Monday, October 31, 2011

Interview & Giveaway with Nora Weston author of "The Twelfth Paladin"

Nora Weston will be letting us know about her. You'll definitely get to learn new things about Nora Weston. Of course, about  her book "The Twelfth Paladin"! Also if your lucky you can win a copy her book (Paperback or International will be an e-book) that sounds pretty good.  Readers who enjoy the paranormal or urban fantasy will love.

Nora Weston's Bio

Nora Weston’s work slips in-between and all around science fiction, fantasy, and horror. Her publishing credits include the anthologies Mind Mutations, Cyber Pulp’s Halloween 3.0, and Dark Pleasures. She took first place in a past Lotus Blooms Journal poetry contest. Melange Books has published her science fiction adventure, Guardian 2632, and The Twelfth Paladin was released in June 2011. Other venues in print and online include Dark Gothic Resurrected Magazine, The Hacker’s Source, The Harrow, The Dream People, Hoboeye, Abandoned Towers, Lost in the Dark, Sputnik 57, Static Movement Online, Soul Engravings, Decompositions, Shadowkeep, Poe Little Thing, Word Slaw, Sidewalk’s End, Dream Forge, The Kudzu Monthly, Escaping Elsewhere Magazine, Seeker Magazine, The Murder Hole, Insolent Rudder, Dark Moon Rising, Worlds Within–Worlds Beyond, Four and Twenty, and Trapeze Magazine. She has just had work accepted for Bête Noire.
She’s also had the pleasure of reaching people through the airwaves on radio stations throughout the US. Feel free to download previous interviews and segments from Desmond Haas/Romance Radio Network and Blog Talk Radio’s Not Picture Perfect, plus B.K. Walker has interviewed Nora at Blog Talk Radio as well.

Author Interview
Questions and Answers

1. Nora tell us what is your book "The Twelfth Paladin" about?

Nora Weston (The Author): Hi, Cassandra! I’m thrilled to be visiting your blog. Thank you for having me. 

In my latest release, “The Twelfth Paladin,” good against evil battles as an angel, demons, and a temptress extraordinaire vie for the soul of Jake Cottrell. Jake dares Hell to burn him. Hell agrees. 

All seems lost, but Jake is scarred with angelfire by a rebellious angel, named Micah. Sanctioned to become the twelfth paladin in Micah’s supernatural unit of slayers, Jake must survive. However, regret abounds as Micah is banished and ordered to protect what he now despises…a human he believes is unworthy of such an honor. Never fear, Jake is a seeker of mischief who soars on a blistering blacktop to escape the wrath of Hell while he transforms into the twelfth paladin.

This supernatural/thriller dives deep into a dreadful realm where temptations of the wicked kind devour Jake Cottrell’s ability to choose good over evil. William Congreve wrote, “Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned,” and Jake goes to great lengths to prove that. This novel explores how temptations can warp reality...make wrong seem right, and it sheds light on the powerful roles hope and faith can play when a person is in dire need of a spiritual transformation. 

2. Why do you love writing paranormal?

Nora Weston (The Author):I grew up in Wheeling, West Virginia, and my home was set against dark woods. Every night, whispers from afar and eerie howls, surely of shapeshifters or werewolves, held me spellbound. Combine that with too many hours spent watching The Twilight Zone, plus Dark Shadows, and there was no way to contain my imagination. My sister, Anna, and I were hooked at an early age! I also still love the original Star Trek episodes, which my kids have rejected probably a thousand times. 

Anything, and everything, paranormal interests me! Isn’t it a blast when you enter a creepy, old house and feel something odd, or maybe you’d swear the air speaks with otherworldly voices? Reading and writing paranormal books makes ordinary days more exciting, plus let’s face it...dreams are much more interesting too if one’s imagination can soar into realms where everything is possible.

3. Tell us about a book you love to read if your a reader?

Nora Weston (The Author):This is a great question! I like to be scared, and I also enjoy a good mystery. Two books that provided these things are, “That Which Should Not Be” by Brett Talley and “Bloodletter” by Angel Haze. Both authors sent chills down my spine with their frightening tales of horror. I kept turning each page faster and faster to figure out the secrets. 

4. Are there other books you have written in the paranormal genre? Care to tell us what about?

Nora Weston (The Author): I’ve contributed paranormal stories and poetry to anthologies, like “Mind Mutations,” “Cyber Pulp’s Halloween 3.0,” and “Dark Pleasures,” plus my work can be found online too. I believe “Wicked Little Thing” is still searchable at Static Movement Online. It’s about a witch who steals evil souls to remain young, but unfortunately for her...she gets burned by her own fire. Although not a paranormal novel, my science fiction/adventure “Guardian 2632” does have a bit of paranormal activity since one of the characters has “above normal” physic ability, which she passes on to her daughter. 

