Thursday, January 3, 2013
Hello everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful Sunday.So this was supposed to happen last month, but do to a crazy last week of the holidays I wasn't able to get it up and running. But the lovely lady I have for you is always awesome. Lisa T. Bergren! One of my favorite authors! Welcome Lisa!
Lisa Tawn Bergren is the best-selling, award-winning author of over 35 books, with more than 2 million copies sold. She recently finished a teen series called River of Time (WATERFALL, CASCADE and TORRENT) and has release two follow-up e-novellas called BOURNE &TRIBUTARY. She's currently writing a New Adult series called The Grand Tour, and the first book  is GLAMOROUS ILLUSIONS (released June 2012). Lisa’s time is split between managing home base, writing, consulting and freelance editing (with a little speaking here and there). She’s married to Tim, a liturgical sculptor, graphic designer and musician. They have three kids–Olivia (16), Emma (13) and Jack (9). All five of the Bergrens make their home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Published: 2.1.11 by David C. Cook
Pages: 369

What do you do when your knight in shining armor lives, literally, in a different world? Most American teenagers want a vacation in Ital, bu the Betarrini sisters have s[ent ever summer of their lives amon the romantic hills with their archaeologist parents. Stuck  Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Betarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives among the romantic hills with their archaeologist parents. Stuck among the rubble of the medieval castles in rural Tuscany, on yet another hot, dusty archaeological site, Gabi and Lia are bored out of their minds...until Gabi places her hand atop a hand print in an ancient tomb and finds herself in fourteenth-century Italy. And worse yet, in the middle of a fierce battle between knights of two opposing forces. Suddenly Gabi's summer in Italy is much, much more interesting.
You guys. You know you are hooked. If you haven't read this one yet, what are you waiting for?! GET ON IT!! These are some of the best books ever! READ!

What made you want to become a writer? 
I always thought it'd be fun. When my best friend knew someone who had published with Harlequin it suddenly became a possibility. I thought, "If I can reach out and touch someone who's been published, then maybe I can get published too." I started writing my novel at that point. Two years later it was published.

Describe your book in 5 words.
WATERFALL: Modern girl meets medieval boy.

In one sentence, what makes your books unique?
I like to put normal people in extraordinary circumstances.

Hardest part of the writing process for you?
Getting my butt in the chair to concentrate. Once I'm there, I'm fine. But getting there? It's a tough, distracted road.

What inspired the idea for your books/series?
I always loved time travel and historical novels. But my teenage daughters don't. So I wrote it for them--I was striving for epic adventure and romance.

You're stranded on a desert island with one book. What is it?
The Bible. Sorry. That might sound rote, but there's a ton in there that I still need to read and ponder.

What is your favorite kind of scene to write?
ACTION, baby.

What is the best piece of advice you could give to an aspiring author?
Keep learning, keep writing, keep reading. Read what you want to write. Read, in particular, authors you want to sound like. The more you read and write, the more your own voice will emerge.

As far as I'm aware, all your books for YA/Adult center around a historical time period. Is there something about history that you love so much?
It immediately puts me in a storyteller frame of mind. It's just harder for me to capture in the present. But put me back in time and the story starts spinning itself in my head...

Do you have a favorite time period?
Nope. I love all of history. But if I had to pick, I'm kinda into this medieval era.

In your series for Yound Adults, your two main love interests of the sisters are Marcello, the dark hottie, and Luca, the funny blonde boy. Are you Team Luca or Team Marcello?
Marcello, though I adore Luca.

Do you have any more novella plans to continue the dashing Italian tale after Tributary?
DELUGE, coming later in 2013. :-)

Any inspiration for the Grand Tour? Did you take one yourself? 
Wanted to, but couldn't afford it! I've done a fair amount of traveling, and someday, I'd love to live abroad. So I guess it's a chance to travel vicariously through my characters. :-)

Peanut M&Ms or Skittles?
Root Beer Floats or Ice Cream Sundaes?
Book or Movie Adaption?
Thor or Captain America? 
But I want Thor's hair.
Blonde or Brunette?
Mess or Organization? Organized mess.
14th or 21st Century?
I like my creature comforts. But I like going to the 14th Century in my head. 
Isn't she FABULOUS?
That was so much fun! Thanks Lisa for taking the time to join me! She has been totally generous in offering up a signed copy of ANY RIVER OF TIME BOOK, WINNERS CHOICE! So if you've read book one and need the sequel, here's your chance! Or if you need to get into the series, same thing! Thanks so much to Lisa for that! Enter away, but please read the Rules in the Terms & Conditions of the Rafflecopter.

