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Finding Alice (Alice Clark #1)

Posted in Blog, Carti, Carti Noi De Peste Hotare, Coperti, Fantasy, Feelings, Interviuri, Nou on August 1, 2012 by Ale

Finding Alice (Alice Clark, #1)Blestemată cu o intensă empatie Alice fuge dintr-o viaţă risipită să înceapă una nouă într-un oraş unde nimeni nu o cunoaşte, Iadul, Missippi. Alice lucrează la un bar necunoscut în mijlocul nimicului încercând să evite emoţiile copleşitoare a celor din jurul ei. Ea îi permite celei mai bune prietene ale sale să o convingă să participe la câteva clase la colegiu fără să realizeze că îi va schimba viaţa drastic pentru totdeauna. Încă din prima zi ea a fost agăţată de el, de mirosul lui, de ochii lui, de felul în care vorbea cu ea în loc să vorbească în capul ei.

De-a lungul luptelor Alice învaţă despre dragostea adevărată, durerea adevărată şi adevărul despre moştenirea ei. Ea trebuie să descopere cine este pentru că toată lumea vrea să o găsească. Cu Îngeri şi Răscumpărări după ea, Alice găseşte protecţie într-un grup de Îngeri Căzuţi. Aceşti Îngeri Căzuţi jură să facă orice pentru a o proteja, deoarece ei cred că Alice va salvea atât neamul lor cât şi omenirea.

Traducere: Alessa

Anunțuri

Interviul serii

Posted in Interviuri on Iunie 9, 2012 by Miruna

Kathleen McFall și Clark Hays autorii cărții The Cowboy and the Vampire

1. Describe yourself in a word. 
Kathleen: Curious.

Clark: Intergalactic.

2. What’s your favourite book/author?
Kathleen: That changes daily, but right now I am reading Grave Echoes by Erin Cole.

Clark: I like Victor Hugo, but I read mostly nonfiction. I liked The Tiger: A True story of Vengeance and Survival, by John Vaillant.

3. What’s the advice that you’d give to the young writers? 
Read voraciously, write all the time and cultivate a taste for the inexpensive things in life.

4. Tell us something about your other passions. 
Kathleen: First, Clark. Second, books. Third, travel, mostly in the American West.

 Clark: Read, hike in the woods, collect knives (would love to see some Romanian knives and swords some day) and Kathleen (she comes first).

5. What do you think about Romania? 
We think we’d like to visit! Very soon. Do you know a couch we can crash on? Yes, mine:))

6. What kind of music do you like? 
Kathleen: Really innovative, crazy stuff. Today, I like “I Fink U Freeky” by Die Antwoord. It makes me dance. Tomorow, it will be something else.

Clark: I love all music and I prefer alt country rock. Today, I’m listening to Heartless Bastards, and also First Aid Kit.

7. Tell us something about your book. 
Blood and Whiskey is the second book in The Cowboy and the Vampire Thriller Series. It takes place in the present day and is set in the fictional town of LonePine, Wyoming. With only 438 people living there, it’s a very small town on the edge of the American West.

In the first book, The Cowboy and the Vampire: A Darkly Romantic Mystery, a beautiful reporter from New York, Lizzie, falls for a broke – but ruggedly handsome – cowboy named Tucker. She doesn’t know it, but she’s got vampire blood in her veins and bad, dark things start to happen. It’s a lot of fun, with much action and sexy romance.

In Blood and Whiskey, Tucker and Lizzie face new problems with the vampire world on the edge of extinction and a price on her head. Vampires from the most powerful clans around the world travel to LonePine to see if she has the power they need. She’s a tough vampire and he’s a tough cowboy and together they have to try and save their love and the world.

Both books are full of fun memorable characters, blood-thirsty vampires, plenty of descriptions about the modern American West, and a sweet little cow-dog named Rex.

