Category: Interviews

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young

Interview: 1. What inspired SKY IN THE DEEP? How did the idea and Eelyn come to you? Do you have any favorite Viking stories? The sibling betrayal was definitely the first inspiration for this story. I was driving in the pouring rain on this country road and that first scene just hit me – Eelyn, seeing her brother on the battlefield after thinking that he was dead for five years. I pulled over on the side of the road and scribbled a million notes on an old envelope. I was immediately hooked to the idea and I wanted to know […]


Breakwater by Errin Stevens

Breakwater by Errin Stevens

Author: Errin Stevens Narrator: Sean Posvistak Publisher: Errin Stevens Released: Jul. 17, 2017 Series: The Mer Chronicles, Book 2 Length: 8 hours 39 minutes Genre: Romantic Fantasy The sirens of Griffins Bay are in trouble, and the recent slew of royal suicides looks to be the least of their worries. For one, unless a blood relative of the queen shows up, no one’s around to staff the monarchy. Well, except for a whack-job bureaucrat and he seriously won’t do. Worse is the community unrest threatening siren society, a problem caused by too many humans in the pool, which means Simon […]


Updrift by Errin Stevens

Updrift by Errin Stevens

Author: Errin Stevens Narrator: Sean Posvistak Publisher: Errin Stevens Released: Apr. 20, 2017 Series: The Mer Chronicles, Book 1 Length: 8 hours 37 minutes Genre: Romantic Fantasy For Kate Sweeting, love isn’t in the air. It’s in the water. Since her father died, Kate Sweeting’s home life has been in the pits, her well-being on life support. Her future looks desolate until she and her mother, Cara, make another plan: abandon their shriveled existence for more promising prospects on the coast, where Cara can play small-town librarian-bachelorette and Kate can figure out what’s up with that secretive Blake family from […]


The Ex Lottery by Kim Sanders

The Ex Lottery by Kim Sanders

      I had the pleasure of doing an Audiobook Review for The Ex Lottery by Kim Sanders. I am so excited to share this book with you.   Author: Kim Sanders Narrator: Eva Kaminsky Length: 9 hours 38 minutes Publisher: Kim Sanders Released: Oct. 31, 2017 Genre: Contemporary Romance           Winner of three contemporary romance awards. The NEC-RWA Readers Choice Award, Contemporary Romance Chick Lit Writers Award, and the Chatelaine Award. In this modern Irish fairytale, a young art teacher from Savannah, Georgia has given up on love. Three times Tory Adams has loved; […]


Between the Blade and the Heart Blog Tour: Review, Giveaway, Q&A, and Excerpt

Between the Blade and the Heart Blog Tour: Review, Giveaway, Q&A, and Excerpt

Q&A with Amanda Hocking   Q: What or who was the inspiration behind Between the Blade and the Heart? A: I have already written several books inspired by Scandinavian folklore, and I was always fascinated by Valkyries. But because I had already done in Scandinavian fantasy, I wanted to come at this one from a different angle. I imagined the Valkyries helping to police a gritty, diverse, cyberpunk metropolis, in a world filled with not just Norse figures but from many mythologies.   Q: What are the life lessons that you want readers to glean from your book? A: That […]


The Inevitable Collision of Birdie & Bash Blog Tour

The Inevitable Collision of Birdie & Bash Blog Tour

Review: The Inevitable Collison of Birdie and Bash by Candace Ganger is center around a huge tragic event. Bash and his friend are in a car that runs over Birdie’s little brother. Birdie’s little brother has a slim chance of survival from this accident. Unfortunately, no one takes responsibility for this accident. When Bash and Birdie end up working together at the local skating rink, Bash has a hard time keeping his secret. Bash struggles a lot internally with whether he should tell Birdie what he did. I think it is nice to see both sides of the story to […]


Interview with Carrie Anne Noble

Interview with Carrie Anne Noble
Posted June 8, 2017 by love2dazzle in Features, Interviews / 0 Comments

Ali: Hi Carrie, Welcome to Dazzled by Books. We are so excited to have you stop by today. I wanted to start off today’s interview with something fun, so what is your favorite book of 2017 so far? Carrie Anne: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden. It’s a beautifully written fairy tale that blends characters from Russian folklore with Arden’s own artfully created cast.  A: I have not read that one yet but it is definitely on my list. Did you always want to be a writer? CA: Yes! I started making up plays and little newspapers at a very early age. I attempted my […]


The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl Release and Paige McKenzie Interview

The Sacrifice of Sunshine Girl Release and Paige McKenzie Interview
Posted April 3, 2017 by love2dazzle in Features, Interviews / 0 Comments

Interview with Paige Ali: Welcome Paige to Dazzled by Books. I am so happy to host you today. I wanted to start off today’s interview with something fun. What is your favorite book of 2017 so far? Paige: I’m currently reading Anna Kendrick’s Scrappy Little Nobody and loving it. I consider it sort of a how-to guide for surviving Hollywood. Plus, she’s just hilarious. A: How does it feel to have completed your first book series? P: Surreal. I’ve been working on Sunshine in general since 2010 but the books have been such a big part of my life for the […]


A Crown of Wishes Blog Tour: Q & A with Roshani Chokshi and Excerpt

A Crown of Wishes Blog Tour: Q & A with Roshani Chokshi and Excerpt
Posted March 23, 2017 by love2dazzle in Features, Interviews, Promo Blitz / 0 Comments

INTERVIEW   Ali: Thank you so much Roshani for joining us today on Dazzled by Books. I wanted to start off this Q & A with what is one thing you hope readers will get out of A Crown of Wishes? Roshani: I hope they close the book grinning. And maybe that night, they’ll dream about stories. And maybe the next day, they’ll see a bird dart from a tree and wonder if it came from Kubera’s court. A: How was writing A Crown of Wishes different than writing your debut? Was the editing process easier this time around? Did […]


Faithful Blog Tour: Interview

Faithful Blog Tour: Interview
Posted November 17, 2016 by love2dazzle in Features, Interviews, Promo Blitz / 0 Comments

Ali: Today we have Michelle Hauck with us promoting her new book Faithful. Hi Michelle and thank you for coming. I wanted to start off our questions with, where did you get your inspiration for “Faithful”? Michelle Hauck: Since Faithful is a sequel, much of what happens comes from the first book, Grudging. Truth be told, when Harper Voyager put in an offer for Grudging, I had nothing planned for any sequels because looking too far ahead can be a useless proposition. With the help of my agent, I did a quick scramble and wrote a five paragraph blurb with […]