Time to Tumble with Devika Fernando!

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Today I welcome Devika Fernando to the gym! Just for commenting on the post, she will select TWO winners! Each will receive one of her featured books 🙂 profile picBefore we get started, we have to stretch first to prevent injury. Why don’t you share your favourite stretch with us?

Hi Kellie, thanks a lot for having me! I’m a lazy kitty most of the time, but exercise is good for the health, so I’m glad you’re coaching me. I used to do yoga, so what about stretching with the Surya Namaskar pose?

Very good! Time to let out your inner gymnast – if you could, what is the one gymnastics trick you’ve always wanted to learn?

Oh my… I was the chubby, clumsy kid at school who got the simplest things wrong in anything sports-related, so I’d basically have to answer with “all”. *lol* I think what I have the highest respect for are Olympic disciplines like artistic gymnastics on balance beam and uneven bars. I’m breaking my bones just watching those.

So, what apparatus would you like to start with? And may I remind you that playing in the foam pit is always reserved until the end of class.

Can we skip all of them? Pretty please? I need my bones intact for writing…

If you insist….  As a kid what kinds of sports did you participate in?

I had to do all sorts of gymnastics and sports during my high-school days in Germany. I hated it with a vengeance, to be honest. I do like some sports though: badminton, volleyball and hockey.

Good to have “active” interests! In gymnastics we have to keep in top physical condition. Writing is such a sedentary job. What do you do to keep in shape when you’re not typing out your next story?

In Germany, I used to go for longs walks with my husband at the weekends and sometimes play badminton in the park in the evenings. Here in Sri Lanka, it’s way too hot for that. We’ve bought an elliptical trainer, and I try to use it for some time every other day.

Right on! Let’s move onto the balance beam, shall we?

Argh, this is the stuff of nightmares… 😉 Glad I’m having you by my side.

Let’s take your mind off of how high this is and tell me when you decided to write to be published.

I’ve been writing for as long as I can remember, but becoming a writer / an author was just a dream those days. I started my own content writing business for German and international customers in 2012. Last year (2013), I finally decided to make my dream come true and write my first novel, after doing lots of research on the romance genre, the market potential and self-publishing. I published my first book – When I see your Face – this year in March.

Fantastic! Care to take a swing on the bars?

Thanks, been about ten years since I last had to do this.

There ya go! To be good at gymnastics it takes perseverance and determination not unlike that of being a writer. Tell me how you get through those times when you feel like giving up.

You’re so right! There are times when a writer thinks “I am pathetic, my writing sucks, and I’ll never be successful at all”. I guess that’s natural. What helps me most is having a supportive husband and such wonderful author friends. Interacting on social media, reading something great, and reminding myself of how far I have come usually helps to overcome such lows.

Time to test your tumbling skills. What should we start with – a cartwheel or a roll?

I’ll just hunker down and you can kick me so I’ll roll. 😉

How about we take a break instead? Tell us about your newest book release.

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I’ve just published my second book and first paranormal romance novel, “Playing with Fire”, and I’m really excited about it. It’s book one of the “4 Elements of Love” series, and I’ve started writing on book 2.

Blurb:

If you’re playing with fire, prepare to get burned – or to fall in love.

Sparks fly when Felicia and Joshua meet. Discovering her inner fire and unleashing unimaginable powers makes her realize that all her life, she has been hiding her true self. When buildings burn and people are in danger, the tempting game of playing with fire becomes serious. Will their love and desperate struggle for control save her life, or will the fire magic turn itself against its mistress?

Excerpt:

Joshua took a last step closer until there wasn’t more than an inch or two of space between them and she could feel her heat and his coldness warring with each other, testing the boundaries for a chance to leap and attack – or to leap and dance.
When he leaned his face down, Felicia’s breath hitched and her pulse started racing. Inside her belly, the flames shot higher and higher, wanting the kiss that was surely about to happen.
“Don’t,” she whispered despite the almost aching desire to feel that connection again.
Stopping a hair’s breadth before her face, he whispered back, “Why?”
His cool breath that smelled as minty and wintry as the whole man brushed over her trembling lips.
Struggling to put her conflicting feelings into words, she blurted out, “You’ll get burned.”
That purely masculine, dangerous grin tugged at his lips which were so enticingly close that she could almost taste them.
“What if I enjoy playing with fire?” he asked, voice deep and low and full of promise.

Sounds great! Gymnastics was my first passion. Then I found writing. What are your passions other than writing?

Reading, reading and reading. Oh, did I mention reading? *lol* I also love languages and animals.

Since our time in the gym is almost up – what is one thing you’d like to try before we’re done? How about in life – what is one thing you’ve always wanted to do but haven’t yet?

Hm, let’s try some rhythmic gymnastics to a great song!  But only if you promise not to laugh, because I have two left feet.

As for life: swimming in the ocean. I’m not a very good swimmer, so I stick to pools, but living in Sri Lanka has rekindled my love for the sea, and I really want to try it out one day.

