Monday, January 09, 2012

Character Interview with Ana + Giveaway: Incarnate by Jodi Meadows!

Hi everyone! Today is the first day of Dystopian Domination 2! For today, I am interviewing Ana, the main character of Jodi Meadows’ debut, Incarnate. I invited her from her time and she graciously agreed to go back in time to 2012 and to visit Fragments of Life!

What do you think of the present world?

It's strange! There are so many people, and when they die they stay dead. (As far as I can tell.) It's a whole world full of newsouls. And, to be honest, it smells a little bad. What happened to the air???

What’s the strangest thing you’ve seen here so far? Why?

Everything is strange. My world has comparatively few people and the city is very open and clean. Most of my world is wilderness. Here, there seems to be very little real wilderness. There are just so many people. 

What’s the most surprising thing you’ve seen here? Why?

Well, we already covered the part where people don't reincarnate. So that's pretty strange. I also haven't noticed any dragons or sylph or trolls. . . . The whole world is surprising. 

What are the things in the present (our time) and in your time that are the same?

Everyone carries SEDs. (Stef's Everything Device.) But people here call them something different.

If you had a chance to choose between living in our time and in yours, which one would you choose? Why?

That's a tough choice. There are good and bad things about both worlds. I'm most familiar with mine -- and yours is really big and scary -- but I love learning and exploring, too. Can I go back and forth? In my world, there's a chance I might be reincarnated. Plus, the piano is there . . .

If you were living in our time, could you still imagine this world turning out to be your world? Why?

Something major would have to happen to wipe out most of the people, create all kinds of magical (to you, but normal to me) creatures, and get people reincarnating. 

So hmmm. No, not really.

Can you name one object, event or custom that reminds you of your world?

Music. People here seem to enjoy music as much as I do! And there are so many different kinds. I'd like to take all of it home with me. 

Thank you, Ana!

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Jodi Meadows lives and writes in the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia, with her husband, a Kippy, and an alarming number of ferrets. She is a confessed book addict, and has wanted to be a writer ever since she decided against becoming an astronaut.

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That’s it everyone! Tomorrow, head over to Amaterasu Reads for another giveaway!

For the complete schedule and other details of Dystopian Domination 2, go here.


  1. What a sweet interview :-) !
    GFC follower (Birgit)
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    +2 Following Amaterasu Reads on GFC
    +2 Answer to question: This is hard to say, honestly, and I agree that both worlds have their upsides and downsides. Though, out of curiosity, I'd want to at least visit Ana's world!
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  2. Haha I love the idea for this interview, inviting Ana to our world/time! Yes, the air is a little bad! But I've seen a few dragons in my time.... they might LOOK human, but I'm telling you, there's an inner dragon lurking within :P

    +2 Follow Amaterasu Reads
    +2 Ooh tough question. I'd definitely love to visit there for a bit and see how I like it! I mean, magical creatures? So fascinating! And the wilderness would be breathtaking. Not sure about being reincarnated so many times, though!
    + 2 Tweeted:!/peacelovevegan/status/156307348175073281
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    Thanks for the amazing giveaway, I can't wait to read Incarnate!


  3. Awesome, awesome interview :D Now I'm really excited to read about Ana's world in Incarnate!

    +2 Follow Amaterasu Reads

    +2 Um...maybe I'd like to visit it, but as for staying long-term...maybe not :S I mean, the place sounds wonderful (Magical creatures! Okay, now I'm thinking of those creatures from Harry Potter :/), but I don't think I'd like to be reincarnated over and over...

    +2 Tweet:!/shiirleyyyxxx/status/156318562955431937

    +3 Button on blog: (sidebar)


  4. Great and fun interview! I love this book cover! It's so gorgeous!

    +2 follow Amaterasu Reads - Evie
    +2 I wouldn't want to live in her world but just because I'm already used to this world :)

    Thanks a lot for the giveaway. I can't wait to read this book!

    I am a GFC follower: Evie
    by.evie at yahoo dot com dot br

    1. I read the first two books and loved them..<3 wish I owned them and the other two now tho..:)<3

  5. I can't wait for this book! And the interview was awesome:)

    Thank you for the chance to win this!

