Friday, March 16, 2012

Book Giveaway plus coupon and Author Interview: Quest of the Demon and Tallen by Michelle Sawyer

Tallen (Quest of the Demon Aftermath #1)Quest of the Demon

Quest of the Demon by Michelle Sawyer
Darci is a popular sixteen-year-old girl who plays basketball and lives in an ordinary country town. But her life is changed forever when she is accidentally transported to the land of Nahaba by a young apprentice wizard called Taslessian.
Within hours of her unexpected arrival, both teens are thrust into a dangerous journey to the cave of Grisham the Great in the hope that he would be able to send her home.
Upon reaching the cave, however, Darci quickly discovers that there is no such thing as accidents, and that their journey is only just beginning.

Tallen by Michelle Sawyer
Growing up not far from the road to Chinta on the edge of the Jungle Dragon, Tallen is excited to have her two brothers home. Recent times have been hard, Tallen herself barely surviving an attack by a derelict stranger in their very own barn.
The war that never was has relieved them of their duty at Chinta, so much so, that her father, the Sergeant of the Guard, is able to return for a visit, bringing news of a possible suitor for Tallen, given that she is almost of that age.
Tallen is not sure what she wants, and the man her father brings home is not what anyone expected. But at least she knows that her family has her best interests at heart when the pompous, self-interested merchant's son is sent back to Chinta.
The aftermath of the Offworlder's quest remains uncertain, the battle apparently lost. But for a reluctant Tallen, the journey is only just beginning, upon a path from which there may be no return.
Giveaway: Ebook copy of Quest of the Demon and Tallen

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Our Interview:

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

Darci gets zapped to Nahaba, where she meets a wizard n after trying to find her way home, finds out from a dragon she is to save the world.

--How did you get the idea for the story?
I originally wrote Quest of the Demon for myself as my own adventure.  It started when I was 14 probably during an accounting class or something similar… What I thought was a short story (like any high school kid would write), ended up being a 100k+ novel.
--Which character would you most/least like to have dinner with?
I’d most like to have dinner with Maledorian as he’d be a lot of fun – if you ever needed someone to party with or back you up in a tavern brawl, he’d be your guy.  I’d least like to have dinner with Domati – he’s a crazy demented wizard who of course, is one of the bad guys.

--What are some of your favorite books? Do you still have much time to read?
I don’t have much time to read at the moment but my favorite reads come from Tamora Pierce (The Lioness Rampant series), Isobelle Carmondy (I’m reading ‘The Sending’ at the moment.), David Eddings – the 6 books about Spahawk… there’s many more but I’ll leave it at that.
--Do you have any other works in progress? Any teasers or release dates?

Always.  I’m hand writing book 5 at the moment while book 3 Elflings (Quest of the Demon Aftermath 2) is due out in December this year.  Keep your eyes open as I also have some flash fiction work coming out through 

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

I’d pick a book from Anne McCaffrey – the dragons of Pern are classic and to ride around with real dragons would be awesome!

--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?
Now that I’m getting older (I turn 30 this year, yikes!) I find that I like a good coffee, but that’s all I need stimulus wise.  To get some good writing done, all I need is a place to sit, some peace and quiet as well as a few good pens and my note book.

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

Ohhh… good one.  I always wondered what kind of X-man like mutant I would be…I always liked Rogue so I think if I could have her powers (in the comic book version, flying, strength and so on – that would be pretty cool).  If it was only one power I get to choose – flight.

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

Free time?  I wonder where all of that went.  Well I work full time in real estate which sucks up most of my time.  But when I get a chance, I like to go camping, fishing, do archer, I play basketball and occasionally play zombie games on the ps3.

--Is there anything else you want to add or say to your readers?
Let your imagination be your guide for it can take you anywhere.
Lightning round: this or that?
Vanilla or chocolate? Chocolate
Edward or Jacob? Jacob
Hockey or soccer? Hockey
Ebook or paper? Ebook
Salty or sweet? Sweet
Beach or mountains? Mountains
Phone call or email? Email
Early bird or night owl? Early bird
Dog or cat? Dog
Messy or neat? Messy
Ninjas or pirates? Ninja

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1 comment:

  1. Very fun interview, especially the question and answer about the superpower.


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