Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Author Interview and Giveaway: Alyson Noel

Please help me welcome the talented Alyson Noel.  Alyson is the author of the Immortal Series as well as several other titles for teen and adults.   

1. For any new readers, could you please tell us a bit about your Immortals series?
AN: The Immortals series is the story of Ever and Damen, two, teenaged, star crossed soul mates who travel through time and battle against bitter enemies so that they can be together—only to be thwarted every time happiness appears to be within their reach . . . though they refuse to let that deter them!

2. The third book in the series, releases November 17th. What sort of adventures are Ever and Damen in for in Shadowland?
AN: At the start of Shadowland Damen and Ever travel to Summerland in search of an antidote to reverse a powerful poison that turns their touch lethal. But instead of the cure they seek, they find something far more sinister: the truth about their existence and the fate lying in wait of an immortal’s soul.

As Damen fights to save them from the Shadowland, Ever turns to magick, hoping to break Damen’s curse. Along the way she encounters the mysterious Jude Knight, and finds herself drawn to him in a way that will test her love for Damen like never before . . .

3. I have discovered that the name of the fourth book is Dark Flame. Will there be more Immortals books or spin-offs of the series?
AN: Yes! There will be two more books to follow Dark Flame, though they are still untitled as of yet, and in Fall 2010, Riley, Ever’s ghostly sister, will get her own debut in a middle grade, spin-off series!

4. Once upon a time, you were a flight attendant and lived in Greece. Have these life experiences influenced your work or have you needed to do extra research?
AN: Being a flight attendant and living in Greece were actually two separate events! I lived on the island of Mykonos for seven years—an experience I drew on when I wrote CRUEL SUMMER, then after leaving Greece, I moved to New York City where I worked as a flight attendant for a major airline—my adult novel, FLY ME TO THE MOON, was loosely based on those experiences.

For The Immortals series I did a ton of research, read loads of metaphysical books, went under hypnosis for a few past life regressions, and I even took a three-day psychic development seminar with world-renowned medium, James Van Praagh—it was fun, fascinating stuff!

5. I read that you write for adults as well as young adults. Are you working on any other projects you would like to share with us?
AN: At the moment I’m keeping so busy with The Immortals series and Riley’s new series, that I haven’t really had time for anything else. But I’ve got loads of ideas, so yeah, I’d love to write another adult book someday!


Thank you Alyson, for dropping in to answer some questions for us.  Congratulations on the release of Shadowland!  Good luck in the future. 

For more information on Alyson Noel and her books, visit her website

Looks great!  Can't wait?  Click here to purchase your copy of Shadowland!


Are you new to this series or did you love it so much you want a copy to keep?  I am giving away a brand new copy of Evermore, book 1 in the Immortals Series. 

To enter...

You must follow my blog (through google friend or RSS) and comment on the interview. That's it!

For extra entries...
+1 follow me on Twitter
+2 Spread the word! (+2 entries for every place you link to-sidebar, post, twitter, facebook, wherever you go.) Please leave me a link for verification!
The contest starts now and will end on November 27th.  I will announce the winner on Saturday,  November 28th.  US and Canada only for this one (sorry). 

Good luck and Happy Reading!


Mandi said...

Nice interview! I have Evermore on my wish list ;)

You did some fun research for the book! :)

allisonrocks said...

Good Interview. It was interesting.
Evermore's on my books to get pile!

rubynreba said...

Living on an island in Greece would be an awesome experience.

cait045 said...

I have read the series and can't wait for Shadowland.

Im a follower
Retweeted @cait045

Rain Maiden said...

Evermore was a great read. I will be picking up Shadowland. I also ordered The Traveler...I couldn't resist.

Nat (Wicked Lil Pixie) said...

Great interview Ellz!
+1 for twitter follower

GMR said...

Wow...so many life experiences! Living in Greece must have been fantastic and a flight attendant, well you get to see many parts of the world! Oh, I would LOVE a chance to read this (Evermore)! I've seen the series around, but just haven't had the chance to pick up a copy of my own.....heard wonderful things though, that's for sure.