8. Do you have a message for your Romanian fans? 
We would like to say “thank you” for reading our books. Thank you. You are great. We love all of you and please write to us. Learn how at our website at www.cowboyandvampire.com, find us on facebook at www.facebook.com/cowboyandvampire and friend us both on Goodreads.

Romania is important to vampires, rich in legends and stories about vampires from before the time of Bram Stoker and Dracula; Romania is a beautiful place that we would like to visit. We want to visit Bucharest, tour the amazing castles, relax on the Black Sea coast, and hike in the Carpathian Mountains.

9. What do you think about my blog? 
Your blog rocks. Even though we can’t read much of it, you have great books and great videos. Very dark and sexy and sleek. Well done!

Thank you, you both ROCK!

Interviul serii! M.J Wooley

Posted in Blog, Interviuri, Nou on Iunie 7, 2012 by Ale

1. Describe yourself in a word. 

Hmmm, It’s difficult to think about your life and put your finger
one one thing that sums it all up. I would have to say persistant
because that is force that has kept me going in the ups and downs
of life- Taking a look at circumstances or impossible situations
and pushing forward despite what things look like at the time. It’s
not always the most talented, most beautiful or most rich people
who do amazing things but average people who never give up can
achieve anything they put their mind to do.

2. What’s your favourite book/author? 

Wow, Alessa, you have some difficult questions! It’s difficult to
have just one favorite book because every book has a soul and
has become a part of who I am after I read it. Each and every one
carries with it dreams and a part of the soul of the person who
wrote the book. I enjoy books that take an average person, facing
impossible situations and somehow that person finds their
true calling or destiny in life. The paranormal has always held
great interest for me and so I would say Stephen King would have
to be my favorite living author. The worlds he creates and the
impossible situations the characters found themselves in has
always appealed to me. I loved to emerge myself in the stories and
sit up all night reading. In the world of a book I could dream big
dreams and be anyone I wanted to be. I would have to say the
author that had the most impact on me as a younger person was
Daphne Du Maurier. In her book, Rebecca, the first lines are
intriguing and draw me in every time I read it- „Last night I
dreamt I went to Manderley again”- What imagination that suggests
and my imagination ran wild. I also could relate to the
protagonist because she questioned who she was and couldn’t
believe that she could be perfect just the way she was- I think
that many people,at some time in life, wonder who they are and
where they are going in life.

3. What’s the advice that you’d give to the young writers? 

Try new things in your life and discover who you are. It is then
that you can reach inside yourself and let the creative part of
you run free. Don’t let anyone define who you are- define yourself
and your writing will have a style all it’s own. It takes courage
to lay your thoughts out to be scrutinized but don’t let any
negativity slow you down. Be persistent and push toward your goals
because you will achieve them.

4. Tell us something about your other passions. 

My passion is people and helping them discover how wonderful
they are and what they have to offer the world. My life was a
difficult one, and I have great passion for supporting people to
overcome whatever problems they have encountered; so they can have
the courage to realize they do matter. Nothing matters so much as
helping someone who has been deeply wounded inside overcome and
go on to do great things. I have mentored many young girls and
women over the years and had the joy of watching their lives
turn around. They have all gone on to do great things despite
the lives they lived as children. There is nothing better in life
than seeing someone succeed and make their dreams a reality. I
have to also say that horses were my great escape as a teenager.
They were the vehicle that took me into beautiful daydreams as
I rode through forest trails and imagined the great things I
could do. Which leads me back to my first passion- helping people-
I was helped by neighbors who let me ride and love their horses-
They changed my life in ways they will never know.

5. What do you think about Romania? 

Romania is rich in culture, architecture and the arts are suberb.
The people are courageous, generous and I find them to be warm
hearted. I work with many Romanian familes here in the US and
they have been gracious to me and shared their culture. I enjoy
spending time with my Romania friends and learning all that I
can from them. They are passionate about what they believe and
an inspiration in so many ways. I would love to visit someday
and get a feel for how people live and really become immeresed in
the culture and traditions.

