PART TWO of my interview with Buzz Guest Yvonne Rediger author of the VIC SHAPESHIFTERS SERIES.
Yvonne's first book in the series is called THE SHAPE OF US. Someone knows about the Pack and that someone is after the kids. It's available right now on Amazon!
Yvonne's second book in the series is called HELL CAT! Helly has her former human boss between the cross hairs. You can support Yvonne by previewing and/or nominating HELL CAT by clicking the button below.
Yvonne took some time from writing her third book that has the tentative title of LOTTIE'S TAIL to answer some questions for us.
This is PART TWO of my interview with Buzz Guest Yvonne Rediger:
Wow! Karate and Aikido! I know who to call if I'm up against a wall. Thanks Yvonne for taking the time to answer my questions and being a BUZZ GUEST on FAE AND WITCHES AND GHOSTS--OH MY!
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My BUZZ GUEST for today is author Yvonne Rediger. Yvonne has an awesome fantasy series out titled the VIC SHAPESHIFTERS.
Book One is called THE SHAPE OF US. Someone knows about the Pack and that someone is after the kids. THE SHAPE OF US is available right now on Amazon!
Book Two is called HELL CAT!
At the moment Yvonne is writing Book Three of the series. It's tentative title is LOTTIE'S TAIL.
Yvonne was kind enough to take time out of her busy schedule to answer some questions for us:
Thank you Yvonne I so enjoyed reading your answers!
You can find Yvonne on twitter at @Blackyvy
BUZZ NOTICE: Part Two of my interview with Yvonne Rediger author of the VIC SHAPESHIFTERS SERIES will be posted on Friday April 29th, 2016.
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Spotlight on kristin d. van risseghem and her latest book the passage, a dance & a little white dress.
The Zoe Jabril journey continues. Yay! Having read the first book, The Guardian, a Sword, & Stilettos, I'm kind of all ready invested in this character. So I'm really excited to see what she's up to. The synopsis gives us just enough information to tantalize our minds. Zoe will have to tangle with: a strange attraction to her new neighbor; a daring covert operation against demons; travel to the fae summer court to negotiate alliance support; all the while making sure her high school attendance record stays on point so her parents won't find out what she's really up to. But luckily we are not her parents and can enjoy finding out about this next stage in Zoe's journey as she battles to stop the Devil from escaping Hell on her eighteenth birthday.
Below is an excerpt from Chapter One for you to enjoy:
Last night, a friend of mine rose from the dead—and I was the one who brought her back. So I guess . . . I’m an angel. Or, at least most of my friends think I am.
Even wrapped tightly in the arms of my favorite oversized PINK hoodie, I shivered. It was chilly for mid-April while sitting on my front porch with the sun just coming over the horizon, but that wasn’t where the tremor had come from.
I glanced up, startled by the high-pitched squealing of truck brakes that rang above the music playing from my iPod. The truck turned into the cul-de-sac and careened straight into the next door neighbors’ driveway. What made it really strange was the house had been empty since last October. I could still see the top of the “For Sale” sign on the manicured front lawn. I pulled out my cell phone to text my boyfriend, Shay.
Me: Good morning!
As I waited for a response, a gray uniformed driver open his door and climbed down. He walked to the back of the truck; then multiple doors slammed.
“This furniture goes into the living room on the main level,” a man said.
I didn’t particularly want to be a nosy neighbor, but I couldn’t help myself. I eased higher on the top step, hoping to get a look at the man who seemed to be in charge. His back was to me, so all I could tell was he had short blond hair. He glanced down at something then looked back up, turned, and pointed toward a number of other, smaller trucks in the cul-de-sac parking. More uniformed men jumped out of the smaller trucks and gathered around their boss, waiting for instructions. I had no interest in watching a bunch of people move boxes, so I just stayed on the step and waited for my best friend, Kieran, and Shay
You can purchase this book through: Amazon; Nook; Smashwords; or on Kristin's website at www.kristinvanrisseghem.com.
Below is a picture of the divine Ms. Van Risseghem so you can put a face to the creator of this awesome series. Happy reading y'all!
Yeah, it's true. I have an empty patch in my garden. For some people--and I'm talking about gardeners with miraculous green thumbs--an empty patch of garden area is an opportunity. For them deciding what to plant in that patch of brown earth is a snap. I've even heard that gardeners regularly create empty garden patches so they can go through the decision planting stage--on purpose! But for me, not a green thumb person, it's a BIG decision.
I'm a novel writer and so my first instinct is to do some research. The problem here is that there is so much information on gardening that I just can't decide. And my past experience with house plants has unfortunately left me with nothing but bad experiences. Like last year, I tried to grow Black Eyed Susan's from seedlings. I followed the directions on the package. I planted. I watered. I set them in sunlight. But a couple of months later there were no lovely green shoots, just dirt. I should have known. Any house plant I ever had usually died. They'd either crisp up into a dried husk or they'd mold into a weirdly gelatinous mush. And I felt bad for everyone of them.
The only time in my life when I could grow plants was just after the birth of my first child. I don't know whether my vibration changed when I became a mother or if it was just dumb luck. But for awhile there, I could grow plants. But it didn't last. A few years later my plant growing skills vanished once again.
Oh, I've never had a problem with trees or bushes. They seem to like me. I trim them in the spring and let mother nature take care of the rest. They grow and I don't try to mess with that. I have some luck with petunias but again I classify them as a plant that mother nature takes care of. I put them in a pot and stick them outside. I only water them if we haven't had rain for awhile. And miraculously--they bloom!
A couple of years ago we downsized into a smaller home. Our children are grown and we didn't need all the space of a large house. The new house itself was great. But the garden! The lady that lived here before me was an awesome gardener. I inherited many wonderful plants, trees and bushes from her labors outside. A plum tree. Three blueberry bushes. A raspberry patch. A small herb garden with chives that pop up faithfully every year. And two patches to grow random vegetables. She had grown rhubarb, kale and tomatoes. And the thought of taking care of those vegetable patches scared me.
But I boldly put on a brave face and tackled my problems. I planted tomatoes in one patch. They grew. A little. I managed to snag a few nicely shaped balls of the red fruit. I even added them into a few salads for dinner. I also planted mint in the other patch. Now that grew! But too much. I started seeing mint growing a couple of feet away from where I planted it. And it seemed to be choking out the hostas that were planted on either side of it. Again research tells you that mint is an invasive plant but I had no idea how much.
So I called my friend from back home. I actually call her every Friday night just to chat. She is bolder than I am about gardening. Under her direction I learned about herbs. They are easy to grow and handy for cooking. I learned that mulch combats weed growth and helps to prevent a dried out garden bed. And her attitude as a gardener is one I plan on adopting. She says that it's hit and miss. And if she accidentally kills something it's okay because then she learns. When I asked her if she felt bad about accidentally killing a plant she said, "I don't think I have. If I did I don't remember. It couldn't have been too traumatic if I don't remember."
And she's right. I'm totally overthinking this.
But that is how my brain works and it's part of how I'm able to write novels. But I am going to give it a go. I am. And I'll try not to obsess over it too much. I'll try.
But just in case anyone has any ideas for me, the area gets sunlight almost all day and is covered in cedar mulch. It's pictured below. If you want to throw some planting suggestions at me, then I can assure you that me and my obsessive brain thank you very much in advance.
Other than that, keep on keeping on and have a nice day.