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The Blood Wars-Crystal Secret (Only Human #2) is FREE FROM 01/10/2014 UNTIL 01/14/2014.Aecia has enjoyed her freedom as a human for only a few short months when her uncle Kasen goes missing! Fearing the worst, she embarks on yet another dangerous quest with her family and friends, and they are hurtled into a vicious conflict…See More
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About Me:
I'm not as young as I'd like to be and have left my dream of being an author far too late for my liking. That said , my first in a trilogy of Teen Novels "FOUR'S A CROWD" is on sale now on Amazon and Kindle. I'll have to write furiously now to keep up with all the new young talent emerging nowadays. Looking forward to getting to know other writers on this amazing site.
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Interview with Maria Bradley, author of Four’s A Crowd

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Tell us about your new book 
My book is called FOUR’S A CROWD, and is the first of a trilogy of books about three very different characters. Jack is a seventeen year old homeless lad, timid, and living in a seedy world on the streets. He meets a very posh, but kind tramp, ‘Chairman’, who has absolutely no idea who he is, where he’s been, or how he got there. The two lonely people sense the need in each other and become friends. On their journey to find Chairman’s forgotten life, they rescue a spirited gypsy girl, ‘Sky’, from an attempted abduction, and then their adventure really begins. Chairman’s mysterious and complicated past involves them in murder, illusion and betrayal. They must flee from a narcissistic neuroscientist, intent on manipulating and controlling their mind. Jack discovers an unbelievable ability and Sky, an eidetic memory, and the rollercoaster adventure that becomes their life, threatens their very existence.

What genre is it? 
Teen/Young adult.

Lovely cover. 
It was designed by my niece, Yolanda Ribas.

What kind of readers will the book appeal to? 
My own children are teenagers and young adults, and they enjoyed it, so I think, I hope, other people in their peer group would enjoy it the most. However, the other, more mature members in my family enjoyed it too (admittedly they are probably biased) but what the hell, I’m hoping everyone that reads it enjoys it.

How long did it take to write? 
Probably about 6-8 months on and off.

What was the most challenging part of your creative process? 
Without a doubt, editing, closely followed by marketing. Actually thinking of the fabric of a story, the meaty plot, events and conclusion, is the easiest part for me. I think most writers have more than one story brewing in their mind at any given time. Making sure each sentence is grammatically correct when you have written 60,000 words, is time consuming, when you are chomping at the bit to get your story out there.

Marketing too, is really difficult if you are a shy person. All of a sudden you have to sell yourself, and your work, while sounding confident, but not big-headed or arrogant. I’m not a confident, or outstandingly noticeable person, so this is difficult for me.

I’m also of a generation that is not as familiar with the computer as it should be, so that is another area in which I am trying to improve. Websites, Html = NIGHTMARE, for me!

We apologise if you’re not enjoying this interview, but we’ve got a few more questions. Can you tell us a bit more about yourself? 
I have always wanted to be a writer but have never had the confidence to show anyone my work. I’m running out of time to achieve my dreams, so it’s now or never. I like to encourage young writers as much as possible, so they can accomplish their projects with so much more time to enjoy the results.

What else about me? I’ve worked with special needs children (whom I adore), I’m currently involved with the YMCA, and I have three teriffic children, who are my greatest accomplishment and the best source of inspiration.

Twitter: @mmhgrty.

What’s next? 
Book Two of the FOUR’S A CROWD series is still being written, but I also have another novel ‘Human’. I’m hoping to release this in the next few weeks, as the kids are encouraging me to. This one is about a human child hiding among a vampire ruled world. It’s a bit different than your average vampire story, but that, in itself, is another story.

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At 4:51am on October 21, 2013,
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Margitte M Meyer
said…

HI Maria,
I followed you on Twitter from the Social Media Group(Twitter) If you send me the link to your blog I will follow you there as well. Mine is 

http://something-wordy-reviews.blogspot.com/
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http://www.bloglovin.com/margitte
Twitter: @MargitteMeyer

At 10:50pm on March 5, 2013,
Author
Jay Siva
said…
Hi, I came across your blog, and I thought you would be the perfect person to contact.

My name is Jay Siva, the founder of EZBuyButton.com, an easy 'buy book' widget for authors. I'm contacting you today because I think you and your readers would love to know about the EZBuyButton widget I've created.

It is the most advanced 'buy now' widget for selling books. I make it free for authors and publishers, worldwide, to quickly and easily create and use our EZBuyButton widget to place on their website or blog to immediately increase the sales of their books, especially if their books are listed for sale in more than one retail store. I made it super easy, with just a few clicks they just copy & paste a piece of code onto their website/blog, and they're done.

