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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Interview and Giveaway with Lola Stvil




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

I was born in Haiti and moved to America when I was seven. It was a culture shock. I really lost myself in books and stories because I found it hard to meet people. I went to college for creative writing and starting doing screenplays and writing for soap operas. Then I had this idea in my head of writing about teen angels that had super powers. When I saw Emmy, the lead character in ‘Guardians,’ I recognized her; a loner, wishing for adventure and importance. I love writing young adult fiction with fantasy and paranormal thrown in. It’s an entirely new world and I can manipulate it however I want.

Tell us a little about your latest or upcoming release.

‘The Noru’ is my latest series. ‘Blue Rose’ is out now and I am working on book two. It’s a new world of angels and demons since the ‘Guardians’ were trying to protect humanity. A lot has changed and this new race has to learn about themselves and what their lives mean.
Here’s a sneak peak: "After speaking to the other angels on the team, I hang up my cell and sigh. No one's heard from Aaden in months. This bothers me not only as the leader but as his girl--well if I was his girl--which I'm not. Great. Now on top of being grounded, I'm sitting here acting girly and needy. Argh!!! 

Screw this! I start to head downstairs to plead my case to my parents again, when something out the window catches my eye. I lean in closer to get a good look. What I see astounds me: soundlessly and without hesitation, the humans line up and jump off the roof one at a time..." 

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

Always; all of it. Some things or places really play a role in the creative process. People I encounter or know sometimes become a character or their life experiences tend to have a part in the story. 


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

That life is full of ups and downs and twists and turns. Life is hard and unpretty and challenging, but there is good and beauty and just takes the right kind of character to make your life the way you want it. No matter how bad it is, there’s always good.

What would your readers be surprised to learn about you?

I hate writing battle scenes. And when I meet a new character or a character decides to speak and be heard from their point of view, it really scares me.  I never know what to expect or where the story will go.

When you’re not writing what do you do? Do you have any hobbies or guilty pleasures?

I do acting classes and travel. I love traveling and learning new things. And acting is a passion of mine.

What is in your to read pile?


The Veronica Roth series, the Mortal Instrument series, and anything J.K. Rowling puts out.


Guardians: The Girl
Guardians
Book One
Lola StVil   

Genre: Young Adult Paranormal Romance

ASIN: B006VRXR42

Cover Artist: Renu Sharma

Book Description:

The prophecy says I will fall in love with team leader and Angel, Marcus Cane. The prophecy also says that our love will cause his mission to fail and end the world.

Whatever.

This human is not worried. Why?

Because I do not intend to fall in love with Marcus.

The truth is I hate him. I hate his warm brown eyes with flecks of gold, his chiseled face and broad shoulders.

I hate how over protective he is just because a few thousand demons are after me.
In fact, I couldn't care less about Marcus or his perfect telekinetic girlfriend.
And when I see him holding her, I don’t die a little inside…



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Excerpt:

Sitting there in the car, a part of me bitterly resented what she was doing to me. I knew it wasn’t her fault.

But does she have to be so... alluring?

I need to focus on something else besides the spot between her earlobe and neck. It looked so soft.

Her lips were slightly parted as she looked out the window. I wanted to part them further with mine. I put both my hands on the steering wheel. I could not allow myself to let go until she was out of the car.

Suddenly she leaned in and kissed me. It was far better than I could even begin to explain to you. I've fought and died a slow and painful death on earth.

And nothing, NOTHING can compare to how hard it was for me to pull away from her lips. I don't think any angel could to do it twice in a lifetime...





About the Author:

Lola StVil is a Haitian born writer and actress.

She lives in Hollywood, CA and welcomes online interaction with readers. Lola was seven when she first came to this country from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She attended Columbia College in Chicago, where her main focus was creative writing. In addition to plays, she also writes screenplays and short stories.

She has been commissioned to write for ABC, CBS and Princeton University. She won the NAACP award for her play "The Bones of Lesser Men". In addition to being nominated for LA Weekly awards. Her work has also received positive reviews from The LA Times, Variety and LA Weekly. This is her first novel.



Twitter @guardiansgirl

Instagram @authorlolastvil

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