Monday, April 17, 2017

Blog Tour for Izzy Szyn's Resurrection of Artemis



It’s my pleasure to interview fellow Wild Rose Author, Izzy Szyn about Resurrection of Artemis.


1. Tell us about your new release.
Resurrection of Artemis is about Amy Wilson who was once known as Artemis, she helped people recover the money that was owed to them, whether it was from back child support, pensions that were not paid. She was caught when she accidentally caused a major blackout.
Instead of jail time, she agreed to help the government put security measures in place to stop it from happening again, and five years probation from working in the tech industry.
Her probation is almost up when someone starts to pick up where Amy left off, but instead of helping people the Hinderer was harming innocent people. But he needed Amy’s help to do what he wanted, to hold technology hostage.
But Quail City’s super heroes Dark Master and Calypso also known as multi-billionaire Noah Adams and his assistant Vanessa London want Artemis to join them to bring Hinderer to justice.

2. What led you to write this book?
I work in a call center for a cell phone company, I got the idea one day when there was a huge outage in Texas and people were freaking out. I thought what if?

3. Did you have an interesting experience in the research of this book? I learned a lot on how a huge blackout like Amy caused could easily happen.

4. What author do you love who doesn’t get a lot of hype? Cynthia Sax. I absolutely love her.

5. Which is more important characters or setting? Characters, they are the ones with the story to tell.

6. Do you have a favorite fictional character by another author you’d like to meet? I’d love to meet Eve Dallas and Roarke from JD Robb’s In Death series.

7. What do you hope readers take away from your work?
That they had fun reading it. Reading should be fun, let people forget for awhile what problems they have.

8. What’s your current WIP? Right now, I’m working on a short that’s coming out this summer in an anthology, tentatively called Oh What a Night.

9. Do you read the same genre you write? Yes, also read contemporary, romantic suspense, paranormal.

10. What is #1 on your bucket list? Going to Australia

11. Can you share some places readers can find you and your book?

Izzy loves to keep in touch with her readers. Email her at izzyszyn@gmail.com.


Find her on Facebook :) https://www.facebook.com/Izzy-Szyn-379714942215154/timeline/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/izzySzyn
Blog: https://izzyszyn.wordpress.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13836241.Izzy_Szyn
Google Plus link: https://plus.google.com/100905614042668276073

12. Want to know more about Resurrection of Artemis? Here’s an excerpt.
“Amy? Turn on your TV, now,” urged Ruby.
“Why? What’s going on?” Amy grabbed her remote and turned on her favorite news station.
“Are you sure you were at work?” questioned Ruby.
 “Is Artemis back? That’s the question authorities are asking this evening, when money started shooting money from ATMs across Quail City,” the news reporter was saying.
“Mom, I swear I didn’t do it,” Amy defended herself.
“I believe you. But will the authorities? Or even worse, your father?” Ruby sounded worried. “This almost looks like what you used to do. You just might be seeing Dark Master and Calypso sooner than you think.”
“I wonder if that’s the intention of whoever is behind this?” asked Amy. “What if they’re trying to pin the blame on me? Divert everyone’s attentions in my direction, while having something even more sinister in mind? Maybe that’s why they showed up at the coffee shop?”
“I’ve thought about that, too,” Ruby admitted. “But why? More importantly, who?”
Amy’s stomach flipped when there was a knock on the door. Telling herself that it could be the pizza guy, but knowing in her heart that it was no doubt them. They were here, at her door. About to undo everything she’d accomplished in the shower. “Mom, someone’s at my door.”

Favorites Flash Round:
Martial arts move:  Karate Chop
Weapon:  A Knife
Beverage: Pepsi 
Book boyfriend: Hmm, thinking have to think Dracula. I love vampires
Animal: Dog don’t trust anyone that doesn’t like animals.
Comedy:  Legally Blonde movies
Comeback line:  
Ice cream:  Chocolate
Movie:   Pitch Perfect
Video Game:  Dr. Mario
TV show:  Big Bang Theory
Drink:  Pepsi (Pepsiholic here)
Shoes:  flip flops
Artist:  Music? Prince
Sports team: Detroit Tigers
Guilty pleasure:  M&M with peanuts and popcorn.


