3 S.R. Johannes: Indie Hop - IndieView with Rebecca Hamilton

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Indie Hop - IndieView with Rebecca Hamilton

I am a Reader, not a Writer and Krazy Book Lady are hosting an Indie Hop today where you can find awesome indie author books highlighted all over the net. Other linky's are at the bottom of the post.

Today, I have a quick interview from Rebecca Hamilton (also known on Twitter as Ink Muse. She is the author of the bestselling occcult book, The Forever Girl and repped by Rossano Trentin of TZLA (Italy). 

First a little about her bestelling book, The Forever Girl. It is a "NEW ADULT" book - the genre we keep hearing does not exist :) (yeah right)

At twenty-two, practicing Wiccan Sophia Parsons is scratching out a living waiting tables in her Rocky Mountain hometown, living under religious prejudice, the shadow of her bi-polar mother, and an unsolved murder.

Sophia can imagine lots of ways to improve her life, but she'd settle for just getting rid of the buzzing noise in her head. When the spell she casts goes wrong, the static turns into voices. Her personal demons get company, and the newcomers are dangerous.

One of them is a man named Charles, a centuries-old shape-shifter who Sophia falls for despite her better judgment. He has connections that can help her unveil the mystery surrounding her ancestor's hanging, but she gets more than she bargains for when she finally decides to trust him. Survival in his world, she learns, means not asking questions and staying out of the immortal council's way. It's a line she crossed long ago.

If Sophia wants to survive the council and save the people she loves, she must accept who she is, perform dark magic, and fight to the death for her freedom.

The Forever Girl is a full-length Paranormal Fantasy novel that will appeal to lovers of paranormal romance, urban fantasy, witches, vampires, ghosts, paranormal mystery, and paranormal horror.

Hi Rebecca, tell us about you and your book

Me? I'm married, have two songs and a daughter (all homeschooled at presented), 2 cats, 1 dog. Autism has touched my family's life, so it's something I often advocate for. My first novel, The Forever Girl, is a genre mash up of urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and mystery. It's about a young wiccan woman who is trying to end a family curse, but instead uncovers secrets about her family's history and the supernatural history of her world.

As most of us indies, we all have publishing stories. What has been your publishing journey?

Well, nothing special here. I had some close calls with publishers in the states, but nothing went through. Readers who had already sampled my novel wanted it published, so I published initially for that small audience. While I was at it, I invited more people to read, and, in time, things sort of just fell together. It wasn't long after that that I was contacted by my now-agent, Rossano Trention of TZLA in Italy.

I see you have an agent. How is it working with an agent as a self publishing author?

It's great! It's probably a lot like working with an agent when you haven't self published, only while you wait around for a deal, you are making money. He's handling my book overseas, so I get to keep rights in the states, which I'm happy with for now.

What do you see as the "must-haves" in promoting books?

Getting people to read them!

What is your favorite word and why?

While I also really like the 'no', and everyone should be able to say it, I know I often feel good in situations where I CAN say yes or where people say yes to me. It feels good to hear 'yes'. 
Can I have a bite of your chocolate cake? Yes. 
Can I have a few hundred dollars to go on a shopping spree? Yes. 
Can you wake up with the kids so I can sleep in? Yes.
Is it always a great word? No. I mean, I certainly wouldn't want someone to say yes, they are going to kick me in the face. But overall, 'yes' has been good to me. 

You can find Rebecca hanging out online at FB, twitter and her blog

Comment today and win an ebook of The Forever Girl!

Here is a list of other links celebrating indies you can check out this week.


Kath said...

Wow! Shelli, I am so grateful for you and your blog. Thank you.

Elana Johnson said...

Ah, the dreaded "no." I like how she puts it into perspective. It's not always the worst word ever!

Yay for the indie blog hop!

Kelly Polark said...

Wow! What a fabulous indie fest with so many participating! Thanks for highlighting Forever Girl and these other authors.

Unknown said...

Book sounds great!

Jemi Fraser said...

The book sounds great - and I love your favourite word! :)

Darlene said...

I love shifters! Your books sounds very interesting, and I'd love to read it! Thanks for the giveaway!

darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

Kelly Hashway said...

This sounds like so much fun!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an awesome read. Thanks for the giveaway!


J Whitus said...

This looks like an original story I need to sink my teeth into.

Anna said...

Sounds pretty good!
readwriteread at hotmail dot com

jodi lasher said...

Thanks for the great giveaway ..xoxo

Unknown said...

Sounds like an interesting read!
I like the cover art.


Lisa said...

This sounds really awesome, thanks so much!

lhoffpauir at gmail

Denise Z said...

The Forever Girl sounds awesome. I cannot wait to meet Sophia :) Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to share with us today and participating in this fun hop!

Jody said...

The book looks really interesting. Can't wait to read it.

Kelly said...

The book sounds interesting...
Thank you for the giveaway..



Unknown said...

Not come across this author before, but the book looks great