Feb 19, 2012

The Worlds Among Us Tour (Interview & Giveaway)

Hello everyone. Yes, this is another tour stop for me and yet another author interview (these things never get old). So help me welcome Beth Ann Masarik, author of The World Among Us.

You can find my review here.


Let's begin with your book, can you tell me a few things about The World Among Us? 
The World Among Us is a YA/Urban Fantasy set in a modern-day AU setting. It is a tale of forbidden love, and world domination. 

What triggered the idea of the series, where did it all begin? 
It was a dark and stormy night…LOL. No, no, all joking aside the journey of The World Among Us began back in 2003, when I took a college level creative writing class. Most people wrote poetry, but, I personally think I stink at it. Anyway, I needed something to write for my class, bounced some ideas off of some friends I was going to school with, and BAM! The original idea of The World Among Us was born. The funny thing is, I hadn’t planned on it becoming a trilogy at first. It just sort of happened. 

How did you create your main characters, are they based on anyone? 
Selene is a combination of me, and the Greek Moon goddess, Selene. That’s where I got the name from. Damien is pretty much molded from my image of the “perfect” guy. Granted, no guy is perfect, but Damien is close. I wanted a main male MC that while he looked hot, definitely has some major flaws. 

Where do you usually draw inspiration from? 
It comes from anywhere, honestly. However, I find that I am most inspired when I am either with my best friend, or at church (pretty ironic, huh?) 

What do you think is the best and what's the worst thing about being a writer? 
The best thing is all the great ideas that my Muse gives me. I have enough ideas to keep me busy for the next couple of years. 

Do you have any tips or suggestions for new writers? 
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again…Just WRITE! Make sure to keep a pen or pencil on you because you’ll never know when inspiration is going to hit. I LOVE my little notepad app on my Iphone. I find that it comes in handy when I’m in the car or on the go and I can’t stop & write it down. Plus, I can email it to myself later on. 

What should we expect from you in the future? Are there any more projects under construction? 
I have several projects that I am working on, one of them being the sequel to Prince of Darkness. I also have an idea that is going to be an Alternate Universe/historical fiction/urban fantasy based story. It is going to have to do with a deceased family member that is quite famous. Perhaps I will tell you more about it during some point on the tour. It turns out, that I am related to Tomas Masaryk, the first president of the Czech Republic. He is my great, great, great uncle!


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Thank you for having me on the blog today, Veronica! Now, I am offering up an autographed copy of The World Among Us in paperback, as well as a t-shirt with my fanclub logo on the back of it (the image can be found on my blog which is www.bahbammymusings.wordpress.com). To enter, please fill out the rafflecopter. Good luck!

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29 comments:

  1. What a great interview. I can't wait to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  2. Thanks for the chance to win. Sounds like a great read! :)

    fantasybookchick@gmail.com

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  3. Awesome interview. This book sounds so good!

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  4. Great interview and sounds like a great book !

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  5. Urban fantasy - how cool! Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway and the great interview

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  7. Fantastic interview, thanks for the giveaway too!

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  8. Veronica thank you so much for taking time to be a part of the tour. Much appreciated. Also thanks for your work on the banners! You rock!

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    1. Oh my, I forgot to add the banner on the post! :P
      Jeez, and I made it... Thanks for the reminder Heidi.

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  9. Sounds like a great book, awesome interview.
    I would love to read it.
    thanks for the chance to win.

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  10. Selene is a lovely name. The name Damien gives me an impression of a bad boy.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  11. Awesome interview!! Can't wait to read this book!

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  12. What a great interview! I am really looking forward to reading your book described as "Alternate Universe/historical fiction/urban fantasy based story", Beth Ann!! I'm curious already!

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  13. Sounds like a great book!Thanks for the giveaway! :)

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  14. Spooky cover, but has be intrigued nonetheless, I would love to read this!

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  15. Great interview.. thanks for the giveaway!!

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  16. I enjoyed the interview! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. Great post and interview!

    And good job on the banners, they turned out fabulous Veronica!!

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    1. Thank you so much! I like them too.

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  18. Looks interesting, thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. I really like that cover! You said you weren't planning it to be a trilogy. Did the characters just take over? :)

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  20. Great interview - love that her muse has provided many ideas to keep her busy. Hee. The book sounds great.

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  21. Thanks for the interview, the book sound interesting. Thank you for this great giveaway!

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  22. Great interview, the book sounds really good. I haven't heard of it before. Will be adding it to my TBR

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  23. Thanks for this amazing interview and the chance to read this book!!

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  24. This sounds like a great read! Thanks so much for the interview & giveaway!

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  25. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  26. Sounds like a good book!

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