FAA 2018: More to discover and a few answers from M.W. Brown

It’s Day 5 of Foster an Author 2018! Yesterday we delved into M.W. Brown‘s Portraits in Flesh with many deliciously creepy teasers. For our last day of Foster an Author 2018, I thought we could have a look at more of her work. 

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Did you know that M.W. Brown also writes flash fiction?

Head over to her website and check out her Bite-sized Reads. These 100-word stories will give you a taste of her writing  style if you still haven’t taken the plunge and purchased Portraits in Flesh. 🙂

Did you know she’s multi-genre?

Not only does she write horror/psychological thrillers, she’s also written science fiction and romance-crime fiction.

The Collapsar Directive: A Science Fiction Anthology

Published by Zombie Pirate Publishing Aug 2017

Genre: Science Fiction

Screenshot 2018-10-26 at 09.00.55Twenty short stories from authors around the galaxy. A brutal dictator takes control of a broken and dying Earth. The last humans alive flee their dying galaxy travelling faster than the speed of light; their journey will last a thousand years. Humanity’s newest super drug is being created in the most unscrupulous way imaginable. Rich neonobles take their hunting  game deep into the slums in search of a more interesting prey: the poor. These are just some of the amazing stories in THE COLLAPSAR DIRECTIVE a science fiction anthology including stories from Mel Newmin, Ryan Benson, M W Brown, Perry McDaid, Alan Seeger, Isabella Fox, Steph Minns, Karin Hartmann, and many more.. 

Includes Run by M W Brown

He opens his eyes to a dark, silent world. No memories, no clothes, just a large scar on his chest and the number 15 glowing ominously at the edge of his vision, darting about like an irritating eye floater. Trapped in a glass cylinder, he must find a way to escape, find some light, and then someone to ask what the hell is going on. His name would be a good place to start. Then the number changes to 14. What does it mean? Is it a countdown? If so, a countdown to what? 

Relationship Add Vice: A Thrilling Mashup of Romance and Crime

Published by Zombie Pirate Publishing Dec 2017

Genre: Romance/Thriller

Screenshot 2018-10-26 at 09.06.54Relationships are at the very core of who we are as human beings. They can pull us together, or tear us apart. Love lifts us up, and just as quickly drives us to madness, despair, and even into the murky depths of the criminal underworld. RELATIONSHIP ADD VICE is a thrilling blend of Crime and Romance, featuring more than twenty authors from around the world, twisted tales of life, lust, and lawlessness.

 Includes The Good Guys by M W Brown

Since they were children, Charlie has loved Lucy. She is quirky, smart and possesses an uncanny knack for finding things buried in the ground. It makes her one hell of an archaeologist.

On a dig in England, Lucy makes a startling discovery and the bad guys come calling. Now Charlie has to protect Lucy, escape the bad guys and survive the evil lurking beneath their feet.

PHUKET TATTOO: Crazy Tales of Far Away Places

Published by Zombie Pirate Publishing – Aug 2018

Genre: Multi Genre

Screenshot 2018-10-26 at 09.18.47Are you ready for a wild ride around the world without ever leaving your home? Here is your ticket to all the fun and adventure you can handle, and more besides. Exotic locations and thrilling action combine in PHUKET TATTOO: Crazy Tales of Far Away Places. People smugglers in Vietnam, sinister plastic surgery resorts, drinking in Serbia with Uncle Vlado, and many more stories of travel, mayhem, and broken bedframes. Features 20 stories from authors all around the world.

 Includes Everlasting Marks by M W Brown

Sometimes the stories told to tourists are more than just clever marketing. Sometimes a dark truth is woven into their enticing lies
Sometimes a few drops of blood and an old woman with a tattoo gun can change a life forever.

And now a few reader questions answered…

From Felicia Steele: What got you inspired to become a writer?

I used to enjoy writing stories at school but never even considered writing as a career. About five years ago, I had a ‘what if?’ moment after my daughter had been playing with our sat nav and thought it would make a great story. The idea wouldn’t leave me and continued to grow in my head.  Then, after I read one of Stephen King’s fantastic books and followed it with a book that was selling in the millions but I thought was written terribly, I decided to give it a go  myself.

From Zoe O’Farrell: What is your Kryptonite?

Screenshot 2018-10-26 at 08.52.58In terms of writing, researching on the internet is my Kryptonite. I can start off looking for jobs that kept men at home during the WW2 and find myself, two hours later, looking at videos of ghosts caught on camera or funny cats and I’ve not written a word!

