Sunday, June 10, 2012

Fierce Reads Interview and Signed books Giveaway!

Hey all! We had the most awesome opportunity Friday night at the Fierce Reads signing at Keplers! Macmillan asked us to be the bloggers for the event and of course we said yes. So not only did we get to go to an awesome signing (which Macmillan gave us finished copies to have signed and give away, fill out the rafflecopter form below), meet some awesome authors, and grab some killer swag. We got to interview them! These ladies were awesome! They made us laugh till our bellies hurt and they are all just super nice and really smart people!  Due to time constraints and other issue such as bay area traffic and two signings in one day we didn’t get to ask all of the questions we wanted to but we got a good amount of them answered.

So without further ado meet Jennifer Bosworth, Anna Banks, Leigh Bardugo, Emmy Laybourne, and Marissa Meyer!

Jennifer Bosworth Struck- (Quite possibly the most demented hot chick we’ve met btw lol)

Two Chicks- Since Struck is a standalone (for now hint hint Macmillan) what are you currently writing?

Jenn- I’m writing two standalones. One is called The Hive it’s a cross between The Ring(Movie) and Big Love (TV Show). The other is called The Knife Sharpeners Daughter it’s a post-apocalyptic, fantasy, western…… Definitely not crap ;)

Ok we’re soooooo freaking excited to read The Knife Sharpeners Daughter!!!!!!! Jenn if you need beta readers we’d be happy to oblige lol ;)

Two Chicks- Who has been your favorite character to write?

Jenn- "the villan (Prophet) because I empathize with the monster"

Anna Banks Of Poseidon- (Funny, sweet, mentioned something about taking showers in her bra, and after talking to her we didn’t hear a southern accent… much lol)

Two Chicks- When is the sequel (yes there is one) to Of Poseidon going to be released?

Anna- About this same time next near.

Two Chicks- Toraf is hilarious! Who do you see playing him if Of Poseidon was going to be made into a movie?

Anna- I can’t remember his name but he’s Jason O’Mara’s daughters’ boyfriend on Terra Nova.

*** We has a pic!***
Hottie right?!?!

Two Chicks- Who has been your favorite character to write?

Anna- Toraf because he was good natured, long suffering and...dumb.

Leigh Bardugo Shadow and Bone- (Lover of Labyrinth, cries easily, Team Finnick… Jaime thinks they may be twins separated at birth JK lol ;)

Two Chicks- Who do you picture when you’re thinking of Darkling?

Ok so here she mentions David Bowie from Labyrinth and Jaime looses the rest dreaming of Jareth lol but, then she mentions author Jenn Rush and her tumblr page and Jaime’s ears perk back up.

Leigh- Jenn found this model Sean O’Pry he is darkling!!!
Unf nuff said!

Two Chicks- Any hints for book 2?

Leigh- There’s a title it’s Siege and Storm (releasing 2013)

Two Chicks- Who has been your favorite character to write?

Leigh- Sturmhound a privateer who shows up in book 2.

Marissa Meyer Cinder- (Sailor Moon Fan, has crazy dreams that turn into awesome stories, and is hilarious!)

Two Chicks- How much of Cinder and Kai will be in Scarlet?

Marissa- Cinder will be in all of the books. There won’t be much Kai in Scarlet he’s in maybe 3 chapters but, he’s in book 3 Cress more.

Two Chicks- Can you tell us more about Wolf (he’s in Scarlet) he sounds intriguing?

Marissa- He’s sexy… a street fighter with a dark and mysterious past. That’s all I can say for now.

Two Chicks- Who has been your favorite character to write?

Marissa- Captain Carswell Thorne in book 2 because he's a sexy scoundrel.

Emmy Laybourne Monument 14- (Totally laid back, really funny, and OMG she was in Superstar!!!!!)
Yep that's Emmy next to Molly Shannon!
Two Chicks-Hints for book 2?

