Guest Post: Stephanie Nelson #Author of Craved {#Book 1 ~ Gwen Sparks Series}

by | Oct 17, 2011 | KUWTR

Hi, Gwen here. I’m here to tell you everything you need to know about Flora. Like everything else supernatural, Flora has a lot of rules.
   1. Don’t ask a vampire to show you their fangs. The only way a vampire will flash his/her pearly daggers is if he/she is about to bury them in your throat. Vampires do not sparkle or fill their bellies with cute little bunnies; they need human blood to survive.
   2. Andy, from Fairy Fabulous, has asked me to shed some light on the difference between pixies and fairies. Pixies are about the size of a salt shaker and have web like wings that they use to flutter from one plant to the next. Fairies do not have wings. They look very human, except for their violet eyes. They do not flutter! Whatever you do, don’t refer to them as Tinkerbell. It’ll only end badly.
   3. The Willow Creek woods are werewolf territory. For the most part the Flora pack is docile but should you wander into their land during a full moon, consider yourself fair game. Fun little fact: Only 1 out of 10 people bitten by a werewolf actually turns into a wolf, that’s if they want you to survive long enough to find out.
   4. Witches, do not wear pointy hats or dance around naked under a full moon. We cannot turn you into a toad willy-nilly, we’d need a drop of your blood or a strand of your hair first. We do not fly around on brooms, not that we couldn’t if we wanted to, but it’s very uncomfortable. I prefer my SUV to a wooden stick. We cannot create love potions, so please stop asking.

So, if you find yourself vising Flora in the future, stick to these mannerisms and your visit will be pleasant. We really are just like you, with the exception of a few powers. We pay taxes, have jobs, go to school, and even take our garbage to the curb. Please show us the same respect your show your fellow humans, or else!

I’m an Illinoisan where I live with my wonderful husband. I fell in love with books a little late in life. In my early twenties I found Stephanie Meyer’s books and had never experienced connecting with a book like that. From that moment on I needed more! Since then I’ve moved on from sparkly, fang-less vampire stories but I’ll never forget her wonderful stories that ignited my love of books.
As a child I wrote poems. I never imagined I would one day write a novel. The spark that reading had ignited in me soon became a passion to write. I began writing four years ago but never thought about publishing my stories, I wrote them for the enjoyment. It wasn’t until a year ago that I thought I’d take the self-publishing leap, and publish. It’s been a whirlwind of excitement, stress, and determination but I love every moment of it! When I’m not writing, I enjoy reading paranormal romance, watching movies, spending time with my family, and playing with my furry children.

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Book 1 in the Gwen Sparks Series
Stephanie Nelson

Gwen Sparks just wants to live a peaceful life in the supernatural town of Flora, but from the moment she read about the first murdered witch, all hope of peace was abandoned. Possessing the rare ability to read the memories of dead, she volunteers to help catch the culprit behind the string of drained witches. Gwen has to team up with the one man who broke her heart, deal with a ghost who pulls her into the deathly realm at will, and a fight off the advances of sexy but frustrating vampire who not only craves what runs through her veins—he wants her heart.
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Disclosure: This Guest Post was provided by the Author as a part of the Bewitching Book Tours. I was not compensated to write a positive or favorable review. This is Keeping Up With The Rheinlander’s personal opinion.


  1. Tammy

    I am very leary about donating to charities unless I really know the money is going there. I hate those calls where people are asking for money. I ALWAYS SAY NO!

  2. Xmas Dolly

    I donate, but in a different way. The Viet Nam Veterans is the one that I contribute to whenever I can. Be it items from our home or cash when I can. We also contribute to our church every week.

  3. Becca

    I donate to the ASPCA and Jewish charities.

  4. kailani

    I actually donate to the Humane Society, too. I adopted both of my kitties from there. I also donate on our local shelter for women and children.

  5. ~ Noelle

    we have not donated lately, as we are tight no money… although we have donated clothes and other items.when money is better there are about 5 that we try to donate to on a regular basis

  6. CMash

    I do donate to medical associations.

  7. Kari

    We give small donations throughout the year to a few charities – March of Dimes, Easter Seals, and a wonderful local charity called Crusade for Children.

  8. Brandi

    We give time, and things usually. Sometimes money, depending on what time of year it is-my hubbies work doesn't always allow us to donate money.

  9. JamericanSpice

    We donate to local charities and also national charities when it's possible. The local charities are taken directly out of our paychecks and that does not include tithing. Aloha!

  10. Cuzinlogic

    We usually donate via sponsoring our friends and family in a charity walk or run.

  11. LisaRayns

    I love hearing from advice from Gwen. Awesome!

  12. Eileen (Books R Us)

    What a great post of vampires and witches.

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