Undertow by Callie Kingston: Author Interview & Book Giveaway

Welcome to Author Callie Kingston

Callie Kingston lives in the Pacific Northwest with an assortment of furry creatures, including her husband. She holds a masters degree in psychology. When not writing, she likes to explore the outdoors, especially the forests and beaches along the Oregon coast. She also enjoys a great cup of cappuccino, which happily is easily found in her part of the world.

Website: http://www.calliekingston.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/calliekingston
Undertow: http://undertow-the-novel.blogspot.com/

If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
The future. We know what happened in the past, but the future is like a blank page, full of infinite possibility.

Night owl, or early bird?
Definitely night owl. There’s something exciting about being awake after the world has gone to sleep.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
A contemporary novel rather than a paranormal romance, Undertow is a powerful story which sweeps the reader into an abyss with Marissa before lifting her up in a triumph of hope over adversity.

Any other books in the works?
Beta readers are currently previewing Upstaged, a contemporary YA novel about a girl with big dreams and bigger secrets. I also have a new work-in-progress, a paranormal suspense novel about three teens racing to save their families from disaster. Several other projects are beckoning from the wings.

If you could be one of the Greek Gods, which would it be and why?
Athena, Goddess of wisdom, justice, and courage, because face it — life takes all that and more. Plus, who doesn’t want to be able to kick butt in a toga?

What’s your favorite season/weather?
Autumn. I love the vibrant colors and hint of chill in the air.

What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit?
The Bachelor. Oops, I just admitted that, didn’t I?

Write a Haiku about your book
Under reckless waves
Marissa seeks her saviour.
Strength inside revealed.

In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with?
Libba Bray. If I had half as much fun writing a book with her as I did reading Beauty Queens or Going Bovine, I’d need cheek transplants from laughing so hard.

Sweet or Salty?


Marissa is nearly eighteen and can’t wait to leave behind her traumatic past. With long time boyfriend Drake, she thinks she has her future all figured out–until she discovers his betrayal. She flees to a desolate beach on the wild Oregon coast hoping to escape her pain, where, overcome with emotional and physical exhaustion, she dozes off beside a log. When the first icy waves strike her, it is too late: a rogue wave drags her out to sea.
Somehow she survives, and now each night she dreams of a creature who rescues her. Determined to discover the truth, her obsession deepens until she once again risks her life in the frigid ocean. Will the creature Marissa seeks save her? Will she be lost forever in the eddies of her mind, or will Jim, her new boyfriend, keep her from drowning in the abyss?
Undertow is a contemporary novel in which a young woman finds a terrible choice thrust upon her: overcome the pain in her past and the dangers which lurk in her mind, or succumb to these and be lost forever inside a beautiful dream.

Giveaway Details
1 printed copy of Undertow (signed copy available to US, unsigned Internationally)
1 ebook of Undertow
Open Internationally
Ends 4/22/12

Frances – Paperback
Cindy -Ebook

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