Novella Review: The Ravenous Dead by Natasho Hoar

 

 

  Title: The Ravenous Dead

  Author: Natasha Hoar

  Publisher: Carina Press

May Contain Spoilers

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This time the dead are hungry…

Rachel Miller doesn’t just see dead people, she rescues them. As a member of The Order of Rescue Mediums, she spends most of her time helping stubborn spirits move on from the world. But after she learns the details of three brutal murders, she knows the culprit can only be a reaper, an undead monster that relentlessly stalks its victims to feed on their souls.

A reaper once consumed the soul of Rachel’s mentor as she watched frozen in fear. Now, Rachel is in the role of teacher to Kit Elkeles, a rodach just learning to control his wraithlike powers. After Kit and Rachel rescue a half-vampire, they work to protect him while searching for a way to stop the reaper. But when Rachel realizes who the monster is really after—and just what kind of dark magic she’ll need to stop it—will she be able to do what is necessary before it devours one of her friends…or even herself?

27,000 words

Review:

I love this series!  The pacing is fast and furious and guarantees that the pages will turn rapidly.  I started The Ravenous Dead when I had a couple of free moments, but then I had to put it down because I had social obligations to attend to.  All I could think about was getting back home and hunkering down with Rachel, Kit, and new guy Luke.  How could they possibly out muscle a horrifying monster that literately rips the soul out of its victims?  I couldn’t wait to find out!

One of the things I like best about this series is how we are given little snippets of background information about the characters and the weird, alternate Vancouver that they reside in, while chasing around with Rachel as she tries to stay alive long enough to unravel the latest mystery she’s stumbled into.  Paranormal beasties try to blend in with normal humans, and when they don’t, it’s Rachel’s job to find out why, and if necessary, help put an end to any dangerous behavior.  The world building is believable, without being heavy handed.  It’s almost like Rachel deals with all of these nasty creatures so I don’t have to even be aware that they are standing in line next to me at Taco Bell.

The Ravenous Dead pits Rachel against a reaper, an undead being that feasts on souls.  She believes that it’s the same reaper that  she failed to destroy years before, causing the death of her partner.  She is consumed with guilt, and she has a driving need to free the souls trapped inside the reaper.  The only problem?  It is a terrifying monster, fueled with the souls of its victims, and Rachel must overcome her mind-numbing fear of it, which leaves her frozen and incapable of calling on her supernatural powers.

This is a quick, exciting read with relatable characters and a paranormal world I would like to know more about.  The focus is on the intense action and character interaction, with small breadcrumbs scattered throughout the narrative to help make the setting feel real and believable.  Rachel is a strong, smart lead, and she’s given just enough flaws to ensure that she doesn’t have things too easy when she’s going toe to toe with a cantankerous spirit.  I can’t wait for her next adventure!

Grade:  B+

Review copy provided by Carina Press

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Cover Shot! The Ravenous Dead by Natasha Hoar

Cover Shot! is a regular feature here at the Café.  I love discovering new covers, and when I find them, I like to share.  More than anything else, I am consumed with the mystery that each new discovery represents.  There is an allure to a beautiful cover.  Will the story contained under the pages live up to promise of the gorgeous cover art?

I loved The Stubborn Dead by Natasha Hoar, so I did a happy dance when I saw the cover for her next release, The Ravenous Dead.  I can hardly wait to read this!  If you enjoy Urban Fantasy, give Natasha’s series a try.  The stories are fun and packed with a ton of action!

 

 

This time the dead are hungry…

Rachel Miller doesn’t just see dead people, she rescues them. As a member of The Order of Rescue Mediums, she spends most of her time helping stubborn spirits move on from the world. But after she learns the details of three brutal murders, she knows the culprit can only be a reaper, an undead monster that relentlessly stalks its victims to feed on their souls.

A reaper once consumed the soul of Rachel’s mentor as she watched frozen in fear. Now, Rachel is in the role of teacher to Kit Elkeles, a rodach just learning to control his wraithlike powers. After Kit and Rachel rescue a half-vampire, they work to protect him while searching for a way to stop the reaper. But when Rachel realizes who the monster is really after—and just what kind of dark magic she’ll need to stop it—will she be able to do what is necessary before it devours one of her friends…or even herself?

