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Blog Tour: Initiation Character Interview + Giveaway

About the Author:

Hi! I am Imogen Rose and I am based in New Jersey. For as long as I can remember, I have dreamt stories. Stories that can and do continue from night to night, from dream to dream. So, going to bed was never an issue, even as a child, just an anticipation of the story to come.

I was born in a small town in Sweden and moved to London in my twenties. After obtaining a PhD in immunology from Imperial College, I moved with my family to New Jersey, where I have been based for the past ten years. Although storytelling is my real passion, I have only now decided to share my stories by publishing my first work of fiction, PORTAL.
I'm currently reading Initiation and it is interesting. Please give a warm welcome to one of Rose's characters, Octavia, since she will be taking part in the following interview thanks to Sue Bernstein!
Octavia is the law student at the Academy who represents Cordelia at the Student Council trial. Like all my characters, she was born in my imagination, this time inspired by my awesome friend and editor, Sue Bernstein, who is also a lawyer. During the editing process, something odd happened. Sue adopted Octavia into her own imagination, and Octavia seemed to become a manifestation of Sue’s personality. It was a weird, but wonderful thing, and a total hoot. For the first time, my story had a character, who seemed to have taken over a life of her own outside my own imagination. So it was only natural to ask Sue my questions for Octavia.

Q. Where did you attend to law school?
From the time I was a kid growing up in the mid-western U.S., I always wanted to live in New York. So I applied to only one law school - a prestigious school in Manhattan that shall remain nameless - and got in! I spent three blissful years in Manhattan before being turned.

Q. When were you turned into a vampire? How old were you?
That’s a day I'll never forget. I was turned on graduation day. What began as the happiest day of my life, graduation from law school, ended with fangs in my neck and me undead forever. I was… am twenty-six years old.

Q. I am guessing you were turned by someone eminent, hence you being sent here to the Academy. Are you able to share who that was?
While I am not at liberty to divulge the name, suffice it to say that he was one of my law professors, who told me he had very big plans for me. No kidding! Big plans! When not teaching evening classes in New York, he teaches an introduction to paranormal jurisprudence class at Bonfire Academy.

Q. What were the circumstances in which you were turned?
The professor who turned me was my mentor. I trusted him and worked with him for three years. At least he waited for me to graduate before he turned me, but studying for the NY Bar Exam while trying to control my brand new powers was a bit hairy!

Q. What will you do once your time at the Academy is over?
My mentor/professor/attacker still has big plans for me. Once my enrichment year is over, I am going to go into practice with him and also teach part-time at the Academy.

Q. What do you think of Jagger?
For a winter, that faery is definitely H-O-T!

Q. How close to you feel to him after letting him drink your blood? Do you feel he belongs to you in any way?
As trite as this sounds, faeries belong to no one. That said, however, Jagger and I have a very close bond. Mmmmm.

Q. Do you like Cordelia?
Like is such an odd word for a vampire to use. Cordelia was my client, and I respect her. You didn't think you'd pin down a lawyer; did you?

Q. What do you think is up between her and Jagger?
Oh, goodness! Something for sure. I can sense it in my blood.

Q. Are you coming back to school next year, during Faustine’s Integration year?
Yes! But on the teaching staff.

Q. Finally, friend Allirea wants to know if you can make her into a faery, or does she have to be born as one?
Allirea, dear one, I can turn you into a vampire. So why would you want to be a faery? Yum!

Thanks so much, Octavia and Sue!
Thanks so much, Octavia/Imogen, for stopping by the blog and giving us some awesome insight to one of your characters! .

Welcome to Bonfire Academy. Set in the foothills of the alpine mountains in St.Moritz, this exclusive private school caters to a special kind of student. Enter at your own risk... but if you are human, you may not want to enter at all.

This is part one of the prequel series (Bonfire Academy) in the Bonfire Chronicles. Book two, INTEGRATION, will be released summer 2012.

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21 comments:

Danny Bookworm said...

This sounds awesome!!! I love love love Vampire Stories and I love this cover:)) It was nice meeting Octavia! 

Asher_Knight said...

 I'm liking it so far, though the beginning is a little rushed, but I'll get into more of that in my review. Paranormal stories ARE the best :D And this is the new cover, which I definitely adore more. The first one wasn't the greatest, merely intriguing but not exactly easy on the eyes. Glad you enjoyed the interview, Danny! <3

Lauren M said...

Hmm. Not sure what I think of the whole vampire school concept for a protagonist this age. Is it believable? I guess I'll have to find out! Can't wait to hear your thoughts on this book. Thanks for introducing us to Octavia! :)

Shyd36 said...

I loved this interiew. It wad great to get more insight into Octavia. I loved this book by the way. Imogen Rose rocks.

Wendy Darling said...

A lawyer vampire! That's intriguing. fun interview!

Imogen Rose said...

Thank you so much for having me on your blog, hope you enjoy the book.

Asher_Knight said...

The school is actually chockfull of paranormals, so that part's quite interesting. i have much more to go but the story is likable so far. :)

Asher_Knight said...

I'm hoping to like it as well. I love gaining further insight into a character, so that part's always awesome!

This is my first Imogen Rose book!

Asher_Knight said...

 I thought so too :)

Asher_Knight said...

Oh, it's my pleasure, Imogen. And I'm liking it so far.

Mimi Valentine said...

LOL why would you want to be a faery if you could be a vampire, indeed! x) (Although I guess that the plus side to being fey over vamp would be not having to drink blood and not wanting to eat your family every time you see them haha!) But I love that Octavia is a lawyer/vampire -- you don't hear about a mix like that every day! 

Really fun interview, Asher! I can't wait to read your review on this book! <3 And Imogen, you write one sassy lawyer/vamp! ;)

Asher_Knight said...

 *fist-bumps* I love both though, so I'd probably be a super cool hybrid. (that's why I'd need to be a hybrid! To control my ravenous, creeptastic urges.) Octavia was one of the only characters that had some potential, but my curiosity pertaining to her character wasn't enough to  keep me reading the book.

Thanks! Maybe you'll enjoy it more than I did.

Rebecca (Kindle Fever) said...

Wow. o: This interview has me extremely curious! I'm not very familiar with this one, but now I sure want to be. Like Danny, I love vampire stories and this one sounds like it's got some unique twists. I'll definitely have to check it out!

Tarra said...

Great giveaway! The blurb has me wanting to read that book!

Asher_Knight said...

*fist-bumps* Vampire stories are da bomb. But it doesn't just have vampires, it has shape shifters, demons, paranormal royalty, etc. That aspect is pretty cool! :D

Asher_Knight said...

I hope you enjoy it :D

Sarah (saz101) said...

Oh my goodness, Asher! SUCH a fun interview! So want to read this one now... and I love how she's like mentor/teacher/attacker. Very fun :D

Is Octavia actually the protagonist, or a secondary character??

Kelly Mills said...

Now this is one of the main reasons I love following blogs, finding new books & new authors!  I love paranormal reads, especially those with vampires.  And I'm always looking for a new series to read.  Thanks so much for the fun interview!

Alyssa @ Books Take You Places said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway, this book sounds so interesting!

Montana G. said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! This seems like a great book :D

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