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Monday, September 26, 2016

SVC Ricketts

Meet the Author
SVC Ricketts BIO:
SVC Ricketts is a Contemporary Romance author and professional smart alec (self-professed). Her work has been recognized by the Pacific Northwest Writers Association and was selected as a finalist for the 2013 PNWA Literary Competition in the Romance category.  Raised between Southern California and Oahu, she moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1993 and although she loves it here, her heart belongs to the Islands - it always will. When she’s not in, what she loving calls “book-mode,” she multitasks her life between her hilarious adult special needs daughter, super smexy husband of 11 years, two dogs, and sweating out her stress in a hot yoga studio. She’s also an avid Twitter (@SVC_Ricketts) and Facebook (SVC Ricketts) addict (again, self-professed). If you want to check out her other ramblings, you can visit her at www.SmexyIndieAuthor.com.

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Pieces of One, Part One (The Dark Life Collection)

Two men want me and I want them. Simple, right? Except for one slight complication… For over two years, I’ve been dealing with a pain in the butt MY way. Separately. She has her life and I have mine. They don’t intermingle. It’s the only way to keep things sane. But now she’s done something monumentally stupid and the only way to untangle myself from her mess is to live life in her shoes. Me, on the run in five inch stilettos. Great. 

My name is Trista Dividir. I have Dissociative Identity Disorder and Marvy is my other personality, my alter. To get my life back, I lie, I cheat, and I fall for both of her lovers. Little do I know, I’m not the only liar. Did I mention I have another alter? Yeah, I didn’t know about her either. 

Book one in a three part contemporary romantic suspense series. This has a mild cliff-hanger ending. Consider yourself forewarned.  

** CAUTION: Due to mature language, sexual content, and excessive whatever, this entire series is not intended for an audience under the age of 21. If you are over this age and cannot handle the "vulgarity" detailed within contemporary romances of this century, please don't buy this book. **
Pieces of One, Part Two (The Dark Life Collection)
** Book TWO in a three part DARK suspense and contemporary romance series. Be warned: IT HAS A CLIFFHANGER ENDING! Author not to be held responsible for broken or damage eReaders. ** 

Trista Within the last few weeks I’ve been stalked, almost raped, witnessed a murder, and found out I am working with the FBI. All because of that tramp, Marvy. Mind you, I did have had my first sexual experience with a smoking hot guy, so there’s that…but I still hate her.  Marvy That dumb mouse blames me for everything, which is total horse manure! If were up to me, I wouldn’t have gone back to the club without a gun. Now I’m stuck with that jerk-off, Bryson, hiding from people who want to see me dead. Trista I’m supposed to be getting the dirt on Bryson, but truth of the matter is, I think I’m falling in love with the scumbag. He killed someone to protect me, but he also is the reason he had to. I don’t know what to think about him. He doesn’t know about my problems. Or maybe he does.  The only man I can trust is Alex. But he doesn’t know where I am thanks to Bryson. I love them both in ways that are completely different. Kind of like my alters. Valeria Wat a friggin’ mess, dez two dip shitz are! 

** Due to explicit language, violence and sexual scenes, this is recommended for a mature audience, 18+. Read with extreme CAUTION. **
Broken - A Pieces of One Novella (The Dark Life Collection) 
***FREE eBOOK***
They say there are five stages of loss. In a way, that’s what I’m going through of sorts. But I find myself stuck in two of them, anger and depression.  1)Denial I lived there when she left with Seviride at the airport. Thinking she loved me like a sappy sack of dumb sh*t. 2)Anger Blew past denial when I found her listless body on the beach. To say I was pissed when I found out she was pregnant would be an understatement. 3)Bargaining Didn’t get a chance for that one since the FBI took her away, hiding them both from the Croatian Mob. 4)Depression Some would say this is the reason for my perpetual day-drunk state. What they don’t understand is, I like it. It helps welcome the night and numbs me from my unending sex-fest. I suppose those people think I should shower too. 5)Acceptance Everyone keeps telling me to move on. Are you f*cking kidding me? If they only knew she’s not even freaking dead!  For me, that final stage would be elusive anyway. She was my rush. With every second that ticks away, I live day-by-stinking-day in the rotting pit of my Hell without her.
My Last Season With You
“Dealing with your own terminal illness is easier than telling your best friend that you’re in love with her. Just sayin’.” – Regina Callahan Reggie Callahan has come to terms with her prognosis of less than a year to live. She’s been dealing with it all summer thanks to blacking out and falling off her horse back home in Wisconsin. Instead of starting her junior year, she’s only back at New York University to tie up loose ends. One of them is breaking the news to her childhood friend, actress and model, Desi St. Clair. For Reggie, telling her that she is sick, and leaving the city is harder than learning you’re going to die. Until Desi kisses her. This isn’t a story about gender preference or about living with cancer. Plain and simple, it’s about love and what people are willing to endure to live without regrets and savor every moment. Portion of all sales will go to Free2Luv, a non-profit charity that supports anti-bullying & the freedom of expression. 

