Friday, June 14, 2013

Blog Tour: Dragonstone by Paula Millhouse (tourwide giveaway)

This virtual book tour is presented by Bewitching Book Tours.
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Welcome to The Wormhole and my stop on the tour.
It is my pleasure to feature Paula Millhouse and Dragonstone.
Paula has joined us for an interview:

 When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

I was in my first critique group at age 13.

 How many jobs did you have before you became a writer?
Or, currently have? Tons. I’ve done all sorts of jobs, but this one is my favorite. It’s funny, you know, each job yields material for stories if you simply pay attention.

 How long does it take you to write a book?
The first draft can happen in a whirlwind of as little as a month. Getting it into shape for publication, with revisions and editing, can take as long as six months to a year.

 What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?
I need total silence to get anything accomplished. And dark chocolate.

 Do you have a routine that you use to get into the right frame of mind to write?
I set a timer and do sprints. I like this approach, and it helps me stay focused.

 Where do you get your ideas or inspiration for your characters?
Photographs, news stories, life experience, other books.

 How do you decide what you want to write about?
Ha, good question. My ideas usually hit me in a fury when my mind is rested, and I’m not concentrating on writing. The characters who won’t leave me alone usually get the most attention.

 What books have most influenced your life?
The Bible, of course. My medical textbooks from college, and my non-fiction writer’s library.

 What is the first book you remember reading by yourself?
Jenny goes to Sea, a delightful fantasy about a kitten who goes on an adventure around the world on a ship.

 What are you reading right now?
I just finished Down By Contact by Jami Davenport

 What do you like to do when you are not writing?
I fly-fish, garden, and love to swing in my hammock and dream up story lines.

 What is your favorite comfort food?
Grits, pasta, really anything with carbs (so bad for me)

 What do you think makes a good story?
Umm…I like thrillers with a romantic twist. I want action and romance mingled in the same story, with a happy ever after at the end, and some steamy scenes liberally sprinkled throughout the story.

 Who would you consider your favorite author and why?
Oh, there’s too many to choose from. I like the pacing of Steven James’s thrillers, and the romance and fantasy of Deborah Harkness’s A Discovery of Witches

Fun random questions:
• dogs or cats? Both
• Coffee or tea? Coffee in the mornings, and tea in the afternoon
• Dark or milk chocolate? Definitely dark chocolate
• Rocks or flowers? Hmmm…depends on the rock – if it was the Dragonstone, I’d definitely take that
• Night or day? Daytime – early morning
• Favorite color? Purple
• Crayons or markers? Markers
• Pens or pencils? Pens
More About the Author:
Paula Millhouse grew up in Savannah, Georgia where Spanish moss whispers tales in breezes from the Atlantic Ocean, and the Intracoastal Waterway. As a child Paula soaked in the sunshine and heritage of cobblestones, pirate lore, and stories steeped in savory mysteries of the south. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America, the Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal chapter, the Mystery/Suspense chapter (Kiss of Death), and a member of Savvy Authors.

In the southern tradition of storytellers, she loves sharing the lives of her characters with readers, and following her muse on the quest for happily-ever-afters in thrilling romantic fiction.

She lives with her husband at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains with their pack and pride of furry babies.
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Prequel to A Kingdom of Chalvaren Romance
by Paula Millhouse

Genre: Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Date of Publication: May 12, 2013
Number of pages: 39
Word Count: 15,630

Book Description:
Elf prince Kort Elias journeys to a new world in search of a stolen royal dragon egg and discovers a lost elven princess, a prophecy, and danger; and only true love--and an erotic magic he's never experienced--will set them free.  

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My thoughts:
This is a super fast read.  The story is short, but very worth reading.  You get a feel for the characters straight away and can't help but get emotional.  The storyline is entertaining and complete with an ending that leaves you both pleased and anticipating more.  I am looking forward to reading more from Paula Millhouse.