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Friday, May 13, 2011

Interview + Giveaway of signed copy: C.V. Hunt, author of Endlessly

My dear readers, it's time for another awesome interview! I'm very pleased and honored to be joined today by a brilliant new writer! Please welcome C.V. Hunt, author of  absolutely mesmerizing novel, Endlessly!

E: Evie
CV: C.V. Hunt

E: Welcome to Bookish C.V! Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
CV: I live in Ohio with my husband. We own a small business, I also work a full time job,  write on the side, and I'm a licensed wedding officiant. So, I keep pretty busy. I enjoy listening to a wide variety of music and watching horror movies when I get a chance.
E: Who or what inspired you to write Endlessly?
CV: I've always been an avid reader, but I never really thought about writing. I had never even written a short story before Endlessly. But then a family member passed away unexpectedly, and another was diagnosed with terminal cancer. It made me take a look at my life and what I had accomplished. I started thinking about the things that I wanted to do, see, and experience. Writing a book ended up on that list. I have a philosophy of living life without regrets. Even if you try and fail, at least you tried. So I started writing.
E: Do you mind telling us how long did it take for you to write it?
CV: It was around three months. It sort of started out as a short story, a day in the life of Verloren, and then the story just started opening up and growing.
E: Which of your characters do you feel is most like you?     
CV: When I first started writing, I thought that a lot of myself went into Verloren.  The best advice I got was to write what I know. So Verloren, Ashley, Jason, and Jessica all got extremes of my own personality. As I continue to write, I find that I relate with Jason the most.
E: In Endlessly, two lead characters, Verloren and Ash, are soul mates destined to be together. Do you believe in destiny?
CV: Sometimes I like to think that everyone's path in life is already paved, but then there are times I like to think that anyone can create their own destiny.
E: What's next in line for you, are you working on a new book now? 
CV: I've actually written a second and third book that follow "Endlessly". The second book is titled "Legacy" and the third is "Phantom". I've written over half of a fourth book also. Each book is first person point of view, but they are narrated by different characters. "Legacy" will pick up where "Endlessly" left off, but it will be narrated by Ashley. "Phantom" will be Jason's story.
E: What genres do you like to read in your free time?
CV: Usually horror, paranormal, or a thriller. I like to look for the four "M"s - monsters, murder, madness, and mayhem. A book doesn't have to have all of these aspects; it can have any combination or just one.
E: Which of your favorite books would you recommend everybody to read?
CV: If you are interested in horror, at the moment I would highly recommend David Wellington's vampire series "13 Bullets". If you steer more toward thriller I would tell you to check out "Roll of the Die" by Sean P. Bridges.

E: Where is your favorite place for writing? Do you have any special writing ritual?
CV: For the most part I write at my computer in the dining room, but sometimes I will sit in the living room with my laptop. I usually wait until my husband is in bed and the TV is off. Most of my writing is done between the hours of 12am and 5am when the world is sleeping. If I write during the day, I will listen to music through noise cancelling headphones. I like to get lost in the story and forget about the world around me.
E: What advice would you give to writers who are interested in writing Paranormal/Fantasy novels?  
CV: Believe that anything is possible. Forget the real world and stereotypical limitations on certain characters. Rules were meant to be broken and rewritten.
E: What are your biggest pet peeves?   
CV: People who stare at you. Haven't we all been told that is rude? Ha ha.
E: Tell us five random facts about yourself.   
CV: 1 - I love Diet Mt. Dew. 2 - I have a strange, twisted, demented and goofy sense of humor. 3 - I like to take pictures of nature. 4 - I rarely watch TV. 5 - I go overboard for Halloween every year.
Random Questions:

- white or dark chocolate? dark
- coffee or tea? coffee
- favorite fictional character? Tyler Durden
- favorite movie? Fight Club
- favorite song? A tuff one, this answer is always changing, I'd say right now it would have
to be "I'm so sick" by Flyleaf.
- favorite TV show? South Park
- Spring or Autumn? Autumn
- printed copy or eBook? eBook (I'm a Kindle owner.)

