Sunday, November 26, 2017

Amazon gift card and paranormal author Vella Day

This next author is a math and spreadsheet just like me. How fitting.

Not only does Vella Day love to read, write, and dream - she's an extrovert who tries to understand what makes people tick. Her books have "happily ever after" endings, and she needs characters she can relate to. Her male characters are wonderful, dynamic, smart, strong, and the best lovers.

On most days you'll find Vella on her chaise lounge with a laptop and unsweetened iced tea. Vella, I'm right there with you but my tea's gotta be sweet, and preferably with lemonade in it.

A Magical Shift is the first of 10 books in the Weres and Witches of Silver Lake series. Silver Lake is where appearances can be deceiving, and what you see isn't truly what lies below. Under the calm and shimmering surface lies intrigue, magic, and love.

Always forced to keep her powers and identity under wraps, Isadora Berta dreams of a normal life. After encountering the sexy and mysterious Ryerson McKinnon, the up-and-coming Alpha wolf, she realizes her life was never destined for normalcy.

With their desire for one another intensifying and the passion between them igniting, Ryerson tries to keep his amped up libido in check.

Easier said than done...

When Izzy's life is threatened, Ryerson vows to protect her, sending their mating ritual into another realm of pleasure and mystique. But can Izzy find real safety when love as magical as theirs can render her powerless?

Still curious about A Magical Shift and the author? Time for a quick interview with Vella...

What inspires you to write?
I love telling stories. In all honesty, I love falling in love over and over again with my characters.

How long does it take you to write a book, on average?
Most of my books are about 65K words, and now it takes about 6 weeks for the first draft (and that’s spending almost the entire day working.) Editing and polishing takes about 3 more weeks.Please note, that under several different pen names, I’ve published over 80 books, so it probably gets easier with time.

What are you working on right now?
I recently started a new series (well, it’s a spinoff series of my Weres and Witches series) call Hidden Realms of Silver Lake, staring Finn McKinnon—a secondary character who appeared in almost all of the Weres and Witches books. It has fierce, protective dragon shifters.

What's the best writing tip you can offer?
Write everyday. The best advice I got was that you can’t fix a blank page, so give yourself permission to write crap—and then polish, polish, polish.

What's a book written by another author everyone should read in their lifetime?
Wow. That is a really hard question. I have so many favorites. Growing up, my favorite story was A Separate Peace by John Knowles. Why that stuck with me I don’t know. I cried ugly tears with Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom.

So who wants to win something?! Vella Day and I have partnered up to give away a few items - one lucky Giveaway Guy reader will win a paperback copy of A Magical Shift and another reader will win a $20 Amazon gift card.

Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway is open to users in the U.S. only. Two winners will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winners will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome! Love Vella Day books :D Thanks for the chance!


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