Monday, October 29, 2012

Paradox by Patti Roberts Another Halloween Read


The Paradox Series
Book 1 Paradox – The Angels Are Here (2010)
Book 2 Paradox – Progeny Of Innocence (2011)
Book 3 Paradox – Bound By Blood (2012)
Book 4 Paradox – Equilibrium (2013)
Genre: Fantasy/paranormal
Paradox – Bound By Blood, book blurb:
A story within a story. A world within a world.
Love is not counted in years
Love is counted in heartbeats
Love is not bound by distance
Love is bound by blood
In the Ancient World
In the New World
Love will prevail
Some will kill for love — Some will die for love
Some will love until it hurts. And some will make the greatest sacrifice of all.
"Paradox is not a story in a place - it is the legend of a whole world." Ella Medler.

PATTI ROBERTS was born in Brisbane Australia but soon moved to Darwin in the Northern Territory. Her son Luke was born in 1980. She currently lives in Cairns, Queensland where she is writing the Paradox Series of books. Paradox – The Angels Are Here, is the first book in the Paradox Series and was first published as an eBook with Smashwords in 2010 and Amazon in 2011. Patti continues to write the Paradox Series. It is Patti's wish to one day own and operate a writers retreat in FNQ - Australia.
How long have you been writing, and how did you start? I started writing at the end of 2009. I'd just had my heart broken and I needed to do something for me – other than feel sorry for myself. So, rather than go out and get a haircut, buy a new outfit, a new pair of shoes, the usual feel-good therapy, I bought a new laptop instead and started writing the Paradox Series.
What do you like best about writing? The freedom to get lost in imaginary worlds, I love that. It's a total high. There is nothing you can't do.
How did you come up with the title of your book? I liked the word Paradox, what it means, so I wanted that to be the theme throughout the entire series.
Meaning of the word Paradox: a statement or proposition that seems self-contradictory or absurd but in reality expresses a possible truth.
Do you have another job outside of writing? I also make book cover, trailers, formatting - for ebook and print - and promotional material for other authors.
How would you describe your book in a tweet?
"Paradox is not a story in a place - it is the legend of a whole world." Book review by Ella Medler.
Do you outline, write by the seat of your pants, or let your characters tell you what to write? Seat of the pants/character driven.
Did you have any say in your cover art? What do you think of it? Tell us about the artist. I design all my own cover art. I buy royalty free images then manipulate them to fit the Paradox style.
What books have you read more than once or want to read again? There are way to many books out there to be read, so I don't read the same book twice. Although, having said that, I am very tempted to re-read Stephen King's book on writing. That was so entertaining. What an incredible life and talent... not that I have read many of his books.
Tell us a book you’re an evangelist for. I love the Game Of Thrones series by George RR Martin. Big stories, big worlds, big cast of characters, plus dragons.
Have you ever bought any books just for the cover? Did you enjoy the book(s)? I have bought many books by the cover, many I am yet to read. I am a "Cover Love" junkie.
What do you do to market your book? Twitter, facebook and blogs, such as this one. Thank you by the way. I also have a pretty extensive blog dedicated to the Paradox world.
Do you have imaginary friends? When do they talk to you? Do they tell you what to write or do you poke them with a Q-tip? My "friends" like to visit fist thing when I wake up, if they can wait that long. They are also very prominent when I shower.
How do you get to know your characters? I have an idea of who I think should play a part. Then I will go looking online until I find a face that fits the character. I buy it, print it out, and pin it to my character wall.
Do you have a favorite of your characters? Way too many. But I have to say, I really like writing for the most vile ones...
When you start a new book, do you know what the entire cast will be? I have my regulars, but there are always one that come to visit because 1 – they have a part to play later on. And 2 – you have to have someone to exterminate.
Which character did you most enjoy writing? At the moment I would have to say Abaddon. He doesn't look all that evil. But we all know looks can be very deceiving.
How do you name your characters? Bounce names around off the top of my head from favorite books, TV shows, movies or people I know.
What would your main character say about you? I know where you live.
If you could be one of your characters, which one would you choose? Holly. Kick arse Princess from the Ancient Forest Of Doors. She is part witch, has a hot body and great hair, and is great with a bow and arrow.
With which of your characters would you most like to be stuck on a deserted island? Wade or Cerberus. If I was younger. Damon, Riley or Zach. Or Josh, if he wasn't so obsessed with Angela.
Tell us about your favorite scene in the book. I really like the Ancient world. Dragons, castles, witches, Angels, Grigori (vampires) ... I love all those scenes.
What song would you pick to go with your book? I have a list. But for the Ancient world I really like "Two Steps From Hell". Most of my characters have songs that I have chosen just for them. For example "Halo" by Beyonce is the song I chose for Riley and Grace. Cerberus and Cleona, "Fireflies" by Ron Pope. For Wade and Kate, "A drop in the ocean" by Ron Pope.
Where and when do you prefer to do your writing? I have a writing desk, a very messy one, in my bedroom.
Where’s home for you? Cairns, Australia.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing? Catch up with friends, read, and watch a few of my favorite TV shows. Designing book covers, formatting books...
What are you working on now? Paradox – Equilibrium. Book 4 in the Paradox Series. And, about to co-author a book with a very talented indie author... A romance/feel-good/drama.

Publisher: Self published – Paradox Publishing

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