Monday, January 16, 2012

GCC January Releases, Part Two

Dude, you thought I was kidding about the forgetting, didn't you? Yeah, well, I wasn't. I have one more January Girlfriend to spotlight. Lucienne Diver, author of FANGTASTIC.

The Twitter version: tell us about your book in 140 characters or less:

Fangtastic: True vamps infiltrate lifestylers to solve some mysterious murders, but find even darker doings behind the scenes.

Praise for the VAMPED series:
“As ever, Gina's feisty, funny narration carries the day. Gina never fails to please, as she strides down the runway of afterlife with just the right mix of humor, make-up advice, youthful lust that never crosses the line and a kung-fu style all her own. This one doesn’t miss a beat.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Perfect for teens and adults, this is a book to share, savor and revisit. ReVamped is full of smart, spot-on dialogue, engaging, authentic characters and a plot that’s so much fun it’s impossible not get swept up.” —

"VAMPED is a total delight! Diver delivers a delightful cast of undead characters and a fresh, fast take on the vampire mythos. Next installment, please!" — Rachel Caine, New York Times bestselling author of the Morganville Vampires series

“Diver uses wit and adventure to hook readers with this teen vampire story.” —VOYA

Have you always wanted to be a writer?

The first thing I remember wanting to do with my life was become a cryptozoologist, looking for signs of the Loch Ness Monster, the Jersey Devil, chupacabra and all that jazz. It wasn’t long before I realized that while I might not be able to find these things in real life, they could live in my imagination. I could script them! I wrote my first “novel” at eleven. It was a class assignment to do a short story, but it came out at over 100 pages. Yeah, I’ve never been able to write short. My stories want to be novels; my novels want to be series….

What made you decide to go that “extra step” and seek publication?
I’m very goal oriented. I always knew that I was working toward something, even while I enjoyed the journey. I started seeking publication as a teen with the Avon Flare competition. I don’t know if that exists any more, but at the time it was like American idol for young novelists. Unfortunately, I wasn’t ready yet. I think I exhausted every cliché I could come up with in my early work. Plus, it was too self-conscious. I don’t do as many critiques now as I did when I had more time, but I still contribute them quite often for charity, because I really do believe that talent can be honed and refined. I’m living proof.

Quick! You’ve been chosen to go on Survivor. What luxury item do you take?
I’d say my Kindle so that I could load a zillion books on there, but without electricity…. The biggest, meatiest book I can find to hold me over. An omnibus edition, maybe, of a favorite series. I can’t live without books.

And the most important of all: bacon or chocolate?
Just one? That’s torture! Still, if I had to pick…bacon. (Yessss!) I’ve become much more about the salt than the sweet.

Click here to learn more about Lucienne.

So yay! I still like vampires. Anyone with me?


Jess said...

Sounds like a really awesome book!! And if it came down to chocolate or bacon, I'd go with chocolate ;)

Karen Lange said...

Fun Interview, thanks! And yes, I'd go with bacon too. Although chocolate comes in a close second.

Heather said...

I loved Lucienne's Vamped series and am really excited to see another vampire book from her.

Emily said...

Haven't read these, but great interview, I'll have to check it out. I vote chocolate.

The Golden Eagle said...

Great interview!

I don't mind vampires if they're written well. Sounds like they are in this book! :)

Donna K. Weaver said...

Love learning more about the author. And that book cover is awesome.

Jemi Fraser said...

Sounds like a fun book - love the cover! :)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Great interview!!!

Jen Daiker said...

I'm a sucker for titles and this one makes me giggle! Thanks for sharing Elana!

Sara B. Larson said...

I've read the first book of this series and thought it was great. Fun interview, thanks!

Martha Ramirez said...

Aww what a awesome surprise! One of my favorite people in the whole wide world.

So good to see Lucienne here!

I'm waiting for my signed copy of Fangtastic in the mail now. Can't wait to read!!

Awesome series if you all haven't read it yet.


I love your review interviews--so much fun! I'm getting a little vampire weary, but this one sounds different enough to catch my interest. :-)

Lucienne said...

Elana, thanks so much for interviewing me here and for the really fun questions! Everyone, thanks so much for stopping by!

Angela Brown said...

I love seeing vampire tails coming out and doing well. Thanks for sharing this new book title with us.

Carolyn V said...

Great interview. And yea for bacon!

Lucienne said...

I'm still tempted to try chocolate covered bacon. I've heard such a thing exists and I'm weirdly drawn to the concept.

Jade said...

I love the sound of the book. I may have to delve back into the realm of vamps :)
My I'd take chocolate wrapped in bacon. There is nothing nicer than over dosing your arteries :) lol

I'm a new follower. :)

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