Sunday, December 11, 2011

Book Giveaway and Author Interview: Moon-Linked and Moon-ache by Erin Irvin

Moon-linked by Erin Irvin

Fifteen-year-old March Howe is going through some bizarre bodily changes - the last thing she needs when most people at school already think she's a freak. Little does she know that those changes are leading her into a supernatural world of strange mysteries and terrible danger. March is a werewolf - but not just a werewolf. She's the last known female of the species, and that makes her a rare commodity.

Just when the guy of her dreams asks her out, a pack of werewolves invade her house to take her back to their den, where she must be heralded through her first change or risk certain death. Along the way, she meets the dark and handsome Greyson, her only peer in the pack, and is caught up in the dark intrigue surrounding her new "family" and the strange truth behind her existence. Will she fit in this new, magical world better than she does at school? Will she even survive her first change? Or will the power that's growing inside her destroy her and the entire werewolf bloodline?



In Book One of the Lone March Series, March Howe must choose between mundane and magical, the familiar and the unknown, freedom and responsibility. Will she decide her fate before the last of the werewolves decide it for her?



Moon-ache

Her name is March Greeley Howe. And she’s a were-wolf. After escaping her captor’s den, and being rescued by an unlikely ally, March finds out what’s been happening in Glenbrook since she’s been gone. Life will never be the same since Elliot’s take-over, and the last she-wolf in the world has some tough decisions to make.

In the midst of being forced to master her Lupine form, she is thrown back into her old life, with all the fear and uncertainty that went with it. Besides being torn between Ethyn and Greyson, March fails to make sense of her hesitation in trusting Avery. With both home and school upside-down, she tries to find solace in her friends, but soon learns she stands apart, and the divide only grows with each day of her double life.

In Book Two of the Lone March Series, March Howe meets some new faces and sees old ones in new ways. She grows up fast when she has to make decisions no one else can, and embarks on a mission that will redefine her place in the pack. Will she balance her were and human lives before the last of the were-wolves throw everything into chaos?

Thanks Erin for your time!

--The Twitter version: tell us about your book in 140 characters or less.

The Lone March series is about a teenage girl who finds out she’s the last female werewolf on earth. It’s got romance, humor and action.

--How did you get the idea for the story?

It’s not a very enchanting story, Lone March’s origin.  I saw that vampires were selling and I predicted where the market was going to head next—werewolves.  I actually ignored it for a while, rejected the idea, because I didn’t think I could write werewolves, but I sat down to lunch with my fiancé’s brother (this was the summer of 2009) and he suggested werewolves without knowing anything about the fact that I’d been running away from the idea for weeks.  He convinced me to do it and I credit him with sparking my interest.  Then, my fiancé, a long-time werewolf fan, advised me on the rules of a world with weres and his encouragement made me think I was capable, so from there I began March’s story.

--Which character would you most/least like to have dinner with?

Most: Ruthie Birch.  I have such a crush on her!  She’s so witty and cultured—and waaay cooler than I am!
Least: Ugh, this is hard because I can only talk about characters from the two books that are out…Um, well, any of the frigids would be completely insipid, but the were-raven, Beatrice Chattingsworth would be worse.  I definitely don’t trust her.

--What are some of your favorite books? Do you still have much time to read?

Oh dear.  This is a dangerous question, but I’ll try and limit it to just a few.  Harry Potter, of course.  The Sandman graphic novel series by Neil Gaiman; Brave New World by Aldous Huxley; A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway; Great Gatsby…I should probably stop now.  I love to read pretty much any genre, any style, fiction, non-fiction, but these days I only get to read about a book a month or less.  Hopefully that’ll change when my work calms down!

--Do you have any other works in progress? Any teasers or release dates?

I’ve got several, but I don’t really let myself work on them much—haha!  I try to put my energy into Lone March, but I am working on a middle grade paranormal series and a funny confessional series about a high school girl.  As for release dates, all I can say is that book #3 of Lone March, Moon-Burn, will be out Spring 2012.

--If a fairy godmother told you your life could be like a favorite book for 24 hours, which book would you pick and why?


Harry Potter, hands down!  Who wouldn’t want to spend a day at Hogwarts or the Burrow—even Grimmauld Place!  I want my own wand so badly!!

--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?

Oh yes.  For me, it’s all about location and the energy around me when I’m working.  It doesn’t matter where as long as I’m in control of the environment.  I can write in public, outdoors, but when I really need to think about a scene (usually in revision) I need a quiet room.  And a cup of coffee is always welcome!  As far as music, I have many writing playlists, many songs that inspire me before writing a scene and ones I use as theme music while I’m writing.  Too many to list.  But I recently put a “Playlist” page on my blog site, so if anyone’s interested, they can check out the specific bands/songs here: http://erinirvinsblog.blogspot.com/

--If you could have any superpower what would you choose?

Teleportation.  Then I could go to all the places in the world I want to go in the blink of an eye without spending a dime on air-fare!

--Besides writing, what do you like to do in your free time?

I’m a musician/singer-songwriter.  Music is on equal footing with novel writing for me.  I also draw [poorly].

--Is there anything else you want to add or say to your readers?

Just wait, guys, because, oh man, things are going to get crazy in Lone March.  I’m working on book #6 now and it’s some of the most fun I’ve had writing.  Every book is more fun than the last.

Lightning round: this or that?  That
Vanilla or chocolate?  Vanilla
Edward or Jacob?  Edward
Hockey or soccer?  Game: Hockey.  Players: Soccer;)
Ebook or paper?  Paper
Salty or sweet?  Salty
Beach or mountains?  Mountains
Phone call or email?  Depends on who—haha!  But probably phone call
Early bird or night owl?  Both
Dog or cat?  Dog
Messy or neat?  Neat
Ninjas or pirates?  Pirates

And now for the GIVEAWAY!

-One ebook of Moon-Linked, and one of Moon-ache
-US only


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