Tuesday 5 June 2012



What genre would you place your books into? What made you decide to write that genre of book?
The My Merlin Series are YA Arthurian paranormal. A mash-up of Arthurian lore, action, romance, and high school. I love young-adult stories. I love writing about coming-of-age problems. It’s such a dramatic time in our lives—full of change and possibility and first loves.

Do you choose a title first, or write the book then choose the title?
I have a working title, but usually this changes by the time the book is finished. The title is a unique catchy phrase that should encapsulate the essence of the book. Easy, right?

How long have you been writing, and who or what inspired you to write?
I’ve always been a reader. I began writing during a hot summer vacation while traveling around in trains in India from one family to the next. You would think I’d be hanging my head out and looking at all the gorgeous sites. Nope… the teenage me had run out of books to read… gasp… but I did have pen and paper and a story in my head. It’s funny how these things start out small, but it took hold of my life and never let go.

Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? ie You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?
Yes, I do. I couldn’t imagine writing without music. It sets the mood and guides the flow of emotions in the characters. Imagine a movie without a soundtrack. Yikes, I can’t!

BLURB from Goodreads
If you haven't broken the rules, have you really lived?

Excalibur has been pulled from the stone, but what does it mean? Arriane (aka Ryan) DuLac doesn’t really care. She's got bigger problems—as student president, she's got to put on the Prom. While the Wizard Council debates their next move, she leaves the craziness behind and heads home. 

But she can’t hide forever. Sooner than she’d like Merlin (aka Matt)has her chasing mermaids on the trail of the Fisher King. The wounded King, defeated by Merlin’s brother, Vane, in the past holds the key to save the future.

On the journey, Ryan begins to realize the friends she thought she knew, she may not know at all. At a time of shifting alliances, she must decide whose side she’s on—the brother who struggles to do right or the brother who dares to break the rules? And Ryan must decide who she is—a regular or a champion?

One wrong decision and her family falls apart. One wrong decision and the world falls apart. No pressure. 

The Author's favourite My Merlin Awakening Quote:

Vane grabbed me. “DuLac, let’s chat.”
Chat. British-speak for “Stand still while I yell at you.
Read more quotes on Goodreads at: http://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/19040563

Enter the rafflecopter to win! One winner will get a $25 Amazon or B&N gift card and a copy of My Merlin Awakening. Two additional winners will also get a copy of My Merlin Awakening.

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  1. Sounds great! i'll check it out! :D

  2. I am excited for this book. I really love books like this and I would love to see her take on it. Can't wait to read this! Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win :D

  3. Thank you for hosting me today, Jean!

    @Liesal & @April - I'm so glad you like the sound of My Merlin. Thanks for dropping by and good luck on the giveaway!