3 Nov 2011

My soul to steal UK blog tour - Quickie interview with Rachel Vincent

My soul to steal by Rachel Vincent.
Book four in the Soul screamers series.
Trying to work things out with Nash—her maybe boyfriend—is hard enough for Kaylee Cavanaugh. She can’t just pretend nothing happened. But “complicated” doesn’t even begin to describe their relationship when his ex-girlfriend transfers to their school, determined to take Nash back.

See, Sabine isn’t just an ordinary girl. She’s a mara, the living personification of a nightmare. She can read people’s fears—and craft them into nightmares while her victims sleep. Feeding from human fear is how she survives.

And Sabine isn’t above scaring Kaylee and the entire school to death to get whatever—and whoever—she wants.

About the author

Rachel Vincent is a New York times best selling author. The Soul Screamers series is her first YA series. Rachel is also the author of the successful Shifters series about a pride of werecats which are written for adults. Rachel lives in Texas with her husband, who she met when she worked in Subway. When she’s not writing paranormal fiction Rachel spends time catching up on her favourite TV shows - she is addicted to True Blood! For more info visit www.rachelvincent.com.com

Quickie interview

- This is the only series I've ever heard of about Bean Sidhes, what was it that drew you to writing a series about them?
The fact that I hadn’t read much about them in fiction. I like to forge my own path, so I try to find subject matter that hasn’t already been done to death and see what I can do with it. Sometimes that makes me hard to classify from a sales/shelving point of view. But it keeps me entertained. ;)

- There are lots of very different characters in the Soul screamers series, were there any who particularly easy or hard to write?
Sabine is the easiest to write. Tod is a lot of fun, but a lot of work. It’s hard to make him sound so quick-witted and strike just the right balance of humor and depth. Nash is very hard to write. He’s complicated.

- You also write adult books, do you find it easiest writing YA or adult?
Soul Screamers is the only YA series I’ve written so far, so I can’t speak about YA beyond that from experience, but I can say that the Soul Screamers series is easier to write than either of my adult series are/were. I’m not sure why. The adult books are generally longer and more complicated from a plot perspective, but both If I Die and Before I Wake (Soul Screamers 6&7) have come in around 95,000 words, and the plots only get more complicated. But these books are fun. At the end of the day, that’s the only explanation I can come up with. ;)

- How much research did you do on folk tales and legends (if any of course!) before writing the books?
I researched Irish folklore and the original Bean Sidhe stories. Then I made the rest of it up.

- And lastly, are you a Bookaholic?
Of course! Why would I want to write if I didn't already love to read?


So how would you like to win a copy of this fabulous book?
Simply go to Mira Inks Facebook page, 'like' them and find the picture of the My Soul to Steal book cover (either on the wall or in the photo album) and comment on it. Mira ink will be randomly picking ten winners to recieve a copy of the book!

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