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Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Hunter's Angel Blog Tour: Interview with Cera DuBois and Contest!




We are excited to have Cera DuBois joining us for our stop along A Hunter's Angel Blog Tour! Cera is the author of A Hunter's Angel, the first book in The Hunter's Dagger Series.

Thanks for having me today!

How long have you been writing?
I’ve been writing off and on since high school. But didn’t get serious with it until four years ago.

What inspired you to write your first book?

“You’d be surprised, Bella, at how often my kind are the source behind the horrors in your human news.”
Edward from Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer, page 25. This line inspired the book and eventually the whole series.

Which of your characters do you relate to most and why?

I would have to say I relate the most with Grace. She sometimes feels a little like she doesn’t belong and who hasn’t felt that way?

What is a secret about you that nobody else knows?
I’m a huge Civil War buff.

If your real life as a teenager was a Young Adult book, what would you, the main character, be like?
LOL...Boring! I grew up on a farm, didn’t play sports, or was in the band. My graduating class had only 75 people in it (I think). Oh, and I didn’t date or have a ton of friend.
What book have you read too many times to count?
The North and South series and the Kent Family Chronicles by John Jakes.
If you could hop into the life of any book character for a day, who would it be, and why?
Oh, that is a tough question! I’d love to be in Scarlet O’Hara’s shoes just for a day (the last day of the book)... Because if I was, Rhett wouldn’t have been delivering that famous line—we all know the one—and he sure as hell wouldn’t have walked away!
What is the best piece of writing advice you have ever received?
To read Debra Dixon’s Goals, Motivation and Conflict by an editor. Up until that time, I never had a real handle on the concepts.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
I think the thing that surprises me the most in this journey is all the wonderful friends I’ve collected along the way. Without them, I don’t think I’d have ever gotten here.


What do you like to do when you're not writing?

I like to work in the garden and I love to read.

What was your favorite chapter (or part) to write and why?
I loved writing the reveal scene where Ian tells Grace he’s a vampire... I also loved the scene where she tells her best friend and lieutenant, Ben Anders, about Ian. That was just a hoot to write

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To find out more about A Hunter’s Angel, check Cera DuBois' website for a schedule of her blog stops over the next month. She will be presenting a series of short stories called The Vampire Encounters. Follow her as she interviews Ian McHenry, Master Vampire Lucas Pomeroy, Vivian van Dyke Pomeroy, and has a scary run-in with Shane Chamberlain!

Contest: Please leave a comment and your email address to be eligible
  • One Lucky Poster will win either a custom-made pair of angel wing earrings, charm bracelet, or necklace.
  • Two others will get a PDF copy of Bloodwine.
  • 1st Stalker Prize: Every Poster will be entered into a drawing for a chance at a $5 gift certificate from The Wild Rose Press (four to be given away)—drawing to happen on September 1.
  • 2nd Stalker Prize: Every Poster will also be entered into a drawing of a $25 gift card from either Amazon or Barnes and Noble (winner’s choice)—drawing to happen on September 1.
*Sorry, only USA and Canada residents are eligible for any prize that needs to be mailed. Non-residents and residents of USA are eligible for free PDF copy. Prizes are subject to change.

To learn more about Cera DuBois, visit her website. You can also find the author on Facebook and Twitter. You can also sign up for her newsletter.

17 comments :

  1. Awesome questions and great answers!
    whoa! writing since high school and civil war buff so cool thanks for sharing I learned a lot from you guys ^_^

    kimyunalesca(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. They were awesome quesitons... Even though I'm a day late....LOL

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I too enjoy gardening and reading in my spare time. Are you going to incorporate Civil War info into any of your books since you are a Civil War buff? That would be interesting... Awesome interview and great giveaway! Thanks for the opportunity to win!
    rayptc@gmail.com

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    1. Thank you, Amanda...

      If I do a Civil War story, it would probably be a straight historical and published under my real name. I've started one that I'm thinking about finishing, but that won't be for a while. I'm already committed to writing 6 books.

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  3. I would love to read your books. They sound very good. I love reading in my spare time also. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

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  4. A book about my life would never make any top reading lists. I enjoyed the interview thank you.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Not many normal, everyday people would have a bestseller with a book about their lives. LOL

      Thanks for coming by!

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  5. Terrific interview!

    Cera, I had to laugh when I read how you'd like to be Scarlett O'Hara for the last day in the book...I've often thought the same thing with the same outcome. Rhett wouldn't have ever uttered those famous words or walked out that door! lol

    Congrats on your book!!

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    1. Thanks, Christine! I love Gone With The Wind... But sometimes.... LOL

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  6. Thank so much for the awesome interview... I'm sorry I didn't pop in (or promo) until today... I somehow missed this stop on my blog tour until this morning.

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  7. Scarlett is such an interestng heroine, isn't she?

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  8. What a great interview! Loved the Q & A. Debra Dixon's GMC is REALLY best advice. Congrats on a fabulous release!!!!

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  9. Fantastic interview, both questions and answers.

    Sara, I love what inspired you to write this book.

    Congratulations on your release.

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  10. Enjoyed the interview, Sara! I agree completely about the value of Debra Dixon's GMC book. Thanks for leading me to "Beyond Forks," too. It's always great to connect with other vampire fans.

    Paula Huffman

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  11. Not sure when the contest ends but

    bookcrookconfessions@gmail.com

    And thank you sooooo much for hosting the author interview, I didnt see her on any other blogs I follow. And thanks to Cera for participating!

    Hunter

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  12. Thanks so much for coming by everyone!!!

    The winners of the first parts of the contest are.......

    Kim Cuasay and Tore both win a copy of my short story BLOODWINE.

    Amanda Ray wins a custom jewelry item...

    Everyone is still in the running for the stalker prizes until Sept 1.

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