Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Author Interview with Tiffany Truitt + Giveaway: Chosen Ones!

Hi everyone! First of all, I’d like to apologize to everybody for this late post. This was supposed to go up yesterday but I had internet problems and I couldn't post.

Today I have the author of one of the most anticipated novels of 2012, Tiffany Truitt for a short interview about her book, Chosen Ones. Hope you like it! Stick around for a giveaway!

Why write Dystopian?

There is the obvious answer---dystopian is hot right now. But any author who simply writes towards a trend is not only doing himself / herself a disservice, but is also cheating the reader. I write dystopian because I am fascinated by the genre. There is so much discourse about our own times, country, and ideas written underneath the flash of the current dystopian novels out today. Reading books like The Hunger Games and Divergent reveal a lot about the anxieties of today’s world. Besides, what better reader than a young adult can relate to overbearing authority figures who impede on individuality?

Who are the chosen ones?

The chosen ones are genetically created superhumans. These beings are created in labs to replace mankind’s depleting numbers. The council, an all-powerful government agency, trains these beings to fight the war that continues to ravage what’s left of the United States. But they might not be the protectors the council claims they are….

Do the Chosen Ones have souls? Can they love?

That’s for the reader to decide. In fact, it’s a concept the book explores. The novel’s protagonist, Tess, a natural (those born outside of the lab), is forced into the world of the chosen ones. Through her experiences with the beings, she attempts to define humanity itself.

How do the chosen ones react to humans?

The chosen ones go through extensive training. This training does not only focus on physical skills, but also includes heavy propaganda. The chosen ones are taught to view the naturals as below them---these are the creatures that brought the country near complete and utter destruction through their laziness and desires. As a result, most of the chosen ones see humans as petulant children they must look after.

Giveaway: Ebook of Chosen Ones by Tiffany Truitt


The Lost Souls, book 1 hitting bookshelves April 3, 2012 from Entangled Publishing!

What if you were mankind’s last chance at survival?
Sixteen-year-old Tess lives in a compound in what was once the Western United States, now decimated after a devastating fourth World War. But long before that, life as we knew it had been irrevocably changed, as women mysteriously lost the ability to bring forth life. Faced with the extinction of the human race, the government began the Council of Creators, meant to search out alternative methods of creating life. The resulting artificial human beings, or Chosen Ones, were extraordinarily beautiful, unbelievably strong, and unabashedly deadly.

Life is bleak, but uncomplicated for Tess as she follows the rigid rules of her dystopian society, until the day she begins work at Templeton, the training facility for newly created Chosen Ones. There, she meets James, a Chosen One whose odd love of music and reading rivals only her own. The attraction between the two is immediate in its intensity—and overwhelming in its danger.

But there is more to the goings-on at Templeton than Tess ever knew, and as the veil is lifted from her eyes, she uncovers a dark underground movement bent not on taking down the Chosen Ones, but the Council itself. Will Tess be able to stand up to those who would oppress her, even if it means giving up the only happiness in her life?

Get more information on Chosen Ones at Entangled Publishing!

There’s been quite a buzz for this book. When I saw the cover and read the synopsis, I knew I had to feature this on Dystopian Domination 2! The book will be out on April 2012 – that will be the time when the winner will receive his/her ebook. I know it is still 3 months away but at least, whoever wins this giveaway will surely have a copy!





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Tiffany Truitt is an 8th grade English teacher in Suffolk, Virginia. When she’s not traveling the world, she enjoys reading, writing, and obsessing over coffee. Lost Souls: Chosen Ones is her first novel.

Find out more about Tiffany Truitt at her Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads





33 comments:

  1. I find it like an X-Men or Heroes revival book but a little bit different. They don't have souls. What are they, like a cyborg? Or are they just genetically enhanced humans? I want to read. I'm intrigue.

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  2. ooh great author interview!! and i Just LOVE the cover of this book! SO PRETTYY!!
    Great work!

