Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Christmas With… Eric S Moore

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I’m very happy to have E.S. Moore with me today to celebrate the upcoming release of his first novel, To Walk The Night (January 3rd, 2012)! Make sure to read along to discover more about the characters, Eric’s Xmas habits and a giveaway!

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1- To Walk The Night is your first novel, how did you live this journey so far?

A:  It's been pretty crazy.  At times I get a little overwhelmed because I want to do everything right and end up trying to do too much at once.  It was a total shock to me when the book was picked up by Kensington.  While I've always aimed high, I kept expectations low so I wouldn't be devastated if things didn't work out.  I just hope everyone loves the series and I get to keep on doing what I love to do most.  This has always been my dream.

2- If you had to pick three words to describe each of your main characters, what would it be?

A:  Yikes.  This is actually a tough one for me.  I always have trouble coming up with words to describe, well, anything!  But I'll give it a try!

Kat is driven, strong, but lonely.  Ethan is nerdy, shy, and friendly.  Jonathan is a leader, and he's calm and, like Kat, driven.  There are other characters, but doing it for these three was hard enough!  I won't even try with the others.

3- I absolutely love the cover, kind of reminds me of Underworld, did you have any say in the process?

A: Some, yes.  Aside from the basics, (eye color, hair color, what her weapons looked like, etc) I was asked if there was a movie poster or something that I'd like the artist to use as a base for the cover.  I found an Underworld poster that really evoked the imagery I wanted.  I think he did a great job with it.

4- What are the top three reasons readers should pick up To Walk The Night? (time to shamelessly brag ^^)

A:  Because I said so?  No?  Well, perhaps because it is a quick, hopefully exciting read.  The series, in my oh-so-humble opinion, only gets better as it goes on and you have to start here!  And really, I think the book is something that anyone who likes urban fantasy can enjoy.  What other reasons do you need?

Now onto some Xmas-y questions:

5- What's a typical Christmas like in the Moore family?

A:  These days it's all about The Child.  We've just started having the grandparents come to our place, rather than us to theirs, since it is easier on the little guy.  He just wants to play with his new toys and sitting in a car just wouldn't cut it.  We get up, have a private little Christmas, then everyone else comes over.  It's pretty casual.

6- What's your best Christmas memory?

A:  The 2010 Christmas when The Child opened his gifts.  It was the first year he started to understand what was going on.  I can hardly remember Christmas as a kid since I seemed to always be sick, so it was nice to be able to watch someone else truly enjoy opening their gifts.

7- What would Kat wish for for Christmas?

A:  Probably more weapons!  That is, if she even acknowledges it at all.  She's had such a hard life and lost so much, she finds it hard to enjoy Holiday's meant to be shared with family and friends.

8- Any Christmas wishes for our readers?

A:  Absolutely!  I hope everyone has a great Holiday season.  It doesn't matter what you believe in or who you are, this is a time to enjoy being together with family and friends.  Make the most of it!  Have a great Christmas!

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If it got you curious, here’s a bit more about To Walk the Night

Even a vampire has to face her inner demons…

Kat Redding is the very thing she hunts: a vampire, thirsting for blood, capable of killing any creature unlucky enough to get in her path. The difference is, Kat kills her own kind in order to protect human Purebloods. She’s good at what she does. Good enough to earn the nickname Lady Death—and the enmity of every bloodthirsty being around. But now a vampire Count is intent on merging his House with a werewolf cult to create a force of terrifying power.

Kat can’t allow that to happen. Even if it means taking on a den of weres and a vampire more ruthless than any she’s encountered before. She has the weapons, the skill, and a few allies. But that may not be enough to eliminate the Count before her own dark nature rises to the surface—and costs her whatever is left of her humanity…

Purchase: Amazon | Book Depository

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Kensington would like to offer 1 copy of To Walk The Night to one of you!

Open to US & Canada

Giveaway Ends January 4th, 2012.

All you have to do is fill the Rafflecopter form below.

