"I am ready to meet my maker. Whether my maker is prepared to meet me is another matter."
-Winston Churchill

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Author Interview & Giveaway - Aleron by Kane

Aleron arose from his slumber and she was gone. Aleron was alone—his heart empty for his maker had deserted him. The only reminder was an ancient book he can’t decipher and Minea’s ever faithful human servant, Eliza.
Minea watched him closely, she knew he would be the one, her new King—Aleron. She made him in secrecy and for decades she has nurtured him in the ways of the Vampire. He must be strong for she knew the time would come for her to leave him. Her beloved Aleron.
Vlad’s temper was growing. How dare Minea disappear for decades? He is the beginning, the father of them all, no Vampire dare to defy him. Those who have tried no longer bare the mark of immortality.
Pandora will not bow down to Minea—for she was made first. Minea will not garner the respect of queen, not from her nor from her personal coven. Pandora knows Minea is hiding something. She has seen for herself. Something Vlad has strictly forbidden.

Today please welcome Kane to Immortality and Beyond.  Kane is the author of Aleron and has taken time out to chat with me today,  and to offer you a chance to win a copy of Aleron in PDF. 

Welcome to the Round Table. May I offer you a beverage before we begin?

Absolutely. Dirty Martini (Filthy). Do you mind if a very special guest joins us tonight?
He needs no introduction. Simply call him Aleron and he’s not thirsty....for a beverage.

For you Kane.

For you Aleron...Our special select.....wine.  Welcome and enjoy.

Thank you.

Thank you so much for taking time to chat with me today. It's so nice to have you both at the Round Table.

BK: Please tell us a bit about yourself....
Kane: I would have to say I am an infant compared to the information unearthed by my new friend. I now understand that my years in corporate America, my degree in mathematics and psychology mean very little to life. I thought I was living; however I was wrong.

BK: What inspired you to pen this novel?
Kane: Getting to know my new friend and learning of his travels and experiences have left me awe struck. I live now to share this information with all who will listen. Besides, would you tell a vampire no?
BK:  I see your point.

BK: How do you keep your writing different from all the other novels in this genre?
Kane: Simple, I’m a good listener. People want to here fantastical stories that are believable. I also listened to the unspoken we they speak.

BK: Who is your favorite character and why?
Kane: My favorite character would have to be Aleron himself. He was taken from humanity and forced into darkness where he thrived and adapted to a life of death eternal. And though he is tormented by the longings of his heart, he continues to persevere.

BK: Which character would you most invite to dinner?
Kane: I must say Raya. She’s my kinda girl, so to speak.

BK: Any advice for new aspiring authors?
Kane: Never stop writing and look everywhere for inspiration.

BK: Where can readers find you? (Facebook, twitter, website, blog, etc.)
Kane: FaceBook: Aleron Kane, Twitter: Aleron11, www.aleron.co, Author’s Den

    BK:  What inspired your book to be a series? More tales to tell.
Kane: The life and struggles of immortal beings are monumental and need to be told.

    BK:  How difficult is it to write a series?
Kane: Simply takes more time and more character development.

    BK:  What is your favorite part about writing?
Kane: Writing allows me to withdraw from what is normal and typical of life’s rat race. I can tell fantastical tales from the perspective of a narrator with little twist and turns that I add.

    BK:  Do you have a favorite book in the series?
Kane:  Nope.

    BK:  Who is your favorite character? Which one would you most likely invite to dinner?
Kane:  I would invite Sinaa. Nuff said!

    BK:  Are you finding yourself running into any challenges while writing this series?
Kane:  Keeping it to only five books.

    BK:  Where do you draw your inspiration from?
Kane: The world of the undead has been an interest of mine for many years. Only now it is all I think about.

     BK:  How did you come up with the title for your series?

Kane: Strigoi embodies them. They are the undead, thus Strigoi.

BK. What do you like to read when you're not writing?
Kane: Greek Mythology

BK. Do you have a favorite author/book?
Kane: Anne Rice’s Memnock the Devil

BK. What is one thing your readers would be most surprised to know about you?
Kane: I only sleep between 10am-Noon

BK. What do you like to do for fun?
Kane: Wouldn’t you like to know. Lets just say carnal dancing.

BK. What is your favorite food and restaurant?
Kane: I enjoy a medium rare rib eye from Kevin Rathbun’s

      BK:  Do you have any special announcements or events you would like to share with readers today?
Kane: Stay plugged into aleron.co for updates on The Nephilim Project.

BK. Can you tell us about any projects you are currently working on?
Kane: I am writing the screen play for Aleron. I am also writing the Strigoi Series Book 2 along with another book entitled Nephilim.

BK. Where can readers find you?
Kane: They only have to look over their shoulder’s and I will be there.
Links: GOTO www.aleron.co/ for purchase info and reviews.


BK: Fantasy or Horror?
Kane: Both

BK: Day or Night?
Kane: Night

BK: Favorite Drink?
Kane: Dirty Martini (Extra Dirty)

BK: Favorite Movie?
Kane: Silence of the Lambs

BK: What is a must have to write?
Kane: Vivid imagination, determination and discipline. In addition to plenty of your favorite cocktail.

BK: If you could possess a supernatural power, what would it be and why?
Kane: Immortality. Infinite life.

BK: Favorite Book?
Kane: Memnock the Devil by Anne Rice.

BK: Favorite Author?
Kane: Anne Rice

BK: Favorite Song?
Kane: Slept So Long

BK: Favorite Saying?
Kane: “If love is, then blood is.”- Aleron

BK: Sometimes while reading a book we visualize a certain actor/actress playing the part. If your book were being made into a movie, which actor or actresses do you see playing the part(s)?
Kane: Mynea - Aishwara Rai; Pandora - Angelina Jolie; Eliza - Charlize Theron; Raya- Riyanna; Sinaa - Natalie Portman; Vlad - Christian Bale; Aleron - Himself

BK: What is one thing your readers would be most surprised to know about you?
Kane: I sleep 2 hours a day. Only during the day.

BK: What is the craziest thing you've ever done?
Kane: If I tell I will go directly to jail. I won’t pass Go and I won’t collect $200!

BK: If someone could describe you in one word, what would it be?
Kane: Smartass!

Thank you so much for being at the Round Table today. It's been such a pleasure chatting with you and I wish you much success in the future.


If you would like to win a copy of Aleron for your very own, simply leave a comment with your email and answer this question - Would you like to live on the dark side?

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It has been such a pleasure having you both at the Round Table today (not making eye contact with Aleron,  looking directly at Kane).  I cannot wait to read all about Aleron and I wish you both much success in the future.

Until next time,

You can view the full schedule for Aleron's Book Tour by Visiting the VBT Cafe' Blog.  There will also be more chances to win this awesome title.


Omegia said...

Great interview. I look forward to seeing more and wish you all the luck. I will be getting me a hardback copy. I saw that on the site!

Anonymous said...

I think I prefer just to read about the drakside!!

mk261274 at gmail dot com

Jaidis said...

It would be tempting to live on the darkside but I don't know if I'm cut out for it..lol

JaidisShaw at yahoo dot com

Meredith said...

I wouldn't mind a side trip now and then into the dark side, but don't think I'd want to stay there!

meredithfl at gmail dot com

Unknown said...

great interview and giveaway
yes id love to go to the dark side


Krystal Larson said...

I loved the interview! I would go to the dark side :) edysicecreamlover18@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Trust me, the you will have oodles of fun on the dark side. Just ask Anakin Skywalker. And of course, unlike Aleron, you will be able to return.