Happy Holidays everybody! The year’s almost over, and Support Indie Authors is hosting the final book blast of 2015. On Saturday, December 19th, you’ll find over fifty titles from forty different authors covering a wide range of genres. So if you feel you want to fill your holidays with a lot more reading, or just want to support independent authors in the spirit of the season, you can find all the information you need at the Free Book Blast website.

As always, each of the participating authors has given a mini-interview to let readers get to know them. Feel free to follow the links to each author’s Goodreads profile, and give them a follow if you like their work. This time, I’m hosting ten of the forty participating author interviews, and you can follow the links at the bottom to other participating blogs covering the other thirty. Be sure to check all of them out, and thanks for continuing to #SupportIndieAuthors

 

Interviews:

What is your name?
A.E. Hellstorm
What genre or genres do you write in?
Horror, Crime, Relationship drama
Have you been naughty or nice this year?
Only a Sith thinks in absolutes.
Tell us a little about the book(or books) you are offering.
In the Hands of the Unknown’: Miriam Goldblum is an FBI-agent, but also a member of the secretive Golden Fleece Society which deals with the dangerous supernatural aspects of our world. This book gives you all: horror, crime, and relationship drama.
What is your favorite underrated holiday treat?
Warm glögg (spiced wine the Swedish way) with raisins and almonds.
In the spirit of giving, tell us about your favorite charitable organization.
SPCA, because it’s heartbreaking thinking about all the abandoned animals who suffers out there and never get to know what love and safety means, to never get to feel how it is to have a full belly and a warm place to snuggle up in. https://www.aspca.org
Where can readers find out more and connect with you?
Website: www.hellhagproductions.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/448159125340507/?fref=ts

What is your name?
Sarah Sunday
What genre or genres do you write in?
Science Fiction, Fantasy
Have you been naughty or nice this year?
Nice
Tell us a little about the book(or books) you are offering.
How to Stop Wildfire is a sprawling, off-beat space opera. It crosses genre lines and has a entire world surrounding it that competes with Tolkien. Humor, tragedy, drama, action, and science fiction all work together harmoniously. There is something for everything in it.
What is your favorite underrated holiday treat?
Oatmeal cookies
In the spirit of giving, tell us about your favorite charitable organization.
American Red Cross http://www.redcross.org
Where can readers find out more and connect with you?
Website: http://www.thespineoftheempire.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/sarahasunday
Other: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SarahSunday3/about

What is your name?
Rian Nejar
What genre or genres do you write in?
Nonfiction, Memoir
Have you been naughty or nice this year?
Only a Sith thinks in absolutes.
Tell us a little about the book(or books) you are offering.
“Humbling and Humility” is an intense, detailed narrative of an Indian-American father and husband’s struggle with betrayal by his spouse and its consequences upon himself and his children.
Including a critical view of state intervention into domestic discord in families in America, the narrative explores this father’s attempts to mitigate harm and accommodate disruptive life changes in non-violent ways, both in his family and in other families in similar predicaments.
In raw and honest discussions, with no pretense of holding back, the author delves into culture and gender differences, and the many challenges immigrants face in America.”
What is your favorite underrated holiday treat?
Peace and quiet in a cottage in the woods by a warm seashore.
In the spirit of giving, tell us about your favorite charitable organization.
Goodwill. http://www.goodwill.org
Where can readers find out more and connect with you?
Website: https://riannejar.wordpress.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/riannejar
Other: https://www.smashwords.com/interview/riannejar

What is your name?
Nathan Wall
What genre or genres do you write in?
Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery/Thriller, Action
Have you been naughty or nice this year?
Nice
Tell us a little about the book(or books) you are offering.
An angel clone becomes the horseman death and must fight against his inner need to consume the souls of mankind, and his change his fate as creation’s inevitable destruction. Gods of old-world mythologies are actually factions of fallen angels, living in their space cruisers, in his action packed, time-bending, Sci-Fi romp across the galaxy. Blending urban legends and creatures from Norse to Hindu to Greek to Egyptian to Judaeo-Christian mythological lore and more, Evolution of Angels is a drama-filled, non-linear story akin to X-men and Game of Thrones having a love child (actual words from a review).
What is your favorite underrated holiday treat?
Cream cheese and marshmallow cream mixed together for a dip.
In the spirit of giving, tell us about your favorite charitable organization.
Children’s Craniofacial Association. They help kids and families affected by facial differences. A lot of the people they help go through hundreds of surgeries to repair birth abnormalities to help them breathe, function or just live with more tolerable pain. The affected areas aren’t limited to just the face and head, but it’s by far the most noticeable.
I have a friend who was born with the disorder. He’s an awesome guy, very sharp and witty. You chat with him online and you’d never think he was any different than you or me. He’s not because he doesn’t let his appearance define him, and neither to the people involved at CCA. However, many kids aren’t as lucky.
CCA does a lot of great things. My favorite is a camp they organize every year specifically for those kids to come together with people who understand and love them, so that they can see it’s their heart that matters and not their face. http://www.ccakids.com
Where can readers find out more and connect with you?
Twitter: https://twitter.com/NathanKnwsSports
Facebook: www.facebook.com/evolutionofangels

