Feb 28, 2012

{Guest Post + Giveaway} Behind the Scenes with Entangled Author Nikki Jefford

Please welcome author nikkie Jefford who is here to talk about her new release Entangled!

Seven Times a Charm
I wrote six “practice” novels before I felt ready to publish Entangled. (Lucky #7.)

Crazy Things that Happened While Writing Entangled
Grandma died, dad had open heart surgery, uncle’s heart was stopped then restarted, sister-in-law almost died of food poisoning, mother-in-law tried to kill herself, and – horror of all horrors – my editor dropped off the face of the planet.

Morning Fuel: Power Smoothies
Drinking coffee is such a cliché. Without fail, every morning at work people say, “I’m not awake yet. I need coffee.” Coffee makes me sick to my stomach and drags me down. A power smoothie, on the other hand, pumps me up and feeds the brain. I toss a banana, frozen berries, flax meal, hemp seeds, and water into the blender and away I go!

Book Cover
Three attempts before I was happy. Designer Najla Qamber is a saint. She did exactly what I asked the first round and I recoiled at the outcome. For the second go, she put together a scene using various stock imagery I chose. Me: “Add a tombstone. Make her hair blow in the wind. Change the color of her skirt. Make the sky gray.” Finally, I found a stock image that grabbed me and Naj nailed it. Of course, being neurotic, I had one final request: “Can you add some swirls to the title?”

Book Trailer
HOURS scouring royalty free stock sites and listening to music. Then I remembered hearing something of composer Simon Wilkinson’s on MSN’s homepage a year back. Lucky for me, he licenses out royalty free music. My brother did the video editing and yes, I was neurotic and requested multiple redoes.

1 ebook copy of Entangled
Enter by leaving your email address & answering the question:
The witches and warlocks in Entangled share basic magical abilities. They also have advanced spells of their own. If you could choose one of the following powers, which would it be?
The power to freeze people in place and take away their voice
Body transfers
or Mind reading?
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  1. I would choose invisibility! To disappear would be wonderful!

    Thanks for the chance!

    mmafsmith at gmail dot com!

  2. Nikki! I love your neuroticness! <3 Great post gals!

  3. I think mind reading would be an awesome power to havve :-D

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!


  4. I would want the power to mindread. That would help me figure how the good and bad guys.


  5. I would choose teleportation, because I hate sitting in a car, especially in traffic. It would be so cool to just be where ever I needed or wanted to be.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  6. I'd choose mind reading. So cool!


  7. Invisibility

    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com


  8. Mind reading sounds cool
    lilcrickit at gmail dot com