Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Celebration with Cora Crmack!

Welcome to a month long celebration!

What am I celebrating?


And it's gone up since then!

SO, I'm celebrating!

All month I will be posting interview and featuring books from some of my favorite authors!

Of course, there will be a HUGE giveaway to go along with it!
For every author that participates, I will add one of their books to the giveaway.  Every book will have a winner! This will be BIG!

Who do I have today?

Cora Carmack!

I’m celebrating passing 700,000 page views on Stuck In Books and I’m so happy you’re here with me for that.

Hope you don’t mind me being silly with you for a bit.  Gotta have some fun, ya know.  Does it make me strange that I want to celebrate with authors?  It’s a bookish thing.

When you want to celebrate something fabulous, what do you do?

That’s a great question. My ideal celebration would be a night with my friends playing ridiculous games like Cards Against Humanity or Twisted Tower (which is really just a name for a drinking game we invented involving the pieces from Jenga). Good friends and as much laughter as I can take before I start crying from the pain in my abdomen.

My celebrating beverage is Coke Zero. I know, I’m weird.  What’s your celebrating beverage of choice?

Haha. To those who read my books, this will be no surprise. I’m a tequila girl.

I tend to hang out at parks with my one-year-old grandson for celebrations.  Where is your celebration destination of choice?

I mean, if I’m choosing, some exotic destination would be great, perhaps on the beach. Though I did recently have a college reunion with some friends in Vegas, and that was crazy good fun.

I might get stuck in a book to celebrate.  Who am I kidding; of course that’s how I celebrate.  (Buying a book is the best kind of celebration!) What was the last book you got stuck in?

Oh man. I’m on a YA high fantasy kick. Mostly because it’s so vastly different from what I’m currently writing, so it’s a good break. I’ve recently read The Bitter Kingdom by Rae Carson, Crown at Midnight by Sarah J. Maas, and Seraphina by Rachel Hartman. All three were excellent.

New adult books have become my new love.  Do you have a genre that you prefer to read or write over all others?

I’ll read anything with a good romance. I tend to flip-flop between contemporary and fantasy stories though. Like I said, at the moment, I’m a fantasy fiend.

If you had to re-write the three little pigs or the three bears into a new adult book, which would you choose and how would you do it?

Oh boy. Hands down I would do Goldilocks and the three bears. Let’s call our heroine Goldie for short. Perhaps she’s a freshman in college, and is a bit on the naïve side. She joins a new friend at a frat party, but doesn’t know her limits. When she’s wasted, she starts “trying out” some of the beds in the frat house.
Uh-oh. Bed number one already has someone in it. A couple of someones in fact.

Better keep looking, Goldie.

Bedroom number two is quiet, which is a good sign. But the sheets smell like they haven’t been changed since 1987 and have suffered under the tyrannous stench of several decades of hygiene-challenged young men.

Goldie just can’t catch a break.

Just when she thinks all hope is lost, and she’s considering making a bed right there in the hallway, she finds another room.

This room, too, is quiet. But the bed is neatly made, and when she folds back the covers, the sheets smell fresh and perfect.

She collapses onto the mattress, and within minutes is out like a light. Little does our Goldie know that her bed belongs to Bear—a bad boy (with a slight case of OCD) that would kick her out in half a second.

Except that she looks so pretty cuddled against his pillow.

Maybe just this once, he can’t crash on the chair in the corner.

And thus begins the tale of Goldie and Bear. A match made in Egyptian cotton sheets.

You’re building the perfect ice cream sundae to share with one character from one of your books.  What’s on the sundae and who are you sharing it with? Yeah – you need to explain your choice.

I’m going to cheat and say I’ll take gelato instead. One scoop of Nutella flavor and one scoop of raspberry. And I’ll eat it with Cade.

He’s such a sweetheart, he wouldn’t even judge me for eating most of it myself. J

You have woke up in the middle of one of your books but things aren’t unfolding as you thought.  Which character has sabotaged the story and how will you convince them to fix it?

Oh man… That would be Kelsey without a doubt. That girl is impulsive and reckless, which can be fun. It can also send a story careening in directions I never planned. J

You know my good news, what’s yours?  (What’s the new book/project you got going or any other thing you’d like to share with peeps).

There are SO many secrets that I want to spill. SO. MANY.

But I can’t. Not yet.

But I can maybe give a little bit away.

I’m working on a book about a girl named Dallas. I can’t tell you much yet, but I can tell you that she’s different than all of my other heroines. For her, college doesn’t spell freedom or a chance to reinvent herself. Her past has followed her to university, and she’ll have to decide if she’s willing to face the consequences of going against it.

Finding It (Losing It, #3) by Cora Carmack

Sometimes you have to lose yourself to find where you truly belong...

Most girls would kill to spend months traveling around Europe after college graduation with no responsibility, no parents, and no-limit credit cards. Kelsey Summers is no exception. She's having the time of her life . . . or that's what she keeps telling herself.

It's a lonely business trying to find out who you are, especially when you're afraid you won't like what you discover. No amount of drinking or dancing can chase away Kelsey's loneliness, but maybe Jackson Hunt can. After a few chance meetings, he convinces her to take a journey of adventure instead of alcohol. With each new city and experience, Kelsey's mind becomes a little clearer and her heart a little less hers. Jackson helps her unravel her own dreams and desires. But the more she learns about herself, the more Kelsey realizes how little she knows about Jackson.

NOW the GIVEAWAY part!

So, for every author that I interview, I will be adding a book to this giveaway. Every book will have a winner. It's the same giveaway all month, I'll just be adding to it.

What am I adding for Cora Carmack?

Winner's choice of any eBook from the Losing It series.


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  1. haha I love her Goldie retelling! And I adore Crown of Midnight too! I'm gonna miss these interviews!

  2. I'll be reading Finding It soon! Can't wait!