Author Interview & Ebook Giveaway: The Awakening by J.J. Bidell

Welcome to Author J.J. Bidell

J. J. Bidell grew up in the country-bred of Southern Germany with an older sister and a younger brother. Since she was 18 years old she travelled every year like a backpacker thru the North and South America as she never felt comfortable in her native country. She considers herself like a cosmopolitan with German roots. After living in Venezuela and in the Dominican Republic she moved to Spain. Since 2005 she lives on Mallorca with her older sister and her fifteen year old black cat, which is more than happy that she never has to set paw in another airplane again.


If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
To fly. It must be a great feeling.

Night owl, or early bird?
I am night owl. I love to go out and sleep long.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
Naomis story converting herself into a panther will entertain you.

Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
Yes. The second part of the series is out in German. Now I start with the third and last part of the series “In the Shadow of the Moonlight”. The translation into English will come 2012.

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende

What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Never stop dreaming. Believe in yourself and your dream will come true.

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
That crazy girl

How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?
With a great dinner party at home with all my friends.

Favorite music?
The mexican group Maná. I can listen to them all day long.

Pizza or Pasta?

Spontaneity or Planning Ahead?

Beach or Pool?
Beach … laying under a palm tree in the shadow feels so great to me!

Do you prefer a bunch of small gifts or one big expensive one?
I prefer a bunch of small gifts. Little nice things are making me happy.

What is you favorite way to spend a rainy day?
Reading a good book on the couch.

In The Shadow of the Moonlight – The Awakening

Naomi Roberts finally receives a scholarship for a semester abroad in Maine. When Naomi’s grandmother suddenly claims that Naomi will soon be transformed into a panther, like her great grandmother Romina, Naomi believes it is a final and desperate attempt to keep her from departing to the USA.
Having arrived in Maine, Naomi enjoys her student life with new friends and her first love, Roman. Even though she feels magically drawn to a mysterious clearing in the woods, believes she is being watched and begins to sleepwalk, she does not remember the prophecy of her grandmother. Until her very first transformation. And – Naomi is not alone, which not only exposes her to mortal danger, but also Roman.

Giveaway Details
3 Winners will each receive an Ebook
Open Internationally
Ends 2/6/12

Heidi G.
Vanessa V.
Julie Barrett