Available July 2012

 

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Cover Shot! Ruined by Rumor by Alyssa Everett

Cover Shot! is a regular feature here at the Café.  I love discovering new covers, and when I find them, I like to share.  More than anything else, I am consumed with the mystery that each new discovery represents.  There is an allure to a beautiful cover.  Will the story contained under the pages live up to promise of the gorgeous cover art?

I have been on a huge romance kick lately.  Ruined by Rumor by Alyssa Everett looks like my kind of book, and I love the pretty cover.  Ah, a secret rendezvous in a candle-lit library – what could be more romantic?

 

 

After waiting five years for her fiancé to return from the war and marry her, Roxana Langley has been jilted! She may have longed for excitement, but this was not what she had in mind…

Who could possibly throw over a woman as beautiful and vivacious as Roxana? Certainly not Alex Winslow, the Earl of Ayersley, who has spent years trying in vain to forget his unrequited love. When he learns she’s been abandoned by her cad of a fiancé, he finds himself offering a shoulder for her to cry on. Comfort soon turns into a passionate kiss—and scandal when they are caught in an embrace.

Only one thing will save Roxana from certain ruination: marriage to the earl. The match may save her reputation, but responsible, tongue-tied Ayersley is a far cry from her dashing former fiancé. She’s convinced Ayersley is merely doing his duty…while he’s sure Roxana is still in love with another man. Are they trading one disaster for another?

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Available May 2012

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Review: Desert Blade by Elle Drake

 

 

Title: Desert Blade

Author: Elle Drake

Publisher: Carina Press

ASIN: B0070XZYXI

 

May Contain Spoilers

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In the post-apocalyptic Midwest, now a ravaged dust bowl, former guardsman Derek Covington must find help for a sick boy. With nothing but memories of all he lost, Derek crosses the desert alone in search of the doctor who saved his own life ten years ago. Drifter gangs who loot and pillage don’t dare come near, for Derek has a formidable weapon: a prosthetic arm with a deadly blade.

For a decade, Dr. Lidia Sullivan has fantasized about the handsome guardsman who’d been in her care. And now she can’t deny his dangerous request. But as they make the treacherous journey back to Old St. Louis, they must contend with much more than fierce desert winds and their unthinkable attraction. A fearless gang has spotted Lidia—a rare woman—and will fight Derek to the death to get her. And though he risks his life to save her for the sake of the child who needs her, she fears there’s one thing Derek will never risk: his heart.

27,000 words

Review:

I love post-apocalyptic stories, so when I saw this novella on Netgalley, I immediately requested it.  The setting is a devastated Midwest, which has been turned into a lifeless desert.  Small settlements scrabble to make a living amidst the desolation, preyed upon by vicious drifters who kill anyone unlucky enough to wander across their path. 

The story starts with Lidia, a young doctor, helping to save the life of Derek, a Guardsman who has been wounded in the violent and fiery riots sweeping across Chicago.  In an effort to improve crop yields, scientists instead unleashed a virus that killed most of the plant life, setting off riots as desperate people, starving and panic-stricken, lashed out in bloody uprisings that left death and destruction in their wake.  When the staff from her hospital is evacuated, Lidia and Derek are separated during the ensuing chaos to stop the convoy and secure the valuable supplies being transported with the medical personnel.

Ten years later and now practicing her valuable medical skills in a small oasis amid the dust bowl that surrounds her small but thriving community, Lidia is shocked when Derek re-enters her life. Taking her from her safe haven and promising to protect her on a journey to his settlement, he needs her to help save the life of a friend’s young son. The resulting journey is both dangerous and exciting, as Lidia confronts the sizzling attraction that she still feels for the brooding, lethal man.

I love the premise for this story.  The Midwest has been turned into a desert, murderous bands of roving killers menace anyone stupid enough to travel beyond the guarded walls of the small communities that are slowly rising up out of the ruins of society.  Lidia actually lives a fairly comfortable life; she’s a doctor, and her life-saving skills are highly valued in her community.  She has enough to eat, she is safe within the walls of Leavenworth, and she is content with her life.  Right up until Derek re-enters her life, destroying her contentment and making her re-evaluate her present, and more importantly, her future.  He is like a raging inferno, and she is helpless against the force of her attraction for him.

