Monday, November 15, 2010

Guest Author Interview: Lori Pescatore + Giveaway












Please welcome today's guest author Lori Pescatore!  Lori is the author of Human Blend.

EJ:  When did you begin writing?

Lori: 
I've actually been writing all my life. My early writings were of fan-fiction even before the internet. I would create stories of my friends meeting their favorite celebrity. I've also always written poems for family members. I've even had a short story published in scholastic when I was in high-school.

EJ:  What brought you to the paranormal genre?

Lori:
  I like to write what I like to read. Writing in the paranormal realm is so wonderful because you can make your characters into fantastical creatures. In Human Blend I created a creature that I don't think has ever been written before, at least to my knowledge. I love having that freedom.

EJ:  If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?

Lori: 
Well, the main character in my book has the ability to heal, I would love to be able to do that. Moving things with my mind would be pretty cool too. Ah, the possibilities.

EJ:  Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.

Lori:
  Human Blend is fun read that creates memorable characters and has an interesting storyline. There is everything from romance, supernatural, and a bit of science fiction that will take the reader on a thrilling ride. It is a first in a trilogy that will be a fascinating read.

EJ:  If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?

Lori: 
Ah, good question. I am thinking Kristen Bell for Laney/Julie my lead female. She is suppose to be young and beautiful. I was thinking Jesse McCartney for Austin I've seen some earlier acting work of his in the movie Keith and I think he would make a perfect Austin. William Gregory Lee for Dr. Eli Elsworth  for the looks alone and Orlando Bloom for Marcus who needs to be handsome and mischievous.























 Human Blend by Lori Pescatore.

Marion, Virginia seemed like a nice place to live a normal life, but she is not a normal girl. Laney has special abilities that keep her looking over her shoulder as she makes her escape from the men who had kidnapped her. A young doctor's interest is piqued when he witnesses her mysteriously curing a young child's illness. He befriends her due to his growing fascination with uncovering the true nature of her abilities, but not without harboring secrets of his own. Laney's budding relationship with a local boy puts both of them in danger when the men she was hiding from find her. All of their lives will change forever as ancient secrets become unearthed.


Thank you Lori for joining us here today at From the Shadows!

To learn more about Lori Pescatore and her books, please visit her website.






















** Human Blend Giveaway **

We are giving away two autographed copies of Human Blend by Lori Pescatore!

To enter please leave a comment on this post including your email (so we may contact you if you win).  You do not have to be a follower to enter (though I always appreciate a follow!).  This giveaway is International!  Giveaway ends November 30th midnight EST.

71 comments:

  1. I would love to win this book!Thanks for the interview.
    Misha
    mishamary@gmail.com

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  2. A new author to me and I always like trying them to see what they are like.

    So please enter me in the giveaway.

    Thanks for opening the giveaway to worldwide entries.

    Much appreciated.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

    I follow via GFC.

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  3. Hi :)
    Thank you for introducing me to Lori Pescatore and her writing. Thanks to Lori for sharing here today.
    All the best,
    RKCharron

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  4. This book sounds really great.
    Thanks for the great interview and giveaway.
    kimvanaken@live.nl

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  5. Oh, wow!
    Thanks for this interview and rec!
    I saw this book on Smashwords and added it to my wishlist immediately!
    It looks very exciting! :)

    Thanks so much for giving this great opportunity to international readers! We really appreciate it! :)

    P.S.: I love the cast the author chose! :P

    I'd love to enter the contest!

    yvantis[at]hotmail[dot]com

    - Kelly @{I Work For Books}

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  6. Google Friends Connect - following your blog publicly as Louis

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

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  7. Great interview, EJ :) This book sounds interesting and I'd love to read it!

    the_happy_soul @ yahoo.com

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  8. I'm excited by the sound of the book and enjoyed reading the interview :) Paranormal fiction is my favourite genre and I'd love to win this to read over my Christmas holidays. Thanks for the giveaway!

    kate1485 at hotmail.com

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  9. This book sounds amazing, and the interview was very interesting!

    teenage.fairytale (at) gmail.com

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  10. great interview! the books looks interesting.
    trancespiderx@gmail.com

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  11. This sounds like a great read!! I loved the interview! I cannot wait to see what happens to Laney!

    kristen_babygurl@hotmail.com

    Kristen
    My Bloody Fairy Tale

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  12. Sounds like a great series. Love the cover of this book. Thanks for another great interview.\

    NewBorrowedUsed@gmail.com

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  13. Sounds like it could be a suspenseful read. please enter me in the giveaway.

