May 1, 2012

Capture Blog Hop: Guest Post + Giveaway

Hey guys! I'm very honored and super thrilled to be a part of Brina Courtney's Capture Blog Hop! I'm not the only one on this hop, so make sure to check out the linky below for more epic posts from other amazing bloggers along with the awesome giveaways being hosted!


Why I Write: A Guest Post by Brina Courtney

Shay stepped into my world like a ghost. Someone I couldn’t get away from, constantly entering my mind, even when I didn’t want her there. But finally when I started to set some words to paper, things improved. She stopped yelling and just starting talking, slow at first revealing small bits of her story. It took me almost three months to outline and begin the story, Reveal took shape quickly after and I realized I was looking at a series of shorter novels. In the first the set of Cryptid Tales novels there are three books revolving around Shay’s life. Reveal, Capture and the third installment available this fall, Elevate (working title). After Elevate we will delve into Lacey’s story most likely with two or three more novels. Did I ever think I would be writing novels about cryptids? No way! But here I am, absolutely loving my new found secret world. There’s a lot to be covered in the two stories thus far. Identifying a race that technically does and does not exist was difficult, but once complete totally worth the research it took to get it there. I love writing YA SciFi, there’s nothing else to it and I appreciate every single person who takes a chance on my books. You’re risking something every time you read, your emotions and thoughts. So as a writer I thank you.


Brina Courtney is a YA paranormal and sci-fi author. She wrote both books, Reveal and Capture, Book 1 & 2 in the Cryptid Tales. Along with Ignite (Cryptid Tales 0.5), the bonus short story. She's also a teacher, newlywed, dog chaser and chocoholic.

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  1. I think that's wonderful that you "went for it you listened to the voice(s)", and became a writer. Your books sound like keepers.


  2. I love getting to know how authors have their stories come to be.. If I were a writer. I think I would constantly be talking to the voices in my head lol though it might be more fun to be like Brina and imagine ghosts coming to visit ;)

    1. oops, and email so courtney can get it is michellejoy07(at)hotmail(dot)com

  3. LOVE this GP! I love when authors tell about their characters yelling at them LOL


  4. Loved this post! Been dying to read these books. They sound like fantastic reads! :D


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