Friday, March 30, 2012

YA Author Interview: Chloe Jacobs!

Today I have my good friend, Chloe Jacobs, here to preview her upcoming YA debut, GRETA AND THE GOBLIN KING!!

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Author Name: Chloe Jacobs

  Title: GRETA AND THE GOBLIN KING
Release Date: November 2012
  Blurb: oooh…..it’s a SECRET!! (To be released Spring, 2012)
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Book Talk/Character Talk

Add it: Goodreads
Describe your book in one word:
Twisted Fairtales. Oh, you said one word? Can I just use twisted? That works too LOL J
Cast your heroine:
Greta is a seventeen year old kick-ass warrior chick who manages to be both strong and vulnerable at the same time. That last part ticks her off royally and she does her damndest not to let anyone else see. I think the perfect movie star to play that role would probably be Nina Dobrev from Vampire Diaries. (But you have to be able to visualize her as a blonde) 
Cast your hero:
Issac is the Goblin King. ‘Nuff said. Okay, we could say a little more. He’s a big, self-centered, muscle-bound jerk with an entitlement complex a mile wide in fact. But he also has these hidden depths that he likes to use to throw Greta off balance and keep her from making up her mind about him one way or another. I imagine him being played by Patrick John Flueger
Favorite line by your heroine:
“You’re deluding yourself if you think you can know who I am or what I want from spying on me in my dreams. Therein lies a realm of fantasy, and while it’s an interesting place to visit every once in a while, we both have to live in the real world, don’t we?”
Favorite line by your hero:
“I’m in your mind, getting to know every part of you. You can put up walls, but sooner or later I’ll break down every last one. There won’t be any secret you can keep or any part of you I don’t know…Intimately.”
Choose an on-screen kiss that best illustrates the intensity between these two characters:
I always think of the movie Mr. and Mrs. Smith with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie. Not so much because of who the actors were, or what the characters did (they played spies for opposing factions of government), but because those characters had some SERIOUS volatility between them. Bitter enemies out to kill each other…but oh man, when they came together that energy went white hot in a flash!
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Author Talk

Why do you write in the genre you write?:
Because this is what comes best and most naturally to me!
What other genres would you consider and why?:
I’ve also written in paranormal romance, steampunk, horror, contemporary…under my alternate persona…but I love fantasy the best!
Can you give us a hint of something else you’re working on?:
I’m always working on more Greta, and I actually hope to have a novella for my readers sometime in the early fall, just in time for Greta’s release in November!
Hey, Melissa! Thanks so much for having me as a visitor, darlin’! Ask me anything else and I’ll be around to answer questions J

Monday, March 26, 2012

YA Author Interview: Lea Nolan!

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Author Name: Lea Nolan
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Title: CONJURE, Book 1 in The Hoodoo Apprentice Series
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Release Date: October 16th, 2012
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Blurb: We don’t have an official blurb to release yet, but I can tell you CONJURE is a middle grade/young adult cross-over that features an eighteenth-century hidden pirate treasure, a wicked flesh eating curse, soul-snatching and Gullah hoodoo magic.
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Book Talk/Character Talk