From Terry: My question…would you like another cousin hehe

I don’t know if I could handle another cousin like her – she is wonderfully unique! But I’m always open to suggestions. 😉

I hope you’ve enjoyed getting to know M.W. Brown as much as I have. Make sure you continue to follow her writing career.

Here’s where you’ll find her:

M.W. Brown on Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/-/e/B0793MW5K8

Follow her on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MWBrownWriter/

Her website: www.mwbrown.co.uk

Follow her on Twitter: @AuthorMWBrown

Join her Facebook Group/Street Team: https://www.facebook.com/groups/allthemadmen/

M.W. Brown onInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/author_mwbrown/

On BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/m-w-brown

On Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17714719.M_W_Brown

On MeWe – https://mewe.com/profile/5adf8ae3569fc0167c47aaba

…and on Book link: https://www.books2read.com/u/bOAJZN

 

And don’t forget to come back later today to find out who is the winner of the giveaway! There’s still a little time to enter — just post a comment to this post! A winner will be chosen today at 6PM EST. 

Blog Tour: Running in the Dark by Inger Iversen

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RunningInTheDarkRunning in the Dark by Inger Iversen
(Running in the Dark #1)
Publication date: February 8th 2016
Genres: Paranormal, New Adult

Synopsis:
He is known only as Trace—because he leaves no trace of his victims behind.

A deadly Russian slayer, Trace’s life has always revolved around death. Death, and preventing humankind from learning about the legendary creatures of the night. But now his position as a Watcher has become a prison, and dealing death for the Vampire Nation isn’t as prestigious as he once believed it to be.

College dropout Bessina Darrow has witnessed things she isn’t permitted to see, a simple case of wrong place at the wrong time putting her life in danger. When Bessina becomes his new mark, Trace is prepared to eliminate her—until he discovers a way out for them both.

Protecting Bessina means defying the leaders of the Nation, an act that has them both running for their lives. The more Trace fights to disappear from danger, the more he unravels the secrets crafting his world—secrets he must unveil in order to finally save a life, instead of destroy it. Okay , I can do that.
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28143811-running-in-the-dark

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Inger Iversen was born in 1982 to Anne and Kaii Iversen. She lives in Virginia Beach with her overweight lap cat, Max and her tree hugging boyfriend Joshua. She spends 90 percent of her time in Barnes and Noble and the other ten pretending not to want to be in Barnes and Noble.

 

 

Author links:

http://www.ingeriversen.com/
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5829788.Inger_Iversen
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Inger-Iversen/187900437937819
https://twitter.com/kris10inger

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Blog Tour: Clearer in the Night by Rebecca Croteau

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Clearer in the Night  by Rebecca Croteau

Cait’s still reeling from her father and sister’s deaths when a werewolf bite changes her life forever. Two men seem frighteningly familiar with her condition and the world of magic she’s thrown into. Torn between sweet, too-hot-to-be-true Eli and dark, alluring Wes, Cait must choose sides… before it’s too late. Long version: Cait’s used to being an outsider. The odd girl out, the one with the alcoholic mother. The one whose sister and father died. The one who might just have telepathy. These things she could manage, could hide just enough to get by. Now a werewolf’s bite forced her outside the whole human race. Two men — the one night hook-up who shows up at her hospital bed, and the rescuer worker who may be following her — seem to know more about her condition than she doe … and about this strange world of magic she’s pulled into. As Cait plunges into this darker reality, painful secrets of her past are churned up and she’s forced to confront her new identity. Torn between the between the sweet and too-hot-to-be-true Eli and possessive, darkly sensual Wes, Cait must decide whom to trust and which side to choose… before it’s too late.

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Excerpt

This is what it’s like to be the odd girl out: you stand in a crowd, and everyone’s looking through you, past you, around you. Every smile you think is for you? It’s not. They don’t know you, they don’t know your story, but they can smell the curse on you, like a rotten perfume, and they know better than to brush up against you. Can’t risk it rubbing off on them. Of course, in a town like Meredith Falls, a small town that thought it was big, it could be that everyone here knew. That what they were laughing and whispering about was that girl, that Cait girl, didn’t you hear? Her father and sister were killed when she was nine years old, and now her mother’s a drunk and she’s a disaster. Don’t go close, you’ll get her on your shoes. But someone always came close. There was always someone willing to give it a shot, go for a spin, dare the roller coaster. Take a quick bump and grind in the darkest corners of a club, or an alley, or someone’s darkened bedroom, and then run back to their friends, laughing about how they made it with the town whore. Nah, that wasn’t fair. A whore charged. I was just fumbling after something that I wasn’t ever going to find, and reaching for something that approximated release in clumsy hands and whispered lies.

