Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Supergirls by Mav Skye Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway


Supergirls
by Mav Skye

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BLURB:

Sisters Jenn and May have finally found their golden ticket out of the slums. Pervy sugar daddy, Frederick Bells, promises to be an easy score with a big payoff—millions are hidden within his mansion.

The plan is simple: tie up the pig, steal his cash, and skip town. But fate has a different plan, including a villain with a wicked imagination. The sisters resort to playing their childhood game SUPERGIRLS to battle their fears in Bell’s den of horrors.

Will the SUPERGIRLS find their prize or will their heads join the pile behind the black cellar door?


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Excerpt 

Grave dark swallows me. I clutch the railing and hear nothing but my heart pounding wildly. I take a step, pause, listen and then another step. The unicorn dagger twists in my sweaty palm.

In the blackness and quietness, step by step, I feel the storm within me ease and still. A metamorphosis. No longer is it fear pulsing my veins, nor is terror shivering my spine, but a red-hot hunger. No longer am I the victim of a twisted imagination. I am the predator.

I sense the prey near by. He smells of pig and sweat. My claws are sharp, my teeth stained with blood… and ready for more.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


When Mav Skye isn't turning innocent characters into axe murderers, refinishing old furniture, chasing around her spring ducklings, or reading the latest horror novel, she's editing at the almighty Pulp Metal Magazine.

She adores puppies, pirates, skulls, red hots, Tarantino movies and yes, Godzilla.

Especially Godzilla.

She is the author of Supergirls and The Undistilled Sky. Look for her wicked horror romance, Wanted:Single Rose, this fall and the second book in the Supergirls series, Night without Stars, early 2015.


Interview:

Where are you from?
Pacific Northwest. After moving around the states for a few years, I gotta say I prefer the drizzle to sunshine, grass to dirt, pine trees to cactus, and salamanders to rattle snakes.
  
Tell us your latest news?
Supergirls is what happens when two sisters born into dismal and dire circumstances grow up believing what they see on TV. They’ve had no parental guidance. No adults to trust. There was nothing but television to define their reality, nothing but superhero comics to set their expectations. They watched Superman and believed it, they watched Leave it to Beaver, I love Lucy, Goonies and believed it. They read Treasure Island and Supergirl Comics and Stephen King’s It, and believed it. As teens, they watched Pretty Woman, Kill Bill, Austin Powers and believed it.
Now, the only thing that stands between their current miserable existence and their Little House on the Prairie dreams is one “Fat Bastard” named Frederick Bells. Dispensing justice upon him, and stealing his money, should be a piece of cake…except younger sister, May, is a schizophrenic, Bells is a serial killer, and this isn’t a Disney movie. 
Supergirls is the about the great gulf between what is and what should be.

When and why did you begin writing?
I sang stories before I could read or write. My mom would send me to my room because I’d walk around singing and nobody could carry on a conversation. I tried so hard to remember the words to the stories I sang, but I’d forget, so I had to start all over again.
In first grade, I remember filling up a journal notebook about stories with frogs, probably because my teacher’s name was Mrs. Frogger. I thought she was descended from frogs. I was chosen out of my school to go to a writing institute for children when I was in second or third grade. I worked for hours on a book about horses. I remember feeling like it wasn’t good enough, and the people at the institute blahed blahed blahed on for hours about poetry. Unless it was Dr. Suess’s poetry, I wasn’t interested. I wasn’t very excited about being a writer, and dismissed it after that. Becoming an astronaut and going to the moon sounded way more fun than pondering feathers or cow farts in the breeze.
One thing was for sure though, I was excited about using my imagination. I told bedtime fairy tales to my brothers and sisters, whomever I happened to be sharing a room with at the time. I could never remember a whole fairy tale, so I made up my own details and ending. I loved it, and so did my six siblings.
Why? For the same reason I write now. It’s really, REALLY fun.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?
Funny thing is, I really don’t think of myself as a writer. I think of myself as a voracious, omnivorous reader and when I have time, I make stuff up to entertain myself. Thankfully, I’ve found it entertains others as well.

What inspired you to write your first book?
The first novel I wrote is called Devil’s Eye. It is currently unpublished. I was struggling with my emotions dealing with my abusive past and the religious cult upbringing I had. The characters in Devil’s Eye reflect this. The book also deals with loneliness, feeling like an outsider. It explores being open to relationships with people you may have never looked twice at before. A genuine and kind spirit attracts the same, no matter what the package it comes in. It can also attract those who wish to corrupt these qualities, and knowing, learning, the difference between the two can save a lot of heartache.

What would you like my readers to know?
Jason Michel, editor of Pulp Metal Magazine and author of Totalarian Drone Groove, wrote a killer introduction for Supergirls. It’s awesome, and I feel privileged he’d do that. He says, “…it’s as if Tarantino had directed the girls from Scooby Doo, who were all grown up and had taken some real bad life choices. Back in a big old house, filled with secrets and ghosts.”

Find Me:



Facebook Page: http://on.fb.me/1qPcFVK


Supergirls is available in print or ebook at:

Payhip : https://payhip.com/b/ijUy (50% discount at Payhip if you "share" the book)  


Giveaway:
Mav will be awarding a $35 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn winner and a signed paperback copy of Supergirls (interntional) will be awarded to another randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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14 comments:

  1. Thank you I enjoyed the interview . My daughter used to sing stories too lol

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    1. Aw, thanks, Stacey. My little niece does this. She'll start singing a nursery rhyme and it morphs into her own story about owls and puppies. ;-) Thanks for stopping by! Appreciate it.

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    1. Thanks, Mary. When I was writing this in the first draft, I remember getting goose pimples and swallowing hard. I felt like complete Evil turning a victim into a predator. Very eerie scene to write, that's for sure.

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    1. Hi Rita! Thanks for reading. Great to connect with you on twitter too. ;-)

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  4. Sounds interesting, I liked the blurb.

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  5. i loved the interview!

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  6. I liked the Excerpt!

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