Blog Tour & Author Interview: Forsaken Heart by Elise Whyles

About the Book:
Punished for sins not her own, can a mortal claim her vampire mate? The world of immortals must unite to save both themselves and the mortals they co-exist with from an ancient evil. For Bede MacTaggert this means trusting in the warrior sent for her sister—a man of mystery, of power, and one who could easily sweep her into a world she's destined to be part of. An imperial guard to the king of vampires, Gawain has always tuned out the needs of the flesh. Dedicating himself to the service of the royals, he's lived on the fringes of his people for centuries. Now he's forced from the shadows and into the arms of a woman who will awaken his heart and body to a passion unequaled.

Content Warning: graphic sex, some violence

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Author Interview:
1. What literary pilgrimages have you gone on?
Does pilgrimaging from my desk count? If so I’ve gone to Ireland, Spain, Australia, the Continental US, and Canada – Canada, however, I have travelled in. I’ve been to Alberta, the Yukon, and all over British Columbia.
2. What is the first book that made you cry? First book that made me cry? Honestly, the one that comes to mind is one I read years ago, it was by Dallas Simpson called Together Always. A great story, two books in one telling the story of two young kids who grow up together fall in love. Its about pain, suffering, evil, and honor.
3. What is the most unethical practice in the publishing industry? There are two I think which are equal in their appalling lack of ethics. Piracy. I don’t care if it’s the person who byes the book and then puts it up on the free download sites, or those who download it. Its still stealing. Same with Plagiarism… if you are taking the story someone else wrote, changing out minor details and claiming its yours – its still theft.
4. Does writing energize or exhaust you? Energize. I love writing, always have and I really feel like it is a source of energy for me.
5. What are common traps for aspiring writers? Accepting every tidbit of advice you get, especially if those who are giving you the advice have no knowledge of what they’re talking about. If you spend all your time listening to advice, you may just find yourself bogged down and you won’t have anything to show for it.
6. Does a big ego help or hurt writers? It can help them gain confidence, but at some point it can also hurt you. If your ego is so inflated you don’t listen to the constructive feedback you get (I mean constructive not a shred session) you can’t grow as an artist.
7. What is your writing Kryptonite? Reading. If I’m in the midst of a book I can’t put down, I can’t get into writing until I’ve finished that book.
8. Have you ever gotten reader’s block? Yes, frequently. Sometimes I use it to help me get over writer’s block.
9. Did you ever consider writing under a pseudonym? Yes, I do. I write under my legal name, and under my pen name (Elise Whyles) as I write in multiple genres.
10. Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want? I try to be original but at the same time, I want to give readers what they’re wanting to read. Without readers, my books don’t get any exposure.

About the Author:

Born in Northern British Columbia, Elise is a small-town girl. She writes in a variety of genres including paranormal, contemporary suspense, m/m in various lengths. Currently, she lives in British Columbia with her husband and son, one dog, one cat, and a gecko. Elise enjoys reading as much as she does writing, with some of her favorite books being read until they fall apart. She is currently working on the next book in the Forsaken Series, Burning Rain. As well she has a new contemporary she’s working on. For more information on Elise, or to check out her books you can find her on Facebook, twitter, and her website.

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