Sunday, March 11, 2012

AUTHOR INTERVIEW + GIVEAWAY: "Ties to the Blood Moon" by Robin P Waldrop


TIES TO THE BLOOD MOON
by Robin P Waldrop

OVERVIEW

Genevieve is a teenage girl who moves in with her aunt in Alaska after the death of her mother. Soon after her arrival she learns the things she was raised to believe only existed in fairytales are in fact a big part of her history. When it gets to be too much she seeks refuge in the arms of her new boyfriend, William, only to find out he's not who she thought he was either.

READ the REVIEWS

“Ties to the Blood Moon” by Robin P Waldrop has 35 reviews on GoodReads. Read it here – http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13024137-ties-to-the-blood-moon

MEET author ROBIN WALDROP


Robin P. Waldrop hails from Miami, but lives in Alabama with best friend, business partner, and husband John. She is a mother of five, grandmother of five, and owner of a variety of different animals.

When she’s not working at her business with her husband she’s found at her computer where she breathes life into all the wonderful characters that are born from her vivid imagination.

She is an award winning author who enjoys writing edgy YA paranormal/Urban Fantasy, and FBI suspense/thriller novels and short stories. Always a voracious reader with an unapologetic television addiction, Robin still searches for the perfect cup of coffee.

INTERVIEW with ROBIN WALDROP

Q: What inspired you to write “Ties to the Blood Moon”?

A: It started out as one of those crazy dreams. You know, the kind that you just can’t get out of your mind. Once I realized it wasn’t going to go away until I wrote about it, I knew I would have to create something far different than what was already out there…so I did.

Q: How did you come up with the title?

A: It just came to me one day. You know how you remember having a dream, but can’t remember about what? Well, that’s what happened to me. So, as I tried to remember what the dream was the title just popped into my head. I googled it just knowing it had been used several times, and to my surprise, I couldn’t find another book anywhere with the same title.

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

A: The awesome Claudia McKinney-phatpuppyart.com designed the cover. I simply told her what I had in mind and a little while later she emailed me the cover. As soon as I saw it I fell in love. She is a wonderful artist and extremely easy to work with. She is also designing the cover for book 2 of the series.

Q: Which of your characters in “Ties to the Blood Moon” are your favourite and why?

A: That’s an unfair question because I so love them all, but if I had to choose, I would say William. He’s mysterious with a touch of bad-boy thrown in ... lol!

Q: Is “Ties to the Blood Moon” your first book?

A: No, it’s actually my second. My first book is shelved right now. I hope to get it published in the next month or so.

Q: What was the hardest part of writing this book?

A: The beginning. Starting any book is hard for me. I probably wrote the opening twenty times before I found something I could live with.

Q: Did you learn anything from writing “Ties to the Blood Moon” and what was it?

A: I would have to say yes. I learned a lot about grammar and POV writing this second book.

Q: What makes “Ties to the Blood Moon” any different from other paranormal books with the same theme?

A: Some people have said, “It’s just like TWILIGHT.” When in fact it really isn’t other than the fact there is weres and vamps, and a love triangle. BUT, if you look at any love story you will find a love triangle.

Q: What are your current projects?

A: Of course book 2 of the series, but also I am working on some short stories I will be releasing in the near future. When I finish book 2 of the series I am going to take a short break from it and start my Zombie love story. Can you imagine ... a Zombie in love?

Q: Can you share a little of your current work with us?

A: In between writing book 2, I am working on outlining a prequel to book 1. A story about the chief’s family. That should be interesting.

Q: Do you have any advice for aspiring writers?

A: Winners never quit, and quitters never win! You must always keep writing regardless of how bad it gets at times. It will pay off at some point. And also, never stop reading. A great writer always reads more than she writes.

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GIVEAWAY!!


Robin has generously offered 2 e-copies and 1 signed printed copy of her book “Ties to the Blood Moon” to 3 lucky readers! To enter, all you have to do is fill in the form below (click on "read more"). All 3 winners will be notified by e-mail. This giveaway is open internationally! Good luck!!


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11 comments:

Lyon said...

Great Giveaway! Even if I don't win, this book is going on my TBR list!

Lynn Worton

Books 4 Tomorrow said...

Thank you for leaving a comment Lynn. It's much appreciated! :D

Books 4 Tomorrow said...

Thank you for leaving a comment Lynn. It's much appreciated! :D

Proserpine said...

This book sounds good! Thanks for this chance! :)

Sandy said...

putting it on my "TO READ" list right NOW !

Jenny said...

I so want this book!! Thank you for the giveaway!!

Diana said...

Great story! Thank you for the giveaway.

Maghon said...

I hope I win, but good luck to everyone!! :) it sounds like a great read! thanks for the giveaway and the interview!!

Joseph Beekman said...
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Joseph Beekman said...

Let me try that again! :) As i was saying or trying to type correctly...Awesome stuff, indeed! Thank you and thanks for the giveaway!! - Joseph

Books 4 Tomorrow said...

Thank you for all the great responses everyone! It is sincerely appreciated!! :D