Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Violet Midnight by Allie Burke

*About Violet Midnight*
Look into the world of the Enchanters, where water has a sense of humor, trees scare people, and love… is destiny.  Beautiful Jane is hovering at the edge of content in her life of solitude in the quiet town of Jasmyn Lake, but when her energy sends her on a journey to meet the man she has been dreaming about for months, she cannot resist. Meet sexy artist Elias, who moved to Hazel Grove, California to get away from the rain, his parents, and everything that was taken from him in Hayward, Washington. But he thinks he may be losing his mind when he starts seeing purple glitter in the air, the scent of rosemary is everywhere, and he is hearing a beautiful voice. But all is not flowers and ease for the newly joined couple. With a woman who prefers night to day and a man with heartache from his past, they must learn how to create their own world with grace and the occasional water feature. Written with humor and intensity, book one of the three part trilogy will leave you yearning for more and daydreaming shades of purple.

*About Allie Burke*
An American novelist from Burbank, California, Allie Burke writes books she can’t find in the bookstore. Having been recognized as writing a “kickass book that defies the genre it’s in”, Allie writes with a prose that has been labeled poetic and ethereal.  Her life is a beautiful disaster, flowered with the harrowing existence of inherited eccentricity, a murderous family history, a faithful literature addiction, and the intricate darkness of true love. These are the enchanting experiences that inspire Allie’s fairytales. From some coffee shop in Los Angeles, she is working on her next novel. Book 2 and 3 of the Enchanters series will be published by Booktrope Editions Spring/Summer 2014.  To learn more,visit Allie at>>!/alliebthewriter>>>>

Allie has stopped by for an interview:

? When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
Sometime in 2010, during my introduction to the YA fandom. I sought a mature book featuring the paranormal elements of a YA novel, and I couldn’t find it. So I wrote it instead.

? How many jobs did you have before you became a writer?
I was on my sixth job when I started writing.

? How long does it take you to write a book?
It depends what book it is. I’ve written a book in six weeks, written a book in three years, and everywhere in between.

? What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?
I pace in my office, with music playing, mumbling to myself—in an effort to figure out what I’m doing mid-sentence.

? Where do you get your ideas or inspiration for your characters?
From the most diverse people I can find.

? How do you decide what you want to write about?
It really depends on what characters I can visualize. If I see the characters of one book versus the desire of writing the other book just because I want to finish it, I’ll write about who I can see right in front of me.

? What books have most influenced your life?
The Rum Diary, Garden Spells, The Russian Concubine, On the Road, The Old Man in the Sea, Code Name Verity, The Fault in Our Stars, Memoirs Aren’t Fairytales, Slaughterhouse Five, Everybody Sees the Ants, The City & the City, The Red Scarf, …well. I read a lot of books.

? What are you reading right now?
Midnight Crossroad by Charlaine Harris.

? What do you like to do when you are not writing?
I like to paint on walls. And I draw people with charcoal sometimes.

? What is your favorite comfort food?

? What do you think makes a good story?
True characters that are genuinely good people and make intelligent decisions.

? Who would you consider your favorite author and why?
Marni Mann, because she never holds anything back.

Fun random questions: 
·        dogs or cats?                            cats
·        Coffee or tea?                                coffee
·        Dark or milk chocolate?                   dark
·        Rocks or flowers?                    rocks
·        Night or day?                          night
·        Favorite color?                        blue
·        Crayons or markers?               crayons
·        Pens or pencils?                      pens

You can buy a copy of Violet Midnight by clicking HERE.