Friday, 13 September 2013

Obsession Blog Hop

Today is the day that my lovely friend Georgina Hannan releases the second book in her series. And to top it all off she is having a giveaway. How cool is that? Complete Madness if you ask me :)

Now here is how your chance to win an Ebook copy of either Cursed or Obsession (your choice). We are going to playing a type of treasure hunt. Hidden somewhere in this blog is a word that is highlighted. You just have to find the word and comment. The first person to commented with the correct word will win. 

Happy hunting ;)

Title: Cursed
Author: Georgina Hannan
Genre: Young Adult, Horror, Romance, Paranormal Fiction
Reality and Myths collide.
A young adult story about a group of four friends who embark on a holiday together to the gorgeous countryside of Dartmoor, Devon, each of them hoping for an adventure, something they will always remember. However it isn’t long before they get what they want.
The group are plagued by noises after hearing the myths and legends of the area. Is it just their overactive imaginations or is there a visitor in the spare room who is trying to get their attention?
Join the group on a spectacular journey as they discover what Dartmoor has to offer.
Release Date: 07th Jan 2013
Where to buy:
· - Paperback
·         Amazon (Most countries) - Paperback & eBook
·         Waterstones - Paperback
·         Smashwords - eBook

5.0 out of 5 stars Great Story line and a refreshing read 16 Jan 2013 By Penjobe

Even though I could be seen as being in the top end of the target audience - Teenagers and Young Adults. I found this book very interesting!
The storyline flowed well, the Characters were well described and I could easily relate to the main character.
I also loved the historical content, telling you about the places they visited with reference to real places that were accurate.
I am an avid reader and found this book a refreshing change and one that can be relaxing for the more mature brain but still ignite the interest of the reader.
I couldn't put it down. I would definitely recommend this book to people 11+ and even those who weren't the intended target. For me it's an all rounder.

Buy now links:

Blackwells: Paperback
Amazon UK: Paperback and Ebook
Amazon US: Paperback and Ebook Paperback
Waterstones: Paperback
WHSmith: Paperback and Ebook

So here it is. The moment you have all been waiting for. Drum roll please...........

Title: Obsession
Author: Georgina Hannan
Genre: Young Adult, Horror, Romance, Paranormal Fiction
There's a fine line between Obsession and Madness.

After a strange and exciting holiday, Daisy is looking forward to the new start University life will bring.

A life changing assignment makes her question the fine line between Obsession and Madness.

Can she tell the difference?
Can you?
Release Date: 13th September 2013
Where to buy:
· - Paperback
·         Amazon (Most countries) - Paperback & eBook
·         Waterstones - Paperback
·         Smashwords - eBook

Buy now Links:

Amazon UK: Paperback
Amazon US: Paperback Paperback
Blackwells: Paperback

Obsession should be available in ebook format by the beginning of next week, and it will also be available to buy at Waterstones.

Interview with author:

When did you first start writing?

I started writing when I was about fourteen. I started a romance story in a collection of notebooks and my friend joined in with me for a bit. Unfortunately a lot of that story was lost so I have been re-writing it and updating it ever since.

Did you always want to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?

No, I used to want to be a teacher!

What drew you to writing young adult stories? 

Well as I started when I was fourteen it was my age group and still is just. I like writing about the way younger people see and feel about relationships and situations as it’s a lot different to an adult.

Where does your inspiration for these stories come from?

Good question! I’m not really sure, sometimes it’s just a random idea or its adapted from a dream or an advert or something in my life.

What has your experience been like publishing with

They have been very good and very helpful. There have been a few teething issues but mostly they have been very accommodating and I would recommend them.

What was your favourite chapter to write and why?

My favourite chapter would probably have to be Chapter 8 as I enjoyed writing it from different views. I won’t say any more than that J

Where is your favourite place to write?

My favourite place is my bedroom at my desk, which I just recently set-up J

Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? i.e. You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?

My only routine is I sit at my desk and I have to listen to music otherwise I become distracted by the TV programmes.

Do you use a computer/laptop for your first draft or are you a pen and paper writer? 

I used to use pen and paper as I knew I’d always have it with me, however I hated typing it all up so I use my laptop now.

How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?

The characters are usually a mixture of names I like and surnames of random people or first names of people I know with different surnames.

Did you learn anything from writing your book?  What was it?

I learnt more about the Dartmoor area and the places available to visit there. I also learnt that editing is very hard but very rewarding.

How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it?

Not that long a few months or so really. It’s the editing that takes the longest for me.

Can you describe the feeling you had when you saw your published book for the first time?

I was ecstatic! I was so very excited and I kept touching it and showing it to everyone.

Who are some of your favourite authors? 

Lauren Kate, Karen Mahoney, JK Rowling, and many more.

Have you ever suffered from a "writer's block"? What did you do to get past the "block"?

Yes I have, not sure there are many writers out there who can say they haven’t! I tend to do a few things; mess around on Facebook for a bit, text a few of my friends and family, make a nice hot chocolate and re-read what I have written. If that still doesn’t work then I put a film on and go back it after it. There has only been one occasion where I had to give up trying for the day as it just wasn’t happening.

What piece of advice would you give to a new writer?

Keep at it. Try editing your own work before giving it to a professional as it makes you so much closer to your own work and teaches you a skill.

Would you share a deep dark secret about you with us?

A deep dark secret, gosh I’m not sure I can think of one! Let’s see... I once tried writing a raunchy scene but I made myself feel embarrassed so deleted it!

The event is running along side the blog hop that is being circulated by some of the most awesome peeps on Facebook. Get connected, retweet, share and join us.

Follow us on Twitter:
Georgina = @AuthorGeorgina
Sabrina= @SabrinaNedelea
Lavinia = @Lavinia_missb
Jude = @nixwolfwood
Victoria = @victoriaskyline
Ella = @ellajade1
Doris = @djg9
Claire = @darkmotive1981
Carrie = @carriebookfairy
Ellie = @Elliewillz83
Samantha = @SamanthaHAuthor
Penelope = @Penjobe
Steph = @stephbenton1


  1. So many highlighted to choose from. Is the word "offer?"

  2. Replies
    1. Yeay. Well done. Would you like book 1 or book 2?

    2. Book 1 I can always buy the second one :) YAY!!!

    3. I have sent Georgina a message for you. I havent read it yet but I have heard great things about it :)