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Thursday, October 28, 2021

Prey by Cheryl Elaine - Book Tour

 Book Blurb

What starts out as a night of celebration for Aimee soon turns into a nightmare.

Snatched by cruel, sadistic monsters ,she’s thrown into a metal container, among other victims too frightened to make a sound.

The game-keepers force everyone to play.

Detective Johnson is one step away from catching the killers. Wrestling with his instincts as a father to serve justice his own way, this is no ordinary case for him.

Can he stop the vile sadists before they destroy more young girls, as well as his own daughter?

As Aimee’s ordeal worsens, she looses her grip on reality, having to face the most evil monsters mankind has produced if she has any chance of escape.

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Author Q&A
1. What would you consider to be your Kryptonite as an author?
My Kryptonite resembles a dark and deadly storm of thunderous lightning, ideas that are constantly rumbling on the horizon, yet with any superhuman strength there has to be balance in order to survive and thrive. 

2. If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?
Don’t let anyone dull your sparkle....anything is achievable..... Push self doubt away and believe.

3. Favourite childhood memory involving books?
My mother would take me to the library every Saturday; it was a weekend treat, searching through the crammed shelves, and arms full of heavy books. I would hurry home, and lock myself in my room, propped up by lavender scented pillows; I would tear into the books and be lost in for hours a world of fantasy and fiction. 

4. Describe yourself in three words?
*Creative (My creativity comes from an overactive imagination which helps me write).
*Witty (Finding a pun or a humorous reference brightens my day).
*Passionate (Researching new things, passionate about writing, and about the friendships I’ve made on my writing journey). 

5.  What was the first book that made you cry?
Flowers in the Attic, by V .C. Andrews.

6. How long does it take you to write a book?
On average a year, I suppose I could be quicker, but I try to strive for perfection with my characters ans storyline, and also having a busy household with three children, two of them have special needs, so quiet time is a rarity.

7. Have you ever met anyone famous?
Over the years I’ve met many celebrities, but my first encounter was as a teen, my friend’s dad was one of the stars in a British TV comedy show Three of a kind which starred David Copperfield, Lenny Henry and Tracey Ullman, often I would go away for the weekend with my friend and her father lurking backstage and meeting various performers whist he performed at various cabaret venues.

8. How do you select names for your characters?
I don’t struggle with names, as soon as I visualise the how the character looks, and the personality, the name just follows. Although, I have asked some friends and readers, for permission to use their names in my next novel. 

9. What are you 5 top movies?
I love a good horror film, the thrill of being scared, and also a cheesy comedy, so a mixed bag really, I’m a movie buff so it will be hard to pick just 5, my choices- Lost Boys, Bram Stokers Dracula, Salems Lot, There’s Something About Mary, Zoolander. Ooh and all of the Indiana Jones movies, that more than five ,haha. 

10. When and where do you prefer to write?
I prefer to write first thing in the morning before the kids wake up, I tend to write in the kitchen, as being close to the kettle is a must, and therefore can consume constant coffee.

11. Where can I find you, when you are not reading or writing?
I’m usually walking the dogs, attending puppy training classes, or out in the pub socialising with friends. 

12.  Who would you like to interview?
Anthony Hopkins, loved his role in silence of the lambs, he’s also a fabulous pianist and an avid reader.

13. What goes through your mind when you hold your new book in your hand for the first time?
I’m thankful for the support from the readers that have believed in my work, and prompted me to attain my dreams, and willed me on to keep writing.

14. How do you pick a cover for your book?
I try to pick out the strong elements from the book, as the cover has to represent and tell a story of its own, giving the reader a little insight of its content.

 15. Tell us 10 fun facts about yourself?
1, I’m addicted to Texas BBQ flavoured Pringles, once you pop, you just can’t stop.
2, I’ve swan with sharks in the red sea, my nickname shark bait.
3, I have a phobia about tummy buttons, Yuk, strange yet true lol.
4, I collect anything silverback gorilla, years ago after watching the movie Gorillas in the mist I became obsessed with the magnificent creatures; therefore I also pay an adoption fee to the charity. 
5, I have 4 dogs, 2 are German Shepherds, 2 are Lhasa Apso’s, so I’m all too familiar with a pooper scoop, and dog hair on the sofa.
6.  My favourite holiday is Halloween, getting dressed up in a scary costume and petrifying the candy waiting kids, is my number one sport, haha.
7. I’m double jointed, so my favourite party trick is bending my elbows the wrong way.
8. My idea of heaven of earth is a hammock hung between palm trees on my own private beach, still waiting for Richard Branson to call me, I can dream, right, haha.
9.  I can’t stand the smell of whiskey, after me and a friend raided her mums drink cabinet and drank a very expensive bottle, this was back in my younger days, the suffering was too much and even now I quiver at the stench.
10.  My superpower is collecting discarded items from my kids bedroom floor, and returning them to the correct location.

 

Cheryl Elaine is a British author of psychological thrillers, suspense, horror, crime, and fantasy. With four fiction novels written to date, and an award winning script writer. Among her works are the following titles - No Ordinary Girl, Stitched , Camp Hell and Dragged to the Depths. 

When not absorbed in writing the latest gripping page turner, Cheryl Elaine loves to read, walk her dogs, or indulge in binge watching crime documentary's, and horror movies. 



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Website : https://www.cherylelaine.co.uk/

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