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Thursday, July 9, 2015

Blog Tour- SILVER IN THE BLOOD by Jessica Day George An Interview and A Giveaway!


I am so excited to be hosting a spot on the SILVER IN THE BLOOD blog tour! I have an interview with Jessica to share with you today! And make sure to enter the giveaway to win a hardcover of the book!

Haven't heard of SILVER IN THE BLOOD ? Check it out!



Title: SILVER IN THE BLOOD
Author: Jessica Day George
Pub. Date: July 7, 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pages: 358
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
A New York Times bestselling author brings dark secrets to life in a lush new YA perfect for fans of Libba Bray or Cassandra Clare.

Society girls from New York City circa 1890, Dacia and Lou never desired to know more about their lineage, instead preferring to gossip about the mysterious Romanian family that they barely knew. But upon turning seventeen, the girls must return to their homeland to meet their relatives, find proper husbands, and—most terrifyingly—learn the deep family secrets of The Claw, The Wing, and The Smoke. The Florescus, after all, are shape-shifters, and it is time for Dacia and Lou to fulfill the prophecy that demands their acceptance of this fate . . . or fight against this cruel inheritance with all their might.


With a gorgeous Romanian setting, stunning Parisian gowns, and dark brooding young men, readers will be swept up by this epic adventure of two girls in a battle for their lives.


Now on to the interview! 


Hi Jessica! First I want to say welcome to Two Chicks on Books! I loved SILVER IN THE BLOOD and am so happy that you could stop by for a visit!

For the readers: can you tell us a little bit about SILVER IN THE BLOOD and the characters?

Silver in the Blood is about two fashionable young ladies, cousins from New York City, who travel to Romania in 1896 to finally meet their mothers’ family. They think it will just be more parties and shopping and travel, as they’re used to, but it turns out their family has a shocking secret, and they may never be allowed to leave.

Is there going to be a sequel? I’d love to read more about the world and the end of SITB although it was complete left room for more.

I have ideas a-brewin’….
       
     Were any of the characters in the book inspired by people from your real life?

Not really . . . generally if someone did inspire a character, by the time they’ve been committed to paper and then run up and down a Romanian mountainside they’re unrecognizable!

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

I love writing both Dacia and Lou equally, because they were so different and yet so close. I didn’t really have a least favorite character, though I tried hard to make Lady Ioana come off as menacing and not cartoon-evil.

What is your favorite passage/scene in SILVER IN THE BLOOD?

Lou freaking out and hitting That Awful Man with her parasol is high on my list . . .

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

I actually traveled around Romania for two weeks with a Romanian guide. I told him that I needed to know everything about Vlad the Impaler and the late 19th century, and he took us to every palace and monastery he thought would help!

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

I just finished Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta, which was great, and I’m excited to read The Last Enchantment by the late, wonderful Graham Joyce.

Who is your ultimate Book Boyfriend?

Paul Atreides of Dune. He’s the Kwisatz Haderach, how does it get any better?

What inspired you to write YA?

My mental age is around 16.


Lightening Round Questions

Twitter or Facebook?
Twitter

Favorite Superhero?
Thor

Favorite TV show?
Downton Abbey

Sweet or Salty?
Salty

Any Phobias?
Snaaaaakes.

Song you can’t get enough of right now?
Cardiac Arrest by Bad Suns

Fall Movie you’re most looking forward to?
The Martian

Thanks so much Jessica for answering my questions!

You’re welcome!



About Jessica:

Jessica Day George earned a BA in Humanities/Comparative Literature from Brigham Young University, where she enjoyed classes in Pottery and Old Norse, and dutifully forced herself to take Algebra and Biology. Originally from Idaho, she now resides in Salt Lake City, Utah, with her husband and three young children.








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Giveaway Details:

2 winners will receive a finished copy of SILVER IN THE BLOOD. US Only.

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Check out the Tour Schedule!


Week One:
6/29/2015- Reading Lark- Interview
6/30/2015- Katie's Book BlogReview
7/1/2015- Magical Urban Fantasy ReadsGuest Post
7/2/2015- Dark Faerie TalesReview
7/3/2015- Adventures of a Book JunkieInterview

Week Two:
7/6/2015- Frannie in the PagesReview
7/7/2015- Once Upon a TwilightGuest Post
7/8/2015- Alice MarvelsReview
7/9/2015- Two Chicks on BooksInterview
7/10/2015- Bookhounds yaReview







5 comments:

  1. Silver in the Blood seems like an interesting book. I haven't heard much about it, but I would consider reading it.

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    I missed the opening day scene at The King's English in Salt Lake because of back pain, but I'm excited to read this book. :)

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