Cuddlebuggery Book Blog > Giveaways

Katie Finn_Gina Marie Stock

So a few months back I went to a Fierce Reads signing — as one does — and the super cute Katie Finn, author of Broken Hearts, Fences and Other Things to Mend, was there. We got to the question and answer section and Andye from Reading Teen mentions writing with different aliases. I don’t remember what Katie’s response was because I was in the midst of a WAIT WHAT moment. So naturally, I interrupted the panel and said, “WAIT. I’m confused. WHO ARE YOU?!” She smiled sweetly and said, “Morgan Matson.”

To be honest, I didn’t believe her at first. I mean, how could this have gone on for so long without me knowing?! Then my blogging buddies were all, “Uh, yeah, Steph. It’s her calm down, you’re making a scene.”

So I went to Twitter to see if I were the only one to not know this, ya know?

Disruption

Did you know this book is shiny? Just look at its cover! So shiny! Gloriously, gloriously shiny. You know how some people are beautiful on the inside and the outside? Well the great thing about this ponderously big tome is that it is shiny on the outside and the inside. Rather like a phosphorescent jellyfish, it shines even if you cut it open and play with its splayed tenders.

How is it shiny on the inside, Kat? You ask because you like things to make sense.

Cat scientists are only marginally more terrifying than real scientists.

Everything inside this book is just so good and pure and awesome. Maggie is one of those unusual YA protagonists who actually moves the storyline along herself. She doesn’t wait for anyone to strike. She’s beautifully flawed, fatally flawed but you just can’t help love her. She has a goal, a job to do and she’ll manoeuvre people into position to do it, even to her own detriment.

kiss-of-deception

 

*clears throat*
*taps conductor baton*
*bursts into song*
(it’s a more accurate mental picture if you assume I am also horribly off key)

HAPPY BOOKBIIIIRTHDAY TO KISSOFDECPTION
HAPPY BOOKBIIIIRTHDAAAAAAY TO KISSOFDECEPTIOOOON
HAPPYYYY BOOKBIIIIRTHDAAAAAY TOOOO KIIIISSOFDECEEEEEPTIOOOOON
HAAAAAAPPY BOOOOOKBIIIIIRTHDAAAAAY TOOOOOO YOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUU!

 

Right, you can come out now, the performance bit’s over. As you may have guessed, it is the long-awaited release day of Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson, the first book in a fantastic new fantasy trilogy.

We are huge fans of this book and are quite pleased to welcome Mary here today to talk about writing a sneaky twist (Meg’s working title: How To Trick Your Readers In The Sneakiest Of The Sneaky Fashions).


(Working title comes with gif because obviously)

So come along gentle reader and learn about how Mary E. Pearson will pull the rug out from under you and cause you to question everything you think about how you perceive characters and what are you doing making assumptions anyway?

Phoebe North

“You know, I love going to outer space,” says Kat as she steps out of our space shuttle.

I look over at her frowning. “For what?” The last time we were in space it ended with me crashing Veronica Rossi’s ship. Not my finest moment, I assure you.

“Is that a trick question?” asks Meg. She’s got this goofy grin on her face and I can tell she’ll behave just as a child would in a candy shop for most of this trip.

We’ve just landed on Mars to meet up with the awesome Phoebe North, author of Starglass and Starbreak, for an interview. She’s asked us to meet her here because she’s going to take us for a tour of the galaxy in her Spark V. I want to tell you that nothing could possibly go wrong on this trip, but, well, famous last words and all that shiz.

unnamed-2

Spitting on the Dewey Decimal System: A Writer’s Confession

When the copacetic Kat suggested that I write about my shelving preferences for books, I blanched. My secret would be out. The devastating skeleton in the bookcase that I’ve been trying to hide for so long would be let loose into the world for derision. No more closing the door and hoping no one asks to take a peek. My shame would be revealed. And that shame is… I have no shelving preference.

Yes, it’s true. My name is K.A. Barker and I’m a writer with a collection of books that defies categorisation. (Hi, K.A. Barker!) Want to borrow How I Live Now? It’s between the dog-eared copy of Wuthering Heights and Terrible Tudors. Want to take a gander at the illustrated Grimms’ Fairy Tales? You could dig around for it in my bottom shelf along with the dusty Disney on Ice programs I’ve held on to since I was a kid for some unknown reason, or you could take a lucky dip in one of the many cartons I haven’t yet unpacked from my move last September.

Page 1 of 2112345...1020...Last »


#ISLAisComing Readalong!

Current Giveaways

Check back soon!

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,281 other subscribers

Follow on Bloglovin
Follow on Bloglovin

Advertisements