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Como suelo hacer los viernes, toca autora invitada. Isabel Mata Vicente es una de las autoras a las que conozco a través de un grupo de autores independientes, y a la que he tenido la fortuna de conocer personalmente hace unos meses (aunque no tuve la oportunidad de hablar mucho con ella, pero espero que nos volvamos a ver con más tiempo en el futuro). Además las dos aparecemos como personajes (totalmente ficcionales, naturalmente) en una obra de nuestro amigo (que nos visita a menudo) Javier Haro Herráiz, ‘Black Psycho‘. A pesar de todo eso, me dí cuenta de que Isabel no había visitado mi blog, y he decidido que era hora de subsanar el olvido.

Primero una biografía cortita:

Autora Isabel Mata Vicente

Autora Isabel Mata Vicente

Isabel Mata nació en Asturias-España en 1959. Ha estudiado Comercio, Idiomas y Literatura. Ha trabajado en distintas empresas y en el sector turístico, ha sido cantante en nueve idiomas y actualmente se dedica exclusivamente a escribir sus novelas.

Si os queréis poner en contacto con ella y seguirla, aquí os dejo enlaces a Facebook y Google:

Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/isabel.musik

En Google Plus:

https://plus.google.com/u/0/102429600507368713222/posts

Isabel ha publicado dos obras. Ninguna de las dos os va a dejar indiferente, así que, os recomiendo:

La Vida:

La vida, de Isabel Mata Vicente

La vida, de Isabel Mata Vicente

http://www.amazon.es/dp/B008MQNYK2/

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008MQNYK2/

La Vida es una novela que tiene muchas historias.
¿Dónde están los límites?
¿Qué somos, quienes somos? ¿Somos lo que queremos ser?
¿Te gusta tu vida?
Es posible que aquí encuentres respuestas, pero también, que te formules algunas preguntas.
Cada persona tiene una historia, y es única.
¿Crees en el destino?

Varios personajes que reflejan distintas vivencias se presentan en la primera parte del libro para confluir todos en un final lleno de sorpresas, asombroso e inesperado.

Y:

Maldito Poder

Maldito Poder de Isabel Mata Vicente

Maldito Poder de Isabel Mata Vicente

http://www.amazon.es/dp/B00GM1IAEY/

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GM1IAEY/

Esta es una novela de acción, de policías y maleantes, de justos y ladrones, de cobardes y de valientes.
Donde la política y la indignación juegan un papel importante.
Donde descubrirás cosas curiosas.
Donde se corta por lo sano el fragor de la crisis.
Una novela muy seria, escrita en clave de humor para disfrazar la puta realidad.
Una historia que no te dejará indiferente.
Donde nada es lo que parece.
Donde la unión hace la fuerza.
Donde se nos regala un nuevo mañana, un futuro mejor.
¿Por qué no arreglamos el país de una vez por todas?
¿Te atreves?
¿Utopía, realidad, quién sabe?

Esta historia es pura fantasía, por desgracia.
Casi todos los nombres son inventados.
Ningún personaje es real.
Sólo la información sobre la torre Agbar, el Ángel Estrellado y la Osa y el Madroño es auténtica.
La autora se ha documentado exhaustivamente sobre la causa de la crisis, aunque no toda la información se refleja en esta novela, sólo se destacan los datos más importantes porque la intención al escribirla ha estado más enfocada en las posibles soluciones que en las causas y culpables que ya todos conocemos.

Nota: A los detractores, que los habrá sin duda, les aconsejo que no se precipiten a criticar este libro sin haberlo leído hasta el final.

Muchas gracias a Isabel por visitarnos, a vosotros por leer, y ya sabéis, si os ha gustado, dadle al me gusta, comentad, compartid, y haced CLICK!

I bring you big news. Some of you might know if you follow her blog, but we both thought it needed more exploration and I personally find my guest fascinating. And she’s not only a fabulous and imaginative writer, but a great and supportive friend.

Martie Preller is the author behind Mary Meddlemore and her books. Martie, from South Africa, is a well known award-winning children’s author and has kindly agreed to visit my blog today and talk to us about a few things.

