I will be posting an interview with Lauren, and posting the Rapture book trailer.
A big thanks to Lauren and Dot from Random House Australia for setting this tour up.
1. Were any of your characters modeled after anyone?
Nearly all of them were modeled after real people—except for Daniel. Luce is based on my oldest, closest friend. Cam is based on my husband (yes, I’m married to the devil). Arriane is an amalgamation of the crazy friends I’ve collected over the years. Daniel, on the other hand, is based around Luce. I wanted his character to fit her character precisely, to grow into her as she grows, to fill the empty spaces around her.
2. If you had to pick, who would you choose - Daniel or Cam?
Well I have already married Cam…lucky for Luce, she can have Daniel.
3. What can we expect next book-wise? Are you still staying with the Paranormal genre?
I’m working on something exciting and new. Like the Fallen novels, this next series takes an old, familiar story and injects an impossible love into its backbones. It’s been invigorating and challenging to move away from the world I was so comfortable with: new rules, new voices, new obstacles to overcome. My lips are forcibly sealed from giving away more details at the moment, but I’m excited to share the news as soon as I can.
My mother is a teacher, so I spent half my childhood moseying around our local public library while she worked on her lesson plans. I love Roald Dahl, Ellen Raskin, Lois Lowry, S. E. Hinton. My first swoony book crush was on Rhett Butler from Gone with the Wind.
5. And finally you're hosting a dinner party - which book characters would you invite along?
Most of my favorite fictional characters might make for a somewhat violent social dinner party. Mosca Mye from Fly by Night. Alaska fromLooking for Alaska. Rhett Butler—though, with the aforementioned two guests, I might have to keep an eye on him. Grégoire Bouillier’s persona from the mystery guest. Jack and Barbara from Don DeLillo’s White Noise. Martha and George from Whose Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Haymitch would be entertaining.
I’d anticipate a lot of broken dishware after this soiree.
A list of the other blogs taking part in the tour.
13th June: http://www.girl.com.au/
14th June: http://beautyandlace.net/
15th June: http://headstuckinabook.blogspot.com.au/ - This Is Me
19th June: http://bookprobereviews.com/
21st June: http://nicegirlsreadbooks.com/
22nd June: https://www.facebook.com/fallenbooks
Hope you all enjoyed the interview, thanks for stopping by and if you get the chance stop on by the other blogs as well.