Friday, June 8, 2012 Author Interview & Giveaway
Hello my fellow readers, I’ve got another giveaway for you and an awesome interview, scroll on down and let the party begin! So first let’s get to know the book this wonderful author has written: After a fatal hit and run accident, Ella Monroe fears that she’s lost more than her beloved parents. Horrifying visions of a past life and a disturbing voice in her head have psychiatric professionals convinced that she’s lost her sanity as well. But when Kale--a dark and handsome stranger with a mysterious past--reveals the true meaning of her visions and the tremendous power she wields through them, Ella must come to terms with the devastating truths of her own past, while eluding an ancient Dark Prince who seeks to control not only her future, but all of mankind’s, by means of abilities that Ella is only beginning to understand. Enter the shrouded world of an age old battle between an ancient race known as the Immortals and their bitter enemy Laurent, the so-called Dark Prince, who commands an army of half-breed vampires known as Chorý. Both sides have been desperately searching for the prophesied emergence of the Arc, a clairvoyant with unparalleled power to recall the past and a soothsayer with clear vision into the future. The Council of Immortals has sworn to protect the Arc, whom they have identified as young Ella Monroe, a college freshman from Virginia living quietly and unaware of her powers or her past. But a renegade Chorý has other plans for the protection of a girl he has loved through the ages. Can Kale convince Ella of who she is, what she is destined to become, and what he once meant to her? Is he truly the best protector to shield the world from the devastating misuse of her powers that Laurent is bent on controlling? Or will the forbidden love they share and Kale’s cursed condition as a retched and hated Chorý be used against them both? Check out what I thought at my review Here
Interview with author Inger Iversen
What first inspired you to start this series? It was a dream I had a year ago. I was writing another novel at the time, but the dream became daydreams while I was at work and that’s when some of the characters started coming to life. So, I stopped writing Dream Walker and started Few Are Angels.
What do you enjoy most about writing? I love the fact that the world I am writing about is mine. I can change anything I want and create anything I want as well. The creativity writing allows and is amazing.
If there’s one book you could live in what would it be? Amelia Atwater-Rhode’s book Hawksong is one of my favorite books. I read it a few years ago and never forgot it. It’s the story of two shape shifting groups at war and how the children of the war bring peace through what they believe will be a loveless marriage.
What is your beverage of choice while writing? I am trying to stay away from Caffeine, so I have been drinking a lot of decaffeinated Tea!
Which character is your favorite in your book? I love them all! I must say that Alex is pretty awesome. He has the cute and goofy big brother thing going for him and I do have plans for him in the second book!
Were there any scenes you took out? Yes. The first dream I had of Ella and Kale didn't make it into the book. When Ella and Kale first met in my dreams, there was the fight with Blondie in the front yard, but it was in the middle of the day and Kale didn't accept Ella’s offered help she just followed him to the mausoleum instead and continued to do so for a while after. I took it out because it made Ella seem too needy.
Who are your greatest supporters? My family, my sweetheart Josh and my friends have always supported me. I have even had a couple of my favorite authors’ give their support and once that support came in the form of creating my beautiful website:]
What is your ideal writing environment? I do a lot of writing on my balcony during the day. Now that it is June I will most likely be out there listening to music and typing away. Where there any songs that helped you write this story? I am so glad you asked! I love listening to music while I write. At first, it was a distraction, but after a while it turned it to a motivator. I even created a playlist and posted it to my blog. My favorite songs for Few Are Angels are Imogen Heap’s “Come Here Boy” and Black Lab’s “This Night” Click Here to view the playlist
Can you tell us what to expect in the next up-coming book?! I am 50% done with the second book and I am toying with title ideas. In the next book you will learn more about Ella’s parents, Kale’s Luxure de Sang aka Blood Lust, Alex’s ability to lead, and I am introducing some new characters. Darke and Ana are my personal favorites!
How did you come up with the title of your book? I titled the book Few Are Angels because Ella learns that in this world few are angels. Thank you Inger for taking the time to answer my questions and allowing readers to get a back-stage look at “Few are Angels”.
Prizes: one e-book of “Few are Angels” (international)
one paperback of “Few are Angels” (US residents only)
Who can enter? Anyone; it’s International Duration: June 8, 2012- June 22, 2012