Author Interview and Giveaway: YA Paranormal Scifi Author T.R. Mousner

Hi everyone, today we bring you the lovely T.R. Mousner. Being is her debut novel that she released in March. T.R. brings you all today a great interview and a chance to win a eBook copy of Being. Click HERE to read my review for Being. 
T.R. Mousner's Links:
Welcome T.R.!

Thank you very much Yara, not only for your great review, but also for featuring this interview and hosting the Being giveaway.

OUaT: How did the idea for Being come to you?

I was watching a television show about unexplained lights in the sky when a thought occurred to me: What if some of the incidents people report were really wayward extraterrestrial teens attempting to make contact with us.

OUaT: If Being were picked up for a movie, who do you picture playing EBN?

I’d like for Saoirse Ronan to be considered for the role.

OUaT: When you wrote Being, did you expect or plan for readers to come away with the message of Keeping the Earth clean?

Yes, I certainly hope they will. The manuscript was near completion when the Gulf Oil Spill Crisis hit. That disaster sickened me (and still does), so I had to weave that thread through the story.

OUaT: Who was your easiest character to write in the series and who was the hardest?

Oooh. EBN’s (Ee-ben) was the easiest. Aix (Ace) started out as the easiest but became the hardest.

OUaT: Did you design the cover to Being?

My husband and I designed it together, although he deserves most of the credit. However, the background image is a photograph I shot a few years ago on vacation.

OUaT: If you could jump inside any book and live in that world, which book would you choose?

I would LOVE to be a Twilight vamp for real!!!!

OUaT: What do you find appealing about the genre you write for?

It suits my narrative voice, plus there’s such a wide variety of stories told within the genre. Furthermore, I’m inspired by harder-edge YA books that contain warnings for kids, like those written by Ellen Hopkins.

OUaT: If you could choose one superpower like EBN has in your book, what super power would you choose?
I would choose the ability to heal with touch. Our world would be a better place if I could do that J

OUaT: Do you believe we are not alone in this universe?

I did (and continue to do) a ton of research on the subject and I find it hard to accept that we are alone, although until I meet an extraterrestrial, I remain cautiously skeptical. Some of the world’s top scientists say it’s mathematically impossible that humans are alone for two reasons: the sheer size of our ever-expanding universe (I almost typed multi-verse, lol) and the fact that successful biology tends to repeat itself. Since those scientists are WAY smarter than me, I tend to believe them.

OUaT: Do you have a favorite movie about Aliens?

E.T. hands down. I still cry every time I watch it.

OUaT: How can a reader contact you, or purchase your books?

Being’s Amazon product page:

Follow me on Twitter: @TRMousner. I follow back!

They can email me at

Comment on my blog:

Or on the Being Fan Page on Facebook:

Also, Being’s been nominated for a Global eBook award, but I need votes!

If you’d like to help, please go to:

At the top of the page you’ll see this: e e e e e

Click on the 5th ‘e’ and you’re done! You can vote once from each of your devices. Thanks for your help!!

Thank you T.R. for taking the time to answer questions for us today. So now comes the extra fun part. T.R. is  offering a eBook copy of Being to one luck winner. Make sure to stop by and say Hello to T.R. today. 

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  1. yay!! i want to win this =]

    the cover is awesome, the concept is awesome, and the author is awesome! =]

    americangirlie1991 AT yahoo DOT com

  2. Absolutely awesome it! I am always fascinated with where ideas come from, and this proves that they literally pop into our heads any time, any place!

  3. Thanks for the giveaway and the great interview! I'd pick Saoirse Ronan for a movie, too. I love her acting and I'm overjoyed that she's going to be in The Host! The only research I've done on the possibility of extraterrestrial life was reading half of Asimov's now outdated book on it, but I found it very interesting and I agree with the scientists who think it's impossible that we're alone.

    susanna dot pyatt at student dot rcsnc dot org

  4. Thanks for the interview. And I have to say I stick with the scientists too - we just can´t be all alone in the Universe :)
    Thanks for the giveaway.


