Friday, February 1, 2013

Giveaway with Melody Manful

Can you tell readers a little bit about yourself and what inspired to write in this particular genre?

I’m eighteen, like the color black, because it’s easier to wash J and I have a little brother and sister. On top of being ‘trying’ to be an author, I’m also a songwriter and works for a record label here in Denmark. What inspired me to write Dominion were angel stories my late grandmother told.

What is it about the paranormal, in particular vampires, that fascinates you so much?

What fascinates me about the paranormal world is the fact that anything can happen in there, you never know when you are going to meet a hot alien, or even Dead himself. When it comes to the vampire world, I’m a sucker for the way each author tries to interpret his or her visions on them.

Please tell us about your latest release.

My latest is also my first, Dominion, which is a story about a seventeen-year-old girl, Abigail, who thought she was on the ride of a lifetime when she find out that guardian angels existence, but her life started trembling down when she find out not all guardian angels were here to guide, and her ride was about to land with an explosion.

Was one of your characters more challenging to write than another?

The most challenging character to create was Tristan. I had to make sure he wasn’t too much of the same thing. I had to somehow make him seem human, although Tristan is an angel. In the beginning I set him on a pedestal and it was really hard to bring him down from it whiles the story progressed.

Is there a character that you enjoyed writing more than any of the others?

Gideon’s character was fun to write, for those who’d read the book you’d wonder why, even think I’m a little bit crazy, and I wouldn’t blame you if you do. I like writing his character because I had to challenge myself to see just how far I could go trying to create a world for a character as him. I had to start him off as being annoying, and gosh, sometimes the thoughts I myself wrote from his POV annoyed me. I knew he had to sound all conceited, spoiled, and a total brat, but I still couldn’t help rolling my eyes during those scenes. The challenge though was building him from an annoying disliking character to a loving one, well almost, a loving one.

Can you tell readers a little bit about the world building in the book/series? How does this world differ from our normal world?

Dominion feature both our world and a make believe world of the angels. The angels world differ from ours in the sense that the buildings aren’t the same, though morals are, the angels have a different sense of code they have to live by, and their life are somehow all heading in the same directions as guardian angels, although with different ambitions.

Do any of your characters have similar characteristics of yourself in them and what are they?

All of them have. Somehow I managed to put a little bit of myself in each one without even knowing it. It was only when I was reading the final work that I saw some glances of myself in them.

What are your guilty pleasures in life?

A really big spoon, a can of peanut butter, music and a really good book!

Other than writing, what are some of your interests, hobbies or passions in life?

My passion is working on how I can become a pirate or superman! Childhood passions and dreams… still have them! Haha, okay some of my other passions are learning about the film world, I watch films, behind the scenes and documents about directors, set designers, location scouts and all thing filmmaking. I’d like to work on set of a feature movie in the future, preferable an action movie.

What can readers expect next from you?

The next book from me would be the sequel to Dominion, which I’m working on at the moment. It will take off right after the events that took place in Dominion.

Where can readers find you on the web?

On my website

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Guardian Angels Book One
Melody Manful

Genre: YA paranormal fantasy.

ISBN: 0615739458
ISBN13: 9780615739458

Book Description:

I Dare You.

Look Over Your Shoulders.

Do You See Them?

They are behind you...

They are always behind you.

Abigail Cells had a nightmare the day before she met Gideon, the new guy in school who has every girl drooling just to be near him. In her nightmare, she was murdered by a magical creature. As she gets to know Gideon, she begins to remember pieces of her nightmare, and was shocked when Gideon turned out to be the creature from her nightmare. Who is Gideon really? Should Abby allow herself to fall completely for him, or is he the next disaster waiting to happen?

About the Author:

Melody Manful was born on June 8, 1994, in a town in Ghana called Tema. She started writing at a very early age and has been doing it ever since. Melody has two siblings and lives in Denmark with her family. She loves music, reading, and writing, and she puts a great deal into making her friends happy.


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Emily said...

This sounds like a great book and I absolutely love the cover!

bn100 said...

I like the cover and interview.

Sophia Lin said...

The cover looks really amazing :D