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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Blog Tour- MORTAL DANGER by Ann Aguirre and a Giveaway

I adore Ann Aguirre so when I was asked to take part in the blog tour for her new YA book MORTAL DANGER I said hell yes! It's been a while since I've had Ann here so I wanted to ask her about MORTAL DANGER and see what else she's been up to. And if you love Ann as much as I do stick around to win a copy of the book!

Haven't heard of MORTAL DANGER? Check it out!

MORTAL DANGER (Immortal Game #1)
Ann Aguirre
Release Date: August 5, 2014
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (Macmillan) 
ISBN: 978-1250024640

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Edie Kramer has a score to settle with the beautiful people at Blackbriar Academy. Their cruelty drove her to the brink of despair, and four months ago, she couldn't imagine being strong enough to face her senior year. But thanks to a Faustian compact with the enigmatic Kian, she has the power to make the bullies pay. She's not supposed to think about Kian once the deal is done, but devastating pain burns behind his unearthly beauty, and he's impossible to forget.

In one short summer, her entire life changes, and she sweeps through Blackbriar, prepped to take the beautiful people down from the inside. A whisper here, a look there, and suddenly... bad things are happening. It's a heady rush, seeing her tormentors get what they deserve, but things that seem too good to be true usually are, and soon, the pranks and payback turns from delicious to deadly. Edie is alone in a world teeming with secrets and fiends lurking in the shadows. In this murky morass of devil's bargains, she isn't sure who—or what--she can trust. Not even her own mind...

Now on to the interview!

Hi Ann! First I want to say welcome to back to Two Chicks on Books! It’s been a while since we had a visit from you and I’m excited about MORTAL DANGER!! Thanks for stopping by to answer my questions!

Thanks for inviting me!

Where did the idea for MORTAL DANGER come from?

I pitched Mortal Danger as Doctor Faustus meets Mean Girls, set in a dark world of secret societies, twisted bargains, and forbidden love. The heroine is named Edie, and the hero is called Kian. The story's insanely complex in what my agent calls the “down the rabbit hole” way; that's where everything starts relatively normal, but the deeper in you get, the wilder and more unusual the world becomes.

Were any of the characters in the book inspired by people from your real life?

No, I really don’t do that. Occasionally I’ll bits of dialogue I’ve heard in real life or a scenario that inspired me but I don’t lift real people and put them in books.

How long did it take you to write MORTAL DANGER?

I honestly can’t remember. I wrote it last summer.

What is for favorite passage/scene in MORTAL DANGER?

The scene where Kian confesses his feelings in the car. *swoon* (Not sure if you want the actual excerpt)

What kind of research did you have to do for the story?

I questioned my friend and colleague Cara McKenna quite a lot about Boston to make sure I didn’t get anything horribly wrong. I also read a ton of mythology, stories, and urban legends, then cherry picked the creepiest ones to include in the book. There’s plenty more to come, though.

What are you reading right now? Or what do you have on your TBR that you’re dying to read?

Oh, I have a huge list. Whenever I get on a train or a plane, I love relaxing with a book. Right now I’m reading AllLined Up by Cora Carmack. Other titles include:

And that’s not remotely all; I have a huge TBR.

Who is your ultimate Book Boyfriend?

Man, this is a hard one. But I’m going with Micah from The Art of Lainey by PaulaStokes. He’s smart. He’s a little bad. He’s got a Mohawk. He wants to be a pastry chef. Nuff said.

What are you working on right now?

I’m working on book 2 in the Immortal Game trilogy, tentatively titled Public Enemies.

Lightning Round Questions

Twitter or Facebook?


Favorite Superhero?

Iron Man.

Favorite TV show?

Orphan Black.

Sweet or Salty?

Can it be both? Sweet & Salty popcorn is perfect.

Any Phobias?

Clowns. Crunchy bugs. Heights. Closed spaces. Crowds. Mannequins. It’s actually faster to ask me what I’m not afraid of. Heh.

Song you can’t get enough of right now?

Summer or Fall Movie you’re most looking forward to?

Guardians of the Galaxy.

