Sunday, May 13, 2012

Blog Tour: Awaited by Lynn Rush

This virtual book tour is presented by Bewitching Book Tours.
You can see the entire tour schedule by clicking HERE.
You can read my review of book one: Wasteland by clicking HERE 
and my review of Awaited by clicking HERE.
Welcome to The Wormhole and my day on the tour.
I am pleased to present Lynn Rush and Awaited.
About Lynn Rush:
Driven to write, Lynn Rush often sees her characters by closing her eyes watching their story unfold in her mind. Lynn Rush is a pen name that is a combination of two sources - Lynn, the first name of her mother-in-law, who passed away and Rush - since the author is a former inline speed skater and mountain biker. All of Rush's books are dedicated to Lynn, her namesake.
Rush holds a degree in psychology from Southwest Minnesota State University and a master's degree from the University of Iowa. Originally from Minneapolis, Rush currently enjoys living in the Arizona sunshine by road biking nearly 100 miles per week with her husband of 15 years and jogging with her two loveable Shetland Sheep dogs.

Connect with Lynn online
 Catch the Rush:
 ~~~See you in the paranormal~~~
She has joined us today for this interview:
? How many jobs did you have before you became a writer?
Including my college life? LOL. I was a waitress throughout college to make money, but after that I was a Mental Health Therapist, then an Escrow Officer and now I work part time at a bookstore. So, I’d have to say three. J

? How long does it take you to write a book?
It really depends on my circumstances and how freely the words are flowing. On average, I can produce a 75,000-word first draft in about two to three weeks.

? What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?
What a fun question. I’d have to say I love to write while nibbling on malted milk balls! Not Whoppers, mind you, but the gourmet ones from Sprouts that have about a half-inch of chocolate around the malted center. Okay, not a half-inch…but close!!

? Where do you get your ideas or inspiration for your characters?
Anywhere and everywhere. I wake up with them, they slam into me while I’m exercising, or while out doing random things like grocery shopping or hanging out at a coffee shop. The key is to be open to them whenever and wherever. You just never know what you’re going to see, hear, or experience that might trigger an idea.

? How do you decide what you want to write about?
I don’t, really. If I get a story in my head, it has to be written or I get a little…nuts. That’s why I like this quote so much:  “If I don’t write to empty my mind, I go Mad.” ~Lord Byron

? What books have most influenced your life?
Frank Peretti’s This Present Darkness. Love how he described his demons!

? What are you reading right now?
At the time I’m typing the answers to this interview, I am between books. But I just finished Descended by Blood, by Angeline Kace. I really enjoyed it.

? What is your favorite comfort food?
Macaroni and Cheese (Kraft from the blue box!) and Malted Milk Balls. J

? What do you think makes a good story?
Characters. I just love them!! I’ll overlook minor plot issues and typos if I’m really engrossed in a character any day.

? Who would you consider your favorite author and why?
This is a toughie because it changes as I find new authors, but there are staples and they include Richelle Mead, Rebecca Zanetti, Gena Showalter and PC Cast. They all create such strong characters I’m usually vested in them immediately. J

Fun random questions: 
  • dogs or cats? Dogs
  • Coffee or tea? Tea
  • Dark or milk chocolate? Dark—ohhhhh—TIE, I love them both
  • Rocks or flowers? Flowers
  • Night or day? Day
  • Favorite color? Blue (right now)
  • Crayons or markers? Markers
  • Pens or pencils? Pencils
 Thanks for having me here! This was GREAT fun!!
On to the books...
Awaited (Wasteland, #2) –Release Date May 2012

Book Blurb for Awaited:
     Russell Leonard is a centuries-old Guardian who’s lost faith in his purpose. So when he’s charged with procuring the first female Guardian in over two centuries, he can only hope it’s the red-headed beauty who’s been haunting his dreams for months. And if it is, he intends to claim her as his. But when he finds his dream woman, Annabelle is mute and bears no Guardian’s Mark.
     He soon realizes she’s been tainted by an ancient evil. Russell must somehow release the secrets trapped within this delicate soul to help her tap into the only weapon powerful enough to silence a millennia-old demon—her voice.

Wasteland, #1
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Book Blurb for Wasteland:
 Bound by the blood contract his human mother signed four centuries ago, half-demon, David Sadler, must obey his demonic Master’s order to capture fifteen-year-old Jessica Hanks. But as he learns more about her, he realizes she may be the key to freedom from his demonic enslavement.

The only obstacle—Jessica’s distractingly beautiful Guardian, Rebeka Abbott. He must not give in to their steamy chemistry, or he will lose his humanity. But fresh off a quarter millennia of sensory deprivation as punishment for not retrieving his last target, he may not be able to resist temptation long enough to save what’s left of his human soul.

**Short Story**
Prelude to Darkness
Wasteland, # .5
Release Date May 2012
Book blurb for Prelude to Darkness 
For a slave, hope is a dangerous thing…
Margaret Rousseau dreams of freedom from a life of servitude. When a mysterious woman saunters into the servants’ tavern promising the impossible, Margaret dares to hope she could win the heart of the one man she has secretly coveted since she first wore a corset...The Prince.
Margaret desperately grasps for the opportunity to change her bleak destiny by placing faith in a woman who is not as forthcoming as she seems. Blinded to the stranger’s dark motives, Margaret surrenders herself to gain her heart’s desires. But her choice may bring forth a darkness that could destroy all she holds dear.