Sunday, August 19, 2012

Authors are Rockstars! ~ Wendy Higgins + GIVEAWAY


For my stop on this FABULOUS tour, I am hosting the amazing author, Wendy Higgins.  WHY, you might wonder, did I ask to host her?  Well this girl rocked my world with her fabulous debut novel, Sweet Evil.  I adore this fresh take on the angel and demons world that she has going.

Not only is she this wonderful author but when I've talked to her on twitter, she has been so wonderful to me.  She let me interview Kia and even offered to contribute to the giveaway I was offering.  She is fabulous and I couldn't be happier to have her here with me on StuckInBooks.

So what yummy stuff do I have for you today?  Well, remember that  
Kai interview I did?  If you missed it, you can check it out here.  I decided it would be fun to have Anna check out some of Kai's answers - see what she thought about them.  So, without further adieu- I give you my interview with Anna from Sweet Evil.


Claire Holt as Anna
So Anna thanks for talking to me today.  I had the chance to talk to Kaidan awhile back and thought it would be fun to ask you some of the same questions and then let you react to his answers.  Sound fun?

Oh, boy...this ought to be good, if not a little frightening!  :)

Not sure you’re gonna get to go to college with the working thing you guys are expected to do, but if you do get to go to college what would you study?

Kai’s answer: I can’t believe I’m admitting this, but I’ve always been a bit fascinated by history, and how it continually repeats itself in different ways.

Reaction?

Mm, yes. I can see how he’d be fascinated by the way people screw up in the same ways over and over.
As for me, I would have loved to be a social worker. It’s so hard to know people’s true intentions, but with my ability of seeing auras it would give me an advantage of knowing how people truly feel and know if the children in their care are in danger.

That really does fit you.  I hope somehow, someday you can.

Best thing about being a Neph?

Kai’s answer: Easy. Sensitivity to physical touch.

Reaction?

Ha! I could’ve told you his answer. That Kai…
As for me, I can’t say that there is a best thing. Even the cool stuff has its downfalls. Seeing auras  can be really uncomfortable when you’re seeing something  you’d rather not, you know?

I'll bet that can be hard.

Worst thing about being a Neph?

Kai’s answer: I’d rather not go there, if you don’t mind, luv. Best not to dwell on it.

Reaction?

Yeah, Kai tends to avoid anything unpleasant, or anything/anyone he doesn’t want to deal with.
But I’ll say what he’s thinking, because it’s true for me, too. The worst thing about being a Neph is having no freedom to be whoever we choose—or having to keep our true selves hidden for fear of our lives.

Kai is all about the pleasure stuff, right? I totes get why you guy feel that way.  I'd never make it in your situation.

Tell me something about Kai that we don’t learn about in the book?

Wade Poszyen as Kai
Kai’s answer: I’ve got large feet and I love the British show Top Gear (the U.S. version of the show sucks...no offense).

Reaction?

LOL! He does have big feet!
Hm...something nobody knows...oh, I’ve got it. Kai can sing. Really well. I loved listening to him sing along with songs on our road trip, though I never told him. Everything about his voice, whether talking or whispering or singing, is very nice.

Singing? Really? Yet he plays the drums. *Sigh* I just love drummers.

What about you, can you tell us something about you that we don’t learn in the book?

Kai’s answer: She can find beauty in the mundane. And she’s got one of those infectious laughs. It’s quite adorable, really. 

Aww! He said that? Now I’m all smiley. Something people don’t know is that Patti’s mom in Florida (my Nana) and I write letters back and forth every few weeks. She’s a funny woman.

Okay these are just questions for you.

Can you describe Kai in 5 words? (Didn’t think we were done talking about him, did you?)

I could talk about Kai all day! (Gosh, I hope he doesn’t read this.)
I would describe him as: sexy, talented, stubborn, guarded, & frustrating.

Oh yes, that's him.