    Farah @MajiBookshelf

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  3. I think the chosen ones are capable of loving someone. Interesting interview and giveaway too!

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  4. Great interview! Well, definitely Dystopian is really hot right now but not all gain a place in my favorite books read. Sooo, I wanna check this out. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. Wah, this sounds exciting. It's like Maximum Ride dystopia-fied and YA-fied. :)Thanks for the giveaway!!@

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  6. Oooh, a love between a human and a chosen one? Sounds like a forbidden love! Great interview and giveaway!

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  7. Great interview! And I think everyone is capable of love, even the Chosen Ones :-)

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  8. Of course the Chosen Ones will love! And my guess is, it'll be a natural if current dystopian trend is any indication...

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  9. Oh by the way, I added the wrong link for blogging about the event. It's http://book-spark.blogspot.com/2012/01/on-random-noteobama-and-dystopians.html
    Thanks!

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  10. I love the sound of this book, and I do think that The Chosen Ones are capable of love. It's YA Dystopian - love is a must *grinning* Thank you for a great giveaway!

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    1. Good point!! *grins* "It's YA Dystopian - love is a must."

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  11. I am so looking forward to this book! From the summary and description of James I reckon the Chosen Ones are capable of love. Can't wait to find out!

    Thanks!!

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  12. Yes, I do think Chosen Ones are capable of love, but maybe they don't know what it is yet? So it takes someone to show them! ^__^ So excited for this book!

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  13. The Chosen Ones sound really interesting. I can't wait to read about their beginnings and what exactly they are. I am sure they are capable of love

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  14. Everybody is capable of loving, including The Chosen Ones :)
    I am sure this book is magnificent, would love to have it :)
    Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  15. I'm so excited for this book! Great interview you guys. :) I'd like to think the Chosen Ones CAN feel and experience real human emotions, but maybe it will take some time? I can't wait to find out!

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  16. I wanted to thank you all for reading and commenting on the interview. It was a lot of fun. I hope you all enjoy the book when it comes out in April :-)(Tiffany Truitt)

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  17. Thanks for the interview, I am so excited about this book. I think that The Chosen Ones are capable of love. There wouldn't be attraction without love.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

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  18. I think they must be capable of love, it even mentions James having a love of music!

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  19. I think they are, everyone is capable of love :)

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  20. Capable of love? I don't see why not. How would the book keep our interest if they weren't? Lol jk.

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  21. I think they are capable of love. Everyone is, even if they are controlled.

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  22. I guess the chosen one is capable of love. I would like to find the answer out from the book, to see how the author illustrates it. Can't wait to read it!

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  23. I think Chosen One are capable because James loves reading and music, so why not a human
    My question: How did the idea of Chosen Ones came to you?
    BTW, thanks for this giveaway!

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  24. Well if James can love music than it stands to reason he can love a person. This book sounds so neat. Kind of like a cross between Children of Men and The Handmaid's Tale.

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  25. I do think that at least some of the chosen ones can feel love, it wouldn´t be much of a love story otherwise. Thanks for the giveaway, the chosen ones seems great :)

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  26. I think that this question is always a great one, one that must be asked over and over so that retain our humanity. I believe that anything capable of thought has the ability to love.

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  27. Sounds really interesting. I love the cover! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  28. I definitely think they're capable of loving someone. Maybe not all of them, but everyone is an exception to something.

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  29. I am so excited for this! I do think that the Chosen Ones are capable of love, or at least they learn to love at the novel goes on :)

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  30. Do the chosens one knwo what love is?

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  31. Thanks for the interview I love learning more about the authors. It's hard to tell if The Chosen Ones are capable of love without reading the novel but I'm gonna go ahead and say yes because anyone or anything is capable of love (or any emotion) it's just if they choose to display or show that emotion <3
    -Shellie
    Creative Reads

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  32. I've been dying to read this books! It sounds amazing! Thanks for the giveaway! :D

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