BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOK & BLOG BLOCK PARTY #RRBC

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Howdy y’all… 😛  I hope everyone is keeping cool and relaxed, ready to win some great prizes… over here in Ashland, Ky it is sweat-palooza… but I am more than ready to party… woo who… so let’s have some fun with Rave Reviews Book Club’s BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOK & BLOG BLOCK PARTY, this is my stop here at Finder’s Keepers – Author Tracey Clark…

My Give-aways!!!

One lucky winner will be chosen to receive either

  1. jewelry *(bracelet or earrings – made by me)
  2. or one of the keychains I’ve been working on… (incase you’re not looking for jewelry)
  3. as well as a personally made bookmark…

all you have to do is leave a comment at the bottom of this post… and you are entered to win… see… super easy… here is a peek at some of the pieces you will have to choose from…

number of winners: 2

while there is only one winner for the Block Party, I will also be choosing a winner from those of you interested in signing up for my Newsletter

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and don’t forget to stop by the other blogs just waiting to give out freebies… check out the other blog scheduled for today…

Writing and Music/Jan Sikes

and now for a little bit of fun… how about a character interview… let’s see if Makayla LaPine (from my latest novel – Southern Discoveries) will tell us what she really think about our Princess Marin, how she feels about the man in her life (if Quaidin even stands a chance), and how she plans to work together with Marin without either of them killing each other… lol… (Books and Blurbs can be found at the bottom of the page…as well as an exciting summer sale!!!)

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Character Interview – Makayla LaPine

Interviewer (Jazz): (rubbing his hands together, a wolfish grin growing on his face, he speaks into the hidden camera, practically bouncing in his seat…)

Hey y’all… Jazz here with SBI – Affairs (we are the supernatural version of the human Internal Affairs, but with sass… our work is shared with the Supe Community during these daily news reports)…

Today I will be sitting down with Makayla LaPine… sadly, no one knows if Ms. LaPine is a Norm or not (meaning without magical genetics), which means we will be proceeding with caution… it also gives us an excuse to delve into the personal… muhahahaha…

(straightens up in his chair) oh, here she comes…

Makayla: (oozing sex, she saunters into the room, perching the seat next to Jazz as if ready for a photo shoot)

I was told ya needed ta speak with me??? What can I do for ya, darlin’?

Jazz: (the purring of her voice momentarily wipes all his carefully prepared questions from his mind… the woman practically screamed wanton perfection…)

ummm…. I need you… I mean I need to ask you a few questions… your boss needs me to ask you a few questions.

(clearing his throat, he starts over)

Anton has asked me to double check a few things when it comes to his highest ranking Finders.  Nothing difficult… just background, interaction with others, and a few general job related questions.

Makayla: As ya like.

(she waves her hand airily through the air and waits for him to continue…)

Jazz: (he is dying to ask what she knows about the supernatural community, but Queen’s Law forbids the discussion of anything magical unless you are 100% sure that the person you’re with is one the varying Supes that make up the different magical races. Shaking his head, it is hard to believe that the level of sexual attraction exuding from her pores is anything but magic.)

Let’s start off with a simple question. How do you like working for Finder’s Keepers? Working with other Finders to locate lost or stolen people and material objects?

Makayla: For da most part, I’d say rewardin’… Ya never know what kinda delicious secrets ya’ll discover in this job. Oh, and helpin’ others, of course.

Workin’ side by side with a bunch-a gorgeous alpha males helps to make each day excitin’. Them yummy rascals really know what they’re doin’. Even our number one research gal, Marin, seems ta-have come inta her own. All n’all a wonderful team.

Jazz: (Thrown off track, he rechecks his background research… this woman was supposed to be a grade A biotch… shaking his head, he continues carefully…)

Most consider you to be a man-eater. Your treatment of others brass, confrontational, and a bit on the rude side.

Makayla: (flipping her hair over her shoulder, she straightens in her chair)

I do what I’se have ta… if them no account lay-abouts have sumptin ta say-

I’se git da job done, in half’ta time, an’ all without da help of dim polecats… unlike some… sleepin’ der way ta da top, an’ lord-a-mercy… the complainin’ I’se deal with…

Jus cuz I’se have a healthy appreciation fur male companionship? Dis makes me a Man-eater? Jealousy tis what it tis.

Jazz: (barely able to understand a word of her angry southern-twang rant, he slouches down in his seat, nodding)

Ummm… I totally agree?

(clearing his throat, he continues)

So how would you describe your relationship with Marin??

Makayla: (for some reason the question makes her narrow her eyes before she answers)

I’ve never given da girl much thought really… other than da fact dat she obviously has a ‘special’ relationship with our boss, Antonius Slade… I mean… up until dis last week or so, she didn’t seem ta have much worth… other than her phenomenal research capabilities…

I’se have ta admit, her background and research for my Finds always leaves me with very little ta do… but something has changed… lately everyone has been running ta Marin for help… normally she would be the last person I would dream of goin’ to for help-

Jazz: (sits forward and interrupts)

Really… What type of Find are we talking about??

