Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Flesh and Feathers by April Fifer & Danielle Hylton-Outland


I am so excited to share this novel with you, these two authors are delightful and you will definitely want to check them AND their novel out!

And is that cover not one of the most beautiful you have ever seen?  Draws me right in!

About the Novel:

Azaleigh's life was simple. Then she meets Kale and Gage, two very different and charming men -- one she loves and the other she can't live without. As she struggles with her feelings towards them both, she begins to realize they are hiding a secret -- and to her surprise -- they aren't the only ones. Soon after, Azaleigh finds herself running for her life from a bounty hunter that is far from human, and with every narrow escape, she begins to unlock the secret that will change her life forever. In a world of good and evil, angel and fallen, Azaleigh must choose between fate or the one she loves. What do you do when hell won't let you win and evil just won’t die?

About the Authors:

Danielle Hylton was raised in Virginia. She grew up having a huge appetite for daydreaming; always wanting to live in the spectacular worlds she created in her mind. She now lives with her husband and dog where she is pursuing a degree in literature. Danielle is a strong animal activist. She is currently co-writing the second book in the Flesh Series, "Flesh and Flames".

April Fifer grew up in a small town in Virginia, where it was common practice believing that dreams could only be found in stories. At the age of seven she was diagnosed with dyslexia. She was told that she would struggle through life and would never pick up a book to read for pleasure. Although school was hard, she was able to find her way with the help of two teachers who taught her self-discovery. Ignoring what she was taught growing up, she turned it around and found that your dreams could become stories.
 
Contact information:

http://www.fiferhylton.com/
https://twitter.com/#!/FiferHylton
http://fiferhylton.blogspot.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Flesh-and-Feathers/14954211511559
https://spsilverpublishing.com/product_book_info/coming-soon-c-2/flesh-and-feathers-ebook-p-781


Author Guest Post:


We want to thank the very awesome and cool Lindsay for having us on her blog!

How To Make Your Characters Believable

This is the most important question we could ask ourselves! When we started writing Flesh and Feathers our number-one statement was, “They have to be believable.” We would read every single scene, over and over, trying to determine it was actually believable. Some nights we were drunken by sleep deprivation, mixed with an overdose of Sheetz coffee, and would act out the scenes just for confirmation it could be true. (DISCLAIMER: Do not try this at home. The authors are professional idiots and act out scenes under the extreme supervision of Ceazar the dog.) Yeah, these weren’t always our best ideas because something always ended up broke, but it was worth the laugh. 

So what really makes a character believable? This, in our opinion, is different for everyone. To believe something, you must have an understanding of it. And of us, we completely understood Azaleigh in our book. As we believe that most read would. Anyone can relate to her because she is a normal every girl with real problems. One thing we did learn when trying to make these characters real, was the fact that sometimes you really do not react to something like you thought you would. Example A: When Jane Doe’s (not naming names for confidentially purposes… *cough* …April) dog jumped the fence and took off running, Jane did not leap the fence and dive through the air to catch him like she thought she would. First, she stood in shock, thinking, “Holy Crap! Look at him go!” Then reality sat in, and she realized she needed to go get him. After running around the yard for twenty minutes, Jane said, forget it, and sent her kids to go do it. Therefore, Jane’s response was not at all what she thought it would be. 

We analyzed everything about Azaleigh, and if we could relate to it, we wrote it. Believing in a character, for us, is the only way to live in the story.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for letting us hang out on your blog today!

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