While I found Derek to be a complete jackass at first, his stubbornness did grow on me.  He is aggressive, decisive, and once he sees Lidia again, he decides that he wants her.  All to himself, even if it means putting her in danger as he escorts her to his outpost near what is left of St Louis.  They have no doctors there, and they need one desperately.  Everyone in this ruined America needs a trained healer, so I was appalled that Derek would put Lidia’s life in danger and attempt to take her through the desert all by himself.  Ugh!  Derek!!  What were you thinking, other than that you wanted a chance to get into her pants?  I really wanted to hate this guy because that behavior was about as selfish as it got, but, gosh darn it, I couldn’t!  He’s so cocky and self-assured, and that held a certain amount of charm for me.  But still!  Dude! You almost got her KILLED!

Desert Blade is a fast paced romp through world on the brink of complete ruin.  It’s a fun popcorn adventure, with lots of action, fighting, and Derek and Lidia running for their lives. The world is interesting, the attraction between the protagonists is red hot, but there is a lack of depth due in part to the short length of this story. If you enjoy sci-fi romance or stories with post-apocalyptic settings, you will like this quick read.

Grade: B-

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Novella Review: A Waltz at Midnight by Crista McHugh

 

Title: A Waltz at Midnight

Author: Crista McHugh

Publisher:  Carina Press

ISBN: B006IIX0VO

 

May Contain Spoilers

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New York, 1866

When her mistress receives an utterly unromantic letter from a potential suitor, servant Susanna Parkwell is asked to craft an appropriate response. Though hesitant to take part in the deception, Susanna agrees, never dreaming the scorned suitor will write back.

Theodore Blakely abhors being pressured by his family to marry, but he’s intrigued by the witty refusal he receives from "Charlotte". After exchanging more letters, Ted believes he’s found a soul mate in his thoughtful and understanding correspondent, and asks permission to formally court her.

Though racked with guilt over her lies, Susanna can’t resist the opportunity to meet Ted in person. So she poses as Charlotte at a holiday ball, where she vows to tell him the truth. But when the clock strikes midnight, will Susanna have the courage to reveal her identity and risk losing the man she loves?

Review:

For a person who never had an appreciation for short stories, I certainly have been reading a lot of them lately!  I actually like the shorter length now, because I can fit them in when I’m not in the mood for a longer book.  Novellas also help me get over reading slumps, because I feel like I accomplished something in a short time period, so now I actually hop on Amazon to seek them out.

A Waltz at Midnight is a sweet romance, and though it wasn’t what I expected, I enjoyed it immensely.  Susanna works for her aunt just following the Civil War.  Having lost both of her parents and the family home during the rebellion, all Susanna has left is her brother and her pride.  A servant at a boarding house for privileged young women, she is caught up in a lie against her will.  To make extra money, she is asked to write a letter to Teddy to discourage him from courting Charlotte, one of the boarders.  As Susanna and Teddy exchange letter after letter, their initial dislike for each other slowly shifts to something else.  Is it love?  How can their love be based on a lie?

I loved this read and gobbled it up in one sitting.  The premise was interesting, with Teddy and Susanna sharing correspondences with other, and not actually meeting until almost the end of the book.  The letters start with Ted being dismissive of Charlotte, prompting a stern retort from Susanna.  As the letters flow back and forth, they both open up to each other, sharing their fears and dreams, and slowly gaining respect for each other.  I didn’t think I would enjoy this format, but their shift in feelings was convincing, and I was dying to see what would happen when they finally did meet in person.  I haven’t read many books set in this time period, either, so the historical details were interesting, too. 

A Waltz at Midnight is a very sweet romance with two likeable protagonists.  As Susanna and Teddy continued to exchange their letters, they each strove to improve themselves, and to become better people.  As their regard for each other grew, so did their desire to become people worthy of love.  Susanna’s anguish over her deception was convincing, and though the resolution was simplistic, I bought into it anyway.  This is another winner for me from Carina Press!

Grade: B+

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Cover Shot! Gate to Kandrith by Nicole Luiken

Cover Shot! is a regular feature here at the Café.  I love discovering new covers, and when I find them, I like to share.  More than anything else, I am consumed with the mystery that each new discovery represents.  There is an allure to a beautiful cover.  Will the story contained under the pages live up to promise of the gorgeous cover art?

Carina Press has a great track record for me.  I have enjoyed every one of their titles that I have read, so I troll their website for upcoming releases to add to my Kindle.  Gate to Kandrith by Nicole Luiken looks interesting, so I immediately added it to my wish list.  I love the burst of light in the corner, and the contrast between the greens and blues on the cover.