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Pre-Order: Amazon ~ Barnes and Noble (Only $5.70!)
Add it: Goodreads
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Describe your book in one word:
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This is so not fair. Why can’t I have two? Hrumph. Fine, if you’re going to be a stickler about it, I’d say “magical”. But if you let me sneak in a second, I’ll say “curses” – not the dirty word kind, the flesh-eating and soul-sucking kind.
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Cast your heroine:
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Argh, this is hard because I never found a perfect photo to model Emma Guthrie on, but I always knew what she looked like. She’s got Irish pink skin, strawberry blonde hair and hazel eyes. But she isn’t a frail waif of a girl, she’s spunky, smart and substantial. So, if I had to pick someone I’d go with Emily Osment.
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Cast your hero:
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This one is easy. As soon as I saw Brando Eaton in Dexter I said, “Oh my gosh, that’s Cooper Beaumont.” I mean, seriously, how cute is he? And he just looks like a nice guy, too, doesn’t he?
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Describe your heroine in three words:
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Spunky, smart and dedicated.
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Describe your hero in three words:
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Gorgeous, kind, threatened.
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Favorite line by your hero:
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“But what if I don’t want things to be normal? I like thinking about you, worrying about your safety. Caring about you. From the moment you got here this summer I knew I wanted things to be different between us.” His eyes turn down. “I thought I sensed you did, too.”
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Favorite line by your heroine:
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“You have no idea how long I’ve wanted this, Cooper. I can hardly even believe it now.”
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How would your heroine describe your hero when she first meets him?:
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At the beginning of CONJURE, Emma hasn’t seen Cooper for nearly a year. She’s astonished by the new, hard edge of his jaw, his etched cheekbones and the several new inches he’s gained in height. Breathless, she calls him the unrequited love of her fourteen-year-old life. 
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How would your hero describe your heroine when he first meets her?:
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Cooper gets a chance to tell Emma what he thought the first time he saw her that summer:  “You were at your dad’s, wearing that funky skirt of yours and your hair was pulled up in a pony tail. I couldn’t believe how pretty you were.”
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Choose an on-screen kiss that best illustrates the intensity between these two characters:
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Sixteen Candles. Samantha. Jake. On the dining room table. Need I say more? It’s sweet and romantic. And perfect. (MW Note: I LOVE THIS MOVIE, and I am so bummed that I could not find a Youtube video of the full kiss!)



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 Author Talk


Why do you write in the genre you write?:
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I was a voracious reader when I was young and paranormal stories were my favorite. I loved falling into an alternative universe with other-worldly creatures. Those stories transported me from my not-idyllic childhood. I hope my stories can provide a similar portal to today’s tweens and teens.
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What other genres would you consider and why?:
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Aside from YA paranormals, I've got a great YA contemporary story in mind. It has to do with a girl who succumbs to peer pressure and ends up way, way over her head. I hope I can get to that sometime soon because it's a great story that I think will resonate with teens.
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Can you give us a hint of something else you’re working on?:
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I’ve got a ton of YA stories percolating in the noggin right now so it's tough to pick which is up first. But decisions have to be made and I've begun conceiving and plotting another YA series that will feature some paranormal/fantasy elements and focus on a group of kick ass heroines!
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Friday, March 23, 2012

YA Author Interview: Stephanie Thomas!

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Author Name: Stephanie Thomas           
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 Title: Luminosity from the Raven Chronicles Series
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Release Date: Fall 2012
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Blurb:
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My name is Beatrice. When I was born, I was blessed with the Sight. I was immediately removed from my parents and enrolled in the Institution. At the age of twelve, I had my first true vision, earning my raven’s wings. And when I turned seventeen, one of my visions came true. Things haven’t been the same since.
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The Institution depends on me to keep the City safe from our enemy, the Dreamcatchers, but I’m finding it harder to do while keeping a secret from everyone, including my best friend Gabe. It is a secret that could put us all in danger. A secret that could kill me and everyone close to me. 
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But the enemy has been coming to me in my dreams, and I think I'm falling in love with him. He says they're coming. He says they're angry. And I think I've already helped them win.
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Book Talk/Character Talk

 

 

Pre-order: Amazon ~ Book Depository 
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Describe your book in one word:

Prophetic

Cast your heroine:

Elizabeth Gillies













Cast your hero:

Logan Lerman













Describe your heroine in three words:

Calm, relentless leader

Describe your hero in three words:

Stubborn, warm, reliable

Favorite line by your heroine:
“What if all we can do is see these things happening, but none of us can actually stop it?”

Favorite line by your hero:

“I don’t want to lose you, Beatrice. And it’s getting easier every day for us to lose each other.”

