Fangtastic Reads – Author Interview with Eva LeNoir

Welcome, I’m glad you’re here with me.  Today, I’m hosting a good friend of mine and talented author, Eva LeNoir. Eva is a world traveler, currently resides in France. How awesome is that? She believes in women and their ability to walk hand in hand with any man and her characters echo this belief. So, join me in welcoming Eva LeNoir to My Blog. <claps hands>

1. What’s your favorite book that you’ve written and can you tell us why?

Why Karli…ALL OF THEM of course! That being said, Stone Cold holds a special place in my heart because Jared Stones drove me to drink. Quite literally.

Well, Eva, if you’re going to drink then France sounds like the ideal country to be in!  

2. What’s your favorite book by another author?

Oh, wow. Just one? If I stay in the Romance world, I’ll have to say anything by C.d. Reiss. On a more general note, I might say The Great Gatsby. No, wait…Leviathan by Paul Auster. No, no…The Painted House by John Grisham. Oh, dang it.

3. Do you put your own life experiences into your writing or is it more research and imagination?

For this series, it’s definitely research and imagination. I’d love to take kickboxing classes and am planning on it this year (I hope). That being said, I think we always pour something of ourselves into each and every character.

4. If you knew that you would not make a dime from your writing, would you keep doing it? And if so, why?

Absolutely. Writing is my balance from a hectic life. It keeps me from going postal, most days.

5. How would you get rid of a million dollars that you couldn’t spend on yourself?

Hmmmmm… I would give that money to help research for all the rare diseases that are being ignored. I can understand that funding goes to research for the illnesses that kill the masses. However, my heart breaks every time I hear about anyone being completely helpless because of our lack of treatment for rare diseases.

6. What was your most exciting experience as an author you’ve had?

Meeting Sara Biblio (from The Bibliophile Blog) in NYC. I felt so loved

7. Can you tell us how you came up with the titles for your books?

A lot of brainstorming with my girl Kylie Gray.

8. Okay, you are standing in a line and you see a blind man drop a twenty and the woman behind him in line, pockets it. What do you do? What would one of your protagonist do?

I would politely let the woman know that she needed to hand over the cash, making sure that everyone could hear me. Ellen? She’d probably kick her ass and skip the whole annoying-questions thing.

9. What is the craziest idea, dream, concept that you’ve had for a book? Will you write it?

I want to write about Corsica, my home…my roots. The story is about the mafia that rules our world over there but the thing is…I already know the readers are going to hate me. The problem is that I can’t write it any other way. I know, it’s all very vague but you ain’t getting more outta me, chica!

Well, with that little tidbit, I am hooked girl!

10. Looking ahead, what project is at the top of your writing list? 

 And do you have a playlist and images for your main characters?

I have 3 projects staring me straight in the face. Deadlines with all of them. As far as playlists are concerned, I have songs that I listen to while I drive and those are usually inspirations to certain scenes. Oddly enough, I get a great deal of my scenes either in the shower or while I’m writing. The problem is that I have a hard time remembering which songs did what so I never list them. I do have images on my Author page, absolutely!

Thank you so much for having me, Karli. 

Eva, thank you for being here today and for sharing your work with us! We look forward to your next release. ❤ 

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Her Books

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Book Blurb

As a young independent vampire, Ellen Banks takes the ring, and all eyes are on her. The lithe rebel has worked hard to get to this one moment in her less-than-stellar life. No one will stand in her way of that championship belt, especially not the powerful and impossibly salacious Nash Stanford. If only her traitorous body’s reaction would shut the hell up.

Stone Cold

Book Blurb

Heated one night sessions between the sheets, the handsome yet arrogant Jared Stones spends his days training Ellen Banks. When a blast from the past appears, unannounced and more importantly uninvited, all hell breaks loose.

Sister to the Alpha of her pack, Sloane Pierce is convinced by long time friend, Ellen that her presence is required. Every one of her primal instincts warns of that outcome, deadly at best. Unable to say no, she is dragged by a wild and forceful fate that has other ideas. Is destiny on their side or will history repeat itself like all the other times.

White Fire

Book Blurb

As the attacks continue against Nash Stanford and the members of his underground arena, one key element to the mystery suddenly disappears.

