Summer of Series: Victoria Scott Interview & Giveaway!

How can I not be excited to have Victoria Scott dropping by the blog today?

Fire & Flood
first in the Fire & Flood series
Published February 25, 2014
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Time is slipping away....

Tella Holloway is losing it. Her brother is sick, and when a dozen doctors can't determine what's wrong, her parents decide to move to Montana for the fresh air. She's lost her friends, her parents are driving her crazy, her brother is dying—and she's helpless to change anything.

Until she receives mysterious instructions on how to become a Contender in the Brimstone Bleed. It's an epic race across jungle, desert, ocean, and mountain that could win her the prize she desperately desires: the Cure for her brother's illness. But all the Contenders are after the Cure for people they love, and there's no guarantee that Tella (or any of them) will survive the race.

The jungle is terrifying, the clock is ticking, and Tella knows she can't trust the allies she makes. And one big question emerges: Why have so many fallen sick in the first place?
  

Describe Fire & Flood in a tweet! 140 characters or less. No cheating or the Twitter Gods are going to get you.
Young girl, treacherous jungle, scorching desert, fierce animal companion, and one chance to save her brother.

What has been your favorite part of writing your series?
Creating all the cute (deadly) animal companions called Pandoras.

What is the most interesting thing you have Googled in the name of research?
What snake tastes like. Answer - Rubbery

What is one series you would recommend to readers?
The Girl of Fire & Thorns. Love it!

Thor, Iron Man, or Captain America? GO! 
Thor all the way!
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Meet the author!

 
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 first stand-alone young adult title, TITANTS, will be published by Scholastic in spring 2016.
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 first stand-alone young adult title, TITANS, will be published by Scholastic in spring 2016. - See more at: http://www.victoriascottya.com/about/#sthash.TvCucDlz.dpuf
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 first stand-alone young adult title, TITANS, will be published by Scholastic in spring 2016. - See more at: http://www.victoriascottya.com/about/#sthash.TvCucDlz.dpuf
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 first stand-alone young adult title, TITANS, will be published by Scholastic in spring 2016. - See more at: http://www.victoriascottya.com/about/#sthash.TvCucDlz.dpuf
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Giveaway!

We have a giveaway for you to win one book of your choice under $10 from The Book Depository!

All entrants must be 13 years or older and this giveaway is open internationally as long as The Book Depository ships to you.

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It is not too late to join the fun as we celebrate our favorite series and welcome new ones! Sign up for Summer of Series and knock down that TBR! 

And, of course, be sure to stop by Danielle's blog! JA Souders will be there talking about her books!

Epic Recs (9): July

Happy late July 4th everyone! This post is coming a wee bit late for me because packing has taken over my life since I am house-sitting my friend's apartment in NYC for the remainder of my internship and job! No more cray cray commute! YAAASSSSS!

Anyway, let's get down to business!


I'm very excited for this month of Epic Recs because Bekka gave me a book that's pretty polarizing. Last month was super crazy for me, so I'll be finishing my Epic Rec and reading this one, but Bekka loved hers so I am so dang happy!!!

~*~Lili Recs~*~
I think this one is a no brainer. Everyone has to read A Darker Shade of Magic and absolutely everyone has to love it.

~*~Bekka Recs~*~
 I'm really curious about The Night We Said Yes because I know Bekka loved it and she thinks I'll love the love interest, but I also know several people who disliked it. I'm curious to see what side of the spectrum I fall on!

Have you read either of these books? What did you think?

Summer of Series: Marie Brennan Interview & Giveaway

I am so excited to have Marie on the blog today! This interview was just so much fun!

A Natural History of Dragons
first in the Memoirs of Lady Trend series
Published February 5, 2013
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You, dear reader, continue at your own risk. It is not for the faint of heart—no more so than the study of dragons itself. But such study offers rewards beyond compare: to stand in a dragon’s presence, even for the briefest of moments—even at the risk of one’s life—is a delight that, once experienced, can never be forgotten. . . .

All the world, from Scirland to the farthest reaches of Eriga, know Isabella, Lady Trent, to be the world’s preeminent dragon naturalist. She is the remarkable woman who brought the study of dragons out of the misty shadows of myth and misunderstanding into the clear light of modern science. But before she became the illustrious figure we know today, there was a bookish young woman whose passion for learning, natural history, and, yes, dragons defied the stifling conventions of her day.