Makayla: (waves hand dismissively through the air)

I recon I’se better see how Marin fairs before sharing my secrets with anybody else! Needless ta say, something was taken from me more dan twenty years ago. I decided dat if my boss and my co-workers were looking ta Marin for help, I needed ta get on board. Heck… I believe that she may truly be my last hope.

Jazz: (ducks his head to cover a smirk)

Well… if you don’t feel like talking about your co-workers and the Finds you guys are involved in, let’s move on.

What do you think of the newcomers to Finder’s Keepers? They may be just borrowing office space, but it has been pointed out by quite a few people that Quaidin Lari can’t keep his eyes off of you.

Makayla: (twists her fingers)

Oh… yeah… well, he’s…

Besides… I need ta focus on helpin’ Marin with da Find…  I don’t have time for his attention, no matter how pretty da package.

Jazz: (doesn’t know how to respond… especially when he notices the light reddening of her cheeks… )

Right. So…

(Can’t think of anything non-magical to ask… but before he can continue, Makayla oozes to her feet)

Makayla: (hands on her hips)

Why don’t ya tell da big boss-man ta reschedule dis little interview for when ya have yur questions in better order, and you’re able ta keep yur tongue in yur mouth long enough ta ask’em.

(Huffs out of the room)

Jazz: (loosens his tie, he slumps down in his seat)

Well that was definitely an experience… the power coming off that woman is almost as frightening as her sharp attitude… if she isn’t one of the Fae, then she is definitely something powerful… I for one wouldn’t want to face her in a fight…

anywho… that’s all for now… tune in Aug 29th to hear from our long lost princess… Marin will be in the hot seat as we stop in at Finder’s Keepers Series site, and hopefully she will feel like sharing a secret or two with us… 😛

Blurb for Southern Discoveries…

Makayla can’t believe that her life has been reduced to this… asking the flighty office girl for help. Could Marin really be capable of working the decades old Find that has plagued Makayla for most of her life? With her goal within reach, she will take a chance on Marin, avoiding all distractions. Especially the overwhelmingly delicious stranger begging for her attention.

Quaidin Lari wants to get in, finish his mission, and get out. Anything to get back to Out-realm and as far from Earth-side Kentucky as possible. His band of mercenaries – the Fianna – have one goal… to locate Marin, the highly sought after Fae Princess, and see to her protection. As the Incubus on the squad, he needs to focus on persuasion and manipulation.

The mission was a walk in the park… until her. Quaidin never saw Makayla coming. A woman with enough sexual allure to bring him to his knees…

Buy/Preorder Links:

eBooks

Paperbacks

 And…. on the shelf for Summer Sale we have my first novel… Shocking Finds

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woo who… 99 cent Summer Sale…

here is the blurb and buy links…

Blurb:

An act of rebellion, Marin doesn’t think that running into the new store in town will hurt anything. Her aunt will never know… right? One car wreck later, her aunt is hospitalized, Marin is forced to spend her twenty-first birthday fighting for her life, and magic – the very thing her aunt has always sworn to be for fools – is real. And so is the irresistible Fae dedicated to Marin’s protection.

Kyland has searched Earth-side and all the other realms, looking for a missing Fae child. A child his Queen prophesied would be able to one day save the Fae people from the Danshue, as the evil Fae threat tries to overwhelm the entire Supernatural Community. A child that would know nothing of her blocked gifts, or her Fae heritage waiting to be claimed. A child that has grown into a curvy, delicious morsel he would love to taste

Together Marin and Kyland will fight Fae assassins, overcome betrayals, and if they’re lucky … they will find the Danshue responsible for their plight. That’s if Marin doesn’t shock him to death with her erratic new gift, and her out of control emotions.

Buy Now

for information about my short stories to be found in the following anthologies, go to Finder’s Keepers Series … or click on the link at the top of the page for Book Site… woo who…

and finally, here is some information on my short story Goodbye Roanoke… only 99 cents…

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Blurb:

What happened to the Lost Colony of Roanoke? Jodina knows that she should be embarrassed, but really… they had it coming. As a Vampire/Dragon hybred, Jodina has lived for more than 200 years avoiding humans and supernatural creatures alike. But one accidental fire – hey, her Dragon side can be a bit testy – and she finds herself locked up with a handsome Vampire and a few innocent children. Their crimes? Well, the mob outside their cell has decided that they are unclean abominations… Jealousy and fear, with a heaping dose of hate, can turn human beings into deadly creatures.

