A Q&A with Cindy Cipriano, author of Fading

Today’s Book Blitz is a bit different than the ones I usually take part in. Instead of an excerpt from the book, I’ll be sharing a Q&A with the author. It’s quite an interesting Q&A, too; I think you’ll enjoy it!

But before we get to today’s Q&A with Cindy Cipriano, the author of Fading, I encourage you to take a moment to hop on over to Cindy’s Rafflecopter. There, she’s giving away a Clean Teen Publishing Mystery Box (or eBook prizes for an international winner).

Now, let’s get to that Q&A, shall we?

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Wednesday links: Reasons to quit and writing anxiety

I love regularly reading tips and advice articles in certain subjects — particularly writing and publishing. I don’t always need the information right then, but I know that it’ll eventually come in handy. Or at least, I hope it will.

I know there are a lot of other people out there who feel the same way I do, but sometimes it can be difficult to find every useful advice article that’s out there. So I thought I’d bring you a few. Here are the tips and advice articles that jumped out at me the most over the past week.

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Cover reveal: Death by the River, by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor

When’s the last time you read something creepy? If your answer is, “It’s been a while,” then you should change that. Soon.

In the meantime, you should at least take a look at a creepy cover. I can even help you out with that. Today’s post is dedicated to helping reveal the cover of Death by the River, by Alexandrea Weis and Lucas Astor, and there’s really just one thing I can think of to say about it: Wow.

Seriously, you guys, it’s that good. Are you ready to take a look?

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They help keep me going

Espresso Bean Close-Up

Yes, lots of things help keep me going. My family and friends in particular.

But, a lot of mornings, so does caffeine. It helps wake me up when I’m trying to fully wrap my head around my work, it helps put me in a better mood, and it helps make me a better conversationalist. Or, some mornings, able to hold a conversation in the first place.

I like my coffee in the form of lattes or mochas especially, or in tea. I’ll admit, though, that I haven’t tried working with whole coffee beans before. And that I may have only bought these ones for the photo opportunity. (If you’re curious about why, this Instagram photo will explain it.) I don’t have the right equipment to make lattes or anything with these beans, but I may be able to grind them up and try making cold brew coffee.

My original plan was to give them to someone, but, I mean, they smelled so good when I was taking their picture. I don’t think I can give them up now.

Book excerpt: Whisper, by Krystal Jane Ruin

For most people, the thought of hearing voices is offsetting enough. But to hear a voice that you know is bound to drive you off a cliff? Terrifying.

And reality for Jade, the main character in Krystal Jane Ruin’s Whisper.

I was already looking forward to reading this novel, but after checking out today’s excerpt, I’m going to have to move it up on my to-read list. I wouldn’t blame you for agreeing with me, once you see it for yourself.

Before you read it, though, take a moment to jump over to Krystal’s Rafflecopter. She’s giving away some great prizes, including a vintage notebook a pen, a themed keychain, some bookmarks, and a $15 iTunes gift card.

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