Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Author Interview with Sarah Mussi PLUS Giveaway!

Hey everyone! Today I've got an interview for you all with author, Sarah Mussi. I recently read and reviewed her book, Angel Dust and adored it - my review can be found here. After the interview there will also be a giveaway where one lucky winner will receive a signed copy of this book! But first, here's a little bit more about it...


Would you move heaven and earth for the one you love? ANGEL DUST is a powerful, gritty and utterly modern tragic love story with a twist. When Serafina, the brightest and most beloved of all God's angels, is sent to collect Marcus Montague - the original badman - and take him to Hell, she finds herself powerfully drawn to him and makes a decision that places her in the middle of a war between Heaven and Hell. Can Serafina fall in love without falling from grace? Can Marcus's soul be saved? And just who is the mysterious and ever-so-helpful stranger Harry?

Did you always plan to write an angel story? If so, how come?
No, I didn’t always plan to write an angel story. I wanted to write a love story and Serafina just stepped out into my imagination one day when I was stuck in traffic in New Cross. I think it was the idea of crosses and crossings over that started it all going. So Serafina crossed into the city – and I asked myself why? What was an angel doing in New Cross? I thought: she might come to save someone – or she might come to help someone to make a very different kind of crossing. And so the idea of collecting Marcus’s soul started. And as I’d been intending to write a love story it seemed obvious that she should fall in love with him.

Are any of your own attributes in any of your characters?
Yes. I try to save things too. Not normally people though! I like saving worms and little fragile yucky things that have got themselves into the wrong place at the wrong time and are in danger. I guess Marcus was in danger and through a complex pattern of events had got himself into the wrong place at the wrong time too. Not that he is yucky - though!

If you were placed in your creation of Heaven, where would you go?
I think I’d like to go walking in the Sapphire Mountains in Montana USA. I love walking and I love high places where you are so near the sky and can look out over the plains. I bet the Elysian Plains would be heavenly!

If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?
I think it would be to calm people down and fill them with happiness so they wouldn’t want to hurt others or carry on in life choices that hurt themselves. And if they were hurting because of circumstances then a huge dollop of happiness might help – even if only to get them through to the next step. I think Serafina tries to do that a bit – when she spreads the Light of the Lord or makes rainbows appear in the sky.

Do you have a favourite place to write, any necessities you need while writing?
Yes, I like to write in bed! And I need lots of cups of tea!

Finally, do you have any current projects going on that you could tell us a little about?
Yes! In March 2012 my next book is coming out. It’s not a love story but it is a story about trying to save people. It’s a survival against the odds story. It’s called SIEGE and I wrote it when I was in a prophetic mood – so it’s a what-would-happen-if... kind of premise. I can’t say much more than that – well not at the moment! *Sarah lays her finger across her lips in a I’ve-probably-said-too-much already way.*

Quick-Fire Questions:

Rain or Snow? Snow
Cats or Dogs? Cats
Keyboard or Pen? Keyboard
Blue or Pink? Pink
Early Bird or Night Owl? Early bird

Great answers, Sarah! I especially like the sound of your new book - I love what-would-happen-if... stories! They really get the imagination going! Anyway. Now on to the giveaway! One very lucky winner will receive a signed copy of Angel Dust! Please read the T&Cs first before you enter! :)

Terms and Conditions:
- You must live in the UK or ROI (Republic of Ireland) to enter.
- The publishers will be taking care of posting and neither they or myself can be blamed for any packages lost in the mail.
- The giveaway will close on the 22nd of August 2012.
- You must fill in the rafflecopter below to be in with a chance of winning. There are no mandatory entries but you will have a better chance of winning if you enter a few of the options.

a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favour! :D

Happy Reading,
Rachel xoxo

PS: This is my first Rafflecopter giveaway, so I'm hoping it works alright! If you find any problems, don't hesitate to contact me!

5 comments:

  1. I have been wanting to read this ever since I saw your review for it! Great interview, and thanks so much for the giveaway! I've entered, so fingers crossed! :) xxx

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  2. Aww, I love the answer to the superpower question! So sweet. I never really caught on to the Angel frenzy [other than the Hush, Hush books]d, but this boom sounds awesome, I love the sound of the romance. Dogs over cats forever!mand I'm definitely not an early bird. :p

    Great questions, and great answers! Thanks for the awesome interview and the wonderful giveaway. :D

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  3. Oh man, I'm sorry. I clicked enter, then noticed that it's only open in the UK. I can't work out how to remove my entries. Maybe the next giveaway will be for me instead!

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  4. Thank you so much both of you for the awesome interview!! :) Awesome super power! SIEGE sounds brilliant! :)

    Thank you so much for the amazing giveaway!! :)

    Thanks for the brilliant post!,
    Beth xx

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  5. This looks brilliant! Great interview, I love the sound of a creation of Heaven;) I have only read a couple of angel stories before so I'd love to read this. Thanks for posting and thanks for the giveaway! :D

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