    +2 Follow Amaterasu Reads
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  6. Such a cute interview!

    +2 GFC Follower (Ajoop. S)
    +2 Answering the question I'd definitely want to check it out! But I'm not sure if I'd love it, you know? Reincarnating many times- that could have downsides.
    +2 Copy and Tweet!/ofbooksand/status/156340839977713665

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! (:

  7. Great interview! :D

    GFC: mimz
    +2 Following Amaterasu Reads on GFC
    +2 Not exactly sure if I want to live there but I definitely want to pop up for a visit. :D
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  8. The cover looks awesome!

    ivanbookworm AT gmail DOT com

    +2 GFC follower (ivanbookworm)
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    Thank you!

  9. Thanks for the giveaway! I follow both blogs as Julie S.

  10. I tink living in Ana's world sounds interesting. I don't know If I'd like to 'reicarcerate', and dragons and griffins? I think I'd be scared. I guess I'll just stick to reading about it!
    BTW, I follow Amaterasu Reads...its how I learned about this giveaway:)

  11. Whoops, my GFC name is Shelby:)

  12. Cute interview. This is one book that I'm really looking forward to.

    stephanieleroux (at) hotmail (dot) com

    +2 Following Amaterasu Reads
    +2 Answer: I'm not sure if I want to live there. I'm going to have to read more about that world to answer truthfully.
    + 2 Copied and Tweeted: Win Incarnate by @jodimeadows!

  13. Hello, I'm a new follower, and I'd like to be entered in the contest! My email address is jasmine dot medusa at gmail dot com

  14. Heyy thanks for the giveaway! I've been looking forward to reading this book for months!! So excited cant wait!
    My email:
    GFC: Yandy Ngai
    +2 Following Amaterasu Reads on GFC
    +2 Ooo I love that you get reincarnated and that you can remember all your past memories :) One thing we don't have is enough time in life!

  15. I enjoyed the interview and I'm more excited about the book now!

    GFC: Kayla Beck
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    +2 Follow Amaterasu Reads (GFC: KaylaBeck)

    +2 Answer - Honestly, I have a hard enough time of making it in this world where I know most of the rules. If I was thrown in somewhere else, I do not think I would be a happy camper. Dragons, sylph, and trolls are a pretty terrifying concept for me, so I'd like to just stay in this reality. As for reincarnation, at this point in my life, I think one ride is enough for me. :)

  16. Great interview!!! I'd love to live in Mortal Instruments world. Idk, i just love the whole fighting thing :)
    Im a follower!

  17. Great interview and thank you for the chance to win :-)

    +2 Follow Amaterasu Reads (Safari Poet)
    +2 I don't know. Both world have their positives and negatives. I would as least visit Ana's world.
    + 2 Tweet:

  18. +2 Follow Amaterasu Reads
    +2 Answer this: I could never live there. I get mad just reading the books yet yet again I like them enough to read.
    +2 Tweetered it -!/lara_elf_young/status/156416428193480705

  19. +2 Follow Amaterasu Reads
    +2 Answer this: I could never live there. I get mad just reading the books yet yet again I like them enough to read.
    +2 Tweetered it -!/lara_elf_young/status/156416428193480705


  20. Can't wait to read this book; it seems awesome :D Thank you for giving a copy away. <3
    +2 Follow Amaterasu Reads via GFC as Carina Olsen :)
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  21. I loved this book! Thanks!
    mariahoverlock AT

  22. +2 I am following Amaterus reads as well!

  23. +2 I tweeted:!/J_20_C_/status/156430702303383552

    +2 Answer this: This is such a tough choice, maybe both in different days? Like going back and forth between the worlds

  24. Dystopian Domination, so true!!/ValeriaAndreaBS

  25. Excellent interview! Thanks again :)

    +2 GFC amaterasu: Vivien
    +2 answer: I would love to just visit. I don't think I can handle the reincarnation aspect.
    +2 tweeted:!/deadtossedwaves/status/156448167334916097

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

  26. Thanks for the giveaway!

    I follow this blog and Amaterasu Reads, and Tweeted here:!/bahnree/status/156454207933788161

    my email address is christianchick52 at gmail dot come

  27. GFC follower Patrice

    +2 Following Amaterasu Reads on GFC
    +2 Answer to question: I love love to try to like in the other world but i think i might miss my family to much.

