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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Interview with Gena Showalter + Surprise Giveaway

I (FranJessca) had one of my dreams come true because I got to interview another one of my TOP Fave Authors (who happens to be on my auto-buy list).  I think I would literally faint if I ever met her in person.  She is definitely an amazing PNR Author.  My hubby is even jealous because whenever he sees me reading one of Gena's book he knows it will be one lonely night for him.  =)  

So check out the Interview of Gena Showalter.....

I even surprise you at the end with a SURPRISE GIVEAWAY.  I had to share my LOVE of Gena Showalter to my followers.  She does have the most addicting books ever.  =)  
And if you haven't picked up one of her books yet...you are definitely missing out.
1. What are 5 things that readers may not know about you and they cannot find on your website. 

A. I’ve just discovered a love for cooking, and apparently I have been complimenting myself a little too much. If my family hears, “Isn’t that wonderful? Just the best! Aren’t I the best cook ever?” one more time, I’m not sure what will happen.

B. I’m head over heels in love with my new German Shepherd

C. Last year (just for grins and giggles) my husband and I stole my parents Christmas yard decorations and placed them in our yard. Mom and Dad came over for a party, and there Mr. and Mrs. Claus were, taunting them.

D. I’m a huge fan of the show New Girl (I want Jess and Nick to get married and have a thousand babies)

E. I love old granny robes

2. How do you keep everything in order, you tend to write several books/series at once, how do you keep up with the previous characters and also create new ones?

Each series is set in a different type of world with different “rules.” Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark – modern day with ancient warriors, demons and good against evil. Alien Huntress and Otherworld Assassins – near future with fun little toys (like pyre-guns), and a hipper vernacular. White Rabbit Chronicles – high school, firsts, and zombies. Those differences make it waaaay easier to keep things straight.

3. You have your next release "Beauty Awakened" in the Angel of Dark Series coming out, without giving too much away, what can readers expect?

The book features the scarred and powerful Koldo, a warrior known for his legendary control. No one knows he lives only for vengeance, determined to punish the angel who viciously removed his wings. If he yields to the forces of hatred, he will be kicked from the heavens, eternally damned. Nicola Lane is his last hope. Though she was born with a defective heart, this fragile human shows surprising strength as demons stalk her every move, determined to end her. She is the key to Koldo's deliverance...and his downfall. Though he fights duty, destiny and his first addictive taste of desire, his toughest battle will be the one for Nicola's life--even if he has to sacrifice his own....

4. Who designs your covers for your books because I have to say, everyone of them are GORGEOUS? (my husband even tends to get jealous over them)

The publishers have designed them all. I got to help conceptualize Last Kiss Goodnight, and I helped pick the model for Alice in Zombieland, but for the most part, the publisher has taken care of the details.

5. Do any of our favorite Lords of the Underworld make an appearance in "Beauty Awakened"?

You’ll find William in Beauty Awakened, and learn another secret about him...

6. If you could be one of your characters (just one), who would you be and why?

I’d want to be Alice from Alice in Zombieland. She’s doing an awesome job of learning to navigate a dark, new world with zombies, she isn’t afraid to throw herself into a battle, and she has the best crew of friends…but mostly because she’s dating sexy bad boy Cole Holland—and I like me some Cole LOL

7. What has been the hardest scene to write in one of your books?

In Beauty Awakened, there is one scene that made me cry when I wrote it—and every time I read it.

8. How do you come up with the names of the characters in your books?

If the names don’t fail to come to me while I’m writing, I get online and search baby name sites. Then, I wait until something strikes my fancy.

9. What is up next for Gena Showalter?

Up next is the release of Last Kiss Goodnight, featuring a twisted menagerie where otherworlders are the main attraction. Any time the zoo is about to be shut down, it vanishes and reappears somewhere else. When black ops agent Solomon Judah’s latest mission is compromised, he wakes up in a cage, the newest “animal” on display. Vika is his new handler—as well as the owner’s deaf daughter, and she’s been tasked with Solo’s care and feeding. As hostility turns to forbidden romance, Solo’s feelings for her will be used against him, and he’ll be put to a killer test.

Then, on February 26th, Beauty Awakened releases.

On July 30th, The Darkest Craving releases. Here’s a little about it:

Having endured weeks of torture in the bowels of hell, Kane wants nothing to do with his beautiful rescuer, Josephina Aisling. The half-Fae female threatens to awaken the demon of Disaster inside him—a beast he’s determined to kill, no matter the price.

Josephina is hunted by a brutal enemy—her royal family—and Kane is her only source of protection. He’s also the only male to ever set her aflame, and even he succumbs to the heat. But as they navigate the treacherous world of the Fae, they are forced to make a choice: live apart…or die together. 

10. Anything specific you want to say to your readers?

Thank you so much for your support! It means so much to me.

