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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Character Interview and Giveaway for a Signed Copy of MESMERIZE by Artist Arthur

An Interview With Lindsey Yi
Star of Mesmerize, Book#4 of the Mystyx Series by Artist Arthur
 File Facts

Only child of South Korean parents

“M” birthmark on her right ankle

Has an ongoing compilation of useless facts

power #1 — telepathic (able to read the thoughts and stored information of others)

power #2 — empathic (the ability to share and understand another’s emotions and feelings)

 Lindsey is the daughter of a South Korean diplomat and his adoring wife. As the only child in a very political family Lindsey learned early on how to be personable and charming no matter what her personal circumstances. She’s very intelligent, spending her spare time studying things that others may deem useless but using them in her daily life. As a result, realizing that she could hear the thoughts of others wasn’t so much of a surprise to her. But the horrific train crash that left her parents dead, and her miraculously unscathed, is an anomaly she’s yet to recover from or figure out.
Forced to move to Lincoln with Aurora Hampton, Lindsey is now facing a new town, new friends and an incident that haunts her on a daily basis.
Meeting the Mystyx was no mistake, Lindsey is convinced. There’s a reason she was sent to Lincoln, a reason why the four of them were brought together at this time, in this place, and she’s more than eager to figure that reason out. Until the revelations become too painful and the mind she’s come to pride herself on becomes the very tool that could end the lives of the other Mystyx.

I am the first born and only girl in my family, and six and nine years separate me and my two brothers. Needless to say, I was alone quite a bit. But being alone gave me plenty of time to indulge my imagination in the world of books. One of the first novels I read was a young adult series that traced the lives of two teenagers in high school, Sweet Valley High. Reading those novels I thought I could do better, and so my quest to write entertaining stories began.
Being an introvert, it took me a long time to feel comfortable enough to let others read my work. How long? Well, the first person to read a story I wrote was my husband. Since then, I’ve been writing professionally for almost nine years now. But it was my daughter who encouraged me to write a book for teens—just one of the reasons I love her so dearly.
I live in Maryland with my husband and three children. If you take away the opinionated teenagers, family drama, overflowing bookshelves and DVDs, my life is pretty boring. But don’t take those things away, since they’re my inspiration.
I love to hear from readers and can be contacted at yaby…

A: What's it like having powers? 
Lindsey: It’s like living a different life, in a different world. You can’t tell anyone, besides the ones who are like you and you definitely can’t go around showing off the power. I feel like I’m two people stuck in one body.

A: What would you change about your power if you could? 
Lindsey: I would definitely add an on/off switch to my powers. It sucks that I’m bombarded with the thoughts of others on a constant and daily basis. Now, I can wear black and it dulls the chatter a bit. It works a lot better if the other person is wearing black as well, then the thoughts are totally blocked. But since nobody knows I have this power anyway, it’s kind of hard to expect them to walk around wearing black all the time. And…I don’t like wearing black all the time. 

A: Explain your power.
Lindsey: It’s intense when the voice in your head isn’t always your own. As I move past a person in the hallway, I hear their thoughts. It’s a constant chatter that goes on and on until I feel like screaming.  

 A: What’s your biggest regret?
Lindsey: Not having my parents around to share all this with.

A: What’s your wish for this holiday season?
Lindsey: To fall in love. I’ve watched Krystal and Jake tiptoe around their feelings until finally falling so deeply in love they often forget Sasha and I are around. And lately, Sasha and Antoine have been wandering in their own little love bubble. So I feel a little left out. I’d like to take the plunge, join the world of couples for a change instead of constantly being the odd one out.

A: Okay, I’m going to say a word and I want you to say the first thing that comes to your mind.

 A:                                                 Lindsey: 
Ice cream                           chocolate
Colors                        blue and yellow
Music                        pop
Soda                                  Sprite
Fruit                              grapes
Cartoons                        SpongeBob

Want to win a signed copy of MESMERIZE ?
Post your responses to these words in the comments and be registered to win a signed copy of Mesmerize. For Extra entries check out my reviews and leave a comment on the review. Tell me in your comment post here if you commented on the reviews. Link next to book titles.

1. Manifest (2010)
2. Mystify (2011)
2.5 Mutiny (2011) E-book
3. Mayhem (2011)
4. Mesmerize (Feb 2012)
5. Majestic (Aug 2012)



Lisa Richards/alterlisa said...

Lisa's Answers
Ice cream chocolate
Colors green and cream
Music hard rock
Soda diet Sundrop
Fruit strawberries
Cartoons RoadRunner

buddyt said...

I am not really a winter person having grown up in sunny climes.

So the best thing about mid-winter for me is that means we are halfway to SUMMER !

Thanks for the giveaway.

Carol T

buddytho{at} gmail DOT com

JesusILoveYou said...

