Monday, February 13, 2012

Author Interview with Anne Greenwood + Swag Pack Giveaway!

Hi everyone, today I’ll be interviewing Anne Greenwood about her novel, Lies Beneath. Stick around for a swag pack giveaway later!


Describe Lies Beneath in one sentence. 

Merman Calder White and his mermaid sisters plan to kill the man they blame for their mother's death, but when Calder falls in love with their target's daughter, all hell breaks loose.

What or who inspired you to write Lies Beneath?

Lake Superior. It's an amazing place: ancient, freezing cold, clear, and deep. You just know there are tons of mysteries waiting to be discovered.

What are the themes tackled in your novel?

The Art of Forgiveness. I've always been amazed by people who are victimized, then forgive their attacker. Forgivenes is something people preach, but have a much harder time actually putting into practice.

What is the best thing someone said about your novel?

People love the water references, so I hear: "This going to make a huge splash!" a lot. I hope they're right!

Did you ever base any of your characters on real persons?

One of the characters is described as looking like one of my kids, but personality wise it's not her at all, so I'd say no--none of them are based on real people.

Can you give us one line from your novel that you find important, striking or unforgettable?

Hmmm....the whole book went through a lot of revisions, but the first line of Chapter One never changed. Not once. It's the line I woke up with in my head, and kept writing from there. It goes:

"I hadn't killed anyone all winter, and I have to say I felt pretty good about that."

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Calder White lives in the cold, clear waters of Lake Superior, the only brother in a family of murderous mermaids. To survive, Calder and his sisters prey on humans, killing them to absorb their energy. But this summer the underwater clan targets Jason Hancock out of pure revenge. They blame Hancock for their mother's death and have been waiting a long time for him to return to his family's homestead on the lake. Hancock has a fear of water, so to lure him in, Calder sets out to seduce Hancock's daughter, Lily. Easy enough—especially as Calder has lots of practice using his irresistable good looks and charm on ususpecting girls. Only this time Calder screws everything up: he falls for Lily—just as Lily starts to suspect that there's more to the monsters-in-the-lake legends than she ever imagined. And just as his sisters are losing patience with him.

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She is represented by Jacquie Flynn of Joëlle Delbourgo Associates, Inc., and her debut novel, LIES BENEATH, will be published by Random House (Delacorte Press) in the summer of 2012 (Francoise Bui, editor). Mondadori will publish the novel in Italian. She is also a guest blogger on Writer Unboxed and a regular blogger on The Nightstand: For Books Both Sinister and Strange and BookEndBabes.
She lives in Minnesota with her amazingly patient husband and their three above-average children.

Connect with Anne: Twitter | Goodreads | Site


Come back the day after tomorrow for a character interview with Finn Belastra and an international giveaway of a signed Born Wicked + swag!


 

23 comments:

  1. The whole idea of this book sounds like a fantastic read! Definitely fierce and dangerous mermaids :)

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  2. Fierce and dangerous, just sounds like a more epic read!

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  3. I like my mermaids fierce, but not evil...so maybe some fierce sweetness :)

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  4. Nice, concise interview. The book sounds great. I traveled over Lake Superior on the way to Isle Royale. I was instantly inspired. It is definitely a mysterious lake, for sure.

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  5. Fierce and dangerous all the way, baby! :) Little mermaid was never my type. I can't wait to read this book!

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  6. The book sounds great! I love evel mermaid, it is more interesting that way)

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  7. Sweet and innocent! I'm scared the fiery ones might drown me!

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  8. Fierce and dangerous. I'm not a mermaid fan but it didn't mean that I won't read this book. I would read it. It just spark my interest.

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  9. I haven't read many mermaid books but I like the idea of them being evil!

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  10. Fierce and dangerous because if she act all sweet and cute she is going to be an easy prey, so no, no, no!! This is going to be my first mermaid book and sound really good!

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  11. Why can't we have a sweet and fierce one? But I would much prefer a sweet mermaid because I've seen Mean Girls too many times to learn to hate the vicious ones.

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  12. All these comments are cracking me up! I already had a nice swag bag put together, but I got an extra ARC so I'll throw that in, too.

    Rest assured, there's a pretty even balance of creepy evil and sweet romance.

    Much love,
    Anne

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  13. It sounds interesting, especially how the story revolves around mermaids since most of the books nowadays are dystopian or paranormal.

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  14. This book is amazing, can't wait to read it! I like strong mermaids, maybe not too dangerous :)

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  15. Love the idea of evil mermaids, gives a much more sinister twist to it!!

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  16. I definitly like fierce and dangerous! Evil ones are the best!

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  17. this definitely looks like something i'd love to read. i think fierce and dangerous mermaids would be more fun : )

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  18. I like them fierce and dangerous. Buti think that most fierce and dangerous things are disguised in sweet.

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  19. To be truthful I like both but if I were a mere I would go with the fierve and dangerous! Thank you so much for this giveaway!!

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  20. I totally want to read this, it looks amazing!}
    And what kind of mermaids do I like? fierce and dangerous of course!

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  21. I'm very much looking forward to reading LIES BENEATH, especially for the fierce and dangerous mermaids! In my experience they're always sweet and innocent...which I'd probably prefer, but evil works too! ;-)

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  22. I can't wait to read Lies Beneath because I think a story about mermaids is something really new and fresh and it can be really interesting. I would prefer sweet and innocent haha but I don't care really as long as the men-mermaids are beautiful lol

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  23. The book looks so cool! I love the title and everything! CAn't wait to check it out! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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