How would your heroine describe your hero when she first meets him?:

She’d describe Gabe as always been too level-headed, but her best friend and closest confidant.

How would your hero describe your heroine when he first meets her?:

He’d probably describe her as standing out from the others in some way, though he doesn’t quite know what it is.

Choose an on-screen kiss that best illustrates the intensity between these two characters:

I like the final kiss scene between Jamal and Latika in Slumdog Millionaire because it is an accumulation of years of a faithful, unbreakable and undeniable friendship that blossoms into so much more.


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Author Talk


Why do you write in the genre you write?:

I’ve taught high school and middle school English, and I really wanted to write something that my students would be able to enjoy. I think YA is fun, and after writing historical fiction, it’s nice to take a break from research and make up your own worlds instead.

What other genres would you consider and why?: 

When I am not writing YA, I write historical women’s fiction, because I love to tell stories of strong women faced with difficult, life changing events that will not only change them, but will change history as well.

Can you give us a hint of something else you’re working on?:

I’ll be working on the rest of The Raven Chronicles series, and then after that, I have an idea for a new book that has something to do with zombies that aren’t really zombies. Figure that one out!
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Lucky 7: Peek at a new story

The Rules:
  1. Go to page 77 of your current MS.
  2. Go to line 7.
  3. Copy down the next 7 lines/sentences, and post them as they’re written. No cheating.
  4. Tag 7 other victims …er, authors.
This was VERY hard for me, so secretly I'm plotting a way to get back at my dear friend, Tara Fuller, for this tag punishment. :) See, I have GRAVITY, which my editor would kill me if I posted 7 lines of right now. Then I have my WIP, which my agent might be upset if I posted 7 lines of. So...I had to choose another WIP, which is as rough as sandpaper. So beware, this has not been edited beyond what I do as I write. The project is called CULT, and it's a story of wicked deeds set in a private school in the deep south. Here goes:

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Their robes hung like crows’ wings, black and shiny and oozing threat. I watched them taking in the new girl, watched as their eyes glazed over in anticipation. Such was the role of a pledge, even one like me. 

The mirrored room sparked as one by one candles lit around the room. The new girl shook, finally able to see our numbers, her fear tangible. Not a good sign. Talen’s expect strength and courage. Shaking will only make the night longer.

I know. I shook, too. 
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Now for MY victims:
  1. Chloe Jacobs
  2. Kate Avelynn
  3. Lea Nolan
  4. Jus Accardo
  5. Stephanie Thomas
  6. Victoria Scott
  7. Lindsay Cummings
 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

YA Author Interview: Lisa Burstein

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Author Name: Lisa Burstein

Title: PRETTY AMY

Release Date: May 15th, 2012

Amy is fine living in the shadows of beautiful Lila and uber-cool Cassie, because at least she’s somewhat beautiful and uber-cool by association. But when their dates stand them up for prom, and the girls take matters into their own hands—earning them a night in jail outfitted in satin, stilettos, and Spanx—Amy discovers even a prom spent in handcuffs might be better than the humiliating “rehabilitation techniques” now filling up her summer. Worse, with Lila and Cassie parentally banned, Amy feels like she has nothing—like she is nothing.

Navigating unlikely alliances with her new coworker, two very different boys, and possibly even her parents, Amy struggles to decide if it’s worth being a best friend when it makes you a public enemy. Bringing readers along on an often hilarious and heartwarming journey, Amy finds that maybe getting a life only happens once you think your life is over

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Book Talk/Character Talk


Add it: Goodreads

Describe your book in one word:

This is hard, I pick two. Funny and Bittersweet.

