Jun 9, 2012

Interview & Giveaway: The Greystone Series

Today I am welcoming Taylor Longford. I just reviewed her first book in the Greystone Series and really enjoyed it.

Find my Review for Valor: HERE

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Taylor Longford lives with her family in Colorado and drives an old Jeep Cherokee with 270,000 miles on it. She’s rolled it once and it looks like crap but it still goes fast! If she can make a living as a writer, she’ll buy something a bit nicer and write some more stories.

1.Tell us a few things about the Greystone Series. What triggered the idea of it?
Gargoyles have always gotten a bad rap. It is SO not fair. Someone had to write their story and set the record straight. You see, the word "gargoyle" comes from the French word for throat and Valor's kind were called gargoyles because of the runes they wear tattooed on their necks. But the stone carvings that drained rainwater from buildings were also called gargoyles because they appeared to pour water from their throats. And it wasn't uncommon for harpies to hide on the walls of old buildings, pretending to be one of the manmade carvings. So over the centuries, harpies came to be known as gargoyles, while the original breed died out and the human race forgot they ever existed. 

2.The gargoyles in your books have very unique names. Why did you name them that way and do they represent their names?
I always wanted to write about a guy named Valor because I thought it would make a good name. To some extent, the gargoyles' names DO represent their personality traits. Dare has always been wild and reckless. Reason is the logical, sensible one. Valor is brave like a rock. Defiance is stubborn and argumentative. Havoc is like a tornado, a wild force of nature

3.What do you think is the worst and what is the best thing about being a writer?
Self doubt is the worst thing about being a writer. Never really knowing if your writing is any good. The best thing is the total escape that you find in writing fiction. You can leave reality behind, along with all of your problems. 

4.Any tips or suggestions for new writers?
Don't write about gargoyles if you want to be hugely successful. Right now, they're at the bottom of the sexy scale and will probably take twenty or forty years to catch up with vampires!

5.What can we expect from you in the future? Any more projects under construction? 
I'm working on Reason's story and hope to have it published by the end of August. When that's done, I'll write Defiance's story. After that, I have five more gargoyles to go. At this point, I'm not planning any other series.

Find Taylor

Find the Greystone Series on Amazon


Since Valor is already for free on amazon, Taylor offered 3 Kindle copies of Dare, the second book in the series. Trust me you won't regret getting them both.
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  1. Anonymous6/09/2012

    The Gargoyles, I have never read about them. I'm interested in seeing what they are all about. Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. I love stories about gargoyles! They are very misunderstood beings. I'm going to enjoy reading Valor, I know. Thanks for the chance to win Dare

  3. The Gargoyles. There aren't many stories about them and I've always thought they were fascinating and cool looking.

  4. I probably wouldn't have stumbled across this very interesting series if not for your awesome review/interview! I think the concept of these books is very fresh and the romance makes me a bit giddy for what is to come.

  5. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. A series about gargoyels, sounds very interesting :). Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. I just "Grabed" yout button!!!Hope to see u on m y blog too!!!


  8. The concept of the gargoyles! I want to find out how the record is set straight. I'm fascinated and already grabbed Valor a minute ago off Amazon! <3

  9. I had recently downloaded Valor when I found it free on amazon. I've read one other gargoyle book and thought the premise very interesting. Can't wait to get into this one!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  10. The Greystone series sounds epic!
    Thanks for the giveaway!