Speculative Fiction Author Renee Scattergood

Heya everyone, happy Saturday. Hope you are enjoying your weekend so far. I am giving over the blog to Speculative Fiction author Renee Scattergood today. Hope you will take the time to get to know her and feel free to ask her questions. Happy reading everyone :).


Shadow Stalker - Book Feature (1)Renee Scattergood

Hi everyone! My name is Renee Scattergood, and I write dark speculative fiction. For those who don’t know what speculative fiction is, it’s fantasy, science fiction, and horror. I tend to combine the three, so it’s easier to say speculative fiction (or spec fic for short).

I began writing back in 1995, but I didn’t get serious about it until about five years ago. Before that, it was an on again off again thing. I was afraid of the possibility of success, and that held me back quite a bit. So, I decided to start small. Instead of jumping in full on with a novel, I decided to write a serial, Shadow Stalker. That’s been working out great so far. It allowed me to test the waters, so to speak, and get a feel for self-publishing.

I’ve always known that I wanted to self-publish, but there was a time when I wasn’t sure I could handle it all myself. Then I learned that I didn’t have to. I found Katie (a.k.a. K.M. Jenkins) who has helped me a great deal with designing my book covers, and she does a great job with that. I also met another great author, Allison D. Reid, who does my editing.

When most indie authors get started, we don’t always have the money to pay for those kinds of services, so having friends that you can exchange services with to help pay for those things is a good thing to have. That’s why networking is so important for indie authors, especially if you have something to offer them in return for something you need. (The barter system is alive and well.)

The way I love to help other authors is through marketing. It’s my second love. When I finally get my Australian citizenship, I plan to go back to school for a dual business/arts degree with a major in marketing. It’s something I’ve wanted to do for many years, but school can get expensive (even in Australia).

I have two blogs outside of my personal one specifically geared towards helping authors promote their work. One is Renee’s Author Spotlight (http://reneesauthorspotlight.blogspot.com/), where I feature indie and small press authors. The other is Speculative Fiction Spot (http://specfictionspot.blogspot.com/) where I feature spec fic authors. Whether you’re a writer or reader, please check them out and show your support to the many great author’s I’ve featured so far. And, of course, if you’re a writer, feel free to sign up for a feature!

Now that I’ve got a feel for it, I’m working on my first novel series, A God’s Deception. I’ve also decided to dabble with another genre, fantasy/paranormal romance, under the pen name, Kahlan Richards. And I’m working on a novel series for that genre as well. And I’m working on a new serial called Emergence, which is the shadow stalkers’ origin story.

I prefer working on multiple projects because…well, I’m weird. I can focus better when I’m multitasking. I think it’s the ADHD. I also can’t work without background noise, so I generally have the TV on when I’m writing. Like I said…I’m weird.

If you made it this far, thanks so much for reading and getting to know me. I hope you’ll check out my Shadow Stalker serial (especially since you can download Part 1 – the first six episodes – for free!)!Renee Scattergood's Author Photo

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The Shadow Stalker Series!

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SCORNEDKara found out the hard way. Just because she did the right thing didn’t mean a god would give his blessing. Instead, it was the opposite when honoring agreements that grate against a god’s wishes.

Now, she is on the run from Odin and anyone following his commands, and she finds herself safe in the wastelands with the wild dragons, or so she thinks. Unless she can find a way to be accepted back into Valkyrie school and not be imprisoned, her future is in peril.

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Katrina Cope

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKatrina is an author of several Young Adult and Preteen/Middle Grade novels. Each of her released books reaching the top 100 in certain categories on the Amazon’s Best Sellers Rank – a few even as high as number one.

She resides in Queensland Australia. Her three teen/preteen boys and husband of over fifteen years treat her like a princess. Unfortunately though, this princess still has to do domestic chores.

From birth, she has been a very creative person and has spent many years travelling the world and observing many different personalities and cultures. Her favourite personalities have been the strange ones, yet the ones under the radar also hold a place in her heart.

