Friday, August 3, 2012

Ravaged Promo Blog Hop - 5 blogs, 10 authors, 10 copies to be won!

Welcome to the Ravaged Author Blog Hop!

To celebrate the release of Ravaged this weekend the authors have done a little Q&A hosted by five of the authors on their blogs. My guests are authors Leona Bushman and Persephone Jones. 

Each blog features two interviews and if you comment you have a chance to win one of 10 PDF copies of Ravaged kindly donated by all the authors. Comment through Monday, August 6 for a chance to win; winners will be chosen at random on Tuesday.
The blog links can be found below, so please go and check out all the interviews. 







Persephone Jones

About the Story

Title of your story, main characters and what it is about?

My story is titled “Heart of Stone” and it features Sabra Pearson, a journalist who falls in love with Griffin Lux, a multi-billionaire with a dark secret. An afterhours incident brings them closer than they could ever imagine.

Where did you get the inspiration for your story?

I started thinking about shifters and wanted to write about something a little different. I love gargoyles and Grayson and Sabra kind of popped into my head. The rest is history. And hopefully, enjoyable reading.



Favorite line: 

His moist sigh in her ear made her wet between her thighs. “Make a stone of your heart, Sabra.” Dear God, let home be right around the corner. “Then make a fire of your body.”

About the Author

How long have you been writing and how did you become a writer?

I’ve been writing since I was a little girl. I started consciously working toward publication after I graduated high school. It took years of hard work, but I’m finally achieving my goals.

Have you got anything else out/due out?

I have recently submitted another short story for Breathless Press’ Crimson anthology. I am very excited to think what’s on the horizon for me as an author.

Top tip for writing/publishing?

Read. You were a reader before you were a writer and chances are, it’s why you’re a writer. If you write, call yourself a writer. Don’t wait for others to validate what you do. Keep at it. There’s something to be said for the breed of people that become authors. With the exception of the occasional overnight success, most of us will shed various amounts of blood, sweat and tears before we reach our goals. Do not give up. What will set you apart from the next writer is what you do after you file away that rejection letter.

Just for Fun

If you were a shifter what animal would you change into?

If I had the choice to be any shifter, I think I would be a werewolf. I feel a special kinship to wolves and always felt the werewolf was the unsung hero of many a horror movie.



Favorite food and drink?

Other than Coca-Cola, I love iced tea. If I could have one drink for the rest of my life, that would be it. I love food of all kinds. As a Texan, Tex-Mex is close to my heart (or should I say, stomach?). I adore homemade spaghetti and meatballs, pot roast, a good Chinese buffet and love sushi. Sweets are my weakness, dark chocolate especially. Brownies are a gift from God.



Favorite movie?

I’m a dyed-in-the-wool horror buff. I have a large collection of horror DVDs and am constantly on the lookout for more. I’m fond of good science fiction, too.

Boxers or Briefs?

It’s not the package, it’s what’s in it.

Finish this sentence: I have never...

been any further west than San Antonio. Seriously. I’ve traveled extensively throughout the East. I’d love to visit Colorado, Arizona, California and Washington.

Stalker Links:  

Twitter:  @PersephoneJones

Leona Bushman

About the Story

Title of your story, main characters and what it is about?

Hi. Barely There is the name of my shifter story. The two main characters, a lone werewolf, Bill Fang, and a single mom werebear Fern Bextrum, come together in a dangerous situation. As they talk, sparks fly and the rest…You'll have to read the book. But I will say, it's HOT HOT HOT!

Note: This is a bit of a prequel for The Ulfric's Mates and introduces the werebears and Bill whom we will continue to see in the series.

Where did you get the inspiration for your story?

I had a contract for The Ulfric's Mate and used this as an awesome chance to fill in some side stories. The kind I always want to know about when I'm reading my favorite series.

Favorite line:

She came hard, screaming into the forest, ending on a small growl of her own as he kept pounding into her, his engorged dick like an engine piston that was revved too high.

About the Author

How long have you been writing and how did you become a writer?

I've been writing all my life. I used to tell my siblings stories. But, I became serious about 4 years ago and started learning about the life of a writer.

Have you got anything else out/due out?

The Ulfric's Mate (Book 1 in The War of the Weres Series) is already out. I have an erotica, Rick Sexed up the Doc coming out November 23 and I'm furiously trying to finish another short side story that'll hopefully come out this year.

Top tip for writing/publishing?

I have two, depending on you. One, NEVER GIVE UP, and two, READ. READ. Read.

Just for Fun

If you were a shifter what animal would you change into?

Werejaguar



Favorite food and drink?

Chocolate and caffeine. But fruit, vegetables, and red meat are also dearly loved.

Favorite movie?

This is so hard for me to answer. My favorite movie depends on my mood and who I'm watching it with. But some of my favorites are The Princess Bride, Man from Snowy River, Serenity, The Phantom of the Opera, Moulin Rouge, Repo Man: Rock Opera, Zombie, and The Underworld. There are plenty others. (Star Wars, Star Trek—think geek and I generally like it :D)



Boxers or Briefs?

Commando :D

Finish this sentence: I have never...

Won the Nobel Prize

Stalker Links:

@L_Bushman for Twitter


8 comments:

Annabeth Leong said...

Love the pictures! Definitely added a humorous touch. Persephone, the gargoyle premise sounds awesome, and, Leona, I always love a good prequel.

Just a note -- my blog is the fifth, so if anyone is looking for interviews with Heather Whittington and Mickey J. Corrigan, they can be found at annabethleong.blogspot.com

Jackie Hauver said...

Loved the interviews! Both stories sound very steamy! I'd love the chance to read them!

K.R.R. said...

Persephone and Leona, your stories sound ridiculously hot! I'm going to have to schedule some serious quality time with my partner. Maybe after we have some Tex-Mex and chocolate.

Anonymous said...

Great pics. And the stories are all wonderful.

Susan W. said...

Persephone, A gargoyle shifters sound very intersting!

Leona, A werewolf and werebear, what a combination!

I can't wait to read these stories!

suz2(at)cox(dot)net

Sparklecat said...

Ah, a fellow "Serenity" lover! Shiny! :). -Heather W.

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Persephone Jones said...

Did someone say Tex-Mex and chocolate? :D