Interviu cu autoarea Helen Grant + Concurs

1.Tell us something about you. Did you always want to be a writer?

Yes, I have wanted to be a writer since I was in primary school. When I was 10, my teacher asked the class what we wanted to be when we grew up. I said, “A writer.” I said it so vehemently that he said, “And you will.”
However, before becoming a full-time writer I also became a mushroom picker, a student, a marketing assistant, a product manager, a charity worker and a mother! I also travelled a lot. In my 20s and early 30s I visited about 30 countries.

2.For those who are unfamiliar with your book: THE VANISHING OF KATHARINA LINDEN, how would you introduce it?

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I’d say it is the most literary of my books. I guess I’d describe it as a literary thriller. It’s set in a small town in Germany called Bad Münstereifel. I lived in Bad Münstereifel for seven years, so I think the book is a fairly accurate portrayal of life in small-town Germany. There are folk tales woven into the story and they are genuine local legends of Bad Münstereifel.

3.Which book do you wish you could have written?

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It’s tempting to say the Harry Potter books because it would be wonderful to be that successful! But artistically, I think something more philosophical, like Life of Pi.

4.What would your dream cast be for TVOKL?

Oh, that’s a really difficult question! Well, I’d want the German characters (most of the characters in the book are German) to be played by German actors. The book is set in Germany and I aimed for a real flavour of the country, so it would be a shame to make a film version that was too “Hollywood.” If I had to go on looks alone I guess I would see Stefan being played by River Phoenix when he was a child, and Pia by Ellie Darcey-Alden.

5.What are the top three songs on your playlist? 

The Saltwater Room by Owl City
Morning After Dark by Timbaland with Nelly Furtado and SoShy
Sweet About Me by Gabriella Cilmi

6.What was the best gift you ever got? 

My two children!

7. Would you like to say something to your Romanian fans or *future fans*?

Yes, I’d like to say thank you to everyone who has read The Vanishing of Katharina Linden or any of my other books. I love being a writer but it would be nothing without readers! So a big thank you.

Imi pare rau ca nu am avut timp sa traduc interviul, dar majoritatea dintre voi (daca nu toti) intelegeti 😀 Oricum, pe langa interviu mai avem si un mic concurs pentru voi:

Puteti castiga una din cele 3 postcard-uri de mai jos (semnate de autoare pe spate), doar lasand un comentariu cu e-mailul cu care urmariti blogul si o scurta parere despre interviu 😀

20130420_155629Succes tuturor participantilor 😀

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Interview with Cora Carmack

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1. Tell us something about you. What means writing for you?
Well, I’m twenty-five, and I’ve wanted to be many things in my life– an actor, a teacher, and archaeologist, a dancer, the president, etc. But the one thing I’ve always wanted to be is a writer. Writing for me is the chance to express myself, to tell a story that is uniquely mine. It’s the opportunity to leave my mark on the world. I think at the heart of every artist is the desire to leave a piece of themselves behind in the world.
2. Were you scared about people’s reaction when they read your book for the first time?
Oh, absolutely. I was petrified. I was pretty much glued to my computer screen for days after the book came out.
3. Who is your favorite author and which is your favorite book? Can you recommend us a book?
My favorite author and book with always be J.K. Rowling and the Harry Potter series. I love a lot of books though. At the moment, some of my favorites are Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly and the Half-Blood series by Jennifer L. Armentrout.
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4. Which book do you wish you could have written?
Well, Harry Potter is the obvious answer. But probably The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. It’s one of those books that makes me want to memorize the whole thing because it’s just SO. GOOD.
5. If you were a supernatural creature, which creature would you be?
Any creature that can fly. 🙂
6. Does music inspire you? What kind of music do you like to listen?
Definitely. I listen to all kinds of music, but my favorite is singer/songwriter alternative kind of stuff. I love Ed Sheeran, Rilo Kiley, Laura Marling, The Lumineers, etc.
7. What do you think about Romania and Romanian literature? Have you been in Romania?
I have not visited Romania, but I would love to! There’s so much fascinating history there.
8. Do you like extreme sports?
Doing them? Um, not so much. I’m a big chicken. Can’t even ride roller coasters.
9. Do you have another project in your mind?
I’ve always got a few things in the works. At the moment, I’m working on edits for Kelsey’s book about her travels around Europe. 🙂
10. Would you like to say something to your Romanian readers?
Thank you so much for your support! I love you guys!
Thank you Cora for the interview! ❤ So guys, what do you think abou Cora and her book, ”Losing It”?

Blog Tour: „Just for the Summer” by Jenna Rutland

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Officially, I love the books from Bliss colection. They are amazing! Today I have for you an interview with Mrs. Rutland and the review for her amazing book, „Just for the Summer” 🙂

REVIEW

Gosh, I love this book! It was so full of feelings and I felt all of them. I’m so happy I had the opportunity to read it. This book was amazing.

It’s about Dani, a nurse who went to Lake Bliss to meet her son. Her son was sam, the sheriff’s adoptive son. The thing is, the sheriff, Matt, is hot and Dani fell in love with him. In the beginning, was lust, passion, but after, they fell in love.

I like Matt, he’s funny, charming and he loves so much his son. He don’t want a short relationship, he want something forever, a woman who loves Sam and is not careless. And that woman is exactly Dani. She loves cooking, she loves Sam and she loves Matt. Her story is not a happy story. She was abused when she was eighteen years old and after 9 months, Sam was borned. She wanted a better life for him, so she gave him to adoption.

She suffered very much and she regreted this, but when Sam found out that Dani were his mother, he received her with love and happiness. Not the same thing happened to Matt. He was angry when he found out and he compeled Dani to leave the town.

