Sunday, November 29, 2015

Heather Long #Holiday #Giveaway : Meet Author @ElianneAdams #Interview #Dragons

Born of snow and ice, or at least near snow and ice in Ontario, Canada, √Člianne Adams has always enjoyed curling up with a good book and warm blanket. Even before she really knew what love was, she dreamed of writing her own stories, but it wasn`t until her very own hero encouraged her to follow her lifelong dream that she put the words begging to be told onto paper. When √Člianne isn`t reading or writing, she can be found spending time with her husband, three children, and their three pets.

What words of wisdom would you impart with your younger self if you could go back to when you were writing your first book?
I think the first thing I’d tell myself is that the most important part of writing is enjoying what you’re doing. Take the time you need to learn the craft and put out the best possible book you can, but don’t lose track of the fun aspects of writing along the way.

When you’re not busy writing all the words, what do you like to do to occupy your free time?
I don’t think there is such a thing as free time for an author. When I’m not writing the words, I’m thinking about what happens next. Once the words are all on paper, I’m working on promotion and marketing. During the slower times, though, I love to spend my time with my kids, and hubby. We watch movies, play board games, and of course, like most authors, I love to read. I read everything romance, but my heart belongs to paranormal. I love the alphas and heroes that are larger than life.

Tell us about your writing day. Do you have a specific area where you always write? What kind of schedule to you keep? Are there any kind of writing rituals or habits that you can tell us about?
I’m very habitual when it comes to my writing. I have to sit at my desk. On the right side of my laptop, I always burn a red candle. I especially love it at this time of year since the cinnamon smell just puts me in a Christmas spirit. I usually have a coffee or water on my left, and my cat snoring on the arm of the couch next to me. I don’t have music, or the TV going, as I find it way too distracting. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t waste a bit of time on social media before I started writing each day, but I do try to limit it to thirty minutes or less when I’m on a deadline. Once I get my words for the day, then I do some promotion and get to do the fun stuff like talk to fans on Facebook or Twitter. I love chatting with readers.

Are there any new paranormal authors who have caught your eye recently?
I’ve recently read a story by Elizabeth Varlet called Abounding Dawn. I absolutely loved it. There’s something in her writer’s voice that draws me into the story, and won’t let go. I can’t recommend her highly enough. I can’t wait to see what she comes out with next.

If you could sit down and talk shop with any one author (past or present), who would you love to spend a few hours speaking with? Why? What would you ask them?

I love Christine Feehan. I was introduced to her Carpathian series a few years ago, and I’ll gladly admit that I’ve read all but the last two books. (more than once). I’ve since read all her other series as well, and enjoyed each of those as well. She encapsulates the meaning of Alpha males, and each book makes me fall in love with the heroes, and in the process the heroine as well. I think I’d ask her where her inspiration comes from, and how she keeps working in the same world over so many stories, while still keeping it fresh for the reader.

What’s in the works for you right now? When can we expect to see it released to the world?

I had the most ridiculous fall release schedule ever. Right now, I’m taking it a little easier as I gear up for Christmas, but not too easy. I have a boxed set coming out on January 5th called Wicked Alphas, Wildest Nights. It’s the third installment in the Wicked Alphas, Wild Nights series, and it’s going to be the hottest one of the bunch. I can’t wait to see what the other authors have in there for their sexy scenes.

Other than that, I am working on book three in my Dragon Blood series, Finding His Dragon. Books one, Releasing Her Dragon is available now, and Her Gingerbread Dragon comes out on December 10th, so keep your eyes peeled for it. Each of the stories is complete in and of themselves, but they all tie in together, so you’ll see Brycen and Stella from story one in Her Gingerbread Dragon, and so on. I always love to read more about previously seen characters when I read a series, so I’ve done that here.

If you love dragon romance, then check them out book one on Amazon:

Releasing Her Dragon

Where can you be found online?

I’m all over the place on the internet. The easiest way to keep up with all that is new and exciting from me is to join my Newsletter.

As I mentioned before, I love to chat with readers. You can find me on Facebook or on Twitter.

Holiday Giveaway Rules

For a chance to win:
  1. Nominate the person you want to send that day’s gift to and a short reason as to why. (All entries in comments are counted toward final giveaways whether you use rafflecopter or not)
  2. For an extra entry, spread the word about this giveaway: Blog, Facebook, Twitter, etc. - leave a link in the comments. 
  3. Leave your email with your comment ONLY IF it is NOT part of your profile.
  4. This giveaway is open to everyone for nominations, however you cannot enter yourself.
  5. You may only win one gift to send.
  6. Giveaways begin November today and run through December 18.
As a special edition to the giveaway, several of the authors have donated towards gift cards that will go to three lucky commentators for giving the gift of caring to someone else in their lives. Every time you nominate someone for a prize is an opportunity to be listed in this giveaway. The final winners will be announced on December 19, so be sure to watch for it!

Thank you to the readers for hanging out with me each day, even when I have nothing to say (which is far more often than I'd like!).

Today's Giveaway

What a great chance to discover a lovely author and much more with a signed copy of Call of the Dragon by Elianne Adams and an Amazon gift card for $25. Nominate someone who would enjoy this wonderful gift today!

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  1. I nominate my daughter Nora Rich she loves dragons and I am thrilled she shares my love of reading. Shared on Facebook, TSU, and G+

  2. I will share with my boss, Teri. She loves to read as much as I do. ( Shared on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+




  6. My daughter because she works hard and shares my love of reading :)

  7. I nominate my daughter, Nicole. She is working hard and almost has her RD.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  8. Oooh Dragons! My sister Kali loves them... I nominate her! :) greenshamrock at cox dot net :)

  9. My daughter would enjoy this. You can't go wrong with dragons.

  10. I nominate Judy Forehand Lewis, not only is she a big fan of yours and would love a signed copy but when called upon she will help others on Facebook.

  11. I will enjoy this!! However, if I must also nominate someone else, my sister would also love to read this and I'd love to share it with her. Her email is littlemiss38873 at yahoo dot com.

  12. I loved this book, I nominate Angela Saffron, although I've yet to meet this lady face to face, I've become fast FB friends.
    tweeted, posted to pinterest

  13. Thank you so much for the nomination, Kristy :) I would like to nominate Kristy Heinicke, even though she has already read it :D As stated by Kristy, we have not met but she has introduced me to some wonderful new authors and always keep me in the loop about fun release parties and awesome giveaways. Kristy is a lovely generous person who is deserving of any and all the goodness that could possible come her way :D

  14. friend so she can buy more books

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

  15. Congratulations Misty! Your nomination won the giveaway for the signed paperback and $25 gift card. If you can drop me a note at heather (a) heatherlong (dot) net with the mailing/contact information, we will get these holiday gifts winging on their way. Thank you so much for your nominations!

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