Saturday, June 21, 2014

Virtual Book Tour ~ Cursed by Trakena Prevost ~ Guest Post+Giveaway!

by Trakena Prevost

Young Adult Urban Fantasy
Date Published: December 13, 2013

Half-succubus Jazz Watkins spends her days navigating the halls of Moreland High and her nights knee deep in Chicago drug dens hunting Suecai – an evil kind of incubi and succubae who devour the souls of humans. But when a leader of the Suecai curses her, Jazz has to track him down. Either she kills him before the curse burns through her, or she’ll become a full-fledged, out of control, soul sucking monster.

She’s got a handful of weeks, absolutely no leads, and her sexy best guy-friend and team member, Khan, covering her back. But will the growing attraction she feels for Khan get in the way of her mission to save her own life?

~Guest Post~

What Does My Office Look Like
As a writer, your office is more than just your workspace, it’s your private domain where you let creativity run wild and you are your best self! Or, at least, that’s how I feel about my writing workspace. Since I’m a writer with a full-time gig, I typically write wherever I can and often on the go. So, my office looks like a slew of odd end places rolled up into a massive tour of the city of Houston, Texas. Below are some of my favorites:
  1. My bedroom. My favorite place to create is in my bedroom, sitting smack in the middle of my bed, with my back against the headboard, overlooking my TV which may have a show playing on silent. Depending on what stage of the writing process I’m in I may allow the TV to be on, but with a show playing very quietly, or I may have it completely off. When I write this way, depending on the stage in the process, I may have a notebook on my lap, with notes surrounding me on the bedspread. If I’m in the latter stages, I’m laid up with my laptop and my notebook next to me.
  2. My desk at work. Yes, I do often utilize my office at work as an office for writing. And while it often gets cramped because I’ve just been in there dealing with some crazy training and development issue, it’s easy for me to get some writing in, as long as I can get in the right headspace. Typically, I have my desk, the stacks and stacks of office work I’m in the midst of doing, and my notebook and laptop.
  3. The local eatery down the street. This could be any restaurant with good food and a good view. Sometimes, especially while in the office, I like to get out and write. It’s difficult to be creative when I’m surrounded by the same four walls all day, so I get out of the building and find a place where I can people watch and just look at the beautiful day outside. This is my favorite place to create, next to my good old bedroom. I’m typically surrounded by good food, a diet coke, my notebook, and a pesky waiter that I have to politely let know that I’m not the type of customer that needs to be checked on frequently.
  4. The local book store. Barnes and Noble shout out!!! I love to go to any book store and just be amongst the wonderful stories I love and to create. I don’t do this often, but when I do, I often feel recharged and ready to work. Normally, I sit at the café and watch people go by, while reveling in the book goodness around me.

Trakena Prevost

Trakena Prevost was born and raised in the great state of Texas, where everything IS bigger and the people are very friendly. She spends most of her time oscillating between being completely obsessed with reading and Korean dramas (to her wonderful boyfriends chagrin) and writing down the fantastic tales rumbling around in her head. When not reading and writing, Trakena spends her time working in HR for a major medical system in Houston, and hanging out with her family and friends.

Trakena has always loved the many worlds she's found in books, where everything was possible. As a child, you would often catch her enjoying a good story in the comfort of the AC, instead of wilting in the Houston heat (she showed great intelligence...even then). It didn't occur to Trakena that the fanciful stories she made up for fun could one day be out in the world, but now that they are she can't imagine it any other way!

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