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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

"When I'm not writing" with Paula Altenburg + giveaway

Paula AltenburgOur guest this week is Paula Altenburg, author of the Demon Outlaws series from Entangled. Today's the release date for DEMON CREED, the end of the trilogy, so it seemed like a great time to invite Paula to visit Team Tynga's Reviews.

Paula is also graciously running a giveaway so be sure to stick around until the end of the post!

Welcome, Paula!


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Five Things I’ll Someday Add Back to my Life When I’m not Writing

My fifth release under my own name happens today. Demon Creed (Entangled Publishing) is the third and final book in my Demon Outlaws series, which starts off with The Demon’s Daughter (March 2013). Creed’s a half-demon assassin who fights demons in a post-apocalyptic Wild West.

It works.

When I’m not writing, I’m thinking about it. I’m plotting new stories and doing research. It’s amazing how much you have to know in order to make stuff up and make it sound believable. There’s also a lot of administrative and promotional work involved, because it’s a business, and I love that, too.

The last few years have been a writing blur. I’ve written 5 books, two novellas, and I have three more that I’m working on at the moment. And trust me. I’m not a fast writer.

So I’m not going to lie. Because of all the writing, in my spare time I do nothing. I’m not really a television watcher. It’s too much of a commitment. I love movies, but getting myself out of the house to go see one is too much of a chore. Reading is part of my writing life, and I’m a terrible cook.

So I thought I’d make a list of five things I plan to add back to my life someday:

1. Personal hygiene. Writers really do sit around in their pajamas all day drinking coffee. (Before lunch. After that, anything goes.) We’re disgusting. The reason we write about other people’s lives is because no one wants to interact with us in our own. Since we’re also introverts, this works out well. My husband, however, has put in a request that I at least make the time to take regular showers.

2. Running. This one is hit and miss with me. It’s the one activity other than writing that I really love. I haven’t given it up entirely. It’s more as if I’ve made it increasingly challenging. I used to run 10 kilometres 3 or 4 times a week. Now I puff my way through 3k whenever I think of it. I plan to think of it more often, but only when the sun is shining.

3. Friends and Family. I’m sure they’ve forgotten what I look like. Possibly even my existence. I really hope I never had a pet. If I did, that’s not going to end well.

4. School. I actually enjoy taking classes. I like to learn. I have an addiction to reference books and Dummies guides, and research is probably the part of writing I love the most. Then I take what I’ve learned and twist it until no one recognizes it as the truth. Professors are oddly intolerant of that. I say it’s a talent.

5. Cooking. Okay, I’m lying about this one. I hate it, never liked it, and I use writing as an excuse to avoid it. I’ll eat a bag of Oreos instead of making toast for breakfast. So that one’s never going back in my schedule.

There you have it. Five things I’ll add back to my life now that The Demon Outlaws are finished.

First, however, I have a new series to write.


Thanks so much for visiting us, Paula! For more Paula, check out the following links:

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Here's the scoop on DEMON CREED:

Demon Creed by Paula AltenburgAs a highly skilled assassin, Creed is used to being called upon by the Godseekers for help. But in a world just recently rid of demons, the task to now track down half-demons isn’t as easy as it seems. Not only is Creed himself a secret half-demon now going against his own kin, but when he discovers numerous innocent children are being kidnapped in the mountains, he second guesses his mission. Justice should be for all, not just for demon spawn. Living in a world of cruel men, Nieve has no memory of her life before her enslavement. But when Creed comes around asking questions about missing children, the memories of her half-demon son – and the demon who tricked her – come flooding back. Now, Nieve will do anything to get her son back…even if it means putting her trust in Creed. Together they set out to find the Demon Slayer who can help them. Little do they know the demon who fathered Nieve’s son is also searching for Nieve, and he’s teamed up with the kidnapper to draw her out.  Creed and Nieve must race against the clock to save the children, their hearts, and the world.

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Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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  1. Thanks for having me here today!

  2. Congrats Paula on your new release and many projects!!! You are one busy person!!! Thanks for such a fun post. LOL... best of luck for your life "additions"!

  3. Thanks for the post Paula. I have to agree with you about running. I have let that slide for a few years now and I do regret it. I remember how great I used to feel after just a short run, I should try to do it a little more.

  4. Thanks! Still working on the showering....

  5. Running is really hard to get back into. It's the routine, I think. Once you get back into that, the rest seems to come.

  6. Such an amazing cover!!!

    I quite like taking classes too.

  7. Haha! Loved reading your post! :-)

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