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Author Interview: Mickey Wren

Check out this author spotlight for Mickey Wren!

You can find all his links furthest down the page, and don’t forget to check out his books!

1. Hi! Welcome to my humble blog of all things bookish! I would like for us to start by getting to know you. Give us a short bio, please! 

Mickey Wren was born Andrew Michael Levin in Philadelphia, PA.  The third of four in his family, he’s always been very eclectic.  In high school, he found a way to get across to people what he was thinking by writing song lyrics and singing acapella for friends and family.  In college, he got into short stories and fiction, and began to write the Runic Warriors stories.  Also, spending time through his life as a member of the Army National Guard and trying to keep afloat, his writing took a backseat for a while.  At the end of 2014, he rediscovered the Runic Warriors project and it grew exponentially into the Novella series available today under his official pen name, Mickey Wren.

2. To get to know you just a little bit better, I’d like to ask you some this or that questions. Answer 5 (or more!) of these and explain why you chose this or that, or maybe an entirely different alternative!

Winter, spring, summer or autumn? 
Spring, I don’t like extremes and spring is very relaxed

Tea or coffee?  coffee

Pen and paper or computer/phone?
Pen and paper first, then computer

Standalone or series?
Series, more of a challenge

Book or ebook? 
Book, feels better to hold it in my hands.

Hero or anti-hero? 
Hero, keep it simple

3. When you look for books to read, what trope or type of story will always catch your attention?

Sci-fi fantasy or a good mystery

4. What do you write? Tell us about your current projects and the latest happenings! 

The Runic Warriors is a sci-fi/fantasy series that was partially inspired by the Power Rangers

5. What is your most recent release? Give us a short presentation, cover, and a link for where to buy it! 

Book 5 of the series is called Massive Attack.  It finishes as much as I started 20 years ago.

6. What real-life inspiration do you draw from, and what are your primary fictional sources of inspiration (books, authors, films, music, etc.)? Name a few! 

I sprinkle bits about my life throughout the series.  There’s stuff related to Norse Mythology and Runic Magick, as well as aspects to the stories that are similar to the Power Rangers or even Voltron.

7. What is your writing routine? If you have one, give us the run-down! 

I tend to write out everything, pen to paper, then I take that to my computer and type out what I’ve written.

8. Last but not least: where can we find you? Drop those links! 
I’m all over social media, either under my real name Andrew M Levin, or my pen name, Mickey Wren.

https://www.facebook.com/Runicwarriorsseries/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBRP5-MjoNuk2nF6NSO1C5w

NEW RELEASE: Wake of Sins!

🔥 NEW RELEASE!!! 🔥

🖤 Wake of Sins is now available for purchase on Amazon!! 🖤

🖤 It is the 5th book of The Light of Darkness, a series perfect for readers who enjoy visceral, gripping high & epic fantasy tales with dark undertones and romance! 🖤

Treachery and defamation fuel the raging conflict between Light and Darkness, with trust a luxury neither human nor demon can afford.

Ruthless adversaries lurk in the shadows, ready to strike when the Panther tribe is at its weakest, and end them once and for all. With their very lives at stake, will Anaya and Samael manage to unify the Panther tribe and save them from extinction?

And will the rogue priests and their employer be found in time, before all of demonkind is doomed?

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Author Interview: Alisa H. Klinger

Check out this author spotlight for Alisa H. Klinger!

You can find all her links furthest down the page, and don’t forget to check out her books!

1. Hi! Welcome to my humble blog of all things bookish! I would like for us to start by getting to know you. Give us a short bio, please!

I currently live on Longboat Key, Florida, with my supportive husband. We have two amazing sons who we are extremely proud of. I grew up in Queens, New York, and raised my family in a quiet Long Island suburb of Dix Hills. Even though it’s been a few years since I lived in New York, I haven’t lost my accent—which puts a smile on many Floridian’s faces whenever they hear me ask for a cup of cawfee! You can take the girl out of New York…but you can’t take NY out of the girl.

2. To get to know you just a little bit better, I’d like to ask you some this or that questions. Answer 5 (or more!) of these and explain why you chose this or that, or maybe an entirely different alternative! 

Winter, spring, summer or autumn?
Autumn, I love the weather and the changing of the leaves.