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First of all, why did you decide to publish your recent stories under the name Mary Meddlemore? I know Mary is a very important character in Forever After: A Dimensional Love Story but I’m sure quite a few readers will be intrigued.

Thank you for having me, Olga! Well, actually I did not decide to publish under Mary’s name … she decided that! J All my previous books, except my second writing manual, were published by local publishers – mostly in Afrikaans, so self-publishing was a new venture and all Mary’s books are in English, thus I wanted to keep my two careers apart.

And now, the typical question for all authors, how did you start writing? And more important, what kept you and keeps you going?

I quickly turned into a manic reader as a child. When I was halfway in Grade 1 (I was only 6), our family went overseas (England and the Netherlands) for a year so that my father could do research for his doctorate. We went by ship (it was a looooong time ago) and my parents took some books for me to read. I finished them while still on the ship, and as there weren’t any Afrikaans books available, of course, I started reading English. In the Netherlands, where we stayed most of the time, I started reading Dutch.  I had to read!

 

At school I liked writing essays etc and teachers started telling me that I had a lot of talent, but I never could imagine myself as a writer. In those days we still wrote proper letters to friends and family and I loved writing them and everybody kept on telling me I should try my hand at writing, but I didn’t know where to start … Perhaps I was scared that they were just being nice … Then I started writing sketches for the radio .. (loooong time ago!) and short stories for magazines and they were accepted …  so I thought well, maybe I could write … but still not sure and perhaps afraid to be rejected and all those fears we have and then a friend who was a in charge of a college  ordered me to write a play they could produce and I was cornered … because they were waiting for the play and I could not disappoint them … so the play was written, it went down very well and they won the competition and I was in heaven. I sent off a manuscript to a publisher and it was accepted and I was a permanent resident in heaven J and then the plug was out and the stories started rushing out …

 

What kept me going was the ecstasy of discovering new stories and writing them down as well as I could. There was no greater joy – it was even better than reading! When I write I start off with a scene that I can see happening: e.g. someone running away as in ‘Entering’. I want to know why she is running away and I follow her (as an unseen spectator) and look and listen and write and so the story unfolds …

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I’m very pleased that people kept insisting because I think you’re a born storyteller.

I know bits about it, but can you tell us about your previous published work?

My 37 th book has just been published and number 38 is coming in November. Mostly books for children of all ages and young adults. If you can get a child to read, he or she will be a reader for life. I thought it would be nice to help to get new generations reading.

Very true. Some people take it up later in life, but reading and book for many people is a life-long love affair.

And of course, can you tell us about your books: In the Reign of the Ilev, Forever After: A Dimensional Love Story and The Seventh Sheep? And especially your new book, the marvelous Entering?

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‘The Seventh Sheep’ is a reworking of some of the scripts for a TV-series, that unfortunately went down the drain when our public broadcaster went into a financial … ehm … slowdown. It is available as a FREE book (in PDF-format) on my blog.

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Both ‘In the Reign of the Ilev’ and ‘Entering’ are translated reworkings of locally published books. Mary got hold of them and added ‘Forever-After – A Dimensional Love Story’, because she has a plan for mankind … Mary and I are at the moment busy with the sequel to Forever After. She says what the world needs is some story … BLOOD .. (no vampires or zombies … mankind is strange enough already  … )

Martie and Mary have many other projects, but if you want to know more about them, you’ll better check the links to their wonderful blog, author page and also webpage (although if you don’t speak Afrikaans you’ll need Google translate or another web translator. I have tried and it’s not too bad…)

Blog:

http://marymeddlemore1.wordpress.com/

Amazon author page:

http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Meddlemore/e/B009IAJQ26  (all her books can be found here)

Martie’s webpage (in Afrikaans)

http://martieprellerauthor.wordpress.com/ (need Google translate)

Thanks for visiting and talking to us and I hope you’ll visit again with your new works. It’s been great having you!

And thank you all for reading. If you’ve enjoyed, please like, comment, share and of course, CLICK!

