Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Author of the Week... Aileen Erin (Part 2)

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Avoiding Alpha (Alpha Girl #2)
Avoiding Alpha
Alpha Girl Series
Book 2 (Novella)
Pages: 145
Published: May 13, 2014
Published by: Ink Monster LLC

Synopsis:
Seventeen-year-old Tessa McCaide has come a long way since her abrupt entrance into the world of werewolves, but she still has just as far to go before she’s comfortable with turning full wolf. In the meantime, she’s avoiding the topic of shifting to four legs any way she can. Thankfully her mate, Dastien Laurent, is quite the distraction.


When she finds her best friend, Meredith, getting sick in the bathroom, Tessa knows something’s majorly wrong. Meredith was cursed years ago, and the dark magic kept her wolf dormant—only now the wolf is awake, and that same spell is killing her.


Tessa has no intention of sitting around while Meredith wastes away. Even if it means playing with magic she doesn’t understand, she’ll do anything to save Meredith’s life. Including bargaining with the local coven of witches and its crazed leader, whose only goal is getting Tessa to join the witchy ranks.


Can Tessa save her friend without losing herself?


***A 52K Word Novella***


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Author Interview:
Day 2 of Author Q&A. Have fun on the hunt for the things we all want to know from authors. Enjoy!


What’s your advice for aspiring writers?


Give yourself the freedom to write a shitty first draft. A lot of people think that their first draft has to be golden. They sweat over every word. But you might never finish a draft if you write that way. We’re not writing in stone anymore. Every word can be changed, adjusted, tweaked, until you’re happy. So, give yourself freedom to write a shitty first draft, and take all that pressure off your shoulders. Then, you can really start to enjoy writing. It doesn’t have to be perfect. And—this is what a lot of people don’t get—it WON'T be perfect. Unless you’re totally amazing—best writer the world has ever read—you’re always going to have to revise. So, relax and let the words flow. Once you’re done, take a step back and read it. Really read it like it was someone else’s book. Then, the real work starts—revising. As the old saying goes, writing is rewriting.

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Barb’s Review of Avoiding Alpha
(Originally posted 11/15/14)


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...Other books in the Series…

Becoming Alpha (Alpha Girl, #1)
Book 1

Alpha Divided (Alpha Girl #3)
Book 3

Bruja (Alpha Girl, #4)
Book 4

Alpha Unleashed (Alpha Girl, #5)
Book 5
Pre-Order (Coming Oct 13, 2015)

Cipher (The Shadow Ravens, #1)
Book 1

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About the Author:
Aileen Erin is half-Irish, half-Mexican and 100% nerd-from Star Wars (prequels don’t count) to Star Trek (TNG FTW), she reads Quenya and some Sindarin, and has a severe fascination with the supernatural. Aileen has a BS in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles, and spends her days doing her favorite things: reading books, creating worlds, and kicking ass.



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