Q&A and Giveaway: Lee Roland, author of Viper Moon

I recently asked Lee Roland, author of the awesome urban fantasy, Viper Moon, to answer a few questions, and she kindly agreed! She’s also offered up 2 copies of Viper Moon to two lucky winners, so be sure to see the giveaway details at the end of this post!

Please welcome Lee to the blog!

Lee, I really enjoyed Viper Moon, and can’t wait for the next book in the series! Do you have a set plan for how many books you’d like to write for the series, or will you just see where it takes you?
I only plan three books for the series. Then I want to discover new places where magic and the modern world meets.

What do you like most about writing urban fantasy?
I like Urban Fantasy because it allows the imagination to run wild, but tames it a bit when you put it in an urban setting. I like the contrast and occasionally conflict between magic and machine. Throw in the human component and you can do anything.

What book is on your nightstand right now?
The latest Janet Evanovich book staring Diesel, the Unmentionable.

What is your favorite Stephen King title (it’s hard to pick just one)?
It’s a tie between The Stand and The Talisman. I love the way King’s story and characters constantly evolve. Both The Stand and The Talisman involve a journey, one of my favorite types of story.

If you could pack up and travel anywhere tomorrow, where would you go?
The high mountains of the desert southwest.

If someone was visiting Florida for the first time, where is the first place you’d take them to see?
If it is winter, I’d take them to Key West. If it is summer, I’d tell them to stay home.

We all have authors that we “pimp”. You know, the one that if someone gives you an opening, you’ll talk about their books ad naseum? Do you have one of those?
Sorry, I’m a bit of an introvert. I prefer to listen to others. That’s how I discover new authors to read.

When you’re writing, how do you like to spend your free time?
I still have the day job, so there isn’t much free time. In November I will be leaving that to write full time and maybe I’ll get to travel a little. Photography is fun, too.

Is there any news of upcoming projects or events you’d like to share?
I’m in the process of edits for Vengeance Moon, the second book in the Earth Witches series. It has a release date of April 2012.

Stalk Lee: Website| Facebook
Read my review of Viper Moon

**GIVEAWAY DETAILS**
1. Giveaway is for two copies of Viper Moon to two winners.
2. Giveaway is open to US/Canadian addresses only.
3. To enter, leave a comment for Lee with your email address.
4. Following My Bookish Ways is not required but is MUCH appreciated! Please let me know if and how you follow in a separate comment for ONE EXTRA ENTRY!
5. Giveaway ENDS 9/15/11
6. Giveaway are kindly being provided by Lee Roland.

About the book:
Cassandra Archer is the Huntress. She has faithfully served the Earth Mother for years, rescuing kidnapped children from monsters-both human and supernatural-dwelling in the ruins of the Barrows District. But when two children are kidnapped under similar circumstances, all clues point to a cataclysmic event on the next dark moon. Now Cass must race against the clock and prevent a sacrifice that could destroy the entire town…

65 Comments:

  1. Great interview. I haven’t read this yet, but have added it to my amazon wish list!

    ~Kayla
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  2. I’m a GFC follower

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  3. Lovely cover, I will definitely add this to my TBR pile. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. I’m a GFC follower

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  5. I also like urban fantasy for a similar reason that Lee does. The possibilites is endless and yet it being set in an urban place balances that. I really like the cover for “Viper Moon”. cambonified [at] yahoo [dot] com

  6. I am a gfc follower. cambonified [at] yahoo [dot] com

  7. Sounds great! I haven’t read Lee before, but I am definitely going to start.

    Thanks for the giveaway and good luck to all!

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  8. This sounds like a great book that I’ve had on my wish list for awhile now. I hope I get a chance to read it soon! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. And I am also a GFC follower as Megan!

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  10. oooh this looks SO good! I hope I win!

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  11. I’m also GFC follower Kel 🙂

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  12. Thanks for the giveaway. Viper Moon is going on my wish list.

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  13. I follow on GFC ( Rain Maiden) and on Twitter @RainMaidenJen

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  14. The book sounds interesting and I like the cover =)The snake on it really catches my attention.