Hoy como todos los viernes tenemos invitado. Bueno, invitada. Raquel Sánchez García, otra escritora del grupo de escritores hispanos del que os llevo hablando hace unos meses, accedió a ser nuestra invitada. Por desgracia y motivos de salud Raquel no ha podido estar tan activa haciendo promoción, no solo de sus obras si o de las otros autores, como a ella le hubiera gustado, pero aprovecharemos esta oportunidad para repasar su biografía, hablar de sus obras, y de su fantástico blog, donde hace reseñas, presenta a otros autores, e incluso organiza eventos y sorteos de libros.

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Biografía:

Raquel Sánchez García, hija de padre y madre salmantinos, nació en 1978 en Madrid. Cursó sus estudios hasta terminar titulada como Técnica en Gestión Administrativa, lo cual le abrió el mercado laboral, en el que se integró a los 20 años de edad trabajando, durante su trayectoria profesional, en diferentes empresas, realizando labores de secretariado, manteniendo oculto su verdadero sueño: escribir.

Desde niña siempre soñó con escribir grandes historias. No se animó a hacerlo hasta hace pocos años. Normalmente escribía para sus amigos y familiares, pero un día animada por ellos, principalmente por su abuelo, y por el sentimiento que tenía hacía lo que este le sugirió en su infancia al leer sus escritos, decidió compartir con todos nosotros lo que siempre le había gustado: su afición a la escritura.

Su primera novela comenzó a ser escrita en julio de 2008 y terminada a mediados de noviembre de 2010, días más tarde, el 30 de noviembre de 2010, “Abrazando el Olvido” salió a la luz. Ante el tan complicado mundo editorial tradicional, Raquel tuvo que autopublicarse y seguir enviando su manuscrito a los certámenes y a las editoriales para poder ver cumplido algún día su gran sueño.

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Sobre su libro: Abrazando el olvido

¿Quién no ha querido alguna vez olvidar? Muchas veces la mayoría de nosotros hemos anhelado conseguir algo, un sueño, una persona, una cosa…, de tal manera que ponemos todo nuestro empeño por alcanzarlo, llegando a veces a engancharnos de tal forma que somos incapaces de dejar atrás esas ansías por obtener nuestro objetivo por miedo. Miedo a seguir adelante, a continuar el camino en soledad, a fijarnos otras metas. Miedo a tomar otros rumbos que nos hagan vivir otras experiencias de las cuales, iremos aprendiendo a través de nuestros errores o aciertos en la toma de las decisiones propias que vamos realizando en el destino de cada uno. Todo aquello que hacemos a lo largo de nuestra vida tiene unas consecuencias para nosotros mismos y para las personas que se cruzan en ella.

Alguna vez hemos querido olvidar, liarnos la manta a la cabeza, enfrentarnos al futuro y empezar una nueva vida en un lugar distinto, con gente diferente. ¿Cuántos se atreven a hacerlo? Pocos, pero aún hay personas valientes que corren riesgos por aquello que desean y no lo dudan, se lanzan. En “Abrazando el Olvido” comienza una novela en donde los personajes, protagonistas de nuestros relatos, pasan por distintas situaciones que reflejan lo comentado anteriormente. Les acompañaremos por diferentes lugares de Madrid y viviremos con ellos los distintos sucesos que les ocurrirán. Sin más comentarios que realizar, os dejo con:

“Abrazando el Olvido”
¡Silencio, cámaras, acción!.

Por primera vez, Alicia toma consciencia de su vida. Cansada de los celos y las peleas, se propone terminar de una vez con todo, decide entablar una batalla consigo misma: enfrentarse a su destino. Debe huir de Valencia, lugar que la vio crecer, tiene que abandonar a sus seres queridos si quiere acabar con lo que se ha convertido su actual día a día.
Acompañaremos a Alicia, una chica valenciana que, por azar, acaba viajando a Madrid donde conoce a Raúl y Toni, unos amables madrileños que pronto se hacen amigos de la muchacha y viviremos con ellos los distintos sucesos que les ocurrirán.
No te pierdas una novela cargada de emociones y sentimientos encontrados, donde el amor y la desesperanza se entremezclan con acontecimientos del pasado. Un pasado que hasta el final de la historia no dejará de atormentar a nuestra protagonista.
¿A qué esperas para leerla?.

