The Writestream with Kimberly McGath and Daniella Bova – Archive

The Writestream with Kimberly McGath and Daniella Bova – Archive

This past Wednesday, I interviewed Kimberly McGath in the first hour of the show to discuss the importance of cover design in book marketing, particularly for indie authors. Kim, a multi-talented retired police detective, cold case consultant, author, singer and book cover designer, has created a several fabulous covers for Writestream Publishing clients, including the one below.

Before we began our discussion on cover design, Kim made an exciting announcement about a contract for a new TV program on true crime – which means this was her last interview. Thankfully, she’ll continue to co-host Partners In Crime on Writestream Radio Network, with her co-host and bestselling author Sue Coletta.

I appreciated Kim taking the time to delve into the various aspects of creating a compelling book cover, one that will make readers take notice. We also delved into the elements that comprise an effective back cover, including a succinct book description. To discover more about Kim, visit www.kimberlymcgath.com.

In the second half of the show, author Daniella Bova joined me to discuss the third and final book in her excellent series, Storms of Transformation, Cadáin’s Watch. Check out the book trailer below:

Michelle and Jason escaped the wreckage of their beloved hometown and are determined to live free. Though they are hunted by the totalitarian bureaucracy, they vow to resist oppression no matter the cost. But insidious evil still threatens. Once proud Americans are hopeless and unwilling to fight, making it that much harder for the rebels in their quest for Liberty. And so, God intervenes, and the angel-warrior Cadáin is sent to watch over those whose spirits are unbroken.

Discover Daniella’s full body of work at www.daniellabova.com.

Click on the player to listen to The Writestream with Kimberly McGath and Daniella Bova.

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The Notice Serves Up Gritty Realism and an Emotional Wallop

Daniella Bova has done it again. If this new author had any concerns about her sequel living up to expectations, she can definitely put them to rest. Her follow-up to the excellent dystopia Tears of Paradox packs a powerful emotional punch while drawing readers more deeply into the perilous world inhabited by main characters Michelle and Jason. An America in which the assault and seizure of rural and small-town life by an ever-expanding, controlling, and centralized government (e.g. “the sharks”) grows ever more suffocating with each turn of the page.

In a society where family members have become brutal enemies and not even the seal of the confessional can be taken for granted, everyone becomes a suspect in a never-ending quest for survival. Want to live and worship as you please? Too bad. Want to have a baby with your husband? You’d better be willing and clever enough to secure a hideaway unless you want to incur the wrath of Gaia-worshiping zealots whose supposed concern for earth and animals does not extend to innocent human life. Got a problem with men raping young boys? You’d best keep your outrage to yourself…or else.

Are you getting the bleak picture?

Before I depress you sufficiently enough to eschew this book altogether, the author manages to balance the darkness with glimmers of actual hope in the form of human defiance and Godly assistance. A thread of the supernatural (expressed eloquently through the use of water imagery and other effective literary devices) weaves its way determinedly through the novel, strengthening resolve and lighting each step of the way. What God decrees, no man can oppose — not even the sharks — though they certainly put up one hell of a good, demonic fight.

Don’t get me wrong: there are no actual spirit demons in the novel, although based on the evil actions many of the secondary characters routinely engage in, possession is a logical conclusion and the only explanation for those who believe in Father, Son, Holy Spirit, heaven, and hell.

Unlike futuristic dystopia novels, Bova’s books are terrifying precisely because they’re set in the not-too-distant future — an America that has been fundamentally transformed. It’s a place none of us wants to visit or reside in, but within the bounds of fiction, the author provides a spine-chilling glimpse into our looming reality if we don’t abruptly change course and embrace the principles of individual liberty, personal responsibility, limited government, national sovereignty and — lest we forget in our increasingly secular humanist culture — freedom of religion.

Congratulations to Daniella Bova for a job well done!

Purchase The Notice here. Get Tears of Paradox for 99 cents on Kindle here.

This review is cross-posted at American Journal and Amazon.

 

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Author Daniella Bova on her Writestream Experience

“I absolutely love appearing on The Writestream Radio Network, particularly Writestream Tuesday. Daria DiGiovanni is the epitome of class. She is professional, friendly and makes authors feel at home. Being interviewed by Daria is like chatting with a good friend over a cup of coffee. She takes an interest in each author’s work, and gives them ample opportunity to talk about their books. Daria also gives each guest plenty of time to let listeners know where they can be found on social media, blogs and websites.”

Thank you, Daniella – I am looking forward to interviewing you on February 24!

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Daniella Bova talks about ‘The Notice’ on Writestream Tuesday

Tune in to Writestream Tuesday on February 24 at 1 p.m. Eastern when returning guest and author of Tears of Paradox, Daniella Bova joins me to discuss the second book in her Storms of Transformation series, The Notice:

Daniella Bova was born and raised in Chester County, PA in a traditional, loving family. While she and her sister were young, their baby sister – born with Down Syndrome – died at the age of three. This traumatic experience changed their family forever.

Painfully shy and called a “Day Dreamer” by her mom, Daniella was what some would call an “average” student. Although she had difficulty paying attention in class, at home she was an avid reader and learner. By the age of 10, she could sew by hand and machine, embroider, and knit. In the late 70s, she came of age and married her high school sweetheart.

Years later, the pivotal events of September 11, 2001 would prompt her to see the world differently. She started paying attention to politics and national/international events, which ultimately led to the inspiration for her dystopian series.

To listen online, click on this link to Writestream Tuesday: The Notice with Daniella Bova. Or if you prefer to listen by phone, dial (347) 945-7246.

Visit Daniella Bova.com for more information about the author and her books.

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