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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Blog Tour- AMBER SMOKE by Kristin Cast an Interview and A Giveaway!

I am so excited to be hosting a spot on the AMBER SMOKE blog tour! This is Kristin Cast's first solo book (it's New Adult btw) and I can't wait to read it. I have an interview with Kristin to share today! And make sure to enter the giveaway to win an awesome prize pack!

Haven't heard of AMBER SMOKE? Check it out!

Title: Amber Smoke (The Escaped #1)
Author: Kristin Cast
Publisher:  Diversion Books
Release Date: June 9th, 2015
ISBN: e-9781626815520 |  p-9781626815537
Price: e$9.99 | p$14.99
There is a world that runs parallel to our own, a world in which the souls of the damned are caged, where they are looked over by the Furies, and where they spend eternity in torment, mirroring the devastation and mayhem they created when alive.

Someone has opened the cage.

The worst of terrors has crossed the barrier that separates our world from theirs, and the Furies send a great, albeit untested warrior—their only son, Alek—to try to bring those souls back.  He is young and handsome, headstrong and impulsive, and he won’t be able to do it alone. 

Eva has grown up, beautiful and beloved, but surrounded by secrets.  First, she will be hunted in an ancient feud that will threaten her life.  Then, she will become the hunter.

With the police closing in and two worlds on the verge of crumbling around them, Alek and Eva must find each other, discover the limits of their powers, and work together to save everything they hold dear, including one another.  Blending elements of mythology with the dazzling storytelling that her fans have devoured through the House of Night series, Kristin Cast weaves a spellbinding and passionate tale that starts a thrilling new series with an explosive charge.


"Amber Smoke is thrilling and funny with just the right amount of magic. Brilliant job, Kristin Cast!" —Kresley Cole, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"I love Kristin Cast! In Amber Smoke, Cast's wit, creativity and talent shine!  I turned the pages at lightning speed, ready for more! What a tasty treat!" —Gena Showalter, New York Times & USA Today bestselling author

Now on to the interview! 

Kristin Cast Interview Two Chicks Interview 6/17/2015

Hi Kristin! First I want to say welcome to Two Chicks on Books! I’m really looking forward to AMBER SMOKE and am so happy that you could stop by for a visit!

Is there a title for the sequel yet?
I do have a title, but I don’t know if I’m allowed to release it yet. I will say this, I think it’s pretty frickin’ awesome!
       Were any of the characters in the book inspired by people from your real life?
Lori, Eva’s mom, is based on my mom, the fab PC Cast. Eva and Lori share a similar relationship to my mom and me, and they have the same inside jokes and funny little things they say to each other.
Who was your favorite character to write? What about your least favorite?
My favorite character to write definitely had to be Bridget. She’s so much fun! My least fave was Alek. He’s not from this realm, so he speaks and looks at the world differently than the other core group of characters.
What is your favorite passage/scene in AMBER SMOKE?
My favorite scene in AMBER SMOKE… There are so many I love, it’s hard to choose! Right now, my favorite is the big fight scene. (I won’t say much more about it because, spoilers.) I watched a lot of different action movies, and took notes about how the characters moved. I wanted to make sure it was intense, and I think I accomplished that.
What kind of research did you have to do for the story?
As strange as it might sound, a lot of my research comes from watching different shows and movies. I’m very much a visual learner, and I find things being acted out on screen very inspiring. I also read a lot of books on Greek mythology, and spent a lot of time researching police tactics and medical practices.
What are you reading right now? Or what do you have on your TBR that you’re dying to read?
Unfortunately, right now I don’t have time to read as much as I’d like to. I did recently finish ALIVE, which is the first book in Scott Sigler’s new YA trilogy. It was fantastic! You definitely have to get a copy when it comes out in July.
Who is your ultimate Book Boyfriend?
I definitely have to stand by Heath Luck all the way!
What inspired you to write YA and NA?
I think AMBER SMOKE branches out into NA, which is still a relatively new genre. However, when I write, I don’t think about any of that. My mom told me to write the book I most wanted to read, and I took her advice.

Lightening Round Questions

Twitter or Facebook?
Favorite Superhero?
Favorite TV show?
Doctor Who
Sweet or Salty?
Any Phobias?
Bodies of water too dark/murky to see into.
Song you can’t get enough of right now?
Anything by Nahko and Medicine for the People
Fall Movie you’re most looking forward to?
There are movies coming out this fall?! I’m living in my office right now writing book two.

Thanks so much Kristin for answering my questions! I can’t wait to read AMBER SMOKE!

Thank you! This interview was a lot of fun!!

About Kristin:

Kristin Cast is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who teamed with her mother to write the wildly successful House of Night series. She has editorial credits, a thriving t-shirt line, and a passion for all things paranormal. When away from her writing desk, Kristin loves relaxing with her significant other and their dogs, and discovering new hobbies. This year she'll work on swimming, yoga, and adding to her Doctor Who collection. 

Giveaway Details:

One winner will get: (One) signed copy of the book (print), $50 Nook gift card,  temporary tattoo metallic (book inspired object). US only.


  1. Congratulations on your book! So exciting! Do you find it difficult to start on the next books? Thanks for the giveaway!

  2. Congratulations on your new book Kristin! I had no idea she had a new book/series out, but it sounds pretty interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!


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