#BIR2010 – Book Giveaway: Everlasting by Angie Frazier + Interview

Welcome to Angie Frazier.  In 2010 Angie released her debut novel, Everlasting.  The sequel to Everlasting is due out in June from Scholastic. She also has another book coming out on March 1, 2011, The Midnight Tunnel.
I’ve got a great interview with Angie and then a giveaway for her book Everlasting.

If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
Definitely into the past—the future is too scary to think about in my opinion!

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
My laptop with Wi-Fi, my copy of Ethan Frome, and a life time’s supply of coffee.

What is one book everyone should read?
Lois Lowry’s THE GIVER

What is the last book you read?
CLAIRE DE LUNE, by Christine Johnson.

What is the last movie you saw?
Ugh. The new Robin Hood with Russell Crowe. Interesting take on the legend, but still…it disappointed.

When you were 12 years old what did you want to be when you grew up?
A writer. Big surprise!

Which fictional character would you most like to meet?
Mr. Darcy. Need I explain? (grin)

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
A big ol’ bowl of Cracklin’ Oatbran FTW!

How many books do you read a week/month?
Per month, about two or three. I can’t write and read at the same time, so I need to space it out.

Night owl, or early bird?
Night owl

One food you would never eat?
Anything that is still alive.

Skittles or M&Ms?

If you could trade your life for that of a fictional character, who would that character be?
Hands down, Elizabeth Bennet from Pride & Prejudice

If you could re-write the ending to a book written by someone else, what would it be?
Breaking Dawn. **waggles eyebrows deviously**

What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?
I cannot wait for my critique partners’ 2011 debuts, WARPED by Maurissa Guibord and LUMINIOUS by Dawn Metcalf!

Who is your favorite author?
Dead: Edith Wharton. Alive: Sarah MacLean and Jennifer Donnelly

Do you prefer to write on the computer or with paper?
Definitely the computer.

Paranormal or Normal?

What are your favorite comfort foods?
Toast and tea

How do you react to a bad review?
I just whip out a voodoo doll and some pins and stab away. Mwahahaha! No, really I move past it. I get briefly disappointed, but I know it’s not going to be for everyone.

Where is your favorite place to read/write?
My couch

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
Because it has a big mixture of elements: history, mystery, romance, adventure, fantasy, and family drama.

What is your favorite quote?
“Never, never, never give up.” –Winston Churchill

What do you do in your free time?
In my world, there is no such thing as free time. But if I had it, I’d get a massage and read a book.

What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit?
I’m not telling you. It’s too embarrassing. Ha.

How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?
I bought Uggs. Seriously.

Thanks Angie for taking time to answer so many of my questions!  For more about Angie and her books please visit her WEBSITE.

Everlasting by Angie Frazier:

Sailing aboard her father’s trade ship is all seventeen-year-old Camille Rowen has ever wanted. But as a girl of society in 1855 San Francisco, her future is set: marry a man she doesn’t love, or condemn herself and her father to poverty.

On her final voyage before the wedding, the stormy arms of the Tasman Sea claim her father, and a terrible family secret is revealed. A secret intertwined with a fabled map, the mother Camille has long believed dead, and an ancient stone that wields a dangerous—and alluring—magic.

The only person Camille can depend on is Oscar, a handsome young sailor whom she is undeniably drawn to. Torn between trusting her instincts and keeping her promises to her father, Camille embarks on a perilous quest into the Australian wilderness to find the enchanted stone. As she and Oscar elude murderous bushrangers and unravel Camille’s father’s lies, they come closer to making the ultimate decision of who—and what—matters most.

Beautifully written and feverishly paced, Everlasting is an unforgettable journey of passion, secrecy, and adventure.

Giveaway Details:
1 copy of Everlasting by Angie Frazier
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Last Day to enter is 12/16/10
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