Sunday, February 17, 2013

Lucifer by Annabell Cadiz: Interview

 



As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

 

 I wanted to be Superman. I LOVED the fact that he could fly, set things on fire with his eyes, and had a cape. I totally wanted to wear his cape *hehe* I wanted to help save people. When I was growing up, we took in people all the time. If you needed something to eat, somewhere to shower, somewhere to sleep, someone to confide in—you’d come to our house or someone would point you out to our family. I thought if I had Superman’s powers, I could make everyone’s life happier. Plus, instead of rescuing hot girls, I could rescues hawt boys *wink*

 


 

 I LOVE Pretty Little Liars!! I actually didn’t watch much of the first season, because the show just seemed so stupid, but I gave it another chance closer toward the end of the first season and watched the opening to the second season, and I was hooked! I LOVE Spencer the most because I can relate to her. *Nerd Power!* *hehe* I am also OBSESSED with Once Upon a Time and Revenge. Sunday nights are my nights and I cannot be moved from home. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Prince Charming and Snow White and Red. The show has done such an amazing job of changing around the fairytales and portraying girls as kick-butt characters. Revenge is a horrible concept in real life but the show is awesome! Nolan and Emily are my favorite characters. It’s crazy how sneaky and clever Nolan is and Emily can take someone down with her death glare alone.

 

 How did you start your writing career?

 

 When I was sixteen years old, after a night of walking around and shopping at Barnes and Noble with my (then) best friend, we were sitting outside waiting for my mom to pick us up, when the idea of writing a book came from a joke. We were discussing Stephen King—how he became a writer, how awesome he is, how much we loved his work (I have mini library dedicated to his books)—and I made a joke that if Stephen King could write a book, well, so could I. We just laughed it off then I decided that’s exactly what I would do. Wrote a book in like a month and then learned the ins and outs of publishing and writing. Suffice to say, that book will never see the light of day. Trust me, it’s better for the literary world that they never have to deal with the horror of that book.

 

 What do you think makes a good story?

 

I think this differs for every writer and every reader. I like realism and rawness and grit to stories and characters. I LOVE the genres of supernatural, fantasy, and paranormal because often times, these genres have a realness to them and a grittiness. Not always though. I think a good story involves characters who are vulnerable and flawed and broken. Plots that mix in suspense and action and romance without making any of them seem over the top or the romance over dramatic. Heroines who can be the ordinary girl next door and act like a nerd while still kicking butt. Heroes who fall for a girl because she has a brain and not just a hot body. Substance, a good story always has substance.

 

 What is the hardest part of writing your books?

 

 Description. Man, I always have a hard time writing the description to anything. That doesn’t come as natural to me as much as I would like. Sometimes it feels like someone’s trying to yank out details from my brain with a pair of pliers! Emotions can also be hard to write because sometimes how a character feels is so strong or so powerful, it feels like there are no words that come close to describing the feeling. Feelings can be hard to convey because sometimes it can take a word or a paragraph or an entire chapter to make sure the readers FEEL what the characters are going through.

 

What books or short stories or poetry have most influenced your life?

 

 Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, The House of Usher by Edgar Allan Poe, poetry by E.E. Cummings, Walt Whitman. I’ve read Dorian Gray a few times and I am always amazed by the eloquence and power of Oscar Wilde’s words. There is a magical cadence to his words and he manages to paint the ugly truth of society with beauty and soul. Edgar Allan Poe, I would say, is the best suspense and horror writer there ever was. He can use a couch to scare the living daylights out of a person! He ensnares readers with his or her own fears, entangling the reader in a world of darkness and desperation without ever letting go for even one second. He scares the hecks outta me but I LOVE reading his work. My favorite story being the House of Usher. Poetry, I have always found, is a great way to not only help inspire writing but teach a writer how to evoke emotions better with words, at least that’s been my experience. Whitman has a way of piercing a reader’s heart with his words and Cummings words could make you weep and blush all in the same breath.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Lucifer

(Sons of Old Trilogy, Book 1)

Author: Annabell Cadiz

Genre: New Adult, Urban Fantasy, Paranormal, Supernatural

 

Synopsis: Have you ever wondered what could be hiding in the shadows?

Well, for eighteen-year-old Zahara Faraday, she doesn’t have to wonder. You see she comes from a lineage of Light Witches, those who have chosen to help protect and serve between the supernatural world and the human world. The only problem is Zahara, like her father Solomon, is as human as a human being can be whereas her mother, Mia, and her Aunt Catalina, were born as Light Witches. As a family they hunt down rogue supernaturals—creatures who harm humans or who have committed an act against their kingdom. 

