Author Interview and Giveaway with H. A. Somerled of Angel's Betrayal
Author Interview with H.A Somerled
1. What made you want to be a writer?
I like good stories, and telling good stories. I’ve written stories since I was a child, kept it up throughout my school career, and whenever the wind of inspiration blew up my skirt.
2. Who is your favorite author?
I read anyone who is exciting and can make me laugh. Therefore I read a lot of Janet Evanovich, Chuck Palahniuk, and recently started reading Christopher Moore.
3. What is the name of the last book you read
I am finishing up “Sacre Bleu” by Christopher Moore. When I was in high school, I was obsessed with all things French, especially the era of Monet, Manet, Renoir, and Toulouse-Lautrec. This book that surrounds those painters and the world of Montmartre (My favorite area in Paris) is such a joy to read. It’s funny and mysterious, plus I like that Moore put his own story to the artists paintings.
4. Tell us about yourself in 3 words?
Hilarious Disturbed Individual
5. What is your favorite activity?
I enjoy being outdoors, especially with my two dogs, Fritter and Flapjack. We go out and toss a ball around, go for walks, and putter around in the garden when it’s nice.
6. If your book could be made into a movie? Which actors would you have play the main two characters?
My two inspirations for the Oliver and Danny Murray have always been Benedict Cumberbatch and Colin Morgan. They are wonderful. I never had an actress in mind for Angel, but recently I watched Sienna Guillory in the pilot episode of Believe (I kind of wish she stayed on...) and thought she is everything I want Angel to be, ruthless, smart, and focused on her target.
7. Who is your favorite character in your book?
In the first book, Angel’s Code, you get to know Danny. However in this second book, you find out what makes Oliver tick. He’s much more complex and controls his impulses where as Danny is reckless. I love putting Oliver in compromising situations and watch him squirm.
8. What's in your TBR ( to be read) pile?
I have the Divergent Series up on my queue next. I’m hesitant because, though I loved the Hunger Games trilogy, I can’t handle the teenage angst. I’m waiting for a good series to come out with all the poignant action of these series, but without all the unnecessary, eye-roll-enducing drama.
9. What are 3 of your pet peeves?
Loud people (screamers, exuberant talkers...), bad drivers, and picky eaters.
10. What's your favorite ( cats or dogs), ( coffee or tea), and what's your favorite food?
I’ve always liked dogs. I have two of them, a Pug named Flapjack and a Puggle named Fritter. Though we have a cat too, a black one named Magic, and he’s pretty cool.
Coffee OR tea? That’s a tough one. At the place I work, we are developing tea infused coffee. It is pretty fantastic. You get the best of both worlds - the fruitiness of the tea and the deep flavor of the coffee.
I would have to say my favorite food is sushi. I live in a land locked state and great fresh sushi is hard to get, unless you want to pay out your nose. Whenever I travel to California or somewhere near water, I always go out for some nigiri, sashimi, and a few rolls (don’t forget the spider roll ~ drooling). Meanwhile, I will go for anything spicy - Thai, Indian, Brazilian. I use sriracha like ketchup.
By: H.A. Somerled
It's summertime and insects are not the only things flying in the London skies.
Oliver and Danny Murray return in this explosive second-in-the-series novel.
When two CIA agents appear in Oliver Murray's office, he knows nothing good could come from it. An American drone has gone missing and the agents believe that one of their own may have taken it. The agent in question is Sara Parsons, also known as Fallen Angel.
Maintaining her innocence, Angel tries to find the real culprit, but when one of the agents sent to apprehend her turns up dead in her flat, Oliver has a hard time believing her. With the help from his brother, Danny, Oliver betrays his own instincts and decides to help Angel find the true murderer and drone thief.
The author will be awarding a digital copy of the book (winner's choice of format) to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.
Danny stood up and walked to the agents’ office, knocked on the door and went inside. Oliver stood shocked. What is he doing? Danny knows the Americans are looking for Angel, and yet he’s walking right into the lion’s den.
When he arrived in the alley, he saw the twisted mass of metal on the ground. From above, embers and puffs of insulation fluttered down like a soft, charcoal snow. He looked up to Angel’s flat and his heart dropped when he saw the burned-out windows as fire continued to consume it. How could she have escaped that? As Danny gaped at the ruins, his eyes filled with tears. She’s gone!
H. A. Somerled lives in the Missoula, Montana area. After an uneventful tour in the U.S. Navy, she followed her passions and enrolled in Culinary School. She graduated from the Colorado Institute of Art and has also completed a writing course from the Long Ridge Writer's Group.
She has two dogs, a puggle named Fritter and a pug named Flapjack. She considers herself lucky to be single and claims she's half the age she really is.
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