Thursday, October 2, 2014

Book Tour: Interview & Giveaway - Supergirls by Mav Skye

   

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:

 
May’s naked legs quiver. She brings the knife around and holds it with two hands over Piggy’s bulging belly. “Can’t we just off him, like, you know, in the movies. Then we can search the house? I can help you look?” 

I dump out another drawer. “No, May, we can’t just off him like in the movies. You aren’t a killer and neither am I.” I stop and look at her. She looks away from me, then glances down at the kitchen knife. Maybe giving it to her was not such a hot idea. 

She growls, “You don’t know what he did to me. Maybe I am a killer.” 

I slam a drawer. “It’s almost over now. I’ll be able to take care of you. Neither of us will ever have to--” 

“He’s a pig,” whispers May, her frail body wavering in the firelight.  “An ugly pink pig. And I think the pig needs to be butchered.” The black silk floats from May’s shoulder and lands on Piggy’s face. It makes his throat more prominent. Great rolls of red pink flesh mound up and blubber out. 

“Piggy, piggy,” says May, her face changes, hardens. She lifts the knife to stab. 

I jump out from behind the desk and snatch the knife. “May!” 

She looks at me startled, then back down to the squirming body on the floor. “Oh,” she says and shrugs like it was a joke. 

I recognize the look on her face, the illness coming on. She calls it Letting Go. I call it psychosis. Welcome to hell.

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 Let's learn a little about Mav Skye:
 


What is your writing environment?

It’s changed quite a bit over the last six years, and I’ve found I can write just about anywhere, whether it be in the middle of the living room surrounded by hyper two year olds and ten teenagers, or on my bed with my laptop. Currently, I’ve made a cozy spot in the attic of my hundred-year-old house. The attic holds all my odds and ends from moving the last couple of years, along with my posters of Godzilla and old pulp prints. Music is key for me. If I can plug in some groovy tunes and get lost in my story worlds, anywhere is good.


Who is your perfect hero and why?

I’ve always called King’s Roland of Gilead from the Dark Tower series my hero. Not as in a guy I’d like to do, but as in a character that is highly complicated, multi-faceted. His character is made of stone, grit and heart. He sets asides everything for what he thinks is right. He journeys both alone and with his loyal his friends. Together they are willing to sacrifice themselves for his goal of reaching the dark tower. Roland’s character moves me to be a better person and causes me to consider my own life.


What authors have caught your interest lately and why?

I’ve recently discovered A.R Wise’s “314” series. He is a successful indie writer who “failed” in the traditional publishing industry. His characterization and suspense building skills are amazing. When I’m reading his stories I can hardly put my kindle down and I get grumpy from lack of sleep. I’ve also gotten into Flannery O’Connor’s works after all these years. Her characters touch me. And her metaphors are simply fantastic. I’ve found myself reaching for her short story collection night after night.

 

What type of book have you always wanted to write? 

I want to write about rebel scarecrows gathering in hordes and chasing down their own monsters (farmers.) I want to write a wild horror fantasy about the vast and lonely kingdom of the Boogey Man, how his once golden heart turned to stone, and now he stalks and preys upon the living. I want to write an epic fairy tale about fairies abandoned by their god in an earth forest. How they are hated by reality. The ants, in particular, are obsessed with ridding the world of the flying creatures and are bent on genocide. The story would be a three-book series blending fantasy, horror, and romance. I’d love to get Amy Browne to illustrate this. That would be a dream. I want to write a world where the mythological gods come back and struggle for control over humanity, and how one man and one woman can overcome them all. I want to write about co-joined sisters on mars. They are children of the stars, and must find and overcome the Golden God born of the mighty Cthulhu. I have so many book ideas I want to write, I’d just about drive myself flaming mad trying to write them all…and I hope I do.

 

Top 3 things on your bucket list? 

*Hot Air Balloon somewhere—anywhere—to the moon and back. 

