Monday, August 5, 2013

Welcome author Wes Dodd/Giveaway

Welcome to my Reading Nook, Wes Dodd. Please make yourself at home and let my cabana boys/girls get you a drink.

Comfortable? Wonderful. Now let’s get started.

To get us started can you tell us a little about what you are working on or have coming out?    

WD: Thank you for having me. I am a new writer with 3 published novels within the last year. I have 2 sequels I’ve started. One is a sequel with the probability of a trilogy for The Secret Guardian, fantasy novel. I am also in the planning stages of a sequel to Saving Faith. When I ended the novel I could clearly see a potential sequel. After the comments I’ve received, it definitely will be one but might not be my next. I’m a few chapters into another novel that will be called Sarah’s Song. This one may be my most challenging one to write, hopefully ready by next spring. 

How would you describe yourself using only five words?         
WD: A free spirit with imagination.

If you could write a warning label for yourself as a person or an author, what would it say?                        
WD: WARNING! Wes Dodd novels will take you hostage, not able to put it down until completed. May be hazardous to your lifestyle.

Do you have any guilty pleasures?       
 WD: None that I can think of; I do get Captain Morgan to help me write. 

Name one thing readers would be surprised to know about you.   
WD: I don’t like to read. I’m more of a movie person. The important thing whether written or on screen is to have a great story, no matter what genre. 

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?                 
WD: I would like to visit different places in the world, but I’m sure I would want to stay in the good ole USA.

How do you get yourself in the mood to write?                                                                     WD: I’m constantly writing. I hold down a full time job, but I keep notes in my pocket about the story I’m working on. It’s constantly on my mind. Then when I get time, I put them in the computer.

Who are some of your favorite authors? 
WD: Nickolas Sparks, Patricia Cornwell and James Patterson

Do you have a favorite TV show you can't miss?                                                               WD: Nope, I don’t own a TV. I split up with my fiancĂ© over 3 years ago and went without a TV for a while. Then I discovered a passion for writing. So now I don’t want a TV.  

If you could date any character from any book, who would it be and why-no it doesn't have to be from your books?
WD: Sheradon from The Crimson Key; she is hot. I should know. I created her.

Anything else you want to add?

The Crimson Key by Wes Dodd

David Paige, a young detective from Charleston, S.C., is about to embark on an investigation of a lifetime—his own. After an unexpected tragedy shatters his perfect world, he discovers that his mother had been keeping a life-long secret from him, revealing that he is not who he believed he was. With no family member to turn to, David has to rely on his detective skills and a mysterious item left to him from his mother—a crimson-colored key.

The search for the truth takes David to New York City, where he runs head on into lies, deception and murder, all in an attempt to cover up a string of dreadful crimes. Then if this is not enough to deal with, he falls for the daughter of a prominent man, both sharing an undeniable attraction—which complicates his life even further.

 It isn’t until a near-death experience, and help from his mother through several frightening nightmares, that the pieces of the puzzle finally begin to come together. The Crimson Key ultimately unveils many secrets, surprising many people including David—opening his eyes and heart as well.

Teaser Excerpt from Chapter One:

Alice Paige rose up in her bed, awakened by a pounding on her door. She peered at the clock—1:07 a.m. She carefully placed her book on the nightstand, the book she was reading when she drifted off. “Who is at my door at one in the morning?” she thought to herself as she slipped on her heavy brown robe. Reaching the front door, she pulled the curtain back carefully, just enough to peek outside. Though the front was dimly lit and the rain poured down, she instantly recognized the figure that stood on her front stoop. The long blonde hair and familiar curvatures of her slender face could be but one person. Alice slowly opened the door and invited her twin sister, Amber, inside.

Alice and Amber were identical twins at birth, though now complete opposites in many ways. Alice had light ash brown hair that she kept very short. She never wore makeup and was considered plain-looking and ordinary in her ways. Amber, on the other hand, was gifted with rare beauty and a voluptuous figure. She did very well in beauty pageants and at age eighteen went off to New York City in pursuit of a modeling career. Alice remained hidden in her shadow.

Amber entered slowly, carrying an odd-looking basket covered entirely with a blue blanket, wet from the rain. She tugged a large suitcase on wheels that seemed to be very heavy. She sat the basket down gingerly, as if what lay hidden within might be fragile. Amber then fell into her sister’s arms, releasing a flood of emotions. She hugged Alice tightly, clinging firmly to her as if hanging on for dear life    

About the Author:

 Wes Dodd was born in Lynchburg, Virginia in 1958, currently residing in Southside Virginia. He has two daughters and three grandchildren, whom are hidden within each story written. Just recently he has discovered a passion for creating and breathing life into great stories. Since July of 2012, he has published three novels: The Crimson Key, The Secret Guardian and Saving Faith. His first published, The Crimson Key, came to him by way of a dream.

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Giveaway Information:

Leave a comment along with your email address to be entered to win this great prize from author Wes Dodd~ Wes will award a $20 Amazon gift card to one randomly drawn commenter.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Andra Lyn said...

I just love this cover! It's beautiful and sexy and awesome! Thanks for sharing!

andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

Shannon R said...

Thanks for the great interview. I love the warning label

fencingromein at hotmail dot com

Wes Dodd said...

Thanks Shannon R. I tried to be myself in the interview.

bn100 said...

Very nice interview

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Catherine Lee said...

You don't own a TV? Sometimes I wonder how productive I might be if I didn't have one...or 5. My hubby & I have FIVE TVs--for the 2 of us.
catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

Kate said...

An excellent post and giveaway! Thanks :)

hense1kk (at) cmich (dot) edu

Mary Preston said...

Great to add another author to my reading list thank you.


Karen H in NC said...

I'm looking forward to following you on your tour to get to know you and your book. Thanks for the interview and except. Sounds like an exciting story.

kareninnc at gmail dot com


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