Sunday, May 20, 2012

Giveaway & Interview : Georgia Cates

The lovely, awesome, fantastical Georgia Cates is stopping by to give us a little insight into her writing. 

She's also giving away an e-book copy of your choice!! 

You can pick between her YA Contemporary 'Going Under' (Fabulous) or her YA paranormal 'Anteros'. 

Just LOOK at these gorgeous covers.

Going Under        Blood of Anteros  (The Vampire Agápe, #1)

1. How did you come up with the story line behind your books? 

With The Agape Series, I wrote books that I wanted to read, but couldn’t find, about an all-time great romance between a vampire and something not quite human. They are based entirely on predestined love and the struggle to find one another. 

With Going Under, I wrote it based on my own high school experiences with a bad boy, not quite as great as Jessie. (Whew! Glad things with him didn’t go anywhere.) 

2. Are you planning to keep going and going, going? 

Yes, just like the Energizer Bunny. 

3. What did you want to be when you were growing up? 

A nurse. And that’s what I have done for almost 14 years. 

4. Who's your favorite author and\or favorite book and why? 

The Scarlet Letter is my favorite book and I think it’s because Arthur Dimmesdale was my first bad boy of fiction. What can I say? I love a great bad boy. 

5. Do you have a cast in mind if your book were ever to become a movie? 

I admit I don’t watch a lot of television, so this is a difficult question for me, but...Oliver Goodwill could be my Jessie any day of the week and I think India Eisley would be a great Claire. 

6. What is something you wished you'd done differently when publishing your first book? 

I wish I had invested in an editor before publishing for the first time. I learned that lesson the hard way, but I have connected with a wonderful editor and am confident it will make a huge difference in the future. 

7. What is something awesome that we can look forward to in future books? 

I am not positive about how many books The Agape Series will include. It will be a minimum of 3, but who knows? The possibilities are endless. 

Going Under will get a sequel this Fall about Payton and the romance she will find. The only thing I’m willing to share is that he’ll have to be one tough guy to be able to handle that little firecracker. 

After that...I’m tackling a new YA paranormal romance series. (So excited about where that leads.) 

8. Any lessons learned or advice to new authors? 

Don’t sit around and wait for it happen. No one is going to do it for you. Either grab the bull by the horns or lay it down. Anything less than your all simply isn’t good enough. 

9. What's your absolute favorite thing about be an author? 

Freedom. As an Independent, I am free to write what, when, where and how I wish. 

10. List 5 random things about yourself. 

I soooo dig music. 

I stalk musicians after concerts. 

I love any combination of chocolate and raspberries. 

I am a wonderful cook. 

Many of Claire and Payton’s characteristics are based on myself. 

To enter to win the e-book, 
just comment below with your email address. To get an extra entry you can tweet about the giveaway and tag Georgia, @georgia_cates, ( You could follow her, too, that'd be awesome) and also tag me @authshellycrane 
I'll choose a winner Thursday morning!!

Best wishes and happy endings, 

Shelly Crane


  1. Going under was an awesome novel! Absolutely loved Payton!

  2. i would like to enter? :]
    jukixx at gmail

  3. I would love to read going under! :D Oh and I tweeted:!/junecat14/status/204541112868806656

    laughs4life14 AT yahoo DOT com

  4. Great Q&A. Ive heard Going Under is a terrific book. Would love to win it. Thanks!

  5. I loved Going Under. Great book!

  6. Would love to win one of these books and I am always looking for new authors to read. Great Q&A :).

  7. I've been wanting to read Going Under for a long time and haven't had the chance. It sounds fantastic!

  8. I can't wait to read it! :)

    Extra entry:!/Gabicreads/status/204598685017980929

  9. Love the covers!

  10. I've read Blood of Anteros and really enjoyed it. Going Under sounds great!

  11. I loved Going Under! I can't wait to read the other series.

  12. I can relate to so much of that! Great interview!

    Both books look awesome!


  13. I really want to read Going Under! It looks so good! :)!/SamjamRose/status/204757964391845888

  14. Going Under looks like a great book would be awsome to read it!

  15. i really want to read going under!!/jramos1289/status/204923686199889921

  16. I really think that going under sounds like an amazing book plus I already read blood of anteros

  17. I'm dying to read Going Under! I've heard so many good thing about it. Thanks for offering!
    deedee [at] grifmail [dot] com

  18. I would like the chance to read these. They sound great! Thanks so much!

  19. I SO want to read Going Under, sounds so good!

  20. is the winner!
    And I'm going to throw in a winner, too! So my winner is!!! Congrats! I'll email you and you can tell which book you prefer :)