From the author’s website:

Sarathena Remillus, daughter of the newly-elected Primus of the Republic of Temboria, has been given a mission: discover the secret of slave magic.  Anxious to escape the corruption and treachery of the capital, Sara welcomes the chance to finally prove herself far away in Kandrith, the tiny nation of former slaves.

Accompanying her on her journey is Lance, a Kandrithan to whom Sara owes her life.  Lance despises the nobility and is determined to resist his desire for Sara and keep the secret of his magic.

Soon their travels become fraught with peril, and Sara falls victim to the ultimate betrayal.  To end a war between two nations, she will have to make the ultimate sacrifice…

Expected March 2012

 

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Interview with Veronica Scott, Author of Priestess of the Nile

Veronica Scott is the author of Priestess of the Nile, a new Carina Press release set in Ancient Egypt.  I love this setting, and I enjoyed Veronica’s book.  I was delighted when she dropped by the virtual offices for a chat.

[Manga Maniac Café] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.

[Veronica Scott] I grew up in a house full of books & when I ran out of things to read, I started writing my own stories.  Two daughters, one grandson, cats!

[Manga Maniac Café] Can you tell us a little about your book, Priestess of the Nile?

[Veronica Scott] My latest book is also my first published work – Priestess of the Nile, a paranormal romance novella from Carina Press, released on January 23rd as an e book. It will also be coming out as an audio book. Set in Ancient Egypt, around 1500 BC, the book tells the story of Sobek the Crocodile God. Drawn to his abandoned temple on the banks of the Nile by an enchanting song, he’s even more captivated by the sight of the singer herself. Appearing to her as a man, he learns she is Merys, a descendant of his last priestess. Though he desires her greatly, Sobek believes Merys deserves to be more than just his mistress. But the rules that govern the Egyptian pantheon forbid anything beyond a physical joining of a Great One and a human.

Merys is attracted to the handsome stranger, who arouses passions in her that no man ever has. But with no dowry and no hope of ever leaving her village, she dares not dream of the future—or love.

Sobek takes every opportunity to visit Merys, taxing his resolve to leave her pure. When he saves her life, their mutual desire must be sated. But of course in the world of paranormal romance nothing can be uncomplicated, the gods have rules about such romances, the goddess Isis is very unhappy and so the couple face many challenges along the way.

[Manga Maniac Café] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?

[Veronica Scott] I used Sobek to solve a black magic issue for Pharaoh in a longer WIP set in the same universe. Then I couldn’t stop thinking about him.  There were definitely interesting plot elements in his backstory. So powerful originally, yet overtaken by flashier newcomers. Subject to commands from the later arriving gods, Sobek still faithfully tended to his duties keeping the Nile navigable and flooding as it should. Did he resent his labors? Did he wish for more, for something or someone that belongs to just him?

Sobek is always depicted as either crocodile or half man/half crocodile but one day I just had the flash of insight – he was a shifter. Bingo, so therefore he could take human form if he wanted to. The ancient Egyptians just never saw him do it! But since I now knew the truth, I could write his story. And most importantly for a paranormal romance writer, he could fall in love with the right human woman. It seemed a natural to me that he’d be attracted to a woman who did her best to maintain one of his abandoned temples.

[Manga Maniac Café] What was the most challenging aspect of writing the book?

[Veronica Scott] In the editing process, I had terrific support from my Carina Press editor Alison Dasho but she challenged me in the best ways to add in some more layers of emotion for the characters, put in a few moments for the characters and the Reader to breathe, make the goddess Isis a bit more present…any time you pluck at one thread in a finished book, you disturb something else, so it all has to be done carefully. I think the end result was a much stronger work. I’m very grateful to Alison and learned some good things to apply to the next book in the connected series.

[Manga Maniac Café] How did you research the setting and historical details?

[Veronica Scott] I own a pretty sizable collection of fat reference books on Ancient Egypt, and of course I did extensive online research. I list the major sources on my webpage. Typically I’ll start by searching for one thing, like what a Hyksos warrior’s shield and helmet looked like, for example, or what the size of the largest crocodile ever found along the Nile was, and that leads to more links. The fascinating facts present themselves and if I’m not careful I’ll have spent days, head down in the research, not writing! Since my stories are set in a paranormal version of Ancient Egypt, I may deliberately tweak the facts or introduce an anachronism but I’m making a conscious choice. The Ancient Egyptians didn’t actually use coins, for example, yet I have Sobek offer Merys a coin at one point. The Egyptian economic system of deben is more complicated than I wanted to be in a paranormal romance novella! Also, the pharaoh who is my anchor point for the series is my own invention, loosely based on several real pharaohs, so I’ve gone off the path of strict historical accuracy.

