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My Interview with Tymber Dalton

Posted by steinbachtracey on April 22, 2013 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (1)

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Where did you come up with Tymber Dalton?

When I first started writing erotica, Hubby worked for a county government and we weren’t sure if they’d have a problem with me writing it or not, so I picked a pen name.

 

Do you have a favorite character that you’ve written?

That’s tough because so many of them resonate so strongly with me. I personally favor Taz (from my Brimstone Vampire series) because she’s a strong woman thrown into a situation where, for the first time in her life, she’s totally over her head and completely overwhelmed and trying to deal with it the best way she knows how, which isn’t really great. LOL

 

Something I’ve noticed since becoming an author myself is that there are some authors that treat each other like competition and some that treat each other like sisters. Which camp are you in and why?

It’s a business, to me, but I’ve formed great friendships. To me, I’m not in competition with other writers simply because no one person is going to like every book or author the same way. Readers are as infinite as writers. I’m a reader first, and I don’t forget that. So I don’t understand the mentality some people have of trying to kick others off the top of some imaginary mountain, when the reality is, there ISN’T a mountain in the first place. People who get like that are just petty and insecure, and karma will bite them in the ass sooner or later. I prefer to help people when I can, or at the very least if my time is tight, refer them to the same sources I used as a newbie writer to help them out.

 

Do you remember your very first professional review? If so, was it good or bad?

It was a pretty good review for “Love and Brimstone” when it was first released. I think I screamed. LOL

 

Do you still get excited about good reviews?

I try not to, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t. LOL I’m a neurotic writer, and it comes with the territory.

 

What’s your favorite Disney movie?

Lilo and Stitch. I have a Stitch coffee mug that’s my everyday mug. I LOVE Stitch. I’m sooo him. Sometimes cuddly, sometimes nothing but teeth and claws (which is usually before coffee or when I’m PMSing LOL).

 

When I was growing up, I wanted to be Laura Ingalls from The Little House on the Prairie. Was there someone like that for you?

Sherlock Holmes. LOL  I was a HUGE fan of everything Sherlockiana when I was a kid. That, and Stephen King. LOL

 

How much time do you spend on research?

It depends on the topic. Sometimes not very much, sometimes things I do in real life (like skeet shooting) make it into books and then it sort of self-perpetuates.

 

Describe your writing process.

I really don’t have a hard and fast process. I always write on a laptop, sometimes at my desk and plugged into a full-sized monitor and keyboard, and sometimes in my lap at the couch or in bed. I always have to have music because of my tinnitus. I have several playlists that I will hit repeat loop on and they can play over and over and I tune them out because I know the songs by heart. (Steely Dan, Warren Zevon, Yoko Kanno and the Seatbelts, Joni Mitchell, some other classical and New Age sort of soundtracks) Sometimes I pick specific music based on the mood of whatever I’m working on. If I’m on a deadline, I can easily do 10-15k words a day with no sweat, but I try to keep those kinds of crunches down to a minimum, preferring to do smaller chunks at a time.

Tymber's Links

https://www.facebook.com/tymberdalton

http://www.bookstrand.com/tymber-dalton

http://leslirichardson.blogspot.com/?zx=f753b9625b358062

http://twitter.com/TymberDalton


Tracey's new umm Helper

Posted by Kaylyn Davis on April 21, 2013 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi Guys! I am Kaylyn! I will be helping out Tracey by posting her blogs. She needs more time to write those wonderful books we all love. I am also beta reading her WIP in progress. It is going to be so HOT!! Like firemen hot! ;) So let me tell you a bit about me.

I am an army wife and a stay at home mom. I am a diehard reader. I read it all from sweet to downright dirty but I prefer the more erotic stuff. I’m very sarcastic and have a huge love of eye candy. I am very into photography and I review over at Riverina Romantics. Oh and I’m a bit random. (In case you couldn’t tell.) I met Tracey in a Facebook group and we clicked. A few months down the road and now I pimp her books out and beg her to write faster. :D So if I make a few mistakes in the next few weeks please forgive me. I swear I will work out the kinks… or some of them anyway. LOL

Kaylyn

My Interview with Lynne St. James

Posted by steinbachtracey on April 17, 2013 at 7:15 AM Comments comments (0)

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Interview Questions – Lynne St. James

 

Q.  Do you have a favorite character that you’ve written?

A.  I would have to say I love all of my characters, but usually I’m most in love with the current ones I’m writing.  Max or Maxim Ivanovich Golitisn is probably my favorite hero.  He is strong, stubborn, but as my heroine calls him, a “gentle giant.” 

 

Q. Something I’ve noticed since becoming an author myself is that there are some authors that treat each other like competition and some that treat each other like sisters. Which camp are you in and why?

