Saturday, May 5, 2012

Author Interview+ Giveaway: Amber Garr (Promises and Betrayal)

Today, we have as our guest Amber Garr, Author of young adult (YA) novels Promises and the newly-released Betrayal. Not only that she agreed to give us a giveaway of her books. (Below)
 So, sit down and let's discover together a few things about Amber and her books.. Enjoy!

Blurb about the book:

The Syrenka series #1
The Blurb

Sometimes following your heart can end up destroying the ones you love.

When seventeen-year-old Eviana Dumahl is faced with the responsibility of an arranged marriage and clan leadership, she is forced to choose between the life required of a mermaid and one of a teenage girl simply infatuated with the wrong guy. Kain, her devoted fianc├ę would make a wonderful husband except that she’s been in love with Brendan, a shape-shifting selkie, ever since they were kids. Choosing to abandon her family, her clan, and her life with Kain will have dire consequences far beyond anything she could have imagined.

A war is brewing amongst the clans and Eviana unwittingly becomes a pawn in the intricate schemes of a twisted mastermind. With Brendan’s life on the line, she has no choice but to involve those who she once considered friends. Amidst encountering senseless tragedies and immense loss, Eviana discovers that she is more valuable as a clan leader than anyone ever suspected. Her survival is not only dependent upon the loyalty of her friends, but also on her acceptance of a life that she had so adamantly tried to escape.

Promises is the first book of The Syrenka Series trilogy following Eviana and her friends through the perils of growing up in a discrete world that inherently threatens human society. 
Check out my review on Promises. Just click and tell me what you think.:D
Now onto the interview! 

One/Two word/s that describe “Promises?
Mermaid adventure.

One sentence: Why we should read it?
For an escape into a discrete world where mermaids, selkies, and water fairies exist to protect human society.

On to the questions, why was it titled "Promises"?
Promise” was the last word of the original short story that started this whole series and it seemed fitting with all that was going on in Eviana’s life at that time.  She’s torn between two types of promises either she made or that were made on her behalf.

If you would become one of the characters of this book, who would it be?
I think I’d pick a water sprite.  It would be cool to be able to change forms and travel anywhere water flows.  I’m just not too sure about the having to eat humans part…

That’s really cool just that the human eating part is sort of repulsive. Anyway, if this would turn into a movie, who would be the main cast?
I have thought about this so many times and the only person I’ve been sold on since the beginning is Kain…and that would be Alex Pettyfer for sure!  Although I recently saw a movie with a rather unknown actress (Sarah Gadon – The Moth Diaries) who may fit my ideal for Eviana.  Brendan’s been tough.  Perhaps Logan Lerman (Percy Jackson) with some green contacts…but I don’t know. Any suggestions? :D

Alex Pettyfer
Sarah Gadon
Logan Lerman
Music or Book?
Ooh tough.  Music.  I don’t function without listening to music, although I don’t fall asleep before I’ve read at least a few pages either.
Love or Life?
Love, I think.  With that you can build a life.

Reality or Fantasy?
Definitely fantasy.  I’ve wanted to live in other worlds my entire life!

<Please complete the sentences>
If I can’t sleep, I would write all night long.
The craziest thing I did is publish my first book.  (It was a risk for me!)
My greatest dream is be satisfied and content with life.
The place I’d like to go someday is Antarctica
One thing people don’t know about me is that I can’t whistle.
I wish I had written Interview with a Vampire”.
Is there anything else you’d like to say?
         I'd also like to thanks the fans for enjoying my books and contacting me personally....I think it's so great to hear from them and to find out what they liked about the stories.  Every time I hear from one of them it totally makes my day!

Thanks so much Amber for coming.>:D

Amber Garr!
About Amber

Amber Garr spends her days conducting scientific experiments and wondering if her next door neighbor is secretly a vampire. Born in Pennsylvania, she lives in Florida with her husband and their furry kids. Her childhood imaginary friend was a witch, Halloween is sacred, and she is certain that she has a supernatural sense of smell. She writes both adult and young adult urban fantasies and when not obsessing over the unknown, she can be found dancing, reading, or enjoying a good movie. --Quoted from from Amber's Website


If you're interested to find out more about Amber or Promises or Betrayal, you can visit them at:

Or, you can read the first chapter of Promises HERE!

courtesy of author


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  1. Thanks for the great interview questions!

    1. Thanks Amber for the answers and the awesome giveaway!..:D

  2. These books sound great :)
    Here's a link to my tweet:!/Frootie_Cake/status/200150574518378497

  3. Sounds fantastic. I'm always looking for books that can make me escape to wonderful worlds :) Alex and Logan are so yummy! Thanks for the giveaway!


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