C.V, thank you so much for joining us today!  
I'm looking forward to reading and reviewing your next book!

I hope you guys enjoyed the interview, for more information about C.V. Hunt and her books, please visit her website: Author C.V.Hunt  or/and read my review of Endlessly.

If you're wondering where to get Endlessly, here are the links:

And now, for the GIVEAWAY!!!
C.V. generously provided us with an autographed copy of her wonderful book, Endlessly! It's a MUST READ for every Paranormal/Horror/Fantasy fan!!!

Giveaway ends on Saturday, May 21st and is open Internationally!!!

All you have to do to Enter is  be a GFC follower of my blog and fill out the form below.

For extra entries:
+1 follow me on Twitter @SeoEvie
+1 be my friends on Goodreads
+5 follow C.V's blog HERE
+5 be C.V's fan on Goodreads
+2 leave a comment on this post

The winner will be picked with and emailed by C.V.

Thanks C.V! And good luck everyone :)


Birgit said...

Awww, thanks so much for the chance to win this book! It's been recommended to me, so I'll keep my fingers crossed ;-) !

Bookish Brunette said...

YAY! Awesomeness chick!

Giada M said...

Great interview! And thank you for the awesome giveaway! :D

Diana said...

Great interview! Book sounds very interesting and thanks for the giveaway.

LRAtRandom said...

I love horror books, I can't wait to read this one!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Dana said...

Great interview. Looks like a good read. Thanks.

Franny said...

Great interview, thank you!! The book sounds really interesting :)

SpadesHigh said...

oh my goodness C.V.'s website is scary but why am i still drawn to it lol I really like the random questions, i dont know why but they made me laugh =)

SpadesHigh @
TValeros18 @ gmail [dot] com

Thank you for hosting this giveaway!!

Anna said...

great interview the books sounds good is going on my TBR pile at the top. Thx for the chance to win it.

Krystal said...

I have been dying to read this book and the interview made it seem even better! Thank you so much for this contest :)

Bonnie said...

I have been wanting to read this book ever since I read your awesome review on the book! Thanks so much for hosting this giveaway and all the chances to win - and I'm super excited to have found another great blog!

florentine said...

I really like the women on the picture.. like (what you called??) shinigami..
awesome interview, thanks for Giveaway and making it internationally

MiaandSofia said...

Great interview. The book sounds really good, going look up more about it obviously. She seems so nice and It's my type of book! Great post :D

Jane :) said...

Me and C.V. have a lot in common! <3

destinulgardianului said...

Awesome giveaway

Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

I love the cover of endlessly.

jen7waters said...

thanks for this chance! the cover is awesome :O

And yes CV, people staring is so rude, and besides, it makes me feel like I have something on my face that I don't know about, maybe crumbs or a nasty zit. Stop staring!

LadyVampire2u said...

I would love to win this book!

Karla Vollkopf said...

Great interview. Really want to read this! ;)

Aleetha said...

I wonder how frightening her book is. I have never read any book that she mentioned. I'd love to know about those two books.

aloveforbooks said...

This books seems really interesting and I'm so excited that there will be 2nd and 3rd books!

Monika said...

The book sounds amazing and the cover is so beautiful.

buddyt said...

Thanks for the giveaway.

I found the interview quite interesting.

Carol T

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Maurielle said...

Cool. A very nice book by CV Hunt

witchoftheatregoing said...

It's nice to see I'm not the only night owl writer out there. :D And Kurt Cobain-as-vampire? That's almost as great as him being Death in Jackie Kessler's "Four Horsemen" series.

Nikita said...

Thanks for the interview! :) It is great! I have this book at home, but I haven´t chance to read it yet. It sounds really good, I like these type of stories. I am also glad that C.V.Hunt chose autumn. I love autumn too. It is good to know more about the author and this book. :)

Norman Roy said...

Thank you for this interview i wanted to read this interview! WOW


Janine said...

That is one creepy picture!

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