Welcome to Five From Friends Friday!
Each week, I’ll share with you five quick and quirky questions and answers
from some of my favorite author friends.
I think you’ll see some familiar faces in here, too.
Quickies from M.H. Soars
I’m excited that Michelle is going to be one of our featured authors at Indie BookFest 2015! Come and meet her in August, but for now, get to know her here.
Q: It’s June! When you were a kid, what was your favorite part of the end of school?
A: Not having to stress about homework anymore (I was a very responsible kid).
Q: You’re working for NASA, putting together a space pod that will be launched into outer space. You must choose 3 books that best define the human experience. Which three will you choose?
A: Man, this one is hard. Let’s see, Les Misérables by Victor Hugo, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, and let’s throw Perfume: The Story of A Murderer by Patrick Süskind in the mix (so the aliens who find the pod can see how messed up humans can be and think twice before trying to invade Earth)
Q: A rich uncle leaves you his very successful restaurant in his will. The only caveat is that you must come up with a brand new signature dish to serve. What will it be?
A: Ha! The only thing I can cook that it’s edible is my ham and cheese lasagna. So that will be my signature dish.
Q: Your significant other surprises you with a trip: your choice of a week in Napa Valley tasting wines, in Tennessee tasting whiskeys, or Wisconsin and St. Louis tasting beers. Where’re you going?
A: Napa Valley, babe.
Q: Beach question! What sand toys are absolutely necessary to bring to the beach?
A: Bucket and a beach ball.
The Prophecy of Arcadia (Arcadian Wars Series Book #1)
Would you sacrifice friendship and love in order to save your planet?
Being a teenager is tough, especially when you have to pretend to be something you’re not, and you’re in love with someone you shouldn’t. 115 years ago, a small planet called Arcadia was invaded by a vicious alien race and nearly destroyed. Cut off from their resources, the Arcadians turned to Earth for help. A group of Arcadian explorers discovered a Prophecy that claimed their salvation lay in the hands of two children from Earth. To ensure their safety, the Arcadian Council sent their most gifted youngsters to Earth to act as protectors. Samantha is one of them.
To succeed in her mission she must learn to control her Arcadian powers and keep her true identity from her best friend, and the girl she swore to protect, Alexia. But Samantha will soon realize that nothing is as it seems. Someone is trying to prevent the Prophecy from taking place and the prophecy boy hasn’t been found yet. There is also a new drug circulating at school that is turning students into freakishly strong menaces.
To make matters worse, distractions keep getting in her way. Such as her love/hate relationship with her “cousin” Matthew. Or her confused feelings toward popular and mysterious Julian. She wants nothing more than to be free to live her life. But the survival of Arcadia depends on her and her friends. Free will is not an option.
M. H. Soars always knew creative arts were her calling but not in a million years did she think she would become an author. With a background in fashion design she thought she would follow that path. But one day, out of the blue, she had an idea for a book. One page turned into ten pages, ten pages turned into a hundred, and before she knew, her first novel, The Prophecy of Arcadia, was born.
Arcadian Wars is a YA Paranormal/SciFi Romance series. It follows the life of a group of teens who possess incredible powers and have a very important mission: save their planet and in the process, save Earth too. The first book, The Prophecy of Arcadia, and the novella, The Fall of Arcadia, are already available. The second book, The Phoenix Shadow, will be published in the summer of 2015.
Elements is a new YA Paranormal Romance series. It focuses on two sisters who hold the key to stop a full-blown war between elemental beings and humans. Look for the first book by the end of 2015.
Love Me, I’m Famous is a NA Contemporary Romance series and each book will be a standalone focused on different characters. As the name of the series suggests, at least one of the characters in each book will be somewhat famous. The first book is slated to be published later in 2015.