Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Interview and Giveaway with S Briones Lim

What inspired you to become an author?

My parents have always been so encouraging in regards to any of my endeavors. In fact, they were actually the ones who began my intense love for reading, writing and the arts! As a child (and even now), books were such a big part of our family. My parents fostered my longing and desire to not only read, but write my own stories! I have them to thank for the inspiration.

Do you write in different genres?

I am known as an eclectic reader, so it comes as no surprise that I’m an eclectic writer as well :) Though the Life Force Trilogy is YA Paranormal Romance, I have already finished an Adult Horror novel and am currently in the process of writing a Chick Lit and a YA Dystopian. Needless to say, once my muse speaks out to me, I can’t shut her up!

If yes which is your favorite genre to write?

I don’t really have a specific genre that I favor, though I must admit I tend to lean towards YA. That being said, it’s a lot of fun writing adult books! I get be a bit a grittier and “dirtier.” There’s something releasing about not having to censor yourself.

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

I actually get asked this a lot. I know the title “Green” and the subsequent novels “Red” and “Silver” may seem like such simple titles. However, these colors are greatly symbolic of vital elements in each of the books. For example, Green is the color of the Life Force and the color of Mattie’s ring. As for Red and Silver? Well, you have to read them to find out!

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

It all depends really. For example, I knew from the get go what I wanted to name each novel in the Life Force trilogy. My horror novel was the exact same way. However, my Chick Lit novel still remains unnamed! It’s actually bugging me now that you mention it ;)

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?

The main theme of Green and all the novels in the Life Force Trilogy is the importance of family. No matter what life throws your way, your family will have your back. It goes for me and it goes for Mattie.

What book are you reading now?

I am currently reading Edge of Always by J.A. Redmerski (love her!). I absolutely adored Edge of Never and had the most intense book hangover upon completion. Words cannot express how happy I am that this sequel came out! I needed my Andrew and Camryn fix!

What books are in your to read pile?

I have soooooooo many. You should check out my Kindle! I have a bad “one-click” habit. I buy books faster than I can read them!

Who designed the cover of your latest book?

A little known fact about me is that I actually went to art school! Though I had my BS in Psychology, I always had an immense love for anything art. A few years ago, I was craving a career change and decided to study Graphic Design. Though I am not currently working in Graphic Design, my education helped me out in another aspect – designing my Cover Art! 

Green: A Life Force Novel
The Life Force Trilogy
Book 1
S. Briones Lim

Genre: Paranormal Fiction

Date of Publication: 7/1/13


Number of pages: Approx. 307
Word Count: 83,748

Cover Artist: S. Briones Lim

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Book Description:

Her family believed Immortality was a gift, but to Mattie it was a curse. Being a Life Hunter was nothing she would have ever wished upon herself, yet here she was, forced to hunt human Life Forces to sustain her life.

With no memory of her past or how she became such a monster, Mattie stays hidden in the backwoods of Brookesville with only her family to keep her company.

Despite the loneliness of her eternity, Mattie has grown to love her life - that is until she crossed the path of a human she couldn't bear to hunt.

With Hunter in the picture Mattie's life is turned upside down. Was love with a mortal possible? Unfortunately, Mattie has no choice but to find out.

About the Author:

Thanks to her mother’s unwavering devotion to read a bedtime story to her every single night, S. BRIONES LIM's love for books began before she could even speak. Author of the Life Force Trilogy, S. Briones Lim's other obsessions include time with family, POPCORN, sketching, movies and her pug, Tobi. She currently lives on the East Coast with her husband and continues to write every day.

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