12 December 2015

{Author INterview + Giveaway} Mystique by Shari Arnold

By: Me My Shelf And I | 12 December 2015 at 9:50 AM | | | |

I'm wrapping up the MYSTIQUE blog tour for Shari Arnold with an author Interview + Giveaway! Thanks for stopping in and enjoy!

About The Book


MYSTIQUEAuthor: Shari Arnold
Release Date: Novemeber 17th, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Paranormal

Only Bauer Grant can pull off gorgeous while dead. But staying dead is another thing entirely. When he wakes up at his own funeral, the town of Mystique calls it a miracle, until it happens again. Something is bringing the residents of Mystique back to life, but what? Presley Caine finds herself caught up in the mystery when Bauer asks her to visit him. Presley can’t figure out why the most popular guy in school is so drawn to her. And when Bauer is kidnapped soon after, she looks to Bauer’s brooding best friend Sam, whose dad works for the powerful Mystique military base, for answers. In her quest to discover the truth, Presley’s relationship with Sam deepens, her feelings for Bauer are tested, and it becomes clear that her own mysterious past is somehow connected to these strange events. But is she strong enough to handle the truth when it is finally revealed?

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Author Interview
Q: When did you know you wanted to be an author?


A: I have spent so much of my life telling people stories or entertaining myself with stories in my head, I guess it was inevitable. It wasn’t until my father passed away that I finally sat down and decided, this is it. It’s time to start writing.

Q: How was writing MYSTIQUE, which is a Young Adult Paranormal title, different from writing your other two books NEVERLAND and KATE TRIUMPH?

A: There are three things in common with all three of my books: 1. Magic 2. Reality and 3. Romance. I truly believe that will never change when it comes to my stories, however, MYSTIQUE went a little more thriller than the other two. There were moments when I was writing MYSTIQUE that I’d find myself looking over my shoulder. And one scene in particular was only edited or worked on while the sun was up. =)

Q: What advice do you have for all those NaNoWriMo participants who finished (or didn’t finish) their 50K word count and have a first draft in front of them.

A: Go find some critique partners or editors that you trust to be honest, (don’t just let your friends and family read it, they never tell the truth) and work on it until you think it’s so bad you hate it, and then send it out. =)

Q: How do you manage writer’s block?

A: I read and I listen to music. With each book I’ve written there have been a handful of songs that completely transport me into my story, and when I’m stuck I listen to those songs until new scenes begin to appear. Sounds weird, but it works.

Q: What are you reading right now?

A: NOTHING!!! And it’s horrible!! I’m working on my next book right now so I haven’t had a whole lot of time to read. =(

Q: What can the readers expect next from you?

A: The next KATE TRIUMPH!! So excited for this one! And then the next MYSTIQUE will soon follow. And… there might be something altogether new in-between. You never know.
About The Author

Shari Arnold grew up in California and Utah but now resides in Connecticut, with her husband and two kids, where she finds it difficult to trust a beach without waves. She writes Young Adult fiction because it's her favorite. And occasionally she takes photographs.
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November 30th Her Book Thoughts REVIEW
December 1st Curling Up With A Good Book BOOK EXCERPT
December 2nd Shelf Life REVIEW
December 3rd Brooke Blogs REVIEW
December 4th Me, My Shelf and I SPOTLIGHT

December 7th A Dream Within A Dream TENS LIST
December 8th Painted Words Reviews REVIEW
December 9th Go Read A Book REVIEW
December 11th Kindle And Me MUSIC PLAYLIST
December 12th Me, My Shelf and I AUTHOR INTERVIEW






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