Friday, 6 September 2013

An Interview with Linda Poitevin + Giveaway

Today I bring you an interview with Linda Poitevin, author of the amazing Grigori Legacy series. Linda is also the author of the contemporary romance Gwynneth Ever After.

Welcome to Pearls Cast Before A McPig, Linda.

Thank you so very much for inviting me onto your blog, Sullivan! It’s a pleasure to visit with you!

Could you tell a bit about yourself for those people who don’t know you yet?

What, you mean I’m not totally world-famous?!? That’s I’m traumatized for life...*laughs* Just kidding, of course (that would be my rather wacky sense of humor making an appearance...sorry!). Let’s see...I’m Canadian, married to a cop for 27 years, mom to three mostly grown girls (my youngest is 19), keeper of a small zoo (two cats, a rabbit, a bearded dragon lizard, and a dog that’s big enough to count for three), a total coffee snob (...and addict...), an organic gardener, an avid walker, and one of the world’s great procrastinators (I blame the Internet!). :-)

How many books will there be in the Grigori Legacy series?

There will be a total of four.

Have you ever used people you know as characters in your books?

Not on purpose, no...though I do suspect some personality traits have found their way into my characters.

Are there any other projects you’re working on or thinking about starting in the near future?

I do have an idea for another series, but the fourth book in the Grigori Legacy series is my first priority right now.

If you could meet any characters in your book, who would it be and why?

The Archangel Michael. While I hadn’t even imagined him yet when I started writing the series, he’s grown into a wonderfully complex, surprisingly human character. That humanness makes him feel more approachable, somehow. I would love to meet him. :-)

Where can you be found when you’re not at your desk writing?

Out walking through the woods, in my garden, having coffee with a friend...writing takes up most of my time, however, because I also do freelance writing/editing for clients.

What did you do to celebrate the release of your first book?

I went to the bookstore and took pictures of it on the shelf. :-) :-)

What is the best thing about being a published author?

Hearing from readers that I kept them up way past their bedtimes because they simply couldn’t put the book down. That has to be the Best. Compliment. Ever.

What authors have been an influence to you? And have you read any books lately that you want to share with us or have you been too busy with writing to read?

I’m not conscious of any particular authors being a direct influence...I think it’s a more of an osmosis thing with me. While I read widely, I tend not to analyze books that much, so if I’m being influenced by them, it’s very much at a subconscious level. Books I’ve read in the last few months have included Cold Days by Jim Butcher, Hopeless by Colleen Hoover, Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin, Gathering Night by Margaret Elphinstone, Graveminder by Melissa Marr, and The Thirteen Hallows by Michael Scott.

Thanks for dropping by. I'm looking forward to reading Sins of the Lost.

About Sins of the Lost:

Heaven and Hell are on the brink of war as Lucifer builds his Nephilim army and waits for his new agenda to become a reality — that of having a Nephilimchild of his own bloodline to lead his forces to cataclysmic victory.

With rumors of the pending war rampant on Earth, Alex fights to save humanity from its own panic –­ leaving little time for her fledgling
relationship with Seth, the man with heavenly origins who has captured her heart. But when Nephilim children begin to disappear, along with Alex’s own vulnerable niece, the inevitable war between Heaven and Hell becomes as personal as sin.

Heaven has its own plans to fight the coming apocalypse, but first it needs Seth back. Asked to betray the man she loves, Alex must turn for help to the soulmate she thought she’d given up — the Archangel Aramael, who may be her last chance to save her family and humanity from the ashes of Lucifer’s Armageddon.

Get it from Amazon on October 15, 2013


Swag Giveaway

Linda kindly offered a swag pack to one reader of my blog.

The winner is Anna!

A winner will be picked at random on September 27th.
Open internationally to everyone who's legally allowed to enter this giveaway.


Don't forget to leave a comment:
I decided to have an event wide giveaway on my blog for commenters.

At the end of this event I'll pick one commenter on any author post of this event at random and that person will win a book of his/her choice as long as bookdepository ships to where you live, you're legally allowed to enter, and the book costs no more than 10$

And drop by Between Dreams and Reality as well for more great author posts.


Lynn K. said...

Lovely interview! :) The character I would most like to meet is Alexandra! Second choice would be Seth.

Mischelmel said...

Can't pick favorite characters, because that would mean someone would be slighted, and I couldn't hurt anyone's feelings. But my idea of a good book is one that I can live in--be an actual part of the story, so that when I take a break, it takes me a few seconds to figure out where I am, and can't wait to get back into the story. This series has so far fit the bill completely!

Aurian said...

Thanks for the nice interview ladies, I really enjoyed reading it. And I agree, it would be awesome to see your book in a bookshop. Did you secretly autograph some copies?

Sharon Stogner said...

what do you mean only 4 books??!? after I read Sins of the Lost there will only be one more? *whimper*

I like Michael too ;) (don't enter me in your contests, just wanted to share the love for this series)

donnas said...

Great series!!

Mary Preston said...

I'd be taking lots of pictures too. No doubt making it my Christmas card for the year.

Sobbin said...

Why have I not read this?
I must amend this very soon. The series sounds great!