Monday, October 22, 2012

GCC Presents Kelly Parra and SOMETHING WICKED!


SOMETHING WICKED: Young Adult Short Stories
Published by Buzz Books USA | October 2012


"Mesmerizing and eerie. Tales to keep you reading late into the dark night."
- Tara Hudson, author of HEREAFTER and ARISE

Sometimes, they aren't costumes.

They’re baaaack.

More nightmares brought to you by the authors of the young adult anthology Prom Dates to Die For...
Beware the Midnight Troll on your late-night stroll by Mari Hestekin. Swim at your own risk Under Loch and Cay by Jenny Peterson. A curse of spiders on campus means Arach War by Lena Brown. Through a Glass Darkly one could lose a soul by Heather Dearly. Supernatural Hunters turn to the sea in Mermania by Kelly Parra. Social media goes to the ghouls in Spectral Media by Aaron Smith.

Don’t miss this paranormal fun for tween, teens and adults!

Kelly Parra’s short story “Mermania” continues Teen Supernatural Hunters Jaz and Blake’s paranormal adventures. The duo debuted in “Darkness Becomes Him” in the young adult anthology PROM DATES TO DIE FOR as they battled a soul hungry dark angel. In SOMETHING WICKED a merman entrances Jaz and it’s up to her and Blake to rush against time before Jaz grows her own tail by the full moon!



Interview With Kelly:

1. Thanks so much for visiting today, Kelly! Can you tell me about your book in seven words or less?
 Kelly: Hi Denise, thanks for having me on your blog! Okay, here I go:
Teen supernatural hunters battle the mythical mermaid.

2. Other than your main character, who's a favorite character of yours in your story and why?
 Kelly: His name is Oz. He’s a warlock who took in orphans Jaz and Blake to train them. He’s rather old and unorganized yet cares deeply for his kids. I can't help but like him!

3. What's one piece of writing advice you would give to aspiring authors?
 Kelly: Don’t take the publishing business personally. I learned that the hard way. Editors and agents have to think business first over personal relationships with the author. Even if you are great person what they really want is a great book with great sales. Your great personality will just be a plus!

4. What did you write when you were a teen? Did you journal? Write poetry? Write overly literary or emotional stories? Or avoid writing altogether?
 Kelly: I wrote very bad short stories in grade school and angst-filled poetry in high school, and tried journalism, which was tough!

5. What's the last book you read that you really loved?
 Kelly: Hmm, last book that I finished and loved was part of Rachel Caine’s Morganville series, LAST BREATH. Plenty of suspense!=

 Thanks for visiting, Kelly, and congratulations on your new release!

Author Bio:
 Kelly Parra’s earliest stories were told with paintbrushes, but upon discovering the drama and forbidden love of romance and suspense novels, those paintbrushes were replaced with a keyboard. Now a multi-published author in young adult and romance fiction, she has created memorable characters such as a graffiti artist in Graffiti Girl, a psychic teen in Invisible Touch, and a tough undercover narc in her novel for adults, Criminal Instinct. A two-time RITA finalist, she divides her time between her novels, short fiction, and the adventures of motherhood, where she juggles her home life with two children, a tattooed husband, a sweet poodle, and a rowdy pit bull. Visit her website www.KellyParra.com.

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