Monday, February 10, 2014

An Interview, An Author, and a Magic 8 Ball: Sarra Cannon

Welcome back to my interview series An Interview, An Author, and a Magic 8 Ball! I'll be bringing you a new author and a new giveaway every Monday this year. I hope you'll stop by to check out these  authors and enter to win some prizes!!!! :D

Please welcome best-selling YA paranormal and NA contemporary author Sarra Cannon!!! Read the interview, then enter to win: 
(1 winner) Peachville High Demons t-shirt and swag pack and a Beautiful Demons Box Set (ebook)
(2 winners) Beautiful Demons Box Sets (ebook) 
(1 winner) copy of Death's Awakening (ebook)

Tell me about your novel in your own words, not the official synopsis.

SC: Right now I'm working on a book called Sorrow's Gift (sequel to Death's Awakening). It's the second book in my Eternal Sorrows series and it's a story I have wanted to work on for forever! Basically, it's a zombie apocalypse story with a paranormal twist.

The world has been struck with a virus that killed billions, but unlike a lot of zombie stories where it's a government experiment-gone-wrong, this virus was caused by an ancient evil. The series follows five teens as they struggle to not only survive but also to understand what's happening to them. As the zombie horde grows stronger and larger, these teens gain powers that are also growing. How do they fit in? What is their purpose? Will they survive? These are the questions they're asking through these books.

Sorrow's Gift is a journey story. The teens are on the road throughout most of the book. It's been amazingly fun to write and Parrish, the true heroine of the story, is a real bad-ass. I love her so much!

MJ: I love all of your books and am so excited you're writing more! What's your next release?

SC: After this, I'll be working on Emerald Darkness, the first book in my Peachville High Demons continuation series. This series picks up shortly after where the final book in the PHD series left off, but this time it follows the points-of-view of both Harper and Lea. I cannot wait for this series to start!

MJ: YAY! More Peachville Demons!!! (It's my favorite YA paranormal series.) If you were trapped on an island, what three books would you want to have with you?

SC: Ahh, only three?? Is there a Harry Potter Omnibus edition that could count as just one of them? Let's just go ahead and say there is :). So, 1. Harry Potter Omnibus. 2. Rebecca by Daphne Du Marier. and 3. Stephen King's The Stand.

I guess I should probably have chosen some kind of island survival guide, but I've never been very practical.

MJ: YES the omnibus counts. :) Who is your celebrity crush?

SC: Ewan McGregor. I love him so much!! I never knew how much until he started singing in Moulin Rouge. I was hooked for life. Of course, it might be a triple-way tie between Ewan, Dave Matthews and Justin Timberlake. <3

Um, sorry, Justin Timberlake is on my list. Not sure I'm willing to share. ;) What do you wear when you write?

SC: Yoga pants and tank tops. Always. And I have these pink and black striped fingerless gloves with skull and cross-bones on them that I wear a lot. Oh, and glasses. Duh.

MJ: We would be twins then. Well, except my arm socks are orange. What's your favorite vacation spot?

SC: VEGAS, baby!

MJ: I've never been there. Maybe someday! Do you have any pets?

SC: No. A husband and a son are enough for me right now. However, I really super want a hedgehog.

MJ: A hedgehog? LOL! LOVE IT! Now, I need YOU to ask ME a question about absolutely anything under the sun. It has to be a yes or no question and will be answered by my all-knowing Magic 8 Ball! The question can be serious or silly - it’s up to you.

SC: Would I have any chance of surviving the zombie apocalypse? 

MJ: I certainly hope so!

Don't Count On It

MJ: Uh oh, looks like you'd better start running, Sarra!!!!! ;)
Thank you so much for stopping by my blog. It was great hosting you.

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  1. Great interview, I'm a wuss so don't think I'd survive a Zombie Apocalypse!! I want to read Sarah's books because she is an amazing writer.

  2. I would love to win them because they look and sound amazing!

  3. I would love to read her book because I have not read any of her books before.

  4. I love Zombie books and I love finding new authors to read/follow/, not :)


  5. This interview was so crazy fun! Thanks for having me on the blog, Megg :)

  6. This was a great interview and really funny and now I am totally stoked to read this book. Whether I win or not I'll be picking it up.

  7. Awesome interview! I love all of your books(both of you lol)! I am very excited for this new series and for Emerald Darkness. Thank you!

  8. Great interview; now I really miss my own Magic 8 Ball! I want the book so I can read a totally different take on the zombie apocalypse. I enjoyed reading about the books and would really enjoy reading them in their entirety.

  9. I'd like to win the Tshirt.. I have all of Sarra Cannons book.. love them!!! :)

  10. Great interview. Now get back to writing the next book, both of you! :) I've read all your books Megg and love them. I've read several authors you've recommended and haven't been disappointed yet. Sarra just got put on my list. Thanks!

  11. Always happy to add to my reading list thank you.

  12. Have not read any Sarra Cannon books, so now would be a good time to start. Definitely now, since I don't have Dragonlands #2 to read! :P