The Rhode Island Authors Showcase is back! Each day in November, I’ll be featuring a different RI author. Each post features a giveaway – a book, an anthology, or something else! All you have to do to be eligible for the daily drawing is leave a comment on the blog post. I’ll use a random number generator to pick a winner one week after the blog post (to give you time to catch up).
By commenting on each post, you’re also entered to win our bigger prizes: GRAND PRIZE is a $250 Amazon gift card, BONUS PRIZE is a $100 Amazon gift card, and the CHEER UP YOU WON SOMETHING PRIZE is a $50 Amazon gift card. The big prizes will be chosen, again using a random number generator, on December 7.
Welcome back to author M. A. Guglielmo! I’ve asked Maria some questions:
Do you write under your own name or an alias? I write as M.A. Guglielmo
Where is your hometown? East Greenwich, RI
What genre(s) do you write? Fantasy and romance
What books have you written? Summoned (2019), Soul to Steal (2020), Price to Pay (2021)
Name three of your favorite authors: K.J. Charles, Jordan Hawk, N.K. Jemisin
Growing up, what were your favorite books? Lord of the Rings, The Mists of Avalon, Watership Down
What do you like best about writing? Creating an entire new world and getting to know my characters
What do find most challenging about writing? Finding time to do it!
Where do you draw your inspiration? Mostly from myth and the natural world. I’m also inspired by books that I enjoy, although I often veer widely from the original source of my new idea.
You’ve just been given the chance to collaborate on a book with one of your favorite authors. What’s the title going to be? Necromancers in Salem
Find out more about M.A. Guglielmo by visiting her website http://maguglielmo.com
The wrong jinn at the right time, Zahara’s a force to be reckless with! Zahara, party girl of the paranormal, floats up out of a lamp in Daniel Goldstein’s apartment ready to trick a sorcerer into giving up his soul. But Daniel, whose Moroccan grandmother has reached out from beyond the grave to command him to raise a jinn, wants to do good—by stopping a vengeful fallen angel. The nymphomaniacal, shopping-obsessed Zahara isn’t the otherworldly ally Daniel had in mind. A do-gooder with a dangerous quest isn’t what Zahara’s looking for, either.
Stuck in a magical contract with each other, the two travel to Morocco, where Zahara’s handsome friend Zaid, a jinn who’s converted to Islam, reluctantly joins their quest. As Daniel and Zaid struggle against jinn-hunting mercenaries and their attraction to one other, Zahara is forced to join forces with the fallen angel’s gorgeous but infuriating brother to stop a cataclysmic war between the human and jinn worlds.
Maria has offered a copy of Summoned, the first book in her “From Smokeless Fire” series. (I loved this book and am looking forward to reading the next one!). To be eligible, just answer this question: If you could spend one day with a fictional character, who would it be and why?