Hey guys! Today I'm featuring an author on my blog and her book, Everblossom! Larissa is a very nice author and I've loved working with her to feature her on my blog! I do hope you will check it out and think about getting it! :) Everblossom is a collection of short stories and poems that explore the three stages of a flower that correlates to the human different stages of life but with a paranormal and fantasy twist.
Everblossom by Larissa Hinton
An anthology that will quench your thirst for more than the ordinary.
Everblossom is a journey through poems and short stories that may seem ordinary on the surface but dig a little deeper and the world not only shifts . . . It changes.
The author who brought you Iwishacana/Acanawishi, now brings you a dash of everything from dark fantasy to the paranormal to romance. So prepare yourself to delve into the three stages of the flower from bud to blossom then back to seed; you'll go through them all with a whole new perspective on what it all truly means.
The young adult fantasy and paranormal romance author, Larissa Hinton, grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia and Chesapeake, Virginia. She now lives in northern Virginia, but she always looks forward to going back to the sweet smell of the salty ocean.
Larissa has always loved writing since the age of 12 and hasn't stopped since. After many years of writing whimsical tales of romance and fantasy, she is now proud to be a self-published author. When she's not writing, she's teaching English at a local middle school.
When seen out of the classroom, Larissa is shopping for the next great Wii game, searching for undiscovered treasure (a.k.a. sparkly jewelry) and plucking some fresh fruits (or vegetables, dependent on the year) out of her small garden.
Larissa Hinton is currently author of Everblossom: A Short Story and poetry Anthology. However, be on the lookout for Angel Diaries (a paranormal romance) and Everblossom 2: A Second Anthology of Short Stories and Poems!
If you want to know more about this author and her sarcasm, then check out her blog and click on FAQs.
Rose feet were frozen at the spot. The car's engine revved, the driver gunning for road kill alá Rose, and yet she still couldn’t move. Her feet refused to obey the frantic signal of movement from her brain. Then before she knew it, her face was eating pavement, and Nik was suddenly shielding her with his body. The car sped by with the figments of yellow and purple, blurring the paint of movement. Rose and Nik looked at each other, both mirroring a frown, then Rose coughed and Nik moved off her.
“Why didn’t you move?” Nik asked, dusting himself off.
“It’s called shock,” Rose said, then sighed. “Didn’t you think I wanted to move?”
“Yet you stood there like an idiot, waiting for that guy to run you over. Did you actually think he would stop?”
“No,” Rose whispered. “Thanks by the way.”
Nik nodded and trudged off to the beach. Rose grabbed her bag and was right behind him, her flip flops making a loud snapping noise. When the ocean greeted their eyes, they both stopped mid way. It brought back memories it shouldn’t have. The waves, the beach, the grinding sand, laughter suddenly stopped, cut off in a single moment of change. Rose sighed and picked a spot on the beach. She opened up the beach umbrella she had found in her beach house shed and sat down under it.
Nik looked at her, comfortably sitting in the sand with, of course, a book in her hand, summer reading for the honors class at Vathory High. He knew he should be doing the same thing, but the moment, that memory, a dream, a fantasy suddenly turning into a reality couldn’t stop haunting him. He had to know.
“Rose?” Nik said.
Rose refused to turn around, knowing that hitch his in voice. “What?”
“Won’t you even look at me?”
Rose turned around and added a raised eyebrow. “Are you happy now?”
“What is that suppose to mean?”
“Never mind. I don’t want to fight.”
Nik sat down next her. “Neither do I but what happened yesterday--”
“Was a mistake.” Rose slapped her book closed. “There’s nothing to talk about.”
“So you accidently kissed me?”
Rose looked at him and then turned back her gaze to the ocean. “No, I just didn’t . . . I didn’t know . . . I just did it okay? Can we please drop it and remain best buds like we were before this ever happened?”
“I wish I could, Rose. More then you know.” Nik paused. “But everything has changed. We can’t go back.”
Rose turned away from him letting the sentence hanging in the air. She slid her sunglasses on and stared into the slowly setting sun. Nik looked down at the book laying between them, The Scarlet Letter. He turned away and instead enjoyed the view of the sand, the beach, the sea and the sky touching in a sweet embrace.
And now, let's welcome Larissa to the blog to have a little chat with us!
Q. When did you first
I started writing at the
ripe age of 12. At first, I wrote poems because of my lovely English teacher
decided that we should write poems and from then on, I fell in love with
poetry. The writing bug really bit me a year later when the movie of
Nickelodeon movie, Clock Stoppers came out. I thought the movie was going to be
horrible, so I decided that I would write a novel that would be better than the
movie. Needless to say, my book wasn't as good as the movie but I didn't care.
I love writing and nothing else mattered. Thus my obsession with writing begun.
Q. What music do you
listen to when you write?
