Monday, April 2, 2012

YA Author Interview: Cindi Madsen!


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Author Name: Cindi Madsen
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Title: ALL THE BROKEN PIECES
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Release Date: December 2012
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Blurb:

What if your life wasn't your own?

Liv comes out of a coma with no memory of her past and two distinct, warring voices inside her head. Nothing, not even her refection, seems familiar. As she stumbles through her junior year, the voices get louder, insisting she please the popular group while simultaneously despising them. But when Liv starts hanging around with Spencer, whose own mysterious past also has him on the fringe, life feels complete for the first time in, well, as long as she can remember.

Liv knows the details of the car accident that put her in the coma, but as the voices invade her dreams, and her dreams start feeling like memories, she and Spencer seek out answers. Yet the deeper they dig, the less things make sense. Can Liv rebuild the pieces of her broken past, when it means questioning not just who she is, but what she is?

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Book Talk/Character Talk

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Describe your book in one word:

Gothic
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Cast your heroine:
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Victoria Justice as Liv Stein











Cast your hero:

Chris Massoglia with square black thick-framed glasses as Spencer Hale.














Describe your heroine in three words:
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lost, healing, determined
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Describe your hero in three words:
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guarded, healing, supportive
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Favorite line by your heroine:
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I hate pink. It’s like happiness threw up on me.
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Favorite line by your hero:
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I thought we were past that. I mean, we caught lizards together.
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How would your heroine describe your hero when she first meets him?:
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Cute and intriguing. His actions say nice but his words say jerk
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How would your hero describe your heroine when he first meets her?:
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Pretty and bound to be popular, and therefore, someone he plans to stay away from.
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Choose an on-screen kiss that best illustrates the intensity between these two characters:
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Such a hard but interesting question. I decided to go with a kiss between Dean and Rory on Gilmore Girls. It’s got the build up & frustration & first love feeling.
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Author Talk

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Why do you write in the genre you write?:
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Because I love YA romance! It rocks the party!
(MW Note: Best. Answer. Ever.)
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What other genres would you consider and why?:
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In addition to darker contemporary, I also write urban fantasy. Sometimes tinker with adult romantic comedy and romantic suspense.  I like reading all kinds of books, so I write all kinds of books.
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Can you give us a hint of something else you’re working on?:
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I have a book called Demons of the Sun coming out with Crescent Moon Press. It’s urban fantasy with Greek mythology elements. It’s full of swordfights, demons, an ancient dagger, a kick-ass girl and a cocky warrior.


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15 comments:

  1. Great interview - I'm so very excited to read this book!! I'm sure that Spencer is just the guy to help Liv get back on her feet. ;)

    Oh and Cindi Madsen is awesome! :D

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    1. Me, too! I'm so excited for it. Thanks for stopping by. :)

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    2. By the way, the comment that says:
      He just might be :) Thanks for the awesome comment. Right back at you.
      was meant for this comment, Janette. But on my iPhone screen, I couldn't see the reply to the comment option.

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  2. That blurb has me so excited for this book! It's my first time reading it but it definitely sounds like my type of book.

    Plus I LOVE Spencer's line. :D Lizards make up for everything. ;)

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    1. Yes, sometimes catching lizards can make everything right with the world.

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  3. He just might be :) Thanks for the awesome comment. Right back at you.

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  4. Awesome interview guys and hot kiss! Can't wait to read your book! Sounds awesome! :)

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  5. The book sounds great! And I loved the Dean and Rory kiss. Perfect. :)

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    1. That was always one of my favorite TV kisses. Sigh.

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  6. YAY!!!!! I have been twitching to read the blurb on this and am even more eager to read this now that I have. I adore Cindi and this interview shows her awesomesauce personality perfectly.
    Thanks for another great interview Melissa!!

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  7. Hi Melissa and Cindi! Loved reading this and learning more about All The Broken Pieces! Can't wait to read it!

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  8. awesome interview and it sounds like an amazing book! Can't wait to read it :)

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  9. Can't wait to read it! Sounds amazing and what a great interview, Cindi!

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  10. Thanks for all the love, everybody! This interview was a blast :)And thanks, Melissa, for having me.

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