Thursday, March 1, 2012

Interview & Giveaway: T.L. Clarke

TLClarke - author.jpg   T.L. Clarke (TLC) is the author of Blood Oath, the second book in the Gabby Girls Adventure novels. A lifelong reader, TLC has always had a particular fascination with mysteries, adventure and mythology. When she is not writing, she can be found watching bad movies, listening to music, and traveling. Originally from New York, TLC now lives in the WashingtonDC area, where she is hard at work on the next installment of The Gabby Girls Adventure novels.

Favorite reads?
My favorite reads are:

  • The Hunger Games Trilogy
  • The Vampire Academy series
  • The Mortal Instruments series

Inspirations for the book?
I love to read. Variety is very important to me but I wasn’t finding a lot of YA Paranormal books with diverse characters. Hence my inspiration, writing a YA Paranormal series with diverse young women who are empowered, intelligent and could care less about what society says they should be, think or act. 

Did you know you wanted to be an author when you were little?
Absolutely, I knew that I wanted to be an author from the first short story I wrote in junior high. I turned a ‘what I did over the summer’ assignment into an over the top drama filled story.  Yes, I was a drama queen even back then ;-)

Pet Peeves
People who talk during Movies and drivers who don't indicate properly.

Chocolate or Peanut Butter?
Definitely both. Reese's butter cups anyone?

Is there a soundtrack to the book/Favorite music?
Music is a big inspiration for me. Here’s a list of songs that kept me rocking throughout the writing and editing process for “Blood Oath”
Empire State of Mind” (feat. Alicia Keys)
“Pretty Girl Rock”
Keri Hilson
Avril Lavigne
Kanye West
“What the Hell”
Avril Lavigne
“Moment 4 Life”
Nicki Minaj
“Till the World Ends”
Britney Spears
“Crazy in Love”
“Calling All the Monsters”
China Anne McClain
“If I Have My Way”
Chrisette Michele
“I’m With You”
Avril Lavigne
“Give Me Everything”
“Price Tag”
Jessie J
“All of the Lights”
Kanye West
“Rolling in the Deep”

Do you need anything to write? (ex. chocolate, music, slippers) :)
I’m a New York girl; I need the chaos of background noise to function ;-). When writing my definite must haves are the following: the television on low, music on blast and bottles of ice-cold sparkling water at the ready.

How long do you write on any average day?
On average four hours if I have an idea or concept buzzing around in my head.

Give us the number one reason to read your book. 
It’s a clean YA paranormal read with diverse characters.  Blood Oath (A Gabby Girls Adventure Novel, Book #2) – The battle against pure evil begins. Friendships are betrayed. Rivals bond…and powers collide.

Author Info: T. L. Clarke

TL Clarke - BloodOath.JPGWelcome to the dark and powerful world of the Eternals.
 Gabrielle Martin discovers that she was born into a secret society called the Eternals—Warriors sworn through blood to annihilate dark and evil creatures that walk the shadows of the earth. Everything she has known to be true is a lie…just smoke and mirrors to disguise a deadly world filled with half-human, half-vampire Underworld Warriors with one goal—to kill all Eternal Warriors.
The battle against pure evil begins. Friendships are betrayed. Rivals bond…and powers collide.

T. L. Clarke is giving away one paperback copy of Blood Oath!
*Giveaway*(US/Can only)
Ends 3/15
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