Sunday, November 3, 2013

Blog Tour: Eye Telling by Maja Flak


Eye Telling is an erotic romance. 

Katherine Newheart is engaged to her dull fiancé, Matthew O'Connor, who's just been made a partner in Katherine’s father’s law firm.
When she meets The Boy alias Benjamin Riley, everything changes. Katherine tries to hold back, keep her usual control but it fails because Benjamin is everything that Matthew isn’t and that makes him everything that Katherine needs and wants. He awakes her in more ways than one. Katherine ends all tangled up in a steamy hot and passionate love affair with Benjamin. She tries to break if off with Matthew but all of a sudden, he turns into a complete monster and starts being violent towards her, threatening her about some fatal information he has about her family. Katherine can’t stay away from Benjamin, even though she’s perfectly aware that she might jeopardize it all but her love for Benjamin is strong, stronger than her own control. But how strong is Katherine's control when it all comes down to it? Is the passionate love between her and Benjamin enough for her to start doing things just for her or will she end up in her controlling way again?

About The Author:
Hello, as you probably know already, my name is Maja. I’m 28 years old and live in Denmark.

I want to share a little bit about myself and my private life because I want to stay true to who I am and that’s being open and honest.

I’m a single mom to my precious son, Tobias. He’s my blessing and teacher in life – that may sound a little weird but he’s shown me so much, thanks to him, I’ve learned how to fight and to keep on fighting. You see, my son is very sick from some unknown illness and doctors have given up but I haven’t and I will never ever give up.

Last year I read the Fifty Shades book series and loved it, obviously who didn’t?! Anyways, it got me thinking that maybe I should start writing again and let my imagination run wild. I started writing on another story, actually, from a man’s perspective but then Eye Telling came creeping in my mind and I started writing on that instead because I wanted to create a story where the lead male character isn’t a rich and career-minded man in an expensive designer suit but instead a regular but HOT guy who’s not as fortunate. He has a youthful clothing style and tattoos. He had a hell of a childhood but his ‘demons’ isn’t standing in the way of him wanting to be with Katherine (the lead female character).

In this story Katherine is the one who can’t seem to commit.

I never thought it would develop into a full length novel, but somehow it did and I’m so proud to have published my very own romance. It’s been a sweet escape for a sometimes rough everyday life and I can’t wait to share more of my stories.


Author Social Links:

I don’t have a blog that’s specifically an author blog because I started my blog a long time before I became an author and since I’m not writing short stories or poetry, I haven’t started a new blog site. My personal blog is all about me, life, feelings, ups and downs, hobbies etc. Feel free to check it out and subscribe. I love to receive comments.

Purchase Links:


- Nina Simone with “I Put A Spell On You”
- Mads Langer with “If This Is Cool” / “Last Flower”
- What Now with “Move Like A Sinner”
- The Gracious Few with “Honest Man” / “Guilty Fever” / “Crying Time” / “Silly Thing”
- Snow Patrol with “The Lightning Strike” / “Run” / “You Could Be Happy”
- Train with “Marry Me”
- Yeal Naim with “Lonely” / “Too Long”
- Marilyn Manson with “Coma White”
- Soley with “Bad Dream”
- Lenny Kravitz with “Can’t Get You Off My Mind”
- Soul Asylum with “Runaway Train”
- Kings Of Leon with “Revelry” / “Closer” / “The End”
- Annie Lennox with “Why” / “A Whiter Shade Of Pale”
- Colbie Calliat with “Fallin’ For You”
- Shoes For Julia with “Papercut” / “I Am The Other” / “Bringing On The Heartache”
- Howie Day with “So Much Love”
- Stone Temple Pilots with “Plush” / “Creep” / “Big Empty”
- Brenda Lee with “Ballin’ The jack” / “Hallelujah I Love Him So”
- Birdy with “Without A Word” / “Fire And Rain”
- Ayo with “How Many Times” / “Down On My Knees”
- Marie Mena with “Miss You Love”
- Passenger with “Let Her Go”
- Tyrone Wells with “Running Around In My Dreams”
- Finger Eleven with “Change The World
- Lukas Rossi with “Runaway” / “Heartbreaker” / “Evolution”
- Ron Pope with “Wherever You Go” / “One Grain Of Sand”
- Jenni Alpert with “Simple Mood”
- Bic Runga with “Captured”

Author Interview:

Where did you get your inspiration for writing Eye Telling?

Well, I actually started writing on another story where the story was told from a domineering male’s point of view but all of a sudden Eye Telling just came creeping in my mind. I needed to tell a story where the lead male character wasn’t some rich, suit kind of guy and the lead female character was all secure in her life (or so she thought).

How much of your personality and life experiences are in your writing?

