Indie Debut Authors Bash Day 4

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Welcome back to the Indie Debut Authors Bash! This month we are hosting the 2013 debut authors on Saturdays and Sundays. Take a look below to see todays featured debut indie authors!

S.C. Ellington, author of UNSETTLED

unsettled preorder flyerS.C. Ellington is an up and coming author who enjoys expressing her creativity through frequently writing adult, contemporary romance novels that readers can relate to, but more importantly, enjoy.

Aside from writing, Ellington enjoys curling up with her e-reader and absorbing herself in novels loaded with emotion, desire, and passion. She also likes to spend sunny, wistful afternoons, in her hammock thinking up new ideas for great stories.

Ellington currently resides on the west coast with her beautiful family and loving friends.

Website: www.scellington.com

Instagram:http://instagram.com/authorscellington

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/SC-Ellington/1392923607602579

Twitter: https://twitter.com/ScEllington

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18485102-unsettled?ac=1

Purchase Link: http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/374286

Can you tell us about your debut, UNSETTLED, in 10 words or less?

An unlikely romance between two lost souls.

What was your favorite scene to write in Unsettled?

I can’t just narrow it down to one! I loved them all, but if I had to pick absolutely one, I’d say the slap that was heard around the 18485102apartment. My palm stung as I wrote it out!

How would you categorize Unsettled? Is it NA or adult contemporary?

Unsettled is a new adult romance.

If you could cast anyone to play Brooklyn and Logan, who would you choose?

That is a hard question! I’d have to say Zac Efron and Annie Llozah.

Will there be a sequel? Can you tell us anything about it?

There most definitely is a sequel to Unsettled. I don’t want to give away too much, but Logan and Brooklyn will learn more about themselves and one another.

What 2014 debut are you most looking forward to?

The novel I just absolutely can’t wait for in 2014 is the sequel to Beautiful Disaster. Who couldn’t love Travis Maddox and his brothers?!

 

Logan teaser

 

SteveDawnEaglesHatSteven Donahue, author of AMY THE ASTRONAUT AND THE FLIGHT FOR FREEDOM

Can you tell us about your Debut, AMY THE ASTRONAUT AND THE FLIGHT FOR FREEDOM, in 10 words or less?
A girl steals a spaceship to rescue her captive father.
I personally love Middle Grade books. What was it like to put yourself in the mind of a 12-year-old girl?
It was a challenge. I had to think back to when I was a little boy and how the girls acted and reacted to situations. I hope I accurately captured those characteristics with Amy Sutter.
What was your favorite scene to write?
There is a scene where Amy and her robot friend, Madison, are making repairs to the spaceship Liberty Bell. Amy decides to have some fun in the zero gravity environment and she gets herself into serious trouble. But how can a kid resist goofing off in space? You don’t get many chances to do that.
Can readers expect a sequel?Print
Yes. I have ideas for several Amy the Astronaut sequels.
What do you want your readers to take away from this book?
With perseverance and a little luck, anyone can accomplish amazing things. You just need to believe in yourself.
 
What 2014 debut are you most looking forward to? 
I’m a little behind in my reading, with working full time and promoting my books. I hope that 2014 brings new and exciting stories that will captivate readers and keep them wanting more. If that happens, everyone wins.

6993207Amy Evans, author of CLICKS

Amy Evans is a wife, mother, ocean lover and storyteller. She’s created multi-platform mobile apps, social media games, and interactive story worlds for HIPnTASTY, a company she co-founded in 2001. She serves an Advisor to Immersedition and a host of the NAlitchat on Twitter. She loves dolphins, aliens and pugs, and sometimes writes for so long they all look like the same thing. Clicks is her debut novel.

Can you tell us about your debut, CLICKS, in 10 words or less?

Romantic, mysterious, original novel about kisses, lifeguards and dolphins.

 

What was your favorite scene to write?

I love when Cami and Blake are swimming with their dolphins for the first time. It’s romantic, exciting, gorgeous and sexy. I definitely submerged myself with them and didn’t want to come back up.

 

If you could cast anyone to play some of the main characters, who would you choose?

I love Kaya Scoladario for Cami, the Carver twins and the Harries twins for Blake and Kaleb and Andrew and Darwen.

 

What genre would you categorize CLICKS as?

