Saturday, December 3, 2011

Author Interview/Giveaway - Tears of the Broken by A.M. Hudson

Yay! I'm wicked excited today to introduce you guys to A.M. Hudson, author of Tears of the Broken. She kindly agreed to do a Q & A with me so that you guys could get a closer look at the debut of her new book. It's completely awesome by the way. And so is she.

To prove it, I'm going to let you guys in on a little something....

Ready?

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!

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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!

Goodreads blurb:
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.

9 comments:

  1. Awesome! Thank you so much for this great post. I can't wait to share Tears of the Broken with all your followers.

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  2. OOOO I love give aways.. always fun even when I don't win.. which I never seem to win.. oh well.. I love give aways...

    Shauni
    http://bodicerippers-shauni.blogspot.com/

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  3. Lovin' this series descriptions so far & the covers!!

    Michelle

    cablegoblue@charter.net

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  4. This book sounds so interesting, and I love the interview, it's so funny:p

    Natasha (Morganville94)
    natshane031294@hotmail.com

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  5. Loved the interview; it was really funny! And I love the sound of this book! I don't know if this is an international giveaway (I'm UK-based), but I'll leave my email just in case. :D
    Meg @ The Book Addicted Girl
    thebookaddictedgirl@yahoo.co.uk

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  6. A.Hudson: Someone who loves to write and sincerely wants to be read. Looking forward to the series.

    J.Cook

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  7. Woot!!! International giveaway! :D YAY :)

    First of all - I love the questions you asked! And A.M Hudson sounds like a really nice, thoughtful person! I love her answer to the "describe your book in 5 words"! and also.. the way she approached writing this book - thinking about what she likes to read about herself, that's just really awesome! Very thoughtful approach! I would love to read this book! Thank you for the chance to win it!

    Fab interview ladies! :)

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  8. Amazing interview! Thanks for doing the giveaway, and especially for making it international.

    glavauoblacima@gmail.com

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  9. I knew from the very start that Angie Hudson was going to go 'very' far ...and that was well before she even finished her first book of the Dark Secrets Series. I could tell that from a 'Writing Forum' I got to know her on. I had read much in the way of books, right across the shelf as they say, but my 'Romance' was minimal in that I had only known Jackie Collins and Mills & Boone (of which I enjoyed) as a raw 'male'. I love the Dark Secrets and can see why I was attracted by Angie's writing straight away. She is a very real part of the Golden Age of Vampire Romance that is currently sweeping the world (and being a saving grace for the Writing Industry in such a tough economical time)and for her to do so as an 'Indie' writer - is such a great achievement. Its an honour and a privaledge!! (Jason)

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