Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Spring Countdown Blitz - Day 2

Today, it's my turn to be featured on the blitz! Here's all the info about my book, Immortal Mine. Coming soon: the sequel, Immortal Yours.

 Niahm (pronounced Neeve) Parker is thoroughly content with her life in the small town of Goshen. Her parents, who travel frequently for their work, have raised a headstrong, independent teen. While her peers can hardly wait for the opportunity to leave, Niahm plans to stay forever.

When Shane Coleman and his nephew Sam move into town, it's the biggest event to happen in as long as anyone can remember. It’s quite remarkable for anyone to move into Goshen rather than out, but when it’s discovered that Sam is 17, it requires some serious burning of the phone lines. All the teen girls are thrilled to have a new hottie in town—all except Niahm. Sam Coleman represents a threat to her perfect way of life.

Sam is drawn to Niahm against his will. He'd prefer to not be bound to this angry, stubborn, unlikeable girl. Unfortunately, he has no choice. However, Sam didn't plan on falling for Niahm. For Immortals, love is not only forbidden, but dangerous for her. He finds himself in a fight not only for Niahm's heart, but to protect her from being harmed by those who seek to destroy Sam and those like him.

Niahm finds herself attracted to the tall, copper-headed boy, who becomes her friend and then her support when tragedy strikes. Soon, she begins to realize that there may be more to Sam than she ever suspected... much more. But what he truly is, she can't begin to imagine

Bennett lives a most unglamorous life in the beautiful state of Utah. She is the author of several YA books in many subgenres. She's the mom of two daughters, two sons, two daughters-in-law, and a son-in-law not to mention her three adorable grandbabies. She loves gooey cookies, dark chocolate, and cheesy popcorn. She hates housework and cooking, and has no plans to become a domestic goddess. Her favorite pastime--other than writing--is riding her Harley.

Q & A with the Author:
1.      Which did you find more difficult: writing the book or marketing it? Why?
In this case, marketing the book was more difficult. I didn’t know a lot about marketing, so I wasn’t sure of the best way to go about that. Marketing continues to be a struggle for most authors. The landscape of publishing changes daily which makes the best way to market constantly in flux. What works today could be obsolete tomorrow. So it becomes necessary to constantly watch what others are doing and change your strategies.
2.      What is the best advice you received growing up?
My dad used to say, “apologizing after you’ve hurt someone is like pulling a nail out of a board and expecting the hole to disappear.” What he meant was not that you shouldn’t or can’t apologize, but that you should try to avoid the hurt in the first place because though you can try to make it right, it will always be there. I frequently think of that and try really hard to not hurt others to avoid leaving a hole in their heart or soul.

Connect with the Author:

Top 10 Favorite Things
1.       My family (as if it needs to even be said).
2.       Friends (see #1). This includes all of my fantastic author friends.
3.       Lazy days in bed watching movies.
4.       Snuggling up in a blanket with a good book when it’s raining outside.
5.       Thunderstorms (see #4).
6.       Dark chocolate. Who am I kidding? All chocolate.
7.       My dog, Phoebe.
8.       Writing, especially when I manage to kick out a really amazing scene, or when I type “the end”.
9.       Getting good news.
10.   Traveling to new places. Or, you know, just traveling anywhere.

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