He realized he has done a huge mistake and he can stop her at time. He asked her to marry him and she accepted.

It was a very beautiful story and I had so many feelings when I read it. It’s written very well and I recommend you this book. Rating 5/5 stars.

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About JUST FOR THE SUMMER:

His temptation. Her secret. Their summer.

Dani Sullivan has come to Lake Bliss to write her latest cookbook…and to see if the baby she gave up for adoption eight years ago is happy. When she’s done with her reconnaissance, she plans to return to Detroit without any doubts about past decisions. But when she sees her little boy—indeed happy despite living with his single dad—she finds she can’t keep her promise to stay away…from her son or from his flirtatious father, who has no idea of her true identity.

Recently divorced sheriff Matt Reagan is ready for a new relationship, but he doesn’t want short-term—his son needs permanence, and so does Matt’s heart. Unfortunately, it’s the smart-mouthed and sinfully sexy Ms. Sullivan who catches his eye. But when Matt learns Dani’s secrets, will he still want her to stay? Or will her chance for love last just for the summer?

Information:

Title: Just for the Summer (Lake Bliss, #1)
Author: Jenna Rutland
Genre: Contemporary
Length: 131 pages
Release Date: March 2013
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-62266-878-6
Imprint: Bliss

Buy Links:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Just-Summer-Lake-Bliss-ebook/dp/B00BQMMT2I/
B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/just-for-the-summer-jenna-rutland/1114794882
iBookstore: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/just-for-the-summer/id616370422?mt=11&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
Books on Board: http://www.booksonboard.com/index.php?BODY=viewbook&BOOK=1482155&TITLE=Just+for+the+Summer&AUTHOR=Jenna+Rutland
Kobo: http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/Just-for-the-Summer/book-JuJU3H8swkCiTdEjFDLEyg/page1.html

INTERVIEW

  • Tell us something about you. What means writing for you?

I came into writing a bit later than a lot of writers. It wasn’t until I read a book and realized that the authors were everyday people who lived in my area that maybe I had a chance to write, too. One of the things I enjoy about writing is that I get to use my imagination. There aren’t too many times in our grown-up lives that we get to do that.

  • Were you scared about people’s reaction when they read your book for the first time?

Absolutely! A writer puts so much time, effort, and themselves into a book. It’s putting part of yourself out there for people to critique. An author always hopes that every reader will love their book. Very scary!!

  • Who is your favorite author and which is your favorite book? Can you recommend us a book?

It would be hard for me to pick a favorite author – I have so many very talented authors that I enjoy reading. You can’t go wrong with picking up a Nora Roberts, Janet Evanovich or Susan Elizabeth Phillips book.

  • Which book do you wish you could have written?

I really can’t imagine writing any book other than my own. I think story ideas, plots, and characters come from within a writer.

  • If you were a supernatural creature, which creature would you be?

This is a tough question! I really don’t know much about creatures, unfortunately!

  • Does music inspire you? What kind of music do you like to listen to?

It depends on the scene I’m writing. I tend to like piano or jazz when writing emotional scenes, while the more lighthearted scenes don’t require any music.

  • Do you like extreme sports?

I can watch sports, but I’m way too clumsy to participate in anything other than walking!

  • Do you have another project in your mind?

Yes! Both Jack and Rachel have their own love stories, and I have a few ideas for holiday-themed stories.

Author Jenna Rutland

About Jenna Rutland: 

Jenna Rutland lives in a small Michigan community with her husband, son and senior cat. Her daughter and son-in-law have recently given Jenna the awesome title of grandmother!

While her days are spent working as a medical transcriptionist, her nights are filled writing contemporary romance–stories of love, laughter and happily ever after. Guess which occupation is more fun?

She is a member of RWA and is active in her local chapter. After several years on the MVRWA board, she now chairs the group’s annual fall brainstorming weekend as well as acts as food coordinator for several other events.

Jenna takes pleasure in spending time with her family. She also enjoys reading, gardening and loves the challenge of a new recipe.

Jenna welcomes the chance to connect with writers and readers. Visit her at http://www.jennarutland.com.

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Interviu cu autoarea Jennifer Lane + Giveaway

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Hey guys, today we’re hosting Jennifer Lane on our blog. She is the author of ”The Conduct” series 😀 Hope you’ll like the interview:

1.Tell us something about you. Did you always want to be a writer?

I never anticipated becoming a writer. Instead, I trained for a career in psychology. But when a particular psychologist job stopped being fun, I looked for another creative outlet and found it in writing novels. Writing is quite therapeutic for me!

 2.For those who are unfamiliar with your series: The Conduct Serieshow would you introduce it?

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The Conduct Series is a love story between two ex-cons who try to make better lives for themselves after stints in prison. It’s romantic suspense with a psychological twist.

 3.Which character was the easiest or most enjoyable to write about and why?

I loved writing ship captain Roger Eaton. He has a potty mouth and loves fattening foods. I pictured him as the actor Danny DeVito.

 4.Which book do you wish you could have written?

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Either Hopeless by Colleen Hoover or The Help by Kathryn Stockett.

 5.If you could take a trip to anywhere in outer space, where would you go?

It’s rather provincial of me, but I would go to the moon so that I could view planet Earth from space. It would certainly inspire awe!

 6. What are the top three songs on your playlist?          

“With or Without You” by U2, “How to Save a Life” by The Fray, and “Sailing” by Christopher Cross (cheesy and old, I know).

7. What was the best gift you ever got? 

A trip to Japan to visit my sister when she lived there. Such an amazing culture.

8. Would you like to say something to your Romanian fans or *future fans*?

I’m honored my novels have made it to Romania! Mulțumesc!

