Saturday, January 31, 2015

Miss Lionheart...the beginning of a crazy-fun adventure...

If you are a regular, you may have noticed I've been rather distracted lately, and for that I'm sorry. It's all part of my New Year's resolution to make the most of all the opportunities I have. Also just to enjoy my writing as much as possible, and only take on projects I love.

So here we go, the beginning of a crazy fun adventure. I hope you enjoy reading Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death as much as I enjoyed writing it. Miss Lionheart is an amazing character, and I just know she has a few more twists and turns up her sleeve, so keep in touch...

But in the meantime, it's time to duck the gelignite and avoid the Acme fuses. Time to catch this first instalment of Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death right here, because missing it, well that would be more than your life is worth!

Every adventure starts with a first step, so take this one with Lilly Lionheart into the Laboratory of Death Part 1: Once Bitten and meet a young genius, amazing creatures, and enjoy! And if you want to find out more about Miss Lionheart my own Miss Lionheart is running an Ask Miss Lionheart questions at http://askmisslionheart.tumblr.com, and Miss Lionheart also runs a blog of her own here.

18/12/2015 PLEASE NOTE: the full Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death will be coming out in paperback in April 2016 - but if you can't wait until then the omnibus edition ebook is available now at http://www.amazon.com/Lionheart-Omnibus-Edition-Laboratory-Death-ebook/dp/B019FLDJKW



Tuesday, January 13, 2015

An Author Interview and a Chapter of my New Book...and a chance to win ebooks!

 RC Bean is the author of SiMPLiREAD a "book"ly blog... :) and also a popular author in her own right, having just released a book herself. It's been a great opportunity being featured on her blog - and it's also a great opportunity to get a sneak preview chapter of my soon to be released book, Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death.

 The interview with Beanie starts...

Interview

Firstly I’d like to thank you for this opportunity, what a wonderful website for authors and readers.
• How does a typical book get written in your world - what do you start with?

I love writing, so a typical book starts with an idea and a character. Lilly Lionheart started as a girl genius fused with dangerous genetically designed animals Mastermind's Lair. The evil mastermind idea never quite panned out as the character decided to be pompous rather than clever, but the whole mad science angle was fun. On the other hand, Wizard's Guide to Wellington's inspiration was in a round-about way The Hobbit. Tolkien used the countryside of Britain to create a legend he felt Britain lacked, discovering a “forgotten” history. As New Zealand and specifically Wellington already had its own legends, it was a matter of discovering how the local landmarks and legends interacted to create a very magical and dangerous city.


• How would you compare the protagonists of your books with yourself?


The difference between the protagonists and myself, are my protagonists are awesome. They're adventurous and fun, if a little bit flawed. I'm deeply flawed...

For more go here to http://simpliread.blogspot.co.nz/2015/01/author-promo-spotlight-alicia-ponder.html.

Enjoy!  And don't forget to order my new book Miss Lionheart and the Laboratory of Death - Part 1 :Once Bitten

A.J.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Ring in the New Year

Ring in the New Year with coffee, and resolutions to be lazy and get more done.

To that end I hope you enjoy my 22 Reasons Living in Wellington will Ruin Your Life

It's at http://wizardsguide.wordpress.com/2015/01/01/22-reasons-living-in-wellington-will-ruin-your-life/ and starts with: Because whatever the weather, or the disaster…blue skies are always just around the corner...

I hope you enjoy Wellington! And of course the amazing promise of a New Year :)

A.J.