Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cameo Renae Spotlight and Giveaway

Cover Reveal For
Hidden Wings by Cameo Renae
Release Date January 18, 2013


Publisher: Crushing Hearts & Black Butterfly Publishing
Cover Designer: Regina Wamba /

Seventeen is a life changing age for Emma Wise.

As her family's sole survivor in a car crash, she is left with a broken arm and a few scrapes and bruises. But these are only outward marks; inside, her heart is broken and the pieces scattered.

Whisked away to Alaska, to an aunt she’s never met, Emma starts over. Secrets unveil themselves and now…she doesn't even know who or what she is.

A centuries old prophecy places Emma in the heart of danger. Creatures of horrifying and evil proportions are after her, and it will take Emma, her aunt, and six, gorgeously captivating Guardians to keep her safe. But, if she can survive until her eighteenth birthday...things will change.

Interview with Cameo Renae
I know you moved from Hawaii to Alaska, wow what a change! Obviously you were inspired by the landscape in Alaska as that is where In My Dreams takes place. Did you first start writing when you moved to Alaska?
Actually, I had lived in Alaska for two years, and then moved back to Hawaii after my mother-in-law passed away. A few years later (in Hawaii), I started In My Dreams. 
How long did it take you to write In My Dreams?
It took a total of a year. I had three jobs at the time, and two kids in high-school. Both were involved in sports. Now that I look back, I really don’t know how I had the time to write a novel!!! 
When you started to write In My Dreams did you have the intention to publish?
I wanted to publish it and queried many agents, but they all turned me down. That’s when I looked into self-publishing. I’m glad I did. I’ve learned so much since then.  
How far into your first book did you get before you let anyone read it?
No one read it until it was finished. My daughter was the only one that read it, and she said she loved it. I trusted her judgment and decided to publish. 
Do you have any special quirky things you do or need when you sit down to write?
I need my caffeine near, my headphones on (to help get in the zone, and tune everything else out), and I need it quiet and dark.  
When do you do most of your writing?
I only write at night, and usually start around 11pm-12am.  
What advice can you give to new writers?
Never give up! Write a little every day, even if it’s only a few hundred words. Sooner or later you’ll end up with a novel! I did!  
What do you enjoy doing when you are not writing?
I love to go out for drives. Alaska is such a beautiful place and I never get tired of the scenery.  
What is the last book you read?
The Vampire Hunter by Jennifer Malone Wright 
I know some authors have done short stories published in anthologies, did you ever do that? Where can we find them?
No I haven’t YET, but I am considering one soon.  
Can you tell us a little bit about how you chose your publishing company or how they chose you?
I self-published In My Dreams. My new novel, Hidden Wings, was submitted to CHBB. I heard about Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing on Facebook. I loved the name, what they were producing, and noticed how all of the authors seemed to help each other out. I submitted my next novel, Hidden Wings to them, and a few days later got an acceptance letter.  
You have a new trilogy being released in January 2013. Is there anything you can tell us about what the series will be about?
It’s set to be a trilogy, but I have a feeling it will turn into a series. Let’s just say it will be a ride!!! 
Thank you so much for having me!!!
Cameo Renae’s Debut Book
 In My Dreams
It was happening again. The dreams. The nightmares. It was something seventeen year-old Elizabeth "Lizzy" Hayes thought she'd outgrown...dreams that would come true...detailed premonitions of how people would die. But this time, she dreams about her boyfriend, Michael Young, and soon discovers that he's been found... dead.
Michael hasn't crossed over because he was murdered, and now, his murderer is coming for Lizzy. His spirit won't rest until she's safe. As a newbie spirit, the easiest way for him to make contact is through Lizzy's dreams. When she dreams, it's as if he's still alive...still with her...and that gives her strength.
But Lizzy must learn to pull on her own inner strength to survive horrifying events. Meanwhile, in the spirit world, Michael learns everything he can about his supernatural gifts to help. But will it be enough to save her?
Review of In My Dreams

I really liked this book, a lot! It was a truly youthful tragic love story. It was easy to connect with the main character. Cameo takes the reader on an emotional rollercoaster. (I shed a few tears) I also loved that the setting was in Alasksa. 

This was a fast paced and suspenseful paranormal romance. Even though Lizzy is remarkably independent and self sufficient she has a void in her life. Her boyfriend Michael is someone special that fills that empty place in her heart. He showers her with the love she has missed out on most of her life. After he is taken from her by the hand of another she has to know what happened to him only to find out that the same man is hunting her.
Cameo writes in a way that has you right along side Lizzy on a heart breaking adventure of loss, murder, suspense and romance. She hooks you from the very beginning and keeps you hooked with unexpected twists till the very end. 

This book left me as a Cameo Renae fan and I am eagerly awaiting her new book Hidden Wings.

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  1. Thanks for a great post, interview and giveaway!!! <3 Cameo she is such a sweet person!!!

  2. Great interview. I absolutely can't wait to get my hands on this book. I plan to tell the world about it. It will be hard to top the last one however.

  3. Thanks for the interview and blurb for your book, Cameo! Sounds like a great read!

  4. I added both to my to read lists looks like something i would enjoy...

  5. I am really excited to read her books, and the covers are just amazing :D!

  6. Thanks for the interview and blurb for your book, Cameo! Sounds like a great read!

  7. Thank you for your time in both the interview and in writing this book, Cameo! I cant wait to get to it on my TBR list.

    --Cheree Crump