Today we have author LM. Preston visiting Full Moon Bites on her Purgatory Reign blog tour with an author interview telling us all about the book, future works for 2013, her life as a romantic comedy and more! Also do not miss the excerpt of Purgatory Reign below! :)
Holly: Can you tell us a little bit about your book Purgatory Reign?
LM. Preston: Purgatory Reign is an action packed, paranormal, romance with a splash of adventure, that takes the reader through several cities, into secret hidden sanctuaries while on the run with Peter Saints, our seventeen year old hero and his friends.
Holly: Which came first for you, the characters or the plot?
LM. Preston: The characters always come first for me. I build their profiles, find pictures of people that look like them, and then their story hits me. I build the outline for the book only after I’ve build the character profiles.
Holly: Can we expect more novels from you in 2013?
LM. Preston: Wastelands is my current work in progress, I worked on it for nanowrimo and am in the editing stages. It’s the second book in the Bandits series and should be coming out Fall, 2013. Also, I’m finishing up edits on Thundering Luv, book 2 in my Summer Love series that will be coming out in July, 2013.
Holly: Your life is a romantic comedy; what humors but very embarrassing thing happens on your first date/when you meet the love of your life?
LM. Preston: I took my ‘aunt’ along to meet my now husband at the bus stop. My friend had set us up on a blind date. My aunt and I were both the same age and she had explicate directions to scope out the bus and decide if we should ditch him if guy was a dud.
Now, the moment of truth – I laid eyes on him and was like, “WOWSA!” I literally had to gulp my heart back in my chest.
He looked at me and smiled (I believe he was thinking the same thing – but I was wrong.)
I stood there and grinned like a fool, then tripped forward as my cousin elbowed me. Oh…forgot she was still there. I whispered to her, “Beat it!” and she promptly left.
Then I looked back at him and he was frowning…yep, frowning. The first thing he said to me was, “Ummm, you don’t look like what I thought. Are you sure you’re 15? I mean…you are really small. How tall are you?”
Okay, yeah, I’m only about 5ft to his 6ft 2inches, but I was funsized!
Holly: Do you have anything you would like to say to your readers?
LM. Preston: Yeah, my character’s have issues, and if you to have them, you have to remember that you own your feelings, your destiny, your dreams, and you can do anything. Even when people, circumstances are built up around you that say you can’t. How do I know that’s true, well because I have overcome many obstacles and no one, nothing, can take away my smile and the strength I’ve gained through the school of hard knocks. So I hope you enjoy my characters, because each one of them hold a strength I found in each and every young person I’ve known.
Holly: What is your favorite part of writing?
LM. Preston: The escape of becoming another person, being in another place, and believing that I can control the outcome, but most writers know that the characters seem to control the story.
Holly: When do you prefer to read?
LM. Preston: I read mostly at night before I go to bed, or in the car while my husband is driving.
Holly: Vampires or Werewolves?LM. Preston: Vampires all the way. I’ve been a vampire lover since I was twelve years old and trust me, that was a long time ago.
Holly: Ebook or hardcover/paperback?LM. Preston: Well, if you would’ve asked me this question about five years ago I would be paperback all the way. But now, I have way more ebooks than I do paperback and I’ve read mostly all of them that are on my ereader or cellphone.
Holly: Favorite color?
LM. Preston: Green, and believe it or not, that’s been my favorite color for as long as I can remember.
Title: Purgatory Reign
Series: Purgatory Reign, Book 1
Release: ebook (March 2013) Print (May 2013)
Publisher: Phenomenal One Press
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance, SciFi
Something evil this way comes, unfortunately for it, Peter Saints is waiting.
Seventeen-year-old Peter Saints' life stinks. But things are about to get much worse. First, his parents are murdered in front of him. Then another victim dies in his arms.
Visions plague Peter with warnings that something wants him for a sinister cause. It desires the one thing that Peter refuses to give - his blood.
On the run with Angel, a scruffy kid, Peter starts to unravel the mystery. It's the one secret the heavens sought to hide from the world. Unfortunately, when Peter finds the answer he hopes that will save the girl he loves, he opens the door to a great evil that happens to be salivating to meet him.
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A sickening thump made Peter jerk around. His face crinkled with fury. The car threw the sparse girl’s body upwards into the air, and sped off down the street. She bounced several times on the pavement. Peter ran and knelt beside her. Blood dribbled from her lip. And he felt like garbage, being the cause of her injury.
She smiled at him. “Petah. I…knew you would come.” Her dazed eyes never left his face. “Take me home, Petah.”
He shook his head and searched around. Surprised the street was now deserted. Tendrils of guilt filled his chest. Another one…my damn fault.
LM. Preston was born and raised in
. An avid reader, she loved to create poetry and
short-stories as a young girl. With a thirst for knowledge she attended college
at Washington, DC , and worked in the IT field as a Techie and Educator
for over sixteen years. She started writing science fiction under the
encouragement of her husband who was a Sci-Fi buff and her four kids. Her first
published novel, Explorer X - Alpha was the beginning of her obsessive desire
to write and create stories of young people who overcome unbelievable odds. She
loves to write while on the porch watching her kids play or when she is
traveling, which is another passion that encouraged her writing. Bowie State University