Saturday, October 13, 2012

Book Tour: Determinant by A. M. Hargrove

Interview with A.M. Hargrove

Q: What was your favorite book as a child?
A: My favorite book was The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.  It's a wonderful story about a spoiled girl whose parents die and is sent to live with an uncle where she discovers a secret garden. 

Q: Describe Determinant in three words.
A: Determinant is gut-wrenching, romantic and mysterious.

Q: Which of your characters would you imagine yourself being best friends with? Why?
 A: I would love to be best friends with Jurek because he's such a darn trouble-maker with major issues and I've always been drawn to people I want to fix!

Q:Do you work with an outline, or just write?
 A: I'm definitely a pantser so no outline for me.

Q: Any parting words for our readers?
A: I hope you enjoy reading about the Guardians and Determinant as much as I love writing about them!

About her new book.....

Title: Determinant 
(The Guardians of Vesturon #3)
Author: A. M. Hargrove
Publication date: 
June 30th, 2012
Genre: YA

January St. Davis, on her own since the age of sixteen and struggling to stay in college, thinks she’s scored in a major way when she lands a paid summer internship at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. One evening, after working an especially long shift, a chance encounter with a group of mysterious men alters the course of her life.

Rykerian Yarrister, a Guardian of Vesturon with unearthly powers and impossibly gorgeous looks, finds himself at odds over the human female he recently saved from certain death. When it seems he is on the verge of winning her over, she is ripped from his hands by a strange and powerful being, threatening to destroy her if his demands are not met.

Do Rykerian and the Guardians have the ability to meet this fierce barbarian’s ultimatums, or will January suffer a horrid demise?

And don't miss the first two books in the series, Survival and Resurrection!

About the author:
One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would quickly be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life.  So, she rolled down the passenger window of her fabulous (not) company car and tossed out her leather briefcase.  Luckily, the pedestrian in the direct line of fire was a dodgeball pro and had über quick reflexes enabling him to avoid getting bashed in the head.  Feeling a tad guilty about the near miss, A. M. made a speedy turn down a deserted side street before tossing her crummy, outdated piece-of-you-know-what lap top out the window.   She breathed a liberating sigh of relief, picked up her cell phone and hit #4 on her speed dial.

Boss:  Hello

A.M.:  Boss, is that you?

Boss:  Why yes, A. M., who else would be answering my phone?

A.M.:  Er... right.  Well, I'm calling to let you know you can pick up my luxury Ford Focus at Starbucks near the interstate.

Boss:  Why ever would I want to do that?

A.M.:  Because I quit!

A.M. hit the end button and speed dialed her husband.

A.M.:  Hi hubs, can you pick me up at Starbucks?

Hubs:  Sure... Having some car trouble?

A.M.:  Not at all.  I don't have a car to have trouble with because I just quit my job.

Hubs:  WHAT?!

A.M.:  It's time for a new career and I am going to be a very famous novelist.

So began A. M. Hargrove's career as a young adult paranormal romance author of self-published ebooks.  Her series, The Guardians of Vesturon, centers around a family of six siblings and is a mix of humor, mystery, suspense and of course, love.  Survival, Resurrection and Determinant are her first and second and third full length novels in the series and Beginnings is the prequel novella.  (It didn’t happen exactly like that, but you get the idea!)


  1. Hi Joie, thanks so much for being a part of the Determinant book tour and thanks for taking the time to interview me. It was lots of fun! Annie xx

  2. This might sound out of context, but I really enjoyed the author's little bio! Annie sounds like a fabulous person to hang out with. :) And The Secret Garden! Oh my gosh, that's like, my favorite book from my childhood memory ever. ♥ Mary is such a quirky character! :D

    I need to check out Determinant ASAP on Goodreads! Awesome interview, ladies! ♥ :)


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