Monday, 10 September 2012

The Dark Light Interview + Giveaway

Hey,

Today I have the amazing Sara Walsh, author of The Dark Light, on the blog! For those of you who have not seen or heard of The Dark Light, here is the blurb and cover:
The Dark Light
The Dark Light by Sara Walsh
Release Date: August 28, 2012
Goodreads | Amazon UK | Amazon | The Book Depository
Mia is torn between two guys—and two worlds—in this epic, romantic fantasy.
Mysterious lights have flickered above Crownsville for as long as Mia can remember. And as far as she’s concerned, that’s about the only interesting thing to happen in her small town.

That is, until Sol arrives. Mia’s not one to fall for just any guy, but she can’t get Sol—or the brilliant tattoo on his back—out of her mind.

Then Mia’s brother goes missing, and Mia’s convinced that Sol knows more than he’s sharing. But getting closer to Sol means reevaluating everything Mia once believed to be true. Because Sol’s not who Mia thought he was—and neither is she.
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Sounds amazing, and look at the cover! I can not wait to read the book!! Now, may I present to you...SARA WALSH:

Hi, Sam. Thanks so much for inviting me over.

It's a pleasure to have you on the blog. :D

Where did the idea for The Dark Light come from?
The idea for The Dark Light came to me during a road trip across the American plains when we were discussing a news event about a young boy who’d mysteriously reappeared almost a decade after vanishing. We were in the middle of nowhere, and the story got me thinking about all the places where a person could disappear, especially surrounded by all that open space. What might really be out there? That’s when I came up with the idea for The Dark Light.

Is the book as hot as the cover?
The Dark Light is definitely more romantic than steamy, but then the story is more fantasy than paranormal romance. The cover is incredibly hot, but to me, the image speaks about the characters--Mia’s strength, Sol’s reserve, and the connection between them. When there’s a tattoo like Sol’s in the story, there was no way we couldn’t show it! And you’ll definitely get to see the tattoo in all its glory in the book.

Will there be a sequel/companion novel any time in the future?
There are no plans for a sequel or companion story as of yet. The Dark Light does standalone, but I could write more, and I definitely know what would happen next. It’s early days.

How did you feel when you were told The Dark Light would be published?
I was ecstatic! I’d been writing for a long time, so to finally hear the news that a story of mine would eventually hit the shelves was a dream come true. My husband was away with work when I heard the news, so it was just me and my Saint Bernard, Rosie, dancing around the living room.

Are you working on any other projects?
I’m always writing, so I usually have a couple of projects on the go. I have a creepy supernatural stalker story that I wrote last year and really love. It’s a slightly different vibe to The Dark Light, much more inward and dark. I also have huge piles of notes for a sci-fi that I’m itching to write. It’s a story on a much bigger scale than the supernatural one, so more like The Dark Light. Epic sci-fi, I guess.

What is your favourite YA book?
That’s really tough, because I read so much and so widely. I adore Harry Potter, and I definitely class the later stories as YA, so I have to choose Potter. I also loved Laini Taylor’s Daughter of Smoke and Bone.

Tell readers something they might not know about you.
I once received a letter from Princess Diana, which I think puts me 8,435,654th in line for the British throne! Watch this space.

Sum up The Dark Light in 10 words.
One girl. One guy. Missing brother. Fantasy. Romance. Action. Adventure.

Quick questions:
Harry Potter or Twilight? Harry Potter!
Blue or green eyes? Green.
Spots or stripes? Stripes.
Horror or romance? Romance. But I love a good horror, too.

 About the author:

Sara WalshSara Walsh is British, but happily lives in Annapolis, Maryland. She graduated college with a degree in psychology, but soon decided that telling stories was much more fun. When not writing, Sara is usually reading, drowning in tea, or frolicking around town with the world's cutest St. Bernard. The Dark Light is her first novel.