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I hope you had fun here today! Have a wonderful Thursday! XOXO,


  1. I haven't read any of her books so this could be my chance!

  2. I need another copy of Waterfall....the other can be for lending out to my friends...haha justification, :)

  3. love these books! hope I can get the last one in paperback!

  4. I can't wait for Deluge! I currently own Waterfall on kindle and Bourne and Tributary in paperback. I really want Torrent! It was my favorite :)

  5. LISA! So excited to find this giveaway! I have read all the books (except Deluge, of course, which I'm super excited about) and loved them all. I own all except? Torrent. Which is, of course, the one I'm wishing for! Well, I have a digital copy, but I want a paperback...definitely a must-own book for me. Awesome giveaway, Inky/Hannah! :) And a fun interview too!

  6. I love River of Time! I got my whole book club to read the series last month- we all loved it!

  7. Wonderful interview! I've read both Waterfall and Cascade, but have yet to get to Torrent :( even though it sits on my shelf (glaring at me.) Love the series!

  8. I'm so excited for Deluge! I also can't wait for the next Glamorous Illusions book! AHH! I love Lisa! :D

  9. I've been a fan since Waterfall came out! :D Lovely series. I can't say I'm team Marcello or Team Luca... I'm rooting for a later character. ;)

    Oh, & Captain America is my preference too! :D

  10. Hi Lisa, I really enjoyed the interview!

    I have read several of the Full Circle series, I think Firestorm was my favorite since some of it took place in my hometown.
    I am really looking forward to reading The Bridge and I know I will be looking for more of Lisa's books at my local library.
    Jasmine A.

  11. Thank you so much for offering this wonderful giveaway! I love Lisa's books and am definitely of Team Marcello. :)

    Thanks for the interveiw!

    Best Wishes,
    Lindsey V.

  12. Hi!!! I have read all of the books and I love them sooo much!! i read them all in a matter of 2 weeks lol my friend @Ginia346 and i are mega fans :) she made shirts for us that say team luca forelli on the front and his famous quote on the back "Saints in Heaven I think Im in love!!" I would love to start my own collection of these fantabulous books :)

  13. I loved the books too! They are very entertaining, even for a guy!

  14. I absolutely adore this series! I already have Cascade and Torrent but I still need Waterfall; and I can't wait for Deluge!! :]

  15. Loved the series and am excited for the last installment!

  16. Love your books, Lisa! I got them for my niece for Christmas.

  17. I LOVE Italian history! In the SCA, my persona is from Lucca- great history for all of the Italian city-states, really. :)

  18. I haven't read a lot of Italian history, but I'm more than happy to read & enjoy more.

  19. I haven't had a chance to read the books yet but they're on my tbr list.

  20. hi this INT giveaway ?
    i always want to read lisa's books..
    thx u for the chance :)

  21. Ms. Lisa is such a fun author! I enjoyed reading the interview exchange. Now, I've only read Waterfall, but I would love to collect the whole series!

  22. I've been wanting to read this series for months, ever since I heard about it. I love time travel books!

  23. I love this series! It's one of my favorite series ever. I can't wait for Deluge. :)

  24. I love Lisa's books!!! The historic Italy setting is so interesting and exciting!

    Clean Teen Fiction

  25. Looks like fun. Always up for a new adventure/romance YA style. Thanks!

  26. I haven't read any of Lisa's books but I definitely plan to!
    I won a book of choice from a giveaway and I chose Waterfall! :D Can't wait for my copy to arrive!

  27. I haven't read any of Lisa's books yet but they sure look good! I LOVE the cover!! :)


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