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message 1: by Angela (last edited Feb 10, 2016 05:11AM) (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
We have Fantasy authors, but we wouldn't mind sharing with Fantasy Bloggers! Here is the line up!

THE AUTHORS

1 - C.L. Schneider (?) Please confirm
2 - Stan Sudan (?) Please confirm
3 - Joshua Robertson
4 - Ashley Capes
5 - V.S. Holmes
6 - Marco Marek
7 - Aldrea Alien
8 - Riley Amos Westbrook
9 - A.F. Stewart
10 - Tracy M. Joyce
11 - Ed Ireland
12 - Adam Dreece
13 - Susanne Leist
14 - Aldrea Alien

See additional thread.


message 2: by V.S. (last edited Jan 10, 2016 07:33AM) (new)

V.S. Holmes (vs_holmes) | 10 comments I'd love to join in on this!

The second book in my epic fantasy series, Reforged, will be out this spring.

My site is www.vs-holmes.com and I blog on http://www.amphibianauthors.com/ and post reviews and interviews on https://vsholmes.wordpress.com/

Looking forward to hearing from you


message 3: by Ed (new)

Ed Ireland (edireland) | 57 comments Where is the rating at?


message 4: by Marco (new)

Marco Marek (marcomarek) | 6 comments Hi Angela, i'm in !
my book is Hyperearth
Fantasy
rated 4,5
published
Hyperearth by Marco Marek


message 5: by Angela (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
Joshua wrote: "Hey Angela,

You can confirm me for the Fantasy blog tour. My site is http://www.crimsonedgepress.com and we have just exceeded 40.1K followers."


WAHOO! CONGRATS, JOSHUA!!!


message 6: by Aldrea (new)

Aldrea Alien (aldreaalien) | 9 comments I'd love to join this.

My site is http://www.aldreaalien.com and I blog at http://thardrandia.blogspot.com


message 7: by Riley (last edited Jan 10, 2016 02:26PM) (new)

Riley Amos Westbrook (sonshinegreene) | 6 comments Sure, Angela. I'm more than happy to help other authors. Http://Rileyamoswestbrook.wordpress.com


message 8: by Angela (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
Aldrea wrote: "I'd love to join this.

My site is http://www.aldreaalien.com and I blog at http://thardrandia.blogspot.com"


Riley wrote: "Sure, Angela. I'm more than happy to help other authors. Http://Rileyamoswestbrook.wordpress.com"

You're both set! Thank you!


message 10: by Ed (new)

Ed Ireland (edireland) | 57 comments Going to ask again...where is the Amazon book rating at? I want in on this but have no idea where my work is rated...


message 11: by Angela (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
Ed wrote: "Going to ask again...where is the Amazon book rating at? I want in on this but have no idea where my work is rated..."

Tracy wrote: "I'd love to do this.
http://www.tracymjoyce.com/
http://tracymjoyce.blogspot.com.au/"


I'll put you both down and close the signs up for this as I have my authors. :)

Ed! :) The ratings are located right below the book's title on your book's Amazon page :)


message 12: by Ed (new)

Ed Ireland (edireland) | 57 comments Are you talking about the customer star reviews?


message 13: by Angela (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
Ed wrote: "Are you talking about the customer star reviews?"

I don't know what this is :( I'm sorry. Could you clarify for me please?


message 14: by Ed (new)

Ed Ireland (edireland) | 57 comments Lol...I don't think I'm even rated


message 15: by Adam (new)

Adam Dreece (adamdreece) | 5 comments Book 2 of The Yellow Hoods was a finalist for Fantasy and the series is often considered Fantasy by many (despite the lack of magic)

I'm always up for stuff :D

And all my ratings are above 4.


message 16: by Susanne (new)

Susanne Leist (susanneleist) | 13 comments I just got the email and it's closed already. If spots open, I would love to be included.


message 17: by Angela (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
Okay! I want to get this underway...

Here is a list of everything I need...

