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Friday, July 12, 2013

Interview & GIVEAWAY with author Mimi Sebastian

Interview & GIVEAWAY with author Mimi Sebastian

Hey, all! Today is super exciting! I not only have an great author, interview, and giveaway to share with you, there is also a huge Facebook party happening. You have a ton of chances to win, so be sure to check it out! Rather than write my normal intro, I want to jump right into things so that you have more time to hit the par-tay! So let's get going! Please allow me to introduce to the blog:



Noemi Ghirghi writes as Mimi Sebastian and raised herself on books and the strange and unusual with an unhealthy dose of comics and Scooby Doo. Loving angst-filled romance thrown in the mix, she decided to blend all those elements in a steamy mix in her first Urban Fantasy series, the Necromancer Books. The first book, The Necromancer’s Seduction, debuts July 15, 2013, with ImaJinn Books.

Noemi spent two years in the Ivory Coast with the Peace Corps and loves to introduce tid-bits from her experiences in her writing. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America and the Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal chapter of RWA. A transplant from the beaches of Florida, Noemi now wanders the desert in Phoenix, AZ, and attempts to balance writing with a day career, fantastic family, and household diva: her Amazon parrot.

You can find out more about Ms. Sebastian in the following places:

**The Necromancer Series, Book 1**

Genre: Urban Fantasy
Publisher: ImaJinn Books
Cover Artist: Patricia Lazarus

**Book Trailer**


She has never feared the walking dead. It’s the power required to reanimate the dead that startles her, seduces her. The power that dwells inside her…and is growing.

For Professor Ruby Montagne, being a necromancer has brought her nothing but heartache, and she walked away from that part of her life long ago. However, her quiet existence in San Francisco is shattered when she stumbles upon the body of a slain witch, and the supernatural community insists she transform him into a revenant to track the killer. But his murder was just the beginning, and Ruby soon realizes that the stakes are higher than anyone can imagine—and that revenants have nasty minds of their own.

Now demonic creatures have escaped into the human world, and zombies once again walk the streets. For humanity’s sake, Ruby forms an unlikely alliance with a witch, a zombie, and Ewan March, a demon warrior who sets her senses on fire.

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How has your life changed since becoming published?
It’s changed from somewhat organized chaos to complete chaos. I have less free time, have become more involved in social networking; however, I have developed a great group of writer friends who provide much needed support.

What is your typical day like?
I have a day job/career and family, so I take my son to school, work eight hours, go home, deal with typical family stuff, then squeeze in time at night to write, blog, etc. Sleep? Sleep? I also set aside time on the weekends to write, etc.

Tell us a little about your current release.
It’s the first in a three book series about the journey of Ruby, a necromancer. In Necromancer’s Seduction, the supernatural community insists she transform a slain witch into a revenant to track a killer, which starts a series of events. Ruby forms an unlikely alliance with a witch, a zombie, and Ewan March, a demon warrior who sets her senses on fire. She’s always distrusted demons and Ewan is no exception, but circumstances push them closer together, and Ruby not only finds it harder to resist him, she isn’t sure she even wants to.

Ruby’s power almost has a mind of its own and influences her in negative ways. And there are definitely limits set, lines that a necromancer should never cross, because it warps them, so it’s fun to explore what happens to her when she crosses those lines. In my mythology, without giving too much away, necromancers were born from the interference of the demons in the human realm. Necromancers have the ability to reanimate the dead, create zombies and revenants. Those are the basic powers, but I expand beyond those abilities with each book, which plays into the necromancer/demon mythology.

Any upcoming projects you would like to tell us about?
I’m trying to fit in self-publishing a pirate historical at the end of this year. It was one of those truly inspired pieces that I wrote while querying Necromancer’s Seduction. I love pirate history, read a lot of non-fiction books on pirates around the 1700s. So I’m very excited about publishing it.

How do you keep in contact with your readers?
Well, I’m just starting out. Necromancer Seduction releases on the 15th so only a few have read the ARC copy. Right now, via Goodreads, and e-mail.

What is your favorite thing about this book?
The characters, and the fact that nothing is really black and white. Everyone has to make tough decisions based on their allegiances and the situation they find themselves in.

When did you begin your journey as an author and what pulled you in the direction of writing?
I have journals starting back from when I was ten or twelve years old. I used to write a lot of poetry and short stories. Writing has always been a part of me, but I never sat down to write a book until a couple of years ago. The other day, I was digging through stuff I’d written in college and old journals. I was amazed in reading that old stuff, how I could see my writing voice emerging. It was quite an eye opener.

What is one thing you cut from the book that either you wish you had left in, or readers would like to hear about?
It’s not something I cut out, but one of my favorite characters, a werewolf named Brandon really intrigued me. He’s a minor character, but he’s a priest. I wrote a short story exploring that, about how he became a werewolf and how that played out with his faith. It’s called Faith of the Fallen. I hope to get that polished up and offer it as a freebie.

How do you celebrate when you finish a novel?
A nice dinner with the family and wine, lots of wine. Also, getting together with my writer friends and wine, lots of wine. 

What are you reading now? Any favorites you tend to go back to?
I’m finishing Blood Rites, from the Dresden Series by Jim Butcher. I have a couple of Urban Fantasy series I’m following that includes D.B. Reynolds Vampires in America and Diana Rowland’s Demon Summoner series. I like horror/suspense writers, have read lots of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, Ray Bradbury, and am going to start reading Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz. I’m also a big comic book reader and am currently into the All New X-Men, Hellraiser, a new Batman/Superman comic, Hawkeye and Fables (such incredible comics!), and Revival, which is about a town where all the dead people come back to life and no one knows why.

Was there something in particular that gave you the idea for this book (series)?
The character started speaking to me, and I became intrigued with writing about a character with a dark power.

What about Ewan and Ruby made you want to put them together?
Ruby, and her main love interest, Ewan, both struggle immensely. External forces, split loyalties, or decisions made in order to defeat the bad guys drive them apart. They both will have to come to terms with certain things about themselves, their pasts, and the events in the books, in order to be together. For example, Ewan is quite confident in Necromancer’s Seduction, and over the three books, he has to break down and reform himself, comes to terms with his past, before he can be the demon he wants to be for Ruby, and to help her in the end. If he doesn’t go through that process, he will not be at that strong place, mentally or emotionally, to help her.

Any advice you’d like to share for aspiring writers?
Writing is a bi-polar endeavor. One day, you can be on the best writing high and the next day, completely in the dumps. It’s okay to take breaks when you need it, but just keep writing, and try to find other writers to connect with. They will understand what you are going through. And when you’ve finished a manuscript and decide to query or whatever path you take, start another book, so you don’t obsess over rejections.

Tell us one thing that readers wouldn’t know about you.
I speak Portuguese (my parents are from Brazil).

Alcoholic or Non-alcoholic?

What is your favorite drink?

What is your favorite holiday?

Favorite place you have ever visited?

Favorite childhood memory?
Camping with my family on the Atlantic coast of Florida.

Boxers or briefs?

Who is your favorite fictional character ever?

Flowers or chocolate?

Now how about a little taste of THE NECROMANCER'S SEDUCTION?

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Ewan waved me over to an empty expanse of the porch circled with candles of various shapes and colors, casting an ominous glow that barely chased off the shadows skulking around the room. I walked over, steering clear of the screen.
Will this do?” he asked.
I nodded. “Where’s Adam’s body?”
In the basement. Do you want it brought up now?”
No.” Achieve inner calm while peeking at the dead body, worried it’ll pop up and jump on me? Not likely.
All right then, I’ll leave you alone.” He didn’t move. The lines around his mouth softened. “I want to apologize for last night. I wasn’t acting very gentlemanly.”
Gentlemanly?” I smiled. The tension eased from my shoulders. “I’d never use gentleman in the same breath as demon.”
Now I’m offended.” The crinkle of his eyes told me the opposite. “We demons are quite chivalrous.”
Chivalrous? I suppose you have a white horse hidden away somewhere?”
He’d somehow moved closer during our exchange and grazed my cheek with his finger. “White horse,” he whispered close to my ear, “boring.”
He lowered his lips to mine but stopped short of touching them, tracing my back with his hand, gliding it up my neck to wrap his fingers in my hair. Our bodies were close but not touching; only our breaths met in a hot exchange. He gazed at my lips before possessing them with his own.
I swayed and caught his shoulders to steady myself. I moaned at the electric shock searing a path from my lips to my core. Feeling, tasting him was better than I ever allowed myself to imagine.
Ewan consumed me.
I wasn’t ready to be consumed.


1 signed print copy The Necromancer’s Seduction

1 $15 Amazon giftcard

1 small painted ceramic skull


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  1. Thanks for hosting me on your blog today! The interview questions were great and I really enjoyed answering them.

    1. You are more than welcome! I had a lot of fun too! Best of luck to you on the release! Hope the FB party was awesome!


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