Thursday, August 16, 2012

Giveaway: The White Lilac and author interview with Christina J. Adams

The White Lilac by Christina J. Adams
Fifteen year old Caryn Tobin is willing to sacrifice her life to save the world, and as a way to atone for her part in the death of a friend. Kai Garrett will risk everything to discover his past and why he was abandon. When their paths join, they form an unlikely friendship that could change everything. The fate of the world hangs in the balance.Read first chapter here!

Blkosiner's Book Blog Giveaway
-mobi or pdf copy, open internationally
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-Ends on 9/13
-Make sure to check out and comment on our interview below for an extra entry

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interview with Blkosiner's Book Blog

--The Twitter version: tell us about your book in 140 characters or less.
The White Lilac is a story of a race against time as a deadly disease starts to spread. One girl could save the world, but at what cost?
--How did you get the idea for the story?
I was driving for work and just throwing around what ifs and I had this idea for a character that had to face something they were afraid of. I started to imagine the world and what the fear could be and I came up with a completely different story, one I am still planning to write, but the main character was a guy and he had these issues that changed the way he approached what he feared. So I put that story on the backburner, made the main character a girl and came up with the premise for what would become The White Lilac.
--Which character would you most/least like to have dinner with?
I never knew what to do with these questions in school. The ones with the dinner and the famous person or hero, because I imagine that it would be filled with lots of awkward silences with me desperately thinking “I have to say something” over and over. The pressure of having to entertain, seem smart or keep a conversation going with someone I’d heard of seemed enormous. If I could be a face in a crowd or a fly on the wall, it would be another matter….

--What are some of your favorite books? Do you still have much time to read?
I have so many books and authors I enjoy reading it is difficult to choose. I love The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, The Chronicles of Narnia and I recently discovered Divergent! It has been difficult to find time to read, but I try to read a book a week which makes my TBR list extremely long.
--Do you have any other works in progress? Any teasers or release dates?
I have at least four different books I’m thinking about.
--If a fairy godmother told you your life could be like a favorite book for 24 hours, which book would you pick and why?
I would pick Inkheart because then I could go to the world of any book I wanted.

--Do you need anything to write (music, coffee, etc)? Are there any songs on your playlist- songs that inspired you or that were playing while you wrote?
It all depends on my mood. Sometimes I like to listen to music, normally a soundtrack or a piece without words. I have specific songs that I will listen to from albums like Pirates of the Caribbean when I’m writing an action sequence or Cinderella Man when I have characters who are struggling or yearning. But sometimes it is easier to write in silence.  
--If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
Probably flying, but invisibility would be a close second.
--Besides writing, what do you like to do in your free time?
I’ve recently taken up a form of karate called Tai Chuan Do. It’s been great to learn something new and to have another reason to stay active.
Lightning round: this or that?
Vanilla or chocolate?
Edward or Jacob?
This depends. Books or Movies? Books-Edward and Movies-Jacob
Hockey or soccer?
Ebook or paper?
Salty or sweet?
Beach or mountains?
Phone call or email?
Early bird or night owl?
I’m more of an early bird, but I will also write late at night if I’m in the mood.
Dog or cat?
Messy or neat?
Neatly messy.
Ninjas or pirates?
My question to you, my lovely readers:
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  1. Lots of contests here lately :D And so many new books to me

  2. I really want to read this book. It sounds very good. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Please enter me.

  3. This book sounds really good! I like the concept of the girl being such a martyr.


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