Meet Author Mia Hoddell

A big thank you to Apryl for organising this blogfest again, and having me back!

I'm Mia Hoddell, YA/NA author of the #1 Amazon bestselling series Seasons of ChangeElemental Killers, and False Finder. Today I thought I'd interview two of my characters from False Finder, an urban fantasy/dystopian thriller published with Limitless Publishing.

I hope you enjoy my stop.

False Finder

Mia: Hi everyone, today I have Cora and Nick with me. They’ve kindly--albeit reluctantly--agreed to an interview. Why don't you guys say hi?

Nick: What the hell, Mia? You didn't tell me she was going to be here.

Cora: I could say the same thing, jackass. I didn't exactly want to see your ugly mug again either.

Mia: Um ... guys?

Cora: What? You think I'm going to give an interview with him sat over there? [stands up furiously] Screw this. I'm leaving.

Nick: Typical. That's just like you ... leaving me to deal with your mess while you run off.

Cora: Excuse me? [spins towards him]

Nick: [Leans back casually, folding his arms with a tight expression] You heard me. Running is all you're good at. Well, that and selling out your only friend. Actually, you're pretty good at making enemies too, aren't you?

Cora: It's called survival. 

Mia: Okay, you two. Cool it. I would actually like to ask some questions.

Cora: I told you, I'm leaving. You can stuff your questions.

Nick: Yeah, me too. For once I'm not suffering for her. [Moves to stand]

Mia: Neither of you are going anywhere so sit back down. Remember, I control your story and how difficult your lives are. 

Nick: [Grumbles, but sits down] I can't believe I agreed to this.

Mia: Cora?

Cora: Fine, but only because I know you're not lying. I have enough problems in my life already. I don't need you adding to them. 

Nick: [Snorts] You created them yourself. Deal with it.

Cora: [Casts Nick a furious look] I did what I had to to survive.

Mia: Oookay ... since you brought it up, Cora, what's it like living with the ability to detect when anyone is lying?

Cora: [Rolls eyes] Original.

Mia: Cora, you can either answer my questions and play nice or you're going to be wearing bubblegum pink for an entire novel. It's your choice.

Ugh, you're not lying either. Fine, living with this ability is both a curse and a saviour. At the beginning it drove me crazy hearing the deceit in everyone's words. You wouldn't believe the crap people lie about. Anyway, finally I learnt to tune out the background noise and only register a lie when I'm looking for it. So far it's been an asset. It's allowed me to know who I can and can't trust, and enabled me to survive. I can remain one step ahead of Rogan this way. 

Mia: Isn't it your ability that's made you a target, though? 

Cora: [Shrugs] Like I said, it's a curse and a saviour.

Nick: It's not just you it has an impact on either. I should haul your ass to Rogan's the second we leave here for what you did to me.

Mia: I think it's safe to say there's no love lost between you two. 

Nick: How can there be any love when she sold me to Carvelli to save herself? I was her closest friend for years and she gave me up without even hesitating.

Cora: I did what I had to. I tried my best to save you, but I couldn't.

Nick: I may not have your ability, Cora, but that doesn't mean I can't tell when you're lying.

Mia: Was it an easy decision to make, Cora? Would you do it again if you had to?

Nick: [Sarcastically] Oh, this should be good.

Cora: Of course I would. Did I like doing it? No. But when it comes down to me or someone else, I have to look out for number one. The country's not the same as it used to be, measures have to be taken and sacrifices made. If I hadn't made a deal with Rogan, I'd have never got out.

Mia: So you have no regrets?

Cora: Regrets only make you weak. I don't have time to look back.

Mia: How about you, Nick? Would you have done the same if the roles were reversed?

Nick: No. I have more loyalty than that and I wouldn't have been caught in the first place.

Cora: He's lying. 

Nick: Yeah, okay ... you caught me. But here's the thing. At one point would have fought for you, Cora. I'd have done everything in my power to save you. However, I couldn't care less what happens to you now. And you know what the best bit is? 

Mia: Nick ...

Nick: No, she needs to hear this. Can you guess what I'm going to say?

Cora: I can decipher lies, not look into the future.

 [Leans forward in his chair, not breaking eye contact with Cora] The best part is I'm going to have a front row seat to your downfall. Someone at some point is going to return the favour you so graciously bestowed upon me. They're going to sell you out and you'll have no one and nowhere to run to. 

Cora: I'd like to see them try.

Nick: You will, just you wait. You think I'm lying?

Cora: I know you're not lying, but that doesn't mean it's the truth. You can't predict what's going to happen.

Nick: Am I right, Mia? Someone's going to betray Cora, aren't they?

Mia: I think we should end this here. In hindsight, bringing you two in together probably wasn't the best idea.

Cora: Wait, answer his question.

Mia: I'm sorry, Cora. It's not my place to reveal anything.

Cora: Seriously? You're the author. You decide the rules.

Mia: I'm not saying anything, Cora, and we really need to wrap this up. So, thanks--I think--for doing this guys. And watch your backs out there.

Nick: I'll give you a ten minute head start, Cora. For old time's sake.

Cora: [Without glancing back Cora leaves, slamming the door on her way out]

Mia: Why'd you do that? You could have taken her in right now.

Nick: [Shrugs] I could have, yet I her want to feel what she put me through.That's not going to happen unless she's betrayed, which is going to be soon. She has to slip up eventually.

Mia: Right. Well, you should probably get going. I'm sure Rogan has jobs for you.

Nick: Yes. Thanks, for this ... it was ... fun. 

About The Book

False Finder

 Upper YA/NA, Urban Fantasy, Dystopia, Thriller
Publisher: Limitless Publishing
Pages: 400


Cora has been able to detect lies since she was born, she’s…a False Finder.

