Thursday, February 2, 2012

Interview with Cate Tiernan/Giveaway!

Today we sit down with Cate Tiernan for interview to discuss her newest book, Darkness Falls.
AND, because Cate is so awesome one lucky winner will get their own copy of Darkness Falls!

But first let me introduce you to the book...
Published January 2nd 2012 by Poppy
Synopsis borrowed from Goodreads:

Nastasya has lived for hundreds of years, but for some reason, life never seems to get any better. She left her spoiled, rich girl life to find peace at River's Edge, a safe haven for wayward immortals. There, she learned to embrace River's Edge, despite some drama involving the sexy Reyn, who she wants but won't allow herself to have. But just as she's getting comfortable, her family's ties to dark magick force her to leave.

She falls back into her old, hard partying ways, but will her decision lead her into the hands of a dark immortal? Or will it be her first step to embracing the darkness within her?

You can check out my review HERE!

Now let's give a warm welcome to Cate Tiernan!!

Darkfallen: I have to say that I loved the premise for this series. How did you come up with the idea of "rehab" for immortals?
Cate: I was thinking about how immortals would live, and what it would be like psychologically and emotionally to live such long lives. And I thought that it was likely that some of them would not age gracefully. I love the idea of an older immortal reaching out to others to help them with the challenges of a super-long life.

Darkfallen: When I first starting reading Immortal Beloved I had a hard time following Nas's train of thought. She seemed to be a little all over the place, but by book two she seemed to pull it together more. Was this your intent? Kind of a way to show how she was getting better?

Cate:Yes, exactly. At the beginning of book one, she can't sit still, can't focus, has a constant level of anxiety and a fierce need to protect herself at all times. As she becomes more healthy and more stable, this all gets better. By the end of book three, she's still herself, but a much calmer, more focused self who can follow through on things.

Darkfallen: I loved, LOVED Reyn's character. I wish I could have had more of him and Nas's relationship throughout the first two books and I am super excited to see where they go in the final book. Can you tell us...will we get more swoonworthiness in the upcoming book?

Cate: Oh yes. There will be swooning. Nastasya and Reyn take their relationship further in the second book, and in the third book, everything comes together. So to speak. Of course, it's not always smooth sailing . . . speaks fly, both good and bad.

Darkfallen: I have to say that I am intrigued by the "mental institution" for immortals up in Canada. Have you thought about maybe writing a novella, or even and entirely new series, based there? I wouldn't mind seeing how a few of those people turned out in the end. *winks*

Cate: That's a fun idea. For me, Immortal Beloved was about taking someone who seemed to have no redeemable qualities, and then show how even she can be redeemed. It would be interesting to explore that some more.

Darkfallen: River seems to be such a rounded, yet mysterious character. I love the way she meshes with Nas and the rest of the gang. Did you ever find it difficult to keep her so grounded? I think at times I would have just yelled at Nas if I was her. Lol.

Cate: I know--sometimes Nas seems to need a swift kick in the butt. But River is so much older and has so much more life experience. She's had a much longer time to work on her own abilities and her own feelings. I just created the ideal mother-figure--someone who sets boundaries and demands you live up to them, but offers constant unconditional love and support. I wish I had a River! I wish I was River!

Thank you for the interview--I appreciate it!

And now one lucky winner will get a finished copy of Darkness Falls!!
All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below. This giveaway is being shipped from the publisher and is open to US residents only.

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  1. What a wonderful interview! I loved The Sweep series and am so excited about this new series. I just bought Immortal Beloved last weekend and am itching to get started!

  2. What an interesting concept. I look forward to reading Darkness Falls.

  3. Great giveaway and I loved your review(thanks for linking it). Sometimes the first book in a series can be rough, as the writer world-builds and gains me the second book always determines whether or not I read on. Excellent review :)

  4. thanks for the giveaway! added this to my TBR list. :)

  5. Thank you! Only problem is the cover change. :D

  6. Thanks you for the great giveaway. This sounds like a great book i can't wait to read this.

  7. excited about your great giveaway- thanks!

    catherine0807 at hotmail dot com

  8. Yay, thanks for the giveaway! :D

  9. I got it from the library, now I want it so I can squee over it whenever I want.

  10. OMG, I love Cate Tiernan! I couldn't get enough of her SWEEP series. I would love to win this one. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  11. I really loved Immortal Beloved. Cant wait to read Darkness Falls.