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Jennifer was nice enough to give us permission to run a little giveaway. You can win an e-copy of her book, ”With Good Behavior” just by entering the Rafflecopter here.

Thanks for stopping by and good luck 😉

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Interviu cu autoarea Kimberly Sabatini + Concurs

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1.Tell us something about you. Did you always wanted to be a writer?

I’ve loved writing since I was very young, but I lost some confidence in my teenage years and didn’t allow myself to believe I could be a writer. When my dad passed away in 2005 I made some very big changes. It was then that I began the process of rediscovering who I really was inside.

2.For those who are unfamiliar with your book: TOUCHING THE SURFACE, how would you introduce it?

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TTS is really a contemporary story that has a magical element because it takes place in the afterlife. I always feel that at it’s core, it’s about life altering mistakes being meant to alter lives. But here’s the official summary…

Experience the afterlife in this lyrical, paranormal debut novel that will send your heart soaring.When Elliot finds herself dead for the third time, she knows she must have messed up, big-time. She doesn’t remember how she landed in the afterlife again, but she knows this is her last chance to get things right.

Elliot just wants to move on, but first she will be forced to face her past and delve into the painful memories she’d rather keep buried. Memories of people she’s hurt, people she’s betrayed…and people she’s killed.

As she pieces together the secrets and mistakes of her past, Elliot must find a way to earn the forgiveness of the person she’s hurt most, and reveal the truth about herself to the two boys she loves…even if it means losing them both forever.

3.Which character was the easiest or most enjoyable to write about and why?

Easily Oliver–he is just the kind of character who makes you smile. And I may have an Oliver home in my pack of boys LOL!

4.If you could take a trip to anywhere in outer space, where would you go?

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Hmmmm I think I’d like to go to Saturn and see her rings up close. That seems like it would be such an amazing thing to witness. But I’d also like to step on the moon and leave a footprint or maybe write my name in the dust knowing it will always be there. And the view…I love the view from there.

5.Is TOUCHING THE SURFACE a standalone, or part of a series?

It’s a stand alone. But…at the moment my second book, THE OPPOSITE OF GRAVITY, has a crossover character. I don’t know if she’ll stick when I sell the book, but she’s there at the moment.

6.Can you recommend us another YA book?

I’m a big fan of anything by John Green, particularly THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. But I also love Laurie Halse Anderson, KL Going, Sara Zarr, AS King and Lois Lowry. And of course my debut brothers and sisters in the Class of 2k12 and the Apocalypsies put out too many amazing books to mention in 2012.

7.Do you have another projects in your mind?

My second book, which I’m revising and hoping to sell soon is called THE OPPOSITE OF GRAVITY and it’s a contemporary. I have another in the early stages called CHASING ADAPTATION.

8.Would you like to say something to your Romanian fans or *future fans*?

I think Romania is awesome. I have my fingers crossed that I sell the rights soon–I’d absolutely love to see a version of TOUCHING THE SURFACE in Romanian. And thank you so much for all the love and support–it means the world to me. ❤

ROMANIAN VERSION

1.Spune-ne ceva despre tine. Ai vrut sa fi o scriitoare din totdeauna?

Am iubit scrisul inca de cand am fost foarte mica, dar mi-am pierdut increderea in adolescenta si nu mi-am permis sa cred ca pot fii scriitor. Cand tatal meu a murit in 2005, am facut niste schimbari imense. Am inceput procesul de redescoperire a persoanei care eram in interior.

2.Pentru cei nefamiliarizati cu cartea ta: TOUCHING THE SURFACE, cum le-ai introduce-o?

TTS este o poveste contemporana cu elemente magice care isi fac loc in viata de apoi. Intotdeauna am simtit asta la miezul ei, este despre viata care alterneaza cu greselile pentru a schimba vieti. Dar aici este rezumatul oficial…

Experimenteaza viata de apoi in aceast sentimental si paranormal roman de debut care iti va face inima sa zboare. Cand Elliot isi da seama ca este moarta pentru a treia oara, stie ca a dat-o in bara rau de tot. Ea nu isi aminteste cum a aluns din nou in viata de apoi, dar stie ca asta e ultima ei sansa de a repara lucrurile.

Elliot vrea doar sa treaca mai departe, dar ea va fi fortata sa isi infrunte trecutul si sa sape in dureroasele amintiri pe care mai bine le-ar tine ingropate. Amintiri cu oamenii pe care i-a ranit, cu oamenii pe care i-a tradat….cu oamenii pe care i-a omorat.

Cand pune impreuna toate secretele si greselile ei din trecut, Elliot trebuie sa gaseasca o cale de a obtine iertarea persoanei pe care a ranit-o cel mai mult si sa le spuna celor doi baieti pe care ii iubeste adevarul despre ea….chiar daca asta inseamna sa ii piarda pe amandoi pentru totdeauna.

3.Despre care personaj ti-a fost mai usor sau ti-a facut cea mai mare placere sa scrii?

Cel mai usor a fost Oliver—ele este tipul personajului care te face sa razi. Si poate o sa am un Oliver acasa in pachetul meu de baieti. LOL!

4.Daca ai putea sa faci o calatorie oriunde in spatiul cosmic, unde ai merge?

Hmmmm Cred ca mi-ar placea sa marg pe Saturn si sa-i vad inelele de aproape.  Asta pare a fi un lucru uimitor de marturisit. Dar mi-ar placea sa merg si pe luna si sa-mi las talpa piciorului acolo, sau, poate, sa-mi scriu numele in praf stiind ca va fi mereu acolo. Si privelistea…. Iubesc privelistea de acolo.

5.TOUCHING THE SURFACE face parte dintr-o serie, sau este o singura carte?

