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Welcome to Read It With Whiskey, the place to be if you are a sci-fi or fantasy reader! This show will give you behind-the-scenes interviews with self-published sci-fi and fantasy authors, including character, plot, and setting inspiration stories. We also dive into reader tips and tricks, genre discussions, and, of course, we always talk a little bit about whiskey! Let's get to know the person behind the page; sit back, sip some whiskey, and lean into your book nerd self!

Read It With Whiskey Laura Juntunen

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Welcome to Read It With Whiskey, the place to be if you are a sci-fi or fantasy reader! This show will give you behind-the-scenes interviews with self-published sci-fi and fantasy authors, including character, plot, and setting inspiration stories. We also dive into reader tips and tricks, genre discussions, and, of course, we always talk a little bit about whiskey! Let's get to know the person behind the page; sit back, sip some whiskey, and lean into your book nerd self!

    Naomi Kelly, Meraki: A Syren Story

    Naomi Kelly, Meraki: A Syren Story

    Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! In this episode, we are speaking with Naomi Kelly, author of Meraki: A Syren Story.

    In this interview, Naomi and I talk about how the book industry follows trends, and the next big trend is mermaids (have you seen the new live-action Little Mermaid trailer yet?). We also dive into the difference between mermaids and syrens, the world- and magic-building within Meraki, and the characters Naomi loved to write within the duology.

    Here is how to contact ­­­Naomi and learn more about her books and projects:


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/naomikellywriting/

    Books:


    Meraki: A Syren Story https://amzn.to/3Qy07QD
    Kairos: A Syren Story https://amzn.to/3RRBake
    A Syren Story Duology Hardback Ominbus: https://amzn.to/3dcmRIa
    Kalon: A Centaur Tail https://amzn.to/3QEtDEm
    Trial of Obsidian (currently being re-worked at the time of this release)

    Host, Laura Juntunen's, Resources & Works:


    Find her books: https://www.laurajaylive.com/shop
    Website: https://www.laurajaylive.com
    Subscribe to the Newsletter: https://www.subscribepage.com/g5f1b9
    Instagram: @LauraJayLive & @ReadItWithWhiskey

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    Tenaya M.K.D., New Identity

    Tenaya M.K.D., New Identity

    Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! In this episode, we are speaking with Tenaya M.K.D., author of New Identity.

    In this interview, Tenaya and I talk about how her father's influence helped build her interest in superheroes, how her characters developed alongside herself, and her excitement about what she wants to build this series into. This superhero story is more than meets the eye; there are complex characters and moral dilemmas you have to deal with as a reader and it will keep you thinking.

    Here is how to contact ­­­Tenaya and learn more about her books and projects:


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tenayamkd/
    Links: https://linktr.ee/Tenayamkd?fbclid=PAAaZMQ3rJowocDKKFDUS08cb6KaJ40NVjf3v7fgERFa2_Uc5IkRZjpr5FYpU

    Books:


    New Identity
    Powered Identity

    Host, Laura Juntunen's, Resources & Works:


    Find her books: https://www.laurajaylive.com/shop
    Website: https://www.laurajaylive.com
    Subscribe to the Newsletter: https://www.subscribepage.com/g5f1b9
    Instagram: @LauraJayLive & @ReadItWithWhiskey

    • 34 min
    M.K. Williams, The Infinite-Infinite

    M.K. Williams, The Infinite-Infinite

    Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! In this episode, we are speaking with M.K. Williams, author of The Infinite-Infinite.

    In this interview, M.K. and I talk about the gym experience that peeked the idea for this book, despite how unpleasant it was. We talk about how Eleanor Roosevelt, and learning about her history, molded much of the story. We also discussed characters and how building multi-verses is a bit difficult given timeframes and multiple realities that happen at the same time.

    Here is how to contact ­­­­M.K. and learn more about her books and projects:


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/1mkwilliams/
    Links: https://bio.link/mkwilliams

    Books:


    Feminina series, book 1, The Infinite-Infinite: https://amzn.to/3AftG3x
    Feminina series, book 2, The Alpha Nina: https://amzn.to/3T212LR
    Feminina series, books 3 & 4, Coming Soon!
    Project Collisions series: https://amzn.to/3C5wgeX
    Author Your Ambition, Non-Fiction series for authors: https://amzn.to/3JSX1F3

    Host, Laura Juntunen's, Resources & Works:


    Find her books: https://www.laurajaylive.com/shop
    Website: https://www.laurajaylive.com
    Subscribe to the Newsletter: https://www.subscribepage.com/g5f1b9
    Instagram: @LauraJayLive & @ReadItWithWhiskey

    • 37 min
    Julia Scott, The Mirror Souls

    Julia Scott, The Mirror Souls

    Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! In this episode, we are speaking with Julia Scott, author of The Mirror Souls.

