Saskia Book Tour: Garry Rogers – Corr Syl The Warrior

Introducing Garry Rogers, author of “Corr Syl The Warrior“.

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The Book: Corr Syl The WarriorGarry Rogers - Corr Syl The Warrior 1
When an armed patrol crosses the border into Wycliff District, the Wycliff Council sends Corr Syl to investigate and recommend a response. Corr soon learns that spies have infiltrated his district, and already many lives are at risk. He catches a glimpse of something truly evil, and with no time to spare, must choose between a safe response that might fail, and a sure response that might start a global war.

 

 

 

Wycliff Map
Garry Rogers - Wycliff Map 1

Where you can purchase this book?
eBook
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Paperback
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Createspace

About the Author
Garry Rogers Garry Rogers 1has a PhD in Physical Geography.  He taught at Columbia University and UCLA, and currently serves as President of the Agua Fria Open Space Alliance, Inc.  He has published three nonfiction books, and hundreds articles in peer-reviewed science journals and conference proceedings.  He is currently working on a sequel to his debut novel Corr Syl the Warrior, and a second volume on Arizona wildlife.

Where to Find Garry
Goodreads

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Interview

Question: What have you published recently?
Fiction:  “Corr Syl the Warrior” (ISBN:  978-1484989890)
Nonfiction:  “Arizona Wildlife Notebook” (ISBN:  978-1480096509)
I also contribute articles on wildlife conservation for my website, local news media, government agencies, and others.  For instance, I just wrote a walking tour of a local stream habitat for schoolchildren.

Question: How, and when, did you decide to become a writer?
My middle and high school teachers encouraged me to write.  After high school, my education and subsequent careers in science and business required a great deal of writing.  I published several nonfiction science books and hundreds of articles in peer-reviewed science journals and scientific conference proceedings.  Learning to write fiction has been a stimulating challenge.

Question:  Why switch to fiction?
Much of my work in science focuses on desert vegetation.  Houses and roads are steadily obliterating the sites I study.  As the vegetation habitat is lost, the wildlife declines.  In my state, public agencies report that over half of native wildlife species are tending toward extinction.  Land use planners could avoid many of the human impacts on vegetation.  With a novel, I can reach a wider audience than the scientists who read my technical work.

Question: Where can we find your published writing?
Amazon now, and other bookstores in a few weeks.  Google Scholar has a more complete list of my published work, and my website “About” page has an exhausting list.

Question: What is a typical day like for you as a writer?
Feed the cats, make coffee, write, exercise, feed birds and ducks, do a little landscape maintenance, write some more, read.

Question: What are your favorite characters that you have created?  Tell us about them.
Corr Syl is a talented young warrior in a society dominated by much older individuals.  Wanting to avoid responsibility, but always willing to help, Corr agrees to investigate a murder and a minor invasion by a dangerous species.  Corr’s preference would be to go on a long trip with another warrior named Rhya Bright.  Instead, he becomes a key figure in a conflict and must see it through.  Corr likes to have fun with friends, likes to tell stories, and wants to be a comedian.  He has trouble with timing, however, and his jokes tend to elicit groans instead of laughs.

Rhya Bright, a warrior in training, and even younger than Corr Syl, is attracted to Corr.  She hides her interest because of pride and determination to form intimate relationships only with equals, not superiors.  Among her martial skills, Rhya excels in archery and battle strategy.  Rhya has a hidden compulsion to protect weaker individuals.  She becomes involved in the same conflict as Corr, and the two become very close as they work to solve a great problem.  Rhya is a good dancer and a great conversationalist.  I would be delighted to spend all my time within range of her cheery disposition.

I like several of the other characters.  I modeled Ralph Mäkinen after a close friend who had a good heart, a great sense of humor, and who was the All City Amateur Golden Gloves boxing champion.  Allysen Olykden is the older but beautiful, wise, and sympathetic friend we would all like to have.  I also like Aaron Li for beneath a dark calculating exterior, Li is a dedicated humanitarian.  And I could go on.