Cast your heroine:

Saoirse Ronan














Cast your hero(Joe):

Josh Hutcherson















Cast your hero(Aaron):

Dylan Patton w/ auburn hair















Describe your heroine in three words:

Real, Raunchy, Misunderstood

Describe your hero in three words(Joe):

Loyal, Pure, Wistful

Describe your hero in three words(Aaron):

Sexy, Dangerous, Aloof

Favorite line by your heroine:

After being tested for her ideal community service arrangement. The sum of my answers, told her I would do my best work with a roadside cleanup crew. Forget children, the homeless, and the elderly—my calling was trash.

Favorite line by your hero(Joe):

When Amy shows up on his porch after years of ignoring each other. “You’re acting weird, and not the way you usually act weird. Like, bald Britney Spears weird.”

Favorite line by your hero (Aaron):

When they meet for the first time and Amy is wearing a suit after her first court appearance. “You don’t have to lie.” He smiled. His crooked tooth looked sharp, like a shark’s, “Though you do make a cute librarian.”

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Author Talk

Why do you write in the genre you write?:

I write YA because I had a lot of self-esteem issues in high school and I was always looking for solace in books. I want to bring that same feeling to my readers. I write comedy because I love to laugh. I mean like a lot. I’m the kind of person who snorts when she laughs. I also like to hit people when I think something is funny. My husband has the bruises to prove it.

What other genres would you consider and why?:

Probably “chic-lit” I am pretty snarky and I feel like that might go well with a Sex and the City type book. I would also love to write a mystery or a suspense book.

Can you give us a hint of something else you’re working on?:

A companion novel to PRETTY AMY, titled DEAR CASSIE about the aftermath of the girls’ arrest and its effect told through diary entries of Amy’s best friend Cassie. And an additional manuscript is about a sixteen year-old girl who takes wanting to be famous to an irrational level. She lies about being pregnant to get on a reality show with hilarious and horrible consequences.

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Thank you, Lisa! I was lucky enough to read a galley of PRETTY AMY, and it is amazing! Everyone has been an Amy sometime in their life. Grab this book, you won’t regret it! 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Pre-order GRAVITY and get a Personalized Bookmark!

Happy Sunday! I've been toying around with a swag idea that would be fun and that would incorporate GRAVITY's tagline, "Don't. Ever. Peek." So here it is--anyone who pre-orders GRAVITY this week (March 18-25th) will receive a personalized bookmark like the below (excuse the lo res image):


Pre-order: Amazon ~ Barnes and Noble ~ Book Depository (only $7.49!)
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All you have to do is pre-order the book, then send me an email at melissawest (at) melissawestauthor (dot) com with proof of purchase and I'll mail you a personalized bookmark. That's it! Easy and fun, right? And look out for more fun contests and teasers and ARC details soon! 

Friday, March 16, 2012

YA Author Interview: TARA FULLER!

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Author Name: Tara Fuller
Title: Inbetween (Kissed by Death, #1)
Release Date: August 14, 2012
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Blurb:

Since the car crash that took her father’s life three years ago, Emma’s life has been a freaky—and unending—lesson in caution. Surviving countless “accidents” has taken priority over being a normal seventeen-year-old, so Emma spends her days taking pictures of life instead of living it. Falling in love with a boy was never part of the plan. Falling for a reaper who makes her chest ache and her head spin? Not an option.
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It’s not easy being dead—especially for a reaper who is in love with a girl fate has put on his hit list not once, but twice. Finn’s fellow reapers give him hell about spending time with Emma, but Finn couldn’t let her die before, and he’s not about to let her die now. He will protect the girl he loves from the evil soul hell bent on stealing her body, even if it means sacrificing the only thing he has left…his soul.

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Book Talk/Character Talk



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Describe your book in one word:

Forbidden
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Cast your heroine:

Emma: Dianna Agron













Cast your hero:

Finn:  Xavier Samuel













Describe your heroine in three words:

caring, strong, loyal

Describe your hero in three words:

determined, stubborn, sweet
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Favorite line by your heroine:

I could still feel him on my fingers. I could feel Finn in my veins. And none of it was enough.
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Favorite line by your hero:

They say the dead can’t sleep, can’t dream, but as I stood there lost with wanting, I couldn’t help but wonder when I was going to wake up.
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How would your heroine describe your hero when she first meets him?:

Interesting, cute southern boy, but could do without that freaky blade he’s always toting around.

