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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Blog Tour- SALT & STONE an interview with Victoria Scott and a Giveaway!

Hey y'all! I'm super excited to take part in the blog tour for SALT & STONE by Victoria Scott! I love this series it's got action, mystery, an amazing sci-fi element, and romance! I have an interview for you today. So check it out and make sure to stick around for the giveaway!

Haven't heard of SALT & STONE ? Check it out!

Title: SALT & STONE 
Author: Victoria Scott
Pub. Date: February 24, 2015
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Pages: 320
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
What would you do to save someone you love?

In Fire & Flood, Tella Holloway faced a dangerous trek through the jungle and across the desert, all to remain a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed for a chance at obtaining the Cure for her brother. She can't quit--she has to win the race, save Cody, and then fight to make sure the race stops before it can claim any more lives. In the next legs of the race, across the ocean and over mountains, Tella will face frostbite, sharks, avalanche, and twisted new rules in the race.

But what if the danger is deeper than that? How do you know who to trust when everyone's keeping secrets? What do you do when the person you'd relied on most suddenly isn't there for support? How do you weigh one life against another?

The race is coming to an end, and Tella is running out of time, resources, and strength. At the start of the race there were one hundred twenty-two Contenders. As Tella and her remaining friends start the final part of the race, just forty-one are left--and only one can win. 

Now on to the interview!

Hi Tori! First I want to say welcome back to Two Chicks on Books! I loved having you here and am super excited for SALT & STONE!

For the readers: can you tell us a little bit about SALT & STONE and the characters? What has been happening since FIRE & FLOOD?

Hi! So happy to be here. Salt & Stone covers the second half of the Brimstone Bleed, a brutal race across different terrains. Each Contender is aided by a genetically-engineered animal, and they’re each trying to cross the finish line first to save someone they love. Salt & Stone focuses on the ocean and mountain ecosystems, and has some returning characters—Tella and Guy—as well as some new ones—Cotton and Mr. Larson.

What about book 3? Do we have a title yet?

We don’t yet, but you’ll know it as soon as I do! 

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

This time, no. My Dante Walker trilogy had some characters based on people I know, though.

Who was your favorite character to write? What about your least favorite?

Favorite character is Guy Chambers because he’s just so opposite of how I would behave in a dangerous race (read: brave versus cowering). Least favorite is Willow, a character in Salt & Stone.

What is your favorite passage/scene in SALT & STONE?

It’s about halfway through the book, on an island. It challenges the Pandoras. That’s all I can say. ;)

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

I watched a lot of Man vs. Wild and read first-hand accounts of people who survived being lost at sea and in the mountains. I also read a lot of survival manuals I found online. There are a lot of weird ways to stay alive, I’ll tell you that much.

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

I’m reading The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen. It’s my first title by her, and I’m really enjoying it!

Who is your ultimate Book Boyfriend?

I’m obsessed with Hector from the Girl of Fire & Thorns series. Yes, please. (J Me too! I loveee Hector!)

What inspired you to write YA?

Picking up Paranormalcy by Kiersten White. I wanted to try and capture that magical voice that only she has. I was shocked when I saw that she’s blurbed Salt & Stone!

Lightening Round Questions

Twitter or Facebook?

Twitter is my hero.

Favorite Superhero?

Batman, because he doesn’t need special equipment or powers. He’s just a hot dude with gadgets.

Favorite TV show?

My new favorite show is Hindsight. (J! Eep mine too and Craig Horner with long hair? Swoons!!! Here's the trailer y'all!)

Sweet or Salty?

Sweet, all day long. Also important to note that I just had three fillings done.

Any Phobias?

Monkeys and balloons.

Song you cant get enough of right now?

That ‘Take me to Church’ number. Though they’ve just about overplayed it to death.

Fall Movie youre most looking forward to?
‘The Boy Next Door’ with Jennifer Lopez. Yes!!!

Thanks so much Victoria for answering my questions! I cant wait to read Book 3! And btw love that you mentioned HINDSIGHT! I freaking love that show it’s perfect for all of us 90’s kids!

About Victoria:
Victoria Scott is a teen fiction writer represented by Sara Crowe of the Harvey-Klinger Literary Agency. She’s the author of the FIRE & FLOOD series published by Scholastic, and the DANTE WALKER trilogy published by Entangled Teen. Her books have been bought and translated in eleven foreign markets including the UK, Turkey, China, Poland, Israel, Germany, Australia, Brazil, Taiwan, New Zealand, and the Netherlands.

Victoria lives in Dallas with her husband and hearts cotton candy something fierce.

Giveaway Details:

5 finished copies of FIRE & FLOOD US Only

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Check out the Tour Schedule for more awesome posts!

Week One:
2/16/2015-Mary Had a Little Book Blog-Review
2/17/2015-a GREAT read-Review
2/18/2015- Two Chicks on BooksInterview
2/19/2015- Falling For YAReview
2/20/2015- Fiction FareReview

Week Two:
2/23/2015- StuckInBooksReview
2/24/2015- MEREADALOTReview
2/25/2015- Reading YA RocksInterview
2/26/2015- Curling Up With A Good BookReview
2/27/2015- Mundie MomsReview


  1. I am in agreement with the Take Me to Church song. I love it but they have played it so much that I'm not quite as excited about it anymore... Great Q&A! Thank you so much for the chance to win <3

  2. Thanks for the update on the new book and the chance to win Fire & Flood, much appreciated.

  3. Looking forward to reading this!

  4. I really want to read this book by Victoria, and thanks for the great Q&A!!!

  5. I can't wait to start this series, it sounds awesome:)

  6. Great Interview I loved the movie the boy next door it was awesome! I had this book on my radar for a long time now it looks and sounds fantastic I heard nothing but great and raving reviews about it! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  7. Fallon

    I love the concept of this series and can not wait to start reading

  8. Awesome! I loved Fire and Flood!
    Mary G Loki

  9. I love the cover! Your book sounds like a definite page turner and cause for lack of sleep! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

  10. I cannot wait to read this! And I am loving the cover! Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway!

  11. I am SOOO excited to read this!!! I LOVED the first book - way, way more than I had even expected to! I was on pins and needles the whole time, and it was impossible to put it down. And it wasn't just constant action and excitement - there were also important issues brought up to really make you think. I. CAN'T. WAIT. Thanks so much for the chance to win!

  12. Yay, another book to add to my TBR! :D

  13. I’ve heard a ton about Fire & Flood so I’m really looking forward to reading it :D Thanks for the great giveaway!

    Rabiah (name on Rafflecopter)


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