Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Blog Tour: In The Storm

Hello! Today's blog tour post is for an e-book published by Vagabondage Press! We shall start with an interview with In The Storm's author, Karen Metcalf:


1. How long did it take you to write "In The Storm"?

I wrote the first half over a period of a few days. I thought I was crazy to think I could suddenly write a book, so I freaked out and stopped. My family convinced me to finish it a few weeks later.

2. Do you listen to music or watch TV when you write? Or do you need complete silence?

I think writing is similar to reading. There are days when nothing bothers me, and I completely lost in a book. Other days, I need silence to focus. With my writing, I find that it takes a quiet environment to get started, but once I’m in, the house could fall down and I would never notice. I do like to have music playing to help me focus, as well as setting the tone. I find The Nine Inch Nails very inspirational.

3. Do you sit and write for long periods of time and have a set schedule or do you take lots of breaks?

I work best when I have several hours to myself, so I don’t feel pressured. I usually break only for coffee. I also do a lot of my thinking in the car, so I rush to the computer to get it all down as soon as I get home. I’m a big note taker.

4. What was the latest book you read? What about a recent favorite book?

The last book I read was a digital short, Outspoken, by James Vachowski, which was great. The last favorite I re-read was The Long Walk, by Stephen King. It is very reminiscent of YA, though dark, and is one of my top three by far.


Now for a bit about the book!

Summary: (publisher) Abandoned by the world around her, Carly believes she is fated to a life of torment at the hands of her stepfather and is desperate for an escape. When she can bear the abuse no longer and gives in to a thunderous rage, she suddenly finds herself in an unfamiliar, yet beautiful, storm world. This limbo between dimensions appears to be her private sanctuary, but it may just be her purgatory.

No one escapes fate without sacrifice, but is the price more than Carly is willing to pay?

Karen has offered up this e-book for giveaway today! Thanks, Karen! To enter fill out the form below. Contest ends April 8th.

If you win, I'll send you an e-mail with a code that allows you to download the book off the publisher's site free. :)


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  2. Thanks for visiting! I think I'll have to check that out sometime then :)


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