Thursday, October 18, 2012

Power of the Moon Blog Tour ~ Interview and Giveaway!

Be sure to check out my review post for the previous edition of Power of the Moon at Passionate Book Divas.... 

And that was BEFORE all the fun re-editing.  So... let's do the math... loved it then, add new, spiffy editing and maybe influences from Book 2, Covet the Moon... that has GOT to equal LOVE!
I'm working my way through the new edition, pesky life getting in the way of my reading - otherwise I would have already finished it, but so far it's already even better!

Okay... I have to ask, how did you come up with the name Miakoda Starr?  

As you delve into the book you will learn more about the meaning behind the name and why it was chosen. Miakoda is Native American for--Power of the moon.

How long will we have to wait for the next installment of Power of the Moon? And do you have a specific number of books planned?  

I’m fifty percent done with Covet the Moon! The series will have three or four books. We’ll see how that goes.

Did you do research for Power of the Moon?  Like auras, Native American heritage, riding cowboys (oops- was that out loud?)

... lol… All of the above, even the cowboy, because you can never have enough knowledge. ;)

I've noticed that law enforcement tends to be a common theme, or at least background or occupation for many of your characters in your books. Are you just drawn to that theme based on your own life and history, or does it just seem to be a launching point of inspiration, or just a simple coincidence? 

I’m definitely drawn to it. My husband of twenty-one years is a detective; it’s a lifestyle I’ve been around for a very long time. Even if I didn’t have that knowledge,
I’ve always loved the government “task force” theory such as Men in Black. I wanted to blend that with my love for the paranormal and thought about what elements of control law enforcement would have to possess if given the strength of paranormal creatures. How would they deal with crimes and criminals? It’s such a blast to write this story!

Do you use multimedia: to keep characters straight, have visual aids, specific music to write to, or just for inspiration? 

I use an outline and character BIO’s to keep them straight. Other than that, there’s nothing else. Sounds boring right? When I sit down to write, my characters take over and my fingers just start to fly.

What are you reading right now (other than this question?)

I am reading one hell of a series, pun intended. It’s the Road to Hell series by Gracen Miller. I’m in awe of the world she’s built thus far.

OK... now some fun questions *Muahahaha*

Hair on a guy- Long and wavy (something you can get a fistful of) or short and spiky (hair you can 'ruffle' with your hand)?

I’ll go with short and spiky.

What would you do for a Klondike Bar?

Not much. Now, if it were Reese’s Peanut Butter cups or Oreo Cookie ice cream… well, I’d have to use Cole to the fullest extent of his power to get me what I want. :)

Nipples on the Batsuit- hot or not?  
Not! Come on… It’s Batman. Just say no to the nipples.

You can take a road trip with anyone (living or dead, fictional or real), who would you take and where would you go?  
I would take my husband, anywhere in the world.

Vampires or Shifters?  

Zombie Apocalypse just started, what fictional character do you want by your side to fight the undead hordes?  
My own of course… Mia and Cole together will be a force to be reckoned with. OH! And, Daryl Dixon.

Check Out the Next Stop @ 
including an Interview with Mia!

Tina Carreiro

Tina currently resides in the south with her two adorable kids, which are her best creations. Along with her loving husband who is her greatest adventure.
She began her love for storytelling at a young age. When she was in fifth grade, she wrote a short story about the adventure of a piece of sand on the beach which won the class competition. She loves to write, it is an extension of her and passion flows from her fingers when she is working on a project. Once a story embeds itself in her mind, weeks of sleepless nights will follow until the story is typed and ready for editing.
She never imagined having her stories, her creations out for the world to read and enjoy. Now that they are, she can’t stop writing. Years of stories lay dormant, waiting to be consumed, loved and with hope – cherished. Her stories are like her children and she has poured much love into them.
She loves the paranormal and horror genre and what fascinates her most is the darkness within people. For every bit of darkness, there is a light and she combines those forces together to create powerful characters for your entertainment. As fantasy comes to life with vampires, shifters, ghost and more you will get a charge from the love that is forged between the characters.

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  1. I am so with you on that Klondike bar- give my the Oreo Cookie ice cream. I really enjoyed reading your blog. I have just discovered all new authors and that makes me soooo Happy!! Now I can get lost in their books...

    1. not sure if I am to leave my email addy so here it is just in case--- chrissy12583 at yahoo dot com

    2. Thanks so much, Chrissy! I hope you win! And yes, there are so many great Indy authors out there!

    3. Hi Loony, Love the name. : ) Yes I am just discovering a whole new topic/subject I haven't read. I love it!! Thanks I hope I win too. Would make my day, been home sick with bronchitis,2 ear infections. ughh.. I am going for blood work now and have a chest cat scan on Tuesday as long as blood work ok because I am a diabetic. When they did a chest x-ray the other day something was picked up on my lungs and I have been kind of blue at time. Try not to think into it but that hard. Well Have a great day Loony!!!!

  2. Thanks, Chrissy! Glad to see another Oreo lover!

  3. You absolutely have to love an interview question that makes you go HUH? My favorite today is:

    Nipples on the Batsuit- hot or not?

    Not! Come on… It’s Batman. Just say no to the nipples.

    ROFL - thanks for the fun, I am so looking forward to reading Power of the Moon :)