Holiday greetings to all! Today will be a joyful day, indeed…because Cambria Hebert is visiting the Noracast. Her debut novel, “Masquerade,” has received outstanding reviews, and I’m thrilled to say, it is a fascinating read you will not forget. Take a minute and read my review here! Leave a comment to enter her GIVEAWAY for one e-book copy. Giveaway ENDS January 4th! CONGRATS, Margot! You’ve won “Masquerade!”
“Masquerade” by Cambria Hebert
What if you sensed you were being watched….
But whenever you looked no one was ever there.
What if you knew you looked hideous….
But someone called you beautiful.
What if you surrendered your heart….
Only to have it betrayed.
Before. Everything was so much better Before. I wasn’t haunted by nightmares, my place at school was secure and my face was flawless. Now, I’m a freak and everything has changed. The worst part is that I can’t remember the night I was sentenced to the shadows. The memory has been stolen from me and I just can’t shake the feeling that someone, something is out there -watching.
Just when I think I have my life handled, Sam, with his intimidating golden stare and shiver inducing voice, makes me realize that I don’t know anything. He makes me see that my scars don’t matter. That they never mattered. I can’t help but fall for him, completely unknowing that he knows exactly how I got this way. Not knowing he was involved.
Heven has no idea how closely death stalks her. She has no idea what I have done to keep her alive. I fear the day she learns my secrets, finds out what I really am. But even then I cannot stop, I vow to make things right. Finally her hunter will be hunted, Heaven and Hell, faith and sin will battle, and we will be victorious. But first, Heven must learn to be what she never imagined. I know her strength is there – I feel it. If we are to overcome all odds, she must push past her flaws – her frailties – to become much more.
Nora: So, Cambria, Heven gets super tired of her mother cooking chicken for dinner. (So funny!) I know you have a great fear of chickens, but do you cook them for your family? You’re not afraid of the packaged ones, right? LOL
Cambria: LOL!! I do cook them for my family. They don’t scare me without their feathers!! LOL. I will say that the whole chickens? (Turkeys too) I hate to touch those, and putting my hand in them to get out that bag of – er – parts is NOT happening. My husband opens it up, puts it in the pan and I literally throw an onion and lemon and stuff inside it. EW!
Nora: Sam and Heven enjoy Bubble Tea, and the video on your website that shows you making it is AWESOME! Check that out HERE. Did you like Bubble Tea enough to make it again? If so, what flavor will be your favorite? Also…what is the most unusual food or drink you’ve ever tried?
Cambria: Sure, I will make Bubble Tea again! I would love to try a flavored one. I haven’t had a chance to try that yet. I can’t say for sure which flavor I would like the best but I usually like caramel and chocolate stuff the best! Most unusual food or drink? I have to admit I am not very adventurous. I get grossed out easily. LOL. The grossest thing I have eaten is escargot I guess. Which is snails. Nasty, nasty little things. I didn’t even swallow it. Yuck.
Nora: I loved the suspense and truly terrifying moments in Masquerade. I wondered how it would all play out, and I must say, I was totally shocked by Sam’s identity. What is something (other than those chickens!) that has chilled you to your bones? Would it be snakes, spiders….the dark?
Cambria: Hmmm. There are lots if things I don’t like – like crickets- but chill me to the bone? Not much really – stuff that has that strong effect on me is more reality based – like someone breaking into my house, being kidnapped, etc….. Also, I think an experience with a ghost would be very chilling but I haven’t experienced one of those (yet).
Nora: Another aspect of Masquerade is the constant presence of Hope. I loved this aspect of your book. Are you generally an optimistic person? If so, what is something you hoped for and it finally came true?
Cambria: I like to think I am optimistic. Lol. I try to be. I am a stress monster though. I worry about stuff a lot. All kinds of stuff – even stuff I can’t control. Lol. But I always try to quell my worry with positive thinking. I try and tell myself that there is always hope – a constant presence of it. One thing I hoped for was this book in print. I hoped and dreamed of seeing this book published for soo long and it finally came true. It’s been fantastic.
Nora: Are you most like Sam, Heven, Cole, or Kimber? Why?
Cambria: I think I am most like Heven. I relate to her most, I think. I have never been scarred or disfigured on my face but there have been times in my life when I didn’t like what I saw in the mirror. There were times as a young kid that I got made fun of at school and wanted to blend in and be left alone. I also like to think that I bounced back from those things and found my inner strength. There’s also a side of me that liked to have fun like Heven. 😉 And if I am being honest I have some Kimber in me too…. I love clothes. LOL.
Favorite book? This year its Unearthly by Cynthia Hand
Two movies you could watch over and over: Transformers and How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days (frickin hilarious!)
Favorite food & drink? Coffee and cereal
Camping/hiking, an exotic beach location, a cruise, or stay at home and relax vacation? An exotic Beach location! Camping and hiking? – uh, unless it comes with a 5 star hotel and a shower – forget it!
Cats or dogs? Both.
Favorite holiday? Halloween and Christmas
Thank you for visiting the Noracast, Cambria! I thoroughly enjoyed “Masquerade,” so I can hardly wait to see where you’ll take Sam and Heven next.
Thank you so much for having me! I had so much fun with your interview and your review was so wonderful and such an honor to receive. 😉
GIVEAWAY: One Ebook copy of Masquerade (from smashwords) Please leave a comment to enter and your contact info!
Author. Blogger. Latte Sipper.
Cambria Hebert is an author who wrote her first book at the age of fifteen. It was terrible. But the passion for writing never went away so years later when she opened her laptop and started typing she worked until she wrote a book – Masquerade – that she hopes everyone will be as excited about as she is.
Cambria is obsessed with werewolves and is terrified of chickens (they are creepy!) She is an animal lover that would choose coffee over food and her favorite TV show is the Vampire Diaries (Hell-O Damon!)
When she isn’t writing you can find her stalking the young adult aisles at Barnes and Noble.
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Thanks to all who came to visit Cambria and enter her giveaway!