The Hot Seat 🔥 Autumn Brown

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Welcome to another session of The Hot Seat, where I get to put our favorite Heroes and Heroines in the “hot seat” for a little Q&A! Today, I’m here with Autumn Brown from Didi Oviatt’s new Crime Thriller, Search For Maylee.

Now, normally I like to set the scene for the audience, so they can visualize who I’m interviewing, but Autumn is currently in disguise for a very important sting operation…so, go read the book.

AC: Welcome to The Hot Seat, Autumn, can you tell us a little more about yourself? Where you’re from and how you ended up in Denver in the middle of an undercover operation to take down a sex trafficking ring?

AB: Oh my, A.C. what a story I have for you! My niece Maylee was kidnapped at the age of eighteen three years ago. I finally mustered up the courage to chase after a lead in her case, and I wound up in a mess much bigger than anything I could have ever anticipated.

AC: I know you can’t say much about the investigation, so we’ll venture into some safer questions. What’s your view on relationships?

AB: Well, until now I’ve shunned even the thought of a relationship for nearly twenty years. I lost my husband in an accident shortly after we were married, and have had no desire to replace him. Let’s just say a man I used to loathe entirely proved himself to be more than what I expected.

AC: That sounds interesting, and maybe that your first impression wasn’t so great?

AB: For a man with the sexiest eyes I’ve ever seen, he sure did have a heartless attitude and a sure ego.

AC: Glad to hear his true colors were better than expected. Would you say he’s changed your previous views on relationships, then?

AB: I’d have to say Chance not only changed my views, but he changed nearly every aspect of my life. I’ll never be the same.

AC: Outside of your current situation, would you say you’re a social butterfly, family gal, career-oriented or a little of each?

AB: I’m a family gal through and through. I don’t have much family to claim so the few members I do love, I’ve dedicated myself to one hundred percent. I sold my condo as well nearly all of my belongings and moved halfway across the country to find my missing loved one. I’ll do anything to get her back.

AC: If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

AB: I’m a planner by nature. Recently I’ve found myself in a few situations that there was no time to plan. I’ve had to trust my instincts, be brave, and let my intuition do the talking rather than figuring it out beforehand. If I could change anything about myself, it would be the confidence to throw the planning book out the window and trust in myself to do what needs to be done spur of the moment, without so much grueling fear.

AC: What is your biggest drive or mission in life?

AB: I’ve had to force myself to find the strength to face some very ugly situations in the name of my Maylee. I don’t have any children of my own, and I practically raised her. I miss everything about her, and I’ve feared for her life for three years now. My drive is to find her, dead or alive. I’ll either bring her home, or bring her justice.

AC: Let’s hope it’s the former. If Chance was sitting here, what would he say your best quality is?

AB: He’d say my stubbornness is both my best quality, and the most irritating. (sighs with a loving smirk)

AC: Compatibility in the boudoir is important. Describe your ideal lover.

AB: Chance showed me everything I’d been missing out on all these years plus some. I didn’t realize how much I needed to be felt and adored until he stripped me down, and made me his own. The equal measures of both give and take. For me, pleasure is in the passion and long awaited anticipation.

AC: If Chance could seduce you with his culinary skills, what dish would be the one to have you eating out of his hands, per se?

AB: I was once extremely out of shape with terrible eating habits. Since I changed my self destructing ways, I’ve grown very fond of fresh fruit and veggies smothered in vinaigrette. Chance could tie my hands behind my back, and hand feed me bite after bite of strawberries all day for all I care.

AC: Do you play any instruments, or sing? What kind of music do you listen to?

AB: I can’t carry a tune for the life of me, but I do still love music. I’m moody and like a verity, it really just depends on the moment.

AC: One of the fans’ favorite questions is: do you have any hidden tattoos or piercings?

AB: No, but I do have a birthmark on the back of my neck. It’s in the shape of a heart, and stands out against my kissed by the sun skin. Chance finds it irresistible.

