Author Interview & Book Giveaway: Shadow’s Edge by Maureen Lipinski

Welcome to Author Maureen Lipinski

Maureen K. Lipinski, a graduate of Miami University (in Ohio, not Florida), resides in the Chicago suburbs with her husband and two kids. She writes women’s fiction and young adult.

LINKS:
Website: http://maureenlipinski.com/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/maureenlipinski

INTERVIEW:
Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects?
I just turned in the companion book to SHADOW’S EDGE, tentatively titled THE QUEEN’S SUNRISE. It focuses on Leah’s younger sister Rhea.

Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published.
I can’t express how wonderful it is to hear from readers. It’s the most amazing feeling in the world when someone tells me that something I wrote made them laugh or cry.

What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?
Work on refining your authorial voice. It’s something that is uniquely yours.

What do you do in your free time?
I have two small children so my free time is few and far between, but I love to read when I steal a few extra moments of quiet.

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
Organized Chaos.

What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit?
Real Housewives of Anything. I think Bravo brainwashed me into liking that series due to the fact that it is played on a continual loop on their channel.

In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with?
Marian Keyes is my writing idol. I think I would be the dorkiest fangirl ever if I met her.

Print or Ebook?
I absolutely love the sensation of a physical book in my hand, so print!

Summer or Winter?
Summer! We are in the throws of another Chicago winter right now and I would give anything for the calendar to fast forward a few months. Sadly, though, it usually doesn’t get warm here until June so we’re going to be waiting awhile…

PC or Mac?
Mac, although I still write all my books on a PC out of habit.

What is your favorite way to spend a rainy day?
Curled up in front of my fireplace with a friend’s manuscript.

Shadow’s Edge by Maureen Lipinski

My magical life is dead to me now . . . This is my last chance at freedom. Once, Leah Spencer didn’t mind being a natural-born Shaman to the Creatuir, a human helper to faeries, shapeshifters, and other magical beings. But that was before she listened to her friend Fiona and broke Rule #1, traveling unprepared to the Other Realm where she quickly lost a whole year of time. She missed out on everything–holidays, school, her sixteenth birthday, the boyfriend who ditched her. After that, Leah swore to leave all things magical behind and lead the life of a normal high school girl.
Now Fiona is missing, and something is killing off the Creatuir, both Light and Dark. As the Creatuir prepare to go to war, Leah is torn between her safe new life and solving the Other Realm murder spree. With the help of her three sisters (each with her own magical gift), and three gorgeous guys–who may or may not be part of the evil magic–Leah must vanquish an ancient dark force. Unless an unimaginable secret about her family destroys her first.

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1 copy of Shadow’s Edge
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