A.  I’m in the “sister” camp.  I feel that there is an unending amount of stories to be written and a reader for every one of them.  I see no reason not to support my fellow authors however I can.  It is hard enough to write a book and get it published without being cut down by your peers.

 

Q.  Do you remember your very first professional review? If so, was it good or bad?

A.  Yes I do remember it. I only published two books so far so it’s easy.  I would bet that we all remember our very first of most things.  My first review was positive…a four out of five star rating.  The only “complaint,” if you could call it that, was that the story wasn’t long enough. I took that to heed and made sure the second book was longer.

 

Q.  Do you still get excited about good reviews?

A.  Always!  Doesn’t everyone? 

 

Q.  What’s your favorite Disney movie?

A.  There are so many Disney movies that I love, but I’d have to say my favorite is Beauty and the Beast.

 

Q.  When I was growing up, I wanted to be Laura Ingalls from The Little House on the Prairie. Was there someone like that for you?

A. I never watched a lot of TV when I was growing up. I was reader even back then.  When I was in grade school I wanted to be Trixie Beldon. She was a young tom-boy detective along the lines of Nancy Drew.  I loved those books – unfortunately they are out of print. I tried to find them to share with my own daughters but was unable to.  As I got older I wanted to be Scarlett O’Hara, but then who wouldn’t?                                                                                                                                                                          

Q. How much time do you spend on research?

A.  The amount of time I spend on research varies widely between books.  I’m writing a paranormal series now and it doesn’t require as much research as a contemporary or a historical would.    I do research names, places, things that I am using from the contemporary world to make sure they are accurately depicted.

 

Q. Describe your writing process.

A.  I’m what is referred to as a “pantser,” which means that I don’t plot out my stories ahead of time. I do have a basic story in mind before I start writing.  Then I’ll create a synopsis, find photos that resemble my characters and places in my book.  I keep a file with all of this information as well as a “bible” of all the details on characters, places, anything I will need to remember from book to book in a series.  Then I start writing, but a lot of the time my characters take over, and the story changes from the original plan. 

 

I am constantly coming up with new ideas for books and I keep a folder on my computer filled with story ideas and a few paragraphs (or more) describing them. I hope that I’ll get to write them all someday.

Lynne's Links

http://www.facebook.com/authorLynneStJames

@lynnestjames

http://www.amazon.com/Lynne-St.James


 


Happy Birthday Abbi Glines!!

Posted by steinbachtracey on April 16, 2013 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)


Here is the links to the giveaway and other blog posts celebrating Abbi's birthday:

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http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/share-code/ZjYyMzdmZDU1MmU0YmE1MTNiNGVmOWFlNWU5MDQyOjI0MA==/    ;

Abbi Glines links:

Website - http://www.abbiglines.com/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/abbiglinesauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AbbiGlines

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I recently read Fallen Too Far and this is one of my favorite parts:


"I keep peanut butter and bread in my room. I had some before I came out."

Rush's forehead wrinkled as he studied me. "Why do you keep peanut butter and bread in your room?"

Because I don't want his endless stream of friends to eat my food. I couldn't exactly say that though. "This isn't my kitchen. I keep all my things in my room."

Rush tensed and I wondered what I'd said to make him mad. "Are you telling me that you only eat peanut butter and bread when you're here? That's it? You buy it and keep it in your room and that's all you eat?"

I nodded, unsure why this was a big deal.

Rush slammed his hand down on the counter top and turned back around to face his bacon while muttering a curse. "Go get your stuff and move up stairs. Take any room on the left side of the hall you want. Throw that damn peanut butter away and eat whatever the hell you want in this kitchen."

I didn't move. I wasn't sure where this reaction had come from.



My Interview with Johanna Rae

Posted by steinbachtracey on April 11, 2013 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

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My interview with Johanna Rae

 

  1. Do you have a favorite character that you’ve written?

Oh gosh no! Every character carries a piece of my heart. Some of course have larger parts than others but they are all very special to me. I like to think that even some of my ‘troubled’ characters have their redeemable qualities if you are willing to see beyond the chaos.

 

  1. Something I’ve noticed since becoming an author myself is that there are some authors that treat each other like competition and some that treat each other like sisters. Which camp are you in and why?

I would like to think I’m in the ‘sisters’ camp. I appreciate the writing community very much, it’s awesome to have other writers/authors to use as a sounding board for book ideas, promotions and all sorts of other things. Some of my author friends are even kind enough to beta for me which I find invaluable. Others help out with other writing related things behind the scenes. We all support each other so I’m only too happy to return the favor be it advice, opinions or promotion.

 

  1. Do you remember your very first professional review? If so, was it good or bad?

I was so nervous! I couldn’t think about anything else while I knew the reviewer was reading my book. It turned out to be much higher praise than I was expecting which was a fantastic ego boost. (Four out of five stars)

 

  1. Do you still get excited about good reviews?

Every time! Wouldn’t you? *Smiles* every writer loves hearing that their work has been enjoyed. For me at least, that never gets old.

