July 16, 2014

Interviews Around the Globe with Jerome Brooke


Today at Interview Around the Globe we have our Today at Interview Around the Globe we have our sixth Author Interview. Before we get into the Interview with our sixth interview. So let me start this interview. If you decide that you want to contact him. Their information is in the post.
We are in our second month of this feature. I hope to get better has I do it. For our sixth Author Interview. I was contacted. to do this. Let introduce our Author.
Welcome to “Interviews Around the Globe” with our sixth author Jerome Brooke. Welcome Jerome. We will just go ahead and jump on into the Interview.

Describe your *Latest/Recent* book in 20 Words or Less?

The City of the Mirage (Amazon) is a fantasy. The book is set in an empire of the stars.

Where or how did you come up with the idea for your story (in this book)?

I projected into the distant future the history of mankind.

How important are names to you in your book(s)? Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning? Do you have any name choosing resources you that you?

I use names from mythology.

Which of your characters (in this book) is your favorite and Why?

Astarte the Divine rules a great empire of the stars. Her story is set is the distant future.

Was there a certain scene *in this book* that was harder for you to write than others?

 The climax of the book was a final battle between the legions of Astarte and her rivals.

If you could cast your characters in the Hollywood adaptation of your book, who would play your characters?

The young Elizabeth taloy might play Astarte.

What is your least favorite part of the publishing / writing process?)

Obtaining reviews is very hard.

Just as your books inspire authors, what authors have inspired you to write?

I am useless aside from writing.

Do you read your reviews? Do you respond to them, good or bad? Do you have any advice on how to deal with the bad?

I read all reviews. I ignore bad reviews.

What are you working on now? What is your next project?

I am writinf an erotica series as Kitti Katzz.

Bonus Question: Characters often find themselves in situations they aren’t sure they can get themselves out of. When was the last time you found yourself in a situation that was hard to get out of and what did you do?

I was unhappy back home in California. I relocated to Thailand.
Thank you for taking part.  I would like to thank Jerome for coming by Interviews Around the Globe.

Interviews Around the Globe with Ethel Cook-Wilson

Today at Interview Around the Globe we have our first July Author Interview. If you decide that you want to contact her. Their information is in the post.

Welcome two our first July post. We are just a day before our nation birthday. I hope you all have a good weekend. Lets just right into it. First let introduce our Author.

Welcome to “Interviews Around the Globe” with our newest author Ethel Cook-Wilson. Welcome Ethel.. Come and Meet Ethel Cook-Wilson and now I will jump into the Interview.




Describe your *Latest/Recent* book in 20 Words or Less?

Julian Carlton, I am not just another George! is a historical novel based on murders that happened at Taliesin the home of Frank Lloyd Wright. The hundredth anniversary is August 15. The book is available as eBook or conventional. I’m excited for the world to read Julian’s story.

Where or how did you come up with the idea for your story (in this book)?

I read a novel about Frank Lloyd Wright’s love affair and learned of the tragic end. I used that as an inspiration to write my novel.

How important are names to you in your book(s)? Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning? Do you have any name choosing resources you that you?

I tried to choose names normally used in the time period or those unique to different cultures.

Which of your characters (in this book) is your favorite and Why?

Gertie. She was an innocent in so many ways. I am glad she escaped Julian’s wrath.

Was there a certain scene *in this book* that was harder for you to write than others?

The murder scene and whenever Gertie was mistreated.

If you could cast your characters in the Hollywood adaptation of your book, who would play your characters?

Julian was Bajan and Gertie Nevesian, so Actors of color would be best suited.

What was your favorite part to write and why?

The chapters about the Caribbean islands.

Just as your books inspire authors, what authors have inspired you to write?

J. California Cooper, Nancy Horan, Julia Alvarez,Paul Laurence Dunbar

Do you read your reviews? Do you respond to them, good or bad? Do you have any advice on how to deal with the bad?

I try to improve my craft if the criticism is about that. If it was about someone’s feeling or opinion, I respect it, but try not to be too affected by it.

What are you working on now? What is your next project?

I want to do a book about a beach that was a great part of my early life.