Young Adult Romance – and then a hybrid Urban Fantasy / light Sci Fi

 

What do you want your readers to take away from Clicks?17596261

Instincts are real. They’re the messages that the universe sends to you, individually. If we don’t learn to listen to them,  the entire world misses out on something that only we know.

 

Will there be a sequel?

Yes. This winter. It’s called ECHOES.

 

What 2014 debut are you most looking forward to?

Seth Fishman The Well’s End – he’s a smart guy and fictionalized and sci-fi’d an event I remember happening. I love books like that. Oh, and RICK SPRINGFIELD. Because Gah!!

 

7106874Casey Peeler, author of No Turning Back

Casey Peeler grew up and still lives in North Carolina with her husband and daughter. Her first passion is teaching students with special needs. Over the years, she found her way to relax was in a good book.

After reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston her senior year of high school and multiple Nicholas Sparks’ novels, she found a hidden love and appreciation for reading.

Casey is an avid reader, blogger (Hardcover Therapy,) and now author. No Turning Back (Full Circle #1) is her debut novel releasing September 30th. Finding Charley (Full Circle #2) will release spring 2014.

Her goal is to one day be an author who is recognized nationwide like Jamie McGuire, Colleen Hoover, Tiffany King, and Amanda Bennett.

When Casey isn’t reading, you can find her listening to country music, spending the day at the lake, being a wife and dance mom, and spending time with friends and family.

Her perfect day consists of water, sand between her toes, a cold beverage, and a great book!

 

Can you tell us about your debut, NO TURNING BACK, in 10 words or less?

Southern, Independence, Faith, Trust, Love, Heartache, Growth, Friendships, Suspense, Cliffhanger

What was your favorite scene to write?

That’s tough.  I would have to say that my favorite scenes to write were the ones at Hank’s Tavern.  They are so much fun to read, and it makes you wanna be there every Saturday night as well.  There is one in particular that is my favorite.  It’s when Charley puts it on Jackalope Joe and leaves him totally wanting more!  I’m about to giggle like a school girl just thinking about it!

What was the hardest scene to edit out? 

This might sound crazy, but I didn’t edit anything out.  I made edits, but didn’t remove any scenes.

Why did you choose to write a New Adult book instead of a YA contemporary? 17983607

This is a great question, but it’s one I continue to ask myself.  When I started to prepare for my release, I had planned on YA, but a very reliable publicist said it needed to go NA.  SO… I went with it.  I teach high school students on a daily basis, and there are some lines that I can’t cross at this point in time in my writing career.  A few weeks after releasing, I began to market NTB as YA Contemporary Romance because personally, I feel it is a better fit.  Yes, it takes place in college, but the negative comments I’ve received are that they felt it is more YA.  In fact, last week it was ranked #36 on Amazon’s Teen & Young Adult Contemporary Romance Category!

What can you tell us about the second book in the series, FINDING CHARLEY? 

When No Turning Back ends, Charley is left with both an internal and external battle.  Finding Charley is about Charley finding herself.  The biggest question is will she have a guy in her life?  Will she do it solo?  Or will she use her new support system, The Girls of Kluft?

How many books will be in the Full Circle series?

There will be three books in the series, but I’m playing with the idea of two spinoffs.  One would be from her sister, Tessa’s POV.  I believe she can give a lot of insight into what is going on while Charley is off at college, especially, with her involvement with Dustin, Dylan’s brother.  The other spinoff would have to be between Joe and Cash.  Who knows, if I can’t decide I might have to make it three!

What will you be working on next?

Right now I’m working on FINDING CHARLEY, and it will release in April 2014.  My plans are to release a stand alone, MY SONG, in September 2014.  It is definitely a YA read, and it already holds a special place in my heart.  I plan to release Loving Me (Full Circle #3) in December 2014.

What is the best book you’ve read recently?

Sarah Dosher’s Before the Storm- I absolutely LOVED Haven from the Storm, but I have to say this book gives so much insight into Haven.  I felt every emotion that the characters experienced. My heart literally hurt!  You begin to put all the pieces together from two perspectives.  It is a fabulous YA read, but you have to read Haven first!

What 2014 debut are you most looking forward to?

Adore Me & Hate Me by Jillian Dodd! Hands down!  If you haven’t gotten hooked on the Keaytn Chronicles, then OMG 1-click Stalk Me like yesterday!!!!