Kyle Pearce finds himself in an unknown location and in the presence of an unknown female when he wakes from a dreamless sleep. But as the pieces of the puzzle slowly come together, he is faced with an unrelenting desire for his sweet, caring and simply amazing kidnapper. One problem, she is not a shifter, she is not a wolf.

Aishlyn O’Shea had been raised to follow her father’s instructions to the tee…until now. Completely enthralled with the alpha that now resides in her home, she fights the onslaught of dark desires that seem to attack her every nerve ending. Unfortunately for her, Kyle Pearce is forbidden fruit, no matter how much she yearns to sink her teeth into his delectable flesh.

How can there ever be future together for this unlikely couple when the obstacles keep piling up against them?

Take Overs, Book signings, and news on what’s next!

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On August 30th around 2:00 p.m. central time till 6:00 p.m. I will be over at Lexis Book Bliss’s Facebook page. My plan – giveaways, games, and maybe a surprise or two. So, come check out Book Bliss we would love to have you!

 Now, here comes the best part, on that same day, I’m going to be in Oklahoma City meeting some of my favorite authors such as Colleen Hoover, Jamie McGuire, and Kendall Grey! Here’s the banner so you can see how epic this event will be.

Signing event OK City 2014

I am still working very hard on Ice Bound, I’m about 88 percent complete with it and then off it will go to editing.  I’m really pumped with this story because it has a completely different view on the Crescent Bound world through Marc’s perception.  I’m hoping my readers will enjoy it as much as I am writing it.

So, on to the next topic. Recently, I’ve had a couple of email and Facebook messages about Daylight – No Death for the Wicked. The question is if and when there will be a sequel. The answer is yes there will be and the title is Midnight. This post is the only place you can see the new cover for Midnight. Just for you, here it is. 

Midnight book cover

 

Mattie and Graham will learn there’s more at stake, literally. Both will have their own set of challenges. Graham fighting to maintain his existence in the world Mattie resides in and not be condemned to the underworld infinitely. And Mattie, she holds something extremely valuable that the Elites want back and they will use whatever force necessary to reclaim their serum and the Voynich Manuscript, an ancient book of vampire secrets.

This story, along with book two in the Veil Realm Series – Citeron will be next on my writer’s desk. Both of these stories are ready to possess the pages. I just need old man time to loan me a few more hours in my days. 😉

I LOVE hearing from fans and readers that enjoy my work. Please don’t ever feel like you’re intruding by writing me. Reading your words absolutely make my days!  So, feel free anytime to contact me. ❤

rushbound12@gmail.com

 

Picnic in the Park – Autism Awareness

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It has been said that autism in a family causes isolation. I can confess that in my family it has done just that. There are many kids living with autism that have sequestered themselves due to over stimulation leading to meltdowns, none of these experiences are fun for the child, parent, or bystanders.  What I discovered is that there is one place which allows for the openness a child with autism needs, and that is a park, a big wide open park. So, during April, all my sales of all my books went toward hosting a picnic in the park in my hometown.

We had a nice, supportive turn out. The best part was that the kids had a chance to run and play. We put together a decent spread of picnic food and shared time together with some amazing families. This post is to say thank you to everyone that purchased my books in April. You helped share some quality time with some awesome kids. Thank you so much!

 

Here are some photos from the picnic in the park.

 

 

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Thank you again and stay tuned, more to come! ❤

Shadow Bound – Book 4 (Prequel to the Crescent Bound Series)

Some things in life become long overdue.  In writing, I like to say the long anticipated addition to the series.  This is the last line I wrote today.  “The End”  So, you know what that means? No, it is not being published yet. Rounds of editing are due up next. Will it be out in August?  I certainly hope so. I even will go as far as to think so. Can I promise you? Nope, but we can hope and anticipate together now, because as of tomorrow it is out of my hands and into the editor’s.

This novel was quite a challenge for me on so many different levels. It pushed me to nosedive right into a medieval type world, and build my own fictitious nature to it.  I hope that everyone will enjoy it and fall in love with the world I created. I want you to relive Marcus’s past life.  I originally wrote the Crescent Bound series thinking I was writing about Alyssa and her life.  I have now learned that it may be more about Marc and his life and discoveries than I ever thought before. This novel should shed some light on that note for you.

Since I promised in blood to have this one out in July, I owe you all some blood.  I will be bleeding for you with updates right here on my blog.

Here is a little something to wet your appetite.

