Sunday, December 23, 2012
VBT: Review & Interview with Jessica McQuay author of Black Moon
"Am I losing my mind?"
Paige couldn't help but question her sanity. What other explanation could there be for her hearing a conversation held barely above a whisper in the back of a classroom full of students? What about coming home to find one of those very classmates lying in wait in the darkness of her home, ready to attack her?
Confused, frustrated and feeling every ounce of her social ostracism, Paige confides in the one person she's always been able to count on: her mom. But when her mom reveals a deeply rooted, unbelievable family secret, Paige discovers her world is filled with more than she ever imagined possible. A world where fairytales live alongside nightmares and secrets are the glue that binds them together. Suddenly no one is who they seem and Paige is faced with more questions than answers. Can she survive in a world filled with creatures scarier than anything she could imagine and where deceit runs as thick as blood? Or will the truth send her over the edge?
Title: Black Moon
Paige Tailor Series Book One
Author: Jessica McQuay
Genre:YA Paranormal Fantasy
Number of pages: 240
Cover Artist: Miriam Grunhaus
Purchase Links: Amazon / BN
About the author:
There were three things Jessica loved to do growing up; reading, writing and playing music. She discovered her love for writing at a young age, when she realized she could create anything she wanted with words. Jessica lives in Sacramento, CA with her husband, four children, a goldfish named Sparkle and their cat, Talula. When she isn't working on the next Paige Tailor novel, taking her children to one activity or another, or folding the never ending laundry of a six person family, Jessica enjoys playing her clarinet in the community band, reading while enjoying a cup of coffee or heading to the theater and catching a movie with her husband.
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I interviewed Jessica and this is what she said:
Out of all the books you've written, if you could live in one of them which would it be and why?
Well, so far I’ve only written 2 books and they are a part of the same series. LOL! But I’d totally live in Black Moon so that I could go to Varulean! My bad, I thought you'd written more!
In what scenario do you do your best work?
Funny enough, despite being very busy during the day and therefore quite tired at night, I work the best once everyone is asleep and the house is quiet. I love that it’s dark outside and the kids are tucked into bed. I feel like I’m in my own little world. =)
What are you working on and when can we expect it to be out?
I’m currently working on Book 2 in the Paige Tailor series. I’m aiming for an end of 2013 release!
Which books have been on your tbr shelf the longest?
Bone Crossed (Mercedes Thompson, #4) Really? That's one of my favorite series. I have a hard time waiting one day to crack those books open! lol!
Paper or plastic?
Paper! LOL! I guess you're not a tree hugger then! Don't feel bad I prefer paper too! Although I usually make do with plastic.
What food can't you live without?
Inside or outside?
Ice cream in a cone or dish?
Cone all the way!!
What is your favorite sport?
What is your favorite or least favorite veggie and fruit?
Favorite Veggie: Cucumber I love them with dip!
Favorite Fruit: Watermelon Yummm!
What is your favorite animal?
Anything in the cat family
What is your biggest pet peeve?
People cutting me off when I’m driving. LOL! Good thing I didn't ask you about Road Rage! :D
Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions.
Thank you so much for having me! I had fun with your questions!
Right from the beginning I was engrossed in this story. I mostly enjoyed it except for the possible relationship between Paige and Naialah.
The plot had action, supernatural creatures galore, mystery and a beautifully described new land. I loved, loved, Loved the way Varulean was described. It was so easy to envision!
The characters were interesting. I liked Paige, but I was uncomfortable with some of the interaction between her and Naialah. I'm kind of hoping that we find out that Naialah is really a man. I really disliked Rachel but I think that was the point. lol!
I was left wondering what Naialah is among other things. I hope we get some answers in the next book. I recommend this relatively fast read to anyone who likes a good paranormal story. Especially if you like Fairies! I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I liked it a lot, except for a few parts that made me uncomfortable. It had nothing to do with the story per say, just my personal beliefs.
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