Thursday, June 03, 2010

Interview & Giveaway with Abra Ebner!

Today I have to huge honor the present you Abra Ebner, author of the fantastic book The Knight Angels : Book of Love. I absolutely loved this book! You can find my review here.

 

The Knight Angels have a very interesting version of the afterlife, where did the inspiration come from?

The inspiration came from my own fascination and fears of death. I’ve experienced loss in my past when a boyfriend of mine died in high school. I knew the best way to combat my fears of it was to accept it, talk about it, and know that there’s more to it. I wanted love to span that gap, and that’s what Knight Angels allowed me to do.

I love that your book has many layers and I feel there's a profound reflection under the paranormal romance, was it your intention when writing the book?

My husband tells me I have a knack for relating to anyone that crosses my path. It’s funny to think I can do that with people I’ve never even met. I never intended my books to reach readers the way that they have, but it’s a blissful happenstance. I get emails from all sorts of people, telling me that they feel as though the books were written about them, and it’s changed their lives. I am a very thoughtful person, and I use my writing as a way to work through my own problems, I guess that’s where the deep underlying reflection comes from. Life to me is something to be pondered, endlessly.

Do the main characters' names have a signification? How did you choose them?

A lot of my character names are names I simply love. Jane was originally Jules, but after watching and listening to “Diary of Jane” by Breaking Benjamin, I felt connected to the song, thinking this girl they sang about was just like my story. That was a huge inspiration. Max is a name in my mind for future kids, ha ha. Wes was a name that sounded cool, calm, the type of guy that’s just chill. Emily came across as being simple, sophisticated, anything but what the character outwardly displays.

If you had to choose a favorite quote from that novel, what would it be?

“When I think of death, I don’t see what everyone else does. There’s a silent whisper when you find it, and a voice telling us that it’ll be okay.”

I was up all night before I started writing the book when that line finally came to me. The whole book sprung from that quote—it spoke to me.

Shall we learn a bit more about you =)

What were you like as a teenager?

I was quiet, creative, independent, and whimsical. I was a very twiggy child, and I loved horses. My mom was artistic, and as such, art and drawing was all I did. I loved the outdoors, and never turned down a challenge. Because of this I’m really good at a lot of things: Snowboarding, Wakeboarding, Horseback-riding, Biking, Hockey, Gardening, Cooking, Fishing, Bowling… You name it, I can do it—and I will.

Do you believe in soul mates?

Of course! Who doesn’t want to believe? There’s always that perfect person out there, no matter how impossible it seems to be.

You travel a lot, what's you favorite country and why?

That’s a hard one. I loved Australia for the laid back culture, but Switzerland was probably my favorite. I have so much family there that I feel like I belong. They have a much protected way of living, keeping everything a secret. When you’re there, it really feels like you’re in another world.

Have you ever been in Quebec, Canada and eat real maple syrup? If not you need to!

I did honeymoon at Lake Louise!!!!! I’m certain I had syrup on my pancakes, and I only eat real syrup, none of that Eggo crud, ha ha. I also LOVE my Crown Royal.

What other form of art do you practice?

Drawing, Digital, Painting, and Sculpture.

Three completely random things we don't know about you?

I put cinnamon in my coffee.

I collect German tea cups.

I eat Mexican food every Friday and go to the pub every Monday.

 

Thank you very much Abra for taking the time to answer my questions! It’s been great chatting with you =) And I can’t wait to read the following Angel Knights book!

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Abra generously offered a copy of Feather and a copy of Knight Angels: Book of Love to one lucky reader! What a great opportunity to start reading both of her series =)

Giveaway is open to US and CAN

Ends July 4th, 2010.

To enter? Just FILL THE FORM!

Feel free to leave a comment for the lovely Abra and show her some love <3

Tynga is a 28 years old mom from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and blogging about them. You might also catch her watching an hockey game. Make sure to say hi on twitter!

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23 People left their mark' :

  1. What a fun interview! and darn, another awesome read pimped to me i have to add to my list =P the book sounds great.

    Cant enter the comp im in the UK, but wanted to leave a comment to say thanks Tynga for intro'ing me to a new author. =D

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  2. Fun interview & great giveaway. : )

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  3. Love the interview! And I love the favorite quotes, Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  4. I have had my eye on Knight Angels for awhile! It look great and the cover is beautiful!

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  5. You're Welcome Sparkly! I'm sure you won't be disapointed! I LOVED Knight Angels <3

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  6. I love the quote you included from the book. Off to add this to my wishlist :)

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  7. Great interview and thanks for the contest, these books look great!

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  8. Great interview! I love the picture of her at her wedding :)

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  9. Awesome contest! I've wanted to read these for a while now. I loved her pictures. So cute!

    I added your button to my blog.
    http://totalbookaholic.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for the contests!

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  10. oooo those books look awesome. Great interview and great giveaway

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  11. Fun interview. I have not read your books yet. They very good.
    Sue B

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  12. I knew as soon as I read the summary of these books that I would have to read them. Your Knight Angels series sounds amazing and something new which I have been looking for this summer :D Wish you great sucess, can't wait to get a copy of you book!

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  13. Great interview!! I love the she got the name Jane from Breaking Benjamin! That right there makes her awesome! Breakin Benjamin is awesome!!! Mexican every friday = yummy. Thanks for the super sweet contest!

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  14. Books sounds absolutely lovely

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  15. Aloha Abra!=)

    I am super excited to enter this give-away! I think it would be a great opportunity to read both your series!

    Mahalo!!

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  16. great interview! thanks for the giveaway:)

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  17. Oooh... I feel like I have to read The Knight Angels. I wonder how it can change my life? Lol. Wow interview! 8D

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  18. Super post and these books certainly are a must read.
    Thanks

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  19. I love love love Abra's books. Feathers trilogy was awesome.My library has been shut down so i cant read any of her books now. So i hope i win this.

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