Author Interview & Book Giveaway: Unnatural Law by Natasha Larry

Welcome back to Author Natasha Larry

Natasha Larry resides in Huntsville, Alabama with her daughter and fiancé. She graduated from Tusculum College with a B.A. in History and is currently working on getting her certificate in education. Apart from writing, she is a self-proclaimed comic book nerd and urban fantasy junkie. Her poetry and short fiction has appeared in publications such as Writing Edge magazine and Escaping Elsewhere. Darwin’s Children is her first work of novel length fiction.

     Author Web Site:
          http://www.paranormalwire.blogspot.com
     Books by Natasha Larry
          Darwin’s Children ( Book 1 of Series: Darwin’s Children )
          Unnatural Law ( Book 2 of Series: Darwin’s Children )

INTERVIEW:

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose? 
Rainy Kaye, Nova Sparks, K.C. Neal, James Crawford, Kira Saito and Will Green. I know that is six, but I know some AWESOME people. 

What is one book everyone should read? 
Burned by Ellen Hopkins. 

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? 
Well, usually it’s vanilla, but when the holidays roll around I like to get a bit more adventurous. I had some egg nog ice cream the other day that was to die for. 

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast? 
The best thing I’ve ever had for breakfast was French toast my mother-in-law made from my Nana’s Easter bread. I don’t know how that bread is made exactly, but it is Heaven. Mmmmm. 

Night owl, or early bird? 
Night Owl

One food you would never eat? 
Haggis 

Pet Peeves? 
People that are mean because they think it makes them witty or interesting. That’s just kind of silly to me. Also, this whole hating on Twilight trend is getting a little annoying. Oh! And people that say “irregardless.” That’s not a word. =) 

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book. 
Well, according to Amber R. at AwesomeSauce Books, Unnatural Law is, “brilliant, mind-boggling, intriguing and awesome.” =) 

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? 
Yes, the third book in the Darwin’s Children series is finished. I just need a title. I may actually have a poll on my blog and let readers pick from the four or five titles I’m trying to choose from. =) I also have a non-DC related project that is finished, it only requires violent revision and editing.


Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published. 
A young girl sent me a fan letter, she is sixteen years of age. She told me reading about Haylee in the first book is helping her get through a similar experience. It’s heart breaking that she can relate to that character, but that’s also exactly why I wrote her. 

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world.. which would it be? 
Well, I want to say Hunger Games because it’s my second favorite series, but I’d probably get cut down. So, I’m going to go with my favorite series-Harry Potter. I’d like to be BFF’s with Hermione. 

What is your dream cast for your book? 
I’d like Keke Palmer to play Jaycie Lerner. Bradley Cooper would play John Gramm. Allison Harvard as Allison Young. Idris Elba as Mason Lerner. Katelyn Pippy as Haylee Mitchell. Jesse Garcia as Alonzo Sanchez. Robbie Amell as Matt Carter. 

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters? 
The Night by Disturbed is my theme song for Alonzo Sanchez. =) 

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors? 
Writing a book is like pulling off a magic trick, you can’t let your reader know that you are the one telling the story. Also, master characterization-while plot is important in any novel, a cast of strong characters makes a novel memorable. 

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? 
Rome, Italy. 

What is your favorite Quote? 
In the final analysis it is between you and God. It was never between you and them anyway. Mother Theresa. 

Who are your favorite authors of all time? 
Frank Miller 

Can you see yourself in any of your characters?
I think every writer can see a little of themselves.

What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you? 
The best advice I ever get always comes from my dad. His answer to most things is, “Well, you just have to fix it.” =) 

Hidden talent? 
I have a really nice singing voice. I don’t sing anymore, but I still got it =) 

What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year? 
I’m looking forward to seeing the Hunger Games and I’m excited that Ellen Hopkins has a new book coming out. Oh! And the Avengers movie and the Dark Knight. =) 

What was your favorite children’s book? 
Where the Wild Things Are

Nickname? 
My writing buddies call me NaLa. I think it’s cute. 

How do you react to a bad review? 
Honestly. I cry and read it over and over again. Then, I grow up. If there is anything in the review that can make me a stronger writer I apply it. If not, I let it go.

What do you do in your free time? 

Collect comics and spend time with family.

How did you celebrate the sale of your first book? 
Sadly enough, I didn’t celebrate the sale of my first book, or any book after that. In fact, I still haven’t celebrated. Realizing that, I think I will. Throw some kind of nerd party or something. =) 

What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit? 
I’m not really embarrassed by this, but I LOVE Geico commercials. 

Favorite places to travel? 
Germany

Favorite music? 
Classic Rock


Favorite smell? 
Gasoline


Favorite sport? 
Football 

In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with? 
Wildest? Ellen Hopkins. Which, is a really wild dream because my poetry is just wretched.


Print or Ebook? 
Print


Chocolate or Vanilla? 
Vanilla


Regular or Diet? 
Regular


Coke or Pepsi? 
Coke


Horror or Romance? 
Horror


Action or Drama? 
Action


Pizza or Pasta? 
Pasta


Sweet or Salty? 
Salty


Summer or Winter? 
Summer


City or Country? 
Country


Harry Potter or Twilight? 
HARRY POTTER


Gum or Breath Mints? 
Gum


Spontaneity or Planning Ahead? 
Spontaneity


PC or Mac? 
Mac


Beach or Pool? 
Beach


Shoes or Sandals? 
Sandals


Cats or Dog? 
Dogs


Apples or Oranges? 
Apples


Cause or Effect? 
Cause


Heads or Tails? 
Heads


Facebook or Twitter? 
Twitter


Truth or Dare? 
Dare

Text or Talk? 
Text


Favorite quote from a movie? 
“What ain’t no country I ever heard of. They speak English in what?” Samuel L. Pulp Fiction


Do you prefer a bunch of small gifts or one big expensive one? 
Big, expensive one 😉

Unnatural Law 

Seventeen-year-old Jaycie Lerner’s psychokinetic power surge is over, and her astounding powers are under control for the time being – sort of. As she struggles to maintain her humanity in the face of the awesome terror and responsibility of her abilities, she also yearns for the chance at a normal life – and a relationship withMatt Carter, the best friend she had to leave behind. But Matt’s got a few tricks up his sleeve, and he’s not about to give up on his feelings for Jaycie.As Jaycie and her family grapple with the day-to-day routine of trying to keep their world together, Jaycie’s mother figure, Allison Young, endures a personal crisis of her own. The superhuman blonde possesses the physical equivalent of Jaycie’s awesome psychic power. So evolved, at ninety-two she still looks twenty.But what good is extended life when everyone else around her is so fragile? With no one to share her unusual life, she’s a uniquely lonely woman yearning for the romantic love she sees all around her. But in a dream she gets her wish – and it quickly turns to a nightmare for everyone else in her life. The memory of a rose is all shecan hold onto in the storm of obsession that nearly sweeps her away.Things quickly turn deadly for the vampires, but the Dey-Vah Guard fairies refuse to acknowledge there’s an imbalance in the nature they protect. As the danger gets ever closer to Jaycie and her family, the race is on to find answers before a secret plot can destroy them all.

Giveaway Details
1 paperback copy open to US & Canada
1 ebook open Internationally
Ends 1/31/12

Optional Extra Entries
+1 Follow Natasha on Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/natashalarry
+1 Like Darwin’s Children on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Darwins-Children-Series/145755472156223
+1 Follow Natasha’s Blog: http://paranormalwire.blogspot.com

WINNERS
Paperback: Marlene Breakfield
Ebook: franchie15

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