11/23/12

Musa Event #3 Eleni Konstantine

Welcome Eleni, to Julie’s Book Review.

With this interview Eleni  is giving away a copy of Gateway to Hell. To win check out the rafflecopter to the right of this interview.

OK Let find out about Eleni.

First how about you tell us here at Julies Book Review about a little about yourself?

I'm a Fantasy and Paranormal fiction writer, with a number of shorts published. I've loved stories ever since I can remember, and devoured anything I could get my hands on. Actually I still do. Formerly I was a librarian, and am now working part time in graphic design, as well as studying part time. I live in Adelaide, Australia, with my family and feisty American Staffy.


What genres do you write?
Fantasy and paranormal fiction, with a touch of romance. I've also done a sci fi flash fiction and wish to do more.


Can you tell us a little about your newest book?   
Gateway to Hell is a paranormal romance novella and is the first in a the Warder Tale series.
Here's the blurb:
Zeta will protect the one she loves, even if it means living in Hell.

Mastering a unique power was much safer for Zeta Kosmos with a mentor to help her along. Now that he’s disappeared, Zeta must continue alone with her calling—closing Gateways to Hell.

Daniel Richards is in the family business—Warding supernatural evil from causing havoc on humans. As such, he’s only interested in the safety of one-night stands. Until Zeta. This bad boy now wants a long, lasting relationship.

But Zeta can’t let go of her past, nor can she ignore the secret demonic threats against Daniel’s life. She’d rather fight demonic spawn and be dragged into Hell than allow anything happen to him. Can Daniel convince her to stay? Will she have to pay the ultimate price?


Did you have any other authors that have helped you or have inspired your work?Belonging to the Romance Writers of Australia, I have developed many friendships and have various support networks, which are worth their weight in gold. 

Authors who have inspired me include Roald Dahl, Judy Blume, Stephen King, Jennifer Roberson, David & Leigh Eddings, and Diana Gabaldon. I have been inspired by so many people - many of whom are not in my genre either.


Do you recall what got you into writing?
I remember making up stories in my head from a kid. There were stints in primary (grammar) and high school where I wrote, but it wasn't until university, that I decided I wanted to try my hand at it.


OK how about some fun stuff


Dogs, cats, or fish?
Dogs! Though we also have fish at home.

Sci-fi, fantasy, or paranormal, Romance?
(writing and reading)

I'm an omnivore when it comes to reading - so all of them.

To writing, I lean more toward the fantasy and the paranormal.

Favorite Book of all time? Why?
This is a hard one but if I had to choose, it'll be Cross Stitch (aka Outlander) by Diana Gabaldon. It has time travel, romance, action, adventure, mystery and is a really great read. As well as the most alluring male character in Jamie Fraser. 

Favourite series would have to be The Belgariad by David Eddings

Favorite Author of all time? Why?
OOOh, this is another doozie to answer. If I look on my bookshelf, the most books by one author are by Stephen King. So let's go with Stephen. I'm currently reading his Under the Dome.



Where can we find your books? What sites can we find your work on? (any social media, blogs etc.)
You can find me at:

Musa - http://musapublishing.com/index.php?main_page=index&manufacturers_id=154

Amazon - http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=ntt_athr_dp_sr_1?_encoding=UTF8&field-author=Eleni%20Konstantine&search-alias=digital-text

B&N - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/eleni-konstantine

Smashwords - https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/EleniKonstantine1

All Romance eBooks- http://www.allromanceebooks.com/storeSearch.html?searchBy=author&qString=Eleni+Konstantine


My website is - http://elenikonstantine.com

My blog is - http://eleni-konstantine.blogspot.com

Twitter - https://twitter.com/ElenisKafe

Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/EleniKonstantineAuthorPage

Google Plus- https://plus.google.com/109510689642744070789/posts

Goodreads - http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6426195.Eleni_Konstantine


It has been a pleasure meeting you Eleni. Readers don’t forget to check out the rafflecopter to the right. Thanks again!
Julie Ramsey

Juliesbookreview.blogspot.com


Thanks very much, Julie. It's been great being here.

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~ Eleni
elenikonstantine@gmail.com
http://elenikonstantine.com


Check out the giveaway to the right of the this post!! 5 ebooks up for grabs!! 

6 comments:

  1. Interesting excerpt! I was a real fan of the early King books.

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  2. I love the description of a reader as an omnivore - devouring all types of literature! Nice to know more about Eleni, her influences and her work.

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  3. Great conflict there Eleni in Gateway to Hell. Couldn't get much tougher!

    Yes, I think Gabaldon's Cross Stitch looms large on most raders' horizons.

    Best of luck with your latest productions, Eleni.

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  4. I'm with you on Diana Gabaldon! Love her reads! Great interview and best wishes for a stellar publishing career! Sounds like you're off to a great start! Cheers!

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  5. I think a feisty American staffy is the perfect para author pet! Nice interview.

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  6. Thanks everyone for popping in.

    Liese - I hadn't read King for ages and this year read The Gunslinger and Under the Dome - so an early and later work by him. I loved his Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile. And they did great jobs with the films of these two as well.

    Hey Derek - yep - at the moment, I'm reading an epic fantasy, an urban fantasy, a fantasy, a paranormal romance, a quirky paranormal, a sweet romance, a mystery, a steampunk, listening to a mystery and a rural woman's fiction.

    Vonnie - thanks that's a great compliment.

    Sharon - thanks. With the wenches by my side, I'm sure the road will be easier.

    Jenn!! - Yes, he is, though he doesn't like sitting long inside. He gets restless. I may have to go outside with the laptop. :)

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