[Manga Maniac Café] What is the most interesting fact you discovered during your research?

[Veronica Scott] The Ancient Egyptians hand raised crocodiles at some of the temples to Sobek, kept them in pools, even dressed them in jewelry for festivals and fed them delicacies. Thousands of these sacred crocodiles were also mummified and sent into the afterlife. I had known the Egyptians mummified cats but had never heard about the crocodile mummies.

[Manga Maniac Café] If you were sucked into a time vortex and ended up in Ancient Egypt, what are three things you would miss the most from your modern life?

[Veronica Scott] 1. Books to read – not sure I’d get the hang of hieroglyphics!

2. Modern medicine – unmedicated migraines are miserable and the Egyptian cure of drilling into the skull lacks a bit in finesse.

3.Chocolate – they definitely didn’t have that and it’s a food of life to me.

[Manga Maniac Café] What are your greatest creative influences?

[Veronica Scott] Sometimes a single picture  of a place will set me off – a ruin, a garden, a forest – imagining events that might happen there. One of my SFR’s came from a perfume ad picture, with a mysteriously glowing bottle and a veiled woman. The whole novel started there! My Egyptian tales started with a certain mirror, thousands of years old. My writer’s brain just seizes on something and starts weaving stories. Music enhances my muse and I’m always listening to music on the iPod when I write or edit. Sometimes I let the music shuffle and other times I keep playing one song over and over, depending on what the story seems to need. I work within the paranormal genre mostly, so I keep up with reading the current novels, try to stay aware of trends, but in the end I can only write what appeals to my inner story teller.

[Manga Maniac Café] What three things do you need in order to write?

[Veronica Scott] An idea, something to capture the idea (hopefully my laptop but pen and paper do in a pinch) and peace & quiet to develop the idea. Typically I write at my greatgrandmother’s  antique drop front desk, on a laptop. I enjoy the link to the past that the desk represents but with the essential modern convenience of the computer!

[Manga Maniac Café] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?

[Veronica Scott] I’ll never forget the first science fiction novel I ever read – Catseye by Andre Norton, which my Dad happened to have in the bookcase. I was blown away by the idea of someone creating other worlds and times, and adventures for me to enjoy. I’d read a lot of books before then – series books like Nancy Drew and Rick Brant, nonfiction, historical – but that one launched me into my first search for an author’s entire backlist (trickier to do in those days), and then to find other authors who wrote in the same genre.

[Manga Maniac Café] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?

[Veronica Scott] I read a lot, as you might expect! I enjoy all kinds of movies but especially science fiction and action adventure, with a good romantic comedy thrown in the mix. “Top Chef” and “Project Runway” are my must watch reality shows. I’m an NFL football fiend without a team (we have none in LA) so I root for the Packers primarily. I’m really enjoying the new show “Once Upon a Time” every week. I spend time with my grandson doing puzzles and beyblades together (I even have my own, which he insisted I needed)…I like to visit museums. And wow, do I seem to spend a lot of time on twitter!

[Manga Maniac Café] Thanks!!



You can learn more about Veronica by visiting her website and by following her on Twitter.

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Interview with Natasha Hoar, Author of The Stubborn Dead

Natasha Hoar is the author of The Stubborn Dead, a Carina Press release that knocked my socks off.  I loved the pacing, the suspense, and the protagonist, so when Natasha agreed to drop by and chat for a while, I was geeked.  Check out what she has to say about her urban fantasy series.

[Manga Maniac Café] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less:

[Natasha Hoar] A cartoon loving tea-aholic that writes whooey-whooey fiction.

[Manga Maniac Café]  Can you tell us a little about The Stubborn Dead?

[Natasha Hoar] The Stubborn Dead is a novella that centers around rescue medium Rachel Miller’s race to save a man trapped in the form of a violent wraith.

[Manga Maniac Café]  How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?

