Friday, December 11, 2015

Caelum Blog Tour/ Mandie Stevens Interview

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Caelum – Olde City Angels Book 1
Eva doesn’t claim to be a good guardian angel, but she tries. After she loses two charges, the Powers That Be begin to doubt her abilities. To redeem herself, Eva sets out to rescue Elsie, granddaughter of the former king of the Fae. A demon has kidnapped Elsie to complete an ancient ritual that will allow him to slip through the veil between Earth and Hell during the Sturgeon moon.
Thomas, an angel liaison, finally lands his first mission. But when he’s paired with the angel responsible for his uncle’s death, he has to put aside their differences to get the job done. With unlikely friends in tow, Eva and Thomas are in a race against time. Save Elsie, save the world—oh and save Eva’s job

I was lucky and persuaded Mandie to answer a few questions!

1. What made you decide to start writing?

I’ve had stories in my head since I was a little girl. I was always in trouble for

daydreaming in class. In 7th grade we had to write a page and a half story but

mine was twenty pages. My teacher suggested I keep with it but I didn’t. When I

became an adult I decided to start up again to clear my mind and now I get paid

to daydream.

2. Do you have a favorite genre to read? I LOVE paranormal, Kim

Harrison, HD Smith, Tawdra Kandle, Richelle Mead, K.M. Moning, Patricia

Briggs, and Kelley Armstrong to name a few. “People” say paranormal is

out but I still love and want to read it. I also enjoy cozy small town

contemporary romances.

3. If you could meet any author living or dead, who would it be and 

why? I’m co-organizer of Indie BookFest and I’ve met so many amazing

authors. I’ve also met Kim Harrison, Charlaine Harris, HD Smith and

Kelley Armstrong. Tawdra Kandle is one of my favorite authors but she is

also one of my best friends. Maybe Richelle Mead?

4. What advice would you give to aspiring authors? Focus on writing.

You need to get a few books written before you concentrate on marketing.

Just sit down and do it.

5.  What's next for you? The second book in the Olde City Angels series,

Ethereal is coming out this winter. I also completed a book called The

Edge of Eden last year before we found out my husband had cancer. I will

be working on rewrites and releasing soon after, probably February. You

can sign up for my emails to get information on my new releases.

Mandiebio Mandie Stevens has always been accused of living in her own world so she decided to put it to paper. When she isn’t writing you can catch her lounging on the beach reading. She has ridiculously little feet and would be happy eating seafood every day. Subscriber to her newsletter Follow on Facebook / Twitter / Literary Addicts / Goodreads   Enter to win a Caelum Prize Pack - Signed paperback, $5 Amazon or iBooks GC, and fun character inspired prize pack. Open to US residents 18+. a Rafflecopter giveaway Follow the Book Tour