers’ comments that Neighbors! was born. In 2014, participated in the Flash Fiction Friday challenge. One Friday, we were challenged to write a story of 150+/- 10 words, a photo of mailboxes, and to include an unpaid bill. I really liked the story I came up with, published it on my blog and – received this feedback: “I liked the message stuck on the cactus. Trouble is, I want to know more.” I felt the same. As I wanted to keep the concept of flash fiction and a certain number of words, I did not plan anything. In episode 61, I realised that this meant the end. My daughter did no longer accept excuses for not publishing my stories, and I started researching ways to publish.

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Q: You are currently writing a flash fiction series entitled OH! MY! DOG! on your website. Will you one day be compiling these segments into a single book, or would like to continue this on a serialized basis?

A: This flash fiction series will also become a book one day. This series originated in a dream – I saw a young man reading a newspaper on his tablet, and a black labrador retriever who showed him something by laying his paw on the young man’s knee. I do not know yet, how many episodes will be there, just that every episode will consist of 200+/-10 words.

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Q: Are there any genres you would like to write in?

A: I would like to write suspense with a touch of other genres; currently it is rather contemporary with a touch of suspense and other genres.

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Q: Do you have any favorite TV shows, either from the past, or currently on the air?

A: There are some I really enjoy: The IT Crowd, The Big Bang Theory, Scott & Bailey, Bob Ross – The Joy of Painting, and a lot more.

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Q: Are there any hobbies or pastimes you like to participate in when you have spare time?

A: Reading time – even if scarce – is always planned into my schedule. Then there are topics like linguistics, research, humanity, animal protection. My husband and I love travelling, going to the cinema, watching the local sports teams (except football (=soccer)).

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Q: Are you left-handed, or right-handed? Being a left-hander, it is interesting to see how many writers are either one or the other, or ambidextrous.

A: I am right-handed, whereas my daughter is left-handed.

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Q: Do you have any other writing projects, or new/upcoming releases, that you would like to mention to readers?

A: I am always collecting bits and pieces of inspiration, so there are more stories on the way. Around November/December, I am going to publish IN A SMALL COMPASS, VOL. 2.

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I am certain you will join me in thanking Karen for her time, and that we look forward to reading more of her works in the future. If you wish to contact Karen she is available on:

*Twitter

*Goodreads

*Smashwords page

*Karen’s website

*Karen’s blog

Further Links:

+In a Small Compass, Vol. 1 can also be accessed on books2read

+Neighbors! can also be accessed on books2read

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Author Doug J. Cooper provides a sneak peek at CRYSTAL ESCAPE, the final book in the CRYSTAL series

I have the great pleasure today of hosting Doug J. Cooper, author of the CRYSTAL series science fiction novels, including CRYSTAL DECEPTION, CRYSTAL CONQUEST, CRYSTAL REBELLION and prequel CRYSTAL HORIZON, to Marcia’s Book Talk. Today Doug will be providing readers with a preview of CRYSTAL ESCAPE, the final part in the CRYSTAL science-fiction series. Now for more on CRYSTAL ESCAPE, over to Doug on his fascinating new book…

Doug J. Cooper, author photograph

Welcome, Doug, it is lovely to have you here!

Thank you, Marcia, for inviting me to visit your blog. I appreciate the opportunity to chat with you and your readers about the Crystal Series books. In particular, I am excited to announce the release of the final book in the sci-fi saga, Crystal Escape, due out in July, 2018.

I’d like to use this visit to give everyone a peek into the Crystal Series world and the interesting characters inhabiting it. I’ll do this by presenting a few short scenes from the new book, Crystal Escape.

Before I start, though, I’m thrilled to reveal the new book cover, shown here with the rest of the series. Did you know that the sequence of silhouette images combined with your imagination tell a story? Can you see one in the covers?

Crystal Series Covers

The scenes that follow introduce the four recurring characters in the series. Criss is a brilliant, self-aware artificial intelligence (AI), and he is hard-wired to protect and serve three humans. These include Dr. Jessica “Juice” Tallette, the scientist who created Criss; Cheryl Wallace, captain of the Fleet space cruiser Alliance; and Sid, a covert spy for the Defense Intelligence Agency.

