Sunday, November 4, 2018

Book Tour and Giveaway: Dark Karma (Sword of Vengeance) by Laura Simmons

Dark Karma
Laura Simmons

Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
A remarkable tale of vengeance, time travel, and dark magic . . .

What would you do if you woke up one morning and your life was inexplicably changed in the worst way imaginable?

Banished by his enemy into a hellish alternate dimension, Luke Decker fights to understand why his world has suddenly changed, and why is he on trial for the murder of his beloved Nina? What he doesn’t know is she’s not dead. Nina watches him vanish into thin air and is completely bereft, struggling to find out how and why he disappeared. Using all of her psychic talents and traversing the astral realm, she frantically searches for him to no avail. She owns a secret item which holds the key to his salvation, but will she figure it out before he’s condemned to live the rest of his life in a realm of darkness?

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I enjoy reading books on psychic phenomena and all things metaphysical. Most of my life I've been fascinated with astral travel, dreams, the ability to see the future, and reincarnation.

I've wanted to write a book since I was a child, it was the first thing I can ever remember saying I wanted to do when I grow up. I love creating worlds in my mind and writing about them. My best days are when my characters decide to have lively conversations. They have developed a habit of giving me their best ideas and plot twists while I'm driving and can't write them down! All of my books can be read as stand alone stories. The characters carry over into the following stories with the major ones becoming a supporting cast and the previous supporting cast taking front and center to tell their particular story. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to look at my books.

Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why?
Background noise doesn’t bother me unless it’s really loud, then I can’t concentrate. My husband likes TV and he watches it while I write on my laptop. Most of the time I’m able to go into my own little world and focus to the point where I don’t hear the TV. I don’t have a preference, I use whatever time I can get and write when the characters are coming through. I’ve written to music before and found it amazing for writing love scenes.

Speaking of noise and writing, there are three songs which make me think of different scenes in Dark Karma. Whenever I hear the songs, Dreams or Love Walks In by Van Halen, I immediately think about Luke and Nina’s struggles and a particular incident toward the end of the story.

Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time?
One at a time but that could change because I have some new characters pushing me to write their stories.

What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
Making sure the male characters are manly enough and don’t think or act like women.

How long on average does it take you to write a book?
It takes me about a year and a half. If I didn’t have to work a full-time job, I’m sure I could write stories much faster.

Do you believe in writer’s block?
Yes. I think it happens because I want the story to go in a particular direction and I’m trying to fit it into a neat little box or force it to an already prepared outline. Outlines are good for getting started on a new story, but I always go off-track in a more interesting direction.
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