Thursday, June 28, 2012

Q&A and a Giveaway with Gena Showalter!




1. Tell us about WICKED NIGHTS.

Wicked Nights is the story of Zacharel, the new leader of the Army of Disgrace—heavenly warriors in danger of falling from grace—and Annabelle, a human who has spent the last four years locked inside an institution for the criminally insane.  He doesn’t have time for a distraction, but Annabelle fascinates him in a way nothing else ever has.  Zacharel decides he wants her—but so does the demon chasing her.

2.      What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? 

I love to tinker with the scenes and the sentences and if I change one word, just one, and someone reads the old version, I am horrified. 
3.       What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books? 

It can’t just be about me and what I want (though it probably should be!).  I have to stay true to the characters.
4.       Besides writing, what other interests do you have? 

I love to read, I love to listen to my iPod (I’ve been listening to a series of teaching by Keith Moore, and they have rocked my socks off) and walk my dogs and hang out with my family.  (Not necessarily in that order LOL)
5.      Can you tell us about what’s coming up next for you writing wise?  

Up next is Alice in Zombieland, the first in the White Rabbit Chronicles series, featuring a teenage girl who loses her entire family in a car crash and wakes up to a world of zombies and zombie slaying—and a bad boy who will either save her or ruin her.  (September 25th)
After that is Last Kiss Goodnight, the first in the Otherworld Assassin novels, and a spin-off of my Alien Huntress books.  A twisted menagerie exists, and otherworlders are the main attraction.  Any time this zoo is about to be shut down, it vanishes and reappears somewhere else. When Solo’s latest mission is compromised, he wakes up in a cage, the newest “animal” on display.  Vika is his new handler—as well as the zoo owner’s deaf daughter, and she’s been tasked with Solo’s care and feeding.

6.      How can readers connect with you online?  




Win a copy of WICKED NIGHTS! Post any questions or comments for Gena and you'll be entered in a drawing to win a copy. 
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27 comments:

Andrea said...

I can't wait to read Zacharel's book! Please enter me for the giveaway :)

CherylR said...

Looking forward to Zacharel's story..

Jess said...

Just finished Paris and Sienna's story (AWESOME as usual) and Zacharel definitely needs a little trouble to shake up his attitude. Looking forward to Wicked Nights!

CrystalGB said...

Hi Gena. Great interview. Your new series sounds good. Love the cover to Wicked Nights.

carocress said...

Looking forward to reading Wicked Nights and Alice in Zombieland!

Victoria said...

I love your work and can't wait to read both of these. You are blessed with the ability to write adult and YA so very well. Thank you.
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Chelsea B. said...

Hi, Gena! Your books are simply fabulous! Can't wait to read Wicked Nights!

donnas said...

Congrats on the release!! I cant wait to read it.

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Maureen said...

My question would be: What book are you looking forward to reading this summer?

Glittergirl said...

Hum, question for Gena...
Do you ever write yourself into a corner? Do you have the whole book sketched out and fill in the details as you go along, or are you a pantser who gets as surprised as we are? I am a crafter to frequently designes myself into a corner and then have to scramble to figure out how to solve my problem and re-do. Do you find yourself there sometimes?

Estella said...

What gave you the idea for The White Rabbit Chronicles?

Pearl said...

I love all of your books! They're so good! ^_^ Thank you for the giveaway! :)

megblod said...

I can't wait to read this book it looks really good.

Joanne said...

Thanks for the great interview. How many books will be in this series? Wicked Nights sounds amazing. Can't wait to read it.

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bn100 said...

Fun interview. The book sounds good.

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Martha Lawson said...

I've got to get caught up on the Lords of the Underworld books, so I'll be ready for this one. I'd love to be entered to win. Thanks for the chance.

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Lexi H said...

I recently saw the cover for Vika and Solo's book and had to put it in my TBR list right away! I can't wait! Where will your imagination take us next? I have no clue but I know I will enjoy the ride there =)

Sophia Rose said...

I'm looking forward to reading that Last Kiss Goodnight.

Thanks for sharing your future plans.

molly.frenzel said...

Great interview! I loved Wicked Nights and am really looking forward to reading the next book in the Angels of the Dark series and Alice in Zombieland.

Carol L. said...

I can't wait to read Zacharel's story. This looks like another great series. LOTU is one of my favorites.
Thanks for the interview and giveaway.
Carol L
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Jennifer L. Bielman said...

I pretty much read every series you write. Do you have a fav series that gets you the most excited to write the next book for?

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States of Decay said...

I can't wait to read Alice in Zombieland and Last Kiss Goodnight! :)

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flchen1 said...

Thanks for the interview, Gena--looking forward to the new series!

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laceyblossom said...

Huge fan of yours Gena! Alice in Zombieland and Last Kiss Goodnight sound fantastic! Can't wait to read them :)
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Sherry said...

I love your books and always look forward to the next one. You always have great covers do you choose them or have a say in them?
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holls said...

I always keep you'd books on my tbr list. I can't wait to read this one!
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Wren B. said...

I really want to read this book. I love Showalter's books! My email is heyprettiel at hotmail dot com