Monday, May 26, 2014

Guest Blog & Giveaway: Return by Max W. Miller

Egyptian Moon Series
Book 1
Max W. Miller

Genre: New Adult Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Ironshield Marking LLC
Number of pages: 218 pages
Cover Artist: Kat Murphy

Book Description:

A young lady has to learn how to function on a college campus without the guidance of her parents while dealing with reincarnation. How will she fight and win the battle against the aggressive soul of an ancient Egyptian princess who is determined to RETURN.


PRFL would like to extend a very warm welcome to Max Miller, author of Return, and author of today's guest blog~

Blog Title: Breathing life into A Character - Misty Rapnel

Inside the world of a book series, character development begins of course with the first book. I want to share how I went about shelling-out a particular character. Before I decided on which character I would share with you, I turned to my reviews to see what Egyptian Moon – Return readers had to say. Two reviews in particular flashed back at me.
Many reviewers use general terms; I believe this is done to prevent giving away spoilers. Take a look at snippets from the following reviewers that specifically relates to characters.
Goodreads Snippet
This novel was very readable. I read most of it in one sitting and I wasn't bored the whole time. I really like Miller's writing style. She didn't go overboard with purple prose or anything like that.
I also adored Megan's roommate from the south. She was adorable and very likable. I wish that she had been the main character because she is so interesting and funny. I liked all her sayings and I might read some of the later books in the series just so I can see what happens to her.
Amazon – Snippet
This book really was a page turner. It was so easy to empathize with Meg, the main character. I felt the pain of her relationship and the pain of trying to begin college and friendships that aren't always what we expect. This book really grabbed me because it was an usual concept of possession. Good read! I highly recommend it and look forward to the next book.
When reviewers began to say what they like or even dislike about a character (s), a writer knows that they have breathed life into that character. My decision today is to tell you a bit about supporting character, Misty Rapnel.
Misty is a junior that transferred to MNU from Texas Tech U. She is one of the roommates of Megan Smart (my main character). Inside the covers of Egyptian Moon – Return, Misty took her first breath with a Texas dialect and have played it up with Texan slangs and witty comments throughout the book. For instance, Megan’s first interaction with Misty took place inside their college dormitory quad. “It’s hotter than screwing flat on my back in a field at noon,” Misty said.
As the story develops readers found that they could always count on Misty for an off-the-wall perception to whatever conversation taking place, such as: when the girls arrived at their first frat party off campus, Misty’s quick witted flirt sounded off with: “Who wee, y’all, I’m going to round up the beef tonight and I’m starting with Todd.”
After Megan’s freaky woes had her spinning out of control, she asked Misty to take her home to Cary, North Carolina. While Tangie and Megan rode inside Misty’s metallic red Chevy Silverado, Tangie found out that Misty kept unmentionables in her glove compartment—underwear to be exact. Tangie could not resist asking Misty if her panties were clean as they had fallen on Tangie’s feet. Misty’s response was: “Why, of course they are, little darling. Come hell or high water, I was determined to ride this horse from Lubbock to Winston Salem in less than the estimated twenty-something hours and I don’t like hotels eating up my cash reserve, and I don’t ride women with dirty drawers in my car, even if that woman with the dirty drawers is me.”
Misty’s light hearted term of endearment when referring to Megan is “Sweet tea.” And there’s something between her and cows because she always talks about them. Her Texas analogies always raises the questions of “what did she just say.” Misty Rapnel confesses that she is no jaw jacker—meaning she lives up to what she says,
I think you will agree with my reviewer that Misty Rapnel added memorable spice in a unique and light hearted way. Megan’s plight in dealing with reincarnation issues were made bearable by the supporting character of Misty Rapnel from Lubbock Texas.
Recently, I met one of my handsome nephews who actually was born and raised in the Dallas/Fort Worth area where he still resides. Glen, who I hadn’t seen in years, actually speaks with that charming southern drawl. Family members took to the historic streets of Savannah Georgia’s riverfront to celebrate my husband’s birthday. As I sat at a restaurant table, I took notice of my nephew’s home grown Texan accent and thought about Misty. It was as if she was there—long model legs, narrow waistline, sugary voice, long blonde hair with platinum highlights, deep blue eyes. You’re gonna love Misty, along with Megan and Tyler too.
Experience the Texan charm of Misty Rapnel Download Egyptian Moon – Return TODAY
From the author – Max W. Miller
I am on a never ending journey into the worlds of sci-fi / fantasy and all things paranormal. I write in several genres (Children, Teens/Young Adult, and New adult). This year, I plan to release the sequels to Sadie Mae Stevens, and Egyptian Moon. I’m also working on short stories that I will be rolling out continuously throughout the year. Most will be FREE to subscribers to my blog and inexpensive if purchased on Amazon. The two short story series that I’m presently working on are: Ghost Stories Unlimited and Monster Mates. All are welcome to visit my Blog for new and exciting FREE flash fiction and updates on my shenanigans.  

Thank you so much for joining us today, Max. We really enjoyed the visit. Good luck and great sales with Return.

About the Author:

Max W. Miller was born in Savannah, Georgia, but has lived in North Carolina with her husband and two children for many years. She comes from a large family with eight siblings who have also experienced supernatural encounters.
Max enjoys writing science fiction, fantasy, and all things paranormal because she believes that we have three distinct parts to our being—body, mind and spirit (soul), and that other life forms in other realms are just as real as we are. In her writing, Max uses popular fantasy, science fiction and paranormal topics such as aliens, ghosts, and witches, and expresses them in a way that is highly entertaining and thought provoking.

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