Find Sara: Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Buy The Dark Light: 
Amazon UK | Amazon | The Book Depository

Sara has also generously offered a SIGNED copy of The Dark Light to give away! And guess what?! It's international!! 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Have a great week,
Sam :D

73 comments:

  1. Well since I'm here, you could say I'm definitely reading The Dark Light :D And that cover is hot hot HOT!

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  2. That cover is amazing! And I can't wait to read this book :)
    Thanks for the INT giveaway!

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  3. Of course!!

    Love the cover, the tattoo is very cool:)

    Thank you:)

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  4. yup i'm hoping to get my hands on it!

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  5. I love the cover and i will most likely be reading it.. My daughter will also read it. Thanks for the giveaway

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  6. Of course and I will read it! :) I love the colours of the cover and the tattoo!
    Thank you for the international giveaway.

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  7. I definitely want to! The cover is fantastic, it caught my eye the moment I saw the tiny thumbnail in Goodreads.

    Thanks so much for making this international!

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  8. I really like to read this book, it sounds awesome! And the cover is just fantastic.

    Mariska
    Thanks for making this international

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  9. I would really like to read this book. I love the cover!

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  10. I always appreciate int giveaways! Thanks a lot, the book looks really good!

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  11. Awesome giveaway! The book sounds awesome :)

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  12. Yes, I will be reading it sometime in the future and I love the cover. Thanks.
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

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  13. I can't wait to read The Dark Light. :)

    Hot cover!

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  14. Yes, I am planning on reading it! The cover is really cool, I liked the guy's tattoo and he looks hot ;
    Ty for the giveaway.
    Penny Pe

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  15. Oo love the sound of that. It is amazing when you're driving across the country to realize just how bit it is and how many little places you could disappear to.

    Loving the cover especially that it matches the hero's! Always drives me nuts when the two don't match up :)

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  16. I had never heard of it before but I am for sure interested and will be checking it out. The cover is beyond awesome.

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  17. I really want to read the dark light and I love book cover :D

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  18. Of course, i'm hoping to get my hands on it! Can't wait to read this book.
    And i love the cover to :)

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  19. Love it, hope i can win this book. wish me luck :D

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  20. I'm definitely going to read Dark Light! And that COVER! I can drool over it all day!

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  21. I will definitely be reading The Dark Light and I love the cover!

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  22. The cover is amazing!!! I falled in love with this book. I want it so much!!!!

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  23. I can't wait to read this book! Love the cover!

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  24. I will read this book as soon as i can and i love the guy's tattoo on his back on the cover. I have a soft spot for tattoo on hot guys.

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  25. This book looks awesome, the cover is hot I love it!

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  26. It's definitely on my TBR list! I love the cover - sexy and intriguing at the same time!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Leanne

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  27. I love the cover and can't wait to read The Dark Light. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. I'm definitely going to read The Dark Light. The cover is amazing!
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    Artemis

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  29. Yes, it looks so good I can't wait to read it and the cover is gorgeous!! Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway!! :D

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  30. OMG I am so excited about this one!! Actually I am surprised that I have never picked it up yet!! The cover is so eye catching and funny enough sometimes it reminds me of Buffy.... Strange I know right?! Thank you so much for this giveaway!

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  31. the book is on my tbr list and the cover is just beatiful. thank you for this giveaway!

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  32. The cover looks soo awesome! it's definitely different than other YA covers:)

    -JennyC

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  33. I love the cover and I can't wait to read it!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  34. Definitely on my TBR list and the cover is one ofthe reasons - really beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  35. The cover looks great. I have not read the book yet

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  36. Of course I'll be reading it! It looks awesome!
    The cover is pretty cool too, I like that it's not colorful but is precisely those grey and black tones that make it stand out!

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  37. I love the cover and am really looking forward to reading it.

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  38. I would love to read the book and it's on my TBR list. I think the cover is great!

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  39. I am a HUGE tattoo fan, seeing as I have several of my own (and more to come!), so I love the cover. My husband has a back piece of a Phoenix, and I love it. How cool would it be if it glowed like that? Well, except at night I suppose. So, cover? Yes. And I will absolutely be reading it. I have been excited about The Dark Light for quite a while. Thanks so much for the chance to win a copy!