[Natasha Hoar] They were developed during a short story course presented by RWA Online. I had been reading Grimm’s Fairy Tales, and ‘The girl without hands’ triggered an idea. That original idea became Rachel’s back story. I honestly don’t recall the minutiae of how I came up with the final product – it was a fairly organic process that happened during the various stages of the course (read – I’m a pantser/plotter hybrid).

[Manga Maniac Café]  What was the most challenging aspect of writing the story?

[Natasha Hoar] Combining just the right amount of pacing, detail, and back story, given the word count. (I know, I know – I was pretty skimpy on back story, but it was for the greater good, I promise!)

[Manga Maniac Café]  What’s up next for Rachel? Can you share a little about her next adventure?

[Natasha Hoar] As Rachel begins helping Kit to master his rodach abilities Vancouver is besieged by a soul-devouring creature called a reaper. If taking out the reaper wasn’t challenging enough, she has to protect an enigmatic man named Luke whom the reaper seems intent on snacking on and she is also threatened by a shade necromancer.

[Manga Maniac Café]  What are the three things Rachel would never have in her purse?

[Natasha Hoar] Rachel doesn’t carry a purse. She’s like Kate Beckett in Castle, or Olivia Dunham in Fringe, who somehow manage to get away with only carrying a wallet (and a weapon). Let’s just say the only time I’ve seen Rachel come close to a purse in a story idea was when she was invited to a gala, and she had a tiny clutch that basically held her debit card, driver’s licenses, medical aid info, lip gloss/lipstick, and maybe some mascara. Anything else – forgetaboutit!

[Manga Maniac Café]  What do you enjoy most about urban fantasy? Why do you read them and what prompted you to try writing your own?

[Natasha Hoar] I’ve been a fan of fantasy as a whole for as long as I can remember. I enjoy being able to find characters and experiences I can relate to in stories with fantastic elements – after all, we all laugh, cry, hurt, desire, change and hopefully love.

Regarding why I tried to write an urban fantasy, it just sort of happened! *laugh* I had been trying to piece together a paranormal romance novel when I started the RWAO course. I decided to start with a fresh story for the course, but I didn’t want to stray too far from the paranormal genre. It just so happened that the story I wound up with turned out to be an urban fantasy.

[Manga Maniac Café]  What are your greatest creative influences?

[Natasha Hoar] Another tough question! I’m influenced by things that I enjoy, and things that make me feel something. If a show, movie or story is enjoyable, I try and figure out what exactly made me think that. Likewise, if a program, news report, or even someone’s actions inspires a significant emotion in me, I want to know why, and how they did it. All these things, I feel, are important to good story telling.

[Manga Maniac Café]  What three things do you need in order to write?

[Natasha Hoar] My iPod, free access to (Tetley orange pekoe or Numi honeybush) tea and a comfortable chair!

[Manga Maniac Café] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?

[Natasha Hoar] It’s simply not possible to pick a book, so I’ll give credit to a person, instead. My dad read to my sister and I from the time we were old enough to sit up by ourselves, and that habit naturally encouraged a love of reading and a love of stories.

[Manga Maniac Café]  What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?

[Natasha Hoar] I read, draw, sleep (I’m a BIG fan of napping. It’s a fantastic way to overcome story ‘speedbumps’). I have three My Little Ponies in various stages of customization that I work on as the mood strikes. Before my desktop computer died on me I thoroughly enjoyed playing DC Universe Online (as a hero. Being a villain was too stressful). I occasionally play a really neat flash-based online multiplayer game called Glitch. (It has fairly addictive game play, so I to try limit my exposure. I have to make time to write, after all!)

[Manga Maniac Café] Thanks!


I asked Natasha to share her favorite My Little Pony from her collection.  Here’s her favorite customized Pony.  I think it’s pretty cool, and I love the doll, too!

Here’s what Natasha had to say about her favorite Pony -

I couldn’t pick a favourite out of my ‘stock’ (original, unmodified) herd, so I took a photo of my favourite customised pony. Pictured is ‘Hoodoo’, by an artist called Morosan. (For anyone familiar with the 80s MLP range, Hoodoo’s base pony is a Tootsie.) She was the very first custom pony I ever bought. I think she’s utterly adorable.

You can learn more about Natasha by visiting her website, following her on Twitter, and by browsing her  pretty dolls and uber cool Ponies (which are far cheaper to feed than mine!).

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