+1 - following tweets! (@GRgenius)
+2 - tweet tweet (http://twitter.com/GRgenius/status/5799612534)
+2 - linking on sidebar under contests!(http://insatiablereaders.blogspot.com)


miss cindy :) said...

great interview :)

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Mitz said...

Great interview, I really like Alyson's work.



Texy's bookself said...

That was a great interveiw(:
Nice knowing more about Alyson Noel.

I'm a follower(:
+2 Posted on side bar - http://deepdangers.blogspot.com
+2 posted on twitter - http://twitter.com/TexyYa
+1 follower on twitter.


Tena said...

I am a follower

+2 here is my tweet

Patty said...

I'd like to enter :)
Following on Twitter (yayreader)
folling blog

CallMeKayla said...

cool interview!!

-blog follower


Anonymous said...

I am a follower of your blog. I also subscribe via Google Reader. I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.

Dot S. said...

I am a follower: +1
Enjoyed reading the interview.

Justine said...

I've yet to start this series so it's perfect that you're giving away the first book! I'd love to enter, please :D

And wow. I love love lovee the trailer!

(i'm a follower)
+1 follower on twitter (@justeena)
+2 linked on sidebar here


throuthehaze said...

Great interview! I have read the first book in the series and really enjoyed it. I am a follower.

+1 follow on twitter @throuthehaze

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

RKCharron said...

Hi Elnice :)
Thank you for the excellent interview with Alyson Noel. Thank you Alyson for sharing. I enjoyed learning more about Alyson & her writing & the backstory for the books. Thanks for including the trailer too.
I have you on my book bloggers list on Twitter.
I posted about this interview & giveaway on my blog for Wed Nov 18th 8am EST.
Thank you for the opportunity to win EVERMORE.
All the best,

Lindsay's Photographys said...

I would LOVE to win this!
Thankyou!! :D:D:D
I am a new follower



Linda Henderson said...

I haven't read any of these books so I would love to win one.

I am a follower

seriousreader at live dot com

Jake Lsewhere said...

I haven't yet read any of this series though after reading this interview I think I'll go looking for them even if I don't win.

Thanks for hosting this giveaway.

Jake Lsewhere said...

+2 I've also blogged about this giveaway here.


Aik said...

Nice interview! I'm a follower.

+1 Follow you on Twitter @aikchien

+2 Post

+2 Tweet

aikychien at yahoo dot com

xxsquigglesxx said...

Great interview! Please enter me for the contest.

+1 twitter follower (@squiggles87)


Bianca said...

I loved the interview! I follow your blog.
+1 follow you on twitter @bianca1946
+2 linked on my sidebar http://wickedgoodbooks.blogspot.com/

infinitemusic19 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I am already a follower


Lea said...

Nice interview! I've always wanted to read Alyson's books, but I never seem to find them in stores.

+2 sidebar

Andrea [Buried In Books] said...

Dark Flame is an excellent title & sounds like it ties into the series nicely.

I'd love to enter :D

+2 sidebar @ ireadd.blogspot.com
& I'm a follower!


Joana said...

I'd like to enter! I'm a follower :)

principessa_mia2000 at yahoo dot com

brizmus said...

I'm actually giving this away over at my blog, too! Still, I would love to win! Before deciding to give mine away, I was going to give it to my sister. So this way I will have a copy to be able to do that, too! Yay!

+1 follow you on twitter (@brizmus)
+2 in my sidebar under the Contest List


StephTheBookworm said...

I've been dying to read this book. Please enter me in.


By the way, I LOVE your Santa background. It is adorable!!

Star Shadow said...

I love this book and would love a chance to win it.

+1 new follower

Martha Lawson said...

Great interview! This series of books sounds wonderful. You are a new to me author, and I love finding new authors to read..

I am a follower on google friend.

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

bekki1820cb said...

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