Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Author Interview with Laurie Bowler

Id like to Welcome Laurie to Page Flipperz today to enlighten us on some of her novels and also ask her a few questions ..

About the Author.

I'm Laurie Bowler and I live in the United Kingdom in a place called Hampshire, with my daughter, husband and 2 parrots and 2 cats (the parrots are very noisy but I love them). I work as a Health and Social Care Assessor, which is a teaching job to adults to further their education, I love my job its absolutely awesome and I have the best boss in the whole world!

Kat - Laurie how long have you been writing and have you always wanted to write ?

Laurie -  I started writing in 2009, it was never in my plans to be a writer but I decided one day to write a book and then it was published. Since then I haven't stopped writing, and I have now written 31 stories. I write in different genres paranormal fantasy with a little romance and horror. Writing horror is a new thing for me, and I am enjoying creating new stories for this and I seem to have plenty of ideas too!

Kat - What was you inspiration to write ?

Laurie - (( depends on which story you would like to talk about ? )) Death Bite and Hacked Up, they are my 2 new horror stories I got the idea of writing Death Bite when decided to change from fantasy to horror, and the ideas have just started to spill out of me. Hacked Up was brilliant to create and I had intense fun .

Jessica Hargreaves knows a thing or two about being a strong woman. But as a deadly epidemic sweeps across the world, she is put to the test as the flesh eaters rise from the dead and begin to consume the living flesh of the people they encounter. Can Jessica and her small band of survivors escape the evil that is rising across the land or will she be consumed by the unholy hunger of the damned?

Death Bite link to buy Amazon -99 cents

Allie Bates longs for the peace and solitude from the strange stalker that had been sending crude and malicious messages and so she leaves her life behind in the city and moves to the country.
Allie moved opposite a strange and intensely dark house opposite, the first of the nightmare soon begin with the strange sounds of screaming.
Rising from curiosity and intrigue she ventures to investigate and then finds herself deep inside a nightmare she wished would end soon.
Will Allie ever be able to escape the nightmare and the constant torture? Or is she destined for death? Who is the psychopathic person that inhabits the house opposite?

Amazon link to buy Hacked up -99 cents

Kat - Laurie do you have a Muse ?

Laurie - I don't have a muse. All of my ideas for stories are created the minute I finish a story, before I know whats happening I am writing another one. Which I suppose accounts for the large number I've already done. I do love writing though, I find it relaxing and I enjoy it so much, I'm glad I started and haven't stopped.

 Kat -  Have you based any of your characters with anyone you know ?
Actually one of my books called Serena Embracing Darkness is based upon the actions of a real person (she isn't a vampire though so don't worry). While this particular person was being mean to people etc I decided to write it in a book and then I turned her into a vampire, and the story began from there. She isn't a particularly nic character in the book but I promise she has a sort of epiphany and turns into a really nice person in the book, I guess its how I wish the original person could be like but isn't unfortunately.

Blurb .
Serena finds herself thrown into the dark world of the dead, her own maker had killed himself shortly after biting her. Leaving her unconscious and unaware of the monster she'd become, her only clue to his identity was the relic he'd left behind, the one Serena lovingly placed around her neck before returning home to her mortal family where she tried in vain to live without being noticed for the blood thirsty monster she'd become.
The relic that will inevitably open the gates of hell and unleash war across the human race; must be kept safe and away from the greedy hands of other immortals.
Serena is the keeper and unknowingly holds the relic, while her mother harbours the secrets that will end the current conflict.
It’s only then Serena finds the truth about immortality and how to reside harmoniously alongside humans, the price of immortality is immensely high, she must release her hold over her mortal life.
Survival, wits and the bonds of love are the concepts that will see Serena through the path of righteousness and allow her to live through the immortal path of time with a wealthy knowledge and expectancy of things to come.

Together they must stand and fight while maintaining their own level of pride in their feeding combined with the teachings of Tim into the revelations of the new world which is dark and dangerous beyond Serena’s control.

Amazon link to buy Serena Embraces the Darkness. !
Depths of Darkness was inspired when I was writing a book about witches and vampires working together, it was then I added my own creations. I have written and created creatures that no one has ever heard off before, and they are all entirely fictional from my rather bizarre but fun imagination.
Blurb for Depths of Darkness

When her friend and mentor, the high witch Matace, is murdered, Patty is unsatisfied with the reports of his death and begins her own investigation. With the aid of Luke, her vampire friend, Patty delves deeper into the dangerous circumstances behind Matace’s death and finds more than she bargained for, the truth behind her own past.
As the dangers deepen and the truth behind Patty’s past are revealed, it becomes clear that the fate of the world is at stake and Patty may be the only one that can prevent the world’s destruction, but at what cost.