6. What kind of music do you like? 

My music tastes are diverse according to my mood. I enjoy pop,
I loved metal (late 80’s) when I was young but also enjoy
some classical (It can be relaxing when I am writing or stressed)
and even some club music.

7. Tell us something about your book. 

My imagination is going all the time and I enjoy combining
creepy, evil, romance and a storyline that takes ordinary
people and makes them extraordinary. I believe that everyone
has greatness in them and I like to bring that out in my
characters. My characters are ordinary people that have
come from extreme difficulties. They take a stand for people
they love and push themselves beyond what they thought they were
capable of doing. Each life is intertwined with the others
and they are all in a battle to overcome and find their
place in the world. In their world (and mine) there is no distance
to great that love can’t bridge. It’s a story about evil, greed,
and the faith in themselves to overcome. It is a bit dark at times
but many of the events depicted actually took place in the very
house where the two friends move in together. The place is about
three miles from my home and still standing today and being lived
in as a residence. You can read about the area- Starvation Heights
in Olalla, Washington.

8. Do you have a message for your romanian fans? 

Always look ahead to your future and never give up on yourself.
You can do or become whatever you want to be if you keep your
faith and never give up. Thank you all for reading Dark Passage
and please feel free to email with ideas or just to say hello.
It’s been awesome to share with Alessa and share some things
with readers about the book and my personal thoughts on life.

9. What do you think about my blog? 

Alessa- I think you are a talented young woman with a bright
future ahead. I was blown away with your creativity and the
tenacity to follow your dreams. I imagine you will do great
things if your blog is any indication of what you are capable

Interviul serii! #6 + Concurs

Posted in Blog, Concurs, Fantasy, Feelings, Ingeri, Interviuri, Nou on Mai 24, 2012 by Ale

Amy Lignor

autoarea seriei

The Angel Chronicles

1.Describe yourself in a word. 

Conundrum. This is one of my favorite words and it kind of fits. My brain is such a mystery – even to me. I can go to sleep at night, have a dream, and then all of a sudden I’m up for five days and nights in a row trying to piece together a story that’s gotten stuck right in there. (LOL) It’s impossible to do anything else.

2. What’s your favourite book/author? 

This is an impossible question for me. I review for magazines so I read about forty books a month and to pick just one to rave about is really impossible. I like the older, romantic books by Austen and I like Stephen King’s horror, as well as Lauren Kate’s ‘Fallen’ series – so my ‘loves’ range in all different categories.

3. What’s the advice that you’d give to the young writers? 

Do NOT give up. You are going to get rejection letters (and you have to keep in mind, most agents haven’t even read the letter you sent because they’re too busy). You will get bad reviews sometimes – but if you have something to say then, USE YOUR VOICE. All writers that YOU love, except for maybe one or two, had to work extremely hard to get where they are and get their VOICE heard, so DO NOT GIVE UP no matter what.

4. Tell us something about your other passions. 

I absolutely love music. To me, music is just like books. An artist can sing out those notes/words, and no matter what your mood is – happy, sad, romantic, angry – there is music to fit any mood. So I am a huge music fan. I also love as many varieties of music as I do books so it’s a true joy to hear a debut singer; just like a debut author, I want to hear what they have to say.

5. What do you think about Romania? 

Your culture and your history is just amazing to me. I was actually studying Herodotus and his book IV of Histories for a manuscript I was compiling and everything from your Cave of Bones to your extremely amazing culture that includes everything (not just vamps) intrigued me. The pride and imagination of the Romanian people makes me a huge fan!

6. What kind of music do you like? 

I grew up in the eighties, so I had a big passion for ‘big hair’ bands. Motley Crue, Aerosmith, etc. And I love Cold Play – I can listen to them forever. I love jazz, and the classic singers who try to jazz the ballads up, and I love Broadway. Some of the best songs in the world have come off a grand stage – so I make sure to listen to it all.

