Christine Young

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Christine Presents ~ SIDHE – The Incubus Saga by Amanda Meuwissen

Please welcome Amanda Meuwissen author of The Incubus Saga.

Amanda will be awarding eBook copies of all three books in the series to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host.

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Sidhe – The Incubus Saga: Book 3

by Amanda Meuwissen

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INTERVIEW:

  1. What or who inspired you to start writing?

Probably my oldest brother mostly, but in general my family. I’m the youngest of five much older siblings, and so in always wanting to be more like them, I ended up consuming a lot of adult content and R rated movies before what most people would probably consider an appropriate age. I think this was a great thing for me though, and is part of why I have such a variety and range of tastes now, because I consumed so much TV and movies as a kid, and read so many books, many not YA even when I was 12 or younger, that all I wanted was to think up and share my own stories with others.

  1. How did you come up with ideas for your books?

I have always been a huge Arthurian legend fan, and fan of fae lore, so this one came naturally for me, as well as having a general love of urban fantasy, high fantasy, and sci-fi. With some additional inspiration from TV shows and an old web comic, The Incubus Saga is a hodge podge of various ideas coming together, including some ties to my first book, The Collector.

  1. What would you want your readers to know about you that might not be in your bio?

I do not make a living off of my writing. I have a full time day job as well as duties I do pro bono for my publisher. My day job is vastly different from the creative outlet of writing, but I think it’s great for me because of the balance it strikes in my life, and because, after a day of working on marketing for automotive dealerships, I’m left feeling starved to get my creative fiction juices flowing and end up producing I think more content than if I wrote full time.

  1. As far as your writing goes, what are your future plans?

To never stop! I have a non-fiction project in the works, as well as a new YA vampire M/M paranormal romance story that I am very excited to continue working on.

  1. If you could be one of the characters from any of your books, who would it be and why?

Honestly? My villain, Malak. And no I’m not evil or bent on world domination (I swear) but he is so fascinating to me. So much power, influence over others, and possibilities, and I like to think that if I was suddenly that character, I could turn things around and escape the trap of vanity Malak has fallen into and reclaim what he lost, maybe even redeem the character. Not something as likely to happen with the real Malak.

  1. If you were the casting director for the film version of your novel, who would play your leading roles?

Chace Crawford is and always will be Sasha Kelly, my darling incubus. I’m sure he’d look great with Crayola red hair. I vary at times on who I like for the rest of the trinity in this series, but lately I’ve loved the idea of the Amell brothers (actually cousins), Stephen and Robbie. Stephen Amell (best known for playing Arrow on the CW) would be my protagonist Nathan Grier, and Robbie Amell (also on the CW) would be his brother Jim.

  1. What is the best and worst advice you ever received? (regarding writing or publishing)

I used to be on a writing board years ago, and what prompted me to leave was when I shared a logline and synopsis for a screenplay I was pitching, looking for assistance. I’d been pitching it around a long time by that point with very little interest. Someone commented that maybe the way I wrote the hook wasn’t the problem, but people just weren’t interested, and I should drop the story and work on something else. That is the WORST advice anyone could give you, unless the only thing you care about is making money. Never give up on your stories. I’ll return to that screenplay someday. As for the best, it’s all about handling negative comments with ease. Nothing helps but time, focusing on your good reviews, and looking for how good criticism can be used to improve your skills.

  1. Do you outline your books or just start writing?

A little of both, but mostly outline. If the muse strikes, I always listen, and can get caught up in writing, which can be edited down later, but a detailed outline for the plot and where things are going are so important for me. Sure, sometimes the characters take the story into their own hands and flip things on me, and then the outline needs to be adjusted, but I always have an idea of where I’m going.

  1. Do you have any hobbies and does the knowledge you’ve gained from these carry over into your characters or the plot of your books?

I am a huge geek – video games, sci-fi/fantasy books and movies, comics – and you will always find hints and jokes about that in my writing.

  1. Do you have an all time favorite book?

Good Omens. I go back and reread my favorite parts often.

  1. Have you started your next project? If so, can you share a little bit about your book?

I have! I’m about 10 chapters in. Here’s the current synopsis as a teaser:

Emery Mavus just wants to survive his senior year of high school. Becoming a vampire complicates things. So does a bizarre mentor, a group of vampire hunters, and an unexpected, new attraction for his openly gay best friend, Connor. An occasional uncontrollable hunger for blood might be the least of his worries.
12. Can you tell us a little bit about what it was like to write a series.