Describe the perfect day.  Who would you be with and what would you do?

My perfect day would be a holiday, like Thanksgiving or Christmas, at home with Patti, my father, Kai, and all our friends—together with no fear of getting in trouble.

I'm so glad Kai is included in there.

If you could have one wish, no questions, what would it be and why?

For Kaidan Rowe to let me love him. Because he deserves it, whether he knows it or not.

Randomness:
M&M or skittles?  M&Ms
Sweet or salty?  Sweet
Ocean or Mountains?  Ocean
Burger or steak?  Burger
Day or night?  Day (I see less whisperers during the day)
Brown or blue eyes?  BLUE (have you ever seen Kai’s eyes? *faints*)
Blond or brown hair?  Brown...dark brown (clearly I have a one-track mind here)
Favorite color?  Yellow (the color of happiness)
Favorite place?  Home

I did see that Kai theme in there.  Glad we think alike! Heehee

I did ask Kai a spoilery question.  I’m gonna ask you something similar and promise to hide it from peeps that haven’t read the book. (Highlight the text to read it.)

The pinky scene was my very favorite in the whole book.  What made you grab his pinky and how did you feel when he kissed you?

It was my last chance. Our last moment. I just knew I was going to die that night. When he kissed me I felt alive and filled with love. I thought he felt the same, but now I don’t know. I still think about that kiss every day.

Thanks so much for talking to me and talking about Kai.  Hope you get to see his colors one day.

I hope so, too. Can you imagine?  *sigh*  Thank you so much for having me!



***GIVEAWAY***

The great peeps over at Fiktshun & Two Chicks on Books have teamed up the Wendy to offer this FABULOUS INTERNATIONAL giveaway!

I have 3 sets so that means 3 winners! Each winner will get the book Sweet Evil, a bookmark and a signed name plate!  AWESOME isn't it!!!  Just fill out the rafflecopter below, peeps and good luck.


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104 comments:

  1. Can I keep you??? *swoons*

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  2. "I'm looking forward to 'meeting' you when I read the book." Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  3. I'm even more intrigued to read the book now, thanks for your honest interview answers!

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  4. I am sooo looking forward to finally getting a chance to read this book. It sounds amazing!!

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  5. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win this book. I have been wanting to read it for awhile now. I look forward to meeting Kai and the rest of the gang ♥

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  6. I would tell him to admit his feelings for Anna to her, just once.

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  7. I would tell Kai the 5 words Anna used to describe him. Loved Sweet Evil! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  8. *faints* Oh Kai, I just love you! He's sooo dreamy! I NEED Sweet Hope, like, now! *morphs into stalker girl and peers at Kai through a bush* I just love Anna's questions! I don't blame you for having a one-track mind lol ;)

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  9. Loved the book, Loved the characters and was upset when it ended!!

    I would tell Kai to stop listening to his head and just admit to what he's feeling even if things turn out bad.

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  10. Great interview!
    I'd tell Kai to just gooo for it! Sheesh, they're just meant to be together.

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  11. Um well... can I have him instead of Anna? lol. I'd tell him he's lucky. She sounds sweet. I hate that I haven't read this book yet.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. LOVED this book, I cannot wait for the next one!
    Hmmm... I'd have to agree with the other comments, and I would tell him to take a chance on Anna so they could finally be together and if that doesn't work I'm currently single ;) haha

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  13. I wanted to read this book before, but now I want to even more! Ha, that rhymed. Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  14. "I'm so looking forward to meet you Kai!"

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  15. Kai you are making it really hard for me not to die to put my hands on this book =D

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  16. Oh I love Kai! Anything about that boy just turns my thoughts to dirtyness, so I'd have to say, "Big feet hey?" and just wink...thanks for the awesome giveaway! Nice to see Anna's reactions!

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  17. I would tell Kai to let Anna love him =) even though I want him all to my self lol

    Thanks for the giveaway

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  18. Oh I love this interview and the way you tie it into Kai's interview! I loved learning a few more things about Kai and Anna. That book is amazing. As is the author.