The story of how Criss was born and how these three came to be his leadership is told in the first full length book, Crystal Deception. (Crystal Horizon is a short prequel to the series.)

In the new book, Crystal Escape, Cheryl and Juice are kidnapped while on a luxury vacation, and are positioned as human shields while the kidnapper flees the solar system. Criss and Sid give chase to rescue the two, and to bring the kidnapper to justice.

I chose these following scenes because they hint that a good sci-fi story is a good story with science as a central theme. And any good story begins with its characters.

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In this first scene, we meet Juice and Cheryl as they arrive at Vivo, a domed island retreat. All hospitality on the island is provided by synbods, which are human-like bio-mechanical bodies controlled by AI crystal brains. Here they are moments after they arrive at Vivo:

“Hello, ladies,” said a sandy-haired thirty-year-old, his cream-white shirtsleeves rolled up to his forearms, a careless grin raising his cheeks. “I’m Justin. May I show you to your room?” He lifted his bangs as he spoke, revealing beautiful blue eyes.

“Show me.” Juice waved her hand, the sight of this gorgeous man adding to her excitement.

“Keep it in your pants,” Cheryl whispered, nudging her shoulder against Juice’s in a playful manner as they started to walk. “Synbod means synthetic body.”

“I know. My theory is that it’s not cheating if it’s with a synthetic.”

Cheryl frowned. “Gross.”

CRYSTAL HORIZON by Doug J. Cooper

While the two women have a playful side, Cheryl’s Fleet training is never far from the surface. When things start to go south, we see her transition into a tough, natural, leader:

Cheryl squared up in front of MacMac. “Where could you get control of this?”

“There’s an ops panel in the cellar, but I can tell from here that I’ve been locked out. I might be able to backdoor in from my office.”

She studied his face, seeking to judge him during the exchange. “Where is that? Your office?”

“Fifth floor of the tower.”

After a moment’s pause, she gave MacMac the benefit of the doubt. “Let’s go there.”

Starting for the door, she organized them into formation. “Justin, you’re on point. Chase, you have the rear.” She leaned close to MacMac as they stepped into the hall. “Tell me what you’re doing as we go. Don’t surprise me.”

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Later in the story, Juice finds four synbods that have been disabled. As a leading crystal scientist, she is one of a handful of people with the ability to activate them, reassign their loyalty, and bring them into the fight. Here she is, doing just that:

The synbod came to life and lifted its body upright in the cart.

“Your name is Alpha,” said Juice. “I am your lead. Acknowledge.”

Alpha looked at her and paused to gather an array of data—sights, sounds, smells—to use for future identification of his leadership. “Alpha acknowledges.”

“Fix your clothes and stand here.” Juice pointed to a spot on the ground and moved to the next synbod. After activating Bravo and Charlie, she got to the last synbod.

“Your name is…damn.” She couldn’t remember the word that went with D in the phonetic alphabet. Shrugging, she said, “I am your lead. Acknowledge.”

The synbod looked at her and processed her unique identifiers. “Damn acknowledges.”

“Follow,” Juice told her new squad.

CRYSTAL CONQUEST by Doug J. Cooper

Sid, like Cheryl, is now a civilian, but he too came from a strong military background. Sid is a kid at heart, at times appearing goofy. Here he is playing in his personal spacecraft.

Sid signaled the nav and the runner accelerated into the tunnel. “Here I go.” He heard the excitement in his voice and it made him laugh. Then he engaged the runner’s external boosters and the tiny craft shot forward with a growl, racing through the darkness.

His display tracked his speed as he went faster and faster, but his visceral pleasure didn’t come from numbers on a gauge. It came from the pressure of acceleration pinning his head against the support pads, the punch to his gut as that same force pushed his body deep into his seat, and from the blurring of the orange markings on the tunnel walls as his speed climbed, transitioning through fast and edging deep into reckless.

“Woohoo!” he crowed as the forces stretched his grin across his face.

