Monday, January 30, 2012

Interview & Giveaway with Tara Fuller, YA author of Perigee Moon

Please help me welcome Young Adult author Tara Fuller to A Buckeye Girl Reads.  She is here today to talk about her newest release, Perigee Moon.  I enjoyed the book so much that I am giving away one EBook copy of the book. For more information, please see the end of the interview.


Tara Fuller writes novels. Some about grim reapers. Some about witches. All of course are delightfully full of teen angst and kissing. Tara grew up in a one stop light town in Oklahoma where once upon a time she stayed up with a flash light reading RL Stine novles and only dreamed of becoming a writer. She has a slight obsession with music and a shameless addiction for zombie fiction, Mystery Science Theater, and black and white mochas. Tara no longer lives in a one stop light town. Now she lives with her family in a slightly larger town in North Carolina where they have at least three stoplights.

After a horrific fire claims the life of her mother, seventeen year old Rowan Bliss finds herself in the miniscule town of Ipswich, Massachusetts. It’s here that she meets Alex, a deliciously mysterious boy who holds the key to unlocking her family’s dark secret.As Rowan falls helplessly over the edge for Alex, the secrets that he insists on keeping refuse to be contained, and the truth that she uncovers challenges everything she has ever believed. Alex is a witch. And now he’s awakened something within her she never even knew existed. But out of all of this, the one thing Rowan won’t accept is the fact that Alex is destined to die. Now Rowan must unearth the buried power she harbors within to escape a deadly prophecy, defy the very laws of time, and prevent the hands of fate from taking yet another person she loves

What makes Pegriee Moon different from other Young Adult books out there? 
I think Perigee Moon is a fresh take on YA witch books. It incoperates time travel and a historical angle that I haven't seen before. 

What do you like best about the hero, Alex and the heroine, Rowan?
Tara: I love that Alex is loyal to his core. He loves people with his whole heart even when they don't deserve it. I love how strong Rowan is. She overcomes things in this story that I never could

Do you have a favorite scene in the book?
I love a lot of scenes in the book, but if I had to pick a favorite I'd say "the cabin scene". Those who have read it will know what that means. ;

Did you do a lot of research about Salem Witch Trials that are mentioned throughout the book?
I actually did quite a bit of research on the Salem Witch Trials and witchcraft before diving into this book. I wanted everything, right down to the type of noose they used to be accurate.
 What was the last best book you read?
The last book I read was Divergent, but I am currently reading The Space Between by Brenna Yovanoff

Do you have a favorite YA author, or do you not read the genre you write in? 
I have lots of favorites but if I had to name one I'd say Maggie Stiefvater. I adore the lyrical voice in her books. Beautiful.

 What’s one thing you want everyone to know about Perigee moon?
That it's a fresh spin on paranormal romance with lovable characters

 Did you come up with the title, and if so how did you come up with it?
I did. The main spell in the book that the entire story rides on has to be done under a Perigee Moon, so it only seemed fitting to call the book that.
What other upcoming projects do you have coming out that we should know about?
My novel INBETWEEN is being released in August 2012 from Entangled Publishing. It is the first in the Kissed By Death series, a three book series about a grim reaper that falls in love with the human girl he's sent to reap. 

Where can we find you on the web?
 You can visit my website at
Stalk me on Twitter at  

 Buy link: Amazon

Tara thank you so much for stopping by today! I loved learning more about Perigee Moon. :)


I am giving away one E book version of Perigee Moon to one commenter! The giveaway is open until February 8, 2012 @ 9:00pm. Please be aware that the ebook is only available through amazon and not to Nook or Sony Ereaders.  Rules: Please fill out the form below and leave a question for Tara!