Showing posts with label Tiffany Daune. Show all posts
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Oct 16, 2014

Mermaids Anyone? #Thursday13 @TiffanyDaune #MFRWauthor

Author Tiffany Daune talks Mermaids.
I write stories about magick, love and dark creatures lurking in the shadows. When I'm not lost in Edit Land you can find me reading a book from my towering TBR pile or at the movie theater nibbling licorice. I don't have a lucky number, but my favorite time is 11:11. I completely believe that the fortunes found inside cookies will come true and that you must be careful when wishing on stars. I live on an island, so if you want to visit you'll need a boat, and if you want to survive the passage, be sure to bring candy for the mermaids.  

13 Movies with Mermaids / Water Beings

  1. The Little Mermaid
  2. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  3. Hook
  4. Splash
  5. Lady in the Water
  6. Aquamarine
  7. Splash
  8. The Secret of Roan Inish
  9. Fishtales
  10. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  11. Ondine
  12. Empires of the Deep
  13. Night Tide


Tiffany Daune recently released Coral & Bone, a Young Adult Fantasy, with Jester Ink Press.

Halen knows the sparks igniting under her fingertips are dangerous. She has spent her entire life trying to quell the tingly feelings that make her destroy things, but now that she is back in Rockaway Beach, where she watched her father drown, the flames have become impossible to tame.

Halen is trying to hold on, but when she is thrust into a mysterious new world, the underwater realm of Elosia, she unravels the secrets of her past and can't help but ignite. As she explores Elosia, she realizes her life has been a lie. And when those who have deceived her come to her for help, Halen must choose—walk away or unleash the magick that could destroy them all.

Excerpt
""See who you are,"" the mermaid whispered.
Halen's eyes clouded over and when the smoke cleared she found herself standing in an open field. She was dressed in a cotton dress which fell around her ankles. Soft grass tickled her toes. She took a step forward and a flower sprung from the ground beside her. She leaned down to pick the red poppy. As she took another step a flower sprang up from between the blades of grass. Halen smiled. She walked a little farther and with each step a new poppy sprouted and bloomed. She ran faster and the field blossomed under her feet, and when she waved her hand, the entire valley filled with red poppies. She inhaled their sweet scent and when she exhaled, the birds glided in the breeze of her breath through an endless blue sky.
Halen laughed when the wind caught her skirt and swept the fabric up over her head, but when she pushed it down, dark clouds rolled overhead. She took one step forward and the grass beneath her feet sizzled to a crisp. Taking another step, the poppies burst into flames. The fire licked the hem of her skirt and she gathered it up over her knees. Scanning the field, she spotted a boulder; if she could make it there, remove her feet from the ground, she could save the rest of the field.
She ran in long strides, and with each step, she scorched the ground with her fiery feet. Suddenly, she tripped. Her hands touched down and the ground combusted with a brilliant light. The fire raced through the field, spreading to the trees. The flames reached up, lassoing the birds from the sky, dragging them to the ground. Halen crawled to the rock and hoisted herself up. She stared out to the barren land. ""No, no. What have I done?"" She clawed the air and the clouds rumbled with thunder. The fire burned hotter and hotter under her flesh. The only way to extinguish the flames was to release them. Tilting her head back, she opened her mouth wide and screamed. What birds had not been burned turned now to black beasts swirling in the torrid sky.

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Mar 12, 2013

An Interview with Tiffany Daune


Today we have author Tiffany Daune for an author interview. Help us welcome her to MFRW Author’s Blog.

Tell us about your latest book, including its genre. Does it cross over to other genres? If so, what are they?

Surface is a young adult paranormal romance and is also my debut novel.  Romance is the tie that binds this novel, but if you also crave a good thriller then Surface will be sure to send your heart racing.

What can we expect from you in the future?

Surface is the first book in a trilogy and I'm thrilled Noble Romance Publishing has offered a contract for the sequel, so keep an eye out for Landlocked in the near future. I'll be posting tidbits on my blog and may even tweet a few snippets. I'm also busy writing the last book in the series and hope to be done by this summer, so I can finally tan my ghostly bod.

Why did you decide to write romance novels?

I grew up on Disney. How could I not be conditioned to write the romantic happily ever after? I'm a sucker for any guy meets girl & falls hopelessly in love plotline.  Love never gets old.

What is your writing routine once you start a book?

For me, the only way to stick to a writing routine is by following the advice of author Alyson Noel, "B.I.C. (Butt in the chair)."  When I wander into the kitchen for tea and chocolate or when tweeting seems more enjoyable than my plotline, I recall her words of wisdom and sit my derrière back down and write.

What do you do to relax and recharge your batteries?

This is a tough one, I'm kind of a workaholic because let face it really, I play all day. I love getting up knowing I'm going to make up a whole new world with new characters and bring them to life. I kind of know how Victor Frankenstein felt, crazy obsessed and thrilled when the story comes ALIVE.  That said writing is hard work, so when I do need to recharge, I unplug. I have to get away from the screen and spend time with my family. My family boosts me up and I'm good to go back to my lab I mean laptop.

What is the most rewarding thing about being a writer?

The clothes

If you weren't writing, what would you be doing?

Taming Lions

Are there any words of encouragement for unpublished writers?

Don't ever give up. Write and Submit. Write and Submit. Write and Submit. And when the rejection letters come in blast Katy Perry's song Firework. Then back to write and submit. Write and Submit.

What do you hope readers take with them after reading your work?

I want them to feel the story, more than just reading the words. When they put the book down the emotions of the characters should still resonate within them. 

 A biography has been written about you. What do you think the title would be in six words or less?

Believe

Fill in your blank favorites.

Dessert ~ Anything Lemony Sweet
City ~ New York
Season ~ Summer
Type of hero ~ Vulnerable
Type of heroine ~ Courageous


Blurb: Bound to the water bound to land, a Siren’s soul will never be safe on either side of the ocean’s surface. Hidden beneath the rolling waves lies the secret to Theia’s past and as she unveils each haunting truth, she realizes the last seventeen years of her life have been a lie. Now, drawn into a mysterious new world and with nowhere to turn, Theia must place her trust in Luc, a beautiful boy who stops her heart with each dazzling smile, but even his unearthly charm can’t hide the truth—he has secrets— dark secrets binding him to his world—an underwater world where Theia will never belong—a world determined to destroy her soul.   










Price: $6.50
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Noble Young Adult
Release Date: February 2013

Where can your readers find you? (List them all.)

Where’s your favorite place to hang out online?

Twitterville

Tiffany Daune doesn't get why people want to grow up or why anyone would ever stop eating candy. Her purse is filled with books, lip gloss and a few pieces of Lego bricks. She writes best with a dish of chocolate chips on hand and finds licorice makes a better straw than plastic.

She lives on an island and believes mermaids may be raiding her candy stash, though she hasn't caught them, yet.

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