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Author Guest Post & Giveaway: Alex Hughes

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Hello Readers! Today we have author Alex Hughes here at the blog. Alex has written since early childhood and loves great stories in any form including scifi, fantasy, and mystery. Over the years, she has lived in many neighborhoods of the sprawling metro Atlanta area, including Decatur, the neighborhood on which her first Mindspace Investigations book, Clean, is centered. Her work is dark, complex, action-filled and a little funny. 
When not writing you can find Alex in the kitchen cooking gourmet Italian food, watching hours of police procedural dramas, and humming to delightfully obscure music.
Alex is here today to tell us about one of her favorite moments. Please help me welcome Alex to That’s What I’m Talking About
Favorite Moment
Thanks for having me on the blog. 
Jen asked me talk about my favorite moment as a published author, so naturally I sat down to think about it. What was my absolute favorite moment?
Was it the initial phone call from Penguin, wanting to buy my book? Well, I guess I wasn’t technically a published author yet, so we’ll fast forward through the jumping up and down in hilarious glee that day 🙂
Was it my first fan letter, popping up unexpectedly in my email? That was a great day. Every time I get an email from a happy fan I still stop and smile. It truly does make my day. But there are many small happy moments in that bucket, small moments rather than one big one, so I guess it’s not what Jen asked for.
After a lot of thought, I’d have to say my absolute favorite moment was getting the audition sound clips for the audio book and asked my opinion as to which voice artist should get to read my work. Mine! I absolutely fell in love with two out of the three readers, and I played the clips over and over.
You see, when I heard somebody else reading my male POV in the male voice of a stranger, it made the character real in a way he’d never been before. It made my story real, audible, in the real world. It took what was once just fleeting words on the page and ideas in my head and made them exist. It made everything real
I bought the audiobook for Clean on the day it came out. That was a happy day too.
Thank you so much for sharing a few of your favorite moments with us, Alex! For a chance to win a copy of Alex’s book, Clean, keep reading. And here is more about her newest release…
Sharp
Book 2 of the Mindspace Investigations series
ROC Publishing
HISTORY HAS A WAY OF REPEATING ITSELF, EVEN FOR TELEPATHS.…
As a Level Eight telepath, I am the best police interrogator in the department. But I’m not a cop—I never will be—and my only friend on the force, Homicide Detective Isabella Cherabino, is avoiding me because of a telepathic link I created by accident.
And I might not even be an interrogator for much longer. Our boss says unless I pull out a miracle, I’ll be gone before Christmas. I need this job, damn it. It’s the only thing keeping me sane.
Parts for illegal Tech—the same parts used to bring the world to its knees in the Tech Wars sixty years ago—are being hijacked all over the city. Plus Cherbino’s longtime nemesis, a cop killer, has resurfaced with a vengeance. If I can stay alive long enough, I just might be able to prove my worth, once and for all…
You can find Alex online … 
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GIVEAWAY:

Alex is offering one (1) copy of Clean, the first book from her Mindspace Investigations series, to giveaway here at That’s What I’m Talking About. To enter, please leave a comment telling Alex about one of your favorite moments at the end of today’s guest post. One entry per person. Winner will be selected randomly from eligible entries. Winner is restricted to US mailing addresses, only. Contest is open from April 19, 2013 until April 25, 2013 at 11:59 PM EDT. If it is not part of your profile, please leave your email address so that I may contact the winner. I am not responsible for any items lost in the mail.

 

  • A couple of favorite moments was when both my children graduated high school. They weren’t the top of their class but there is something so exciting about them walking up to receive their diploma.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

  • Thanks for the great post and congrats to Alex on the new release! I’ve been dying to read this series 🙂 Umm… one of my favorite moments has to do w/ my dog… the four legged child of mine 🙂 He’s always happy and wants to play and is always ready to cuddle w/ me when I read!

  • I’ve had lots of favorite moments during the course of my life, but one of the most recent ones was when I got the call offering me a job after being out of work for six months. I was so excited and relieved, after I hung up I danced around the house and contacted all my friends and family with the good news.

  • These books sound really good!! Many of my favorite moments are when my son, who is autistic, completely exceeds expectations in his development. It is so exciting to watch him succeed. I would have never imagined he could do some of the things he does, but he amazes me daily! Thanks for the chance to win!

    ehaney578 at aol dot com

  • Thanks for this giveaway! I cannot wait to start this series. One of my favorite moments is watching my daughter playing the piano in front of her school for the first time, and being so overwhelmingly proud of her. All her teachers and classmates were blown away with her talent!

  • Thanks Alex for the great giveaway… The winner of CLEAN is comment #4: Elizabeth H. Thanks for entering.

    -Jen

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