Question: do you find you “mentally edit” other writers’ works as you read them?  Does doing this help you or bother you?
I am interested in the methods used by other writers.  I am often impressed with the new ideas and techniques they use to compose scenes and handle interactions.  For me, looking behind the writing curtain adds an extra dimension that usually enriches the story.

Question: What music do you listen to, while writing?
I like many types of music, but I prefer silence when I write.

Question: What do you eat while writing?
I sip coffee, but take a break when I eat.

Five for Fun:
What is your favourite non-alcoholic drink?
Water.  Someone said that drinking lots of water would help me keep my weight down.  Seems to work.

What is your favourite cartoon character?
Judge Doom the antagonist in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.”  Doom is motivated and witty.  But, what does he do for fun.  Perhaps he golfs, bowls, or reads?

What is your favourite movie of all time?
I liked the Blues Brothers, but have to pick “The Long Kiss Goodnight.”  After both lead characters are tortured, beaten and wounded in various ways, Gina Davis, staggering, dripping blood, eyes black, crawls into a car shakily steered by Samuel Jackson who is just as messed up.  As Jackson weaves away, he asks Davis if she is all right, and she manages, “Are you stupid?”  My kind of humour.

What do you like to do for fun or just to relax?
I like to chase animals around with my camera, but I also like to go dancing, drinking, and camping. I have read thousands of books.  I like movies and plays, and I am a fan of Red Dwarf, West Wing, and Dexter.

Question: Where can we find you on the web?
My Website
Amazon Author Page
Facebook Page
Google+ Page

Google+Community
Google Scholar
Goodreads

LibraryThing
LinkedIn
Pinterest
StumbleUpon
Twitter

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Saskia Book Tour: Garry Rogers – Corr Syl The Warrior

Introducing Garry Rogers, author of “Corr Syl The Warrior“.

Garry Rogers - Corr Syl The Warrior Tour 1

The Book: Corr Syl The WarriorGarry Rogers - Corr Syl The Warrior 1
When an armed patrol crosses the border into Wycliff District, the Wycliff Council sends Corr Syl to investigate and recommend a response. Corr soon learns that spies have infiltrated his district, and already many lives are at risk. He catches a glimpse of something truly evil, and with no time to spare, must choose between a safe response that might fail, and a sure response that might start a global war.

Wycliff Map
Garry Rogers - Wycliff Map 1

Where you can purchase this book?
eBook
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Paperback
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Createspace

About the Author
Garry Rogers Garry Rogers 1has a PhD in Physical Geography.  He taught at Columbia University and UCLA, and currently serves as President of the Agua Fria Open Space Alliance, Inc.  He has published three nonfiction books, and hundreds articles in peer-reviewed science journals and conference proceedings.  He is currently working on a sequel to his debut novel Corr Syl the Warrior, and a second volume on Arizona wildlife.

Where to Find Garry
Goodreads
Facebook
Google +

Twitter
Blog

Interview

Question: What have you published recently?
Fiction:  “Corr Syl the Warrior” (ISBN:  978-1484989890)
Nonfiction:  “Arizona Wildlife Notebook” (ISBN:  978-1480096509)
I also contribute articles on wildlife conservation for my website, local news media, government agencies, and others.  For instance, I just wrote a walking tour of a local stream habitat for schoolchildren.

Question: How, and when, did you decide to become a writer?
My middle and high school teachers encouraged me to write.  After high school, my education and subsequent careers in science and business required a great deal of writing.  I published several nonfiction science books and hundreds of articles in peer-reviewed science journals and scientific conference proceedings.  Learning to write fiction has been a stimulating challenge.

Question:  Why switch to fiction?
Much of my work in science focuses on desert vegetation.  Houses and roads are steadily obliterating the sites I study.  As the vegetation habitat is lost, the wildlife declines.  In my state, public agencies report that over half of native wildlife species are tending toward extinction.  Land use planners could avoid many of the human impacts on vegetation.  With a novel, I can reach a wider audience than the scientists who read my technical work.

