After last week and the Blogger meltdown, I am happy to be back at the blog. I'm even happier to welcome Amber Scott to Read My Mind today, in celebration of Bestseller For A Day. I was able to ask Amber a few interview questions, so read on to get an inside look!
Find Amber at: Website | Twitter | Facebook
Tell me a little about you and your book.
Me? Okay. Since I recently had an amazing one, I love my girls nights out and can rock a pair of stilettos hard but am a true geek at heart. I’ll make an ass out of myself in public if it means getting friends to laugh to tears. I’m a stay home mom of the two cutest kids ever, a middle child of five strong girls, and sometimes still feel like the awkward teen I used to be. I’ve wanted to be an author my whole life so right now I’m living that dream. And it rocks!
Fierce Dawn was my most challenging book to date to write and to get right. Particularly, it took time and patience and lots of very generous beta readers for me to introduce this new world through Sadie’s eyes. Thankfully the work is proving well worth it. The comment I most often get is that it keeps readers up all night, it’s un-put-downable. I’m not sure there is a higher compliment for an author.
Now get me to pick up Fierce Dawn in five words or less!
Get left breathless and hooked.
Under the Spotlight:
Coffee or tea?
Coffee, all day long until it’s time for wine!
Early riser or night owl?
A little bit of both. Before kids, I used to stay up late and sleep in late. Now, I stay up late and get up early. They got me trained.
Audi sedan, Toyota Prius, Honda minivan, or Ford 4x4?
Ford 4x4. I’m a truck girl. I love the look on faces when little me steps out of my beast of a truck.
Laptop or desktop?
Laptop on a lapdesk.
Dog person or cat cuddler?
I adore cats. They’re prissy and independent. I love dogs, too, but can’t imagine having one while my kids are so young. Puppies are like new babies.
5 authors who are auto-buy reads for you
Ann Charles, Gini Koch, Carolyn Crane, Maggie Steifvater, Carolyn McCray
5 songs you listened to, or made you think of a character, while writing Fierce Dawn
Electric Feel by MGMT—love scenes
Smack My Bitch Up by Prodigy—battle scenes
Angel by Massive Attack—Elijah
Until the End of Time by Justin Timberlake and Beyonce—love scenes
Army of Me by Bjork—Sadie
5 words to describe your favorite character in Fierce Dawn
Elijah—determined, magnetic, teleports, strong, fierce
(The fierce of the title is for Elijah, the dawn is for Sadie)
Here's a little more about FIERCE DAWN:
“X-MEN action meets True Blood heat.”
Nearly Departed In Deadwood, 2010 Daphne Winner
Kindle Bestselling author, 30 Pieces of Silver
Blurb: Snarling teeth, glowing eyes. Someone--something--is after Sadie Graves.
Elijah Stokes, the man who haunts her dreams, enters her reality claiming she’s transforming into a changeling--not quite immortal but no longer human.
Battle lines are drawn and blood spills as the two fight not only for Sadie’s life, but for all of mankind's as well.
And now, a little more about Bestseller For A Day, for any readers who haven't participated before:
About Bestseller For a Day:
Making authors dreams come true one promotion at a time.
Each month, for one day, readers, friends, family and peers rally together to drive an ebook up the Amazon Kindle rankings with a goal to pierce the top 100. The aim of the program is to help indie authors get a foothold in the traditionally published dominated market. Authors coordinate with book review sponsors to show readers that the 99 cent promotional price is worth every penny.
As thanks, each author creates give aways for participants and drives traffic to participating review sites. Additionally, readers are offered Bonus Buy reads discounted to 99 cents for the event with that price offered to be rebated back by the participating authors when readers fill out the relevant form.
Fierce Dawn Giveaways:
Amber Scott will be giving away an Amazon Kindle to one lucky winner who purchases Fierce Dawn during the promotion on May 18th and fills out the form located on the http://bestsellerforaday.com site. Signing up the for event newsletter earns readers extra entries toward the Kindle, too!
Additionally, any reader who purchases Fierce Dawn through May 18th can request a signed ebook copy of it after submitting proof of purchase in the form of a five word phrase from the middle of the book sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org!
There's still more! If you purchase the following books at the same time as FIERCE DAWN you can get them FOR FREE! See the Bestseller For A Day site for purchase rules and rebate form.
Stolen Dreams by Stacey Kennedy
Tess Jennings has the ability to see and talk to spirits. On a daily basis, they harass and annoy her to save their souls. Sometimes she helps, other times she ignores them, but one ghost will give her no choice. Kipp McGowan, a cop with the Memphis Police Department, uses his ghostly charms to gain her attention and forces her to expose herself to his partner.
As she’s pulled into the five year old cold case of Hannah Reid she wants no part of, she finds herself in more than one precarious situation. But that’s the least of her worries―Tess begins to have a serious problem on her hands. Kipp might be dead, but he’s drop-dead gorgeous and she’s beginning to forget that he’s a ghost.
Murder and corruption has brought Tess and Kipp together. But as her feelings for Kipp deepen, she suspects she just signed herself up for a one-way ticket to the nut house, and can only hope, straitjackets come in a size four.
Cattitude by Edie Ramer
It's all in the Cattitude...
After Belle the cat switches bodies with a psychic on the run from a murderer, she wants her perfect cat body back instead of this furless human one. But she doesn't count on falling in love with her former owner. Or that a CEO and a beauty queen want to use up her nine lives. Now is her chance to prove anything a human can do, a cat can do better.
Lovers torn apart by history
Bound for eternity