Monday, June 2, 2014

Playing Book Trivia with Peiri Ann, author of 'Burdened'


It’s time to play... 
Periodically, we scour the Internet for interesting authors who would like to play Book Trivia with us.  By answering our book trivia questions, we get to learn things about the author no one else knows!  So, let’s get ready…let’s play…Book Trivia!


Today our guest author is Peiri Ann, author of the new adult paranormal romance, Burdened.  



Thank you for playing Book Trivia with us!  Here are your questions:

In the movie Castaway, if Tom Hanks unearthed a copy of Burdened, how would that help Tom find a way off the island?



Honestly, Burdened would not help him off the island. But…it will definitely keep him vastly entertained.





You are being pulled over for speeding.  When the officer asks you for your license and you discover you left it at home, you decide to pull out your book instead.  What do you tell the officer?

“Hi, um, I accidently left my license at home. But…I do have this amazing book you can read instead of giving me a ticket. Or…taking me to jail.”
Superman has decided to pull out one of your characters to be his sidekick.  Who is it and why?

Superman would ask Scott to be his sidekick. Scott is reliable, driven, and focused on his goals. When needed, Scott will be able to accomplish any task presented to him, in fight. But, presented him with a girl he may be attracted to…and he turns into a punk. 

You have a chance to appear on the hit talent show for authors, American Book Idol, and the mighty judges will determine whether your book will make it to Hollywood and become a big screenplay.  What would impress them more – your book cover, an excerpt or your best review – and why?

My book cover would impress them most. It’s attracting (not giving too much of a hint of the story, but appeals the hypothalamus) and would intrigue them to read the excerpt and that would provoke them to read my best review. 

You have five seconds to tell us who the greatest author of all time is.  In your opinion, who would that be?

William Shakpeare is the greatest author of all time. He gets a gold medal for mastering and bringing to life the words love, tragedy, betrayal, and joy. 

A homeless man was caught stealing your book out of a bookstore.  When asked why he did it, he opened the book and pointed a passage out.  What was that passage? 

Looking at my hand, my palm is dark-red, turning completely black. I watch it as black, thin vines travel from my palm up my arm. They grow, curving up the muscle of my forearm to my shoulder. It stops at my shoulder, and what seem like thorns, dig into my skin.

The pain increases, surging up my neck, burning my ear. I turn on the light-switch and stare at myself in the mirror on the wall. Nothing shows on my neck, but my ear is red with vines covering it.

The pain circles my head, penetrating my forehead. Touching my head with my right hand, it is hot as fire. I jerk it away quickly, leaving my forehead red with a burnt handprint on it. I rub over it with my left hand. Staring in the mirror, I watch my irises turn black and spread out to the white of my eyes. 

What the hell?! I widen my eyes, watching them turn to black. What the hell is happening to me?

You have been told your book has won one free year on a billboard in any one state.  What state do you feel would be best for your book and why? 

Vermont, because it’s where my book takes place. It also has great places to sit under trees on a warm day and read a book you saw on the billboard on your way there. 

The Arbor Day Foundation has decided to pick one tree in your honor because of your writing brilliance.  What kind of tree is it and why did they choose that tree in relation to your book?

The Hawthorn tree. They chose this tree because it appears intimidating with thorns and dark toothed leaves. But in the springs it blooms beautiful white flowers. This tree was chosen in conjunction with Burdened because it is tragic and betraying (the dark toothed leaves and thorns) but comforts with romance and passion (the white bloomed flowers).  

Barack Obama has become the author of several books and he has requested your presence at a special hush hush meeting to discuss ways to promote it.  Through luck of the draw, you were chosen.  What would be the first thing you would say to Barack?

“Blogs Barack. Blogs,” I say with the nod to my head.

Finally, you just got word that your book has received the 2013 NY Times Bestselling Book Award and you have to attend the ceremony at the Four Seasons Hotel in Manhattan.  Anyone who’s anyone will be there and it’s your shot for stardom.  On stage, you must give an acceptance speech.  What would you say and who would you thank?

Wow, HE made this reach NY Times Bestsellers list. Awesome! Um, I’m not great with speeches but, I had fun writing Burdened and I’m happy you all love it as much as I do. Thanks to all you extraordinary readers, reviewers, and bloggers. You all made this happen! Love Life Loves! 






Tracey Warren has everything an eighteen year old girl should. She lives a life of expectancies; go to school, please her parents, party with friends, and revel in life as a young adult. That is until she experiences an unexpected life changing accident caused by Nathan Newcomb; an illegally attractive yet perplexed guy who has her fumbling over her words and cracking her head on the concrete. In being enthralled by his overwhelming existence, Tracey neglects his promise of death (which never falls short of Nathan) and in ignoring his guarantee, she chooses to give into love over sanity and risks her life for the opportunity of being with him.

Nathan, knowing the risks gives into this want to have Tracey presuming it may be better to jeopardize their possible ending, than to allow her to endure the pain of his devoid. Nonetheless, with him being a burdened Sephlem, not only are they burdened by their adversaries who will risk everything but the exposure of their existence to see Nathan fall. But Nathan and Tracey come to find that their most sinister enemies lie under their same roof and regrettably share the same bloodline.

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