Author Interview: Voluspa by Sam D. & Ray East + Kindle Fire Giveaway

Welcome to Author Ray East.

Ray East and Sam D has moved to Voluspa and live in the Forest of Skotos with their 5 year old daughter and a pet Typhon.  They visit Earth with the help of an Empath from time to time. Ray East did her masters in Phsychology from Univeristy of Sussex and has worked as a counselor for adolescents. Sam D used to teach at a SPJC before he moved to Voluspa.

http://www.magicalworldofvoluspa.com/

Interview:
If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
I would go back to the past. I have always been interested in the regency era or the renaissance period.

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
A good book, a good companion and bug repellant.

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Chocolate.

If you could meet one person who has died who would you choose? 
Shakespeare.

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
I love a hot freshly baked croissant.

Night owl, or early bird?
Definitely a Night owl.

One food you would never eat?
I am not very fond of anchovies.

Pet Peeves? 
I hate creepy crawly creatures- bugs, lizards uggh..

Skittles or M&Ms?
M&Ms. Love the pretzel and chocolate flavored ones.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
I think women of all age will be able to relate to Amy and I have created a detailed magical world which I believe is bound to please.

Any other books in the works?Goals for future projects? 
I am currently working on the next book in the Voluspa series.

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?
There is an old rather cheesy number called ‘I can’t fight this feeling anymore’; also Never Alone by Lady Antebellum.

If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
London..It has this old world charm despite being a very modern city.

When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
A vet. I love animals.

Who are your favorite authors of all time?
Charles Dickens, the Bronte Sisters, Virginia Wolf, D.H. Lawrence, Maupassant, Jane Austen. I also read a lot of Asian writers like AmitavaGhosh, JhumpaLahiri, Rushdieetc etc.

Favorite Food?
Pizza.

Favorite Candy? 
Three Musketeers

What movie and/or book are you looking forward to this year?
The Hobbit and I am looking forward to reading Rowling’s book .

What was your favorite children’s book?
Too many but to name a few, ‘The Enchanted Trees’ series by Enid Blyton, ‘A Little Princess’ byFrances Hodgson Burnett  and ‘An old fashioned Girl’ by Louisa May Alcott.

How do you react to a bad review?
I try to put a positive spin on it and try to glean what I can from the negative comments that will help me improve my writing.

If you were a bird, which one would you be?
I’d love to be the nightingale. I can’t sing to save my life in real life.

If you were a super hero what would your kryptonite be?
I’m scared of heights.

You have won one million dollars what is the first thing that you would buy?
A house and yes shoes..I am an unashamed shoe – aholic.

What do you do in your free time? 
I love reading, spending time with my daughter and my dog.

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
Joie de Vivre

What’s your favorite season/weather?
Fall.

Who or what inspired you to become an author?
Well I had always been a voracious reader and as a child I used to dream about becoming a published author. But it is only after getting married, thanks to my husband’s constant urging; I finally dared to put my thoughts into words.

What is your guilty pleasure?
Potato Chips.

What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit?
Buffy the Vampire Slayer! I used to diligently watch this show.

Finish the sentence- one book I wish I had written is…
Wuthering Heights by Charlotte Bronte.

Favorite places to travel?
Love London.

Favorite music?
Beatles and Classical.

In your wildest dreams, which author would you love to co-author a book with?
J.K. Rowling

Amy, a forlorn fifteen year old girl from NYC, never thought that she would attend school on a magical mountain with wild animals as her classmates and that she would go to a prom on a flying carpet. Its love at first sight when Drake- a shape shifter rescues her from a pre-historic beast and befriends her. Little does she know that Drake’s father is the tyrannical leader who has always wanted Amy and her kind dead. In her struggle to challenge the supremacy in the magical world, she realizes her powers, confronts aspects about herself that she may not be comfortable with, makes lasting friends while excelling in her school – something which she had not been able to do in her human world. All hell breaks loose, as Drake goes missing and Voluspan mercenaries try to hunt Amy down. Amy and her friends use strategic warfare, pit adversaries among themselves and use every last drop of strength, skill and courage as they take on warriors far more ruthless and skilled than themselves. But Amy is in for a rude shock when she finally finds Drake.

Kindle Fire Giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway