Friday, June 24, 2011

Shalini Boland - Character interview, Book Giveaway and Book Review

Hidden (Marchwood Vampire Series) is a paranormal romance that spans the centuries from modern England to 19th century Paris and ancient Cappadocia.

Sixteen-year-old Madison Greene is in foster care until one day she inherits a fortune and a house with a cellar full of danger. Eighteen-year-old Alexandre Chevalier lives in 19th century Paris. On an archaeological expedition, he discovers a lost underground city where his life changes forever.

For each of them, life is finally starting. Little do they know it is closer to ending. Something lies buried which should have been forgotten. A Pandora’s Box that was meant to stay shut. But Madison and Alexandre have never been any good at following the rules. They are about to find everything they’ve ever desired and everything that could destroy them. Falling in love has never been so dangerous.

The Review:

This was an amazing read. I could not even begin to put it down. So many twists and turns. Shalini Boland does an incredible job with originality and her writing style is spectacular. I really want to see this as a movie, or television show. The world setting and character were so well written you can literally see the story play out as you read. The storyline grabs you from the beginning, with suspense, romance, and mystery. The pace keeps the story moving, till the end, and what an ending it was. I found nothing distastefully with this book. A definite NYT Bestseller in my opinion. One I'd love to see another book to.

My rating 5 stars (I'd give it more if I had more stars)

Character Interview of Alexandre Chevalier, born August 26th 1862.

Where are you from?
I am from Paris, France

How old are you?
I am eighteen year of age, but perhaps that it not as true as it used to be.

What are you called? Nickname?
I allow certain people to call me Alex.

How would you describe your looks?
Looks? People always told me I was handsome. I’m tall with dark wavy hair and brown eyes. But I do not like the way I look anymore.

In Twitter Fashion use 140 characters or less, sum your personal ad for us. (If you were to have one)
‘Twitter Fashion’? This is something you wear? I do not know this ‘Twitter Fashion’.

What kind of childhood did you have?
It was a wonderful childhood, a privileged upbringing full of laughter.

How do you deal with conflict and change?
Unfortunately I am an expert in this and I find I always meet it head on. If you cross me you will probably regret it.

Who else is in your life?
I have my wonderful brother Jacques and my ridiculously Parisian sister Isobel. And of course, there is my love…

What are your goals or motivation?
To be happy and to keep my family and friends safe from harm.

Of what are you proudest?
I used to be proud of everything about myself. With a mere smile, I could have anything I wanted. But now things have changed and I am not proud of anything anymore.

What was your first date like?
It was a mistake - one that gave me my heart’s desire, but cost me everything.

How did you meet the person of your dreams?
Ha! She was trying to kill me.

Who were your best friends in the past, and why aren't they your best friends today?
I once had many friends and acquaintances, but sadly they are all gone now.

Describe yourself--what is your best quality? What is your worst?
I am loyal, but I am often lacking in good judgement.

What is your biggest secret--the one thing you don't want ANYBODY to know?
If I told you that, you might not live to tell anyone else.

What are you most afraid of?
Losing the one I love.

What do you want more than anything?
To find and destroy those who cursed my life.

Author bio:

Before kids, I was a singer songwriter signed to Universal Music. But writing fiction has taken over my life and now I’m a mother of two noisy boys and an author of teen novels. I write the kinds of books I love to read - gripping young adult adventures with a spattering of romance and a sprinkling of horror.

Places you can find me:

Places you can buy Hidden:
HIDDEN on Kindle:
HIDDEN on Smashwords:
HIDDEN on Barnes&Noble:
HIDDEN paperback from Amazon US:

One ebook of Hidden
(winner gets a Smashwords coupon)

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