Guest Post by C.M. Stunich and Tate James - Authors of Dark Glitter - Giveaway

-=Dark Glitter
C.M. Stunich & Tate James
Publication date: January 24th 2018
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Thriller

Ciarah O’Rourke was born into torture.
A human spirit reincarnated in the body of an ancient fae goddess, she’s spent the last five years in iron shackles, her mind poisoned with magic for secrets she doesn’t know.

Waking up in a dirty alley with no memory of her escape, Ciarah finds herself in the hands of The Wild Hunt Motorcycle Club–a ruthless and violent group of bikers with faerie blood in their veins.

Arlo. Reece. Killian.
Three men drenched in death, sin, and old magic.
From their clubhouse in the middle of the Louisiana bayou, they’ll offer Ciarah the keys to unlock her memories and control the veil between worlds. But even her knights can’t erase the twisted scars that remind her they aren’t the only ones who hunt.

When The Wild Hunt rides, the souls of the dead join their parade.
All that’s missing now is their queen.

Guest Post

The challenges the Author's dealt with writing their story. 
Fae as a non-fiction character.
What authors inspired their own writing, and why.

We might be authors, but we're readers, too! Most authors are, really. And we're no exception. Some of our favorite fae stories inevitably influenced us, even if in a subtle way. The first author that comes to mind, of course, is Laurell K. Hamilton and her Merry Gentry series. Those were the first urban fantasy faerie books that C.M. ever read in high school and they seriously stuck with her. Other amazing fae books include: Holly Black's "Tithe", "The Cruel Prince", and "The Darkest Part of the Forest", Michelle Harrison's "Thirteen Treasures", and Marissa Marr's "Wicked Lovely".

We always try to put a unique spin on every story, but it's nice to know in advance what we both liked and didn't like from previous reading experiences. When it comes to faeries, there's no right or wrong answer, and the lore is always different depending on where you look. That's what made "Dark Glitter" such a fun write, coming up with our own interpretation. There's no right way or wrong way to do these creatures justice, so we took our own likes and dislikes and just rolled with it.

The most difficult part of this particular story was weaving the motorcycle club culture into the fantasy element. Whereas faeries can be interpreted in many different ways, there are some pretty set rules when it comes to MCs and their way of life. We went in knowing we'd have to tweak that a bit to get our story right, but in the end, it turned out to be even better than we'd planned. Our heroine is strong and in control of her sexuality and her femininity, her men are alpha males without being misogynistic, and there's a sense of both whimsy and danger that permeates the whole story.

Now ... in book two, our character actually gets to visit the world of Faerie ... and that's when the real fun starts! Having fae in the modern world is exciting, but seeing where they come from? Priceless.

About the Authors

Tate James was born and raised in the Land of the Long White Cloud (New Zealand) but now lives in Australia with her husband, baby and furbaby.
She is a lover of books, red wine, cats and coffee and is not a morning person. She is a bit too sarcastic and swears too much for polite society and definitely tells too many dirty jokes.

Author links:
Website / Facebook / Instagram

C.M. Stunich is a self-admitted bibliophile with a love for exotic teas and a whole host of characters who live full time inside the strange, swirling vortex of her thoughts. Some folks might call this crazy, but Caitlin Morgan doesn’t mind – especially considering she has to write biographies in the third person. Oh, and half the host of characters in her head are searing hot bad boys with dirty mouths and skillful hands (among other things). If being crazy means hanging out with them everyday, C.M. has decided to have herself committed.

She hates tapioca pudding, loves to binge on cheesy horror movies, and is a slave to many cats. When she’s not vacuuming fur off of her couch, C.M. can be found with her nose buried in a book or her eyes glued to a computer screen. She’s the author of over thirty novels – romance, new adult, fantasy, and young adult included. Please, come and join her inside her crazy. There’s a heck of a lot to do there.

Oh, and Caitlin loves to chat (incessantly), so feel free to e-mail her, send her a Facebook message, or put up smoke signals. She’s already looking forward to it.

Author links:
Website / Goodreads / Facebook / Twitter

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