Here at last, in her own words, is the true story of a pioneering spirit who risked her reputation, her prospects, and her fragile flesh and bone to satisfy her scientific curiosity; of how she sought true love and happiness despite her lamentable eccentricities; and of her thrilling expedition to the perilous mountains of Vystrana, where she made the first of many historic discoveries that would change the world forever.

Marie Brennan introduces an enchanting new world in A Natural History of Dragons.
Describe Memoirs of Lady Trent in a tweet! 140 characters or less. No cheating or the Twitter Gods are going to get you.
The Memoirs are the life story of Scirland's foremost lady adventurer and dragon naturalist.

What has been your favorite part of writing Memoirs of Lady Trent?
The voice. From the very first pages, Isabella's voice has been a delight to write (paranthetical discursions and all). I love the interplay between her youthful recklessness and her elderly lack of shame, and the way that writing in a retrospective first-person viewpoint allows the character to comment on her society and her own actions.

Did you always plan for Memoirs of Lady Trent to be a series? How did it take shape in your mind?
Yes, from the start it was intended to be five books. I knew I wanted her to be building up to explaining some major discovery, and I wanted her to be able to go on expeditions to many parts of the world. Five felt like a good balance point: it lets me explore a fair bit without trying to stretch the arc of that discovery too far.

I know you are currently working on book four. Is there anything you can tell us?
As you may have seen from the cover copy, it takes place in Akhia. What the cover copy does not tell you is that this allowed me to indulge my love of archaeology: Akhia is of course richly supplied with Draconean ruins, some of which Isabella visits.

What is the most interesting thing you have Googled in the name of research?
Giraffe vertebrae! I was confirming my assumption that humans and apes have the same number of vertebrae, and discovered this is true of almost all mammals -- giraffes included. So when I saw they have seven cervical (neck) vertebrae, same as humans, I *had* to look up just how that works. It turns out that giraffe necks are amazing feats of evolutionary engineering!

What is one series you would recommend to readers?
Dorothy Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles. Historical fiction set in sixteenth century Europe, and they are *amazing* books. Dunnett is the only author who has ever made me feel abjectly inferior as a writer.

Thor, Iron Man, or Captain America? GO!
Shag, cliff, marry. ;-)
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Meet the author!


Marie Brennan is a former academic with a background in archaeology, anthropology, and folklore, which she now puts to rather cockeyed use in writing fantasy. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she spends her time practicing piano, studying karate, and playing a variety of role-playing games.
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Giveaway!

Tor is awesome enough to give away a set of the first 3 books in the Memoirs of Lady Trent series on behalf of the author!

All entrants must be 13 years or older and this giveaway is open to the US and Canada.

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It is not too late to join the fun as we celebrate our favorite series and welcome new ones! Sign up for Summer of Series and knock down that TBR! 

And, of course, be sure to stop by Danielle's blog! Megan Erickson will be stopping by.

Summer of Series: July Challenge Goals & Link Up's


In case you’ve been living under a rock (or drowned in the amazingness that is Big Brother live feeds), Danielle and I started a Summer of Series challenge that you can learn more about here. We are still open to July and August participants.

June was such an awesome month for us, so we can’t wait to see what July and August have to hold! Both Danielle and I (or vice versa) were successful with our June picks! Lili absolutely LOVED the Lumatere Chronicles and Danielle just finished her series that I have to know about, like, now after having such a crazy month. Hopefully you liked your series even half as much as we did ours!

For those of you who were official challenge participants in June, link up your proof of reading your series below. This could be mentioning it in a monthly recap, a series review, a set of reviews for the series, etc. Proof that three books were read! 

Giveaway!


For those of you who have completed your June trilogy, we also have a giveaway for one book of your choice up to $15 as long as the Book Depository ships to you. This giveaway ends July 15th, so you have 2 weeks to get your points in! You are automatically entered for reading your trilogy, but you get extra entries for reading a book towards any series in the month of June.