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  40. the cover is very eye catching indeed and i will definitely be reading this book

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  41. I am definitely intrigued by the cover. And the synopsis sounds good! :)

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  42. I definitely will! Love the cover!

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  43. I definitely will be and I love the cover! Thanks!

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  44. I am definitely going to be reading this book - it sounds awesome! I love the cover too - it feels sort of mysterious. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. I really like the cover. Great artwork on the male back.

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  46. I will read it and i love the cover and the tatoo

    -Lilian S

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  47. I haven't read it yet, but I am planing. Love the cover, espesially tatoos.

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  48. I do plan on reading Dark Light. I think the cover is amazing.

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  49. Love Sara and I love the cover! I can't wait to get this book and read it. :-D

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  50. Either myself or my daughter will be reading it. I mean, I don't know who will read it first. lol The cover is mesmerizing. I love the way she stares!

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  51. i love the cover and cant wait to read this book. thanks ^^

    sunshine_pinkystar(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  52. the cover looks amazing
    and the synopsis sounds good
    can't wait to read
    thanks for the giveaway :)

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  53. I definitely want to read The Dark Light, I've heard some pretty good things about it. It looks like it's going to be a fantastic and entertaining book. The cover is absolutely gorgeous!

    Thank you, so much for being so generous with this giveaway!

    <a href="http://soulunsung.blogspot.com>Suz @ a Soul Unsung</a>
    susanhaugland@att.net

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  54. The cover looks amazing!

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  55. The cover looks fabolous! Love it :)

    Pauliina Oksanen

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  56. The cover is lovely, I think it's perfect for the book!

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  57. I love the cover...one of the reasons I'd love to get my hands on a copy! Gorgeous! Thanks for this giveaway and for making it international!

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  58. Of course I will read the book ! And the cover looks great, I love the tattoo and the accent on the bird !

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  59. The cover's amazing! So sexy and full of mistery :)
    I'd really like to read The Dark Light ^_^

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  60. I will, already in my TBR list, I love the tat in the cover!

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  61. I want to read this. I like the cover.

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  62. I most definitely will be reading The Dark Light! And that cover? ;D

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  63. Yup! I want to read it as soon as possible and I love the cover! It's so pretty.

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  64. The Dark Light is definitely on my TBR! I love this cover, it's nice and sexy ;0)

    Thanks for the chance!

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  65. Of course I'm gonna read it. I love the cover, dark and sexy and very appealing. and the premises...so, so good!

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  66. OF COURSE IM GONNA READ THIS ONE! I've been waiting so long to! LOVE LOVE LOVE THE COVER :D <3333 x a gajillion.

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!!

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  67. I would love to read The Dark Light. The cover it gorgeous and the synopsis sounds amazing.

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  68. Hi! This book sounds great, I love the tattoo!!! The cover is stunning with only the black and white image! This is totally my kind of read, thanks for this chance!

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  69. It would be great to be able to read The Dark Light, and that cover is absolutely breathtaking :o

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  70. Most definitely! The Dark Light sounds like a great read and the cover is beautiful as well!

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  71. Yes, I will read it asap. And I really really love the cover, simple but intriguing.
    Thank you so much for the giveaway, and especially for making it international.

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  72. I LOVE how she describes her interpretation of the cover. I admit, my initial thoughts were 'HOT HOT HOT!', but I can see that depth now and I love how it's brought across. I haven't read a single negative comment about this book and even if I do, I think I'd ignore it because The Dark Light sounds effing incredible.

    Also: creepy supernatural stalker story?! I LIKE THE SOUND OF THIS.

    Also x2: The fact that she said both Harry Potter and Daughter of Smoke and Bone in the same answer has pretty much solidified my love for this woman <3

    Amazing interview ladies, and thanks so much for the giveaway!

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I am very greatful for all comments posted! :D