Tuesday, January 20, 2015

New Release! This World Bites by Loni Townsend

One of my favorite writing friends, Loni Townsend, just released the first novella of The Cera Chronicles series, titled This World Bites!

Loni is uber-taleneted. Her stories are full of humor, emotion, interesting characters, and clever descriptions. If you've been wanting to sample her writing, This World Bites is a great choice.





It’s her first day on a new world and Cera’s already found trouble. Michael, her guardian, has been bitten by a zombie and will soon join the undead ranks.

Everyone tells her there’s no cure, but Cera isn’t one to be deterred. She’s willing to face off with zombie hordes, demon slavers, and black market informants if it means she’ll find a cure for Michael. But she’s not the only one hunting for something.

Something is hunting her.

 
For this stop on the blog tour, we're going to play Truth or Lie. Below are two truths and one lie about Loni. If you guess the right one, you might win a prize!

1. After graduating high school, Loni planned on moving to New York to pursue theater. After looking at the statistics (less than 2% of the people who go into the field actually make it) and analyzing her personality, she knew she wouldn't be successful in that field and switched to studying computer science instead.

2. EverQuest 2 was the only computer game Loni's husband convinced her to play, after which, they played together for five years before their daughter was born. Loni was a top-level warlock named Risu (Japanese for Squirrel), who she has since turned into a character in an unfinished Cera Chronicle. 

3. Loni hero-worshiped Sailor Moon while growing up, and spent hours in the bathtub pretending she had her own magical powers and could summon water to do her bidding. It was the magical-girl concept that inspired her to write her stories in the first place (and one of the reasons why Cera has the ability to manipulate water).

Loni will pick a winner from those who answer correctly. 
The prize is a free copy of This World Bites
You have until the end of the tour to answer. :)



By day, she writes code. By predawn darkness, she writes fantasies. All other times, she writes in her head.

People call her peculiar with a twisted sense of fashion, but don't let those understatements fool you. Her behavior is perfectly normal for a squirrel disguised as a human. That's part of being a ninja—blending in.

She makes her home in Idaho with her sadistically clever—yet often thwarted—husband, two frighteningly brilliant children, and three sneaky little shibas.

Find her on her blog or social media, on Facebook.


You can find TWB here: Amazon / B&N / Kobo

Don't forget to add it to your Goodreads.
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Thanks for visiting. :)

53 comments:

  1. Tough choices. I'll say the third is the lie.
    Congratulations, Loni!

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  2. I hope the first one is the lie, because the other two are geekerific. :D

    Congrats, Loni!

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    1. Hehehe, we'll have to see. ;)

      Thank you!

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  3. They all sound very conceivable--it's really tough. Since the first two have relations to computers then the 3rd one seems out of place. And hours in the bath tub? Where were the parents? I'm going with #3 as the spoof (I hate to call it a lie).

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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    1. Oh, I was young, but not so young that I required supervision. :) In fact, I never grew up.

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  4. No idea, but I do like the sound of your book.

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  5. Hmmm all sound good, but #1 is my guess. Inspiration for books can sure come from anything, even Sailor Moon in the bathtub lol

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    1. Sailor Moon in the bathtub is awesome inspiration!

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  6. I'm going with #1. I don't recall any mention of acting....

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  7. Hmm, I'm not really sure which could be the lie because all three make sense. I'll go with #2 as the lie. Congrats, Loni!

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    1. Thank you!

      And having a grain of truth is what makes a believable lie. :)

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  8. Lori's book sounds good. Looking forward to it. Hope all is well with you, Melissa.

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  9. #1 is the lie. Because the second two are so incredibly geeky cool. :)

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    1. Hehe, going from drama queen to programmer isn't geeky enough?

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  10. I think I know, but I'm keeping my answer to myself...

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    1. I think you've known me the longest, too. :)

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  11. I think the first two are true and the last one is a lie. Loni is way too cool to have been influenced by Sailor Moon in my opinion. I could be wrong though. Who knows what strange things influence people?

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  12. Sounds like a fun book. One can never go wrong with zombies and demon slavers :)

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  13. Yeah, I'm going with #1. Typically theater types and computer brains don't mix. Not saying it can't happen, but it's extremely rare.

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    1. LOL. I think I'll start using that. I'm not weird. I'm rare.

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  14. I'm guessing #2 is a lie. I can't believe that was Loni's first computer game.

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  15. Congrats Loni!
    What a great cover... clever image and title!
    The lie is no.#1

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  16. YAY LONI!! So psyched to see this out in the world! AND I LOVE THE COVER :) :) So, I'm gonna guess the lie because I like to participate, but I want to please be withdrawn from the contest, cuz I'm going to buy it anyway :) I think #1 is CLOSE to the truth, but not close enough!

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  17. Ooooo… great highlight, Melissa! Loni seems AWESOME… and hmmm… I'm going to guess number 2 as the lie… ?!?!?!

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  18. Hmm, that's pretty tricky. All sound convincing! I'll go for #1, though. I think. Congrats Loni!

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    1. Being convincing is the best way to lie. :)

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  19. The book sounds really interesting. ^_^ I'm going to guess that #1 is the lie, as it sounds way more logical than the other two. :P

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  20. I'll pick #1 also. Loni, Wishing you great success in 2015!!!

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  21. Loni, I'm so happy for you and your new release. Wishing you tremendous success. Also, I choose #1 as the lie.

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  22. I was tempted to say # 3, but I'm gonna guess that # 1 is the lie ... just because anime is cool and fun and all that lol.

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  23. Welcome back Melissa, by the way.

    And congrats to Loni! The premise of This World Bites is certainly different and unique. So are your zombies fast or slow?

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    1. Thank you! Just like people, there are the fast ones and slow ones. :)

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    2. I'm not officially back, just poking my head out of my hidey hole long enough to promo for some friends. ;)

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