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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

BotM: Author Override with Laura Wright (Interview/Giveaway)

Good morning! Today I'd like to welcome our Book of the Month author, Laura Wright, over for a kind of author override! Where you can get a peek at the author behind the book! Don't forget that you can still enter to win a copy of our BotM, Eternal Captive, by clicking on the image above!
Hi Laura and welcome back to Reading Between the Wines! *waving madly* Hey Crystal! Its great to be backJ Please tell us five things about yourself we can’t find on your site or bio that might surprise readers. Mmmm, 5 things, huh? Okay, here goes.. 1. I bite me nails. *charming, I know* 2. I really want to write a YA book! 3. I really want to write a Time Travel Harem story! 4. I love bugs, love holding bugs and studying them. *running for the hills yet?* 5. Every couple of days I look at my 15 year old dog Thompson and silently beg, PLEASE DON’T DIE. Laura WrightOh, a time travel harem story? That sounds like it could be fun! Before you started writing you were on stage, can you share with us any fun or wild stories about you acting, singing and dancing career? Man, there are so many crazy stories from those days. When I was 12 I landed the role of Briggitta in a year long run of Sound of Music. I was young and silly, and when I saw some of the older kids mooning actors from off stage I thought, Hey, me and Gretl and Marta should do this too. One night, we mooned Maria, and we got in soooooo much trouble!! When you first started your writing career, what is that best piece of advice you were offered and never forgot? Be professional, accessible and flexibleJ When writing do you listen to music or have the TV on, or do you need complete silence? Is there anything that you must-have in order to write? I totally listen to music. Very, very loud in my headphones. I also need a cup of coffee nearby to get anything of value accomplished. Share with us an average day as Laura Wright. You just woke up; do you need coffee right away? Do you wear your pajamas all day? Do you own a leopard print snuggie? Is your husband the master chef in the house? Do you have a glass of wine before bed? Give us all the dirty little details! I am SO not a morning person, so yes, coffee in the am in a must! I get lunches for my kids and get them off to school. I wear pjs all day until I have to pick them up again *snort!* then its dinner making *ME, hubby cleans up afterward* homework help, bed, and maybe some work, reading – glass of red – and GRIMM or Daily Show! How do you juggle a full time writing career and being a mom? You know what, its not too hard of a juggling act. I actually thank God I can have both, stay home and be both. It’s a true blessing. Course laundry does pile up during deadline something fierce! Have you ever had a character pop into your head for a mental conversation during an improper time? What do you do when this happens? The boys always do this. In the car, in the shower, during my kid’s conference. Let’s not even go there during private, private moments! But I usually answer because odds are they’ve got something really important to tell me – something Ive missed in their stories. You run into a vampire one night walking down the street. You… A) turn tail and run! B) ask him to bite you, purely for research purposes of course! C) pull him into the nearest alley and have your naughty way with him. D) pull out your tape recorder and ask him for an interview. B and C – come on, they have to go together! Im a hussy like thatJ Ha, I would of picked the same. We can be hussies together! LoL What TV shows are on your DVR right now? Grimm, Smash, Awake, Daily Show, Colbert Report, Tabitha Taking Over, Top Chef What is in your TBR (to be read) pile right now? Right now I am deep, hellishly deep, into the FEVER series. I’ve never reacted to books as I am to these. I feel almost lost right now as I read them. I want Barrons to love me and no other…sigh..
LoL, I think a lot of readers can relate to that on the FEVER series! I love how you readily interact with your readers on FaceBook and Twitter; you constantly update your status with your current works, snippets, inspirational pictures (never stop) and more. Do you think that this has helped to get your name and works out there to more new readers as oppose to other authors who may not have a Twitter or FaceBook account or are most of your followers’ fans already? I think it has absolutely helped get my name and the series out there! I am a people person, I love chatting and discussing books. It feels so wonderful and natural having a space for that. I can’t let you go without talking about your boys, the Roman brothers – Alexander, Nicholas and Lucian. How did the Mark of the Vampire series come about; a dream, a song, or something else? Ha! The series came about from one idea: The Breeding Male. When he came into my mind, so did all the questions. I have a huge love affair with family. Family of all shapes and sizes. And I wondered how the families who had the BM in their life went on, how they treated each other afterward.. Between Alexander (Eternal Hunger), Nicky (Eternal Kiss) and Luca (Eternal Captive); who would you say has given you the hardest time while writing their story and why? Probably Nicky. He was the most closed, had the most to hide. He always felt so controlled to me, and I was going to force him to get out of control. It was problematic, but turned into one of my favorite books! Nicky's was one of my favorites too, I think you captured all his layers perfectly! If you had the chance to go out on a date with one of the Roman brothers, who would you choose and what would you do? Oh jeez. A date, huh? A date I’d pick Alexander. He’s funny, sexy, fierce and would order a second dessert for me and pretend that he ate it so as to not humiliate meJ Eternal CaptiveEternal Captive, the third novel in the Mark of the Vampire series, was released earlier this month – congratulations on your release! In a tweet (140 characters or less) tell us what we can expect from Lucian’s story. Hey – I’ll do it in 6! A dark, sexy, angsty thrill rideJ What does the future hold for these pavens? How many novels can readers expect for the series and what do you have in the works right now? The future is a tricky thing now. Gray’s book, Eternal Beast, coming in August flips the whole world on its ear. Where once the Romans hid from the Order and from their breed, it’s just not going to be possible anymore. Right now I’m writing Erion’s book, Eternal Demon. Dark, gothic, sexy goodnessJ I can't wait to see what is in store for them! Thanks so much for stopping by, Laura, it was a pleasure having you! To find out more about Laura and her Mark of the Vampires series visit: laurawright.com
~*GIVEAWAY*~
Laura has sent me some Mark of the Vampire goodies to giveaway to one lucky reader in the US. To enter, just leave a comment on this post and then fill out the RaffleCopter below with your name and email address. Additional entries are available but not required. Good luck!
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19 comments:

