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Wolfie Friends Day 4-GLIMMER

The Wolfie World Tour continues today at Pearl’s World of Romance. Stop by after you’ve met Vivi, more chances to win!

Friends at Home Party : time for Vivi Anna, who is not me, but I would like to be her–she’s creative, innovative, and professional in how she approaches her writing careeer. Did I mention, she’s a dynamite writer? She writes romance, is working on TV scripts, and now has an Urban Fantasy (and other books) that she’s self published!

Vivi’s going to share: Why I Chose to Self-Publish GLIMMER

I have a near mid-list writing career under my Vivi Anna name. I’ve published with Kensington, Avon, and Harlequin, and still write for Harlequin, so why did I choose to self-publish GLIMMER, and other books like my first YA, STATIC, under my Tawny Stokes name. Because I could. Authors have more choices now with their career than they’ve ever had. It’s exciting now to be an author. There are so many different paths you can choose to take to get the final end goal of being published.

Beauty of all of this, is that you can do it all, you don’t just have to trad pub, or epub, or selfpub, you can do a little of all of it, depending on your needs. If you are a fast writer and have lots of ideas/work, trying to get an agent/trad deal, at same time can epub, or self-pub, one doesn’t stop you from doing the other. Self-pubbing, epubbing is not frowned upon any more, so have a good sales record in either can help you now.

If you have like 6 books under the bed that didn’t get agents or trad deals, dust them off, send them off to beta readers, and really examine if they are good enough to be published, if you feel they are, then send them to an epublisher, or self-pub them. Start making a career for yourself, quit waiting for the industry to give you a career, because you could be waiting forever.

GLIMMER

Although Nina Decker’s father is one hundred percent human, her mother is not. She belongs to an ancient and rare race of people called the fae. But these fae are not those written about in fairytales, with pretty gossamer wings and fairy dust, no they are sinister, malevolent and unkind, dwelling in another realm called Nightfall. More prone to destroy than to create.

Abandoned at the age of ten, to be raised by her father, Nina has never forgiven her mother for that or for ruining her father. A man of only sixty, he appears to be closer to eighty with a frail body and mind. He’s been fae-struck and is slowly fading away to nothing. This is one of the reasons why Nina has never gotten too close to any one man. She doesn’t want to seal his fate like her father’s has been.

But she can’t deny her fiery connection to Severin Saint Morgan, a sexy as hell werewolf and the alpha of the Vancouver wolf pack. He’s an Australian immigrant working at the university as an associate professor, and the publicized face of the werewolf species. He makes her blood boil with desire and makes her tremble with fear. But its only when her mother reappears with startling revelations about an upcoming war between the fae and the werewolves that Nina realizes that she may be a pawn for both sides.

Want a chance to win your choice of one of Vivi’s backlist in ebook? (See them all here.) Answer the question: How dark do you like your Fantasy?

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Lindsey E
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Lindsey E

I am reading darker storylines than I used to but I prefer not to know what is hiding in the shadows.

Tracey D
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Tracey D

I haven’t read much fantasy, so I don’t know how dark I’ll like it. I am will to explore all types of levels, though.

Irene Jackson
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Irene Jackson

I enjoy dark gritty fantasy more than sugar puff stuff! Depends what I’m in the mood for but usually I prefer stories with a bit of bite :)

Vanessa
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Vanessa

I’m just starting to read read some darker stories and so far I like the ones I’ve read. It does depend what mood I’m in for what kind of story I read but I still want to check out the other levels of dark fantasy.

Louise
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Louise

I guess I’m a semi-dark kinda gal! Not too sick and twist but a little to make things more interesting. Glimmer sounds pretty neat, will add it to my list!

Colleen
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Colleen

I have read some dark fantasy… I go with the flow of my mood at the time, but I generally enjoy things that come around to a happy ending no matter how dark the story is.

JeanP
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JeanP

I like to read some dark fantasy, I like it with a bit of edge, and always hope for the HEA no matter what the story.

Ilona
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Ilona

I love dark storylines in my fantasy (or romance and Science Fiction too).

elaing8
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elaing8

I like to read dark fantasy books sometimes.Depends on my mood.

Cathy M
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Cathy M

I love dark and gritty storylines, though prefer any over the top violence to be off scene.

Nancy Gilliland
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Nancy Gilliland

I’m reading more dark fantasy now than I used to. I find that there are times when I want the chills and edge of the chair excitement that darker stuff brings to the story. Just finished a really good one, as a matter of fact.

Estella
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Estella

I like dark, dark fantasy.

emmad
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emmad

Depends on what sort of dark lol. Since I like fantasy to escape I don’t want it too twisted. Have got Glimmer and did enjoy it :)

winnie
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winnie

I do enjoy reading dark fantasy from time to time. As for how dark… just nothing too hardcore and I’ll be good.

chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

Brenda Hyde
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I like dark fantasy a lot when the author knows how to offset the darkness with hope, if that makes sense. For instance Vickie Pattersson, Lori Handeland and Marjorie M. Liu
have series that are very dark, but they also incorporate humor and hope into their writing-if that makes sense.

Sarah
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I love my fantasy in any format :) I have to admit I tend to prefer the darker stuff to the light and fluffy though! To be honest it depends on my mood which kind of book I’ll pick up but in general I read more dark than light.

Glimmer sounds fab, you’re definitely adding lots of books to my wish list with the Wolfie Friends tour Vivian! :)

Vivi Anna
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Yeah! thanks to Viv for having me on today.

