Friday, July 26, 2013

Book Tour: Dark Secrets by AM Hudson Interview & Giveaway

Genre: paranormal romance

Since their release in 2011, Books 1 & 2 from the Dark Secrets series have come together, presented as one great book for one low price.

How can you be attracted to a guy who just said he wants to kill you?

Ara-Rose asks herself the same question. She’s been torn away from her old life, thrown into a new one in a new country, and in the midst of death, heartache and depression, she finds herself in love with a vampire—one who kills people with his teeth!

But the vampire is forbidden to fall for this human, and at the point Ara-Rose decides she can’t live without him, he pulls away and leaves her falling back to the darkness he woke her from. She will be caught up in a century-old feud among brothers, and the fight for love becomes a fight for her life.

The only question now is whether her beloved vampire will find her in time, or leave her to face a destiny he triggered with their first kiss.

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1.     Where did you get the idea for the novel? I just loved vampires, and couldn’t really find any books out there that had everything in it I wanted to happen. So, I wrote one.
2.     Your title. Who came up with it? Did you ever change your title? It started out as Blood Knight, but got too much attention from World of Warcraft gamers looking for characters (because WoW has a title within called Blood Knight, so I’m told). I decided using Blood in the title for a vampire book was incredibly cliché anyway. I wanted something dark that gave an element of secrecy. So, I titled it Dark Secrets.
3.     Which came first, the title or the novel? The novel. As a file on my computer, before I had a title, I named it “The Girl in the Yellow Dress.”
4.     Since becoming a writer, what’s the most exciting thing to ever happen to you? Selling 40, 000 copies in one month!
5.     What book are you currently reading or what was the last book you read? I’m reading a book on the inner-workings of the creative mind called ‘Imagine” by Jonah Lehrer
6.     What was your first book that you ever wrote (very first one you wrote, not published)? The series I’m working on now. There were versions of it beforehand that sucked, but I’ve just persisted and made my first book my best. 
7.     What is your writing process? Pour it all out, then make sure it doesn’t suck. Edit and edit some more. Then hand out to my fans to read and give feedback. Make changes, make it suck less, then send it to the editor and release.
  1. Who are your favorite authors of all time? Generally whoever I’m reading at the time. I don’t really have an all-time fave.
  2. At a book signing, do you just sign your name or do you write a note? How do you come up with stuff to say?  I write a note. I ask the person their name, if they want anything special written in the book, and if not, I write something quirky based on whatever we were talking about in that few minutes.
  3. What is something people would be surprised to know about you? Most people don’t know I’m Australian.
  4. How do you react to a bad review? If it’s a really detailed and really nasty review with lots of picking, I get upset. But sometimes it’s just people hating the book because Ara is so young and annoying (which is how I wrote her, so she could ‘grow’) and some even admit to skimming the chapters and not thinking they lost any content. I brush those reviews off because you can’t have a true and valid opinion of something you didn’t actually read. Actually, I saw a bad review on another book that was based only on the blurb. The reviewer said they hadn’t read the book, and wasn’t going to. And gave it one star. Some people really are amazing. 

About the Author:
A.M. Hudson loves her life in Australia and, despite wishing it would snow at Christmas, couldn't imagine living anywhere else in the world.
She fell in love with her husband at just sixteen, and since then, has added three boys to the mix.

A. M. prides herself on writing the shocking, the depthy and the highly-emotional subjects other writers steer away from. She addresses the uncomfortable with conviction and enjoys taking stories down dark paths.

Some of her heroes are Stephen King, Walt Disney, Hamish and Andy, Muse and 30 Seconds to Mars, and with influences like these, one can only imagine what stories will unfold.

When she's not writing, A. M. reads books, watches movies and chats with fans on facebook. 

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing the great interview and the giveaway. This series sounds great. evamillien at gmail dot com