Tuesday, May 1, 2012

C.Y. Bourgeois - Visions of You - Author Interview

Author Interview

1. Who is the plot based around?
The plot of Visions of You is based around Shelby Leight and her group of friends.

2. What is the main idea of the plot?
The main idea of the plot is that these small-town teenagers encounter a serial killer who murders one of their friends. They decide to take it upon themselves to “help” the FBI and the police find this monster.

3. When does the plot take place?
Visions of You starts out in 1975.

4. Where does the plot take place?
Visions of You takes place mainly in Palmer, Alaska, where I grew up.

5. Why did the plot develop the way it did?
As I was writing Visions of You kind of took on a life of its own. I just wrote the story as it unfolded before me. I used people from my own life, my family and friends were models for Shelby’s.

6. How did you come up with the idea for the plot?
After reading the Twilight series I wanted to write a different kind of vampire story, using facts about real-life people who believe they are vampires. It started out as Paul’s story and then morphed into Shelby’s point of view.

About the Book

Shelby Leight is a wise-cracking, lighthearted teenager, looking forward to a fun-filled senior year in high school. She already knows the pain of losing a loved one, but has worked her way through the grief to come out on the other side. Then, in the fall of 1975, in the sleepy, picturesque town of Palmer Alaska, the unthinkable happens. There's a serial killer on the hunt and one of Shelby’s best friends has disappeared. The sudden loss of her friend in such a violent manner awakens something in her, an ability to communicate with the dead....visions.

In the midst of all this, Shelby falls in love for the first time only to discover the shocking truth about her boyfriend. Can she accept him for who – what he is? Can her friends and family accept him? Shelby has a vision of the killer stalking another of her friends and is desperate to stop him before it’s too late. Instead of an enjoyable senior year of high school, Shelby and her friends must come to grips with life and death - and all they hold - in their quest to find a monster before he kills again.

Price: $16.95 (SC), $26.95 (HC), $3.99 (EBK)
# of Pages: 204
Genre: Suspense/Thriller (bordering on YA)
Publisher: AuthorHouse
Release Date: 12/01/2011
Buy Links: Amazon

About the Author

C.Y. Bourgeois is a freshman author and an avid reader. After having spent countless enjoyable hours over the years reading other people's narratives, she realized that she too has stories to tell. C.Y. considers herself a native of Alaska, having lived there since the age of two. She and her husband recently moved to northern Idaho where they now reside with their two dogs and three cats and where she is currently working on her second Shelby Leight novel, Visions of Mortality.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi! Thank you so much for inviting me to be a guest of The Plot Thickens. I appreciate the chance to interact with readers and potential readers!
    :~) C.Y.