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Sunday, 9 November 2014

One Man Dare Defy Fate - Author Interview and Giveaway

Please welcome my guest Melissa Snark.

About Melissa 
Her entire life, Melissa Snark has sought to master such improbable tasks as cat herding, high-orbit parenting, and penning tales of fantasy and romance. She lives in the San Francisco east bay with her husband, three children, and a glaring of pussycats.
She's here to tell us about herself and why she'd like you to nominate  wants her lastest book, Battle Cry on Kindle Scout, and give you a chance to win this wonderful pendant.  (I'm lusting after it already).
MelissaSnark author photo for bookBattle Cry teaser banner (1)
Hi Kryssie!
Thank you so much for the opportunity to appear on your blog today. I'm so happy to be here.
What do you do when you’re not writing?
The question should be: how do I ever find the time to write? LOL. Most of my time is spent chasing children and cats while juggling the management of household chores and cleaning. For fitness, I go to the gym, ride my bike and go walking. I'm a committed bookworm and I enjoy games of all sorts.
Do you prefer dogs or cats? Or, perhaps some other animal? If you could be any shapeshifter, which would you choose?
I'm very much a cat person. I like dogs also. Am I allowed to say were-bird? Maybe a Thunderbird? I'd love to soar a mile high and ride the wind.
Did you always want to be a fiction writer, or is this a second career for you?
As a child, author was always my dream job but I realized pretty young how tough it is to make it as a fiction writer. You've got to have a backup plan. I have a BS in business from ASU and I've worked in medical device and software documentation, as a technical writer and as a claims adjuster for an auto insurance company.
Of course, I've been a writer my entire life and I've never stopped writing, which has paid off as I've improved my skill. Also, real life experience is never wasted when you're creating entertaining stories!
Hunger Moon is set in the northern Sierras. Do you spend time there to escape the Bay Area? Why did you pick that setting for this book?
My family and I love the Tahoe area because it's so rugged and beautiful. As a kid, my parents often took family vacations up there during the summer. My husband and sons like to ski, so we head up to South Shore every winter for a family vacation. I started Hunger Moon while we were up there a few years ago. The mountains and forests seemed like an ideal setting for wolves, so the Sierra Nevada became the natural setting for my story.
Quick Quiz:
  • Favorite color: Green
  • Favorite beverage: red wine
  • Favorite food: chocolate
  • Biggest pet peeve: Waiting in long lines.
  • Favorite band: Led Zeppelin
Thanks Melissa.
To nominate Melissa's book for Kindle scout, please click here.
Hello! My name is Melissa Snark, and I'm a fantasy and romance author. If I could have a moment of your time, I'd like to ask for your help as a reader. Please consider nominating my Norse folklore fantasy novel Battle Cry on Kindle Scout.
Amazon's new publishing program is called Kindle Scout, an innovative platform that provides readers with a sneak peek at unreleased books as well as the opportunity to have a say in what gets chosen. The timing of Scout was amazing. The announcement came just as I neared completion of my novel. The terms being offered are attractive. As a publisher, Amazon has as much clout as one of the traditional publishers. This simply seemed like too good of an opportunity to pass on, so I submitted Battle Cry for consideration.
Per the FAQ: How does Kindle Scout benefit readers?
Kindle Scout readers get to preview new, never-before-published books and influence which ones are made available to millions of readers on Amazon. In addition, any time a reader's nomination gets published, they will receive a free copy.
I appreciate your support!  To nominate Battle Cry, you only need to be logged into your Amazon account. You can head over to the Kindle Scout website and view Battle Cry's profile page. If you like what you see, please consider voting for Battle Cry.  Thank you so much!

Book #2 in the Loki's Wolves series
Melissa Snark
Genre: Norse folklore fantasy
Number of pages: 375 approx.
Word Count: 95,000

Cover Artist: Farah Evers
 Tags: #Fantasy #Amreading #Kindle @MelissaSnark
 Promo Tweet: One man dares defy Fate. Please nominate BATTLE CRY on #KindleScout#Fantasy #Norse #amreading @MelissaSnark
Logline: One man dares defy Fate.
 Survival demands sacrifices; healing requires forgiveness.
 Men revere him; monsters fear him. Jake Barrett, the notorious Hunter King, values loyalty to family and followers above all else. When the daughter of his closest ally murders Daniel, his oldest son, it sets off a chain reaction of violence and destruction that claims the lives of both wolves and hunters. Determined to avenge his son, Jake seeks the truth at any cost.
After losing her lover and then her mate, Victoria Storm simply wants to get on with building a new life in Sierra Pines, California. A vengeful Jake Barrett and his organization aren't going to make that easy, especially with the unwelcome attraction between her and the Hunter King's second son. Perils beyond the mortal coil plague Victoria.
When the Norse Fates predict Victoria will destroy the world, her duties as a priestess of Freya come into conflict with her responsibilities as a Valkyrie of Odin. When they tell her she will do it to save her unborn child, she's not so sure they are wrong.
Sawyer Barrett has been trying to kill Victoria for so long, he doesn't know whether he loves her or hates her. Desperate to end the war, he's willing to take chances with everything–except his heart. The hunter harbors a deadly secret he can't reveal without risking the ceasefire and his life.
At Sawyer's urging, Victoria agrees to peace talks with Jake. All the while, an ancient vampire plots the destruction of wolves and hunters alike. If the embittered rivalry between hunters and wolves doesn't end—and fast—there is no hope for Victoria's pack... or for their world.
Melissa's web site

Battle Cry Kindle Scout 



1.       Nordic Lights Jewels of 

the Moon Pendant Amulet Talisman for Psychic Ability 

by Maelstrom Odssonn

2.       (3) Signed Paperba

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3.       (2) $10 Gift Cards to 








  1. Hi Kryssie,
    Thank you for hosting! I appreciate the opportunity to share Battle Cry with your readers. :-)