    Marty (Dark Wyrm Reads)
    darkwyrmreads AT yahoo DOT com

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  14. Awesome thaNKS!

    apereiraorama @ gmail.com

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  15. This book souds really great and I would love a chance to win one. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

    romancebookjunkiesdanielle at yahoo dot com

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  16. I missed the book on the REVIEW ROTATION....would love to read....sounds great Lori

    grammy

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  17. Thank you for the interview! The reviews on this are wonderful! I would love a chance to win (and hopefully keep it out of my Not-So-Bebe-Girl Autumn's hands until I've had a chance to read it myself, since all of the books end up at her dad's house and have a hard time making it back to mine!)

    Julie @ Knitting and Sundries
    knittingandsundries(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. Thanks for a great interview E.J. and Lori. Love the healer angle. Good luck with the book!

    Regan
    http://www.reganblack.com

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  19. I'm always looking for new authors to read, sounds good! tWarner419@aol.com

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  20. this is a new book and a new author for me, I'd love to give it a shot.

    jlynettes @ hotmail . com

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  21. A very interesting interview EJ and Lori! Good luck with your new book. It looks a very enthrawling read! Also thank-you for the International giveaway.
    Calum
    thesecretwriter@boxbe.com

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  22. Thanks for the wonderful comments. I'm hard at work on the 2nd book in this trilogy! Good luck to all who enter! If you are in the Pennsylvania area, this is a book signing in Doylestown, Pa on December 14th. Happy Reading! Thanks EJ!!

    Lori Pescatore

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  23. This book seems great . Awesome contest, thanks or making it international =)
    ninie2310@hotmail.fr

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  24. This is a uniquely fantastic idea for a story and I would love to have an autographed copy.

    ahardygirl@msn.com

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  25. I have read Lori's book and I was fascinated by her unique characters and how she builds up and unfolds the story. This is one book I found hard to put down because I kept wanting to know what was going to happen next. I would love an autographed copy of her book. I'm looking forward to her next book in the trilogy.

    Sandy
    trixy8521@yahoo.com

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  26. Thanks for the interview and the giveaway.
    Human Blend sounds like a great paranormal romance mystery with dark twists and I would love to read it.

    apk1princess@live.com

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  27. Sounds very interesting.

    ke7yca at gmail dot com

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  28. Great interview E. J. & Lori. Enter me to win too!

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  29. Hi Lori -
    Sounds like a great book. Would love to win a print copy.

    Lea Ellen {night owl in IL}

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  30. This book sounds very interesting. I would love to read it.

    jennifer.kalman at gmail dot com

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  31. Thanks so much for the wonderful interview, Lori and E.J.! Just got Human Blend last night, Lori, and I've read such great things about it, I can't wait to read it! See you at your signing!

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  32. Great interview Lori! I liked that you used to write about friends meeting their favorite celebrities. That sounds like such fun!

    Your book sounds so original and interesting
    :-)
    Best wishes!

    ~ Melanie

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  33. It looks like an interesting book... I'd like to read it :)


    Daniela.

    dany7578@hotmail.com

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  34. I'm so proud and at awe with Lori! I can't wait to read your book!

    Theresa
    ReCiePaNda@cox.net

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  35. Please enter me as well :)

    Chrizette
    baychriz at gmail dot com

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  36. thanks for the giveaway!

    elizabethjhoskins@gmail.com

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  37. pleasee ..meee:D
    i love myst book love read! tx for the chance:)
    wulanseries at gmail dot com

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  38. i'm intrigued ! Great Cover :)
    oh, please Pick ME !