  28. GFC: candice
    candicerjames [at] gmail [dot] com

    +2 Follow Amaterasu Reads GFC: candice
    +2 Answer this: I don't know if I would like to live in Ana's world, especially if I were a new soul. But even being an old soul is really strange. Everyone switching genders and remembering everything. Maybe being a new soul would be better.

  29. GFC Follower! karoltablante(at)gmail(dot)com

    +2 Following Amaterasu Reads on GFC

  30. +2 Followed Amaterasu Reads (The Night Bookmobile)

    +2 I'm not sure I'd want to live there. The idea of reincarnation is best comforting AND creepy.

    +2 Tweet:!/NightBookmobile/status/156574193054515203

    +3 Sidebar button:

    thenightbookmobile at yahoo dot com

    Thanks for the giveaway. I'm very excited to read Jodi's book.

  31. Oh my gosh, I can't believe Dystopian Domination is starting again -- I'm SO excited! :) Thanks a ton for having this again! I'm definitely a follower of this blog & Amaterasu Reads!

  32. Wow! This is my first time to join Dystopian Domination and it's really great! Thanks for this giveaway! I wish I win this book.

    GFC Name: Clarissa (Bookadicea)

    +2 Followed Amaterasu Reads
    +2 Yes, I would like to visit a new world and learn their cultures. I wanted to meet new kinds of people but I don't want reincarnated ones.
    + 2 Tweeted:!/blissfulriz18/status/156631977666154497
    +3 Dystopian Domination button on blog:

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  33. A lovely character interview thank you.

    +2 GFC: Mary Preston

    +2 I am always open to visiting new worlds & peoples. It's the differences that make us interesting.


  34. What a great interview!

    I'm following you, and my email address is:

    +2 Following Amaterasu Reads

    +2 I don't think I would like to live in Ana's world, never meeting anyone new, everyone knowing you. I think it would be a bit much.

    + 2 Tweeted:!/Jo_Stapley/status/156757870799618048

    +3 Button on my blog (top right):

  35. Terrific giveaway! I'm desperate to read this one!
    Romi Foster
    (contact email)
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  36. I'm a follower too!

  37. Wow, love the character's voice. This book has been on my wishlist for a while now, can't wait to read it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy. My email address is

    +2 I followed Amaterasu Reads

    +2 I would like to visit Ana's world out of curiosity but I wouldn't want to stay there as none of my friends or family would be around. It would be a nice adventure though. Reading about it is good enough for me!

    + 2 I tweeted:!/tizzypotts/status/156890098472988672

    +3 button:

    TOTAL: 9

  38. Thanks for the giveaway!

    whatinabox at gmail dot com

    +2 I think I'd want to live in Ana's world; I would love someplace with lots of open spaces and countryside, although I need to read Incarnate before I wish myself there.

    +2 Tweet:!/bookishinabox/status/156911334162841601

    +3 Button:

  39. I would love to be entered! Really !
    +2 Follow Amaterasu Reads

  40. Really want to read this!

    +2 Follow Amaterasu Read's (Gabbie)
    +2 Tweeted:!/Gabelle_M/status/157043832779849728
    +2 No. I'm not too fond of living among magical creatures, especially of the Troll kind.


  41. Wow this is such a wonderful event!
    +2:I think I'd want to live in Ana's world just to see how beautiful everything is.
    +2: Win Incarnate by @jodimeadows!

