January 28, 2014

Uninvited Tour Stop: Interview with Sophie & Giveaway!

About the Author

Sophie Jordan grew up in the Texas hill country where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she's also the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Avon historical romances. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she's not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows. Sophie also writes paranormal romances under the name Sharie Kohler.

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About the Book

The Scarlet Letter meets Minority Report in bestselling author Sophie Jordan's chilling new novel about a teenage girl who is ostracized when her genetic test proves she's destined to become a murderer.

When Davy Hamilton's tests come back positive for Homicidal Tendency Syndrome (HTS)-aka the kill gene-she loses everything. Her boyfriend ditches her, her parents are scared of her, and she can forget about her bright future at Juilliard. Davy doesn't feel any different, but genes don't lie. One day she will kill someone.

Only Sean, a fellow HTS carrier, can relate to her new life. Davy wants to trust him; maybe he's not as dangerous as he seems. Or maybe Davy is just as deadly.

The first in a two-book series, Uninvited tackles intriguing questions about free will, identity, and human nature. Steeped in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan's trademark mix of gripping action and breathless romance, this suspenseful tale is perfect for fans of James Patterson, Michelle Hodkin, and Lisa McMann.

Mindy: Thanks Sophie for stopping by Magical Urban Fantasy Reads! I’m totally fangirling right now because I loved your Firelight series and I’m SUPER excited for Uninvited!

Sophie: Hi, Mindy! Thanks – you make me blush! ;)

Mindy: Give us 10 words or less to describe Uninvited.

Sophie: Thrilling. Scary. Romantic. Hopeful. Hopeless. Tragic. Eerie.

Mindy: Was Uninvited easier or harder for you to write than your other books and why?

Sophie: Harder … I haven’t written anything like this before. With shades of sci-fi and thriller in it, I actually had to do some research into genetics and crime data. Also … it’s just a different kind of book for me. New is always a challenge, as much as it is fun and exciting. The interstitials in particular took a long time to come up with – I put an interstitial between EVERY chapter. These are made up crime stats, data, 911 transcripts, interviews, CDC releases, etc … that kind of thing. That was stretching my brain in a direction I don’t usually go. I had to think clinically … almost like a scientist.

Mindy: You have quite a few steamy novels, how is writing Young Adult different from writing your adult books and which do you prefer?

Sophie: I love both. Romance is in everything I write. The YA just has extra stuff going on in it, too … like shades of paranormal or sci-fi (now) or thriller of futuristic.

Mindy: What was it like writing a dystopian/sci-fi vs. urban fantasy?

Sophie: The sci-fi/futuristic angled was new but really fun and exciting! It was great going to a place I had never been as a writer. Paranormal, I love and miss. Who knows? Might have to revisit it.

Mindy: Was there any research involved in writing Uninvited?

Sophie: More than I’m used to. I spoke with a doctor about genetic testing/research. Researched crime stats. Watch more true crime shows than usual, including the documentary KILLER KIDS.

Mindy: What was your favorite scene to write and why?

Sophie: Ahh. Tough one … maybe when Sean picks her up after she leaves the party she was at with Zac. There’s a lot of emotion in that scene.

Getting to know Sophie:

What are your Top 5 favorite things you love being an author? Writing my fantasies and getting paid to do it!
Working from home.
Meeting and hearing from readers.
The collaboration of working with my editor/agent/publicist/marketing people.

Guilty pleasure? Reading in the tub! And eating fried chicken … but not at the same time. LOL

Strange quirks? Hm. I like a little chip with my hot sauce.

Facebook or Twitter? Twitter!

Kindle or Nook? Both … yep.

Preferred weapon? Sword.

Top authors that inspire you?
Meg Cabot
Sarah MacLean
Tessa Bailey

Top 5 favorite movies?
Love Actually
Gone With the Wind.
Shawshank Redemption
Bridget Jones Diary

Top 5 favorite books?
This changes every week…
The Magic of You by Johanna Lindsay
The North and South series by John Jakes
The Hunger Games
Dare You To by Katie McGarry
To Kill A Mockingbird

Favorite TV show and/or movie when you were younger?
Hmmm. Maybe Last of the Mohicans with Daniel Day Lewis. I thought it was super romantic and watched it a lot.

Mindy: Thanks again Sophie for stopping by Magical Urban Fantasy Reads!

Sophie: Thanks for having me!! Hugs, S!

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This is a tour hosted giveaway!
5 Signed finished copies of UNINVITED and swag US Only
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☆ The Tour ☆

Week One:
1/27/2014- Nose Graze- Review
1/28/2014- Magical Urban Fantasy Reads- Interview
1/29/2014- YA Bibliophile- Review
1/30/2014- Fiktshun- Guest Post
1/31/2014- Supernatural Snark- Interview

Week Two:
2/3/2014- K-Books- Review
2/4/2014- Addicted Readers- Interview
2/5/2014- Paranormal book club- Review
2/6/2014- Mostly YA Book Obsessed- Review
2/7/2014- A Book and a Latte- Guest Post


Texas Book Lover said...

I love this cover and the book sounds great too!

Thanks so much for the giveaway!

Unknown said...

This is so cool!

Nancy said...

I LOVED her Firelight series, I can't wait to read this one!

Thanks for the giveaway!

Unknown said...

I have been dying for Uninvited to be released! Great interview! Thank you for the giveaway!

Denise Z said...

I apologize in advance if this is a duplicate comment, for some reason my comments are going into the great beyond recently LOL I am really excited about this new book and cannot wait to read it! (p.s. I think my other comment was much more amusing, snigger)

Maidenveil said...

My choice of weapon is sword too! haha! so excited for Uninvited. :)

BookOwl93 said...

I want to read Uninvited so bad! I keep hearing such great things about this book! And not just recently either, but more like for a half a year. That's more than enough convincing for me :D

Barbara E. said...

I think the premise of this story is very intriguing, and I can't wait to see how it all turns out.

Unknown said...

The science for the identification of this gene is really not that far in the future. Then, it'll be the battle of nature/nuture all over again. I love the entire premise behind this book and am so very excited about it. I cannot wait to read it!

Nago said...

This book sounds really interesting. The cover is stunning as well.

manda-rae said...

I'm looking forward to Uninvited. I've read the Firelight series and enjoyed it...

Cindy C. said...

Wow! This is amazing! Thank you for this giveaway! Love the cover! :) - cindy

Anonymous said...

I really want to read this book. It sounds so good. Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

tammy216 said...

I can't wait to read this book it sounds amazing. I love the idea of finding the gene that would make someone a killer, and how someone would deal with finding out they are a carrier. The cover is so beautiful too, I love the DNA strands in the hair.

Natasha said...

I can't wait to read Uninvited!!
It sounds amazing and I have heard great things about it!
Thanks for the chance to win!

Erin N said...

Awesome interview! I can't wait to read this! Thanks for the giveaway

Unknown said...

I love Sophie Jordan!!! Everything she writes is amazing!!!!

Unknown said...

I have been waiting for this book to come out for like ever!!! I've heard sooo many great thing about and can't wait to get my hands on it!! Thank you for doing this giveaway!!

Kim said...

I have heard so many great things about this book! Thanks for the giveaway

Unknown said...

Thank you for this amazing giveaway! :)

hannahmhug said...

I can't wait to get this book!!

Unknown said...

The cover is so pretty; I've been wanting to read this!!

Alisha S. said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Danni said...

I got this book just last night and I couldn't put it down!!! I LOVE it!! Thanks for this giveaway for a signed copy!! I live in the middle of nowhere so this is an awesome chance to win! :)

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