Friday, July 20, 2012

A Chat & A Giveaway with Lola James - Touring With Unbound

Today we welcome author Lola James to the hot seat for an interview. She is currently touring with her novel Unbound, Book Two in the Spellbound Series, with the Virtual Book Tour Cafe'.

Welcome Lola!


MM: Many authors relate their characters to people they know. Is this the case with your characters and do you see yourself in any of them?

LJ: No all of my characters are figments of my imagination. I may give some of my characters my friend’s characteristics but not many.

MM: Who is your favorite character in your book and why?

LJ: That would be Dawn; I love her! She is a southern girl in the big city and she try’s (and fails) to cover her southern accent but it pops out when she is angry. Plus she is smart, witty, and loyal!

MM: Who is your most favorite character from any book of all time?

LJ: Christian Grey from the Fifty Shades Trilogy… I love him! He was so tortured but so sexy. I want to find him and marry him!! LOL

MM: If you could dive into the pages of any book, which book would it be and what character would you be?

I would want to jump in the Sookie Stackhouse novel and I would LOVE to be Pam!! I love her in the book and the TV show!

MM: If your book was to become a movie, which actors/actresses do you see playing the parts of your characters?

Toni: Olivia Wilde
Ben: Ian Somerhalder (Drool)
Kevin: William Levy (Drool)
Dawn: Julianne Hough
Annie: Katy Perry
Hades: Paul Walker (Drool)

MM: What can we expect from Lola James in the future? Any new projects?

I have another series that I am working on called the Fate Series and the first book Fate’s Design is available now and I am working on the second book in the series, Defy Fate! I have just finished a short story for an anthology that will be out later this year with a fabulous group of authors. Also, I am in the outlining stages of a murder mystery suspense novel and a contemporary romance novel as well! So you can expect a lot from me!

MM: Where can readers connect with you?

Thank you so much for taking time to chat with me today. It's been a wonderful pleasure.

Unbound, Book Two of the Spellbound Series
Toni went from being a doctor, to the lover of a god in an instant. Remembering who she was, she's now torn between her past self and her current love. Ben is stunned when Toni leaves and at the arrival of his long lost love, Catherine, but her arrival doesn't eradicate Toni from his mind. Unlikely allies will team up to get Toni back from the Lord of the Underworld, Hades, but it's not Hades they need to worry about.

Excerpt 2

I picked up a strawberry and ate it as I wondered: Why would Hades want me if he has a wife? The more I thought about it, the angrier I became. I wasn’t in the habit of sleeping with married men. I prepared to go to him, sick with the news that I was no more than a mistress. I turned to walk toward Hades’ office. I stood in the hallway in front of Hades’ office before placing my hand on the door. It was amazing how that the mildew smell had just become natural to me—I didn’t think twice about it anymore. I pushed open the door and walked in.

I was waiting for you, my sweet,” Hades said the moment he saw me.
The anger I had felt dissipated at the look in his eye. He smiled as I walked slowly over to him behind the black glass desk. I outlined the edge with my finger before I took my place in Hades’ waiting lap.

Giveaway: Lola will be offering a $25 Gift Card to readers choice of Barnes and Noble or Amazon at the end of her tour. Please use the Rafflecopter code below.

Lola James has been reading romance novels since her teens, and fell in love with the paranormal after discovering Anne Rice’s Vampire Chronicles. Her love of the dark worlds of vampires and witches, as well as her fascination with Greek mythology led her to create the Spellbound Series, an ongoing Paranormal Romance combining all of the above into tales of suspense with a little bit of humor in an Urban Fantasy setting.

A long time lover of reading and writing with a passion for a great story, James became discouraged by the complicated and arbitrary publishing process, James had initially set down her laptop and her hopes of being a writer. However, with the purchase of her first e-reader, James became re-energized by the new possibilities for an undiscovered author to reach the masses. Dusting off her keyboard she finally finished Bound to Remember, the first book of the Spellbound Series and self-published it. Energized and ambitious, James is now hard at work on both the Spellbound Series as well as the Fate Series, a paranormal romance about dreams and what happens if they come true.

Living in Southern California with her two beautiful children, James finds time to write in between her full-time job as a mother as well as her other full-time job as an HR manager, as well as her academic schedule as she studies for her Master’s degree which she hopes to complete in 2013. With the success of Bound to Remember, James hopes to continue to reach an audience that will allow her to leave her HR job and focus on her writing as a full time career.

July 24 - Guest Blogging at AZ Publishing Services
July 26 - Review of Bound to Remember and Unbound & Interview at A Book Lover's Library
July 30 - Review of Unbound & Guest Blogging at Waiting On Sunday To Drown
August 1 - Review of Bound to Remember & Unbound, & Guest Blogging at Always a Booklover
August 3 - Review of Bound to Remember and Unbound & Guest Blogging atWhoopeeyoo
August 4 - Review of Bound to Remember, Unbound, Character Interview & Ebook Giveaway at Black Hippie Chick's Take on Books & The World


Bk Walker

Thanks for taking time to chat Lola.

Lola James

Thanks for having me!!



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