Emmy- It’s really scary. So scary that I actually wrote it really fast lol.

Two Chicks- Who has been your favorite character to write?

Emmy- Max because he was just right in my brain. He would make me laugh.

So then we went into our lightening round questions with all of the ladies and we laughed so hard at some of their answers!

What is the latest novel that you read? 
Marissa Meyer: Enchanted by Alethea Kontis "freaking amazing" 
Leigh Bardugo: Altered by Jennifer Rush "just started (this one)"
Emmy Laybourne: Fire by Kristin Cashore "delightful" 
Anna Banks: Monument 14 by Emmy Laybourne "gave me high blood pressure" hahaha
Jenn Bosworth: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn "freaking amazing" 

Twitter or Facebook?
Leigh- Twitter
Anna- Twitter
Jenn- Facebook
Marissa- Twitter
Emmy- Facebook

Favorite Superhero?
Leigh- Black Canary
Anna- Ironman
Jenn- Thor
Marissa- Hulk
Emmy- Jason Bourne

Favorite TV show?
Leigh- Game of Thrones (we all whoop!)
Anna- The Walking Dead (whooping again!)
Jenn- Buffy The Vampire Slayer (swoons over Spike)
Marissa- Firefly (swoons over Nathan Fillion)
Emmy- Battlestar Galactica  the new one (Cylons rock!)

Team Peeta or Team Gale?
Leigh- Finnick! (Jaime totally agrees!)
Anna- Gale
Jenn- President Snow (see demented? lol)
Marissa- Peeta (she kept saying “He Bakes!” lol)
Emmy- Gale

What are you afraid of?
Leigh- Sharks, monkeys, and blimps.
Anna- Crabs…(all kinds of crabs) we all LOL at this one!
Jenn- Death
Marissa- Spiders
Emmy –Leeches

Writing Letters or Email?
Leigh- Mostly email but I got the best fan letter and I wrote them back. I loved it!
Anna- Email but I’ve been sending postcards to my daughter since I’ve been on this trip and it’s been really cool!
Jenn- Email. I don’t even know if I remember how to write any more lol.
Marissa- I like letters better but I don’t really have the time to write them so email.
Emmy- Letters

Make sure to check out the Fierce Reads Facebook page for some cool trailers and chapter samplers. Or you can go to their website to download a free chapter sampler!

So here’s the giveaway deets! We got a finished copy of each book plus a ton of signed swag! There will be five winners. The grand prize winner will get to choose their book first, the 2nd place will get their choice, then so on and each winner will get a signed bookmark from each of the authors! So fill out the rafflecopter form below and good luck!

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  1. I loved your quick questions at the end!!! Seriously, President Snow??? *erm* I was totally Team Gale for the first two books, but I didn't like him in the third, so I wasn't on either team for that one.

    Anyway, loved the interview!!! :D

  2. I loved all the answers! I'm totally with Marissa on this issue: Team Peeta all the way ("He Bakes!")

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Fun questions and responses! Great interview! :)

  4. Great interview, especially the lightning round. I met these authors(minus Marissa Meyer) on their SF stop and they are soo much fun. Would have loved to meet them again! Where was this tour stop?

    1. Thanks! It was at Kepler's in Palo Alto :)

    2. Oh thanks! So not too far from SF, maybe an hours drive. I wish I went. :)

  5. Loved the questions & answers! Gotta say I'm not too sure on the President Snow answer. Kinda of scares me lol!

  6. The crabs answer totally made me LOL!! Great interview, ladies! :)

  7. Awesome interview guys!! Good luck to everyone!

  8. I met them too! :D I remember crabs, haha. And totally yes, Jen is demented, but in such an awesome way! :D

  9. Some of the best questions I've heard and the answers are hilarious! I'm with Jenn, I still love Spike! You chicks have too much fun! Great post! Great group of chicks! Mildly jealous! ;)

  10. I love this interview! You can see common interests among authors and yourself. :D

  11. those are some great questions and such funny answers. They sound like some amazing fun authors.