1 - Your favorite/best Book Cover (JPEG) to represent you, your style, and books. This will be your "featured" book.
2 - a professional picture of you (JPEG)
3 - A short bio/ 200 words at most.
4 - Interview regarding you as a fantasy author (This interview is located below)
5 - Character interview (This interview is located below)
6 - Lengthy answer to "DISCUSS YOUR MAGIC SYSTEM" Approximately 2,000 words.
7 - Lengthy answer to "DISCUSS YOUR CHARACTER'S WORLD" Approximately 2,000 words.
8 - Lengthy answer to "FANTASY GENRE. WHERE IT'S GOING FROM WHERE ITS BEEN. Approximately 2,000 words.
9 - Up to 3 Buy links for your book. No short codes Book pages only.
10 - Your "featured" book's ISBN
11 - The links for the following...

Your Author website
Twitter
Facebook
Google+
Goodreads Author Page
Amazon Author Page

Please send the full URL (no shortcodes) OR Embed your URL.

12 - Authors who have influenced your writing style.


message 18: by Angela (last edited Jan 31, 2016 10:44AM) (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
Susanne wrote: "I just got the email and it's closed already. If spots open, I would love to be included."

I'll add you :) Please confirm that this is you... Susanne Leist


message 19: by Angela (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
Adam wrote: "Book 2 of The Yellow Hoods was a finalist for Fantasy and the series is often considered Fantasy by many (despite the lack of magic)

I'm always up for stuff :D

And all my ratings are above 4."


I'll add you :)


message 20: by Angela (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
CHARACTER INTERIVEW

Fictional Character Interview:
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself. Where do you come from, your race, your homeland. Your heritage. (Skip this question if your character is human from an average earthly location).
2. Tell us about your parents.
3. What would you say is your greatest fear?
4. Tell me about your nemesis.
5. Tell us about your greatest desire.
6. Describe your ideal partner/mate.
7. Here’s the million dollar question… How do you feel about your author?


message 21: by Angela (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
YOUR INTERVIEW

I have a collection of “mandatory” questions followed by a collection of “create your own interview. Please answer the first group of questions then select additional questions below.

A few things to keep the interviews clean and professional. No swearing. No derogatory or racy comments (I’ve had a few I needed to… clean up).

Try to keep your answers 500 words or less. Definitely not longer than 700 words unless otherwise stated.

Remember, you are interviewing for future/potential READERS. Not writers looking for advice. You will find these questions focused primarily on the book and story and not the writing process.



1. How did the idea for your book come to be what it is today?
2. Stories always require some form of research. What kind of research did you do for your book?
3. Character questions... These next three questions can be answered however you would like: as three individual questions or with one long answer combined. Use your discretion. These three questions count as one. You can also answer one or all of them. It’s up to you.
a. What parts of you made it into your characters?
b. Which of your characters do you relate to the most?
c. Who is your favorite character and why?
4. Please describe your favorite scene or chapter in your book and tell us why it’s your favorite?
5. Which scene or chapter was the hardest for you to write?
6. Tell us about your favorite book/movie (any genre and/or non-fiction) and how did it inspire/change you? How did this book/movie influence your book/writing/you?
7. I once read that every author is simply a compilation of his/her favorite authors. Which authors have done the most to influence your writing and why?
8. “Story” has always been the center of all human cultures. We need it. We seek it out. We invent it. What does “story” mean to you?
9. Tells us about your next project.



This next part is entirely up to you. Please choose up to 11 additional questions below. I like to keep my interviews between 10 and 20 questions long. If you wish not to answer any more questions, that is quite acceptable. You may also add your own questions. Have fun!

1. Tell us how you created the title of your book and/or series.
2. Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular image/artwork?
3. If you could cast your characters in the Hollywood adaptation of your book, who would play your characters?
4. When and why did you begin writing?
5. Tell us about the people in your life who supported your writing or encouraged you through it?
6. What does your writing process look like?
7. Is there one subject you would never write about as an author?
8. Which author do you aspire to be? What other books/authors are similar to your own?
9. How important are names to you in your books? Do you choose the names based on liking the way it sounds or the meaning? Do you have any name choosing resources you recommend?
10. Do you read your reviews? How do you feel about bad reviews?
11. What can we expect from you in the future?
12. Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?
13. Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
14. Did you learn anything from writing your book? Tell us more about that?
15. What was the hardest part of writing your book?
16. What would you love to write about that you haven’t written yet?


message 22: by Ed (new)

Ed Ireland (edireland) | 57 comments Confirm me, I'll be getting to work on these packages ASAP


message 23: by Susanne (new)

Susanne Leist (susanneleist) | 13 comments Angela wrote: "Susanne wrote: "I just got the email and it's closed already. If spots open, I would love to be included."

