Meet My Character Blog Tour

I’m thrilled to participate in the “Meet My Character Blog Tour”. When one of my favorite authors, Karen Michelle Nutt invited me to follow in her footsteps, I jumped at the chance. What an honor! I’m also very lucky to have several talented authors who will be following me next week. But before I tell you about my new character and introduce you to the other participating authors, I’d like to pay a little homage to Karen. 😀 I’ve loved everything I’ve read by her and have gotten my mom hooked on her books, too. One of her first novels, Creighton Manor, was the inspiration for my 2014 summer vacation–a visit to the haunted Queen Mary down in Long Beach, California. Alas, I didn’t find the vortex to take me back in time… Maybe next year I’ll find that portal.

~Karen Michelle Nutt~

Karen resides in California with her husband, three fascinating children, and houseful of demanding pets. Jack, her Chorkie, is her writing buddy and sits long hours with her at the computer. 
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When she’s not time traveling, fighting outlaws, or otherworldly creatures, she creates pre-made book covers to order at Gillian’s Book Covers, “Judge Your Book By Its Cover”. You can also check out her published cover art designs at Western Trail Blazer and Rebecca J. Vickery Publishing.
Whether your reading fancy is paranormal, historical or time travel, all her stories capture the rich array of emotions that accompany the most fabulous human phenomena—falling in love.
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~Meet My Character: Hannah~

What is the name of your character? Is s/he fictional or historical? Hannah is a fictional character. I haven’t yet given her a middle or last name, though eventually she’ll have one. 🙂 When and where is the story set? Hannah’s story begins in Las Vegas, takes a detour to New York, then ends in a small town in Northern California. It’s set in the present day. What should we know about Hannah? childHannah’s first memories are of living on the street with her mother. Her father had abandoned them when she was a baby, leaving them destitute. At a very young age, Hannah was put into foster care. Her biological mother came and went from her life, visiting her in the temporary homes.  She promised that as soon as she found a job–a good paying job–Hannah would be able to come live with her and they’d be a family again. By the time Hannah was ten, her mom stopped visiting. Eventually Hannah was adopted by the O’Conner family in a small town in California when she was twelve-years-old. With the adoption came a permanence of love and stability for the first time in her life. What is the personal goal of the character? Hannah’s goal is to rely on just herself to be successful and thus never be a victim of poverty, and abandonment again. For as long as she can remember, she has dreamed of becoming a doctor and is in the last years of her residency to become a surgeon. What is the main conflict? What messes up her life? I don’t want to give away too much here! Let’s just say that things don’t always go as planned and there end up being major road blocks, both practical and personal, that impede her reaching her dream. Is there a working title? The series (yet to be titled) follows a group of five women: Hannah, Evonne, Amy, Raven, and Tegan (first initials spell out HEART).  They grew up together in a small California town, friends for most of their lives. On a fateful trip to Las Vegas they visit a fortuneteller who describes each woman’s true love. Each book focuses on one woman. Hannah’s Fortune is the first book.  I can’t decide on the name for the series—Hearts’ Fortune? Fortunate Hearts? Fortune Foretold? Fortunes of Love? Fortunes of the Heart? Any suggestions? 😉 When can we expect the book to be published? Summer of 2015. I’ve yet to finish writing it!

~Meet Next Week’s Authors~ 

Sherry Ewing Sherry EwingAs a current resident of the San Francisco Bay area, I enjoy living in an area of so many opportunities.  An Information Technology Specialist by day, I transform into an historical romance author at night. I am a member of the San Francisco Area of Romance Writers of America chapter along with belonging to the national organization.  Being a single mom, I tend to write mostly on the weekends, evenings, or whenever I have time to spare.  I am never without a notebook in case I feel inspired.  Sherry’s Website Sherry’s Facebook Sherry’s Twitter

