MORTAL DANGER (Immortal Game #1)
Release Date: August 5, 2014
Hardcover: 384 pages
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (Macmillan)
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 TV show?
Sweet or Salty?
Can it be both? Sweet & Salty popcorn is perfect.
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!!!!
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.
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Friday, August 1 Rainy Day Ramblings
Saturday, August 2 Wondrous Reads
Sunday, August 3 Alice Marvels
Monday, August 4 Magical Urban Fantasy Reads
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