Monday, February 27, 2012

Interview & Giveaway: Imogen Rose

UFI welcomes Imogen Rose Author of Initiation. Thanks for Joining us!!

 What can you tell my readers about yourself that they might not know from looking on your bio or reading in another interview?

I’ve never really liked writing, which I always thought of as a means to an end of getting A’s on my exams. The fact that I now enjoy writing is absolutely amazing to me. I’ve mentioned this in an interview before, but I can’t even type properly. I tap away using my two index fingers. :D

What do you enjoy doing on your down time?

I love watching movies, reading, shopping, and traveling.

What is your favorite part of writing? 

 I never plan or outline my stories. Writing is an exercise in letting my mind wander and allowing the characters to take over completely. I become so invested in needing to know what’s going to happen next that I keep tapping the keys with excited anticipation. That thrill is what I enjoy the most.

Do you have any certain routines you must follow as you write?

No. I write anywhere I can sit down for at least half an hour, usually outside my daughter’s various after-school activities. I blank out the noise and the world as I write.

What are some of your Favorite books or Authors in the Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Genres?

I love reading books by Anne Rice, Charlene Harris, Stephanie Meyers, Julie Kagawa, and a host a great indie authors I have discovered more recently, like Lauren Burd, Amanda Hocking, and S.L. Baum.

How would you pitch Initiation to someone who has not heard of it before?

It’s an adventure into the unexpected world of paranormal teens.

Can you tell us a little bit about the world that the Bonfire Academy series is set in?

The Bonfire Academy series is in the Gossip Girl world of paranormals.

Do you have a favorite scene in Initiation?

It has to be the one when Cordelia and Jagger synch. It came right out of the blue as I was tapping away on my keyboard, and writing it sent a little chill through me.

Which character was your favorite to write about? What about the hardest to write about?

Cordelia was my favorite character in this book, probably because I was writing through her and feeling every emotion she did. I was startled when I discovered the secret about Mason, and I wonder where my imagination will take me with that character in the next book.

What other projects can we look forward to reading from you?

Next up is Integration, the second book in the Bonfire Academy series. So, we can look forward to finding out what happens to Cordelia next. After that, I will start working on the final book of the Portal Chronicles.

Imogen Rose is the author of the bestselling YA series, the Portal Chronicles. She was born in a small town in Sweden and moved to London in her twenties. After obtaining a PhD in immunology from Imperial College, she moved with her family to New Jersey, where she’s been based for the past ten years.

For as long as she can remember, Imogen has dreamt stories. Stories that continued from night to night, from dream to dream. So, even as a child, going to bed was never an issue, just an anticipation of the story to come.

PORTAL, Imogen’s first novel, would have remained in her imagination, to be shared only with her daughter, Lauren, had her eight-year-old not insisted that she write it down. In the course of a month, Imogen typed while Lauren waited eagerly by the printer for the pages to appear, and a novel took shape.

The warm reception PORTAL received encouraged her to continue with the story and the Portal Chronicles. The Bonfire Chronicles is Imogen’s new YA paranormal series.

Imogen is a self-confessed Herm├Ęs addict who enjoys shopping, traveling, watching movies and playing with her dog, Tallulah.

Find Imogen and her books

Bonfire Academy #1
December 25, 2011
Welcome to Bonfire Academy!

Set in the foothills of the alpine mountains in St.Moritz, this exclusive private school caters to a special kind of student. Enter at your own risk... but if you are human, you may not want to enter at all.

WARNING: This YA story is set in a school for paranormals who are very different from normal human teens. Thus, the language and some scenes might not be appropriate for younger YA readers. Recommended for those sixteen and above.

Read the First Chapter

 Tour Wide Giveaway
*Photos of Initiation sack pack item's*

Cover Reveal: Luminosity by Stephanie Thomas

*Available September 11, 2012* 

Author: Stephanie Thomas 
Release Date: September 11, 2012 
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Luminosity Book #1
ISBN13: 9781620611272
Genre: Young Adult/Dystopian

My name is Beatrice. When I was born, I was blessed with the Sight. I was immediately removed from my parents and enrolled in the Institution. At the age of twelve, I had my first true vision, earning my raven’s wings. And when I turned seventeen, one of my visions came true. Things haven’t been the same since.

The Institution depends on me to keep the City safe from our enemy, the Dreamcatchers, but I’m finding it harder to do while keeping a secret from everyone, including my best friend Gabe. It is a secret that could put us all in danger. A secret that could kill me and everyone close to me.

But the enemy has been coming to me in my dreams, and I think I’m falling in love with him. He says they’re coming. He says they’re angry. And I think I’ve already helped them win.