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Today we welcome author Angie L. Reed to My Overstuffed Bookshelf. She is the author of the paranormal vampire book, HYBRID.
Can you tell us a little bit about your book, Hybrid?
Hybrid is my first and only release. It was picked up by a small but traditional publishing company out of North Carolina. It is a paranormal thriller for teens and young adults involving humans and vampires. Hybrids are half human and half vampire and a small family of hybrids are living in West Virginia. When Emily and her broken family move from Dallas, Texas to Beckley, West Virginia, she never plans on falling for one hybrid–let alone two. But she soon finds herself falling for Max and Julian–estranged twin brothers who are half vampire and half human.
When did you decide to start writing and why?
I decided to write Hybrid after reading Stephanie Meyer’s series Twilight. I was inspired by Renesmee who is half human and half vampire.
What books do you like to read when you aren’t writing?
I love to read stories about vampires. Although I’d virtually stopped reading for pleasure for awhile, I picked up my daughter’s copy of Twilight one day and couldn’t put it down! I stopped reading for pleasure when I decided to return to college to pursue a B.A. in English and then a Master of Education. Right now, I’m working on my second undergraduate degree. I substitute teach at my daughter’s private school and most of the character’s names are students at Fort Worth Academy.
What are three things you must have when sitting down to write a book?
When I sit down to write anything–books, research papers, etc.–I must have coke and junk food like chips and candy! I especially love to have chocolate.
What do you like to do in your down time?
I don’t have a lot of downtime because I’m a wife, mother, full-time student, and writer, but when I am free, I like to shop. I’m a shopaholic!
Where can we purchase your book?
My book can be purchased online at amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, or bought at any book retailer. You can also order a copy from the publisher at www.argusbooks.com.
Do you have a blog where we can keep up with what your are writing and doing?
I have a webpage and you can reach my blog there. My address is angielreed.com. I love to hear from my fans and can be found on most social networking sites. I am having an author giveaway right now. I will be giving away a $100 Gift card and five signed copies of Hybrid on November 1, 2009. You can enter on my blog page at my web address.
Thanks so much for joining us today Angie!
Thanks for your time!
Angie L. Reed
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In an attempt to escape the painful memory of her young sister Rose’s untimely and mysterious death, Emily and her altered family flee Dallas, Texas for the safety of small-town Beckley, West Virginia. Shortly after arriving, Emily falls for a handsome young man named Maxwell Snow. He’s perfect. Or so Emily thinks. And then the nightmares begin. Why is Rose haunting Emily inside her dreams? What is Rose trying to tell her? Perhaps Julian, Maxwell’s estranged twin holds the answers.
Prepare as a “new” generation of vampires is discovered. These vampires could be friends, neighbors, or even family. Reed’s first in a mesmerizing series is guaranteed to leave the readers glued to their seats, unable to put the book down until the very last page; and totally unprepared for Hybrid’s captivating disclosures and shocking ending . . .
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As a first time author, I am also a degreed teacher with a B.A. in English from the University of Texas at Arlington. I am also pursuing a M.A. of Education with a concentration in Reading Instruction at Dominican University and currently possess a 4.0 GPA. I graduate in May 2010. As a teacher and a mother, I understand the need for appropriate literature teens can read without corrupting their morals, spirits, and/or entire beings. Twilight started a phenomenon and I hope to make use of a readily available audience by incorporating young adult themes with the supernatural. Vampires present a natural curiosity for humans and we are intrigued by their powers as well as their mysterious natures.
**Again, I am working on a sequel to Hybrid entitled The Fearless. My hope is to capitalize on a genre specifically meant to entice young adults with the joys of reading. Too many teens are unwilling or uninspired to read books throughout their entireties or even all together. Therefore, creating literature that is easy to read, draws them in, and leaves them wanting more, will only serve to encourage younger readers to develop a love for literature!
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Hybrid delivers chills and romance
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July 18, 2009: Spoiler Alert: When Emily leaves Dallas, Texas she never expects to fall for a half-human and half-vampire hybrid–let alone two. But quickly after arriving in Beckley, she falls hard for twin brothers. And that’s when the nightmares begin. This is a chilling love story with some creepy scenes! I enjoyed Hybrid and highly recommend this one!
I Also Recommend: Twilight, Eclipse, The Forest of Hands and Teeth, The Uninvited, Revealers.
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The charismatic and sophisticated vampire of modern fiction that was born in the early 19th century with the publication of The Vampyre by John Polidori led to the advent of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, the quintessential vampire novel and provided the basis of the modern day vampire legend. The success of the book spawned a distinctive vampire genre and has since become a dominate figure in the horror game.
Now bursting on the scene is Angie Reed’s Hybrid, introducing a new element into the horror equation, an element that will change the new generation’s concept of the vampire. Hybrid introduces a new genre-part human, part vampire, and impossible to detect. The thought that one of these new vampires may be your neighbor and the thrill of reading the new mistress of the vampire genre will keep you riveted to your seat and mesmerize you until the final spine-tingling, unexpectedly shocking moment.
Hope everyone is excited about the New Moon movie! I am! Tailor looks hot in those trailers!!!!!!!! Love him!!!!!!!! Hope all is well with your families and keep reading young adult fiction!
Hope everyone is having a great day. Only two more months before New Moon comes out! Can’t wait to see it! Stephanie Meyer inspires me as a writer because she keeps her work clean and appropriate for younger audiences. Can’t wait to see it!
What do the two have in common? Vampires of course! Order your copy today and don’t forget to register to win $100 or one of five signed copies of Hybrid.
I must admit, I am a big fan of the Twilight series. I was encouraged to write my own vampire novel after reading the series. However, Hybrid is not Twilight revisted. They are vastly different stories of teen love and vampires. I enjoy Meyers’ writing style and wanted to capture the innocence of young love–even if vampires are involved!
While one of the main characters in Hybrid does attempt suicide, Emily is not successful in her attempts. I did not want to write a book where a teen was successful, however, I did want to bring the phenomena of teens and depression to light as this is a very serious problem affecting teens today. If you know a teen who is struggling, do not ignore the warning signs! www.angielreed.com. Order your copy of Hybrid today on amazon.com.