Andrea said...

"A dark, sexy, angsty thrill ride." I like a book like this!

Sue Sattler said...

These books are at the top of my list of books that I want. You had me at dark and sexy!

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Laurie said...

I loved Eternal Hunger, and love loved Eternal Kiss. So can't wait to read Eternal Captive and the rest. One of the best series out there.
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Chrisbails said...

This is a new author and series for me. I love to read and always looking for new books and authors to check out. Congrats on your recently released book.
Thanks for the giveaway.
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Joanne said...

Have not read this series yet. Sounds amazing. Put the books on the top of my wishlist.

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Jenna Froggy said...

I used to bite my nails also, such a bad habit, lol. I think your love of bugs is awesome...how do you feel about spiders? I love them. I actually have 2 pet tarantulas. Oh, and I would have chosen both b and c, too. The world is filled with us hussies :O)

Thank you for the interview and giveaway!

Wolf_girl said...

OMG you are so hilarious! I love the question about the vampire LOL!

I have followed Laura so she isn't really a new author, but her books are new to me! Congrats on your new book!
Thanks for the give away!
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Butterfly_Effect said...

I haven't read any of these books yet but I can't wait to do so! I am very excited about this series!

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Melissa said...

I LOVE this series!!!! This is one of my favorite series and Laura is one of my favorite authors.
I would have to agree with Laura on her answers to the question about what would you do if you ran into a vampire in a dark alley!! I would so be a hussy too!! ;)
Thanks for the giveaway. Loved the interview!

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K@T said...

Absolutely <3'ed the interview! I like hearing things about the author that arent already out there! Cant wait for August :)

Brenda Demko said...

I haven't read this series yet but it sounds great! Thanks for the post and giveaway.

Grandma to Twins + One said...

If she does the Time Travel Harem story, I'll have to get it also!

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erin said...

Thanks for the awesome interview! This book sounds amazing!

I totally sympathize about your dog. I have a 3 year old beagle/pointer mix and I look at him sometimes in panic b/c I know how short dog lives are :( I told my boyfriend that we should look into cloning *and-I-am-serious*

Sophia Rose said...

Wearing PJs for work just sounds awesome to me!

The series sounds great. I accidentally got the second one and now I need to go back and get number one.

Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Julianne said...

I would have chosen b & c as well. He can bite me as I'm having my wicked way with him. :) Laura, do you know how many more books will be in this series?
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Unknown said...

thank you for the great interview and the chance at such an awesome giveaway. i love the book covers and they all sounds wonderful. i can hardly wait to get my hands on the 1st book so i can get caught up. Do you design the covers yourself or have alot of input on their design? i know some authors get very little say in their covers.

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Rachel V said...

This book looks really great!!! Thanks for the interview. I used to say the same thing to my cat everyday. She was really old also.
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ML said...

I'd pick B & C if I came across a vampire, too! Loved the interview. Thanks for the giveaway!

bluesun1218 said...

I love to read these interviews! I agree B and C for the Vampire in the alley question! ;) I really loved the Fever Series as well, they just suck you in and you don't want to leave!
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