Friday, July 16, 2010

Authors Interview YOU...Talk to Melissa Bradley & Win a FREE Book!

Today, I continue my new series...with a twist. Instead of the standard author interview, where you read all about the author, I thought it would be cool to turn the tables and let the authors interview you.

Here's how it works:
1. Read and respond to the questions from the author below (just put your answers in the comment section).
2. Leave a way to contact you should you win a FREE book.

That's it! This week Melissa Bradley, author of the bestselling sexy horror romp, Maxie Briscoe: Werewolf, offers up a FREE copy of her scary, steamy tale to one lucky reader just for answering the questions below:

1. If you could give away a book to open someone up to the joy of reading, what would it be and why?
2. What draws you to an author you’ve never read before?
3. If you could meet any character from a favorite story, who would it be? Why?
4. What book or books do you reread from time to time?
5. What is your perfect reading experience?

Just post your answers in the comments section below. Melissa will choose a winner within 48 hours and will announce it here and, hopefully, be in touch with you!
Melissa Bradley grew up the eldest of five in a storytelling, book-loving family on Chicago’s Southeast Side. Some of her fondest memories include being regaled by tales of giants and goblins by her father. She has a passion for stories of history, romance, adventure and fantasy featuring strong women. An avid bookophile, she can often be found in a library or bookstore when not writing or working her day job. She loves to hear from people and you can visit her at She also has a blog called Melissa’s Imaginarium and you can visit the site at
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  1. Hi Melissa,
    Loved, loved, loved Maxie Briscoe: Werewolf!!!
    1 - The Giver by Lois Lowry because it is an enlightening story of a drab, over-organized world and the young boy who realizes there is a better way.
    2 - The cover and the blurb
    3 - Sampson from the James Patterson Alex Cross books because he's HOT.:)
    4 - One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich.
    5 - A good suspense and an entire day to indulge myself which I know is never going to happen. lol

  2. Thanks, Sloane! I'm happy to hear you loved Maxie. I'll have to get copies of The Giver and One Day, they sound very interesting.

  3. 1. Harry Potter for kids eight and over. I did that once and the kid, a boy who never liked to read, developed a love of reading, so I know that works. For adults, AHEM! I would choose my own Second Generation, because even if I did write it, it's a wondferful, informative and award winning generational novel that everyone who reads it really loves, from the reviews it's gotten.

    2. Generally word of mouth from someone I trust to know my reading tastes and who knows the difference between a great book and a so-so one.

    3. That would be your Maxie, because she's funny, she's strong, and she's intelligent.

    4. Anything by Michener or Alex Hailey, all intelligent, deeply engrossing novels based on reality and history.

    5. A comfy chair, a good reading lamp, a quiet, rainy day, a glass of good wine, and plenty of free time. I'm a slow reader (and fortunately, a slow drinker) ;-) so probably while I'm on vacation would be a good time.

  4. Thank you, Beth. Maxie would probably show you a helluva time. I'm a slow reader and drinker, too, so I think your reading experience sounds perfect.

  5. 1) Any of the Xanth series by Pierce Anthony, because the puns in those fantasy stories are what had me coming back for more. Reading was an adventure and exciting and made me use my head!

    2) A unique plot line, or striking cover.

    3) I would want to meet Nathanial from the Anita Blake series. He is growing up so fast and seem so sweet and handsome. And I want to see floor length auburn hair and lavender eyes in person.

    4) The Anita Blake Series, Jet Mykles Heaven Sent Series, and Seduced by Virginia Henley.

    5) Cuddled on the couch with a glass of wine and my hubby's head in my lap.

  6. Hi Zephyr! Thanks for stopping by. I am huge fan of Anita as well. There is definitely something intriguing about Nathaniel and all his luscious hair. I'll have to check out the Xanth series, you've got me interested.

  7. 1. THE STRANGER HOUSE by Reginald Hill because I've read thousands of books and it's one of the best.
    2. The blurb.
    3. Hercule Poirot.
    4. If I liked it , I will reread it.
    5. Being able to read a book from cover to cover without interruption.


  8. Hi Christiane! Good to see you here. I love being able to read a book from cover to cover, myself. Hercule Poirot would make a most fascinating dinner companion.

  9. 1.Harry Potter gave it two my nieces when she was young she read all the harry potter then went on to the twilght series.
    2.What other authors say about the book and what the back of the book says and the cover is a draw to me two.
    3.Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon His Charcater touchs my soul in some way.
    4.all of Christine Feehan and all of Sherrilyn Kenyon &Sandra hill & lynsay sands....
    5.A Cold Night a Warm House a good book and know one around to bug me while i'm reading.

  10. Thanks for dropping by Stacey! Meeting Acheron would be an intriguing experience for sure. He is one of my all-time favorite characters. I love having no one around for hours so I can really get into a book.

  11. Thanks for being a part of this, Melissa...and look at all the fascinating responses you've gotten so far!

  12. I was more than happy to be a part of this, Rick. Thank you for the invite to be here. I enjoyed all the comments and received some great recommended reads. And now the part you've all been waiting for. I've put all your names into my Bears cap and now my nephew will draw one. Drum roll... Maxie will be going home to STACEY. Thank you all so much for participating. Have a great rest of the weekend!