Friday, December 17, 2010

Fallen Angel Giveaway!

We welcome Heather Terrell to YA FRESH today, to talk about her new Harper Collins series, Fallen Angel!

Hi, Heather, could you please tell us a little about your writing background and how you made your first sale?

I was actually practicing as a lawyer in New York City when I had the idea for my first novel, a historical suspense story called The Chrysalis. It took me almost ten years to write that book, but when I finally finished it, I showed it to an agent. She took me on as a client, and after more editing, I was fortunate enough to enter into my first contract with Random House. After writing two more historical suspense novels, I decided to try my hand at young adult books. My new series with Harper Collins entitled Fallen Angel -- is the result of that venture.

Great! Readers and writers often like to get a behind the scenes peek of an author's writing routine. It would be great if you could please share your typical writing day schedule.

On a day that I’ve dedicated to writing, I get my family situated and then pour myself a huge cup of coffee. Afterwards, I head upstairs to my office, put on the music I’ve selected for writing that particular novel, and begin. I start by re-reading the chapter I finished the day before, consult my outline, and commence typing!

Please tell us about your novel, Fallen Angel, and what we can expect from your characters.

Fallen Angel is the story of two otherworldly teens, Ellie Faneuil and Michael Chase. They are determined to uncover what they are vampire, angel, or something altogether different -- and how they got this way . . . together. But the truth has repercussions neither could have imagined. Soon they find themselves center stage in an ancient conflict that threatens to destroy everything they love. And it is no longer clear whether Ellie and Michael will choose the same side.

At its core, Fallen Angel is a supernatural tale about true love, destiny, and the battle of good versus evil.

What's up next? Do you have another project in the works? If so, please tell us about it.

The sequel to Fallen Angel will release in early summer of 2011. That novel is called Eternity.

Eternity tells Ellie’s tale as she comes to grips with her destiny as the Elect One, a fate that makes her relationship with Michael tense. Yet Ellie doesn’t have the luxury of time to work things out with Michael, because they are called to stand against the group of fallen angels who are bent on destroying the world. In order to face the evil heading her way, Ellie tries to put her personal life aside. But she soon learns that whoever holds her heart also holds the key to mankind's salvation or destruction. As the end days approach, Ellie is faced with an epic decision. Who does her heart really belong to? And is her love strong enough to save the world?

Would you like to close with a writing tip?

I have learned so many helpful writing tips from fellow author friends. The one that has proven the most useful, however, is also the simplest. Pick a time each day to write and stick to it whether or not you feel like writing. The words will follow.

Thanks, Heather!

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Thanks so much! And now for our readers, the giveaway! We will be choosing one random commenter to receive a copy of Fallen Angel. Simply leave a us a comment telling us why it should be you!

Check back on Monday to learn the winner!

23 fresh comments:

Jessilyn said...

That sounds like a real twist from the norm are they a vampire or an angel! Great Interview I would love to win this book looks very interesting.

Jessy said...

Thanks for the interview and chance to win Fallen Angel. It sounds really interesting.

findjessyhere at gmail dot com

Jolene Allcock and Family said...

Great interview. I would love to win this book because I really really want to read it. It sounds amazing. I've been so caught up in all the vampire romance books and shifters that they are tending to run into eachother. I've been dying to read a story with Fallen angels or just something outside the regular vampires. I need something fresh with a new twist and this sounds like it is right up my alley. Thanks for the chance

Precious said...

Great interview! :)

It sounds really interesting. As an international blogger, it is hard for me to get a chance to read it before the publication date. I'd be more than delighted to be given the chance to read and review Fallen Angel.

Thank you!

Janie Emaus said...

This sounds like a great book. Thanks for the interview.

Chanelle said...

Ooh I've been interested in this book for a while!!


baddict17 said...

It's hard to give a reason- I'd feel too guilty! But the story is great and the cover is beautiful!

Cherie J said...

Sounds great! I would like to win it because I could sure use a pick me up after being sick for days. Thanks for the giveaway.


Lauren said...

Wow this looks like a great book! I love the idea behind it, and I could sure use another good YA book to read!

Inspired Kathy said...

Looks like a great book. I love to read YA books and blog about them.
bkhabel at gmail dot com

Brodie said...

Great interview! I absolutely love the plot for Fallen Angel. I would love to be entered if this is open internationally.

And if it is, it's clear you should just hand the prize over to me. Why? Oh... you know... because I myself may be an unotherworldly teen trying to determine what brand of supernatural freak I am. No matter whether I'm sporting wings or fangs - I've only just scraped through adolescene and survived to tell the tale (that the heavens I discovered immortality NOW and not a year earlier), so I imagine some teenage angst is still in my system and I'll be a majorly peeved (and dangerous) immortal if I don't win. Not that I'm threatening, of course *whistles innocently*

Thanks for the great giveaway!

mariska said...

I would like to win it because I'd just started to read books about angel, need more book to add in the pile :)

uniquas at ymail dot com

jecca said...

Thanks for the giveaway! This book sounds really good. And there's romance in it! Im looking forward to reading this :)

jessica b

brendajean said...

I think it should be me because I am wondering the same about myself. Vampire, faery, changeling, or fallen angel?!?!? Hopefully the book will give me some insight:) Fun interview and thanks for the giveaway!

bchild5 at aol dot com

avalonne83 said...

Great giveaway! I'd love to be entered.

Please count me in. Thanks.

avalonne83 [at] yahoo [dot] it

Llehn said...

I'd love to win cuz I've had a rough week and this would put a smile on my face :D


Erica said...

Thanks for the writing tip - that is a really great tip.

donnas said...

Sounds like a great early Christmas gift.

This is the first I have read of this one and it sounds great. Thanks for sharing!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

SarahFerraro said...

The book sounds amazing! Vampires, angels, choosing between good and evil... I haven't even read the first page and I'm already dying to know if Ellie and Michael choose the same side!

Yan said...

FALLEN ANGEL sounds great!! and I love the cover of FALLEN ANGEL as well as its sequel :)


Lasha said...

Thanks for the realy cool interview!! I would love to win a copy of this book because I love to find a new YA book that keeps my interest, has a great plot that pulls me in and keeps me fully lost in the story that i cant put it down. I always have a book on me and paranormal is one of my favorite to read. They are suprising and wonderful to get lost in as im riding the subway home or lounging in my computer chair in the afternoon. Thanks for this giveaway!

arudd908 (@) gmail (dot) com

Sydney said...

I always love when you guys do these interviews! I love to get a look at how authors write and a little behind-the-scenes stuff. This book sounds great. I'm definitely going to check it out no matter what!

As for why I should win...well, I guess because I've been going through books like crazy and I've been forbidden to go to the bookstore! anymore!

msdarcy said...

I love books about Angels! Count me in!