Monday, August 17, 2020

Patricia Jospehine and The Influencers

Please welcome my buddy Patricia Lynne Josephine back to the blog today!!

1. What's your favourite way of coming up with names for your characters?
I go to baby name sites and look up names and their meanings. Sometimes I try to pick a name that has a meaning that fits with the character's personality. Othertimes, the character tells me their name.

2. Let's talk titles. Hard or easy? How did you come up with Influencers?

Titles are hard. You have to come up with as few as one word that describes a 50 thousand plus word story??? I came up with Influencers because that's what the characters do: influence mortals. You can say that's lazy or just common sense. LOL!

Let's go with Common Sense - it totally works!!

3. You have to choose:
Light or Dark?
Light, it energizes

Vampires or Werewolves?
Vampires, duh! Why would you choose anything else? =P

Sunrise or Sunset?
Sunset. Both are pretty, but I'm always asleep during sunrise.

Wolverine or Iron Man?
Wolverine. He's not as stuck up as Iron Man.

Vacation in the City or at the Beach?
Vacation in the city because there is a lot to explore.

Spring or Fall?
Spring because the snow is freaking going away!



As you now know, Patricia's new book is called Influenced. I was lucky enough to read an early copy and it is a lot of fun! Here's my review!

The Influencers can't be seen by humans, but they sit on the shoulders of the mortals and whisper n their ears. Eating that extra piece of chocolate cake? Influencer. Letting your colleague use the copier first? Influencer.
The book contains three intertwined short stories with influencers dealing with their humans and trying to push them towards the Dark or the Light.

The stories are quick reads with intriguing characters (both mortal and otherwise). You'll find yourself thinking of the message behind the stories long after you finish the last page.
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Blurb

There is no Light without Dark.


Influencers are the voices that whisper in our ears. Tiny Angels and Devil sitting on our shoulders and guiding our choices. They are sworn to thwart the other. It is their duty.


Or so they thought…


Nothing is as it seems and questions are piling up. Do Kale and Ariel have the strength to face the truth? Will Antonia and Landon be forced to choose a side? Can Soleil break through to Kemuel? Three tales, three choices: Light. Dark. Or the shades of gray between.


Which one will win?


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About the Author

Patricia Josephine is a writer of Urban Fantasy and Sci-Fi Romance books. She actually never set out to become a writer, and in fact, she was more interested in art and band in high school and college. Her dreams were of becoming an artist like Picasso. On a whim, she wrote down a story bouncing in her head for fun. That was the start of her writing journey, and she hasn't regretted a moment. When she's not writing, she's watching Doctor Who or reading about serial killers. She's an avid knitter. One can never have too much yarn. She writes Young Adult Paranormal, Science Fiction, and Fantasy under the name Patricia Lynne.

Patricia lives with her husband in Michigan, hopes one day to have what will resemble a small petting zoo, and has a fondness for dying her hair the colors of the rainbow. 



Social Media Links: 

Website: - https://www.patriciajosephine.com

Patreon - http://bit.ly/2sHZ3Vr

Ko-Fi - https://ko-fi.com/pattyauthor07

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/pattyauthor07

Newsletter - http://bit.ly/2qOsvbm

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/13460894.Patricia_Josephine

Amazon Author Page - https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00UH7GAK0



How about you? Iron Man or Wolverine? Light or Dark? Who are you working on influencing? Anyone influencing you?

22 comments:

  1. Not as stuck up as Iron Man - funny!
    I struggle with titles as well. They are hard.

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    1. Really hard!!! I'm struggling with that on two fronts today!

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  2. I think "Influenced" is a great title!

    I've used a few baby name sites, too!

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    1. Me too! I like the ones with the birth years - the trends are interesting!

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  3. Influences is a great title.

    Light always wins!

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  4. I have to go with Iron Man, just because I'm not nearly as familiar with the X Men. :)

    Sounds like a fitting title to me!

    Congrats on your newest release, Patricia!

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  5. Thanks for having me, Jemi. I can't believe release day is almost here.

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    1. It arrived so quickly!!!
      You're always welcome here :)

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  6. Great post Jemi, loved the read.

    Yvonne.

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  7. I have a hard time with titles. I've been using "New Story" until I come up with the title for my current manuscript.

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    1. I call everything by the MC's name while I'm writing!

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  8. Congratulations to Patricia.
    I struggle with names (and titles). Badly.
    Mind you 'influencers' is a new term I have been coming across for social media mavens - and I have been distinctly uncomfortable with it. These influences could equally well be called manipulators. Which is a long winded way of saying that her title is not one I am comfortable with - which is a very personal decision.
    And, like covers, my reading addiction is perfectly happy to ignore titles.

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    1. LOL - I can ignore ones I don't like as well.
      I didn't make the connection to social media influencers though! They are manipulators.
      The book is a lot of fun!

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  9. Congrats to Patricia! I'm currently reading this, it's a lot of fun. Her influencers are a lot more interesting than the Instagram kind!

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  10. I'm not a fan of choosing titles, either. Congratulations to Patricia!

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