Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Heartless by Kelly Martin!!



Heartless (The Heartless Series)
Heartless
The Heartless Series
Book One
Kelly Martin

Genre: Paranormal

Publisher: indie (Kelly Martin)
Date of Publication: Jan. 17th, 2016

ISBN: 978-1-942246-75-6
ASIN: B0199LR1UM

Number of pages: 386
Word Count: 68000

Cover Artist: P.S. Cover Design and Author Services

Book Description:

Gracen has to fight the devil in her mind and the angel on her shoulder before one of them destroys her.

For thirteen years, Gracen Sullivan dreamed about a red-eyed demon named Hart Blackwell who tortured her every night. Her mother freaked when she found out about her daughter's "hallucinations" and forced Gracen to go to the doctor, who prescribed some very powerful medication which kept Hart out of her head for five years.

A week ago, Hart came back and brought a friend.

But something has changed, and Gracen is seeing Hart when she's awake too. And the other "friends" in her dreams? They have been found dead.

The police want to talk to her.

Her boyfriend has become distant.

Her dreams are becoming more and more intense.

Hell wants her.

Heaven has to stop her.

When push comes shoving, can Gracen fight the evil eating away inside her or will she be forced to embrace it and destroy the world?


Available at Amazon

Excerpt:
Jessup Hart Blackwell ate my brain every night. He also ate my spleen, my liver, and my kidneys. Basically, anything he could get to, he ate. My tongue was his favorite. He said liars’ tongues were the best.
The leather straps with the weird symbols on them held me down—and quite frankly chaffed the heck out of me—while he cut and ripped away at every bit of skin, muscle, and cell I had.
All but one.
My heart.
He said it was because I didn't have one.
For years this happened until I finally told my mom who took me to the doctor who in turn gave me some medicine to induce a dreamless sleep and offered the alternative of placing me in a mental hospital if I didn't want to take it.
I chose medicine.
The nightmares stopped.
Until a week ago when I started my freshman year at the University of Tennessee at Crimson Ridge campus.
Last night, Hart brought a friend.


Author Interview

First, tell me a little about your book …. Eighteen year old Gracen Sullivan has to fight the devil in her mind and the angel on her shoulder before one of them destroys her.

Do you recall how your interest in writing originated or did you always just know? I've always loved to write. I wrote a lot of fan fiction when I was younger (don't tell... just don't...).A few years ago, I decided I wanted to make my own characters and my own worlds. But I've always loved to write. In school, the writing assignments were my favorites.

What inspired you to write your first book and what was it? My first book was called Crossing the Deep and it came out October 2012. I 'saw' this scene in my mind of a man crying in the woods as he leaned over the body of this redheaded woman, and I wanted to know why. That's where Crossing the Deep came from. All my books start out with "why" or "what if".

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life? In Heartless, well... Hmmm... yeah. Strangely. There is one line that has been said to me in the past, but I've promised not to reveal what it is or who said it ;)

How do you chose when/which characters die in your books? Oh, I murder characters all the time in first drafts. I usually bring them back in other drafts though lol. I think you can't just kill a character for the sake of killing them. There has to be a reason and it needs to make sense. And most of the time, it hurts like heck.

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? She's not 'new' but Erin Morgenstern's THE NIGHT CIRCUS has grasped my interest.

Who do you look up to as a writer? I have a lot of writer friends who keep me going and who I look up to: Casey L. Bond, Tia Silverthorne Bach, KD Wood, Angela Schroeder, and Leah Sanders. I know I'm probably missing some people. That's why I hate naming names. There seriously are so many. I love them all!

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your book? I don't think so. I'm happy with it.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? I write linear, meaning I don't outline much. I just sort of go with the flow which is awesome except when I change mid story. But I don't stop and go back to change the first part of the book. I just keep going. Edits aren't entirely pleasant ;)

What book are you reading now? Or what genre? I'm reading 7 by Jo Michaels, Tia Silverthorne Bach, Kelly Risser, Casey L. Bond, and N.L. Greene.


Who designed the cover? And do you help with them? Laura Heritage from PS Cover Design and Author Services made them. She is AWESOME! She doesn't need my help to design them. :) I put in input, but she always makes them better than I could ever imagine.

Did you learn anything from writing your books and what was it? I learned that I have a lot of really weird nightmares. #truth

If you could be one of your characters, who would you chose? I wouldn't want to be one of my characters-- poor tortured things. If I HAD To be anybody, I'd pick Gracen from Heartless... for reasons ;)

Are there any books you think some of us should read, just because? My books? Heartless ;) Other books? I think you should all read Asylum by Madeliene Roux.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers? Thank you so much! It's been a long and wild ride to get to this point. Thank you for sticking with me, and thank you for being so nice and kind--and sending me random gifs of Jensen Ackles #thatslove


About the Author:
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Kelly Martin writes paranormal, contemporary, historical, and YA fiction. She has been married for over ten years and has three rowdy, angelic daughters. When she's not writing, she loves taking picture of abandoned houses, watching horror gamers on YouTube-- even though she's a huge wimp-- and drinking decaf white chocolate mochas. She's a total fangirl, loves the 80s and 90s, and has a sad addiction to paranormal TV shows. {Basically, she likes creepy stuff.} Her favorite characters are the very flawed 'good guys'--and 'bad guys' who don't know they are evil. She loves giving her readers books with unexpected twists and turns, but (here's a hint) most of her books have the ending spelled out in the first chapter. See if you can figure it out.

You can follow her writing adventure at www.kellymartinbooks.blogspot.com






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