  12. Great interview. I can see why the authors made you laugh. They sound amazing :)

  13. They are so funny!!! I think all these ladies sound really cute thanks for the great interviews and giveaway!!!

  14. Such a fun interview!! I loved finding out all of their choices :D

  15. Such a funny interview! (On the Giveaway form, I accidentally pressed enter without my GFC follower name. Sorry!)

  16. This is a great interview! I've read a few of the books by the author's you spoke to, and I loved them! I can't wait to read the others! This interview just moved them to the top of my list. Lol!! :)

    Thanks for this opportunity to win!


  17. Great Interview. I enjoyed learning all their answers.

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  19. Great interview and I'm very jealous...I'd love to meet these ladies! I must say that I totally agree with Jenn...go Team Thor!! ;)


  20. They all sound awesome!!!! They seem like very interesting and funny people :)

  21. the interview was awesome. The answers were funny!

  22. Best answer of the interview?
    Favorite show:
    Marissa: Firefly (swoons over Nathan Fillion)

    I loved that show too! It's so amazing. I tried watching Nathan in Castle but it's just not the same!

  23. Love them, especially the favorite TV shows (Whedon and BSG - YES!) and the fear of blimps. Although I can't believe Team Peeta is the minority :-(

  24. I LOVE this interview~ Seriously, with every question I ended up with a da fuck?! face. Specially in Marissa's Meyer answers.
    Which is great... my fictional crush Prince Kai will have short appearance AND I'll fully see him in 2 years (Cress). GREAT *pouts around*

  25. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    Love the interview!

    It's wonderful getting to know all these awesome authors through their questions, and they're all so cool and funny:)

    Thanks so much!

    Love the guys, by the way!

  26. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    I really loved this interview! It's wonderful meeting authors like this, and getting to know them better.

    And these authors were so cool and really funny:)

    Thanks so much!

    And I loved the photos of the guys:)

  27. Great post! The authors make me laugh--and with some of them I completely agree about certain points. (Team Finnick, for one ;D) I have an ARC of Shadow and Bone and I'm loving it so far. I can't wait for the others to come out.

  28. It was a fun, entertaining interview! It must have been awesome to meet all of these authors. So jealous! And, thanks for the giveaway!

  29. A great interview! And, Imagree with Jenn about Spike. ;)

  30. Oh gosh, those were great questions! Some of those answers were hilarious. Though I have to agree with Marissa - spiders are freaking terrifying. And Leigh and Marissa's answers to Peeta or Gale. I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU LEIGH! I wish they were coming to the midwest - specifically Ohio, but *le sigh*... Thanks for the interview and the chance to win!

  31. I think this was a great interview. I'm with Leigh and Jaime, on the Hunger Games teams matter. :) Very cute questions and funny answers.

  32. I thought the interview was a lot of fun :) I'm not sure about the answer to the last question - I prefer writing e-mail, but getting letters is so much fun I try to send real mail some times too!

  33. Oooh, I loved that guy from Terra Nova! ;D He's one of the reasons that I'm going to miss that show. :(

    Loved all the answers! They definitely make me want to read all of their books! :D

  34. I am in love with Leigh's answer for Team Gale or Team Peeta! I totally agree with her - and Jaime!

  35. love the interview! it must have been so awesome to meet all these authors. love hearing things from them that i never would have even thought about asking : )

  36. DUDE!!! <3 this interview....I like the whole demented hot chick comment!

  37. AMAZING! T_T you guys are so lucky!! and I wouldn't have known about the Superstar thing if not for Mindy-MYFR- >.< I didn't even know the movie existed T______________T

  38. They all sound so awesome and super high larious! I wish I were there! Too cool! And the guys in those pictures - swoon status <333

  39. Love the interview. Some of the answers really made me chuckle ;) Thanks for the chance to win such an amazing giveaway!

