Sunday, July 8, 2012

Author Interview: Laura Powell

Please Welcome Laura Powell!

Q: Which one of your characters would you most want to kiss?

A: Troy Morgan. He’s the heir to a mobster empire, but he’s as charming and intelligent as he is ruthless. I’d want to get hold of him before he turns to the Dark Side.

Q: Which one of your characters do you most want to slap or give a verbal tongue lashing to?

A: Glory’s from a famous family of witch-gangsters; Lucas is the latest in a long line of famous witch-hunters. They both start off being rather arrogant and pleased with themselves – maybe that deserves a slap. However, they’re soon caught up in forces beyond their control and have to do a lot of growing up in quite a short space of time.  So I guess I’ll let them off.

Q: If you were transported into your book, which scene would you most want to reenact?

A: I’d like to gatecrash the posh high-society party towards the end of the book, and drink champagne with Glory and Troy.

Q: What is one piece of advice you would give your main character?

A: Trust no one!

Readers should add Burn Mark to their To Be Read list if they like...

Books/movies like:
     The Sopranos TV series, Witch Child  novel by Celia Rees, The Godfather movie, Curseworkers series by Holly Black.

About Burn Mark:

Glory is from a family of witches and lives beyond the law. She is desperate to develop her powers and become a witch herself. Lucas is the son of the Chief Prosecutor for the Inquisition—the witches’ mortal enemy—and his privileged life is very different to the forbidden world that he lives alongside.

And then on the same day, it hits them both. Glory and Lucas develop the Fae—the mark of the witch. In one fell stroke, their lives are inextricably bound together, whether they like it or not . . .

Author bio:

Laura Powell grew up in rural Wales and now lives in West London. She wrote her first book while studying Classics at Oxford and worked in publishing for five years before leaving to concentrate on her writing.

Thank you so much for stopping by, Laura!

A guy that is as charming and intelligent as he is ruthless? Sounds like my kind of book boyfriend! Ever since Anakin Skywalker, I've had a thing for the guy with a good heart on the cusp of going Dark Side.

Also, I like the mob influences and the peril vibes I'm getting. Trust no one? Oooh, that has certainly piqued my interest!

Have you read Burn Mark?
How would you answer these questions?
(Remember, no spoilers please!)


  1. I might have to look into reading this book.

  2. Great interview, Small! I'm going to look into this book some more! :)

  3. I really enjoyed this book; some really cool ideas about witchcraft! I would probably kiss Lucas, once he got over himself a bit like he does toward the end.

  4. Love this interview. It's different from most, and it's cool that it focuses on ONE book of the author's in particular.


  5. I got this one for review! But it totally got put on the backburner because I didn't request it. I'm a fan of the Curseworkers books, so maybe I need to pick it up. Troy sounds dreamy!

  6. How come I never heard of this book before. It sounds so good and I love that it's about witches. :)


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