Sunday, 14 October 2012

October New Release Giveaway Hop - Sheltered by Debra Chapoton

Blurb (from Goodreads):
Living together unsupervised, five troubled teens confront demonic forces and are compelled to deal with their problems in distinctly different ways. Paranormal meets psycho meets Goth in this story of a supernatural haunting and budding love.

High school junior, Ben, hacks into his step-father's real estate holdings and provides rooms in an old two-story house to various outcasts: the schizophrenic kid, the angry Goth girl, and the homeless girl who worships him. When Megan needs a place to live she comes to the rooming house with a different set of problems and the ability to confuse and attract Ben.

One by one strange and mysterious occurrences stretch the teens’ beliefs in the supernatural. How they deal with demons, real and imagined, has tragic as well as redeeming consequences.


Interview with the author - 

Debra Chapoton

Debra Chapoton
When did you start writing?
I started about ten years ago when I learned that a fellow teacher made his students write a novel during the school year. I can do that, I thought. So I tried it on summer vacation and it was so much fun it has become a passion.
What was your inspiration for ‘Sheltered’?
I’ve always believed there’s a whole other dimension of spirit beings: angels and demons. Jesus and his disciples were always casting out demons. It must have been a pretty big problem back then, but why don’t we hear about it now? The demon-possessed people of Bible times manifested the symptoms of epilepsy, dementia, super strength, schizophrenia, self-mutilation and so on. Aha, science and medicine have new names for what they used to call demon possession. But what if they’re wrong?
What three words would you use to best describe ‘Sheltered’?
Malevolent, mysterious, menacing. Oh, wait, can I change that to demons, dimples, and death?
What are your favourite things about the characters – Ben and Megan?
I love Ben’s soft-heartedness and his dimples. Megan has hidden strengths and she falls in love easily.
Is ‘Sheltered’ a standalone novel or will it be part of a series?
I left the ending open for a sequel if I’m asked or if the right inspiration strikes again.
Can you tell us what you’re working on at the moment?
I am setting up the marketing for “The Guardian’s Diary” which will probably be out next spring. It’s about a teen boy who was born with a gruesome deformity that causes him to drag his foot. He faces some tough challenges and dangerous decisions. The story is told through the eyes of his guardian angel.
Right now I am working on a young adult novel in which the teen characters maneuver through a supernatural world, yet there are neither angels nor demons in this story.
Other than your own, what are your favourite books?
I rush to read anything by Cindy Bennett, Stephenie Meyers, or Suzanne Collins.

Random Questions
-          what’s your favourite treat?
-          What’s your Favourite place to read/write?
Sunroom of our log home.
-          If you won the lottery what would you most look forward to spending money on?
Surprise gifts for unsuspecting friends and relatives and strangers.
-          If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
Northern Michigan -  a vacation wonderland with 4 distinct seasons. 

 Debra's other works:
Edge of Escape   The Secret in the Hidden Cave (Big Pine Lodge, #1) Crossing the Scriptures Mystery's Grave (Big Pine Lodge, #2)  A Tick in Time Bullies and Bears (Big Pine Lodge, #3)
Debra's Blogspot

Thanks to Debra for stopping by the blog, and for makng this giveaway possible!


Debra is giving away one ecopy of Sheltered to one lucky winner!

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  1. Thanks Debra for the giveaway! :) Sounds like a fantastic read.

  2. Unfortunately, I didn't, but I hope I will have the chance soon. :)

  3. I haven't heard of her, she's a new author to me. But this one book sounds pretty good, I'm looking forward to a chance of reading it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Thanks so much! I haven't read any of Debra's books yet, bit I would love to read this one :)

  5. Thanks for the giveaway. This book looks great. I haven't read any of her books before.

  6. I've been hearing about this one. It sounds positively terrifying! I've often wondered about the whole demon-possession as well.

  7. Thanks for the giveaway..I have not read any of your books yet

  8. Thanks for the giveaway. I have not read your books yet, but I hope to soon!

  9. Thank you so very much for the awesome giveaway!! I look forward to reading your work!!
    Lisa Hackney
    yankssssrule08 at yahoo dot com

  10. Thanks for the author interview I always enjoy these. Thanks Debra! I haven't read any of your books but Sheltered sounds good and something I'd really like to read. Thanks for the giveaway!

  11. I haven't yet read any of Debra's books. Thanks to you both for the giveaway!