  42. Great interview! And thx for the giveaway!

    +2 Answer this: This one's tough. Probably in Ana's world. But the idea of incarnation is a lil' too creepy for me.
    + 2 Copy and Tweet:!/FaraHanany/status/157073697759444992
    +3 post our Dystopian Domination button on your blog :


  43. Awesome interview! I've been anticipating this book since I got curious about the cover! Thanks for the giveaway!

    +2 GFC: Sharmaine Chan

    +2 Tweet:!/shaine_c/status/157077217975865344

    +2 Answer: I don't really know. I can't imagine myself living in the wilderness, it's all too... weird, for me. I don't think I can adapt to that kind of lifestyle. I'll say that I'm not completely in love with our world/time, still, there are things to be loved and cherished in this big place. And maybe, just maybe, if I feel like it, I'll go explore Ana's world for a change. :)

    me_winy (at) yahoo (dot) com (dot) ph

  44. Awesome interview! I'm very excited to read this one! Thanks for hosting the giveaway : )

    +2 GFC : Jessica Boehret

    +2 Answer this: Would you want to live in (NAME)’s world: yes or no? Why?

    I haven't read this yet, so at passing glance, I'd say Ana's world. Reincarnation sounds awesome. ; )

    + 2 Copy and Tweet:!/jboehret/status/157083658925248512
    Jessie Marie

  45. Thanks for the totally awesome giveaway!

    +2 GFC: iLuvReadingTooMuch
    +2 Answer to question: I would like to see Ana's world out of curiosity, but nope, I wouldn't wanna live there :P Especially 'cause of the trolls..
    +2 Tweeted:!/iliveforreading/status/157342088114089984

    Thanks again!

    iliveforreading AT hotmail DOT com

  46. Jodi Meadows is so nice :) Can't wait 'til Incarnate is released!
    My GFC name is giddusadik
    My email is floriv7 at gmail dot com

    +2 Follow Amaterasu Reads: giddusadik
    + 2 Copy and Tweet:!/naddawi11/status/157576994849169408
    +3 post our Dystopian Domination button on your blog and link back:

  47. This has to be one of the best book covers of all time. Great interview.

    +2 follow GFC- thegirlonfire27
    +2 answer- I don't think I would, seems a bit dangerous for me.

    thegirlonfire27 at gmail dot com

  48. I really love this cover, it's amazing! Thanks for the interview and the giveaway ^^

    GFC follower: I love books (even on Amaterasu Reads)
    Button on my blog:


  49. Haha I love this interview! And I have to agree with many commenter's--such a great cover!

    +2 I follow Amaterasu Reads
    +2 I really like the idea of reincarnation but like Ana, I'd be a little wary of her world. Switching between the two would be perfect :P
    + 2 tweet:!/allofeverything/status/158612787818536961
    +3 button:

    Thanks for the giveaway :]
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  50. Thanks for the giveaway.
    I am a follower of you
    +2 Follow Amaterasu Reads (
    +2 tweet=!/MuchLovedBooks/status/159289500823064576

    email is mich1980611[at]gmail[dot]com

  51. +1 GFC Jennifer
    +2 follow amaterasu reads: gfc jennifer

    +2 tweet:!/jlkalman26/status/159721770096664578

    +2 answer question: Not sure i'd want to stay. But it would be nice to visit.

    jlkalman26 at gmail dot com

  52. Thanks for the giveaway!

    +2 Follow Amaterasu Reads
    +2 I don't think I would want to live in her world..
    + 2 Copy and Tweet:!/VeronicaWalker/status/159773179143917568

    GFC: Veronica W.

  53. I'd love to play please.

    +2 GFC: Llehn
    +2 Answer to question: No, I'm quite attached to mine.


  54. Thank you for the interview and the chance to win Incarnate! :D

    +2 Follow Amaterasu Reads

    Giada M.

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  55. Thank you so much for the chance to win!
    GFC: Jeanne
    GFC Amaterasu Reads: Jeanne

  56. +2 Amaterasu GFC Follower FairyWhispers

    +2 tweeted!/FWhispers/status/160527698123440131

    +2 I might take a visit there, but who knows yes? there may come a time, where we're forced to go there.