Este o singura carte. Dar….in acest moment a doua mea carte, THE OPPOSITE OF GRAVITY, are personaje asemanatoare.  Nu stiu daca se va fixa cand voi vinde cartea, dar este acolo in acest moment.

6.Poti sa ne recomanzi alte carti YA (young adult)?

Sunt o mare fana a cartilor scrise de John Green, in special THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. Dar de asemenea ii iubesc pe Laurie Halse Anderson, KL Going, Sara Zarr, AS King si Lois Lowry. Ai desigur, fratii si surorile mele debutante in Class of 2k12 si Apocalipsa a scos prea multe carti uimitoare de mentionat in 2012.

7.Ai in plan alte proiecte?

A doua mea care pe care o revizuiesc si sper sa o vand in curand se numeste THE OPPOSITE OF GRAVITY si este contemporana. Am alta in stadii incipiente numita CHASING ADAPTATION.

8.Ti-ar placea sa le spui ceva fanilor tai din Romania sau *viitoriilor fani*?

Cred ca Romania este grozava. Imi tin pumnii si sper ca voi vinde drepturile in curand—Mi-ar placea sa vad o versiune a cartii  TOUCHING THE SURFACE in Romania. Si va multumesc foarte mult pentru iubire si sustinere– inseamna foarte mult pentru mine. ❤

Si acum e timpul pentru un mic concurs in care puteti castiga urmatoarele:

20130227_165003In total vor fi 2 castigatori. Si acum cerintele (de fapt e doar una :D)

  • Lasati un comentariu la acest post care sa contina emailul cu care urmariti blogul si ce parere aveti despre interviu.

Atat, nimic mai simplu. Concursul tine de azi pana pe 9 Martie. Succes tuturor!

 

Interviu cu autoarea Nikki Jeford

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1.Tell us something about you. Did you always wanted to be a writer?

Yes, always! I was very shy growing up and had to move all the time. I was always The New Girl at school. Stories, my own and others, kept my company no matter where we moved.

2.For those who are unfamiliar with your series: SPELLBOUND, how would you introduce it?

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The witches and warlocks in Spellbound must blend into a world where normal humans are unaware of the existence of magic. In the first book, Entangled, Graylee Perez dies and then is brought back by a resurrection spell. Trouble is, she’s stuck sharing her twin sister’s body and her sister wants her out by any means necessary. If Gray doesn’t find a way back inside her body soon she risks being purged forever. Along the way she attracts the attention and devotion of bad boy warlocks Raj McKenna and Adrian Montez.

3.Which character was the easiest or most enjoyable to write about and why?

Graylee Perez was the most enjoyable because of her humor and courage. I love a character who doesn’t hold back and speaks her mind.

4.Which book do you wish you could have written?

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Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin. How does he come up with this stuff?!

5.If you could take a trip to anywhere in outer space, where would you go?

Pandora. 😉

6. What are the top three songs on your playlist?

Echo by Cyndi Lauper, Triplets of Belleville from the French animation, and Somebody That I Used To Know by Gotye

7. What was the best gift you ever got? 

A scooter from my husband on our 10 year anniversary. I love riding it around the island!

8.Would you like to say something to your Romanian fans or *future fans*?

It’s a pleasure to connect with readers from all around the world. I enjoy meeting people who love reading as much as I do!
Being an independent author is hard work. The recommendations you make to your friends and followers, and reviews you write make all the difference. Thank you for supporting writers!

ROMANIAN VERSION

1.Spune-ne ceva despre tine. Ai vrut sa fi din totdeauna o scriitoare?

Da, mereu! Am fost foarte timida cand am fost mica si a trebuit sa ma mut tot timpul. Intotdeauna am fost fata cea noua la scoala. Povestile, ale mele sau ale celorlalti mi-au tinut companie oriunde am mers

2.Pentru cei nefamiliarizati cu cartea ta: SPELLBOUND, cum le-ai introduce-o?

Vrajitoarele si demonii din Spellbound trebuie sa se amestece intr-o lume in care oamenii normali nu sunt la curent cu existenta magiei. In prima carte, Entangled, Graylee Perez moare si este readusa la viata printr-o vraja de inviere. Problema e ca ea este blocata in corpul surorii ei gemene si sora ei isi vrea corpul inapoi cu orice pret. Daca Gray nu gaseste un mod de a se reintoarce in corpul ei, in curand ea risca sa ramana in purgatoriu pentru totdeauna. Pe drum, ea are parte de atentia si devotamentul unor bai rai demoni, Raj Mckenna si Adrian Montez.

3.Despre care personaj ti-a fost mai usor sau ti-a facut cea mai mare placere sa scrii?

Despre Graylee Perez mi-a facut cea mai mare placere sa scriu din cauza umorului si curajului sau. Iubesc un personaj care nu se da la o parte de la orice si care spune ce gandeste.

4.Ce carte ti-ar fi placut sa scrii?

Game of Thrones de George R.R. Martin. Cum poate avea atatea idei?!

5.Daca ai putea sa faci o calatorie oriunde in spatiul cosmic, unde ai merge?

Pandora. 😉

6.Care sunt primele trei melodii de pe playlistul tau?

Echo de Cyndi Lauper, Triplets of Belleville de la French animation so Somebody That I Used To Know de Gotye.

7.Care este cel mai frumos cadou pe care l-ai primit vreodata?

Un scooter de la sotul meu cu ocazia aniversarii noastre de 10 ani. Ador sa merg cu el prin preajma insulii.
8.Ti-ar placea sa le spui ceva fanilor tai din Romania sau viitoriilor fani?

