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Author Spotlight: Welcome Eden Winters!


Afternoon guys!

I’d like to give a warm welcome to the very talented Eden Winters!
She’s very talented and an amazing person if you ever get to meet her. I count myself lucky to have met her a the 2012 GRL. She was an absolute blast to be around! 🙂

When I decided to get back into my blog and start writing again, I couldn’t think of a better person to invite along.

I had the chance to interview her, and like I’ve said before, I’m excited for this. Eden was such a good sport and answered so many of my questions that we thought it best to break it up so here’s part one of my interview with Eden and look for the other half later this month.

Without further ado, here she is!

Welcome, Eden.

What was your dreams growing up?
Don’t laugh, but at various times I wanted to be a princess, the world’s first female Southern Baptist Minister, a missionary, a gospel singer, an archaeologist, and a sociologist.

What made you start writing?
I’m not sure. I’ve always written for as long as I can remember. Escapism mostly.

When did you start writing?
My first published poem was in a teacher’s newsletter for my school. I was six or seven.

Is writing something you’ve always wanted to do or is it new to you?
For a while I was convinced I couldn’t write anything anyone would want to read, but although I never considered it as a career choice, writing was just something I did, as necessary and unavoidable as breathing.

What is your last book? What is it about?
The third installment of my Diversion series, Corruption, published October 1 from Rocky Ridge Books. Two narcotics agents have formed an uneasy partnership both off and on the job, and while the POV character, Lucky, is the opinionated loudmouth, this offering allows his love interest, Bo, to shine.

What made you decide to write it?
Bo and Lucky’s story didn’t end with the last book. There are too many unanswered questions, and they’ve got too much personal growth yet to achieve. Besides, Bo has been in the shadows up until this point in the series, and I loved showing a little more depth in his character.

Are you working on anything new? What is it?
Currently I’m working on The Telling 2: After Jimmy, the sequel to my very first novel, The Telling. As with The Telling, the plot involves a wounded soldier returning home to pick up the pieces of his life. The first book starred Michael Ritter, but this one features his friend Ryan, who made a few brief appearances in the first installment.

Any special routines you have to do before you can sit down and write?
Due to ADHD that worsens as the day passes, I get more done in the early morning hours after I first wake up. I’ve recently moved into a new house, and bought a chaise lounge that sits in a corner by a sunny window. It has become my new writing spot. I call it “Eden’s Book Nook”.

Are there any hidden meanings in your book? A lesson to be learned?
The underlying theme, if there is one, is to be compassionate to others—you never know what trials they might be suffering.

What’s in store for you next?
There are at least four more Diversion books planned, a YA trilogy involving shifters, a high fantasy story about a demon hunter, and a sci-fi ménage story, to name a few projects.

Other than writing, do you do anything else?
I have a full time job with a pharmaceutical company. Yes, the Diversion series was inspired by my job.

Do you think authors should read reviews of their books?
Only from an analytical viewpoint. Take what you can learn from and don’t dwell on non-constructive comments. I do read mine, and I’ve learned a lot about myself and my writing. I’ve grown as a writer based on the well thought out critique of readers.

Would you argue with a reviewer over a bad review?
Never. People have the right to their own opinions. I did, however, contact a reviewer privately when I saw inaccuracies in their review for which they thanked me. The reviewer was not aware that certain cars can be operated in manual or automatic mode and believed they’d found an error in how I described the vehicle.

Now that you’ve published your book, is there anything you would change? Any regrets?
If I have regrets, all I have to do is wait until the book comes out from under contract to correct them.

How often do you write? Do you have a word-count schedule to keep you on track or do you just “go with the flow”?
Because of long workdays, and beta and editor duties, I write whenever I can. A note jotted at work may become a short scene once I arrive home.

What are your plans next?
I’ve recently completed an editing course and will be focusing on improving my editing skills, and learning about the production and marketing of books.

Thank you, Eden, for stopping by!

As I mentioned yesterday, I have another giveaway for you guys!
I will be giving one lucky reader a $15 ARe eGiftcard and a copy of Eden’s Corruption (now available on ARe & Amazon).

20131002-104148.jpg To enter to win just comment on an Author Spotlight posting and ONE winner will be randomly selected.
Entries will be accepted from today until 10/30/13 at 11:59PM and a winner be be annouced Halloween Day.

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It’s finally up – tour post


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The post is up. Sorry it took so long, the matter was out of my hands. I hope you guys can still enjoy it.
In the post I put up later was the stop today, keep your eyes open because I just may have a treat for you guys!

The Stop Today:
Shadow Blog Tours (ShadowKissedCassie) will be having me on her blog again today.

IMPORTANT!!
For those of you who read this earlier, the post went up before the details were finalised and there was a change of location. I apologise for the inconvienece it may have caused you guys.

The Happening:
She has done a Interview with me. As always, comment with your name and email if you are in the US and want to be entered into the draw for the Grand Prizes.

All Important Information!
Regarding E-book Giveaways – All tour host have decided if they wish to hold giveaways. For those who chose to do so, I, as the author of From Love and Pain, have provided one e-book copy for each giveaway. E-book Giveaways are open to Int. and U.S. entries. Winners will be chosen using Random.com. Winners will be announced on my blog and contacted by e-mail. You will be given 14 days(2 weeks) to claim your prize. If a winner does not respond within the alloted timeframe, the prize will be given to the next winner. And so on and so on.
To Enter: Unless otherwise stated on the individual blog, simply leave your name and email in a comment on the specific tour post to be entered into that giveaway. For e-boom giveaways, entries submitted on my blog will be excluded(NOT VALID), you must enter the giveaway on the blog which is hosting said giveaway.
Thank you for your participation.

