Friday, July 12, 2013
AUTHOR INTERVIEW & GIVEAWAY [INT]: Keeper of the Lost Souls by Kristy Centeno
Welcome to my stop on the Keeper of the Lost Souls blog tour hosted by YA Bound Book Tours. Click HERE to see the full blog tour schedule!
Keeper of the Lost Souls
Summary from Goodreads:
Bryn McCaskey is young, naïve, and can talk to ghosts. Like her mother and grandmother, Bryn is part of a breed of witches called The Keepers of the Lost Souls, whose main purpose is to guard those spirits which are permanently or temporarily grounded in the world of the living.
Because Bryn is a witch, she’s fairly comfortable dealing with all sorts of threats, which she does with ease and confidence. Handling supernatural creatures is as easy to her as baking a pie. Dealing with people however, is something she is yet to learn how to handle.
Unfortunately, as her 18th birthday approaches, and the time for her to take on her first assignment finally arrives, Bryn is forced to confront her inability to communicate with others in an effort to save the one soul that can mean the difference between life and death for mankind.
Johnny Shaw is a lost soul with a personal vendetta against witches. A vendetta he has carried on even after death. However, as much as he might hate them, in order to stop a century old threat, he must join forces with one. When fate brings them together, not only will they be forced to learn how to work as a team, but they will have to depend on each other to stop an evil witch carrying a six hundred year grudge.
About the Author
As a child, I used to lose myself in an imaginary world by the means of a good book. Now that I’m all grown up, I get to create my own fictional realms and make them come to life in ways that most readers might not expect.
I’ve always had a passion for writing but never had the opportunity do so until now. After trying out numerous options I realized that writing was what I loved the most so when I found myself with some free time on my hands, I decided to give it a shot. As it turned out, my very active imagination helped me achieve my goals of creating believable plots with some ordinary, and some not so ordinary characters that helped the stories move along in one way or another.
As I keep moving along in achieving my dreams of becoming a published author, I divide my time in between my four children and my very understanding husband.
What inspires you to write and why?
Most times, it’s an idea. Although there may be a few factors in there as well, what actually inspires me are flashes of images or scenes, which I then write down. These will eventually become full chapters or even a full-length novel.
What genre are you most comfortable writing?
Paranormal Romance because you get to have the most fun coming up with plots that can be purely based on how active your imagination is.
What inspired you to write your first book?
A concept. I had this crazy idea one day that kept playing itself in my head so much I had to write it down. And as I actually opened up a Word Document in my laptop, I began to imagine what having an unconventional hero would be like. A few months after that my first Young Adult novel was finished.
What made you want to be a writer?
To be perfectly honest, the idea of me being able to write stories my way was one incentive. However, the number one motive was to be able to accomplish a lifelong dream.
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