Zahara’s hunting skills are usually kept dormant since her parents would prefer she live life as a normal human girl without knowledge of the supernatural world. She plans on doing just that—except when she finds a couple being attacked by fairies, she has no choice but to step in. Before she can return to pretending to be blissfully ignorant, Zahara encounters a problem she isn’t the least equip to handle: Bryan Hamilton, the good looking new co-worker she has to help train. In a heartbeat, her best friend, Becca King, has set her up on a double date with herself and her new crush, Rekesh Saint-Louis, who happens to be the most powerful leader of the biggest Imago Coven in South Florida –supernatural creatures with the ability to control water . . . and suck out human souls. 

Zahara has no time to focus on how she’s going to explain her double date with her best friend and the enemy they have a tentative truce with to her parents because soon one of the members of Mia and Catalina’s coven is found murdered with a strange tattoo of a snake with wings carved into his arm.

Zahara is then thrown into a whirlwind battle with an angel determined to have revenge against God, an Imago coven she doesn’t think they should trust, and slew of dream-eating fairies and powerful Nephilims, hybrid children of angels and humans, more than happy to rip her to shreds.

Normal just got a deadlier definition.

 


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Annabell Cadiz was born in the sweltering heat of South Florida. She was raised surrounded by Puerto Rican chefs and band of siblings that weren’t all related to her. A self-proclaimed nerd and book-a-holic (her room does hold much evidence to prove her claims are justifiable), she created TeamNerd Reviews to showcase her EXTREME love for novels where, along with her best friend, Bridget Strahin, she hosts book reviews, interviews, giveaways, Indie Shoutouts and much more. She also runs blog tour services for authors and has had the pleasure of being published in three separate issues of Suspense Magazine. She also adores Cinnamon Teddy Grahams, has an addiction to Minute Maid Orange juice, and is a proud Jesus Freak. Lucifer is Annabell’s debut novel and the first book in the Sons of Old Trilogy.

 

Where to Find the Author









Schedule February 11-March 1, 2013

Date Signed Up For
Reviewer
Event Hosting & Website
Monday, Feb 11, 2013
Jessica Wentz
Book Review 4/5 stars
Tuesday, Feb 12, 2o13
Jessica Cormack
Wednesday Feb 13, 2013
Lisa 


Taneesha
Book Review 5/5 stars


Thursday, Feb 14, 2013
Jessica Wentz
Friday, Feb 15, 2013
Lisa 


Sapir


Book Review 3/5 stars
Saturday, Feb 16, 2013
Jessica Wentz
Guest Post + Giveaway

Sunday, Feb 17, 2013
Laurie
Interview w/Author

Monday, Feb 18, 2013
Shera
Book Review, Interview w/Author + Giveaway

Tuesday, Feb 19, 2013
Brenda
Book Review, Interview w/Author + Giveaway

Wednesday, Feb 20, 2013
Emma
Interview w/Author

Thursday, Feb 21, 2013
Michelle
Interview w/Author

Friday, Feb 22, 2013
Kristen



Lizze
Book Review + Giveaway


Book Review + Interview w/Author + Giveaway

Saturday, Feb 23, 2013
Shelley and Kathryn
Book Review + Interview w/Author

Sunday, Feb 24, 2013
Caroline



Jessica Cormack
Interview w/Author, Guest Post + Giveaway


Book Review

Monday, Feb 25, 2013
Katy
Guest Post + Giveaway

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013
Sandie
Book Review

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013
Rie
Book Review

Friday, March 1, 2013
Christy
Book Review 









ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THE FABTASTIC SWAG PACK!



In honor of the two main female leads in LUCIFER, Zahara and Becca, Annabell created a fun swag pack for ONE very lucky winner!




Win a specially made makeup kit by E.L.F along with one DVD copy of the movie Sixteen Candles, a fuschia metallic manicure set, a Girl Power Superwoman wristband, a LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD silver necklace, a silver bracelet with handcuff & key charms, Honey Sweetheart lotion (that smells INCREDIBLE!), two toned lip bloom (that is SUPER cute!), and gray colored cheetah printed socks that are SOOOO adorables and an ecopy of LUCIFER.

ANNNND if that wasn't enough, FIVE other lucky winners will win a FREE ecopy of LUCIFER!

TWICE a week on MONDAYS & FRIDAYS a new clue from LUCIFER will be posted up. Enter the new clue inside the Rafflecopter every time a new one is posted and get more chances to win!



Today's Clue






Giveaway Terms & Conditions

*Must be 13 or older to enter*
*Giveaway Ends MARCH 1, 2013 at MIDNIGHT*
*Winner has 24hrs to respond before the package is forfeit and another winner will be selected*
*SIX clues will be posted in total through the weeks of the blog tour. FIRST clue will go up MONDAY, FEB 11 and LAST CLUE will go up FRIDAY MARCH 1*








1 comment:

TeamNerd Reviews said...

Thank you for Laurie for hosting the Lucifer Blog Tour and all your support! ~Annabell