I'll add you :) Please confirm that this is you... Susanne Leist"


My book, The Dead Game, is a vampire suspense. It doesn't have a magic system. I know it's paranormal. I'm not sure whether it is also fantasy. My book crosses genres. It is has murder, mystery, romance, and a haunted house. Is this considered fantasy? I don't want to mess up your group.


message 24: by Angela (last edited Jan 31, 2016 04:18PM) (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
Susanne wrote: "Angela wrote: "Susanne wrote: "I just got the email and it's closed already. If spots open, I would love to be included."

I'll add you :) Please confirm that this is you... [author:Susanne Leist|2..."


Hmmm... Susanne :) You're asking the million dollar question we all ponder at one time or another. :)

There are many definitions of fantasy. We are looking for:

Magic system (Muggles, Wizards, and Gandalf the Grey)
Mythical realm or a mythical kingdom/world (Narnia, Hogwarts, Middle Earth)
Great journey or quest (Destroy the one ring that rules them all)
Writing focuses on imagery
Mythical creatures of some sort (Balrogs of Morgoth, house elves, hippogriffs, Orcs ect.)
Magical treasures or artifacts (Horcruxes, one ring to rule them all...)

This is a crude list, but you get the idea.


message 25: by Angela (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
Ed wrote: "Confirm me, I'll be getting to work on these packages ASAP"

Yeah! :) Confirmed, Ed!


message 26: by Angela (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
Are any of you planning, wanting, wishing to host this blog as well? Not mandatory. Just curious :)


message 27: by Angela (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
Joshua wrote: "Angela wrote: "Are any of you planning, wanting, wishing to host this blog as well? Not mandatory. Just curious :)"

You know I'll host, Angela."


Thank you, Joshua :) I'll begin a list if anyone else wants to "sign up". RECAP! This is for Fantasy authors/Fantasy bloggers please. :)

Bloggers:

Angela B. Chrysler
Joshua Robertson


message 28: by Angela (last edited Feb 03, 2016 08:22AM) (new)

Angela Myron (angelamyron) | 7 comments Do you want any more authors? If you have room, I'd love to join.

Ennara and the Fallen Druid (Ennara, #1) by Angela Myron Ennara and the Book of Shadows by Angela Myron

middle grade fantasy


message 29: by Deidre (new)

Deidre Mapstone (sporaticreeder) | 4 comments Would love to join in, both as an author and blogger...
http://ddzines007.wix.com/sigrun
Blog: http://ddsiddeas.blogspot.com/


message 30: by Angela (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
Deidre wrote: "Would love to join in, both as an author and blogger...
http://ddzines007.wix.com/sigrun
Blog: http://ddsiddeas.blogspot.com/"


Angela wrote: "Do you want any more authors? If you have room, I'd love to join.

Ennara and the Fallen Druid (Ennara, #1) by Angela Myron Ennara and the Book of Shadows by Angela Myron

middle grade fantasy"


Hello, Angela and Deidre!

Unfortunately, I am not able to take on any more authors as I will be taking on more than I can handle :( I am still needing bloggers if you interested.


message 31: by Joshua (new)

Joshua Blum (joshuablum) | 5 comments I'm happy to help as a blogger.


message 32: by Angela (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
Joshua wrote: "I'm happy to help as a blogger."

Thank you, Joshua :)


message 33: by Tracy (new)

Tracy I'll help out blogging too.


message 34: by V.S. (last edited Feb 06, 2016 05:49AM) (new)

V.S. Holmes (vs_holmes) | 10 comments Angela wrote: "Okay! I want to get this underway...

Here is a list of everything I need...

