Indie Revolution Giveaway: A.M. Hargrove

This week is all about A.M. Hargrove and her The Guardians of Vesturon Series!  We have for you interviews, review, exclusive extras, and a BIG Giveaway! Today I thought I would just start out by introducing you to Annie and her awesome books and give you a chance to start earning entries in the giveaway!

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Survival (Book 1 of the Guardians of Vesturon), a YA paranormal romance

"Maybe I was caught between the two worlds. I was having serious trouble distinguishing fantasy from reality."

While on a backpacking trip in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, nineteen-year-old Maddie Pearce finds her world has been thrown into a vortex and is madly spinning toward the impossible. Abducted by a mad psychopath, Maddie narrowly escapes with her life. But that is only the beginning. Her mysterious rescuer introduces her to a world that Maddie has difficulty accepting as reality. Will this strikingly gorgeous stranger be the key to her future or will she return to her mundane world, scarred from her experience? Follow Maddie as she is forced to make difficult decisions that carry her to mysterious places.
Other books in The Guardians of Vesturon Series
Beginnings (prequel)
Resurrection (book 2) | My Review
Determinant (book 3)

& now my Interview with A.M. Hargrove

Hey Annie!  Thanks for joining me on this interview!  I'm excited to have you on the blog today!
For those that aren't crazy stalkers like I am, can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Sure!  I love to hike, backpack (you know those scenes from Survival in The Great Smoky Mountain National Park? They were all based on personal experiences.  Except for the parts with Darryl Carter, of course!), snow ski and trail run.  The truth of it is if there are some woods and some trails, its a given that I’m going to like it!

So I hear you just recently released a book?  Can you tell us a little bit about it?
Yes!  That would be Determinant, and it’s the third book in my Guardians of Vesturon series.  Determinant is the story of January (one of Maddie’s college roommates that you were initially introduced to in Survival) and Rykerian, Rayn’s brother.  What’s different about Determinant is that it’s really a stand alone novel.  So if a reader doesn’t want to start the series from the beginning, that’s perfectly fine.  They could read Determinant, and have no difficulty following the story line.

What's the craziest research you have ever done for one of your books?
The craziest research I’ve ever done was that of quantum physics and I absolutely hated it.  My mind doesn’t work that way, but I wanted to pull something reliable in for my explanation of cheating the space/time continuum.  The most basic explanation has always been the string theory, but I thought maybe quantum physics could be used in another way.  As I was researching and reading, it quickly became apparent to me that even the simplest of explanations would be so complex that the reader would be doing what I was--UGH!  

I hear rumors that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) might have some type of role in Determinant? Can you tell us a little bit about that incorporation?
To the rumors you’ve been hearing... they aren’t rumors.  The CDC played a rather large but brief role in Determinant during the hemorrhagic small pox outbreak.  They are the go-to organization for any kind of communicable disease outbreak so they would obviously be involved in something like this.  But, they are also the storage facility for all types of viral specimens, which is where the terrorists stole the virus from in the first place. I don’t want to give too much away--you’ll just have to read Determinant to find out what happens ;)

And now for the last "serious" question…what are you working on now?
I’m currently writing Dark Waltz, Book 1 of the Praestani Series.  In Determinant, I introduced a new character and he sort of stole the show.  He actually begged me for his own series (imagine that!).  He’s a bit of a trouble maker, a bad boy but has a heart if you know where to look.  The Praestani Series will be in the adult genre because when you read Determinant and meet Jurek Herdekian, you will see that not only is he too old to be written as a YA character, he is also too irreverent and will only play by his own set of rules.

How about now we go a little more random with some "favorites"?
Favorite color?
Black for clothing.  Greens and blues for everything else.

Favorite cereal?
Are grits a cereal?

Favorite nail polish?
OPI, Champagne Toast I think that’s what it’s called, but I’d have to check the bottle and I’m out of town.

Favorite food?
Thai and sushi.

Favorite Season?
Fall for the beauty...winter because I love to snow ski out west.

And the hardest question of all…Favorite book?
NOOOOOOOO!  I can’t pick one.  But....I will always love Mr. Darcy!

there will be 3 winners with this giveaway 1 Grand Prize and 2 Second Place winners
the Grand Prize winner will get a $20 Amazon Gift Card and an e-copy of Resurrection and Determinant!!!
the second place winners will get an e-copy of Determinant and Resurrection
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  1. Thanks for the chance to be a guest here Tess! It was fun being interviewed :-D

  2. My fav dress colour is also Black and i too love Mr.Darcy... :)

  3. Thank you so much for the interview! My jaw just dropped when I read about researching quantum physics :O I can't imagine I could have done that! I'm not very good at it xD

  4. thank you Anne Hargrove and Tess :)!

  5. I love learning more about authors - how cool is it she's done all this research and used her hobbies like hiking in her stories:)