Gabrielle Bisset

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Author Shah Wharton Guest Post

I'm thrilled to welcome to the blog a brand new author, Shah Wharton. I met Shah when she was just beginning to write her new book, so it's wonderful to be able to host her on her tour for her first book, Finding Esta.

After three years of writing, re-writing, beta readers, editors, cover designing, book trailers, yet more edits and many agonising hours of formatting, the first instalment of The Supes Series if ready and finally up on Amazon. There are five e-copies (you choice of file: ePub/Mobi or PDF) up for grabs, so please have a go and get Finding Esta FREE for Christmas. It's $2.99 on Amazon, and will be for sale on Smashwords and Kobo in by February.




a Rafflecopter giveaway


BRIEF Blurb: A young journalist sets off to find Esta, but is unprepared for all she finds, and soon realises it's a journey from which she may never return. This is a new adult, urban fantasy about one woman's struggle to retain her identity while everything she knows crumbles around her. Finding Esta is the first book of The Supes Series. Please enjoy the book trailer.




BLURB:   An unusual young woman and fledgling journalist, Luna has various restrictive oddities, all of which prevent any kind of physical intimacy. Abusive parents take pleasure in Luna’s misery and isolation, yet Luna strives to make them proud, to finally earn their elusive love – something she craves almost as much as the painless touch of a lover.

When she learns of a tragic story involving the kidnap of baby Esta, she jumps at the chance to investigate, dragging her Shadows along for the ride within the murky depths of her mind.

Meanwhile, a dark stranger visits Luna’s dreams and stalks her reality. In lieu of the real thing, their intimate moments excite rather than terrify. Nestled within his presence, she begins to sense an urgent message of danger - a message she struggles to interpret, until they finally meet....

Her investigations lead Luna to a vibrant seaside town, hiding copycat aliens and an underworld of Supernaturals. Here, she comes face-to-face with her own, terrifying identity. Confronted with life-changing decisions and the harshest of truths, Luna questions her sanity, searching for logic, feeling deceived by both.

Is Luna trapped in a newfound supernatural world, or within her own delusions? And will anyone care enough to save her?



BIO: Shah met many authors and bookworms galore when she began blogging in 2010, after she moved to Dubai with her husband. She’s since learned a lot about blogging and writing, mostly from the awesome advice of her online peer-group.

She uses her imagination to write short horror stories as well as poetry, but stumbled into writing her first novel after falling in love with Luna, a character in a short story she wrote back in 2010. That story grew into Finding Esta, the beginning of Luna’s journey to self-discovery.

Finding Esta is her d├ębut novel and the first of The Supes Series.

Her passions include blogging, writing, reading, movies, photography, music, theatre, travel, and fine dining. Her qualifications include BSc (Hons) psychology, counselling, and mentoring and she's worked in retail, counselling, and social care. Her favourite genres include anything dark with fangs and/or that will make her squirm or jump or scream out an expletive. She is an avid Kindle abuser and adores the indie writing community and being part of the e-publishing revolution.

She also has one short story published 'The Dead Party' & two poems published in anthologies.


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Acknowledgements.

Praise to Derek Murphy at Creative IndieCovers who developed the incredible book cover
AubrieAnne at Who's Your Editor? who did a wonderful job of the final edit.
And huge thanks to all the beta readers, patient and enduring online friendships,
and to the mass of wonderful writer resources, all of which took me from thinking,
 "Could I do that?" to "Hell yeah!"
Happy Christmas to everyone and good luck on the giveaway!


9 comments:

Gabrielle Bisset said...

Thanks for stopping over today, Shah! And congrats on the new release!

Gabrielle

julie beasley said...

really enjoyed the blurb, sounds like a really good read. the i wish Shah all the best and thanks for the chance

crystalg123 said...

I would love to read this book because I loved the description and the trailer is fantastic! Shah is a new author for me and I am definitely adding this book to my to-read list!
Happy Holidays!

Crystal Guidroz
cguidroz2@cox.net

crystalg123 said...

My plans for the holidays is spending Christmas Eve with my family and going to mass. Christmas day getting up early to open presents with my husband and 7 year old daughter, then a big lunch with the family. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Crystal Guidroz
cguidroz2@cox.net

Gayle Latreille said...

Great Blog & giveaway.

My plans for Christmas are to enjoy the peace and quiet after the rush.

Thanks for the opportunity to win your book, Shah, your book sounds amazing. Wishing you lots of future success.

Gayle
gayle2b74@gmail.com

Kathryn Merkel said...

Luna sounds like an amazing character, I would love to go along on her journey of self-discovery.

drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

Kathryn Merkel said...

I will be spending Christmas Eve with my brother & his kids for the first time in about 20 years. Can't wait.

drainbamaged.gyzmo at gmail.com

Shah Wharton said...

Thanks for having me here Gabrielle. And good luck to everyone on the giveaway. I'm so looking forward to giving the five copies away!

Kathryn: Wow - 20 years? That's going to be a MASSIVE day. I hope in the best ways.

Crystal: That sounds a special day! My hubs is away but at least I have our dog Bobby :D

Gayle: I totally get that. We'll have to enjoy the peace in a few weeks though, after we return from our holidays. X

Julie: Thanks for sharing/stopping by. Have a great Christmas and best of luck with the giveaway everyone!

shahwharton.com X

Shah Wharton said...

Thanks for having me here Gabrielle. And good luck to everyone on the giveaway. I'm so looking forward to giving the five copies away!

Kathryn: Wow - 20 years? That's going to be a MASSIVE day. I hope in the best ways.

Crystal: That sounds a special day! My hubs is away but at least I have our dog Bobby :D

Gayle: I totally get that. We'll have to enjoy the peace in a few weeks though, after we return from our holidays. X

Julie: Thanks for sharing/stopping by. Have a great Christmas and best of luck with the giveaway everyone!

shahwharton.com X