Beth Barany Beth-Barany-fiction-author-magical-tales-of-romance-and-adventure-176x300Award-winning author, Beth Barany has been making up fantasy and adventure stories all her life. She writes magical tales of romance and adventure for women and girls to transport them to new worlds where anything is possible. In her off hours, Beth enjoys capoeira, reading and watching movies, and traveling, with her husband, author and singer/song writer Ezra Barany. Beth Barany lives in Oakland, California with her husband, two cats, and over 1,000 books. Beth’s Website Beth’s Facebook Beth’s Twitter

Regina Kammer Regina KammerRegina Kammer is a multi-published writer of erotica and historical erotic romance. She has been published by Cleis Press, Go Deeper Press, Ellora’s Cave, House of Erotica, and her own imprint, Viridium Press. She began writing historical fiction with romantic elements during NaNoWriMo 2006, switching to erotica when all her characters suddenly demanded to have sex. Regina’s Website Regina’s Facebook Regina’s Twitter

Pamela Fryer USA Today bestselling author Pamela Fryer writes edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense that will leave you breathless. She lives in Northern California, but has never worn Birkenstock sandals. You can keep informed about new releases by signing up for her newsletter at www.pamelafryer.com  Pamela’s Twitter Pamela’s Amazon Page Pamela’s Blog

Stacy Finz stacy finzStacy Finz is a former award-winning journalist. After more than seventeen years covering notorious serial killers, naked-tractor-driving farmers, fanatical foodies, aging rock stars and weird Western towns for the San Francisco Chronicle, she figured she finally had enough material to launch a career writing fiction. In 2012 she won the Daphne du Maurier Award for unpublished single-title mystery/suspense. She lives in Berkeley, California with her husband.

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  5. Hi Karysa!

    Thank you so much for such a lovely introduction. I’m thrilled you’ve liked my books and have hooked your mother into reading them too. That is so sweet of you.

    I knew you visited the Queen Mary in Long Beach, but I didn’t know you went there because you read Creighton Manor. 🙂 I love the old ship. It’s just one of my favorite places to visit. And just so you know… I haven’t found the vortex yet either. lol

    Your work in progress sounds interesting, and I love how you took each of the women’s first initials to spell out Heart. I struggle to come up with titles and series’ names. I must change them three or four times before I finish the MS. lol With the list you have above, I like the title Fortunes of the Heart because the women’s first initials spell out HEART. Maybe to make the point, you could also capitalize all the letters in heart. So it reads Fortunes of the HEART. Or how about HEARTs of____ and name the small town they grew up together?

    Whatever you decide, I’m sure it will be perfect. I wish you the best of luck and I hope we’ll be seeing snippets soon on your blog for Snippet Sunday. 🙂 Hint…hint…

    • Thanks for dropping by, Karen. Now you know my secret! Hehe. I’m fascinated (my daughter says obsessed) with ghosts so I knew the Queen Mary was haunted. What I didn’t know was that it was a hotel. After I read Creighton Manor, I made it a goal to stay there. 😀 My daughter and I went on a ghost investigation and there were a few mentions of vortexes down by the swimming pool–I strolled by the spot hoping to be swooshed back in time. My daughter will probably never let me live it down!!!!!

      HEARTs of ___________. Great idea. I’m thinking the Placerville area or perhaps Mt. Shasta area (I love both places). It needs to be small town but close enough to a larger area. There’s a major earthquake in Hannah’s Heart so Mt. Shasta might be better for that… I’m sensing a road trip in my future…

      • I love ghost tours, too. So much fun and I love the history surrounding all the stories.
        Lol– about your daughter never letting you live it down that you searched for the vortex to sweep you back in time. Hey, a girl has to have her fantasies. 🙂 I’m glad you had a chance to stay aboard The Queen Mary. Now that is an adventure in itself. At the end of the month, I’m meeting friends there for tea. Should be loads of fun.

        Road trips and research– what a wonderful combo. You know you have to do it. 🙂

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