Authors are People Too | The Quirky and Cool, Claire C Riley


Claire C Riley


Today’s post is not so much about pimping out a fellow author’s books.

Sure, I could go on for pages and pages about why you should buy Claire C Riley’s books and read them- read them like your life depended on them, but I’m not going to do that today (besides, in the coming weeks as she nears her release of Odium II, I’ll be pimping Claire out like crazy- like cheap coke floating around a crack alley in the slums of a dirty city ruined by political corruption, sex, lies, and rampant gang activity).

No, right now I want to concentrate on Claire C Riley the person- the wife, the mother, the pup-lover.

This woman is a literal superhero (And, yes, she’s also a ‘literary’ superhero, but we aren’t concentrating on that today).

She’s a domestic queen- vacuuming three house flights, making dinner, cleaning dishes, bathing ‘Nudge’ (her youngest daughter, Lilah, and yes, that’s the sweetest nickname I’ve ever heard. Like- I can’t help but see a pregnant, red-haired Claire walking around, patting her swollen tummy and marveling at the little person nudging her insides), doing homework with ‘Boo’ (her eldest daughter Rebecca) and snapping photos as a very silly ‘Bubs’ (her middle daughter, Abbie) twirls. Somehow, this woman finds time to have a job, keep house (I’m sure John helps… right, Claire?), be the best wife and mother possible and write.

Nearly every night (except Saturdays, because that’s cozy time with the hubby), Claire finishes all of her daily things, living sunlight hours to the very fullest, and then, when night has fallen and her little ‘monsters’ are sleeping soundly, she pulls up to her computer- which normally sits at the kitchen table. Behind where she sits, family rules are posted in bright colors on the wall, a reminder of the people she’s working so hard for, and she begins to tap away at her keyboard, concocting the most brilliant, involved, reimagined tales of horror and paranormal romance that one could ever hope to read.

I won’t tell you to run out and purchase her books, but if you don’t, you’re missing out on something truly extraordinary- the fascinating, beautiful imaginings of a woman that is as well-rounded and handsomely crafted as the stories she writes.

Fortunate is not strong enough a word to describe the way I feel about being Claire’s friend. She makes me laugh, laugh so hard I cry sometimes; she makes me feel confident in myself, always offering encouragement when I’m feeling down; she stands up for me against naysayers and is brutally honest when she needs to be. It’s hard to remember a time when we weren’t friends.


FIND OUT MORE ABOUT CLAIRE: |… | \… | @ClaireCRiley

Claire is the author of:

Odium | Odium Origins | Limerence | Contributor to anthologies: Fusion, Horror Novel Reviews & Let’s Scare Cancer To Death



Claire C Riley Celebrates Her Debut’s First Birthday! Limerence on SALE & a GIVEAWAY CONTEST!

It’s Limerence’s first birthday! Image
And boy does Claire have a gift for her fans:
To celebrate, Limerence is on sale for 99c / 99p until tomorrow. She’s also holding a little competition, so get hopping  for a chance of winning one of three prizes- a $5 AMAZON GIFT CARD, a SIGNED PAPERBACK copy of the charity anthology ‘Let’s Scare Cancer to Death’ with contributors like Claire, T.W.Brown, Mark Tufo, Armand Rosamilia, Rhonda Hopkins & (Me!) (amongst many others) and a SIGNED PAPERBACK of LIMERENCE, all you have to do is ‘LIKE’ Claire’s Facebook status, ‘SHARE’ her promotional picture and ‘COMMENT’ on her giveaway status to let her know that you’ve done it.
Good luck, for an extra entry you can ‘TAG’ your friends to enter too: Below is her FB page!
Claire wants to sincerely thank her fans for making this past year so great!
I’m one of Claire’s biggest fans and I’ve DEVOURED everything she’s ever written. If you haven’t read her work, then you are seriously missing out! Pick up Limerence for 0.99 cents and see what it’s all about! ❤
About Claire:
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Odium. The Dead Saga. Top #100 bestseller in dystopian fiction for 2013 and Indie book of the day winner 20th December 2013. Limerence, recommended Indie paranormal book in The Guardian in 2013.

Claire C Riley, is taking horror back to its roots, incorporating an old school style of horror and romance. Sexy and dark. (Think Bram Stokers Dracula,George Romero zombies and old school slasher gore.)

Her works include vampires, zombies, demons, ghosts and anything a little different. However she reads nearly every genre imaginable, believing that you should never stick to your comfort zones. She also likes to write characters which aren’t instantly likeable, isn’t that like real life?

Claire is a mother to three amazing little girls who hold her heart. She is an avid book collector and has a great zombie apocalypse plan in place thanks to a questionnaire she asked her readers to fill in for her from her blog.

Claire is currently working on the sequel to Limerence, the sequel to Odium and a crime horror, along with a ton of short stories to be released in anthologies very soon.

She actively encourages reader participation on her blog and author Facebook page, with questionnaires, quizzes, and fan art. So get in touch!

Claire is also the author of:

Odium | Odium Origins | Limerence | Contributor to anthologies: Fusion & Horror Novel Reviews |… |  \… | @ClaireCRiley