Nota: Al igual que en el libro, la autora no recomienda la presente obra a menores de edad.

Haced click para comprar el libro:

http://www.amazon.es/dp/B006V34TM0/

Y directamente de su página de blog os dejo una bibliografía completa y más enlaces. Vamos, que si no os conectáis es porque no queréis!

BIBLIOGRAFÍA
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NOVELAS


Las Brasas de una Inocente:

~ La Encrucijada: Volumen 1 (prevista publicación en 2013)

Abrazando el Olvido (2010)

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CUENTOS

La cruz de oro ( y parte) (2008)

El cerro y el pastorcillo (2008)

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RELATOS

Madrid y España entera llora (2013)

Julián (2012)

El libro viajero (2012)

Un viaje a cualquier lugar (2010)

Notas en la memoria (2009)

La Taquillera (2009)


Hipómenes y Atalanta (2008)

El último tren (2008)

Un sueño cumplido (2008)

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POESÍAS

Inocencia (prevista publicación en 2013)

Esperanza (2008)

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OTROS PROYECTOS

Algo más que lecturas (2012)

ENLACES
 *Blog:

– Raquel Sánchez García, blog oficial

(http://relatosjamascontados.blogspot.com)
 *Booktrailers:

Abrazando el Olvido

(https://www.facebook.com/AbrazandoelOlvido)
 *Club de lectura:

Club de lectura

(http://www.facebook.com/groups/raquelsanchez/)
 *Facebook:

– Raquel Sánchez García en Facebook
(https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raquel-S%C3%A1nchez-Garc%C3%ADa/289801837732791)
 *Pinterest:

– Raquel Sánchez García en Pinterest

(http://pinterest.com/relatosraquel/)

 *Twitter:

– Raquel Sánchez García en Twitter: @relatosraquel

(https://twitter.com/relatosraquel)
 *Wattpad:

– Raquel Sánchez García en Wattpad

(http://www.wattpad.com/user/raquelsanc)

Gracias por leer, muchísima gracias a Raquel, y no os olvidéis de compartir  y de hacer CLICK!

Today I bring you an author I’ve met very recently. She’s also a member of ASMSG,  a reader and reviewer, she creates book covers and she does a great job of promoting fellow authors. I advise you to click on the links at the end of the post and you’ll be able to follow not only her own work but also that of many other writers. And she’s kindly offered her new book ‘Bound’ free in Smashwords.  Also coupon for free copy of Red Gone Bad available. Use codes after links

She’s been very kind in talking a bit about herself, and then there’s a brief blurb of her book and the links to her sites.

Enjoy reading and getting to meet wonderful Lucy Pireel!

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So, we need to talk about me? What is there to say? What can I say, too much, and probably not enough. Let’s start at the very beginning.

I was born in Brasil, and nowadays live in the UK, have a son who lives with his dad, not in the UK.

I love to bake, and cook, but not to eat that much. That is, when I’m not writing, or reading. But gardening is yet another thing I enjoy. The gardening started when my son said, “Mommy, do tomatoes grow in the store?” I just had to show him where veggies and fruit come from and of course taking him to a farmer wasn’t cutting it. Nooo, I had to start a veg patch, but how to grow those delicate tropical things like eggplants and such? Right, enter a greenhouse, before I knew it I was growing 15 different types of tomatoes, three types of eggplants, 8 varieties of bell peppers and whatnot in the greenhouse, while outside there were more things growing and being eaten by little creatures that love fresh produce too. Since I vowed to grow everything organic, there was no poison entering our garden and I ended up with loads of butterflies and no—or hardly any—crop, because caterpillars have a right to eat too. But that’s besides the point, my son now knows fruit and vegetables grow on plants, bushes or trees.