For example:
Lili read The Lumatere Chronicles in the month of June, which is her mandatory series and an automatic 5 points. She also read The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace that started a new series for her and Scorched by Jennifer L. Armentrout that is the last book in a duology. So she gets an extra entry for each of those titles for a total of 7 entries. All you have to do is link to some kind of proof that the book(s) were read to claim those entries!


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And, as the hosts of this event, of course we will be participating with you in July!

July Challenge Goals


  For the month of July, Lili will be reading the Under The Never Sky trilogy by Veronica Rossi. This is a trilogy she has had her eyes on for a while, and many people have recommended it to her over the years. But Danielle says this is an ultimate OTP, so she couldn’t resist!

For the month of July, Danielle will be reading the Defiance trilogy by C.J. Redwine. She’s heard so many amazing things about it from her blogging buddies, plus she’s a huge fan of dual point-of-view. She’s excited to finally knock this one off her TBR! 
Now that we are a month into the challenge, you know the drill. We have another awesome group of authors that will be stopping by both of our blogs every Thursday and Saturday to tell you about their amazing series and even provide their own giveaways. Remember: you get extra points in the Rafflecopters if you sign up for the event on your blog!

~Check out this month's line up!~
Thursday, July 2
Lili’s Reflections: Marie Brennan
Love at First Page: Megan Erickson
Monday, July 6
Lili’s Reflections: Victoria Scott
Love at First Page: J.A. Souders
Thursday, July 9th
Lili’s Reflections: Susan Dennard
Love at First Page: Alyxandra Harvey
Saturday, July 11th
Lili’s Reflections: Lindsay Ribar
Love at First Page: Katie McGarry
Thursday, July 16th
Lili’s Reflections: Sarah Fine
Love at First Page: Jenn Bennett
Saturday, July 18th
Lili’s Reflections: Victoria Schwab
Love at First Page: Kristen Simmons
Thursday, July 23rd
Lili’s Reflections: A.C. Gaughen
 Love at First Page: Paula Weston
Saturday, July 25th
Lili’s Reflections: Ashley Elston
Love at First Page: Danielle Jensen
Thursday, July 30th
Lili’s Refections: Mindee Arnett
Love at First Page: Amy Engel *Remember, you do not have to link up to the challenge to enter these giveaways, but you have a greater chance to win if you do so! Simply posting about Summer of Series on your blog and adding that to the Linky qualifies you for these extra entries, as does actually signing up for the event. Completing the monthly challenge is required only to qualify for our end of the month round-up giveaways for a book of your choosing.
We’ll see you back here tomorrow!

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If you’ve linked up already, you do not have to do so again! For first-timers, remember to link up directly to your post, not just your blog! This is not where you link up your series reviews; that’s done above using the Rafflecopter.

 
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June Monthly Recap

~*~On The Blog~*~
June was a good month for me because I managed to only read 2 books in May due to finals and moving out and whatnot. I am so happy! I finished BEA rooming with 2 of the best friends a girl could ask for, I started my new internship, I started my new job, I made plans to move to NYC in July, and I launched a summer challenge with a dear friend. WHAT ELSE COULD I WANT?! Plus, don't forget to check out my PASSENGER by Alexandra Bracken giveaway on my instagram!

Books Reviewed:
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta - 4 stars
Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen - 4 stars
Scorched by Jennifer L. Armentrout - 3.75 stars

