November 11, 2014

Last Chance Blog Tour ~ Guest Post with T.G. Ayer

The 3rd installment in the DarkWorld: SkinWalker series.

With the loss of her sister still weighing down both her conscience and her heart, Kailin Odel must take on the next part of her mission - find her mother and Anjelo and bring them back from Wrythiin.

Kailin uses her mother's portal key and enters the Wraith world intent on saving the ones she loves, but from the moment she arrives her mission is fraught with peril.

Arriving in Wrythiin, Kai steps right into the middle of a Wraith rebellion. And only to find that though Anjelo is safe, her mother is held captive by a subversive faction of Wraiths once led by the Wraithlord that Kai had killed.

From Wraiths to Shapeshifters, rebel causes to fraying family ties, to inexplicable new powers, Kai must fight her darkest demons while entering the blackest pits of Wrythiin to save her mother.

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Guest Post

What is the best thing about being a self published author?

I love the flexibility of it. I’m a bit of a control freak so I like to be able to make choices for myself and in my own time.

With covers I love the fact that the cover choice is mine in the end. I don’t have someone making my main character’s hair blonde when it’s supposed to be black or giving me a bare-chested male when I don’t want a guy on the cover. I love coming up with mockups and talking to my amazing cover artist Kate Strawbridge from Dwell Design and Press, about whether it will work, comparing mockups and making the final decision. Some covers I do myself and I’m still amazed that they looks so good :)

With formatting for both ebook and print I enjoy the hands on aspect of it, the ability to change proof errors whenever I want without having to wait for someone else to do it, or without having to pay for each change. I understand why formatters charge for changes but I prefer to do the formatting on my own more especially because I actually do enjoy fiddling with the file until it’s ready.
I love being in charge of choosing my own editor and proofreader, of maintaining good friendships with everyone who has contributed to my little book being ready for the world.

And lastly, I enjoy being able to set my own deadlines for releases and delaying them or bringing them forward if I so choose. I also like being able to write a book and have it release within a few months of having been written. I love the knowledge that I can choose to write 3 books for the year or I can up the ante and write 10 just because I want to.

And of course I love interacting on a personal level with bloggers and readers. Bloggers have been amazing to me ever since I began my writing career and I can never thank them enough for their part in helping indies like me get exposure to readers.

I have been a writer from the time I was old enough to recognize that reading was a doorway into my imagination. Poetry was my first foray into the art of the written word. Books were my best friends, my escape, my haven. I am essentially a recluse but this part of my personality is impossible to practice given I have two teenage daughters, who are actually my friends, my tea-makers, my confidantes... I am blessed with a husband who has left me for golf. It's a fair trade as I have left him for writing. We are both passionate supporters of each others loves - it works wonderfully...

My heart is currently broken in two. One half resides in South Africa where my old roots still remain, and my heart still longs for the endless beaches and the smell of moist soil after a summer downpour. My love for Ma Afrika will never fade. The other half of me has been transplanted to the Land of the Long White Cloud. The land of the Taniwha, beautiful Maraes, and volcanoes. The land of green, pure beauty that truly inspires. And because I am so torn between these two lands - I shall forever remain cross-eyed.

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