Audiobooks, Writing Ideas, A New Book & An Interview with M.L. Newman

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What is the new book about, and where did the ideas come from?

A kiss to remember…

Lauren Benson was enjoying her senior year in college with her roommates and best friend, Taylor. With tension building for midterms, taking advantage of a night of fun to cheer on the school football team was exactly the distraction she needed. However, that was the last night she’d ever be the same again. Lethal creatures are stalking the campus and Lauren becomes a target. Will she be strong enough to resist, or will she simply fade away…

The idea came from wanting to write a paranormal story that no one had ever heard of before. Anything that was known, I flipped the idea on its head and added some spice to keep things interesting. I knew what I wanted to write before I heard Lauren’s voice to accomplish it.

Who do you think the book will please? What kind-of reader?

I believe that readers who enjoy original paranormal storylines will very much be interested in Fade Away. One of the great things about this story is that it touches upon relatable circumstances that most people have dealt with in one way or another. Paranormal readers will love it but even those who aren’t can enjoy it too.

Why did the characters gel for you? What made them work in your mind?

The characters gelled within the stories because it is based on real reactions from college students. There are different types of people and personalities that get along, don’t get along or just pass through your life. Putting Lauren in a situation that is extremely difficult only raised the stakes, allowing the danger that is always there now to be brought to the forefront of everyone’s mind.

Where do you think a scene should end? Is there a point at which you know the scene has ended?

Every scene ends when the message has been conveyed and sometimes that message might just be the ending of a scene. No words or dramatic gestures, just having a scene play out and end abruptly can speak louder.

How do you feel about audiobooks? Are you excited to be working on audiobooks?

I personally like the idea of audiobooks so that those who are commuting can still listen to their books. I am in the process of having my books updated with audiobooks as well. It is a great option to keep readers where they want to be.

Where do you see your writing career heading? What is the end goal for you?

I don’t foresee an end goal for my career in writing. I enjoy doing it and as long as I have interesting and original stories to tell, I will keep writing.

Where can we find the new book?

“Fade Away” is now on release can be found on Amazon.

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Serbian Authorities Warn of the Return of Sava the Vampire

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Have you ever heard of Sava Savanovic? Sava was the most famous vampire in Serbia, and possibly even the first Serbian vampire on record. Recently, newspapers and media outlets in Serbia have been announcing his return. The reason for his return? The mill he once stalked has fallen down…

Sava Savanovic was commonly believed to have resided in a shack on the river Rogacica in Zorozje village, which is found in the Bajina Basta province of Serbia.

Local legend states that he would attack and drink the blood of innocent travellers and peasants who came to mill their grain in the local watermill. By all accounts, the family who eventually bought the mill were scared of using it as a mill and, instead, turned it into a tourist attraction that was open only during the day. Tourists came by the millions, and the rundown mill became one of the most profitable businesses in the area.

Unlike other vampires, though, Sava Savanovic was not killed off by peasants or by the lord of the land. He just suddenly stopped his murderous ways.

Over the years, the family wouldn’t repair the mill—they were terrified of unleashing the vampire on the local municipality; but without maintenance, it finally collapsed.

Since the mill’s ruin, local government in Serbia has ordered all locals to put a cross in their home and to keep garlic on all entrances to their homes. Those who had cashed in on the enduring popularity of vampires are now regretting ever getting involved. It is common belief in Serbia that Sava has returned to rebuild what was once his.

Don’t Forget To Get Your Copy of “Fade Away” by M.L. Newman!

Fade Away CoverLauren Benson was enjoying her senior year in college with her roommates and best friend, Taylor. With tension building for midterms, taking advantage of a night of fun to cheer on the school football team was exactly the distraction she needed. However, that was the last night she’d ever be the same again. Lethal creatures are stalking the campus and Lauren becomes a target. Will she be strong enough to resist, or will she simply fade away…

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