Monday, April 14, 2014

Blog Tour- THE FOREVER SONG by Julie Kagawa Character Interview and a Giveaway!

I adore Julie Kagawa and her books so I always jump at the chance to have her on the blog and do I have a treat for you today! I have Jackal and Allison here to answer some burning questions Check it out and make sure to enter the awesome giveaway below!

Haven't heard of THE FOREVER SONG? Check it out!

Title: THE FOREVER SONG (Blood of Eden #3)
Author: Julie Kagawa
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 416
Pub. Date: April 15, 2014
Allison Sekemoto once struggled with the question: human or monster?
With the death of her love, Zeke, she has her answer.
Allie will embrace her cold vampire side to hunt down and end Sarren, the psychopathic vampire who murdered Zeke. But the path is bloody and long, and Sarren has left many surprises for Allie and her companions—her creator, Kanin, and her blood brother, Jackal.

The trail is leading straight to the one place they must protect at any cost— the last vampire-free zone on Earth, Eden. And Sarren has one final, brutal shock in store for Allie. In a ruined world where no life is sacred and former allies can turn on you in one heartbeat, Allie will face her darkest days. And if she succeeds, triumph is short-lived in the face of surviving forever alone.

Now on to the interview!

Hi Allison and Jackal…. or should I call you James? Welcome to Two Chicks on Books! Let me just say I have become a big fan of yours and I can’t wait for the readers to get to know you better! Ok so on to my questions. And feel free to chat away and not just answer the questions I love your banter ;)

• Jackal: How did you get to be so good with cars and boats?

Jackal: I hang out with a raider army, bloodbag.  You think they ride around on camels?  It's not like there are many open gas stations or repair shops in the apocalypse.  You want something fixed, you have to do it yourself. 

• Jackal: How was your childhood or do you even remember it?

Jackal: Ugh, why is every bloodbag I talk to lately so interested in my childhood?  It was perfectly normal.  Ordinary.  Boring.  I barely remember it.  The only part that was remotely interesting was the day my family was killed and I became a vampire.  Everything up until that point was an excruciatingly boring blur, so stop asking about it.

Allison: Seems like a perfectly reasonable question to me.  They just want to make sure you weren't left on a doorstep, or hatched from an egg.

Jackal: Oh, har har.  Once my sides stop splitting I'll tell you what you can do with your egg. 

• Allison: Would you have changed your mind about being a vampire if you knew all that you would have to suffer?

Allison:  You mean if I was dying again, and a vampire gave me a choice to Turn or die?  Yeah, I probably would've done the same thing.  That was the only reason I chose to Turn, the only acceptable excuse, for me, at least.   

Jackal:  Really?  I thought it was to annoy the crap out of anyone within earshot, over and over again, for eternity.

Allison: Shut up, Jackal.

• Jackal: Why do you like to get under Kanin’s skin so much, what did he ever do to you? Allison any thought on this?

Allison: That's easy.  Because he's an insufferable, obnoxious bastard with a death wish.

Jackal:  Hey, the old man tried to kill me.  I think I'm entitled to a little bitterness about that.  Besides, the uptight stiff really needs to loosen up a little.  If he ever deigns to crack a smile, his face will split.     

• For Both: What is the most important or most impressive achievement in your life so far?

Allison:  That I've managed not to strangle this idiot right here.

Jackal:  See, now that's why you'll never get anywhere in life, sister.  One, you need to dream bigger, like ruling your own city, or raising your own army, having minions to do whatever you want, that sort of thing.  And two, you're never going to get the upper hand on me, little sister.  I'm much smarter than you.

Allison: I rest my case.

• Jackal: Why a Fire Ax? Why not a sword or something else?

Jackal:  Where the hell am I going to get a bloody sword?  This isn't medieval Europe.  You think swords are just lying around in the apocalypse? 

Allison: I found one.

