Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Guest Post by Kristen Hope Mazzola

 Title: Crashing Back Down

Author: Kristen Hope Mazzola

Release date: November 4th, 2013

Genre:  New Adult  

Tour: Irresistible Reads Book Tours

Book Description:

A portion of all royalties from Crashing Back Down are donated by the author to The Marcie Mazzola Foundation.
Mags McManus has just become a war widow in her mid-twenties. Her late husband, Randy, left for the Army right after their wedding. Instead of celebrating his homecoming and living in marital bliss with her soulmate, Mags finds herself living in constant agony. Dealing with the guilt of still living without Randy, are Randy's best friends and parents.
Rising from the ashes of this tragedy, Mags starts to learn how to love and trust again, finally being able to find happiness. But sometimes things really are too good to be true and again Mags learns how cruel the world can be as she crashes back down.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18214660-crashing-back-down

Guest Post

Why Indie?

I started writing poetry when I was ten.  From there, writing became an outlet for emotions and nothing more.  That is, until a little over a year ago. I was working for a boss that I hated and was bored to tears most days.  To cope, I started writing short stories to entertain myself and take my mind off of my sleaze ball of a boss in the next room.  I started to really fall into characters that I was writing about and called my best friend to talk to her about them. I remember saying the words: “I think I am writing a novel.”  And from then on I started treating my Crashing shorts as such.  From there a whirlwind of things started to fall into place, from researching how many words a novel actually consisted of to how to publish.  Right when I started connecting with other indie authors, I knew that it was a community that I wanted to be a part of.  Going the traditional publishing route definitely has it’s great points but the support that other indies gave to me through my journey made me fall in love with the process.  It’s a lot of hard work and there were times that I didn’t think that I would be able to actually do it, but with authors like K. Pinson (author of In Spades) and Brittainy C. Cherry (author of The Space in Between) in my corner, I knew I had to see my dreams through.  If it hadn’t been for the indie author community, I don’t think that Crashing Back Down would have been published and I am so thankful that I could the support needed to share my passion with the world!

About the Author:
Kristen Hope Mazzola is an up and coming independent author from sunny South Florida. Crashing Back Down is her debut into the literary world. Kristen is currently working on the rest of her Crashing Series, which will include a sequel, Falling Back Together, and a prequel, Walking Away. She even has a few more tricks up her sleeve, with more characters to introduce and more twists to unravel, so keep your eye on this talented young author!
When Kristen is not driving a pen into paper, she enjoys reading all different genres and fishing. “There is just something so magical about water and the calm it brings to my life,” says Kristen. Even though writing is not her only career she is pursuing, Kristen hopes to one day be a full time writer. Having a day job and a busy life, makes finding time for writing difficult, but anything worthwhile in life is difficult. Loving life, writing, and fishing basically make up her world.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKristenHope
Twitter: https://twitter.com/khmazz

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