Saturday, August 6, 2011

Author Spotlight: Dale Mayer

Freelance writer Dale Mayer lives in the beautiful Okanagan valley in British Columbia, Canada.  She’s multi-pubbed in nonfiction but her true love is the stories that weave through her mind. For the past nine years, she’s written around the daily responsibilities of being a single mother of four and still squeezes in time to produce new fiction manuscripts each year.

In fiction, she writes taut psychological suspense with romance and paranormal elements.  She has recently branched out into both mystery and urban fantasy books for young adult with the occasional vampire book thrown in just for fun.
*Bio taken from Dale's website
Dale has recently branched off into the Young Adult genre. Below are her two YA novels

Dangerous Designs (June 30, 2011)

Talk about suffering for one’s art…
Her…Storey Dalton is seventeen and now boyfriendless after being dumped via Facebook. Drawing is her escape. It’s like as soon as she gets down one image, a dozen more are pressing in on her.  Then she realizes her pictures are almost drawing themselves…or is it that her new pencil is alive?

Him…Eric Jordan is a new Ranger and the only son of the Councilman to his world.  He’s crossed the veil between dimensions to retrieve a lost stylus.  But Storey is already experimenting with her new pencil and what her drawings can do – like open portals.

It … The stylus is a soul-bound intelligence from Eric’s dimension on Earth and uses Storey’s unsuspecting mind to seek its way home, giving her an unbelievable power.  She unwittingly opens a third dimension, one that held a dangerous predatory species banished from Eric’s world centuries ago, releasing these animals into both dimensions.

Them… Once in Eric’s homeland, Storey is blamed for the calamity and sentenced to death.  When she escapes, Eric is ordered to bring her back or face that same death penalty. With nothing to lose, can they work together across dimensions to save both their worlds?
But It Online:

Vampire In Denial (August 1, 2011)
Like being a sixteen-year-old vampire isn't hard enough, Tessa's throwback human genes make her an outcast among her relatives. But try as she might, she can't get a handle on the vampire lifestyle and all the...blood.

Turning her back on the vamp world, she embraces the human teenage lifestyle—high school, peer pressure and finding a boyfriend. Jared manages to stir something in her blood. He's smart and fun and oh, so cute. But Tessa's dream of a having the perfect boyfriend turns into a nightmare when vampires attack the movie theatre and kidnaps her date.

Once again, Tessa finds herself torn between the human world and the vampire one. Will blood own out? Can she make peace with who she is as well as what?
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To enter, leave a comment answering the following (make sure you leave a way for me to contact you):
If your drawings could open portals to new worlds, what kind of place would your portal open up to?
Example: I'd love to open a portal to a Narnia-like world...minus the white witch.


Alicia0605 said...

I would open up a world to someplace like olympus where gods still had a place in the world!


Çråz¥ K¥ said...

I would open a world where everyone can be what they what, like mermaids or vampires.

~The Book Pixie said...
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~The Book Pixie said...

A world similar to Hogwarts, minus Lord Voldemort! bahaha. Oh come on, you knew someone was bound to say it sooner or later. :P

Dangerous Designs sounds like a great read!


Unknown said...

I would open up a world where people could change into any animal they wanted.

angel said...

I would open up a mortal, that would allow me to enter any book i was currently reading at the time

Tore said...

I would open a portal to where you can time travel to different periods of time. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book.

Chrisbails said...

Great interview. this is a new author for me and am always looking for new reads. would love to win this book, it looks great. thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win.

Holly said...

Great interview! I'll have to add both books to my TBR list.

If I could open a portal to another world, I would love for it to be from books I've read or that I'm reading. That would really make the story come to life!
Thanks for the giveaway!

joannie said...

joannie says if i could open a portal i would love to go back in time when women where treated as special and men were gentalmen. when family was honored. somewhere where there was a beautiful garendens and a shore. thanks joannie

Denise Z said...

My portal would open on a tropical island and there would be all the amenities necessary and interesting people of different magical cultures. These books sound very interesting and I thank you for the giveaway opportunity.


babysaffron said...

If i could open a portal.... i want it to be like where Allie Beckstrom lived....Somewhere not that human... But different to gifted ones...

Hoot said...

I would want it to be colorful. Some sort of mix of Willy Wanka Chocolate Factory (the part before the ride on the boat) and Alice in Wonderland.

hootowl1978 at gmail dot com

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