Sunday, March 04, 2012

Entangled: Guest Post + Giveaway

Today I've got Nikki Jefford, who came to bring you behind the scenes of her recently released novel Entangled, and give you a chance to win a copy!

Nikki Jefford
Release date: February 20th 2012

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Twin witches Graylee and Charlene Perez agree on one rule: No dating warlocks.

Not so easy when a certain rogue warlock is convinced he and Graylee belong together and will use anything, including magic, to try and impress Gray. When Charlene’s boyfriend dumps her, she threatens to kill either herself or the girl who stole Blake. Somehow, Gray ends up dead.

A Resurrection Spell Gone Wrong:

Two months after dying, Gray wakes up in Charlene’s body. As a witch, can anyone blame her mother for attempting to bring her daughter back to life? Only now Gray’s stuck sharing her sister’s body 50/50 in twenty-four hour shifts.

The race is on for Gray to find a way back inside her own body before Charlene purges her from existence. Raj McKenna is rumored to meddle in the black arts, not to mention he’s after Gray’s invisibility spell and worse – her heart. But Raj might be the only one powerful enough to save Gray from fading away forever.

Entangled book trailer:

Without further ado, let's welcome Nikki!

Behind the Scenes with Entangled author, Nikki Jefford

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.

Fantastic Fluke

When I sent Entangled to my #1 beta reader, Nicole Steinhaus, she said, “By the way, I’m a twin.” My book is about an identical twin – could I ask for a more perfect beta?!

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.


Designer Najla Qamber

Composer Simon Wilkinson

Thanks so much for dropping by, Nikki! I look forward to reading your book! And for my readers, make sure to look for my review this summer! :)

Nikki Jefford is a third generation Alaskan who found paradise in the not-so-tropical San Juan Islands where she is, once more, neighbors with Canada.

Nikki has generously offered one ebook copy of Entangled + a bookmark for giveaway
Open internationally
Giveaway ends March 14th, 2012

Leave me a comment answering the question below, don't forget to add your email address so I can contact you if you win.

The witches and warlocks in Entangled share basic magical abilities. They also know 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
-          Invisibility
-          Teleportation
-          or Mind reading?

*Winner will be chosen by random number generator.
*Winner will be contacted by email and will have 48 hours to reply before a new winner is chosen.