Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Corruption of the Heart by Jessica Manson

Title: Corruption of the Heart
Author: Jessica Manson
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal Romance
Release Date: January 3, 2017

Lilith Carson was a normal girl whose parents died suddenly. She moves to a different state with her aunt, and she cuts herself off from everyone. Until one day, when her crush appears beside her in the library. From there, they fall in love, fast and hard.

Lilith finds out that when she turns eighteen, she will transform into a Vampire-Witch hybrid. When a vampire conceives a female, that female already has a mate chosen for her. When Lilith was conceived, there was a mistake. Her world is turned upside down when she must choose between two guys she barely knows.

Lilith has chosen the guy of her dreams and has settled into a life that she thinks is perfect. But nothing is ever as it seems. She will soon face the ultimate betrayal by someone she loves deeply.

What is the biggest influence/interest that brought you to this genre?
The biggest influence that brought me to this genre would have to be the books that I read. Paranormal romance is the type of books that I read and I wanted to create my own paranormal universe.

When writing a book, what is your favorite part of the creative process(outline, plot, character names, editing, etc)? 
My favorite part of the writing process is the writing itself. To be able to sit down, crank up the music and let the words flow is freeing. It’s amazing to watch the words form on the paper and turn into a story.

When reading a book, what genre do you find most interesting/intriguing? 
When reading I typically go for paranormal romance. I love the fantasy about them. Being able to escape to a world that is nothing like our own is very fascinating.

If you could co-author with any author, past or present, who would you choose? 
Lola St Vil. She is my favorite writer. When my mother died I was knees deep in depression. I didn’t get out of bed, wouldn’t eat, I cried nonstop. I didn’t talk to my husband, wouldn’t have anything to do with my children. I mean I was in a real bad place. The heartbreak I was feeling was all consuming. One day I was laying in bed after hours of crying when I decided to read something. Lola’s book The Girl from her Guardians series popped up on my Kindle as being free. It looked interesting so I downloaded it and read it. Once I read it, there was no stopping me. I read the full series plus the spin off The Noru Series. Lola St. Vil’s writing brought me back to life. Those books made me cry, filled me with excitement and anticipation but most of all, her writing made me laugh. It’s not very often that a writer can change someone so drastically and I feel like she literally saved my life.

Have you always wanted to write or did it come to you "later in life"? 
I have always wanted to be a writer. When I was ten years old I read Edgar Allen Poe’s poem Annabel Lee and from that moment I knew I wanted to be a writer. At the age of ten I was writing my own poetry but writing books came later in life. I am 31 years old and just published my first book.

Author Bio:
Jessica started writing when she was 10 years old. She started out writing poetry which has been published in several Poetry Society books as well as on the Internet. She won the Publisher’s Choice Award for her poem A Lost Soul. She has always had an addiction to reading which is what lead her to become an author. Her debut book is Corruption of the Heart.


Brought to you by:

Moms Against Zombies by Alathia Paris Morgan

Title: Moms Against Zombies
Author: Alathia Paris Morgan
Genre: Paranormal Horror
Release Date: June 8, 2017
Emma Jackson is an army wife and new mom with all the uncertainties that come with it… until that fear is pushed in a different direction. Instead of worrying about diapers and feeding schedules, her only objective is to keep her child alive after being chased by a man who looks entirely too dead.

Trish Walsh thought her day was bad when she had to drag all four of her children on an errand, but she rethinks the meaning after what she can only hope was someone dressed up like a zombie beats on her car door. Yet, the bloody mess left behind is anything but reassuring.

Cooper Walsh’s job is top secret. When criminals break in to steal his company’s secrets, he overhears the conspiracy devised to create chaos as a cover-up. Knowing he must do everything in his power to right the wrong, he sets out on a mission.

Surviving long enough to reunite with their families is all that matters. That… and stopping the zombie apocalypse before it destroys them.

It had only been six weeks since I’d had my baby. Today’s the day for my check up and to get the doctor’s okay to do some hanky panky with my hubby when he comes home. Well it won’t matter if I have a doctor’s note or not, my husband is back overseas with his unit. He was able to come home for a week when the baby was born, but he won’t be home for good anytime soon.

As I lay there waiting for the Gyno doctor to come and check me out in this flimsy little dress, I hear a commotion out in the hallway.

Hurried whispers and quick running footsteps down the hallway make me get up and tiptoe to the door in my bare feet. Cracking the door open I look toward the reception area, but all I can see is a stack of papers floating to the floor.

“What in the world?” I glance back to make sure the baby, Pierce, is still resting comfortably.

Hearing a scream from somewhere in the front, I decide the best course of action is to get dressed and put my tennis shoes back on. Flicking the lock closed, I got dressed in record time and collected my stuff as I headed back to the door.

Cautiously opening it, I couldn’t see anyone at all so I sling the diaper bag over one shoulder and my purse on the opposite side. Placing my phone in my back pocket and my keys in my hand, I hooked my arm through Pierce’s carrier and walked out into the hallway ready for anything.

It has gotten spookily quiet. There weren’t any voices or sounds coming from the reception area that had been filled only a half hour ago.

As I proceeded out through the now empty building, I wondered what had caused the evacuation.

Opening the front doors, I’m hit with sunshine.

“Shoot, I forgot the sunglasses.” Placing the baby down at my feet, I start to dig in the diaper bag when I notice a sound at the side of the building. Glancing up, there is a man walking toward me.

Wait, walking is a broad term for the way he is dragging his feet and lumbering towards me in a very aggressive manner and that is when I notice the blood dripping from his chest.

The screams now made sense. There must have been a shooting. While I would love to help, I have a new baby to protect and this guy is creeping me out, so I grab the carrier and make a run for the car.

Punching the button to unlock and open the van’s sliding doors, I am tempted to just place the carrier inside and buckle Pierce in a few blocks away, but it’s already so ingrained, the need to secure him, so I go ahead even though it will take a few seconds longer.

Sure enough the bloody guy is following me to my car. I open my door and jump in hitting the locks and praying this guy doesn’t have a gun on him.

I place the vehicle in drive and screech out of the parking lot which I’ve never done before because it takes the tire tread off and that’s just wasteful.

As I head toward my home, I realize there is a lot of traffic out on the road and people look really panicked.

The highway is congested and I’m getting a really bad feeling about this so I decide to take the back roads to my home, which is thankfully only about ten minutes away.

Author Bio:
Alathia is known to those around her for having an a long time love affair/obsession with Dr.Pepper, she has asked to be buried with a can so that it never runs out in the after life. Always bossy, she uses her mothering instincts to help others and share awareness of abuse in child and domestic situations.

A B.S. in History and English gave wings to her vivid imagination in book form. A supportive and loving husband has given her the chance to make her dreams a reality. Their three daughters and three dogs keep her busy while writing is a great way for her to wind down and destress.


Brought to you by: