Monday, January 05, 2015

Interview with Amber Benson at NYCC 2014 & Giveaway - January 5, 2015

I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing the fabulous Amber Benson at NYCC 2014. We talked about her new novel, The Witches of Echo Park, which is out tomorrow, as well as her upcoming projects.

The Witches of Echo Park
Ace, January 6, 2014
Trade Paperback and eBook, 304 pages

From beloved author, director, and actress, Amber Benson...

Unbeknownst to most of humankind, a powerful network of witches thrives within the shadows of society, using their magic to keep the world in balance. But they are being eliminated—and we will all pay if their power falls…

When Elyse MacAllister’s great-aunt Eleanora, the woman who raised her, becomes deathly ill, Lyse puts her comfortable life in Georgia on hold to rush back to Los Angeles. And once she returns to Echo Park, Lyse discovers her great-aunt has been keeping secrets—extraordinary secrets—from her.

Not only is Lyse heir to Eleanora’s Victorian estate; she is also expected to take her great-aunt’s place in the Echo Park coven of witches. But to accept her destiny means to place herself in deadly peril—for the world of magic is under siege, and the battle the witches now fight may be their last…

About Amber

Amber Benson is what we call ‘a maker of things’. A prolific writer, she is the author of the five-book Calliope Reaper-Jones urban fantasy series for Penguin and the middle grade book Among The Ghosts for Simon and Schuster. Behind the camera, she co-directed the Slamdance feature film Drones and (co-wrote) and directed the BBC animated series The Ghosts of Albion. In her previous incarnation as an actor, she spent three years as ‘Tara Maclay’ on the cult television series Buffy The Vampire Slayer and later this year she will appear as head vamp ‘Amelie’ in Morganville: The Series for Geek & Sundry. Her new book The Witches of Echo Park comes out in early January 2015. Amber does not own a television.

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The Giveaway

What:  One entrant will win a print copy of The Witches of Echo Park  by Amber Benson from The Qwillery.

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Who and When: The contest is open to all humans on the planet earth with a mailing address. Contest ends at 11:59 PM US Eastern Time on January 16, 2015. Void where prohibited by law. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 years old or older to enter.

*Giveaway rules and duration are subject to change.*

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  1. Sounds like good read and love the cover.

  2. I'm so excited for this book, I can't wait to read it!!

  3. I love her books! and her movies. :) I cant wait to read this one!

  4. proportionnality i haven't read that many book with witches but this oen is terribly tempting me so thank you for teh opporunity to win it!

  5. The Witches of Echo Park sounds like a fascinating book. Thanks for the great giveaway!

  6. I've always enjoyed stories of witches, they're just different enough to be interesting, but anyone might be one - like my next door neighbor, or me. :D

  7. Ever since I saw Charmed TV series, I love reading about witches.

  8. Thank you for the giveaway. Book sounds interesting and thanks for the chance to win.

  9. A captivating and unique book. Thanks for this great feature and giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  10. Sounds really interesting- can't wait to read it

  11. Sounds like a great book!