Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Interview with LM Preston

What better way to start off a new month than with a new young adult book.  LM Preston visited us before, so I thought it would be great to invite her back for to talk about her new book.  

LM Preston
LM. Preston was born and raised in Washington, DC. An avid reader, she loved to create poetry and short-stories as a young girl. With a thirst for knowledge she attended college at Bowie State University, and worked in the IT field as a Techie and Educator for over sixteen years. She started writing science fiction under the encouragement of her husband who was a Sci-Fi buff and her four kids. Her first published novel, Explorer X - Alpha was the beginning of her obsessive desire to write and create stories of young people who overcome unbelievable odds. She loves to write while on the porch watching her kids play or when she is traveling, which is another passion that encouraged her writing.
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Title: Purgatory Reign
Series: Purgatory Reign, Book 1
Release: ebook (March 2013) Print (May 2013)
Publisher: Phenomenal One Press
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal Romance, SciFi
ISBN: 978-0-9850251-3-7
EBook: 978-0-985-0251-4-4

Tagline: Something evil this way comes, unfortunately for it, Peter Saints is waiting.

Seventeen-year-old Peter Saints' life stinks. But things are about to get much worse. First, his parents are murdered in front of him. Then another victim dies in his arms.

Visions plague Peter with warnings that something wants him for a sinister cause. It desires the one thing that Peter refuses to give - his blood.

On the run with Angel, a scruffy kid, Peter starts to unravel the mystery. It's the one secret the heavens sought to hide from the world. Unfortunately, when Peter finds the answer he hopes that will save the girl he loves, he opens the door to a great evil that happens to be salivating to meet him.


A sickening thump made Peter jerk around. His face crinkled with
fury. The car threw the sparse girl’s body upwards into the air, and sped
off down the street. She bounced several times on the pavement. Peter ran
and knelt beside her. Blood dribbled from her lip. And he felt like gar-
bage, being the cause of her injury.
She smiled at him. “Petah. I…knew you would come.” Her dazed
eyes never left his face. “Take me home, Petah.”
He shook his head and searched around. Surprised the street was now
deserted. Tendrils of guilt filled his chest. Another one…my damn fault.
My fault.

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1)       What’s your favorite place to write?
LM: I prefer to write outside on my laptop or anywhere my kids are. Their energy gets me writing and I can share snippets with them for their input. It’s an instant critique.

2)       Do you have a special writing routine?  Perhaps you always have a mug of tea nearby, or you prefer to listen to classical music.
LM: I love writing to noise. I always take lots of breaks by getting up and hopping around. Oh, and I do play music or have a movie on.

3)       Were there any parts in this story that are almost exactly like something that happened to you in real life? 
LM: Actually yes. I don’t want to give it away, but I have had some weird instances happen in my life. However, the main character Peter says something my husband told me about his personal experience in an orphanage.

4)       Which character do you connect with the most? 
LM: I connect the most with Peter. He’s that guy you know that you just know has issues but can’t help falling in love with because you know that his heart is hungry for love.

5)       Which character in your novel do you love to hate? 
LM: I hate Gavin Steele. He was so hard to write. I had to really get in a bad place to sit down and understand his mind. And trust me, there are dark parts yet to come.

6)       Do you have a favorite book that you love to re-read? 
LM: I love re-reading the Child Thief by Brom.

7)       What’s the most inspiring thing an author has ever asked you?
LM: I remember talking to LA Banks (yes, the best selling author Leslie Banks!) and I was trying not to faint. She asked me about this very book, Purgatory Reign. I told her the idea and she mentioned that she had a someone similar book out. I cringed and told her I shouldn’t write this one.LA Banks, then told me, “You write that book. It sounds great and it’s your story, and I can’t wait to read it.” I was awed, and just so humbled that she would give her time and encouragement to me. Unfortunately though, later that year she died of cancer. That was the most wonderful moment in my writing career. A priceless memory.

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