December 14, 2014

Blog Tour & Interview ~ Missing Link by Addison Jane

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Can you tell us a little bit about yourself that we won’t find in your bio?
I’m not big on exercise, even though I should be! I grew up next to the beach but I don’t like swimming in the sea. I’ve always loved reading but it wasn’t until I got my first ipad just over a year ago that I discovered just how much. I’m VERY shy in person and often come off as a bit of a snob, but that’s only because talking to people I don’t know makes me nervous. I don’t like watermelon.

What do you do in your spare time or when you are not writing?
I work and I’m a single parent to a beautiful four year old girl who takes up most of my time. I’m also a facebook addict.

Do you have a ‘day job’?
Yes! I work with kids and I love my job!

When did you first start writing?
When I was around 13 or 14 I think? I would fill school books with stories. But I only started writing seriously about a year ago.

How or why did you choose the genre you write in?
I love romance. It makes me feel good to take two people and write about the connection they have. Romance isn’t big in my real life, lol, so I live my fantasies through the characters I write.

Where do you get your ideas?
The Finders series came after watching a show about missing persons. I always loved reading about MC’s and Military men that protect and fall in love but I wanted to write something a little different.
My latest book (Yet to be announced!) came from watching a documentary about street kids and homeless teens and their dreams for something better.

Do you ever experience writer’s block?
Yes, god yes. It’s hard but usually what works for me is a hot shower. Some people sing in the shower and think about life events, I like to act out book scenes lol.

Do you work with an outline, or do you just write?
A very very brief outline. I know what the story with entail, but writing it is just a journey that can take me anywhere.

Can you tell us about your challenges (if any) in getting your first book published?
As I said, I’m very shy, so self promotion is a really big struggle for me. I hate talking myself up which I’ve actually found can be important especially for a beginning author as at that point, there aren’t a lot of people willing to do it for you.

If you had to go back and do it all over, is there any aspect of your novel or getting it published that you would change?
There have been a lot of learning experiences but I don’t regret anything I did.

Have you written a book you love that you have not been able to get published?
Not yet!
Can you tell us about any WIP’s?
Catalyst – A story about a teen runaway.

Is anything in your book based on a real life experience or is it purely all imagination?
Sometimes I will include stupid jokes or things my friends have said, and sometimes I base characters on people I know! Allie, from Missing Link is based on my best friend.

What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?
When Im writing about something dark, or when a character is struggling. Because there are so many emotions swirling.

How did you come up with the title?
Missing Link, Always had the title in my head, the story came second! 

What project are you working on now?
Catalyst has taken front stage before the Second Finders book. The characters are just so stuck in my head I need to get them out!

Are there certain characters you would like to go back to, or is there a theme or idea you’d love to work with again?
Charlie, who is portrayed as the bad guy in Missing Link. He has a story that needs to be told.

What has been the best compliment
given to you as an author? 
Having people talk to me as though my characters are real people is the biggest compliment. Just knowing they felt them as strongly as I did feels amazing.

Do you have any advice to give to aspiring writers?
Keep writing! It doesn’t matter what people say or how many people read your book. If you have a story to be told, just tell it!

Why did you want to be a writer?
I felt as though my head and heart might burst if I didn’t share the stories in my head!

Where did the idea for Missing Link first come from?
Something I saw on tv!

How did you choose the genre you write in?
I'm a sucker for a good love story.

If you had to go back and do it all over, is there any aspect of your books or getting them published that you would change?
Not at all!

In your experience, what are the best and worst things about being a writer?
Best – Being able to share a part of myself! Worst – Finding the time to write!

Who are your ‘must read’ authors and who would we find on your bookshelves/e-reader?
Must read- Tijan’s Fallen Crest series. The amount of times I've read this series is stupid.

Authors on my e-reader?
Tijan, Tillie Cole, Bella Jewel, Crystal Spears, Callie Hart, Lilli St Germain, Ava Manello, K T Fisher, L Wilder, Nina Levine, Debra Kayn, River Savage.

Favorite food…
Sushi! (At the moment)

Favourite movie…
Frozen haha

Cat lover or Dog person…
Dog, Always.

Celebrity crush…
Charlie Hunnam

If you weren’t a writer, you’d be…
Child councellor!
Is there anything that you would like to say to your readers and fans?
Thankyou. From the bottom of my heart. I never thought people would feel anything for what I write, you have no idea how much I appreciate every ounce of support you give me.

Thanks so much for agreeing to be interviewed <3

Title: Missing Link
Series: The Finders
Author: Addison Jane
Genre: Contemporary
Cover Designer: Kris at CK Creations
Hosted By:Francessca’s Romance Reviews

Samantha Ashley knows the true meaning of betrayal.

When her father gets involved with evil, high powered Charlie, in order to bail himself out, he hands her over as payment. Charlie now owns every part of her. A fate over the years she has come to loathe, but accept. A chance at a normal life seems unattainable. She will never feel the touch of a man she loves, never be able to exist outside of Charlie's strict confinements.

Lincoln (Link) Davids is sexy and fearless. One touch from him lights her skin on fire. One night she rescues Link from Charlie's evil clutches. Link vows to save her from her prison but she's determined to push him away, knowing that Charlie would delight in ripping him to shreds.

Charlie is becoming more abusive, demanding her submission and threatening her life. With Link's promise of protection, will she finally find the strength to run, or will Charlie's increasing aggression finally cause her to lose more than just her freedom.

