Today I have indie author Faye Meredith answering a few questions of her debut novel Becoming Edward.
Here is a little bit about Becoming Edward.
Rachel’s hooked on Twilight and is in love with Edward Cullen. Clive is obsessed with Rachel but he’s no Edward. Lewis is in love with himself until he meets Rachel.
Both boys fail to win her until one of them has the bright idea of becoming Edward.
Becoming Edward is a light-hearted teenage novel for young adults who love paranormal romance, especially Twilight and Breaking Dawn, or are simply big fans of Robert Pattinson. There are no vampires in it, but there is someone who thinks he's Edward Cullen.
The author is a huge Twilight fan and explores what it’s like to be a Twi-hard while other people just ‘don’t get it’. Excerpt from Smashwords.
Now for the interview:
What's Becoming Edward about?
It's about what happens when obsession gets out of hand. Rachel is waiting for her Edward and rejects everyone who tries to go out with her. One guy is so mad about her he decides to transform himself into Edward Cullen to win her, but he gets it completely wrong.
Yes, especially Rachel. But the guys are all a little bit flawed and don't fully understand why women find Edward so allurring. Which is pretty much like real life. They think its about looks when really it's about being decent and honourable.
Will Twilight fans relate to the characters?
How did you come up with the idea?I was in Borders and saw all these girls huddled around the Twilight section reading Breaking Dawn like their lives depended on it. This weird thought popped into my head - what would they do if someone who looked like Edward walked in. Then, I thought, I wonder if someone would ever transform himself into Edward Cullen to attract a girl.
What made you write it?
It seemed such an obvious idea but when I searched the internet I couldn't find anything like it. So I began to write. I'm a copywriter by trade so I thought I'd give it a go, but I'd never written a book before. I didn't want it to be a Twilight clone or a spoof. I wanted the characters to be real people and have their own story. None of them are perfect and one of the really makes a mess of things, hopefully with hilarious consequences.
I can’t wait to read Becoming Edward. Faye has been kind enough to offer up one ecopy of Becoming Edward to one lucky follower!
And if you don’t win and want to read Becoming Edward for yourself you can get it at the following retailers:
Amazon at: http://amzn.to/jPlfwq
All formats on Smashwords at: http://bit.ly/kjxTd8
Here’s the rules:
- Must be 13 years or older
- International: I will cover the costs
Giveaway end July 31, 2011 at midnight MST, Winners will be announced Aug 1 or 2
- Extended to Aug 7, 2011 at midnight MST, Winners announced Aug 8 or 9
- Name/Email to enter
- Winners will be chosen by Random.org and will have 48 hrs to respond to the email I send