Wednesday, July 16, 2014

CBB Promotions Blog Tour, Interview, & Giveaway: Keeper (Ingrid Seymour)


For them, free will is a luxury . . .Greg Papilio both wants and dreads his impending metamorphosis. He's tired of being an ugly runt--always picked last on the basketball court--when he could be strong and what girls call "drop dead gorgeous." But as much as he looks forward to the transformation, he also fears the caste it will inevitably assign to him. He doesn't want a common caste. He wants a powerful one, a cool one.
Samantha Gibson is average. She's short and a little full around the hips--a terribly cute look for a future chef. She's two years away from culinary school, from her uncaring parents, and from carving a perfectly Human future. She wants independence, a career and a quiet life of her own.
Except fate couldn't care less about what Greg and Samantha want and gives them exactly the opposite. Greg's metamorphosis assigns him a caste that enslaves him, while Samantha's chance to attend Le Cordon Bleu is taken away. But things are never as interesting as when Ashby--an intriguing blonde with a hidden identity--enters her life with a splash.
Greg's fate is to be Samantha's Keeper, to protect her at a time when someone wants her dead. He will stop at nothing to ensure her safety, even if her secret past proves deadly, even if he's keeping her safe for someone else.


Grab Keeper Vol. One (first part of the story) for .99 cents on Amazon.


AUTHOR BIO: Ingrid Seymour loves, loves, loves to write. She’s a young and new adult author. She writes in a variety of genres including romance, urban fantasy, paranormal and horror. She loves pizza and sushi, Sunkist and gum. She believes in vampires, witches, but not zombies (uh-uh, never!) She writes to loud music, daydreams constantly and spends too much time in twitter!! Find her there? Ingrid has incredible fun doing what she does, but more than anything she enjoys hearing from her readers. It’s a dream come true.


  1. What gave you the inspiration to write this book?
Monarch butterflies did. I was thinking of how cool it is that they can change their appearance so drastically—from ugly, land-bound caterpillars to beautiful, gliding butterflies. I got to thinking of how it would be if we could do that . . . if after a certain number of years we also underwent a metamorphosis. But better than that, what if you didn’t only change on the outside, but also on the inside. That is how the concept of Morphids was born, that is why they lose their free will when they morph. I’ve had tons of fun with the concept.
  1. Who is your favorite character in the book?
I would have to say Greg. He is down to earth and impulsive. He acts first and asks questions later because he is passionate. He loves of his own free will (not due to his Morphid instincts) and would risk everything to protect those he loves. He is the Knight in shining armor and more!
  1. Which came first, the title or the novel?
The title came after the novel. In all honesty, it has always been that way for me. And not just that, most of my novels go through several working titles before I settle for the one. Always something surfaces in the plot that makes a much better title than I have originally thought, and I really like that. Brainstorming for titles based on the plot is something I quite enjoy.
  1. What scene in the book are you most proud of, and why?
I really love the scene in which Sam comes into her powers. I think it is very visual and quite touching. The way she “puts Bernard back together” after being broken for so long makes me wish it was possible to do that with people, to make them whole after a hardship or heartbreak. There would be far less forlorn faces in the world.
  1. Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you’ve learned as a writer from then to now?
For me, it is definitely patience. I would bet that anyone who has ever completed a novel and has gotten it published is a far more patient person than they were in the beginning. Finishing a manuscript requires hours upon hours of work describing scenes, fleshing out characters, plotting, etc. Then come the beta readers, the editors and the many revisions to make it all as perfect as it can be. And—if you’re an indie author—writing the book is just the first step in a long race. Anyone who sticks with it will definitely learn patience or perish ;)
  1. What do you like most about the cover of the book?
Oh, the cover. I love the cover! The colors, the emblem, the font, everything! The concept was my own and my cover designer executed it to perfection. So, yeah, I’m a little partial . . . okay very partial. If I have to pick one element though, it would have to be the emblem. It depicts Greg’s mark just the way I imagined it.
  1. What new release book are you looking most forward to in 2014?
The book I looked forward to the most this year is already out. It is “Dreams of Gods and Monsters” by Laini Taylor. I adore her trilogy. She is an amazing writer and I have a crush on Akiva.
  1. What was your favorite book in 2013?
“Unsouled” by Neil Shusterman came out in 2013. His Unwind dystology is also one of my favorites and Unsouled didn’t disappoint.
  1. What’s up next for you?
I really look forward to the publication of my novel IGNITE THE SHADOWS. It was discovered during HarperVoyager’s open submission. Since I’ve received a 3 book contract. It is a young adult urban fantasy about a teen hacker who joins a resistance combatting sentient parasites that threaten to take over the population. I'm very proud of this book and can't wait to see what readers will think of it.
  1. Is there anything that you would like to add?
I would like to thank you for hosting me in your blog.  It has been a pleasure. Also thanks to your readers. Find me in twitter. I hang there a lot and love to hear from everyone.

$25 Amazon Gift Card (INT)
signed paperback of Keeper & Bracelet (US)
Prizing provided by the author

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