Thanks for stopping by Ann it was great to have you back on the blog!!!!

About Ann:

Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. She likes books, emo music, and action movies. She writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens.

Giveaway Details:

1 finished copy of MORTAL DANGER. US/Canada Only.

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Mortal Danger Blog Tour Schedule
Sunday, July 27                 The Midnight Garden
Monday, July 28               Bevy Bibliotheque
Tuesday, July 29               Chapter by Chapter
Wednesday, July 30        Birth of a New Witch
Thursday, July 31              Two Chicks on Books
Friday, August 1                Rainy Day Ramblings
Saturday, August 2          Wondrous Reads
Sunday, August 3             Alice Marvels
Monday, August 4           Magical Urban Fantasy Reads
Tuesday, August 5           Mac Teen Books

Check out theMortal Danger Tour Schedule

Tuesday August 5 Malaprop’s Books, Asheville, NC
Wednesday, August 6 Cover to Cover, Columbus, OH
Thursday, August 7 The Book Bin, Salem, OR
Friday, August 8 Book Passage, Corte Madera, CA
Saturday, August 9 Barnes & Noble Firewheel, Garland, TX


  1. Thank you for the interview Ann! I love the Enclave series so I am very excited for Mortal Danger!

  2. Wonderful Interview and yes you definitely picked some creepy stories for Mortal Danger. I really loved the story and can't wait for the next book!

  3. What an awesome interview! I am really intrigued by Mortal Danger and hope to read it soon!

  4. Terribly excited for MORTAL DANGER .... I have been on the lookout for the infinity symbol but haven't noticed any in my surroundings yet (unlike Drew Barrymore and her heart photos collected in FIND IT IN EVERYTHING, but she had 10 years to look). Love the cover and the synopsis!

  5. This book sounds beyond amazing and I cannot wait to read it. Author interviews always make me more excited for the book in question, and this was no exception!

  6. I'm so excited to read this book! :)

  7. This is a great interview and this book sounds amazing. I can't wait to read this!

  8. The research for this book sounds like it was fun -- I love mythology!

  9. Thank you for the interview and giveaway! I haven't heard of your book, but now it's on my to-read-list.

  10. thanks for the fun post and giveaway!!! I'm a big, big, big fan of Ann's and I'm really looking forward to this new book :)

  11. Great interview! I loved the Razorland books and I can't wait to read MD!

  12. I'm a big fan of Ann Aguirre. So glad to see the new book is out, it sounds wonderful. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  13. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! I've heard mixed reviews about this one but I'm still interested in finding out for myself :)

  14. Fabulous interview!!! I'm so so excited for a new series from Ann. I love her darker style!

  15. Sounds great! Looking forward to reading it.

  16. I've read your entire Razorland Trilogy and loved it! I practically devoured it in a couple days. I love your writing!

  17. Thanks for hosting me. You might enjoy reading this review of Mortal Danger, if you're hungry for more: https://www.facebook.com/ann.aguirre/posts/754141787977532

    It's from VOYA, a periodical for educators & librarians.

  18. This sounds like a really good book! And a definite YES to Orphan Black and Guardians of the Galaxy!

  19. ANN! All that I can say is that I LOVE you, and I am so very excited for Mortal Days. It sounds fantastic, and the cover is awesome!! Thanks Chicks, for the awesome giveaway!

  20. Love Ann's writing so this book is already on my TBR.

  21. I'm looking forward to reading it. It sounds so lovely.

  22. I am really excited to read this book :) It sounds great! I love books about Revenge.

  23. Awesome interview this book has been on my radar for quite some time now it looks and sounds fantastic! thanks for the great giveaway!

  24. "Doctor Faustus meets Mean Girls"? Oh my God, I can't wait for this even more now! I love dark and twisty books, so I'm stoked about Mortal Danger. Also CLOWNS. I used to be indifferent about them until I watched It by Stephen King, and now they terrify me. Great interview! :)

  25. I'm so excited for this book! The concept sounds really awesome. It sounds a little like Burn for Burn.

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  27. The book sounds so good. Yes I am a gamer,


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