Este o placere sa iau legatura cu cititori de peste tot de prin lume. Imi face placere sa intalnesc oameni care iubesc cititul la fel de mult cat imi place si mie! Sa fie un autor pe cont propriu este o munca grea. Recomandarile pe care le faceti prietenilor si urmaritorilor si recenziile pe care le scrieti fac toata diferenta. Va multimesc pentru ca sprijinti scriitorii!

Ce parere aveti despre Nikki? Dar despre cartea ei, ”Entangled”? 😀

Respect Month Blog Tour – Featuring ”Shackled” by Angela Carling

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Today is an important day 😉 I have the pleasure to be part of this amazing RESPECT MONTH BLOG TOUR featuring ”Shackled” by Angela Carling. Can’t wait to hear what you think about my review and about the lovely interview with the author<3

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‘’Shackled’’ is one of the best books I have EVER read. After reading it, I became an emotional wreck. The story is so complex and beautiful, you will beg for more, believe me. But the most important thing is that ‘’Shackled’’ has an important message for everybody. Unfortunately, nowadays, many girls are in Lucy’s situation and it’s not OK. If you read this book, you will be dumbfounded.

Everything changed when Lucy Taylor moved with her family in a new town. She was the new girl and HE put his eyes on her.

Ryan Hillstead was exactly the type of boy who Lucy wanted. He was handsome, smart and educated. He and Lucy developed a beautiful relationship and I must confess that at the beginning I loved Ryan too. This sounds perfect, doesn’t it? But it definitely isn’t. Here comes the hard part: Ryan was very jealous and he acted like a possesive guy everytime Lucy was around Mason (or other boys), his best friend. Mason loved Lucy, but he respected her and he never tried to stole her from Ryan.

Ryan’s father, Mark, was a sick man. He taught his son that women must be dominated and kept against their will. He gave Ryan a tracking bracelet for Lucy and he put a GPS in her phone.  They were insane! The serious part was that May, Ryan’s mother, was in the same situation. She wore a tracking bracelet for many years.

When Lucy discovered the real Ryan, she was shocked because she really loved him (or at least, she thought she loved him). He became a hunter and poor Lucy was his prey. With Mason’s help, Lucy tried to get help. Did she find the help? Did Ryan and his father hurt her? So many questions and Lucy was running out of time.

In this hunting and thrilling journey, Angela Carling says the story of an innocent girl who thought that she had found love, but instead she found the big bad wolf.

Overall, ‘’Shackled’’ is a MUST read! I just love this book with all my heart and I’m so honored that I had the opportunity to read it. It talks about abuse, domestic violence and respect. It really shattered me!

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And because I liked the book so much, I also created two Fan-Arts 😀

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Now it’s time for the fun interview with Angela: BeFunky_5331346.png

1. Tell us something about you. Did you always wanted to be a writer?

Oh Yeah, I always loved stories.  I was one of those kids that was always playing make believe when I should have been doing my chores…and got in trouble for itJ

2. For those who are unfamiliar with your book: SHACKLED, how would you introduce it?

I would rather tell you what other readers say about Shackled. They describe it as gripping and emotional, and a fast moving story of love gone awry. I will tell you it has some great twists and a love triangle.

3. What would your dream cast be for SHACKLED?

It’s funny you ask that because Shackled is being adapted into a screenplay as we speak. A company called Brothers inc bought the rights last year and are almost finished with the screenplay.  As for a dream cast…

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For Lucy-Amanda Seyfried,

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For Ryan- Scott Shilstone

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For Mason-Liam Hemsworth

HOTTIES GALORE..That’s the important thingJ

 

 

4. Can you recommend us another YA book?

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I really enjoy work by Tiffany King and anything by Chelsea Fine. She happens to be my neighbor and friend but man, that girl can write a story.

5. What was the best gift you ever got?

A kitten given to me by my husband when we were dirt poor. He is the greatest husband ever and the cat, Nala lived with us for 14 years!

6. Which book do you wish you could have written?

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Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, her work is so masterful and romantic.

7. Would you like to say something to your Romanian fans or *future fans*?

YES! I get so excited when I think my books being read all the way in Romania.  I love how literature links us all together and I hope you feel free to contact me. My readers are also some of my best friends.  You can connect with me through twitter @angelacarling or facebook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Angela-Carling/302628969749080 , or email angelacarling@gmail.com Hope to talk to you soon.

Hope you guys enjoyed the post *many thanks for stopping by* and don’t forget to say what you think about Angela or about her amazing book, SHACKLED<3

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Interviu cu autoarea Nicola May

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1.Tell us something about you. Did you always wanted to be a writer?

I never had a burning desire to be a writer. I actually didn’t start writing until I was 30. Well apart from the odd rubbish poem. My chosen career was as an Events Manager, arranging corporate events and parties from 10-1000 people.

2.For those who are unfamiliar with your book: STAR FISH, how would you introduce it?

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STAR FISH is about an astrological mad, Piscean, Amy. She struggles to find love, so thinks that dating every sign of the zodiac will find her the man of her dreams. She gets herself into some very funny situations.

3.Why should people read your books?

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People should read my books because I like to think that everyone who reads them comes away with a ‘feel good’ feeling. They have more to them than just a fluffy girl meets boy story. I like to call them Chicklit with a Kick as they also address grittier issues. For example, my new novel The School Gates deals with domestic abuse, bereavement, weight issues and IVF.

4.Who is your favorite author? Or favorite book?

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Marian Keyes was my main inspiration. I love her book Water Melon.

5.What was the best gift you ever got?

I was very spoilt by a boyfriend five years ago, who bought me a Cartier watch. I still have it and love it just as much. I can’t say the same for the boyfriend!

6.Which book do you wish you could have written?

