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Interview & Giveaway with Lee Nichols

Happy Ides of March! Et tu, Brute? 
Parajunkee's View is pleased as a poltergeist with a room full of psychics, to welcome author Lee Nichols to the blog in celebration of Paranormal Spring Break. Ms. Nichols is the author of the popular Haunting Emma series and in celebration of book two's release she has offered up a Signed copy of BETRAYAL (see below for deets)

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal
Series: Haunting Emma Book 2
Fantasy Element: Ghosts
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Parajunkee's View: What exactly is a ghostkeeper?

Lee Nichols: A ghostkeeper is someone who can see and control ghosts. Most ghostkeepers only have one ability, to summon, compel, communicate, dispel, or read objects that belonged to the dead. Emma Vaile has all five of these abilities.

PJV: Can you explain the issues revolving around soul mates and ghostkeepers?

LN: Ghostkeepers can't be in relationships with each other or they lose their ghostkeeping abilities. Emma and fellow ghostkeeper, Bennett, are in love, but they can't be together until they dispel Neos, an evil wraith-master.

PJV: Your main character in Deception and Betrayal is Emma, what makes her different than the usual female Young Adult heroine?
LN: Well, she can control ghosts, that makes her a little different. But I think what makes her special is her sense of humor, her loyalty to her friends, that she thinks there's more to life than being in love, and even though it doesn't always come naturally, she's pretty courageous and kick-butt when she needs to be.

PJV: Who are some of your favorite characters in Young Adult literature, besides your own of course?

LN: Hmm. That's a tough one. There are so many great books and characters out there. I think the success of the Hunger Games series wasn't only based on the fantastic world building, but the wonderful characterization. It doesn't get much better than Katniss, Peeta, Gale, and Haymitch.

PJV: You write both Young Adult and Adult fiction, how does it differ from one voice to the other?

LN: The biggest difference for me is trying not to use words or expressions that a teenager wouldn't use. Otherwise it's the same process: building characters and worlds and turning them into a fun story.

PJV: If you could possess a supernatural power what would it be?

LN: I get asked this a lot and I really think I'd like to be some kind of were animal. I think my favorite were creature is Carrie Jone's tiger in the Need series. How cool would it be to turn into a tiger? 

PJV: How cool indeed. I always liked White tigers, we have a few of them at our local zoo. Have you ever thought of who you would cast as some of your main characters?

LN: I have thought about Emma. I love Mae Whitman, even though physically she isn't a perfect match, I think she has the right blend of toughness and vulnerability. It would be fun to have the series turned into a movie or TV show, but mostly I'm just happy they're books.

PJV: How did you decide to write about ghosts and the people that can contact them?

LN: I wanted to write a contemporary Gothic novel with a haunted house and this is just what came out.

PJV: Have you ever experienced any kind of ghostly phenomenon yourself?

LN: No particular spooky story. But I definitely think houses and objects can by haunted by the spirits of the dead.

PJV: What is your best Spring Break memory?

LN: I'm writing this at the end of the January in my house in Maine and feeling desperate for some place warm. I think my best Spring Breaks were always spent hanging out with my friends on the beach in Santa Barbara where I grew up. Sounds pretty great at the moment.

Deception (Haunting Emma)Betrayal (Haunting Emma) 

Contest Deets ONE WINNER:
One (1) winner will receive a SIGNED copy of Betrayal (Haunting Emma Book 2) by Lee Nichols

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LRAtRandom said...

I would love to be entered!

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Lilly Bear ♡ said...

Great interview, Rachel! I rather adore haunted houses and things that go bump in the night, so I'm definitely planning on picking this series up. Thanks so much for sharing :)
Oh, and I'd love to be entered into the giveaway! I tweeted about it from my account (@armoires), so everyone else can come and share in the awesome!

Lilly Bear @ BookLungs
lillyisabear (at) gmail (dot) com

debbie said...

This sounds really good, I would love to read it.

SandyG265 said...

This sounds like a good series.

Ivy said...

I've been wanting to read these books! Thanks for the chance!



Amy Deatherage said...

Sounds great. Thanks for the giveaway. Will RT @bookgoonie. Amy @ bookgoonie at yahoo

Bethie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win.

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Lexie said...

Thanks for all the great giveaway!
I tweeted at!/LexieBookBug/status/47685588568129536

Carol M said...

This sounds like a book I would really enjoy! Please enter me. Thank you!
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JLynn said...

Sounds great - I would love to win it!!

Tore said...

Sounds very good. Please enter me in contest.

Vidisha said...

Sounds great!!

laceyinthesky said...

Loved the interview! I'd like to be entered in the giveaway. Thanks!


Vivien said...

Fabulous interview!! Please enter me :)

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Robin K said...

I am a long time follower and would love to be entered. Thanks for all the contests!

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Minas said...