    In this interview, Julia and I talk about the dream that sparked the idea for her trilogy, the characters who come alive within the pages, and the utopian-dystopia that she built within her world. We also discuss her amazing formatting skills and the projects that are coming up next; there is a lot more to come from Julia!

    Here is how to contact ­­­­Julia and learn more about her books and projects:


    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/juliascottwrites
    Website: https://www.juliascottwrites.com/

    Books:


    The Mirror Souls: https://amzn.to/3oqyv4q
    Book 1: The Mirror Souls https://amzn.to/3ovSdLY
    Book 2: The Anahata Divide https://amzn.to/3BdiUwv
    Book 3: Coming Soon!

    Host, Laura Juntunen's, Resources & Works:


    Find her books: https://www.laurajaylive.com/shop
    Website: https://www.laurajaylive.com
    Subscribe to the Newsletter: https://www.subscribepage.com/g5f1b9
    Instagram: @LauraJayLive & @ReadItWithWhiskey
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPe9REBmH7B6iN0zbYW4RPw

    • 28 min
    D.C. Gomez, Death's Intern

    D.C. Gomez, Death's Intern

    Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! In this episode, we are speaking with D.C. Gomez, author of Death's Intern.

    In this interview, D.C. and I talk about her series, The Intern Diaries. We dove in with where the inspiration for the story came from, how writing a series was not the initial plan, and finally, landed on how D.C.'s faith and religion were challenged while writing about death and the devil. We also touch on characters, what type of reader the books are for, and what projects are coming up next.

    Make sure to watch the full, unedited interview video at https://www.patreon.com/readitwithwhiskey! As a book club member, you will gain access to video content from all past episodes AND help bring new authors onto the show as a sponsor!

    Here is how to contact ­­­­D.C. and learn more about her books and projects:


    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dcgomez.author
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dc.gomez
    Website: https://www.dcgomez-author.com 

    Books:


    The Intern Diaries series: https://amzn.to/3P8P8wL
    Book 1: Death's Intern: https://amzn.to/3RidpCA


    Host, Laura Juntunen's, Resources & Works:


    Find her books: https://www.laurajaylive.com/shop
    Website: https://www.laurajaylive.com
    Subscribe to the Newsletter: https://www.subscribepage.com/g5f1b9
    Instagram: @LauraJayLive & @ReadItWithWhiskey
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPe9REBmH7B6iN0zbYW4RPw

    • 39 min
    N.C. Scrimgeour, Those Left Behind

    N.C. Scrimgeour, Those Left Behind

    Thank you so much for tuning in with the Read It With Whiskey podcast! In this episode, we are speaking with N.C. Scrimgeour, author of Those Left Behind.

    In this interview, N.C. and I talk about the alien races she created in her universe, along with the worldbuilding itself. We talk about A.I. and how it too became a character. We also detailed the concept of prejudice throughout the book and how it reflects in our own world. What a wild ride with N.C.!

    Make sure to watch the full, unedited interview video at https://www.patreon.com/readitwithwhiskey! As a Viewer book club member, you will gain access to video content from all past episodes AND exclusive audio episodes by Laura, all about the books she reads and her own writing career.

    Here is how to contact ­­­­N.C. and learn more about her books and projects:
    Instagram: @scrimscribes https://www.instagram.com/scrimscribesWebsite: https://www.ncscimgeour.comBooks:
    The Waystation Trilogy:
    Book 1: Those Left Behind https://amzn.to/3nbYFax Book 2: Those Once Forgotten https://amzn.to/3ygtL7aThe Exodus Betrayal https://amzn.to/39T5YRm



    Host, Laura Juntunen's, Resources & Works:
    Find her books: https://www.linktr.ee/laurajayliveWebsite: https://www.laurajaylive.comSubscribe to the Newsletter: https://www.subscribepage.com/g5f1b9Instagram: @LauraJayLive & @ReadItWithWhiskeyYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPe9REBmH7B6iN0zbYW4RPw




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I love the concept of the podcast and the hosts verbal delivery is very smooth (no stuttering or stumbling over words like many podcasters). The big issue however with this podcast is it takes up to 5 minutes or more at times to get to the content as the first 4-5 minutes is intro and advertisements. Even the biggest most profitable podcasts in the world do this in under 30 seconds if not faster. So unless you are REALLY wanting to listen to a specific guest the casually listener is going to jump to another show.