ICE CREAM: vanilla COLORS: purple and yellow MUSIC: gospel SODA: peach sunkist FRUIT: bananas CARTOONS: Tom and Jerry

DreamyWeirdoo said...

Ice cream: chocolate
Colors: blue and pale pink
Music: pop,pop-rock and metal
Soda: I don't like sodas(I'd rather drink water) Fruit: strawberries and mandarines
Cartoons: Powerpuf girls

Linda Henderson said...

I would love to read this book. Here are my answers.

Ice Cream - coconut
Colors - brown and blue
Music - Josh Groban
Soda - diet A & W cream soda
Fruit - strawberries
Cartoons - Tom & Jerry

seriousreader at live dot com

Darlene said...

Here are my answers:

Ice cream: Butterscotch
Color: Purple
Music: Smooth jazz
Soda: Coke Classic
Fruit: Strawberry
Cartoons: The Berenstain Bears (my daughter's favourite)

Thanks for the giveaway!

GFC Darlene
darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

Laura_darkelvengirl said...

Thanks for the giveaway! :D
Ice cream - Chocolate
Colors - Cobalt Blue and Bright Green
Music - Rock
Soda - umm can't drink it so my substitute is Pink Lemonade Brisk Fruit - Apple
Cartoons - The Simpsons

bookluver1997 AT hotmail DOT com

Bessamy said...

 A:                                Bessamy: 
Ice cream                    chocolate
Colors                          Purple and blue
Music                           pop
Soda                            Diet Dew
Fruit                             Apples
Cartoons                     X-Men

Thanks for the chance! =)

Lecea said...

ice cream > french vanilla
colors > yellow
music > classical
soda > Fresca
fruit > lemon
cartoon > Phineas and Ferb :)

~ Lecea

Thanks so much for this opportunity!

zoey said...

ice cream > chocolate
colors > green
music > soft-rock
soda > Coke
fruit > pine apple
cartoon > The Simpsons

Helen said...

Ice cream heavenly hash
Colors pink and purple
Music dance
Soda dr pepper
Fruit strawberries
Cartoons dragon ball z
helldog3 at

BookAttict said...

Ice cream Chocolate Colors purple & gray
Music punk
Soda Pepsi
Fruit Peach
Cartoons Daria

elizabeth @ bookattict . com

SiNn said...

Icecream peanut buttercup chocolate
Colors all of them
Music rock
Soda pepsi
Fruit oranges
Cartoons scooby doo


Rea said...

Here are my answers:

Ice cream: Cookie Dough
Color: Pink!
Music: Ramm...stein (yes, with the break in the middle!)
Soda: American word. (that was the first thing that came to mind. First fizzy drink to come to mind was Coca Cola.)
Fruit: Kiwi
Cartoons: Futurama

Really fun interview! ^^


Teressa Oliver said...

Ice cream neopaltin
Colors earth tones
Music star tiger
Soda redbull
Fruit banana
Cartoons star trek
teressaoliver at gmail dot com

I.S. said...

Ice cream Chocolate
Colors Red and Navy
Music 106.1
Soda Coke
Fruit Kiwi
Cartoons Scooby Doo


June M. said...

Ice cream--Chocolate
Colors--Purple & silver
Music--Hard & Classic Rock
Cartoon--Tom & Jerry

manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

Krysykat said...

Ice cream = stand
Colors = electric blue
Music = note
Soda = pop
Fruit = plantains
Cartoons = network


FirestarBooks said...

Ice Cream; mint
Colour: black
Music: pop
soda: cream soda
Fruit: berry
Cartoon: young justice

FirestarBooks said...

I posted a comment on the review, Firestarbooks.

FirestarBooks said...

Posted on the review :)

Stephanie said...

Stephanie's answers:

ice cream coffee
colors purple
music rock
soda 7-up
fruit mango
cartoons Garfield

thaliansmhc at yahoo dot com

Jolene and Family said...

Ice cream: choc. chip
Colors: blue
Music: rock
Soda: Diet coke please
Fruit: Starfruit
Cartoons: Spongebob


inga said...

Icecream chocolate
Colors red and black
Music rock
Soda Diet Coke
Fruit I don't eat fruit
Cartoons Tom and Jerry

inga from

IdentitySeeker said...

Ice cream- Strawberry
Colors- Purple
Music- Pop
Soda- Cream Soda
Fruit- Watermelon
Cartoons- Scooby Doo

+1 Commented on Review of Manifet as IdentitySeeker

katayoun said...

ice cream chocolate
colors blue and green
music jazz
soda dr pepper
fruit blueberries
cartoons Simpsons

slehan said...

Ice cream cold
Colors rainbow
Music songs
Soda pop
Fruit banana
Cartoons simpsons
Thanks for the contest.slehan at juno dot com