How would your hero describe your heroine when he first meets her?:
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Beautiful, persistent, and able to wake something up in him that he didn’t even know existed anymore.

Choose an on-screen kiss that best illustrates the intensity between these two characters:

Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes in Romeo and Juliet (the pool scene)



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Author Talk

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Why do you write in the genre you write?
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I love everything about YA. It’s my favorite genre to read. I love writing about first love and helping a character figure out their place in the world.
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What other genres would you consider and why?
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My current wip is actually very different from anything I’ve written. It is a post-apocalyptic story. Nothing paranormal. So I’m excited for something new. I would also love to write an adult paranormal romance someday.
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Can you give us a hint of something else you’re working on?
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Right now I am pouring myself into the sequel for INBETWEEN. In this book a couple of secondary characters that I adore are stepping into the spotlight. And of course I am working on the new wip I mentioned above. J

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

It's a journey...

This business can be hard, let me tell you. As a writer, we dream of getting published, query until our eyes bleed, revise, revise, revise. Everything feels like it should be perfect, but in actuality, the publishing journey is just that—a journey. You will still be waiting, you will still be stressing, you will still feel unsure.

When I signed my contract, I had around 500ish hits a month on this blog, 125 Twitter followers, and 0 adds on Goodreads.

Now, I have 3-5,000 hits a month on this blog, nearly 3,000 followers on Twitter, and just over 2,000 adds on Goodreads, all in less than 5 months. You could say GRAVITY has gotten attention.

But do you know what has stayed the same? The unease, the questions, etc. For a long time I felt lost, unable to control my future at all, then I realized something—something I think you should know.

We hold the power to our future, no one else, because we are the writers. And that’s the element through all of this you should focus on. The writing. Write the very best you can every time you sit down to write. Don’t worry about who just landed a top agent. Don’t worry about who just got a major deal. Don't worry about who your editor is focused on and why that isn't you. Instead of wasting time worrying, just write. And with each book, push yourself to write better, to develop better characters, and to come up with more compelling plot lines. If you do this, really do this, you will always stay in control. So choose: are you going to be a passenger on your journey or the driver?

Happy writing! =)

Monday, March 12, 2012

YA Author Interview: Rachel Harris!

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Author Name:  Rachel Harris
 Title: My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century
Release Date: September 2012

Blurb:

On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family’s trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze.

Thrust into the sixteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contraband future items, Cat joins up with her ancestors, the sweet Alessandra and protective Cipriano, and soon falls for the gorgeous aspiring artist Lorenzo. But when the much-older Niccolo starts sniffing around, Cat realizes that an unwanted birthday party is nothing compared to an unwanted suitor full of creeptastic amore.

Can she find her way back to modern times before her Italian adventure turns into an Italian forever?

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 Book Talk/Character Talk

Add it: Goodreads

Describe your book in one word:

Magical . . . gosh that sounds cheesy, huh? But it so works! Hmm. To tone down the cheese factor, maybe: Mask . . . but magical hits on so many levels. =)

Cast your heroine: Lily Collins  
 












Cast your hero: 100% Alex Pettyfer













Describe your heroine in three words:

artistic, spunky, hiding

Describe your hero in three words:

flirtatious, painter, searching

Favorite line by heroine:  
Totally going to cheat here (he he). I can’t pick between two, one that shows more of her personality, and one that shows more of her heart . . .

Personality:
After being put in the most feared contraption in period clothing—a corselet—and surveying her shrunken waist and mounds of heaping cleavage she says:
"At least I can look like a Kardashian while hyperventilating all over the dance floor."

