Author Interview: Andrea Heltsley, Author of Devour (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Posted April 26th, 2013 in Author Interview, Giveaway / 20 comments

Welcome to the Devour Blog Tour. Devour by Andrea Heltsley is a paranormal read that can tantalize anybody’s senses. Below is Andrea’s and I interview about her book and writing life. I hope you enjoy. Also, don’t forget to enter the tour wide giveaway below.

He wasn’t supposed to remember.

Callie is a royal vampire. She hunts by taking the blood from her victims and erases their memories afterwards. She goes undetected until a victim named Chase approaches her with all his memories intact. He is intrigued and attracted. She is terrified. What happens when a human mixes with the immortal world? Chaos.

Callie’s 18th birthday has passed and she is coming out at the annual blood ball. Will she find a mate or will she suffer the repercussions of her indiscretion? She is brought to the Vampire council and they must decide what to do with Chase. Do they kill him, or turn him to protect their secret?

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Jennifer: Can you describe Devour in three words?

Andrea: Mysterious, Romantic, Paranormal.

Jennifer: Did anything (or anyone) surprise you while writing Devour?

Andrea: I planned this as a standalone novel and at the end, the characters naturally left an opening if I wanted to write a sequel.  I wasn’t expecting that.

Jennifer: If you were going to come up with a theme song for Devour, what song would it be?

Andrea: Ooh Love by Charlotte Sometimes.

Jennifer: How did you come with the idea for this story?

Andrea: It just popped into my head one day and I immediately went to work on it.  It took me two months to write my rough draft.

Jennifer: Has a particular book you’ve read influenced your life? If so, please share. 

Andrea: Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne taught me to be descriptive and Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll taught me to be creative.

Jennifer: Can you tell us three surprising facts about yourself? 

Andrea: I read 346 books last year.  I got my bachelor’s degree in Biology and used to be a scientist.  I don’t watch a lot of T.V.

Jennifer: Have you always wanted to be an author?

Andrea: I wanted to be an author since grade school and have written on and off for fun throughout the years.

Jennifer: Finish this sentence: I cannot write without…

Andrea: …music and a smelly candle burning.

Jennifer: I can’t thank you enough for taking time out to answer a few of my questions. Is there anything else you would like to mention before we part ways?

Andrea: If you love Devour, then keep an eye out for all my new titles coming out this year, I have 6 more planned.

Author Bio

I’m a biologist turned writer.  I write YA/NA paranormal romance books mainly.  I’m the author of Devour and have several more books scheduled to come out later in 2013. I book blog for fun.  I also have a strong addiction to caffeine and fruit snacks.  You can find me in Tennessee with my husband and two Italian greyhounds.

If you ask anyone, I’m a total fangirl!  I love the entertainment industry.  I love Revenge and the Vampire Diaries on television.  My favorite movies are Elektra and P.S. I Love You.  I have a definite weakness for Tim Burton movies too. I’m beyond a huge fangirl for Shakira, both her English and Spanish music; Jack’s Mannequin comes in a close second.   I have too many favorite authors to list, but Kelley Armstrong and Rachel Vincent are two of them.  I’ve read all their books J

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20 Responses to “Author Interview: Andrea Heltsley, Author of Devour (Blog Tour & Giveaway)”

  1. Miniegg

    If you could spend the day with fictional character be it from literature or TV/film, who would you pick and why?

  2. Brandi Kosiner

    So neat how characters have a mind of their own and can take a story where the author didn’t originally plan, I have heard that so many times, and its cool

  3. Jaclyn Canada

    365 books last year??? Wow!! Great post and questions, Jennifer. I haven’t heard of that song picked. Alice and Wonderland is certainly a book to inspire creativity. I hope you have an excellent weekend 😀 Jaclyn @ JC’s Book Haven.

  4. BookLady

    Congratulations on the publication of Devour! Sounds like a great book. Who are some of your favorite paranormal authors and how have they influenced your writing?

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