Sunday, January 5, 2014

Book Tour: Life Flight by Shaunna Wolf (INTERVIEW & GIVEAWAY-$50 GC)

BY Dori Lavelle 14 comments

 
Today, I’m excited to introduce you to a new book, Life Flight by Shaunna Wolf. Shaunna was also kind enough to agree to an interview so we can get to know her better. That’s not all, she also brought along some prizes. Enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter at the end of the post. Good luck.
 
INTERVIEW

Welcome to my blog, Shaunna. What is your least favorite word?

My least favorite word changes with whatever manuscript I am working on.  Sometimes in my own I get on a run and use the same word over and over, it then becomes the least favorite of the day, the same when I am editing, if a word is used as a crutch or overused I see jump out at me all over the place. 
 
What part of the writing process do you dread? I hate editing. It’s just never seems to end.

I really enjoy all parts of the process, even edits, but I really hate taking that one final read through and finding some major flaw that somehow got missed on a few bazillion read throughs.  After that, cover art, I love getting my cover, but when it isn’t right, then the process becomes painful in the extreme.

I know how that feels. My stomach is always clenched tight when I do a final read through. Those errors just keep popping up, don’t they? Okay, let’s have a little laugh to help us forget about those pesky errors.  What is your favorite Joke?

Kitten: small homicidal muffin on legs; affects human sensibilities to the point of endowing the most wanton and ruthless acts of destruction with near-mythical overtones of cuteness. Not recommended for beginners. Get at least two.

That’s so cute and funny. Thanks for sharing. Where do you get your best ideas? Please don’t say the showerJ

Music.  Of all the things around me, music seems to spur the muse on the most.  I will hear a song, or a phrase in a song, or even the title of a song and a story idea builds from there.

That happens to me quite a lot too. Country music has the greatest effect on me.  Apart from listening to music, what do you do to relax?

Writing for me, even though I see it as a job is my form of relaxation.  If I am angry I can get that anger out of my system through a character, if I am sad the same thing.  The free flow of writing when an idea takes off is the best therapy there is.

Oh, yes, writing definitely is therapeutic. Shaunna, thank you for opening the doors of your world to us. I wish you all the best in your writing career.

Now that we’ve heard from Shaunna, it’s time to know about her novel.

LIFE FLIGHT
by Shaunna Wolf
BLURB:
Malachi Blackfeather has spent twenty years in the Army. Two of those years as a Vietnam POW. Now that he's out, all he wants is some peace and quiet to figure out what to do with the rest of his life. Between the flashbacks, and an over interest in sex that is now being called sex addiction, finding his path isn't easy.

Kat is trying to escape an abusive marriage. Her soon to be ex is a master at manipulating the system, and her family thinks she should stay with him, "because no other man will want her". She's looking for escape in any form she can get it.

When they meet, sparks fly. Trapped by a blizzard, can two damaged people, who think there is no chance of love in the world for them, find each other, and survive an unforeseen circumstance that puts both of them in danger?

Mystery, romance, and danger, fill this novel, with a story that will draw you in and not let go.

EXCERPT

We stared at each other until Johnny cleared his throat.  The back of her hand went down the side of my face.  She put the back of her hand to her face.  Frowned, and then moved back to her place on the floor.  What had that meant?

The trooper cracked a beer.  Began telling us about a nudist house party he’d broken up.  Kat laughed, stroked his ego with her voice.  But her gaze kept coming back to me, I’d look back and she’d shift her attention away, then I’d catch her again.  Did she want me out of the room?  Did her soul’s demon want this new prospect?  Did she even see it as a demon?  As something that had taken the place of real feelings and human emotions--to the point they had to be borrowed and stolen from others?

My third beer and the room felt like the outdoors.  Wind whistled over the glass.  I pulled the other blankets out of the closet.  Zipped my coat.  Johnny zipped his and pulled gloves on.  Stood up.  At least not drunk.

“Going to my car,” he told us, “Y’all welcome to come sit in the warmth.”

“Mine's got a full tank as well.  Gets too bad, we can sit in it.”  I grasped his hand, glad I’d gone back for this man. “Thanks.”

“Smoke, before we’re in for the night?”

I stepped outside with him.  The air felt as if it would shatter.  Amazingly, the lights were on over in the restaurant.  The sound of a diesel engine running echoed over the parking lot.  Johnny laughed. 

“Guess I know where I’m heading, find me a booth, and get some shut eye.”

Not a bad idea.  At least warm--and hot food.  He lit his Winston, I lit a Camel.  We stood that way, two men, each scarred in his own way by a shared experience that we hadn’t even realized was one.  And Kat scarred by something, something before her marriage. 

“That little woman,” Johnny said.  “Ain’t none my business.  But everyone said she’s a free spirit--born after her time, shoulda been her age in the 60’s.”  His blue-eyed gaze flashed to me, then away.  “Take the right kinda man to make that kinda woman into a wife, but if you got any smarts, you’ll give it a shot.  The way you look at her, and the way she looks back, yeah, the way of things brought you together for a reason.”  He dropped the butt in the snow and took sure steps across the ice covered parking lot.

AUTHOR LINKS:

Facebook Author’s Page: http://www.facebook.com/srhowen1 
Blog: Critters at the Keyboard http://srhowen1.blogspot.com/

GIVEAWAY

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14 comments:

  1. Congrats on the book! Looks absolutely wonderful, I will be checking this one out. ^_^

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  2. Great interview, it's nice to learn more about the author.

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  3. HI everyone, glad to be here, and hope you are snuggled up warm, with someone of course, staying inside on this frozen morning. It's a great time to call it a snow day like we had when wwe were kids and take an adult break with a good book! Especially one that will heat the day up.

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  4. This really sounds like a great story. I liked the excerpt.

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    1. Check out the free chapter here http://www.srhowen.com/#!shaunna-wolf/c1zh2

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  5. Hope everyone is staying warm. Love learning more about authors...great interview. Can't wait to read this one.

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  6. Today's bonus, here is a free chapter to enjoy, over 18 please, http://www.srhowen.com/#!shaunna-wolf/c1zh2

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  7. "Homicidal muffin" made me chuckle!

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  8. Fireplace going, hope everyone stayed warm today and heated up their day with a good e book or two. Don't forget to stop by my web site ( http://www.srhowen.com/#!shaunna-wolf/c1zh2 ) for that free chapter. And check out tomorrows stops here http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2013/10/virtual-book-tour-life-flight-by.html?zx=30c8d33dfd6771b8, two tomorrow as well.

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  9. i love the new book's info and the giveaway..
    thx u :)

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  10. I found your great blog through the WLC Blog Follows on the World Literary Cafe! Great to connect!

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