Friday, July 13, 2012

Giveaway and Interview with Nana Malone and her book Forsaken Protector

Hello and Welcome to this stop on Nana's tour!!  I was lucky enough to catch an interview with her and this is what she had to say:

How old were you when you first realized you wanted to write?
I was thirteen when I first started writing bad teen angsty poetry, but I was twenty-three when I started writing for book publication.

Most authors have an unusual story or way that they come up with their ideas for books…Do you have one?
Besides taking a notebook into the shower with me?  Lol. No.

What was your biggest influence that steered you towards writing?
I’ve always loved books and voraciously read.  I have my mother to thank for that.  But as far as writing my own stories. I have a little book called Bridget Jones’s Diary to thank for that.  It was the first book where the writer’s voice spoke to me and made me feel like I could do that.

I have to ask, what are the hardest scenes for you to write?
The family dynamic scenes.  It’s so hard not to let my own family dynamics influence the scenes.

Are sex scenes difficult for you to word?
HAHAHHA.  Yes a little.  But usually I just say forget it and use the word I want.  Readers don’t seem to mind.

Do you see yourself writing in another genre?
Right now I write in Paranormal Romance and Contemporary Romance.  One of these days I’ll finally get that YA book done.

Has your family been supportive?
My husband is great about my writing.  Always gives me time to get it done.  My two year old is far less patient.  Lol.

Are any of your characters reflective of you?
Of course.  Every single character of mine has a little piece of me in them.

What do you like to do when you're not writing?
I’m usually reading or chasing around my daughter.

Who is your favorite book heroine?
Lizzie Bennet Pride and Prejudice.

Do you have any unusual habits that revolve around writing?
Lately, I’ve taken to trying a little meditation practice to help clear my mind and focus.  So far it seems to be helping.

What is you favorite mystical creature?

What were some of your biggest challenges at the beginning of your career?
You mean besides not having a clue what I was doing? HAHA.  Seriously, I was bad.  I knew nothing about characterization, plot, or structure.  And I was arrogant enough to think it would be easy.  I learned soon enough that I needed some classes and a ton of help.

How do you feel about reader comments?
I love to hear from readers.  Good and bad.  I’m serious.  If it’s good, it helps keep me going.  If it’s bad and constructive, it helps me grow, so bring it on.

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write.  Stop worrying about your Facebook presence or your Twitter feed and write.  Learn as much as you can.  Listen to your gut and above all get some constructive feedback on your book.  And Moms and Boyfriends don’t count. You need brutal honesty from someone who reads your genre.

Where are your books available?
Game Set Match: Amazon, The Wild Rose Press, All Romance Ebooks, and Barnes and Noble

Reluctant Protector Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords and All Romance Ebooks, and soon to be

Sexy in Stilettos: Amazon and soon to be

What can we expect from you in the future?
You can expect more action and romance for sure.  Sultry in Stilettos is next in line, then after that I’ve got Wounded Protector coming up.  So busy busy.

Where can we reach you and become informed of updates?

Thank you so much for having me.
I'm so glad you could come!!  Now let's take a look at the book:

The enemy of her enemy is her friend.

Almost one year after escaping Gentech Facilities, Symone Jackson lives in the shadows with her nightmares. Thanks to horrible genetics experiments at the hand of Peter Reeser, her mere touch is lethal. It may be safer to stay in the darkness, but despite the monster she has become, she wants to be the hero…and only one man can help her.

Garrett Hunter thought he was one of the good guys, but on routine surveillance of a suspected terrorist, he discovers the awful truth…he’s not the only super human around. When Peter Reeser gave him the opportunity to beat a debilitating illness he jumped at the chance. But his decision to save the enemy—Symone Jackson—will endanger the only family he has.

The way to salvation is with Garrett’s help. Can Symone overcome her mistrust and stop living in the shadows? Or will her nightmares become reality?

To enter to win a copy, just fill out the rafflecopter!! Good Luck!!
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Lisa Cox said...

Any superpower? I think I would like either super strength cuz I am not strong at all anymore, or rapid healing cuz I am always seeming to cut myself or bruise myself.

Em said...

Hmmmm..interesting question. I would probably want some sort of morph power where I could change my looks whenever the mood strikes me.

Theresa Haywood Donbroski Johnson said...

mind control would be awesome!

Allie said...

I would love to change weather or be invisible. Possibly be an empath. Something cool like that

Susan W. said...

If I could have any power it would be a toss between super strength and invisability. Both would be cool!

Anonymous said...

Healing or some kind of energy manipulation would be cool. That way i would be easier to protect myself and anyone else if something bad happened.

Carin said...

I would love the ability to time travel. I think that would be super cool!

Unknown said...

I would love the ability to be a shape shifter.

Kassandra said...

Some sort of morph power or nature related.

wanda f said...

Super speed theres never enough time to get everything done in a day and with super speed I could do all I need to and have alot f time for reading .

April Alvey said...

My powers would be super speed healing super hearing and super strength and I would be immortal. I want these powers because I love helping people and I could keep people safe from harm.

Denise Z said...

I think I might like telekinesis or mind reading (of course I would want to be able to turn off what I did not want to know LOL) Thank you for the fun. This looks like an interesting series and I am looking forward to more.

Cathy M said...

I would love to wish myself anywhere with just a thought.

Bex n Books said...

I'd love to have the power to manipulate time. How awesome would that be to speed up a tedious day, slow down a precious moment, or even rewind it to play it out all over again!
Thanks for the giveaway x

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