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 say....run for hills little gnomes....save 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 début 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 loves...at 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.