Interview with Augusta Blythe + Giveaway

Filed in Augusta Blythe , featured , Giveaways , The Coffee Lover Posted on February 29, 2012 @ 7:00 am 8 comments

Today, we are really happy to welcome Augusta Blythe here at Book Lovers Inc. Augusta is here today to talk about her newest release Ravenstoke, the second book in her Unbound Universe series.  In Ravenstoke we follow Loie’s adventures after the shocking revelations that took place in the end of Winterborne and let me tell you this book is as good as the first one and then some! Augusta’s world is really fascinating and her stories just manage to grab your interest until the very end. But let’s just leave Augusta tell us all of that in her own, unique way 🙂 And don’t forget, that there is a giveaway at the end of the post!

Anna: Hello Augusta and welcome to Book Lovers Inc! Can you please tell us a bit about yourself?

Augusta: Hi, thanks so much for having me. I am a self-published author who is very excited to finally be able to share my stories with readers. Before self-publishing, I worked as a lawyer and in advertising sales. I’ve lived in Philadelphia, New York, Boston, Los Angeles and London. I’ve stopped moving so much since my children were born, but I will move again!

Anna: Describe a typical day of writing? Are you a planner or pantser?

Augusta: Definitely a planner. I am routine-obsessed. I set arbitrary deadlines for myself. Without structure, I fall apart. I only have school hours to write because I find it impossible to write when my kids are home. Some people can do it; I am not one of them. So I’m probably more precious with the time I have to write.

Anna: What do you think is the difference between a reader and a real Book Lover?

Readers probably enjoy reading books as a pastime but they don’t revisit the same book twice. Maybe they don’t reflect on a book once they finish. Book lovers remember favorite passages, definitely reread great books, and sometimes obsess over a story or character!

Anna: Can you tell us a bit about your newest release, Ravenstoke?

Augusta: Ravenstoke is the sequel to Winterborne so we pick up pretty much where we left off with Loie and Mia. It’s difficult to say too much without giving away major plot points in Winterborne (which some reviewers have done so please, people, try not to do that!). We meet a mysterious new guy Cian who engages in some old school, sexual tension-laden banter with Loie. They get this love-hate relationship going. I love Cian! We also get to meet the elusive Mr. Winterborne and learn more about his questionable past actions and current agenda.

Anna: Did you encounter any difficulties while writing about the relationship between Loie and Mia after the revelations in the end of Winterborne?

Augusta: No, it felt like a natural progression. I truly believe that a relationship with a solid foundation can withstand anything so I just let their friendship play out organically as the action and information unfolded. Some people think Mia’s relationship with Loie is purely one-way and expect her to behave a little differently than she does in Ravenstoke. I happen to give her more credit than that and I think she’s showing us that she knows how to be the best kind of friend.

Anna: Cian’s character was a bit of a surprise for me! Had you planned this character’s appearance since you were writing the first book, Winterborne?

Augusta: Not specifically. I knew the direction I wanted to take Loie, Mia and Andreas and I wanted someone to rock the boat along the way. As lovely as Andreas is, he has no edge. Cian has so many edges; he’s spiky. Personally, I’m a fan of spiky.

Anna: How many books will there be in Universe Unbound and when should we expect your next book in the series?

Augusta: I’ve decided to wrap up Loie, Mia and Andreas’s story in the third book, entitled The Yawning Void. Let’s hope to see it in the autumn:) I’d like to leave the door open to explore other characters’ (both Ancients and Universals) stories which is why I haven’t reverted to calling it a trilogy. I’m not ready to seal that gateway!

Anna: Can you tell us 3 reasons why people should read your books?

Augusta: You will laugh.
You will be surprised (because it is not a formula-driven story).
You will wish some of these characters actually existed (at least I do).

Anna: Can you summarize Ravenstoke for us twitterstyle (140 characters or less)?

Augusta: Loie & Mia r back adjusting to big changes when Andreas goes MIA. Cocky new guy Cian is making waves all-powerful genie style. Will they survive the rest of junior year?


Augusta Blythe is the author of Winterborne and Ravenstoke, YA urban fantasy novels. She is also the author of Hostel Takeover written under the pseudonym Keeley Bates. She currently lives in England with her husband, two children, a clown fish, a cleaner shrimp and a mine urchin.

Where to find Augusta:
Website | Twitter | Facebook


Augusta has generously offered one e-book copy of Winterborne or Ravenstoke to one lucky commenter!

All you have to do is leave a meaningful comment about the interview, or tell us which superpower you’d like to have.
(You can read our full giveaway policy here)

Please be sure to include a valid email address in the comment form (need not be in the actual body of the comment).

This giveaway is open to all!

Giveaway ends on Saturday, March 10th, 2012; we will announce the winner on Sunday.

Good luck!!!!

About Anna

Anna is a psychologist from Greece.You can almost always find her with a book stuck under her nose,so it's no wonder that all her friends make a joke of her.Apart from reading she dreams of the day she'll be able to travel around the world!Anna also blogs at Books to Brighten your Mood.

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  • aurian February 29, 2012 at 7:07 am

    Thank you for the interview, it was interesting. Not entering the contest though.

  • Na S. February 29, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    I haven’t read Winterborne yet but it’s great to learn about new books. I also noticed you’ve lived in many places. London is a place I’d like to visit one day.

  • sienny March 1, 2012 at 6:48 am

    great interview, and i’m not really sure i’d want to have a superpower. but if i have, maybe time travel. that way i can read plenty of books in a short time :))

  • Victoria Zumbrum March 1, 2012 at 8:25 am

    I would like the power to heal people. I have always wanted to help people.

  • Rachel Vessar March 1, 2012 at 8:42 am

    I have not read either of these books. I think the superpower I would like to have is invisibility. Thanks for the post.

    pefrw at yahoo dot com

  • Tamsyn March 1, 2012 at 10:48 am

    I would go for teleportation. How nice to be able to go from one place to another in the blink of an eye! I could visit the world! :o)


  • Filia Oktarina March 1, 2012 at 11:31 am

    I think the superpower I would like to have is flyimg and teleportation. Thanks for the post.

    filiafantasy at gmail dot com

  • bn100 March 2, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    I enjoyed the interview and learning about the writing process. I would like to be invisible.


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