Sunday, August 20, 2017

$50 Amazon gift card and author Samie Sands [giveaway]

Need a bit of suspense and terror in your next book? How 'bout one written by a zombie lover?

Samie Sands is a freelance graphic designer who followed her lifelong dream and uses her creativity in a new way by writing. With a degree in Media Studies and PR, Samie has already had articles published in a number of e-zines, including one of the most popular pieces at Zombie Guide Magazine.

She lives in a small seaside town in the UK, but loves to travel to gain inspiration from new places and different cultures.


Author Samie Sands has a three-part zombie series called AM13 Outbreak. All three books are available now, and you can get them free on Kindle today!

Leah Watton’s practical joke has spiralled way out of control—all to impress a crush…

With a prank online video, Leah hopes to catch the attention of Jake Colton, a cute, blond-haired, blue-eyed co-worker she’s had a crush on for months. But instead of sending it to Jake, she manages to forward the clip to her boss—who buys every gory second.

When mass panic ensues, Leah learns the video is more than a staged act…

Still curious about the AM13 Outbreak series and the author? Time for an interview with Samie...


What inspires you to write?
For my first book, I wrote the book I wanted to read. I'd read a lot of book based in the zombie apocalypse and I found that the characters were always very capable. It made me wonder what would happen with an ordinary person trying to survive. Leah in Lockdown is normal, girl next door type without any skills to survive. Sometimes she's flawed and she doesn't always make the right choice, but that makes her more realistic.

How long does it take you to write a book, on average?
From the first idea to the finished book, I would say it takes me about a year. I feel like I have to do a few drafts to get it right, and I need to leave a gap in between each draft so I can create some distance to help me spot plot holes. Sometimes I get so involved in the story and the characters that I forget the reader doesn't know as much as me about the worlds I've created!

What are you working on right now?
Right now, I've just signed a contract for a completely different book. It's called Lottie Loves and it's very different from the zombie apocalypse in the Am13 Outbreak series. That isn't done though, I will be writing more!

What's the best writing tip you can offer?
That a terrible first draft is better than writing nothing. Sometimes it's hard to just get started, but once you get past that hump and you get the general idea down, you can go back and make things right afterwards.

What's a book written by another author everyone should read in their lifetime?
In the apocalypse genre, I would say Outpost by Adam Baker. It's a zombie style book, but with a real difference. I love it, I could read it over and over again!


So who wants to win something?! Samie Sands and I have partnered up to give away a $50 Amazon gift card to one lucky Giveaway Guy reader.


Enter to win using the Rafflecopter form below. You may share on Twitter once a day for extra points for the duration of the giveaway.

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This giveaway is open to users worldwide. One winner will be randomly selected via Rafflecopter, which I will contact by email after entries are verified. The winner will have 24 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.


2 comments:

  1. Thank you so much to everyone who has entered the competition!!! Samie

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    1. It's getting a lot of action so far!

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