Sunday, October 30, 2011

Featured Author: DAVID WEAVER

"THE ASLARIC VAMPIRE" - by 
David Weaver

About the Book
Review
Author Interview
GIVEAWAY!! 1 of 4 Kindle copies


"The Aslaric Vampire" (Eternal Death Series)
Meet the new rulers of the vampire kingdom:

They are immune to holy water, garlic beads, sunlight and crosses; and they do not sleep in coffins or create other vampires the traditional way by biting humans on the neck. Why not? Because they are a new breed of vampires – they are “Aslaric”.

This paranormal romance explores the forbidden love between Bristol, an Aslaric vampire, and next door neighbor Marvin, a troubled 17 year old boy from a different background, who – when thrown into circumstances out of their control – have to make some very difficult choices in their lives and love for each other; and facing the consequences thereof.


REVIEW for "The Aslaric Vampire"

In this first venture into paranormal romance, controversial author David Weaver, successfully manages to create a vampire breed unlike any other. The characters are well developed and captivating; and the interactions between them heart-warming. This refreshingly different take on the vampire theme, opens new doors to the reader’s imagination, while also creating a true-to-life backdrop for the characters in which to develop. The plot forces the two point-of-view characters to not only make choices in love, but also some moral choices in their day-to-day lives. The surprise ending of the book will leave you begging for more.
“The Aslaric Vampire” is an overall worthwhile read!

BookBaby's star rating  4/5


MEET THIS WEEK'S FEATURED AUTHOR

DAVID WEAVER is the 28 year old bestselling author of four urban fiction titles including “Bankroll Squad” and "Bankroll Squad 2: Kyla's Revenge"; and has just recently made his debut into the paranormal romance genre. The author, who first showcased his talent by writing front page articles for a local newspaper in Georgia, started his novel-writing career in federal prison, where he had his first title published in 2010. During his four year prison bid, he managed to sell over 3,500 books a month from his prison cell and is on pace to selling over 10,000 e-books a month on Amazon.com. He’s been released from prison for about two months now and is currently working on his follow-up title to Bankroll Squad 2. David is always filled with ideas, and writing gives him an opportunity to let it flow freely.
For more on this successful author, visit his Facebook fan page at Facebook.com/dweavetheking


DAVID'S BIRTHDAY: 17 May

INTERVIEW with author DAVID WEAVER


ABOUT “THE ASLARIC VAMPIRE”
 Q: What sparked the idea for “The Aslaric Vampire”?

A: It’s funny actually... I’ve always liked reading paranormal romances; but I’ve always hated vampires! It just seemed like something was always missing in typical vampires. I wanted to read a book where the vampires were a bit more advanced for modern times. I realized that the only way to satisfy my curiosity would be for me to create it on my own.

Q: How did you come up with the title?

A: The title actually came about with me just arranging different letters and trying to create a word that I had never heard of before. And Aslaric came about. I came up with the name midway through the book; it took me a while, lol!

Q: Who designed the cover and how much input did you have regarding the design?

A: A good friend of mine did the artwork for this one. I tried to describe to him the feel of the book, and he had it completed within 72 hours!

Q: Which of your characters is your favorite?

A: Bristol is my favorite. She’s my favorite creation due to the emotional complexities that are contained within her. She wants to be human, but she wants to live forever with Marvin. She wants to fall in love but she doesn’t want to destroy Marvin in the process. She has 5 years to go before she can get all of her powers, but the other 220 years have been weighing her down.

Q: What was the hardest part of writing “The Aslaric Vamire”?

A: The hardest part was creating the fight scene with Todd. I had to expand my mind into their fantasy world even deeper and become more in tuned with their paranormal abilities. I loved it - after it was over with though!

Q: Did you learn anything from writing “The Aslaric Vampire” and what was it?

A: I did actually. I learned a great lesson in love. No matter what circumstance you end up in, you can not escape it if it’s real. You can’t run from it and you can’t hide from it, no matter who you are.

Q: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in the book?

A: Ha! I probably would have made Marvin a better basketball player if I could change things.

Q: What were the challenges in bringing it to life?

A: I have to credit my fantastic editor, Tina Nance for aiding me in the research in the writing of the prologue. Tina helped me get the correct titles, and dialogue in order for that particular time period. Even though I only touched on that time period for a few pages, it still took a lot of research to make sure that it was correct.

Q: What are your expectations for “The Aslaric Vampire”?

A: I wanted to create an interest for this new breed of vampire with the first title. I wanted to spread the word and hopefully; if it catches on, I can release a more in-depth, full length title for the sequel.


ABOUT DAVID

Q: Where are you from?

A: I am from the small town of Buena Vista Georgia. There is only one stoplight in my city, lol!

Q: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

A: My grandfather taught me how to write when I was four. I was reading at three, and I’ve been interested in literature ever since.

Q: What inspired you to write your first book?

A: I was in prison when I wrote my first book, and I wanted a better life for myself and my daughter, so I tried my hand and it worked out.

Q: What books have influenced your life most?

A: The Bible.

Q: What book are you reading now?

A: At this moment I’m not reading, I’m actually writing my 7th novel.

Q: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

A: I haven’t been able to read much lately. I have released 6 books this year, so my work ethic has been pretty strong. I’ll have to catch up as soon as I’m able to.

