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Hello Bookworms! I have an awesome post for you guys today, an interview with D. Apodaca the author of Captivated an Affliction novel, AND a giveaway to win a signed paperback of Captivated!

 Find the Captivated Series: Goodreads . Facebook . Twitter
Deb Apodaca lives in AZ with her supportive husband and two crazy kids. When she isn’t chasing them around, she’s rearranging her furniture and thinking of new ways to decorate. Her idea of a good time is going bookstore hopping with her mother and singing out loud to her favorite music.


Favorite Food?Favorite animal?Favorite time of day?
One word...tough! Okay...STARBUCKS! (sometimes I choose it over (the love they radiate)... NAP-TIME (for the

If you could describe yourself in three words, what words would you
FORGETFUL (husband calls me 3 second Deb) SARCASTIC (sometimes too
much) and....POLITE (but I gotta tell ya, sometimes I don't want to be!)

Could you tell us a bit about yourself?

Well, I'm a house mom and can't stand it. keep me from
going crazy, I write and re-arrange furniture. I'm very creative, so I'm always
making things from scratch.

If you could be any paranormal or have any one supernatural talent, what would it be? Why?
I don't know if this counts, but I would be Rogue from X-Men. I'm not
talking about the wussy one in the movie, I'm talking about the Rogue
from the original series I watched as a kid. She could fly, was strong, and could hurt a guy with just one touch.

How did the story of Captivated come to you?
The scene at the end popped in my head one day. I was cleaning the
room while my newborn was sleeping and I told my mom, "Hey, wouldn't it be cool
if a book ended like this?" It was a unique scene that I never read before and I wanted to write up to it.

What was the hardest part while writing Captivated?
Ugh...the editing process! I have always been good with grammer,
sentence structure, the whole thing. When you write 80,000 words, you wouldn't
believe how many errors you make. I hired an editor that did a horrible
job, took my money and left me to edit it myself. I still see so many
errors in the book and I hate it! There's always a lesson learned. :)

What brought you to the paranormal genre?
I've always loved it! Oh man, Vampire Diaries was amazing and I loved
the characters, especially Damon. I've always watched the movies too.

If Captivated were being made into a movie, who would you cast for
the leading roles?

Heh...I've actually met Dean, but not the personality, just the
looks. As far as a movie star....Dean would be closer to the Dean from Supernatural,
but a younger version. I swear I started writing before I ever new the
show existed! It was just a big lovely coincidence! Mindy, I would
say a toss between Alicia Witt and Amy Adams. Markus is the exact
image of my younger brother and I have not seen an actor resembling him, so my
answer to that is Eric I know Dean and Mindy's 'cast' are
older than my characters, but it's the best I could do. Sorry!

Which of your characters are the most and least like you ? Why?
I would say, I'm not like any of them. Mindy is too nice and curious.
Dean has And Markus is too detail oriented. I'm just a mess!
There is a character I'm introducing in the second book who is an image of who I hide inside. You'll see ;)

Will there be a sequel to Captivated? If so, when will it be

HECK YA!!! I am trying to make it available April or May of 2012.
There is a lot going on and I'm taking longer than planned to write it, but it's coming!

In 5 years is there somewhere you hope to be with your writing career? A goal you hope to achieve by then?
I have three series in my noggin including the Affliction series. So, I
wan't to be able to get started on my second or at least almost be done
with it by then. Time to write is an issue, so the more time I get
(hopefully when the trolls are in school) the faster I can write the

Do you have any recent news you would like to share with us?
I am opening an etsy store! I am addicted to making crafts and I
decided to open up an online store. I'll announce it when it's ready.

*Thank you so much for your interview questions! I enjoyed every one of them!*

Thank you so much Deb for the interview and donating a SIGNED paperback of your book Captivated! Deb also has a giveaway going on over at Captivated facebook page, go check it out! Click here for facebook page!


Along with the awesome interview Deb has donated one signed paperback of her novel Captivated! I have already read Captivated and loved it, if you want to check out my review go here

  • Giveaway is US/CAN only
  • Winner will be announced October 26th
  • Winner will win signed paperback of Captivated (book listed below) and a plush book cover that the author Deb made herself! 
  • To enter fill out the form below, one entry per person please (:


I let out a huff and forced a smile. “You’re a vampire.”
I stated. “Then why haven’t I sucked your blood Lina?” He
whispered right before pressing his soft lips against mine.
Then he inched towards my neck and lingered his lips on
my pulse.

After Mindy's childhood best friend, Dean Aiken, shuts her and everyone else out of his life, she learns to move on. Years pass and she gets used to the fact that he's no longer a part of her life, but things begin to change

Mindy's new best friend, Markus Medina, witnesses Dean kill two people behind a club. Mindy has a hard time believing him, especially when he mentions that the bodies disappear. Poof! Into thin air. Markus decides he has to follow Dean around in order to get evidence that he's been killing people, so he doesn't sound like a nut to the police.

Despite Marcus' crazy theories about the possibility of Dean not being human. And not to mention the fact that he's dangerous. Mindy can't help that she may be falling in love with him. Even after hiding their feelings for each other from the world. Dean and Mindy being together stirs up dangers that neither of them could ever imagine. When she finds out about what Dean really is and the world he tried to keep her away's already too late.



SweetMarie83 said...

What a fun interview! Thanks for the great giveaway! :-)

Cynthia Garcia said...

I am dying to to read this book!!!!!

M.A.D. said...

I'd love to enter using the form, but my Norton keeps blocking it saying Fraudulent page????
Weird - first time this has happened :P

So if you'd be so kind to enter me via comment I'd appreciate :D
GFC Mary DeBorde
zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

Jennie said...

Great interview! This book sounds really good! I'm so intrigued by the description. I want to know more about Dean! :D

Unknown said...

Thanks for an awesome giveaway!!

Proserpine said...

Thanks for the giveaway and the interview!

Shilpa Mudiganti said...

Funny interview. I wish Deb all the best with her books! They sound pretty awesome!

Scorpio1974 said...

Great interview and thanks so much for this generous giveaway opportunity too!!! =)

Valerie Long (Scorpio1974 on GFC)
Jewelry Creations by V.S. Long -

The More the Merrier said...

Trolls! That seems to accurately describe my niece and nephews. Great interview and thanks for the giveaway.

Shawn Kirsten Maravel said...

Great interview! Love the questions AND the answers! It's interesting to get inside another author's head!

Love the giveaway too of course! I've been looking forward to reading this book fore a while now!

Anonymous said...

I am loving this book already and I haven't read it yet lol. Just the cover and synopsis are drawing me in. Captivated sounds like a great paranormal read and you can't go wrong with vampires lol.

Unknown said...

I am already so interested in reading this book, this interview was delightful to read. Thank you, so much for the chance to win by offering this lovely giveaway! :)


Suz @ A Soul Unsung

Darlene said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Rose said...

Thank you for the giveaway! I forgot to tweet you the links for where I posted so here they are :)!/NerdyGirl88

Good luck everyone!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great interview and giveaway chance. And I don't know if I did the post on fb right but I shared this from the Captivated fb page

Christina @ Biblio Thoughts said...

Thanks for the interview and giveaway!




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