Wednesday 14 September 2011

Book Introduction & Author Interview & GIVEAWAY

I have something I want to tell you about. I was contacted by new up-coming author Jenna-Lynne Duncan. She has a new book coming out called 'Huricane' which sounds AMAZING! I am looking forward to reading her novel and have it ready to start, but before I get stuck in, I have an author interview and book information for you

Hurricane - a young adult paranormal romance/urban fantasy

I anxiously looked around, my heart palpitating, just in time to see an alligator slink into the green algae covered water that was on either side of us. I swallowed hard, and my heart raced even faster. Alligators were a different type of predator—the one thing I was afraid of. Now I was on my own personal swamp tour. What if my kidnappers left me in the middle of a swamp with five of them creeping up on me? I’ve had that nightmare before and—oh no, if my dreams really are a sign of the future—I couldn’t breathe now.

Adriana couldn’t decide what was worse—that Hurricane Katrina was heading for New Orleans, or that she might not survive her kidnapping to see its potential effects. She had trusted Hayden, even fallen for him, and now he and his brother Luke were taking her deeper and deeper into the Bayou. Why had two of her classmates, the mysterious Boudreaux brothers, kidnapped her? Why had Adriana’s dreams started predicting the future? Most importantly, would she make it out of the Bayou alive…
How awesome does that sound? Can't wait.

Jenna-Lynne has been very kind and answered some questions for me, so here is the interview:

1) Tell us about Hurricane:
Hurricane is a young adult novel and the first in a brand new series. It follows Adriana Alexander, a psychic teen who is kidnapped by her two classmates, the mysterious Boudreaux brothers. Hurricane Katrina approaches New Orleans and as the three evacuate Ana encounters severe weather, deadly competition, and two unlikely suitors. The book is complete with a touch of voodoo and a vengeful ghost, and Adriana’s eventual return to the devastated city she loves. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the New Orleans Habitat for Humanity.
2) What did you want to be when you were younger? 
I wanted to become a doctor and was planning on going to Medical school. That is until I took Anatomy in high school. Apparently, I don’t do well with blood although I can write about it. I just wanted/want to do something that can help people.

3) Who was your favourite childhood author? and who is it now?
Books I really like when I was younger was Holes by Louis Sachar, Griffin and Sabine, and Brave New World. I also loved all the classics. Today, there are a lot of really good authors out there; I don’t like to pick favorites!

4) Do you listen to music while you write?
I like the idea of having a playlist for a novel. I have one for Hurricane and will probably do so with the other novels in the series.
ooh I hope you share the playlists, it's a great way of discovering new music and another way to get a feel for the novel

5) Where do you do most of your writing?
I write anywhere/everywhere I can bring my laptop. Sometimes I don’t even have that just a scrap of paper to jot down ideas.

6) Do you have any tips for aspiring authors?
Sure! Write often, read more than you write and you’re never too young to write.
Thanks again, Becky!

About the Author:
Jenna-Lynne Duncan graduated from the University of St. Thomas with degrees in Political Science, International Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies. Hurricane is her debut novel and she is planning a series. She welcomes those to contact her through her website.

Twitter: @JennaLynneD or

To purchase Hurricane:
Divertir Publishing:
Also available in select stores and in the UK and AU from Amazon/Borders.
I hope you're now as excited about this book as I am. Thanks for making it through this far, now for the bit I'm sure you've been waiting for. 
Jenna-Lynne is offering a free e-book copy of her novel 'Hurricane'. It will be sent to you through email as a .mobi, .ePub and PDF form, so there should be no problems - even if you don't have an e-reader (I don't) then you can still read the PDF. It's perfect!

So how to enter?
To enter put your details in the Linky List below, that's it, simple as that.

Here are the rules: 
1) Competition opens Wednesday 14th September
2) Competition closes on Wednesday 21st September Midnight GMT
3) Enter your Name, E-mail and Blog Link in the Linky List Below (email will be hidden)
-If you do not have a blog simply enter your facebook or twitter page link in the blog box.
4) You Must be a Follower to enter!
5) One Name will be selected at random from the list.
6) Contest open Internationally 
7) Winners will be contacted by e-mail
8) Winners will have 3 days to reply or another winner will be selected.
9) +1 extra entry if you tweet about this giveaway (leave link in comments below)

Good luck and spread the word! :D


Hannah said...

Thanks for bringing this one to my attention! There are so many incredible books being released this fall, the last thing I needed was ANOTHER one to read, but this looks great. And I love the interview!

barmybex said...

hehe, I know what you mean, there are so many good books out there - my pile never gets any smaller.

Thanks for stopping by. :D

Candace said...

Really excited to read Hurricane! Hope I can get my hands on it soon.

Candace said...

Really excited to read Hurricane. Can't wait to get my hands on it!:)