What is your name?
Joe Jackson
What genre or genres do you write in?
Fantasy
Have you been naughty or nice this year?
Nice
Tell us a little about the book(or books) you are offering.
Salvation’s Dawn is the debut novel of the Eve of Redemption series. It follows the adventures of Karian Vanador, who was resurrected against her will to play a pivotal role in a coming war between the gods and the demon kings. It has action, intrigue, romance, humor, and an unforgettable cast of characters.
What is your favorite underrated holiday treat?
Anything with chocolate, which I’m no longer allowed to eat.
In the spirit of giving, tell us about your favorite charitable organization.
The Jimmy Fund, which is part of the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, is a charity devoted to support for the families of children with cancer, and research into treatments. As a new parent myself, I can’t imagine what it’s like to go through, and it’s a charity very much worth everyone’s attention. http://www.jimmyfund.org
Where can readers find out more and connect with you?
Website: https://citaria.wordpress.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ShoelessAuthor
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shoelessauthor

What is your name?
Victoria Schwimley
What genre or genres do you write in?
Literary Fiction, Romance, Teen & Young Adult
Have you been naughty or nice this year?
Nice
Tell us a little about the book(or books) you are offering.
My books are exciting and suspenseful. My characters are likable and interesting and will keep you engrossed to the last page.
What is your favorite underrated holiday treat?
Pumpkin Cheesecake. It beats pumpkin pie hands down, but you hear little about it.
In the spirit of giving, tell us about your favorite charitable organization.
American Heart Association. Hereditary heart disease claimed my father’s life, so the treatment of this disease is important to me. www.heart.org/
Where can readers find out more and connect with you?
Website: http://www.victoriaschwimley.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Schwimley
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VictoriaSchwimleyAuthor/?ref=bookmarks
Other: https://www.linkedin.com/in/victoria-schwimley-7b926957

What is your name?
Aaron-Michael Hall
What genre or genres do you write in?
Fantasy, Adult Fantasy for mature readers
Have you been naughty or nice this year?
Only a Sith thinks in absolutes.
Tell us a little about the book(or books) you are offering.
An EPIC adult fantasy series with diverse characters. The Rise of Nazil series intrigues the readers with the mythical land of Faélondul and its inhabitants. I have never read a fantasy such as this, which is why I needed to create it.
What is your favorite underrated holiday treat?
Plum Pudding (don’t judge)
In the spirit of giving, tell us about your favorite charitable organization.
I donate to many. However, recently I have had the pleasure of donating books to our troops. I plan to do so with each new release.
Where can readers find out more and connect with you?
Website: http://www.theriseofnazil.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheRiseofNazil
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Aaron-Michael-Hall-841846452589704/
Other: http://allianceindependentauthors.org/members/aaron-michael-hall/profile/

What is your name?
T.R. Briar
What genre or genres do you write in?
Dark Fantasy
Have you been naughty or nice this year?
Only a Sith thinks in absolutes.
Tell us a little about the book(or books) you are offering.
My book, Realm Wraith Prelude, is a short novella that ties into the events of the novel Realm Wraith. It’s meant to be a small sample of my writing to interest readers in my other works.
What is your favorite underrated holiday treat?
While eggnog isn’t underrated, too many people I know underestimate how well it goes with alcohol.
In the spirit of giving, tell us about your favorite charitable organization.
I’ve always been a fan of Doctors without Borders; they do a lot of good work bringing medicine and aid to countries that desperately need it, despite the danger in doing so. http://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/
Where can readers find out more and connect with you?
Website: http://www.invertedworlds.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Briarsan

What is your name?
Mary Criswell-Carpenter
What genre or genres do you write in?
Romance, Religious, Historical
Have you been naughty or nice this year?
Nice
Tell us a little about the book(or books) you are offering.
Katy is a widow in need of a husband. She places a mail order husband ad. She gets lots of answers but the one man she wants has made it clear he doesn’t want her! Things get chaotic as Katy juggles unwanted suitors while trying to attract the right man.
What is your favorite underrated holiday treat?
Ribbon candy
In the spirit of giving, tell us about your favorite charitable organization.
Pulmonary Hypertension Association https://www.phassociation.org
Where can readers find out more and connect with you?
Website: http://www.marycriswellcarpenter.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/mjccnevertool8
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/marycriswellcarpenterhistoricalromance/
Other: https://www.linkedin.com/in/maryccarpenterauthor

What is your name?
Amanda Siegrist
What genre or genres do you write in?
Romance, Mystery/Thriller
Have you been naughty or nice this year?
Nice
Tell us a little about the book(or books) you are offering.
Protecting You ~ A McCord Family Novel is a sweet, contemporary romance that may make you cry at times. Have the tissues ready, but it will also melt your heart with the love that blossoms between Zane and Ava. My other novel, Sunrise Awakening, is a romantic suspense that will keep you guessing until the end.
What is your favorite underrated holiday treat?
Hmm, that’s a hard one. Not sure if many people know about butter horns, but mmm, mmm good. My mouth is watering just thinking about having one and the sweet taste that melts in your mouth.
In the spirit of giving, tell us about your favorite charitable organization.
It’s hard to pick one, there are so many. I always make it a point to give to my church every week.
Where can readers find out more and connect with you?
Website: Http://www.amandasiegrist.weebly.com
Twitter: Http://www.twitter.com/amanda_siegrist
Facebook: Http://www.facebook.com/authoramandasiegrist
Other: Http://www.wattpad.com/user/AmandaSiegrist

 

Follow the links below for the rest of the interviews!

Ian S. Bott: http://thebaldpatch.blogspot.com/2015/12/support-indie-authors-free-book-blast.html
C.B. Archer: https://annalsofgentalia.wordpress.com/2015/12/13/the-ghost-of-christmas-book-blast/
B.R. Kingsolver: http://brkingsolver.com/author-s-blog/item/book-blast-interviews?category_id=3

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