Sunday, May 8, 2011

Interview with Karen Fuller - Featured Spotlight Author

Hello. This week I am pleased to announce that Karen Fuller is my guest author. Karen is an author of Paranormal Romance, and says on her blog that she is living out her dreams.  “My dreams are to let my imagination run wild and put it to print for the enjoyment of my readers. Paranormal Romance is my passion, so welcome to my world.  My stories are about vampires, shape-shifters, werewolves, and witches. I invite you to join me with my romantic adventures full of hot passion, suspense, danger, humor, tears, and laughter.” 

Karen has also recently started a new venture called World Castle Publishing in order to provide even more reading enjoyment for those of us with voracious appetites for well-written stories.




Free Book Giveaway Opportunity

Karen is generously offering to give away free AUTOGRAPHED Paperback copies of both Wickford High: The Revelation and Wickford High: Furiously Tempted to one lucky person.

Rules:
a) Open to US addresses only.
b) Be a follower of this blog and
c) Make your comment  

Remember to include your email address in your comment, if it is not shown on your profile page, so I can notify you if you are selected from the random drawing to be held on May 14th at 11:45PM. The winner will be notified via email on May 15th.

ANNOUNCEMENT!
Thanks to all who entered.  A winner has been randomly selected and CONGRATULATIONS E.J. Stevens!!


Product Description:
The first day of school anywhere is never fun . . . At first glance, Wickford High, seems like a normal Catholic School. But Vicky Phillips soon discovers that there is nothing normal about Wickford High… or its occupants… She is the new kid at a new school, and is having the absolute worst day of her life, until she meets the hot, sexy, wolf shape shifter, Luke Wolfburn. Luke makes the disaster she calls her life bearable. Dark secrets that must be kept hidden . . . It seems that everyone at Wickford High has their secrets. Vicky has her own secret, a secret that her mother died for. She all too soon discovers that you can't run from your past. It will always come back to haunt you...
This book will be released in paperback on April 15th by World Castle Publishing.

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Product Description:
Vicky Phillips almost lost her life due to a purposefully vicious betrayal by one of her peers.  The time has come for her to face her past and face her peers with the truth.  She now needs her boyfriend, Luke Wolfburn, more than ever.

Evil walks the halls of Wickford High . . .
Temptation is everywhere.  It would be all to easy to take the wrong path.  Is she strong enough to resist the temptation?  All the betrayal may leave her Furiously Tempted . . .

This book will be released in paperback on April 15th by World Castle Publishing.




SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW WITH KAREN FULLER
Where do you dream of traveling to and why?
I’ve traveled all over the continental United States, Mexico, the Bahamas, and the Virgin Islands. I would love to go to Hawaii. I’m a nature lover, and the tropical paradise is something that I’d love to see and experience.
When in the day/night do you write? How long per day?
I write whenever I can squeeze in a spare moment. When my muse starts talking to me, I have to sit down and feed it. It could be for just a few minutes, or hours. Sometimes I have trouble sleeping. At those times, I’ll get up in the middle of the night and just write. I’ve written some of my best stuff at 2 a.m.
What was your first sale as an author?
My first sale was my first release last August. Wickford High The Revelation. It was with kNight Romance Publishing at the time in e-book only. It will be re-released on May 15th with World Castle Publishing in e-book and trade paperback.
What does your significant other and family think of your writing career?
My husband is very supportive of my writing. My career has recently taken a new turn, and I now have a publishing company.

Does your significant other read your stuff?
In short, no, he’s never read anything that I’ve written. He’s not a reader. Several writers that I’ve talked to have told me that their spouses don’t read their work either. Maybe it’s better that way. It could avoid a disagreement if they didn’t like what we wrote.

Do you have critique partners or beta readers?
Yes, I do have beta readers. I value their opinions greatly. I love the eagerness and excitement in their eyes when a new chapter is ready. Their reactions keep me motivated.
What do you do to unwind and relax?
I write, of course. Writing is the best way for me to work out the tensions of the day and wind down so that I can sleep. My husband thinks that I’m nuts sometimes, but it works for me.
Thank you so much Karen for taking this time out to chat briefly with me and allowing us to find out a little more about you.  I am thrilled that you have undertaken a new business with World Castle Books and I just know that it will be a success for you and an outstanding opportunity for some new authors to get their books published.  I can also say as a reader I am very excited about the opportunity to discover books from more talented authors.  I wish you all the very best!

8 comments:

Leanore said...

I just love this Author, her debut books did well and she has made a superb splash. She is also the most supportive friend to all who are lucky enough to know her.
Watch for her books, everyone!

E.J. Stevens said...

Wonderful interview and giveaway. Thank you Laurie and Karen for sharing!

I have this series on my TBR wish list and would love a chance to win! :)
xx,
E.J.
Paranormal Author E.J. Stevens
From the Shadows
e.j.stevens.author[at]gmail[dot]com

night owl in IL said...

Hi Karen,
I liked the article & I love the chance to win print books. Thanks for the contest/giveaway.

Congrats on starting your new business & all the best will your books coming out.

Lea Ellen {night owl in IL}
borg_66@hotmail.com

night owl in IL said...

Oops - All the best 'with' your new books coming out.

Laurie said...

Hi Leanore, EJ and Night Owl.....appreciate the visit and the comments!! I've got each of you entered for a chance to win... :)
Laurie

Forbidden Passions Reviews said...

Laurie,
Please enter me in your contest. I have these books in my Kindle to be reviewed but nothing beats a print copy. Thanks for the great interview.

Catie

Gale Minchew said...

Great interview, Laurie and Karen! Thanks for hosting such a fun giveaway...Karen, my husband doesn't read my work either...lol!
~Gale Minchew
galeminchew@yahoo.com

Laurie said...

Thanks for the comments everyone. I appreciate that you took time out to visit and enter. The winner was randomly chosen using Random.org and I am very pleased to announce that E.J. Stevens is the lucky winner. CONGRATULATIONS EJ!!