Monday, November 12, 2012

Giveaway! Shadowed Dreams by Tina Pinson!


Welcome back to Writing for Christ Tina Pinson, I am excited to have you here for a second time.What has changed in your writing life since you were last here?

I now have four books available. In the Manor of the Ghost, Touched By Mercy, When Shadows Fall and Shadowed Dreams. Number 5, To Carry Her Cross releases in January. and In the Manor of the Ghost goes paperback in February. I find I am busier with promotion and doing more editing. I am trying to keep a balance and get more writing done as well. Right now, I'm trying to finish a children's picture book I started many moons ago when my 32 year old was three.

What recent read stood out to you as truly spectacular?

 Divergent, by Veronica Roth (and Insurgent, waiting for book three), a dystopian tale where the world is split into five factions;  Candor (the honest)  Erudite (the intelligent)  Amity (the peaceful) Dauntless (the brave, Or Tough)  Abnegation (the selfless) was an interesting story, I also enjoyed For Such a Time as This, by Ginny Aiken. Think Esther in the Old West.

Do you have favorite authors?

I don't know that I can say I have favorites. I have several I've been reading of late, along with the books mentioned above, I've been reading Elizabeth Camden, Julie Lessman, Mary Connealy, Sandi Rog, Shawna Williams, Melanie Dickerson, Maggie Brendan, Dan Walsh, Robert Liparulo, Colleen Coble, Anita Higman, and more.

What do you find the most enjoyable part of writing or connecting with readers?

With writing, the accomplishment of getting to the end, although that can bring a touch of sadness when you let go of characters and move on. I haven't much interaction with readers, but I suppose I'm like most authors, who enjoy it when they hear someone has picked up their book, read it and liked it.

What do you find the most ideal atmosphere for writing? Do you ever get those surroundings?

Right now, I have a great atmosphere for writing, I have the home alone with an office and sometimes a comfy couch, the question is… do it use it? I suppose everyone would love the chance to break away and write in a cabin for a week or more. I wonder if I'd go through all the trouble to get to the cabin and have my imagination free up though.

Okay, something fun for those writers out there: In what point of your writing career did you surprise yourself by writing the most words ever in the shortest amount of time?

When I first started on until my children were in school, I could get some words down but it was hit and miss. Once my children went to school, I could sit down and just write and write. I finished a 900 page novel, somewhere around 500,000 words in just over six months then finished a 200,000 word novel by the end of the year. And went on to write three more novels in the next year, all 90 to over a 100 thousand words.

Thanks for being here again! It has been a joy and we wish the very best with your novels. 

Readers, here is your chance to enter to win Tina's latest ebook!

Please leave an email adddress! If I draw your name and there is no email, you will not win.
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Contest is open internationally as the winner will receive a PDF to use on their computer or ereader. Chances of winning are based on the number of entries and winner is draw from a non-biased third party- Random.org. I am not responsible for any lost or damaged items for said prize.

Thanks for coming by to enter! Contest ends on November 23rd.
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33 comments:

  1. It's fun to read about the author-behind-the-book. :) Thank you for the interview, and the chance to win The Black Rose!

    I'm a follower and subscriber - nicnac63 AT hotmail DOT com

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    1. C.E.,

      I like to look behind the scenes myself. Thank you so much for stopping in.

      Tina

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    2. My pleasure! (Must say - I love the Shadow Dreams' cover!)

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  2. I haven't read any of Tina's books, but they certainly sound like books I would enjoy. Thank you for the chance to win one of her books!
    Nancy

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    1. Nancy,

      I hope you get the chance to read my books. I'd be lying if I said otherwise. I appreciate your visit.

      Tina

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  3. Great interview. It's always nice to get an inside glimpse at the author!

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    1. Davalyn,

      A glimpse is nice, but thank heaven I'm not running for public office. :-) thank you for you comment.

      Tina

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  4. TINA!!! Soooo fun to read more about you, my friend, and oooooo, the cover for Shadowed Dreams reminds me of a Victoria Holt novel, and I LOVED those books to pieces!! I can see right now that I am going to have to add this puppy to my towering TBR list, girl!!!

    Hugs,
    Julie

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    1. Hello, Julie,

      Glad to have you visit. I'd offer coffee but I didn't make any, I'm more a tea drinker. I did pick up some cookies from IKEA.

      I love the cover too, I believe I've read a couple of Victoria Holt books once upon a time. I would be honored to be on your TBR list.

      thanks,
      Tina

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  5. Tina, I love that cover. Gripping, to say the least! And speaking of Veronica Roth, my daughter surprised me the other day and told me I was Abnegation. Having not read the books, I gave her a funny look, and she explained it. What a compliment from a teenager! Which faction do you think you would fall into?
    Thanks for the fun and the opportunity to win your book. It looks fascinating.

    amanda38401 at gmail dot com

    500,000 words?! Whoooeee, that's a lot. o_0

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    1. Amanda,

      Which faction would I fall into? that's a tough, Maybe Erudite or Amity, but it would probably be Divergent.
      Have you read the series. There's a movie coming and then book three, yay.

      Yep 500,000 my computer froze and dumped the story half way through, but thank heaven I'd been keeping a hard copy. So i was able to reenter it. Since houses wouldn't accept my long old book, I split it and now I have the Shadow Series.

      blessings

      Tina

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  6. I am a follower and a subscriber.
    My email addrss is: grandmomma@yahoo.com

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    1. Love your hat, Ladygrande, very nice.

      Consider yourself entered. thanks for the visit.


      Tina

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  7. Lots of writing while the kiddies were in school! Amazing what we can do with some peace and quiet. :)

    I'm a follower and a subscriber.

    Doreen
    priviesandprims at yahoo dot com

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    1. Doreen,

      I did get a lot done, when my boys got older they'd come in and see whether or not I was lost in thought or not. If I was too lost and not answering they'd get things done. If they needed me and I was day tripping they'd lift me out of my chair.

      I do get bunches of peace and quiet now. For awhile we were running a business and I was baby sitting grand kids.

      Appreciate your coming by.

      Tina

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  8. I alway enjoy the author interviews and synopsis of a new book.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
    lgm52(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. lgm52,

      Glad you enjoy the author interviews and blurbs. Consider yourself entered in the giveaway.

      thank you for stopping in.

      blessings

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  9. I'm a follower.
    lgm52(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  10. I'm an email subscriber
    lgm52(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  11. I always love reading about authors whose books I haven't read yet. Thanks for the opportunity!

    Blessings,
    Jo
    azladijo(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Jo,

      thank's so much for visiting and leaving a comment. it's nice to hear from everyone.

      blessings

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  12. I'm a follower!

    Blessings,
    Jo
    azladijo(at)aol(dot)com

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  13. I'm a subscriber!

    Blessings,
    Jo
    azladijo(at)aol(dot)com

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  15. Would like to read one of Tina's books! tammyredd@gmail.com I'm a follower and a subscriber

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    1. Tammy,

      I do hope you get the opportunity to read my books, and thank you for coming by and leaving a comment.

      blessings

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  16. I'm a follower and a subscriber tammyredd@gmail.com

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  17. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

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  18. I would love to win the book, "Shadowed Dreams". It would be a great addition to my personal library.
    Thanks for entering me in the contest.
    Janet Estridge
    von1janet@gmail.com

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  19. I love Tina's books. Thank you for the giveaway.
    Katie Johnson (johnsonk133@yahoo.com)

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  20. This book looks great! I'm a follower and subscriber. shopgirl152nykiki(at)yahoo(dot)com

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