PAY ATTENTION:
Grand Giveaway Entry Rules!
There will be THREE Grand Giveaways! First, Second and(I want to say fourth, but yes) Third.

The grand prize(s) are…

First Prize: A paperback copy of From Love and Pain, Author Swag( From Love and Pain coffee mug, notebook, banner, and a pen) and one ebook copy of all future books that I write. These will be given before or the day of releases.

Second Prize: A paperback copy of From Love and Pain and one ebook copy of any e-book reviewed on here. (@ the top of this page there is a box that reads “Reviews”. All reviews have been copied and pasted here.)

Third Prize: A paperback copy of From Love and Pain.

Grand Prize Entry Rules: The Grand Prize giveaways are open to the U.S ONLY. Please leave your name and email in a comment on any of the blog stops or on any tour posting(this one included) that I post on my blog(here), to be entered into the giveaway. Winners will be chosen using Random.com. Grand Prize winners will be announced on my blog and on my facebook page on May 22nd, 2012. Follow my blog or like my page to guarantee you won’t miss the announcements. This is not mandatory to be entered into the drawings. Winners will have 14 days(2 weeks) to contact me and claim their prize. If prizes are not claimed in the alloted time period, the prize will go to the next person. And so and so on.
Thank you for your participation.

From Love and Pain Blog Tour Begins!


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It’s here!
It is FINALLY here!!!
I’m superrrrrrr excited!(as if you couldn’t tell that from all the exclamations, lol)
Yay!

Today is the start of my From Love and Pain blog Tour!
I do believe I promised some details on the giveaways and such. I will include that towards the end, but please read this first. It’s kinda important, you know?

The tour will run from today, May 6th to May 17th.
Each day of the tour I will be listing the stop fior that day, along with what will be going on there. If there is going to be a giveaway, I will let you know here. Please keep in mind that even if there is not an e-book giveaway on any certain tour date, I will be looking for entries into the grand prize each day! You can only enter once per person. I will have more on this later.

Now, LISTEN UP, PEOPLE:
On May 17th there will be two posts. The first will be the daily stop and what will be happening. The SECOND will be my post for the Hop Against Homophobia Blog Hop. If for some reason you only can see one, please check out the second posting, as I find it to be the more important of the two.

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The Stop Today!
Today I will be over @ ShadowKissedCassie
Update: Right now the post isn’t up, it will be in a hour or two. Sorry for the wait.
Update Two: the post is up. Just click on the link above (ShadowKissedCassie) to view it.

The Happening!
Cassie will be holding an Interview with me. I dropped some info. on From Love and Pain, so make sure and stop by to see it.
Cassie will also be putting up a Review of From Love and Pain. So if you’ve been thinking about picking up a copy but something is holding you back, make sure to take a look at her review.
She is also doing a giveaway. The first giveaway, and it’s only the first day! That has to mean much more to come, right? Remember, comment on her post with name and email to be entered into her giveaway PLUS the grand prize.

Okay, this next part is going to be as official as I can make it.

All Important Information!
Regarding E-book Giveaways – All tour host have decided if they wish to hold giveaways. For those who chose to do so, I, as the author of From Love and Pain, have provided one e-book copy for each giveaway. E-book Giveaways are open toInt. and U.S. entries. Winners will be chosen using Random.com. Winners will be announced on my blog and contacted by e-mail. You will be given 14 days(2 weeks) to claim your prize. If a winner does not respond within the alloted timeframe, the prize will be given to the next winner. And so on and so on.
To Enter: Unless otherwise stated on the individual blog, simply leave your name and email in a comment on the specific tour post to be entered into that giveaway. For e-boom giveaways, entries submitted on my blog will be excluded(NOT VALID), you must enter the giveaway on the blog which is hosting said giveaway.
Thank you for your participation.

PAY ATTENTION:
Grand Giveaway Entry Rules!
There will be THREE Grand Giveaways! First, Second and(I want to say fourth, but yes) Third.

The grand prize(s) are…

First Prize: A paperback copy of From Love and Pain, Author Swag( From Love and Pain coffee mug, notebook, banner, and a pen) and one ebook copy of all future books that I write. These will be given before or the day of releases.

Second Prize: A paperback copy of From Love and Pain and one ebook copy of any e-book reviewed on here. (@ the top of this page there is a box that reads “Reviews”. All reviews have been copied and pasted here.)

Third Prize: A paperback copy of From Love and Pain.

Grand Prize Entry Rules: The Grand Prize giveaways are open to the U.S ONLY. Please leave your name and email in a comment on any of the blog stops or on any tour posting(this one included) that I post on my blog(here), to be entered into the giveaway. Winners will be chosen using Random.com. Grand Prize winners will be announced on my blog and on my facebook page on May 22nd, 2012. Follow my blog or like my page to guarantee you won’t miss the announcements. This is not mandatory to be entered into the drawings. Winners will have 14 days(2 weeks) to contact me and claim their prize. If prizes are not claimed in the alloted time period, the prize will go to the next person. And so and so on.
Thank you for your participation.

I know this post was pretty long. Each day I will include the rules for the giveaways but you may skip that. I’ll be putting it at the end anyway.

Okay, now that that is done, if you’re still with me I want to say THANK YOU!

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Thistour was organised by

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