Monday, June 18, 2012

GCC Presents: Myra McEntire (with contest info!)

Another one of my friends in the Girlfriends Cyber Circuit has a fabulous new release! Let's meet Myra McEntire and hear about her new YA novel, TIMEPIECE, a sequel to HOURGLASS!


Kaleb Ballard was never supposed to be able to see ripples—cracks in time. Are Kaleb’s powers expanding, or is something very wrong? Before Kaleb can find out, Jonathan Landers, the man who tried to murder his father, reappears. Why is he back, and what, or whom, does he want?

In the wake of Landers’s return, the Hourglass organization is offered an ultimatum by a mysterious man. Either they find Landers and the research he has stolen on people who might carry the time gene, or time will be altered—with devastating results for the people Kaleb loves most.

Now Kaleb, Emerson, Michael, and the other Hourglass recruits have no choice but to use their extraordinary powers to find Landers. But where do they even start? And when? Even if they succeed, just finding him may not be enough. . . .

The follow-up to Hourglass, Timepiece blends the paranormal, science-fiction, mystery, and suspense genres into a nonstop thrill ride where every second counts.

About the author

Myra McEntire knows the words to every R&B hit of the last decade, but since she lives in Nashville, the country music capital of America, her lyrical talents go sadly unappreciated. She's chosen, instead, to channel her "mad word skills" into creating stories. She's an avid Doctor Who fan and will argue passionately about which incarnation is the best.

The Interview
Q: What inspired you to write this book?

MYRA: It’s a sequel, and it started talking while I was working on the first book.

Q: The main character of my first book, I WANNA BE YOUR JOEY RAMONE, is the kind of girl I wanted to be (a rock star!), the MC of my second book has a lot more in common with teenage me. Is your main character someone you wish you could be, someone a lot like you, or your total opposite? How so? 

Myra: My main character for TIMEPIECE is a boy, so we’re different in that way. But I know how he thinks, especially when he’s down on himself, because I’m down on myself in the same way. It’s about changing the voices you listen to.

 Q: If there was a soundtrack for your book what are five songs that would be on it and how do they relate the story?

MYRA: Sinister Kid – Black Keys (Kaleb description) 
Suffocate – J. Holliday (Make out session)
 Numb/Encore – Jay-Z and Linkin Park (Drunk haze)
 Collide – Howie Day (RELATIONSHIPS)
 Dust My Broom – Elmore James (You can’t have a playlist without the blues.)

Q: In addition to writing books, I also write for a website for teens called Rookie, which has a regular feature called "Literally The Best Thing Ever," wherein we write about a thing that we think is super mega awesome (even if it is the type of thing that others might call a guilty pleasure, we believe there is nothing guilty about pleasure!) and explain why we think it is literally the best thing ever. It's generally a kind of unexpected thing, for example I wrote one about the soap opera, One Life To Live. I don't expect you to write a whole essay obviously, but can you briefly tell us what either you or your character (or both!) would say is "Literally The Best Thing Ever" and why?

MYRA: BEST THING EVER: Netflix. I am one of those who MUST watch all series from the very beginning or I can’t get into it until syndication. Thanks to Netflix, I’ve gotten to watch Supernatural, Firefly, Doctor Who (in order!), and so much more.

Q: What are you working on for us next?

MYRA: The third book in the Hourglass series, INFINITYGLASS!

The Contest

Myra has a contest on her site - - that will run from June 18th to June 25th. She’ll be giving away signed copies of HOURGLASS and TIMEPIECE, signed posters of the covers, a goodie basket inspired by her characters, and signed books from other authors! Thank you!

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