 **This is a STANDALONE novella. It is not part of a series, and does not contain a cliffhanger. This book is intended for mature audiences. Does NOT contain explicit or graphic sexual scenes. **

Interview with Sirens

1.When and why did you begin writing? 
As a kid, I wasn't much of a reader. This horrible offense carried throughout my teenage angst, young adult years, and most of my adult life. It wasn't till I was dragged to The Hunger Games movie, did the bug infect me. The library became my 2nd home and I was taking out and returning between 5 - 10 books a week. I stuck to the YA genre because that's all I knew. In some books, I would get very irritated at the heroines and their stupid choices. I finally told myself, "If it bugs you so much, write your own book." So taking my advice, a month later, I pounded one out. It will never see the light of day, but I did it! "Shit or get off the pot," has always been my motto.

2.When did you first consider yourself a writer? 
After writing the YA-SpecFic book. I loved the feeling writing it, the flying keys clicking away with my imagination filling up the Word doc and the feeling of accomplishment when I was done. 

3.Do you plot out your books on paper? Or seat of your pants?
My brand of crazy comes organically. Sometimes I think of lines or scenes and just jot them down. No order or even in any kind of sense to the story, but I always know it'll end up in the book somewhere. Plotting out is too structured for me. I like coloring outside the lines.

4.Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life? 
There are references mirroring things and people in my life. I don't think any author writes without having personal connections to their stories.

5.What books have most influenced your life? 
The Bible. Kidding. The Outsiders stuck with me. I love a good underdog story since I always feel like one. Rise to the challenge every day though.

6.If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? 
Ella Fox. She has been with me since day 1, never once has she not made time to guide me or settle me down. She's a straight-shooter, no B.S. taker, overall awesome person to call friend!

7.What book are you reading now? 
Ella's Something To Believe In. I'm a very slow reader right now.

8.What are your current projects?
Pieces of One, Part 3 is my main focus, however I have five other partially written stories in my files. Three of which will complete The Dark Life Collection.

9.Do you see writing as a career? 
My career is being a caregiver for my adult special needs daughter. Being a writer is my second career and one I am just as proud of. Regardless if I ever put another book out (calm down, Crystal), I will always consider myself a writer.

10.Is there anything you find particularly challenging in writing? 
Finding enough time wind up my creative juices and sit my ass down to put it all down.

11.Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
From an inspirational perspective, J.K. Rowling for never giving up. Pluse E.L. James, for being a pioneer for the romance genre.
Writing style? That would be Laini Taylor hands down. Daughter Of Smoke And Bone is vivid with life jumping off the pages.

12.Do you have any advice for other writers? 
I always think of Whoopi Goldberg in Sister Act 2. The scene where she tells Lauren Hill, "If you wake up and can think of nothing but singing, you're meant to be a singer." Same philosophy applies to writing. Keep reading, keep learning, keep getting better. But just remember, being a writer doesn't mean you have to be published. Write because you love to write.

13. Which of your books do you like the most? 
My first publication, My Last Season With You. It's an ugly-cry that still gets to me. I saw one of my teasers thanks to FB Memories and I started to tear up again.

14. Do you get nervous when you publish a book? 
Not really, it's more of a sense of relief. Then I can move on to the next one. Besides, not every book is for every one. Some will love, some will like, some will tear it to shreds. To each his/her own. I can't afford to base my work on the trends of the wind. That would make me a basketcase.

Fun Questions:

Favorite food? 
Carbs. I need a shirt that says, "I heart CARBS!"

Favorite time of day? 
Any time I can have to myself.

What do you do to relax?
Relax...what's that? There are honestly not enough hours in the day to take a fraction from it for relaxation.

Favorite color? 

Cats or dogs? 
Dogs. Cats are evil. Dogs are nice and dumb and love me despite my faults.

Favorite music genre? 

What questions would you like to ask your readers? 
Remember me? Hahahahahahaha!

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