1 - Your favorite/best Book Cover (JPEG) to represent you, your style, and books. This will be your "featured" book.
..."


Is there an email address we can send all this to? I'm a bit new to the blog tour thing and each one is a bit different; mind giving a quick run-down of how this will work? When will you need this info?


message 35: by Angela (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
V.S. wrote: "Angela wrote: "Okay! I want to get this underway...

Here is a list of everything I need...

1 - Your favorite/best Book Cover (JPEG) to represent you, your style, and books. This will be your "f..."


Yes! Email it to angelabchrysler@yahoo.com :)

Authors!! Meet your bloggers!!

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...


message 36: by Angela (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
Tracy wrote: "I'll help out blogging too."

Tracy! Thank you! I need you to go here! https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

I need to figure out how to merge this thread with bloggers :/ *puzzled*


message 37: by Angela (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
Joshua wrote: "I'm happy to help as a blogger."

Please report here and follow the directions https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

I am starting to merge these two threads.


message 38: by Angela (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
Deidre wrote: "Would love to join in, both as an author and blogger...
http://ddzines007.wix.com/sigrun
Blog: http://ddsiddeas.blogspot.com/"


Please report here and follow the directions https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

I am starting to merge these two threads.


message 39: by Angela (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
Angela wrote: "Do you want any more authors? If you have room, I'd love to join.

Ennara and the Fallen Druid (Ennara, #1) by Angela Myron Ennara and the Book of Shadows by Angela Myron

middle grade fantasy"


Please report here and follow the directions https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

I am starting to merge these two threads.


message 40: by Angela (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
Joshua wrote: "Angela wrote: "Are any of you planning, wanting, wishing to host this blog as well? Not mandatory. Just curious :)"

You know I'll host, Angela."


Please report here and follow the directions https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

I am starting to merge these two threads.


message 41: by Angela (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
Ed wrote: "Where is the rating at?"
Please report here and follow the directions https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

I am starting to merge these two threads.


message 42: by Angela (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
Marco wrote: "Hi Angela, i'm in !
my book is Hyperearth
Fantasy
rated 4,5
published
Hyperearth by Marco Marek"


Please report here and follow the directions https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

I am starting to merge these two threads.


message 43: by Angela (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
Aldrea wrote: "I'd love to join this.

My site is http://www.aldreaalien.com and I blog at http://thardrandia.blogspot.com"



Please report here and follow the directions https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

I am starting to merge these two threads.


message 44: by Angela (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
Riley wrote: "Sure, Angela. I'm more than happy to help other authors. Http://Rileyamoswestbrook.wordpress.com"

Please report here and follow the directions https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

I am starting to merge these two threads.


message 45: by Angela (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
Adam wrote: "Book 2 of The Yellow Hoods was a finalist for Fantasy and the series is often considered Fantasy by many (despite the lack of magic)

I'm always up for stuff :D

And all my ratings are above 4."


Please report here and follow the directions https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

I am starting to merge these two threads.


message 46: by Angela (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
Susanne wrote: "I just got the email and it's closed already. If spots open, I would love to be included."

Please report here and follow the directions https://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/...

I am starting to merge these two threads.


message 47: by Marie (new)

Marie Phillips (riap) | 13 comments Am I too late as an Author?


message 48: by Angela (new)

Angela Chrysler (abchrysler) | 490 comments Mod
Marie wrote: "Am I too late as an Author?"

You are, but we have the Brain to Books Blog Tours looking for Fantasy authors :) Have a look https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/...

There are author tours (only for new releases and cover reveals)
Themed tours
and the Brain to Books Summer Blog Tours :)

If you have questions/need help :) Let me know.


message 49: by Tom (new)

Tom Fallwell If not to late, I would like to join in as an author. Thanks.


message 50: by Ed (new)

Ed Ireland (edireland) | 57 comments Hi Angela :-)
Sorry I have been so quiet, busy doing edits for the book. OK, so here's where we stand. I'll be doing the cover reveal on April 9th. That's a positive. On the maybe list, is a trailer for the 9th or 10th and possibly a pre-order for the book by the time the Con rolls around.
So where do you want me to take myself?


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