Sharon Sant

Fall is in full swing here in the great Northwest and only two days are left to enter the Off the Beaten Path Giveaway!

Today’s guest is Sharon Sant Author PicSharon Sant, the author of  The Sky Song trilogy, and one of the seven awesome indies who collaborated to Off The Beaten Path: Eight Tales of the Paranormal.

Everything you wanted to know about Sharon:

Sharon Sant was born in Dorset but now lives in Stoke-on-Trent. She graduated from Staffordshire University in 2009 with a degree in English and creative writing. She currently works part time as a freelance editor and continues to write her own stories. An avid reader with eclectic tastes across many genres, when not busy trying in vain to be a domestic goddess, she can often be found lurking in local coffee shops with her head in a book. Sometimes she pretends to be clever but really loves nothing more than watching geeky TV and eating Pringles. She is the author of a string of YA novels including Runners and the Sky Song trilogy.

Her answers to my questions:

1) The first horror book you read was…?

It by Stephen King

2) You discovered you were quite good at writing horror/paranormal/urban fantasy when…?

I’m still not sure that I am! But people seemed to like my first release, Sky Song, and so I’ll go with that.

3) As a reader, your favorite horror book is…?

Anything by Stephen King. I also like gothic spookiness, particularly 19th century stuff like Edgar Allan Poe.

4) What scares you…?

Small spaces – I’m terribly claustrophobic

5) You usually write…?

YA fantasy/paranormal/sci fi

6) What’s next…?

I have a new book just out, The Memory Game, which is a YA paranormal.  Next job is to continue work on the second book of my YA dystopian series, Runners.

You can find out more about how awesome Sharon is on her website or check out her equally awesome Goodreads page.

And remember, for a chance to win Amazon gift cards and books enter the Off the Beaten Path Giveaway

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Sharon Sant

Jason T. Graves

The week is still young and there is lots of time to enter a great giveaway sponsored by Jason Picawesome indies. Let’s meet and greet another one of the aforementioned awesome seven:

Jason T. Graves is the creative mind behind the horror anthology Off the Beaten Path: Eight Tales of the Paranormal.

This is what he has to say about himself:

Jason T. Graves lives in North Carolina with his family and a menagerie of small, domestic animals. He takes his coffee black, and, when he is not conducting mysterious, mad-scientist experiments with his students, he writes mysterious and beautiful fiction.

Many years ago, he was punched, only once and very lightly, by Muhammad Ali.

Jason, whose blog has an awesome name, is the author of several paranormal and urban fantasy novels.

Blood Roses (The Noctivagas Chronicle)

Vampires aren’t real… right? If they were, Madeline and Marissa Owen would certainly be suspects: bone-white and night-loving—with a proclivity for super-rare steaks—the identical twins are poster-girls for the undead.
As if looking like teen-aged vampires didn’t cause enough drama, trouble erupts into their lives following a disastrous street fight and a brush with the law by Madeline’s sister. The girls are forced to move from the diverse city of Austin, Texas to the quaint township of Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania—a move clearly designed to bore the aggressive, MMA fighter Marissa into an early grave. However, their new lives prove to be anything but boring, as a series of shocking upheavals, unearthed lies, and outright dangers keep them thinking… and running for their lives. Ancient books, coded manuscripts, and evil enemies emerge, challenging the unique skills and inner-strengths of the girls—but can even all of this chaos prepare them for the arrival of real vampires?
Facing threats from multiple quarters, the girls must rely on each other to keep ahead of the rising storm … or be swept away by it.

Morning Stars (Book Two of The Noctivagas Chonicle)

Vampires are real, as Marissa is delighted to discover, until she finds that drinking blood isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. And so it goes … Madeline uncovers new mysteries and makes new friends, while Marissa makes a mess of her life and doesn’t stop to wonder what’s going wrong. Two “normal” teenage identical twin girls are learning of and coming to terms with their destiny, their powers and their calling.

On the Bridge: the Complete Gretchen Thyrd Novella

Gretchen Thyrd stands on the threshold: of adulthood, of independence, of love, of madness…
Gretchen is definitely not an average teenage girl. A free-spirited orphan with two foster moms, she spends many of her days rescuing and nurturing injured birds and animals, including some that are a bit otherworldly. Her pleasant life is turned upside down when a friendly ‘tree spirit’ faces a life-threatening crisis–a crisis that requires a potentially sacrificial commitment from Gretchen. Soon afterwards, she is visited by a mysterious and seriously ugly childman and three bone-white and beautiful vampire wannabes decked out in black leather and deadly attitude.
Whom should she trust? As the net of their conflicting interests constricts around her, she is unexpectedly plucked from their grasp by a man whose intentions may be the darkest of them all. In the end, she finds herself running from everything she has ever known, into an uncertain future, bearing the fate of her beloved ‘tree spirit,’ as well as her own survival, by the thinnest of threads.

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Jason T. Graves