Mar 23, 2012

The Forever Girl Blog Tour: Author Interview + Giveaway

I am very pleased to say that today I have Rebecca Hamilton here on my blog. In case you haven't seen her book around it's called The Forever Girl and it sounds like a fantastic read. I can't wait to dive into the story!


Author Interview:


Q. Hi, before I ask some questions can you introduce yourself a little?

A. I'm Rebecca Hamilton, mother of three, wife of one, and an author to as many people as I can get my book to! I love reading (right now I'm reading Caged and just finished Lichgates-both great books) and sometimes I watch TV. Right now, I'm digging The Voice, Supernatural (mostly to drool over Jensen Ackles, but I like the show, too!), Make it or Break it, True Blood, and Dexter. I also spend any extra free time trying to offer support to other parents who have Autistic children.

Q. When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

A. I've always wanted to write a book, but it wasn't until I wrote one that I realized I wanted to be a writer.

Q. Where did the idea for The Forever Girl come from?

A. I really just sat down to write a book. I didn't have a real idea in mind, other than: What if you had to kill the man you loved in order to save him? But that part of the story turned out to not come up full force until book 4 in the series. Instead, one of the smaller characters sort of revamped the plot, so to speak.

Q. What was your favorite scene in The Forever Girl to write?

A. The scene with the Cruor coterie on Basker Street. Thalia is a fun character.

Q. How about your least favorite or hardest scene to write?

A. Pretty much all the romance scenes.

Q. Do you have any advice to aspiring writers like myself?

A. Read a lot, write a lot, and be supportive of others-many times people will support you in return. Don't let your love of writing kill your passion for reading. All to often, as writers, we become overly critical of books because we would have done things differently. I even met a girl that basically doesn't give a book 5 stars anymore unless she is the one who edited for the author (so basically had the book tailor-written to her personal writing tastes). Truth is, readers aren't like that, and those of us who are writers weren't like that before we started reading either. We have to be careful to balance learning and aiming to be out best without losing our passion for reading! Well, that's my opinion at least. :)

Q. Do you tend to write with music on?

A. Almost always!

Q. If so who are some of the bands you listen to when you write?

A. Adele, Songs for the Sleepwalkers, All Time Low, Regina Spektor, Further Seems Forever, Silverchair, Lagwaon, Maria Mena, Paramore, Tatu, Tristan Prettyman...to name a few.

Q. Growing up who were some of your favorite authors?

A. RL Stine, Alice Sebold, Anne Rice.

Q. Who is your current favorite author?

A. NANCY PICKARD! Big time. Also a huge fan of Marisa de los Santos.

Q. If your book were to be made into a movie who would you cast to be in it and why?

A. Sophia: The girl on the book cover (Maria Schuab) would be perfect. Except we'd need her hair curled for most of the scenes, and some light brown contacts for her eyes lol. Other than that Elizabeth Harnois. I really think these people show Sophia best.

Charles: Well, since I know that Jensen Ackles has the right person and looks good even with his hair a little longer, he'd be a shoe in. ;) But then I'd probably cast him in every movie ever if I had it my way.

Ivory: Megan Fox, minus her awesome tan and usual high heel shoes, could play Ivory in bother appearance and attitude!

Morena Baccarin as Paloma...not only are the appearances similar, but I think they have complimentary styles.

Hayley Kiyoko as Lauren....I think Hayley has the energy to play Lauren's role.

Ryan Gosling as Marcus...He can pull off a bad guy role and make it look good at the same time.

Annette Bening as Sophia's mom (Katherine).....I think she could pull off the complex acting performance that would be necessary for this role.

Kate Beckinsale as Thalia....I think she can pull of quirkyness of Thalia's character while still keeping a darker and exotic edge.

And Amanda Seyfried as Queen Callista because she can pull of the look and the creepy factor.

Now for some this and that questions.

Q. Tea or Coffee?

A. Coffee for me, but Tea for Sophia. I do love Tea, though!

Q. Vanilla Ice Cream or Chocolate Ice Cream?

A. Chocolate. :)

Q. Team Edward or Team Jacob?

When I read, I rooted for Edward. But in retrospect....Jacob. :)

Q. The Walking Dead or The Vampire Diaries?

A. I haven't seen either, but I want to see The Vampire Diaries and I struggled to get through even one episode of Walking Dead. I guess there are books, too, right? Yeah, I need to add those to my 1000-book-long-to-read-pile..

Thanks so much for answering all these questions and stopping by Rebecca! It was a pleasure having you here today!

Thanks so much for having me here!

Now that you know a little bit about the author you should check out her book The Forever Girl!

And I'd like to thank Dark Mind Book Tours for allowing me to participate in this book tour! Now Rebecca has been kind enough to giveaway a e-book copy of her book and a scented candle which will be pictured below in a moment. I'd like to thank her for letting me host this giveaway! Thanks Rebecca! :)

Giveaway:

In order to enter this giveaway to win a e-book copy of The Forever Girl and this scented candle you must be thirteen year or older to enter. This giveaway is international for the e-book ONLY! If the winner is in the US then they will get the candle. So basically if you live outside of the US then you only get the e-book not the candle because of cost of shipping and all that.

Pretty right? So now all you have to do to enter is fill out the Raffelcopter below! Good luck to all who enter! And also make sure to check out tomorrows tour stop over at The Haunted Rose!


UPDATE: The Winner has been notified by email. She has 48 hours to respond or I will have to chose another winner. Thanks to all those who entered! Better luck next giveaway. :)

UPDATE: Another winner has been drawn and she has 48 hours to respond or I will have to draw another winner. 


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3 comments:

  1. I've noticed, even with the small amount of writing I've done so far, that I've become slightly critical about how one book is written compared to how I'd have done it.

    Luckily, I catch myself early and realize that it's at least helping me to develop my own skills of seeing different aspects of a story. And I don't let it hinder my appreciation or my enjoyment of the book (unless it REALLY does need some help, lol).

    Great interview and YAY for coffee!

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  2. Awesome giveaway!!! This sounds like a great book. Thanks for hooking us up. Good luck, everybody!
    Danielle
    http://knowntoread.blogspot.com/

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  3. I'm really looking forward to this book, have been following the blog tour and fingers crossed that I win a copy! Loved the interview! Vanilla ice cream for me though!

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