Okay so it looks like I fell off the planet. Promise - I'm still here. The last two years have been ... hard. There's no other word for it. Everything is fine. I'm fine, but I've been the caregiver of my Mother-in-law and now I'm taking care of my mom. Between her needs, work, etc I seem to have lost control of my time. I am still writing and have made a few hard decisions.

I pulled my books from Mundania and have decided to to try to sell them through other publishers. I'm happy to say the 1st three books I sold to HSWF (now owned by Mundania) have been picked up by Melange Books and will be released through their Satin Books imprint. The rest I'm still working on.

I'll probably still be sporadic. Unless I win the lottery and can hire someone to help me I can't avoid it, but know I'm still here still working hard in the background and am hoping to do better at keeping my blog alive.


Tink...tink...tink...anyone out there? Hi! I'm Barbara Donlon Bradley - Author - editor and slightly crazy - ask anyone in my family. I hope to use this blog to talk about writing, editing and whatever pops in my head. Hope you enjoy.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Welcome my Latest Guest M.S. Kaye! @MSkosciuszko #amwriting

I want to welcome M.S. Kaye. First, I’d love you to introduce yourself.

Thank you for having me! I write in a variety of genres, from romantic suspense to YA paranormal. I have a day job too, but that’s boring. Lol

Tell us about your latest release.

I just had two YA paranormals release right on top of each other (the fun of working with multiple publishers). Clouded is about an ancient Sumerian myth reincarnated in a modern Ohio high school. Awaken from Death is the second book in my Born from Death series, which is about a teenage girl who discovers she’s half ghost.

Now I have a few questions for you – I have found readers do like to know fun things about us writers.

1.) Who is your favorite villain – it can be from a book (even one of yours), movie or TV show. And why?

I don’t know that I have a favorite, but I do have a few whom I respect or at least feel for in the end. Ogden from my book Fight Princess is a good example. And I hate to say it, but I have to respect Voldemort’s brilliance, and I do feel for him when he was a child.

2.) Who is your favorite character out of your books? Why?

I love all my female characters. They all kick ass in their own way. And I have to admit I have a huge crush on Alec from my book Endless as the Rain (don’t tell my hubby!).

3.) What do genre do you write? What made you pick that one?

Paranormal YA, romantic suspense, inspirational romance. I don’t pick my genres. My stories fall into whatever genre fits them. I focus on stories I can love.

4.) What are you working on now?

The fourth and final book in the Taken series (Endless as the Rain).

5.) What got you to start writing?

That’s kind of a crazy one. I actually have zero natural talent as a writer, but when I watched an interview of an author show said she got her idea for her book from a dream, it hit me that I had a story to tell too. I picked up a pencil and paper and started writing, and I haven’t stopped since. And now I get glowing reviews and win awards. J

6.) Where do you get your ideas from?

Everywhere. As I write more, my mind works differently. I see stories all over.

7.) What would people who read your work be surprised to find out about you?

My characters are often badasses, but I’m quiet and generally very nice.

8.) Do you have any special talents?

I have a 4th degree black belt in Taekwondo, I’m a certified instructor, and I was a triple-crown state champion.

9.) What was the one piece of advice you received when you were an aspiring author that has stuck with you? Why?

Actually, it was a negative comment. My dad went on about how I would receive enough rejection slips to paper a wall. That just made me work harder. I showed my dad a review not long ago; the reader stated that I could “write the wallpaper off walls.”

10.) If you could talk to any famous figure (present, past or fictional) who would it be and what would you talk about?

John Steinbeck. How to write powerfully.

11.) What song would you say describes your life?

Uh…I don’t really pay attention to the names of songs… Hold on; let me check my play lists… Got it! Gives You Hell by the All-American Rejects.

12.) If you could come back as any animal – what would it be?

Cat, definitely. A smartass that’s so cute everyone has to love you anyway.

A Sumerian water and sky god myth collides with a modern high school.

Ayanna is a math nerd, logical and rational, even cold, but Calder makes her feel things she never had before. Somehow, she’s able to accept it when she discovers he’s a reincarnated Sumerian water god. Will she be able to accept the full truth, that the story of Enki and Inanna has been reborn in a modern Ohio high school?

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Awaken from Death, Book 2 in the Born from Death series

The only emotion Ilona can muster is anger for the death of her mother. Barely engaged in life, she focuses all of her energy on finding and punishing her mother’s killer.

Since Ilona can see ghosts, Archer has to find unique ways to hide while watching over her. When Ilona is in danger of being mauled by a dog, he desperately tries something that shouldn’t be possible. And yet he succeeds. This is just the beginning of his discovery of who—what—he truly is.

Lettie continues to interact with Ilona, her one friend, even when a Messenger warns her. Eventually, Lettie remembers the ancient connection Archer and Ilona share, as well as her part in the punishment Archer bore as a result of that connection.


Strong as Death, Book 1 in the Born from Death Series

Ilona runs from her sheltering mother in order to find the truth, why she’s seeing people who are invisible to everyone else. A mysterious boy named Archer guides her through Brooklyn and introduces her to Hendrick, the man who claims to be her father—though he died in 1890. Ilona must discover not only what she must do to rid the city of Soll, a sadistic and powerful spirit, but also what it means to be half ghost. She proves what her mother told her—love is stronger than death.

About the Author:

M.S. Kaye has several published books under her black belt. A transplant from Ohio, she resides with her husband Corey in Jacksonville, Florida, where she tries not to melt in the sun. Find suspense and the unusual at www.BooksByMSK.com.

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