People who know me and have read my book will definitely be able to spot the humor in the book as it’s the way I am, very ironic. Katherine’s favorite wine, Obsession, is mine too, I’ve tried feeling trapped in the wrong relationship – unfortunately I never met someone like Ben. I try to put a lot of myself in my writing but without giving too much away and also there has to be room for my characters since they are pretty demanding LOL

What kind of research do you do? And what’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done in the name of research?

To be honest, the only thing I tried to research for this book was location. I wanted it to be located in Atlanta, USA to begin with and did talk to a friend who lives there but it just became too confusing with the streets etc. Then I changed it to ‘wherever you want it to be’ because I’m a firm believer that if an author uses a certain location, he/she needs to know exactly what they’re talking about, otherwise it just loses the point and people living in that exact location would get annoyed by it.

What’s in your TBR pile?

Cameron Lincoln with “Perfect Pleasures – an anthology of romantic erotica”
Lisa Fulham with “Out On Business”
Also I really want and need to re-read the Fifty Shades trilogy!

Playlists for books is becoming very popular….do you have a playlist with your books? And what is your favorite type of music?

Yes, I actually do have a playlist for when I write.
I create it so I know it will capture the right writing mood. Also my characters become much more alive when listening to music, I hear their dialogue and their feelings come to me more vividly.

My favorite music? That’s difficult for me to answer because my taste in music is very varied, depending on my mood, what I need to write about etc. I can listen to Marilyn Manson, The Gracious Few, Disturbed, Stone Sour, Kings Of Leon, Frank Sinatra, Eva Cassidy, Mads Langer, Norah Jones, Birdy, Donna Lewis, Shoes For Julia and so forth. 

Do you have a particular writing routine once you start a book?

No I really don’t, I just let the words flow. But I do drink a lot of coffee.

What’s the most difficult part in writing?

To find the time to write! Being a single mom to a handicapped son forces me to write on weird times and some days I don’t even get time to do so.

What comes first for you? The story? Characters? Or setting?

The characters – their dialogue with one another and what he/she wants to share with me.

If you weren’t a writer, what other path might you have followed?

I have no clue. Before I became a mother, I had so many different dreams, I still have that but having a handicapped son did require for me to let go of some dreams because being a teacher in a kindergarten or a school was a dream but I simply can’t handle that due to my son. He needs me in so many ways that I don’t have that extra energy for other kids like that. I know it might sound a little mean or weak but it’s not meant that way. I just really want to be the best mom to my son that I possibly can. So right now, I’m at home (Just home trained my son for a little over a year but now he has started in school, a special class. I’m going to study January 2014 (to become a secretary or receptionist).

But I have just volunteered myself as a candidate for the disability council in our city because I do have a lot of passion for children who needs extra help in their everyday life and I’ve tried (still do) the system failing, not helping or supporting families where there’s a special need child. We need to change the way the system sees these kids! They deserve the world and they are not less worthy than others!

What are you working on right now?

I’m currently working on the sequel to Eye Telling.

So what kinds of things do you do for fun?

I love to dance with my son, lift him up and we just spin around and around in the living room. I love to spend time with my Bestie, watch cartoons with my son.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Oh I have several places I would love to visit but my top 3 must be:
1: Just the UK in general, I have so many people there I need to meet.
2: Would love to go to Toscana, Italy with my Bestie, Anja. Just to relax and eat a lot of delicious food and drink red wine.
3: USA! Again, so many lovely friends from Twitter I would love to meet as well.

If you were stuck on an island and could only have one type of food and one other “object” what would they be?

Is coffee food? Could an “object” be my son? If not, I’d definitely bring my computer so I could write.

What are your feelings toward Zombies?

I don’t think I have any feelings towards them LOL

Do you have any words of inspirations for aspiring writing?

I’m pretty new to this writing world as well but all I can say is just be YOU! Trust your gut and go with whatever feels right for you and your characters. Don’t let anyone try to change the style of your writing. Write with your personality!

This or That & Favorites

Salty or Sweet - Oh that’s difficult to answer that one really. But if it’s licorice it has to be salty, do NOT like sweet licorice. But I do LOVE chocolate as well.

Cold Mountains or Warm Sandy Beach - None! Rather want to spend my time in the city, seeing a lot of culture, meet people etc.

Beer or Wine - During winter; Red wine and during Summer; Cold White Wine or a cold beer, depending on my mood.

Favorite Food? - Sushi!
Favorite Color? - Green
Favorite place to read? - My couch
Favorite Holiday? - Christmas

Anything else you would like to share with our guests?

I just want to say a big thank you for featuring me on your blog; it really means a lot to me!
Also a big thank you to YOU reading this interview and I hope you enjoyed it.
Hopefully you’ll read my debut romance, Eye Telling and stay tuned for the sequel.



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