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Love Transcends All Time

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The Haunting of Tinley Hall cover

Tinley Hall has taken a near fatal fall down the stairs of her home. While she is in the hospital in a coma she experiences an unworldly meeting with a ghost at her home. Is she dead or is she in the in-between? And, when she falls in love with her ghostly companion will she want to return to the land of the living or stay with him?

Hagan’s latest novel, The Haunting of Tinley Hall is a sweet paranormal romance. The story is told from Tinley’s perspective. And, through her thought processes we learn a great deal about the young woman she is becoming.

I am not a fan of paranormal or romances. But, because Hagan is such a talented author I agreed to review this book. It is well written and edited. The story is clean and crisp.

5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.

How far will a corrupt corporation go?

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This book is due to be published in March 2017.

Genny and Nat continue their quest to stop the Genetics Operating Division from preventing Original births. With two Originals of their own Genny and Nat are living in a secluded area where the Chosen are protected. When new cancer patients surface at an alarming rate due to the Angel virus they take leave of their home to bring down the Genetics Operating Division once and for all.

Hagan’s second book in The Cure Series, The Angel Factor shows us just how far a corrupt corporation will go to control the population. This novel is very well written and paced. There are a few surprises and twists, some happy and some sad. Genny’s character continues to mature but keeps her almost fatal flaw of acting impulsively. There is the return of some beloved characters from the first book intermixed with some interesting new characters.

This story is a good study in how society deals with the truth and the changes that come from that discovery. Will Genny and Nat succeed in exposing the Genetics Operating Division and all of its lies? Will they be successful in finding a cure for the Angel virus? Or will the Genetics Operating Division have more going on behind the scenes than anyone could possibly imagine?

5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.

 

Interview with Author Tania Hagan

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CTC – Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Tania Hagan, author of the amazing dystopian novel, The Cure.

The Cure

Thank you so much for joining me and taking time to answer a few questions for my readers. Let’s get started, shall we?

When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

TH – I sort of fell into news and feature writing right out of college. I didn’t know I would love writing fiction until I sat down to write The Cure.

CTC – How long does it take you to write a book?

TH – The Cure took about nine months. It’s a lengthy novel at 112 thousand words. The sequel is taking me about the same amount of time.

CTC – What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?

TH – I do my best work in the morning, but I’ve been known to stay up late typing. I don’t really have a schedule, since I don’t have a day job.

CTC – What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?

TH – I write whenever I get an idea. I literally stop in the grocery aisles to type into my phone, if an interesting concept hits me. I think that might be a quirk.

CTC – Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?

TH – I try to think of topics that have not yet been explored.
My idea for The Cure series came out of a conversation I had with my brother. He was discussing another possible idea for a book about cloning. Suddenly it hit me–what would happen in human cloning was mandated by the government? What if the only legal way to procreate was through cloning?

CTC – When did you write your first book and how old were you?

TH – The Cure was my first book, and I was forty-something.

CTC – What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

TH – I’m a stay-at-home mom, so my daughter is my life.

CTC – What does your family think of your writing?

TH – My family is incredibly supportive. We come from a long line of media people, so I have professional eyes everywhere with my extended family.

CTC – What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

TH – The most surprising thing was that I actually could do it. I was also shocked at how quickly The Cure was picked up by my publisher.

CTC – How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

TH – I’ve written The Cure, and I’m nearly done with the sequel. I also have a part in the anthology, Lurking in the Shadows.
So, I’m fairly new to this business.

CTC – What is it about your writing that sets you apart from other authors?

TH – I think my writing is typically in plain, easy to follow language. My goal is to make the reader feel like he or she is experiencing the words, rather than reading them.
I also strive to make my subject matter different from anything anyone has ever read. I’m fairly confident I accomplished that goal with The Cure. Although Dystopian books are everywhere, no one has ever attempted a theme quite like mine. If I couldn’t come up with something entirely original, I don’t think I would be a writer.

CTC – Do you have any suggestions to help me become a better writer? If so, what are they?

TH – The best advice I can give to anyone is to read, read, read!! You can’t write if you aren’t an avid reader.

CTC – Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?

TH – I do! I’m blessed with the most amazing readers.
They tell me if they liked my book, and how it has affected them. We also just chat about life events in general. I’ve made some awesome friends through this whole process.

CTC – Do you like to create books for adults?

TH – So far, I’m primarily a YA author. I do have an upcoming short story for adults. It’s not adult content though. My writing is very tame.
It seems like The Cure somehow appeals to all ages, male and female. So, even though I write for a YA audience, everyone gets something out of my work.

CTC – What do you think makes a good story?

TH – A good story is anything that will stick with you. A reader once told me she knew my book was important to her because she remembered random scenes long after she finished the book. Comments like that make my day.

CTC – As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

TH – I wanted to be a teacher. I’ve been a preschool teacher. When I got married, all I wanted to do was to be a mommy. Being a mom is my number-one accomplishment.
I suppose we all change a bit from whatever we wanted to do as a child. I’m very content being a mom and an author.

CTC – Again, thank you, Tania, for allowing me to take up your time.

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http://taniahagan.com/

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https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14739174.Tania_Hagan

Tania Hagan photo What do you do when the monster is you?

Cloning vs. Natural Selection

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The Cure

Tania Hagan’s debut novel, The Cure will be released on February 16, 2016.

Genesis Weatherby is by all rights a typical teenager, except everyone in her world, her included, are clones. For over 100 years the Genetic Operations Division has produced code-regenerations from people whose DNA was cancer free. Non-clone births, Originals, are illegal and are seen as a threat to this perfect, cancer-free, dystopian society. When Genny meets and falls in love with the new transfer to her school from Britain, Nat Wilkinson, she starts to question everything she has been taught.

Hagan writes a compelling and believable story set in future. The Cure is nicely paced and has the right amount of twists and climatic build-up. The characters are well developed and I can still hear Morgan Freeman’s voice head! This young adult novel is hard to put down.

The story is told from Genny’s point of view. The reader is drawn into her struggles as she comes to grips with the realities so many choose to ignore. You can feel the genuine love she has for her family and best friends, Renata and Sigby. Genny is stubborn and that character flaw tends to cause her the most trouble, especially when it comes to Nat and her safety.

This is a good start to the series. It has an original concept and is well written. I look forward to reading Hagan’s next book. 5 out of 5 stars.

I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book, or the content of my review.