Saturday, October 29, 2011

Book Giveaway and Author Interview: Entanglements by P.R. Mason

Entanglements by P R Mason
 Entanglements by P.R. Mason

Accidentally opening a vortex sucks! Fifteen-year-old KIZZY TAYLOR is just hoping for an evening of fun when she joins her friends in a spelunking expedition through an under-city tunnel. But fun turns bizarre when Kizzy accidentally opens a vortex and her stepsister is swept through to an evil alternate dimension. The only way to rescue her stepsister is to reopen the vortex and go in after her. But will Kizzy be able to return home?

About P.R.: Pat writes steamy contemporary and paranormal romance under the name Patricia Mason and Young Adult paranormal romance and Urban Fantasy as P.R. Mason. She escaped from the snowy Midwest winters of her youth by moving in 2001 to a beautiful, historic city in Georgia to pursue her dream of being a novelist. Before being published, Pat won first place in the Sandhills writer's conference novel category and third place in the Georgia Romance Writer's contest known as the Maggies.


--The Twitter version: tell us about your book in 140 characters or less.
 Opening a vortex sucks! In ENTANGLEMENTS, Kizzy Taylor must enter an evil alt. dimension to save her stepsister, but will she ever get home?

--How did you get the idea for the story?
The idea for the plot came largely from the quantum mechanics theory of entanglements. Scientists have found that a particle may be tweaked and second particle will react even though it may be miles away from the first and even though there is no discernable connection between the two. It's theorized that the connection exists in an alternate dimension of which it is believed there are at least seven. I began to wonder whether people could also be connected through alternate dimensions.
I live in Savannah, Georgia, which is known for being the most haunted city in America. However, it is not as widely known that there are many alleged vortexes in Savannah. When I combined this with the quantum mechanics theory, the plot was born.
--Which character would you most/least like to have dinner with? I would definitely like to have dinner with the villain, Prince Leopold. Being the son of Britain's Queen Victoria, in an alternate universe of course, he has many a story to tell.

--What are some of your favorite books? Do you still have much time to read?
I love to read. Right now I'm exploring the Steampunk genre.
--Do you have any other works in progress? Any teasers or release dates? 
My work in progress is a sequel to Entanglements, which I plan to release in January of 2012, entitled RESISTANCE. It tells the story of a young female resistance fighter who, along with her warlock/vampire love, must defeat an army of soul sucking golems.

--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'm going to resist the impulse to live in the world of Pride & Prejudice because that is too cliché....Nope can't resist. I'd spend the 24 hours with Mr. Darcy.

--Do you need anything to write (music, coffee, etc)?
My daily writing routine usually begins in a local coffee shop. If I can get out of the house and away from the temptation to sit and read (or do household chores...although that's more like a nagging impulse rather than a temptation), I find it much easier to concentrate on the story I'm writing.
Are there any songs on your playlist- songs that inspired you or that were playing while you wrote?
Right now, I'm very inspired by the Florence + the Machine album, Lungs. I particularly love Cosmic Love and Heavy In Your Arms.  When I was writing Entanglements, I was listening to Muse (Map of the Problematic and Uprising are particular favorites). Also, pretty much anything by Vast is wonderful. 

--If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
Invisibility. I think it would be fantastic to be invisible and thus be able to gain access to any place I wished and observe anyone I wished.

--Besides writing, what do you like to do in your free time?
I love to spend time chatting with friends in a coffee shop or reading as I sit on the sofa with my two cats cuddled around me.

--Is there anything else you want to add or say to your readers?
I love to hear from readers. They can email me at or follow me on @prmason on Twitter.

Lightning round: this or that?
Vanilla or chocolate?                          Chocolate
Edward or Jacob?                               Neither. But if I have to choose I'll take Jacob
Hockey or soccer?                               Soccer
Ebook or paper?                                  ebook
Salty or sweet?                                    Salty
Beach or mountains?                           Beach
Phone call or email?                            Phone call
Early bird or night owl?                      Early Bird
Dog or cat?                                         Cats
Messy or neat?                                    Messy
Ninjas or pirates?                                Pirates

And now for the GIVEAWAY:


  1. If I were to choose between Edward or Jacob, I'd also pick neither.



  2. Spending a day with Mr. Darcy would be pretty epic. Great interview!

  3. Thanks for the giveaway op! I'm definitely a fan of alternate dimension stories!

    (Though, I do have to argue that St. Augustine in Florida actually holds the record for more haunted city in the US. It's the oldest, continuously occupied city and still holds the most sighting records.)


  4. I love the alternate dimension thing. Was the sister standing next to her when she was sucked up?

    Neither was a wise choice when picking between sparkly or hairy:-)

  5. Yeah. As to Jacob and Edward. I'm not a big fan of cold. I want my guys hot.

  6. Nice interview!loved it!!Thanks for the giveaway!!


  7. If I could choose my power it would be invisibility too but my reason would be because I am a chicken!
    Thanks for the giveaway chance!!

  8. Cliche or not.. who wouldn't want to spend the day with Mr. Darcy?

  9. I'd definitely also pick Jacob if I had to pick but I was never a fan of either guy in that series. xD

    I disagree on the ebook/paper thing. I'll forever be reading paperback/hardback.

  10. I have to say I'm looking forward to the sequel. There is just something sexy about a vampire being a warlock and battling golems (so under-utilized in the fantasy world).


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