Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Interview + Giveaway with Jeyn Roberts

I got the chance to interview debut author, Jeyn Roberts!

A little bit about the author:
Jeyn is a former singer, songwriter, actress, bicycle courier and tree planter. An avid traveler, she’s been around the world, most recently, teaching high school in South Korea. A lover of animals, Jeyn volunteers regularly with helping abandoned and abused animals, especially cats.

Dark Inside by Jeyn Roberts
Published November 1, 2011

Since mankind began, civilizations have always fallen: the Romans, the Greeks, the Aztecs…Now it’s our turn. Huge earthquakes rock the world. Cities are destroyed. But something even more awful is happening. An ancient evil has been unleashed, turning everyday people into hunters, killers, crazies. Mason's mother is dying after a terrible car accident. As he endures a last vigil at her hospital bed, his school is bombed and razed to the ground, and everyone he knows is killed. Aries survives an earthquake aftershock on a bus, and thinks the worst is over when a mysterious stranger pulls her out of the wreckage, but she’s about to discover a world changed forever. Clementine, the only survivor of an emergency town hall meeting that descends into murderous chaos, is on the run from savage strangers who used to be her friends and neighbors. And Michael witnesses a brutal road rage incident that is made much worse by the arrival of the police--who gun down the guilty party and then turn on the bystanding crowd. Where do you go for justice when even the lawmakers have turned bad? These four teens are on the same road in a world gone mad. Struggling to survive, clinging on to love and meaning wherever it can be found, this is a journey into the heart of darkness – but also a journey to find each other and a place of safety.

If Dark Inside was to be made into a movie, who would you choose to play the characters?

That’s a really tough question. I honestly don’t know the answer. I’d almost like to see some new talent out there for the main characters. However, there is a Bagger coming up in book two that Colin Farrell is more than welcome to portray.

What's the most memorable Halloween you've ever had?

A few years ago my old roommate and I decided to get creative and we built an entire cemetery from scratch. It included a full sized wooden coffin and several tombstones. It ended up being so scary; the smaller kids wouldn’t come to our house. In fact, for several days, kids crossed the street so they didn’t have to pass our place. I loved it.

Who is your favorite Disney villain and why?

It would have to be John Silver from Treasure Planet because he’s a grey villain and those are my favourites. I also loved Ursula from The Little Mermaid.

What's the scariest book you've ever read?

That would have to be The Stand by Stephen King. There’s something very terrifying about a super flu that wipes out the entire world’s population.

What's the funniest Halloween costume you've seen or worn?

When I was a little girl I went as the ten of diamonds one year. My Mom was very disappointed because she wanted me to be the Queen of Hearts but for some strange reason I was determined to be the ten of diamonds. No clue why.

Can you share an excerpt from Dark Inside, or if not what was your favorite scene to write?

I think my favourite scene to write in Dark Inside was when Mason first talks to Twiggy. What made the scene so much fun was that I didn’t know the twist until I actually wrote it. Came as a bit of a surprise to me but it worked beautifully. I also love the scene where Clementine is in the woods and bumps into the bodies swaying from the trees.

Do you plan on writing another book?

Yep. I’m currently in final edits for the sequel to Dark Inside and I’m working on another stand alone book.

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Jeyn is generously letting one lucky blog reader win a signed copy of Dark Inside! Just fill out the form linked below if you'd like to be entered.

Must be a new or old blog follower.
Ends on November 8. Open to USA only.
Two extra entries to those of you that spread
the word about this interview & contest!

Click here to fill out the entry form!


For 3 extra entries, leave a comment answering this question:
What would you do during an apocalypse?

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  1. Thanks for the giveaway!
    This book does sound good. And enjoyed the good brief interview. I have Treasure Island as one of my favorite animation movies.
    ~ Cassandra Ruiz

  2. Thanks for the insight into mind of a writer!
    Great interview; Looking forward to getting my hands on this novel! Sounds great!

  3. During an apocalypse?
    I would crawl into a hole and hide and just pray whatever was causing the end of the world couldn't go underground.

  4. Follow everyone else, that's what I'd do. Unless they looked like they were doing something incredibly stupid.

  5. Can't wait to read this book, and the interview just makes me want it faster!

    During an apocalypse I would find myself someone handy with self defense (butt kicking skills), and then between my booksmarts, I think we may have a chance of surviving.

  6. Mary DeBorde [M.A.D.]

    Oh WOW - I've been wanting Dark Inside so badly, I can't believe you've got a copy to *squee* giveaway :D

    Ok, during an Apocalypse - I would try to secure a *safe* location and obtain drinking water, even if that meant filling up tubs, old buckets etc.

    THEN [haha] I would begin the search for medicine, food AND something to read - just in case I lived long enough to pass the time ;D

  7. In the event that the apocalypse occurred, I would be so prepared man. My family is a bit over prepared for disasters, so we have tons of extra water and canned food and emergency supplies. My only concern would be weapons.

  8. I would gather strong people together and try to survive. Safety, Weapons, food, shelter, meds would be priorities.

  9. Thanks for the interview and giveaway! Given the event of an apocalypse, I'd either stay at my home or try to retreat into the mountains. Either way, self-sufficient food sources would be at the top of my list of priorities. Finding friends and family to help out/help me would be another necessity, as would saving my personal library from the destruction of knowledge.

  10. During the apocalypse, I would band together with friends and family b/c it's important to have support. Then we gather everything we would need to survive!

  11. during the apocalypse I would do my best to hide out and pray for the best. If most of civilization is gone/dead, then I wouldn't' care what happened to me.

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