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Interview with Kathleen Peacock

Today's interview is with Kathleen Peacock, author of the recently released (and fabulous) HEMLOCK. I really enjoyed reading HEMLOCK: it's tense, action-packed, and the characters feel authentic and vivid and real. It's definitely a worthy addition to the werewolf genre and worth picking up next time you're in the book store! Here's a peek:

Mackenzie and Amy were best friends. Until Amy was brutally murdered.


Since then, Mac’s life has been turned upside down. She is being haunted by Amy in her dreams, and an extremist group called the Trackers has come to Mac’s hometown of Hemlock to hunt down Amy’s killer: A white werewolf.

Lupine syndrome—also known as the werewolf virus—is on the rise across the country. Many of the infected try to hide their symptoms, but bloodlust is not easy to control.

Wanting desperately to put an end to her nightmares, Mac decides to investigate Amy’s murder herself. She discovers secrets lurking in the shadows of Hemlock, secrets about Am…

Trailer Tuesday: Struck

Today's trailer is for a book that recently hit the shelves: STRUCK by Jennifer Bosworth. I'm very intrigued! What do you think?

Celebrate MAY Giveaway!

May has become an important month to me. In May 2003, I was diagnosed with cervical cancer. In May 2004, I was pronounced "in remission." In May 2005, we started the process to adopt our daughter. In May 2008, I was pronounced "cured." In May 2011, I sold the Defiance trilogy.

You can see why May is an important month for me! I am grateful for every May milestone. Yes, even the cancer. Everything, good or bad, has taught me something valuable and has turned into a blessing over time. I'm grateful, and I'd like to celebrate!

To celebrate, I decided to give things away!

What things am I giving away? No, not my Johnny Depp poster. Get your own. I'm giving away DEFIANCE things, of course!






Here's the scoop:

To enter, simply leave me a comment here telling me something or someone you're grateful for. Make sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you win!! (This is super important because I don't have time to trek across the interne…

Trailer for THE BOOK THIEF

I've heard nothing but praise for this book and now that I've seen the trailer, I'm even more excited to read it. What do you think?

AwkwardFlail FTW

1. Oh, reader.

2. I had my first official author event this past weekend.

3. It was a trial run which should probably be titled "C.J. Tries To Be Authorly In Public."

4. The subtitle is "AwkwardFlail."

5. The fine print reads "If you invite C.J. to an event, and you haven't done your research, you deserve the spectacle you're about to witness."

6. What happened, you ask?

7. I was invited by the lovely people in the Heart of Dixie RWA chapter to host one of the tables at their annual Reader Appreciate Luncheon.

8. The event was wonderful. Fun, high energy, and very well attended.

9. There was a meet and greet beforehand, and then a fancy catered lunch, and then gift baskets and door prizes etc.

10. And there were photo ops.

11. Sadly, I believe my table was treated to more photo ops than anyone else.

12. I should come with a warning label. Something along the lines of "Read her blog BEFORE you meet her, and then sit near her at your own ri…

Trailer for WHITE CAT

This is the first in the Curse Workers series by Holly Black. I like this trailer, but having read the book, I can tell you I'm not sure the trailer fully does the book justice. It is an AMAZING book, and you should read it. :) What do you think?