Thursday, March 13, 2014

*Mini Interview* Elissa Daye + Giveaway

Please welcome Elissa Daye today!!  Her covers have Wolves!!!!
Obvious I know but I am in LOVE!!!

A cursed lineage. A secret magic. A destiny that neither one of them could have predicted.

When Elkliss Keep is rampaged by her sinister Uncle Simeon, Lysandra lost everything she had ever known or loved within a heartbeat. Destiny catapults her into a life she could never have foreseen; a life filled with an unquenchable desire for a man, whose aloof people harbor a secret almost as dangerous as her own.

When Aiden first sets eyes on Lysandra, the beast inside will not be fulfilled until he possesses her. He soon he realizes that Lysandra could be the one true mate that would make his cursed life easier to live.

Two hearts frozen in time, fighting against insurmountable odds. Both were determined to survive their haunted pasts.

When Malinda has no choice, but to leave her childhood home, she finds herself matched with the one man who holds the power to break her resolve to never let love cross her path. Destiny sends her down a path that unlocks the mysteries of Lena.

While Grant wants nothing more than to continue his unhindered revenge against the werewolves of the Lair, guilt consumes him. He could no longer ignore his duties. His daughter needed a mother.

Describe the perfect reading space.

To me the perfect reading space would be under a tree. I love to connect with nature and feel the wind on my face. I just recently moved into a house that has a willow tree in the back yard. I can’t wait for spring where I can park myself underneath it, hide away from the world and crack open a new book.
Can you give us a quick description of the main character in your books?

Lysandra and Malinda, my heroines from the first two books of the Destined Series, are strong, independent women whose destiny has tossed them into the unknown. Rather than wallow in their sadness of their situation, both choose to make something better for their future. Lysandra (In Flames) has her entire world taken from her and must pull herself from the depths of her darkest hour. She learns how to overcome her position and how to call on the magic of Lena that flows through her veins becoming one of the most powerful courageous women of her time. Malinda (In Rapture) has been well versed in the magic of Lena in her formative years. When her life is unexpectedly changed, she adapts as easily as a chameleon. Her challenge is to learn that love can make you whole, not break you. Both women learn that the power of love is the most awesome thing in the universe.

Who is the hardest character that you have written?

The hardest character I have ever written was my character Grace in the novel I started writing back in November for the National Novel Writing Month challenge(Saving Grace). Grace has been carrying a demon inside her since birth and is later turned into a vampire. So for all intents and purposes, Grace is a demon carrying vampire. It was a difficult concept, one I wasn’t even sure was possible. I have never written a vampire book before, but have read a few back in the day. Tapping into the darkness of the character was extremely difficult. It is still a work in progress at the moment, but I hope to complete it by the end of this year. I am currently deciding whether to let the demon loose and see what havoc she can wreak on the world. It’s a very dark tale.

Best moment you have had since becoming an author.

The first moment when someone liked my fan page on Facebook and told me what a fan they were of my work. That was when it really hit me that people liked what I was writing. That has always been my goal to write a story that people want to read. Every time someone contacts me to let me know how much they enjoyed reading a story that I’ve created I get excited and want to write even more. As long as people will read them, I will continue to write them.

Have you ever had a bad case of writers block? How did you manage to get out of it?

I get bouts of this every once in a while. It’s hard to combat this evil monster. Slaying it is rather difficult, because with lack of time and energy, it seems to creep right outside my door. The only way to successful attack a bad case of writers block is to keep writing. Maybe I needed a break from the current book I was working on. Maybe I need to write some nonsense for a little while. I like to create a small snippet of a story from a word or scene in my head and that gets my creative juices pumping. It’s like a miniature story, or an idea that can expand into something larger. By doing this, my mind takes a break from the problem at hand and I feel good about at least getting something on paper. It’s pretty effective.

This or That 

Chocolate or Coffee? Chocolate of course.
Physical or eBook? Old school physical books.
Apple or Orange? Apple
Bad Boy or Good Boy? A boy who is good at being bad.

About the Author

Ever since childhood, Elissa Daye has enjoyed reading stories as an escape from life. When she was a teenager she started to write her own stories that kept her entertained when she ran out of books to read. When she was accepted into Illinois Summer School for the Arts in her Junior year of High School, she knew she wanted to become a writer. Elissa graduated from Illinois State University in December 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and began her teaching career, hoping to find moments to write in her free time. After seven years of teaching, Elissa decided to focus on her writing and made the decision to put her teaching years behind her so that she could create the stories she had always dreamed of. She is now happily married and a stay at home mom, who writes in every spare moment she can find, doing her best to master the art of multitasking to get everything accomplished.

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HUGE thanks to Elissa for donating a PDF copy of each of her books to
one lucky winner!!  I personally better start saving for these babies!

1 comment:

  1. I love me some wolves and curses :D thanks so much for the giveaway


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