Fallen by Laury Falter Interview & Giveaway

Welcome to Author Laury Falter

Laury Falter’s debut novel, Fallen, hit Amazon’s Top 100 list in three genres and the remaining two books in the trilogy made showings in the Top 100 of the same genres as well. With a new series available,Residue, about a teenage girl who learns she is a witch and falls in love with a boy from a feuding family, and with a rapidly growing reader following, her books continue to rank high on seller charts.


If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you want with you?  
A fully-charged cell phone with uplink access to an orbiting satellite, a box of emergency flares, and a working flare gun.  Okay, that’s waaaay too practical, isn’t it?  How about a years supply of dark chocolate, a years supply of wine, and a massage chair.  🙂

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?  
Chocolate and eggs (over easy).  I know it sounds like something a pregnant woman might eat, right? I strongly urge you to try it!  It’s the perfect blend of sweet and salt, right up there with mixing Raisinets and popcorn!

Pet Peeves?  
Cold showers, traffic, and whistling (sad, I know, but it hurts the ears).

If you could jump in to a book and live in that world, which would it be?  
I’ve written a children’s book, as yet unreleased, set in a pirate world, along the same lines as Harry Potter.  When I have a rough day, sometimes I’ll drop myself into that world and take a tour of the magical shops along the canal.

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?  
Bridge to Terabithia.  Hands down.  I was a complete mess every time I read it.  My mother would bring me tissues when I picked it up for another reading.

What is your favorite Quote?  
Some days you’re the dog, some days you’re the fire hydrant.  Because isn’t that so true?

When you were little, what did you want to be when you “grew up”?
I remember telling my mom that I wanted to be a maid, a police officer, an astronaut, and an account executive (because it sounded classy).  But I think I was always a writer.  I’d scribble out my stories and hide them around the house, like in the freezer, because my dad said that was the safest place for them if the house should ever burn down…I’m laughing at myself right now.

What’s the best advice anyone has ever given you?
Write as if no one will ever read it.  And that is so true!  It gets rid of all your inhibitions!

Favorite places to travel?  
New Orleans, hands down.  It’s why the first seven books I wrote were set in this city, and every location I mentioned in them I’ve been to – several times.  It’s enchanting.  From the mystical tarot card readers in Jackson Square to the greasy goodiness of po’boys to listening to the artists perform jazz in the streets to the mysterious beauty of the bayou…I love it!  It truly is like no other place on earth.

Do you like the spotlight or lurking in the shadows?  
Oh, lurking in the shadows!  Nothing is more interesting than what people say and do when they don’t think others are watching.  🙂

Craziest thing you ever ate?
Snails from our backyard.  I was in middle school when my aunt came to visit us from Japan (where she lives permanently as a professor at a university there).  Anyways, she wanted to make us escargot, so she did!  And I tried one!  But she didn’t tell us they came from our own backyard until after I’d swallowed.  You don’t want to know what happened after that.

How do you overcome writer’s block?
I don’t write.  I take my dogs for a walk, clear my mind, and let it come to me.  Weird, right?  At least the dogs like it.

Do your characters really talk to you?  
Throughout Prophesy, my latest novel, I envisioned Jameson sitting right there next to me, telling me the story.  Writing in first-person narrative from a male perspective is hard, but try writing a sex scene from that perspective while being a woman!  Oh my gosh, I sweated over those scenes.  What to put in.  What to leave out.  How to start it.  How to end it.  He basically guided me, along with my editor.  🙂

Fallen by Laury Falter
Maggie is unaware of the terrifying fate that awaits her. It isn’t until she lands in New Orleans for a full year at a private high school and her unknown enemies find her does she realize that her life is in danger.

As a mystifying stranger repeatedly intervenes and blocks the attempts on her life, she begins to learn that there is more to him than his need to protect her and that he may be the key to understanding why her enemies have just now arrived.

“Fast-paced, the story starts off strong and retains a tight rein on the momentum throughout. This book mixes humor, mystery, and the supernatural into a satisfying blend that should appeal to both young and more mature readers.” (Coffee Time Romance Review)

“Great flow of interest and most unusual characters (that you will love as I have). I have laughed out loud at some of them. Good, simple, fast read that has a great hook, line and sinker.” (Great Minds Think Aloud Review)

“A very good read with interesting characters and a quick pace.” (Life Is Better With Books Review)

Giveaway Details
1 Signed copy of Fallen
Open to US only
Ends 3/3/13

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