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Monday, December 16, 2013

An a-MUSE-ing interview + giveaway

Today we interview an author's muse. What do they think of their job? Donna Augustine's muse has agreed to answer a few questions and maybe dish a little dirt about her.

Would you mind stating your name and occupation?
Alexander, but you can call me Alex. I'm a muse.
And who is your employer?
Donna Augustine isn't my employer. We collaborate. Actually, that's a bit generous of me. I do all the heavy lifting. Sometimes, I think she just takes dictation.

Why do you collaborate with her then? Why not find another author?
Too troublesome. I've finally gotten her trained. You have no idea how hard it can be to break in a new writer.

Trained? How so?
Well, for instance, she had to adjust to my ways. I don't do the 9-5 thing. It's tedious and boring. If I call her at two in the morning with my brilliance, she needs to pay attention. I also expect her and take notes. If she's going to blow me off because she finds the hour unreasonable then I have no desire to repeat myself the next day when it's more convenient for her.

So, mostly just late hours?
No, I share my brilliance at all different times. Unfortunately, she might have the worst timing of anyone I've ever met. Whenever I need her, she's either showering, shopping or in a conversation with someone not as important as me. But, she learned. Now, when I call her, she always stops and takes notes.

Then the two of you are in a good place now?
As long as she keeps up her end, yes. I guess you could say that.

Do you have any advice for all the other muses out there?
Yes, don't get into the business. It's a thankless job. I get no respect at all. My name isn't on the cover or even in the credits. The pay is horrible too. Cut out the middleman and just write the books yourselves.
But, how can you do that if you don't have a corporeal body?
Well, that is just plain rude. This interview is over. I've got a spa appointment to make.


Shattered (Alchemy, #3)by Donna Augustine
I thought I could be a hero. That was before I helped destroy the world. Now, as I stand among the rubble of what used to be, I wonder how we're ever going to pick up the pieces.

Every day is a struggle, and people are getting desperate. Creatures that never should have existed are picking away at the dwindling numbers of the human race. And the knowledge that could be our salvation lies with the senator who reigns supreme on the other half of the globe.

I Smell Sheep reviews of 
all three received 5 Sheep

About the Author:
Donna Augustine’s lifelong ambition was to become the crazy cat lady. Unfortunately, when family allergies cut short her dream of living in a house full of furries, she turned her ambitions toward writing. Combining her love of fantasy, scifi, horror and romance, she tries to string together interesting twists on urban fantasy.

A native of New Jersey, when she isn’t writing or over dosing on caffeine, she can occasionally be spotted in disguise at the local dog park.


GRAND PRIZE: a signed paperback set of THE ALCHEMY series & a Gift Card to Amazon (international winner will get eBooks instead of paperbacks)

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  1. Hahahah, this interview is over! :)


  2. Hehe, too funny. I loved the first book and need to get caught up with the rest.

  3. Great interview and giveaway too!

  4. Just finished Shattered and immediately went looking for the next one.........? Enjoyed this interview by the way, Alex is a bit of a Metro-Diva, LOL. Any news on the next in the series?
    Lookeee from Goodreads

    1. Thanks! Yes, he is a dive, lol.
      At the moment, I'm planning on a March release : ) Thank you for asking!

  5. I love the muse's answers...that 2:00 a.m. call to write must get a little disconcerting, though, lol. Thanks for sharing.

  6. This was great! Made my say... now off to the spa!

  7. I love this series - all I can say is keep taking that dictation Donna ;)