Question: Where can we find your published writing?
Amazon now, and other bookstores in a few weeks.  Google Scholar has a more complete list of my published work, and my website “About” page has an exhausting list.

Question: What is a typical day like for you as a writer?
Feed the cats, make coffee, write, exercise, feed birds and ducks, do a little landscape maintenance, write some more, read.

Question: What are your favorite characters that you have created?  Tell us about them.
Corr Syl is a talented young warrior in a society dominated by much older individuals.  Wanting to avoid responsibility, but always willing to help, Corr agrees to investigate a murder and a minor invasion by a dangerous species.  Corr’s preference would be to go on a long trip with another warrior named Rhya Bright.  Instead, he becomes a key figure in a conflict and must see it through.  Corr likes to have fun with friends, likes to tell stories, and wants to be a comedian.  He has trouble with timing, however, and his jokes tend to elicit groans instead of laughs.

Rhya Bright, a warrior in training, and even younger than Corr Syl, is attracted to Corr.  She hides her interest because of pride and determination to form intimate relationships only with equals, not superiors.  Among her martial skills, Rhya excels in archery and battle strategy.  Rhya has a hidden compulsion to protect weaker individuals.  She becomes involved in the same conflict as Corr, and the two become very close as they work to solve a great problem.  Rhya is a good dancer and a great conversationalist.  I would be delighted to spend all my time within range of her cheery disposition.

I like several of the other characters.  I modeled Ralph Mäkinen after a close friend who had a good heart, a great sense of humor, and who was the All City Amateur Golden Gloves boxing champion.  Allysen Olykden is the older but beautiful, wise, and sympathetic friend we would all like to have.  I also like Aaron Li for beneath a dark calculating exterior, Li is a dedicated humanitarian.  And I could go on.

Question: do you find you “mentally edit” other writers’ works as you read them?  Does doing this help you or bother you?
I am interested in the methods used by other writers.  I am often impressed with the new ideas and techniques they use to compose scenes and handle interactions.  For me, looking behind the writing curtain adds an extra dimension that usually enriches the story.

Question: What music do you listen to, while writing?
I like many types of music, but I prefer silence when I write.

Question: What do you eat while writing?
I sip coffee, but take a break when I eat.

Five for Fun:
What is your favourite non-alcoholic drink?
Water.  Someone said that drinking lots of water would help me keep my weight down.  Seems to work.

What is your favourite cartoon character?
Judge Doom the antagonist in “Who Framed Roger Rabbit.”  Doom is motivated and witty.  But, what does he do for fun.  Perhaps he golfs, bowls, or reads?

What is your favourite movie of all time?
I liked the Blues Brothers, but have to pick “The Long Kiss Goodnight.”  After both lead characters are tortured, beaten and wounded in various ways, Gina Davis, staggering, dripping blood, eyes black, crawls into a car shakily steered by Samuel Jackson who is just as messed up.  As Jackson weaves away, he asks Davis if she is all right, and she manages, “Are you stupid?”  My kind of humour.

What do you like to do for fun or just to relax?
I like to chase animals around with my camera, but I also like to go dancing, drinking, and camping. I have read thousands of books.  I like movies and plays, and I am a fan of Red Dwarf, West Wing, and Dexter.

Question: Where can we find you on the web?
My Website
Amazon Author Page
Facebook Page
Google+ Page

Google+Community
Google Scholar
Goodreads

LibraryThing
LinkedIn
Pinterest
StumbleUpon
Twitter

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Featured Author of the Week 18th June

Author Spotlight: Roxanna Rose
The Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author of the week


About the Author
Roxanna RoseRoxanna Rose is a California native with a deep connection to her Ulster Heritage. Fascinated by Myths and Legends from cultures around the world, she enjoys creating YA & Fantasy novels steeped in their mysteries. “Desires: A Legacy Novel” is the first in a series based on Celtic Myth & Legend. “Malevolence: A Legacy Novel” will be released later this year along with “She Who Watches,” an Urban Fantasy novel based on the Native American legend. Roxanna divides most of her time between her writing and her career as a Veterinary Technician and Wildlife Rehabilitator.

