Interview with Megan Hand author of Bitter Angel

Bitter Angel by Megan HandHello everyone! I’m really excited about today’s post! With us today is new author Megan Hand.

Hello Megan! Thank you for being with us today. I’m so excited to introduce you to everyone. Megan Hand is the author of Bitter Angel that was published on April 1st.

Me: Megan can you tell us a little bit about Bitter Angel? Give us a little background into this compelling storyline. It sounds amazing!

Megan: Hi, Jaime! And of course. Bitter Angel came to me as my stories usually do, in a half-awakened dream. I love when this happens. When my body is in that state between awake and asleep, scenes play beneath my eyelids like a movie.

In the beginning of the book, Lila, my main character is waking up, remembering two scenarios from the night before. One where she went with her friends, and they found themselves in a life-threatening situation, but Lila risks her life to save them. In the other scenario, she stays home with her boyfriend, Jay, falls asleep, and has a terrifying nightmare that they were murdered. Now, when she’s waking up the next morning, each of these scenarios were so real, she’s not sure which one she lived. But when she’s waking up is only the beginning of the story. You will have to read and find out 😉

Me: WOW that sounds really good! Where did the inspiration for this book come from? How’d you come up with this concept?

Megan: Well, as I mentioned earlier, it came to me in a dream. But it might surprise you to tell you that Bitter Angel was meant to be a short story. Lila lives the two scenarios and she’s waking up the next morning, not sure, then she discovers what happened. End of story. When I went to end it there, however, my heart was screaming NOOOOO!!! There were many reasons why I chose to play out this story, and readers will easily understand why I chose not to end it there.

Me: In the story Lila Spencer lives the same night twice. On Friday she goes out with her friends, but also she’s at home with her boyfriend. How hard was it to write that? Did it come easy?

Megan: It actually came very easy. I didn’t expect it to, but going between the scenes was quite effortless for me. I loved how it came out, too. There’s a flow. It’s not exact, like chapter 1 is scenario 1 and chapter 2 is scenario 2. But it’s easy to follow, and I was very pleased with the outcome.

Me: Have you always known you wanted to be a writer?

Megan: Kind of yes, kind of no, lol J I started writing obsessively when I was twelve. I wrote story chapters, not knowing where they were headed, and poems. I still have those hundreds of poems saved on notebook paper. They are very special to me. Then, one day I said to myself, “I’m going to write a novel.” A few weeks later, I had a few chapters—all hand-written, of course—that were filled with more red pen than writing, and I quit. But stories have fun rampant in my mind ever since. It wasn’t until I was in my twenties that I shared these stories with my sister. She persuaded me to write some of it down. I did, and what I didn’t expect was how FUN it would be. I finished my first not-so-great novel a few months later, and haven’t stopped writing since.

Me: So what’s next for you? Any other novels in the works?

Megan: Absolutely! Bitter Angel is a very plot-driven story. This next one is a deeply emotional character-driven story. To the point that the scenes are emotionally draining to write. But I cannot wait to share with you all!

Me: Who is your favorite author?

Megan: I have SO many, it’s extremely hard to choose. But I’d say the first that influenced me tremendously was Stephanie Meyer (cliché, I know), but I am in love with her book The Host. It was the catalyst that started my reading gluttony and still holds my heart today. I’ve also fallen in love with Suzanne Collins, author of The Hunger Games series, Lisa McMann, and her Wake series, Stephanie Perkins for Anna and the French Kiss, and Simone Elkeles for Perfect Chemisty and many others. I could go on all day with this list J

Me: Megan I’m so glad you stopped by today! Bitter Angel sounds amazing and I can’t wait to read more about Lila!

 Megan: Thank you for having me, Jaime! It was a pleasure!!

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New Prologue For Awaken

Awaken has a new prologue! Completely new from the last. I did keep the original and put it in the novel but this new prologue is more suspenseful! I will post the new prologue once I hit 450 likes on Facebook!!! Go and like and tell your friends! Awaken publishes on March 31st! Don’t forget to add to Goodreads!

