November 11, 2013

Pawn by Aimée Carter - Interview + Giveaway!

About the Author

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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About the Book


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?, Facebook, Twitter, and

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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All entries into the daily giveaway count towards the grand prize giveaway of a HarlequinTEEN tote bag full of books! Including 2 copies of PAWN, Crash Into You , Waterfell, Witchstruck and and ARC of White Hot Kiss!

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☆ The Tour ☆

Tuesday, November 5th - Harlequin Paranormal Blog
Wednesday, November 6th - Alice Marvels
Friday, November 8th - The Cozy Reader
Monday, November 11th - Magical Urban Fantasy Reads
Wednesday, November 13th - Me, My Shelf and I
Friday, November 15th - Books Complete Me


Christina R. said...

It's so cool that Aimee's degree helped her write a dystopian:)

I'd love to read this because I LOVE her books:)

Thank you:)

Yvonne said...

I got to read an egalley and finished it yesterday of the best books I've read this year. I really liked that the romance and graphic violence were toned down so that is okay to recommend to younger readers. I'd love to have a printed copy to reread and share with friends. Thanks for sponsoring this giveaway.

Fiction_TheNewReality (Jayne) said...

I'm super excited to read Pawn because I've been dying for a YA dystopian that will stand out and I'm hoping this will be the one! Plus, Aimee Carter is an amazing author! Thanks for the giveaway.

Amie said...

I heard so many good things about Pawn so I can't wait to read it. Besides I loved the Goddess Trilogy so definitely I've to check this one out.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Tiffany Holme said...

I am SO excited for Pawn because I LOVE Aimee's writing and I am excited to see how this new series is!! Plus I am a HUGE fan of dystopian reads, so you take the two and combine it and it's basically bound to be AMAZING!!

BookOwl93 said...

I'm excited to read Pawn because *Gasp* I haven't read any books from Aimee Carter yet. But I would love to read Pawn as my first book from Aimee. Thanks for the giveaway! ^_^

Carl Scott said...

I was reading about this book earlier today and I thought that Kitty's dilemma sounded like quite a tricky one. I'd be interested to see how she deals with all the repercussions. Thanks for the giveaway.

The Cover Contessa said...

Excited because it sounds so awesome and have heard a lot of great things about Aimee's writing!

erin said...

This sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing :)

Jaime said...

Really, really want this one!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Cynthia Reyes said...

It sounds very interesting and I love finding new books by authors I haven't heard of!!

Maidenveil said...

This sounds interesting! I love dystopian reads!

Mary H said...

I actually already read Pawn, and it was absolutely incredible. Great interview!

Fallon said...

I want to read this book so bad it has been on my to read list for awhile!!! Thank you for the amazing giveaway!!!

Rose said...

PAWN sounds like it's going to be awesome!! I've heard lots of great things about it from people who have gotten lucky enough to read it already and that makes me super excited to read it!! I love Aimée Carter's work!!

Katiria said...

Great Interview I am excited for Pawn because I heard awesome reviews about it thanks for the great giveaway!

Angie said...

I loved The Goddess Test, so I can't wait to read Pawn!

Texas Book Lover said...

I've heard great things about this book. It sounds like a very interesting concept.

Unknown said...

I love Amiee Carter so I'll read anything with her name on it. :)

Shell said...

I love the Lion King too! And I can't wait for this book! ;)


Unknown said...

There isn't a love triangle? Count me in!

Unknown said...

I am impatiently waiting to get my hands on a copy of this book. And no love triangle, not that I don't love them, it's just a refreshing change :)

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love Aimee Carter! The Goddess Test series was amazing! Thanks for the giveaway :D

Jaime Lester said...

Thank you so much for the amazing giveaway! I am absolutely ready to read Pawn. First off, because Aimee Carter is an awesome writer, and because the book just sounds awesome. Plus, I have heard nothing but great things about it. So yes, I am excited!

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