Saturday, October 15, 2016

Cover Reveal and Author Interview- Red's Tangled Tale

Everyone knows the story of Little Red Riding Hood. Well, at least they think they do. History would have many believe Red was a naïve little girl who brought treats to her grandmother in the dark of the forest. History had it wrong.
After the curse of the wolves came to Timbergard, Red’s father was the only soul brave enough to enter Blakx Forest. However, when the wolves claimed his life, his young daughter took up his bow and began hunting the beasts to fill her need for revenge.
When Captain Hook shows up in the village in search of the rare burning ash that lies on the far borders of the cursed forest, Red agrees to help get him safely through the dangerous land.

The trek through the forest becomes precarious when the group is cornered by a pack of wolves. Red is forced to make a decision that will alter the lives of everyone, including individuals she has yet to meet.
The cover of the much anticipated "Red's Tangled Tale," book two in The Untold Stories, has been revealed!

With only two weeks until publication, you can now preorder your copy at Barnes & Noble, iBooks, Kobo and Smashwords (Amazon will not have a preorder for this title but will carry it on November 1 when it is released).

In addition to the cover, fans will get exclusive teasers as well as a teaser trailer over the next two weeks, building to the anticipation of the release.

If you would like to join in the fun of the release, be sure to join the Facebook Party wherein numerous authors have come together to celebrate the release and will be giving away amazing prizes.

Lastly, you can help spread the word by participating in the Thunderclap campaign which will announce the release to social media on November 1 (link below).

I also had a chance to sit down with this author for a quick interview.  She is a local Missouri author, and I love love love promoting local.  If you haven't had a chance to read any of her work, check her out.

Author Suzanna Lynn Bio:

Author Suzanna Lynn is a full-time mom of three beautiful, energetic children and spends her days with them and her husband in a small town nestled in the deep rolling hills of Missouri.

Growing up in the Ozarks, as a child Suzanna spent her days wandering the fields and woods surrounding her home. While most children avoided the dark corners of the woods, she sought it out, imagining them to be filled with fairies, dragons and all number of creatures.

Having not lost her childhood imagination, Suzanna has written numerous poems, songs and short stories that won various awards in high school and college.
However, in 2014 she decided to stop wishing she could publish a book and made the dream a reality when she released The Bed Wife.
That first novella gave birth to two more books, completing the series, and stirred the embers of a new five-book series called The Untold Stories, which is currently in the works.
When she's not busy writing or spending time with her family, Suzanna loves to draw and paint, as well as scrapbook. She also has been known to volunteer with her children's school, the local Ladies Auxiliary veterans group and even the local zoo!
How did you get started writing?
I have been writing since I was a teenager. I can remember the first long project I wrote was a fan fiction about the Backstreet Boys! That was long before things like WattPad. But my cousin set me up a little website where I could upload new chapters. It was really fun. But it never dawned on me that I could actually become a published author.
My journey to become a published author was actually a bit strange. It started with me being a model on an indie author’s book covers. Up until that time, I had not even heard of indie authors (or if I did, I didn’t realize they were self-published).
Once I was introduced to that world, I tried to absorb everything I could from those willing to explain and teach (in return, I try and pass on my knowledge to anyone who is curious about publishing).
Then, one night, I had a dream (literal, not figurative) and that dream gave birth to my first book; The Bed Wife.
What was your inspiration behind this series?
It’s funny, but this series came to life one day while I was sitting outside with my mother-in-law while holding a yard sale!
She was always such an amazing sounding board, and I told her I was really wanting to dive into the fairytale world. I told her I had an idea where several fairytale characters were in the same book. She helped me take that small idea, and create a large one where ALL the fairytale characters crossed paths and interacted. I actually mapped out the series for over a year before I wrote Hook’s Little Mermaid.
How do you categorize this book and this series?  
This series is definitely fit for all ages. Though it can be classified as clean teen/YA, I feel anyone who enjoys a good fantasy/fairytale would enjoy it (at least I hope so).
My daughter’s middle school and high school carry this series for their students.
Who is your favorite character from this series, and why?  
I think Hook really is a favorite. But I have spent the most time with him as of late. He’s the POV in book one, and he’s around for at least three-quarters of the time in Red’s Tangled Tale. He will also be making appearances throughout the series.
I think I like him (specifically, like writing him) because he’s a tortured soul. He goes from good to bad, and back again. I enjoy the push and pull of his two sides.
Which character do you relate the most to, why?
I would have to say Red. She’s a strong-willed young girl, which I was (and still am). She’s loyal, and for the most part kind (we all have our days). She has a desire to help others – sadly to her detriment at times.


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