Monday, June 20, 2011

Across the Galaxy Giveaway and Interview with Author Heather Hildenbrand

Cover for 'Across The Galaxy' Across the Galaxy by Heather Hildenbrand
Orphaned as a young girl, Alina Leone has spent the last few years in dusty Arizona, being raised by her guardian, Peter, and wishing for a friendship that isn’t filled with lies and deception about exactly what she really is. Just before she can begin senior year she meets someone from her past – a talking wolf from another galaxy who won’t stop calling her ‘Empress’ - and in a single moment, her future is changed forever. She becomes a fugitive, on the run from the Shadows, the same monsters who killed her parents, and flees to the safety of the planet Bardawulf for refuge. But not everyone in this magically protected fortress is what they seem.

--The Twitter version: tell us about your book in 140 characters or less.
Meet Alina, an orphaned high school senior and alien empress w/ Inter-galactic enemies who meets brooding hottie.

--How did you get the idea for the story?
I came up with the alien thing on my own but my kids (4 and 7 at the time) helped come up with a lot of the creatures and their names. They had so much fun with it.
--Which character would you most/least like to have dinner with?
Would love to have dinner with Ander. I’d have to pass on Tharos though. All the black ash and billowing robes sounds kind of un-appetizing.

--What are some of your favorite books? Do you still have much time to read?
Of course! I make time to read. If I’m slacking on it because of writing, I convince myself it’s necessary research of my trade and plop down with a YA Paranormal. I love Cassandra Clare (Mortal Instruments series is my fav!), PC Cast’s House of Night, Allyson Noel’s Immortal series and most recently, Amanda Hocking’s Trylle Trilogy.
--Do you have any other works in progress? Any teasers or release dates?
I’m working on one about a Werewolf Hunter now. It’s called Dirty Blood and will be out sometime in March.

--If a fairy godmother told you your life could be like a favorite book for 24 hours, which book would you pick and why?
Twilight. Having to choose between the vamp and the werewolf is one of those hard decisions every girl wishes she had to make. =)

--Do you need anything to write (music, coffee, etc)? Are there any songs on your playlist- songs that inspired you or that were playing while you wrote?
Coffee, if it’s before noon. As for music, I prefer glorious silence since both my kids are in full day school this year- woohoo! But I just listened to ‘Hey Jude’ by the Beatles the other day and it soo reminded me of the love interest in Dirty Blood so I had to play that on repeat for awhile.

--If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
I would be Peter, from that TV show, Heroes (it’s off air now but it was awesome!) He had the ability to take on anyone else’s powers just by touching them. If I had that, I could try them all. Assuming there were lots of others with powers, too…

--Besides writing, what do you like to do in your free time?
House projects. We just bought a house last year and I’m still slowly trying to paint and decorate. I just did my dining room the color of blood so that was fun.

--Is there anything else you want to add or say to your readers?
I’ll be posting more info for upcoming books on my blog, so watch for updates. or connect with me on Twitter @HeatherHildenbr. Thanks for having me!

Giveaway Details:
-Ends July 18th
-US only please
-Leave a way to contact you in the comments section. 

Thank you Heather and all my followers!


  1. Great giveaway!!!

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  2. Thanks again!
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  3. Thanks for the giveaway :D


  4. Looks great, thanks!

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  5. Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway. (:


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