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Bridget Jones’s Diary

7.Would you like to say something to your Romanian fans or *future fans*?

I am delighted that I have Romanian fans! It is beyond my wildest dreams that when I self-published two years ago my books would be so well received. Especially in countries other than the UK.

Other books written by Nicola:

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 ROMANIAN VERSION

1.Spune-ne ceva despre tine. Ai vrut sa fi o scriitoare din totdeauna?

Niciodata nu am avut o dorinta arzatoare sa devin o scriitoare. De fapt nici nu am inceput sa scriu pana la 30 de ani. Astea pe langa povestea ciudata si prosteasca.  Cariera mea aleasa era sa fiu un manager de evenimente si sa aranjez evenimente si petreceri intre 10-1000 persoane.

2.Pentru cei care sunt nefamiliarizati cu cartea ta: STAR FISH, cum le-ai introduce-o?

STAR FISH este o carte despre Amy, o fata furioasa in zodia pestilor. Ea se straduieste sa gaseasca iubirea si crede ca intalnindu-se cu fiecare simbol al zodiacului o sa o ajute sa-si gaseasca barbatul visurilor. O sa aiba de infruntat niste situatii foare amuzante.

3.De ce ar trebui sa iti citeasca oamenii cartile?

Oamenii ar trebui sa imi citeasca cartile pentru ca imi place sa cred ca toti cei care le citesc se simt bine. Sunt mai mult decat o simpla poveste despre cum o fata intalneste un baiat. Imi place sa le spun Chicklit cu o lovitura pentru ca de asemenea se adreseaza si unor probleme mai indraznete. De exemplu, noua mea carte, The School Gates trateaza abuzul domestic, doliul, problemele de greutate si IVF.

4.Cine este autorul tau favorit? Sau cartea preferata?

Marian Keyes a fost inspiratia mea principala. Iubesc cartea ei ‘’Water Melon’’.

5.Care este cel mai frumos cadou pe care l-ai primit vreodata?

Am fost foarte rasfatata de un iubit acum 5 ani, care mi-a cumparat un ceas Cartier. Inca il am si inca imi place la fel de mult. Dar nu pot sa spun acelasi lucru si despre iubit!

6.Ce carte ti-ai fi dorit sa scrii?

Jurnalele lui Bridget Jones.

7.Ti-ar placea sa le spui ceva fanilor tai din Romania sau *viitoriilor fani*?

Sunt incantata ca am fani din Romania! Este ceva care trece dincolo de visele mele cele mai salbatice cand m-am publicat acum doi ani si cartile mele sunt asa de bine primite. In special in alte tari pe langa cele din UK.

Ce parere aveti despre interviu? Voua va plac cartile Chicklit? 😀

Interviu cu autoarea Lizzy Ford

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First of all, I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to interview you for my blog

Thank you so much for featuring me, Antonia!

1. Tell us something about you. Did you always wanted to be a writer?

Yes! I’ve always had a really active imagination. When I was old enough to learn how to write (well!), I realized this was my calling in life. I had always hoped to be a full time writer, and that dream came true about a year and a half ago, when I was able to leave my job and concentrate solely on writing.

2. For those who are unfamiliar with your book: DARK SUMMER, how would you introduce it?

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“Dark Summer” is a story about love, fate, and how one choice can alter both of those in ways no one could ever imagine.

3. Which character was the easiest or most enjoyable to write about and why?

Decker was easy for me, I think because I’m accustomed to writing dark, flawed characters. Summer was very hard, because she’s the opposite: sweet, innocent without the edge that Decker had. They’re a perfect match, a perfect balancing of dark  and light, sweet and jaded, beauty and the beast.

4. Which book do you wish you could have written?

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“Pride and Prejudice” by Jane Austen. It’s my all time favorite book, and her sense of humor is so much like mine! I absolutely love that book and its reflections on life, relationships, love, and how we can overcome our own flaws and misconceptions about life in order to be happy.

5. If you could take a trip to anywhere in outer space, where would you go?

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Orion’s belt. A lot of ancient civilizations told stories about how those three stars are where life came from. I want to go and see if that’s the case, if there’s another earth-like planet there!

6. What are the top three songs on your playlist? 

I’m on a classic rock/pop kick right now. Haha!

“Paint It Black” Rolling Stones

“Heavy Cross” by Gossip

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7. What was the best gift you ever got? 

My husband. He’s the first person who believed in me and thought I really could make it as a writer.  He told me once I was put on this earth to write, and he’d do everything he could to make that happen. And he does. He pays almost all the bills so I can stay home and write.

8. Would you like to say something to your Romanian fans or *future fans*?

Thank you for checking out my books, and welcome to Lizzyland!

ROMANIAN VERSION

1. Spune-ne ceva despre tine. Intotdeauna ai vrut sa fi o scriitoare?

Da! Intotdeauna am avut o imaginatie bogata. Cand am fost destul de matura sa invat cum sa scriu (bine!), am realizat ca asta e chemarea mea in viata. Intotdeauna am sperat sa fiu o scriitoare si acel vis a devenit realitate acum un an jumatate cand am putut sa demisionez si sa ma concentrez solemn asupra scrisului.

2. Pentru cei nefamiliarizati cu cartea ta: DARK SUMMER, cum le-ai introduce-o?

„Dark Summer” este o carte despre dragoste, credinta si despre cum o singura alegere ii poate schimba pe amandoi intr-un fel in care nimeni nu s-ar fi gandit.

3. Despre care personaj ti-a fost mai usor sau ti-a facut cea mai mare placere sa scrii?

Decker a fost usor pentru mine, din cauza ca sunt obisnuita sa scriu despre personaje intunecate si cu defecte. Summer a fost greu de descris pentru ca ea este total opusa: dulce, inocenta fara avantajul pe care il are Decker. Sunt un cuplu perfect, o imbinare perfecta a intunericului cu lumina, dulce si istovitor, frumoasa si bestia.

