Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Giveaway and Author Interview: Hailey Edwards

I'm excited to have Hailey Edwards here today! Her newest novel A Hint of Frost just released yesterday (You can see my review HERE). Hailey has been kind enough to do a lovely interview and a giveaway! Yay!


My Tower of Books: After reading A Hint of Frost it is very apparent to me that you 'get' how to write Romance. What do you think makes a Romance novel hard to put down?

Hailey Edwards: Sexual tension! I love tight, complicated plots, but I can find those in other genres. What sets romance apart (for me) are the novels with intricate plots and the will they/won’t they tug of war as the hero and heroine find their way to each other.

My Tower of Books: How do you keep the physical and emotional tension going throughout the story?

Hailey: It’s difficult to balance plot/action and romance. I like throw my hero and heroine into situations where they have to rely on one another, which leads to touching and trusting and a heightened sense of anticipation for what might happen once the danger has passed.

MToB: What is your favorite male type of character to write? Sensitive? Alpha? Do tell :)
Hailey: I love reluctant heroes. Grumpy, gruff and sporting an alpha streak? Sign me up, please!

MToB: I loved the world-building you did in A Hint of Frost. How did that idea get started and how long had this story been bouncing around in your head?

Hailey: Thank you! Frost got started when I was kicking around ideas for a different kind of predator. I love vampires, but I wanted something more unique. I was looking for a hero with fangs, and I found one in Rhys. Each Araneae clan is based on a real spider family, so their traits are true to that family. It makes for interesting variety, and it also made for weeks of research before I began writing. I had the idea for Frost in mind for about six months before I had the time in my schedule to write it. I’m so glad I made that time. I really love that world and hope to spend a lot of time there in the future.

MToB: I'm assuming that you enjoy reading Romance novels. What are some of your favorites?

Hailey: I love romance novels. I primarily read fantasy and paranormal romance. I love urban fantasy with romantic elements too. Some of my favorite series are Robin D. Owens’s HeartMate series, Gena Showalter’s Lords of the Underworld, Kresley Cole’s Immortals After Dark (which is my favorite series running now), and I just started reading Dying Bites by DD Barant.

MToB: I always find it fascinating to see how different authors get their writing done. Where is the most common place you can be found writing? Recliner? Desk? Crouched over your laptop on the subway? Outdoors?

Hailey: My husband calls me a cave dweller, because I call my office my writer’s cave. I’m a stay at home mom, so my whole writing life is in my office. I can’t seem to write outside of it. While I’ll jot down notes or bits of dialogue when I’m on the road or outside, I only write at my desk.
MToB: If you could be any type of paranormal being (Vampire, Dragon, Werewolf, Ghost, Etc) which, if any, would you choose?

Hailey: I would be a dragon in a heartbeat. I would have purple scales, silver claws, turquoise wings…

MToB: Let me change up that last question a little bit :) Which paranormal being would you choose as your mate?

Hailey: Hmm. That one’s tougher. I think I’d have to go with a werewolf. I’m all about the fated mates.

MToB: These next few questions have nothing to do with the written word :)
What's your:
Favorite item of clothing? I love my ratty gray knit jacket.

Favorite food? Pulled Pork. BBQ is an addiction.

Coffee or Tea? Coffee.

Beach or mountains? Beach.

Favorite way to travel? By train or car, I like to watch the miles go by.

Celebrity crush? Johnny Depp.

Favorite movie? Any version of Pride and Prejudice will do, but I love the Colin Firth version best.
To connect with Hailey check out her Website, Twitter, Facebook and Goodreads.
To find out more about her new novel, A Hint of Frost, check out Amazon, B&N or Goodreads.
Now time for the GIVEAWAY!
 April 18-24

To enter: All you have to do is leave a comment :) Just be sure to put your name and e-mail so we can contact you.
The prize: The winner will have their choice of one of the following books in any digital format. (Click the image to read more about the title.) The winner will be chosen using 
Everlong (Daughters of Askara #1)

Evermine (Daughters of Askara #2)

eARC of Eversworn (Daughters of Askara #3)

Good luck, everyone!


Margie said...

Can't wait to read Hint of Frost, but have to finish Evermine for a college reading class first. So many good books, so little time!

Hailey Edwards said...

Thanks so much for hosting me, Jackie!

Hi Margie, I hope you're enjoying Evermine. It's so cool that you were able to use it for your coursework. :)

sannie said...

Thanks for this opportunity. The book seems very interesting, and it is going on my to read list. And Johnny Depp for the win :)


SusanD1408 Crochet Addict said...

Thanks ever so much for the giveaway.
susand1408 at googlemail dot com

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