AB: Thank you so much A.C. for having me! It’s been a pleasure!

AC: You’re welcome and thank you again for interviewing in the midst of your search, we wish you good luck in finding Maylee!

That’s all we have time for today, fans, Autumn has to get back to her undercover work. Search For Maylee just released Friday, October 6th and is available in eBook and print, so make sure you grab a copy to find out if Autumn is able to find her missing niece – Links & Blurb below!

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Since Maylee was abducted from her high school the very month of graduation, her Aunt Autumn has never lost hope in finding her. It’s been three years. Autumn has finally reached inside herself and found the courage to track down an old lead. She moves across the country to find him. Will Autumn be able to pry Maylee’s case back open? More importantly, what will Autumn uncover in the process of searching for Maylee? It’s a cold dark world we live in, and she is about to find out just how cruel it can be. Strength and determination are on Autumn’s side and she will do what ever it takes.

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Deadman’s Tome: Monsters Exist

Author: Theresa Braun & Mr. Deadman
Genre: Horror Anthology/ Short Stories
Release Date: July 1, 2017

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From the time we are young, we fear the monster under the bed or in the closet, making it impossible to sleep without a nightlight. Then, we hear stories of Bigfoot, and maybe even the Mothman around campfires. When we are adults, we wonder if there might actually be supernatural creatures lurking in the shadows. Are these tall tales and urban legends only metaphors for what horrific things humanity is capable of—or do monsters exist?

Go to some terrifying places with this cast of authors. You will be dragged into mystifying realities where demonic fairies hide, where devil monkeys lure carnival-goers to their demise, where Goatmen seek to destroy their prey, and where the goddess of death puts out a hit on victims of her choice. These shocking tales will have you biting your nails and locating that childhood nightlight. Because, in the end, we all know monsters do exist.

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Author Links

Wallace Boothill: https://twitter.com/WBoothill
Theresa Braun: http://www.theresabraun.com
S.J. Budd: http://www.sjbudd.co.uk/
Gary Buller: https://twitter.com/garybuller
S.E. Casey: https://secaseyauthor.wordpress.com/
Mr. Deadman: https://deadmanstome.net/
Calvin Demmer: https://calvindemmer.com/
Philip Kleaver: https://twitter.com/pwkleaver
Sylvia Mann: https://twitter.com/SylvieM1971
W.C. Marchese: http://www.wcmarchese.com/
John Palisano: https://johnpalisano.wordpress.com/
Christopher Powers: https://twitter.com/Powers1902
Leo X. Robertson: https://leoxrobertson.wordpress.com/
M.R. Tapia: http://hinderedsoulspress.com/

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Aggravated Momentum

Author: Didi Oviatt
Genre: Thriller/ Suspense/ Murder Mystery/ Mature 18+
Release Date: September 12, 2016

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Not everything is as it seems in what appears to be an average family. When danger lurks so close to home, skeletons emerge, and the darkest of secrets surface, causing twisted desires to become reality. Aggravated Momentum offers the perspective of some very diverse and unique characters, including fun, witty personalities to fall in love with, along with an intellectual killer to die for. You may be surprised as to whom exactly you can relate. Is it the cold, calculated murderer, who’s name is yet to be revealed? Markie or Kam, the independent sisters, guilty of nothing more than getting tangled with the wrong people at the most inopportune times? Or, the cowardly snake curled in a hidden corner? Who are you, exactly? And, more importantly, who are they? The deeper you dig into the psyche of another, the more breath taking are the secrets you will find.

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Author Bio & Links

Didi Oviatt

Didi Oviatt is a small town gal who married a small town guy. Within a few years of experiencing a new families bliss, she discovered that she had a thirst to write. Now, after digging down deep and getting in touch with her literary self, she’s writing mystery/thrillers like Search For Maylee(coming soon), Aggravated Momentum, The Stix, and New Age Lamians. Along with a six piece short story collection called the Time Wasters.