7. Tell us something about your book. 

This all began with a dream about Matt up in the library when I was a kid. He was a ‘friend’ who helped me through some pretty rough parts of my own real life and I got a great deal of faith from him. Pairing Matthew – who is a firm believer in his job and loves the ‘earth’ life and having that free will that everybody talks about so much – with Emily, who truly can’t find her faith in humans because of all the anger and violence and what we do to each other – really makes (I hope) the book stand out from the rest. It isn’t one of those love triangles where everyone already knows who ends up with who, and it’s not one of those paranormal books where the good guy and bad guy go at it – it’s much deeper than that and it really focuses on love, belief, and faith. Just two kids who need to stay together to do their job in a world that’s slowly ripping them apart. So I hope it touches people on all levels and makes them think

8. Do you have a message for your Romanian fans? 

A big thank you! I think you guys are so amazing. I love the letters I receive from Romania; I think – whether it be because you live in a deeply historical, beautiful land, or whether you are just avid readers – Romanians are so into the faith and romance aspects of this book (which I keep in mind, by the way, for Book II). You have been so nice, and ‘building’ Emily and Matthew in Romania is truly cool for me.

9. What do you think about my blog? 

I love it. You guys do an outstanding job presenting the material to your fans, and I love the music. I absolutely fell in love with you country long ago, and one of my goals is to definitely bring Emily and Matt there and get together with you guys and have a big book signing or get together. That would be a dream come true for me!

Si acum concursul:

Daca vreti sa castigati Until the next time in format ebook trimiteti la adresa ales_sandra97@yahoo.com numele vostru si motivul de ce vi-o doriti. Concursul se incheie pe 1 iunie.

Interviul serii! #5

Posted in Interviuri on Mai 20, 2012 by Miruna

Cesya MaRae Cuono, autoarea seriei Elemental Reality

1. Describe yourself in a word. 

Unique.

2. What’s your favourite book/author?

Divergent!

3. What’s the advice that you’d give to the young writers? 

Write all your ideas down. Carry a notepad and a pen with you at all times because you never know when an idea will come to you. Just write what’s in your head and worry about edits later. If you second-guess yourself don’t change your original idea but write down the second idea you had and save it for later.

4. Tell us something about your other passions. 

I’m also a certified makeup artist which is probably one of the reasons I have a very vivid imagination. I love doing makeup that’s out-of-the-box and never-seen-before.

5. What do you think about Romania? 

I don’t know much about Romania but some of the pictures I’ve seen look breathtaking. I’d love to visit someday.

6. What kind of music do you like?

I like Rock, Pop, Rock n’ Roll, Punk, Dance, and Metal.

7. Tell us something about your book

It’s about two Faeries battling Demons to save their mother.

8. Do you have a message for your romanian fans? 

It’s such an honor to know I have fans outside of the USA who are eager to get my book published there! I have to say, the thought of having a Romanian version of Elemental Reality is quite exciting!

9. What do you think about my blog? 

I think the blog is great! Love the music videos you post!

Click pe imagine pentru a vedea descrierea seriei.

Interviul serii! #3

Posted in Interviuri on Mai 11, 2012 by Ale

 Ali Cross,

 autoarea seriei

 Desolation

1. Describe yourself in a word. 

Happy.

2. What’s your favourite book/author? 

The Fionavar Tapestry: THE SUMMER TREE, WANDERING FIRE & DARKEST ROAD by Guy Gavriel Kay.

3. What’s the advice that you’d give to the young writers? 

Hmm, good question! I think I would say to believe in yourself and expect greatness. I’m a believer in the “self-fulfilling prophecy”, as in, if you believe you can achieve your dreams—you will! With a whole lot of hard work and dedication thrown in, of course. J

4. Tell us something about your other passions. 

I am passionate about the martial arts—I think their benefits and the inherent philosophy is amazing! I’m also hugely passionate about opera, being a former opera singer myself. I love beautiful music performed beautifully—it utterly transports me!

