Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Author, author.... Still Photo by @KimHarnes + GIVEAWAY!

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Today we have the pleasure of interviewing
one of the Characters of Still Photo !
 
Please welcome...
 
Jess Waterford
 
Did you ever think that your life would end up being in a book?
Well, I always figured I’d be a world famous photographer and the wife of an All Star baseball player, so someone was going to write about me eventually.
What are your favorite scenes in your book: the action, the dialog or the romance?
I think it has to be the dialog. Even though he’s a great kisser, my boyfriend Brody always has the right things to say.
Did you have a hard time convincing your author to write any particular scenes for you?
She had the most trouble talking about my mom and how she treated me when I was younger. It was difficult for her to see me go through that, but it was important to the story to be told.
Do you like the way the book ended?
Best. Ending. Ever.
Would you be interested in a sequel, if your writer was so inclined?
Hmm. I can’t imagine a sequel right now. But Kim has lots of ideas.
What do you do for a living?
When I’m not wasting the day away in school, I’m a photographer’s assistant for Starlight Fashion Magazine.
What is your greatest fear?
Having nobody to believe in me.
What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Anything that’s comfortable, as long as it’s not pink.
What is your most prized possession?
The baseball cap my dad bought for me for my birthday.
Who was your first girlfriend/boyfriend and what do you like most about them?
Brody Campbell has been my best friend since I was seven. He’s the only one to whom I can tell absolutely everything.
What is something no one knows about you?  Why do you keep it a secret?  And what would happen if everyone found out about it?
Well, if I tell you, it won’t be a secret, now, will it?
What do you find most appealing in men/women?
Honesty.
What do you find most unappealing in men/women?
Thong underwear.
What is your vivid memory of your mother and father?
They’re all pretty vivid, and most of them aren’t pretty at all.
What word makes you the happiest?
Brody.
What is your least favorite word?
Anything that slid off my mother’s tongue.
What turns you on?
Silvery blue eyes and a baseball cap on backward.
What turns you off?
People who use my full name.
What sound or noise do you love?
Words of affirmation.
What sound or noise do you hate?
Words of condemnation.
What other profession would you like to try?
I think I could try my hand at cooking. Brody loves to eat.
What would you not like to do?
I could never be a model. It’s hard enough to look at them through a camera lens.
Do you believe in ghosts/evil spirits/mysticism?
I think we all have our ghosts. Don’t you?
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
Mornings suck.
Would you ever use a voodoo doll to hurt anyone?
Can it have flaming red hair, a drink in one hand, and a lit Camel in the other? I might stab a needle into that.
What is your most favorite memory?
The day I met Brody.
Have you ever gone alone to either dinner or a movie? What about a vacation?
Does a working vacation count? Jamaica, Baby!
What do you admire about your parents?
I don’t admire squat about my mom. My dad, on the other hand, did pretty well raising me on his own from the time I was nine.
What’s the worst/weirdest thing you did as a kid? 
The worst thing I did as a kid? Nothing that bad, I guess.
 
Jess, thanks so much for being with us today !!
 
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STILL PHOTO

Kim Harnes

Evernight Teen
Upper YA Contemporary Suspense Romance

Evernight Editor's Pick !
"This story is absolutely brilliant.  It is the best thing I've read as a fiction editor."  -JC Chute


Jess Waterford's mother is evil.  Since she took off seven years ago--just days after Jess's ninth birthday--without so much as a wave goodbye, Jess has always wondered what happened to her.  And despite the end of her mother's mental and physical abuse, the memories and the scars still remain.  Jess conceals the hurt within by practicing her photography, and by spending as much time as her dad will allow with her baseball star boyfriend, Brody Campbell. 

Determined to make use of her new camera, Jess dives into photographing everything in sight.  But periodically the resulting prints are flawed, so ever so slightly:  a smudge on a tree trunk; a blemish in the bus window.  These imperfections are not as random as they may seem, however, and Brody and Jess soon discover together that each of these pictures combine to form another image -- the grisly image of a murder scene, with Jess's mother as the victim.

As the  new photograph takes shape, Jess's desire to complete it consumes her, and Brody's health begins to deteriorate.  Torn between her quest to reveal her mother's killer and her continued worry over Brody's failing health, Jess finally finds the last piece to the puzzle, and the answer sends her world spiraling into depths from which she may never recover.


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14+ for violence, sexuality, and adult situations


Excerpt:
 
Brody's temple began to pound with each beat of his heart and he tried to push the pain away with his fingertips.  Try as he might, the throbbing continued to grow and he unwillingly exhaled an agonized moan.
 
"Are you okay, Brody?"  Miss Wolfe, who probably didn't want to witness a second apocalyptic episode in as many days approached
his desk.
 
Her voice was barely audible to Brody.  The pain had grown rapidly and it was now so intense it pulsed bright screams across his forehead and down his neck. “Oh, God,” he mumbled and pressed his face against the desk. “Oh, God, what is happening to me?” He stood, but his head protested and his vision blurred. “Make it stop. Please make it stop.” He pleaded to anyone who would listen to put him out of his misery. His head shrieked again. Or did that noise come from him? “Please,” he begged. “Can’t somebody please make it stop?” Brody stammered and stumbled aimlessly, positive his head would soon explode and end his suffering. His leg banged into someone’s desk. He didn’t feel it, but it was hard enough to move it several meters across the floor. He vaguely heard someone protest as he stepped on her foot.
“Jessica.” Someone whispered her name. He didn’t know who’d done it or where they were but it sounded as if it were inside his own throbbing head. “Jessica.” Was he calling for her? Was someone going to get her? Would she be coming to help him? And could she make him better?
Just when he thought the pain couldn’t get any worse, another squeal of hurt detonated within his left eyebrow and buckled his knees. “Can’t someone please make it stop?” He implored one last time to anyone who may still be within earshot. He crawled across the linoleum, oblivious to anything but the searing sting like a white-hot sword twisting in his temple.
Exhausted and spent, he curled into the fetal position on the floor and waited for death to come and mercifully take him away, because he was sure that was the only thing that would release him from this torture.
His skull opened and whiteness entered.
The warm, bright light comforted him and he reached for it.
 “Jessica,” his head whispered again.
 
 
 
 
About the Author:
 
Kim Harnes learned to read at the age of two and never looked back.  Growing up as an avid lover of horror novels, campfire stories, and the obsession with ghost towns and cemeteries, it only made sense that her own writing would incorporate the paranormal, the bizarre, and the unexplained.  She is an award-winning song writer, an Active member of SCBWI, and lives with her family and numerous pets in Sparks, Nevada.
 
 
 
Twitter:  @kimharnes
 
 
 
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Giveaway: 
 
Kim is giving away an Evernight Teen Gift Certificate !
 
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1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting me on your blog today!

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