Books Read This Month:
I have challenged myself to read 100 books this year, let's see if I can! I'll be keeping track in this section.
18. Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta (Paperback: 401 pages)
19. Scorched by Jennifer L. Armentrout (ARC: 320 pages)
20. Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta (Paperback: 596 pages)
21. Quintana of the Charyn by Melina Marchetta (Paperback: 516 pages)
22. Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed (Hardcover: 304 pages)
23. Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen (Paperback: 288 pages)
24. The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace (ARC: 417 pages)
    DNF's of the month 
    1. None!
    Total Pages Read This Month: 2,842 pages
    Total Pages Read This Year: 8,279 pages
    Total Books Read This Year: 24
    Total Books DNF'd This Year: 1
    The Broadway Review:
    • No reviews this month, but I am hoping to have one in July!
    Giveaways:
    • I am giving away my ARC of PASSENGER by Alexandra Bracken and its matching notebook on my Instagram. Check it out! (Giveaway still going on)
    • To celebrate Huntley Fitzpatrick's latest book, we were invited to talk about which superlative our blog would win and share a giveaway! I present to you, the blogger most likely to never stop blogging! (Giveaway still going on)
    • Mary E. Pearson stopped by for an interview and giveaway as part of Summer of Series! She is giving away an ARC of Heart of Betrayal! (Giveaway still going on) 
    • Mike Mullin stopped by for an interview and giveaway as part of Summer of Series! He is giving away an ARC of Sunrise! (Giveaway still going on)
    • Molli Moran stopped by for an interview and giveaway as part of Summer of Series! She is giving away a $10 B&N or Amazon gift card! (Giveaway still going on)
    • I was part of the Nearly Found blog tour for Penguin, and hosted a great giveaway! Unfortunately, this giveaway has ended.
    Discussion Posts:
    • Danielle from Love at First Page and I launched Summer of Series! Join us for a summer of reading challenges, author interviews, and giveaways!
    • I did my Pre-BEA and BEA Day 1 recap in a single post and this was the launch of a beautiful, beautiful convention with some amazing people!
    • I also wrote up my BEA Day 2 recap! I was featured on a publisher's twitter and got some amazing books! My last recaps will come in July!
    • I threw up an Intern Diaries Post about my new internship for OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARIES! AHHHH! Oxford, you say? Why, yes, yes I do!
    • Bekka and I are back with Epic Recs! I would say this was a successful month.
    Summer of Series Guests Posts: 
    • You can find the June launch post here for Summer of Series in which we invite you to a summer full of reading series, author interviews, and giveaways.
    • Tiffany Schmidt stopped by for an interview and giveaway as part of Summer of Series!
    • Tammara Webber stopped by for an interview and giveaway as part of Summer of Series!
    • Rachel Harris stopped by for an interview and giveaway as part of Summer of Series!
    • Melinda Salisbury stopped by for an interview and giveaway as part of Summer of Series! And, let me tell you, you have to read her answer to that last question!
    • Dahlia Adler stopped by for an interview and giveaway as part of Summer of Series!
    • Mary E. Pearson stopped by for an interview and giveaway as part of Summer of Series!
    • Mike Mullin stopped by for an interview and giveaway as part of Summer of Series!
    • Molli Moran stopped by for an interview and giveaway as part of Summer of Series!
    ~*~What I've Been Watching~*~

    Broadway Shows:
    • Check back next month!
    TV:
    • Big Brother has officially started and I am so happy! I really like Audrey from first impressions, but she seems to be angering people by playing too hard. And Jace went from being interesting to annoying way too fast. I like the first group of houseguests more than the second group, though, and that I am certain of.
    • My Mom and I have gone back to our tradition of watching an episode of Judge Judy together before we go to sleep every night. It's nice!
    • My sister has gotten me addicted to Marriage Bootcamp: Celebrities (mostly because Jeff and Jordan from Big Brother are on it).
    Movies: 
    • I saw Jurassic World with Dana! I freaked out several times as she can attest to, but I really liked it!
    • Not even gonna lie, I watched Teen Beach Movie 2 when it premiered and I loved every minute of it. I really like how Tanner was used as a great form of comic relief.
    ~*~Reading Challenges~*~

