Monday, June 29, 2009

A Date With the Dynamic Dominique LeSane





BPPBooks: What is the title of your new release?

Dominique LeSane: I have a three part series called The Housewife Diaries. Part one, The Housewife Diaries; part two, The Seven Year Itch, and part three, May/December Romance.


BPPBooks: Tell us about your new release.

DLe: They are eBooks that give us a peak into the lives of three women who are searching for love, fulfillment, and satisfaction.


BPPBooks: Without revealing too much of the plot, tell us about the main character and how s/he fits into the story.

DLe: Each woman is strong and makes decisions based on what she feels is best for her life at the moment. The stories are liberating and sexy and the women in each story are women that readers can easily relate to.


BPPBooks; Who is your favorite character in this book?

DLe: I think my favorite is May Tilson in May/ December Romance. We see her make a few changes in her life and really go for what she wants no matter what.


BPPBooks: Is this your first novel? If not, tell us about your previous release(s).

DLe: The Housewife Diaries series are my first releases.


BPPBooks: When did you first start writing?

DLe: I’ve been writing since I can remember. I know all authors say that, but it’s true. It’s the way that I can really express myself.


BPPBooks: What genre do you write in and what makes your book unique in the genre?

DLe: I call them sexy romance stories. When you read something by Dominique LeSane, it will be intriguing, with women that are going through things that we all experience. I like to say that I am the women’s voice.


BPPBooks: What appeals to you most about writing?

DLe: The fact that I can evoke emotion in others with my words.


BPPBooks: How can readers learn more about you and your book(s)?

DLe: Go to www.dominiquelesanestories.com. My eBooks are available at www.ladyleopublishing.org. I am happy to be a new part of Blue Planet so you can keep posted there as well for new work.


BPPBooks: Where can your book(s) be purchased?

DLe: All my eBooks are available www.ladyleopublishing.org or amazon.com. Check www.bppbooks.com for new works.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Presenting Author R.M. Hamilton




BPPBooks: What is the title of your new release?

R.M. Hamilton: Hello, My Name Is James

BPPBooks: Tell us about your new release.

R.M.: James Schilling is a twenty-something man trying to find his way in life. The one great thing in his life is his best friend Frank. He has his back in any situation. James wants more out of his boring ordinary life. When a situation arises at work, he decides to make more out of his current life to be someone. While searching for his life's true calling a family issue unfolds. He decides to track down his estranged father who had left him when he was ten years old. James must decide to fix his past or let it be. He struggles with work, his family, and a possible new relationship at the same time trying to figure out where his life will lead him. Will he find love? Can he track down the man who had left him at an early age? Most of all will James discover who he is truly meant to be in his life?

BPPBooks: Without revealing too much of the plot, tell us about the main character and how s/he fits into the story.

R.M. James is at a crossroad in his life. He isn’t satisfied with his current job and wants more in life in general. His father left him when he was younger and he has to decide whether he should try to track down his father again. At the same time he is also deciding about what to do with his current work situation and if he can get enough courage to ask out a girl who he has had a crush on for a while and further their current friendship.


BPPBooks: Who is your favorite character in this book?

R.M.: James, he is the focal point of the story.

BPPBooks: Is this your first novel? If not, tell us about your previous release(s).

R.M.: I had self-published my first novel in 2006. It is a dark fantasy novel titled, Unscarred. I have also published a bunch of short stories and a few poems.

BPPBooks: When did you first start writing?

R.M.: I had been writing most of my life but not seriously until I sat down and wrote Unscarred in 2005. After completing the novel I fell in love with writing and want to pursue it as a full-time career one day.


BPPBooks: What genre do you write in and what makes your book unique in the genre?

R.M.: I tend to genre jump depending on my current mood so I never really know what genre I will be writing next. My current release is mainstream fiction. I think a lot of people can find themselves in similar situations that James is in. My novel will have a sense of realism with the story.


BPPBooks: What appeals to you most about writing?

R.M.: Being able to create a story and world of my own. I put a lot of emotion into all of my writing and try to get readers really involved with my characters.

BPPBooks: How can readers learn more about you and your book(s)?

