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Abigail Cottage

When Abigail falls in love with Justin she can’t begin to know the world of hurt she is heading into. Gorgeous, kind, rich – he’s the man we all dream to meet. BUT, all is not what it seems because Justin is a true demon from hell, disguised as a mortal being. He wants her and will do, kill or maim anyone who tries to stop him. Namely Shaun the real hero, who wants Abigail more! So what does a mortal man do against a demon? He enlists the help of a gypsy of course. But not any old gypsy. Rosa knows Justin very well and has the powers of the spirit world on her side to fight him. Using crystals as a powerful weapon, the light of the spirit world to lead them, they embark on a battle with the whole of the underworld. Many loved ones will lose their lives. This isn’t a book where everyone survives. In real life, bad things happen. In Abigail Cottage, terrible tragedies occur too. Believe... not every story can have a happy ending.

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Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Welcome to Tamara Rose Blodgett

Good Morning every one. The sun is shining, so my guest today, Tamara Rose Blodgett, has the best chair on the veranda. As she sips my rather nice, Earl grey tea, let me tell you a bit about her.Tamara is a 'thinking-out-of-the box' paranormal enthusiast who believes there's a 95% chance zombies do not exist; but loves to write as if they do. She is from Alaska and has worked as an online journalist. She's beavering away on book two, Death Speaks, which is due for release in Aug. 2011. Her other paranormal romance, The Pearl Savage, is due to be released in mid-June.

In her spare time she's a [reluctant] serial-re-modeler,
project-slave and big time
reader. She tells me she does a great
deal of day-dreaming about impossible scenarios and events, writing books to capture them in stories and is convinced that all Gnomes should be exterminated!!!

As I am a well known saviour of the maligned I for hills little yourselves!!!!

Tamara, good morning. I hear that you have a book hot off the press. Tell us a bit about it.

Morning Margaret. I love your garden. This tea is wonderful.

I do have a scorcher just off the press! “Death Whispers,” is my d├ębut young adult urban fantasy about a group of teens who receive government-sanctioned inoculations which cause some to manifest paranormal abilities.

Here is a little blurb as a taster.

Caleb has the most rare of the paranormal powers, Cadaver-Manipulation (aka corpse-raiser). In this world of the future, with Brain Impulse “pulse” Technology’s wide-spread use and influence keenly realized, routine school inoculation has expanded to include a pharmaceutical cocktail, which once administered, unlocks the genetic potential for paranormal abilities. Using this small window of puberty, teens who have the genetic propensity find themselves manifesting extraordinary gifts; some of which garner the full attention of our government. Caleb must camouflage his new “talent” during the mandatory eighth grade Aptitude Test so that he remains undiscovered while establishing choice for his future. However, events beyond his control systematically reveal Caleb and his friends, which force them to fight for their freedom. In the midst of this struggle, his girlfriend's father battles to reassert his abusive dominance in her life while a couple of “peer enemies” thwart his efforts of secrecy at every turn. In the explosive climax, Caleb must protect his friends, and Jade, the one he all costs.

This sounds like it should definitely be on my TBR list. So what’s next on your writing agenda next?

I was writing my YA paranormal romance as I was revising/editing DW. When DW published, I really focused on finishing, The Pearl Savage, and it was published June 15. Currently, I am hard-at-work on the sequel in the Death Series, Death Speaks. I anticipate publishing that around mid-August.

Just for fun, pick your favourite character from your new release and tell us about them.

My favourite character is definitely Jonsey (best friend of the MC, Caleb), he is one of those rare individuals that was born without a filter! He behaves in a way, at times, that I really admire and vicariously would love to personify once in awhile!

I know you write paranormals, but how about some real life gossip? Where did you meet your partner? We all love to hear a romance story on this blog.

This is so romantic but I met my husband when we were thirteen and fourteen, respectively. Romance blossomed when we were older and he'd returned home for a vacation to visit family and we attended the same wedding. We started dating and were married ten months later. Now, almost twenty-five years and four sons later...still going strong. (And yeah, he's pretty hot!)

