Sunday, August 25, 2013

Giveaway and Interview: Troop by Tina Chan

Troop by Tina Chan
Life is harsh for Kristi. She's the only Accident living in a world of Perfects. More often than not, she feels like a blemish on an otherwise utopian society. And her life is about to get worse. The government has arrested her adoptive parents and her brother goes missing. To top things off, Kristi somehow gets dragged into the mess and now she's a wanted fugitive...
Troop is less than he seems. Teachers love him. Colleges want him. Students revere him. There's even a hot girl after him. Life couldn't get any better than this, right? So, why doe she feel like he's a devil in disguise as an angel?
Tina's Site

interview with Blkosiner's Book Blog
--The Twitter version: tell us about your book in 140 characters or less.
Life is tough for Kristi. She’s an unintended child—but she’s more than she seems. Troop hides a secret: he’s less than he seems.
--How did you get the idea for the story?
I often wondered what is the definition of “perfect.” Whenever it feels like I finally “perfected” something, I will discover a few days later more improvements could be made. Then I imagined a world where “perfect” was the standard and the idea just kind of took off from there.
--Which character would you most/least like to have dinner with?
--Do you have any other works in progress? Any teasers or release dates?
--What book(s) is your book’s “cousin”? (Similar kind of read,set-up or style)
--What are some of your favorite books? Do you still have much time to read?
My Most Excellent Year, written by Steve Klugar is definitely one of my all-time favorites. Reboot by Amy Tintera is an awesome, fast-paced dystopian book that I recently discovered. I always make time for reading J

--If a fairy godmother told you could be put into the world of your favorite book for 24 hours, which book would you pick and why?
Oh man, that’s a toughie! Probably Centauri-Earth from the book Shades of Earth written by Beth Revis.
--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?
I usually like to listen to music when I write. I love relaxing dubstep music or any songs without too many words (I find lyrics distracting sometimes.) Sail by Awolnation is always on my playlist.
--If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
Super speed all the way!
--Besides writing, what do you like to do in your free time?
I love reading, running, playing racquetball and listening to music. I mess around with the piano once in a while too.
--What is one thing you would tell your 15 year old self?

--Is there anything else you want to add or say to your readers?

Lightning round: this or that?
Vanilla or chocolate?chocolate
Edward or Jacob?
Hockey or soccer?soccer
Ebook or paper?paper
Salty or sweet?sweet
Beach or mountains?beach
Phone call or email?email
Early bird or night owl?Night owl
Dog or cat?dog
Messy or neat?Messy (but I want to be neat)

Ninjas or pirates?Ninjas!
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  1. This sounds really interesting. I live the sound of the characters and I am definitely going to enjoy reading this! And dubstep that is really cool! I love music and reading but I can't do both at the same time, so music and writing...thats a talent! lol ;p And I still need to read Reboot. *sigh* I have heard great things about it, I just need to make time! Thanks for sharing the awesome interview, Brandi! :D

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

  2. I haven't heard of this book before but it sounds really interesting. I also need to read Reboot so hopefully I'll get to it soon. Great interview :)

  3. Then I imagined a world where “perfect” was the standard and the idea just kind of took off from there.

    That sounds really interesting! I can't imagine perfect being the norm. Especially since perfect is kind of a different idea for everyone. I've been wanting to read My Most Excellent Year forever! I never hear many people talk about that book but I found it on goodreads one time and have been wanting to read it since. I also loved Reboot! Great interview!

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  5. This sounds really good, I love the concept behind it. Kind of reminds me of the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld in a way.

  6. This sounds like a cool story! I agree with Alise, I'm getting flashbacks to Uglies, and that's definitely a good thing. Love this interview, I'd totally want to go to Centauri Earth if I could too. :-)


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