Friday, July 12, 2013

Relentess by Molly M. Hall ~Promo/Guest Post~

YA Paranormal
Date Published: 4/29/2013
Dark Prophecy, Book 2

"Out of the darkness and into the fire. The truth changes everything."
The discovery of who and what she is changed Kat Matheson's life forever, revealing a world she never knew existed. A world filled with ominous spirits, mystical beings and dark magic. And a powerful ruler who will stop at nothing to achieve his ultimate goal: her death. Now, in her fight to stay alive, and to protect those she loves, Kat begins the battle to take back what's hers.
Teaming with the enigmatic Lovell, Kat searches for the clues that hold the secret to her destiny. Clues that take her to places she never imagined, exposing her life—and her heart—to dangers she never saw coming…
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Molly Hall
Author Bio:
I’ve spent most of my life in Colorado and currently live just outside of Denver. I write my books on a laptop perched atop a rather creaky desk, surrounded by two crazy and loving cats. I love to travel and have visited 27 of the 50 states, as well as Canada, Ireland and England. And there are still a lot of places I want to go.
I spent entirely too many years in the gray dullness of the corporate world, imagining something more exciting as I punched numbers on a keyboard. During that time, I worked on a degree in English Literature, but never quite managed to complete it. Mostly because I was too busy reading and creating fantasy worlds in my head. It’s actually my love of reading and imagining that led me to take up writing full time. I thought I should finally give all the characters in my head a voice.
Music is a huge part of my life and plays a big role in the creation of my books. Although I listen to everything from Johann Sebastian Bach and Dvorak, to Glen Miller and Bobby Darin, to Rihanna and Nox Arcana, as well as movie and video game soundtracks, there are two bands whose music is practically my lifeblood: Daughtry and Linkin Park. I will listen to or see them live anytime, anywhere.
I’m a fan of British television, Doctor Who (favorite doctor? David Tennant. Let the debate begin!), The Vampire Diaries, Japanese animé, Ghost Hunters, MI-5 and Eureka. And anything featuring James McAvoy. And I probably would never be able to unwind without That 70′s Show.
When I’m not reading and writing, you'll probably find me listening to music, practicing yoga, working on my very inadequate French, playing piano, enjoying a lovely glass of red wine or champagne, or looking for inspiring landscapes to photograph.

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Inspiration To My Writing

As of now, I write two different series—YA paranormal, and historical British mystery. As you might imagine, they are both quite different, so the inspiration for my writing comes from very different sources. For the YA series, it's almost limitless— from places I've visited and things I've experienced to articles I've read. Sometimes it's as simple as an unusual name. Other times it's a picture or an image on television, or the internet, or in books. Even the weather can inspire me! A foggy, drizzly day (a rarity in Colorado) conjures up all sorts of images and intriguing scenarios. Music also plays a big part. It helps to create a mood or scene in my head, enabling me to bring it to life on the page. I have a very strong belief in the power of the imagination. The world is full of infinite possibilities, both seen and unseen, and it is that belief—the belief that there is more than the human eye can see, or the logical mind can explain—that is at the root of my writing. There is no greater question, or beginning, than, "What if…"

When it comes to writing an historical mystery, the process, and the sources of inspiration, are very different. The series takes place in 1911 London, which is a fascinating time to begin with. There was so much change taking place—political, economic, industrial—it's easy to find any number of topics to draw upon and weave into the story. The challenge is in remaining historically accurate while driving the plot forward.

But above all, my greatest inspiration is a desire to tell a story. And, hopefully, do it well.

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