Aimée Carter was born and raised in Michigan, where she currently resides. She started writing at age eleven and later attended the University of Michigan, graduating with a degree in screen arts and cultures. Currently she spends her time continuing with The Goddess Test series and working on new projects. You can tweet her at @aimee_carter or catch updates on her website.
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YOU CAN BE A VII. IF YOU GIVE UP EVERYTHING.
For Kitty Doe, it seems like an easy choice. She can either spend her life as a III in misery, looked down upon by the higher ranks and forced to leave the people she loves, or she can become a VII and join the most powerful family in the country.
If she says yes, Kitty will be Masked—surgically transformed into Lila Hart, the Prime Minister's niece, who died under mysterious circumstances. As a member of the Hart family, she will be famous. She will be adored. And for the first time, she will matter.
There's only one catch. She must also stop the rebellion that Lila secretly fostered, the same one that got her killed …and one Kitty believes in. Faced with threats, conspiracies and a life that's not her own, she must decide which path to choose—and learn how to become more than a pawn in a twisted game she's only beginning to understand.
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Mindy: Hi Aimée! Thank you so much for stopping by Magical Urban Fantasy Reads! I’m more than a little excited that you are visiting for the release of Pawn!
Aimée: Hi Mindy! Thanks so much for having me!
Mindy: Can you describe Pawn in 10 words or less?!
Aimée: Twisty meritocracy dystopian without a love triangle.
Mindy: I’m a huge fan of your Goddess Test series! To write your Goddess Test series, I’m sure you had to already know a lot about Greek Mythology, or you had to do a lot of research on the subject. Did you have to do any research before writing Pawn and/or before creating the world for the entire The Blackcoat Rebellion series?
Aimée: I studied politics in college, and the various kinds of society always fascinated me. But as far as direct research goes, while I definitely abused Wikipedia for certain things, especially geographical locations, much of the groundwork for the society the protagonist lives in has already been set up by our own modern world.
Mindy: Was it easier for you to write in an Urban Fantasy setting or in a Dystopian setting?
Aimée: Writing in a dystopian setting was definitely something new for me – but it was great to stretch those writing muscles and really see what my brain could come up with.
Mindy: How many books will be in The Blackcoat Rebellion series?
Aimée: Three. The first, PAWN, is out November 26th. The second, CAPTIVE, will be out late next year, and the third, QUEEN, will likely be released in 2015.
Mindy: Do you already know how the The Blackcoat Rebellion series will end?
Aimée: I’ve been kicking around a few ideas, but I’m not entirely sure what’s going to stick yet – I’m extremely excited to find out though!
Getting to know Aimée:
Phobia or fear? I’m severely cleithrophobic, which basically means I’m terrified of being trapped. Often confused with claustrophobia, but I don’t mind small spaces as long as I know I can get out of them.
Guilty pleasure? Harry Potter. And movies.
Strange quirks? If I were to start listing them, we’d be here all day.
Facebook or Twitter? I use both, but I prefer Twitter.
Most visited online website? imdb.com, Facebook, Twitter, and thesaurus.com.
Kindle or Nook? Nook, though I own both
Preferred weapon? Words
Top 5 authors that inspire you? JK Rowling, Terry Brooks, Suzanne Collins, John Saul, Anne Bishop
Top 5 fave movies? Closer, The Lion King, Spice World (I know, I know), Blow Dry, Stardust. I also love Easy A and No Strings Attached, along with about a hundred others.
Top 5 fave books? You’re trying to kill me, aren’t you?
Favorite TV show and/or movie when you were a kid? Hercules and Xena. I loved The Santa Clause, too – I saw it so many times in theatres that I can still quote it. But The Lion King is and always will be my favorite kids’ movie.
Thanks again Aimée for stopping by Magical Urban Fantasy Reads! You’re a rockstar!!!
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