Buy Links…

k… I am off to edit… have fun and happy wordage, tracey

110 thoughts on “BACK-TO-SCHOOL BOOK & BLOG BLOCK PARTY #RRBC”

    1. sorry you missed the contest, but glad you stopped by… hope to see you over on my book site, finderskeepersseries.com , on the 29th… woo who… wordage

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  1. Hi, Tracey. Sorry I am late to your party. My blog kept me hopping yesterday. Looks like you had a great party as well and Love that we both posted interviews with our characters on the same day! Are we on the same wave length or what?? Best of luck and enjoy the rest of the party!

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    1. hey girl… sorry I didn’t respond sooner, but you got stuck in spam for some reason… boooo very rude… 😛 I enjoyed your interview… we are definitely sharing brain power… hope your party post went as well as mine… I had a blast… enjoy the rest of the block party

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  2. Glad to be introduced to you today thanks to the party. I’m now on board and looking for ward to future posts. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. I love your jewelry and hope I can get a key chain. lol Nice post of your works and I am bookmarking your page to get back to it. Congrats.

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  4. Hi Tracey,

    I really enjoyed the character interview. Your jewelry is beautiful, too. Signed up for your newsletter just now so I can stay up-to-date on your work. Have a blessed day!

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  5. Tracey, your jewelry is absolutely gorgeous and so unique. I love it!
    Fun interview. It really shows the personality of Makayla with a nice glimpse of the story. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Oh before I go…your book covers are amazing! Do you design them? I’m glad I found your Facebook page too. Cheers! 🙂

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    1. I would like to learn how do work on book covers, but that is an art project for another day… I decided to stick with reverie – http://foreverie.co/ – because she did my first cover, and I loved it… she is very talented and prompt with ideas and results…

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  6. Love your blurb on ignoring the ‘voices’, Tracey! 😀 Also adore your beautiful jewelry, so I hope I’m in with a chance today 😉 Very entertaining character interview, even if Jazz did have tongue problems Have a great rest of the party! 😉

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  7. Hi Tracey, you’re very talented – writer and jewelry designer. I picked up a copy of Shocking Finds today. I thought I already had it but when I checked, I didn’t. Good luck and have a fun party!!!

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  8. I always love character-interview posts. You get right into their heads and get to know them before you ever read a page of the book. This one is no exception. It was a compelling post, and I loved both getting to know her and all the questions it left me with. Great job!

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  9. Hi Tracy! Great picture of the lightning blast – and terrific interview with your character! Good luck with your new novel and have fun with all the party folks stopping by from the RRBC Blog Block Party! MikeL

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  10. Hi Tracey! Your place is comfortable and welcoming. Your story world sounds like a wonderful place to inhabit! I can’t wait to read you. Also, your jewelry is awesome! I’m so glad I made this stop today. Please enjoy the rest of your tour!

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  11. Hi Tracey! Thanks so much for sharing the interview. Great idea, and the book sounds intriguing! Also, your jewelry collection is beautiful; such talent! 🙂 Take care, enjoy your day, and have a wonderful weekend! 🙂 ~Stephanie

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    1. lol… I originally had Jazzie for the name (and was picturing a woman)… but decided that Makayla needed to be interviewed by a man (and Jazz was more masculine than Jazzie)… I was thinking that I needed to make my post snazzy, and the phrase ‘Jazz it up’ popped into my head… and thus Jazz was born… 😛

      have a great time at the block party… happy wordage

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  12. Awesome post! Your books look fantastic! The jewelry looks super cool as well, and I think it is a great way to expand and promote your book with something people don’t expect. Well done!

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  13. Nice interview! I like the idea of a a supernatural internal affairs and the tie-in you’ve done with the fae. Your jewelry creations are gorgeous, too. How wonderful to be so multi-talented! 🙂

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  14. Wow! Rich collection of books and jewelry, Tracey. This is such a great opportunity for me to have some of your books on my Kindle. :). I think I will go with “Shocking Finds.” Enjoy the party.

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  15. Thanks for inviting us to your blog party today Tracey. I really enjoyed reading your character interview and love the book covers for your Finder’s Keepers novels. Have a wonderful day!

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  16. What a fun interview! Shocking Finds has now joined other amazing books on my Kindle. I look forward to reading it!

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  17. Loved this interview! And the jewellry and book covers are awesome! Looks like more books to add to my TBR 🙂 Best of luck with everything, Traci, and I hope you have a blast today on the RRBC Back to School Book and Blog Block Party! 🙂

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  18. Tracey,
    Your interview cracked me up. You made some beautiful jewelry, too! I am collecting lots of new books to read, yours included. Thanks!

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  19. I have just entered a world of reading that I have never read before! I’m fascinated and delighted. The character interview was a total hoot! You have that knack of making your characters so very visual An enjoyable stop on the party train. Bravo.

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