Where to Find Roxanna
Goodreads
Website
Twitter
Facebook
UltimateFantasyBooks
Pinterest

Books
Roxanna Rose - Desires (A Legacy Novel #1)Desires (A Legacy Novel)

What if your entire race were created by the ancient Celtic God, Dagda to please his beloved daughter, Brighid, who gifted your maternal bloodline with a spark of her soul? Now you’re given the task of living in the mortal realm to bring the gift of the Arts to the mortals she loves; while being relentlessly hunted by the Goddess of the Killing Rage to satisfy a deadly desire for Otherworldly vengeance.
Just before Eléan’s seventeenth birthday, the Goddess of Lust & Rage, along with the Immortal she created, destroyed her sheltered life. Now, an object of possession by mortals and immortals alike; Eléan must learn to control her legacy and, with the two warriors that love her, save the Goddess Brighid by protecting the small flame of Immortal soul that lives within her.

Liam and James have been friends…brothers…since they were children. Now the Otherworld has been released into the Mortal Realm leaving a bloody path of terror in its desire for vengeance. It’s coming for Eléan, a woman they both love and would die to protect. Will the Otherworld destroy their bond…or will their love for Eléan give them the strength to fight what’s coming?

Forced into the service of the Goddess Morrigan and made immortal, Greagoir must be the vessel for the Goddess’ uncontrollable lust and killing rage. Eléan is the key. After all these centuries, all that stands in his way are two mortal warriors gifted by a goddess and a young woman’s desire to survive.

Where to Buy
Abbott Press
Barnes and Noble
Powell’s Books
AmazonUS
AmazonUK
AmazonCA

Malevolence (A Legacy Novel, #2)
This book scheduled for release in the latter half of 2013

Featured Author of the Week 18th June

Author Spotlight: Roxanna Rose
The Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author of the week


About the Author
Roxanna RoseRoxanna Rose is a California native with a deep connection to her Ulster Heritage. Fascinated by Myths and Legends from cultures around the world, she enjoys creating YA & Fantasy novels steeped in their mysteries. “Desires: A Legacy Novel” is the first in a series based on Celtic Myth & Legend. “Malevolence: A Legacy Novel” will be released later this year along with “She Who Watches,” an Urban Fantasy novel based on the Native American legend. Roxanna divides most of her time between her writing and her career as a Veterinary Technician and Wildlife Rehabilitator.

Where to Find Roxanna
Goodreads
Website
Twitter
Facebook
UltimateFantasyBooks
Pinterest

 

Books
Roxanna Rose - Desires (A Legacy Novel #1)Desires (A Legacy Novel)

What if your entire race were created by the ancient Celtic God, Dagda to please his beloved daughter, Brighid, who gifted your maternal bloodline with a spark of her soul? Now you’re given the task of living in the mortal realm to bring the gift of the Arts to the mortals she loves; while being relentlessly hunted by the Goddess of the Killing Rage to satisfy a deadly desire for Otherworldly vengeance.
Just before Eléan’s seventeenth birthday, the Goddess of Lust & Rage, along with the Immortal she created, destroyed her sheltered life. Now, an object of possession by mortals and immortals alike; Eléan must learn to control her legacy and, with the two warriors that love her, save the Goddess Brighid by protecting the small flame of Immortal soul that lives within her.

Liam and James have been friends…brothers…since they were children. Now the Otherworld has been released into the Mortal Realm leaving a bloody path of terror in its desire for vengeance. It’s coming for Eléan, a woman they both love and would die to protect. Will the Otherworld destroy their bond…or will their love for Eléan give them the strength to fight what’s coming?

