Welcome to the official release tour for Breaking the Nexus by Lindsay Avalon!
The blog tour runs from Dec 1-31 and there are over 40 blogs participating! Join her on each stop as she shares exclusive snippets from the book, answers interview questions, or guest posts, and leave a comment to enter for your chance to win prizes! Don’t forget to enter the rafflecopter grand prize giveaway while you’re at it! Prizes include Breaking the Nexus swag, ebooks, custom jewelry, and more!
For a complete list of blogs participating, dates of special giveaways, the grand prize rafflecopter, and a list of the amazing authors generously donating books and swag, check out the special page on Lindsay Avalon’s blog: http://lindsayavalon.blogspot.com/p/breaking-nexus-blog-tour.html
Blog Tour and Release Day Party Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/174143076057719/
Beyond the world you see lies a hidden realm, the Mythrian Realm, inhabited by all of the creatures you’ve been told are mere fiction. Only one thing lies between humans and the truth: the Nexus. A magical barrier erected millennia ago to separate the two realms, it has stood the test of time. Until now.
For Mythrian Sha Phoenix, magic is nothing new. But when she stumbles upon a portal on the verge of collapse, her fate will forever change. Pulled through the portal into the Human Realm, she lands in the middle of Detective Connor Flynn’s brutal murder scene. Soon it is obvious someone is using blood magic to try to bring down the Nexus. Together, Connor and Sha must work to unravel the secrets before the barrier falls and the realms collide.
The Nexus is breaking and all hell is about to unleash…literally.
Hi Lindsay, welcome! Congratulations on the release of Breaking the Nexus!!
I’m from the Midwest, sadly nowhere terribly exciting. I did live in NC for a few years when I was little and learned how to talk there so I slip into a Southern accent at times. It can get pretty thick if I’m around any other Southerners. Other than that, I’m fairly boring. I do live in my own little world though, and that can get exciting ;)
What genres do you write?
At the moment, I only write paranormal romance, but I’m considering writing a romantic suspense story when my current genre is complete.
Why did you choose these genres?
I’ve always been fascinated with magic, mythology, and the ability to create an entire world from your own imagination. I’ve read some pretty fantastic authors who allow me to immerse myself so fully into their fictional worlds, it’s a jolt coming back to reality. When I sat down and started writing, it was natural to gravitate toward the genre I love so much, especially since my brain tends to come up with daydreams involving magic and mayhem.
The romance part was also easy. Books are my escape from every day stresses and I need a happy ending. No matter what happens in my life, I know that I can read a romance and know everything will work out and the hero and heroine will live happily ever after.
Where do you do most of your writing?
In a magical writing cave free from all distractions and flowing with tons of inspiration. It’s stocked with all the chocolate I can eat and when I’m in my writing cave, calories don’t count. There’s also copious amounts of strawberry rum, Sprite, and man candy.
*Wistful sigh* Ok that’d be nice but in reality, I have a tiny sewing table in the living room that I write on. It’s positioned in front of the TV so I’m not totally isolated and it lets me still talk to my husband when he’s doing his own thing in the dining room. I can have my fantasies though, right?
Is there any special indulgence you allow yourself while you are writing?
Chocolate and man candy, the latter usually courtesy of my amazing friends. They have a knack for finding man candy ;) Other than that, I sometimes indulge in my delicious strawberry rum and Sprite concoction, and of course tons of epic music!
What is your favorite memory from your childhood?
There are so many! If I had to choose just one it would be when I was about 10 and my mom took me to a pet store. We were looking at the dogs and there were all of these adorable little puppies. I wanted to play with the tiny ones, but my mom wouldn’t let me. Apparently I wouldn’t be able to take them home for a few weeks because they were too little, and they had Rottweiler in them which scared my mom.
Then I saw this gorgeous puppy with floppy ears, big sad eyes and a tan coat. She rolled over onto her back and gave me the most adoring look. When we let her out of the cage, she ran to me and started licking me all over. My mom said I could have her as a birthday present if I swore I’d be the one responsible for her. At first it was hard and I thought I’d have to give up any chance of having fun (my mom likes to say how I came home one day determined to give her back lol), but it remains the best present I’ve every received. She slept on my bed every night and when I went away to college my dad would let her into my room every morning and she’d lie in her spot. Every time I’d come home, she’d greet me like I was the most awesome person in the world. Sasha was my baby girl and I had her for 12 wonderful years. And now I’m all teary eyed remembering her lol.
What are some of your favorite books?
There are waaaaaaaay too many to list here. Kiss of Snow remains my current favorite, but anything by Nalini Singh, Gena Showalter, Kresley Cole, or Marjorie M. Liu tends to top my favorite list. Then there’s the many wonderful indie authors I’ve discovered, a number of which also top my favorites list. I’d name some but I don’t think I could choose just a handful!
What inspired you to write your first book?
My sister kept bugging me to do NaNoWriMo with her and finally I caved. The first year we tried it, 2010, I failed abysmally. I had tried to write an epic fantasy and it fizzled out about 15k into it. When she started up bugging me in 2011, I decided to give it one more shot, going into November with the sole goal of writing more than the previous year. I followed my husband’s advice of writing what I loved to read, and started a paranormal romance. By the end of the month, I’d won NaNo and Breaking the Nexus was born.
What do you find most challenging about writing?
Starting a book. I have issues starting anything, and the ideas feel locked in my brain. Once I start writing, however, the story flows. It’s almost like there’s a dam in my brain and as soon as I find that one idea that gets me going, the dam shatters and everything floods out.
Beyond that, finding time is so hard. I work full time as a programmer and have been working to help my husband find a medical residency. There are not enough hours in the day lol.
Can you share some of the projects you are currently working on?
I just finished Breaking the Nexus, and as soon as my poor, abused hands get a much-needed rest, I’ll start the sequel. Waking the Phoenix will be the second book in the Phoenix Trilogy and I’m shooting to have it out Spring 2013. We’ll see if that actually happens though lol.
Where can we learn more about you?
Out now: Once Upon A Twisted Time Anthology: Buy it on Amazon!
Amazon Author: http://amazon.com/author/lindsayavalon
Facebook Author: http://www.facebook.com/author.lindsay.avalon
Thank you for stopping by, and good luck with Breaking the Nexus!
My sister drilled into me an appreciation for fantasy and mythology, something I try to bring to my books. My debut novel, Breaking the Nexus started as a book written for NaNoWriMo and has grown to so much more. It was the conduit that introduced me to a fantastic group of independent authors who have changed my life in unimaginable ways.
When I’m not writing, I’ve found a passion for blogging and interviewing fellow authors. I also love reading (of course!), baking, crochet, sewing sock monkeys, playing video games, and all sorts of random crafts. I have an incurable love of rubber duckies and stuffed animals, and I believe nobody should have to grow up if they don’t want.
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