Coffee or Tea?
Print copies or e-books?
Print copies every time!
Cats or Dogs?
Reading or Writing?
That's like saying sex or orgasm. Both!
Vampires or werewolves?
Have you watched Vampire Diaries?
Book you most want to see turned into a Movie?
Hunger Games (which it is going to be!)
Favourite day of the week?
Friday, because every Friday my hubby and I take our daughters to swimming lessons and then we all go out to have lunch as a family. It's perfect!
Your perfect breakfast consists of -
Poached eggs, crispy bacon, sourdough toast and Heinz spaghetti (gross - I know!)
Five things that make a book "good" - ( ie Chocolate reference, strong heroine, good-looking boys, love triangles, happy endings)
Fights (physical or verbal!)
Team Edward or Team Jocob?
How did you come up with the storyline for the Violet Eden Chapters?
It just kind of steamrolled me actually. I started with the name Violet, wanted to work with the angel hierarchy and the rest happened from there.
What made you decided you wanted to write a YA novel about Angel Mythology?
YA was a no brainer. I read YA myself, I love the genre and think it is some of the best and most honest writing out there. Angel mythology allows for so much scope with the supernatural themes and I really found myself submerged in the research - I couldn't imagine writing about anything else at the time.
Your take on angel mythology is very original, how much research was required before you could write Embrace?
Thanks very much. There was a lot of research involved - for example each power is somehow linked to a myth or story to that rank of angels and every opportunity I have to link something back to a historical tale - I try and use. When I read a book that is anchored by mythology I find the book can affect me more - that is what I hope to do by entwining mythology into my stories.
Which character do you feel you can relate best to?
Violet. Writing in the first person means that her character and I have grown very close. I feel like I know her inside out and although I wouldn't always do the same things she does, or make the same choices - I can certainly relate to why or how she does.
What's the story behind Violet, Lincoln and Phoenix? Did you just come up with them or are they named after someone you know?
There are certainly elements of people I know in all the characters - as a writer I think you have to be able to pull of what you know but no character or name is in any way a representation of any one person I know.
Favorite scene in the Embrace?
The cliff climb and jump. A pivotal moment for Violet and one that will always stay close to my heart.
Can you tell us anything about the sequels?
ENTICED has just come out so it is available now. Violet is continuing on her journey to becoming her destiny - or not. There is a whole band of new characters that arrive from NY and both Violet and Steph strike up new friendships. But it's not long before Phoenix returns and when he does he shows Violet that the connection between them is stronger than ever.
In the race to get to the Grigori scripture, they find themselves in Jordan and Violet and Lincoln are forced to face a truth they never saw coming.
As for EMBLAZE, I am just finishing it at the moment, so I can't tell you too much yet, other than things definitely heat up - literally!
Do you have any plans on writing other books outside this series?
Yes, I do. There are a couple of other ideas I am pottering around with. Writing the Violet Eden Chapters is taking most of my time at the moment but I look forward to giving more attention to those ideas down the track.
Who would play Violet, Lincoln and Phoenix in a movie adaption?
No idea. Really! Who do you think?
Since you asked....
Violet - Christian Serratos
Lincoln - Chace Crowford
Phoenix - Ian Somerhalder ( you can't go wrong with this Hottie!!!!)
~ Giveaway ~
The awesome T. at Hachette has offered TEN ( that's a 1 and a 0) sets of both Embrace and Enticed. We'll be giving 8 sets to AUSTRALIAN Readers and 2 sets to INTERNATIONAL Readers. Please read rules of entry carefully!
Also, if you in live in Australia, Dymocks is giving a free copy of Embrace with every purchase of Enticed! Two for the price of one!!! Only while stocks last!
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