During her last extensive travels, she spent 16 nights in a bomb shelter on a Kibbutz 8 kilometers off the Lebanese border. It was to avoid Katyusha bombs that the resident volunteers decided to name her after (she is still trying to work out why).

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Interview with LaVerne Thompson

Happy Hump Day! Today we are sitting down with LaVerne Thompas a multi-genre author. She likes to write Contemporary, Fantasy, and Sci-fi sensual romances and we are going to see inside this wonderful authors head. Hang on for the ride and enjoy the reading.

The Interview

Please introduce yourself.
My name is LaVerne Thompson

What genre do you write?
Contemporary, fantasy, and sci/fi sensual romances.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Reading, travelling, cooking

Do you have any kids, pets or both?
Yes a couple of girls or young women now as they like to tell me; I also have a cat and a dog.

What do you like to read?
I love reading most any fiction but right now I’ve reading or rather listening to audiobooks on dystopian novels.

Are you a pantser or plotter?
Pantser

What do you like to write about?
I love creating fantasy worlds with strong female leads.

What is your writing process like?
It differs from book to book but I do most of my writing in the morning.

Tell us about your latest book?
My latest book is The Beast Within. It’s a paranormal romance about a family of wolf shifters set in New Orleans. The family was cursed hundreds of years ago by a witch and their descendants meet in modern day New Orleans.

Who is the main character? Tell us about them.
The hero, Caleb is the first Alpha born in over 300 years and the first one able to control the change as a wolf in himself. He can now remember when he shifts and can keep them all safe. The heroine Lissette is an herbologist, her family has practiced different forms of witchcraft for generations. She is immediately drawn to Caleb but knows he’s hiding something from her. She doesn’t know the full extent of the connection between the two families.

Tell us about the villain of your book?
The villain is a friend of the heroine’s Lissette. He’s obsessed with her, and willing to kill anyone who gets in his way in order to have her. He’s killed once and will do it again.

What should we watch for in the coming months?
I’m working on Wild Child an urban fantasy that should be out this winter.

What would you like to say to your fans?
Thank you so much for all of your support and taking this crazy ride with me.


The Author

Me2 (1)LaVerne Thompson is a USA Today Bestselling, award winning, multi-published author, an avid reader and a writer of contemporary, fantasy, and sci/fi sensual romances. She loves creating worlds within and without our world. She also writes romantic suspense and new adult romance under the pen name Ursula Sinclair also a USA Today Bestselling Author.
She is a certified chocoholic and is currently working on several projects. Some might even involve chocolate. But writing helps maintain her sanity.

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The Book

TheBeastWithinFinal-FJM_Draft2Digital_1600x2400From moonrise to moonset, the beast will rule.

Caleb’s family had a secret. One they’d held for over 300 years. One he’d reveal to save one woman’s life. Because she was the other half of his soul, even though it was her kind who condemned him to be the beast he was.

Lissette knew her family had secrets. What family in New Orleans as old as hers didn’t have family legends, most she disregarded as nonsense. Until she came across something leaving her no choice but to believe. Especially, when it meant her life… or his.

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Vanished: New Release

VANISHED

After everything that Kara has done for Asgard, she thinks they will let her participate in the honorable jobs of the winged Valkyries. She is wrong. Instead, Odin is determined to take Elan away and make her dragon his. Whether he’s a god or not, she isn’t going to let that happen. And of course, Elan can defend herself. But then Elan disappears.

After several searches, Kara grows worried. She hopes that Elan is visiting her mother, not somewhere more sinister.

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KATRINA COPE

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKatrina is an author of several Young Adult and Preteen/Middle Grade novels. Each of her released books reaching the top 100 in certain categories on the Amazon’s Best Sellers Rank – a few even as high as number one.

She resides in Queensland Australia. Her three teen/preteen boys and husband of over fifteen years treat her like a princess. Unfortunately though, this princess still has to do domestic chores.

From birth, she has been a very creative person and has spent many years travelling the world and observing many different personalities and cultures. Her favourite personalities have been the strange ones, yet the ones under the radar also hold a place in her heart.

