Category: Guest Post

Release Day Blitz and Giveaway: Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne

Release Day Blitz and Giveaway: Rosemarked by Livia Blackburne
Posted November 7, 2017 by love2dazzle in Features, Giveaways, Guest Post, Promo Blitz / 0 Comments

Hi Everyone! This is Livia Blackburne, and I’m thrilled to share ROSEMARKED with you at long last. There are a lot of elements to this book, including a love story, a spy story, reflections on trauma and mortality, medical ethics, and political intrigue.  Perhaps because of this, my research for the book was equally eclectic, from archery and stick fighting lessons, to chats with memory researchers and soldiers, and lots and lots of reading, including books about leper colonies, hospice care, and PTSD. Hopefully, I wove it all into an entertaining and thought-provoking story! This story centers on Zivah, a […]


Monsterland Tour: Guest Excerpt and Giveaway

Monsterland Tour: Guest Excerpt and Giveaway
Posted November 2, 2017 by love2dazzle in Features, Giveaways, Guest Post, Promo Blitz / 0 Comments

  From Michael Okon: I wrote Monsterland and self-published it in 2015. My mom is my publicity manager and she blitzed the bloggers with my book. That fall I was reading a book called Selling a Screenplay by Syd Field. In the book, there was an entertainment attorney named Susan Grode who seemed very knowledgeable about the publishing and film industry. I told myself, when I receive my first contract, I’m going to reach out to her to see if she could help me. About two months later, I received a post on Facebook from an agent in London who […]


She Never Got to Say Goodbye Tour: Guest Post and Giveaway

She Never Got to Say Goodbye Tour: Guest Post and Giveaway
Posted August 4, 2016 by love2dazzle in Features, Guest Post, Promo Blitz / 5 Comments

Ica Iova on Writing Paranormal   I was born (and lived a good portion of my life) in Romania—a country crisscrossed with stories and legends about things that eat you in your sleep, so the fact that the paranormal found its way into my writing is no surprise, at least not to me. “Write what you know,” says critically acclaimed author Nathan Englander. That’s excellent advice if you write non-fiction and even fiction, relative to places and emotions. Why? Because we experience them on daily bases, and a good writer could easily translate them into brilliant prose. However, the same […]


What Are You Most Judge-y About? By Gina Barreca

What Are You Most Judge-y About? By Gina Barreca
Posted March 28, 2016 by love2dazzle in Features, Guest Post / 0 Comments

Hello Dazzled by Books Reader. Today we have Gina Barreca taking over Dazzled by Books. I loved her book,  IF YOU LEAN IN, WILL MEN JUST LOOK DOWN YOUR BLOUSE?. I invited Gina to take over today and I think you will love her. Stay tuned for a review of  IF YOU LEAN IN, WILL MEN JUST LOOK DOWN YOUR BLOUSE?.   What Are You Most Judge-y About? What are you most judge-y about? Does being judge-y show you have discernment, standards and ideals, or does it illustrate elitism, insecurity, and a narrowness of mind? My father was in the rag trade; […]


Spotlight: Saving Sophie by Ronald H. Balson

Spotlight: Saving Sophie by Ronald H. Balson
Posted November 19, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Guest Post / 0 Comments

About love2dazzle Ali Kiki is a reader, writer, reviewer, blogger, and photographer in Portland, OR. An avid reader since childhood, you can usually find her devouring a book or stalking the bookstagram hashtag in her lovely apartment surrounded by books. Ali has been blogging since 2006 and she created Dazzled by Books in 2012. Her most recent adventure is making bookish candles for Stub Tail Candle Co., which are sold on Etsy.


Guest Post: How to Write Successful Sci-Fi with Alexandra Duncan

Guest Post: How to Write Successful Sci-Fi with Alexandra Duncan
Posted September 21, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Giveaways, Guest Post / 0 Comments

I’ve been writing science fiction for about eight years, but I’ve been a fan of it all my life. Sci fi is a vast genre that can encompass everything from near-future medical advancements to far-flung tales of aliens and spaceships. Yet all successful sci-fi has a few common elements. What are they? The answer is in the genre’s name. First, you need some science. This is more complicated than is sounds. Some purists insist sci-fi isn’t sci-fi unless it includes “hard” science elements, like an explanation of how a spaceship’s fission engine works. However, hard science fiction is only one […]


Guest Post by Lisa Jensen: Child’s Play

Guest Post by Lisa Jensen: Child’s Play
Posted May 18, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Guest Post / 0 Comments

What was it like writing an adult fairy tale? What was the road to your writing of the book? Child’s Play Revisiting the Neverland through grown-up eyes According to J. M. Barrie, the Neverland is a paradise for children, where they can play all day and never have to grow up. But it must be a horrible thing for a man to be trapped forever in a world run by the uncensored willfulness of children. The original Peter Pan is all about the fear of growing up. At the start of the play, Wendy is told that tomorrow, she’s going […]


Guest Post with Lisa Jensen: The Villain as Hero

Guest Post with Lisa Jensen: The Villain as Hero
Posted May 10, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Guest Post / 0 Comments

Why write about Captain Hook as a sympathetic villain? What drew you to him as a character? The Villain As Hero I always thought Captain Hook was a lot more fun than Peter Pan, who just seemed like a cocky little boy with an attitude. But when I went back and re-encountered Peter Pan as an adult, I started to realize how horrible it must be for Hook, a grown man, to be stuck forever in this world of perpetual childhood, run by 11-year-old boys. That would be my vision of Hell! So I began to ponder the plight of […]


Guest Post: Karen Akins on The Technology in Loop and Twist

Guest Post: Karen Akins on The Technology in Loop and Twist
Posted April 6, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Guest Post / 0 Comments

One of the biggest challenges of writing any novel set in the distant future is thinking up technology that might exist. Especially hard as anything that I dream up probably already exists in Apple’s labs somewhere. An example of really nailing it, in my opinion, would be the hoverboards in Back to the Future 2. They truly captured the imagination of the audience. They tied into the plot line of not only the second film, but the first as well. And they’re awesome. Who doesn’t want a hoverboard? For LOOP and TWIST, I had a few world building rules that […]


Taking Over Dazzled by Books!

Taking Over Dazzled by Books!
Posted September 22, 2014 by Irisjexx in Features, Giveaways, Guest Post / 0 Comments

A few days ago Ali asked me if I would be interested in taking over her blog for a day. It sounded like a fun thing to do; even though I haven’t done anything like this before. So, as a first timer, I spent this weekend thinking about a topic I wanted to write about. And really, there was only one subject that seemed to come to mind. A little trip down memory lane About a year ago I wrote a post on my blog about the things I’d tell you if we -as old friends- were having coffee. At the time […]