You’re Still the One Blog Tour by Sasha Clinton Interview + Giveaway

Sasha contacted me to be part of her blog tour, and I happily said yes. Below you’ll find her answers to some interview questions, plus a giveaway for a chance to win one of three ebooks. The first 5 chapters of this book can be downloaded from Sasha’s website by subscribing to her newsletter.

 

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Title: You’re Still the One
Author: 
Sasha Clinton
Series:
NYC Singles #1
Publication date:
February 27, 2016
Summary (via Goodreads): One love. One man. Two chances.

 

Ashley has her life sorted out. After a painful divorce, she has now rebuilt her life as an editor. She is happy with her life—until her ex-husband Andrew walks into it, opening up the deep scars that even time has failed to heal.

 

He’s gorgeous, funny and as utterly tempting as he was seven years ago. Plus, being the editor for his new book, she cannot avoid him. But Andrew has his own issues lingering from the past.

 

Bound together by work, every breath they take draws them closer, into the same hopeless, passionate love that they once shared…

 


 

 

interview

 

Was there anything specific in your life that made you want to write?

I’ve always enjoyed writing and used to write a lot throughout my school years. But after I started university, I don’t know why I stopped writing all of a sudden. When my mother passed away last year, it triggered off an obsessive need to write again. I wrote a lot of books last year, most of them really bad, but they were crucial steps towards improving my craft and establishing a writing routine. You’re Still The One was also written in 2015.

 

What’s your favorite color?

White. But unfortunately, I’m unable to keep white things white, so I don’t own a lot of white clothes or white shoes. 🙁

 

Do you have a favorite background character in You’re Still the One?

Andrew’s father, Carl Smith. He’s not a particularly likable character, but he is a very complex character who grows a lot during the book.

 

If you were on a deserted island, what’s one book that you’d want to have with you?

I’d rather have an iPad (I read on my iPad) and an internet connection, so I could read any book I wanted to (I’m cheating here, aren’t I?).

 

Have you started working on book two in this series? Do you know how many books there are going to be in the series?

Yes, I’ve started writing book two. It’s called ‘In my Arms Tonight’. You can find the cover on my website. There are three books planned for this series but that number could increase to include novellas depending on the response I get from my readers.

 

If you could have any job in the world, what would you choose and why?

I’d want to be a writer. The lifestyle of a writer really suits me, plus I love to write. My second choice would be to be a singer/songwriter because I love music too.

 

Do you have any advice for writers looking to be published?

I’ll talk about self-publishing here, since I’ve never been traditionally published. I’d say it’s really important to get your work edited and polished so it’s the best it can be. I’ve seen firsthand how much of a difference editing has made for my book and for my growth as a writer. But that said, the editor your work with must understand and respond to your style and vision for the book, otherwise it’s going to be a disharmonious relationship. The other thing that’s also equally important is to be disciplined about writing and try to write every day.

 

Have you read any good books lately?

I finished reading The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud recently. It’s a fantasy/mystery novel for younger readers. I loved it. The characters were so well fleshed out and plot was incredibly clever. I can’t wait to read the next book in that series.

 

Chocolate or vanilla?

Vanilla.

 

What are some of your hobbies?

Apart from reading and writing, I like to dance and exercise. I find that physical activity improves my concentration and mood and makes me very happy.

 


 

 

giveaway

 

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Friday Barnes Blog Tour + Giveaway

Meet Friday Barnes

 

I’m part of the Friday Barnes blog tour, and I’m so happy you stopped by. It looks like a super cute mystery, and I can’t wait to crack open a copy myself. Below is a piece of original artwork, and a giveaway for a copy of the book!

 

Each stop of the Friday Barnes: Girl Detective blog tour will feature a “puzzle” piece of original art from the book’s illustrator, Phil Gosier. Go to the Mac Kids Tumblr on January 24th to see the full image with all the pieces.

 

friday barnes art

 


 

SCHEDULE:

January 19: The Hiding Spot

January 20: The Book Monsters

January 21: Boundless Bookaholic

January 22: The Compulsive Reader

January 23: The Irish Banana Review

January 24: Mac Kids Tumblr

 


 

giveaway

 

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Z Resurrected: The Zombie Blog Tour Hop

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Title: Z Resurrected

Authors: Dana Fredsti, Tom Leveen, Joe McKinney, Eric A. Shelman, Mark Tufo, & T.M. Williams

Genre: Short Stories, Anthology, Horror, Zombies

Publication: Half Light Publishing; October 14, 2015

ISBN: 978-0692556160

 

In this anthology, six horror authors revisit some of their most infamous zombie characters, resurrecting the undead. Contributing authors to Z Resurrected are some of horror’s best, who have each carved a distinct path in the world of zombies: Dana Fredsti, Tom Leveen, Joe McKinney, Eric A. Shelman, Mark Tufo, and T.M. Williams.