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But Sid can be all business when the situation demands, especially when protecting his own. Here he is, expressing his opinion about a killer who is escaping:

“Blast her with an energy bolt and evaporate her,” said Sid. “No joke. If they’re away, let’s end this.”

Cheryl looked at Criss. “Could you do that? Take her out from here?”

Criss nodded. “While a precision shot is impossible through the dust cloud, a kill shot is easy with enough energy behind it. I can take her anytime over the next week.”

CRYSTAL REBELLION by Doug J. Cooper

Cheryl looked at Sid and quoted procedure. “We have time to debrief them. I think we should wait.”

Sid’s forehead creased and he looked to Criss. “You’re confident about the kill window?”

Criss nodded.

He shook his head as if to contradict his words. “Okay, we’ll debrief them and then shoot her.”

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And through it all, Criss works to maintain his loyalty while keeping the group functioning in harmony. Here he is, making it easy for Cheryl and Juice to follow their natural instincts:

Criss, standing behind Cheryl, looked over her shoulder at MacMac. As soon as Criss saw him—a blood-soaked rag tied to his forehead, white face, dry mouth, glazed eyes, dropping blood pressure, rising pulse—he acted.

Lunging forward, Criss caught the man as he collapsed. He lifted MacMac in his arms and started toward the rear of the scout. As he moved down the passageway, he reconfigured the common room from Sid’s exercise simulation over to an intensive care unit.

“I need medical assistance,” he called back over his shoulder.

He didn’t need help, but he knew both Cheryl and Juice would seek to participate. By creating roles for them and guiding their efforts, he could keep them involved and get useful work from them at the same time.

So there you have a quick introduction to the characters of the series. I hope you found them interesting enough to learn more.

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In closing, I’d like to note that the books not only have fun characters and great action, they are filled with thought-provoking ideas. This scene illustrates with one of the more controversial notions in the series:

Willow looked the synbod up and down. “Why do you make them so perfect? They’d be more relatable if you gave them flaws.”

“You aren’t the first to say that,” said Juice. “If we create a visually flawed synbod, I fear the public would view it as a quality control problem. And those thoughts could lead to suspicion about the things people can’t see, like the quality of the artificial intelligence inside.”

CRYSTAL DECEPTION by Doug J. Cooper

“Mr. Phillips, my science teacher, says that someday we’ll build an AI that’s self-aware and smarter than we are.”

“Do you think that’s a good thing or a bad thing?” asked Juice.

“He calls it the singularity. We create an AI in our image, then it creates an even smarter one in its image. That keeps going, with ever more powerful intelligences following the next.”

“Where does it stop?”

“Not until the very top. He says that religion has it backward. In reality, it’s always been humanity’s destiny to create the Almighty.”

Wow! There you have it, Marcia. Thank you so much for letting me talk about my work. I enjoyed my visit. Happy reading!

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I am certain you will join me in thanking Doug for his time, and that we look forward to reading more of his works in the future. You may download a FREE copy of CRYSTAL HORIZON on his website at:

CRYSTAL HORIZON by Doug J. Cooper

http://crystalseries.com/crystal-horizon/

If you wish to contact Doug he is available on:

*Twitter

*Goodreads

*Facebook

*Amazon.com

*Doug’s website

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New Release: THE ILLUMINATION QUERY is now available to readers

THE ILLUMINATION QUERY by Sarah Baethge

Author Sarah Baethge’s new book THE ILLUMINATION QUERY (Part 1: The Speed of Darkness) is now available to readers on

*Smashwords

*CreateSpace

*Barnes and Noble

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A synopsis of the book is below:

‘Ronald Carpenter (the narrator) is a zookeeper that gets help from a company called The Eclipse when he needs to recapture some escaped animals. The company takes a shine to him and lures him into working for them. They are keeping a zoo of animals that they use for medical testing and are happy to have his expertise in accommodating them. To prove his loyalty they have him come along to take the scientist Nigel hunter captive.

Ronald and Nigel come to find out that the creatures kept by The Eclipse are supernatural animals that the average person would not consider real. The Eclipse is keeping ‘fantasy’ creatures for testing because they have no legal protections and many of them, like werewolves, are nearly human.

