Author Interview & Book Giveaway!I've decided to go ahead and add some excitement to my readers day by hosting a giveaway for Cheri Schmidt, the wonderful author of the book I am currently reading, FAIR MAIDEN. I usually do my giveaways right along with my reviews, but it has been a couple of weeks since I had my last giveaway, so I'm going to switch things up and host her giveaway now, and then when I'm done with her book in the next day or two I will post MY review of the novel!
Blurb for the novel FAIR MAIDEN:
It's the Victorian era in England, but Tessa is from the medieval past. She awakens within a castle she has never seen before. Knowledge of her name also evades her. However, even worse than not knowing who or where she is, she cannot recall how she died or why she is dressed as a bride.
Along with Christian, the earl of the castle she haunts, Tessa tries to discover who she is and break the spell holding her in a prison of death. They never imagined the curse keeping them apart is the only thing protecting her, until it's too late.
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Author Interview of Cheri Schmidt:
Question: Why did you write this book?
The story was haunting my thoughts and wouldn’t stop until I put fingers to keys and wrote it.
Question: What book are you reading right now?
“City of Bones” by Cassandra Clare (I know, it’s been out for quite a while.)
Question: What genre do you write?
Teen fantasy and paranormal romance, but for some reason I’ve mixed historical elements into all of them. And it seems like I can’t resist putting fairies in each book I write either. So far they’ve made their way into all three of the books I’ve completed and will be in almost all of the ones I plan to write.
Question: What inspired you to be a writer?
The stories constantly spinning in my head did that. I’d always just thought they were there for my own personal entertainment. It took me until about the age of 37 before I realized I should be writing them down.
Question: What is your goal with the stories you write?
I want to entertain and to bring a smile to the reader’s face. I also wish to weave the story into their heart so well they can’t stop thinking about it afterward.
Question: What genres do you like to read?
Paranormal, Fantasy, and Historical Romance. Always romance...
Question: What inspired you to write this novel?
I read a few books with ghosts in them. Most of them also had time travel, but I wanted a way to resolve the plot without time travel, and Fair Maiden is what I came up with.
Question: Will there be a sequel to Fair Maiden?
Yes. I have three books planned for that series but while Christian and Tessa will be seen, they will not be the main characters in the following books. Book 2 is entitled The Trapping Club. This story will center around Emma—Christian’s little sister when she’s older and the hero will be Tristan—Dominic’s, yes the villain’s, little brother. Book 3 will be about Peter—Christian’s brother.
Cheri is being incredibly generous by offering to give away TWO Ebook copies and ONE signed paperback copy (along with matching bookmark)!I was pretty excited when she let me know that was offering THREE books total for my readers! I'm happy when an author offers anything relevant to their novel so that I can do a give away for my readers, so I really appreciate Cheri going above and beyond so that three lucky readers will have the chance to read this novel!
Ok, so here are the GIVEAWAY RULES:
+1 In order to enter this giveaway, COMMENT on this post & make sure to leave your EMAIL address! You MUST be a follower of my blog to enter.
+1 Follow me on TWITTER!!
+1 TWEET this giveaway on YOUR twitter account! Make sure to leave me the link!
You can put all of the entries in one comment, or post each entry separately. It's up to you, because they all add up the same at the end! If you do all of the bonus entries, as well as the mandatory entry, then you have a total of 5 chances to win!
I will be choosing the winner on July 5th!