Thursday, April 19, 2012

Interview and Giveaway with Cesya MaRae Cuono, Author of the Elemental Reality Series

Today I have the fabulous Cesya (pronounced Sesha) MaRae Cuono. She's a hair-changing obession-ista,  Pininterest addict and a party-till-ya-can't-remember kind of gal. [LOL-Love it!] She's the author of YA Faery Fantasy Elemental Reality and the upcoming Battle Scars. If you're a GoodReads stalker then you've certainly seen her gorgeous covers gracing the must-read piles. If you haven't added them to your shelves yet, just click on those nifty links I just snuck in. :)

Yeah, yeah, yeah, I'll get to the giveaway in just a moment. But first let's take a moment to get to know this gal, shall we? And ooh! You can find my review of Elemental Reality here!

Cesya's Hangouts:

Tell us your favorite quote. "I won't go down by myself but I'll go down with my friends."

Any pet peeves you'd be willing to share? I hate when things are out of order. I'm constantly rearranging my cd's, dvd's, and books so they're in alphabetical order.

If the Earth suddenly became uninhabital, would you rather live under the sea or in space? The sea! I've always wanted to be a mermaid. Even when I was younger I used to pretend my pool was the ocean. I was totally jealous of Ariel!

If you could live in any time period other than the present, which would you choose and why? The 80s! I want big hair and bright colored clothes!

Take us through a typical writing day for you. Do you have anything quirky - like you have to have a certain pen to write with, or the desk laid out in a particular manner, does it need to be raining, do you require a certain food/drink/candy to work by? Will you have an absolute meltdown if the atmosphere isn't what you like? Since I no longer have a desk, everything is done in my writing space (a.k.a. on my bed). I type everything instead of writing it. The only way I get ANY writing done is if there's background noise. Like my music. The TV doesn't work so well unless it's on in another room. And someone has to be home. If I try to write while the house is empty I'll be on Facebook the entire time. I'd say that's pretty quirky. LOL!

What do you do when you experience that lovely problem called writer's block? I go on Pinterest and look up pins to give me inspiration.

Do you have a secret obsession you'd be willing to share? <wink, wink> I'm obsessed with changing my hair. I get bored if it stays a certain way for too long. But since I have a real job now and I'm no longer a college student who has no cares in the world my hair has to stay <pouts>.

Did you do anything special to celebrate your first book release? It was my birthday but I can't remember what I did. I suck. <hangs head>

Which is your favorite fairytale? The Little Mermaid

Which book are you most looking forward to reading this year? Insurgent!

Which do you prefer: ebook, hardback or paperback? Hardback

Underworld or Twilight: Twilight
Original or Remake: Original unless I've never seen it then Remake
Sweet or Salty: Both
Drama or Comedy: Comedy
Fantasy or Romance: Fantasy with a side of Romance
Spring or Autumn: Spring
Michael Jackson or Whitney Houston: Michael Jackson
Walter Mathau or Jack Lemmon: Ummmm . . . neither
Dirty Dancing or Footloose: Footloose
American Idol or X-Factor or The Voice: The Voice
Movie Theatre or Loveseat: Loveseat
Tea or Coffee: Coffee
Rain or Sunshine: Sunshine
Skiing or Surfing: Surfing
Treehouse or Man Cave: Man Cave

Cesya has accepted the MadLib Challenge! Whoop! She chose a random madlib and entered people and places from her novel Elemental Reality. Check it out:

Dear Oli,

It has come to my intention that you are the lovliest boy in the coverage. My pelvis starts stretching a faucet every time you speak. I would like to attend if you want to go to the Halloween Fest with me next Wednesday. If you exchange please toy me at the The Greasy Spoon in five days. I rattle you and everything about you.


And now for the giveaway! Cesya's kindly offering the winner four stickers, a postcard and a signed bookmark! And if you'd like to get a copy of your book (and I totally recommend you do!) Elemental Reality is available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, the Book Depository and Audible.

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VanillaOrchids said...

Great interview! I too used to pretend I was a mermaid when I was swimming. :)
When I look back at the 80s I kind of shiver. The hair was scary. LOL Just think though, bright, fluorescent colors are back in.

Thanks for the giveaway!


Cherry said...

Thank you for the chance to win! :)