Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Malevolent Twin by Mary Sage Nguyen & #Giveaway

The Malevolent Twin
Book One
by Mary Sage Nguyen
Genre: Young Adult, Suspense, Thriller,
Mystery, and a little bit of science fiction.
Date of Publication: April 2015


A murderous wicked twin.
An innocent, law abiding, and oblivious girl.
The ultimate brawl between contrasting sisters!
Murder, mystery, suspense and more
In The Malevolent Twin

Avery is a normal teenager, except for Venice. Venice is Avery’s imaginary friend or so she thinks. When the two begin to fight. Avery starts her investigation, to figure out what Venice really is. She encounters a wise old exorcist, and an albino psychic who assist her, with attempting to remove Venice. Which comes too late as Venice goes on a murdering rampage using Avery’s body. Does Avery survive the Wrath of Venice?

Find out in… The Malevolent Twin




What made you want to write?

I was motivated by the challenge. I also wanted to publish something. Seeing as I am not an artist, or
musician. Writing a book turned out to be a perfect fit for me. 

What genre(s) do you write in? 

I write a variety of genres. I don’t want to be that one genre author. The Malevolent Twin is a mystery, psychological thriller, and suspense. I admire these genres because they keep readers interested.

What was the first book you ever wrote?

Well, the Malevolent Twin is my first published book. I did however attempt to write a good in my
juvenile days. Long story short, it was about a mafia princess who ran her dad’s empire as a teenager. I never did finish it. I got to maybe thirty pages, and quit. I will probably never resume that project…

What is your favorite out of all of your books?

Mai’s Exuberance.

And what makes this your favorite? 

My Mai character is pretty wacky. She is a misunderstood, and perverted little stalker.

What is your daily routine when it comes to your writing?

I try to write every day! Sometimes, I have a drink in my hand to relieve the pressure. I write with a buzz, never drunk. You don’t want to write drunk. My favorite drinks, include rumchata, strawberry daiquiris, and butter scotch Asian -----> (only available at one restaurant franchise, as far as I know).

What is something that you struggle with when it comes to writing?

I struggle with finding an editor, and graphic designer. Biggest struggle was the constructive criticism my editor gave me. At times, he was vicious. I got over it, and send him the manuscript back with
corrections. After the final edit, he gave me his approval, and said “Well done!” That is when I knew, I could satisfy anyone!

What is your favorite thing about writing?

Doing the cover art for my book is fun. I like typing the details of how I want my book to look, and then like magic my graphic designer converts the image I had into a visual presentation.

Where do you get your ideas for writing?

Most of my ideas come from dreams, I have. Also when conversing with my muse, I come up with ideas.

What is your favorite book of all time?

I really enjoyed reading Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer. After the sixth book, I stopped reading.
Artemis became an adult, and less fun. I really enjoy his character. He is a tough guy, but has a soft spot for his mother. Fairies with weapons, genius! What drawled me in was the first book, Eoin placed Artemis in Vietnam. Throughout the series Artemis travels to various locations throughout the world. I really like his travelling. Not the ordinary character, you would expect from a children’s book.

Where do you see your writing career in 5 years?

I want to see myself as successful author. I want to have several published works out by then. Maybe
even able to support myself through my books. If not, I am going to enjoy the ride.


Mary Sage Nguyen is the youngest daughter of Vietnamese and Chinese immigrants. Vietnamese was the language spoken at home, so the only way she was able to learn English was through the public school system. Even though English was not spoken at home, Mary became an avid reader as a young child and always dreamed of being a writer someday. 


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