Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Q&A with #UF Author Allison Pang (And Tour-wide G*veaway)

Today, I’d like to welcome author Allison Pang, a marine biologist-turned-novelist who lives in Virginia. A Trace of Moonlight is the third book in her Abby Sinclair series. You can find out more about Allison from her website.

ABOUT A TRACE OF MOONLIGHT:  Abby’s pact with a daemon—whether or not she remembers making it—is binding, so she’d better count herself lucky that (in the words of a daemon who knows better) there’s nearly always a loophole. But her friends’ reckless attempts to free her, well intentioned though they may be, set off a disastrous chain of events. In no time at all, Abby turns her incubus lover mortal, then gets herself killed, cursed, and married to an elven prince whose mother wants her dead. On top of everything else, she’s lost the Key to the CrossRoads to her mortal enemy, who promptly uses his restored power to wreak havoc on the OtherWorld and put its very existence in jeopardy. Only one person can make things right again, but to find her, Abby must place her trust in allies of mixed loyalties, and conquer her nightmares once and for all.

Welcome, Allison!

What is your favorite scene in the book?
Hmmm. That’s always a hard one to pick, but I always love the silly scenes. (I’ve got a soft spot for the one where the Wild Hunt is running up the middle of Times Square, in particular.)

Hardest scene you’ve ever written:
Honestly, all the scenes dealing with Abby and her mother.   

What’s on your nightstand or top of your TBR pile?
The Palace Job by Patrick Weekes

Favorite book when you were a child:
The Last Unicorn. Also, The Little White Horse (both unicorn centric, go figure.)

Your five favorite authors:
Jacqueline Carey, Kate Elliott, Robin Hobb, Lynn Flewelling, Sarah Monette

Book you've faked reading:
I’ve never faked reading a book.

Book you most want to read again for the first time:
Kushiel’s Dart

What’s next?
There’s a Melanie short story coming out in the Carniepunk anthology next year (it’s a bit of a prequel – we find out how she got her violin.) I’m in the process of writing more of a straight fantasy at the moment, but if there’s an opportunity to write more Abby stories, I’d be happy to continue. 

Where to find A Trace of Moonlight:

Amazon          Kindle          Nook      Barnes & Noble

iTunes      Chapters           Google          Powell’s    Indiebound

To enter for the tour-wide giveaway of ten print copies of A Trace of Moonlight, please click on the link below.  The giveaway is open to international shipping.  If you’ve tried this series, leave a comment and let us know what you think!
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  1. I love this series very much, so I am happy with all news books and short stories. Looking forward to a carny anthology. If you have not read it yet, I do recommend it.It also has a miniature horny unicorn that sleeps in her underwear drawer ...

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  2. i've got the first book and i'm planning to read and review it this month but until i've done it i can't tell you my opinion^^

    thank you for this international giveaway

  3. Have A Brush of Darkness & A Sliver of Shadow in my TBR pile. Can't go wrong with a miniature unicorn.

  4. I have to confess I've not read the series but I love the sound of it - there aren't enough miniature unicorns in fiction these days! :-)

  5. I will confess having a love-hate relationship with thus series. I love Brystion and think Abby is being too hard on him

  6. Hi

    I love this series and I am so excited to see what happens next.


  7. I love this serie!!!! And Phin is soooo hilarous!!!

  8. I haven't read this series yet, but I've heard great things about it!

  9. Wow she kept that interview short and sweet! I haven't read the series yet but I would love to. :) Thanks as always for the giveaway!

    1. Um...yeah. Kind of abrupt, wasn't it? LOL.

    2. *cough* (Apologies for that - NYCC got in the way...) ;-)

  10. I have not read A Trace of Moonlight, but will put it on my to read list.
    Happy reading and writing*

  11. Nice interview. Sounds like a good book.

  12. I really enjoy reading the Abby Sinclair series by allison pang. they are soo funny and well written! I can't wait to read a trace of moonlight, and I hope there is a fourth Abby Sinclair book in the future!!

  13. I've read the first in the series, looking forward to reading more about Abby and the gang!

  14. I haven't started the series yet but I'm eager to. Thanks for the introduction.

  15. I read A Brush of Darkness and A Sliver of Shadow and I've been waiting for A Trace of Moonlight to find out what happens to Abby and friends next.

  16. I love Phin! Looking forward to reading more in this series.

  17. Its a great series. Looking forward to the new release!

  18. Would love to start on this series, thanks so much

  19. I've heard a lot of good things about Abby Sinclair series. As a big fan of urban fantasy I need to read it. We are always in need of quality UF reads))))

  20. This series is awesome! It has all kinds of cool creatures in. I actually loved how book 2 ended and have been wanting the next book badly. So excited that it's almost here.

  21. i never read this series before...but i really want to...
    i hope i win this one..
    thx u for the chance..

  22. thanks for the little interview, I love to learn more about an author!

  23. wild hunt in the middle of times square? i really got to read that scene

  24. I have not read this series yet but sounds interesting :)


  25. I'm a huge fan of the series! I can't wait to read the new book. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  26. I love this series! i am super excited to read the new book!!! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  27. Finally a new book!!! love the series, can't wait to have more

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  28. I absolutley love this series and have been counting down the days till this releases!!! Thanks so much for the chance to win

    Jolene A

  29. Thanks for the chance to read this book :)

  30. Please have a book 4! I have to know what happens next!