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

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Giveaway & Fun Fact Interview with Savannah Kline

Savannah Kline

Before we begin,  a quick apology to all the readers and Savannah that were expecting this post yesterday,  I got a little confused.  Hey,  I'm getting old my brain is tired lol.  Here it is though.  What you all have been waiting for.  Welcome Savannah and thank you so much for stopping back in.  Today I had a chance to chat with Savannah,  and she is kind enough to offer you all a chance to win a copy of Beloved of the Fallen.  I absolutely loved this book,  and you can check my review HERE.  Details for the giveaway will follow.

Fun Facts:

BK:  Fantasy or Horror?

 SK:  I love both, with a balance between the two. In fantasy I like an edge of fear and suspense, and in horror I like there to be at least a hint of hope.

BK:  Day or Night? 

SK:  Night, definitely. The world starts looking friendlier to me at about six in the evening. I love staying up past midnight, either out on the town with other nightbreed or up late working after the ordinary world has gone to sleep.

BK:  Favorite Drink? 

SK:  Viennese drinking chocolate topped with unsweetened whipped cream. Delicious!

BK:  Favorite Movie? 

SK:  "The Monster Club" with Vincent Price, John Carradine, and Donald Pleasance. It's a British anthology film from the early 80s that combines great actors with cool stories and crazy monster-themed music. Love it! 

BK:  What is a must have to write?

SK:  Solitude. It's both the blessing and the curse of the writing profession. I find that I must have that time away from everything and everyone in order to free my imagination and bring order to my thoughts.

BK:  If you could possess a supernatural power, what would it be and why?

SK:  I would say eternal health and youthfulness, like Dorian Gray without the losing your soul part. I'm not sure that counts as a "power" per se, but I think that would be the most useful of supernatural gifts. That way I'd have more time to accomplish all my goals and see everything there is to see in the world.

BK:  Favorite Book? 

SK:  That's a tough question, because I love so many books! My favorites tend to be quite gothic, such as "Through Violet Eyes" by Stephen Woodworth, "Uncle Silas" by J. Sheridan LeFanu, "The Monk," by Matthew Lewis, "Frankenstein," by Mary Shelley, "Cabal" by Clive Barker, and "Jane Eyre," by Charlotte Bronte. I am also influenced quite a bit by the Bible, which is full of terrifying, romantic, and miraculous stories.

BK:  Favorite Author? 

SK:  My favorites include Anne Rice, Christine Feehan, Erik Larson, and Carlos Luis Zafon. But there are so many that I love, and I'm always finding new authors who intrigue me. I read in every genre, but anyone who can combine a compelling writing style with an offbeat subject is sure to get my attention. 

Erik Larson

BK:  Favorite Song? 

SK:  Music is a really big part of my life. I love the message in the song "World Hold On" by Bob Sinclar. I think it goes with the idea of a fallen angel and trying to save a dying world. I also love 80s music and the theme song from the musical "Grease." I believe every word of that song!

BK:  Favorite Saying? 

SK:  "Carpe Noctem."

BK:  What is one thing your readers would be most surprised to know about you?

SK:  It's hard to gauge a reader's perception of a fiction author. But the readers might be interested to know that I've worked as a professional stage actress. I've played both leading and character roles, including a young girl who falls passionately in love with a witch-boy, a child devastated by the Holocaust, and a frisky Cockney maid. In one production I played two characters: a senile old lady and a snobbish high-school student. That made for some interesting costume changes!

BK:  What is the craziest thing you've ever done? 

SK:  In a sense, the craziest thing is also the one that makes the most sense: following my dream to become a writer. Psychologically that was the most difficult for me. But in everyday life, probably the craziest thing I've done is to accept a ride from a complete stranger after my car broke down. He turned out to be a nice guy, but really, what was I thinking?

BK:  What do you hope readers will most take away from your writing? 

SK:  While reading my work, I hope that my readers will share my belief that anything is possible. That no matter who you are, the miracle of love can happen for you.

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

SK:  I asked my friends for help on this one. Three out of four chose "Passionate." The fourth said, "Enthusiastic." So there you have it!

BK:  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.

SK:  Thank you for having me. It's been so much fun sipping a Chocolate Vinnese and chatting with you!

Intelligent, ambitious and beautiful, Kira Castlemaine is a star on the rise. As a young attorney at an elite Washington D.C. firm and the daughter of a United States congressman,  Kira has the world at her feet. But when tragedy turns her life upside-down, Kira is drawn into a high-stakes political intrigue that will determine the fate of America and humanity. By her side as the tension increases is the handsome Valentin Ashford, an expert political consultant and a seemingly heaven-sent lover. But Valentin hides a secret sin, and his passion carries a hellish price. Caught between good and evil, truth and deceit, Kira must ultimately decide how far she will fall for true love.

Giveaway: 3 Copies of Beloved of the Fallen.  Choice of Print or Ebook for US and Canada.  Ebook for International readers.

Mandatory:  What do you love about Angels?  Comment your answer and leave your email address.

Extra Entries - Please leave a separate comment so it gets its own number:

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All winners will be drawn and announced April 21 using Random.org.  Thanks again for stopping in Savannah,  and of course to all the readers.  I know you will enjoy this book.  Good Luck.

Until next time,


debbie said...

I like that angels can choose to be good or bad. They always seem to be fascinated by humanity.

LadyVampire2u said...

What I like about angels is they radiate an aura of strength and hope and rightness around them. Even if it's hidden, it somehow calls to people. Like a beckon of light in the darkness.

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stacie williams said...

i added as a friend on facebook and follwing on twitter. What i liked about the website was the background
i love that angels are caring and beautiful and there for us. They watch over us and their wings are goregous

Unknown said...

I love that they are majestic and surreal.

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Texas Book Lover said...

I love that angel like demons have so many preconceived notions about them and writers are able to break those molds and make them truly unique! And the wings are also very cool!

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Texas Book Lover said...

Follow Savannah on Twitter


Texas Book Lover said...

Friended Savannah on Facebook

Texas Book Lover said...

I look forward to reading this freelance jounalists first novel Beloved of the Fallen! I think the cover is bueatifully unique!

Thank you! mmafsmith(at)gmail(dot)com

Marissa said...

I love fallen angels the most. I loved angel books a lot more before they got popular. But I love fallen angels because I love their tortured hotness xD

I love regular angels because they're so pure.

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Anonymous said...

I love the idea of Angels also having free will!

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Anonymous said...

I love the layout of Savanna's blog!

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Carol L. said...

I love Savannah's site. The coloring and background are unique and it drew me right in.
Carol L
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Carol L. said...

What I love about Angels is that Aura and sense that we're protected and their always with us or around us. It's a sense of security and righteousness. I don't know that magical pull is another thing.
Carol L
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Cynthia Garcia said...

I love angels but mostly fallen ones because they are tortured and have attitude. Thanks for a great giveaway!

Unknown said...

I love them because I like to think they watch over us and keep us safe. I'm kind of fascinated about the wing thing too. LOL

I really enjoyed the interview, and thank you very much for the givewaway!

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