Friday, March 25, 2016

Meet The Author ~ Annie Anderson

Annie Anderson is celebrating her latest release and we are thrilled to have her stop by to chat with us!

Published Work:

Scattered Ashes (Ashes to Ashes 1) 

Amazon ~ Available on Kindle Unlimited
Falling Ashes (Ashes to Ashes 2) - Released March 21, 2016

What are you working on now?
Rising Ashes (Ashes to Ashes 3) and I am marinating on a spin-off, but it’s still percolating in my brain.
Do you get to write full time or do you have a "day" job?
I am a SAHM, so I guess I write full time. My daughters are 5 and 1, and they don’t slow down for anything. It’s a little like hostage negotiation mixed with me yelling over loud talking telling everyone to be quiet for the 500th time that day as I try not to forget what my character just timidly whispered into my ear. It’s banana-pants over here, basically.
Favorite part of being an author?
The gasped “Nooooooooooo!” I get when readers arrive at a plot twist. That is the best feeling in the world to know you’ve shocked a reader. I get the full-on evil villain mustache-twirling thing going on, and I’m so not sorry.
Scariest part of being an author?
Letting other people read your book? I know it’s the point of being an author, but I swear that is the hardest, scariest, most nerve-wracking part. On Release Day it is so much worse. I swear, on Release Day, I want to puke pretty much all day, but I end up drinking wine and hiding in the closet with every scrap of chocolate in the house. I’ve only done it once so far, but I know in my gut the next book is going to be the same or worse.
Who are your favorites to read?
Are you prepared for this conversation? Okay my favorites right now are: Kristen Ashley, Christina Lauren, Meghan March, Kristen Callihan, Tracey Garvis Graves, Elle Kennedy, Denise Grover Swank, Kinsey Taylor, Kylie Scott & Amy Harmon. But I’ve probably missed a ton of them. I didn’t even get into my paranormal faves because that would take way too long. I’m a 4-book-a-day girl if I can be left alone (by either children or my own characters) so I have a ridiculous amount of favorites.
If you could have one super power, what would it be?
That is a tough one. Since I write about people with superpowers, it should be easy. I think I’d like to be able to breathe underwater. Mermaids and sea creatures have always appealed to me, and I was a swimmer in high school. Yeah. Breathing under water. Definitely.
One piece of advice for an aspiring writer?
Write exactly what you see in your head, and what you feel in your heart. Put yourself in your character’s body and go. Tell their story with as much care and enthusiasm as you can muster and you can’t go wrong.
Where can we find you?

Book: Falling Ashes (Ashes to Ashes #2)
Author: Annie Anderson
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: 21st March
Mena Constantine is pissed off.
Finally freed from her fifty-year imprisonment by a maniacal leader, she is desperately trying to recover and get her life back. Problem is, the life she had is long gone. Struggling under the weight of her memories and healing from the wounds of her captivity, she can't seem to catch a break. Every waking moment, death seems like a relief she would welcome.
Asher Crane is a dead man.
As a Guardian to the King, his only purpose in life is to keep the King alive. And he's failing. Miserably. With the King ill, the Queen dying, and zero plans for a successor, he's pretty much screwed. Because if the King dies, the law says Asher dies, too.
As these two wounded souls collide in a series of bloody and unfortunate events, they will clutch to the last shreds of life before death beats down their door.
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She’s going to leave me.
That thought runs on a loop through my head, and I want to rip the house apart in my unmitigated rage. I should go back to John and Olivia and see how I can help, but losing time with her rips apart my chest worse than anything I can imagine. I want to do my duty, but I need her more than my next breath.
She’s going to leave me.
And I can’t remove myself from this hallway. Even when Aidan comes in behind me, I don’t move my eyes from the door separating me from the only woman I could ever want.
“John wants you to get back to the house, Ash,” Aidan says gently from behind me, and I close my eyes to the battle waging in my head, and rest my forehead on her door.
She’s going to leave me. One way or another. She’s going to leave.
“I’ll make sure she stays here, but you have to go,” he says, and it takes a moment to realize I spoke my thoughts aloud. When I finally open my eyes and look at the man I’ve called a friend for so many years, he winces at the look in my eyes.
“I swear it, Ash,” he promises, and I believe he’ll try, but nothing and no one can hold Mena if she doesn’t want to be held.
I can only nod.
“John needs you, Ash.”
I stare at the door a moment longer before traveling to my King, dreading every moment I’m away from Mena. It only takes a few seconds, but it kills me, and I can’t believe John has been away from Olivia for even a minute without losing his fucking mind. How can he stand this? This clawing, gouging ache. It rips at my chest, and I have to focus all my energy on not traveling back to her. I knock on the chamber door, and I cannot fathom what I can do to help when I feel so torn in two.

Author Bio
Annie Anderson is a military wife and United States Air Force veteran. Originally from Dallas, Texas, she is a southern girl at heart, but has lived all over the US and abroad. As soon as the military stops moving her family around, she’ll settle on a state, but for now she enjoys being a nomad with her husband, two daughters, and old man of a dog.
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Other Books In the Series
Scattered Ashes (Ashes to Ashes #1)

Aurelia Constantine is having a rough century.  Plagued by visions of murder, death and destruction, she has resigned herself to the nightmare her life has become. When an enemy from her past comes to her rescue, she must let go of old wounds and heal the breach so she may survive the evil poisoning her mind. Rhys Stevens is guilty. Murder. Betrayal. Treason. Take your pick; he’s guilty of them all. On the path of redemption, he must beg for forgiveness from the one person he fought to save - the woman he has always loved. Thrown together in the trenches of war, they must work as a team to stop a monstrous puppet master from pulling their strings. Ashes, ashes. We all fall down. Get ready to burn.

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