Quick Fun Questions

11. If you were stranded on an island, what three things must you have to survive?

A bible, a knife, and a huge bottle of sunscreen. Runner up: iPod (I’d love it as long as the battery lasted)

12. If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

You know, I love being home with my amazing family. I love curling up in bed with my hubby and our dogs. Right now, there’s no place else I’d rather be.
Last Kiss Goodnight
by: Gena Showalter
Publishing Date: 12/26/12
Publisher: Pocket Books
Genre: Paranormal Romance

Description:
The breathtaking first novel in New York Times best selling author Gena Showalter’s new paranormal romance series, Otherworld Assassins, featuring a black ops agent who is captured and enslaved…and the beautiful deaf girl who holds the key to his salvation… 
THE SWEETEST TEMPTATION… Black ops agent Solomon Judah awakens caged and bound in a twisted zoo where otherworlders are the main attraction. Vika Lukas, the owner’s daughter, is tasked with Solo’s care and feeding. The monster inside him yearns to kill her on sight, even though she holds the key to his escape. But the human side of him realizes the beautiful deaf girl is more than she seems—she’s his. 
THE ULTIMATE PRICE… Vika endures the captives’ taunts and loathing, hoping to keep them alive even if she can’t free them. Only, Solo is different—he protects her. But as hostility turns to forbidden romance, his feelings for her will be used against him…and he’ll be put to a killer test.
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Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA Today best selling author of the White Rabbit Chronicles, Otherworld Assassins, Angels of the Dark, Lords of the Underworld, and several of other series. She has written over thirty novels and novellas. Her books have appeared in Cosmopolitan and Seventeen magazine, and have been translated in multiple languages.
We thought we share our love of Gena Showalter by giving away a copy of "Last Kiss Goodnight" to one lucky winner.  Winner's choice of Paperback or Kindle copy.
This Giveaway is only open to US Residents.
(We will have another giveaway later this month for International followers....so stay tuned)  
Winner will be announced on 2/15.
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25 comments:

I just read this book and loved it so I'm not entering the giveaway. Just wanted to let everyone know it's a really good book.

I love, love Gena. I liked her writing before she was as well known and continue to enjoy her books. Great post and interview and so glad you had the chance to interview her. I haven't read her latest books because I recently had new baby and my TBR stack is becoming stacks. *winks*
Thanks,
Lori
lorih824 at yahoo dot com

I love that cover for Last Kiss Goodnight, one of the few covers that make want the book just for the cover alone. My first book by Gena was Wicked Nights & I've been waiting for Beauty Awakened since finishing it so long ago (happy the wait should soon be over) :)
gamistress66 (at) aol (dot) com

kathy p said...

Every book by Gena...love her books!

kathy p said...

anything by gena is a must read!

Braine TS said...

I haven't had the pleasure of reading any of her books yet. I'd like to start with this one though.

Di said...

I haven't read Gena's books yet, but I just checked out her website and I better get started!

I am ashamed to admit I haven't tried her books yet!! She is on my must read list... love this cover!

Barbara E. said...

So far my favorite book is The Darkest Whisper, but I still have quite a few of Gena's books to read. :D

Megan said...

I've read her YA books and love them! I need to read her adult books.

Gena has so many wonderful books but it is tough to pick a favorite...I can say my favorite series is her Lords of the Underworld series!

So far, my favorite book of Gena's is The Darkest Pleasure :)
Lacey T

Josie Hink said...

I am so in love with this cover So So Gorgeous!!!
I have not had a chance to read any of her books since she is a new to me author. But I definitely will be soon!!!

josiehink122026(at)gmail(dot)com

favorite... darn that is kinda hard... ummmmmmmm......
Okay, I actually think I am going to say that the 1st thing I read by Gena was in an anthology and since theat series of anthols is a fav and I started to read her after she drew me in with those stories... the Mysteria books, or rather her contributions...

Joanne said...

I haven't read any of Gena's books yet but they all sound fantastic. Sorry to say I'm waiting for my finances to change before I can buy any more books.

e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

Leannessf said...

The only book I've read of hers is Wicked Nights! Definitely loved it and kicking myself that I didn't read more of her stuff sooner!

Thanks,
Leanne

Victoria said...

I've honestly loved all of Gena's books. If I have to pick one it would be the first one of hers I ever read since I never turned back and that would be: STONE PRINCE.
Thank you.

vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

I love love love Gena! It's really hard to choose just one book I love of hers. I love her LOTU and Atlantis series(wish there was more of this one).

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Kamla L. said...

I'm a big fan of Gena's Alien Huntress series. I've only read the first 4 books so far but I am sooooo
fiending for Seduce the Darkness. Devyn, King of the Targons, has to be one of the hottest aliens out there. I also have all the Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark books on my TBR/wish list. Last Kiss Goodnight is on there too. Thanks for the giveway!

jmcgaugh said...

My favorite is The Darkest Pleasure.

Tia Dalley said...

Alice in Zombieland....Cole (Swoon)

Carin said...

I think I love everything Gina has ever written!

I'm a HUGE fan of the Lords of the Underworld series. Would love to read something else by Gena.

I haven't read her books yet but she is on my TBR list, i'm excited to read this one and i want to read Beauty Awakened!
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