Thursday, June 9, 2011
Guest Author Interview: Joann I. Martin Sowles + Vampire Bookmark Giveaway
Please welcome today's paranormal guest author Joann I. Martin Sowles. Joann is the author of Laney: The Brookehaven Vampires.
EJ: When did you begin writing?
Joann: I began writing about eight years ago. I was really just playing around with the idea. I didn’t believe I could actually write a book. Once Laney planted herself in my head and wanted out I had a moment where I thought to myself, “Would I rather look back at my life and regret that I never tried or be thankful I gave it a chance.” The answer to that is obvious and I’m pretty happy I pushed myself to try. BTW, That original story I began eight years ago has yet to be finished, but it will be. :)
EJ: What brought you to the paranormal genre?
Joann: It’s the genre I’ve always read and I’ve always been fascinated by vampires and all mythical creatures.
EJ: If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?
Joann: I would love to be one of my vampires or have magical powers like in the Harry Potter series. Could you imagine having all that magic? I’d use it to clean my house like Mrs. Weasley does. :)
EJ: Tell us why readers will enjoy your new release.
Joann: I think readers will enjoy Laney’s story because of the of the love story that is involved between her and Oliver. I also think they will enjoy finding their way through the Brookehaven world through Laney’s eyes.
EJ: If your book(s) were being made into a movie, who would you cast for the leading roles? Why?
Joann: I could see Hayden Christensen as Oliver – It’s that smile and his hair. I have no idea for Laney. My daughter, who is 9, says she’s going to play Laney if it’s ever made into a film/TV show. Not sure how I feel about that… I could see Bradley James as Carter and Jaime Ray Newman as Professor Amber. I would have to put a lot of thought and research into the rest. I imagine, as time goes by, I’ll discover others I think should fill those spots.
Laney (Brookehaven Vampires, book #1) by Joann I. Martin Sowles
In a small college town in Northern California, Laney Alexander leads a regular, uneventful life–that is, until the charming and alluring Oliver Knight enters her world. Who is this gorgeous and mysterious stranger? Or, rather, what is he?
As Laney’s sophomore year of college begins, so does an unbelievable adventure–including a love she didn’t know she longed for. She soon learns that Oliver is not ordinary, nor is the rest of his family, including a sister who openly hates her and a brother who will stop at nothing for revenge. As she fights for her life, and Oliver’s love, Laney discovers that the fictional world of vampires isn’t so fictional after all. Nobody is safe, especially Laney, Oliver’s most important priority, and he will stop at nothing to protect her. With her mortality at risk, and a commitment revealed that she, without a doubt, knows she wants, Laney’s life takes a thrilling and terrifying turn…
Don't miss E.J.'s review of Laney: The Brookehaven Vampires here.
Thank you Joann for joining us here today at From the Shadows!
To learn more about Joann I. Martin Sowles and her books, please visit her website.
**Brookehaven Vampires Bookmark Giveaway**
We are giving away gorgeous The Brookehaven Vampires bookmarks to three lucky winners!
To enter, please leave a comment on this post including your email address (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 open to US and Canadian mailing addresses only. Giveaway ends June 24th midnight EST.
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E.J. Stevens is the bestselling, award-winning author of the IVY GRANGER, PSYCHIC DETECTIVE urban fantasy series, the SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, and the WHITECHAPEL PARANORMAL SOCIETY Victorian Gothic horror series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines. Her novels are available worldwide in multiple languages.