Friday, October 26, 2012

One awesome thing

I love when I haven't seen someone in years and they find out I am a writer now. It's a feeling I cannot explain. It makes me proud that I accomplished something awesome. Something that I dreamt of as a little girl!!
I recently heard from someone who used to know me as a little girl. She was shocked to find out I write. Now she wants to read my work. I mean, WOW.
I can't believe it sometimes. But, I have such a different outlook on it all. I want more. I want to go further than I am now. I want to write more and write my best.
Telling someone I am a writer is awesome, no doubt. But I want to shout it out to the world. I want everyone to know. Because I am super proud of my work. Every writer should be.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

'Week 19: The Next Best Thing'

Thanks to Crystal Cattabriga for inviting me


1.What is the working title of your book?

The Unraveling of Avery Snow Book 2 of The Past Lives Series

2.Where did the idea come from for the book?

I have been working on the ideas of this series for many years. I have always been a believer of reincarnation. So I thought, What if you could remember them?

3.What genre does your book fall under?

Paranormal Romance

4.Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

I would like to see Amanda Seyfried play Avery Snow. I totally see Sean Faris as Dallas and Alex Pettyfer as Landon. I have thought about this alot.

5.What is the one-sentence synopsis of your book? "Even the strongest love can unravel"

6.Will your book be self-published or represented by an agency?

I am published by Anchor Group publishing.

7. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

I am still in the midst of writing it. I see myself being done with it by mid November.

8.What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler and Passion by Lauren Kate

9.Who or What inspired you to write this book?

My grandmother always told me I could be a writer. I followed my dreams and made them come true. I write because I believe that there is life for us after death. I feel my grandmother around me always.

10.What else about your book might pique the reader’s interest ?

If you like a good heart-wrenching love story, look no further. Alot of readers say that this is the first book they have read since Twilight where they fall in love with the characters.

Follow these links to some of my favorite authors, but please note they are not participating in the hop.
Find book one in The Past Lives Series :

Monday, October 15, 2012


The Brown House reviews

"The Brown House is so much more than a ghost story; it combines an endearing romance, a young woman's coming of age and marvels at the wonders of family and friendship. Christy Sloat's writing style is simplistically beautiful. It manages to capture the protagonist's inner turmoil and personality as she (Brylee) ventures through a journey of self-discovery and mystery. There is a powerful atmospheric charge throughout the entire novel that effectively keeps the reader gripped and wanting Brylee to succeed in her many endeavours. The narrative is superbly paced with the build-up tension successfully created, so much so, no doubt the reader will be listening out to creaks in their house and searching for a blanket to read under. The mysterious events and blossoming relationships evident in the book all come together satisfactorily, with a few significant twists along the way that will keep the reader second guessing. What was particularly successfully created was the ending. Christy Sloat certainly knows how to keep her readers on the edge of their seats and desperately waiting for more. An engaging and thoroughly entertaining read." Thanks to Bex and Books "I received this e-book from the author Christy Sloat as part of Author Indie Month which I was approached about by JoAnne MacLeary. JoAnne's idea was to promote more indie authors and their book in the month of October. I decided to take it a step further and give the whole month of October to Indie authors who self publish or use small publishers. So the cover of this book, to me immediately suggest something dark and perhaps dangerous is in that house. The cover gives the house a spooky look. (Another reason this is perfect for October, you could make it your Halloween Read!) I want to readily admit that I approached this book thinking I may not like it as I don't usually read ghostly types of books, they just aren't my thing. However I had promised I would read this one so I cosied down and began reading. By 12% into the book I was seriously hooked. I loved the flow of the book, how it was written really suited me. We are learning everything that happens from Brylee's point of view. I instantly liked, then went on to love, Brylee, Lynley and of course who wouldn't fall in love with the gorgeous yet gentlemanly Ephraim. The descriptions are brilliant. When Brylee becomes aware of the ghost she fill a chill in the air, and believe me when you really get into this book you kinda feel the chill with her. Another character I like is Kayla, though I did guess her "secret" quite early on, though that didn't spoil the plot in any way at all. I am purposely not revealing too much about the book s I would love for you all to read it for yourselves and enjoy it as I did. The book has ghosts, mysteries to solve, curses to try and work out as well as all the normal teenage angst of picking the right dress for the fall dance and getting your friend a date with they guy she has been crushing on for years. The book really builds up to a fantastic cliff hanger that seriously makes me want book 2 now! So did I enjoy the book? Surprisingly I loved it! Would I recommend it? Definitely to those who love ghostly tales and those like myself who are not so keen on them, this book will change your opinion! Would I read more by Christy Sloat? I plan to, I love her style of writing, the descriptions and how easy you flow through the book. Would I want to read bk 2 in The Visitor's Series? Oh yes please, please I would love to." sanz