Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Author Interview with Lee Nichols and a Deception Giveaway

Today I'm happy to host an interview with the author Lee Nichols. She has written five novels for adults, and her first YA novel, Deception (Haunting Emma #1), was released on June 8.

1. What inspired you to write Deception?
I really wanted to write a contemporary Gothic novel with a kick-butt heroine and this is what came out.

2. What kinds of research, if any, went into writing the paranormal aspect of Deception?
No particular research, I just didn't want it to be another ghost story about the heroine helping ghosts fulfill their desires so they can finally rest. So, I came up with something completely different.

3. I loved the way that the New England setting enhanced the story. Why did you choose New England?
Because I love the cold weather, picturesque villages, history, and old houses that look like they could be filled with ghosts.

4. If you were a ghostkeeper, what would your ability be?
Hmm. I think I'd be pretty freaked out and would want the ability to dispel them. Just get rid of them.

5. Are you currently working on any projects?
I just finished the second HAUNTING EMMA book, BETRAYAL, which will be published in March 2010, and have starting writing the third, POSSESSION, which will be out late 2010.

6. What's the most recent book that you've read and enjoyed?
THE MOSTS, by Melissa Senate. Mean Girls, the movie, meets Dairy Queen the book. It's just a really sweet, romantic read for younger teens.

7. Any fun facts about yourself you'd like to share?
No, I am an incredibly dull person. Much less fun than the characters in my books.

You can find her website here:

I'm also happy to be giving away two copies of the ARC edition of Deception. One will be my gently used ARC, and the second will be coming from the publisher. If you are a resident of the US of Canada, and would like to enter, simply leave a comment below with your email address. This contest will run until 6/30



Lale said...

'Deception' has been getting a lot of positive buzz, and I'm very excited to read it. Count me in!

Erika Powell said...

All the reviews of Deception make it sound really interesting. Great interview as well!

Allison said...

Thanks very much for the contest, I'm excited to read this one!

allison.dayle at gmail dot com

Fi-chan said...

enter me if this is international! :D

feeyonachan at gmail dot com

Jessica said...

Great interview. :) I've heard some good things about this book.


Jessy said...

I would love to win a copy. I have read some really good reviews.

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Nan said...

Please enter me in the giveaway.


Tales of Whimsy said...

Cool interview :) Short, sweet, and informative :) Bravo!
(Not an entry)
I can not wait till the next book. Betrayal? I like! Fits with the ending ;)

throuthehaze said...

Great interview! Count me in please
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

Great interview! The book looks really awesome, thank you for the giveaway :)

Unknown said...

Awesome interview/giveaway!

Michelle (Ramblings of a BookCrosser) said...

Contemporary gothic novel with a kick-butt heroine...I'm in! Thanks!


Sarah said...

Thanks for the interview! I haven't read any books centered around ghosts yet. So count me in!

Sarah L
two_of_hearts_101 at yahoo dot com

Natasha said...

Awesome! I heard good things about this book! Count me in. :))


tetewa said...

Sounds good, count me in!

Bookish in a Box said...

I can't wait to read a new YA ghost story. I loved those when I was younger!

whatinabox at gmail dot com

PeechieKeen said...

This one looks like a great read!

Aik said...

I can't wait to read this book!

aikychien at yahoo dot com

brandileigh2003 said...

Tina said...

been looking at this one for a while!

tinadudley at sbcglobal dot net

The Lovely Reader said...

I've been hearing about this book for a long time, and have been trying to win a copy with no luck. Perhaps this will be the one. *crosses fingers* Thanks for the contest!

barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

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