Heven and Hell Blog Tour - An Interview with Cambria HebertSaturday, December 10, 2011
I have so many things to say!
1. First, you have to forgive my enthusiasm because I will be using a lot of exclamation marks.
2. I would like to thank the wonderful author of Masquerade, Cambria Hebert for letting me participate in this blog tour (not to mention my first blog tour ever!)
3. Because this is my first blog tour, I hope I'm doing it right, I am putting a lot of thought into this post....
4. I love Masquerade so I hope you will pick it up too!
Getting acquainted with the book (please click on the image to be redirected to the synopsis)
Author. Blogger. Late Sipper.
Cambria Hebert is an author who wrote her first book at the age of fifteen. It was terrible. But the passion for writing never went away so years later when she opened her laptop and started typing she worked until she wrote a book that she hopes everyone will be as excited as she is.
Cambria is obsessed with werewolves and is terrified of chickens (they are creepy!) She is an animal lover that would choose coffee over food and her favourite TV show is the Vampire Diaries (Hell-O Damon!)
Please visit her blog at http://www.theunlockeddiary.blogspot.com/
And her author site at http://www.cambriahebert.com/
Now, enjoy the interview!
1. I love your story, your book cover and your writing, but one other 'trait' that appeals to me the most is the unique names of the characters. What was your inspiration to come up with such names?
Thanks! Well, some of my characters do have unique names and a few are not so unique. Heven, I think is the most unique and it fits the character so well. I actually got that name from a friend who has a daughter named Heven. All the other names Kimber, Airis… etc I just kind of pulled out of my magic hat. LOL. I have always loved unique names so when I was writing I knew I wanted to incorporate that into the story… the names just kind of fit them and popped into my head. *shrugs* I had planned on a different, cool name for Sam but nothing I picked seemed to fit him. He kind of just said “Hey look, this is my name. I don’t need a unique name bc I AM unique….” LOL.
I love the name Sam (Sam is also my dad's name so I must like that name, LOL) but Heven and Sam will be forever unique! Woohoo!
2. How would you describe Masquerade?
Well, for interviews like this I describe Masquerade as a YA paranormal novel about a young girl who’s life is changed forever when she wakes up in the hospital and is disfigured and doesn’t know how she got that way.
In my heart… I think of Masquerade as something amazing that I managed to do. It’s my chance to give the characters inside my head recognition and also a chance for me to (hopefully) give a reader an escape from their day and some entertainment.
It did, it was my ticket out of stressville and was my dreamland for at least a few hours. (excluding the aftereffects) Masquerade was one of the best 'ball' I've been to! What a thrill ride!
3. Which character you had most fun writing?
That’s hard!! I really enjoyed writing Heven because she evolves so much in the story. She grows and changes in great ways. I also really liked writing Sam because some of the things he did… lol. I was like wow, I never thought I would be writing about body parts. Lol.
You can give Saw a run for its money!
4. Do you have anyone in mind that would be perfect casts for Heven and Sam?
Agh! People ask me this a lot and I have wracked my brain. I see Sam and Heven so clearly in my mind that finding an actor/actress to match that would be hard. I have thought of a lot of blond girls to play Heven, such as Amanda Seyfreid but it isn’t quite right… I think whoever plays Heven will have to really transform themselves into the character to play her right. For Sam…. I was thinking about Cam Gigandet.
I am also extremely picky when it comes to picking the perfect girl cast (that's why I always vote for the guys:P)...Cam Gigandet ~drools~ Someone hand me a bucket!
5. This question might have been asked repeatedly. What was your main source of inspiration for the story?
Well, one day I thought to myself… I want to write a book about a disfigured girl, someone who doesn’t want to look in the mirror, someone who really has to try just to make it through the day and someone who really just feels like a shell of herself. Then, I thought how did she get disfigured? Masquerade was born.
6. What should readers expect from Masquerade?
Action, character growth, twists and turns and hopefully some surprises!
Oh, Masquerade did deliver!
7. How about a shout out to your fans??
The response to Masquerade has been overwhelming. I truly appreciate all the support that I have been getting. It’s humbling and I feel very lucky. I LOVE my fans and I will always try my best to deliver something that will entertain. I try to answer every email and I love to hear from people who have read Masquerade. I just really want to thank everyone for the support and well wishes.
We thank you too for writing such an awesome story! You bet we will be supporting you till the end! Keep on writing!
Thank you for joining me today for my interview with Cambria Hebert! Buy your ticket to the 'Masquerade' Ball starting 16th December 2011! Don't miss out!
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