Saturday, April 27, 2013

Blog Tour, Interview, and Giveaway: Residue (Laury Falter)

Residue (Residue, #1)
When Jocelyn Weatherford is whisked away from a preparatory academy in upstate New York to live with her extended family in New Orleans, she is unprepared to encounter the dangers awaiting her. Yet even as she is thrust into an unfamiliar world of witches and voodoo magic, the greatest threat of all may be the boy she has fallen for.
While handsome and charming, he is also a Caldwell... a member of the family the Weatherford's have been feuding with for centuries. As their forbidden love grows it becomes the volatile spark that forever changes their world and everyone in it.

Kindle Edition, 300 pagesPublished April 13th 2012 
ISBN13: 9780985511067
Edition language: English
Original title: Residue
Series: Residue Series #1

Laury Falter
Laury Falter is the author of the bestselling Guardian Trilogy. She writes young adult paranormal romances and urban fantasy when she's not taking her stray dogs for a walk or enjoying a date night with her husband.Laury has released two series, the Guardian Trilogy and the Residue Series (a spinoff of the Guardian Trilogy books), and is currently releasing her third series, the Apocalypse Chronicles.

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About you as an author:

How long does it take you to write a book? 
About 3-4 months. My first novel, FALLEN, was an exception. It was written in less than two months and almost literally poured from my fingertips, through the keyboard, and onto the screen. Since then, I marinate the ideas in my head for a few weeks and then charge through the writing of the book. 

Where do you get your ideas or inspiration for your characters? 
They are spontaneously delivered, usually fully-formed, into my mind. For example, I'm writing a book now in which one character goes by the name of Doc, which is a nickname. It's an acronym for Department of Corrections because he's a football player who aggressively "corrects" the opposing teams' assumptions of him during games. He landed in my head while at a stop light. When I looked down and saw someone had sprayed graffiti - DOC - on the median curb, the character formed in my mind right then and there. 

About you as a person:

What books have most influenced your life? 
When I was younger it was The Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson (which still makes me cry), The Mad Scientists Club by Bertrand Brinley, The Ghost Next Door by Wylly Folk St. John, and My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George. All of these books, and a few more (I know I'm forgetting some) influenced me to start reading at a young age, which in turn made me want to write. My adult life has been most influenced by Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Reading Twilight rekindled my desire to write again. Thank you Stephenie.

What do you like to do when you are not writing? 
Cook (I pull out recipes from Food & Wine or Bon Appetit and make a few each day during breaks in writing to get my fix and satisfy the craving to be in the kitchen), volunteer at animal rescues (while pleading with my husband to allow me to bring home more adoptees), take artsy classes, and get (much-needed) massages. Writers rarely ever stop writing, though. If we aren't in front of our computers, we're mulling our characters and storyline in the back of our mind. If you're ever talking to one of us and our eyes stray to the side, you now know what we are doing.

What do you think makes a good story?
 Interesting characters, a well-devised plot, and lots of action. Pretty much everything else is icing. 

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  1. This sounds interesting. Thank you for hosting this giveaway! :)

  2. Residue sounds like a fascinating read. Thanks for sharing with us.