I loved Deception and I can't wait to read Betrayal! Thanks for another great giveaway!


Minas said...



BLHmistress said...

I haven't read too many books about ghosts but I have been interested in giving them a try these books sound fabulous.


I tweeted!/BookLovershaway/status/47736670950391808

Anonymous said...

I have been so excited for the second book to come out! Even though I technically haven't even read Deception yet, I plan to very soon. It has patiently been waiting on my bookshelf. Thanks for the opportunity to win a signed copy of Betrayal!

p.s. I tweeted it!!/ktorrey1/status/47749321990479872

Sandy Jay said...

I really enjoyed the first book in the series. This one is on my wishlist. I'd love to win it. Thanks for the giveaway.

I tweeted!/ForWhlz/status/47749500923686912

forwhlz at gmail dot com

Sara M said...

I loved Deception! It was such an interesting take on ghosts. I can't wait to get my hands on Betrayal!

Sara M
sara_UFblog [at] yahoo [dot] com

Capucine said...

I just saw those books on my nook and I was like, I HAVE to read them!!! great giveaway!!!

Anonymous said...

This sounds awesome!! I so need to read these!

jgrissum AT att.blackberr DOT net

Barbara E. said...

I still have to get Deception, and now it is time for Betrayal. Thanks for the chance to win a copy of Betrayal.


Riv Re said...

Awesome. Still haven't read the first book, but these covers are so pretty! Thanks for the latest giveaway, PJ!

justpeachy36 said...

I'm looking forward to reading this one. Please enter me in the giveaway.

Melissa (Books and Things) said...

Yep... I need to read these books.

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Katy said...

I definitely need to read these books!

hense1kk AT cmich DOT edu

Judy said...

I enjoyed the interview and your books look like very good reads.


Natalie (Mindful Musings) said...

I really enjoyed Deception, so I'd LOVE a copy of the sequel! Thanks for the giveaway!


Martha Lawson said...

Would love to win this one!

old follower on gfc

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Aanchal @ Book Flame said...

I would love to get my hands on this one!

Lucia said...

Wow... great looking books! Ghosthunters sound very cool!

Lucia said...


Lexus Salvatore said...

This book sounds amazing! I've been looking forward to it for months, and would just love to own it.



Jessy said...

I was surprised that I enjoyed Deception soooo much. I'm really looking forward to reading The Betrayal now. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.


findjessyhere at gmail dot com

andreat78 said...

Sounds like a great book!

Rosie said...

I would love to win a copy of this book. Loved the first in the series! Thanks.

rosie0512 @ hotmail . com

Katie said...

I would love to read this! I haven't read Deception yet so this would be the perfect opportunity to get me to read it as soon as possible!


Maria (pronounced Mariah) I blame my mother... said...

I have not heard of this series before but it sounds terrific! Thank

Maria (pronounced Mariah) I blame my mother... said...

I also tweeted...!/Maria_Smith_76/status/48198371986505728

Miss Lissy said...

I would love to win!
mkzellmer at yahoo dot com

donnas said...

Thanks for the chance! I really liked Deception

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donnas said...

tweet -!/DonnaS1/status/48582601845383168

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skyla11377 said...

I have Lee's book Deception and LOVED it so looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of Betrayal. I would love to be entered into this giveaway.

I tweeted about this giveaway on Twitter (@skyla11377).


Stephanie M. Lorée said...

A friend recommended this series to me. Thanks for the giveaway!

stephanie AT stephaniemloree DOT com

Maddie M. said...

Thanks for the giveaway!!!

Ammy Belle said...

Thanks so much for the interview and the giveaway! This looks like an awesome book! Thanks so much!:)

Onge said...

Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I can't wait for this book.

MannaB said...

I love this series! Thanks so much for the giveaway!

crazypplrok at gmail dot com

Shannon the BookStalker said...

I was given Deception as a gift and I can't wait to read it! Thank you so much for the great interview & giveaway!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the giveway.

Anonymous said...

tweeted -!/Ronyka7/status/51026344284405760

jayhawks22 said...

I read the first book last year and I absolutely loved it! I can't wait until the next book comes out!!:)

jayhawks22 said...

OH and my email! jayhawks22(AT)sunflower(DOT)com

JaylieG said...

Sounds like a great read. Just bought the first one!

jgrissum AT att.blackberry DOT net

Elizabeth said...

Love the second cover the best.

Julie S said...

These books sound great. Count me in the giveaway.

carrieab77 said...

Thanks for the chance at your giveaway.

debbie said...

I would love to read this book.

mbreakfield said...

This sounds like a great read. Please enter me in the giveaway.

Jolene Allcock and Family said...

I would love love to win this. Thanks so much for the chance


Jolene Allcock and Family said...

I tweeted!/joleneallcock/status/55663113655173121


Amosette said...

Please enter me into this contest!
thanks julie

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