And don’t fret: there are two more Lamian novels in the works.

https://didioviatt.wordpress.com/
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Quincey Wolfe’s Glass Vault (Glass Vault #1)

Author: Candace Robinson
Genre: YA/ Horror/ Fantasy/ Retelling
Release Date: May 16, 2017

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Some see it… Some don’t…

People in the town of Deer Park, Texas are vanishing. There is a strange museum, known as Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault, that appears overnight. Perrie Madeline’s best friend and ex-boyfriend are among the missing. Perrie, along with her friend August, go on a pursuit to search for them in the mysterious museum. Could the elusive Quinsey Wolfe’s Glass Vault have anything to do with their disappearances?

A book that intertwines horror elements and retellings, with humor and darkness.

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Candace Robinson

Her name is Candace Robinson, obviously. She’s just your average hemiplegic migraine sufferer. Her days are spent writing, book reviewing and traveling through books. She lives just outside of Houston, Texas with her husband and daughter, where it feels like the hottest place on Earth with the crazy weather. No, seriously, one day it’s 30 degrees and the next it’s 70 degrees! She is also the author of Hearts Are Like Balloons.

Website: https://authorcandacerobinson.wordpress.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/literarydust
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/literarydust
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/literarydust/

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Seven Hours: Challenge Accepted

Author: Angelina Kerner
Genre: Chick-lit/women’s fiction
Release Date: July 31, 2016

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One pill every 7 hours. That could be all it takes to give Chanel the chance to finally see the world around her.

Chanel is an independent 19-year-old, despite what her overprotective mother and senator father may think. Being the daughter of a Senator comes with its own problems, one simple afternoon out with friends becomes overwhelming when they’re swarmed by reporters.

Keeping the secret of the experimental treatment close to her chest, she is able to fool everyone but her hawkeyed bodyguard, Leon, that has now been assigned to protect her.

Chanel doesn’t want a bodyguard, but will she get more than she bargained for?

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Angelina Kerner, a Pisces, was born during the Chinese astrological year of the Snake, which she absolutely adores. Angelina loves snakes, and was once allowed to feed one a rat. That was an experience of a lifetime.

She moved around during her young years from Novosibirsk to Kaluga in Russia. Finally settling in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, her teenage years were spent dancing in troupes and performing on stage. The dances ranged from waltz to tango, from Jewish to Russian, and finally belly dance. She was accepted into six out of seven universities, and decided to stay close to her family. Angelina pursued a psychology degree until she saw graduates working for Starbucks and then decided to pursue another career path in the department of Social Sciences. The difficult coursework, her job, and finding her life partner inspired her to turn to writing which, at the time, wasn’t so much a hobby as a way to escape daily routine.

She worked on countless stories, never really finishing them, but came to understand that flash fiction wasn’t for her. After finding an online community where she met her best friend, her writing flourished, making publication a possible next step. She is now the author of Deity’s Soulmate, a fantasy novel for 18 and over, and of Seven Hours: Challenge Accepted, a chick-lit novella where the main character is disabled. She aspires to publish her other fantasy and crime fiction works soon. Her next project involves a competition for a beautiful phoenix. That novel will, hopefully, make its debut in 2018.

Angelina currently divides her time between her family, work, writing, and a lot of cats. She is also a new mother!

Website: http://www.kernerangelina.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AngelinaKernerFiction
Twitter: https://twitter.com/kernerangelina
Blog: https://kernerangelina.live/
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/angelinakerner/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14651070.Angelina_Kerner

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Roadside

Author: Angie Dokos
Genre: Contemporary Fiction/ Romance
Release Date: May 6, 2017

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Zayne finds Serena’s lifeless body off the side of the road one morning. She has been beaten and left for dead. As she recovers, they become the best of friends. It doesn’t take long for Zayne’s feelings to grow stronger. Will the fear of ruining their friendship keep them from taking a chance on love?

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Angie Dokos

Angie Dokos was born a reader and grew to be a writer. Okay, so the reading took a few years, but in the meantime, she was having someone else read to her. She enjoys hiking and loves to travel. She currently lives in the Atlanta, Georgia area with her husband and children.

