Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Author Spotlight and Giveaway with Came Renae

Author Bio
My family is what keeps my heart beating, and my world a happier place to be.
I love reading great books that whisk me away from reality, even if for a little while. :)
Writing is my passion. I love creating new worlds and new characters, and taking wondrous adventures with them. It's the most awesome feeling to have others join me on those adventures... and I've only just begun. :) I write about ghosts, angels, fantasy, and even zombies.
My debut novel is In My Dreams, and my newest novel (Book 1 of a YA Paranormal Trilogy) has just been accepted by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing. YAY!!!
One day I will find my magic wardrobe, and ride away on my magical unicorn...
Until then... I'll keep writing! ;)

What is a typical writing day for you?
During the day, writing is non-existent. LOL My days are usually filled with too many interruptions/distractions. My writing is done at night, with everyone tucked snuggly in bed, while visions of sugar plums dance in their heads. Okay…maybe not sugar plums. I don’t think they’d even know what that is! Actually, what the heck is a sugar plum? I think I’d rather have visions of Caramel Apples… ;) mmmmmmm

For those, like me, who didn’t know:
SUGAR PLUM: A sugar plum is a piece of dragée candy that is made of dried fruits and shaped in a small round or oval shape.

On with the show…my writing routine:
  1. Make sure I’ll well caffeinated.
  2. Fluff pillows comfortably behind back.
  3. Turn on Mini-laptop.
  4. Plug in lime-green earphones.
  5. Sign into SPOTIFY & pull up my WIP.
  6. Enter: The Writing Zone… *Twilight Zone music plays* just kidding…
  7. I put on my musical score music...and write away!!! <3

What are you currently working on?
I am working on the 2nd book of my Hidden Wings Series. Hidden Wings (Book 1) will be released on January 18, 2013 by Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing. It is a YA Paranormal ~ Not too much romance in this second book, but it’s filled with suspense, danger, and horror!!! It’s SO much fun to write!!!

Favorite Junk Food?
Do I have to pick one? I really like a lot of junk food, even though I don’t eat it often… A juicy BigMac (w/ extra sauce), Fries, Dr. Pepper, Pizza, and Snickers. I know there are more, but those are the favorites off the top of my head.

Hidden Wings - TEASER

                                                                By: Cameo Renae

     I just hoped that if my plan didn’t work… I’d die quickly.
     I could tell I was getting close because the stench of the Darkling was strong. It was a stink I’d never get used to, and it made me gag and shudder.
      Faint moans, followed bylaughter, echoed through the tunnel sending a chill down my spine. My pulse began to race, my stomach twisted in tight knots, and my legs felt weak and shaky.
    “Come on Emma! Hold it together!” I whispered to myself.
     I couldn’t give up. I couldn’t go back. There was too much at stake. People’s lives were at stake, and sadly entrusted in my feeble, un-transformed hands.
    Another torch, ten-yards away, lit the tunnel off to the left.
     Footsteps, scuffling along the ground ahead, appeared to be heading in my direction.
    Holy crap… what do I do? What do I do?
    Then Dominic’s words rang through my head. Go big, or go home.
    I really, really wanted to go home, but I didn’t think knocking my mud covered converse shoes together three-times was magical enough to send me there. But heck, this all seemed like some twisted fairytale anyway, so I decided to try it. I closed my eyes and quickly clicked my heals together. One…Two…Three.
     Whatever... It was worth a try. But, I wasn’t Dorothy and instead of a witch and flying monkeys, I had a murderous Fallen Angel and Darklings. Damn, I’d take flying monkeys over Darklings any day!
     I gathered myself, took in a deep breath, and headed towards the oncoming evil that lurked just around the corner. As soon as I rounded the corner a Darkling halted in its tracks, his black eyes locked onto mine; its white, creepy face loomed back and forth, sniffing the air, trying to figure out what the hell it’d just run into.
 ©Cameo Renae 2012


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  2. I absolutely believe in ghosts!!

  3. I totally believe in ghosts!!! My house has a couple that talk to my two year old twins! :-)

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    1. :) I do too, but the one that I saw really scared the bejesus outta me!!!

  5. Thanks for having me, Khelsey! It was such an honor!!! <3

  6. My Gram's house was haunted I have seen some things that made it hard to sleep at night when I was visiting for the summer there so yeah I believe.

    1. My grandma's house is haunted too! I used to be scared to go downstairs alone. That feeling of someone watching you...creepy!!!

  7. yes i believe in ghost i havent seen one but i do believe in them thanks for the giveaway

    1. Awesome! Thanks for entering, Katie!!!