R.M.: Right now they can contact me on MySpace - www.myspace.com/rmhamilton

BPPBooks: Where can your book(s) be purchased?

R.M.: Hello, My Name Is James is scheduled to be released in August 2009 and will be available on all online retailers.



Publisher's Note: All Blue Planet Publishing titles can be ordered at your favorite brick and mortar bookstore.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Three Minutes With Author Avah LaReaux




ISBN: 978-0-9824298-1-5
Retail: $14.95



BPPBooks: What is the title of your new release?

Avah LaReaux: The title of my latest release is What's Done In the Dark.

BPPBooks: Tell us about your new release.

AL: The version of What's Done In the Dark that was released this May is the alternate ending version of my debut novel by the same title. What's Done In the Dark is the first installment of the Lost & Found saga series and introduces our main character, Marcus Clayton, by revealing a secret and exposing a piece of his former life.


BPPBooks: Without revealing too much of the plot, tell us about the main character and how s/he fits into the story.

AL: Marcus Clayton is the main character and he is the plot in What's Done In the Dark. Marcus is a former NFL linebacker who achieves fame and wealth, but not happiness. This first installment starts the unveiling of Marcus' life and how his actions affect those around him.


BPPBooks: Who is your favorite character in this book?

AL: Jewel Clayton is my favorite character in this book. Jewel is Marcus' father and he is sharp. I love the advice he gives his son during trying times.


BPPBooks: Is this your first novel? If not, tell us about your previous release(s).

AL: Yes and no. What's Done In the Dark was originally released last April. My publisher and I retooled the ending and re-released the title this May. In April, however, the second installment of the series was released. The title of that book is Song of the Siren and it digs a little deeper into the character Renee from What's Done In the Dark.


BPPBooks: When did you first start writing?

AL: I first started writing when I was nine years-old. The love affair began with poetry and progressed to novels in 2002.


BPPBooks: What genre do you write in and what makes your book unique in the genre?

AL: I write saga fiction and believe my books are unique in how the message is presented. Many books show the drama of situations and how that drama plays out with the main character and peripheral characters as relates to that particular story. My titles do that, but they also take the same drama presented by the original main character and switch it around to show the long-term effects of the behavior. I don't just deal with the here and now of the drama; I show the entire picture and how it's drawn throughout generations.


BPPBooks: What appeals to you most about writing?

AL: I love writing. I enjoy watching myself go from hearing character dialogue in my head, to developing that dialogue, to painting an entire scene. The progression of a "mere" thought into a novel is very exciting.


BPPBoooks: How can readers learn more about you and your book(s)?

AL: Readers can learn more about my books by visiting Avey World at www.avahlareaux.com (my website). Feel free to browse my bookshelf and watch and read the book trailers and excerpts.


BPPBooks: Where can your book(s) be purchased?

AL: What's Done In the Dark and Song of the Siren, as well as any future titles to the Lost & Found saga series, can be purchased from my website at www.avahlareaux.com, my publisher's website at www.bppbooks.com, online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble, or by ordering through your favorite local bookstore.




Publisher's Note: All Blue Planet Publishing titles can be ordered at your favorite brick and mortar bookstore.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Presenting Author Daniel Reyes




ISBN 13: 978-0-9824298-3-9
Retail Price: $13.95



BPPBooks: What is the title of your new release?

Daniel Reyes: The title of my release is For God & Country, after the Marine Corps code.


BPPBooks: Tell us about your new release.

DR: I tried to get the point across of how we feel in the military about certain subjects such as family, war, and how this country would react if war were to take place on our soil.


BPPBooks: Without revealing too much of the plot, tell us about the main character and how s/he fits into the story.

DR: Well, I made Eddie Valles out to be as good a military role model as possible, a great husband, father, brother, and son. He takes on the conflicts as such, a great family man and Marine, to shows what it's like for those of us that serve.


BPPBooks: Who is your favorite character in this book?

DR: It would have to be Sergeant Perez. I based him off of me - cynical and sarcastic, always making jokes and doing the daring things that no one else would do.


BPPBooks: Is this your first novel? If not, tell us about your previous release(s).

DR: Yes, this is my first, but first of many to come.


BPPBooks: When did you first start writing?