During her last extensive travels, she spent 16 nights in a bomb shelter on a Kibbutz 8 kilometers off the Lebanese border. It was to avoid Katyusha bombs that the resident volunteers decided to name her after (she is still trying to work out why).

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Axen rattled on. “The opposition (for he never referred to the Warriors by name) will now be much less able to protect the inhabitants of this world, and you know we are running low on citizenry here for raw material. We require a new source of blood-victims for our Rites.”

His wine-embellished, pompous tones nauseated her. All these things they both knew quite well. He likes hearing himself talk in this state, she noted once again. Boredom began to seep in through her haze of wine. Although their relationship was important for Devil’s Tail purposes, right now she chafed at its bindings, though the power she wielded with Axen was not, she admitted, something to be taken lightly.

Vajti decided to escape. “I feel the need for sleep, Axen. I will see you afterward…..”

from ​The World that Resisted, ​included.


The Author

WendiSneden795363aThe author lives in the Midwest with her family. She is a writer of poetry and speculative fiction, and has been since childhood. She is an animal lover and has three cats, a rabbit, a hamster and a garter snake as friends. Wendi spends her time writing, doing needlework, and reading widely. She also enjoys gardening and the out-of-doors. Wendi was born under the sign of Taurus, and can be reached at wsneden@gmail.com.

She received her B.A. from Michigan State University, has a black belt (Shodan) in Judo, and in other incarnations has pursued direct sales, waited tables, been employed in libraries, and been a homeschooling parent–addicted to all the gorgeous curriculum out there!

As a lover of languages, writing is a natural outlet and she does not foresee an end anytime soon.

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Vanished: New Pre-Order

VANISHED

After everything that Kara has done for Asgard, she thinks they will let her participate in the honorable jobs of the winged Valkyries. She is wrong. Instead, Odin is determined to take Elan away and make her dragon his. Whether he’s a god or not, she isn’t going to let that happen. And of course, Elan can defend herself. But then Elan disappears.

After several searches, Kara grows worried. She hopes that Elan is visiting her mother, not somewhere more sinister.

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FREE on KU or $2.99!


Katrina Cope

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAKatrina is an author of several Young Adult and Preteen/Middle Grade novels. Each of her released books reaching the top 100 in certain categories on the Amazon’s Best Sellers Rank – a few even as high as number one.

She resides in Queensland Australia. Her three teen/preteen boys and husband of over fifteen years treat her like a princess. Unfortunately though, this princess still has to do domestic chores.

From birth, she has been a very creative person and has spent many years travelling the world and observing many different personalities and cultures. Her favourite personalities have been the strange ones, yet the ones under the radar also hold a place in her heart.

During her last extensive travels, she spent 16 nights in a bomb shelter on a Kibbutz 8 kilometers off the Lebanese border. It was to avoid Katyusha bombs that the resident volunteers decided to name her after (she is still trying to work out why).

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New Release: Chosen

New Release

CHOSEN

Wingless Valkyries are useless to the future of Asgard–that’s what is drilled into them at Valkyrie Academy. Determined to break the mold and help reap warriors for Valhalla, Kara breaks the rules and finds herself in the most dangerous position yet–facing the wrath of Mistress Sigrun and Odin.

Or that is what she thinks until she realizes a dragon is stalking her.

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Katrina Cope

Katrina is an author of several Young Adult and Preteen/Middle Grade novels. Each of her released books reaching the top 100 in certain categories on the Amazon’s Best Sellers Rank – a few even as high as number one.

She resides in Queensland Australia. Her three teen/preteen boys and husband of over fifteen years treat her like a princess. Unfortunately though, this princess still has to do domestic chores.

From birth, she has been a very creative person and has spent many years travelling the world and observing many different personalities and cultures. Her favourite personalities have been the strange ones, yet the ones under the radar also hold a place in her heart.

During her last extensive travels, she spent 16 nights in a bomb shelter on a Kibbutz 8 kilometers off the Lebanese border. It was to avoid Katyusha bombs that the resident volunteers decided to name her after (she is still trying to work out why).

Connect with Katrina

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