5. What's your favorite thing about being an author?

Nora Weston (The Author):Absolutely, my favorite thing about being an author is escaping my laundry room! I’m not kidding, well...maybe a little. As a mother of six, and frequent visitors...escaping that place is a rush like no other. No wonder my mind drifts away into different time periods, places where laundry does itself and groceries restock automatically. 

Another thing I truly love about writing? It’s great to dream about better tomorrows. My characters will always climb dangerous mountains, jump through time to save lives, battle with demons, and fight with their own personal monsters to overcome hardships...and to learn something valuable from their mistakes. Writing about heroes who will stop at nothing to succeed, somehow, encourages us all to try and be kinder, and to go the extra mile. 

6. Tell us more?

Nora Weston (The Author): Sure! Five random things about Nora...
1. I could live on glazed donuts.
2. I could live on glazed donuts—and be happier if hot tea is included.
3. Coke or Pepsi? Must be Coke!
4. I have no idea what my real hair color is anymore. 
5. My all-time favorite book is “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas.

Talk with Nora
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Twitter: almostsanelady
Melange Books:

The Book 

The Twelfth Paladin by Nora Weston
 Scarred with angelfire by a rebellious angel named Micah, Jake Cottrell is sanctioned to become the twelfth paladin in Micah's supernatural unit of slayers. However, regret abounds as Micah is banished from his command and ordered to protect what he now despises…a human he believes is unworthy of such an honor. 

Jake slips far away from righteousness, outwardly proving Micah's judgment, by replying to a wicked email from Forever a seeker of mischief, Jake dares Hell to burn him. Hell agrees. Davis Travers thickens the plot by introducing Jake to Rachel Darnell. A temptress extraordinaire, she erupts from the fiery pits to steal Jake's soul. After a steamy seduction from the dark side, Jake is left spellbound.

With his soul dangling between Heaven and Hell, Jake soars on a blistering blacktop to escape the wrath of Hell as he fights for redemption while transforming into the twelfth paladin. Feel the heat as you grab your precious soul and go for a virtual roller coaster ride into Hell and back.

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Book Giveaway Prize: Paperback (U.S./ Canada Only) or International will be an e-book)
Ends: November 19th, 12:00 AM. 

If you see yourself reading this book see another book by Nora Weston. Named "Guardian 2632".

~Cassandra The Book & Movie Dimension Blogger 


Nora Weston said...

Hi, Cassandra!

Thank you for the fun interview...and also for hosting the giveaway. :) If anyone has any questions, please feel free to email me.

Ronda Tutt said...

Great Interview - I love Nora's writing and the book is fantastic. I know I have read and reviewed the book for Nora but I would love to have a paperback copy with her signature. Her book is so good that it is one to keep on the book shelves to go back to and read over and over again.

Thanks for the giveaway and Happy Halloween!

Ronda Tutt

Ronda Tutt said...

I'm a New follower

I pimped for you on twitter - @QueentuttsWorld

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Nora Weston said...

Hi, Ronda!

Wow, thanks so much for visiting and for the kind words. :)I hope you had an extra spectacular Halloween!

Oh! Now to get ready for Thanksgiving...and snow.

Cassandra @ Book & Movie Dimension a Blog said...

Hi Nora, your welcome. Thanks for coming.
Guys if you want to enter to win Nora's book besides being a follower share this giveaway on a social network site.
Big thanks for coming!

Unknown said...

Super cool video!

Kayla Eklund said...

This looks like a great book. Thanks for giving everyone the opportunity to read it!

GFC Follower: Kayla27

Jenny Twist said...

Great interview, Nora

Nora Weston said...

Well, mystery guest...thank you for the comment about the trailer. :)
Kayla & Jenny, thanks for stopping by!

LadyVampire2u said...

Congrats on this all new release! Love the interview and I have to say that reading your wonderful answers to the questions made me want to read this book even before I read the book blurb. I also think its an awesome cover. Thanks for the chance to win and read this book!

LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

Casea Major said...

Nice interview. Nora your book sounds great. Love those Angels and Demons.

Nora Weston said...

LadyVampire & Casea:

So great of you both to enter! Thank you. :)

nat_isabel said...

Ohhh, sounds like a good read!!!

Thanks for the opportunity and you are now on my TBR list. (:

Have a great day!!!

I thought I was a follower, but apparently not. So hi, new follower here. (:



Nora Weston said...

Hi, Nat!

Thank you for entering...and for adding The Twelfth Paladin to your TBR list. :)

Author Sherry Gammon said...

I'm a new follower! THis looks so good!! thanks for a chance to win!

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