Christine Young

I am a writer and avid reader of romances particularly historical romances. Please join me on my journey through time

Flicker by Courtney Houston ~ Presented by Christine

Please welcome Courtney Houston author of Flicker.

Courtney will be awarding $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host.

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Flicker

by Courtney Houston

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GENRE: Paranormal Romance

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INTERVIEW:

  1. What or who inspired you to start writing? It was a poetry contest in the 5th grade. I came in second, but I like winning, so I tried really hard and won the second one. Then I realized that I liked the writing, even without the winning,
  2. How did you come up with ideas for your books? The Defying Death Series sort of just came to be. The idea wouldn’t leave me alone, so I wrote it.
  3. What expertise did you bring to your writing? Lina is a museum tech, I volunteered at the same museum that Lina’s is based off of.
  4. What would you want your readers to know about you that might not be in your bio? I’m really superstitious. I throw salt over my shoulder and knock on wood all the time.
  5. As far as your writing goes, what are your future plans? I’m finishing Conjure (book 2.5) and working on a coming of have age novel titled Paper Dolls.
  6. If you could be one of the characters from any of your books, who would it be and why? Like forever, or just a day? If it was just a day, I’d like to be Jilsey. If it were forever… I think I would pick Mari from Paper Dolls.
  7. If you were the casting director for the film version of your novel, who would play your leading roles?

Director: Christopher Nolan

Telor: Kit Harrington
Lina- Emalia Clarke

Jilsey- Diana Agron

Gavin (I like to call him G-dawg): Diego Klattenhoff

  1. Do you belong to a critique group? If so how does this help or hinder your writing? I have a critique partner and she is amazing at keeping me on point.
  2. When did you first decide to submit your work? Please tell us what or who encouraged you to take this big step? I was planning to go the traditional route, then I found a cover that was perfect. So instead I decided to go the indie route.
  3. What is the best and worst advice you ever received? (regarding writing or publishing) The worst advice I ever got was personal solicit other authors to promote your work. I’ve NEVER done that and NEVER would. It feels wrong to me. The best advice I ever got was to write for the good reviews and not the bad ones.
  4. Do you outline your books or just start writing? Ok, so, I outline… but rarely stick to the outline. So I’m not sure it counts.
  5. Do you have any hobbies and does the knowledge you’ve gained from these carry over into your characters or the plot of your books? No. I tried to play tennis once, but it was mostly running to get the ball.
  6. Do you have an all time favorite book? I don’t think I could pick just one. The Bronze Horseman has stuck with me. I love the love story in tells.
  7. Have you started your next project? If so, can you share a little bit about your book? Paper Dolls is a coming of age novel about a girl named Mari who meets a guy named Ian. She’s had a rough life and if pretty much just going through the motions of living. He convinces her to run away with him (even though she is only 17) and start over. So she does. Mari has been her father’s keeper for years and Ian has been a drifter who never stays in one place too long. Settling down and building a life based on mutual respect and their past is difficult for them. Paper Dolls Chronicles their struggles on the way to their forever.
  8. Who is your favorite actor and actress? Don’t laugh at me, Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio
  9. Can you tell us a little about the black moment in your book? There has been some debate (between me and my critique partner) over where my black moment is. Since I’m answering the interview, I’m going to pick mine. In Flicker’s black moment, Telor and Lina realize that despite the way their stars have aligned, their love may not be able to keep them together. There are a lot of outside forces that are at play. They realize that their time may be limited.
  10. What is your favorite reality show? I don’t watch reality TV. I actually really watch TV at all. But I do enjoy the Amazing Race, I wish I kept up with it.

18. Can you tell us a little bit about what it was like to write a series. It’s exhausting. I’m constantly fact checking myself on things that such and such said.

BLURB:

My name is Catalina Franklin. And I should be dead.

When Death called my number, sending one of her Guides to take my soul, she didn’t count on one thing. The Guide she sent – He was made for me, and I for him. Pulling me back from the arms of Death, Telor changed my fate – and his. Now we’re left with the question of not only how he’s still here, but why. Will we get the answers we need? Or will Death find us first? Only time will tell…but ours is quickly running out.

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EXCERPT:

Every part of me wanted to materialize right in front of her, to take her in my arms and hold her close. That was the type of self-serving bastard that I was. Was, I was that man. I could be different now. She made me want to be different.

“I can’t remember you. I’m trying, but I can’t. I don’t know how to explain it, but I know there is a you, whatever that means. I can feel this abstract idea of a you.” She wiped angry tears from her face and took a deep breath, releasing it in a puff of smoke and wrapping her arms around herself to help ward off the cold.

“Go in the house, crazy girl,” I said aloud. “You’ll catch your death out here.”

Her eyes traveled over me, feeling rather than seeing me.

“Good, God.” She rubbed her eyes roughly with the heel of her hands and let out a cry of frustration. “Look at me, standing in my backyard, talking to the wind. I’m going crazy. I’m really going crazy. Now, I’m talking to myself.”

Despite the seriousness of the situation, my lips tilted upward into a small smile. Wanting to soothe her obvious pain, I made a split-second decision. I stood and walked toward her so we were standing face to face, her hot breath exhaling onto my face. I wanted to embrace her and hold her in my arms.

“You’re not crazy,” I told her, sliding my knuckles down the side of her face, taking pleasure in the way she closed her eyes and leaned into my touch.

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Courtney lives in Kentucky with her husband (Mr. Houston), her two boys (Emmett and Ellis), her two cats (Polly and Jed) and her 3 chickens. Legal Assistant by day and writer by night, Courtney enjoys pancakes, coffee, wine and the number 26. She’s a Leo, at least that’s what the tattoo on her back says.

http://www.facebook.com/authorcourtneyhouston

Twitter @courtneyhouson

Buy link- http://amzn.to/1K4SHPI

 

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

Courtney will be awarding $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host.

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/28e4345f1316

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10 comments on “Flicker by Courtney Houston ~ Presented by Christine

  1. Goddess Fish Promotions
    November 9, 2015

    Thank you for hosting

  2. Mai Tran
    November 9, 2015

    Do you have a sweet tooth or a savory tooth?

  3. authorcourtneyhouston
    November 9, 2015

    Thanks for hosting!

  4. authorcourtneyhouston
    November 9, 2015

    Thanks for hosting!!

  5. achristay
    November 9, 2015

    Welcome to my blog. I hope you have a great tour.

  6. Victoria
    November 9, 2015

    I loved the interview, thanks for sharing!

  7. Eva Millien
    November 10, 2015

    I enjoyed the interview and excerpt, sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing!

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