Now the story is from Nigel’s point of view and the time is set back to a little before he was taken captive. Nigel Hunter was working for a lab owned by The Eclipse, but his test animals were rats and he is unaware of the supernatural testing. After an accident, he decides to test a procedure that allows great speed on himself. The rats with the increased speed begin to die off. The Eclipse higher ups decide that Nigel is as good as a test animal and get Ronald to take him captive.

Being held with the test creatures, Nigel becomes friends with the beings he is kept among as he is basically tortured by Eclipse folk who want to see the impossible speed. He and friend creatures decide that he is fast enough to possibly escape and get help to stand against The Eclipse.’

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For more about Sarah, check out her author page on

Sarah Baethge, author photograph

*Smashwords

*Goodreads

*Twitter

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Cover Reveal: FATEFUL DREAMS

It is one year since both Elissa and Marius lost their spouses in a plane crash, which has left them reeling and confused. On the one year anniversary of their spouses’ loss they both see a dream where their late spouses are pushing them towards each other, even though Elissa and Marius do not know one another. A chain of events brings about the meeting of Elissa and Marius, but their grief may stand in the way of them coming to terms with their lives, and each other’s presence…

FATEFUL DREAMS will be available on 5th October, 2018 on your favorite online bookstore.

Interview with author Eve Paludan

Today, I have the great pleasure of interviewing Eve Paludan, author of a number of book series, novels and novellas, including GHOST FIRE, THE WITCH DETECTIVES, BROTHERHOOD OF THE BLADE, WEREWOLF DETECTIVES, REKINDLING CLAIRE, CHASING BROADWAY and RANCH LOVERS ROMANCE, among her many works, to Marcia’s Book Talk.

Eve Paludan, author photograph

Welcome Eve, it is great to have you here!

It’s great to be here. Thanks for inviting me, Marcia!

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Q: How long have you been writing?

A:  I’ve been writing for longer than half a century. Although my passion is fiction, my first published book was the nonfiction series, Romance Writer’s Pink Pages: The Insider’s Guide to Getting Your Romance Novel Published. Three yearly editions were published as trade paperbacks by Prima Publishing. (This was before ebooks existed.) A great literary agent landed the deal for me. The publisher sent me on a multi-city book tour and the book became a #1 bestseller, two years in a row, for a national writer’s book club. I did radio and TV appearances, as well as attended writers’ conferences and book signings. It was the best of times.

WITCHY BUSINESS by Eve Paludan and Stuart Sharp

However rewarding it was to have a successful nonfiction series for aspiring writers, a fiction writer is who I am at heart. And I wanted to network with other fiction writers. So, years ago, I found kindred spirits, colleagues and critique partners in the Desert Rose (Phoenix, Arizona) Chapter of Romance Writers of America. I also took writing classes at Mesa Community College from instructor Connie Flynn and forged longtime friendships with other writers. I stayed in RWA for years, until I moved to another city.

Even though I was a traditionally published book author, for years, I also worked day jobs or did contract work for software companies. I did not enjoy that very much because I wanted to be writing novels, not working from dawn to dusk for someone else’s dream. At night, I would write my books, sometimes going to bed at 2 a.m. and rising at 6 a.m. to go back to my day job. In 2011, after finally getting my ducks lined up as a freelance editor, I quit my day jobs forever. I’ve never regretted my decision to follow my own star. Today, I revel in the freedom to create what I love best: original fiction. I also still edit novels for a handful of bestselling author clients.

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Q: Have any life experiences inspired you to write your books?

A: My fiction titles are created completely from my imagination and from research—any similarity to real people or actual situations is purely coincidental. Now that my tongue-in-cheek disclaimer is out of the way…

My life has been pretty ordinary, so reading thousands of books in my lifetime has inspired me more than my own life experiences. I have a vivid imagination and I am that reclusive, mysterious writer and voracious bookworm who keeps strange hours and stays hunkered down over a keyboard or a Kindle until dawn breaks. Yes, I keep vampire hours unless I have to do something during the day outside my home.

