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Podcast Episode 17: Holiday shopping guide with guest Sara from Novel Vovice!

Happy holidays! We know it’s the time to shop for friends and family, and we have put together an awesome book-inspired guide of tons of fun products inspired by your favorite series! And don’t forget to take note of all the discount codes, to help you save!

Here’s the list of all the shops mentioned:

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For Sara’s discount codes, click here! 

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Podcast Episode 16: interview with author Tasha Suri on her Indian-inspired epic fantasy EMPIRE OF SAND!

In episode 16 I had the pleasure of chatting with Tasha Suri about her debut fantasy EMPIRE OF SAND. It’s an awesome epic fantasy which draws inspiration from Mughal India, Hinduism, and much more! We talk about culture clash, dance as a form of magic, NaNoWriMo, and much more! Enjoy the ink feather podcast!

Also, here’s a link to the etsy store I mention which has lots of signed author swag:

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LZStudiosImagery/

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Podcast Episode 15: interview with NY Times bestselling author Livia Blackburne on her new YA, UMBERTOUCHED!

Lauren here, and here’s some food for thought: what if a healer becomes ill with terminal illness, her touch instead of healing kills, what if soldier captured tortured and has the chance for revenge,but with the price giving up your sense of self, what if you lose memory, you fall in love w someone you despise? What if you get memory back?

These are the core questions around novels ROSEMARKED and UMBERTOUCHED by NYT bestselling author Livia blackburne. Livia sat down with me to go deep into creating characters with trauma, and what it’s like to take them through a series to its finish. We talk about these things and much more on today’s episode of the ink feather podcast.

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Podcast Episode 14: interview with NY Times bestselling author Julie Kagawa on her new YA fantasy SHADOW OF THE FOX!

Hey guys, Lauren here, and today I want you to think about how you would define an ideal YA fantasy. What elements would you put on your list? Well, I had the pleasure of recently reading Julie Kagawa’s newest book, Shadow of the Fox, and for me it had pretty much everything I love in a good YA fantasy book.

In episode 14 I chat with bestselling author Julie Kagawa about her new book SHADOW OF THE FOX, out today. We chat about how she created the incredible world and characters of this story, including  pulling from Japanese myth, being inspired by anime, and how to put all your favorite elements into a book and blend them successfully.

Also we teamed up with her publisher Harlequin teen to give away a copy of Shadow of the fox! This giveaway goes until October 9th, and is for North America only. be sure to enter below!

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Enter until 12 AM EST on October 9th, 2018

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Podcast Episode 13: interview with debut author Rena Rossner on her book THE SISTERS OF THE WINTER WOOD!

In episode 13 I chat with agent turned author Rena Rossner on her debut fantasy novel, THE SISTERS OF THE WINTER WOOD. We discuss the melding of fairytale magic and family history, talk about discovering ourselves, and much more! Also, be sure to head below to enter a giveaway for a copy of the book!

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Podcast Episode 12: interview with author Seanan McGuire on her newest October Daye book!

In episode 12 I chat with New York Times bestselling author Seanan McGuire about her newest October Daye book, NIGHT AND SILENCE, which is in stores on September 4th, 2018. We discuss what it’s like doing mental damage to your beloved characters, the different ways we can define family, and much much more!

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Podcast Episode 11: throwback interview with authors Natalie C. Parker and Tessa Gratton!

In episode 11, I’m throwing it back to an interview from SDCC 2014 with authors Natalie C. Parker and Tessa Gratton!

Both Natalie and Tessa have books coming out within the next month (Natalie’s book SEAFIRE is out August 28, and Tessa book STRANGE GRACE is out September18). We talk about writing cultural traditions, location as character (and the different ways the authors approach bringing it into a story), writing flawed characters, and much much more!

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Podcast Episode 10: interview with author Laurell K. Hamilton!

Episode 10 features author Laurell K. Hamilton, and it is one of the most fun interviews I’ve ever had. We talk about her newest Anita Blake Book, SERPENTINE, which hits shelves on August 7, 2018.

And we go deep: we muse on characters steering the book, address real relationship problems within the realm of her characters, examine emotional intimacy, discuss sexual preferences and how to have healthy sexual relationships, the impact your art can have on the lives of people in ways you never imagined, having the hard talks, what’s coming up in her writing life, and much more!

Plus, we’re giving away a copy of the new book SERPENTINE, scroll to the giveaway below!

BUT BEFORE YOU LISTEN…

There are some mild spoilers in the podcast, nothing huge, but I can’t say we don’t discuss a few conversations that happen. If that bothers you, read first and then come back and listen. Also, this is a sex-heavy discussion, so if that makes you uncomfortable you may want to pass.

If it doesn’t bother you, OR, if you know nothing about the Anita Blake books but want to listen, here’s the minimum you need to know so you know what we are talking about:

  • Anita Blake is our main character. Vampire Hunter and helps cops solve supernatural crimes.
  • Edward is her best friend, and an assassin. Anita never thought he’d let himself fall in love enough to get married. They have never slept together, more like brother and sister, though rumors have spread from co-workers jealous of their talents.
  • Anita is ‘dating’ lots of men, but there are three main ones:
    • Micah and Nathaniel, the three of them share a house and are a unit
    • Jean-Claude, a vampire she also loves and they all sort of share with.
      • They are going to do a ceremony so the four of them can be married.
  • Nathaniel feels like Micah (who runs a group for lycanthropes called furry coalition) and Anita are working too much and their sex life is suffering for it, which really worries him. He brings it up in Florida even though there’s lots of other shit going on (like murders and freakish lycanthropy victims). Also, Nathaniel wants a baby, which Anita doesn’t really want, and she’s struggling with the fact that he may go to someone else to be able to have one.

  • Damian is a vampire tied to Anita.

  • Richard is a werewolf Anita dated that is also still tied to her. He is afraid to face what he is and has some serious emotional issues.

We reference a few fun things in the podcast, below are the links:

Click here for the Merry Gentry series. 

Click here for the Anita Blake books.

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We are giving away one copy of SERPENTINE!

US entries only.

Giveaway is open until 11:59 EST on August 14th.

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Podcast Episode 9: interview with Mary Robinette Kowal

Episode 9 of the podcast features the lovely, multi-talented, and award-winning Mary Robinette Kowal!

Mary splits her time between multiple creative endeavors, and on this episode she digs into what it’s like to be an audiobook narrator as well as an author. Go behind the scenes to learn what it’s really like to record an audio book, and enjoy Mary’s insight and humor as she accounts her experiences. We also talk about her newest book, THE CALCULATING STARS, which hit shelves on July 3, 2018.

We reference a few fun things in the podcast, below are the links:

Mary’s Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/maryrobinette/memberships

Mary’s Drip: https://d.rip/maryrobinette/tiers

Plus, click here for The Lady Astronaut club!

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Podcast Episode 8: interview with Susan Dennard, plus THREE BOOK giveaway!

Episode 8 of the podcast features amazing author Susan Dennard! We talk about her newest book SIGHTWITCH, along with the creative process, what’s coming up in the next book, hot kisses, and more!

PLUS we’re excited to share an amazing giveaway: all three of the Witchlands books that I’m giving away to one lucky winner. Scroll down for your chance to enter!

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GIVEAWAY!

Giveaway is open to North America only.

Enter by 12:00 am EST on March 15th, 2018.

Good luck!

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