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Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fierce Reads Tour 2013- Interview and a Giveaway!



Hey y’all! I was super excited to be chosen as the Fierce Reads blogger for the event at A Great Good Place For Books in Oakland, CA on Sunday, September 29th! I had books to get signed for a giveaway and my interview questions all set to go and then the unthinkable happened… I got sick.

I was freaking out for a few reasons; one I didn’t want to leave the authors and the bookstore hanging and two I didn’t want to leave you, my lovely readers hanging either. Then I found out that one of my best friends Nancy from Tales of a Ravenous Reader was going to go and she offered to ask the authors my questions! I was so happy that she’d do this for me so I have the interview (it was recorded so I think I got all of their responses) and the books to give away. They’re not signed but I have Hardcovers of Tumble & Fall, Scarlet, This Song Will Save Your Life, and The Fallout and paperbacks of Cinder and The Compound for you (US Only) so make sure to enter below!

Onto the Interview!

Alexandra Coutts Tumble & Fall

Two Chicks-Now that you’re finished writing Tumble & Fall. What are you currently working on?

I’m working on a couple things but they’re in the early stages. 1 takes place where Tumble and Fall and Wishful Thinking and I’m excited about that.

Two Chicks- What was so appealing about writing an end of the world story?

I chose to do it because it forced me to distill the relationships and the issues the characters were going through. It was a way to up the stakes of everyone’s problems. I liked that I knew that yes, the world ends (not a spoiler) even though the characters were getting happy endings.

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

Gretchen from Tumble and Fall I loved writing this secondary character.



Two Chicks- What made you want to write about a female DJ? Any real life experience there?

There aren’t enough female DJ’s in Leila’s opinion it’s a very male dominated job and I thinks that needs to change. No I have no personal experience DJ’ing but I have known a 
lot of DJ’s.

BTW she loves Pitch Perfect :D

S.A. Bodeen The Compound and The Fallout

Two Chicks- Where did you get the idea for The Compound and The Fallout?

I grew up in the 70’s with tornado drills, nuclear attack drills, etc. and I was intrigued with movies talking about nuclear fallout and what happens after.

Two Chicks- Any hints for what we can expect in Fallout?

It starts about after 3 weeks Compound ends. They start dealing with the Fallout of everything (double meaning) you all just have to read it.

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

Terese I like her because she’s a fun side character.

Marissa Meyer Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress out in 2014 and Winter out in 2015

Two Chicks- So what can we expect in Cress? Is there a love connection for Thorne finally? :D

It's a Rapunzel retelling so expect lots of hair. She’s a hacker stuck in a satellite which is like her tower. An escape attempt goes awry early in the book and as for Thorne you’ll just have to read it ;) ;)

Two Chicks- Will you be introducing us to any new hot male characters?

Yes I will in fact because that’s what I do lol. You get to meet the 4th hero whom we actually got to meet in book 1 but his part was so small you probably didn’t notice. He’s kinda like Daryl Dixon from The Walkind Dead!

Woooooooo hooooooo!!!!!

Two Chicks- Who has been your favorite character to write? You said Thorne last time has that changed?

Nope still Thorne he is so much fun! But I am working on Winter (book 4) and she’s crazy and I’m loving writing her character J


LIGHTENING ROUND

What is the latest novel that you read? 

Marissa : The Coldest Girl in Cold Town by Holly Black
Leila: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Laurie Halse Anderson
S.A: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Alexandra:  Fault in our Stars by John Green

Twitter or Facebook?

They all say Twitter mostly

Favorite Superhero?

Marissa : Gambit
Leila: She-Ra
S.A: Superman 
Alexandra: Iron man

Favorite TV show?

Marissa : Firefly
Leila: The OC
S.A: The Walking Dead
Alexandra: The Newsroom

Sweet or Salty Snacks?

All say sweet

What are you afraid of?

Marissa : Spiders or being burned

S.A: Water/Swimming


The Giveaway!

Hardcovers of Tumble & Fall, Scarlet, This Song Will Save Your Life, and The Fallout and paperbacks of Cinder and The Compound for you (US Only).
a Rafflecopter giveaway

54 comments:

  1. Hmmm. I think I want to read S.A. Bodeen's books; they sound cool and interesting, and I want to read her other book THE RAFT. Thanks for the interview and giveaway!

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  2. I'm most looking forward to reading THIS SONG WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE. I've heard such awesome things about it!