Thanks for visiting the gym! All the best with your books 🙂

Thanks so much for this chance, it was fun! *limps off with a big smile on her face*

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Find me:

http://www.devikafernando.com

https://twitter.com/Author_Devika

https://www.facebook.com/devikafernandoauthor

 

Buy Links

When I see your Face

http://smarturl.it/wheniseeyourface

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/415664

Playing with Fire

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LYMQ9NK

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/459630

 

Giveaway with Eden Glenn!

Read about two of her newest releases and comment for a chance to win one of three of her titles: Emma’s New Year, Shifter’s Legacy, OR Dragon Guardian!

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Emma’s New Year by Eden Glenn

Publisher: Rebel Ink Press www.rebelinkpress.com

Contemporary F/F Short Novellette

Emma Reed needs a change from her stale boring straight life. Her lesbian friend drags her to a gay New Year’s Eve dance. There she meets butchy El Westin, out of her league and out of her comfort zone. The unexpected kiss at midnight makes Emma’s outlook start to sparkle and get interesting again. Emma has a choice to make. Is this a night of possibilities influenced by the magic of a borrowed amethyst necklace or is it a resolution in the making?

Emma’s New Year available July 10 from all fine Ebook sites.  Go to author’s webpage for links to your favorite ebook vendors.

Other F/F Erotic Romance written by Eden Glenn

Contemporary: “Beverly’s Secret”; Paranormal: “Dar’kind Promises”, “Phoenix Reborn”

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“The Amethyst Desire Collection Vol 4″

Novella M/F/M Menage’ Erotic Paranormal Romance The complications of the birth of their first child, demands of mothering and keeping her wolf rescue running leaves Addison feeling less like a sexy mate and more like a saggy mom. Duncan’s stranded in the quaint (er…hole in the wall) north Florida town waiting on a part to repair his motorcycle. Addison and her curvy little ass are a significant interruption to his fence building chores. Nathan, her husband, purchases an amethyst pendant from Salynne’s Crystals and Thyme and whether magic or chemistry, Sparks ignite between the three of them.

Available from: AMAZON       BARNES AND NOBLE ALL ROMANCE E BOOKS

BIO

Eden is a multi published author of  erotic romance stories: GLTB, M/M (Male/Male); F/F (Female/Female); Menage’ (M/F/M & M/M/F and M/F/F; M/F/M/M; and Hot Hot Hot M/F) in a variety of subgenres: historic, contemporary, and paranormal.

She and her partner “the Lady Librarian” live in the eastern lee of the smoky mountains outside of Asheville, NC in a quaint southern home they’ve named Misselthwaite. Their household is owned by a cat and a lovable nuisance of a dog that should be in Japan. Eden has blue eyes, but her hair color is subject to change without notice. When she’s not writing she enjoys being Garden Goddess and exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains on her motorcycle.

Other Menage titles by Eden Glenn:  “Raynia’s Magic” (contemporary); “Dragon Guardian” (paranormal). Links to your favorite E-book/print vendor may be found at Eden’s website.

www.edenglenn.com

Romance So Hot It Burns Off The Page

Dragon Guardian by Author Eden Glenn

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Vol 1 of Drakins of Wyrmarach Novel M/F/M Menage’ Erotic Paranormal Romance. Wren, Cathwren Aldridge, is catapulted into a steamy relationship with twin brothers Ethan and Caleb Monroe quite by accident when she falls through her stairs. She discovers nothing is what is seems and she may be foreordained by their Goddess for more. She’s not chosen to be Queen of some small European country but a world in another dimension, a world of dragon shape shifters. Evil stalks Wren, and it’s up to Caleb and Ethan to protect her while they figure out just what she is. Is she the one they’ve hoped for to unite them in their journey to the throne? Or will the strangeness of the truths they tell her drive her onto a path of self-discovery leaving them bound to a woman they can never have, The Dragon Guardian. AMAZON IN PAPERBACK OR KINDLE Print Copies are Also Available for immediate purchase at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville, NC and City Lights Book Store in Sylva, NC or locate other fine Indy Booksellers near you via this Shop Indy Bookstores logo – link! Barnes and Noble Books A Million
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BIO
Eden is a multi published author of erotic romance stories: LGBT, M/M (Male/Male); F/F (Female/Female); Menage’ (M/F/M & M/M/F and M/F/F; M/F/M/M; and Hot Hot Hot M/F) in a variety of subgenres: historic, contemporary, and paranormal.
She and her partner “the Lady Librarian” live in the eastern lee of the smoky mountains outside of Asheville, NC in a quaint southern home they’ve named Misselthwaite. Their household is owned by a cat and a lovable nuisance of a dog that should be in Japan. Eden has blue eyes, but her hair color is subject to change without notice. When she’s not writing she enjoys being Garden Goddess and exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains on her motorcycle.

Romance So Hot It Burns Off The Page
www.EdenGlenn.com
Other Menage’ titles by Eden Glenn
Novellas: Raynia’s Magic; Shifter’s Legacy
Coming soon from the worlds of Wyrmarach:
Dragon Betrayal (free read Novella) Erotic M/F Paranormal
Dragon Emergence Novella Erotic M/M Paranormal
Dragon Mark Vol 2 of Drakins of Wyrmarach The Story of Wren, Caleb and Ethan continues