  5. Sounds great!!!

  6. Great interview! The book cover is amazing.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    artgiote at gmail dot com

  7. The book sounds awesome, I can't wait to read it. I love reading about the backgrounds about how the story developed!


  8. Thanks for the giveaway. I would love to win.

    lizzi0915 at aol dot com

  9. ET is great! I haven't read an alien story in a really long time.


  10. Very intrigued by the concept of this one. I'd want to be a Twilight vamp too! lol

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  11. Thank you for the giveaway! Great interview. :)
    I am a follower.


  12. Being able to heal with touch is an incredible answer. I don't think many people would reply that way when asked "If you had any power, what would it be?" Just from that, my impression that the author is pretty selfless. *respect*

    Seems like a lovely book. It's always great to read something that inspires you to take care of Earth, our home.

    I'm a follower

  13. Great interview. The book cover is great as well.

    PICK ME!

    *already follow*

  14. WOOT! I've had my eye on this book! I love the cover, that's what drew me in, and how awesome that she and her hubby designed it! SO COOL! For some reason, I know am singing E.T. by Katy Perry! LOL Great interview, I am excited to read this book!

    meanmisskittie [at] gmail [dot] com

  15. Love the interview and the cover is beautiful.

    StarvnRtist (at) aol (dot) com

  16. This looks like a great book. I agree with Terra, the cover is great! And awesome that they got to design it. Was this self-pub'd?

    kprwrite at hotmail dot com

  17. I'm really enjoying the cover. It's really intriguing! Thanks again!

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  18. I agree about their being other life forms out there. It is just too big for there not to be. I would love to read the book.

  19. catches your eyes. gfc rlrlaney

  20. I would choose the ability to heal with touch too! Thank you so much for doing this interview and giveaway, I'm sure the book is great! edysicecreamlover18ATgmailDOTcom

  21. Great interview. I agree, it's an interesting cover

  22. The cover is gorgious, and i love the fact that the story can make an impact to the real world.

    I would like to be entered in this contest please!! =)

    TValeros18 @ gmail [dot] com

    Thank you!!
    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads

  23. I love the cover too. And I really enjoyed reading the interview. I like books that have a message, not in your face, but woven into the story. I'd love to be entered in the contest to win. I'm a follower here.

    brandonaimee AT gmail DOT com

  24. LOVE the cover!! Awesome interview, hope I win!!

    little_georgia_b AT hotmail DOT com

  25. I love the interview, what a great idea. Keeping the earth clean and healthy should be a bigger topic in books than it is. Thank you for this review and giveaway! GFC follower Krystal Larson

  26. I love your choice of a superpower! You are right about the world being a better place if ANYONE had the power to heal.

  27. Cool giveaway!

  28. I love the cover. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me in contest.

  29. My boyfriend loves the idea of extraterrestrials and is always getting me involved! I am so excited for this book so I will have a new twist on the supernatural!
    gfc follower

    thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

  30. Hmmm, I've only just heard of this book, but Goodreads description of it makes it sound good. I like the idea of the guy she's attarcted to being mute--it's different!

    Thanks for the contest =)

  31. Love the cover too! Thanks for the giveaway!


  32. Awesome interview! Sounds like a really great book and something I'd love to read.


  33. This was a great interview! I'm really intrigued and can't wait to read the book!

  34. I am very much looking forward to reading Being! T.R. Mousner's take on the lights-in-the-sky phenomenon is quit unique! Can't wait to read it!

    Hazel O'Shea

    hazeloshea at hotmail DOT com

  35. This book sounds really interesting!! I look forward to reading it, i have weak views on E.T.s i.e. i do believe in them but not all that strongly! :P
    Super interview! Thanks for hosting!

    P.S. I like you blog very much, so i decided to follow!:D
    Hop by my blog


  36. Great interview! Love the cover! E.T. is a classic alien movie.

  37. Great interview! Excited about the giveaway=)

  38. It is so wonderful to hear her husband was involved on the creative side. How nice! Thanks for the giveaway!



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