The only mandatory entry is to provide your name and email addy =)






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You can visit E.S. Moore here

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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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  1. Wow, congrats to Eric on getting published and by Kensington. Does that mean To Walk the Night has some hot and spicy scenes?

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  2. Congrats on the new, debut release!

    I actually already heard about this book... I think All Things Urban Fantasy did a cover reveal a month or so ago. I remember really liking the book cover and the blurb and added it to my NR wishlist. I was really excited to read this interview since I'd already taken an interest in this book ;)

    Happy Holidays!

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  3. This a new author for me. The book sounds great, adding this to my wish list.

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  4. Hi!
    This is also a new author to me, but that book seems to be great! I put it on my TBR pile! nice cover,BTW: I love everything with vamps and this cover really look like the underworld cover: NICE :) Thanks for this giveaway!

    Proserpine

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  5. The premise sounds interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. Hi Eric, your heroine sounds so strong and capable and that is why I want to read your book :)

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  7. To Walk the Night sound like a fantastic book. I love strong heroines who can hold their own and kick some butt against all the bad guys. I love the cover, it really gives the feeling that this woman can take care of herself.

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  8. Great interview! thanks for sharing. I remember the first Christmas my little one finally realized what all the fuss was about! It's very cool to see the light bulb go on when our children finally realize the true meaning of events so important such as Christmas, Easter, etc.!

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  9. Cute interview. That's so neat that the cover artist listened to what Eric wanted. You hear so many horror stories about the cover not matching up with the stories whatsoever, so it's refreshing to see the opposite happening. And yup, definitely an awesome cover!


    Smiles!
    Lori

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  10. I enjoyed getting to know you, and your story sounds like one I would really enjoy.

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

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  11. Thanks so much for post this post and introducing me to this amazing author and her work. This book sounds amazing. Kat reminds me of Selene in the Underworld series. Will add to my reads list now. Thanks for the generous giveaway chance! Cheers! DeAnna Schultz @SacredmOOn1

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  12. This is a kick ass cover. That alone would make me pick up this book at a store.
    We have the only grandkids in the family so everyone comes to our house too.
    thanks for the give away.
    sstogner1 at gmail dot com

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  13. Just added this to my wish list! Great interview, Tynga!

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  14. I have been wanting to get my hands on this book for a while. It just so sounded like a book I must read. I too thought the cover reminded my of an Underworld poster before I even read this interview. Nice to know I wasn't just seeing things....lol. I am so keeping my fingers crossed for this one.

    skyla11377(At)AOL(Dot)Com

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  15. Thanks for the great giveaway. I can't wait to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

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  16. I love strong female characters in books-- and this one sounds great
    audie(at)wickerness(dot)com

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  17. This book sounds amazing! This is the first I've heard of it, but I can't wait to read it now! Congrats, Eric, on the release :)

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  18. Congratulations, Eric. This sounds like just the kind of story I love to read.


    Happy Holidays

    caity_mack at yahoo dot com

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  19. I will be looking forward to reading this. I loved the short descriptions of the characters and I like darker UF.

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  20. I love the cover, too, although I didn't see the likeness to Underworld until I went back and took a second look.

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  21. Love the cover! That looks like one kick butt chick.

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  22. Wow that was a great cover and i loved the post. Will totally add this one to the TBR list. Thank you.

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  23. New to me author, sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

    sariahwalters at gmail dot com

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  24. The author's new to me! Adding to TBR shelf for sure !

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  25. I'm right there with Kat, every girl's Christmas list should include more weapons LOL Thanks for sharing, I really hope I win (how greedy is that) I would love to read To Walk The Night!

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  26. Adding it to my To read shelf! Thanks you for the giveaway! Oh oh and i love the cover!

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  27. I'm really excited that I came across this book. It looks fabulous, and I look forward to reading it.

    Rowan Holly
    Noor137@aol.com

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  28. Sounds like an amazing book. Love the cover.
    Crystal816[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  29. Sounds like a seriously great book!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!!!

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