Hello, NA Readers!  If you recall, a few weeks ago we featured 5 different authors for the All's Fair in Blogs and War book fair.  Well, that book fair was hosted by the wonderful lady I'm featuring today:  
Kayla Curry

Tell me about Obsidian: 
Ava Tanner finds herself in a world without satellite technology in a time of GPS, Smart Phones and Tablets. When she discovers that a corporation headed by vampires with a sinister motive is to blame, her world is turned upside-down. After a narrow escape, she learns a mystical secret about herself that could aide her in her fight against the vampires. Unfortunately, the vampires see her either as a valuable asset or a target for destruction.

When the world is on the brink of complete social and technological devastation, one must ask themselves: Would I give up my blood for the modern ideal way of life, or will I wage war with the overlords of chaos?

Describe your main characters:

Ava Tanner is a 24 year old, who is starting a career with her business degree. She’s completely content with her life as it is, but her life is turned upside-down when the virus hits.  She is a strong woman who speaks her mind and can fend for herself.

Tom Walker is just a vampire trying to get ahead in the world.  He wants more power and more recognition for all his hard work.  Most of all, he wants Ava—and for a few different reasons.

Jesse Sutton is trying to find his rightful place in the world.  He does what he can to help others, but he’s got problems of his own.  Love wasn’t on his agenda until he met Ava.

What was your favorite scene in Obsidian?My favorite scene in Obsidian is the scene where Ava finds out about the vampires and their plan.  The scene spawned from a dream of mine and was the basis for the entire novel.  The scene can be found in chapter three.

What was the hardest part of the book for you to write?The hardest part for me to write is the part where Ava and Tom part ways.  I had to decide if Tom was going to be the bad guy or the good guy and whether or not to bring in a new hero.  It was a tough decision, but I’m confident that I made the right one.

What compelled you to write Obsidian?Once I had the dream, I couldn’t let it die.  I woke from a dream which turned into chapter three, and wrote the whole chapter and the two leading up to it in one day.  The idea I got from the dream just kept growing and growing and now Obsidian is turning into a whole series.  This one dream I had is taking me on a 5 book long journey, and I can’t abandon that journey.

 
Now, about you in a few words:
Kayla Curry is the Author of the Mystic Stones Series. Her goal was to be a published author by the age of 25 and her debut novel was just released 5 months before her 25th birthday.  She lives in Nebraska and loves writing stories about the paranormal.

What’s your favorite New Adult title?

My favorite New Adult title would have to be The Forever Girl by Rebecca Hamilton.

Why do you write New Adult?I write New Adult because I can relate to the characters since I am in that same age category.  I also believe that there is a large gap between YA and Adult and it needs to be filled.  I don’t mind reading either age group, but I feel much more at home reading New Adult.

What books are sitting on your TBR pile that you can’t wait to read?

Vaempires: Revolution and Vaempires: White Christmas by Thomas Winship and The Elemental Enmity Series by Christie Rich, which are all also in the New Adult category.

If you could have dinner with any author, dead or alive, who would it be and why?

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  I would just have to find out how he wrote the Sherlock Holmes series.  I’m a huge fan and he is probably my favorite author ever.

Your favorite quote from any book:

“When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.” It is said quite often by Sherlock Holmes throughout the series.

What’s up next?

I’m working on the second book in the Mystic Stones Series.  The nest one will be called Moonstone and I am putting it through a few rounds of editing before sending it off to my publisher for consideration.

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  1. Thanks for the giveaway chance! Obsidian sounds like my type of book thanks for the sharing your thoughts with us Kayla.

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  2. Thank you! It was my pleasure! And thank you to NA Alley for hosting me!

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  3. Yay, Kayla, thanks for sharing your story with us ;)

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  4. Oo, I love books that come from dreams! :)

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  5. Oh! Sounds like a great read :) Thanks for stopping by Kayla!

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  6. Wow! Great interview. What a pleasent surprise to be named in it, too. Thanks, Kayla! Obsidian is high on my TBR list, as well.

    Hello NA sisters! Thank you for spreading the word.

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  7. No problem Tom! Thanks for having me guys!

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  8. I actually own copies of those books by Christie Rich thanks to this blog. :) Also, thanks for the opportunity to win a copy of your own book. The answer to the question is: 24.

    Your take on vampires sounds very unique and I'm glad to see younger authors out there. Gives me hope for myself. ;)

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    1. They do sound interesting! Thanks for stopping by!

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    2. Thank you Brooke! Here's a little tid-bit of information on vampires in my world: They can only be killed by obsidian to the heart, which is why the book is named Obsidian!

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  9. Sounds like a book I need to add to my TBR list.

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  10. Great feature :)


    New follower....

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  11. She's 24.
    Sounds like an awesome book that I have now added to my TBR list! Thanks for the amazing interview and giveaway :)

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  12. Thanks guys! I hope those of you who read Obsidian enjoy it very much!

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  13. I'm definitely impressed with NA at the moment! Yet another fantastic sounding book. I love the pre-apocalyptic feel to this one, mixed with vampires, it's definitely unique. Oh, and the answer is 24! :D

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