Cat or dog?
I am a dog person. I grew up with dogs and found them to give you unconditional love. There’s nothing like coming home to a dog.

Tea or coffee?
Coffee, I am an avid coffee drinker. If there isn’t a coffee mug in my hand there’s something wrong.

Morning or evening?
Evening, I am a late owl. A night time person. I get a lot done at night.

Library or museums?
Both, however, I can go to the library more often. 

Mountains or beaches?
Beaches, I live by the beach and love looking out at the water. I find it very therapeutic.  It’s like Jimmy Buffett sings in Knee Deep, “Ocean is my only medication. Wishing my condition ain’t ever goin go away.”

Plotter or pantser?
I’m a plotter. I need to know the “A” and “Z” of a story, then I’m flexible with the middle.  

Pen and paper or computer/phone? 
Pencil and paper. I make creative connections when I write my first draft with pencil and paper.  Then I move to computer.

Standalone or series?
Series. I love my characters and want to continue to share their stories.

Book or ebook?  
Book. I have always loved holding the book. I love the smell too!

When you look for books to read, what trope or type of story will always catch your attention?  I love the murder mystery with a set of characters who might have done it!

4. What do you write? Tell us about your current projects and the latest happenings!

I enjoy writing mysteries with some historical fiction and interesting facts mixed in. I currently released my debut novel, The Perfect Move. It is a mystery set on Long Island, New York. I have some Author Talks set up for August and possibly a live Book Signing event. I am also working with local libraries. 

5. What is your most recent release? Give us a short presentation, cover, and a link for where to buy it.

My most recent work is a mystery, The Perfect Move. There is a promotion going with the book. It is called #theperfectmovechallenge 

Readers from all over have been taking the challenge. 

Here are my links to find out more. (My website & social media links)

https://linktr.ee/AlisahKlinger

 Here is Book Blurb-

When the promise of the perfect move leads to peril…

Moving out of New York City into Long Island’s upscale suburban community, Gold Coast Estates, is everything new mom Hope Klein ever imagined- a dream come true. 

The exclusive Gold Coast Estates community is situated on a subdivision of a formerly grand 1920’s estate on Long Island. The magnificent Maltz Mansion still sits on top of the hill, looming above the mini-mansion homes of the modern day rich as a beacon of the grandeur of Long Island’s past wealth. 

Hope enjoys getting to know her neighbors—a professional football player, a holocaust survivor, a Huntington’s disease victim and a groundbreaking researcher. Each becomes special to her. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to Hope, there’s a pair of eyes set on her, watching her every move. 

When a dead body is discovered in the affluent neighborhood, Hope’s perfect world is turned upside down. Was it a suicide, an accident or murder? Hope is determined to find out. Never underestimate the tenacity of the stay-at-home mom. 

If she’s not careful she might find herself the next victim..

6. What real-life inspiration do you draw from, and what are your primary fictional sources of inspiration (books, authors, films, music, etc.)? Name a few!

I am inspired by experiences in my life and the places I visit. For example, the mansion in my book was inspired by an actual 1920’s mansion on the Gold Coast of Long Island, New York. I draw fictional inspiration from the Agatha Christie novels. I love that Agatha Christie said  “It is ridiculous to set a detective story in New York City. New York City is itself a detective story.”  I believe she thought of setting as a character, which inspired me to write the Gold Coast Mansion as a character in the book.

7. What is your writing routine? If you have one, give us the run-down!

I do a great deal of research before I can sit down and write. I start with a premise and build from there. Once I have all my research completed, I am then able to write a first draft. Then the rewriting and editing follows.

8. If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice as you started out on the path to becoming an author, what would it be?

Find a good editor. Someone you can work with on a regular basis that has the time to really go over your manuscript.

9. Last but not least: where can we find you? Drop those links!

https://linktr.ee/AlisahKlinger

Author Interview: Linda Marie Pankow

Check out this author spotlight for Linda Marie Pankow!

You can find all her links furthest down the page, and don’t forget to check out her books!

1. Hi! Welcome to my humble blog of all things bookish! I would like for us to start by getting to know you. Give us a short bio, please!

I’m a happy mom of four kids, who writes erotic romance in her spare time.

