Monday, 24 October 2016

Blog Tour + Interview + Giveaway - My Maker's Keeper by Tiffany Current

MY MAKER’S KEEPER by Tiffany Current 
Release Date: November 1, 2016 
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance


Hannah Clark used to be an ordinary girl. She used to be a lot of things. Until she was bitten.

Five months ago, Hannah woke up in the middle of the woods as a vampire. She didn’t know how it happened or who turned her. She just knew she wasn’t safe in her hometown anymore.

Fort Wayne was supposed to be her fresh start. Her chance to finish high school without any other incidents. But then she met Jackson. Their attraction was instant and awakened something deep inside of her. Her thirst for blood.

Things only got worse when her maker, Lucas, came to town. He might have been sexy, but he was one dangerous vampire. And if Hannah wanted to keep Jackson safe, she had to protect him from Lucas’ ravenous ways. Even though she found herself excited by them.

But Lucas wasn’t there for her. Something sinister was happening in town. Vampires were going missing, and if Hannah didn’t want to be next, she had to work with Lucas to solve the mystery. But could she trust him? Or should she trust Jackson? She had to make a choice—and her life might just depend on it.


 When did you start writing?

I first started writing back in elementary school. At the time, it was just journaling, but eventually I started coming up with original stories.

What makes you want to write?

Generally, a good idea makes me want to write. The last great idea I had came to me in the shower. By the time I finished washing up, I already had a story outlined in my head!

Do you ever get writer's block and what do you do to get over it?

Yes, I do get writer’s block. How I deal with it depends on whether or not I have a deadline. If I don’t have a deadline, I usually just get lost in some random TV show. If I need to push through, I’ll pop on one of my favorite songs to change my energy and then will get back to writing.

Do you have a special way of going about writing?

I’m a big believer in the outlining process. So I have to have all the characters and story fully fleshed out before I start on a project.

Do you have any works in progress?

I do! I’m writing an urban fantasy novelette. It’s about this cynical and sarcastic woman who doesn’t believe in the supernatural – only to discover she is supernatural and has to team up with a hot guy to rid the world of monsters. It’s part of the series, and I’m hoping to put out book one in February.

What are your hobbies? 

Reading, writing, watching TV, and spending time with my family.

Who is your favourite character in My Maker's Keeper? 

Lucas is probably my favorite. He’s a sexy vampire who likes to play by his own rules. What can I say, he’s my crush!

How did you get the idea for My Maker's Keeper?

I was trying to decide what to write next and I knew I wanted to write something about vampires. (I’m a huge vampire fan.) So the story just kind of came to me after that point.

What was your favourite part of writing My Maker's Keeper?

Probably finishing the book. Ha! I enjoyed writing it, but honestly, my favorite part is writing “The End.” Because then I have this finished product that I can read and enjoy myself.

What are you currently reading? 

Jackaby by William Ritter.

What is your favourite book? 

Skinny Legs and All.

Who is your favourite author? 

Tom Robbins.

What is your favourite film?

 The Usual Suspects.

What is your favourite TV show?

This is a tough one, because it varies from year to year. Right now it’s probably How to Get Away with Murder, but it used to be The Vampire Diaries.


Tiffany Current earned her Bachelor's degree in dramatic writing from Drexel University. Her first book, the self-help relationship guide How to Move in with Your Boyfriend (and Not Break Up with Him), was published by Turner Publishing in 2011.

Tiffany writes paranormal romance, young adult, urban fantasy, and self-help books. In her spare time, Tiffany enjoys reading books, watching trashy action movies, and eating chocolate.

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Sunday, 23 October 2016

Blog Tour + Interview + Giveaway - Blood Red Snow White by Marcus Sedgwick

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Blood Red Snow White

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

Release Date: October 25th 2016

Genre: Young Adult, Historical Fiction, Russia, Fairy Tales 


It is 1917, and the world is tearing itself to pieces in a dreadful war, but far to the east of the trenches, another battle is breaking out - the Russian Revolution has just begun... 

Blood Red, Snow White captures the mood of this huge moment in history through the adventure of one man who was in the middle of it all; Arthur Ransome, a young British journalist who had first run away to Russia to collect fairy tales. 

Told as three linked novellas, part one captures the days of revolution but retells the story as Russian Fairy Tale, with typical humour and unashamed brutality. Part two is a spy story, set over the course of one evening, as Ransome faces up to his biggest challenge, and part three is a love story, full of tragedy and hope, as every good Russian love story should be.

When did you start writing? 

In a serious way, around the mid-nineties. In 1997, I got an agent, and my first book (Floodland) was published in 2000.

How did you get the idea for Blood Red Snow White

It's a true story. So getting it was just a matter of luck - I happened to see a small piece in a newspaper proving that an English writer who I'd loved as a child had just been proved to have been a spy in Russia during the revolution. His secret service files had been made public - it all started from there.

Who is your favourite character in Blood Red Snow White

Obviously it has to be Arthur Ransome, the man who the book is about, but I like lots of the very colorful other characters, real people that he came to meet. There's also three fictional characters in the book - a grandfather and his grandchildren, who I lifted from Ransome's own book of Russian fairy tales and put into this novel.

Do you have any works in progress? 

Yes, I'm just putting the very final touches to my next book, Saint Death, which appears in April in the US.

What are your hobbies? 

I don't do much other than sleep, eat and write. I love music and film, so I spend much time with those things, and otherwise I like staring into space and calling it research.


This book picked up a lovely blog review when it first came out in the UK. If you recognise the vlogger, this is Rosianna Halse Rojas, these days better known as @papertimelady.



Marcus Sedgwick was born in Kent, England. Marcus is a British author and illustrator as well as a musician. He is the author of several books, including Witch Hill and The Book of Dead Days, both of which were nominated for the Edgar Allan Poe Award. The most recent of these nominations rekindled a fascination with Poe that has borne fruit here in (in The Restless Dead, 2007) the form of "The Heart of Another" - inspired by Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart." Of his story, Sedgwick says, "This was one of those stories that I thought might be a novel originally but actually was much better suited to the tight form of the short story. I had the initial idea some years ago but was just waiting for the right ingredient to come along. Poe's story, as well as his own fascination with technique, provided that final piece of the puzzle."

He used to play for two bands namely playing the drums for Garrett and as the guitarist in an ABBA tribute group. He has published novels such as Floodland (winner of the Branford Boase Award in 2001) and The Dark Horse (shortlisted for The Guardian Children's Book Award 2002).

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