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Hi all:

You will remember that I had Lucy Pireel as my guest a while back. OK, if you don’t remember, here is the post:

https://olganm.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/guest-author-lucy-pireel/

Since that post I’ve had a chance to get to know Lucy better, and we’ve talked not only about writing (believe it or not, writers talk about other things…sometimes), but of such varied subjects as yoga (because Lucy practices and teaches Yoga, and I’m seriously considering attending one of her courses maybe next year…), spirituality, work, spare time (what is that?), hobbies (Lucy has green fingers and loves growing things… I just eat green things)… By the way, if you want to keep up-to-date with new authors, don’t miss Lucy’s blog (see link below) where you can get to know the most talented writers through Lucy’s fabulous interviews (yes, I’ve visited her blog).

But of course, Lucy is a writer, that’s how I met her, and today she brings us her new book, a collection of short stories with a very suggestive and inviting name ‘A Menu Of Death’. And don’t forget to check the giveaway!

by Lucy Pireel
A collection of stories centered around vengeance, obsession, cravings, and life.
Pick one item of the Menu or devour the entire buffet
Make sure you don’t bite off more than you can chew
Read, but not with greed
for Death awaits, ready to come and collect its due
AMAZON US | AMAZON UK | KOBO | SMASHWORDS
These eight short stories revolve around obsession, revenge, craving, love, and Death.
A woman in need of rescue, a man who hungers for his wife, a demon lost, or wishes coming true, all characters want something.
Badly.
But …
You can’t always get what you want, but you might just get what you need.
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About the author
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Lucy Pireel is a writer who doesn’t let herself be restricted to any one
genre. She loves to write in whatever direction her current story
leads her.
When she’s not writing, or reading, she is practicing or teaching yoga,
her other passion. Or she could be on a long hike somewhere in the
beautiful British nature.
Being an author it is almost a given she has a great love for chocolate and
coffee to live on while writing, but she doesn’t shy away from trying
to prepare intricate dishes, for cooking is another thing she enjoys.
Should you want to follow her she can be found at:
Her Site, WordPress Blog, on Google+, Twitter, and The Book of Faces.
If you want to keep track of what she is reading follow her on BookLikes.
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For now I’ll let you read a small teaser from one of the stories in this Collection,
Hunger

They had walked for days without seeing any of the lush greens the others had said he’d be able to eat. Gwars hadn’t had any food before they left, because a part of the initiation had been a fast and now his beast clawed at his bindings. Flesh, red, fresh meat, bloody, alive, ready to grab and devour. He shook his head to rid these thoughts.

“When will we eat?” Gwars asked Twark.

“You’ll eat when we are back. Be strong, prove you are worthy to be in our coven. It’s not much further before we will be at our destination.”

Puzzled Gwars recognised the street they had started out from and looked around to see if he was right. At that moment the sound of a rift closing caught his attention and he turned.

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And then we come at the end of things, where all that is left is the Giveaway! Yay!
Stuff to win:
1 $25 Amazon Gift Card
One of five digital copies of Red Gone Bad by Lucy Pireel
One of five digital copies of Shadow People by Jo Robinson
One of five digital copies of African Me by Jo Robinson
Click on the link to go to the Rafflecopter giveaway
http://kristyberridge.blogspot.com.au/
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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!

Lucy P

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

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