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"Daddy, you can't do this!" I screamed at my father as he threw my belongings into a suitcase. "Daddy, please!"
He didn't look at me, he just continued hurriedly. I had known my Father was in too deep with some not so nice people, but I had never imagined he would use his own daughter as collateral in a deal that had now gone sour. I was his child, his blood; my little brother Devon and I were all he had. Our mother had passed away 5 years ago and we had stuck by each other solidly. His struggles with money had only started in the past year as his gambling and drug addiction worsened. It had quickly consumed him as the more we struggled, the deeper he dove into his dodgy dealings, bets and card games with high powered people while I stayed at home, making sure my 16 year old brother got to school on time, got fed and kept out of trouble. At 20 I was his surrogate parent.
Unbeknown to me, last night he had gone on a bender and joined a poker game with some of the richest men known in the neighbouring cities. He was running out of things to place on the table and after he lost our small house that we had bought with my mother’s life insurance, I thought he would have walked away. But here I was pleading with all my heart for him to not let them take me after he placed on the table his only daughter.
"He will look after you, which is more than what I can do." He muttered quietly, still unable to look me in the eye. Tears flowed freely down my cheeks, staining my beautiful blue blouse. "I’m going to send Devon to live with Aunt May, so don't worry about him. You need to put your head down, be polite and gracious, Sam. And he won't hurt you."
I sniffed and sobbed as I followed him out of my room and down our short hall. Pictures littered the walls, I stopped at one of my Mother and I, her bright green eyes shimmered back at me and I swallowed hard trying to force back the tears that threatened to breach my eyes. I touched my lips lightly and reached out, placing my fingertips to her cheek. Oh how I missed her. People told me I looked just like her. We were both petite at a small 5 foot 2 inches and weighing no more than around 55kgs. But the thing I loved the most that I inherited from her beauty was my long wavy red hair. It was a dark red but in the light it shone a bright orange. Some people were ashamed of their ginger hair, but I wore mine with pride, my Mother always telling me how beautiful and unique it was. She would have never let this happen, she would have never bargained me for money. I felt anger rise in my stomach, anger at my Father. He was selfish and an addict, maybe in some fucked up reality this was actually my escape from a man who just didn't care enough about his own daughter to fight for her, to keep her safe.
I wiped away the tears that had now trickled lightly down my cheeks and took a couple of deep breaths. I didn't want to show this man who had bought me any weakness. I would be polite and accepting but I would be strong. Strength.
I walked into our lounge with my chin up and confidence in my stride. My Dad was handing my suitcase to a large man dressed in a black suit. He looked like a bodyguard; he was huge. And not in the sexy muscle kind of way, but in the eats too many donuts for breakfast and doesn't run enough kind of way. There were two other men that resembled him standing and one sitting in my Father’s large arm chair. He was handsome, older, maybe in his late thirty’s. He had rings glittering on his fingers and a light gold chain hung around his neck. His hair was short, like a buzz cut and a light brown colour, nothing exciting. But when he looked at me, his dark blue eyes bore intensely into my soul. I was about to be owned and the darkness behind those deep pools was unmistakable.
He rose to his feet and quietly moved towards me. I glanced quickly at my Father. He stood, hanging his head shamefully, still unable to look me in the eye. He'd just gambled away his daughter’s freedom, he should feel shame. A soft gentle hand lifted mine and my eyes shot back to the man in front of me. He smiled, almost softly.
"Hello, Samantha." He lifted my hand to his mouth and brushed it across my knuckles. "My name is Charles. I expect you are ready to leave?"
I swallowed and took a deep breath, polite and gracious my father had said. I was unaware of what this man was capable of so for now, I would play the part until I could figure out how to get myself out of this mess my idiot Father had created.
"Yes, Sir." I said, unable to meet his eyes.
His smile grew a little as I expected he was pleased he would not need to drag me kicking and screaming through the door. He kept my hand in his light grasp as he led me past my Father. I didn't even bother to look up at him as Charles stopped briefly,
"Until we meet again Daniel. Thank you for your business."
We walked slowly down the front steps of my small house, his hand still held gently to mine. Strangely I didn't feel scared. Strength. That's all I needed.
"Sam!!" I turned to see Devon sprinting out the front door and racing towards me, tears uncharacteristically streaking his cheeks. He was always the strong one, I was usually the crier. But for right now, I needed to be his strength. I need to show him I was okay. Charles dropped my hand as Devon dived into the arms I didn't realise I had stretched out to him.
"Don't go Sam, Please!"
I looked up at the man who now owned me, pleading for just a moment with my brother, he smiled softly and nodded, climbing into the back of the large SUV parked at the curb.
I took my little brothers face between my hands and held his gaze.
"Listen Devon. You are gonna go to Aunt Mays, you're gonna finish school, you're gonna do your best and I will always be proud of you." He shook his head profusely. "Strength, Dev. I’ll see you soon.
I pulled his face to my shoulder and wrapped my arms around him. I sometimes wonder if I would have run had I known Charles wouldn't allow me to see Devon. But after he threatened Dev's life if I even thought about trying to escape him, I decided to stay as far from my little brother as possible and just hope like hell he's okay.


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About The Author

Hi! I am Addison Jane!
I come from a small country called New Zealand.
I have always had a strong love for reading and writing and Missing Link, whilst not the first story I have written, is the first I will be releasing.
My favourite genre is romance, specifically MC, rockstar and young adult.
I'm a single parent to a beautiful little girl, we live in a quiet little town and I have a small but amazing group of close friends.
My other passion in life is working with kids! I work with them part time along with going to school to complete my graduate diploma.
I am fortunate enough to have a great support base, whom without them, I would never have stepped out of my comfort zone and pushed myself to share my writing with you all!

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