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Friday, 6 September 2013

The Friday Book Feature with Guest Author Eden Royce

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Welcome to

The Friday Book Feature

 featuring

Containment

by

Eden Royce




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Blurb:

“Life is different among the dead.” 

They are kept in chambers, their energy used to feed the City’s voracious appetite for fuel now that traditional sources are long gone. These grisly fuel cells are kept watch over by Feast, a devil-human hybrid whose recent run-ins with the City leave him questioning its authority.

When he is needed to bring in one of the most dangerous creatures for containment, Feast is faced with a decision that may make him the next power source.

Buy Links: 

Amazon US Link here
Amazon UK link here
Smashwords Link here

  
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Author Bio:

Eden Royce is a native of Charleston, South Carolina, whose great-aunt practiced root— a type of conjure magic. She now wishes she’d listened more closely. Her stories have appeared in anthologies by Kerlak/Dark Oak Press, Sirens Call Publications, and Blood Bound Books. She reviews books for Hellnotes.com and is the horror submissions editor for Mocha Memoirs Press. Besides writing, her passions include roller-skating and listening to thunderstorms. She lurks around social media sites and blogs at www.darkgeisha.wordpress.com
 
 

Author Web links:

Website –  www.edenroyce.com


Twitter – @edenroyce


Publisher & Date Published: Self-published, August 2013

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Book Trailer:



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Author Interview:

Hi Eden, welcome and thanks so much for joining us today


Can you tell us a little about yourself? I’m from Charleston, SC, a city that many people visit for its history and beauty. I love to write about its dark side. My great-aunt practiced root, a type of conjure magic and I love to integrate it into my stories. I’ve had short stories published with various presses and now I’m focused on longer works and promoting indie authors by reviewing their work and putting together anthologies. 

Can you tell us a little about your latest novel/release? “Containment” is a dark fantasy set in a post apocalyptic world.  The story is focused on the characters and how they function in this society. My main character, Feast is a hybrid and an outcast. But he’s the good guy even though he doesn’t look like it.  A shame no one sees him that way at first.  

Do you have a playlist that you write to? I can’t listen to music when I write because I’ll sing along or hum the tune if there are no lyrics. I like the ambient noises from outside when I write:  crickets chirping, the occasional car motor, the house settling.

Do you have any input into the cover design of your novels? So far the only ones I’ve had input on are “Containment” and the upcoming anthology I’m editing, “In the Bloodstream”. With short stories I’ve sent in to publishers, I tried to find the cover art first, to see if I liked it before submitting to the press. 

Do you have any advice for newbie authors just starting out? Don’t get discouraged. Read all that you can about writing and any other topic that interests you. Don’t delete your work. Save it and come back to it one day. If you can’t use it, at least you’ll see how far you’ve progressed. 

Are you working on anything new right now, if so, can you share the details with us? I’m always working on something!  Book 2 of “Containment” is on my list as it's a paranormal mystery. I’m also editing a horror and dark fantasy anthology for Mocha Memoirs Press called “In the Bloodstream” due out in October of this year and an anthology of work by female horror writers for MMP called “The Grotesquerie.”

Out of all the myriad of genres that have appeared in recent years, which ones describe your work best? Southern Gothic. I love the dark, creepy, and moody feel of gothic and that colors a lot of my work. 

If you could have one super power, what would it be? And would you have a superhero suit too? Mind control.  And yeah, it’s all about the suit. My picture here is one of me wearing my Storm costume. 

How do you come up with titles for your novels, do you get the idea for the story first or does that come after you have the title? Always the story idea first.  Then as I’m writing, I come up with a title. Then half of the time, I’ll decide on a better title after the first draft.

In these hectic times and endless multi-tasking, how do you make time to write? I make lists. What must get done and the deadline. I write notes during the day, so that when I finally sit at the computer, I have a set path. I find that I write much more and much faster that way. Then I make—as best I can—the ideal environment for writing. The ideal environment is different for each person. You have to experiment to find it.

Which five words would best describe yourself? Creative, goal-oriented, geeky, playful, professional.

What’s your personal take on E-Books, and do you prefer reading them over a traditional hard copy?  For indie publishing, I love eBooks. They give people a chance to experience new talent with less expenditure; they’re more willing to take a chance on an unknown name.  For my own personal reading, usually curled up on the couch, I prefer hard copy books.

What’s the best job you’ve ever had? I was an assistant at a library. I got in trouble all of the time for hiding and reading, but I loved being around all of those books.


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So if you're in the mood for a bit of dark fantasy, I suggest this!

Many thanks to Eden for sharing with us today and I'll be back before you know it with more delicious delicacies for you to get your teeth into.

BTW If you want to ask Eden a question, feel free to ask away in the comment form, I'm sure she'd love to hear from you...


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