Hi everyone! As part of The World Among Us Blog Tour, today I have with me author Beth Ann Masarik. We talk about her and her book. And it is an awesome book! You can find my review here. Also, be sure to enter the scavenger hunt and the giveaway!
There is an amazing scavenger hunt going on during the tour. The grand prize for the scavenger hunt, is an autographed hard cover of Prince of Darkness from both me AND the illustrator, some never before seen artwork for it, a totebag, a personalized mug, and a keychain 🙂 But the winner for that won’t be announced until the end of the month. Details of the Scavenger Hunt at the end of the interview!
To enter, you’ll have them mention Beth in a tweet @theworldamongus or tag her in a post on Facebook Beth Ann Masarik, and leave a blog comment with your email address to enter to win. You will also have to follow my blog to qualify 🙂 You can follow me by email (available in the top left corner), like my Facebook page (Ritesh Kala’s Book Reviews) or follow me on Twitter (@mastbrat)
As part of the giveaway, you can win an ebook of The World Among Us, an autographed poster of the Prince of Darkness cover and a The World Among Us keepsake box. Here’s the big bonus, you need to do the same things as the scavenger hunt to qualify for the giveaway as well! Remember to follow me to qualify to win these awesome prizes.
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Interview with author Beth Ann Masarik
Describe your book? What genre do you consider your book?
The World Among Us: Prince of Darkness, is a Young Adult/Fantasy/Urban Fantasy saga. It revolves around vampires and Greek gods, and forbidden love. All of my characters (especially the main ones), have some sort of internal conflict. Picture Harry Potter meets Percy Jackson meets Twilight.
When and why did you begin writing?
I began writing when I was in high school. I’ve always had an over-active imagination. When the opportunity arose, I took creative writing classes in high school and in college. Anyone who knows me can tell you that I’ve been writing my entire life pretty much.
How did the idea for this story come to mind?
I’ve always loved magic, and I was going through a rebellious stage when I wrote the original draft back in 2003. I had been reading Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire, when I realized that I wanted to write a book and have it published. One of my ex’s at the time helped me come up with some of the ideas, and I bounced some of mine off of him. Since I was the one who wanted to write the book, I was the one who wrote it all down. Then, in 2008, I found the original manuscript in the bottom of my closet, dusted it off, and read through most of it. I realized that it needed to be greatly improved, and that the plot was all over the place. So, I did some research on how to write a novel, and sat down and plotted out what is now the current version of Prince of Darkness. I wrote it all on my own, but bounced some ideas off of my best friend, Robin. Once I was ready to sit down and write it, I entered my very first writing challenge…NanoWrimo. No, I didn’t complete the book in a month. In fact, it took me at least 2 years to complete the new version. I was going to a business school and working at the same time, so my writing time was limited.