 

Giveaway is US only (sorry!)

 


 

Book Trailer

 

 

Find Out More:

ZResurrected.com

Goodreads | Amazon

 


 

Excerpt

 

RILEY V

Resurrection: The Final Path Home

 

By Mark Tufo

 

 

Chapter One

 

For those unfamiliar with me, my name is Riley and this is my story, I am a dog, specifically an American Bulldog according to the two-leggers, yet the heart of my wolf ancestors still beats loudly within my chest. The fact I am a ninety pound female and a mere three summer seasons old should in no way dissuade you from how tough I am. Unlike what some misinformed scientists have claimed, I am self-aware. I love my pack of humans, I enjoy television, although for the most part, unless a cat is falling off of something I find it boring. I can see colors and I thoroughly enjoy human food more than the cardboard kibbles they place in my dish. I just have the good grace to not beg at every opportunity like Ben-Ben, yet if he gets something I will make my presence known. The night the world changed, the only ones of us who survived were myself, Jess the teenaged girl who is easily my favorite, her infant brother Zachary, and Ben-Ben the Yorkshire Terrier who I have been learning to tolerate. I hadn’t gotten a decent night’s rest since they brought him back from the animal dumping facility, or to you humans, the pound. And last, and definitely least, the last sole survivor was the cat, Patches. I’d promised that one day I was going to catch that little fleabag and…well, let’s just say it wouldn’t have been pretty. Yet she proved herself alongside Ben-Ben numerous times as we escaped various hardships on our quest cross-country to reunite Jess with her old boyfriend Justin Talbot.

 

I guess I’ll start at the beginning because two-leggers tend to be so busy they forget things, including taking their dog out on a proper walk. The day the alphas brought Ben home, I was mourning the passing of my friend George the English Bulldog, who was perhaps the most majestic animal I’d ever known. Yes, the new guy was originally known as Ben but he would get in so much trouble the humans would have to say his name twice to get his attention, and so it stuck as Ben-Ben.

 

“Ben.” Normal conversational tone. Then a much louder, “BEN! Get out of the trash!”

 

“Ben. BEN! Stop eating your crap!”

 

“Ben. BEN! Stop tearing the couch up!” You get the point; eventually it was just easier to say Ben-Ben.

 

I don’t know what the two-leggers were thinking if they thought this thing could ever replace the irreplaceable. Then the zombies came and that little crazy dog stood paw to paw with me on the top of the stairs as we defended our home. I’d thought we’d lost him. He somehow found his way out of the pile of zombies and so began our trip. The five of us were heading to a place called Colorado, to Jess’ old boyfriend, someone she’d had to leave behind after the great move.

 


 

Author Bio

 

Mark TufoMark Tufo

Mark Tufo was born in Boston Massachusetts. He attended UMASS Amherst where he obtained a BA and later joined the US Marine Corp. He was stationed in Parris Island SC, Twenty Nine Palms CA and Kaneohe Bay Hawaii. After his tour he went into the Human Resources field with a worldwide financial institution and has gone back to college at CTU to complete his masters.

 

He has written the Indian Hill trilogy with the first Indian HillEncounters being published for the Amazon Kindle in July 2009. He has since written the Zombie Fallout series and is working on a new zombie book.

 

He lives in Maine with his wife, three kids and two English bulldogs. Visit him at at the links below for news on his next two installments of the Indian Hill trilogy and upcoming installments of the Zombie Fallout series.

 

Goodreads | Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon

 


 

Giveaway

 

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SINCE THE AUTHORS ARE COVERING THE SHIPPING AS WELL AS THE PRIZES THEMSELVES, THESE GIVEAWAYS WILL BE US ONLY (SORRY!) AND ENDING 11/5

 


 

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Zombie Tour Date: Oct 27th

Tour Stops

 

Dana Fredsti

Host: Stefani @ Caught Read Handed

Tom Leveen

Host: Tika @ Fangirl Confessions

Joe McKinney

Host: Ashley @ Books Blogging Beauty

Eric A. Shelman

Host: Emily @ Emily Reads Everything

Mark Tufo

Host: Nicole @ Boundless Bookaholic

T.M. Williams

Host: Bex @ Aurelia {lit}{geek}{chic}