Friday, October 05, 2012

A conversation between Gennifer Albin & Adelice + Crewel Swag Pack Giveaway!

Hi everyone! Today is a different kind of guest post. Genn wrote this for Dystopian Domination III. I hope you like it! Swag lovers, today’s contest is for you! Without further ado:

Hello, my name is Adelice Lewys and Gennifer asked if I could host an interview with her.  I considered saying no.  After all she left me plunging into icy, churning water to do this, but then she reminded me that I live entirely in her head and that I had to do it.  She's just that much of a tyrant.  Seriously, she could give some people here a run for their money.

Gennifer: Ad, I can leave you in the water.

Adelice:  See, this is what I'm talking about.  Positively tyrannical.

Gennifer: Maybe they want to hear about me.

Adelice (under her breath): Not likely.

Gennifer:  You're giving me a complex.

Adelice:  Then I guess we're even.  Ok, so give us the scoop. When will we see Crewel's cover?

Gennifer:  I wish I knew.  I'm under threat of pain not to share it.

Adelice:  I'd like to point out that I'm usually under threat of pain, but I still take action.  Fortune favors the bold.

Gennifer:  Yes, and see where's that gotten you.

Adelice: Bobbing in icy water.  Point taken.  What can you tell them about my world?

Gennifer:  Well, officially it's a world of secrets and lethal intrigue.

Adelice:  Can you be more vague?

Gennifer:  Ok, sassypants, it's a world of cigarette holders, cocktails, beautiful women who hide deadly secrets behind their made-up faces and silk stockings, and men who fear women so much they keep them bringing coffee.  No one is quite who they seem.  Even you.

Adelice:  That leads me to a very important question.  Do I have to wear all those stockings in book 2?

Gennifer:  I see you're going to ask all the hard-hitting questions.

Adelice:  And you are avoiding the question.  Ok, less about my world and more about yours.  What do you do when you aren't torturing me?

Gennifer: I'm usually chasing my toddler and preschooler, watching too much Fringe and Harry Potter, and eating all my husband's delicious baked goods.  Oh, and thinking about torturing you.

Adelice:  Gee, thanks.

Gennifer:  You're welcome.

Adelice:  Ok, can you please pull me out of the water now?  I'm getting pruney, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to freeze to death soon.

Gennifer:  I guess.  It would be pretty anti-climatic if you bit it like that.

Adelice:  Exactly what I was worried about.

Please feel free to let Genn know that stockings are completely unnecessary in book two.  I'm sure you all agree with me.

About the Author:

Gennifer Albin is a recovering academic who realized she could write books of her own and discovered, delightfully, that people would read them. She lives in Kansas with her family and writes full-time. Her debut novel, Crewel, the first in a trilogy, will be published in October 2012 by FSG/Macmillan.

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About Crewel:

Incapable. Awkward. Artless.

That’s what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen year-old Adelice Lewys has a secret: she wants to fail.

Gifted with the ability to weave time with matter, she’s exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen as a Spinster is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to embroider the very fabric of life. But if controlling what people eat, where they live and how many children they have is the price of having it all, Adelice isn’t interested.

Not that her feelings matter, because she slipped and wove a moment at testing, and they’re coming for her—tonight.

Now she has one hour to eat her mom’s overcooked pot roast. One hour to listen to her sister’s academy gossip and laugh at her Dad’s stupid jokes. One hour to pretend everything’s okay. And one hour to escape.

Because once you become a Spinster, there’s no turning back.

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  1. Hehe, in the title it should be 'conversation'... plus the cover's already been posted so I guess this interview was done a while ago.

    That was a nice interview though. I love reading ones with the characters in them. :P This book sounds so good!

    1. Thanks Cass! :) Just noticed it now.. LOL.

  2. Great back and forth. Had me grinning. Look forward to meeting Adelice:)


  3. Love the two going back and forth. Can't wait to read what happens to Adelice--great name by the way!!! :)

  4. How fun! I loved that interview, and have added Crewel to my to-read list. Can't wait until it comes out!