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Saturday, June 25, 2011

Interview with Author Kelvin O'Ralph

It is my pleasure to have as my guest, author, Kelvin O'Ralph on my blog today. My blog is todays stop on his LS: The Beginning Blog Tour

1-Tell us a little about your book, LS: The Beginning.
   LS: The Beginning
is the first book of a paranormal romance series, and it's set in a fictional city called, Sloutenville. It's written in first person and also in a style young adults would enjoy.

Blurb: A handshake between strangers has never held so much promise for discovery.

When Stephen Wilson meets Lisa Morgan at his new school in Sloutenville, it is the simple act of extending his hand in greeting that flips both of their worlds upside-down. With the gesture, both discover that in some way they are connected, and that they share the ability to manipulate the elements, fire and water. Though their abilities vary, they share the gift of telepathy allowing them to communicate without words, which creates a bond between them stronger than either had expected.

As the two begin to spend more and more time together, David, Lisa's ex becomes wild with jealousy, and launches multiple attacks on Lisa. In the fight against the dangers that await them around every corner, Stephen and Lisa soon discover that they are up against much greater odds than they had originally known, and that their struggles are far from over.

2-Does 'LS' have a particular significance to the story? If so, what is it?   The story is mainly about the adventures the male and female MC encounter. I wanted to name it "The Adventures of LS" but decided to stick with LS.

3-The title tells me there will be more to follow. Is that the case and if so, when can we expect them? Can you give us a little info?   As I aforesaid, this is the first book in series, and there's going to be definitely more. I've written the sequel to this book, and will release it during fall when it's been edited by a professional editor.

4-Are there any other WIP? Anything you can share with us?   Yes, certainly. I'm working on a fantasy romance comedy at the moment. it's not in a series, but all I can give out for now is that it's going to be epic. Hopefully, I should release it on Amazon Kindle before the year ends.

5-Who has had the most influence on your writing?   Hmm, I would say, Amanda Hocking. She'd inspired me to keep writing with her successful life as a writer. Same with J. K. Rowling.

6-What has been your biggest obstacle to date, as far as, your writing is concerned?   Meeting a deadline. I always get swamped in the process of writing, either work or college get in the way of my writing time. I hope someday I'll be able to focus fully on writing.

7-Do you design your own cover art or does someone do it for you?   As a matter of fact, I do design my own art. I use a bit of photoshop and fotoflexer to design the covers. I'm releasing the cover of my next book (the sequel to LS: The Beginning) very soon.

8-What do you do for fun and relaxation?   Read and go to the cinema. Occasionally, I go out with friends to the park or anywhere interesting to have fun.

9-Tell us something about Kelvin O'Ralph that your readers may not be aware of.   Some people read LS: The Beginning and wonder if I'm writing my life-story. Sadly, I'm not. It has 100% nothing to do with, and after reading the subsequent books, you'd understand better.

Kelvin is giving away two ebooks to two winners who comment on this post. The winners will be announced on the last day of the blog tour. You do not need to be a follower of my blog to comment. Please be sure to leave your email address so that Kelvin knows where to send the ebooks if you are a lucky winner.


  1. Great interview, I'm interested in looking up the novel now. We found your blog through Book Blogs and we are your newest followers!

    Cheers & Happy Writing~

  2. Thanks Tammy and Mike. It means so much.

  3. Great post and interview, I am going to add it to my wish list :) thanks for the great giveaway!

  4. Thanks Natalie, I'll definitely keep you posted :)

  5. Great interview! I am always keeping my eyes peeled for paranormal romances! Please enter me in the giveaway!

    I'm following you on GFC (Darlene), and my email address is darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. I love paranormal romances! Thanks for the giveaway!


    -Jessica (Peace Love Books)

  7. Thanks Darlene and Jessica. I'd keep you posted. Thanks once again for the kind words :)