Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Interview with Diantha Jones, author of The Oracle of Delphi series, and INT giveaway!

 I'm excited to introduce this next book and its talented author, Diantha Jones!  

Prophecy of the Most Beautiful (Oracle of Delphi, #1)Goodreads Book Description: She has a destiny so great that even the gods fear her.

Constant hallucinations and the frequent conversations with the voices in her head, have earned eighteen-year-old Chloe Clever the not-so-coveted title of "Whack Job" in her home town of Adel, Georgia. With the onslaught of prescription medications and therapists threatening to push her over the edge, she wishes for a life far away from the one she has, a life where she is destined to be more than the butt of everyone's jokes and mockery.

Be careful what you wish for has never rung more true.

After living through an attack from her worst nightmare, she awakens to find herself far from home, surrounded by glorious riches and servants…and a few demigods who enjoy killing things. Upon learning that her favorite rockstar is an Olympian god, she is thrust into her new life as the Oracle of Delphi, the prophesier of the future, and the great Pythia that the gods have been anxiously awaiting to arrive for centuries. Setting out to fulfill the prophecy she has been given and to keep her family safe from a demigod Princess that wants her dead, Chloe learns of how great she is to become, all the while fighting mythical monsters, evading divine assassins and trying to outwit the ever-cunning Greek gods who harbor secrets of their own. In the hopes of discovering the Most Beautiful and the truth of her destiny, she strives to uncover the mysteries of the demigod Prince who has sworn to protect her with his life…and threatens to win her heart in the process.

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars


Author Blurb: Diantha Jones was born the day thousands of turkeys sacrificed their lives to fill millions of American bellies on November 22 which also happened to be Thanksgiving Day (Her mother says she owes her a turkey). She is a Journalism graduate who wants to be a career novelist (of books, not Facebook posts). When not writing or working, she is reading on her Nook, being hypnotized by Netflix or on a mission to procure french fries. She also writes adult fantasy/paranormal romance under the name A. Star. Friend/Fan her at

Author Interview
1. Can you tell us a little about how you became a writer?
I always had a love for reading, since way before I grew up and became this awesome. And I had the talent. Eighth grade was the first time I realized it, after a teacher held me after class to tell me how much she loved an essay I wrote. Becoming an author wasn't even in my time zone at that point, but I never forgot that moment. I think it was the "beginning" for me, and I didn't even know it. 

2. You have great, big ideas. Can you tell us a little about your brainstorming process and where you get inspiration from?
Everything inspires me in one way or another. Things I see, stuff people say, stuff they do.Television shows, movies, and of course, books offer inspiration to me on a daily basis. As far as a brainstorming process, can't really say I have one. I just write and see where it takes me. Sometimes what I write is a winner, sometimes it isn't. 

3. Why Greek myth?
I've been a fan of Greek myth for many, many years now. It's just so fascinating, even though it's vast and sometimes, overwhelming. But there's always more to learn and the myths are just so much fun to play around with! I've really enjoyed working them into my series :D 

4. Your characters are fascinating-- are they like anyone you know? Did you have a favorite? Was one character harder to write than others? Did any of them surprise you?
I think most authors draw from real life people when creating their characters. I did the same thing. Elements and traits of people I know are definitely prevalent in the OOD series. My favorite characters are Chloe and Strafford. Hands down. The gods were definitely the hardest characters to create, even if I had a blast doing so. I wanted them to be modern but also maintain their ancient authenticity. Kind of difficult when they're rock stars and nightclub owners lol. My biggest surprise? Ace Remedy. He has become a HUGE part of the Oracle of Delphi series. 

5. What was your favorite YA read of the past year?
Definitely, Hopeless by Colleen Hoover. That's just one you have to read to understand. I'm not a crier, but I was boo-hooing like a baby with this one. 

6. What has been the best comment you've gotten from a fan?
Aw man, I get so many! But one blogger who is a fan of the series said she "watches" my action scenes rather than "read" them because they're like movie scenes in her head. That meant a lot to me because writing action scenes are HARD, so I'm glad that readers find them as exciting and vivid as they do. 

7. Can you tell us a little about what's in store for your characters without revealing too much?
Wow, Chloe and the Quad Fraternity have an adventure that I'm pretty sure none of us are prepared for. There are so many secrets, twists and turns, that their heads will be spinning before it's all over with. And they have a major prophecy to fulfill–to save Earth, to save the heavens, to save the universe. Can they do it? Are they even meant to? We shall find out...

Thanks so much, Diantha, for a great interview and introducing us to another great indie read!

Now enter this great giveaway to either win her book signed, an e-copy of the book, or Everneath by Brodi Ashton!

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  1. Awesome interview! I love the series and Diantha! I'm not gonna enter the giveaway because I've read Prophecy of the Most Beautiful and Everneath already but I HAD to comment! Love the questions and answers from Diantha. And I believe the comment from the fan is me. I put that in my review for Solar, Defeated. So great that she would mention that. I can't wait to read more about Chloe, Strafford, Ace and the others! <3

    ~Stephanie @ Bookfever

  2. I love greek myths also! I first learned about them from my parents. My dad read me the odyssey and the iliad when i was 8 :P I've loved them ever since!

    ps. I read hopeless too. I liked it, but it was definitely very haunting. My favorite books by Colleen Hoover though (her only other ones) are the Slammed books. One of my FAVORITE SERIES EVER!!