Blog Tour: Bitter Angel by Megan Hand - Interview + Giveaway
Title: Bitter Angel
Author: Megan Hand
Release date: April 1, 2013
Age Group: Mature Young Adult
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Torn between two realities.
A choice that will mean life or death.
She won’t know anything… until she wakes up.
College sophomore, Lila Spencer lived Friday night twice. She doesn’t know how or why, just that she did. As if she split in half and went in two different directions.
Out clubbing with her friends, Heather and Nilah, the girls rock it out and party hard. What begins as an innocent night will lead to a deadly fight for their lives, and Lila might be their only chance for survival.
In bed with her boyfriend, Jay, Lila is safe and warm as she drifts to sleep in the arms of the man she loves. Until she is sucked into a horrifying nightmare of her friends’ deaths.
As the sunlight warms her face on Saturday morning, the two scenarios collide. But there can be only one outcome. Will she wake up in her warm bed with Jay by her side, devastated and grieving for her friends? Or was she there to save them?
The answer is just the beginning.
Interview with Megan Hand
Author of Bitter Angel
Q: Do you remember how/when your interest in writing started?
I was eleven when I started writing short stories and poems. Being the grand dreamer/thinker that I was, I decided when I was twelve that I wanted to write a book. At that age, though, I didn’t have a fancy laptop or even a computer to write on. I started, wrote a couple chapters that ended up looking like they were murdered by the time I was done red-penning them, then I quit. It wasn’t until I was in my mid-twenties and going through a quarter life crisis—it exists! I looked it up—that my sister convinced me to try to write some of these crazy stories that were still rampant in my brain.
Q: What were the challenges in bringing this story or characters to life?
This story is very different from any of my others in that it is a mostly plot driven story. The fact that it takes place over such a short period of time actually made it very easy for me, but I had to be careful that Lila was a full-fleshed girl. Because you only get a couple of days with her, I needed readers to get to know her still.
Q: What was the easiest part of writing BITTER ANGEL?
Everything else! LOL. I began this story while still writing another book (which I never, ever do). But because it was supposed to be a short story, I made an exception. I had no idea it would turn into a book. It wasn’t until I was a few chapters in that I realized I couldn’t end it where I had planned. It got put on the backburner for a little while, then when I picked it back up, it has been the easiest story I have written so far. Lila’s voice came very naturally to me, and the story evolved from there.
Q: What is your favorite scene or was your favorite to write? Don’t forget to tell us why.
This is a toughy, because my absolute favorite scene also happens to be one of the biggest twists in the story. Which I can’t talk about. Because that would be silly of me. But I can say why I love this scene. It occurs after Lila has woken up. When this scene is coming up, I love how it starts out as a quiet, beautiful, and tender moment, then it quickly turns heartbreaking and slightly dark. Lila does not see what’s coming until it’s too late, and the perpetrator in this scene will be someone she would have never guessed.
Q: What’s next for you writing wise that you can share with us?
My next book is set to release in November. I am extremely excited about this one. It has been a labor of love for many years. It’s about a girl named Kate. She’s in her early twenties when she travels to Brazil. Something disastrous happens, and she’ll spend the next year putting the pieces of her life back together, while also putting together the pieces of what happened that day. It’s a story about guilt and grief, life and love, letting go and forgiving yourself. I can’t wait to share it!
About the Author
At twelve, Megan decided to write a novel. A month later, she quit. A reading junkie by nature, she started writing again in her twenties as a way to get the voices out, because who wouldn't want to create a Real Living Person out of thin air? Megan also plays the piano and sings. She teaches little kids and takes pictures of pretty butterflies. She eats way too much chocolate, is sort of a mad scientist with her blender, and spends an unhealthy amount of time LOLing on Facebook and Twitter. She lives in Ohio with her husband and very smiley son. Bitter Angel is her first published novel.
Social Media links:
Twitter – @MeganHandWrites; https://twitter.com/MeganHandWrites
Website – http://meganhandwrites.blogspot.com/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/meganhandauthor
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