Saturday, April 14, 2012

Guest Post: April Fifer & Danielle Hylton-Outland

Curling Up By The Fire would like to welcome April Fifer and Danielle Hylton-Outland, authors of the newly released Flesh and Feathers (March 18th, 2012), fans of paranormal/urban fantasy will enjoy this tale of long-kept secrets, romance, and power.  Take a look:

Azaleigh's life was simple. Then she meets Kale and Gage, two very different and charming men -- one she loves and the other she can't live without. As she struggles with her feelings towards them both, she begins to realize they are hiding a secret -- and to her surprise -- they aren't the only ones. Soon after, Azaleigh finds herself running for her life from a bounty hunter that is far from human, and with every narrow escape, she begins to unlock the secret that will change her life forever. In a world of good and evil, angel and fallen, Azaleigh must choose between fate or the one she loves. What do you do when hell won't let you win and evil just won’t die?

Orderly Chaos!

We have been writing for about two years now. And to say it’s been a little chaotic is putting it lightly. As people do, we have full time jobs and our writing is more like a third shift kinda of deal. We both work at the same direct mail company five days a week and get together six days a week at night working on our books. But that’s not until late. A typical day for us is getting off at five o’clock, rushing home to feed kids (April) or Dog (Danielle), homework, school work, cleaning, showering, bath time for the kids… I could go on forever. Then… finally… it’s time to sit and write. We thank God every day for writing. It lets us escape our crazy lives for just a moment and gives us a control that we don’t normal of life. Some things are sacrificed for this time of tranquility… such as sleep. People sleep really? How? When? Where? Four days a week you will catch us falling asleep at three AM with our laptops on our bellies and dying because we can’t find the charger. But neither of us would change this for the world. In this industry we have met some amazing people and have found some great friends. It’s a world where anything can happen and dreams really do come true. (Sounds like a little silly, but I’m referring to the stories themselves.) Fifty thousand words can take you to another place and time, and cause you to forget about some of the things that seem to go wrong on a daily basis. And believe us, there is a lot that can go wrong with the chaos we live in. Orderly chaos is something that is manageable. So cheers to all our author friends and fellow readers. When life gets a little chaotic, we all fine peace in the written word.

Author Bio’s
Danielle Hylton-Outland was raised in Virginia. She grew up having a huge appetite for daydreaming; always wanting to live in the spectacular worlds she created in her mind. She now lives with her husband and dog where she is pursuing a degree in literature. Danielle is a strong animal activist. She is currently co-writing the second book in the Flesh Series, "Flesh and Flames".

April Fifer grew up in a small town in Virginia, where it was common practice believing that dreams could only be found in stories. At the age of seven she was diagnosed with dyslexia. She was told that she would struggle through life and would never pick up a book to read for pleasure. Although school was hard, she was able to find her way with the help of two teachers who taught her self-discovery. Ignoring what she was taught growing up, she turned it around and found that your dreams could become stories.
Contact information:

Available for purchase
@ Amazon

Book Trailer