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The Old Man at the End of the World: Bite #1

Author: A.K. Silversmith
Genre: Short Story/ Comedy-Horror/ Zombies/ Parody
Release Date: February 16, 2017

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“THE GOOD LIFE meets DOUGLAS ADAMS meets SHAUN OF THE DEAD!” – Dave F, Amazon

Gerald Stockwell-Poulter couldn’t help but feel it was extraordinary just how quickly his life had changed. One moment he was earthing up leeks in the West Sussex sunshine and the next he was rooted to the spot as Rodney Timmins from the end allotment ambled towards him, arms

outstretched, blood pouring from a hole in his neck and a look in his eye which suggested that he was less after help and more after a helping of Gerald.

Now, as Gerald’s life takes a quick turn for the worse, he must do things he has never done before. After 87 largely well-behaved years as a model citizen, less than four hours into the ‘zompocalypse’ and he has already killed a neighbour, rescued a moody millennial drug dealer and forged an unlikely allegiance with a giant ginger Scotsman. And it isn’t even tea time.

Join Gerald as he and his newfound allies navigate the post-apocalyptic English countryside in their hilarious bid to stay off the menu.

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AK Silversmith is the author of The Old Man at the End of the World; a series of zombie apocalypse Bites centering on the world of 87-year-old Gerald Stockwell-Poulter.

Bite 2 is coming soon…

She was born in Tasmania in 1983 and now lives in western Ireland where the weather is similar but the zombies are still absent.

I have also put an author interview on my site if anyone is interested in more info.

https://aksilversmith.wordpress.com/about/

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

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If you missed our first #FollowFive collaboration, check out the four other participating authors, because they each bring their own genre and writing style to the party. Didi Oviatt, is an author of Suspenseful and Science Fiction Thrillers. Brickley Jules offers Contemporary and Erotic Romance. Felicia Denise just released her second work in Women’s Fiction, and D.E. Haggerty is best known for her Romantic Comedies.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Me

  1. I’m terrified of ‘open’ heights, like ladders, yet I love roller coasters and flying.
  2. I have zero food or nature-related allergies.
  3. My dad and I recorded a song together in his studio, so my singing is on a CD out there somewhere. My sincerest apologies.
  4. The only bone I’ve ever broken was my baby toe on my left foot. *Knocking on wood*
  5. I married my first crush at age 10 for pretend, but have never been married for real.

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#AwesomeAmazonAuthor Spotlight: Didi Oviatt!

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Didi OviattDidi Oviatt is a small town gal who married a small town guy. Within a few years of experiencing a new families bliss, she discovered that she had a thirst to write.

Now, after digging down deep and getting in touch with her literary self, she’s writing mystery/thrillers like Search For Maylee (coming soon in the fall of 2017), Aggravated Momentum, The Stix, and New Age Lamians (the first in a trilogy to be continued in 2018), along with a six piece short story collection called Time Wasters.

Didi enjoys chatting with readers, bloggers, and other authors and easily found on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, and WordPress.

The psychological thriller Aggravated Momentum is Didi’s latest published work.

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Deadly thriller, twisted plot, shocking, and dark conspiracy hardly scratch the surface to define Aggravated Momentum. Not everything is as it seems in what appears to be an average family. When danger lurks so close to home, skeletons emerge, and the darkest of secrets surface, causing twisted desires to become reality. Aggravated Momentum offers the perspective of some very diverse and unique characters, including fun, witty personalities to fall in love with, along with an intellectual killer to die for. You may be surprised as to whom exactly you can relate. Is it the cold, calculated murderer, who’s name is yet to be revealed? Markie or Kam, the independent sisters, guilty of nothing more than getting tangled with the wrong people at the most inopportune times? Or, the cowardly snake curled in a hidden corner? Who are you, exactly? And, more importantly, who are they? The deeper you dig into the psyche of another, the more breath taking are the secrets you will find.

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