Friday, October 31, 2014

Month9Books Birthday Bash: Author Posts and EPIC Giveaways!!!

Welcome to Month9Books Birthday Bash! We’re so excited you’re all stopping by!

This is going to be an awesome event with many tour stops featuring our authors! The full schedule is below and make sure to stick around for the EPIC Giveaway taking place!
Here’s a quick note from Georgia McBride, owner of Month9Books!
Month9Books is turning 2 this year and I could not be happier. We are living proof that if you have a dream to write, create and inspire, you should follow that dream and let nothing keep you from realizing it. Thank you to all the readers, writers, agents, partners and friends who have made this possible. We write for you.
--Georgia McBride, Publisher and Owner of Month9Books

(1) New Kindle with touchscreen (US only) loaded with all our Month9Books titles. US Only.
(1) Paperback prize pack of 5 Month9Books Titles. US ONLY
(2) eBook Prize Packs of 5 Month9Books titles. International

Hey Lisa, so glad to be able to interview you again! It’s really a pleasure and I hope you enjoy this as much as I do :)

Hi Munira! Thanks so much for having me! I love doing interviews, especially when the questions are as fun as yours. :)
   What do you enjoy the most? Reading books or writing them?

While I love writing, creating my own characters and putting them through the ringer, reading is my first love. Writing is a lot of work. When you read someone else’s story, the goal is to truly get lost and allow yourself to enjoy the ride. Nothing is better than curling up with a great book!

How did you get into writing in the very first place? What is the first ever literary piece you have ever written?

When I was about 12 or 13, I began to write about my feelings—at that age we’re brimming with them. The more I wrote, the more I realized if I put made up characters in my place, I could come up with really fun ways to turn the tables. My imagination just exploded from there. I wrote on-and-off through High School, but it wasn’t until a few years later that I realized writing was what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.

  How did your first publication with Month9Boooks happen? What do you think is the best thing about working with M9B?

Month9Books actually contacted me while I was querying another project. Georgia McBride had read the first chapter of A Shimmer of Angels a few years before and loved it. M9B asked if A Shimmer of Angels was still available. It was, so I sent off the first twenty pages. An email came a few days later asking for the full manuscript, which I sent. Less than two weeks later I had an offer for a three-book publishing deal in my inbox! It was an incredible turn of fate for A Shimmer of Angels to be the first Young Adult title published by Month9Books.

I would say the best thing about working with M9B is the sense of community. Georgia and my fellow GMMG (Georgia McBride Media Group) authors are wonderfully supportive and ridiculously hard working. I’ve also had the pleasure of working with some of the most amazing editors (Mandy and Ashlynn, you guys rock!), copy editors, PR people, and have made some unforgettable friends.

Has being an author changed you as a person? If so, how?

That’s a great question. Umm…maybe? I definitely take my writing more seriously now. I’ve never worked harder than I do on deadline—which I LOVE. I feel a little more confident when writing and editing now, thanks to all I’ve learned from M9B. Other than that, I’m still the same chick, holed up in her home office, blasting music, and spinning ideas for the next story.

If you could be a character in any of the books published by your fellow authors, which one would it be?

Oh, that’s a tough one, because if you’ve read many of the Month9Books titles, you’ll see a pattern. All the main characters are awesome, yes, but they also have some seriously tough obstacles to overcome. I’m going to cheat here a little and say Quinn from Heather L. Reid’s Pretty Dark Nothing, because then I could find out what happens in the second book in the series—releasing in 2015 (I can’t wait)!

What are your tips for those who plan to have a future in writing and publishing?

Dream big. Imagine the unimaginable. Create characters you can’t get out of your head. Don’t give up, no matter the obstacles. And, most importantly, write it all down.

Last but not the least, when do we get to read your next book in the Angel Sight series? Any spoilers/teasers for the fans?

A Matter of Time, the third and final book in the Angel Sight series, is set for release in May of 2015. The last thing I want to do is give away spoilers, but I can say that A Matter of Time picks up shortly after the end of A Slither of Hope. If you read A Slither of Hope, you’ll remember the kind of predicament we left Ray in. Things only get tougher for Ray from there. A Matter of Time is a seriously wild (and sometimes fun) ride and I can’t wait for you guys to be able to experience it!

Thank you so, so much for your time and the interview once again! My best wishes are with you always :)

Thank you so much, Munira!

About the Author:

Lisa M. Basso was born and raised in San Francisco, California. She is a lover of books, video games, animals, and baking (not baking with animals though). As a child she would crawl into worlds of her own creation and get lost for hours. Her love for YA fiction started with a simple school reading assignment: S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. When not reading or writing she can usually be found at home with The Best Boyfriend that Ever Lived ™ and her two darling (and sometimes evil) cats, Kitties A and B.

Connect with her: Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads

Books by the Author:

Title: A Shimmer of Angels (Angel Sight #1)
Publication Date: August 5, 2014
                            by Month9Books
Formats: Paperback, eBook

Sixteen-year-old Rayna sees angels, and has the medication and weekly therapy sessions to prove it.
Now, in remission, Rayna starts fresh at a new school, lands a new job, and desperately tries for normalcy. She ignores signs that she may be slipping into the world she has tried so hard to climb out of. But these days, it’s more than just hallucinations that keep Rayna up at night. Students are dying, and she may be the only one who can stop it. Can she keep her job, her sanity, and her friends from dying at the hands of angels she can't admit to seeing?

Title: A Slither of Hope (Angel Sight #2)
Publication Date: August 5, 2014
                            by Month9Books
Formats: Paperback, eBook

Want to see what I think about this book?

Rayna struggles to piece her life back together, but hiding in plain sight from the police, the SS Crazy, and the Fallen isn't a foolproof plan—something Kade, the World's Worst Roommate, reminds her of everyday. The late nights of failing to teach Ray how to protect herself against the Fallen are getting to Kade, changing him in ways he doesn't like, and after a family emergency sends Ray back into Cam’s arms, Kade decides he's had enough. News of Rayna's resurfacing brings both angels and the Fallen to San Francisco by the dozens, all eyes scouring the city for the girl with the gray wings. Rayna will need both Kade and Cam's help to ensure her family's safety, navigate the new dangers and enemies springing up all over the city, and manage the surprises that arise with her new set of wings.

Follow the schedule to meet some more amazing bloggers and authors they are hosting:D

Sarah Bromley will be hosted by A Book and A Latte
Steve Bryant will be hosted by Jump Into Books
Brynn Chapman will be hosted by A Backwards Story
Scott Craven will be hosted by Books and Ashes
Ty Drago will be hosted by The A P Book Club
Jennifer M. Eaton will be hosted by Book Briefs
Kit Forbes will be hosted by Book Lovers Life
Amanda Gray will be hosted by Aspiring Joy
Nicola Marsh will be hosted by ReadWriteLove28
Georgia McBride will be hosted by YA Sisterhood
PabSungenis will be hosted by Classy Cat Books
Rachel Tafoya will be hosted by Jessabella Reads

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