Author Rebecca Croteau

Author Rebecca Croteau

Author Bio

Rebecca, Ree to her friends, lives with her family in the wilds of New England. She is owned by two cats, and enjoys discovering the various ways that one can enjoy string. She is fueled by coffee, and strong autumn breezes.

Connect with Rebecca Croteau

Website: http://www.rebeccacroteau.com/

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Twitter: @ReeCroteau

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Congrats, Mats & Sara!

ImageMany of you know that I am a huge fan of Sara Elfgren and Mats Strandberg’s Engelsfors series that started with Cirkeln. Well, 30,000 youth voted and their choice was clear: Eld is was voted the best YA book of 2012 for Bokjuryn. I am so happy for them!

I first heard about the Engelfors series from my dear friend Pär, who designed the cover. Pär did such a good job of filling me in on the plot that I knew I had to read Cirklen. Since then, I’ve been hooked. 🙂 If you aren’t fluent in Swedish, get Cirkeln in English. Eld, or Fire as it’s known in English, will be available in English translation in September of this year and it’s definitely worth the wait! Pre-order it if you can. 🙂

Congratulations, Mats & Sara! You two deserve this honor for your amazing book! 😀

My Spring 2013 reading list

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No blossoms yet in Stockholm, but soon!

Spring has finally arrived in Stockholm, Sweden–the air is getting warmer, the ice on Brunnsviken has finally melted, I could actually go out without a thick scarf and hat on. You know what that means–now I get to tell you what books I plan on reading (or am already reading).

So what’s on the list this time? One oldie and lots of new books. 🙂

  • The Mating Rituals of the North American WASP by Lauren Lipton. Now, I read this book a few years ago and loved it. I was feeling nostalgic and decided to read it again.
  • The Husband Diet by Nancy Barone. Nancy is one of my fellow Matera brainstormers and this is one of the books we brainstormed together. Can’t wait to finally read it. I’ve preordered it. 🙂
  • Damocles by S.G. Redling. Sheila is another Matera brainstormer and Damocles is another book we all brainstormed. I loved the plot when she told us about it. I think this is going to be another hit like her previous novel, Flowertown. Different genre, complete different story but I’m sure it won’t disappoint.
  • The Lost Daughter by Mary Williams. Williams is an African-American woman who was adopted by actress Jane Fonda. The Lost Daughter is her memoir about growing up in Oakland in the 1970s and what brought her to the camp Fonda and then-husband Tom Hayden ran. It’s also a story about self-discovery and knowing when you can go home again.
  • Leftovers by Stella Newman. I loved Newman’s Pear Shaped--even when her main character was driving me crazy with being submissive to an emotionally-unavailable man. According to the back cover blurb, Leftovers is about friendship, love and enjoying what’s left on the table. I’ve already got it on my Kindle…soon I’ll dive in. 🙂
  • Hemlock Grove by Brian McGreevy. Every now and then, I need a dose of paranormal, and it looks like this time it will be the werewolves of Hemlock Grove who give me my dose. 🙂
  • Lessons in French by Hillary Reyl. Set in Paris in 1989, this is a story about a woman rediscovering Paris and her past. It’s also about what happens when life begins to spiral out of control. I can’t wait to dig into this one! 😀
  • Banker’s Death: Temptation in Florence #3 by Beate Boeker. Beate’s a fellow Matera brainstormer and, as I posted earlier, I love her sense of humor and her quirky cast of characters.
  • Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Theresa Anne Fowler. Having read so much by and inspired by  F.Scott, it’s great to finally find a novel about Zelda. This one is sure to be enthralling!
  • Woman on the Run by Lisa Marie Rice. Rice is the pseudonym for one my fellow Matera Brainstormers. She writes great romantic and erotic suspense and this is one of her books which I haven’t read yet. I think I will take this one with me to Copenhagen in a few weeks! 🙂

That’s it for now. I am anxious to get working on Maybe Baby again. I’m revising Chapter 7. Five more chapters to tighten and then I will feel ready to release it. 🙂

Happy reading (and writing)! 🙂

Reminder: Giveaway ends on August 24

This book could be yours…

Just a little reminder that you only have 10 more days to win a copy of The Circle, the phenomenal YA paranormal novel that’s taken Sweden by storm.

All you have to do is tell me a story about your spookiest experience ever and you could be one of the lucky winners. I’ve already received a few good entries…and I can’t wait to read more! 🙂

Leave a comment here with your story or send it via email to kimtalksbooks@gmail.com.

The 2 spookiest stories win! And this is an international giveaway–so *everyone* can enter. So what are you waiting for? 🙂