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The Do Over by A. L. Zaun

I have the amazing privilege of helping new author A. L. Zaun reveal her beautiful cover! Check out The Do Over and don’t forget to add it to Goodreads!

Title:   The Do Over

Author:  A. L. Zaun

Genre:  Contemporary Adult

Cover Designer:  Wicked by Design ;

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Expected release date:  May 20, 2013

Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17381854-the-do-over

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Book Description       

Life doesn’t look like it’s supposed to for Daniela, aka Dani. After a painful break-up with Rick, Dani decides she doesn’t want to deal with the hassles of relationship.

After almost two years, Dani’s friends stage an intervention, forcing her out of her holding pattern and back into the real world of dating.

Liam, a down to earth firefighter, may be just the person to show her she’s still worth something. Their chemistry is instant and electric. But will Dani be able to trust her patched-up heart with him?

And what will happen when Rick decides he’ll go to any lengths to get her back?

About the Author:

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A.L. Zaun graduated from Florida International University with a degree in English Literature a long time ago.  A degree she didn’t use at all in her professional endeavors.  She loves to read, write and take pictures.  She walks around with her camera, and most importantly she has her e-reader available at all times.  Healthcare Management by day, Mommy in the evening and most nights, you can find her sitting in front of her laptop with a bottle of Diet Pepsi, bringing the voices in her head to life on the pages of her debut novel, The Do Over.

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NEW COVER FOR AWAKEN!

It’s finally here! The new Awaken cover! I want to thank Allie Brennan from B Design for creating this amazing cover for my novel!

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BOOK DESCRIPTION:

 
Three things run through my mind at this very moment…
ONE, my life as I once knew it will never be the same.
TWO, the person I’m in love with might not even exist.
THREE, the deception that has unfolded before me has the power of life and death.



Sixteen year old, Breanna Davis, has heard the saying; life isn’t always what it seems…well, that saying rings true now more than ever. As horrifying visions appear before her, revealing tragedies that will forever change the fate of those she loves, she realizes that she may be the only person who can stop them from becoming reality.

Amongst the chaos of this new discovery, Bre is faced with a stranger, Eve, who moves in on Bre’s friends and begins to follow her every move. As Eve’s true motives begin to surface, Bre must fight against, not only the visions, but the dangers Eve holds close.

There is another secret kept- Collin, a boy held captive in Bre’s dreams, the boy she is secretly falling in love with but isn’t sure he even exists. As she tries to make it work with Austin, an old friend who could possibly be more, Bre battles against her feelings for Collin.

Bre is faced with an almost impossible decision, to choose her life or follow her destiny. If she doesn’t intercede, people will certainly die. If she does, her own life could be at stake. In the end, if she fails, she’ll lose everything.

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Cover Reveal Bitter Angel by Megan Hand

Today I get to help my friend and new author Megan Hand release her gorgeous cover for her debut novel Bitter Angel!

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Title: Bitter Angel

Author: Megan Hand

Expected release date: April 1, 2013

Genre:  Thriller

Age Group: New Adult

Cover Designer: B Design;  http://bdesignpublishingservices.wordpress.com/

Cover reveal organized by: AToMR Tours

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17181920-bitter-angel

 

Book Description:

Torn between two realities.

A choice that will mean life or death.

She won’t know anything… until she wakes up.

College sophomore, Lila Spencer lived Friday night twice. She doesn’t know how or why, just that she did. As if she split in half and went in two different directions.

Out clubbing with her friends, Heather and Nilah, the girls rock it out and party hard. What begins as an innocent night will lead to a deadly fight for their lives, and Lila might be their only chance for survival.

In bed with her boyfriend, Jay, Lila is safe and warm as she drifts to sleep in the arms of the man she loves. Until she is sucked into a horrifying nightmare of her friends’ deaths.

As the sunlight warms her face on Saturday morning, the two scenarios collide. But there can be only one outcome. Will she wake up in her warm bed with Jay by her side, devastated and grieving for her friends? Or was she there to save them?

The answer is just the beginning.