    Fairytale Retelling Challenge:
    3/10 completed
    • Fairest by Marissa Meyer
    • Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen
    • Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George
    Flights of Fantasy Challenge:
    14/25 completed
    • The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury
    • The Glass Arrow by Kristen Simmons
    • A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab
    • Fairest by Marissa Meyer
    • Beastkeeper by Cat Hellisen
    • Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan 
    • Of Dreams and Rust by Sarah Fine 
    • Silver in the Blood by Jessica Day George
    • Walk on Earth a Stranger by Rae Carson
    • A Curious Tale of the In-Between by Lauren DeStefano
    • Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
    • Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta
    • Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta
    • The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace
    Contemporary Reading Challenge:
    8/11 completed
    • The Last Good Day of the Year by Jennifer Warman
    • Mistletoe and Mr. Right: Two Stories of Holiday Romance by Lyla Payne
    • Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta 
    • The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie West
    • P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
    • Scorched by Jennifer L. Armentrout
    • Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
    • Keeping the Moon by Sarah Dessen
    TBR Pile Challenge:
    5/5 completed: Challenge Complete in June
    • Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan
    • Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta 
    • Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
    • Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta
    • Quintana of Charyn by Melina Marchetta
    Dive Into Diversity Challenge:
    4/6 completed
    • Of Dreams and Rust by Sarah Fine
    • 5 to 1 by Holly Bodger 
    • P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han
    • Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed
    2015 Summer of Series:
    1/3 series completed: June, July, August
      • June: Finnikin of the Rock, Froi of the Exiles, Quintana of Charyn
      Do you have a monthly recap or thoughts on anything I'm reading/reviewing/watching? Share your thoughts below! Every comment is greatly appreciated! <3

      The Blog Most Likely To... & Giveaway


      Before I begin, I am going to tell you a little story of a girl named Lili who found out that one of her favorite contemporary authors of all time, Huntley Fitzpatrick, was writing a new book. It went a little something like this:


      But wait! There is more! For this is not just any book, this is a sequel to one of her legitimate ultimate forever-loved unputdownable and continuously-recommended-with-extreme-flails contemporary reads ever, MY LIFE NEXT DOOR!


      *Any post that allows me to use some of my favorite fandom GIFs is a post I'll forever love.

      So, you can imagine my excitement when I found out about Penguin's campaign to promote Huntley's newest book, THE BOY MOST LIKELY TO.

      In the month of June (though it is almost over), Penguin is having everyone reread the critically acclaimed book, MY LIFE NEXT DOOR. Seriously, guys, meet the Garretts so your life can forever be changed for the better. In July, we are rereading WHAT I THOUGHT WAS TRUE. And in August, WE GET OUR HANDS ON THE NEWEST PRETTY THAT I AM DYING FOR! YES!

      And now, I present to you, what I shall be voted in the blogger yearbook for years to come:

      The Blog[ger] Most Likely to Never Stop Blogging


      Allow me to explain... I started blogging back in 2006 on a website whose name I cannot recall, but I have an old journal where I made notes to myself about it and such, but in 2007 I moved to Tumblr. I spent a lot of time on Tumblr, and then realized it was sort of addicting so I quit...only to create another one a few months later at the beginning of my freshman year in high school as an assignment for my English class! Yes, you heard that right! My class had a group tumblr where we all tumbl'd together. In fact, we tumbl'd so hard that my school ended up blocking Tumblr from the servers half-way through the school year and my teacher never forgave us for that.

      I loved Tumblr so much that I created a second personal Tumblr so that I could realistically blog instead of using the url from my school that everyone knew.

      Fast forward to my junior year of high school and I had to create a blogger account to have a journalism blog for one of my classes where I wrote news articles, wrote about some articles that caught my eye every week, and wrote about what I wish was in the news. Doing this was a lot of fun and it exposed me to an entirely different blogging platform than Tumblr.

      Around this time my Tumblr had reached roughly 5,000 followers and I loved having a platform to share my thoughts and meet people on. But, unfortunately, I got big enough that a few people from my school stumbled across my personal corner of the Internet and invaded my privacy bubble, so I decided it was time to take a break and moved full-time to blogger, opening up the lovely gem you are reading today.

      Lili's Reflections is something that I've poured my heart and soul into for 3 years and plan on keeping up for a very long time. Eventually because I one day want to enter the book industry the content will no longer be book related (and when I study abroad I definitely want to use my blog as a chronicle for my time abroad), but I can never really stop blogging. Heck, I am even blogging for my summer internship on Oxford University Press's official blog! My first post goes live next week and I am so excited. When I'm not blogging, I am messing around with HTML and formatting for their secondary blog content, which is pretty cool, too.

      I've picked back up on Tumblr because it is such a different kind of blogging than blogger blogging, and I have been doing both simultaneously for a few months now. I like it. I like having such different platforms and being able to express opinions and thoughts on anything and everything to different crowds, which is why I'll never get rid of Lili's Reflections.

