Books-n-Kisses is pleased to welcome April Fifer & Danielle Hylton-Outland to the blog today.
Danielle Hylton-Outland was raised in Virginia. She grew up having a huge appetite for daydreaming; always wanting to live in the spectacular worlds she created in her mind. She now lives with her husband and dog where she is pursuing a degree in literature. Danielle is a strong animal activist. She is currently co-writing the second book in the Flesh Series, “Flesh and Flames”.
April Fifer grew up in a small town in Virginia, where it was common practice believing that dreams could only be found in stories. At the age of seven she was diagnosed with dyslexia. She was told that she would struggle through life and would never pick up a book to read for pleasure. Although school was hard, she was able to find her way with the help of two teachers who taught her self-discovery. Ignoring what she was taught growing up, she turned it around and found that your dreams could become stories.
1. Can you please share with us a little about yourself
April and Danielle: We are two book junkies who love chocolate, strong coffee and hot characters in stories. Woo hoo. We started writing together about two years ago and have loved every minute of it. It’s been quite the ride.
2. Have you always wanted to be an author?
April and Danielle: Well, we’ve wanted to be Wonder Woman, then a veterinarian, then we wanted to be a trapeze artist and then we realized writing was more our thing.
3. What is your most interesting writing quirk?
April: I actually have no idea what I’m going to write until I start typing. It’s the weirdest thing.
Danielle: I have to write the outline to the chapter on actual paper before I begin typing my story.
4. Can you please tell us about your latest book(s)?
April and Danielle: Flesh and Feathers is a story about a girl who falls for an angel. Only she doesn’t know he is an angel. There is action, adventure, love triangle and much more. And we hope our readers are surprised by the turn of events. We also just released Love, Lies and a Bloke. This is a 20,000 word Contemporary Romance/Erotica. It’s about a girl named Katherine Thomas who thinks her life blows. In the midst of her life crisis of boredom, she hops a plane to Australia where she meets the man of her dreams. Only she starts her relationship off with a lie and has to suffer the consequences.
5. How did you come with the idea for this story?
April and Danielle: Flesh and Feathers was a long thought out process. It started with just wanting a girl to fall for an angel. But it ended up becoming something else altogether. It is not at all an angel love story. It has so many mythical aspects to the story that it evolved into a whole other world. As for Love, Lies and a Bloke, we wanted to do something fun! The story came together so easily with its fast pace plot. We’ve all had that, “our life is boring” feel. So we played off of that feeling.
6. Can you share with us your current work(s) in progress?
April and Danielle: Heck yeah! We are working on The Witch and The Werewolf… oh my! This is another story we really tried to make different from the world of werewolves and witches. The storyline is not just based on these creatures but more like how they play a role in average people’s lives.
7. Who is the one author that you would love to meet someday and why?
April and Danielle: Stephenie Meyer! We love her work and the worlds she creates.
8. What is the best piece of advice you would give to someone that wants to get into writing?
April and Danielle: Don’t give up! Don’t let bad reviews get you down! Drink as much coffee as your body can stand and if you start giggling at what you write when it’s funny… that’s totally normal.
9. Can you share with us something off your bucket list.
April: I want to live out Katherine Thomas’ life in Love, Lies and a Bloke.
Danielle: To go to Namibia and volunteer at the wildlife reserves.
10. What is in your To Read Pile that you are dying to start or upcoming release you can’t wait for?
April: Grave Mercy!
Danielle: Fifty Shades of Grey!
11. Is there anything else you would like to add?
April and Danielle: We have really worked hard at trying to start a career in writing. We’ve made mistakes, had pitfalls, had great and exciting moments and we wouldn’t trade any of it. We have met some really great people and some we like to call friends. And we want to thank you for letting us be part of your blog. J
Flesh and Feathers:
Azaleigh’s life is simple until, by chance, she meets Kale. Charming and handsome, Az is immediately drawn to him. But long kept secrets lurk in the hearts of those Az holds most dear, and dangerous plans are unfolding around her. As her life begins to crumble and Kale disappears, Gage, charismatic and striking, arrives, providing a calm port in an increasingly violent storm. But with every narrow escape from a far from human bounty hunter who’s after her life, Az begins to unravel a secret with the power to change her forever. In an increasingly hostile world of Angel and Fallen, Azaleigh must navigate her own path, chose her own side, and ultimately protect her heart. Faced with two gorgeous men, an enemy she doesn’t know, and a future she cannot understand, Az must make a choice—the man she loves, or the man she cannot live without.
Flesh and Feathers Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Os6HvdUibrc
Love, Lies and a Bloke
Katherine Thomas is a lackluster kind of girl who refuses to bend the rules. Until one day she loses her job and is forced to reevaluate her life. One trip to Australia changes her world forever. Katherine leaves her hometown of Fleming to find herself, however she ends up finding love, lies and a bloke.