I'm pleased to announce that I have just joined the REUTS Publishing Agency team as Designer/Online Marketer. Reuts (Pronounced "Roots") is an independent publishing company, and are now accepting manuscript submissions!
You heard right. I'm offering my Paranormal Romance novel 'Alpha Girl' to readers for FREE in exchange for honest amazon reviews. (You are not obligated to give the novel 5 stars, of course.)
I will say this though: Please do not read this novel if you're not a fan of the genre. This novel contains paranormal aspects, romance, and a controversial relationship between a student and her teacher. This novel does contain some coarse language, and scenes of a sexual nature. If this bothers you then I'd prefer it if you didn't take me up on this free eBook offer. If you're interested, please email me: katebloomfieldauthor [at] hotmail [dot] com
Tell us a little bit about yourself. I'm
an American currently living in China with my wife and son (with
another baby due next month). I teach English classes at a Chinese
university. My interests include art, tattoos, heavy metal, cathedrals, a
cold beer, and of course, reading and writing.
Tell us about your writing. What genre(s) do you specialize in? I've
been writing stories of all kinds since I was a little kid, but I've
always been drawn to sci-fi, action/adventure, and horror. I like to
infuse all the elements that I enjoy reading into my own writing. I'm a
sucker for intense dramatic atmosphere and melodrama, and I try to make
my writing moody and engrossing. My first book, The Age of Apollyon, came
out last fall, and it's the beginning of a trilogy about what could
happen after Satan reveals himself to the world. The sequel Black Sun was released just a couple months ago.
Who are your favorite authors? My
primary diet is classics. I rarely pick up a book that is less than one
hundred years old, though I do enjoy some modern authors (moreso as I've
begun my writing journey). Anything from the Gothic, American Romantic,
and Victorian eras suit me just fine, but I also enjoy intense
psychological stories, regardless of genre or era. Lord of the Flies by William Golding is my favorite book.
What inspires you to write? I
like writing what I would want to read. I get most of my inspiration
from music and movies. I am a very visual writer and I try to replicate
what I see in my mind through words. I listen to a lot of bombastic
music like death and doom metal, and this helps put me in the mood to
write. I love action movies that are explosive and over-the-top, so I
seek to combine rip-roaring action with atmospheric creepiness. Of
course, when I write in other genres, my inspiration changes as well.
Describe your writing process. The
time of day doesn't matter, but I prefer to be alone, either at home or
in my office. However, living in China and raising a toddler has
enabled me to function without peace and quiet, so I can pretty much
write anywhere and anytime. I usually listen to heavy metal music when I
write. I find my best bursts of creativity happen after I've watched a
TV program or movie.
Any upcoming projects? Right now I am putting the finishing touches on my third novel, due out in late spring/early summer. It's called Indelible, and
it's a story about a man who designs fantasy weapons. He makes a
drastic but seemingly insignificant choice in his life, but
it changes everything in a big way. There's nothing supernatural or
fantastic, but it's still a pretty intense story about how people
perceive themselves and others around them. After I get done with this,
I'll just back into the Gothic stuff and write the final book in The Age of Apollyon Trilogy. I
have a few more ideas in my head that are just waiting to pop out. I'm
pretty good about keeping a steady writing rhythm, so I hope to crank
out at least one book a year.