Thursday, May 9, 2013

Author, author... The Call from Within all about it !!!

Today please welcome a fantastic new-to-us author,

Eri Nelson 
Welcome Eri, so great to have you here with us.  Can you tell us a little about yourself?
Hi, and thank you for having me on your site.
I am nontraditional author who thinks of herself as an author who writes outside of the lines. As well as weave, sways, and staggers. (lol)
My work is unorthodox as to its approach. However, I hope that it is also seen as refreshing and something that will intrigue the reader to travel farther into my worlds.
Do real life events find their way into your stories?
Rarely, I like to travel away from normal every day happenings. This way I can let me mind go wild… lol
Do you ever mimic family members or people you know when you choose characters?
The only time I can honestly say that, is when I wrote Destiny Repeats Twice. Aiden Black is a personification of my husband, Jeff Nelson. Jeff has a rapport that can be riddled with whit that to some will come off as arrogant. And trust me Jeff can be but not near the extreme of Aiden. (lol)
Do you find yourself going back to the same inspiration for each story or is it always something different?
I guess in a way. Cause for me inspiration comes in the blank screen. It is that infinite possibility that I find exciting.
When do you write?  Early morning? During the day sometime or all day?  After the kids go to bed?
I keep odd hours and they change, as I do in the seasons. Currently I can get up really early write, carry on with my task for the day, wonder along our property, push myself to work out, sit down at my desk where I stare at three screens, and occasionally turn to one or the other and write a few words down as I proceed onward with what’s happening on the other. (This is my way of saying I like to play on social media while I work…lol)
How do you feel about marketing your book?
Well, that is a hard one. For me, it is easier to help promote another author. Often when I go on about myself, it feels as if I am vain. (lol)
Oh I love my work and the drive it creates within me. However, in all honesty when greeted by someone who just meets me and asked “what do you do for a living”, I say I am an author. Immediately there is a light in their eyes. However, when they realize I have not much else to talk about the light extinguishes and they look around for escape routes… (lol)
What social sites do you feel work best for marketing?
In all sincerity, I think this goes up and down. Depending on your attention to it.
Do you like to pitch stories to your publisher or do you wait until you have written the story and have a final manuscript to turn in?
I have personally only submitted once to a publisher. Choosing more the creative freedom that being an Indie author has allowed me.
Is there any other genre that you would love to try writing?  If so, what is it?
Hmm, (she looks to the sky in contemplation) fiction is my passion but how it branches off from that will depend on how the screen feels to me that day. (lol)
Perhaps we pigeon toe ourselves by thinking that we are but one genre. I have always thought my books tread many lines of genre. However, many will read the erotic and paranormal aspects to my books and never look beyond that. Although my work to me always has felt as if it were primal, action adventure, paranormal, erotic, and urban fantasy.
Course this can always be up to the perception of the reader as well.
Do you always/ever see yourself as the heroine/hero when you write a story?
Actually, no. However, when I am done with any current body of work I go back and reread. It is then that I get caught up in the story and often wish for the writer to hurry up and give me a new installment (lol).
Just for fun, I have a few personal questions, 
Favorite 5
1)         Favorite Male Actor  - Jensen Ackles
2)        Favorite vehicle – Any kind of truck as long as the pipes are loud as well as the tires. (Totally miss my half ton Dodge Ram.)
3)        Favorite way to relax – Sit at my desk watching Supernatural, Lost Girl, Grimm, or Doctor Who.
4)        Favorite ice cream – Butter Pecan.
5)        Favorite outfit – PJs (wicked smirk)
And for a bonus:  If you could pick any place in the world to live, besides where you are now, where would it be?  (Of course, without the hindrance of jobs or money needed) Snow Flake Arizona, I had done some research for Destiny Repeats Twice and the pictures were gorgeous.
Where can our readers find you?? 
Is there an upcoming or current release you would like to share with us today and where can we find it?
The Call From Within
Dearhart Clan Series, Book 1
Dearhart Clan is a series of fast-paced adult books that dabble in the world of paranormal and remain in the erotic pulse of what can only be classified as a primal fantasy.  If it is a typical romance you looking for you will not find it in this series. 
Eri Nelson writes in a darker world where heat and need are the forefront for a slipping existence. 
There is not time for all the tenderness love deserves but if you are imprinted to another, you are far beyond those mortal requirements. 
Our author is driven by swift action packed intrigues that often leave you wanting more.  As she writes, each new book into the series the number of pages might increase but the action never lets you feel the increasing distance to the final page.
~Every hair on Kristen’s arms raised as the eerie cries from their pursuers reached her ears. Seeing Owen tense told her he was gearing up to battle.
Gulping big clumps of fear down her throat, a coarse cry came from Kristen. “Is it Brinston?”
“If that’s the ex”—he spit out the ex part as if the whole knowledge that she could once bed a Shapeshifter revolted him—“then yes.”
Foot to pedal, Owen pushed the gas on the old ford to its max. There was no way the old rusted-out bucket was going to run much farther ahead of the herd of shifters hot on their tail.
Claws on the roof screeched forth like nails on a chalkboard. They were on them, and it was a matter of the time before the truck would be thrown to the side of the road.
A figure close to the look of a rhino came in so fast that it crashed into the driver’s side of the Ford, knocking the panels inward. Kristen screamed in horror with the sight of the blood running down Owen’s left side. Now she was pissed off; how dare they touch him? An instant reflection of possessiveness’s of him was clearing the way for her rage as she looked to the floor of the cab for a weapon. Her fingers felt their way to something metallic. When lifting her prize, she found herself quite proud to be gripping a grease-covered crowbar. However, just as her courage was lifted by the odd shaped metal weapon, the large plate-protected creature once again drove into their vehicle, lifting it up off it’s axles. With one heave of its mighty head, it sent them flying over the edge of the road. Rolling repeatedly, they went, stopping only when they collided with a long-standing grand pine.
Bloodied and crash-ridden, the two found they were looking at each other. Owen, gazing on at Kristen clutching a blackened crowbar, said, “I don’t suppose if I asked you to stay here you would listen?”
“Not like hell,” she replied. If he were going out there, then so was she. Losing him was not an option!
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Eri, thanks so much for being with us today and I can't wait to read this first book in the Dearheart Clan Series.
Readers, get your copy today via the links above :)
Until next time, happy reading !!

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