Forced into the service of the Goddess Morrigan and made immortal, Greagoir must be the vessel for the Goddess’ uncontrollable lust and killing rage. Eléan is the key. After all these centuries, all that stands in his way are two mortal warriors gifted by a goddess and a young woman’s desire to survive.

Where to Buy
Abbott Press
Barnes and Noble
Powell’s Books
AmazonUS
AmazonUK

AmazonCA

Malevolence (A Legacy Novel, #2)
This book scheduled for release in the latter half of 2013

Saskia Book Tour: Nikki Broadwell – The Wolf Moon

Introducing Nikki Broadwell, author of “The Wolf Moon (Wolfmoon Trilogy Book 3)“.

Nikki Broadwell - The Wolf Moon 01Nikki Broadwell - The Wolf Moon 02It is close to the winter solstice when Maeve Lewin’s simple trip to Scotland to re-unite with her mother throws her headlong into a dangerous world.

A prophecy written centuries before seems to describe her as ‘the one’, and despite Maeve’s insistence that this couldn’t possibly be true, her mother and grandmother both agree.

What Maeve doesn’t know is that her boyfriend is part of her destiny, mentioned in the ancient text as ‘the one of noble birth who will stand by her side’. But Harold’s only plan is to join Maeve Scotland for the New Year before the two of them fly home to the States.

The night of the winter solstice brings Maeve face to face with a terrifying reality, but it’s Harold’s arrival that forces her to come to terms with the truth. He seems to have lived in this parallel world before and his part in future events has been sealed as surely as hers.

With dark forces hunting her relentlessly and confronted with a fate  she didn’t choose, Maeve must come to terms with her future and somehow find the strength to fulfill the perilous task set before her.

Where you can purchase this book?
eBooks
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Paperback
Amazon US
Amazon UK

Other Books By Nikki Broadwell
Book One: The Moonstone (Wolfmoon Trilogy)
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Book Two: Saille, the Willow (WolfmoonTrilogy)
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Where can I purchase these books?
Amazon
Smashwords

About the Author

Nikki Broadwell 01Nikki’s college education centered on English and Art and she graduated with a B.A. in both. While her children were in middle school she began a greeting card business and then later, when they were out of the house, she began painting on silk, selling her scarves and wall hangings to high-end galleries in California and Oregon .Now she writes full time, working on a sequel to Wolfmoon as well as a fictionalized version of her parent’s life based on journals her father kept during his time as a POW duringWW2.

Having recently located from Portland Oregon, Nikki has become a resident of Tucson, Arizona where she lives on a hill at the base of the Catalina Mountains with her husband, and standard poodle, Buddha and Eesa, the cat.

Where to Find Nikki Broadwell
Website
Goodreads
Blog

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Featured Author of the Week 11th June

I am privileged to have been selected as The Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author of the week.

My thanks to all who have taken the trouble to post features, who have tweeted and mentioned me on their Facebook profiles.
W.H. Cann

Check out the Features, Spotlights and Interviews about me on the great sites.
Kyra Halland’s Blog
Ultimate Fantasy Books website
Fantasy/Paranormal Books blog
Aiofe Marie Sheridan @ wordpress
James DiBenedetto website

Featured Author of the Week 4th June

The Paranormal, Fantasy, Dystopia and Romance Writers and Reviewers Group Featured Author of the week: Jessica Keefe, Author of “The Deceiver”.

About this Author
Jessica KeefeAt 21 I wear three hats: mother, wife, and novelist. I spend my days immersed in legos and board books; teaching an 18-month old colors, animal sounds, the alphabet, and how to properly eat popsicles. During nap time I pound out a few hundred words between blogging, marketing, and attempting to pass another level in Candy Crush Saga. My husband isn’t much of a reader, and I’m not sure if he understands how much my debut novel means to me, but he loves me and supports me in his own way. In our spare time we bond over episodes of Duck Dynasty and Hannibal while trying to convince our son that food is for eating, not staining the carpet. My life revolves around these two men, until they go to sleep. Continue reading