Author Interview & Book Giveaway: Portal by Imogen Rose (12 Winners)

Welcome to Author Imogen Rose!

Bio:

Hi! I am Imogen Rose and I am based in New Jersey. For as long as I can remember, I have dreamt stories. Stories that can and do continue from night to night, from dream to dream. So, going to bed was never an issue, even as a child, just an anticipation of the story to come.


I was born in a small town in Sweden and moved to London in my twenties. After obtaining a PhD in immunology from Imperial College, I moved with my family to New Jersey, where I have been based for the past ten years. Although storytelling is my real passion, I have only now decided to share my stories by publishing my first work of fiction, PORTAL.


PORTAL would have remained in my imagination, to be shared only with my daughter, Lauren, had my eight-year-old not insisted that I write it down. In the course of a month, I typed while Lauren waited eagerly by the printer for the pages to appear, and a novel took shape.


The warm reception PORTAL has received has encouraged me to continue with the story and the Portal Chronicles. Book two (EQUILIBRIUM) and book three (QUANTUM) are now available. I am currently working on the first book of my new series, the Bonfire Chronicles.

Interview:

What is one book everyone should read?
Animal Farm

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
Invisibility

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Cookies and cream

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Croissant with brie

What’s your favorite music genre? Favorite artist? Song?
I love all kinds of music from opera to pop. Favorite artist, probably the Rolling Stones. Favorite Song… This Time by Jonathan Rhys Meyers

Is there anything you need in order to write? (ie Chocolate, quiet, music)
Quiet (glass of bubbly always helps)

Night owl, or early bird?
Night owl

One food you would never eat?
Escargot

Pet Peeves?
People who whine

Favorite Cartoon?
Asterix

If you could be one of the Greek Gods, which would it be?
Athena

What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?
Ice-hockey (followed by tennis)

How do you react to a bad review?
I don’t

If you could be a paranormal creature, what would you choose to be?
A wanderer (a being who can travel through time and dimension, I made this one up….)

What is your favorite book that has been made into a movie?
Twilight

What do you do when you are in-between books?
Read

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world.. which would it be?
It would be the world that I created in the Portal Chronicles.

What is your dream cast for your book?
AnnaSophia Robb (Arizona)
January Jones (Olivia)
Ed Westwick (Kellan)
Rose jr (Ella)
Jonathan Rhys Meyers (Rupert)

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
Enid Blyton’s Malory Towers series

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?
This Time (JRM for Portal) Equilibrium (Blue Foundation for Equilibrium).

What is your favorite quote?
Pay it forward

What is your guilty pleasure?
Hermès

What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit?
Gossip Girl, Pretty Little Liars 🙂

Imogen’s Website: http://www.imogenrose.com/

PORTAL: Portal Chronicles Book One by Imogen Rose

Come Find Me Two Years Ago…

Six words that propelled ice hockey playing tomboy, Arizona, into an alternate dimension.

She suddenly found herself in the past. In one moment she went from being an ice hockey playing teenager in New Jersey to a glamorous cheerleader in California. She found herself transported from a happy life with her dad, Dillard, to a new, strange one living with her mother whom she hates. Apparently it’s a life she’s always lived in.

Everyone knows her as Arizona Darley, but she isn’t. She is Arizona Stevens.

As she struggles to find answers she is certain of one thing- that her mother Olivia, a brilliant physicist, is somehow responsible. .

PORTAL is the story of the repercussions of Olivia Darley’s attempt at creating a perfect world for herself and her children. Arizona’s quest for answers threatens to undermine the seemingly perfect world that her mother has so carefully constructed.

PORTAL is the first book of the Portal Chronicles. Fans of time travel, romance, and the supernatural will enjoy Arizona’s quest for answers.

Giveaway Details:
12 Winners
2 paperback copies of Portal open to US & Canada
10 ebook Kindle copies open Internationally
Last day to enter is 2/10/11

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