Guest Post: A Hodgepodge of Inspiration from Stephanie Nelson

I am pleased to have Stephanie Nelson, author of Deceived and it's predecessor Craved, both part of the Gwen Sparks Series

Hi, and thanks for having me today. I’m not the best at guest post. Don’t ask me why. I can write an entire novel but a simple 3 paragraph post is torture for me. So, I thought I’d do a hodgepodge of topics. Enjoy my indecisiveness!

Soundtrack to Deceived
1) Paramore…………….We Are Broken
2) Paramore…………….Conspiracy
3) Paramore…………….All I Wanted
4) 30 Seconds to Mars….Was it a Dream
5) 30 Seconds to Mars….This is War
6) American Bang………Rewind
7) Breaking Benjamin….Breathe
8) Breaking Benjamin….Dear Agony
9) Breaking Benjamin….Break my Fall
10) Halestorm…………..Familiar Taste of Poison
11) Halestorm…………...I’m Not an Angel
12) James Morrison……..Nothing Ever Hurt Like You
13) Melody Gardot……..Black as Night
14) Melody Gardot……..Who’ll comfort me

Music plays a HUGE role in my writing. I soak up the emotion within it and put it into my writing.

Things that inspire me

1) Music, obviously
2) Rainy days – I don’t know why but I feel so creative when the weather is gloomy.
3) Spicy scented candles – I have a thing for autumn. I guess the coziness of pumpkin scented candles helps me have a little piece of fall in the summer.
4) Everyday life. I’ll think of whatever it is that I’m doing and put my characters in my shoes. I work it all out as to how they’d react or what they’d say. It helps me connect with my characters on a deeper level

About Deceived:

The vampire drug, brew, nearly ruined Gwen Sparks’ life. Just when things started to get back to normal between her and Aiden, she is summoned by the North American Witches Council to their central city of Moon.
A war is imminent between vampires and witches, and Gwen’s experiences with brew are being used to fuel the fire. She is about to discover just how powerful she is with the help of the ruggedly handsome Angel of Death and just how far some people will go to get what they want.
Gwen is going to learn exactly what it means to be Deceived.

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