Thursday, November 21, 2013

Celebrating Debutantes 2013: Annika James (13 Random Facts + Giveaway)

Check out 13 random fun facts about Annika James, author of Wanted. Plus, get a chance to win an ecopy of her book and a $10 Amazon GC!

Annika James

13 Random Facts

1. I have an extensive comic book collection - mostly Buffy, Angel, and any graphic novel of books I love. (i.e. Anita Blake, Vampire Academy)

2. I collect rocks, minerals, and/or crystals from places I travel. I’ve also been know to go to rock shops to buy cool specimens.

3. I’ve been to Spain 3 times. (Barcelona is one of my favorites!)

4. Played on my college soccer team all four years.

5. I am a huge, huge baseball fan. Love the game! Love my Brewers!

6. My grandfather’s parents came to America from Romania, through Ellis Island. Our ancestors are from Transylvania. (I blame my vampire fetish on my heritage…) :)

7. I might have a teeny, tiny addiction to chocolate...and brownies. 

(Sidenote: I have a huge addiction to them. Your teeny, tiny might turn to huge as mine. :D)

8. My DVDs have to be arranged in alphabetical order.

9. My books are arranged by genre and author on my bookshelves.

10. Annika James is a pen name - a combination of my children’s names.

11. My husband and I got married on the 5-year anniversary of our first date.

12. I was born in Chicago, grew up in the suburbs, finished high school in small-town Wisconsin, and went to college in Iowa. I’m a Midwestern girl.

13. I experienced Salem, MA on Halloween - something everyone should see - it was amazing!


More about Annika!

Once upon a time, Annika believed her dreams had ended. It took awhile, but she realized no one could take her dreams away from her, and if she worked hard enough, she had the power to make those dreams come true. Getting published is proof of that. She recently moved to Texas from Wisconsin with her husband and two kiddos, and continues to turn her dreams into reality.

Find her: Blog * Twitter

Have you checked out Annika's debut novel?

by Annika James

Published January 17th 2013 by MuseItUp

Blurb (Goodreads):

Attacked as a young witch and left for dead, Ashlinn is deathly afraid of being bitten again. Having survived until she’s almost eighteen without donating blood to any of her vamp friends, Ashlinn figures she’ll continue to live bite-free. After her crush reveals how powerful she is, however, the Vampire Council declares she be claimed as a familiar, which requires biting. Ashlinn doesn’t want to be owned, even by hot vamp, Conor. Luckily, her best friend, Matt, volunteers for the job. She is given one week to choose her protector, and the list of willing biters keeps growing. Will she go with best friend Matt, hot vamp Conor, or someone else to protect her? Will she be able to get her power under control by then? Will she overcome her phobia of being bitten? And who says she needs to be protected, anyhow?

The Escapist

Head over Oops! I Read A Book Again now for debut author S.K Anthony!

Yesterday: Gregg Rosenblum (Revolution 19) and Amy Evans (Clicks; Jellybean Kisses)
Tomorrow: Helena Sorensen (Shiloh) and Mary Gray (The Dollhouse Asylum)

Calling YA/NA/MG debut authors of 2014! Want to join us on this fun event? Fill out this form! Don't forget to spread the word with your debuting friends!

- $10 Amazon GC + ebook of Wanted
- open internationally
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  1. Wow, Annika, you've got some fun facts there! Your book sounds pretty awesome, too. Best of luck!

  2. Loved your fun facts, Annika. I have all my novels arranged, too - even on my Kindle :) Good luck with Wanted!

  3. Hey, Annika. You look way to young for your grandparents to have come over and stopped at Ellis Island. Do you mean great grandparents? I'm also in Texas. Goods and bads about that. :)
    LOLed at the Transylvania connection. Too funny. Good luck with the book. Interesting premise.


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