I luvs my fellow Canuck. She ROCKS.

Na S.
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Na S.

I like my fantasy dark, which makes the journey so much more worthwhile for me. I do like to see some tender amd lighter moments in the story, though to ease the tension.

Mary Jo
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Mary Jo

I like variety, so I enjoy dark, especially if I’ve been reading lighter stuff. No matter what tho, I like there to be at least the promise of an eventual HEA, even if they have to go thru hell to get there (literally or figuratively) :)

MJB
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I definitely like to read dark fantasy stories the darker the better. I think these types of books speak to the part of me that people in my life never see. For their sakes and mine, I think it’s better that way!
Thanks for the giveaways…
MJB
msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

Marian Perera
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I’ve always had a soft spot for the evil-but-underdog character or race, so I like the sound of the malevolent fae in GLIMMER.

And it’s great to see how far writers can push the envelope when it comes to darkness.

Becky Ward
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Becky Ward

I like to read dark fantasy, just not all of the time. Depending on my mood at the time of reading depends on how dark the dark fantasy story is.
Glimmer sounds really good. I have added it to my list to get.

Tamara Hoffa
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Tamara Hoffa

most often I prefer a lighter edge to my reading, but a good “dark” story is a nice change every now and than.

Joder
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I like it dark and gritty. Very similar to UF in its intensity.

June M.
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June M.

I guess it would depend on what you consider dark. I don’t like too dark very often. There are times when I love a light, fun read like by Lynasay Sands, Kerrelyn Sparks, Katie MacAlister. Then I love series that are more gritty/intense (what I would call medium) like Larissa Ione, Gena Showalter, JR Ward, etc. And I love spicier PNR and erotic paranormals :D

Jen B.
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Jen B.

I want it as dark as it needs to be without crossing into the gratuitous catagory. I don’t like dark for dark’s sake. And, I need it to have a little lightness to balance it all out.
jepebATverizonDOTnet

cait045
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I think dark fantasies seem more real then fluffy pillow talk.

usignolc(at)yahooDOTcom

Diana
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Diana

I think I love dark. I don’t really like the common stories or ‘normal’ books and the happy endings.
That’s for books not for real life.

Brandy'z Books
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Hi, Glimmer sounds amazing. I love the Fae and wolfies, lol

I like the very dark, it makes it interesting. I don’t like boring stories. I don’t usually like sexual violence unless it is consentual in the book but other wise bring on the dirt :)

~Brandy
brandyzbooks(at)yahoo(dot)com

SarahM
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SarahM

I’ve read so much fantasy that these days, I like it much darker than I used to. Thanks for the giveaway!

smaccall AT comcast.net

wanda flanagan
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wanda flanagan

I agree with what Brenda said “I like dark fantasy a lot when the author knows how to offset the darkness with hope”

flanagan@mebtel.net

Fedora
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Fedora

I think it depends on my mood, Vivi–sometimes I can handle a darker story line; other times I really need a lighter something to perk me up :) And as some others have said, I’m OK with dark as long as I know it’s going to turn out OK in the end–none of these sad stories where the heroine dies at the end, OK?

f dot chen at comcast dot net

Jess
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In truth — I don’t care how dark the story is as long as the plot is really good!! =0)

Judi S
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Judi S

I’m all for supporting Canuck writers! I’m Canadian, but unfortunately not a writer, lol. I have several of Vivi Anna’s books.

I love my urban fantasy! It’s like an action packed thrill ride through the supernatural landscape. It provides a chance for me to switch it up from just paranormal romance which I also love. =)

htejudi(at)yahoo(dot)ca

JoAnna B
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JoAnna B

Glimmer sounds great! I don’t think I have ever really read a dark fantasy. If I have I guess I liked it.

beckerjo at verizon dot net

erin
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erin

I agree w/ pretty much everyone here :) Dark and gritty, light and inspirational. But it has to have a good paced, engaging plot. I do get annoyed with the 1000 cast of characters with names that are so similar that you get them confused… that’s the only aspect I don’t like.

Thanks for the giveaway!

efender1(at)gmail(dot)com

Anne
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Anne

I like a mix of light and dark, too much dark fantasy gives me strange dreams. When I read it though it can be quite dark, main characters getting killed off. While not an urban fantasy or fantasy, Charlaine Harris had a book where a main character was killed off and I was completely stunned. Really stunned and normally I do not react that way to books.

acm05atjuno.com

Zina
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I like it all over the place…I mean I can do it sugery sweet to dark as long as children aren’t tortured and killed in the book in detail. I can handle someone saying a child had been taken and killed( no details) as in way past tense but if it’s in the present I canna take it. I think it’s because I’m a protective mother bear of 9 and today my youngest just started Kindergarten.
Zina

CrystalGB
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CrystalGB

I like it very dark as long as it doesn’t scare me.

Darcy
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I love all genre, and dark is not a problem. Imaginative writer can create such awesome stories and take us places yet undiscovered….*S*

pommawolf @ hotmail.com

JenM
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JenM

I love dark fantasy, but I try to mix it up with lighter books with lots of humor, because otherwise, it gets to be a bit much. Some of my favorit UF series right now are Kate Daniels by Ilona Andrews, and the Elemental Assasin series by Jennifer Estep, both pretty dark.
Jen at delux dot com

Lisa
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Lisa

In fantasy I can take it pretty dark, when it comes to the real stuff, what I think could actually happen, I’m a big chicken and read those far apart.

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