Sunday, November 17, 2013

INTERVIEW & BIG GIVEAWAY - KIRSTY DALLAS - MERCY'S ANGELS SERIES & BREEZE OF LIFE - ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE - SELF PUBLISHED - AUSSIE AUTHOR ROAD TRIP - DAY 17




Day 17:   Today I am back in my home state of Queensland with Kirsty Dallas. I am having a weeee chat with her and you can enter her AWESOME big giveaway. Lots of chances to win one of her books.

I am reading and reviewing both Saving Ella and Breeze of Life in next couple days on the road trip. I am loving Saving Ella.

Welcome Kirsty.

Author Bio:


Kirsty Dallas is just a little Aussie girl with a big imagination, so much to write and so little time to do it. When she is not writing she is kept smiling and sane (for the most part) by her 5 year old daughter who wants to grow up to be a SuperHero! Kirsty enjoy's ice cold ciders, Aussie spring time barbeques, music and art. She emphatically hates cooking, in fact she has major kitchen allergies. Her feet rarely grace anything other than flip-flops and even in the middle of a hot Aussie summer, she loves her jeans!!! To sum Kirsty up in a few words ~ easy going, laid back, dreamy and passionate.



5 Quick Things: 

A quote that means something to you. 

"Be courageous and try writing in a way that scares you a little"
Holley Gerth 

Speaks for itself really :-) 

A song that describes you. 

Stupid Girls - PINK





This was me at high school (not a stupid girl). I didn't try to "conform", I was just me. Eventually that left me a little alone. 

My final year of high school I spent every lunch hour hiding in the library reading


 Who is your book boyfriend?  


Acheron from "Acheron" - Sherrylin Kenyon's The Dark Hunter Series.

FAARRKKKKK, First, HE IS A GOD! 

Second, HE IS A MUSICIAN! 

Thirdly, HE IS HAWWTTT! 
Fourthly, HE IS THE LEADER OF THE DARK HUNTERS! Fifthly, HE IS A GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I could go on and on...


Who is your book girlfriend?  


Merit from Chicagolands Vampires by Chloe Neill 

BECAUSE SHE HAS A KATANA!!!


Author that inspired you and why? 

Paullina Simons - because The Bronze Horseman is freakin' epic!!! 


Will you be attending the Indie Author Down Under Gold Coast event 22nd March 2014?


Facebook Link


Hell yes!








Title of Book : Saving Ella
Mercy's Angels Book 1
Author: Kirsty Dallas 
State: Queensland
Series Title: Mercy's Angels
Published By : Self-Published
Date Released/Releasing : 24th May
Genre : Adult Contemporary Romance
Book Cover Designer : Kirsty Dallas, Sandy Abraham, Glenn Abraham
Editor: Ami Johnson



The protection every child is owed was lost on Ella Munroe. Her tiny body was beaten, bruised, cut and bloodied. And the thing about pain, it demands to be felt……. While searching for affection, Ella gave away her body and her escape was found in drugs. Self-loathing led to self-destruction and she tried to cut that hate from herself. They say pain makes you stronger, fear makes you braver; Ella had more strength and bravery than most. With her head down, scars covered and heart locked behind a wall of steel Ella ran. On the streets she may have found her freedom but she was still alone, until she found ‘Mercy’s’, until she found Jax.

Born a warrior, Jaxon Carter could intimidate with no more than a glance, but this warrior was not born to destroy, he was born to protect. To Jax, Ella was much more than a tiny beaten girl, Ella was an angel. Ella was Jax’s angel, she was his to protect and cherish. She was his to love and although Ella’s first instinct was to run, Jax made her yearn for things she had long forgotten. In capturing her heart, Jax freed Ella. In embracing her imperfections, Jax owned Ella. Sometimes though, you have to fight for love and sometimes blood is destined to run a river. Sometimes, hate trumps love.
All Jax had to do was keep Ella safe, it all seemed so easy….

“Your scars might remind you of where you’ve been angel, but they don’t have to dictate where you’re going.” ~ Jaxon Carter



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PURCHASE FROM: 


Saving Ella, Mercy’s Angels Book 1 - AMAZON 


Saving Ella, Mercy's Angels Book 1 - BARNES & NOBLE 




Title of Book : Breeze of Life
Author:`Kirsty Dallas
Series Title: n/a
Published By : Self-Published
Date Released: August 21st 2013
Genre :Adult Contemporary Romance
Book Cover Designer : Kirsty Dallas, Sandy Abraham, Glenn Abraham
Editor: Ami Johnson


Bree ‘Breeze’ Delany never imagined her life could sink so deep. And all it had taken was one little word to drag Bree to the depths of this despair, cancer. And all it took was one person to pull Bree from the darkness, her best friend Harper Somerville. Determined to show his Breeze the beauty in life no matter how long or short it is, Harper takes Bree on the road trip of a life time. 



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PURCHASE FROM: 


Breeze of Life 

 Amazon 

Barnes and Noble 

KOBO 


COMING SOON: 



Title of Book : Fighting Back
Mercy's Angels Book 2
Author: Kirsty Dallas
Series Title: Mercy's Angels
Published By : Self-Published
Date Releasing : December 1st 2013
Genre :Adult Contemporary Romance
Book Cover Designer : Kirsty Dallas, Sandy Abraham
Editor: Ami Johnson


The force of nature that was Rebecca Donovan was in a rut. Money was tight, her elusive sister was suddenly hounding her and it had been far too long between dates. Becoming the victim of a sexual assault was the final straw that broke the vivacious and strong willed florist.
Charlie Cole was floating through life on a wisp of uninspired air. Nothing could compare to the excitement and fulfillment that one night with Rebecca Donovan had brought him. A misunderstanding and stubborn stand-off saw that one night of heaven remain just that, one night.
Little did Rebecca and Charlie know that from the depths of fear, with their lives thrown into turmoil, a fierce love would be born.