    - A follower

    uniquas at ymail dot com

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  39. This looks like a great read. I am excited about your giveaway! Please include me.
    Thanks for hosting. ♥
    veltara@yahoo.com
    I am a follower of your blog

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  40. I love mysterious books like these. Thanks for the interview.

    butterflyboo123(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  41. This sounds really interesting!! I'd love to read it, thanks for the interveiw, it was great!

    jill_jam3894(at)ymail(dot)com

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  42. the book sounds amazing. a new author writing a mystery is always a must-read book.

    great interview. hope to win the giveaway

    dashingmercury9@yahoo.com

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  43. Loved Lori's cast! xD

    count me in, please!

    jen7waters(at)gmail(dot)com

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  44. This sounds like a fabulous book! Please enter me!

    Crazy Cat Lady
    ccllibrary(at)aol(dot)com
    http://crzycatladyslibrary.blogspot.com/

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  45. I'd love to win this book!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  46. This book sounds amazing! I love the idea of healers, I think it's awesome!

    wildpeetree7 at hotmail dot com

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  47. I'd like to read this book:)

    yuko86(at)hotmail(dot)it

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  48. Sounds like a good one, I'd love to win it.
    Mike
    mikedraper1042@yahoo.com

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  49. Thank you. :))

    sauvadeavelle(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  50. Great giveaway :)

    sweet(dot)sayumi(at)yahoo(dot)com(dot)br

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  51. Great cover and I love to read about people with abilities. I'm hoping, my ability is to win, win, win. :)

    dorcontest at gmail dot com

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  52. aweosme interview another new author for me and i have to say imn diggingthat cover simple yet beautiful


    mortalsinn@yahoo.com

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  53. Thanks for the giveaway!

    +1 GFC follower

    angeldream3(at)gmail(dot)com

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  54. I'd love to win the, it would be a new author to me :) Thank you for making it international! I'm a gfc follower.

    Michelle
    bookwormreviewed AT gmail dot com

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  55. Awesome sounding book! Thanks for the chance to win.
    sharon
    slnperrin@gmail.com

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  56. Looks like a great book!! Would love to read it. Count me in please ;)

    tibiux at yahoo dot com dot br

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  57. hi..book cover looks scary and interesting read...
    Thanks for the worldwide contest...
    Count me in...
    babysaffron@gmail.com

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  58. This looks awesome! I'm always looking for great new books to add to my plan to read pile! Thank you for the contest count me in!

    lucy.dandrea(at)gmail(dot)com

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  59. This book sounds great! I'd love to read it.
    juliecookies(at)gmail.com

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  60. Thanks for the chance!


    spamscape [at] gmail [dot] com

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  61. Great interview and the book looks awesome. Can't wait to read it...hope I'm a lucky winner!
    :)

    ~Stasia~
    immortalmuse@gmail.com

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  62. Sounds Great!:)
    Follower.

    tirachii@yahoo.com

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  63. Great interview! wow! I just recently found out about Human Blend! When I checked on Goodreads, I was really drawn in!

    thank you for the giveaway!

    precious_shusky@yahoo.com

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  64. Great interview. sounds like a good read.

    hrududu AT hotmail DOT de

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  65. This looks like a very good book. I have never read any of her books! The cover is also neat!!


    magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

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  66. Just in time - I think. The cover-art is fantastic, and I'll be getting a copy regardless.

    Great promotion.

    Martin :)

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  67. Count me in .


    raluk.93 at gmail(Dot) com

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  68. Looks like a book thats right up my alley....Heres hoping *fingers crossed*
    veltara@yahoo.com
    Thanks for hosting a great giveaway!

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  69. Lori,
    the book sounds great, and i would love to win a copy!
    DGORMAN15@nycap.rr.com
    good luck with your writing, Lori!

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