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The holiday threw me off a little. Should’ve posted this then, but was too busy with family stuff.

Everyone welcome V. M. Lopez!

1. What’s the title of your latest release? Link?

Journey to Tattva is my latest fantasy release. It can be found at: solsticepublishing.com/tattva-journey-to-tattva/

2. Why do you like writing in this genre?

I like writing fantasy and science fiction because there is more freedom of imagination. If something doesn’t make sense logically, you can just make up a reason why it does and people will usually accept that. I also like to imagine myself in my own books as I am writing them, and there is just something about the way the stories make me feel that compel me to keep writing them.

3. What do you like to read?

I love to read a lot of dark fantasy, mostly Anne Rice. I do adore the Stephanie Plum novels by Janet Evanovich though as well.

4. Favorite movie?

This is a toss up between “Say Anything” with John Cusack and “Ever After” with Drew Barrymore. My movie selections are typically opposite of my books selections for some odd reason.

5. What are your writing habits? Music or silence? Daily regimen or spurts of creativity?

When I first sit down to write, I typically start out by staring at the wall for the first 10 minutes. I just sort of zone out and reach deep into my mind, putting myself into “the zone” where I can tune out everything else around me. For some reason, old Motown ballads help me to get the creative juices flowing. When it’s too quiet, I tend to get scatterbrain so I need the music to relax.

6. What was the most surreal moment you’ve had as a author?

My most surreal moment is when Journey to Tattva was picked up by Solstice Publishing. Although I think the book is wonderful, I was having a heck of a time getting even my own family to read it. I really began to doubt myself.

7. How can readers find you?

Readers can find me on my Facebook page at facebook.com/V.M.LopezBooks or on Twitter @VictoriaLopez84. I also have a page on Amazon, amazon.com/author/vmlopez, where you can find info on my other books, reviews and events.

8. What do you know now about being published that you wish you’d known before submitting?

I don’t think there is anything in particular I could say I wish I knew before submitting. I had contemplated submitting for a while and done my fair share of research, so I pretty much knew what to expect. If anything, I wish I had known how simple Solstice made the entire publishing process because I would have submitted things a lot sooner!

9. Favorite snack/drink while writing?

I always have a large cup of coffee close by when I’m writing. As the day progresses, I try to switch over to water, but that is easier said than done!

10. Look at your writing area…what’s the item you keep to inspire you (piece of artwork, figurine)?

My writing area itself is what inspires me. I sit at a very old, very beautiful dining room table that I inherited from my Great Great Grandmother. There is a certain energy that illuminates from it and it uplifts and motivates me. It is sort of like a pat on the back from beyond; encouragement to keep on going.

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Today’s the last day for all these great Solstice Shadows books on sale! By this time tomorrow, you’ll have missed your chance to get them at a lower than normal price.

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When Selena Dillon is caught in an assassination attempt on her planet’s ruler, she finds herself sentenced to twenty-five years servitude in the most feared military force, the Penal Regiments. Much to her surprise she enjoys the harsh military life and is quickly selected for officer training.
But something’s wrong, worlds are falling silent. There’s no cry for help and no warning, just a sudden eerie silence. When a flotilla of ships is despatched to investigate they exit hyperspace to find themselves facing a massive alien armada. Outnumbered and outgunned the flotilla fight a rearguard action, allowing one of their number to slip away and warn mankind.
As worlds fall in battle, and mankind’s fleets are decimated, Selena is selected to lead a team of the Penal Regiment’s most battle-hardened veterans, in a last ditch attempt to destroy the aliens’ home world. If she fails mankind is doomed. Little does Selena know that one of her crew is a psychopathic killer and another is the husband of his victim.
Can she hold her team together, get them to their target and succeed in the attack? Selena knows that if she fails then there will be nothing at all left to go home to.

Don’t forget! Today’s the last day for all the titles I’ve profiled this week, including ‘Daughter of Hauk’!

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Yep! The Solstice Shadows book sale still has today and tomorrow. Be sure to pick up the books while they’re on sale! By Saturday the 23rd, everything will be back to their normal price, so the clock is ticking!

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For one student, college is about to become the education of a lifetime.

When Jay Ferragamo becomes Editor of The Scope, South Central College’s campus newspaper, he quickly learns the financial disaster he’s been handed. Rather than giving up, Jay embarks on a mission to secure the needed funds to revive the newspaper, and receives a lesson in both campus and small-town politics. Complicating matters, Jay learns the source of The Scope’s financial travails; thievery by a former staffer who belongs to one of the college’s most generous families. Calling this person to account will mean not only exposing one of the most notorious scandals in the city’s history, but could also destroy Jay’s college career.

