I am so excited to have Stacey Kade on the blog today!
first in the Project Paper Dolls series
Published April 23, 2013 by Disney-Hyperion
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1. Never trust anyone.
2. Remember they are always searching.
3. Don’t get involved.
4. Keep your head down.
5. Don’t fall in love.
Five simple rules. Ariane Tucker has followed them since the night she escaped from the genetics lab where she was created, the result of combining human and extraterrestrial DNA. Ariane’s survival—and that of her adoptive father—depends on her ability to blend in among the full-blooded humans in a small Wisconsin town, to hide in plain sight at her high school from those who seek to recover their lost (and expensive) “project.”
But when a cruel prank at school goes awry, it puts her in the path of Zane Bradshaw, the police chief’s son and someone who sees too much. Someone who really sees her. After years of trying to be invisible, Ariane finds the attention frightening—and utterly intoxicating. Suddenly, nothing is simple anymore, especially not the rules…
Ariane, an alien-human hybrid girl, seeks freedom from her corrupt creators and finds love with Zane, a human struggling with his identity.
What has been your favorite part of writing your trilogy?
I really, really loved getting to write the ending and seeing Ariane and Zane become the full individuals they were striving to be over the course of the trilogy.
Did you always plan for it to be three books long? Did you have any specific inspiration for the series?
Yes, it was always planned to be a trilogy. I like the way having three books mimics the three-act structure of the story on a larger scale.
The inspiration for the series came from two sources. First, I was a HUGE fan of the show Roswell, which featured an alien/human romance (check it out on Netflix!) Second, odd as it sounds, my own high school experience was a big inspiration.
I'm NOT a secret lab experiment, trying to hide in plain sight, but in high school, I did have that feeling of needing to say or do just the right thing OR ELSE.
Now that this series is completed, can you tell us a little bit about what you have coming out next?
I have two books coming out next year. My next YA is a contemporary called LIFE, AFTER. It is, I think, the most personal book I've ever written. It's about a pastor's son, who, after experiencing a near-fatal car accident (one that actually does kill his twin brother), begins to wrestle with what he truly believes in terms of God and the afterlife and there's a mysterious girl who seems to know more about his brother than she's telling. I'm the daughter of a pastor, so this one really hits home for me! That will be out in Fall 2016.
I also have my first contemporary romance for adults coming out on June 28, 2016, 738 DAYS. It's about an abducted girl who, at twenty, two years after her return home, is still suffering from anxiety and agoraphobia when a publicity stunt throws her together with the former TV heartthrob whose poster was her only friend in captivity, raising the possibility that they might be the only ones who can save each other.
What is the most interesting thing you have Googled in the name of research?
Details on presidential assassinations or assassination attempts--for a potential future project. Pretty sure I'm on a watch list after that! :)
What is one series you would recommend to readers?
Oh! So many. It's hard to choose just one! One of my all-time favorites is The Immortal Beloved series by Cait Tiernan
Thor, Iron Man, or Captain America? GO!
Depends on what, specifically, the question is. :D I think I'd have to say Captain America in an overall capacity. __________________________________________________________________________________
Stacey is allowing one winner to pick any signed book in the Project Paper Dolls trilogy.
All entrants must be 13 years or older and this giveaway is open to the US only.