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About the Author

At twelve, Megan decided to write a novel. A month later, she quit. A reading junkie by nature, she started writing again in her twenties as a way to get the voices out, because who wouldn’t want to create a Real Living Person out of thin air? Megan also plays the piano and sings. She teaches little kids and takes pictures of pretty butterflies. She eats way too much chocolate, is sort of a mad scientist with her blender, and spends an unhealthy amount of time LOLing on Facebook and Twitter. She lives in Ohio with her husband and very smiley son. Bitter Angel is her first published novel.

Blog: http://meganhandwrites.blogspot.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meganhandauthor

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COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY: AWAKEN BY JAIME GUERARD

TITLE: AWAKEN

AUTHOR: JAIME GUERARD

GENRE: YA PARANORMAL ROMANTIC THRILLER

EXPECTED RELEASE DATE: MARCH 15, 2013

AGE GROUP: 14 – 20+

COVER DESIGNER: ALLIE BRENNAN (B DESIGN)

MOON IMAGE/TREE DESIGNER: STEVEN ASKEW (RED AND BLACK WALLPAPERS)

Final Awaken Cover

 

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BOOK DESCRIPTION:

 
Three things run through my mind at this very moment…
ONE, my life as I once knew it will never be the same.
TWO, the person I’m in love with might not even exist.
THREE, the deception that has unfolded before me has the power of life and death.



Sixteen year old, Breanna Davis, has heard the saying; life isn’t always what it seems…well, that saying rings true now more than ever. As horrifying visions appear before her, revealing tragedies that will forever change the fate of those she loves, she realizes that she may be the only person who can stop them from becoming reality.

Amongst the chaos of this new discovery, Bre is faced with a stranger, Eve, who moves in on Bre’s friends and begins to follow her every move. As Eve’s true motives begin to surface, Bre must fight against, not only the visions, but the dangers Eve holds close.

There is another secret kept- Collin, a boy held captive in Bre’s dreams, the boy she is secretly falling in love with but isn’t sure he even exists. As she tries to make it work with Austin, an old friend who could possibly be more, Bre battles against her feelings for Collin.

Bre is faced with an almost impossible decision, to choose her life or follow her destiny. If she doesn’t intercede, people will certainly die. If she does, her own life could be at stake. In the end, if she fails, she’ll lose everything.

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Book Name and Synopsis Revealed!

ImageThe time has finally come for me to release the name and synopsis for my novel!

My cover reveal & giveaway is coming in February so keep an eye out for that.

To see the full synopsis please go to Goodreads. Here is the link: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17281806-awaken

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SYNOPSIS & NAME:

AWAKEN

Three things run through my mind at this very moment…

ONE, my life as I once knew it will never be the same.

TWO, the person I’m in love with might not even exist.

THREE, the deception that has unfolded before me has the power of life and death.

Sixteen year old, Breanna Davis, has heard the saying; life isn’t always what it seems…well, that saying rings true now more than ever. As horrifying visions appear before her, revealing tragedies that will forever change the fate of those she loves, she realizes that she may be the only person who can stop them from becoming reality.

Amongst the chaos of this new discovery, Bre is faced with a stranger, Eve, who moves in on Bre’s friends and begins to follow her every move. As Eve’s true motives begin to surface, Bre must fight against, not only the visions, but the dangers Eve holds close.

There is another secret kept- Collin, a boy held captive in Bre’s dreams, the boy she is secretly falling in love with but isn’t sure he even exists. As she tries to make it work with Austin, an old friend who could possibly be more, Bre battles against her feelings for Collin.

Bre is faced with an almost impossible decision, to choose her life or follow her destiny.  If she doesn’t intercede, people will certainly die. If she does, her own life could be at stake. In the end, if she fails, she’ll lose everything.

Sneak Peek! Back of Novel Description!

Well everyone…after 150 likes on my Facebook page it’s time to reveal the back book description. Now, like I mentioned in my last post this isn’t the full synopsis (that’s coming very VERY soon) this is what will be on the back cover of my novel along with the synopsis.

I also wanted to mention that what you are about to see is not what the back of the book will look like. My cover artist is working on the cover as we speak!

Without further ado…here it is!

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