Friday, April 5, 2013

Truth or Dare: A Guest Post and Giveaway from fantasy author S. M. Boyce

Hey guys! I’m S. M. Boyce (call me Boyce)—fantasy author of the young adult Grimoire Saga. I’ve been invited over to share a guest-post version of truth or dare. I chose truth. So here are 10 things you probably didn’t know about me.

# 10—My first book sucked

I was five, and I wrote it for an elementary school book contest. The title: The Lonely Pickle. The plot involved the last pickle in a jar and its quest for friends. In hindsight, kinda morbid. I honestly don’t remember the ending of that little cardboard-bound treasure, and that’s probably a good thing. I’d like to think I’ve improved since then.

# 9—Dory from Finding Nemo always makes me smile

I keep a plastic figurine of Dory at my desk, complete with a mini green mask. It’s a reminder to “just keep swimming” when I get frustrated or stuck.

# 8—I’ve had 13 jobs since 2006

It actually took me a little bit to count them up, but yeah. Thirteen. Some of that was because of part time work through college, and several other jobs were entrepreneurial attempts that failed. But I justify that because it’s often said writers tend to have incredibly long resumes.
The worst of them: working as a leasing assistant for a crummy apartment complex with horrible management. I had foot surgery within two weeks of starting, but they still made me hobble around to post eviction notices on doors. I quit within a month.

# 7—I am always cold

Seriously. It doesn’t seem to matter what season it is or how many layers I wear—I’m nearly always cold. That makes road trips annoying for those stuck in the car with me…especially if I have control over the AC.

# 6—I’m a Twitter addict

I read through my followers’ tweets and do my best to reply to mentions as much as possible. Tweet me a hello if you’re addicted to the site as well.

# 5—I store my inspiration on Pinterest

I’m a pretty visual person, so I track any images that inspire a character or story. It’s easiest to keep them on Pinterest, and you’re welcome to browse my “Swipes” boards to see what inspires me. You can also check out my awesomeness board for a laugh.

# 4—I have a degree in Creative Writing

It qualifies me to serve you french friends. Luckily, I’ve been able to do pretty well off my novels instead.

# 3—I love engaging with fans

It’s one of the best parts of my job. Whether it’s replying to a fan letter, meeting readers at conventions, or just having a conversation on Twitter, I’m always game to say hello.

# 2—I married my soul mate

I never thought another person could complete me—I’ve always been a loner—and my hubby proved me wrong. I fall more in love with him every day. I know. I’m gooey.

# 1—Writing is my career

I take writing seriously by having as much fun with it as possible. Sounds weird? Yeah, so am I. But I truly love what I do, and I’ll do it forever.
I hope you enjoy my novels. Even if you pick one up and hate it, I appreciate you taking the time to try. For those who really enjoy my novels and love to review, I have an ARC signup available, where you can get lifetime notifications for free review copies of all my future works.

About S. M. Boyce


International Amazon Bestseller. Fantasy Author. Twitter addict. Book Blogger. Geek. Sarcastic. Gooey. Odd. Author of the action-packed Grimoire Saga.

S.M. Boyce is a fiction novelist who loves ghosts, magic, and spooky things. She prefers loose-leaf tea, reads far too many books, and is always cold. She’s married to her soul mate and couldn’t be happier. Her B.A. in Creative Writing qualifies her to serve you french fries.

Boyce likes to update her blog a few times each week so that you have something to wake you up in the morning.


About Lichgates (Grimoire Saga #1)

Kara Magari is about to discover a beautiful world full of terrifying things—Ourea.

Kara, a college student still reeling from her mother’s recent death, has no idea the hidden world of Ourea even exists until a freak storm traps her in a sunken library. With no way out, she opens an ancient book of magic called the Grimoire and unwittingly becomes its master, which means Kara now wields the cursed book’s untamed power. Discovered by Ourea’s royalty, she becomes an unwilling pawn in a generations-old conflict—a war intensified by her arrival. In this world of chilling creatures and betrayal, Kara shouldn’t trust anyone… but she’s being hunted and can’t survive on her own. She drops her guard when Braeden, a native soldier with a dark secret, vows to keep her safe. And though she doesn’t know it, her growing attraction to him may just be her undoing.

For twelve years, Braeden Drakonin has lived a lie. The Grimoire is his one chance at redemption, and it lands in his lap when Kara Magari comes into his life. Though he begins to care for this human girl, there is something he wants more. He wants the Grimoire.

Welcome to Ourea, where only the cunning survive.

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  1. S.M. Boyce Thank you for stopping by and sharing some fun facts about you. I found the fact interesting. I am looking forward to reading your book and would love to have you back.

  2. Truth or Dare - great idea! I know Boyce online and I learned new stuff from this. ;) Hear, hear to #2!


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