Heart:
And as his fingers begin to draw lazy patterns on the back of my hand, coaxing me to sleep, I grip his hand tighter in mine, scared to death it’ll be empty in the morning. 

Favorite line by your hero:

“Whatever do you plan to do with me in such a hidden place, Cat?”
(side note: Cat is in italics because everyone in Renaissance Italy believes her name is Patience, but she has asked him to call her by her real name)

How would your heroine describe your hero when she first meets him?:

Gorgeous . . . but also a smooth talking, sixteenth-century player

How would your hero describe your heroine when he first meets her?:

A beautiful challenge

Choose an on-screen kiss that best illustrates the intensity between these two characters:  

When I turned to Youtube for this question, I immediately had to find scenes with Alex Pettyfer and found the perfect examples from his and Dianna’s kissing scenes in I AM NUMBER FOUR. The montage works awesome—The way he watches Dianna’s character, the way he almost reverently touches her cheek before giving into full on, grab the back of the head passion is just so perfect . . . and in the first two, where they are hesitant and then Dianna almost attacks him? Yeah that’s my girl Cat in their first kiss .=)


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Author Talk

Why do you write in the genre you write?:

I write young adult because I think I will always be seventeen somehow. I know I certainly act it half the time. The teenage years are filled with so much angst and hope, drama and excitement. First crushes, first kisses, first loves. Best friends and betrayals. The newness of everything. A main reason I love to read it is that it lets me experience the thrill of innocence—and the loss of it—and the joy of a hot guy catching your eye, giving you that secret smile, and making you feel for just a moment that you are the most beautiful creature on earth.

As for the subgenres within YA, I write the spectrum—but I prefer sticking close to Contemporary. I enjoy exploring stories of girls just like me (or like I was) going through things I can/could relate to. Don’t get me wrong, I love reading paranormal, too! But besides a ghost story subplot in one of my manuscripts, I mainly stick to mainstream Contemporary. That being said, ALL of my manuscripts HAVE to have Romance. I am addicted to swoony, warm fuzzy, happy endings.

What other genres would you consider and why?:

MY SUPER SWEET SIXTEENTH CENTURY and the follow up book, A TALE OF TWO CENTURIES are both Magical Realism/Historical. I have a completed Dual POV Contemporary Romance, and a Contemporary with a Paranormal twist in the works, too. Once those are done, I’d like to try writing an adult romance—but I’ll never stop writing YA.

Can you give us a hint of something else you’re working on?:

My sequel to SUPER SWEET has a new protagonist, the best friend/cousin Cat meets in Renaissance Italy. I’m working on that now and here’s my tag line:  
A sixteenth-century teen craving her own time-travel adventure falls in love in the future and fights fate to stay in the twenty-first century
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Cover reveal and Excerpt: MY SUPER SWEET 16TH CENTURY by Rachel Harris

I am beyond excited to help with the reveal of Rachel Harris' upcoming YA, MY SUPER SWEET 16TH CENTURY! Check it out below. Isn't it fantastic?!

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My Super Sweet 16th Century (Sept 11, 2012)
By Rachel Harris
Pre-order: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Add it: Goodreads

Blurb:

On the precipice of her sixteenth birthday, the last thing lone wolf Cat Crawford wants is an extravagant gala thrown by her bubbly stepmother and well-meaning father. So even though Cat knows the family’s trip to Florence, Italy, is a peace offering, she embraces the magical city and all it offers. But when her curiosity leads her to an unusual gypsy tent, she exits . . . right into Renaissance Firenze.

Thrust into the sixteenth century armed with only a backpack full of contraband future items, Cat joins up with her ancestors, the sweet Alessandra and protective Cipriano, and soon falls for the gorgeous aspiring artist Lorenzo. But when the much-older Niccolo starts sniffing around, Cat realizes that an unwanted birthday party is nothing compared to an unwanted suitor full of creeptastic amore.