    Thanks for the interview and giveaway! :)

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  3. This Song Will Save Your Life! I just love the cover and the book sounds really good. :)

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  4. This Song Will Save Your Life, heard so many good things!

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  5. I really want to read Scarlet and This Song Will Save Your Life. Thank you for this amazing giveaway!

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  6. Bummer about being sick! I have been sick for weeks and missed a couple signings but I went to this one! Great one! Going to see Gayle Forman there next Wednesday too.

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  7. I've heard so many good things about This Song Will Save Your Life. I can't wait to read it.
    Thank you for the great giveaway!

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  8. I'm really looking forward to reading Cinder and Scarlet:)

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  9. I have heard amazing things about This Song Will Save Your Life!!!

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  10. Cinder sounds very interesting. I like "retellings."

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  11. Tunble & Fall looks good, but so does Fallout...Ugh! They all sound amazing..decisions decisions!!!

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  12. Scarlett :) I loved Cinder!! Thanks for sharing!

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  13. May I pick more than one? Thanks! I'm looking forward to This Song, The Fallout, and Tumble & Fall. Thanks for hosting.

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  14. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer!!! I love Cinder so much!:)
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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  15. Scarlet and also Fallout. Thank you.

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  16. I want to read Scarlet and This Song Will Save Your Life

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  17. I can't wait to read This Song Will Save Your Life.

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  18. That is so nice that she did that for you! Good luck to the people entering! I loved Scarlet so much. I might check out the others sometime as well!

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  19. I'm looking forward to reading TUMBLE & FALL, but I haven't managed to snag a copy yet. Crossing my fingers!!

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  20. Really tough choice but I'm going to go with Tumble & Fall. I love the cover and the summary sounds incredible. Thank you for the chance.

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  21. Fall Out! :D Sounds awesome!
    Mary G Loki

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  22. I'm really looking foward to reading Cinder.

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  23. I loved Scarlet (read it as soon as it came out lol, I'm a big fan) and the other books all look so great. I would probably pick This Song Will Save Your Life as the book I'm most excited to read of the set.

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  24. Scarlet! I read Cinder at the beginning of the year, and have wanted Scarlet for awhile now, just been a bit broke. But it sounds so good.

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  25. Tumble and Fall sounds great! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  27. I'm excited for This Song Will Save Your Life.

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  28. I have heard so many AMAZING things about this song will save your life so I would be super excited for that one <3 thanks for the giveaway!!

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  29. This Song Will Save Your Life and Cinder :)

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  30. I am really excited for This Song Will Save Your Life!

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  31. Cinder - it's been on my wishlist forever!

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  32. Cinder and This Song Will Save your Life. Thank you for this giveaway! :) - Cindy

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  33. Awesome features! I've read 'This Song..." but not the others. Thanks for the giveaway :)

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  34. Mostly looking forward to reading Scarlet. I want to see more Cinder and Kai. :D<3

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  35. I can't believe that I haven't read any of these yet, but I think I'm going to start with Cinder!

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  36. I'm excited for This Song Will Save Your LIfe!

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  37. I'm looking forward to all of them but I'm super excited for Cress. I completely adore the Cinder series.

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  38. Another book after Cress holy smokes I was hoping for a box set of the three so i could binge read guess I should just buy the first 2 now and get started.


    Ashley
    http://books-4-review.blogspot.com/

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  39. I'm looking forward to all of them especially This Song Will Save Your Life.

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  40. I think I'm most looking forward to This Song Will Save Your Life. I've heard lots of good things about it : )

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  41. This Song Will Save Your Life.
    octoberbaby1990 at yahoo dot com

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  42. i want to read cinder and scarlet...

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  43. I'm looking forward to both Tumble & Fall and This Song Will Save Your Life! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  44. I most looking forward to reading Fallout!

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  45. All the books sound amazing so I would have to pick my favorite by the cover and that: This Song will Save Your Life!

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  46. I am most looking forward to finally reading Scarlet!!!! I'm so fail, but I am determined to do it before the end of the year!!!

    Thank you for the giveaway and the amazing interview!

    xo
    jaime

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  47. All these books sound like great reads to me :)

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  48. SCARLET, CINDER, the fallout and compound. O.O meep. you are awesome <3

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  49. Looking forward to "This Song Will Save Your Life." I read the first chapter on BN.com, and really liked it. It's easy to relate to and sympathsize with the POV character.

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