Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Blog Hop - "Meet My Character" by Aaron Paul Lazar

Hello, MB4 friends and fans.

This week I thought it would be fun to share a blog hop with you for a change of pace.

I have been tagged by Dina von Lowenkraft, author of Dragon Fire, the amazing YA fantasy that has taken the literary world by storm! (click HERE to see her post) to participate in this fun Blog Tour. Thanks for inviting me, Dina. ;o)


Dina is currently the Regional Advisor for SCBWI Belgium, where she lives with her husband, two children, three horses and a cat. Her debut YA fantasy, Dragon Fire, was published by Twilight Times in August 2013. Dragon Fire is a finalist in ForeWord Book’s 2013 Book of the Year Award in YA fiction. Dragon Fire is also a category finalist in the 2014 Eric Hoffer Book Awards.

Dina is repped by the fabulous Kaylee Davis of Dee Mura Literary.

website: http://www.dinavonlowenkraft.com

After you read about Portia Lamont below, you'll see links to other authors who will be participating in this tour as well. Please check out their pieces when time allows. ;o)

1) What is the name of your character? Is she fictional or a historic person?

Portia LaMont is entirely fictional – she’s the heroine in DEVIL’S LAKE, a new romantic thriller coming out this month. You can see her on this cover.

2) When and where is the story set? 

DEVIL’S LAKE is set in the town of Bittersweet Hollow in the Green Mountains of Vermont in the current day, and also in the deep Wisconsin woods in a secluded cabin near Devil’s Lake.

3) What should we know about her?

Portia has been held captive for the past two years by a complete stranger who kidnapped her from the parking lot at work. The monster who calls her "Sugar" and keeps her bound and hungry in a remote location is cruel--and frankly--completely nuts. When the story opens, Portia has just escaped and is returning home to her parents' Morgan horse farm in Vermont.

4) What is the main conflict? What messes up her life? 

The kidnapping was traumatic, and Portia doesn’t know if this guy is still after her. And...he knows where she lives.

5) What is the personal goal of the character?

Portia hopes to learn to trust people again, maybe even some day trust a man again. She wants to get her life back, to live to see another day, and to avoid being kidnapped again by one very ticked off psychopath.

6) What is the title of this novel and where can it be found?

DEVIL'S LAKE is about to be released on Amazon. (Links to be updated as this happens)


And now, it's time to introduce you to the fabulous authors who will be continuing on this blog hop. Here's a bit about them and their books. Be sure to check them out! I'll add their links to their blog hops as they come live in the next few weeks. ;o)


Dora Machado is the award-winning author of the epic fantasy Stonewiser series and her newest novel, The Curse Giver, available from Twilight Times Books. She grew up in the Dominican Republic, where she developed a fascination for writing and a taste for Merengue. After a lifetime of straddling such compelling but different worlds, fantasy is a natural fit to her stories. When she is not writing fiction, Dora also writes features for Murder By Four, an award winning blog for readers and writers and Savvy Authors, where writers help writers. She lives in Florida with her indulgent husband and two very opinionated cats.

Author Contact Information:
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DoraMachado


Joan Young has enjoyed the out-of-doors her entire life. Highlights of her outdoor adventures include Girl Scouting, which provided yearly training in camp skills, the opportunity to engage in a 10-day canoe trip, and numerous short backpacking excursions. She was selected to attend the 1965 Senior Scout Roundup in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, an international event to which 10,000 girls were invited. She has ridden a bicycle from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean in 1986, and on August 3, 2010 became the first woman to complete the North Country National Scenic Trail on foot. Her mileage totaled 4395 miles.

She also writes a monthly column for the Ludington Daily News called "Get Off the Couch." See Young's completion of hiking the North Country Trail near Petoskey, MI.


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1 comment:

Dina von Lowenkraft said...

great post - I look forward to hearing how Portia deals with her trauma... and hopefully finds a reason to stay alive and live again... can't have been an easy book to write!