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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Surface Book Blitz: Author Interview and Giveaway with Tiffany Daune

Hi, everyone!

I am pleased to participate in the Book Blitz hosted by Xpresso Book Tours for Tiffany Daune's Surface.

About Tiffany:

Tiffany Daune doesn't get why people want to grow up or why anyone would ever stop eating candy. Her purse is filled with books, lip gloss and a few pieces of Lego bricks. She writes best with a dish of chocolate chips on hand and finds licorice makes a better straw than plastic.

She lives on an island and believes mermaids may be raiding her candy stash, though she hasn't caught them, yet.

Surface is her first novel and pairs well with gummy sharks.


Welcome to Darlene's Book Nook, Tiffany! Tell us about your latest book, including its genre. Does it cross over to other genres? If so, what are they?

Surface is a young adult paranormal romance and is also my debut novel. Romance is the tie that binds this novel, but if you also crave a good thriller then Surface will be sure to send your heart racing.

What can we expect from you in the future?

Surface is the first book in a trilogy and I'm thrilled Noble Romance Publishing has offered a contract for the sequel, so keep an eye out for Landlocked in the near future. I'll be posting tidbits on my site and may even tweet a few snippets. I'm also busy writing the last book in the series and hope to be done by this summer, so I can finally tan my ghostly bod.

What is your writing routine once you start writing a book?

For me, the only way to stick to a writing routine is by following the advice of author Alyson Noel, "B.I.C. (Butt in the chair)." When I wander into the kitchen for tea and chocolate or when tweeting seems more enjoyable than my plotline, I recall her words of wisdom and sit my derrière back down and write.

What do you do to recharge your batteries? What truly motivates you in general? In your writing?

This is a tough one, I'm kind of a workaholic because let face it really, I play all day. I love getting up knowing I'm going to make up a whole new world with new characters and bring them to life. I kind of know how Victor Frankenstein felt, crazy obsessed and thrilled when the story comes ALIVE. So when I do need to recharge, I unplug. I have to get away from the screen and spend time with my family. My family boosts me up and I'm good to go back to my lab I mean laptop.

What do you hope readers take with them after reading your work?

I want them to feel the story, more than just reading the words. When they put the book down the emotions of the characters should still resonate within them.

Why did you decide to write romance novels?

I grew up on Disney. How could I not be conditioned to write the romantic happily ever after? I'm a sucker for any guy meets girl & falls hopelessly in love plotline. Love never gets old.

What is the most rewarding thing about being a writer?

The clothes.

A biography has been written about you. What do you think the title would be in six words or less?


Are there any words of encouragement for unpublished authors?

Don't ever give up. Write and Submit. Write and Submit. Write and Submit. And when the rejection letters come in blast Katy Perry's song Firework. Then back to write and submit. Write and Submit.

If you weren't writing what would you be doing?

Taming lions.

Thanks so much for joining us today, Tiffany! It was a lot of fun getting to know you better!

One lucky winner will win a digital copy of Tiffany's YA Paranormal debut, Surface!

TITLE: Surface 
SERIES: Surface, Book #1
AUTHOR: Tiffany Daune
PUBLISHER: Noble Young Adult
FORMAT: E-book, 154 pages
GENRE: YA Paranormal

Bound to the water bound to land, a Siren’s soul will never be safe on either side of the ocean’s surface. Hidden beneath the rolling waves lies the secret to Theia’s past and as she unveils each haunting truth, she realizes the last seventeen years of her life have been a lie. Now, drawn into a mysterious new world and with nowhere to turn, Theia must place her trust in Luc, a beautiful boy who stops her heart with each dazzling smile, but even his unearthly charm can’t hide the truth—he has secrets— dark secrets binding him to his world—an underwater world where Theia will never belong—a world determined to destroy her soul.
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Book Excerpt:

The rain continued to drown out the sun, and Theia had no idea what time of day it was, but she was sure she wouldn't make it until nightfall. Her limbs grew heavy like an anchor seeking the sandy bottom. She let her eyelids slide closed. She couldn't fall asleep—sleep meant death in the middle of the ocean, but resting her eyes let her imagine someplace else—a place without so much water.

Her head dipped below the surface, and she bolted up at once.

Bad girl, she scolded herself. You want to die like this? You have to stay awake!

She continued her mental pep talk as she straightened her legs and swam a little farther. Her legs worked like scissors, cutting through the thick water, leading her to nowhere, but she had to try to find the shore. She found her rhythm, moving with the flow of the water, moving faster now, imagining the shoreline before her.

Theia kicked harder, her eyes focused on the horizon. She thrust forward, but, as she did, her ankle caught on something—she was stuck. She kicked with her left leg, but a crushing hold, like a fist wrapped around her ankle. Her scream was cut off as her head slipped under. Her body rushed through the water as if being dragged by an invisible tow rope.

Theia twisted, wriggling free from the force, and she frantically paddled her way to the surface. Her leg burned with the sting of salt water—she had been cut. She reached for her leg, trying to see the wound, but she was swiped from the side. She screamed and tucked her legs up to her chest. Her gaze darted to the ring of dark shadows circling beneath her.

"Oh crap—sharks!"

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This giveaway is open worldwide until 12:00 AM CST on June 4, 2013. 


  1. Thank you Darlene for letting me stop by your beach! I enjoyed the chat:) Happy Reading!


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