Tuesday, April 9, 2013

BLOG TOUR: The Beast Within by Jonathan Yanez

Thanks to Reading Addiction Blog Tours for hosting this blog tour. I have the author of The Beast Within, Jonathan Yanez here today sharing his top 5 things an author should know. Welcome!


Starting Out As A Writer – 5 Things You Should Know

1. Understand that if you are going to do this you need to make a commitment o yourself first that you are willing to see this all the way through.

2. Understand that being an author is a marathon, not a sprint. You have to write and work on writing everyday.

3. Don’t quit your day job, it will take time for you to start making a living off writing.

4. Don’t get discouraged, everything, if it’s one word or one sentence is progress and a step closer to your goal.

5. Being an author just isn’t about writing anymore you have to be willing to build your platform through; Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook, blogs, writing groups, conferences, etc…


About the Author
Jonathan Yanez was born and raised in a Christian household in Oxnard, CA. He was involved in everything from piano and saxophone lessons to swimming and track. Growing up his parents encouraged him to read, and he did - anything he could get his hands on. Soon he developed a fascination with storytelling and characters that would follow him the rest of his life.

Graduating from BIOLA University with his BA in English Literature he never lost his love for writing and creating. He now works part-time as a personal trainer and hopes to one day make the move to writing full-time.

Other than reading and writing, his passion is living life to the fullest. He loves; spending time with his wife and pets, watching movies, participating in mud runs, traveling, going to the gym and pushing his limits in everything. This desire takes him anywhere from skydiving and motorcycle riding, to surfing in Hawaii and various types of martial arts. He has his eyes set next on archery and running with the bulls in Spain.

He is married to the love of his life and resides in Southern California with his husky, Daphne and cat, Helen.

Find the author:

The Beast Within

My name is Connor Moore, I’ve just graduated from high-school and if my up and down relationship with Katie, or what to do about college wasn’t enough to worry about, now I have a far greater more complicated burden to bear.

Fate has chosen to cross my path with Larentia Abelardus, a dark-haired mystery woman who has information about a father, I never knew. She has a story to tell, a story that questions everything I thought was true; about me, about my family, about the history of the world.

Concealed throughout the pages of time, there has been a powerful race of human-like creatures manipulating mankind. This Elite race is made up of five ruling families who have obeyed The Law and continue to keep their identities a mystery. Now, after centuries of secrecy, an ancient foe is forcing them out of hiding and because of the blood that flows through my veins, my destiny is tied to theirs.


  1. Thank you for featuring The Beast Within today. Love your background picture!