*My as yet unpublished erotic fantasy tale “Xscents” features a waterfall that is based on the Gotca Falls of Peru. A trail leads up from Cocachimba to the upper or lower falls. I would love, love, LOVE to travel to Peru and do both of the hikes. Gotca Falls are rumored to be home to a mermaid. 

*Next? Well, I’d love to volunteer to live in the first colony on Mars. I would hope that I’d get to wear a skintight quicksilver suit and dig tunnel homes in the Martian sand like an ant. There’s a slight possibility this may not happen, so in lieu I would love to write a script for a horror/suspense TV show one day.

 

How did you get the idea for this particular novel? 

I was still grieving over losing my dad. My son’s mental illness was out of control. There was a lot going on in my life that was out of my hands. I felt like a failure. I knew I needed to keep writing to work the creative muscles, but the words wouldn’t come. I felt dead inside. One day when I was feeling particularly sad and needed to do something with all that passionate (and negative) energy I was feeling, I wrote the first sentence of Supergirls. It was dark, fierce, and edgy. I wanted to jump up and scream THIS IS IT! This is how I feel! I wrote the entire first draft in two days nailing every emotion I was feeling, every dark thought I had…including the balance of humor and love for my sisters. I love my siblings; I would do anything for them. But sometimes even when your motives are pure, the result is dark and dividing. Supergirls is the result of this painful lesson and the passionate emotions I was feeling through the grief process. It was also an exploration of love, of right and wrong and the gray area that lies between.


What is your favorite scene in your new release?

There were several scenes that I geeked out over, but I would have to say my favorite is when Jenn and May are in the room with the “sisters of pain”, marble statues of naked women begging for mercy. Hundreds of ornate daggers dangle from the ceiling, blades down. Jenn and May discover that the statues are rigged to move—arms wave, heads tilt, eyes blink. When the sound system starts blasting dance music, and the statues dance, Jenn and May, already on the brink of a mental break, dance with them. When you are trapped in the mad man’s mansion and the sisters of pain start dancing, you dance with them. What else is there to do? It’s a bizarre, fun scene that chilled me to the bone.


What are you working on now and when can we expect it to be available?
 

I’m working on my first full-length novel, a horror romance called Wanted: Single Rose. I’ve been working my tush off to get it ready by October. Whether I will be able to get all the editing done in time is another matter. I’ve also written the second book in the Supergirls series called Night Without Stars. It’s even darker, more gorgeous than Supergirls and I hope to release in early 2015. Between those, I’m hoping to release a backlist of 5-6 years worth of stories I’ve had published in print and on the web under my other name.


What do you like to do when you are not writing?

I love refinishing furniture, and have gotten into spray painting things. You can create a crazy chaotic mess and in the end have a dazzling piece of furniture. I also have ducks that I absolutely delight in caring for. They quack at my front door step every night letting me know it’s time to be fed or perhaps they are quoting Romeo from Shakespeare, who the F really knows? Spending time with my kids is also very important to me. I believe you get out what you put in, and I couldn’t be prouder of each of them. We like to watch Doctor Who together, mess around at the beach, and play the board game Survive: Escape from Atlantis.


What would you consider a perfect date?

I like rock concerts. At my age, it’s the one place you fit in with torn jeans and dark makeup. I also think it would be to fun to go to a murder mystery theater dinner. I’ve never done that, and would love to solve crime over dinner—Mrs. Cleaver in the fridge with a head of lettuce!


What is one interesting fact about you that readers don’t know?

I still have the lips of the first boy who kissed me. In a jar. In the back of the freezer.
 
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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.

 

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Supergirls is available in print or ebook at:
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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.
The more you comment, the better your chances of winning!
Follow the tour HERE 
 
 

16 comments:

  1. Hi Sue, thanks so much for hosting. I thought your interview questions were thoughtful and fun. Appreciate it!

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  2. love the interesting excerpt, thank you for hosting.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Alena. Cheers!

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  3. I like the blurb the best, and I really like the cover.

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    1. Very kind of you to say. Looks like the blurb and cover are both hits! Hope you enjoy the book.

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