Thursday, July 18, 2013

Interview and Giveaway with Mimi Sebastian

ImaJinn Books is offering a special deal to celebrate the release of the first book in the Necromancer Series. 

The Necromancer's Seduction ebook will be available for $.99 for one week only!

Do you have a specific writing style?

Lately, I’ve become such a pantser because I just don’t have time to sit down and plot! Normally I start a story as a pantser, write scenes that come to me, get the major turning points down. After that, I tend to plot things out more, but revelatory ideas still come to me at the last minute.

How did you come up with the title for your latest book?

That was fun although I tend to struggle with these types of things: titles, blurbs. Ugh. I had a really lame title at first that no one needs to know about J. Then it hit me. This first book is all about seducing Ruby, the necromancer, whether from men, but mostly from her power and Necromancer’s Seduction was born.

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

I have a scene where Ruby and her grandmother’s friend discuss a necklace that Ruby’s grandmother gave her. Her grandmother had traveled a lot to exotic places in her quest to understand more about necromancers. She picked up the necklace in Mali. This story relates to my actual travel in Mali when I was in the Peace Corps and the necklace is one I actually purchased in Mali and have. It’s pictured in my Pinterest account. That type of silver necklace is made by the Tuareg tribe. The Tuareg are desert nomads, a very interesting, mysterious people.

What book are you reading now?

Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz, and lots of comics, that includes an awesome comic called Revival about a town where all the dead people come back to life, so the town is trying to understand how it happened and how to deal with the “zombies”. Another unique take on zombies.

What books are in your to read pile?

I’m going to beta read a paranormal book by my friend and author, Shanyn Hosier. Otherwise, Eternal Nights by V.S. Nelson, Necroscope by Brian Lumley, The Forbidden by Clive Barker (basis for the Candyman movie), and Thirteen by Kelley Armstrong. (These are just the top of the stack J I’m a shizophrenic reader and tend to read about two or three books at a time.

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

I’m finishing Book Two in the Necromancer Series: The Necromancer’s Betrayal. (jumps up and down), while also writing Book Three of the same series. I also aim to self-publish a pirate historical romance I wrote by December called Devil’s Island.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

I’m not the best with descriptions. I have to really work at it. Usually, the dialog comes first with character internalizations, or what I’d say is the meat of the scene. Then I fill in with descriptions and stuff like, she walked toward the door or he grabbed her arm. Ugh. I really hate writing those lines but they are necessary. I try to vary them as much as possible.

Do you have a song or playlist (book soundtrack) that you think represents this book?

Yes. I write books with songs in mind or while listening to music. The soundtrack for Necromancer’s Seduction includes: Burden in My Hand by Soundgarden, This Woman’s Work by Kate Bush, I Walked by Sufjan Stevens, Demon Host by Timber Timbre, and Out of the Blue by Roxy Music.

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The Necromancer’s Seduction
The Necromancer Series, Book One
Mimi Sebastian

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: ImaJinn Books

Cover Artist: Patricia Lazarus

Book Description:

She has never feared the walking dead. It’s the power required to reanimate the dead that startles her, seduces her. The power that dwells inside her…and is growing.

For Professor Ruby Montagne, being a necromancer has brought her nothing but heartache, and she walked away from that part of her life long ago. However, her quiet existence in San Francisco is shattered when she stumbles upon the body of a slain witch, and the supernatural community insists she transform him into a revenant to track the killer. But his murder was just the beginning, and Ruby soon realizes that the stakes are higher than anyone can imagine—and that revenants have nasty minds of their own.

Now demonic creatures have escaped into the human world, and zombies once again walk the streets. For humanity’s sake, Ruby forms an unlikely alliance with a witch, a zombie, and Ewan March, a demon warrior who sets her senses on fire.

She’s always distrusted demons and Ewan is no exception, but circumstances push them closer together, and Ruby not only finds it harder to resist him, she isn’t sure she even wants to. But she suspects his job of patrolling the portal separating humans and demons conceals a dark and deadly past that may consume them both.

With events spiraling out of control, Ruby unravels a plot that not only threatens the human and demon realms, but puts Ruby’s very soul in jeopardy. Because when the dead walk, no one is safe. Especially Ruby.

About the Author:

Noemi Ghirghi writes as Mimi Sebastian and raised herself on books and the strange and unusual with an unhealthy dose of comics and Scooby Doo. Loving angst-filled romance thrown in the mix, she decided to blend all those elements in a steamy mix in her first Urban Fantasy series, the Necromancer Books. The first book, The Necromancer’s Seduction, debuts July 15, 2013, with ImaJinn Books.

Noemi spent two years in the Ivory Coast with the Peace Corps and loves to introduce tid-bits from her experiences in her writing. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America and the Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal chapter of RWA. A transplant from the beaches of Florida, Noemi now wanders the desert in Phoenix, AZ, and attempts to balance writing with a day career, fantastic family, and household diva: her Amazon parrot.

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Mimi said...

Thanks for the spotlight today Roxanne!