Shadow Bound

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My inspiration for King Landalin

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The Seer and Witch, Marda, that fell in love with prince Landalin in their youth

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The Seer and Shadow Walker – Alissa (aka Alyssa)

*The meaning behind her name – The spelling of her name was formed from a plant called the alyssum flower, in a time they had  thought it would cure madness. *

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King Marcus and Alissa

***I highly recommend reading this series in order, Demon Bound (book 3) is definitely a must before diving into this book, it will make sense of why and how this story is revealed.***

As promised I will keep updated posts on here and hopefully soon I will have  the book trailer for you!

Shadow Bound – Book 4 in the Crescent Bound Series – Status Update

Hello Everyone,

I want to give everyone an update on Shadow Bound. One fateful day, not that long ago, I had an accident. Well, my laptop had the accident. The result of that was a major section of Shadow Bound was lost in the literal crashing of my computer with the floor.

I was fuming mad and in tears all at the same time. Fortunately, I had a backup, to an extent. Several of the major scenes in the book were lost.  I felt so distraught over this that I had to set aside Shadow Bound for a while.

I am now back at it and working hard to complete this forth installment into the Crescent Bound saga.  Here is a taste of what I am working on…

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I set a release date for late June, well, that is approaching so fast I now see that for this book to be the quality I want then I will need more time. It is a huge pet peeve of mine to make a promise and then not be able to deliver on that date. It tears me up, but I keep telling myself that you, the reader, want a great book, not an alright book that could have been better. So with that thought process in mind I am moving the release date of Shadow Bound into late July.  No exact date, but I believe this delay will help me complete Shadow Bound properly.

 

Here is another sampling of what you are patiently waiting on.

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Shadow Bound is coming, it won’t be delayed again, that I promise in blood. I will keep everyone updated as my progress toward the end nears. I also want to share the book cover with you.

 

 © by Karli Rush 2013

© by Karli Rush 2013

 

Thanks for your support, understanding, and kind words of encouragement.

Karli

 

Release date set for Pine Needles – Book one in the Veil Realms series

I have had several questions in regard to the final two books in the Crescent Bound Series. I know everyone is anxiously waiting  for Shadow Bound and Ice Bound and if everything goes as planned (crossing fingers and toes) we should see them out this Summer. I want to give a little insight about Pine Needles and why it’s making an appearance now. I completely believe in a writer’s muse, and yes, I know some may not. So, I’m only speaking from my point of view on this, but when a story comes to me it drives me nuts until I have the chance to type it all out. Sometimes it’s simply a scene or two, but last year I saw this image and the story completely unfolded for me, from beginning to end.

Pine Needles inspiration

The world I created in Pine Needles is so different that it stretched my own imagination. Nothing is stable, everything is always changing and evolving.  I allowed  the characters Rayden and Selene to tell their own story without inhibitions, or censorship. It is an adventure story of survival and that in itself affects ones life, love, and loyalty.  If you like sci-fi Dystopian adventure novels, then this one might be for you.

So… are we ready for this? I think so.

Pine Needles book cover

May 25, 2013


 

Daylight Audio Excerpt – Read by Emmy winning Irish Actor Writer and film maker – Alan Cooke

Daylight is my first Vampire Novel.  It is no ordinary Vampire Love Story.

Upcoming Novel 2013© by Karli Rush 2012

Coming March 25, 2013.

-Daylight blurb-

In a small spectrum of the world is a city full of vampires and a very rare serum. This serum allows a vampire to walk in the light of day. The formula has been guarded for thousands of years, and yet a young female vampire from the north claims to have lived on the serum as if it is common place…

This can not be… This must be dealt with.

Mattie desires two things, getting Daylight back and Him.

Here is an audio excerpt of Graham from the novel Daylight.  The extract is read by Emmy winning Irish Actor Writer and film maker – Alan Cooke.  You don’t want to miss this!

The extract is read by Emmy winning Irish Actor Writer and film maker – Alan Cooke

https://soundcloud.com/alan-cooke-irish-actor/daylight-a-new-vampire-novel 

Alan, my author bio ends with, my ideal world would be one of open-minded kindness from everyone. You have given me a better understanding of this. Your voice gives my character, Graham, a life he would never have.  And the readers a chance to experience a piece of my writing in a way that still sends chills through me. Please accept my heart felt thanks for doing this. I hope that we can expand on what we have started! You Rock!

Contact Links for Alan Cooke, Wild Irish Poet!