Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Interview with Lovie Lacey & Giveaway ARC DEADLY COOL
Throughout my writing process, I’ve had one constant…Lacey. She is not only a Lovie, but she is a friend. Her humor is wickedly dry, as is mine, and together we have a great time. I think you’ll find a touch of her humor in this interview.
The writing process isn’t complete until we share our words with a friend or beta reader. We sit and wait to find out if they liked it or not. Maybe they hate it and don’t know how to tell us it sucks. What if I didn’t make myself clear about letting me know if they liked it? What if they are having a bonfire and using it as kindling? What if……
There are a million what if’s in a writers mind. I’ve decided to ask a couple of my Lovies what they like in a book. I think you’ll find Lacey’s view both smart and witty.
I almost forgot.... I have a giveaway! You heard me! I’m giving away an ARC of Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday. It’s easy peasy to enter, follow the rules on the Rafflecopter. Have a great week! Next week I’ll be interviewing Tiffany King!
Thank you for doing this interview!
1. As a reader, what POV do you prefer? Do you like first person?
I do like stories told from the first person point of view. I also like the third person point of view. I especially like it when stories alternate between the first and third person.
2. In a character, what do you look for? Do you like the damsel in distress? Strong willed characters?
I tend to gravitate toward strong characters. I don’t have patience for the ‘damsel in distress.’ I find characters like that rather boring and predictable. I like characters that have something interesting about them, whatever that might be…something mysterious, an edge, a secret, a dark side. I also want the character I’m reading about to have some redeeming qualities. I want to see the good in this character.
3. What genre has been your go-to over the last year? Why?
Young Adult. Honestly, that’s just what I like to read. I also think there are so many talented authors in the YA genre right now. It’s almost impossible to keep up with all the new releases! My list of ‘Must Read Now’ is so long I don’t even know where to start.
4. Do you have an e-reader? If so, do you prefer ebooks or the kind you can hold and feel the pages?
I have a Nook. I like it. I use it. I do have to say though, I will probably always prefer an actual book. You must realize this is coming from someone who believes she was born in the wrong era. I’m not in love with technology. It’s like this: Technology and I used to be frenemies. Technology and I then decided to be friends. Recently, technology and I decided to start dating. It’s not like we will ever get married or anything.
5. What entices you to read a book? Is it the cover or do you read reviews of books and decide from there?
I wish I could say that I read book reviews like a sophisticated person, but I don’t. I usually look at the cover and think “This is pretty.” I then proceed to read the back of the book/inside the jacket and if I’m interested I read the first few pages, and if I’m enticed I will continue. If I’m on my Nook, I will sample the first chapter. I also have a few friends that like the same kind of books that I like, so we suggest different Authors to one another.
6. Do you write reviews of books and post them on a blog? Do you rate books on Goodreads?
I have rated a few books on Goodreads. I have also done a few reviews on Amazon. Other than that, no. I don’t usually do reviews.
7. Do you read any Indie books? If so, what made you take the chance on them?
I have honestly not read that many indie books, but the ones that I have read I have really enjoyed. What does that say? Maybe I should start reading more indie books? I took a chance on them because I had a good feeling about them and the author.
8. What is your view of the new rage of self published authors?
I think it’s fabulous! If you have the talent and writing is something you want to do then you should do it. That’s why the self publishing is so great because it allows you to have the opportunity to get your work out to the public.
9. Do you give books as gifts for children? Do you look at the illustrations or the message?
I try to avoid children. If I were to give a child a book, however, I would probably look at the message first and make sure it was appropriate for the child. I would then look at the illustrations and at least see if they were mildly interesting so that the child would be somewhat entertained while looking at it.
10. Quick! Other than yours truly, who is your favorite author right now? Last year? High school? Growing up?
Well, other than the fabulous Devyn Dawson, right now I really like Jessica Verday, Cassandra Clare, and Suzanne Collins. I’m also a huge Richelle Mead fan. Her Vampire Academy series is one of my absolute favorite. I’m a fan of the classics. Edgar Allan Poe. Anyone who knows anything about me knows that William Shakespeare is my lover. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde are two of my favorite novels.
Thank you Lacey... you always make me smile.