The widget allows website visitors to select which device they'd like to use to read the author's book, and then select their preferred retail store that they'd like to purchase the book from. It also geolocates the visitor's location and will send the visitor to the correct country specific retail store so that they can buy the author's book. The widget is also fully customizable, and the author will have access to detailed real-time statistics of the use of their widget.

I would like to invite you to visit my website, and try out the EZBuyButton widget. I hope you find that my widget will be useful to you and your readers, including all the authors, literary agents, and publishers you're in contact with.

My website is http://www.ezbuybutton.com.

If you have any questions, I'd be happy to answer them for you. Thank you for your time.

kindest regards,
Jay Siva
At 9:59am on February 23, 2013,
Publicist
Shanker Duraibabu
said…

hello maria bradley pleasure to meet you. just now i ve seen your book in google .. i think its going to be amazing experience when i read it .. i will definitely buy it my honorable author:) hatz off to you and all the very best for your next effort (HUMAN)

At 4:25pm on February 5, 2013, Intoxicated by Books said…

Hi! Welcome to Book Blogs! I hope you enjoy it here. I would love for you to come by and visit my blog. I have a giveaway going right now for 17 ebooks! These books are GREAT reads! http://intoxicatedbybooks.blogspot.com/2013/02/valentines-day-giveaway.html

At 7:54am on February 5, 2013,
Blogger
Uncle Book
said…
Hi Maria,
Many thanks for your request to connect, I am more than happy to accept.
Help with our Pinterest Competition by sending us a photo with your book by a landmark or known place such as your local library and we will pin it to our Pinterest page www.pinterest.com/unclebook/books-around-the-world ready for our competition!
Kind Regards,
Uncle Book
At 9:09am on February 4, 2013,
Author
linda
said…

Good day,
How is everything with you?
I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately.
I have something very vital to diclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site.
Could you please get back to me on( lindamarqui@hotmail.fr) for the full details.
Have a nice day.
Thanks
Miss linda

At 11:15am on February 3, 2013,
Author
Monica Euen
said…

Hi Maria,

It's nice to meet a new friend at BookBlogs. My blog is http://www.monicaeuen.blogspot.com. I would love for you to take a peek and consider following (I always follow back).

Kindest Regards,

Monica

At 1:29pm on February 2, 2013,
Author
Catalina Egan
said…

Hello

WELCOME TO BOOK BLOGS, I have forged many friendships here with bloggers, avid readers and prolific writers. We help each other out and have a great time while we do so; I am an author who enjoys History and cross-promoting.

THE BRIDGE OF DEATHS BLOG

If you get a chance please check out Barnes and Noble or AMAZON It is a well-documented factual pre-World War II event with a twist of fiction and a touch of the paranormal.

Meet me on Facebook

M.C.V. Egan

THE BRIDGE OF DEATHS website

At 3:19pm on February 1, 2013,
Author
Linda Hubalek
said…

Hello! Just wanted to introduce myself. I’m Linda Hubalek, fellow blogger and author from Kansas. Books about pioneer women are my specialty.

 

My Trail of Thread historical fiction book series, written in the form of letters sent back home, describes my ancestors’ wagon trail journey and homesteading in Kansas.

 

If you review books, please look at my website and contact me if you’re interested in my type of books. Besides printed as paperbacks, my ten books are also available on Kindle or Nook.

 

Linda Hubalek

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At 12:08am on February 1, 2013, Kate Evangelista said…

Hi!

Welcome to Book Blogs! I'm Kate, a young adult author. My second novel, Reaping Me Softly, has just been released by Omnific Publishing last October 30, 2012. 

Ever since a near-death-experience on the operating table, seventeen-year-old Arianne Wilson can see dead people. Just as she’s learned to accept her new-found talents, she discovers that the boy she’s had a crush on since freshman year, Niko Clarke, is a Reaper. 

At last they have something in common, but that doesn’t mean life is getting any easier. All while facing merciless bullying from the most powerful girl in school, Arianne’s world is turned upside down after Niko accidentally reaps the soul of someone she loves.  This sends them both into a spiral that threatens to end Arianne’s life. But will Niko break his own Reaper’s code to save her? And what would the consequences be if he did? 

Grab your copy now at:

Amazon
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Omnific Publishing

I hope you enjoy your stay here! Lots of great people and interesting topics. If there's anything you might need, please don't hesitate to leave a comment on my page.

Sincerely,

Kate

 
 
 

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