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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Thirteen Pictures from the New Berlin Library's Local Author Fair

This was my first appearance as a published author and I was thrilled to be in the company of so many fine writers. 

Emma Cobb- the Fair's Coordinator (She did an awesome job.)

Barbara M. Britton and Christine Schimpf

Jane Kelley

Sandy Goldsworthy

Katie Kolberg Memmel


Laurel Bragstad

Sheila Griffin Llanas, Sandy Goldsworthy, Barbara M. Britton,  Christine Schimpf and Mia Jo Celeste

The back page of the Local Author Fair

Author Panel


Michael Young, Mia Jo Celeste and Christine Keleny

Kerry Crowley

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

LOOK WHAT THE WIND BLEW IN


LOOK WHAT THE WIND BLEW IN
Dig Site Mystery #1
by Ann Charles

I have to confess: I know nothing about Hispanic culture. Food, of course—who hasn’t had nachos, salsa, pollo con arroz? And the only phrase I know in Spanish comes from the warning in New York City subway trains, advising the passenger that subway tracks are dangerous (just in case you didn’t know). And I visited Mexico once, for five minutes, when we were down in San Diego and I was curious and so we took the train to Tijuana—and then we promptly went back. I keep meaning to learn Spanish, because it’s a good language to know, but I haven’t gotten around to it. I’ve been busy. Yes, I’m embarrassed.

Anyway, so when I read Ann Charles’ Look What the Wind Blew In, I was intrigued and became curious about the history and the cuisine beyond the nachos, etc. The story is a mystery in an archaeological dig site in the Yucatan Peninsula (not that far from Cancun, where I also haven’t gone, even on vacation; I am a newbie about anything international unless it’s about Japan, unfortunately), and it’s also a bit of a romance, and a bit about the mythologies stemming from the Maya culture, which exists to this day. (Now Mayan is another language I’d be interested in learning, but I have a feeling I won’t get around to learning that, either. I’m feeling downright lazy.)

Anyway, I enjoyed the book. The locale is exotic, but fairly close to home! It’s about Angelica Garcia, an archaeologist in charge of the site, and Quint Parker, a photojournalist who arrives at the dig site, but he has an ulterior motive other than the article he claims he’s working on for a magazine. And you know when there’s an ulterior motive, there’s a secret or two that has to be ferreted out, and yes, there is. In fact, the ex-husband of the archaeologist then also arrives, and he’s got more secrets than a confessional. In fact, even the setting and scenery do, and that’s what I enjoyed most of all: the setting and scenery are characters in and of themselves, and it actually ADDS to the mystery and storytelling, not stopping it cold!

This story has a little of everything: mystery, romance, paranormal, anthropological culture, and description about cuisine. Even the CUISINE has an integral part to play in the story. I vaguely knew there was more to Hispanic cuisine beyond tacos, burritos, nachos, and salsa, but now…I demand to taste panuchos. I have no idea what they are, but I want to taste whatever delicious sauce that the Maya cook comes up with. People are getting hurt, threats are being made, but between the ceremonies (some involving blood) and cuisine, I found my anthropological roots being satisfied as well as my reader’s instincts.

Go read it. You won’t regret it.

Elizabeth MS Flynn has written fiction in the form of comic books, romantic fantasies, urban fantasies, historical fantasies and more (most published under the name of Eilis Flynn). She’s also a professional editor and has been for 40 years, working with academia, technology, and finance nonfiction, and genre fiction. If you’re looking for an editor, she can be found editing at emsflynn.com and reached at emsflynn@aol.com. If you’re curious about her books, check out eilisflynn.com. In any case, she can be reached at eilisflynn@aol.com.

 
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