We interupt this blog with an announcement. Save SHRINKING VIOLET and win $25 gift certificate to iTunes or the bookstore of their choice!
Because Danielles book is made of awesomeness I decided to have another contest real soon. SO CHECK BACK OFTEN. In the mean time, go and check out Danielle’s contest on her blog!
I promised contests during September but I was so swamped with work and simply had no time. 😦 But don’t worry, I’m giving away DARKLIGHT by Lesley Livingston!
Lesley Livingston is the author of Wondrous Strange and Darklight.
Synopsis of Wondrous Strange:
17 year-old Kelly Winslow doesn’t believe in Faeries. Not unless they’re the kind that you find in a theatre, spouting Shakespeare—the kind that Kelley so desperately wishes she could be: onstage, under lights, with a pair of sparkly wings strapped to her shoulders. But as the understudy in a two-bit, hopelessly off-off-Broadway production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, wishing is probably the closest she’s going to get to becoming a Faerie Queen. At least, that’s what shethinks… In this fun, urban fantasy, Kelly’s off-stage life suddenly becomes as complicated as one of Shakespeare’s plot twists when a nighttime trip to Central Park holds more than meets the mortal eye.
How did you come up with the names for Kelley and Sonny?
Kelley started off as a minor character in a short story I wrote. As with most of my characters, her name just came already attached! Weird, I know, but that’s how it usually happens. Sonny also came with his name already attached – although I will admit that I may have been partially infulenced by a Robbie Robertson song that’s been a favorite of mine for years called “Sonny Got Caught in the Moonlight”!
If Wondrous Strange was made into a movie, who would you pick to play as Kelley and Sonny?
Hmm… I think I’d like a couple of fantastic, talented unknowns! Mostly because I honeslty can’t think of any actors who fit right now (although, if the model that my designer used on the cover of WS can act… well… she is certainly the perfect image of Kelley, in my mind!)
I heard there are two more books coming up for the Wondrous Strange trilogy! Can you tell us what to expect? 😛
I can’t really say a whole lot about them, but I can tell you that both books are the direct continuation of Sonny and Kelley’s story. And that pretty much all of the regulars from book one are back, plus a few new faces… and readers might just get an extended glimpse into the Otherworld!
What do you do when you’re not writing?
Well, I’m an actress so some of the time I’m rehearsing or performing. I also read a lot. In the summer I attempt to garden with varying degrees of success.
What’s the last book you bought?
It’s a nonfiction text called Lords of Battle: The World of the Celtic Warrior by Stephen Allen – I’m an ancient history buff!
Which do you prefer:
1. Meeting a faerie in real life or meeting a leprechaun in real life
Oh dear… much like Bob the Boucca in WONDROUS STRANGE, I think I’d really prefer to avoid crossing paths with leprechauns… On the other hand, there are more than a few types of Faerie that I’d rather not meet in dark alleys or on moonlit open moors… and I’d suggest being extremely polite if such a thing ever happens to you!
2. Hardcover or paperback
Both. In abundance!
3. Sunrise or sunset
Sunset, definitely. NOT a morning person.
4. Twilight or Harry Potter
But… but… they’re both books! I have to choose??
6. Sushi or Pizza
Pizza. Glorious pizza.
7. 30 days without chocolate or 30 days without music
I can live without chocolate. Music – not so much. In fact, I get twitchy when the battery runs down on my ipod.
8. A trip to Asia or a trip to Hawaii
I’ve been to Hawaii (awesome) so I’m going to say Asia.
9. Cats or dogs
I’ve kept company with both throughout my life. Right now it’s 3 cats (although one might be a dog disguised in a cat suit – it’s hard to tell…)
10. Being a understudy or working backstage
Sometimes it’s the same thing! I’ve done both and found merit in either role. Really… so long as you’re actively involved in a production, it’s always magic!
And thank you!! This was fun!
I am really sorry if some of the questions were lame. I did this interview a LONG time ago, when I first started blogging. xD Well, Lesley has agreed to give away a ARC for Darklight! Oh and I strongly advise readers to read Wondrous Strange first! I read it last year — loved it!
How to enter:
Credit Lee Verday for this idea. Comment as many times as you like to be entered! Yes this mean you can spam my comments! Every comment you post gives you one entry! 🙂 COMMENT AS MANY TIMES AS YOU LIKE. ONE PERSON CAN COMMENT 40 TIMES AND THAT’S FORTY ENTRIES!
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CONTEST ENDS OCT 4 (plenty of time!)
Sorry, at the moment I’m not sure if this contest is open to US only or worldwide. I shall double check and let you know. But most likely it’s US only.
Can you hit 380 comments? I am considering throwing in another book as well for a second winner if we hit 380 comments. Are you up to the challenge? you did it! Horray! Spread the word about this contest! Get more people to participate!
VOTE NOW for the second book! Btw Shiver UK edition has a BLACK cover which is very diff. from the US cover.