      So I am simultaneously blogging on Lili's Reflections (blogger), on Tumblr, and OUP's platforms all at once. You cannot take the blogger out of this girl!

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      Summer of Series: Molli Moran Interview & Giveaway

      Molli is a dear friend of mine from when she was a blogger, too! I am so excited to have her on the blog today as an author!

      As You Turn Away
      first in the The Walker Boys series
      Published March 1, 2014
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      Two hearts, one life-changing summer, and a long-awaited second chance...

      When Quinnlan Reynolds left home at 18, she escaped her small, Georgia town and her suffocating upbringing. She started a new life as a ballerina, and tasted freedom for the first time. But four years later, her first visit home turns tragic. Reeling, Quinn tries to piece her life back together again. But doing so is easier said than done when sexy Jonah Walker saunters back into her life.

      Quinn shattered Jonah’s heart once, so getting involved with her isn’t something he’s sure he’s ready to do again. He became someone he didn’t recognize when he left home. He’s spent the last years burying his pain by keeping everyone in his life at arm’s length. Now he needs to get to know his family again, and finally become who he wants to be.

      But neither Quinn or Jonah can stay away from each other, especially when old feelings resurface. Something is pulling them back together, and they can’t deny their chemistry for long. One Georgia summer could change both their lives forever, if they can work through their past to have a future together.
      Describe The Walker Boys in a tweet! 140 characters or less. No cheating or the Twitter Gods are going to get you.
      The Walker Boys series is about a trio of rowdy brothers, their growth and individual journeys, and the sassy girls who love them.

      What has been your favorite part of writing The Walker Boys?
      My favorite part so far of writing The Walker Boys series is getting to know myself better as a writer through these diverse characters. I've written a really sweet southern gentleman (Jonah), a former ballerina (Quinn), a single dad (Reece), and a fun-loving girl (Lanie). Each one of them is a neat challenge, inspiring me to reach for the next level of storytelling.

      Did you always plan for this story to be a series? How did it take shape in your mind? In other words, what was your inspiration for it?
      Originally, AS YOU TURN AWAY was a standalone book. Jonah and Quinn were at the center, and I never even imagined any other books. Then Jonah had these two brothers who pretty much created themselves as I was writing, and suddenly I was adding them to scenes, and realizing that family is the heart and soul of this series. Now there are three planned companion books to AS YOU TURN AWAY, with a possible fourth featuring a side character.

      Book two will be coming out this year! So can you share anything with us your favorite line in book two to get us hyped about book three? ;)
      My favorite line from AS YOU BREATHE AGAIN is from the scene where Reece sees Lanie for the first time since AS YOU TURN AWAY. This strong, fierce guy just turns into a marshmallow over her, as you'll see:
       She reached out a hand and wove her fingers between his, tugging him closer.
      And that was all it took. One touch, and he couldn’t have said if he was standing on solid ground or shifting sand. Each heartbeat was a kaleidoscope, twisting his emotions, turning his view, until it all stopped, centering on her.
      His gravity. 
       
      What is the most interesting thing you have Googled in the name of research?
      Some writers get really awesomely scandalous with their Google searches. My most interesting one was probably either about ballet or about cattle sales. All in the name of writing books set in the South, eh?

      What is one series you would recommend to readers?
      Oh man, just one? Can I cheat a little and break it down into New Adult and Young Adult? For NA, I'd recommend Cora Carmack's Rusk University series, becauses it's everything I love about New Adult (romance!) with everything I want *from* New Adult (Serious Life Questions, Being An Adult, Not Knowing What Being An Adult Is). For YA, I'd have to go with Stephanie Perkins ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS and the companions, because Stephanie perfectly captures the tension and romance and scariness of being a young adult.

      Thor, Iron Man, or Captain America? GO!
      CAP CAP CAP. There is no question there. :D
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      Giveaway!

      Molli is awesome enough to be giving away a $10 B&N or Amazon gift card. This will be the winner's choice!

      All entrants must be 13 years or older and this giveaway is to the US only.

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      It is not too late to join the fun as we celebrate our favorite series and welcome new ones! Sign up for Summer of Series and knock down that TBR! 

      And, of course, be sure to stop by Danielle's blog! The amazing Amy Plum will be stopping by there!