    +3 posted the button,


  57. +2 amaterasureads GFC Follower rica

    +2 no, I don't think I would want to live in her world but I might take a visit:)

    thanks for the chance:)

  58. +2 GFC Cayce
    +2 No, I'm happy where I'm, but I'd love to visit
    +2 tweet:!/Cayce_23/status/161221705593929728

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    cayce006 at yahoo dot com

  59. +2 Following yessiree! ~ Braiden
    +2 I'm stuck on this. But wouldn't it be great to be someone else entirely (without knowing it) which may be better-looking, more intelligent, slimmer, more magical than yourself in this life? I say yes. The ability to live is ever-changing and so would the ability to have many lives.
    +2 Tweet:!/livin_thru_arts/status/161362158695874561
    +2 button on blog:

    Thanks for the giveaways :)

  60. Thanks for the giveaway!!

    +2 following GFC: Maji Bookshelf
    +2 honestly you never know who and how you're going to end up in so i'd rather stay how i am
    +2 tweet:
    +2 button on blog:

    thanks for the giveaway!


  61. Great interview! The answers were thoughtful and humorous and the questions were well-thought out. I want this book!!!

    +2 I want want to visit this place and get to know these characters, but I don't think I'd like to live there.
    New follower!
    GFC wasn't working right when I tried to follow :(
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  62. Must be a follower : Adriana C

    +2 Follow Amaterasu Reads : Adriana C
    +2 Answer this: Would you want to live in (NAME)’s world: yes or no? Why? No, visit maybe but live I don´t think so. I´m to chicken.
    + 2 Copy and Tweet:!/Adrianaec7/status/162240030218268672
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  63. Follower: Gisele Alvarado
    +2 Follow Amaterasu Reads: Gisele Alvarado
    +2 Answer this: Would you want to live in Ana’s world: yes or no? Why? Well it would be nice, i like to explore too, but creatures, dragons and stuff is a little strange!
    + 2 Tweet:!/Gisselle_Alv/status/162779009669795842


  64. Love the interview. I follow on GFC as Stacy T.

    +2 I follow Amaterasu reads as Stacy T
    +2 I think it would be interesting to visit Ana's world, but I don't think I would want to live there.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

  65. Love the interview. I follow on GFC as Stacy T

    +2 I follow Amaterasu Reads as Stacy T
    +2 Although the world seems interesting, perhaps for a visit, I just wouldn't want to live there.

    the imagine tree at aol dot com

  66. Great interview and awesome giveaway :D

    +2 Follow Amaterasu Reads - Amy
    +2 Visit? Yes. Live there? No.
    +2 Copy and Tweet:!/Sylirama9/status/163270460061130752
    +3 post our Dystopian Domination button:

  67. Thanks for this great giveaway :D
    +1 Follower on here GFC: Herp
    +2 I wouldn't want to live there because I love the world I'm living here right now :D
    +2 Followed on Amaterasu Reads with GFC: Herp
    +2 Twitter:!/HerpPerp/status/163844060128354304
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  68. +2 Follow Amaterasu Reads - Lori M Lee
    +2 Answer: Nope. Remembering every life I've ever lived? Possibly brain breaking. But I'd love to see the dragons!
    + 2 Tweet:!/LoriMLee/status/164058167158902784
    +3 post our Dystopian Domination button on your blog and link back:

  69. +2 Follower (Emy Shin)
    +2 Answer: I love the idea of reincarnation, but I wouldn't want to live in such a world, no, because you essentially carry thousands of years of baggages.
    +2 Tweet:!/emy_shin/status/164063406238859264


  70. Thanks for hosting this event. Incarnate is one of the books I'm looking forward to the most.
    My email address is:
    +2 I do follow Amaterasu Reads through blogger and GFC
    +2 I don't think I'd like to live in Ana's world full-time. I think I'll stay here, it's more familiar
    + 2 Copy and Tweet:!/carlrscott/status/164349517003624448

  71. GFC Follower: Ashley Long
    +2 I follow Amaterasu Reads through GFC
    +2 Tweet:!/splashy_555/status/164791033480216576

  72. GFC: Veronica W.
    Email: roniwalker7(at)gmail(dot)com

    +2 Follow Amaterasu Reads
    +2 I wouldn't want to live in her world. It's all screwed up! Haha.
    + 2!/veronicawalker/status/164870191694626816