Please welcome the lovely and talented TYFFANI CLARK!
She’s here today promoting her debut novel, SCORNED. It’s the first in the LeKrista Scott, Vampire Hunted Series.
LeKrista Scott has killed a vampire, and now his lover wants revenge.
After months of watching her from the shadows, Lucretious, a millennia old vampire, finally makes his attack during a party thrown by his maker, Roman – a party where Roman proclaims his protection over LeKrista. Roman steps in and saves her life, but not before she deals Lucretious the true death in front of his lover, Perdita. Now LeKrista is running for her life and Roman is trying to save it, but she’s not sure if he really cares or if he has some underhanded reason for keeping her alive. She seeks help from Mages but they refuse to help her, even though she exhibits high potential as a Mage herself. In a last ditch effort, Roman whisks LeKrista away, but Perdita finds them. LeKrista must eliminate Perdita one way or another.
WHERE TO GET IT:
Amazon Kindle Store
Who Published Scorned?
TCK: I self published to Kindle on October 15.
When did you first decide you wanted to be a writer?
TCK: I was in sixth grade when I realized that I liked to write. It started with an in class assignment that I didn’t have enough time to finish. My teacher let me take it home over the week. I never actually finished. It was about horses. That’s all I really remember. But my writing journey wasn’t over. I got really into TV that same year (Specifically Young Hercules with Ryan Gosling:) I started writing my own episode for the show. Again, I didn’t finish it and I lost pages to it and threw the rest away. I wish I had kept them, though. Eventually, my scripts turned into novels. The first novel I ever finished was about a young alien girl whose home was taken over and she was sent to earth. I plan to finish that one day.
What’s the inspiration for this series?
TCK: I was sitting at the dining room table one morning and I wanted to start something new, so I just started writing about what I was doing. “I was sitting at the dining room table drinking hot chocolate. I wish it was snowing.” That’s the first two lines of the first draft. I have a fear of open windows at night and I was on a vampire kick so I put the two together. A lot of the emotions and fears that I was struggling with at the time ended up in this book. Here’s a small spoiler, there’s a point in the book where my MC and her boyfriend break up. That break up actually did happen to me a few months later. I kind of saw it coming, I guess. So, it’s a little emotional for me, but at the same time, it’s all fiction.
On Writing: How do you combat writer’s block?
TCK: I walk away. I start something else or I read a book or I just leave it for a few days until something comes to me. Sometimes I’ll skip the scene I’m working on and jump to the next one. Come back to the other later. I don’t usually start a story until I have the beginning, middle, and end in my head. Doesn’t have to be anything but a sentence or an idea or a word. Everything else I fill in as I go. It’s usually the transitions that get me. The parts in between the action.
Random: Which first date would impress you more and why: Red Roses, Red Wine, Expensive Dinner with him leading the way OR daisies, canned soda and cheap dinner and you get all doors opened for you?
TCK: I’ll have to say the second one. Men aren’t taught manners anymore. I appreciate having a door held for me. I think manners stand out and say more about a person. An expensive dinner is meant to impress and is gone within minutes. Manners last, not only in my mind, but he will keep those his whole life. It benefits us both, I think.
Be sure to catch Tyffani on her next stop
November 19th at
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