Monday, September 10, 2012

Interview and Kindle Fire Giveaway with Bisi Leyton

September 10 Interview
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September 11 Promo and review
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September 12 Promo
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September 15 Interview
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September 16 Interview
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September 19 Interview
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September 20 Review
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September 27 Promo and excerpt
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October 1 Character interview or profile
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October 3 Review and Mini Interview or Recipe
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October 4 Promo
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October 5 Promo and review

October 6 Interview
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October 8 Interview and review
Rute Canhoto – 

October 8 Review

Please share a little about yourself, your genres, any other pen names you use.

I am Bisi Leyton. I’ve be writing since I was eight and wrote my first novel when I was twelve (it was an unabashed rip off of Sweet Valley High). I stopped writing serious once I got in high school, but twenty years later, I’m back at it.

Tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release.

My latest book is Wisteria. It is a Young Adult Paranormal romance set three years after England has been overrun by zombies. It tells the story of a sixteen girl, Wisteria who meets Bach, a boy who is immune to the virus and is able to control the infected.

Have you ever based your book or characters on actual events or people from your own life?

I do all the time. As a rule, I try to include people who’ve had a positive impact on me. Even the villains in my stories are sometimes based somehow around people who I admire in some way.

Is there a theme or message in your work that you would like readers to connect to?

My main theme is I believe ordinary people in change the word. For this reason, I want Wisteria to be average. Not the prettiest, fastest, strongest, but the one who won’t back down from a problem (even if she created it).

Is there a genre(s) that you’d like to write that you haven’t tackled yet?

Science Fiction romance. I love star trek, the twilight zone and sliders (the list goes on) and would love to do a more sci-fi focused romance, but not sure if or how I will be able to do that.

If this book is part of a series…what is the next book? Any details you can share?

This is the first book in the Wisteria Series. The next book is called Mosroc and should be out at the end of October. Not to give a way the end, but we learn a lot more about why Bach is the way he his.

What is next for you? Do you have any scheduled upcoming releases or works in progress?

I am currently writing Wisteria Book Three (not title yet). And putting together some initial outline for the YA Paranormal Romance following it.

Wisteria Series Book 1
By Bisi Leyton

Genre:  Young Adult Paranormal Romance


Number of pages: 275
Word Count:  90,000

Cover Artist: Olivia Smith

Blurb/Book Description:

Sixteen year old Wisteria Kuti has two options—track the infected around the Isle of Smythe or leave the only known safe haven and face a world infested with flesh eating biters. But even with well-armed trackers, things go wrong and Wisteria ends up alone facing certain death, until she is rescued by the mysterious Bach. Uninfected, Bach is able to survive among the hordes of living dead.

Eighteen year old Bach, from a race known as The Family, has no interest in human affairs. He was sent here to complete his Great Walk and return home as a man—as a Sen Son. The Family regard humans as Dirt People, but Bach is drawn to this Terran girl, whom he has never seen before, but somehow knows.

Hunted by flesh eaters, cannibals, and the mysterious blood thirsty group called Red Phoenix, Wisteria and Bach make their way back to the Isle of Smythe, a community built on secrets and lies.

Author Bio:

Bisi Leyton was born in East London in 1978. She grew up in London, Nigeria and the States, listening to the stories life and love from aunts, cousins and big sisters.
She lives in London, but has worked around Europe including France, Germany, Ireland, Belgium and the Czech Republic. She has a fondness for reading graphic novels.



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Belinda said...

Great interview Bisi! Very informative! Since I am a sci-fi fan I will be looking forward to that time when you delve into that genre! Best of luck with the blog tour! Take care!


Bisi Leyton said...

Thanks for reaching out and visiting the blog.