Archive | January, 2016

Inter views with Writers

30 Jan

Amaranthine by Joleene Naylor

joleene naylor 2 (1)The folks at Interviews with Writers have been awesome enough to have me! When you get a chance, stop in and check out my interview. They had some great questions, like:

What inspires you to write?
I’ve always made up stories in my head, but what inspires me to write them down and publish is that I’ve been irritated by various main stream clichés. When I started the Amaranthine series I was tired of kick-butt females who seemed to go from plain Jane to vampire killer in a span of five pages, not to mention that there were never repercussions. No one bothered to explain how this new vampire life style affected her family, her friends, the house she left behind. And she was always so hot/sexy/gorgeous/clever/sassy that every vampire/werewolf/man that saw her instantly wanted her. Characters like that make me go “bleh”, so I wrote something different.

So…

View original post 8 more words

Advertisements

#FirstLineFriday (Chapter Twelve)

29 Jan

Amaranthine by Joleene Naylor

FLFIt’s time for #FirstLineFriday! On Friday, authors post the first one or first two lines of a potential work, a work-in-progress, or a published work  on their blog, and title the post #FirstLineFriday (just like this). It’s  a lot of fun, so feel free to join in! You can share your link on my blog comments, or on Rami Ungar’s (the brains behind FLF).

Today’s first line comes from Chapter Twelve of Masque of the Vampire (available for pre-order with an April 1st release date) :

Katelina readied for the onslaught, but Trevor charged past her and towards Kai. The boy dropped and swept a roundhouse kick that took out Trevor’s knees.

Another mid-scene moment, though at least we finally have some action!

What do you think?

What’s your first line for the week?signature for white

View original post

First Date Nerves

26 Jan

Secret Diary Of PorterGirl

Le Pantalon Fantaisie is a small but chic dining establishment. Crisp white tablecloths fall artfully across tables so simple in design that you just know they must be expensive. Likewise with the cutlery and glassware; so simple and precise and exuding expense. In my waiter’s garb, order pad in hand, I don’t mind admitting to feeling incredibly nervous in such a place. I have the poise and grace of a baby giraffe and there is no doubt in my mind that something delicate will meet a crashing demise before the night is out.

This is different to being around the antiquities of Old College. The ancient musty artifacts are not merely expensive, but priceless. The two things are completely different. I have no doubt the proprietors of Le Pantalon Fantaisie will have no problem with putting a price on a smashed glass.

A pianist gently teases a tune from the…

View original post 1,022 more words

Interview at My Book Place

23 Jan

Amaranthine by Joleene Naylor

booksThe folks at My Book Place were awesome enough to post an interview with me! They had some amazing questions, and I hope my answers were (at least a little) interesting.

For instance:

What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Masque of the Vampire – to be released April 1, 2016 – is the eighth book in the Amaranthine series and, though it has plenty of blood, action, and vampires, it is inspired by the classic British mystery; a guest at a well-to-do days long party ends up dead. Who killed them? Why? Instead of a dead guest I have a series of child murders, a mysterious locked door in the attic, a phantom stalker, and a cast of suspicious characters.

Check out the full interview to find out about timey-whimey writing, why deleting can be awesome, and why I find Tricia Drammeh and C.G…

View original post 3 more words

The Complexities Of Eyebrows

19 Jan

Secret Diary Of PorterGirl

As the daylight withdraws its gentle amber fingers from the Porters’ Lodge and retreats towards a velvety evening sky, Porter and I are quietly comparing the prices of candles, of all things. Old College uses a lot of candles and periodically we are tasked with conducting fact-finding missions to explore this unique market. It makes no difference, of course; Old College has been buying its candles from the same family-owned supplier for over one hundred and seventy five years. They are unlikely to allow a silly thing like thrift get in the way of tradition.

I used to shake my head in disbelief at such a pointless endeavour but I am now so accustomed to College life that it actually seems like a perfectly reasonable thing to me now. We pay little attention to the actual details. Porter is in an unusually talkative humour this evening and is merrily advocating…

View original post 800 more words

#FirstLineFriday (Chapter Ten)

17 Jan

Amaranthine by Joleene Naylor

FLFIt’s time for #FirstLineFriday! On Friday, authors post the first one or first two lines of a potential work, a work-in-progress, or a published work  on their blog, and title the post #FirstLineFriday (just like this). It’s  a lot of fun, so feel free to join in! You can share your link on my blog comments, or on Rami Ungar’s (the brains behind FLF).

Today’s first line comes from Chapter Ten of Masque of the Vampire (available for pre-order with an April 1st release date) :

The guests were scheduled to arrive after lunch the following evening.

Yes, yes they are. It’s an information imparting line. Not very exciting, is it?

What do you think?

What’s your first line for the week?signature for white

View original post

Author Interview with Venancio Cadle Gomani Jr.

16 Jan

Amaranthine by Joleene Naylor

Last Saturday Katelina interviewed Diego, a character from the Crest of Dreams series by Venancio Cadle Gomani Jr. Today we have the author himself!

Thanks for stopping in! Can you tell us a little bit about your newest release?

Jpeg provided by author

Venancio: My most recent book is Quantos Rising and it is the first in my Crest of Dreams series.

Crest of Dreams is the story of a world that has been split into four colonies after a Great War in which knowledge, civilizations, and time were lost from the world. After five hundred years of recreation civilization is split into four colonies: those that live on the ground call their colony ‘Damiroo‘; those who live in underwater cities call their colony ‘Retarctica‘; those who live in floating cities that hover above the clouds call their colony ‘Anotreshpore‘; and those who live in space cities following the same orbit as the…

View original post 1,546 more words