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  15. I also follow via GFC as Ceridwen83

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  16. hot cover and looks like a really good read
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  17. I love to read what authors think about other authors and things they enjoy doing….great interview
    The book sounds like it will be an exciting read. I would love to win it.

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  18. Thanks for the interview, I love to meet new authors to look into. I have not had a chance to pick up so thanks for the chance to win it.

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  19. Also, I follow VBC via email

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  20. I follow on GFC (RachaelM) and on Twitter @ERachaelM.

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  21. Awesome giveaway as always….I’m a facebook follower ( YaBooks Unified ) and a twitter ( Tinabones ) and a GFC follower on here!

  22. I enjoyed the interview and I’m looking forward to reading Viper Moon.

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  23. Thanks!! I follow on Facebook and e-mail!
    pam
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  24. Love the cover and the story sounds like a great read! Definitely my kind of reading… adding to my wishlist!

    Thanks for the giveaway!
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  25. Following My Bookish Ways via email and GFC subscriber (*yadkny*)

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  26. Love the cover and synopsis, looks like a great giveaway! edysicecreamlover18@gmailDOTcom

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  28. This sounds great. I love urban fantasy! The cover is amazing as well. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  29. +1 GFC: ML

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  30. This book sounds so good! :)Thanks for the giveaway!

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  31. My favorite King book is The Stand also. I also do love The Talisman and I agree about them being “journey” books.

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  32. Thanks for the giveaway. 🙂

    Terri
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  33. Great interview! I live in Florida so I couldn’t stop laughing about about what you should do if you visit. It is so true. Summertime, stay home and put on every fan you can find LOL! Great reason why you love to write urban fantasy. I absolutely agree. Great interview and giveaway, thank you so much 🙂

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  34. I follow gfc & email.

    Terri
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  35. I feel a little bad for saying this, but I like that the plan is for three books in this series. Too many series drag on and on (as in, that dead horse they’re beating is fossilized by now). Anyway! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  36. I follow MBW on Facebook (as Andra M.)

  37. GFC Follower: drharleyquinn87
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    Thank you again guys 🙂

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  38. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  39. +1 GFC follower

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  40. Good interview & thanks for the giveaway!

    Karen W
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  41. I am a GFC follower

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  42. Great excerpt up at Lee’s website, you’ve got me hooked. This definitely is my favorite kind of storyline,so thanks for a chance to win a copy.

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  43. I am a follower and email subscriber. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com

  44. I have really taken to the Urban Fantasy genre. It is climbing the reading ladder and is becoming one of my favorites.

    Your book is definitely being added to the TBR list.

    Saph
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  45. HI again!

    I follow via email and GFC.

    Saph
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  46. I’d like to read this one. Please count me in 🙂

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  47. I follow via GFC quixoticdreamer

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  48. Thank you for sharing with us today. I would love to read Viper Moon and I appreciate the giveaway opportunity.

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  49. I kinda follow you all over the place LOL but GFC – Denise Zaky

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  50. Sounds like a great read and interview too. The snake around her arm kinda freaks me out. LOL
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  51. I follow you via GFC and Email subscription
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  52. whoo i just picked up diesel! love janet evanovich too! this book looks absolutely amazing and thank you so much for the chance to win it!!

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  53. and im a follower (on here and on facebook!!)

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  54. I keep looking at this book. It sounds fascinating. I will have to read it — to win it would be awesome.

  55. I am truly an email follower – and Facebook

  56. I love the cover. This book is on my TBR list, would love to win. Thanks for the giveaway.

  57. I follow through email. Thanks

  58. This book looks SO good! I really want to win a copy! Thanks so much for the chance 🙂

  59. I am a GFC follower: Julie Witt, and an email subscriber: jwitt33 at live dot com

  60. Great interview! The book sounds great, Thanks.

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  61. Follow GFC-areeths
    Email subscriber too!

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  62. OMG, this book sounds amazing!!! Can’t wait to read it, thanks for the chance to win

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  63. GFC follower-Jolene and Family

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