You’d think with working in the garden my daily exercise time is covered, but nope. Yoga, keeps me bendy and sweaty all the time, every time and the best thing? I get the greatest ideas when tied in a knot.

You want to know even more about me? I mean, really? I’m not that interesting, honestly, I’m not! I’ve studied Law, but never tried a case, don’t tell a soul, but I have a thing with speaking in public, or rather against it. Have you ever had a swimming pool under your arms? Vocal cords that don’t work? A brain shutting down and not knowing how to form a cohesive sentence or remember what and how and why. Why, did I ever agree to stand here and make an arse of myself? What am I supposed to say to these people? That kind of jitters make it impossible to stand in court and successfully try a case. So, I got time in prison, on the right side of the table, fraternising with the wrong side of society, to run back to the office and type up briefs and whatnot.

But then! A near wonder occurred, I became a mom! Yay! No more working long hours, no more being tough and relentless, instead I got in touch with my soft side and loved it. First you only sing as a mom. I never used gaga, lala, baby language, as soon as those little eyes began to look a tiny bit intelligent, it was reading real stories to the little critter. The moment he talked, he asked for more stories, other stories not those he’d heard already, and I began making them up myself. And my first stories were created, pirates and mayhem. Hey! It’s a boy, he wanted more than just a happy end, things needed to happen.

From there the jump to darker tales was not hard to imagine and then combining traditional fairy tales with murder and mayhem was even more fun, and the first twisted fairy tale was born/conceived. It was a flash of Red Ridinghood, but not with a happy end. That wasn’t enough for me. More needed to happen, to more of those heroines and I wrote and wrote and rewrote and edited and polished and then hired a professional editor to get the last commas on their proper place and tighten up the lot. When a professional artist offered to create me a cover for this collection, I could no longer refuse to get into publishing what I write. Resulting in my first self-published book Red Gone Bad, Fairy Tales or Not. Soon after the second followed and now Bound is out there. A BDSM novella starring an independent woman who loves to play games. Cover by my own hand.

These days I create my own covers and learned how to edit, but still use a second and third pair of eyes before being confident enough to publish my work. I blog and feature other authors, because I know how difficult it is to get your work noticed in the vast sea of books out there. I try to keep up my reading and reviewing, also because we indies need reviews and such.

And that’s me in a nutshell.

Bound

Bound (Lucy's cover)

A young, successful woman finds herself attracted to a man who is known for his promiscuity. She has no idea if he wishes to play with her the way she wants him to.

While working together, they become closer. When she finally dares to reveal her desires, he only only asks her if she’s ready to say ‘please’. After she does, the games begin. But where will they end?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bound-ebook/dp/B00BAEGUHC/

http://www.amazon.com/Bound-ebook/dp/B00BAEGUHC/

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/281858 (Free with this code MK95J)

And now some links to her pages and her other books:

Facebook (all pages) : https://www.facebook.com/lucy.pireel?ref=tn_tnmn

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorpageLucyPireel

 

 

Blog

http://lucypireel.wordpress.com/

Goodreads page

http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6536994.Lucy_Pireel

Amazon page

http://www.amazon.com/Lucy-Pireel/e/B009L692V2

Website

http://lucypireel.com/

Smashwords page

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/LucyPireel

 

Twitter

https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/LucyPireel

AuthorsdB

http://www.authorsdb.com/component/content/article/8-authors/874-lucy-pireel

Google+

https://plus.google.com/u/0/105731497321102858244/posts?partnerid=gplp0

Buy links

 

Red Gone Bad

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/260239  (If you use  (code  TC66T) you can get a free copy!)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Red-Gone-Bad-ebook/dp/B00AFVTYDS/

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AFVTYDS

http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Red-Gone-Bad/book-SAmNyEi0MkiakJ2Hbaz4Nw/page1.html?s=AB25tS9ms0aRbYNKr-P3ZA&r=1

http://itun.es/i6DW8YP

Heaven’s Closed

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/265588

Thank you for reading and don’t forget to CLICK!

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