Will Jay be able to get The Scope back in business and get justice, or will he and his newspaper become the big story?

Don’t forget – ‘Daughter of Hauk’ is part of this sale! http://www.amazon.com/Daughter-Hauk-Raven-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B00HG15SBM/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1432216101&sr=1-1&keywords=Daughter+of+Hauk

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Good morning!

The Solstice Shadows sale week is halfway over! Today, I want you to take a look at a great read.

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Free will is ever our blessing and our curse . . .
Rue has stood over human souls in judgment as a guard at Hell’s Gate for millennia. He has seen the worst humanity has to offer. In response to his harshness, Heaven’s Princes have sentenced him to life among humanity until he regains his compassion. He finds not only compassion, but love. Now he must choose: his new-found life with humans or return and share his compassion with his brother judges.
He has been dropped feet first into a game between the powers of hell and the might of heaven. He’s a pawn who must choose—temptation or righteousness, mortal love or immortal indulgence? A war is about to begin with earth as the battle ground and the souls of humanity as the counters. Rue is the first of heaven’s chosen soldiers, if only he chooses the right path.

And don’t forget to pick up ‘Daughter of Hauk’! The price is steadily rising on all the sale titles this week…grab a copy before it goes up again!

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Morning everyone!

With Solstice Shadows titles on sale this week, I’ll be posting each title. These are good books, people! So pick up a copy fast before the price goes back up!

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In the future, Earth is controlled by one man, Supreme Leader Jeremiah Johnson. Fueled by a desire to control the world, Jeremiah Johnson infiltrated himself into the mega-churches and led a campaign of suppression and subversion that resulted in one Church of Enlightenment, with himself as leader. The political influence of the Church extended into the political arena where Jeremiah Johnson was also elected Supreme Leader of the World. With both the power of the church and the government in his hands, nothing stands between Jeremiah and world domination.

Henry Thomas’ parents were on a mission to uncover evidence that would undermine the doctrine that is the foundation of the Church of Enlightenment. Ten year old Henry watched as his parents were deemed heretics and violently murdered by a death squad of Church fanatics. Captured by fanatics himself, Henry is sent to a Church orphanage to be reprogrammed. After six years of captivity he manages to escape and begin a life on the run. He meets the love of his life, Annie Pearl, who shares his hatred of the oppression that has created a world of extreme wealth and extreme poverty. When Annie is murdered for her outspoken views, Henry’s life is set on a course of revenge and hatred. His mission to destroy Supreme Leader Johnson will take him all the way to the Martian deserts surrounding the new Mars colony. On Mars he hopes to find the proof his parents were seeking, the evidence that will topple an empire and exact revenge for the murder of those he loved.

And, don’t forget, ‘Daughter of Hauk’ is still on sale through Friday! http://www.amazon.com/Daughter-Hauk-Raven-Chronicles-Book-ebook/dp/B00HG15SBM/ref=sr_1_1_twi_2_kin?ie=UTF8&qid=1432042762&sr=8-1&keywords=Daughter+of+Hauk

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Morning!

Five Solstice Shadows titles are on sale this week…including ‘Daughter of Hauk’!

Better grab a copy while it’s cheap. The price is going to slowly go up over the rest of the week until it’s back to full price.

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What would you do, if you found out your life was a lie?
After you were dead?
Arwenna Shalian spent her life in loyal service to a God she was never meant to serve. Tricked by her fellow priests, she betrayed a man she thought she loved by binding a demon to him. One that would send him to the brink of madness.
Can she find a way to forgive herself? And what of Hauk, the God she was Marked to serve? Will He find her and give her the chance to undo what she’s done, or leave her at the mercy of the creatures that torture her soul?

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This week, several of the Summer Solstice titles are on countdown deals! Here’s one that might interest all of you….

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It’s nothing short of the end of the world. Someone has weaponized the broadcast spectrum – gazing upon the transmission is enough to steal your mind. Kaylee Colton faces a technological Armageddon when suburbia shatters into civil war. All alone, and unable to speak, Kaylee will need to fight to survive and transcend her own fears if she is to stand against these enigmatic forces of destruction. Transfixion is an action-laced rush that will burrow straight into your brain… A YA Sci-Fi Action Thriller

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