Actually, I don't listen
to music when I write. The reason I don't listen to music is because it
distracts me from writing. My favorite genre is electronic dance. So every time
I listen to it (especially Cascada or Rihanna's Please Don't Stop the Music) I
want to dance instead of write. So it's more of a hindrance instead of a
Q. Do you have any hidden
Apparently, I have the
talent of weaving my hair. Everywhere I go people compliment me on my hair and
they are so shocked to know that I did it myself. You should see their faces,
"You did THAT yourself?" Yeah, of course. You know how expensive it
is to get kinky twists done? Over a hundred dollars easy, especially with all
of the hair weave I did and how long it is. I'll give you a hint: The hair is
longer than you think! I constantly sit on my hair, lol since I didn't
originally intend for my hair to be this long when I started out . . . But
that's a whole different story.
Q. Tell us about your book.
A Short Sort and Poetry Anthology is a collection of short stories and poems
that explore the three stages of a flower that correlates to the human
different stages of life but with a paranormal and fantasy twist. Here's more
information about it in the blurb:
An anthology that will quench your thirst for more than the
is a journey through poems and short stories that may seem ordinary on the
surface but dig a little deeper and the world not only shifts . . . It changes.
author who brought you Iwishacana/Acanawishi, now brings you a dash of
everything from dark fantasy to the paranormal to romance. So prepare yourself
to delve into the three stages of the flower from bud to blossom then back to
seed; you'll go through them all with a whole new perspective on what it all
Oh, and one of the poems,
In Death You Speak, it was inspired by boredom in class. I was sitting in one
of the English Literature classes listening to them drone on and on about
something, so I wrote a poem instead of listening. J I know. I'm
horrible. A-soon-to-be English teacher not paying attention in an English
Q: Are you currently working on a project?
Yes, it's called Angel
Diaries which is a YA paranormal romance novel. Here's a sneak peek of the
Lindsey's life couldn't
have been any more ordinary. So, she had two guys fighting over her, a psychic
friend and a school dominated by Goths but, other than that, life was good.
That is until horrible nightmare start about her mother being ripped apart by a
monster changed her life from the inside out. Literally. Her whole world was
full of lies. She's not even human. She's an Angel.
Q: What do you feel is your greatest accomplishment as a writer?
Saying goodbye to
traditional publishing limitations and inquiries. Releasing myself from their
validation. It's absolute freedom to say goodbye to traditional publishing. Not
for good, but not using someone else's measurements of success or great writing
to say that I'm a great writer and I don't need your validation. All I need is
to write and find my own audience my own way through self-publishing. That's my
greatest accomplishment and one of the best damn decisions I've ever made.
Q. What book are you
I'm reading Slice of
Cherry by Dia Reeves. It's a gorgeously dark fantasy book from an author I
love. Sadly, I'm almost finished with it but I will give it a grand review
hopefully sometime next week. I'm so excited to share this book with my
Q. What is the most
difficult thing about being a writer? What is the easiest thing?
The easiest thing about
writing is coming up with the ideas. I come up with new ideas practically every
day I take a step outside. Now the hardest part about writing is putting your
idea on paper and making it come across right. Especially for a novel. It's a
long journey from the first page until the last and to make sure it's
projecting the idea from cover to cover from word to word is the most difficult
part. As a writer, you have to be consistent, persistent, and have excellent
time management to be able to complete a novel with style, grace and be sane.
Seriously. Ask some writers if they haven't pulled their hair out over a story
that just wouldn't translate from their brain onto the paper right. Ah, the
makings of a novel.
Q. Quick: Vampire or Shapeshifter?
Shapeshifters all the way.
Vampires get way too much hype right now and they have become mainstream and
valued for their apparent sex appeal. Shapeshifters on the other hand, will
always win in a battle, they are scary, and they are sexy. Win win.
Q. Any advice for writers?
The first piece of advice I would
give to an newbie writer is to never give up. I really cannot stress this enough
It seems like defeat is fate for
writers. Traditional publishers and agents are dishing out rejection slips as
if it's the new hottest trends. Self-publishing seems like giving up on your
But reconsidering your options,
doing research on your plans in publishing and joining a support writing group
makes all the difference.
Throughout your writing career,
just remember to never give up. Never give up and believe in your talent, and
from there you'll know where to go.
Q. Anything you want to say to your
To my readers, I have to say you
are the driving force behind my writing. You are the people I am so grateful
for and I hope that you will find time to read my books and love them just as
much as I do. And if you do love them to pieces, then please express and share
your love in reviewing my books online! That is all the thanks I need at the
end of the day.
So yep, that's about it for today! Thanks for joining us! :)
My name's Victoria and I love to read! And I guess no matter how busy I am, I'll always find time to read because you can't stop a passion, can you? I love netball, especially shooting, there's just something so peaceful about it, isn't there?
I started blogging in 2011, around November. I've fallen in love with it. Blogging about books just is so fun. Of course, I haven't been the most active of bloggers due to school:( Hopefully that will change now that I'm finally free!
But above all, I love my Lord Jesus Christ, my Savior. I've put my trust in Him. Because I know that no matter what, He will never forsake me nor leave me.
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