DR: I first started taking writing classes in the fifth grade. That's when I realized that my active imagination was never going to stop.


BPPBooks: What genre do you write in and what makes your book unique in the genre?

DR: I write military fiction. I like to think it's unique in the fact that the war is brought home and how many of my fellow service members and I think even our fellow Americans would react to it.


BPPBooks: What appeals to you most about writing?

DR: Basically just getting my thoughts and ideas out there. To be heard on such a great level is very appealing to me.


BPPBoooks: How can readers learn more about you and your book(s)?

DR: They can visit the books website at www.defendcali.com. There's a contact page and I would feel pleasured to answer any questions.


BPPBooks: Where can your book(s) be purchased?

DR: They can be purchased on www.amazon.com or www.barnesandnoble.com, as well as my publisher's web site at www.bppbooks.com. Hopefully soon to be in select stores as well.




Publisher's Note: All Blue Planet Publishing titles can be ordered at your favorite brick and mortar bookstore.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Introducing Author Darren LaMontagne



ISBN 13: 978-0-9824298-2-2
Retail Price: $14.95



BPPBooks: What is the title of your new release?

Darren LaMontagne: My new book is entitled The Pearly Gates.


BPPBooks: Tell us about your new release.

DL: The Pearly Gates is fantasy fiction, although, I believe much of the paranormal aspects of the book to be true.


BPPBooks: Without revealing too much of the plot, tell us about the main character and how s/he fits into the story.

DL: There are four main characters in the book, none more important the next. Tim and Mary Crawford are a happily married couple until the day a deadly accident destroys their lives. Tim and his son Blake die in a bizarre accident and they soon find themselves at the Gates Of Glory. While Tim's son is granted access to Heaven, he himself, is denied entry. An angel named Sophia exits the entrancing wall of light to let Tim know that he needs to complete a very important task before he is allowed to pass through the gates into eternal happiness. Meanwhile, back on earth, Mary battles with severe depression over the loss of her family, even though Tim has the ability to spend his time with her, without her knowing. Suicide looms in the balance for Mary until she discovers that she is pregnant with her's and Tim's second child, which gives her a new lease on life.

Syras and Serena are the other two main characters I was refering to. Both were, at one time, citizens from a distant planet called Valdohre who were wrongly accused of crimes they did not commit. As punishment, they were banned to earth, a planet plagued with crime, where they would eventually meet and fall in love. Before Syras meets Serena, he lives through an extremely awkward period, as he despererately attempts to adapt to his strange new world. Such a difficult transition would eventually turn to great success before it would once again turn sour in the beat of a heart. As the story progresses, the common link between these two families grows and grows.

BPPBooks: Who is your favorite character in this book?

DL: I would have to say that Syras was my favorite character. His ignorance towards the way humans live is very entertaining. At one moment, he can look like the biggest idiot of all time, and a few pages later, he'll look like an absolute genious. It's impossible not to love Syras.

BPPBooks: Is this your first novel? If not, tell us about your previous release(s).

DL: Yes, this is my first novel, but I'm well into my next story. Far From Glory will not disappoint.


BPPBooks: When did you first start writing?

DL: I started writing poetry in high school, many years ago. However, I never even thought about writing a novel until about two years ago (Feb/07).

BPPBooks: What genre do you write in and what makes your book unique in the genre?

DL: I write fantasy fiction novels. What makes me unique in my writing is that I'm not a reader, so you know my style is going to be original. It has to be. There are a few song writers who played a huge inluence in my life ( Stevie Nicks and James Hetfield ), but generally, I am my own mentor.


BPPBooks: What appeals to you most about writing?

DL: The fact that I love creating is what draws me to writing. I would much rather entertain an audience than be part of an audience any day.


BPPBooks: How can readers learn more about you and your book(s)?

DL: To learn more about me and The Pearly Gates, Google my name and you'll find lots of info. Everything you need to know is also on Myspace and Facebook.


BPPBooks: Where can your book(s) be purchased?

DL: The Pearly Gates is now for sale on Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. Just enter my name (Darren LaMontagne) or the title (The Pearly Gates), and my book should pop up. If you prefer, you can also order it at your local bookstore or purchase it on my publisher's web site at www.bppbooks.com.

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