 

  1. What’s your favorite Disney movie?
    I have two. Beauty and the beast: because she didn’t allow her fear of him to change who she was. She stood up for herself and what she believed was right - even when she was scared. The other I love is Tangled. I love that despite the fear of the unknown and the huge risks involved, she was brave enough to go after her dream.

 

  1. When I was growing up, I wanted to be Laura Ingalls from The Little House on the Prairie. Was there someone like that for you?
    *Laughs* I used to wish I could be Nancy Drew…

 

  1. How much time do you spend on research?

It varies from project to project and depends on how well I know the background/details of what I’m writing. I’m the sort of writer that has to have it clear in my head before I start. If I’m unsure about anything I have to literally stop everything and research like a madwoman until my crisis has a solution. I’ve lost hours at a time researching something as obscure as ‘how many people would work at a sewage treatment plant’ sometimes a small detail can have a huge impact on the overall book if you get it wrong.

 

 

  1. Describe your writing process.

I’m one of those weird writers that doesn’t outline. I don’t plan anything beyond the boundaries of my brain, choosing to allow my thoughts and processes to evolve as I write. The most I will do is sketch portraits of the characters before I begin. Occasionally I will do warm up exercises… writing random scenes with my characters to get to know them better (which often don’t end up in the book). I’m a character driven author so most of the time they have full control of the reigns. I always have a basic idea of where I want the story to go but the characters choose how they will get there. Sometimes they fight me a little so I often write my scenes out of order, letting whomever has the loudest voice take the driver’s seat. My process seems somewhat chaotic to most and I get a lot of strange looks when asked to describe it. *laughs* However, I like to think I still end up with a result that the readers will enjoy.

Here are all of Johanna's links! Make sure to look her up and check out her work!

http://www.lazybeagleentertainment.com/johanna-rae.html

https://twitter.com/JohannaMRae

http://www.johannarae.com/

http://www.johannamrae.blogspot.co.nz/

http://www.facebook.com/johannamrae?ref=hl

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Therian-Secrets/156673414351231?ref=hl


 

 

 

Spring is in The Air Blog Hop

Posted by steinbachtracey on March 20, 2013 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (18)

http://sensuouspromos.blogspot.com/ Click on this link to find the other blogs to visit!!

Comment on this blog post with your email address to be entered into a drawing for the Grand Prize, an ebook Prize Package from XOXO Publishing authors! I will draw from the names that comment for a prize of a copy of Her Christmas Tree or Gray and Harrison.

Spring is in the air?! Where?! It's effing cold outside! I heard Phil the groundhog was beheaded yesterday or the day before!




My Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Author-Tracey-Steinbach-also-writing-as-Tracey-Michael/255179941185173


Her Christmas Tree

http://store.secretcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&cPath=4&products_id=461

Gray and Harrison

http://www.bookstrand.com/gray-and-harrison

Evernight

http://www.amazon.com/Evernight_-ebook/dp/B005NWT9LQ/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1363733111&sr=1-2&keywords=Evernight

Evernight 2

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Freebie Friday

Posted by steinbachtracey on March 15, 2013 at 7:40 AM Comments comments (0)


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Free for today only!!

Cassie's heart was broken when Alex left. Then Rose came along and made her laugh again. Just when Cassie was thinking she might be able to move on, Alex came back. Would Cassie choose the woman that broke her heart or take a chance on something special with Rose?

Hump Day Hook

Posted by steinbachtracey on March 13, 2013 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (5)

Hump Day Hook

Gray strode quickly through the garage and outto the street. Didn’t these damn people know he needed to get across? He pulledat the lapels of his suit jacket, hoping the boss approved of his new suit.Shit! He wasn’t supposed to care if the man cared what he was wearing. He wasso not Gray’s type. He preferred the scruffy look of males who worked withtheir hands, not the stick-up-his-ass, office types. But ever since Harrisonhad taken over their division,Gray’shis eyes had lingered just a little too long, his imagination working overtime.

 

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Just Desserts Blog Hop

Posted by steinbachtracey on March 9, 2013 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (18)

REESE’S PEANUT BUTTER CUPS

1 ½ CUPS GRAHAM CRACKER CRUMBS

2 STICKS MARGARINE

2 ½ CUPS CONFECTIONERS SUGAR

1 CUP PEANUT BUTTER

SWEET CHOCOLATE CHIPS

1 BOX ALUMINUM CANDY PAPERS (FOUND IN RESTAURANT SUPPLYSTORES)

 

MELT MARGARINE AND MIX WITH GRAHAM CRACKER CRUMBS; ADDPEANUT BUTTER AND CONFECTIONERS SUGAR. MIX WELL. CHILL. MAKE 1-INCH BALLS OFTHE BATTER AND SET IN CANDY CUPS, PRESSING DOWN TO FLATTEN BALL. PLACE 7CHOCOLATE CHIPS ON EACH CANDY CUP. BAKE AT 300° OVEN FOR 5 MINUTES ORJUST ENOUGH TO MELT CHOCOLATE. REMOVE FROM OVEN AND SPREAD CHOCOLATE CHIPS, ASYOU WOULD FROSTING. CHILL.

