Friday, 17 January 2014

The Hunted One by Meg Collett-Interview with the Meg Collett

The Hunted One (End of Days, Book 1)

by Meg Collett
The fallen have trespassed into Heaven for the first time in eternity. Prepared for battle, Michaela and her Archangels open Heaven’s gates to confront the fallen. Only, Michaela’s Archangels—her brothers and sisters in Heaven—betray her. And when the fallen attack the sanctuary in the skies through the gates Michaela inadvertently left open, the holy angels accuse Michaela of planning the invasion.

One simple mistake with a thousand consequences.

Dragged to Earth by an Archangel turned fallen, Michaela will do anything to return to Heaven and save it. In her fervor, she kills the Archangel—something no angel has ever done before. Wingless, without any hope, Michaela welcomes death when an unlikely human ally, Clark, finds her. With the help of Clark and Gabriel, an innocent Archangel whose friendship deepens into something far more torrid and unexpected on Earth, Michaela must prove the holy angels have their own plan for Heaven, and it is one that may prove to be the End of the Days.

It may be too late to save herself, but Michaela is the only one who knows the truth about the holy angels. If she fails, she may never be able to return to Heaven. But even that may be a hopeless dream

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About this author

Meg Collett lives deep in the hills of Tennessee where there the cell phone service is a blessing and internet is a myth of epic proportions. She is the mother of one giant horse named Elle and one giant dog named Wylla. Her husband is a saint for putting up with her ragtag life. End of Days is her first series, and trust her when she tells you that she hopes you enjoy it, because it has been a big pain in her #%&. Just kidding. Sort of.

When Meg Collett asked me to review her I read the synopsis and I found its about angels and that was even more AWESOME!!! When I started reading I was so hooked on it,I loved it so much that I was just halfway through the book and I knew I had to interview this wonderful author who wrote this beautiful,unique book about angels and Hell. I wanted to know her more! and when she accepted my request..I was delighted!! let me tell you I have never interviewed an author and I was fountd this book so awesome and addicting  that with the review I also wanted to know her about how she got into writing this book ! So Meg Collett became my new favorite author and The Hunted One Became one of the best books I have read.

Here is my interview with Her :)

1)Okay first question, tell us something about you and you recent book The Hunted One ?

I started writing this book in 2008. Since then, The Hunted One has gone through so many drafts that it’s depressing to count. I’ve finished two complete versions of this book only to throw them out. But this story wouldn’t let me go. I had to find a way to tell it. It took years, but this book taught me to write, and I feel like I’ve grown up with these characters. And now I’ve finally reached the finish line with it.  

2)Why did you decide to Self-Publish?

I spent a lot of time researching self publishing versus traditional publishing. I had always believed I would query agents and play that whole waiting on rejection game. But after my research and talking with other self publishing authors, I realized I didn’t have to do that. I couldn’t find any incentive to pursue a traditional publishing deal. So I’ve never queried an agent. I didn’t even bother. I knew self publishing was the route for me. It was the harder road to take, and I knew I would have to work extra hard to separate me and my book from the pack. I spent thousands of dollars on editing. I ensured we had the best cover possible. I did everything in my power to make this book as good as it could be. Hopefully it will pay off.

3)Favorite authors or books which made an huge impact in your life?

I grew up reading The Saddle Club and Nancy Drew. I think those books fostered my love for reading. I spent my summers staying at my grandparent’s house, and the only books my grandmother had was Mary Higgins Clark and Nora Roberts. So I read those, and I loved them. I was an only child, so these characters I read about became my companions and my imaginary friends. They set my imagination on fire.

4) What inspired you to start writing?

Back in 2008 when I started writing, I was in a pretty dark place. I was young and alone at college. I didn’t make a lot of friends. So I had all these negative emotions pent up inside of me that I needed to get out. So I started writing, and the bones of that story slowly evolved into The Hunted One.

5)Is there any message you want to convey through this book ?

I’ve always wanted to tell a story about redemption. I wanted a character who would rise from the dirt and grime of their life to become something extraordinary and special. The message I sought to get across in this book was that even if you’ve lost faith in yourself or find yourself broken down, you can overcome and fight for what is right and what you believe in.

6)If the book is turned into a movie, which actors would you like to portray the characters Michaela, Gabriel, Clark ?

Oh! Fun! Ok, from the very beginning, I modeled Clark after Jared Leto, who is a hero of mine. Jared even had a pink Mohawk like Clark sports throughout the book.

So then for Gabriel, I always pictured him as a tougher looking guy with a serious face. For some reason I always leaned toward Chris Hemsworth, but with a shaved head and gold eyes.

As far as Michaela’s casting, I’ve never actually found anyone that suited her. Maybe you could help me? Could Fallen for Books find the perfect Michaela?!?!?!

Well,Meg found her Michaela :) Here she is...

7)5 quick questions about you? :)

Favorite Movie? – The Searchers with John Wayne
Favorite actors and actress? – Johnny Depp and Scarlet Johannson
Favorite Genre? – Paranormal/Contemporary Fantasy
Favorite TV Show? – Game of Thrones
Favorite Hobby? – Riding my horse

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