Thursday, April 18, 2013

PR Special Edition: Mia Hoddell Guest Post!

Poisoned Rationality Special  Edition
Welcome to another Poisoned Rationality Special Edition!  Our guest today is Mia Hoddell, author of Deadly to Love, a young adult paranormal that has a decidedly different approach to relationships.

Summary: There is a love that is so dangerous, so powerful, so intoxicating that it embraces your heart and smothers your mind until it leaves you defenceless.

Serena knew that but still, it didn't stop her. His name was Kai. He was the most beautiful, irresistible man she had ever encountered. Their attraction was too compelling to fight and she knew she would go to the end of the world beside him. That is love.

However behind the allure was hidden a deadly secret – a secret that threatened her fragile life... But secrets best left unsaid never remain hidden forever. When Kai reveals his true identity, she is exposed to a frightening world she had no idea existed. Controlled by powerful Elemental forces her life is placed in mortal danger.

Unbeknown to them, their lives have been entwined from the beginning and it leads her to discover an even greater secret about who she really is. As the pieces begin to unravel and death becomes a reality, Serena is forced to decide what is more important...her love or life.

Top Ten Biggest Distractions

If I have been writing for less than an hour I am prone to getting distracted by the slightest things.
Here are the top 10 things that distract me from my work.

1. Food
Generally if I am hungry I won’t get any work done until I eat but snacking while writing also distracts me from my thoughts.

2. Facebook
I hardly ever use it but when I am signed in, if people message me I get distracted easily as I feel bad for not replying.

3. Twitter
There are new tweets every second and always giveaways going on. It’s safe to say if I stay signed in on twitter I end up entering giveaways more than writing.

Deadly to Love Playlist

4. Music
If I listen to music with lyrics I find myself singing along to the tracks (badly I might add) rather than writing. If I try to write while I’m singing I end up writing the odd lyric here and there. This does make the editing process slightly more amusing though.

5. Research
Sometimes I get to a point where I have either forgotten something or do not have enough research to continue. This means I have to stop writing to look up the information I need and therefore leads to me scrolling through many websites for hours and probably going off topic e.g. looking for books on Amazon.

6. Phone
I hate not replying to messages straight away so when people text me it distracts me as I stop writing to reply. I have started to keep my phone on silent though so this isn’t as much of a problem.

7. Family
There is always something going on in my house and it’s hard not to catch the odd conversation or weird event so inevitably I end up stopping to check it out. My cat is also incredibly needy so he also doesn’t help matters by sitting on my keyboard until I pay him attention.

8. Weather
Due to the fact we hardly get any sun in the UK, when there is a hot spell I will not get anything done as I am making the most of the weather. The same thing happens with snow.

9. iPod apps
If I hit a mental block when writing I turn to my iPod and one game leads to another. Before I know it an hour has gone by and I haven’t written anything more.

10. My tbr pile
There are so many amazing books I want to read and I just keep adding them to my pile. I think I have about 50 at the moment so when I’m not in the mood to write I will read. This causes a problem the next day though when I’m torn between finishing the novel or doing more writing.

Thanks to Lexie for hosting me on her wonderful blog and remember to check out Deadly to Love and the rest of the tour stops!

And than you Mia for stopping by to chat!!  I have to say that Mia's distractions are also my distractions.  Though in my case its mostly distractions from doing my blog stuff :whistles:

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About the Author

Mia Hoddell lives in the UK with her family and two cats. She spends most of her time writing or reading and her preferred genre is Young Adult, Paranormal Romance. Before 2009, Mia wouldn't even pick up a book and was more interested in sports. However she finally found some novels that captured her interest and developed a love of both reading and writing. Mia began with poems and after getting two published in separate anthologies she moved on to short stories. Although she enjoyed this, Mia found she had too much to tell with too little space, so later on she created her first series The Wanderer Trilogy and from there other ideas have emerged which she hopes to turn into novels as well. Elemental Killers is her second series and book two will be out soon.

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