Drop Down MenusCSS Drop Down MenuPure CSS Dropdown Menu

Monday, March 21, 2016

Dreadlands: Wolf Moon by Jaimie Engle: Author/Character Interviews & Giveaway

Dreadlands Banner

Dreadlands: Wolf Moon 
by Jaimie Engle

With a grandmother who is unnatural, an anxious mother, and a missing father, Arud’s family tree is rooted in secrets. Leif Erikson abandoned the settlement in Labrador, Canada, when the ferine attacked and murdered his small crew. A band of families stayed behind to rebuild. Now, the Wolf Moon approaches, a single night when the ferine’s binds to the Dreadlands are broken, freeing them to hunt. But when one appears beneath Arud’s window, his mother rushes him off, urging him to take care of his sister whose sickness grows worse. His world is shaken and family deceptions unravel, when Arud learns his sister may be the key in a century old prophecy. The stakes are raised, and getting safely to the city in the sea becomes more than a quest. It becomes survival.

Preorders available now! 

About the Author:

 Jaimie Engle was once sucked into a storybook, where she decided she would become an author. She has modeled bikinis, managed a hip-hop band, and run a body shop. Her passion is talking to kids about writing and social issues because words have power. When not writing, she’s probably editing or playing trivia. She lives in Florida with her awesome husband, hilarious children, and the world’s best dog.
Become a fan at jaimiengle.com
Twitter @jaimiengle 
Instagram @jaimiengle 
Facebook @jaimiengleauthor   

AUTHOR LINKS: – Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jaimiengleauthor 
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/jaimiengle 
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/jaimiengle 
Website: https://www.jaimiengle.com 
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B01AYA69M8 
Goodreads Author Page: http://tinyurl.com/gosrwbb 

Read below for an excerpt from the book:
Arud Bergson crept out of his house before dawn, his sleep cut short by nightmares of the ferine hunting him in broad daylight. Darkness clung to the remnant of night sky while cool air washed over his pale skin. As he slipped through his front yard and into the surrounding woods, he thought of the deer he would catch for his mother to make bruukish. The traditional stew induced a deep sleep in most, though Arud found sleep impossible, no matter how much he ate. Not when creatures rose from the shadows.

Author Interview 

Please welcome Deadlands: Wolf Moon author Jaimie Engle  to Diane’s Book Blog.
What is your favorite part of the story, Deadlands: Wolf Moon?

My favorite part of the writing process in general is when my characters or the story take on a life of their own and actually surprise me. In Dreadlands: Wolf Moon, Arud’s little sister, Lykke, is resting back at camp when he is attacked by a ferine (my version of werewolves). As he’s running back to check on her, he reaches the hanging vines hiding her from view, pulls them aside, and she’s gone. I remember dropping my pen and covering my mouth in shock. I had no idea where she was or who had taken her. It’s so much fun to experience the book in this way and one of the best parts of being a writer.

How long did it take you to write Deadlands: Wolf Moon?

It took me 3 months, diligently writing 1,000 words per day. Then I spent 3 months in edits. The original story was 10 pages long and encompassed the first chapter. I wrote that when I was 16 and came across it one day. There’s this creepy grandmother character that scared the crap out of me, a missing father battling a storm, and a nervous mother petrified of the grandmother. I ended up writing the first few chapters over a weekend, deciding they were Vikings who lived in Labrador, Canada about 200 years after Leif Eriksson left. I imagined he left because of these creatures, the ferine, but a group stayed behind to build a colony that had grown into a place called Vithalia.

If you were stranded on a desert island which of your characters do you want by your side?

I would love to have Arud with me. He’s smart, kind-hearted, yet fiercely protective, and he would be easy to talk with. Plus he can hunt, skin, and cook animals so I wouldn’t starve to death...not to mention he’s pretty good looking, so the view would be spectacular.

Who or what inspired you to be a writer?

When I was a kid, I read Alice in Wonderland, and at one point, I remember realizing I was reading and felt myself whisked back into my bedroom. It was magical, and I decided at that moment that I wanted to send people into worlds I created so they could experience that amazing feeling for themselves.

What's your favorite book-turned movie?

Hunger Games, easy. I love the story and think they did a fabulous job keeping to the tone and plot of the series.

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

Matthew J. Kirby. I just love his voice and the fact that his stories are filled with history and beautifully written characters that feel so real, I miss them long after I finish reading his books. To me, that’s the sign of a great storyteller, and that’s what I strive to be every time I write a new novel.

What is your typical day like?

I own an editing and marketing company for authors so I am usually editing for clients through A Writer For Life (awriterforlife.com). I love editing and helping authors to polish their books, market their product, and try and publish or find an agent. I also run the Marketing Dept. for an independent press out of Texas, so I spend several hours each day helping authors there too. I’ve even taken on a few clients in the role of agent, which is a brand new avenue I’m excited to develop. My 8 year old is homeschooled, so I invest a few more hours in his education, but he’s an awesome student so we have a blast. The rest of my time is balanced between marketing my books, school visits, speaking engagements, editing my novels, and trying to write the next book. I find that I roll in cycles. For instance, I may edit for awhile, then write for a few months, then market for a few months, and start all over again. It’s more a typical writing “quarter” then “day” for me.

What book are you reading now?

I’m currently reading The Stand and plan to finish it by the year 2017. It’s a great story and I learn so much about the heart of character and true dialogue by reading King books. I am also always reading new books by my editing  clients. I get the opportunity to read for a living which is so cool.

Character Interview:

Please welcome Arud Bergson from Jaimie Engle's Deadlands: Wolf Moon to Diane’s Book Blog.

What is your full name? Do you have a nickname? 

Arud Bergson, and no nickname, unless you count my horrid grandmother, who calls me “child.”

Where were you born? Where have you lived since then? Where do you currently call home? 

I was born in the Outlands, the farthest point in Vithalia. I spent my entire life there, going no farther than my favorite hunting grounds in the woods, until Mother sent me to Vithalia City to meet an uncle I never knew existed. That’s where we live now; me, my sister Lykke, and Scalvia.

What is your biggest fear? 

Losing my sister, not reaching the city in time, never seeing my father again.

What or who is the greatest love of your life? 

I think it’s Scalvia, I mean, I think I’m in love with her. It happened so fast and we’ve been through so much, that I can’t see my life without her anymore. That’s love, isn’t it?

Which living person do you most despise? 

My grandmother. She scares me to death and I hate the way she treats my family.

What is your greatest regret? 

Not being able to save my mother. I know it was her choice, but if I only knew more...if she’d only told me the truth, I might have been able to do more.

Which living person do you most admire? 

My father. He is much stronger than I am, even though he’d never admit to it. But he’s missing. He never made it to the city before the full moon rose. Once I’m healed, I’ll find him.

What is your motto? 

Live your life for others as others have lived and died for you.



The Tour: 
March 15th Mythical Books – Guest Post The Book Beacon – Promo Post 
March 16th Rockin’ Book Reviews – Review We Do Write – Interview 
March 18th 5 Girls Book Reviews – Promo Post Roxy’s Book Reviews – Promo Post 
March 19th Cover2Cover – Guest Post Jody’s Book Reviews – Promo Post 
March 20th books are love – Guest Post The Perks of Being a Book Girl – Review 
March 21st Diane’s Book Blog – Interview YaReads– Interview

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...