4. Este vreo carte pe care ti-ai fi dorit sa o scrii?

„Mandrie si Prejudecata” de Jane Austen. Este cartea mea favorita si simtul umorului al autoarei este foarte asemanator cu al meu. Iubesc acea carte si este o reflexie a vietii, a relatiilor, a iubirii si a cum ne putem depasi defectele si conceptiile pentru a fi fericiti.

5. Daca ai putea calatori oriunde in spatiul cosmic, unde ai merge?

Pe Centura lui Orion. Foarte multe populatii antice au spus povesti cum ca acolo sunt 3 stele de pe care vine viata. Vreau a merg acolo sa vad daca acesta este cazul, daca este un alt Pamant.

6. Care sunt primele 3 cantece de pe playlist-ul tau?

Acum ascult rock clasic si pop. Haha!

“Paint It Black” Rolling Stones

“Heavy Cross” de Gossip

“Wicked Game” de Chris Isaak

7. Care este cel mai frumos cadou pe care l-ai primit vreodata?

Sotul meu. El este prima persoana care a crezut in mine, a crezut ca voi reusi sa devin scriitoare. El a spus ca am fost adusa pe acest pamant pentru a scrie si ca va face tot posibilul pentru ca asta sa se intample. Si chiar face. El plateste toate facturile pentru ca eu sa pot sta acasa si sa scriu.

8. Ti-ar placea sa le spui ceva fanilor tai din Romania sau *viitoriilor tai fani*?

Multumesc ca mi-ati verificat cartile si bun venit in Lumea lui Lizzy!

Va place interviul? 😀 Autoarea e draguta si mi-ar placea sa-i citesc cartea.

Interviu cu autoarea Jessica Brody

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First of all, I want to thank you for giving me the opportunity to interview you for my blog ♥

1. Tell us something about you. Did you always wanted to be a writer?

Hi Calina! Thanks for having me!

The short answer is yes, I’ve always wanted to be a writer. Although it took me a long time to believe that I could really do it. In second grade I turned in a four page book report (the assignment was to write one paragraph) and the teacher made such a huge deal about it. I really couldn’t understand why. Writing just came naturally to me. At that moment I remember wanting to be a writer. But somewhere along the way I convinced myself that I needed to get a “serious” job…you know, one that comes with dental insurance. So I majored in Economics in college (a very “serious” major!) and went on to be a financial analyst for MGM Studios. It wasn’t until later that I realized “serious” wasn’t for me. So I quit my job to pick up where I left off at age seven. And now my life is very far from “serious.”

2. For those who are unfamiliar with your book: 52 REASONS TO HATE MY FATHER, how would you introduce it?

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Of course! 52 REASONS TO HATE MY FATHER is about Lexington Larrabee, a spoiled teen heiress, famous for her party-girl antics and tabloid headlines, who is forced by her ever-absent mogul father to take on a different low-wage job every week for a year, if she wants any hope of receiving her trust fund. And if that’s not bad enough, her father hires an annoying (although somewhat attractive) college intern to keep tabs on her.

3. Which character was the easiest or most enjoyable to write about and why?

In this book, it would have to be Horatio, Lexi’s butler. He’s not the most fun character in the book but he was interesting to me as the author. He really does love Lexi but he’s also always the consummate professional. He’s constantly torn between fulfilling his duty to the family as an employee, and his duty to Lexi as kind of a father figure, and that made for a fun dynamic in his personality. It was entertaining for me to be able to hide his affection for her in little subtle actions that some people may miss. 

4. Which book do you wish you could have written?

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THE HUNGER GAMES. The creative world building is so inspiring!

5. Favourite author of all time? Or favourite book?

Favorite Author: Sophie Kinsella. She’s so hilarious.

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Favorite Book: ROOM by Emma Donoghue. It’s dark but so powerful.

6. Can you recommend us another YA book?

I can recommend a ton! Here are a few:

If you like high fantasy I recommend SHADOW AND BONE by Leigh Bardugo

If you like paranormal romance, I recommend OF POSEIDON by Anna Banks

If you like apocalypse fiction, I recommend STRUCK by Jennifer Bosworth

If you like dystopian, I recommend CREWEL by Gennifer Albin

If you like contemporary romance, I recommend THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE by Jandy Nelson

If you like futuristic sci-fi, I recommend CINDER by Marissa Meyer 🙂

7. If you could take a trip to anywhere in outer space, where would you go?

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Great question! I would go to one of Saturn’s many moons. Saturn is my favorite planet and I bet there are some terrific views of it from its moons. 

8. Also, can you tell us a few words about your new book, UNREMEMBERED? (I’m super excited about this one *happy dance*)

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I’m excited too! *Happy Happy Dance!*

UNREMEMBERED is the story of a sixteen year old girl wakes up among the wreckage of a devastating plane crash with no memories and no identity. She’s  forced to piece together her forgotten past with only one clue— a mysterious boy who claims he helped her escape from a top-secret science experiment. 

It releases in the United States in March (and hopefully in Romania soon!)

You can learn more about it and watch the trailer here:

http://www.jessicabrody.com/books/teen-fiction/unremembered-series/unremembered/about/

Also, right now, I have a special gift for everyone who pre-orders the book from the bookstore, Mysterious Galaxy. International shipping is available! You also get an autographed copy. All the details are here:

http://www.jessicabrody.com/2013/01/unremembered-special-pre-order-gift/  

9. Would you like to say something to your Romanian fans or *future fans*?

YES! Thanks so much for reading my interview! I hope my books will release in Romania soon! If you’d like to see them translated, please contact your favorite publisher and request them!