Amazon link to buy The Depths Of Darkness

Kat - Where do you like to write ?

Laurie - This will make you laugh. I sit on the sofa in the corner with my laptop rested on the arm, I nearly always have the television on but I can drown out back ground noise pretty well, I sort off have too especially with my 15 year old parrot Sydney chatting away rather loudly!

Kat - Give me some insight into your writing anything you may think the reader may be interested why this kind of story !

Laurie - Depths of Darkness is a fantasy world created with some amazing new creatures that I have created. The characters are well defined and the story is fun to read, and to discover more imaginative worlds and dimensions that I have written about.
My horror stories Death Bite and Hacked Up are scary and I added so much detail to the chapters, they are incredibly graphic!!

Kat - Do you like to listen to music when writing and your favourite  spot to write.

 Laurie - No! That's one thing I cant do, I cant listen to music when I'm writing. I can block out the TV and the parrot but if music is on I tend to sing along to the tune and I never get any writing done lol.

Kat - What makes you laugh ?

Laurie - Lee Evans the comedian. Every time I see him on TV I'm laughing so much all the time. His jokes are just so funny, of course I have all of his DVD's as well.

Kat - What are you currently working on ?

Laurie  - At the moment I have a lot of exciting new ideas. I am working on Skelthra which is another creation of a different world and entirely new creatures. Also I am working on Sliced or Diced which is another horror, Vampire Hunter and Blood Fusions.I will have plenty of short stories coming out in between the larger stories which is always fun.

Kat -  If you couldn't be a writer what other occupation would you try or like to do ?

Laurie - If I didn't enjoy writing as much as I do, and I wanted to stop then I guess I would stick with my teaching job, and with my awesome boss!!

Ok so now some fun Questions ....
Tea, coffee coke    -   I love coffee and coke, but I dislike Tea loads, YUCK!

 Fav movie        HMM favourite movie has got to be Love Actually. I'm a romantic at heart and I enjoy romance in films a lot. My romantic heart comes out in my writing plenty of times, and i believe everyone has a different perspective of love and how they portray love to be.

 Fav hotty actor !!!     -  Definitely Hugh Grant, he is handsome and absolutely awesome lol.
Fav book Virginia Andrews Flowers in the Attic. This one always makes me cry!

 Fav TV show              - I adore CSI, I do get moaned at for watching it almost every night and I take over the TV remote so no one else can put anything else on..
Fav author ?                -  Virginia Andrews. Amazing books from a brilliant and imaginative mind.
A big thanks to Laurie today for answering my questions.

Laurie can be found over at Amazon

Cover Reveal for Cold Blood By Heather Hildenbrand Book 2 In the Dirty Blood series !!

Wood Point Academy is not at all what I expected. For one thing, it looks like a cross between military school and Buckingham Palace. Everyone stares, the floors shine so bright you can see your reflection in them from a mile away, and no one smiles. Unless they're kicking your butt in the process. Which happens more often than not for the freshman. Lucky for them, my presence has just stolen the spotlight, and they get a break from the daily joys of hazing.

At least I've got plenty to take my mind off the fact that my psycho cousin, Miles De'Luca, keeps calling and declaring his love and promising to come for me just as soon as he's destroyed anyone standing in our way. Wes isn't going to like that idea.

So between Miles, Wood Point's evil welcoming commitee,
 and the drill sergeant hottie trainer from hell, I just keep asking myself, how did I end up here?

Cold Blood, Book 2 in the Dirty Blood series, is due out Fall 2011. If you haven't already read Dirty Blood, you can download it for your Kindle for just -99 cents here > Amazon link to Purchase Dirty Blood
In honor of the cover reveal, (( which I must say Is just stunning ))  Heather is hosting a giveaway on her blog, where you can enter to win a signed PAPERBACK of Dirty Blood, fresh off the press with its own new cover art. The winner of this giveaway will be receiving the very FIRST paperback with the new cover art! Second prize is a set of bookmarks, one with a special wolf charm, and the other signed by Heather.

To enter, visit Heather's site at

My Review for Dirty Blood can be found here > Review