Author Interview & Book Giveaway: Arcania by Liz Maverick

Welcome to Author Liz Maverick

Liz Maverick is the best-selling, award-winning author of thirteen novels.  Liz and her books have been featured in USA TodayCosmopolitan MagazineThe Chicago Sun-Times and more. Known for writing fast-paced, unique plots, she created the USA Today bestselling author continuity series Crimson City and wrote the Cosmopolitan Magazine Book Club Pick What a Girl Wants.  Her science fiction romance novel Wired won the Prism award and was named a Top Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly.  Stop by for a visit and a chat with Liz or follow her on Twitter @lizmaverick.

Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: I currently live in the Fallout universe of Playstation 3 where I wander apocalyptic wastelands and kill things with an excessively large gun. I also make lots of tea and read Jane Austen novels. 
Q: If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?

A: I’d go into the future to find out where I should re-route the past to get a different future.
Q: What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

A: Vanilla.  Yes, vanilla. It is the perfect base material for all of that whipped cream and fudge sauce I’m about to pour all over it.
Q: Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.

A: I don’t think you want to miss meeting swashbuckling rogue Seger or bad-ass melee specialist Grey, unless you like the good ol’ nice guys, in which case you’ve got Brandon.  Is that one sentence?  Three hot guys…one sentence!
Q: Any other books in the works? Goals for future projects? 

A: There are more installments in the Arcania series…gotta find out what happens to the gang!  I also have more paranormal romance novels coming up, probably another Crimson City book and something else I’ve been working on that’s sort of crazy.
Q: What’s one piece of advice you would give aspiring authors?

A: “Almost everyone is waiting for the next big thing. Sometimes it comes, and sometimes it doesn’t. But it doesn’t matter that your dream came true if you spent your whole life sleeping. So get out there and go for it, but don’t be caught waiting. It’s great to plan for your future. Just don’t live there, because really nothing ever happens in the future. Whatever happens happens  now, so live your life where the action is — now.” ~ Jerry Zucker
Q: What’s the craziest writing idea you’ve had? 

A: Making the heroine in one of my paranormal romances a drug addict. (This was back before heroines in paranormal romances could be drug addicts.  Now there are tons of them, running around in imaginary worlds, addicted to imaginary drugs. There should be a sorority for this.)  But, I did!  And she’s awesome.  Cyd  Brighton from Crimson Rogue.
Q: Favorite Candy?

A: I don’t play favorites with candy.  Please feel free to send any kind at all to P.O.Box…
Q: What inspired you to want to become a writer?

A: I wanted a job that would allow me to wear pajamas to work.  Of course, I am writing this from my day job (sssh, don’t tell), and, sadly, I am not wearing pajamas.  Maybe that’s a good thing.
Q: If you could have a signed copy of any novel what would it be and why?

A: A signed first edition of the first Harry Potter novel.  Because then I could definitely wear pajamas to work. Hell, I could wear pajamas anytime I damned well pleased.
Q: One food you would never eat?

A Let’s ban the bell pepper, shall we? 
Q: If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?

A: And Then She Did WHAT?
Q: What is your favorite way to spend a rainy day?

A: Curled up on the sofa with a blanket and warm e-reader, of course!
Q: What is something people would be surprised to know about you?

A: That I worked in Antarctica for two seasons, that Bob Dylan and the guy who invented the popsicle are distantly related to me, and that I have a deep obsession with brightly-colored striped socks.

Born without arcania in her blood, Adia has lived in the shadow of her magical twin her whole life until the day she accidentally inherits her spellcaster sister’s talents. Now she’s got the ability to save the lives of everybody she loves…if only she knew the first thing about how to use it.
Once she leaves Earth for the training academy in Arcania, there are plenty of people who could show her the ropes, including darkly passionate Grey, the top shield at the school, devil-may-care charmer Seger, a swashbuckling rogue with a talent for daggers, and Finola, the clever and empathic healer with a gift for keeping her team out of sickbay.
Better watch out for the spellcasting mage Delphine and her clique of breathtakingly beautiful pals, though. They’ll do anything to stop Adia from taking her twin sister’s place as an elite spellcaster at the top of the school pyramid.
With the battle between the Arcanae and the deadly Synelv heating up, Adia doesn’t have much time to learn how to use the magic that now flows through her bloodstream, earn a spot on a fighting team, and stop the ancient war between the forces of magic from spreading to Earth and destroying the loved ones she’s been forced to leave behind.
What’s Cool from Coliloquy: As Adia struggles to unlock the secrets of her new powers, she searches for answers about her sister’s last moments. What really happened to her twin? And what are the elders trying to cover up? Engaged readers will learn that seemingly inconsequential choices can change your perception—and your reality—in an instant.

Giveaway Details
3 ebook copies of Arcania
Ends 6/1/12

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