July 21, 2013

Top 10 with Author Nikki Rae {The Sunshine Series}

Nikki Rae is a student and writer who lives in New Jersey. When she is not writing, thinking, or reading, she is most likely hanging out with her gecko, Neil Gaiman, drawing in a quiet corner, or drinking tea by the gallon. Sunshine is her first book.

1. fav song/singer?
Song: Saturday Night by The Misfits. 
Singer: Amanda Palmer

2. fav season?

3. worst vacation?
Well, funny you should ask that. When I was about fourteen, my mom took my sisters and I to Aruba. I got sun poisoning the first day, despite slathering sun block all over every hour. I spent the rest of the week in the hot hotel room. It was horrible, but the idea for Sunshine came out of it. : )

4. guilty pleasure?
Bad TV. Like, dance moms, hoarders, my strange addiction. All of that stuff. I don't watch it religiously or anything, but if I'm scanning the channels and it's there, I'll watch it.

5. fav book and/or author?
My favorite book changes all the time, but I guess I would have to say it's The Tale of The Body Thief by Anne Rice. I've read it too many times to count. My favorite authors always change too. The top few are: Neil Gaiman, Augusten Burroughs, Edgar Allan Poe, and Michelle Hodkin.

6. one item you cannot live without?
My notebook. I take it literally everywhere with me, even if I know there's no chance I'm going to write in it.

7. hobby?
I like to draw sometimes. I was an art student before I became serious about writing, and sometimes I like to go back and sketch.

8. fav movie/actor/actress?
My favorite movie is The Rocky Horror Picture Show, so it goes without saying that my favorite actor is Tim Curry. : )

9. fav food?
I like everything as long as there's no meat in it. Nachos are a big weakness. Dunkin' Donuts' iced tea is another.

10. who would you like to meet? (dead or alive?)
I'd like to meet Amanda Palmer. Her music has changed my life and gotten me through so many hard times. It'd be nice to be able to say thank you.


Get in touch with Nikki here...

18 year old Sophie Jean is pretty good at acting normal. Sure, she’s not exactly happy, but happiness is nothing compared to being like everyone else. She can pretend she’s not allergic to the sun. She can hide what her ex-boyfriend did to her. She can cover up the scars she’s made for herself. Ignore anything. Forget anything. Then Myles enters her life, and he has more than a few secrets of his own. When accident after accident keeps happening to Sophie, she can’t help noticing that he’s everywhere. That he knows too much. That she’s remembering too much.

It’s one thing covering up her own dark past, but does she really need to worry about people finding out just how much Myles likes her? Or that despite how much she doesn’t want to repeat past mistakes, she kind of likes him back? Not to mention the fact that she now has to conceal that Myles drinks blood-that he says he’s about four hundred years old.

She almost forgot about that part.

But Sophie has no plans to ruin the normal life she has created for herself. She can deal with this little glitch, no problem. Even if word has gotten around to the wrong vampire about Sophie and Myles, even if she’s putting the few people she loves at risk. Suddenly, those who were monsters before are just people, and the monsters? They’re real. Now being a normal human being is the least of her problems. Now she has to stay alive.

Sophie’s life has changed. She’s moved to New York, she’s playing music for new people, and she’s making new friends. Then there’s Myles, and the fact that he is now her boyfriend—and everyone knows it. There are a lot of new things to take in, but Sophie has no problem adjusting. 

She’s not exactly normal, living in a half-human, half-vampire world, but she’s finally, truly happy. But some parts of Sophie and Myles’ old life still hide in the dark, waiting for the right opportunity to strike.

Sophie’s having nightmares again, but they aren’t about her; Myles is hiding something that she’s not sure she wants to know.

And one lie will change everything.

No matter how hard she tries to cover up the marks her monsters have left behind, they never truly go away, and Myles’ monsters are no different.

Once again, Sophie’s caught between life and death, but this time, only she can save herself.

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