  40. I liked some of the answers for Team Peeta or Gale! Except for the President Snow answer...eww!!!

  41. Very funny. I wonder where the fear of blimps originated.

  42. I was giggling while reading the entire interview. I laughed especially at The Hunger Games question! Oh, and thank you for sharing the picture of Sean O'Pry. He is now on my list of men to stalk when I get a disposable income. :-D

  43. yes, jennifer is totally demented and awesome! i went to the tour stop in la and was totally impressed by all of the authors. :)

  44. Fun interview and awesome lightning round! The answers were funny but I don't use FB or Twitter and haven't read any of the Hunger Games books but I agree with Jenn about death and Thor!

    Thanks for the chances to win some great books and swag!

  45. This was great to read! I love Jenn's answers. I love when authors are awesome IRL and it sounds like these women are.

  46. They were all funny. I love it when people get together then you are a little silly. Wish I could have been there, sounded like fun.

  47. I can't wait to read Monument 14 and Shadow & Bone!!

  48. I love the answers! They're so interesting and quirky- makes me want to read these even more!

  49. I loved the author's answers! I agree with the majority, Twitter is better than Facebook and more fun/interesting. I haven't read any of the books they recommended, but I've added them all to my TBR list. I agree with the Buffy TV show answers, and YES< Finnick is the best character in The Hunger Games. I was actually really surprised most of the authors chose email over letters - I love writing and receiving letters that are handwritten - they feel more personal.

  50. What a fun interview, Loved the lightning round, thanks for sharing the pics!

  51. haha what a great interview! I especially like the team peeta or gale (i'm for gale myself) and the what are you afraid of. haha crabs. that's one i haven't heard before!

    awesome giveaway!!
    xo Stephanie @LittleRedReads

  52. Love them! Jenn's are really funny, and I love Anna's answer about Monument 14 giving her a high blood pressure! :D

  53. It was so fun reading the authors answers, especially the quickfire answers at the end!
    I'm right there with Marissa on the "spiders are the scariest thing ever" front :P

  54. The authors' answers showed how down to earth and real they are. They're also somewhat Fierce and in a few answers, frightening. But, I appreciate their honesty. They sound like a lot of fun. This was a great idea. I love the giveaway. Such an great opportunity. Thank you!

  55. I loved the Q&A with the authors the questions you asked where great and their answers had me laughing and talking to myself aloud agreeing with them lol :) Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway!

  56. I loved the questions and definitely the answers!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  57. They sound pretty hilarious! I would love to meet them!

  58. I loved the answers! It's so awesome to listen to authors talk about their book or anything in general! :)

  59. Amazing answers! I am so jealous, Marissa, that you're reading Enchanted! I want that so bad and it's named after my favorite song by Taylor Swift! *seethes* Thanks for the oppurtunity to win! :)

  60. Yay for Walking Dead, Gale, & Twitter! Awesome answers! :)

  61. Such a fun interview. I love interesting author interviews
    Always keeps me coming back to the blog :)

  62. How awesome! I live near Palo Alto too! I was dying to go to this Fierce Reads tour stop but unfortunately I was in the UK at the time :( I did manage to get a few signed books afterwards from Kepler's stock, but it would have been amazing to meet the authors! Thanks so much for this interview, recap, and giveaway. It makes me wish I could have been there. :)

  63. Great interview! I love that the authors gave you some cool insider info on what will be in their next books. Thanks for the giveaway!

  64. All the authors sound so hilarious! You're so lucky that you got to meet all of them in person. They seem like they're totally awesome!

  65. They all seem like really fun, interesting ladies!

  66. Leigh Canary
    :-You will be much more than a tourist visiting a foreign country while you are teaching English in France. It will be practically impossible to avoid soaking up all of the culture you will be experiencing firsthand

  67. Oh, I love meeting new people today! Characterization is the most important thing to me as well.job interview And really get to Stephanie Perkins' books soon, they're amazing :) Loved the interview!


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