To prove it, I'm going to let you guys in on a little something....
Up for grabs are not one, but TWO SIGNED copies of Tears of the Broken. How great is that? I'll post the details at the end of the entry, but I'm really excited for you guys!
So, without further ado, here's the Q & A!
Q. What inspired you to write Tears of the Broken?
A: I wanted to capture the elements in reading that really drew me in, basically to write something I would want to read. So, I thought about the parts in a story that make me feel things and want to come back for more, and tried to incorporate as many of those as I could. Plus, I love vampires, so it was a no-brainer.
Q. How did you come up with the title, because I know it used to be something different?
A: At first, it was called The Blood Knight series, but after seeing that so many other people were using the word "blood" in conjunction with vampires and other works of fiction, I decided it was just too cliche. I wanted something dark and deep to go with the theme, and I love anything to do with secrets, so I changed the series to Dark Secrets (because everyone in this series has one), and book 1 is now Tears of the Broken, because I love the myth behind "The Tears of the Broken" story David tells Ara.
Q. How would you describe your book in 5 words?
A: You'll feel your heart again.
Q. Are Ara and David fashioned after anyone in particular? Or bits and pieces of different people?
A: I think all characters are fashioned from someone we've either met or seen in our past in some way. David, at first, was invented to be the kind of guy that the Twentieth century doesn't produce, but after he was "born into my imagination" I started looking for a likeness. He's been many different faces: a magazine clip guy from a Target catalogue (which I still have), Paul Wesley, Matthew Bomber...heaps.
As for Ara, she was always Ara-Rose. I saw her in a dream when I was pregnant with my 3rd child. In the dream, I turned around and looked at this girl in a yellow dress, sitting in the back seat of a car, and I called her Ara. I thought that would be my daughter, but I had a boy. However, Ara wouldn't go away. She kept popping up in my dreams and my thoughts. She was just meant to be.
Q. Who would you cast as David and Ara?
A: I've thought about this a lot. No one seems right. Eric Dane would be Mike, easy. But, I think I'd have to let the fans choose who David and Ara would be.
Q. When did you decide you wanted to be a writer?
A: When I was 14, but, back then, writing wasn't deemed a "decent" career. It was only once I had my 3rd child that I really got serious about it and said "Forget what is or what should be, I'm going to be what I want to be." And so I did.
Q. What's your worst habit when you're writing?
A: "Posture," I say, straightening up.
Q. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
A: Without a doubt in the world or my mind, USA. Always wanted to go there. I'd love to see New England (anywhere in the region) during fall.
Q. What's one thing you want readers to know about you or your books?
A: I love writing, and I want nothing in this world more than for people to enjoy my novels. I write so that people can experience feelings and thoughts that would never have occurred to them before. So, when they read each line out any of my novels, I want readers to know that each word I wrote was for them. I love writing, I love spreading the emotions within the pages, and I love all my fans.
A.M. Hudson started writing full-time after her third child. She lives a more than ordinary life in Australia with her husband and children. When she's not writing, she sings in a duo or can be found under a pile of books.
Betcha thought I forgot about the giveaway details didn't you?
Well, I didn't.
All you have to do is leave me a comment with your email address and in 7 (SEVEN) days from today, I will pick a winner! Once it's announced on the blog who the lucky winners (remember there are 2 copies being given away!) I will email you and get your info.
*Giveaway IS international!*
In the meantime, everyone go check out Tears of the Broken and the Dark Secrets Series on Goodreads, Facebook, and Amazon! And go visit the author's Dark Secrets blog!
When you love someone, there's nothing you wouldn't forgive.
But what about murder?
Ara-Rose will learn that life is fashioned from one tragedy after the next, and that sometimes, the truth people hide from you is nothing you could have imagined.
But Ara has secrets of her own, and she's willing to take them to her grave--a place David Knight will fight to keep her from.