2. To get to know you just a little bit better, I’d like to ask you some this or that questions. Answer 5 (or more!) of these and explain why you chose this or that, or maybe an entirely different alternative!

Winter, spring, summer or autumn?
Autumn, I don’t like it too hot or too cold.

Cat or dog?
Dogs, I’ve got 4 of em 😅

Tea or coffee?
Neither. I quit the caffeine addiction

Morning or evening?
Morning is when I best do my writing

Library or museums?
Neither really I don’t go out much anymore

Hunter or gatherer?
I’m vegan so I’d say gatherer

Witches or wizards?
Both I like em both

Ninjas or pirates?
Humm probably pirates

Mountains or beaches?
Mountains I like being physically inaccessible

Plotter or pantser?
Pantser for sure my books are all off the top of my head.

Pen and paper or computer/phone? 
Computer and or phone for sure

Standalone or series?
Both, they are both great

Book or ebook?
I love owning paperbacks and reading ebooks

Hero or anti-hero?
Depends on the book really

3. When you look for books to read, what trope or type of story will always catch your attention?

Anything erotic catches my attention for sure

4. What do you write? Tell us about your current projects and the latest happenings!

I write erotic romance, and my next book is called Camp Ya Wanna? It’s a really good one so far.

5. What is your most recent release? Give us a short presentation, cover, and a link for where to buy it!

My most recent release was Instinct. It’s about a couple with a small age gap of 7-8 years, who meet when they are too young to pursue it. He’s the son of an MC club owner, and she’s one of the members’ kids. He vows to wait for her til she’s 18. And when they meet again the sparks fly! Hugly LGBT community represent too😍

6. What real-life inspiration do you draw from, and what are your primary fictional sources of inspiration (books, authors, films, music, etc.)? Name a few.

Umm really I’ve just gotten it from my mind😂

7. What is your writing routine? If you have one, give us the run-down.

I write 5 days a week in the morning I shoot for one chapter a day.

8. If you could go back and give yourself one piece of advice as you started out on the path to becoming an author, what would it be?

Edit your own books, don’t trust people who say they know what they are doing, without looking over their credentials and personal works.

9. Last but not least: where can we find you? Drop those links!

I’m bad with links lol but on all platforms, I’m Linda Marie Pankow, Goodreads, Amazon, Instagram, and Facebook. As well as my webpage www.lindamariepankowauthor.pubsitepro.com

Reader love from The Magic Book Corner!

🔥 Repost from The Magic Book Corner 🔥

🖋Book Review Time🖋

🕯For a grim and bloody tale of faith, forbidden love and revenge, that will have you at the edge of your seat and wishing for more!

🔥The Power of Conviction

The first book in The Light of Darkness Series by @catrinrussellauthor

It got 5 dark stars from me
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

🕯In masterful strokes, Catrin Rusell paints here a compelling picture of a dark world, where faith clashes with reason, dedication blends in with obsession and appearances are never quite as they seem. Honor, ethics, righteousness, justice and morality, they are all beautifully brought into focus and challenged on the background of a sweeping war with demonkind.

🕯How far would you go in doing your duty? How gruesome should an order be before you draw the line and refuse to obey? Would you follow a command through even though the result will make you want to hurl? Or would you stand your ground despite being called a traitor to the cause?
This author here will make you walk a tightrope in between!

🕯Beautifully fleshed-out characters complement this gripping story and you may find it difficult to pick a favorite. They aren’t perfect, but just right! Neither too great nor too plain, just human! I for one love them all!!

🕯Written in a wonderful, elegant prose, this debut novel has something for everyone.
Love and tenderness enough to make you sigh, for all those in search of great feeling; as well as mystery and suspense to keep you guessing till the very end.

🕯Bloody action scenes are aplenty for those in search of kick-ass fights, as well as gory battles raw enough to fully satisfy.

🕯This author doesn’t shy away from killing, pain and suffering. She’ll give you raw torture scenes that will make you cringe in outrage, just as easily as unjust punishments, enough to break a heart.

This here is a must read for all dark romantic fantasy fans out there.

🖤Seriously people! Give it a try and you can thank me later.🤩

🖤Hugs and light everyone
And be kind.😘

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