However when blackmail, betrayal, and lying are all the population has to protect themselves, it makes her dangerous. It also makes her a target.

Because of Cora’s ability, Rogan Carvelli—London’s biggest criminal leader—has been trying to acquire her for years.

Cora has learned to survive and remain undetected—at least until one careless mistake causes her friends to betray her.

Sold to Carvelli, Cora is only left with the help of a secret organisation to escape. She knows nothing about them, but they have saved her too many times to ignore.

However, the closer she gets, the clearer it becomes…
Their motives are far from innocent.
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About the Author

Mia Hoddell lives in the UK with her family and two cats. She spends most of her time writing or reading, loves anything paranormal or romantic, and has an overactive imagination that keeps her up until the early hours of the morning.

By the age of nineteen, Mia had published nine books, including the Elemental Killers series and the Seasons of Change series. Since then, her books have charted on numerous Amazon Bestseller Lists, and she has also had poems published in a many anthologies. With an ever growing list of ideas, Mia continues to create fictional worlds through her writing, and is trying to keep up with the speed at which her imagination generates them.

She also designs book covers and banners on her website M Designs

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Other Books By Mia

Season of Change Box Set

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You can now get all four Amazon bestselling novellas in the Seasons of Change series, plus two exclusive short stories, in one box set.

These feel-good contemporary romances follow the seasons as characters change for the better, find themselves, and overcome fears.

All of the novellas are standalone reads, but can be enjoyed as a series because characters overlap.

This box set includes:
Summer Demons
Winter Angel
Autumn Ghosts
Spring Knight
Summer Revenge (exclusive to the box set)
Season of Love (exclusive to the box set)

Summer Demons (Seasons of Change Standalone)

YA/NA Contemporary Romance

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Jenna Shaw ran away to escape her past. In fact, she jumped on a plane and flew to Portugal to try and forget it. However, it turns out leaving everything behind isn’t as easy as it sounds.

She thought she could move on and break free of her fears—that if she had some space the pain would stop. But as memories resurface due to an ill-timed joke, the past crashes into her present once more and she didn’t see it coming.

Jenna’s plans for normality are derailed by the charismatic Ethan Brooks. She sees him as an annoyance; he sees her as a challenge. But as he tries every trick known to him to impress her, they only serve to push her further away. He’s never faced this problem before and Ethan has to work harder than he ever has if he wants to win over and help his mysterious girl.

Winter Angel (Seasons of Change Standalone)
YA/NA Contemporary Romance

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She was on holiday. He was tricked into returning.
Neither of them wanted to be there, but neither could avoid it.
Amy wants to be back under the sun in Portugal. However, when her suggestion is overruled in favour of a skiing holiday, even she can’t turn it down. What she couldn’t have predicted is that the holiday could make her break the one, and only, rule she has: not to get into a serious relationship again.

When Amy first sees Luke, she knows something is wrong. He’s struggling to cope with everything and her need to help people makes him the perfect distraction from the cold. He hasn’t been to the Alps in five years and he swore to never ski again. But as his defences are broken by Amy’s persistence, the winter paradise begins to reawaken his desires.

However, with constant flashbacks triggering his anxiety, he’s torn, battling conflicting emotions as he becomes increasingly captivated by Amy. She has a rule though. She didn’t go on holiday to fall for someone and the last thing she needs is to ignore her own advice. Whether or not she can move past her insecurities will depend on whether Luke can face his biggest fear.

Autumn Ghosts (Seasons of Change Standalone)
YA/NA Contemporary Romance

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Her dreams may cost Ellie her family, but ignoring them will cost her happiness.
Only one person knows what truly lies in Ellie Jeffords’ heart, and that’s herself. For almost three years she’s concealed her dreams and lived the life her parents expect her to by studying accountancy. She’s tried to follow their wishes, but they forgot to consider one important detail: Ellie’s happiness.

Hating the course she is studying, Ellie is failing, and the only person who was willing to help—her gran—has passed away. Not wanting to disappoint her family, she struggles on in silence, thinking she can rectify the problem before anyone finds out. So when a friend’s cousin, Justin, offers to tutor her, she jumps at the chance.

As the two meet frequently, and grow closer together, the pressure of exams starts to break Ellie. Justin wants her to confide in him, but he can’t persuade her to talk without revealing his own dark secret. With both of them hiding things, it tests their newly formed relationship. However, Justin refuses to give up on her. He forces her to make a choice between her parents’ dreams and her own, but the only problem is that both options may cost her something she loves.

Spring Knight (Seasons of Change Standalone)

YA/NA Contemporary Romance

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She wants the leading role in everything but her own life.
Kayleigh Barrow always gets the leading role. Top of her class, well liked, and a good actress, she’s most comfortable on stage where she can pretend to be someone else and forget the real Kayleigh exists. However, when auditions for the latest production are opened up to the entire university, the lines between fantasy and reality start to blur.

The last person Kayleigh expected to audition was Aiden Hanson. Renowned player and popular on campus, Kayleigh has tried to conceal her feeling from him for years. She knows it would be stupid to think he’d want her or an actual relationship, but when they’re thrown together in the production, Kayleigh can no longer hide from him.

No matter how much she tries to distances herself, he’s always there. Neither of them can deny their attraction, but Kayleigh has to question Aiden’s motives. He’s never had a serious relationship and she refuses to be another conquest. Yet, when her acting starts to become real and she can no longer hide behind her character, Kayleigh must decide whether Aiden’s worth the risk, or if he’s only after a challenge and will end up breaking her heart.

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