    Thank you so, so much for being such an incredible host for this awesome rockstar author and for being such a great stop on this tour!

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  19. I would tell him that I love him! :D This interview was so much fun and unique as well! I loved reading Anna's reactions :)

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  20. I'm not sure I'd be able to say anything! I think I'd be speechless which is rare for me!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway! <3

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  21. Exactly how big are your feet? Lol, Thx for giveaway. I love the cover the red dress is fantastic, very eye catching.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

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  22. I would tell Kai not to be such a chicken when it came to his dad, stand up and be a man if you like her.

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  23. I'd say, "Touch me, luv. I'm definitely sensitive to your touch." :D
    Thanks for the interview and the giveaway. It's so wonderful.

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  24. What a great interview! Loved it! Now I can't wait to read their story!
    Thank you!

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    1. Oh, yes, I would tell Kai, "I love percussionists!"

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  25. I'd tell him "Please come serenade me:)"

    Awesome interview:)

    Thanks so much:)

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  26. I would love to meet Kai when i read the book... he sure does sound awesome... :)

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  27. I would say : ''I really like you and I can't wait to see your character in the next book''.

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  28. You are awesome can't wait to meet you :)

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  29. Great interview! The only thing I would like to tell to Kai is that I really want to know him better. For me he sounds the perfect boy.
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    Artemis

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  30. That I love music so a great singing voice is a blessing.

    tinyauthor at yahoo dot com

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  31. So far, I've enjoyed getting to know you and can't wait to learn more. I'm a sucker for drummers, too. :P

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  32. Thanks so much for hosting me, Valerie! I've read all of these comments and they're cracking me up. Funny that only two people mentioned the "big feet," LOL!!!!! ;-P
    Big hugs!

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  33. Let Anna love you because she's right...you do deserve to be loved. Also...nothing's sexier than a drummer.

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  34. big feet? can't wait to miss you! lol

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  35. Not sure if this is possible, what with your job and all, but keep your mind (and body) out of the gutter for a day. No innuendos, nothing. I bet it would be the happiest day of your life.

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  36. Looking forward to meeting Kai when I read the book. Hope to meet you soon!

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  37. Valerie!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for being a tour stop! I adore Wendy and Sweet Evil :) and Wade *Thud*

    <3333
    Jaime

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  38. This was such an awesome interview, Valerie!! Loved it so much.

    Thanks so much for being part of this tour!!

    -Patricia ♥

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  39. I'd tell him: Marry me!!
    No more!

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  40. I would tell him to let her love him!!

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  41. I would have to tell Kai that sometimes certain things are worth any type of risk... and that a relationship between him & Anna would be worth any risk. They clearly care about each other.
    I am seriously about to break my list of what I'm reading right now & read Sweet Evil again lol. I love that book! I'm excited for a sequel.

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  42. Awww, he's such a sweet <3 <3 Um, what about, marry me? hihi, yeah that would be it!

    LOVED the interview! And loved the book <3

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  43. I'd tell him what the other people are telling him, "Just let Anna love you! You do deserve it and a drummer with a nice voice? Sexy."

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  44. Thank you for the international giveaway! I'd tell him to admit that he feels something for Anna ;)

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  45. I would tell him, hi dreamboat, why would you choose burger over steak.

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  46. Thanks for the giveaway! I would tell him that he deserves to be loved and to give Anna the chance to love him.

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  47. I would tell him "kiss me" (LOL)

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  48. I don't know what I'd tell him or ask him... Can I just say that I am dying to read this book?!?! ;)

    Thanks for an awesome post and giveaway!!

    Good luck everyone!!

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  49. That everything will work out in the end.

