Happy today to have Alyson Noel on the blog! If you don't know her name, this is an author that has multiple very popular books. Her newest book, Fated is scheduled to come out in a few weeks and starts a new series called Soul Seekers.
The first book in a magnificent new series about a girl who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead by #1 New York Times bestselling author Alyson Noël.
Lately strange things have been happening to Daire Santos. Animals follow her, crows mock her, and glowing people appear out of nowhere. Worried that Daire is having a nervous breakdown, her mother packs her off to stay in the dusty plains of Enchantment, New Mexico with a grandmother she’s never met.
There she crosses paths with Dace, a gorgeous guy with unearthly blue eyes who she’s encountered before...but only in her dreams. And she’ll get to know her grandmother—a woman who recognizes Daire’s bizarre episodes for what they are. A call to her true destiny as a Soul Seeker, one who can navigate between the worlds of the living and the dead. Her grandmother immediately begins teaching her to harness her powers—but it’s an art that must be mastered quickly. Because Dace’s brother is an evil shape-shifter who’s out to steal her powers. Now Daire must embrace her fate as a Soul Seeker and find out if Dace is one guy she’s meant to be with...or if he’s allied with the enemy she’s destined to destroy.
Below is an interview with Alyson Noel, as she was sweet enough to answer some of my questions. Enjoy and don't forget to scroll down for a giveaway of Fated!
1) If Fated is made into a movie, who would you like to see as the main characters?
Honestly, I don’t have anyone in particular in mind, other than someone brave, kind, and incredibly smokin’ to play Dace, and someone pretty, smart, and overall amazing to play Daire—not too tall of an order, right?!
2) Daire and Dace are really interesting and different names. Do you have a process that you use to choose character names?
I’ve always liked unusual names and I’m always on the lookout for new ones to add to the list. The first time I came across the name Daire, I knew it was perfect for my character. I chose the name Dace because the letters can be rearranged to spell Cade, the name of his twin.
3) What is one item that you simply cannot live without?
My iPad—it has the capacity to create, entertain, and connect me to my loved ones!
4) If you could travel anywhere in the world for free, where would you choose?
Well, if it’s truly free, then I think I’ll clinch a seat on Virgin Galactic and journey into space!
5) What is your biggest hope for the future?
That someday—to quote Jimi Hendrix—the power of love will overcome the love of power and the world will know peace.
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Now... it's GIVEAWAY TIME!
Up for grabs is a copy of Fated by Alyson Noel. This is open to residents of the U.S. and ends May 20, 2012. Enjoy!