Q: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

A: My favorite author is Sidney Sheldon. He was certainly a master of unpredictable story-telling and plot twists. I love all of his work.

Q: Do you ever experience writer's block and how do you deal with it?

A: If I get writer’s block, I throw on some music, listen to the words; or I have to pick up one of my favorite books and read a chapter or so. That way, I can put myself inside of another writer’s mind since mine is blocked off.

Q: What would your ideal career be, if you couldn't be an author?

A: If I couldn’t be an author, I’d love to own a huge social network and call if Facebook.com.

Q: If you were to do your career as an author again, what would you do differently, and why?

A: If I’d have done it over, I wouldn’t have ordered all of those paperbacks like I did in 2010, lol! I would have uploaded straight to Kindle as soon as the book was finished in 2009 and got an even bigger head start.

Q: What are your 5 favourite books — and why?

A: Master Of The Game, Rage Of Angels, If Tomorrow Ever Comes, The Best Laid Plans - all by Sidney Sheldon; and I like “Pleasure” by Eric Jerome Dickey.

Q: What are your favorite books to give (and receive) as gifts?

A: As a gift, I love to receive a romance title. That’s the basis to a good story, in my opinion.

Q: If you can have dinner with one person, who would it be and why?

A: I would certainly take Raven-Symone out to dinner if I was afforded the opportunity.

Q: What is your work schedule like when you're writing?

A: When writing, I don’t have time for much else. Music plays, but I can’t concentrate on the lyrics, only the instruments.

Q: What do you like to do when you're not writing?

A: When I’m not writing, I like to watch a well-written stage play. I could gain motivation from something inspirational.

Q: Five things on your Christmas wish list:

A: I certainly have three. Kindle Fire, iPad 2, new iPhone (whichever one is newest by Xmas).

Q: Do you have a favorite quote you want to share with your readers?

A: “The only thing faster than the speed of light, is the speed of darkness.”


ABOUT WRITING

Q: What books/authors have influenced your writing?

A: Sidney Sheldon        

Q: Can you tell us more about your previous books?

A: My previous books are not paranormal romances, but urban fiction titles. They’re all love stories with fictional figments of street life sprinkled all throughout the book. Most of them were written while I was in federal prison.

Q: Which of your books is your favorite?

A: Bankroll Squad.

Q: Which of your characters is most/least like you, and in what way(s)?

A: Jamal from “A Love Story”, because he loved his family dearly.

Q: Which of your characters would you most/least like to invite to dinner, and why?

A: I would invite Lisa Lee over from “A Love Story”, because I need to have a talk with her.

Q: What are your current projects?

A: Currently I’m about to release Bankroll Squad 3.

Q: Name one entity that you feel supported you (outside of family members).

A: Facebook was pivotal in succeeding.

Q: Do you see writing as a career?

A: Yes

Q: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

A: New character names, moods, and circumstances that sound good. It’s always challenging to write about someone you never met before.

Q: Do you write an outline before every book you write?

A: No, I write mine from thin air basically.

Q: Have you ever hated something you wrote?

A: A letter to my ex girlfriend, lol!

Q: What is your favorite theme/genre to write about?

A: Urban fiction is my favorite genre.

Q: Do you read reviews of your books? If so, do you pay any attention to them, or let them influence your writing?

A: I don’t let them influence me. I just strive to do my best every time.

Q: If you could choose one of your books to be made into a major motion picture, which book would it be and why?

A: “Bankroll Squad” because I wrote it in screenplay format alost.

Q: How long does it take you to write a book?

A: Lol! I could knock a book out in as little as 22 days.

Q: How many books have you written? Which one did you enjoy writing the most?

A: Five books total. I enjoyed writing “The Aslaric Vampire” the most because it really challenged me.

Q: Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?

A: You have to keep writing. You cannot just write one book and expect the fans to just flow in. You have to constantly release new material so that you seem as serious about your craft as you are.


GIVEAWAY!! 4 Kindle copies of "The Aslaric Vampire" 

David generously offered 1 Kindle copy each to 4 readers, of his latest title "The Aslaric Vampire".
To stand a chance to win your own Kindle copy, you have to follow these three easy steps to enter the giveaway:
  1. Go to David Weaver's Facebook page, click "like" and comment with "Book Baby sent me". Facebook.com/dweavetheking
  2. Visit Book Baby's Facebook page, click "like", and comment with "TAV giveaway".http://www.facebook.com/pages/Book-Baby/288256514526817  
  3. Join the Book Baby blog and leave a comment in the comments section; and also an e-mail address where you can be contacted for your prize. Remember, only members can leave a comment, so make sure you join the Book Baby blog.
To purchase your own copy of "The Aslaric Vampire", or any of David Weaver's previous titles, visit www.amazon.com and also www.goodreads.com and www.barnesandnoble.com.


(If the links don't work, please type the addresses into your browser's url and follow it from there. I've had some trouble getting the links to work. Thank you!)


Giveaway ends on Saturday, 5 November 2011.
Winners for the giveaway will be selected using random.org


OTHER TITLES by this talented author:

Me and My Bitch (Sept 2011)


Bankroll Squad 2: Kyla's Revenge (June 2011)


A Love Story (March 2011)


Bankroll Squad (June 2010)


3 comments:

ladyvampire said...

This sounds like a great new avampire series. I would love a chance to read it. Thanks for the chance!
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Sounds like a great book. Hope I get a copy!

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