Friday, October 23, 2015

Lake of Sins: Escape & Secrets in Blood by L.S. O’Dea ~ GIVEAWAY

Lake of Sins
by L. S. O’Dea

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Q&A with  L.S. O’Dea

Q: Can you describe your dream home?

A: If we are dreaming then, my home would be large (I’d have a maid to clean it for me).  I’d have an indoor and outdoor pool (I love to swim) with a lap lane by both.  I’d also have a large yard that is mostly left to nature.  I’d have farm animals and other rescue animals like elephants and giraffes who could live their lives in peace.

Q: If we were to come to your house for a meal, what would you give us to eat?

A: Hmm.  I’d like to give you something vegetarian or vegan but I feel that it is a personal choice and I don’t force my choices on others.  So, I’d ask what you liked and try and have that for you to eat, but I would warn you that I am not experienced with cooking meat.  I’d do my best but I can’t promise anything.

Q: Tell us about the absolute BEST fan letter you have received.

A: I’ve had a few nice ones but my favorite was by a teenage girl.  She was so excited about the books (both 1 and 2) and it showed in the letter.  She stretched out woooords and even gave my characters a celebrity-couple name – Jethrinity.  She said that she hadn’t been as hooked on a novel since the Hunger Games (big praise there).

Q: Say your publisher has offered to fly you anywhere in the world to do research on an upcoming book, where would you most likely want to go?

A: I’m not much of a traveler.  I’d love to see Africa but it is kind of dangerous.  I’d also love to see Alaska.  The more that I think about it, I’d love to go to Angel Canyon in Utah and tour the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary.  It has been around forever and has done wonderful work.

Q:Who designed the book cover for the book you are touring?

A: Paul Beeley with Create Imaginations.


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?

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

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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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  1. Great post! I really enjoyed reading the Q&A interview and the excerpt. This book sounds like a very interesting read. I have added this book to my TBR list and look forward to reading it!

    1. Hi Alley, that's great. Let me know what you think when you are done. I love hearing from readers.

  2. I really enjoyed this post. The interview was great! L.S. and I have the same idea for a dream house. I would so love someone to clean my house. That's what I do for living. Large homes, with at least 3 stories. I always say I'm going to the gym, and work out on the stair master...and I just turned 60 in August. It keeps me fit.

    1. Hi Misty, I'm glad that you enjoyed the interview. I hate cleaning and quite frankly am not very good at it. I give you credit for doing that for a living. My one sister is really good at it. She used to do it for extra money. She amazes me with how fast and good she can get stuff done.

      Glad that you work out every day. I never make it to the gym (always say I am going to go) but I do exercise in my yard with my dogs (I have five acres).

      thanks for commenting.

  3. Thanks for hosting this stop on the blog tour.

  4. Great post! I really enjoyed your interview and we have a couple of things in common: I'm vegetarian and I'd like to travel to Africa and Alaska...well, I like to travel! Thank you for sharing!

    1. Hi Betty, thanks for commenting. Have you ever had the old vegetarian "what if" questions from your non-vegetarian friends. The old, what if you were in a field and a cow died. Would you eat it? Or what if you were lost in Africa and you came across a dead gazelle, would you eat it? I usually try to answer these questions as honestly as possible -- like, why would I eat a cow that just dropped dead? Was it poisoned? Sick? Do I have a fire or would I be eating it raw? And the African one would be some of the above with the added, I think I would be more concerned about the large predator that brought the gazelle down. They don't have a tendency to want to share.

      One guy got so angry with me for my answers that he still doesn't talk to me. That was over a year ago. Oh well.

    2. No, L.S, I haven't been asked anything like that. Great point about why would you want to eat a cow that just dropped dead! What I'm asked all the time is: What do you eat? Salads? Well, a bit more than salads! Lol!

    3. You should check out this video. It's pretty funny. It takes all the stupid questions that people ask vegans/vegetarians and turns them around.

  5. It's a fun questionnaire!


  6. Enjoyed the Q&A, sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing!

  7. I enjoyed the Question and Answer session with the author of this book.

  8. Love your dream house. I like the pool idea, inside. Congrats on the book---Rae

    1. Thanks Rae, it is definitely a DREAM house. Can't even come close to affording something like that.

      Thanks for the congrats too. I was so excited when I received my first paperback copy. The e-book sells more but there is something so "real" about holding it in your hand.

  9. great post - I enjoyed reading it. Thanks for sharing!