 

 

 

HONEY-OATMEAL COOKIES

 

1 ¼ CUPS SUGAR                                     1 TSPBAKING SODA

½ CUP SHORTENING                              1 TSP SALT

2 EGGS                                                       2 CUPSREGULAR OR QUICK-COOKING OATS

1/3 CUP HONEY                                       1 CUPRAISINS

1 ¾ CUPS ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR         ½ CUP CHOPPED NUTS

 

HEAT OVEN TO 375°. MIX SUGAR, SHORTENING, EGGS AND HONEY. STIR INREMAINING INGREDIENTS. DROP DOUGH BY ROUNDED TEASPOONFULS ABOUT 2 INCHES APARTON UNGREASED COOKIE SHEET. BAKE UNTIL LIGHT BROWN, 8-10 MINUTES. IMMEDIATELYREMOVE FROM COOKIE SHEET.

 

MAKES ABOUT 5 DOZEN.


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Her Christmas Tree

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Gray and Harrison

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Cassie’s Choice

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Sisterhood of the Traveling Blog, Round 2: A.L. Kessler

Posted by steinbachtracey on February 13, 2013 at 6:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Excerpt from your current work in progress and why you chose this excerpt, does it mean something to you, or is there something specific about this scene that made you want to pick it?

 

I chose to do and excerpt from Midnight Symphony, even though it was released yesterday, because I talked about it for the whole blog hop and didn’t think it was fair to switch stories on the last day.

 

Midnight Symphony (Now out):

 

"I have another question for you." He paused as they reached the outskirts of the village. "Why did you sleep with him?"

"I'm not talking about that with you. You aren't my father, you aren't my mate, and certainly it's not any of your concern. It was my choice." She shook her head and marched right passed him.

Alaster paused and she imagined he counted to ten before following her. "I'm simply concerned for your well being."

"Well,let me tell you, my well being is still very much intact after sleeping with Darius"

"So you're on a first name basis with him?" Alaster growled. "How is that for an enemy relationship, first he kidnaps you and then you fuck him, and now you're best friends."

"I don't see what your issue is with this." Dread started to fill her, only one reason came to her mind when she pondered why he cared so much.

"Your father promised me your hand in marriage once the demon king was dead." He snapped. "So everything you do is my concern."

Cora  froze, her hands curled into fists. "You've got to be kidding me."

Alaste rwent to her side and tried to take one of her hands. "No, he wants you with someone that can protect you and that can teach you. He doesn't know how the bonds are affecting your magic, so he's worried that your powers ma ydisappear just as easily as they came."

 

 

I chose this scene because it has my favorite line from the book in it. Alaster’s line about enemy relationships always makes me laugh. Another reason is because Alaster doesn’t get enough attention. If readers like him enough, I may give him his own novella, but we’ll have to see on that. Cora and Alaster’s relationship is a special one (as you can see.) The scene particularly doesn’t mean anything to me, I just like the chemistry between the two and the line. It was a choice between this scene and a scene right before Cora and Darius have sex. I wanted to save that one for when you read the novella. :D

 

Find me:

Website:https://www.amylkessler.com

Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/alkesslerauthor

Twitter:@a_l_kessler

 

MidnightSymphony:

Description:The legend ofthe Gypsy Lady had been passed down for centuries, and now it is Cora's turn to dance in the square. Giving people hope and taunting the Demon King is what she lives for, until she catches the attention of Darius, prince of the demons.Hidden behind her mask, she keeps her identity from him until she is captured by the king. With her magic on the verge of waking and the village on the brink of war can Cora tame Darius' heart before it's too late?

 

Darius became obsessed with the Gypsy Lady the first time he had seen her dance and play in the market place. The night he kissed her became his undoing. When his father captures the woman people believed to be a spirit,Darius takes the chance to observe her. His obsession with her grows into something more, he knows that together they can stop the war and set things right, but can he accept it?

 

Available at:

 

Amazon:

Ebook:http://www.amazon.com/Midnight-Symphony-ebook/dp/B00BEJDH6U/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1360638138&sr=8-4&keywords=Midnight+Symphony

 

Paperback:http://www.amazon.com/Midnight-Symphony-A-L-Kessler/dp/1482333120/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1360638138&sr=8-2&keywords=Midnight+Symphony

Createspace:

Paperback:https://www.createspace.com/4141961

Smashwords:

Ebook:http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/284233

 

 


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