Bonus Question: Characters often find themselves in situations they aren’t sure they can get themselves out of. When was the last time you found yourself in a situation that was hard to get out of and what did you do?

I try to remain calm and pray!

Thank you for taking part. Your responses were good to reading. I would like to thank Ethel for coming by Interviews Around the Globe.

July 8, 2014

Review: King

Book Title: King
Author: R.J. Larson
Publisher: Bethany House
Pub Date: July 1, 2013
Book Resource: I received this book in expanse for an honesty review.
Genres: Christian Fiction, Fantasy,Religion, Adult, Young Adult
Series: Book of the Infinite #3
Synopsis: Akabe of Siphra, I have brought your enemies low and lifted you from the dirt.
Against his wishes and desires, Akabe Garric has been chosen by his people to be king. A warrior at heart, he’d never dreamed of such a swift, unexpected rise to power. Determined to prove his worth to the citizens of Munra and honor his Creator, Akabe undertakes a monumental task: to rebuild the Infinite’s Holy House in Siphra.
Only this I ask: Restore My temple and let Me dwell again among the people.
Akabe soon discovers that the land he needs is held by the Thaenfalls, known Atea-worshipers who will give up their claim only if he marries into their line. Though he seeks direction from the Infinite, his pleas are met with silence. Frustrated, Akabe makes an impulsive decision, sweeping his nation into a lethal storm that threatens his plans for the temple. As questions of love and faith become tangled with lies, ancient feuds, and treacherous plots, can Akabe, his mysterious queen, and his trusted friends Ela and Kien Lantec find the Infinite’s path…or will they fail as so many others before?
Will your faith hold strong when I am silent? Child, can you be My king?
My Thoughts:
I truly do not remember what this book was about. I do remember reading it but not sure how it goes anymore. That one thing I like about me I can read a book and still enjoy it over and over. When it good, I do this. This book was good to me. I know it about a boy either to become king or something like that. He is either to save a kingdom or something. I am sorry I can not remember. The overall of the book is good and fun to read. This is best for those of a favorite of fantasy.
Reviews: Goodreads/Sheri/Librarything


My Rating:

A Table by the Window: A Novel of Family Secrets and Heirloom Recipes

Book Title: A Table by the Window: A Novel of Family Secrets and Heirloom Recipes
Author: Hillary Manton Lodge
Publisher: WaterBrook Press
Pub Date: March 18, 2014
Series: A Table by the Window #1
Genres: Christian, Romance
All about the author:

Disclaimer: I received this book from Book for bloggers for free and for a honesty Review
Description: The youngest heir to a French-Italian restaurant dynasty, food writer Juliette D’Alisa has spent her life negotiating her skill with words and her restaurant aspirations. When her brother Nico offers her a chance to open a restaurant together, she feels torn—does she really have what it takes? Should she risk leaving her journalism career?
After the death of her grandmother, Juliette discovers an antique photograph of a man who looks strikingly like her brother. As the truth behind the picture reveals romance and dark secrets, Juliette struggles to keep the mystery away from her nosy family until she can uncover the whole story.
Inspired by her grandmother’s evolving story, Juliette resolves to explore the world of online dating. To her surprise, she finds a kindred spirit in Neil McLaren, a handsome immunologist based in Memphis, Tennessee. With a long-distance relationship simmering, Juliette faces life-shifting decisions. How can she possibly choose between a promising culinary life and Neil, a man a world away in more ways than one? And is it possible her Grandmother’s story can help show the way?
My Thoughts:
I never thought I would like a series like this one. It was new to me and I did enjoy it. You get something that no other book does or often. You get recipes at the end of each chapter. I want to finish out this series when the books come out. I hope it soon. If you like recipes this book may be for you. None the less I hope you can decide for yourself. I hope you enjoy reading it. I hope you have a good experience with it but if not it okay. I really had a hard time putting it down. My other this is I had a little bit of a hard time reading it. It had nothing to do with the author or her writing. It had something to do with me myself and understanding the concept.
Reviews: Goodreads/ Shefari/ Barnes & Noble