Book Giveaways and Contests

Vincent Morrone’s Writing Advice on Voice (and giveaway)

I’m excited to help announce Vincent Morrone’s book release of VISION OF SHADOWS.

To help Vincent celebrate, I asked him for his general thoughts on writing.  Here’s what he said about a character’s voice:

“One of the most important things when you’re writing a novel is the voice of your characters. It’s not about how impressive your prose is, or how great a plot twist there is at the end. It’s the characters that draw us in.

So how do you make sure your characters have a distinctive and charismatic voice?

Listen to it. Don’t just read the words, but form the pictures in your mind of the characters and how they act, react and interact. Hear their voice, see them roll their eyes, smell their perfume. Picture it clearly like it’s a memory or a movie. Don’t rush to finish your novel that you don’t take the time to read and listen to what you wrote. Don’t just look for editing errors or typos. Relish in your characters.

When you write, figure out who they are. Take them with you through the day. Imagine them ordering dinner with you. Do they want everything on the side? (When Harry Met Sally.) Do they want to make sure none of the different food items touch each other? (Monk.) Maybe they talk about burger to bun ratio? (Sheldon on Big Bang Theory.)

Also, if you have an e-reader, send it to yourself. Or read it through on PDF, where you can’t edit or write more. So you can concentrate on reading it.

Eventually, your characters come to life. You’ll hear them speak to you. All you have to do is listen!”


Is Bristol Blackburn about to meet the love of her life…or her killer? 

After the death of her parents, Bristol Blackburn’s life is thrown into chaos and she’s forced to move to Spirit, a small town where shadows are stirring. As she learns to navigate her new school and figures out how to keep her psychic abilities secret from her family, Bristol comes face to face with the boy who makes a regular appearance in her dreams: the gorgeous, possibly deadly, Payne McKnight. Soon she’ll find out if Payne will be the love of her life, or the end of it — and she has no idea which possibility scares her more.

And that’s not even the worst of it. Strange shadows are haunting her dreams, and they’re up to something that could put Bristol and the lives of everyone she loves in jeopardy.

You can add Vision of Shadows to your to-read list on Goodreads:

You can find more about Vision of Shadows on the Entranced site, you can also find the buy links here as soon as Vision of Shadows is available:

Information about the book:

Title: Vision of Shadows

Series: Vision series

Author: Vincent Morrone

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance

Release Date: December 30, 2013


You can view the whole tour schedule on Vincent Morrone his website:

Want to chat with Bristol, the main character of this series? Well she has her own twitter account:

About the Author:

Born and raised in Brooklyn NY, Vincent Morrone now resides in Upstate NY with his wife. (Although he can still speak fluent Brooklynese.) His twin daughters remain not only his biggest fans, but usually are the first to read all of his work. Their home is run and operated for the comfort and convenience of their dogs.

Vincent has been writing fiction, poetry and song lyrics for as long as he can remember, most of which involve magical misfits, paranormal prodigies and even on occasion superheroes and their sidekicks.

As they say in Brooklyn: Yo, you got something to say to Vincent?

Check out where you can learn about Vincent and leave him a comment.  You can also connect with Vincent on Twitter and Facebook

You can find and contact Vincent Morrone here:





Vincent also participates in a group blog called YA Rush which consist of YA and NA Entranced authors. You can find YA Rush here:





There is a tour wide giveaway for the blog tour of Vision of Shadows.

Here is what you can win:

– 1 Vision of Shadows Pen

– 1 Vision of Shadows Calender

– 1 Vision of Shadows Pen & calender

– 1 Vision of Shadows Pen and calender in a Vision of Shadows canvas bag

– 1 Vision of Shadows Pen, calender in Vision of Shadows canvas bag and an e-copy Vision of Shadows

Here is the link to the rafflecopter giveaway:

1 Comment on Vincent Morrone’s Writing Advice on Voice (and giveaway)

Leave a reply

Fields marked with * are required

© 2012 through the United States Library of Congress.