Wow five sons!!! Almost a football team lol Before you go, where can your followers find you:

On my blog site. And if you follow me, I always follow back~!


I'd like to thank Margaret for hosting me and my readers and for spending their time reading my stories!

It's been lovely having you Tamara. Good luck with all your books.


  1. LOL! SLAY me with the gnome picture! Lovin' it! Stealin' it...seriously, you're great. Thanks for hosting me on your blog... :D (I'm still doing the giggle-fest...)

  2. Hi Tamara! *waves* Nice to meet you! I think your Death Whispers sounds intriguing! I also think the cover for The Pearl Savage is very lovely, and quite intriguing. I'm sticking my own toe in the YA water, and I was wondering - do you find YA comes with its own problems? Are there things you work at avoiding, or toning down? What would you say were the major differences between YA and anything else?

    Also, what is a serial re-modeler?

  3. I just posted and it didint load..arghhhh..second time!!!

    Love the gnomes mags lol Just scratched around tamaras site, In like the premise of death whispers. I might just get that one if its on kindle. Love the cover of the pearl savage book. What are your recommendations on it mags?

  4. Just remembering your blog on covers mags and want to say Pearl Savage caught my eye lol I'm going to look now at a blurb. Is it available as an ebook?

  5. Lol I thought you'd like the gnome, Tamara, as you could be the next serial killer of the little people lol
    I havent read tamara's books Skyla, but its a paranormal, so thats got to make it good lol If you buy it, come back and let us know what you think.

  6. Hi Julie...I have to say that YA is pretty simple as far as tone. DW has dialog that is ACTUAL teen dialog. I have four sons and they've had their posse of friends over at our house for years. Many times, I was raising "eight" sons instead of four! That aside, I used the regional diction from where I was raised and it sounds like typical Pacific Northwestern American slang. There is some *language* but my attempt, (in YA fiction) was to keep gratuitous sex/language out and keep contextual cohesiveness "in." It had to work with the flow of the story...that consistency was important. TPS is about a princess who is raised in a sphere since the collapse of American in 1890. 130 years later she (as a descendant of the original people) yearns to be Outside. Her kingdom raises oysters and the gems and meat are used for trade with other spheres. I loved the cover as it shows the steampunk flavor I was going for; that old-fashioned Victorian tone...and the floating pearls! Perfect! Thanks so much for the feedback on the cover, nice to meet you and the *best* of luck with writing YA, there are certainly less artistic constraints! :D

  7. LOL! A "serial re-modeler" is someone that keeps denying that they will buy and fix up the next "hovel," and like some kind of addict...does it anyway! Yep! That's me....

  8. It's fantastic that you girls are diggin' on TPS cover art because it really "spoke" to me about Clara. In book two, "The Savage Blood," readers will really understand why the sea is so important. If interested in finding out more about DW and TPS, check out the latest reviews that are on my blog under, Praise for DW&TPS...There are also reviews on the (American site), but(!) the eBooks are available for purchase in the UK. Check out my blog for links and reviews/excerpts: thanks so much~! =D

  9. Wow, I'm impressed that you can have so many projects going at once. I'm certainly not a muliti-tasker and can only work on one novel at a time.
    I loved the gnome too. lol.

    Good luck with the books, they all sound and look like winners to me.

  10. Lorrie; I will admit to being a *trifle* scatter-brained (ignore the FAM howling in the background!)...however, as I've said on my blog, I spend a lot of time day-dreaming and I do just "sit and write," in a semi-fugue. It is a terrific break for me to work on a couple of books at once as it feels "fresher" when I return to one or the other (as it were).

    I have a gnome (pic) above a spit-fire grill on my fridge that I'm nuts for...I love the hangman's noose; all over it!

    Thanks, and good fortune to you as well. I love your kind words and affirmation; writing can be lonely (even with the voices in my head...hmmm) and I love to connect with other authors (and readers ;)...

  11. Great interview Tamara! Jonsey is my favorite too, he definitely has spunk! :)

  12. Yeah...he'll be even funnier in subsequent books! :D He's an evolution-in-progress...



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