"A Candle Loses Nothing By Lighting Another Candle" - Father James Keller

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


Today I have on author Drea Becraft, who has brilliantly combined the always interesting author written guest post and the informative author interview by interviewing herself. I mean how much more author by author can you get? I’m thinking of making this a regular feature here :) Thanks for being on today...take it away, Drea!

Questions about book:
What inspired this story?
It started like pretty much all my books as a snippet of a dream and grew from there.  When I heard Rebel Press Ink was putting out a call for a cougar story I went ahead and tweeked it to become a cougar story.  Which wasn't as easy as it seemed seeings how I am still young myself lol.
What was your favorite part of the book to write - the beginning, middle, or ending?
I would have to say the end there is nothing like that thrill you get when you know the first stage of the writing project is done.
Is there a message in your book that you want the reader to grasp?
Age matters not in the feelings of the heart.
Formal Questions:
How long have you been a author?
My first book was published February of this year and I have had five releases since then and there is no looking back for me lol.
Whats the biggest surprise you've discovered about the writing process?
That you have just about as much promo time as writing time to invest with each book.  Really I never knew there was so much that needed to be done on that end of the process.
Do you have any other upcoming releases or projects?
My next book coming out on December 1st is called The Real Saint Nic and if you can't guess by the title its a christmas story. 
Here is the blurb:
Aimee’s life changed one night, not long ago, when she staked a vampire to save another. Still reeling from that life changing night, Aimee decides to go home with Brenda, her best friend, for the holidays. She never expected Brenda’s brother, who comes off more like the Grinch then Santa, to have so many saint like qualities. Years spent alone, with no family or friends, plays heavy on her mind but Nic could possible be the one who changes it all.
Christmas has always been a sore spot for Nicolai. He’s the real saint Nic, but society has him all wrong. He’s no saint. In truth, he’s a vampire. Over the centuries, Nic has spent the holidays fighting off the ridicule from his younger brother and giving to those less fortune, not seeing his own worth. Until one mortal, brought home by his sister Brenda, changes the holiday and his outlook on life for eternity.
Is it possible that Nic has finally found his Mrs. Clause? When worlds meld, can Aimee find the happy ever after she once asked Santa for so many years ago, or is she doomed to spend forever lonely on Christmas?
Where can readers find you?
Quickest and easiest way to find all of my sites and books is by visiting my website http://dreabecraft.com
Fun Questions:
What do you do to recharge your batteries?
Read!  That is when I get a chance between cleaning, cooking, and taking the kids to all their functions.
Whats the one thing you can't write without?
My computer lol.  Really I don't have any habits like listening to music or anything.
If you could choose anywhere in the world to set up your desk and write, where would you like it to be? Whats so special to you about this place?
A house in the country.  I love being out in the middle of nowhere have ever since I was a kid.
Who is on your "keeper" shelf?
Oh man too much to name.  Hell I have two tubs and two book cases double stacked full of books.  And lets not forget Dirty Demon Boy [Kindle Yeah I named him lol] is loaded to the gills lol.
What are you reading now?
I am in the middle of a review books so I rather not say until its up to be seen on the site.
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~*Blurb Timing Is Everything*~

Mandy only wanted one thing in life–to have a family. With no other options available to her, Mandy seeks out to adopt a child to call her own. Then a favor for a friend turns her world upside down and inside out.
Dmitri is on a mission to expand his business, but when his ex drops their baby on his doorstep for him to raise, Dmitri’s plans start to venture into unknown territory. If it weren’t for Mandy, his whole world would be in shambles.
Both Mandy and Dmitri have their own crosses to bear but Dmitri can’t imagine life without her. In a situation neither of them planned on, can they get past their differences and find happiness together?


“I have eight hours before we leave.”
“It takes at least an hour to get there, add in the cavity search you have to go through, and baggage check and you’re going to be lucky if you make it on time if you leave right now.” As if on cue the buzzer arming the front doors went off as Tim’s face filled the small screen in the corner of Sasha’s desk. “Looks like hubby’s here so time to go.”
“If you need anything you’ll call me, right?”
“Not unless there isn’t other option.”
“You can call me anytime.” At the door Sasha entered her pin number into the key pad and pushed the door open slightly.
“It’s your honeymoon. Go have fun and don’t worry about work. Everything’s under control.” Making a shooing motion with her arms, Mandy smiled at Tim as he opened the door and stuck his head in giving her a wink.
“You heard the woman, it’s our honeymoon. Besides, I plan on keeping you too busy to even remember your name, let alone who you work for.” Kissing his wife on the cheek before grabbing her hand, Mandy watched as the two left the office without another word.
Despite her anger over the wedding she should’ve been at, Mandy really did like Tim. The love he showed for her friend was one she envied and hoped some man would share with her one day. Until then she’d watch the love those two shared and be as happy as she could for them both.
Hours later Mandy sat at her computer when the buzzer filled the office. Turning to look into the monitor, the site of a lady with a carrier filled the screen. Pushing the button to allow her to enter, the cries of a baby filled the office before either mother or child entered the space. Once inside Mandy was struck by the site of the woman as the door closed behind her.
“Can I help you?” Raising up from behind the desk, Mandy looked down at the baby covered in a pink blanket.
“Yeah, I’m here to drop this off.”
“Sure, I can take that envelope for you.” Holding out her hand for the envelope in the woman’s hand, Mandy waited patiently for it to be handed over.
“Not the envelope you twit, the baby.” Lifting the carrier up onto the counter, the woman set the envelope on the desk beside it.
“Excuse me? Did you just say the baby?”

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