Mulțumesc!

ROMANIAN VERSION

1. Spune-ne ceva despre tine. Intotdeauna ai vrut sa fi o scriitoare?

Raspunsul scurt este da, intotdeauna mi-am dorit sa fiu scriitoare. Chiar daca mi-a luat mult timp pana mi-am dat seama ca pot face acest lucru. In clasa a doua am un referat de 4 pagini (intelegerea era sa facem un singur paragraf) si profesoara a facut caz de necaz pentru asta. Chiar nu am putut intelege de ce. Scrisul a venit in mod natural pentru mine. In acest moment imi amintesc ca am vrut sa fiu scriitor. Dar undeva de-a lungul timpului m-am convins ca trebuie sa imi fac un job serios din asta…stiti voi, una care vine cu asigurari dentare. Asa ca m-am specializat in economie (o specializare foarte importanta) si m-am dus sa fiu laborant financiar pentru Studiourile MGM. A  fost tarziu cand am realizat ca „serios” nu era un lucru pentru mine. Asa ca am demisionat si am continuat de acolo de unde am ramas la 7 ani. Si acum viata mea este foarte departe de „serioasa”.

2. Pentru cei nefamiliarizati cu cartea ta: 52 REASONS TO HATE MY FATHER, cum le-ai introduce-o?

Desigur! In 52 REASONS TO HATE MY FATHER este vorba despre Lexington Larrabee, o adolescenta care jefuieste si fara mostenire, faimoasa pentru petrecerile ei cu giumbuslucuri si titlurile tabloidelor, care este fortata de tatal ei mongol sa ia un job cu salariu mic in fiecare saptamana a anului daca vrea sa spere la a-si primi ce I se cuvine. Si daca asta nu e destul de rau, tatal ei angajeaza un coleg enervant (cumva atractiv) care sa fie cu ochii pe ea.

3. Despre care personaj ti-a fost mai usor sau ti-a facut cea mai mare placere sa scrii?

In aceasta carte, ar fi Horation, majordomnul lui Lexi. El nu este cel mai amuzant personaj din carte dar a fost interesant pentru mine ca si autoare. El chiar o iubeste pe Lexi , dar este si un profesionist desavarsit. Este impartit intre datoria lui pentru familie ca si angajat si intre datoria de a fi pentru Lexi ca si un tata, iar asta a facut din personalitatea lui ceva amuzant si dinamic. A fost satisfacator pentru mine sa fiu capabila sa ascund afectiunea lui pentru ea in actiuni subtile pe care unii oameni le-ar putea pierde.

4. Este vreo carte pe care ti-ai fi dorit sa o scrii?

THE HUNGER GAMES (JOCURILE FOAMEI). Cladirea cuvintelor este asa de inspiratoare.

5. Autorul favorit din toate timpurile? Sau cartea preferata?

Autoare favorita: Sophie Kinsella. Este asa amuzanta.

Carte preferata: ROOM de Emma Donoghue. Este intunecata dar asa puternica.

6. Poti sa ne recomanzi alta carte de tip YOUNG ADULT?

Pot recomanda o tona! Uite aici cateva:

Daca va place high fantasy va recomand SHADOW AND BONE de Leigh Bardugo

Daca va place paranormal romance va recomand OF POSEIDON de Anna Banks

Daca va place apocalypse fiction va recomand STRUCK de Jennifer Bosworth

Daca va place dystopian va recomand CREWEL de Gennifer Albin

Daca va place contemporary romance va recomand THE SKY IS EVERYWHERE de Jandy Nelson

Daca va place futuristic sci-fi va recomand CINDER de Marissa Meyer

7. Daca ai putea calatori oriunde in spatiul cosmic, unde ai merge?

Buna intrebare! As merge pe unul dintre multii sateliti ai lui Saturn. Saturn este planeta mea favorita si pun pariu ca sunt niste privelisti terifiante de pe satelitii lui.

8. De asemenea, poti sa ne spui ceva despre cartea ta cea noua, UNREMEMBERED? (Sunt foarte entuziasmata de ea *dans de fericire*)

Si eu sunt foarte entuziasmata *dans de fericire*

UNREMEMBERED este povestea unei fete de 16 ani care se trezeste printre ramasitele unui devastant accident de avion fara amintiri si fara identitate. Ea este fortata sa-si puna cap la cap trecutul cu doar un indiciu – un baiat misterios care pretinde ca a ajutat-o sa scape de la un experiment stiintific top-secret.

Va fi publicata in Statele Unite in Martie (si sper ca si in Romania in curand!)

Puteti afla mai multe despre ea si puteti vedea trailerul aici:

http://www.jessicabrody.com/books/teen-fiction/unremembered-series/unremembered/about/

Si tot acum, am un cadou special pentru toata lumea care pre-comanda cartea de la depozitul de carti, Mysterious Galaxy. Transportul international este disponibil. De asemenea puteti lua o copie cu autograf. Toate detaliile aici:

http://www.jessicabrody.com/2013/01/unremembered-special-pre-order-gift/

9. Ti-ar placea sa le spui ceva fanilor tai din Romania sau *viitoriilor tai fani*?

DA! Va multumesc foarte mult ca mi-ati citit interviul! Sper ca si cartile mele vor fi publicate in Romania in curand! Daca ati vrea sa le vedeti traduse, va rog contactati editurile voastre favorite si faceti o cerere!

Multumesc!

Ce parere aveti despre acest interviu? Jessica este o draguta si sper sa ajung sa citesc macar o carte scrisa de ea anul acesta 😀