Jackal: Bully for you.  If I happen to see a sword, I'll use one.  But I saw an ax, so I make do with what I have.  Besides, axes suit me better.  I like to feel my enemy's skulls implode when I hit them.  So you stick to slicing off heads, and I'll keep breaking bones and cracking skulls, how's that sound to you?

• Allison: If there was no Red Lung virus what do you think Sarren would have done? Do you think he would have still been as crazy and cruel as he was?

Allison: I think the only one who can answer that is Kanin.  He knew Sarren, what he was really like, before all this.  But it doesn't matter.  I don't care what Sarren was like before, I just know I'm going to kill him for what he's done now.

• Allison: What do you think of your brother? Honestly?

Allison:  Honestly?  If he wasn't such a greedy, obnoxious, murdering selfish bastard...he'd actually be okay.

• Jackal: Same question for you. What do you think of your sister?

Jackal: My sister wounds me.  I actually think she's one of the brightest, most talented, bleeding-heart fluffy bunny rabbits I've ever met.  It's actually kinda cute, how she bares her teeth and pretends that she's a fierce, scary monster.  Maybe one day she'll actually be a real vampire, but I'm not getting my hopes up.   

• Anything you’d like to tell our readers?

Jackal: Yeah.  Stop pestering me with stupid questions, unless you're offering to make this a dinner date.  No need to dress up; you'll taste the same either way.

Allison: Always a charmer. 

Thanks for stopping by guys, it’s been a pleasure and I can’t wait for everyone to read The Forever SongAnd as for dinner I think I'll have to pass... Jackal thanks for the offer though ;)

About Julie:

Julie Kagawa was born in Sacramento, California. But nothing exciting really happened to her there. So, at the age of nine she and her family moved to Hawaii, which she soon discovered was inhabited by large carnivorous insects, colonies of house geckos and frequent hurricanes. She spent much of her time in the ocean, when she wasn’t getting chased out of it by reef sharks, jellyfish and the odd eel.

To pay the rent, Julie worked in different bookstores over the years, but discovered the managers frowned upon her reading the books she was supposed to be shelving. So she turned to her other passion: training animals. She worked as a professional dog trainer for several years, dodging Chihuahua bites and overly enthusiastic Labradors, until her first book sold and she stopped training to write full-time.

Julie now lives in Louisville, Kentucky, where the frequency of shark attacks are at an all-time low. She lives with her husband, two obnoxious cats, one Australian shepherd who is too smart for his own good and the latest addition, a hyperactive Papillon puppy.

Giveaway Details:
Each tour stop is offering up the winner’s choice of either THE IMMORTAL RULES, THE ETERNITY CURE or THE FOREVER SONG - whichever book of the series you might be missing!

There are also 2 grand prizes:

• 1 winner will get a complete set of Julie Kagawa’s books, including The Iron Fey Saga and The Blood of Eden Saga!

• 1 winner will get a $100 gift card from either iTunes, Amazon or Barnes & Noble!

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Tour Schedule

Tuesday, April 8th - fiktshun
Wednesday, April 9th - The Page Turners
Thursday, April 10st - Books and Things
Friday, April 11th - Ticket To Anywhere

Monday, April 14th - Two Chicks on Books
Tuesday, April 15th - Parajunkee
Wednesday, April 16th - Refracted Light Reviews
Thursday, April 17st - Bewitched Bookworms
Friday, April 18th - Mundie Moms

Monday, April 21th - A Book Obsession
Tuesday, April 22nd - The Book Cellar
Wednesday, April 23th - Supernatural Snark
Thursday, April 24st - The Busy Bibliophile


  1. I'm super excited about The Forger Song coming out but it's bittersweet because it's the last book. I want good things to happen especially for Allison and Zeke but I know everything won't be roses and rainbows. Great interview. As scary as vampires can be they also have a morbid and great sense of humor. Lol

    1. Forgive me for writing Forger instead of Forever. Its almost 2am and I should be sleep. Lol

  2. thanks so much for this entertaining interview with Kanin's kids! it's always fun to see/read them interact. :p I also really hope there /is/ a novella or spin-off revolving around Jackal in the future because I'm extremely curious about James, the human before turning into Jackal, the black (but lovable) sheep of the family. (:

