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May 14, 2012

Blogger Birthday Bash: Christina Daley- Interview + Giveaway

Today we Have Christina Daley for the Blogger Birthday Bash! Her books came out last month, but she was close enough to May so we will celebrating both her books! So come check out this interview with Christina Daley and checkout  her Books (Pictured Below) ! Remember to comment so you get an entry in the giveaway! 

Seranfyll Eligere (Seranfyll 2)
What is one book you wish, you had written?
Harry Potter. For obvious reasons, haha! I do love those books. But I also wish I had written Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card. I know that's not necessarily for young adults, but I read it when I was in college and absolutely loved it. It's a very clever book and fun to read even if you aren't into sci-fi that much. Plus, one of my favorite book characters of all time, a child prodigy called Bean (because he's very small), is in there. I'm actually reading another OSC book at the moment called Ender's Shadow. It parallels Ender's Game but is from Bean's perspective instead.
What makes your book so different from all the books out there?
Hmm, I'm not sure. I haven't read all the books out there, haha! But of the ones I have read, I guess it may be because it has a unique combination of characters--the main character is a slave girl who's sold to pay part of a gambling debt and then bought by a young (and handsome) nobleman while he's drunk. I employ a lot of magic in the story as well, but it isn't the wands and potions kind. And it's very much a love story, even though there isn't any romance in it, if that makes sense :)
Are you currently working on anything new? If so can we get a clue on what it is ;D?
It's really hard, because I have about five different books I want to write and I can only work on one of them at a time! (I'm not very good at multi-tasking). One is a paranormal/sci-fi romance that I wrote some time ago and have pulled off the back burner. It's about a girl who's nearly killed in an accident, but she's saved by a guy from her school whom she normally doesn't talk to. After the accident, however, he starts acting weird and is suddenly really interested in her. He doesn't seem like himself at all, and that's because...well, he isn't. He's possessed. I'm not that great at romances, so I think it'll need some re-work before I can release it. I also want to start on the third book in my Seranfyll series. A few lovely people who have read the second book, which released just last month, are already asking me about the third one and I don't even have any outline yet!
Who is your favorite character?
In the first book, Seranfyll? Probably Domrey, the young nobleman. He's just weird in the beginning, and not necessarily because he was drunk. And no one really knows anything about him other than a bunch of rumors (some people think he's a devil). But as the story progresses, you realize that he's actually a pretty good guy; he just has a lot of flaws. His character really grew on me as I wrote about him, and I can see why almost all the readers I've heard from like him the most.
What is the best part about having your book released in May?
The ebooks for Eligere actually launched in late March, and the paperback went on sale a couple weeks ago. But the nice thing about having books launch in the summer is because everyone's getting out of school and loading up on things to read over summer vacation (and hopefully my books are included on some of those TBR lists ;])

Speed Round 

Turtle or Fish?
Turtle! I had a pet turtle named Wally when I was in high school. He was cute but boring. Eventually, though, he got sick and died. I was sad about that, but not as sad as when my dog and then my hamster died. This is a depressing question!
Reading or Writing ?
 Tough one. I'd choose writing, but by a VERY slim margin!
Favorite City in the world? 
London! I went for a visit once and would love to go back for another.



  1. Thanks for the great giveaways!!!

  2. Thank ya'll for the fun interview. I love reading them. I would choose the turtle also. Used to have a couple of box turtles. Got too big and I released them.
    Thanks for the giveaway. Both books look reaaly good.

    laura thomas

  3. Hey Lucy and Laura, thanks for entering the giveaway :) I think Wally was a red-earred slider. He was rather small, only about 2.5 inches wide. He was really cute.

    Nice to meet you both!

  4. This is awesome! Thank you so much:)

  5. Hi Jenny! Pleased to meet you and thanks for entering the giveaway :)

  6. I've never heard of these books! *Goes to look up on goodreads. Great Bash!

    from Book Haven Extraordinaire

  7. Hi Inky :) Pleased to meet you too and thanks for having a look on Goodreads!