5. What do you think about Romania? 

I think it is exotic and stunningly beautiful. I’ve never met anyone from Romania. You’re my first!

6. What kind of music do you like? 

I like a lot of music from the 80’s, like New Order, Depeche Mode and Psychedelic Furs. But I also love The Killers and Kelly Clarkson, so go figure. Like I said before too, I’m a huge fan of opera and classical music. So my iPod is pretty eclectic. 😉

7. Tell us something about your book. 

BECOME is a dark tale about a girl’s struggle to choose her own path, not the one that is chosen for her. It was pretty emotionally difficult to write sometimes because I never censor my first drafts and there was a lot of ugliness in this story (topics of heaven and hell, alcohol, sexual abuse and rape, drug use, etc.) The finished version is still pretty dark, but is mostly free of the ugliness—and there IS light to offset the darkness.

8. Do you have a message for your romanian fans? I have Romanian fans??!! Wouldn’t that be the coolest thing ever? I’d say to always remember it’s never too late to choose a new path, that there’s always hope—if you care to find it.

9. What do you think about my blog? 

I think your blog is beautiful! And the two girls hosting it are STUNNING. I also think I like your taste in books.

Thank you Ali, you’re great!

Interviul serii! #2

Posted in Blog, Interviuri, Nou on Mai 8, 2012 by Ale

Fiona Paul,

autoarea seriei

Secrets of the Eternal Rose

 1. Describe yourself in a word. 

Enthusiastic
 

2. What’s your favourite book/author? 

Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince.

 

3. What’s the advice that you’d give to the young writers?

Read, read, read, and write, write, write, but don’t forget to live a little too. A blogger told me recently that she would be upset if she didn’t get published by the time she was 20 years old. Why? Writing isn’t Olympic gymnastics. You can do it until you are old and gray. What’s the hurry? Work hard, but don’t force it.Also, learn to deal with criticism and rejection. You will almost definitely be rejected by agents and editors before your book gets bought. After your book gets published, there will be some reviewers that HATE it and feel compelled to tell the world it is terrible. This can kill your self-esteem, if you let it.

4. Tell us something about your other passions.

There are so many things I like to do! I’m really into traveling and my favorite places to visit so far areThailandandNew Zealand. I try to go someplace awesome and exotic at least once a year. This year I went toCosta Rica, which was beautiful.I also love doing adventurous things like rock-climbing and white water rafting. My goal is go diving with Great White sharks inSouth Africasomeday. I think sharks are the some of the most gorgeous animals on the planet.

5. What do you think about Romania? 

When I think of Romania I think of vampires and castles and mountains and Olympic gymnasts. Hmm, I like ALL of those things. Perhaps I should plan a trip to Romania 🙂

6. What kind of music do you like? 

I grew up in the 1990s so I am still very into old-school alternative music:Alice in Chains, Soundgarden, Nirvana, NIN. I also really like Tori Amos, Incubus, Tool,A Perfect Circle, Band of Horses, and I am just now getting into Gotye.

7. Tell us something about your book.

VENOM is the story of a Renaissance girl who stumbles upon a dead body and gets swept up into a shadowy conspiracy,but it’s also the story of a girl who is uncomfortable with the obligations placed on her by society. I think everyone can relate to wanting something for yourself that the world doesn’t necessarily think you should have. What I love about VENOM is that the historical setting adds to the darkness and sexiness of the story without making the book boring. (At least i hope, anyway!)

8. Do you have a message for your romanian fans? 

I am so excited anytime someone from a faraway exotic country messages me! Like, OMG, how did someone hear about VENOM all the way in Romania? Yay, internet! Also, I have just finished a draft of Book 2 and it is even darker and creepier than Book 1. Thanks for your interest. I really hope you get to read them someday!

9. What do you think about my blog? 

It is so dark and Gothic–I love it. Oh! I just saw you had ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit on it.’ Sweet. If you like Tori Amos at all, she did a magnificent piano cover of that song. Very haunting

Thank you for the interview!