Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Interview & Giveaway with Lani Sarem

Now available from GeekNation Press is the parnomral romance Handbook for Mortals by Lani Sarem. You can purchase the title on Amazon and on Handbooks Series website.

About the Book

Zade Holder has always been a free-spirited young woman, from a long dynasty of tarot-card readers, fortunetellers, and practitioners of magick. Growing up in a small town and never quite fitting in, Zade is determined to forge her own path. She leaves her home in Tennessee to break free from her overprotective mother Dela, the local resident spellcaster and fortuneteller.

Zade travels to Las Vegas and uses supernatural powers to become part of a premiere magic show led by the infamous magician Charles Spellman. Zade fits right in with his troupe of artists and misfits. After all, when everyone is slightly eccentric, appearing ''normal'' is much less important.

Behind the scenes of this multimillion-dollar production, Zade finds herself caught in a love triangle with Mac, the show's good-looking but rough-around-the-edges technical director and Jackson, the tall, dark, handsome and charming bandleader. Zade's secrets and the struggle to choose between Mac or Jackson creates reckless tension during the grand finale of the show. Using Chaos magick, which is known for being unpredictable, she tests her abilities as a spellcaster farther than she's ever tried and finds herselfat death's door. Her fate is left in the hands of a mortal who does not believe in a world of real magick, a fortuneteller who knew one day Zade would put herself in danger and a dagger with mystical powers...

Handbook for Mortals is the first book in the series of this urban fantasy, paranormal romance series by author Lani Sarem.

Following Zade through the trials--and romance--of finding her own place in the world, readers will identify with their own struggles to fit in, reflected in the fantastic, yet mundane world of Zade's life.

Handbook for Mortals is in development as a motion picture set to debut in 2018.

The author has taken a few minutes out of her busy schedule for a Q&A about her novel.

When did you become interested in storytelling?

I wrote my first script when I was 11 but I probably had the desire even earlier than that.

What was your first book/story published?

Hmm..well this is my first book!

What inspired you to write Handbook for Mortals?

It was a few different things. I used to work in David Copperfield’s theater. I also had a fiancée that became an ex-fiancée’…and I had a need to put my emotions somewhere and I love magick! 

What character in Handbook for Mortals is the most/least like you, and in what ways?

Well most like me is Zade of course. Whenever I write a story there is always a character that I write for myself. What I mean is I’ve always written scripts so I started writing stories so I could play characters I really wanted to play. Zade is a lot of me in good and bad ways. The least like me…hmmm…I’m not really sure but maybe Charles. He’s everything I’m not.

What is your favorite part in Handbook for Mortals?

Well the whole thing really! I mean that’s why I wrote it! Maybe the scene in the rain…I always wanted to that happen to me in real life..

What was the hardest part to write?

When I wrote it as a script there were these parts where Zade wasn’t around but something important would happen and in the script it would just happen..but in the book since it was from Zade’s perspective I had to figure out how to have that stuff still happen. That was for sure the hardest part…the second hardest was describing the illusions.

What would your ideal career be, if you couldn't be an author?

Acting and making movies…which I also do!

Do you read reviews of your books?

If so, do you pay any attention to them, or let them influence your writing? I do read reviews….I try to decide with an open mind if what the person is saying is something I ultimate agree with…

What well-known writers do you admire most?

C.S. Lewis and Charles Bukowski but I love so many writers…from Stephanie Meyer to George RR martin.

Do you have any other books/stories in the works?

Yes…this is a series…so #2 is in the works!

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About the Author

Lani Sarem always wanted to work in the entertainment industry. She began acting at age 3 and continued to act and perform through her early years. Lani started writing scripts when she was 11 and over the years has done everything from writing, acting, band managing and helping start and work festivals. She's managed bands like the Plain White T's and Blues Traveler and toured with everyone from Ryan Adams to Gnarls Barkley. Lani has appeared in films like Mall Cop 2 and Jason Bourne. Make sure to catch her in her latest film Trailer Park Shark on the Syfy channel this July as Roxy.

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1 comment:

  1. Isn't this the book that was centered around her [the author] scamming her way onto the NYTimes bestsellers list? I'm not on anyone's side, I'm just curious because a lot of the book community was talking about it. What are your thoughts on it?


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