I have gotten the pleasure to get to know more about new indie author whom I’m sure you have seen spotlighted on my blog a few times, M.A. De Olmos. She is coming upon her 3rd release(2nd in Ocean’s Trilogy) Oceans Submerged and I’m super excited for her. I got the’ in’ so I was able to read O.S a few months back and let me tell you, if you are a fan of the first then you will definitely love the second. The first was more of a ‘let’s get you know you’ for the characters and this one is more of a ‘OK, shit starts to get real’ feel. You can read my full review here but in honor of the release of O.S (4/16) I will have 3 exclusive interviews with the cast(Liv, Law and Ocean) along with your chance to win 5 copies of Ocean’s Submerged over the next three days So be sure to come back over the next three days to get to know the characters more! Lets kick things off shall we!
Twenty-seven year old Ocean Hawthorne thought he’d known loss and pain when his twin sister Stormie died. It was his fault the world would no longer see her beautiful smile or hear her captivating laughter. The former world champion in the vicious world of MMA fighting thought he’d been through the worst and has now carried that guilt and pain with him since.
Then he met Livie Acosta. The moment he laid his eyes on the exotic beauty, he was hooked. In that split second of looking into her wild and hurt eyes, his heart began to beat again. He knew then that he would never be able to let her go… but was that the right thing for him to do? Because yet again, Ocean found himself surrounded by a familiar darkness, a pain so strong that even breathing hurt, and living felt impossible. He’d pushed too far in the effort to love and help her, and now… now he didn’t know if he’d ever see her again. Lawrence Hawthorne has been through the ringer when it came to hurt and disappointment, but nothing could have prepared him for the possibility of losing Livie.
He’d just found her and now—well, now he didn’t know what to think. To him, Livie was more than just a girl, more than just a friend. To Law, Livie was someone he needed to help and protect, even from herself, and he’d failed that simple task. Will the Hawthorne cousins who have sworn to protect Livie survive her selfish act, or will they crumble, yet again?
My name is Melissa DeOlmos, an aspiring author and a newbie to the world of indie writing. I live in sunny side Palm Bay, Florida with my two lovely crazies ages five and two, along with my Law Enforcement champ of a husband. I could say that writing novels has been a passion that I’ve always pursued, but I can’t. Writing for me has always been my own secret escape into a land of wonders and opportunities.
Filled with love and so much trouble, I sometimes wonder if I need medication for the stories that pop into my head. I have now decided to share my mystical mind and stories with the world so, hopefully, others may also find that little something extra they’ve been looking for within my stories.
Getting to know M.A. De Olmos
BB: What made you want to be a writer?
M.D: What triggered my itch to write started with sleepless nights reading novel after novel. I was in an awkward place and needed to find a positive outlet. Thank goodness I turned to writing because I can be pretty obsessive. 🙂
BB: How long did you wrestle with the idea to become a writer?
M.D: Honestly, once the idea came to me I was hooked. I was so ready to do something for myself, that I let the writer in me completely take over.
BB: How did you come up with the idea for the Ocean’s Trilogy?
M.D: Oceans Trilogy has a lot to do with my own scattered emotions. I pulled a lot of emotions from my own heart and soul giving life to the characters. It’s a little weird to explain but the names and each of the characters personal conflicts sort of just set themselves in place.
BB: Do you listen to music while you write? If so what are some of your faves?
M.D: I absolutely love music! If I have not listened to music within the last twelve hours or so, I’d say you better watch out. Music fuels my emotions and just makes me happy. I listened to a lot of rock while writing this series. Some of my favorite bands now include The Frey, The Cab, The Script, Parachute and the list goes on and on.
BB: What kinds of books do you read in your down time?
M.D: I am openly addicted to anything paranormal. My favorite books to read include anything paranormal. Let’s just say I I ever ran into a rabid or rouge werewolf I’d jump up for joy before tackling it. Same goes for a blood lust frenzied vampire. The mystery and fantasy intrigues me to no end.