Exhausting. Seriously, it’s a lot more work because of both length and the needed attention to detail, because there were so many notes on things I had to keep track of for when something happened, where plot points would be resolved and addressed, how to balance side characters and their stories with the main plot. I usually prefer more condensed stories with a clear end, but The Incubus Saga was an epic and, even though I cut a lot during the editing process, it couldn’t have been anything shorter than a trilogy. It was a lot of fun, but I’m so glad I’m an outline person and that I kept lots

BLURB:

Nathan Grier returns from the Veil a changed man. The consequences of his time with Malak, the dark sidhe king, and the deal made to free him may be more than he can bear. The weakening of the Veil and new enemies foretell of a greater battle still ahead. With Nathan’s brother Jim now an Awakened changeling, and Nathan’s role in Malak’s plans finally revealed, Nathan’s love for fae hunter and incubus, Sasha Kelly, may not be enough to save him after all.

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EXCERPT:

“Nathan, it’s us,” Sasha tried to say calmly, inching closer with hands held up in seeming surrender. Jim did the same.

Nathan knew he had to be a pitiable sight with that weakly held knife, but he’d use it, damn it, he would. Somehow he’d use it.

His back hit the corner of the room.

“Playing that game?” Nathan scoffed. “I know better. You haven’t been them in…in so long, I…I don’t even remember. I don’t remember…”

“Nathan,” Jim pleaded, moving closer with one hand outstretched. He looked so strange to Nathan, almost believable with those dark blue eyes so caring, so concerned. “I can’t imagine what it must have been like, but it’s over. You’re not in the Veil anymore. We got you out. You’re safe. With us.”

“Please believe us, Nathan,” Sasha said. “Just look at us.” He gestured to himself; to Jim. Sasha too looked so normal, so honest and how Nathan remembered him. “It’s really us. You’re safe, Nathan. Please recognize us…”

He recognized them. But it had to be a trick. Another damn trick like all the others.

“I gave you what you wanted,” Nathan said again. He was so cold. Nothing looked right. Nothing felt right. He couldn’t understand why this was happening when he had finally given in.

“Nathan, it’s us,” Sasha said more firmly, like maybe Nathan just couldn’t hear them.

“Malak took you and we’re so sorry,” Jim said. “We wish we could have gotten you out sooner, but you have to know us. Please tell me you still know us…”

“Malak…?” Nathan glared at the false images before him, knife still held firm, warning them not to get closer. “It had nothing to do with that, you know that, you know. I didn’t…I didn’t go to the Veil.”

Jim and Sasha stopped their progression toward him, their eyes wide and disbelieving. They shared a pained look, not knowing what to say until finally Jim spoke, slow and gentle.

“Nathan, don’t you remember? Malak said killing the spriggan instead of banishing it broke the deal. That’s why we couldn’t win, why we couldn’t save you. You went to the Veil, Nathan. You’ve been in the Veil. But you’re out now. I don’t know what Malak did to you there, but we got you out.”

It almost made sense, as if a second reality were trying to push into Nathan’s mind: memories of what Jim was saying, memories he knew weren’t fabrications, and yet…how could he remember things happening two different ways?

The Veil? Had that been the Veil? To him it had felt like life.

 

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Amanda Meuwissen is the author of The Incubus Saga and The Collector. Amanda also serves as COO and Managing Editor for BigWorldNetwork.com. She oversees editing and series selection, and is featured as a narrator for several BWN series. Amanda lives in Minneapolis, MN, with her husband, John, and their cats, Helga and Sasha (no connection to the incubus of the same name).

Social media and website links:

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00IASVAJO (Author Amazon Page with all buy links)

http://bigworldnetwork.com/site/series/incubus (Series at BigWorldNetwork)

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6831429.Amanda_Meuwissen (Goodreads)

https://twitter.com/MissSuperCube (Twitter)

http://crimsondomingo.tumblr.com (Tumblr)

http://pinterest.com/crimsondomingo (Pinterest)

https://www.facebook.com/TheIncubusSaga (Series Facebook Fan Page)

https://www.facebook.com/AuthorAmandaMeuwissen (Author Facebook Fan Page)

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE

 

Amanda will be awarding eBook copies of all three books in the series to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host.

 

Please use this rafflecopter code on your post:

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/28e4345f1166

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4 comments on “Christine Presents ~ SIDHE – The Incubus Saga by Amanda Meuwissen

  1. Goddess Fish Promotions
    September 7, 2015

    Thank you for hosting

  2. achristay
    September 7, 2015

    Welcome to my blog. I hope you have a great tour.

  3. Amanda Kay Meuwissen
    September 7, 2015

    Thank you so much for this awesome interview as part of one of my first stops on this tour. This book release is very exciting for me, ending the third book in a trilogy, and I never tire of talking about it and my experiences as a writer. Good luck to anyone hoping for a free copy of the series, and thank you so much again for the stop!

  4. bn100
    September 7, 2015

    nice interview

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