Thursday, December 01, 2011

Jamie Magee Interview and Giveaway!







Interview:
How did you discover your passion for writing?
I love the quote “If there is a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it” by Toni Morrison. I have read and watched beautiful love stories my entire life, and each time I would imagine how I would have changed it – what would have taken me further into the story. The craving for the story I wanted to read became so strong that my imagination took over, and the words of Insight began to flow."If there is a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it" Toni Morrison"If there is a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it" Toni Morrison
Do you write with music? If so, do you have a playlist for your book?
I adore music! It is always playing around me. I do have playlists. Sometimes they come before the story, others during or after. It’s kind of like when you are in love and you only hear love songs, or when you break up with someone and you only hear sad songs – when I hear music I hear the conflict in my novels which causes the emotions of the story to become more real – and that of course inspires my muse to dive a little deeper and pull at the heart strings of my readers.
How did you come up with the idea's for your book?
I never imagined anyone beyond myself would read my first book, so it was easy for me to play with ideas that had always fascinated me. As I was creating this story I found inspiration everywhere I looked anywhere from a song to a street sign.
What was the most challenging scene to write in your book?
If I told you that I would give away an important part…let’s just say I find it very hard to place my characters in situations that suggest a final ending. In each of the books in the Insight series there are moments that were painfully emotional to write – but I loved every second of it!
What are 5 reasons to read Image?
11)      If you are team Drake – this is your book!
22)      Mysteries of the past lives come to life.
33)      The darkness in this book will give you chills – at least it gave me chills!
44)      The power of the Zodiac takes full effect in this novel.
55)      Because this novel is the turning point for the series – it becomes faster and darker – even a bit deeper from this point on.
What is in your to be read pile at the moment?
My TBR pile could stretch across the US twice! The next book on my list is the Hunger Games – I know – I know I should have already read them , but ….I’ve been writing a lot (:
Was there anything strange or interesting you had to research for your book?
For me the Zodiac is both strange and interesting. I spent hours upon hours looking at the influences of the planets and how impactful our birth charts are. Understanding my own birth chart was very eye opening for me.
Do you still have time to read in your free time?
I wish I could say yes, but at this moment the answer is no. Between novels I mange to read at least four to five books –maybe even more, but somehow I have managed to begin writing two novels at once so free time is not in my vocabulary  – one day soon, though!


Quickfire Questions:
Chocolate or Vanilla?
Chocolate!
Favorite Myth?
Oh I’m a Scorpio – I adore all myths!
Summer or Winter?
Winter
M&M's or Skittles?
Skittles
Radio or iPod?
IPod!!!!!
Song currently playing?
Perfect Circle – Counting bodies ß- it’s not as evil as it sounds I promise
Ebook, paperbook, or hardback?
Kindle – love Kindle



Jamie Magee Bio

Jamie Magee has always believed that each of us have a defining gift that sets us apart from the rest of the world, she has always envied those who have known from their first breath what their gift was. Not knowing hers, she began a career in the fast paced world of business. Raising a young family, and competing to rise higher in that field would drive some to the point of insanity, but she always found a moment of escape in a passing daydream. Her imagination would take her to places she'd never been, introduce her to people she's never known. Insight, her debuting novel, is a result of that powerful imagination. Today, she is grateful that not knowing what defined her, led her on a path of discovery that would always be a part of her.

Authors Links: Facebook 



Now for the giveaway!!
Must be 13 years old
Only enter once please!
1st prize is all three books (in eBook format) INT
2nd-6th prize is bookmarks! US only
Just fill out the form below!
Giveaway goes till December 7th at Midnight! 
Fill out the form HERE




Books: 

                                               Insight:
Some say that dreams are the doorway to the soul. Willow Haywood is no stranger to that doorway. Each night she shares a blissful, silent dream with a stunning blue-eyed boy. With each new moon she is haunted by a painful nightmare shared with a different boy, who’s always hidden by the shadows.

In her waking hours she must battle her sixth sense. The one that allows her to feel others emotions as if they were her own. This insight is exhausting and frustrating causing her to draw inward, only trusting her family and few close friends. Oddly, this sense also attracts ghostly images that seem to appear out of nowhere. With a touch, they take her to wherever they may be, allowing her to change their emotion. This alone would cause most to go insane, but Willow filters her aggression by painting, capturing the emotion she changed.

One August night a nightmare came days after the new moon. In this dream the shadowed boy marked her wrist with star, leaving her father no choice but to share a family secret that would tie all of the odd attributes of Willow’s life together. Now, she has no choice but to outrun the fate that is closing in around her.

In an attempt to lure her, the shadowed figure captures her closest friends. In order to save them, she must weave through broken myths, half truths, and the undeniable power of the Zodiac. With each step she takes Willow comes to realize that she has lived before, her path is one that she chose, and this trial is simply the beginning.

Embody:
Not many Scorpio’s are known for their patience, and Willow Haywood is no different. Her only desire is to love Landen Chambers and redeem the lost souls of Esterious, but the path to that desire is long, dark and dangerous...

Before Willow’s life had a chance to balance the sudden revelations and grief she had to endure to get to Chara a disturbing discovery is made. A photo, one that shows Willow blissfully embracing the flawless image of Drake Blakeshire; giving her not only proof that she had lived before, but that she had loved him.

Running away from the memory of Drake’s hypnotizing touch, and the prophecy set before her seemed like the logical thing to do. That is, until a dark dream reignites her passion to save the hopeless dimension of Esterious. Willow struggles to find patience – to learn everything she needs to know before she faces Drake again, but her eagerness is dangerous and one step in the wrong direction takes everything and everyone away from her – the only way to survive this trial is for Willow to remember who she is and what she really wants out of this life.

Image:
There is an ominous darkness, one that that is so dense and mind numbing that you can feel the chills race across your skin as the energy of the hatred behind it hovers near you. They thought that it was over…that he was dead….they never imagined that he was more powerful dead than he ever was alive.
 A war is on the brink of erupting in the  dark dimension of Esterious, the victory Willow had a few days ago was nothing less than vague memory. With each thought she has she fights the images of Drake’s dark eyes, his words… his promises. Doubt seeps into her soul as she stares forward and what could only be the hardest battle she has faced thus far.
Venus is meant to be the planet of love and peace….but when it falls into retrograde its influence changes. Matters of past relationships will surface; choices will be made with the mind and not the heart. Gateways to an evil that cannot be fathomed will open. Willow and Landen’s only defense is to hide their family away, and lock themselves in the palace that was once ruled by Donalt. The energy is heavy and dark within these walls…there is a presence that lingers and strikes at will. Cruel illusions are placed before Willow, but that is not even hardest part…what is hard is standing in room with Drake and Landen and listening to others tell you of lives that you cannot recall…for them to tell when and how you are going to die.
 Every prediction and theory is about to be proven wrong…and the choice before Willow’s heart holds the lives of millions at stake. The question is will be she be able to see through the illusions before her and make a choice…she can live with?


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