Friday, July 4, 2014

Interview and Giveaway: Turning Home by Stephanie Nelson

Tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release.
The next book I’m releasing is the fourth book in my Gwen Sparks series. The series centers around a witch with the ability to interact and control spirits. It also includes sexy vampires and one rugged, mouthwatering Angel of Death. Hexed will be released this July.

Is there a theme or message in your work that you would like readers to connect to?
I try to write all my female characters as strong and independent. I am very much a feminist and try to portray that in all my books.

What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?
Hmm…I cannot whistle to save my life. I’ve tried countless times and just end up looking like a weirdo.

When you’re not writing what do you do? Do you have any hobbies or guilty pleasures?
I don’t have a lot of free time because I also design book covers for other authors so I’m constantly working on something. But, when I do manage to pull myself away from work, I like to read and play Super Mario Bros or Donkey Kong.

If this book is part of a series…what is the next book? Any details you can share?
The next book in this series will be titled, Finding Home. Brooke’s father gives her an ultimatum that will not only shake her world up, but also force her to find her own way.

What is next for you? Do you have any scheduled upcoming releases or works in progress?
I will be releasing the next book in my Gwen Sparks series, Hexed, in July. In September, I’ll be releasing the next book in my Anna Avery series, Ruling the Wolf.

What is in your to read pile?
Sadly, I do not get to read as much as I would like. One series I’ve been hearing a lot about is the Charlie Davidson books by Darynda Jones. I plan to start those as soon as I finish my current WIP.

Turning Home
A Small Town Novel
Book 1
Stephanie Nelson

Genre: New Adult

Date of Publication: Feb 18, 2014

ISBN: 978-1495951374

Number of pages: 336
Word Count: 81,863

Cover Artist: Once Upon a Time Covers

Book Description:

When Brooke Kingsley finally captures the interest of her four-year crush-Dylan Crawford-her world turns upside down. Feeling alive for the first time, Brooke decides to spend her last three days of summer with Dylan and discovers there's more to him than the rumors being whispered all over town. The problem is, Brooke's father doesn't want his daughter anywhere near the blue-collar bad boy.

As Brooke leaves for college, she'll realize that some boys aren't easy to forget.
Dylan Crawford has hated the Roseville Snobs his whole life, but one particular Snob has captured his eye-Brooke Kingsley. He knows he should stay away from her, but willpower has never been his strong suit. Soon Brooke is all he can think about. When she leaves for school, Dylan tries to move on with other girls, but the memory of Brooke taunts him. There's an undeniable pull to the very girl he's been warned to stay away from.

When tragedy strikes the Kingsley household, secrets are uncovered. Brooke and Dylan must decide if what they feel for each other is strong enough to conquer their families' dark past.

About the Author:

This may be my least favorite part about writing a book. You guys may be surprised to learn that I am the most boring person you’ll ever meet. The most interesting thing about me is that I write books, most of the time in my pajamas and jacked up on caffeine.

I began writing six years ago for fun and published my first book in 2012. Since then, my hobby has become my job and I love every second of it. I live in Illinois, in the country where I’m surrounded by corn and soybean fields. When I manage to escape my office, I enjoy fishing, spending time with my family and playing Super Mario Bros. and Donkey Kong. Yes, I’m a huge video game nerd.

Twitter: @stephnel1

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