Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Lake of Sins by L. S. O’Dea @goddessfish @lsodea


Welcome!  Thanks for stopping by and doing this Q&A with me. Ok, my first question ….What would we find under your bed?

My bed is on the floor, so nothing.  If it were up, you’d probably find a dog or cat under there along with shoes and a lot of dirt and dog hair (I’m not a neat housekeeper).

What was the scariest moment of your life?
The moment that should have been scary but was instead surreal happened when I was in high school.  I went with my father and my niece (she was about three years old) to K-mart to check my work schedule.  When we got out of the car we heard a “pop” sound.  A man was across the highway and had just shot another man on a motorcycle in the back.  The gunman proceeded to walk across the highway toward us.  We were already near the store so we went inside.  They locked the doors but the doors were glass.  Everyone hid.  The gunman came into the store and shot the place up.  He killed several people.

None of it seems real to me, even then it didn’t.  Perhaps because I was only eighteen and could not believe that anything bad would happen to me or those I loved.  When I look back now, I am frightened by what could have happened.  I took my father and niece into a back bathroom.  There was only the one exit.  We could have all been shot and killed.

Oh my!!! Do you listen to music while writing? If so what?

I do not listen to anything when writing.  The voices in my head are rather insistent for my undivided attention.

What is something you'd like to accomplish in your writing career next year?

Making a profit would be nice J.  I’d love to have the series finished by next year.  There is no way that I’ll have all three books edited and ready for release by then, but if I can release book three and be working on the edits for four and five, I’d be happy.

How long did it take you to write this book?

Two years.  I was lucky though, because originally it was so long that an agent told me no one would even look at it.  She suggested that I break it into two books which I did.  So, it took me two years to write two books instead of one.

Thanks so much for taking time out to stop by.  I wish you all the very best!

Lake of Sins
by L. S. O’Dea

GENRE:  YA, paranormal, dystopian, sci-fi/fantasy


In a world where class distinction means the difference between imprisonment and freedom and even life and death, being chosen to stay in the encampment and breed is the only way to guarantee survival for a teenage Producer.

Every year after harvest, the finest examples of teenage Producers are assigned mates; the rest are loaded onto carts and hauled away, never to be seen or heard from again. Trinity, a sixteen-year-old Producer, knows that she has no chance of being chosen to stay. She isn’t even full-blooded Producer. Her father is a House Servant and she’s spent her entire life hiding her differences, especially her claws and fangs.

She has one week to sneak into the forest and discover what happens to those who are taken. Her plan is simple, but she doesn’t count on being hunted and captured by predators long believed to be extinct. Can she elude her captors to uncover the fate of her kind and return to camp before her escape is discovered?

The first book of the series is on sale for $0.99 until the end of the tour.

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“Something’s following us,” he whispered as he unsheathed his knife. 

The quiet rustle of vegetation behind them signaled that night was not the only thing approaching.  He pointed to a large tree.  She scurried up it and stopped on a limb high off the ground.  He signaled for her to wait and then walked several yards farther before climbing another tree.  He crouched on a low branch, knife in hand.

The woods were gray, the shadows growing wider as time passed.  She waited, scanning the forest below, her heart pounding in her ears.  What was hunting them, besides Guards?  She pulled her knife out of the sheath and adjusted her position.  Gaar always said that predators had to have patience, so the smart prey would too.  She was still working on that.  She shifted around again for a different angle.  So far, she hadn’t seen anything dangerous in the forest, but she had traveled mostly with Mirra.  She tried to relax her breathing, but it was coming in short pants.  She had to calm down.  Fear could be smelled.  Fear attracted predators. 

There was a soft whisper in the vegetation and a pair of glowing red eyes appeared in the brush.  A few feet away were two more eyes and then another set.  There were at least ten pairs, shining in the darkness.


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

L. S. O'Dea grew up the youngest of seven. She always wanted to do what her older siblings were doing, especially reading stories.

Ill at a young age, she immersed herself in books. Her life changed when she read a short story written by her older brother and realized that normal (somewhat anyway, since her brother was a bit weird in her opinion) people created these amazing stories. From that day forward, she wanted to write.

However, as with all good stories, obstacles rose in her path (mostly self-created obstacles) and it took her many years to put finger to keyboard and type her first book.






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The first book of the series is on sale for $0.99 until the end of the tour.

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Prizes for the tour are as follows:
• One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card.
• One randomly chosen host will receive a $25 Amazon/BN.com gift card.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

L. S. O'Dea said...

Thanks for hosting.

Betty Woodrum said...

Great interview! You must have been terrified to witness the shooting!

L. S. O'Dea said...

Hi Betty, it really didn't hit me that it was real. It didn't even really happen that fast. I mean we were hiding for probably about 15-30 minutes total before the cops came and let us know it was safe. It is more frightening now as I look back on it then it was at the time. I think I was just too shocked to accept that it was really happening.

Anonymous said...

thanks for hosting

Eva Millien said...

Enjoyed the interview, this sounds like a great series, thanks for sharing!

Rita said...

I liked the interview.

Anonymous said...

Great interviews on this tour!


Marcy Meyer said...

That was a great interview. The book looks great. Thanks for the giveaway chance.

L. S. O'Dea said...

I'm really glad that you guys like the interviews on the tour. I tried to be honest and not boring.

L. S. O'Dea said...

Hi Marcy, glad you think the books look interesting and hope you'll find that looks are not deceiving in this case.
Also, you're welcome for the giveaway and good luck.

L. S. O'Dea said...

Thank you Laurie for hosting this stop on the blog tour.

Laura Thomas said...

I shared these books too. They are right up my alley. And those covers are spectacular!

Victoria Alexander said...

I loved the interview - thanks for sharing!