Monday, March 31, 2014

Interview and Giveaway Dead Awakenings by Rebekah R. Ganiere

What inspired you to become an author?

I don't know. I've always loved poetry and I found writing a great way to express feelings that I couldn’t verbalize when I was young. As an adult I started to read a lot and it was so all consuming that I thought I might want to try it. Once I started, I couldn't stop! Even now I have more ideas than I do time in my life to write.

Do you write in different genres?

Yes and no. I write Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance which are very close. I write Fantasy Romance and sci-fi romance, which again are very close to the others. Also Steampunk with incorporates them all. Other than that I haven't found any other genre that interests me. Those are the kinds of books I've always read, so they are what I love!

Do you title the book first or wait until after it’s complete?

The titles come to me while I write. It bothers me to not have a title while I write. It's like taking home a baby from the hospital with no name. My latest book Moon Bound took me all the way through the editing process before I could come up with a name. It was painful every time I saved it to see "Untitled Werewolf" as the title.

Is the book, characters, or any scenes based on a true life experience, someone you know, or events in your own life?

My NA books have a lot of things in there that I've experienced. I went to college for a while and fooled around a lot, so I have a lot of experience with that realm of things. Experiences, people, classes, homework, distractions, relationships, all of those have played a part in my writing.

What books are in your to read pile?

About every Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy on Earth. I went to RT last year and got 130 free books, so those are on my list to be read. But if I was being honest, I really want to get around to reading Divergent, Maze Runner, Bitten, Enders Game, All of the Incredible hulk comic books, I am Number Four, Outlander and Starcrossed. Some of them have been in my pile for two years! Unfortunately when I'm not writing I'm critiquing for partners so it leaves little time to read other stuff.

What is your current “work in progress” or upcoming projects?

I'm currently working on my novel The Society. It is a Dystopian Paranormal Romance where Vampires rule the world. Yes, I know it's been done, but mine isn't from the perspective of the humans. It's about a Danika Chekov, the only US Coven Lord and her struggle to keep control of her company and her coven.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?
               Ten years after the outbreak of the V2000 virus turns the majority of humans into a mutated Vampire sub-species, the last remaining humans are the world's hottest commodity. Enclaves of scavenging humans are hunted as house slaves, breeding slaves and worse. In this new world it's The Society that rules.   
      Mason is human, or so the Vampires think. His only thought has been how to escape the Slave Auctions before someone finds out what he is. Until Vampire Lord Danika Chekov, who makes his blood literally boil, purchases him as her guardian.
      Being the only female Vampire Lord in America isn't easy. Being thrust into the role of CEO of her parent's Fortune 500 Company is even harder. Under her tight control Lord Danika refuses to let her father's legacy die. But just months after she's almost killed by her vamp assistant, she finds herself needing a slave.
               Buying Mason wasn't in the plans. Keeping him out of her bed is another problem entirely. Their passion for each other threatens everything they want most. Their love may end up destroying the world.
I'm also getting ready to publish my Fantasy Fairy Tale Retelling Series, Fairelle. Red the Were Hunter is the first book in the series and will be out in April and Snow the Vampire Slayer will be out this summer, followed by another book in November and then another in January 2015.

Do you have to travel much to do research for your books?

No. I usually write about places I've been or lived. Dead Awakenings is set in Las Vegas at the beginning, which I have been to many time, and later in Connecticut, where I grew up. Moon Bound, my latest book was set in Malibu California and I live in Los Angeles and my family lives near Malibu so I know what it's like there too. I do have a book set in late 1800's London and my husband had promised to take me to London to see it.

Rebekah R. Ganiere - Books with a Bite
Dead Awakenings Now Available on Amazon & BN

Dead Awakenings         
Rebekah R. Ganiere

Genre: Urban Fantasy Paranormal Romance

Publisher: Etopia Press

Date of Publication: 1/3/2014

ISBN: 978-1-940223-74-2

Number of pages: 269
Word Count: 96K

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Book Description:

Evaine, a struggling New York theater student, enters an unsanctioned drug trial in an effort to pay bills.  She awakens in a derelict hospital, chained to a bed with no memory of who she is, or how she got there.  A band of pale skinned men, led by the gorgeous Luca, burst in, whisking her away to safety.

Once at Haven House, Evaine is introduced to The Family. Like them, she has become A Deader, a reanimated Undead.

Luca is hell-bent on stopping the experimentations, and killing those responsible. He has no time for a Newborn who is struggling to control her rages, hunger, and powers. Nor does he have the desire to deal with the feelings she's awakening within him.

Despite their best efforts, Evaine and Luca find their connection intensifying when suddenly, she remembers not only who she is, but also her fiancĂ©, Tristan; who is still looking for her. 

Torn between her first love and her new heart’s desire, Evaine runs back to Tristan putting everyone in danger. When a rogue faction of Deaders, called Feeders, attempts to kidnap her, Luca suspects Evaine is the key to the experiments.

Can everyone band together to keep Evaine off the cutting table of those she escaped from? Or will second death tear her away from everyone, for good?

About the Author:

Rebekah grew up on both the east and west coasts and currently lives in the Los Angeles area. From the Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein to The Stand by Stephen King, Rebekah immersed herself in other people's made up worlds. She began writing in junior high and then found she liked pretending to be other people's characters in high school. Lettering in drama she went on to study theater in college as well. After college she continued acting till becoming a mom. Ultimately, she ended up going back to writing her characters down instead of acting them out, so she could stay at home with her kids.

Rebekah is a member of Romance Writers of America and is a board member of both the Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal and her local Los Angeles chapters.  When she isn't spending time telling the lives of the characters constantly chattering inside her head, you can find her with her husband and four children; reading comic books, gaming, at the movies or taking care of the menagerie of pets. A dog, a rabbit, two bearded dragons, and three tortoises. Wonder woman, the escaped snake, has yet to be located.

Twitter: @VampWereZombie

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Unknown said...

Thanx so much for having me today!