Sunday, June 10, 2012

"Dissolve" by Andrea Heltsley {Book Tour / Author Interview}

About the Book:

Everything seemed to be going right for Cora. She had a wonderful fiancé, a great best friend and a fulfilling life. One day, a tragic event causes that life to crumble around her. She turns to her best friend in her time of need. They embark on a search for answers, delving deeper into a web of magic and destruction. The closer they get to the truth, the more questions they have. To Cora, magic was the stuff of fairy tales. Immersed into a very different kind of world, the real storm was just beginning to take hold.

“It felt like I was nowhere yet everywhere all at once. I was invisible and completely panicked. The millions of pieces I had dissolved to drift on the breeze and away from my nightmares. It was kind of like floating weightless in a pool, perfectly relaxing. The warm breeze from the window embraced and soothed me. I let the air current carry me as far as it could through the summer city.”

“Defeated, I closed my eyes and took a few calming breaths trying to relax myself. I pictured the dandelion in the park today and took a deep breath as to blow the fluffy seeds in all directions. I pretended I was light and fluffy and started to feel a tingling in my body. I began to feel as light as the dandelion seeds and soon I felt like mist floating. This time, I tried to keep myself in the room, swirling in a humid block.

About the Author:

I am a biology nerd who loves reading just about anything paranormal, romance and most chick lit. I enjoy sunshine and my two Italian greyhounds with my husband. I always write to music, it helps the creative process. I should also own a Starbuck's by now due to my large intake of coffee:) Dissolve is my first novel and Dreamwalker is my second. I have been writing ever since I was in grade school and have finally decided to make a career out of it. More books to come summer 2012 and 2013.

You can find Andrea and her books on her Website, on Facebook, on Goodreads and on Twitter.  Purchase her books on Amazon and on Barnes & Noble.

Interview  with Andrea Heltsley:

How or why did you start writing?  

I have always wanted to be a writer ever since I was in grade school.  Circumstances allowed me to follow my dream and write about a year and a half ago.  I have been writing ever since and am currently editing my third novel.

I understand this is the first book you have had published and it was written in grade school.  Why the long wait?  

I wrote a rough book in high school and college, but it was no where near formatted for publication.  Technically, I just call this book my first novel.  It was actually written last year.  I wrote this first book in six months and then took three months to edit it:)  I found editing to be by far the hardest part for me.

What is the fasination with the pararnormal for you?

I have always been fascinated with all things paranormal even as a child.  It became an obsession by the time I was in high school and I knew I had to write in this genre.

Your favorite music?

I am all over the board.  I love country a lot.  Carrie Underwood, Sugarland, Eric Church and Miranda Lambert are some of my favorites.  I also love punk and alternative like Death Cab, Jack's Mannequin and The Cab.  I listen to some offbeat music like Charlotte Sometimes(was on the voice), Shakira and Kerli.

Favorite author(s)?

This is a tough one.  I have read over 400 books and find it hard to choose.  Right now, I would have to go with Rachel Vincent, Chloe Niell, Richelle Meade, Rachel Caine, Kim Harrison, Kelly Armstrong and Molly Harper.

Favorite book(s)? 

The Host by Stephanie Meyers, The Chicagoland Vampire Series by Chloe Niell, The Hollows Series by Kim Harrison, The Otherworld Series by Kelly Armstrong, and The Werecat Series by Rachel Vincent.

Favorite Movie(s)?

Alice and Wonderland (Tim Burton style), Elektra, Aeon Flux, Corpse Bride, This Means War, One for the Money and Pan's Labrynth.

What can we expect from your next project and when will that be?

Dreamwalker (A Persephone's League of Immortals Book) will be out June 10th.  It has magic, romance and things that go bump in the night.  It is strictly an adult paranormal romance.  Dancing with Death (A Dancing Novel) will be out August 10th.  This book is a sexy,steamy young adult paranormal romance.

* Disclosure of Material Connection: I am a member of Innovative Online Blog Tours and a copy of this book was provided to me by the author. Although payment may have been received by Innovative Online  Blog Tours, no payment was received by me in exchange for this review. There was no obligation to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, publisher, publicist, or readers of this review. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

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