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Q: Each writer works in different ways. Do you have a writing program/schedule that works for you?

A: Truthfully, the last eight years have been less like a plan and more like flying by the seat of my pants, with editing projects for my bestselling clients taking precedence. Every time I complete a client project, I reward myself with time to work on my own books. My writing schedule is pretty haphazard, but it works for me.

BURNING by J.R. Rain and Eve Paludan

I’m excited about the future. It’s on my bucket list to write and publish 100 books/stories and I’m about halfway there, if I count my ghostwritten books and books published under pen names.

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Q: Do you have any favorite book genres which you love to read?

A: I love mysteries, paranormal or not. And romance and suspense in mystery is always welcome, too. I like reading contemporary romances. I have a few historical romance eras that I enjoy, too.

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Q: Are there any favorite books and authors who have been influential upon you and your writing?

A: Linda Style, April M. Reign, J.R. Rain, J. Thorn, Ray Bradbury, Aiden James, S.A. Hunt, H.T. Night, Diana Bold, Sharla Rae, Marcia Carrington, Connie Flynn, Summer Lee, Denise Domning, Lisa Lutz (Spellman series), Janet Evanovich (Stephanie Plum series), Shirley Jackson, Robert B. Parker, Sara Paretsky, Sue Grafton, Scott Nicholson, J.T. Cross, J.A. Konrath, Toby Neal, Elaine Babich, J.R. Rice, R.L. Stine and many, many more. I could write a whole book on why I chose them.

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Q: Taking Back Tara, the first part of the RANCH LOVERS series, was an enjoyable romance, with great attention to physical detail that made me feel as if I was there with the characters. What inspired you to write the love story of Tara and Zane?

TAKING BACK TARA by Eve Paludan

A: Thank you for the compliments on these modern rancher romances. Taking Back Tara was written in five days after a friend’s challenge to write a fast, tight romance story by a certain date. I chose a Wyoming rural setting because I had once lived there and I knew I wouldn’t get bogged down with research. The places and types of ranching people were familiar to me. The hero of this series is based on someone I knew 44 years ago—he left quite an impression on me. The heroine in my books is almost always me, disguised, of course. Not many women romance authors will admit it, but the heroine is probably them! Tara Takes Christmas, the second novel in the series, is longer and took me about four months to write.

TARA TAKES CHRISTMAS by Eve Paludan

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Q: Among your stories, is there one which is closest to your heart, and why?

A: I’d have to say The Man Who Fell from the Sky is pretty close to the top, if not number one. That big novel, set in Montana, was a three-year project. It had five editors and three agents (the first agent for this book was not the same one I had for Pink Pages).

THE MAN WHO FELL FROM THE SKY by Eve Paludan

After two years of back and forth, many revisions for my prospective publisher and agent drama that included one death and one nervous breakdown, I politely parted ways with the final agent with a soaring sense of freedom because I was finally going to take complete control my own future. I pulled the book from the publisher, and I published the book myself on Kindle.

I made a book trailer with paid licensed music, though the book now has a fresh cover. I promoted it, along with some writer friends. I bought paid ads, too. The Man Who Fell from the Sky earned bestseller rankings and positive reviews that first year. And the rest, as they say, is history…

The Man Who Fell from the Sky (Angel Detectives #1) features an angel-cowboy hero who’s both sexy and spiritual. And the heroine is gutsy, smart and kind. There are many heartfelt moments in this mystery romance novel with supernatural elements. The romance and heartbreak come from a secret place deep within me.

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Q: You have written a number of book series over the years, mainly in the fantasy/paranormal/mystery genres. What do you find most fascinating about writing in these genres?

A: My characters know things that I have no way of knowing. I give them free rein to solve intricate mysteries and make complex relationships work, and fight battles and explore the myths and wonders of vampires, witches, werewolves, ghosts, and even a lady Bigfoot who goes on the lam with a human baby! I find it fascinating what my characters know. I just type what they say in my head and I mostly stay out of their way until the second draft. I sometimes end up cutting a lot during the self-editing process, but mostly, the characters stay on track and solve a mystery or two, fight against evil, and most of all, find true love. And I have paid editors for the final version, to make sure I haven’t missed an orphan plot bunny or created a continuity error.