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  50. I would tell him that his heritage doesn't define who he is and he deserves the love Anna has to offer.
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!
    Laura

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  51. I loved this story n cannot wait to read a sequel


    Tammy F

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  52. I would tell him to get a leg on and tell her.

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  54. I love drummers! Thanks for the giveaway

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  55. i will tell Kai to pick me *lol

    thanks for the giveaway

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  56. I'd tell him the interview made me want to read the book.

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  57. I'd tell him to just let this sweet girl Anna love him... Everyone deserves to be truly happy.

    Thank you for this giveaway! I'm so looking forward to read this book. My friends rave about it and it sucks that I couldn't fins a copy in the local bookstore. :<

    Goodluck to everyone too!

    Cheers,
    April @Books4Juliet

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  58. I'd want to talk about drumming probably, because I'm a sucker for drummers. I've heard great things about this book.

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  59. I will tell Kai that I love him, but Anna loves him more :D.
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  60. I would tell him that I'm looking forward to getting to know him better.

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  61. I would ask him to sing a romantic song for me :)
    Thanks a lot for this amazing giveaway!

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  62. I'd tell him he's an idiot for not letting poor Anna in!

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  63. I would tell Kai to be good to Anna, because she sounds like a sweetheart.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

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  64. I wish you're real so that I can talk to you... =)

    Thank you for this!!!

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  65. Love that your favorite day would be on a holiday with friends and family. Those are great days. I agree.

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  66. Awww I'd tell Kai to let Anna love him. How cute! Ooohh and to sing to me. ;-) I need to read this! Thanks for the interview and giveaway!

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  67. "hey, I just met you...and this is crazy...but here's my number *gives number* so call me maybe"

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  68. I would tell him to let his guard down. It's sexy when a guy opens up and you know he's doing it just for you

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  69. Have just added this book to my suitcase to take to the beach with me. I really don't need but 1 bathing suit and I change of clothes anyway.

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  70. >.<
    Argh!! I loved this!!!!
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    Anna! You're still thinking too much about Kai... I'd start worrying myself more about Kopano~swoons~
    Anyway. Loved your reactions to his answers >.<

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    Thanks for the interview Valerie and Wendy and Anna!! <333

    #1LatinaStalker

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  71. Id say Marry Me!!! Great post :) (Entered as Natalie Cleary)

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  72. You're yummy. Show Anna your colors xD

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  73. Wow this interview makes me even more excited to read the book if that's possible

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  74. Awesome guest post! It was much fun to read both their answers. But now I want to go read the book again! And not have to wait for the 2nd!

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  75. Cool I like history too Kai! It is true that history does repeat itself even though it changes somewhat each time.

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  76. ah i can't wait for the second book :P

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  77. haha, I think I'm too embarrassed to say! Great interview! Love it and his character! Can't wait for the second book and to read this one again! Thanks!

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  78. ^Same. Or "Just admit that you love Anna. We all see it. *wink*"

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  79. I would tell him to be honest with Anna!

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  80. I would tell Kai he can come over whenever he likes :)

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  81. I can't wait to read this book when I own the book

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  82. Thank you for the amazing giveaway. I can't wait to read the book. The advice I would give to Kai is to tell Anna how he really feels. He needs to take the chance.

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  83. A fantastic interview & I love who you chose as Anna & Kai!

    I would tell Kai to stop running and face his feelings

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  84. Aww..Kai..Can you be mine?For real?
    Love the interview!

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  85. I'd tell him that I agree with him on the American Top Gear. It does suck! lol x

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  86. I'd tell him that he is really awesome and should be with the girl he wants!

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  87. I'd tell him what Anna said about him in the interview... hehehe

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  88. I'd tell him... taht he should come over and read me the book... and maybe help me with history!

    x Cynthia

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  89. Where have you been all my life? I like your taste!

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  90. I would tell him to admit his feelings for me lol

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  91. Aww what a great interview! Loved how both Kai and Anna used the word frustrating to describe each other :P Great giveaway!

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