Thursday, March 15, 2012

As Night Falls Blog Tour and Giveaway! Author Guest Post!

SM Blooding is stopping by today to tell us what it was like to write her book As Night Falls and the soundtrack that made it happen! Read after this guest post for a chance to win a Kindle!

By SM Blooding

I wrote As Night Falls, Book 1 of the Scarred Skies Series, to the Christmas music blaring through the Kohl’s sound system.
I was going to school full time to be a court reporter, working two nearly full-time jobs, and three part-time jobs. Kohls was one of the nearly full-time jobs and the one that I, apparently, had the most time to think, brainstorm and write.
*winces and shakes head* Oh, yes. I wrote this story on the back of receipts and that paper that’s on hangers. There were some paper towels used and…*scuffs toe* toilet paper. Oh yes. The café scene was written on toilet paper and paper towels in the middle of a pretty ugly snow storm. There weren’t many customers, and it just came. I used whatever I had on hand. I couldn’t carry a notebook with me, but I could make the paper towel or the toilet paper look like it belonged at the register…and I could shove it in my pocket or in my bra. *grinning shrug*
Just a note: The cheap facial tissue that’s only 1-ply was never intended to be written on. It doesn’t matter what pen you use.
When I came home, the girls were already in bed. I had to be quiet so I wouldn’t wake them. After all the noise and chaos of the day (I had one woman throw a pen at me, another guy threw a shoe at me. Christmas is the season of ugly in retail), typing what I’d written to a symphony of silence was remarkable!
I think that was the worst sound track I’ve ever had for a book in my life! OMW!
Although, there are a few close seconds. *remembering* Like the time I wrote Try Taking Her Down in the van with my family as we drove to South Dakota for vacation. Yeah. The singing. And the complaining. Whew! That was rough.
LOL! It wasn’t until later that I discovered that writing to a real soundtrack was lovely and amazing. Book 2 of the Scarred Skies Series, Under A Kenda Moon’s soundtrack is being compiled as we speak, which is fun and exciting! There’s some Rob Dougan, some Tiesto, and some Escala. *happy nod* Oh, yes! I am SO excited to write that book! It’s going to be epic!

About the Author

SM Blooding lives in Colorado with her pet rock, Rockie and Mr. Bird, who’s a real bird. She likes to hike the beautiful Rocky Mountains, and is learning to play the piano and guitar. Currently, she’s trying to MURDER them both.

She’s dated vampires, werewolves, sorcerers, weapons smugglers and US Government assassins. Yes. She has stories.

Find her on Twitter * Goodreads * Facebook * Blog  

She’s also an investigator with a
local paranormal investigation group, Colorado Paranormal Rescue!

About As Night Falls
Author: SM Blooding
Format: eBook
Earth: 4112
Raven Dubois refuses to allow himself or his Vampiric Nation to dissolve into myth. He’s trying to find a way to save his people from the President’s New Order. With sanctuaries disappearing continuously and his people dying in numbers, his only hope lies in the ancient texts of the Watchers.
Raised by the Watchers and by the President, Becca is torn by two mortal enemies. The Watchers have raised her to protect the very people the President is trying to destroy. She holds the key to the ancient texts that Raven so desperately needs. However, can she believe that the man so like a father to her is trying to murder innocent people?

Raven’s only hope for turning her already chaotic mind is to use her highly sensual nature and bind her to him using her heart instead of her mind.
[Night Fall] is a novel of political debauchery. The manipulation of society’s minds is overwhelming and scary.What makes the bile rise to my throat is how close to reality Frankie’s tale really comes.This story is spectacular. [Night Fall] I gladly recommend it and advise college English professors to add it to their syllabuses. - Just Erotic Romance Reviews

S.M is giving away a Kindle! All you have to do is share her Facebook page! Visit Here to see giveaway details and find out how to enter!


SM Blooding said...

Thank you so much for letting me stop by!!

Emailman said...

It's so exciting to see you on tour, Frankie :) I can confirm that Frankie has the most awesome real life stories ever! :D No wonder you books are so awesome. Good luck!!!! <3

SM Blooding said...

LMAO! Thanks, Kurt! You're a dork and I love you!