Blog Tour/Giveaway ~ Thirty Seconds to Die by S.G. Holster

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Title: Thirty Seconds to Die
Author: S.G. Holster
Series: Thirty Seconds to Die #1
Genre: YA Paranormal/Fantasy
Published: January 8th 2013

Lexi Flynn thought she could hide from her dreams.

She thought her fears were all in her imagination.

She couldn't imagine that after everything she'd been through, she could fall in love.

She was wrong.

An ancient society, one extraordinary letter, and the secret Alexandra Flynn would die for - again - to protect.

For Lexi, life had always been - normal. But it only took one moment to change everything. Her life quickly becomes the opposite of normal when Ren Miller moves to the small community where she lives. Mysterious, handsome, and dangerously charming, Lexi discovers Ren is no stranger. They've met before - in another life.

When Ren pulls her into his bizarre world of past lives and secret societies, all bets are off. They become the targets of the Sentori, an ancient, secret society who believes it must protect the sanctity humankind by killing those like Lexi and Ren, those who are reborn.

In an effort to protect Ren from the Sentori, Lexi is forced to enlist the aid of the most unlikely of all allies. Her decision ignites a series of events that lead to a heartbreaking decision and a devastating conclusion.

If your life was all you had to give, wouldn't you give it to save the only person you ever loved?
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Hi SG Holster!! Welcome to Nomi’s Paranormal Palace!!
Thank you for having me. I’m very excited to be promoting TSTD on its first Blog tour.

You're welcome! It is great to host you and your book here! I just had a couple of questions for you about the development of your book. Ok here goes…

What/ where /when did you get the inspiration to write Thirty Seconds to Die?

The idea for TSTD developed quickly and really came out of nowhere. I was watching a TV show where they were visiting Ferndale, CA. The show had me reminiscing about family friends from when I was young who were from the area. I love Northern California and the redwoods. Once I had the idea in my head the story really took on a life of its own.

Did you go straight into writing it immediately or did it come over time?

I started writing as soon as I had the scene in my head. The way I create a story is I plan out a scene in my mind. I let it build and evolve then I start writing. Creating and building a storyboard is a big part of my creative process. Having the visual in front of me as I write helps me to stay in the world I’ve created.

Are there people who inspired you or the characters in the book?

I draw inspiration from everything. For TSTD I was first inspired by the opening location – Ferndale, CA. As for people who inspire me, there’s not a specific person for any of the characters. They are drawn from music, movies, books and my life experiences.

Thanks so much SG! That is a great insight into what an author does when beginning and creating a book!! 

S.G. Holster lives in California with her husband and their two daughters. She released her debut novel, Thirty Seconds To Die, in January 2013 and the follow-up novel will be released in Summer 2013.


  1. Thanks for sharing the interview. I think this sounds like something I would probably like.

  2. Thank you so much for being part of the Thirty Seconds To Die tour. The interview was fun and I hope your followers will check out TSTD:)

  3. The pleasure was mine!! Thank you for being here!!

  4. Sounds like a good one huh? It's definitely on my to read pile!! lol


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