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Tuesday, April 09, 2013

"When I'm not writing" with Mia Hoddell + giveaway!

Mia Hoddell This week's "When I'm not writing..." guest is Mia Hoddell, a self-pubbed YA author who is re-releasing the first book in her Elemental Killer series, DEADLY TO LOVE. She's also included a giveaway on her blog tour, so make sure to check out Mia's hobby and enter the giveaway (where applicable).


Hi everyone, I’m Mia and I write YA romances that normally have some kind of paranormal/supernatural element in them. Although I love writing and I would gladly spend all day doing it there are times when it gets too much and I need a break from staring at a screen full of words. When this happens and I am not in the mood to read I love wandering off with my camera to take some pictures.

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I love being able to get out of the house and because I live in the countryside it’s great for just going on peaceful walks through the orchards and fields. My favourite time has to be spring though as the apple blossom in the orchards is beautiful to look at and smells incredible. Getting out of the house helps me to clear my head and develop storylines as well because the setting is so quiet and isolated.

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Not only is photography great at letting me get some fresh air but I also love the editing side of it and can spend hours manipulating images on my computer. I enjoy being able to change colours in an image and experiment with different techniques that are either digital or physical such as using inks. In general I love anything that is creative though.

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As well as photography I love travelling, although I have only been to a few places at the moment. I am only eighteen though so I am hoping to travel a bit more as time goes on. A few places I have been to so far are the Bahamas, Florida, Portugal, France, Germany, Belgium and other cities in the UK. Travelling gives me great opportunities to photograph new things as well, such as the Christmas Markets in Germany or proper beaches in the Bahamas rather than the ones in the UK.


Thanks for stopping by, Mia, and sharing your photos with us! Enjoy the rest of your tour!

For more information about Mia and her books, check out her website or follow her on Facebook or Twitter.

The rest of Mia's tour can be found by clicking on the banner:

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Here's the scoop on DEADLY TO LOVE:

Deadly to Love by Mia HoddellThere is a love that is so dangerous, so powerful, so intoxicating that it embraces your heart and smothers your mind until it leaves you defenceless.

Serena knew that but still, it didn't stop her. His name was Kai. He was the most beautiful, irresistible man she had ever encountered. Their attraction was too compelling to fight and she knew she would go to the end of the world beside him. That is love.

However behind the allure was hidden a deadly secret – a secret that threatened her fragile life... But secrets best left unsaid never remain hidden forever. When Kai reveals his true identity, she is exposed to a frightening world she had no idea existed. Controlled by powerful Elemental forces her life is placed in mortal danger.

Unbeknown to them, their lives have been entwined from the beginning and it leads her to discover an even greater secret about who she really is. As the pieces begin to unravel and death becomes a reality, Serena is forced to decide what is more important...her love or life.

Read an excerpt of each story

Purchase: Amazon



Mia is graciously offering a UK only tour-wide giveaway of DEADLY TO LOVE swag.

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Born and raised in the Toronto area, Jenn moved to St. John's, Newfoundland, eight years ago for school. She's still in school (thankfully on another degree!), now trapped in her dissertation. When she's not dissertating, which happens more often than it should, Jenn spends her time reading, watching movies, playing volleyball, travelling, and enjoying the local music scene. Her latest addictions: yoga and Almond Crunch cereal.

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