Saturday, January 28, 2012

Interview with T.P. Boje

I don't normally host interviews/ guests posts or blog tours stuff because I'm too lazy :P BUT I think the New Year is the perfect time to get more involved in promoting authors and books. Today, I have on the blog with me T.P. Boje!

Bio - T. P. Boje is a mother of two, a stepmother of another two and a hardcore cartoon lover, Tim Burton enthusiast, and enjoys any movie the Coen Brothers have made (with the big Lebowski being her favorite strongly followed by Burn after Reading). She is also a writer of Y/A Paranormal Romance, fantasy and mystery. She is originally from Denmark but currently living in Florida, USA. Her books are translated into several languages.

To learn more follow her on Twitter, visit her fansite on Facebook or check out her web-page:

Books - Afterlife Trilogy ( Beyond, Serenity and Endurance), The Eye of the Crystal Ball, One, Two...He's Coming for You

Interview with Therese 

Quickies -
Skittles or M&Ms?  M&Ms. I love anything with chocolate.
Black or white? I hope it is not a racial thing, but I prefer white, if it is just the color :-) (NOTE: Just a colour thing!)
Coffee or Tea? I am a tea-person. One of the few, I know it is weird, but I really don't like coffee. I love a good cup of tea while I write, and my husband makes the best one.
Print copies or e-books? I love both. Print copies are nice to hold and have such an authentic feeling to them, but e-books are just easier. Especially when you travel. I have heard someone compare it to the difference between a light bulb and a candle. People will not stop buying old-fashioned candles because they are nicer, but light-bulbs are just easier and cheaper.
Dog-ear or Bookmark?  oh I am terrible. I make dog-ears all over the book. I am somehow always out of bookmarks when I need them.
Cats or Dogs? I am a little strange, cause I like both. But my husband doesn't like cats, so I think we will get a dog whenever our kids start wanting pets, and we can no longer resist them.
Reading or Writing? Writing, writing writing. I love to write and I have a hard time whenever I have to take a break from it. You could say that I am always at work, but you could also say that I am never at work, cause it never feels like work.
Vampires or werewolves? I am not that crazy about either of them. I used to be a vampire-lover, but I am kind of fed up with that. Maybe that is why I am writing Paranormal Romance without any of them. They are kind of all over right now, and I have read enough about them.
Have you watched Vampire Diaries? No.
Favourite Harry Potter Novel? Probably the third one. The Prisoner of Azkaban. This was when the series came alive to me.
Book you most want to see turned into a Movie? One of my own lol! No, right now I am reading Carlos Ruiz Zafrón The Shadows of the Wind, and I would like to see that turned into a movie. But I recently read that the author said that he thinks that a novel should stay a novel, so I am not holding my breath on that one.
Favourite day of the week? Tuesday. I love my workweek and Monday is always all about getting into my book again and on tuesday I am really focused and always write many pages.
Your perfect breakfast consists of – softboiled eggs. 

Five things that make a book "good"  - ( ie fight, strong heroine, good-looking boys, high speed car chase, happy endings) – a strong hero or heroine, humor, vivid imagination, romance, surprising plot and twists. 
Team Edward or Team Jacob? I am a Jacob-girl. I wouldn't like the cold skin and the feeling of death so close to me. Jacob is wild, warm, passionate and a little hairy. I like that in a man. ( NOTE: Team Jacob FTW!)
The Long Ones -

1) Describe Afterlife in three words.
"Paranormal romance with a twist of fantasy and mystery..." Okay that is a little more than three words, but it is really difficult! Maybe "Will need tissue", cause it is kind of heartbreaking ... but also warm ... and really suspenseful. Okay I have used way too many words now.
2) How did you come up with the storyline? 
Haven’t we all at some point wondered where we are going when we die? I used to do it a lot as a kid. Is heaven for real and what is it going to be like once I get there? What kind of a body will I have? What will I look like? Will all of my family come with me? Will I meet my grandmother there? When I was a child I remember reading Astrid Lindgren’s “The Brothers Lionheart”. To those who don’t know it, it is a book about two brothers that both die and go to the country Nangijala, a land in "the campfires and storytelling days". Here the brothers experience great adventures. Together with a resistance group they lead the struggle against the evil Tengil, who rules with the aid of the fearsome fire-breathing dragon Katla. It is really a very beautiful book and I remember how it made me look upon death in a totally different way. Like it could actually be a new adventure.

As I grew up I never thought much about life after death and if there really was one or not. I was busy living my life and thinking about my life here on earth. But then one day not many months ago a thought just popped into my head. What if we have to go to school when we die?

As it so often happens, the thought wouldn’t go away again once it had come into my head, and I started playing with the idea. If it is true that we leave our bodies here on earth, then we must have some new body on the other side, right? And it would probably take some time to get used to that new body. And how about going through walls and doors and stuff? I mean if we become spirits then we would have to learn how to do all those things, right? And what about flying? That is not something that comes to us easily. We would have to practice first, right? And someone would have to teach us. So eventually I started imagining this school that we all had to graduate from in order to be let into heaven, and soon Meghan popped into my head and started walking around on that school - that just had to be run by angels. She soon made some friends and fell in love (as it often happens when you are sixteen). And that was when the problems began. Because the boy was still human, living on earth, so how could they ever be together?

That was when I realized that a book-series was born. And just like the book “The Brothers Lionheart” from my childhood, it was about how dying is only the beginning of the next great adventure. 

3) Why did you choose to write YA Paranormal?

I have written a lot of mystery and I wanted to try something else. So I wrote a fantasy-novel called The Eye of the Crystal Ball. It was a lot of fun, but I felt like something was missing. I needed some romance, I wanted to write romance, but not the traditional kind. It had to be romance where I could use my vivid imagination like I had done it in the fantasy-novel and that was when it hit me that paranormal romance was the right thing for me.

4) Character you feel you can relate best to? Why? 

Meghan, my main character. Because she has more human emotion and sense of right and wrong than many of her co-characters.

5) Is there a story behind the names of characters? 

no, I just make them up as I write.

6) Ar you planning to write any other books outside the series?

I have like  a hundred books in my head that I want to write. I have so many characters and stories in my head, but most of them will never get any further than my brain, and yet some of them will find a way out and into my computer. I hope to be writing books for as long as I live. But for now I am focusing on the Afterlife-series. I have written three books so far, but am only half-way. I am planning on writing three more before I can let Meghan and her friends go.

7) Who would play the characters in a movie adaption? 

Anyone good-looking, hot and young lol.

And that's that!

Badass Bookie xx  

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