Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Resurrection by Shyla Colt Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway

~ About the Book ~

Title: Resurrection
Series: Wesson Rebels M.C. Series, Book 3 (Stand alone)
Author: Shyla Colt
Published: May 22nd, 2015
Publisher: Hot Ink Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Content Warning: Graphic Violence and sexual content
Age Recommendation: 18+
A horrific betrayal stole her voice and nearly her life. Mute and broken, Vita retreated from the world. Dependent on her brother Houdini, the family farmhouse where she licked her wounds became a tower to hide in. When her brother winds up missing, she must come clean about their past to his M.C. The result is a downward spiral that will change both of their lives forever.
The only one in Wesson Rebels who can understand sign language is Prophet. He finds himself assigned to the petite beauty. When her lies about her past become a tangled web, that threatens to ensnare them all, like changes to loathing. She’s just like the woman who ruined his family and almost took his life. Determined to keep her at a distance, he puts up a wall. When fate forces them to depend on each other for survival, barriers tumble down, truths come to the light, and an unbreakable bond is forged.
When reality returns, they have two choices, retreat into the darkness or remain in the light.
~ About the Author ~
Shyla Colt grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, but has lived a variety of different places thanks to her wanderlust, interesting careers, and marriage to a United States Marine. She’s always loved books and wrote her very first novel at the age of fifteen. She keeps a copy of her first submission letter on her desk for inspiration.
After a lifetime of traveling, she settled down and knew her time had come to write. Diving into her new career like she does everything else, with enthusiasm, research and a lot of prayers, she had her first book published in June of 2011. As a full-time writer, stay at home mother, and wife, there’s never a dull moment in her household.
She weaves her tales in spare moments and the evenings with a cup of coffee or tea at her side and the characters in her head for company. A self-professed rebel with a pen. Her goal is to diversify romance as she continues to genre hop, and offer up strong female characters.

~ Excerpt ~
I grip the steering wheel so hard my knuckles turn white. Time crawls along like fog over the ground. I don’t usually drive, and where I’m headed gives me no comfort. Shifting in the driver’s seat of the pickup I curse my isolation.
This is for Ira, so buck the up.


Where are you from? Cincinnati, Ohio. Yes, I have Midwest pride. :D

Tell us your latest news? Umm, I went to a Lana Del Rey concert last night and it was amazing. In the writer world, I do have a new release coming out next week called, One Wild Ride!
When and why did you begin writing? I always old stories, and made them up in my head. Eventually, I realized I could put them to paper, and that was it.

When did you first consider yourself a writer? When I was fifteen I wrote my first full length novel. I think that’s when I knew I had a writer’s soul, and one day I would make my livening off it.
What inspired you to write your first book? Writers like L.J. Smith, and R.L. Stine inspired me so much in my youth. I had to take a stab at a YA paranormal romance.

Do you have a specific writing style? I think you can recognize my writing, but I’m a genre hopper and I like it. I want to explore everything and take my readers along with me.

How did you come up with the title? My leads, Vita and Prophet were both dead in a way. They existed, but they weren’t allowing themselves to truly live. In a way, they were brought back to life… henceforth, Resurrection.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? Fall down seven, Stand up eight. It’s a motto I personally live for. No matter what happens in your life, know that you can always get back up, and happiness can be found again.

How much of the book is realistic? A very giant portion. I do a lot of research, and the events that happened , though intense, and rather insane a times, are fairly true to life. ( Provided you’re living your life with the criminal element)

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life? Not at all.

What books have most influenced your life most? Oh the Places you’ll go, The Little Prince, and The Bible.

If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor? Oh man,  It’s impossible to choose just one, but my editor, Leanore Elliot has been amazing!

What book are you reading now? Umm… nothing. * Bows head in shame. I’m on a deadline, so “no reading for me” until I’m caught up.

Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest? Beth D. Carter hooked me.

What are your current projects? Right now I’m working on the second book in my Kings of Chaos series.

What would you like my readers to know?

My goal is to offer up the Diverse route to happily every after. I think everyone should see a love that reminds them of the one they have or want, and I do my best to make that happen :D 

~ Giveaway ~  

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