Friday, June 07, 2013

Ideal Writing Space by Jo-An


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My personal ideal writing space is in my recliner in our den. One reason, it’s very comfortable and at the same time I can be in the same room with my husband…..he requires a lot of attention :-) and does not feel deserted when I spend ten or twelve hours on the computer because he’s sitting ten feet from me and we can carry on a conversation while I am writing.

Fortunately, I don’t have to look at the keys to type and I can type and talk at the same time while looking right at him. Multi-tasking has always been one of my most proficient abilities.

Aside from the problem of one of my five cats jumping on my keyboard and rubbing his rear-end in my face, I have all the comforts of home; my glass of wine, glance at the television if something interesting comes on.

I also like to write outside on my front porch. I can put a couple of cats on leashes and let them enjoy the sunshine and the grass instead of being cooped up in the house. They are strictly indoor cats and often, more than one of them wants attention and my lap happens to be the favored location.

About the Author:Irina Argo is a combined pen name for two authors, Irina Kardos and Jo-An Torres.

Irina
Irina’s world is dark. She works as a clinical psychologist in a Juvenile Correctional Facility dealing with the extremes of human behavior on a regular basis and takes care of her paralyzed husband who suffered a stroke several years ago. To bring light into her life she writes. Writing has always been her passion. She is originally from Russia where she was employed as a TV journalist.

Jo-An
Jo-An is a Leo, a lioness who has emerged to follow her dream, to someday write a book of her own. She owned a costume shop for 15 years and was able to satisfy and excel in her creative nature. She is an over-achiever and believes that anything is possible if you believe in yourself and ignore the nay-sayers. Her philosophy is based on Shakespeare "It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves." She currently resides in California with her 5 cats and 1 husband.

Can the ultimate choice be made if saving your race means destroying the one you love?

At the beginning of the twenty-first century of our era a millennia long war between two immortal races was coming to an end. The Vampire Elite, the strongest among vampires, forced the race of immortal beings, the Amiti to become their blood suppliers, called bloodstock, locking them in their underground cells and treating them like livestock. The surviving free Amiti make a final attempt to strike back. The Queen of Amiti is proclaimed a traitor and is executed. Her death signifies the rise of a new Queen, her young daughter Arianna who becomes the last hope of her dying race. Arianna totally embraces her mission and is ready to fight for her people to the last drop of her blood but encounters an unexpected challenge—the vampire King Tor. They both are captured into a trap of love where they had to make an ultimate choice; to kill the loved one or to let their races die.

Vampire Elite is the epic story of a bitter conflict between two peoples, and the effect of that conflict on everyone living in its grip. The characters are driven to love and betrayal, vengeance and sacrifice in a world without easy black-and-white answers.

Based on an ancient Egyptian legend, packed with action and intrigue, Vampire Elite will pull you into the entrancing world of immortals and open new portals into their hidden universe.
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7 comments:

Mary Preston said...

I'm trying to picture a cat on a leash. Not something I have ever come across.

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Ingeborg said...

Sounds like a compelling read.

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ad0ffae6-78f6-11e1-8cde-000bcdcb5194 said...

Lot of stamina involved to follow the tour today, but worth it!

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Karen H in NC said...

Well, it’s Friday. Had fun following you around this week and looking forward to more good stuff next week. Have a great weekend!
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June M. said...

My cats would probably claw my eyes out if I tried to put them on a leash, lol. They are definitely more "free spirits" b/c we live way out in the country.
June
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June M. said...

oh, if I won, I would prefer Amazon

wanda f said...

Awesome post thank you for sharing

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