Tuesday, 20 September 2011

BLOG TOUR STOP: Descended by Blood by Angeline Kace

So today I am hosting Angeline Kace, author of Descended by Blood which is a really cool book that has a really unique take on vampires! Angeline thought it would be pretty cool to show you where she does all her author-y things. So here's her post:

My Writing Space

I thought it would be fun to give you all a sneak peak of where the magic happens. This is where I do all of my writing, revising, editing, tweeting, etc.

Yes, my desk is a kitchen table. It's actually the table from our kitchen! I know, I know. That sounds bad, but let me explain. The hubs and I have lived in this house for over four years, and we've sat at the table in the dining room for dinner probably only about seven times. And each of those times have been when we've had company over for dinner. Now, we just eat out, or sit on the couches. More comfortable that way. ;)

I stole the table out of the kitchen when I was getting close to doing the edits for Descended by Blood. My plan was to print off the manuscript and go through each page with a red pen. I needed enough space that I could have the pile I was writing on and going through, a pile of the pages already gone through, and then a place for my notebook for any major notes that I needed to remind myself of or to add in later. I also need my computer so I could get emails and tweet (a necessity, no?). I needed something BIG for all this, and instead of buying something else, I rearranged and took what we already had but weren't using.

Taking the kitchen table as my desk instead of buying a bigger desk worked out great because you see those two monitors in the picture? Well, part of the process of publication (at least for a lot of the authors I know) is to have your book beta read. That's where you send your book out to readers, and they send you feedback on it, and you adjust your project accordingly. Well, I knew this was all going to be via the computer, and I just knew I needed a screen open of the file from the betas and a screen for the file I'm editing. No way was I going to deal with switching back and forth from screens like crazy, so I HAD to buy a second monitor. It saved me LOADS of time. There were even days when I wish I'd had a third screen!

So, that's what my writing area looks like! Well, all except the Kindle is off to the side on days when I'm not using it. Oh, but everything you see here, the skin on the Kindle, bookmarks, and nail polish is part of your prize pack up for grabs today! My sister even tried to steal one of the nail polishes the other day. Silly sister! Those are for my readers! ;)

Thank you so much for hosting me, Cait! You're such a fun blogger, so I'm glad I got to stop here today!


Thanks for stopping by Angeline! As well as a really interesting guest post, Angeline also has a giveaway for you lovely, lovely people.

The giveaway will run from now until 11:59pm EST tomorrow (21st September)

There will be one winner who will get their hands on an ebook of Descended by Blood, a kindle/nook skin, a signed bookmark and a nailvarnish! Cool prize huh?

It *is* US ONLY but because I am an international blogger myself, Angeline has also generously given a second prize of a Descended by Blood ebook for one international winner too!

To enter, simply leave a comment with your email address and whether you're entering the US or International giveaway, easy as that!


  1. Thank you for the opportunity to win! I'm an international reader, this book is definitely in my wishlist with all the lovely reviews around about it!
    impy80 at hotmail dot com

  2. Great guest author post! I haven't read this book yet, but I have it on my nook and can't wait to start it!

  3. Thanks for the giveaway. I loved Descended By Blood such a great book. Brooke was a great heroine and Jaren was cool but I'm so for Mirko. Can't wait for the next book. I'm entering the US giveaway and thanks again.


  4. Thanks for the giveaway and letting internationals join!! I keep hearing so much about this one!!


  5. Descended by Blood has very beautiful story and cover! Thank you for the giveaway.

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  6. Ooh- I always find posts like this really interesting, to be really nosy and see where people write and work!
    Thanks for the giveaway- I haven't read a bad review of this book yet so I really hope to read it.
    Please can I enter for the International giveaway. My email is

  7. I can't believe the author doesn't have a real desk. I have got to ask her about that. And does that look like the box for a nook on the left corner? Hmmm, lots of eBooks :)

    I would love to win the US giveaway. Am dying for a chance to win that DBB kindle skin :)


    Thanks so much!

  8. If I didn't have children, our kitchen table would never get used either. I like watching television while I eat :)


  9. kcneal.author@gmail.com US giveaway!

    OMG, I love that you use a dining table for your desk. I've actually been thinking about dumping my desk in favor of a large table. I need more surface area to spread out all my index cards and stuff, lol!

    I hope I win - if I get a skin, I'm buying myself an ereader!! :D

  10. I love the cover and synopsis of this book, that's so cool that the author is offering ereader skins *yay* edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom USA

  11. Thank you so much for hosting Me, Cait! ♥

    And thanks to all the followers and readers for stopping by! Good luck in the giveaways! *Yes, I'm typing this from my kitchen table/desk ;)

  12. Thank you for hosting this giveway!! =)

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    TValeros18 AT gmail DOT com
    US Entrant =D

  13. Thanks so much for making this open to international readers as well! I would love to be entered for that one.

    This book sounds exciting and I love the atmospheric cover :-D

    stella.exlibris (at) gmail (dot) com

  14. Eeek! Seeing double! Yet another blog that has the same background as me :-)

    It's always interesting to see where other writers get their work done (I actually had a spring clean of my desk yesterday - it was getting too cluttered and dusty round the edges!). It's pretty cool that Angeline has Kindle skins to match her book cover. Don't think I've seen another author do that...

  15. Oops! Just remembered I didn't leave the crucial details...
    My email: rachelmorganwrites[at]gmail[dot]com
    Entering: the International competition

    Thank you!

  16. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  17. I'm about halfway through this but put it aside for a little while due to an insane amount of distractions while reading. I loved the mythology too, so interesting and unique!

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