Q & A SESH with KIRSTY


Michelle:  What five words describe Kirsty Dallas the AUTHOR?

Kirsty: Creative, bold, purposeful, dedicated, thinker

Michelle: What five words describe the person behind the author?

Kirsty: passionate, loyal, fearless, emphatic, dreamy

Michelle: If you were given the task of walking up to somebody random in the street and you were to explain your books Breeze of Life and Saving Ella (Mercy’s Angels # 1) to them in a short speech what would you tell them? Not your book blurbs, but something more...deeper.

Kirsty: I try to write my books with deeply explored emotion that allows the reader to feel what the characters are feeling. Both books have moments that will make you smile and laugh, and moments that will make you feel sorrow and fear. The stories take you on a journey of self-discovery and adventure. There is passion and love, and always a HEA!!

Michelle:
 You have a couple books already released, Saving Ella and Breeze of Life. What ten words describe Harper Somerville from Breeze Of Life?

Kirsty:  LOYAL, PASSIONATE, FUN, SPONTANEOUS, ENERGETIC, BEAUTIFUL, LOVING, MASCULINE, ATHLETIC, NATURAL

Michelle:
What ten words describe Jaxon Carter from Saving Ella?

Kirsty: WARRIOR, PROTECTOR, GUARDIAN, IMPRESSIVE, OVERWHELMING, GENTLE, STRONG, DETERMINED, DOMINENT, SEXY

Michelle: What ten words would Harper use to describe Bree Delany ?

Kirsty: Poetic, pure, beautiful, fearless, strong, sexy, innocent, brilliant, vibrant, his

Michelle: What ten words would Jaxon use to describe Ella Monroe?

Kirsty: strong, stunning, creative, earnest, passionate, fierce, loyal, honest, captivating, angelic!

Michelle: What quote do you think is the most powerful from Saving Ella and Breeze of Life?

Kirsty: From Saving Ella – Your scars might remind you of where you have been, but they don’t have to dictate where you are going.

From Breeze Of Life – A friend is someone who believes in you when you have stopped believing in yourself.

Michelle:
Is there a song you listened to the most while writing Saving Ella and Breeze Of Life and why?

Kirsty:  Breeze Of Life – Beam me Up by PINK... it took me straight to that place where death, fear, acceptance and sorrow all meet. Helped get me in the zone!




Saving Ella – Broken Girl by MATTHEW WEST...It captured the entire book. A girl broken who had the strength to overcome her demons! Just perfect! 




Michelle: What song best describes Bree and Harper’s relationship and why?

Kirsty: Need you Now – Lady Antebellum...These are two people who need each other on a soul deep level. They thrive off each other, strengthen each other. Soul mates from the beginning to the very end.





Michelle: What song best describes Ella and Jaxon’s relationship and why?

Kirsty: Savin’ Me – Nickelback... They saved each other, in more ways than one. They were drawn together, thrown together at a time when they needed each other. The song captures that need and strength perfectly.





Michelle:  Casting call. Could you please give me images of who you think best represents : Bree and Harper

 Jewel - Bree




Taylor Kitsch - Harper




  Ella and Jaxon 

Chris Hemsworth – Jax (sigh)








Nina Dobrev - Ella








Michelle:  What has been the one thing that stands out to you in your journey as a writer?

Kirsty: All the amazing people I have met. I’ve made so many super cool friends and industry people. I’ve found a very supportive network of authors, bloggers and artists/musicians and I’m so grateful to have them all.

Michelle: Where were you and what were you doing when you came up with the initial ideas for Saving Ella and Breeze Of Life?

Kirsty:  Saving Ella was when my sister-in-law, who is now my manager wanted a book written with her two favourite names, Jax and Ella. So, I sat down and thought, I can write her that story. It just kind of poured from me while I sat at my desk.

Breeze Of Life came to me while I was sitting at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast watching Kelly Slater surfing in the Quicksilver Pro. I wanted a story that captured Aussie beach life but something deep and emotional. It just came to me and I had to put Mercy’s Angels #2 on hold to get it out of my head.

Michelle: What has been the most memorable book signing or book event you have been to and why?

Kirsty:  I am attending my first one in March 2014, Indie Authors Down Under. I’ve never been to one as a fan or author so my Book Signing virginity is about to get busted! I can’t wait!

Michelle: If your life at this point in time could be described in a chocolate flavour or an icecream flavour, what flavour would it be and why?

Kirsty:  Haha, there is a Baskin and Robins Ice cream flavour called ‘wild n reckless’... What can I say, I’ve had a fun life so far. I’ve made some wild and reckless decisions that took my life around dangerous bends and thankfully some less dangerous ones. I’ve been lucky (occasionally unlucky), but learned from those experiences. I’m not so wild n’ reckless anymore, I’m a mum, that pulls you back into line a bit!

Michelle: Thankyou Kirsty for taking the time to answer my Q’s and all the best with your writing.


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GIVEAWAY TIME

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2 X Digital Copies - Saving Ella
2 x Digital Copies - Breeze of Life
5 x Digital Copies - Fighting Back - Releases 1st December

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Tomorrow I have Julie Hartnett on the blog and my review of Saving Ella by Kirsty Dallas.

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