Can she find her way back to modern times before her Italian adventure turns into an Italian forever?

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Excerpt:

I hear their muffled whispers and understand every Italian word. Every witty comment made at my expense.
It’s like my brain is automatically translating.
I bunch the soft fabric of the dress in my hand and then reach up to feel the ribbon in my hair. I lightly skim my fingers over my chin and feel my lack of zit. I take in the costumes of the crowd, the stench of the animals, and the Italian I can now speak and understand. And suddenly it hits me.
Reyna must have pulled some kind of gypsy mojo.
Maybe this is one of those nifty “change your life” magic scenarios like in the movies. I mean, mostly I’m still expecting to blink and be right back in the midst of overpriced, gaudy tourism, but for now, the gypsy-time-warp explanation is infinitely better than thinking I’ve lost my mind. As I decide to go with that option, I feel my frantic tension melt away.
The growing crowd seems to notice my change in demeanor and begins shooting one another amused looks, but I don’t care anymore. A smile stretches across my face. Evidently, I was wrong earlier; Reyna is a psychic mind reader, because if this is her special brand of bibbity-bobbity-boo, then she made my exact daydream from earlier in the courtyard come to life.
The long red gown, the braided hair, the Italian merchant’s daughter, the time period. I am in Renaissance Florence.
I stare dumbly at the ground, the words and reality sinking in.
I’m in Renaissance Florence!
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Friday, March 9, 2012

YA Author Interview: Jennifer Armentrout!

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Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Book: Onyx

Release date: August 14, 2012

Blurb:

Being connected to Daemon Black sucks…

Daemon’s determined to prove what he feels for me is more than a product of our bizarre connection. I’ve sworn him off even though he’s running more hot than cold these days. But against all common sense, I’m falling for him. Hard.
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Our relationship issues aren’t out biggest problem…
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The Department of Defense is here. If they ever find out what Daemon can do and that we’re linked, I’m a goner. So is he. And when a new boy shows up a school with a secret of his own, things get complicated fast. I need to choose between my own instincts and Daemon’s.
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But then everything changes…
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I’ve seen someone who shouldn’t be alive. Daemon’s never going to stop searching until gets the truth. What happened to his brother? Who betrayed him? And what does the DOD want from them—from me?
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No one is who they seem. And not everyone will survive the lies.
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 Book Talk / Character Talk


Pre-order it: Amazon or Barnes and Noble
Add it: Goodreads

Describe your book in one word: 
Tense.

Cast your heroine: 
Oh, boy. I suck at these things. How about…  Emily Browning? I think she has a very natural, understated beauty.  












Cast your hero: 
I think Pepe, the cover model is perfect. That’s who I see in my head.













Describe your heroine in three words: 
Smart, stubborn, and sassy.

Describe your hero in three words: 
Jerky, complicated, and sexy.

Favorite line by heroine: 
“I hate you and your freaky alien powers.”

Favorite line by hero:
“You’re mine.”

How would your heroine describe your hero when she first meets him?:
Katy would say that Daemon is hot, but then he'd open his mouth and she'd probably call him a douche and other words.

How would your hero describe your heroine when he first meets her?:
I’m sure it wouldn’t have been something nice. He’d probably say that Katy was cute and used the word “trouble” at some point.

Choose an on-screen kiss that best illustrates the intensity between these two characters:
Everyone has been choosing Damon and Elena’s kiss from Vampire Dairies in their fan trailers, so I’ll go with the masses on that one.



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Author Talk


Why do you write in the genre you write?:
I write in pretty much all genres: contemporary, paranormal, urban fantasy, and science fiction. I like to keep diverse so it’s fresh for me. But I always, always have heavy theme of romance.

Can you give us a hint of something else you’re working on?:
Um, well, right now I’m working on edits, but soon—very soon—I will be working on a YA contemporary that’s a mix between The Messengers and What Lies Beneath. Really excited to get started with the creep factor.