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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Guest Post with Author April Fifer and Danielle Hylton-Outland and Giveaway

Today I would like to welcome to the blog Danielle Hylton-Outland and April Fifer, otherwise known as Fiferhylton, the writing team behind the book Flesh and Feathers the first book in the Flesh Series. They have stopped by today to chat but before I give the floor over let's learn a bit about them.

Danielle Hylton-Outland was raised in Virginia. She grew up having a huge appetite for daydreaming; always wanting to live in the spectacular worlds she created in her mind. She now lives with her husband and dog where she is pursuing a degree in literature. Danielle is a strong animal activist. She is currently co-writing the second book in the Flesh Series, "Flesh and Flames".

April Fifer grew up in a small town in Virginia, where it was common practice believing that dreams could only be found in stories. At the age of seven she was diagnosed with dyslexia. She was told that she would struggle through life and would never pick up a book to read for pleasure. Although school was hard, she was able to find her way with the help of two teachers who taught her self-discovery. Ignoring what she was taught growing up, she turned it around and found that your dreams could become stories.

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I jump… you jump…

This is something often said, but is it really followed through? We made a pact a long time ago. “I jump, you jump.” We used to laugh about it and to be honest, I don’t think we realized how serious that statement would become. At the beginning of our writing, it was all fun and no sleep. Neither of us really cared what we did as long as we have fun with our writing. Then the work part came where we had to work. Deadlines, promoting, marketing, interfacing, and everything else that came with it. That was grueling. But we made it through. Then came even tougher decisions, what to do next? That was always hard. In the middle of all that we had work, family, friends and everyday problems. And we have to say at every bridge, if one jump in headfirst the other was right beside her. During the journey, that we are still struggling to follow, we have found that faith in each other was more than just a writing team. We became family… and that includes our made up characters. These so-called character friends don’t judge us. We live through them and live their lives with them. So our writing career became more than just a career… it became a need to share our stories with each other. And at every crossroad, we look back at each other and make sure the other is ready to jump too..

Azaleigh's life is simple until, by chance, she meets Kale. Charming and handsome, Az is immediately drawn to him. But long kept secrets lurk in the hearts of those Az holds most dear, and dangerous plans are unfolding around her. As her life begins to crumble and Kale disappears, Gage, charismatic and striking, arrives, providing a calm port in an increasingly violent storm. But with every narrow escape from a far from human bounty hunter who's after her life, Az begins to unravel a secret with the power to change her forever. In an increasingly hostile world of Angel and Fallen, Azaleigh must navigate her own path, chose her own side, and ultimately protect her heart. Faced with two gorgeous men, an enemy she doesn’t know, and a future she cannot understand, Az must make a choice—the man she loves, or the man she cannot live without.

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Want to win some goodies from Fiferhylton? 1 winner(US ONLY) will win goodies from both April and Danielle. 

Up for grabs:
$5 Amazon gift card

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  1. This sounds like a lot of fun, who does she pick, I can't wait to find out

  2. Now you have me curious to find out more about the book. It sounds terrific! Thanks for taking time out to tell us about it!

  3. This book sounds great. I'm going to add it to my TBR list :)

  4. You Guys Are Awesome I Cant Wait to Read This Book Its On My Wish List.

  5. Yay Danielle for your animal activism! I have two rescue dogs and support animal charities too. :) The book sounds really interesting. Can't wait to read it!


  6. I just have to say that I love your cover. Yeah the model is pretty, but I like the pose, the wing, just a great cover.

  7. Danielle love that you're an animal activist .I love animals I work for a doggie daycare where we foster dogs from the local animal shelter ,we assist in fundraising as well as food collections I love it.Your book sounds great and that cover of yalls books is so pretty very eyecatching I look forward to picking it up.Have a fantastic weekend.

  8. Rafflecopter isnt loading properly for me after I left comment went to enter and all buttons gone ?this message was what im getting You can earn 15 more entries today!Finish these 0 entries to unlock the rest any suggestions ?

  9. I'm intrigued by the whole co-authoring process. It sounds like you two make it work!

  10. Thanks for sharing more about the writing process. The book sounds good.