Wednesday, 18 September 2013

Obsession Blog Hop (incl. review & giveaway)

Georgina Hannan
Cursed Series #2

Genre: Young Adult, Horror, Romance, Paranormal Fiction



There's a fine line between Obsession and MADNESS.

After a strange and exciting holiday, Daisy is looking forward to the new start University life will bring.

A life changing assignment makes her question the fine line between Obsession and MADNESS. 

Can she tell the difference?

Can you?


 I loved reading Cursed, despite the fact that it freaked me out a little, and although I really wanted to read Obsession, second books can be a bit of a let-down. Thankfully, Obsession is an excellent continuance of the story, and I quickly found myself completely drawn back into Daisy’s crazy life.

From the first chapter I was intrigued at what was in store for Daisy, and as she remembers her Dartmoor holiday, it all sounds completely crazy. Little does she know, her life really is about to be turned upside down and the holiday was only the start of it. I can’t go into details, because it would give way too much away, but learning about her family was emotional to say the least. With flashbacks, finding out the truth about her mum, disturbing dreams and regular ghostly visits, it’s not surprising Daisy is having a hard time with her sanity!

There is only one problem with this book, it ended too soon. I need to know what’s next, and book 3 really can’t come out quick enough.

Book Links:
Amazon US
Amazon UK



Georgina Hannan grew up in Surrey, England. She loved school and spending her free time with her friends and family.

She wrote her first story when she was fourteen (unpublished) and has always had a love of writing.

'Cursed' was inspired by a brief day trip to the Dartmoor area. It was on this trip Georgina became enthralled by the area and an idea was sparked.

Georgina is a full time I.T Consultant and so spends her free time juggling writing and see family and friends.

Interview with Georgina Hannan
1      When did you first start writing?
I started writing when I was about fourteen. I started a romance story in a collection of notebooks and my friend joined in with me for a bit. Unfortunately a lot of that story was lost so I have been re-writing it and updating it ever since.

2      Did you always want to be a writer? If not what did you want to be?
No, I used to want to be a teacher!

3      What drew you to writing young adult stories? 
Well as I started when I was fourteen it was my age group and still is just. I like writing about the way younger people see and feel about relationships and situations as it’s a lot different to an adult.

4      Where does your inspiration for these stories come from?
Good question! I’m not really sure, sometimes it’s just a random idea or its adapted from a dream or an advert or something in my life.

5      What has your experience been like publishing with  
They have been very good and very helpful. There have been a few teething issues but mostly they have been very accommodating and I would recommend them.

6      What was your favourite chapter to write and why?
My favourite chapter would probably have to be Chapter 8 as I enjoyed writing it from different views. I won’t say any more than that J

7      Where is your favourite place to write?
My favourite place is my bedroom at my desk, which I just recently set-up J

8      Do you have a certain routine you have for writing? i.e. You listen to music, sit in a certain chair?
My only routine is I sit at my desk and I have to listen to music otherwise I become distracted by the TV programmes.

9      Do you use a computer/laptop for your first draft or are you a pen and paper writer? 
I used to use pen and paper as I knew I’d always have it with me, however I hated typing it all up so I use my laptop now.

10   How do you come up with characters names and place names in your books?
The characters are usually a mixture of names I like and surnames of random people or first names of people I know with different surnames.

11   Did you learn anything from writing your book?  What was it?
I learnt more about the Dartmoor area and the places available to visit there. I also learnt that editing is very hard but very rewarding.

12   How long does it usually take you to write a book, from the original idea to finishing writing it? 
Not that long a few months or so really. It’s the editing that takes the longest for me.

13   Can you describe the feeling you had when you saw your published book for the first time? 
I was ecstatic! I was so very excited and I kept touching it and showing it to everyone.

14   Who are some of your favourite authors?  
Lauren Kate, Karen Mahoney, JK Rowling, and many more.

15   Have you ever suffered from a "writer's block"? What did you do to get past the "block"? 
Yes I have, not sure there are many writers out there who can say they haven’t! I tend to do a few things; mess around on Facebook for a bit, text a few of my friends and family, make a nice hot chocolate and re-read what I have written. If that still doesn’t work then I put a film on and go back it after it. There has only been one occasion where I had to give up trying for the day as it just wasn’t happening.

16   What piece of advice would you give to a new writer? 
Keep at it. Try editing your own work before giving it to a professional as it makes you so much closer to your own work and teaches you a skill.

17   Would you share a deep dark secret about you with us? 
A deep dark secret, gosh I’m not sure I can think of one! Let’s see... I once tried writing a raunchy scene but I made myself feel embarrassed so deleted it!

~ Scavenger Hunt ~

Gergina Hannan has kindly offered up an e-copy of either Cursed or Obsession to one lucky person ~ 1st person to comment with the word highlighted in capitals wins (hint: blurb).       


  1. MADNESS. This book sounds wonderful! kbinmichATyahooDOTcom

    1. Yay Kimberly, you won :) I'll pass your email address onto Georgina :)