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Q: Are there any other book genres you would like to try writing in at some stage?

A: I have plans for a long-running regional mystery series with no paranormal elements, an anthology of short stories and maybe, sexy love poetry. I have a prior commitment to write seven paranormal books, so that’s still on my plate. And I have a 100,000-word contemporary romance simmering on the back burner, a novel that I wrote way back in 1987—it has two heroes and one heroine—it’s scandalous, wild, sexy and original. Although my first agent loved the book and shopped it to publishers in New York City, I don’t think 1987 was ready for that book—However, I believe 2018 is. And I’m working on Witch List (Witch Detectives #5).

GHOST FIRE by Eve Paludan

And, this is the first time I have said this publically, but I’ll be developing new nonfiction titles relating to writing and editing. Even though my fiction takes center stage, I’m excited about this longed-for return to nonfiction writing.

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Q: Do you have any favorite TV shows, either from the past, or currently on the air?

A: I don’t have cable or a dish, but I occasionally watch TV shows online through Amazon Prime or PBS.org. I adored Downton Abbey and I wish it was still in production. My current favorites are Poldark, a PBS historical series, and Bosch, an Amazon Originals detective series.

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Q: Are there any hobbies or pastimes you like to participate in when you have spare time?

REKINDLING CLAIRE by Eve Paludan

A: Reading, swimming and water exercise with water weights, treasure hunting in thrift stores and outdoor photography.

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Q: Are you left-handed, or right-handed? Being a left-hander, it is interesting to see how many writers are either one or the other, or ambidextrous.

A: I am a righty, Marcia. Except for typing, I rarely do anything with my left hand.

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Q: Do you have any other writing projects, or new/upcoming releases, that you would like to mention to readers?

A:  My most recent and possibly best novel is DRAGON LESSONS, an 83,000+ word Kindle Worlds novel (licensed fiction through arrangements with Amazon). Dragon Lessons is set in the Vampire for Hire world of J.R. Rain’s vampire detective, Samantha Moon. When Sam’s teenage daughter, Tammy, falls for Thorn, a dragon shifter, he rocks her world with an unforgettable first love. But he’s intent on a noble mission—and if he fails, it will be the end of the world as they know it.

DRAGON LESSONS by Eve Paludan

 Dragon Lessons is only distributed in the U.S., but it is available free for Kindle Unlimited subscribers. It’s fast-paced and features one of my newer writing techniques where the story is revealed through multiple viewpoints in alternating chapters until it comes together at the end with a lot of excitement.

I should have some other books coming out in late spring, so readers should stay tuned to my blog at http://evepaludanbooks.com/

Thanks so much for having me on your blog, Marcia. It was a pleasure to be interviewed by you.

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I am certain you will join me in thanking Eve for her time, and that we look forward to reading more of her works in the future. If you wish to contact Eve she is available on:

*Amazon.com

*Twitter

*Goodreads

*Facebook Pages

Eve Paludan

Eve Paludan author

*Blog and website

http://evepaludanbooks.com/

 

Preview of Books for 2018 and a Cover Reveal

Happy New Year to everyone, may 2018 be a banner year in every way.

In this blog post I am offering a cover reveal of my new romance story, early December 2018 release GRAYSON’S DILEMMA. The book’s synopsis is featured below the cover.

Marcia

One day when visiting the pier with his daughter Mara, Grayson March encounters a young woman, Jenna Mayer, who saves Mara after she falls into the water. Touched by Jenna’s concern for Mara, Grayson invites Jenna to stay in his guest house at the rear of his lakefront property, to the discomfort of his mother-in-law Evelyn. Mara warms to Jenna as she seeks a mother figure as Grayson’s wife died at childbirth, leaving Grayson a widower. Jenna’s life is shrouded in mystery, and this causes Grayson angst, as she refuses to discuss this in any way. Is Jenna a real threat to the March family’s happiness that will bring them nothing but heartache?