  3. I'm very excited for this, I SO want to know what happens. I'm also sad that it ends but all things do eventually.

  4. It's a bittersweet feeling for me but at the same time I feel excited! :)

  5. Im happy the final book is coming out but sad the seires is ending.

  6. Haven't read this series yet though it's next on my TBR pile. I'd love to win!

  7. I'm excited to read this series! I've read Julie's Fey series and loved it!

  8. I'm really excited, but sad too. I really love the series and the characters, but I can't wait to find out how it all goes down!

  9. Love Julie's books!!! I cannot wait to read The Forever Song but I'm nervous!

  10. I'm like these little extras. It's helping me remember the story (however I'm going to a full series Re-read)

  11. I just really want to get the book, so I can get reading.

  12. Super sad it's ending! This is my favorite series. <3

  13. Augh!!! I still need to read both The Eternity Cure and The Forever Song! These are near the top of my TBR - hopefully nothing else pushes them back! Great post - awesome interview! (I love these character interviews... Super fun and creative.)

  14. Now that was a great interview!! Looking forward to Forever Song!

  15. I'm just starting this series and I'm so excited :) Thanks for sharing!

  16. I haven't read this series yet but now I want to start it.

  17. I think I am more excited than nervous to see how this series ends! I wanna see Allie kick some ass (:

  18. I haven't read any of the books yet but keep hearing about it recently. Definitely on my list now!

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  20. I havent read any of the books yet..but i do have the first 2 and will be reading them very soon!!! thanks for the giveaway!!!

  21. I'm just really looking forward to starting this series in general!

  22. I haven't read this series yet so I am excited to start the series. Great interview!!

  23. Book endings are always bittersweet. I'm excited to continue reading about all the characters, but it's sad knowing that this is the end.

  24. :) I'm hoping it ends how I think it will and I'm stoked Julie has another book coming out soon.

  25. I still haven't read the second book, but I absolutely cannot wait! I'm sure that once I get to The Forever Song I will be sad, but very curious to see how it ends. Thanks for sharing!

  26. It is by Julie Kagawa... People would be crazy not to be a mix of everything because honestly anything can happen, and it is her writing!!

  27. I can't wait for The Forever Song to come out!! But at the same time I'm scared to know how it ends :/

  28. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I haven't read this series yet but I've had it on TBR for a while.

    entered as Alisha Sienkiel

  29. I love Julie's writing style and I can't wait for the forever song. Thanks for the giveaway!

  30. I'm excited that the final book of the series came out but sad that this is the end of the series. This series has been awesome.

  31. OMG your blog about all the up and come novels are fabulous not just #JulieKagawa's last novel to the Blood Of Eden series.

  32. Julie Kagawa is one of my favorite authors.

  33. Oh man, I really need to start reading this series! :D
    Mary G Loki

  34. I need to start this series !!! I've heard soooo many good things about it! Thanks for the chance! :)

  35. I haven't started reading this series yet. From what I have read about it, I will enjoy it.

  36. I'm glad they're all out so I can read the whole series.

  37. I am super excited about reading The Forever Song! Book 1 and 2 were AMAZING! I hope the ending is a happy one.

  38. Can't wait to have a copy of The Forever Song!

  39. I'm only halfway through Immortal Rules but let's just say I'm already excited :)

  40. I haven't read the first two yet, but I'm excited to marathon the series! XD


  41. I'm so sad this series is ending, but I loved the first two and cannot wait to get my hands on the forever song!

  42. Awesome giveaway. For me endings are always bittersweet

  43. I haven't read the series but I hope to win the giveaway so that I can read them soon. Thanks for the giveaway!! :)

  44. Excited. I love endings, even if they're said--even when my faves die. Why? I love a good cry. So whatever's coming...I can take it. Haha

  45. I haven't read them, but I am looking forward to reading them!


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