I am so excited to be on the blog tour for new Entangled Teen book Luminosity. I have been dying for this book ever since the cover reveal and let me tell you it is amazing. I am currently reading it so I should have a review up in the next week or so. This is a book not to be missed.
Published By: Entangled Teen
Publication Date: November 13, 2012
Genre: YA - Fantasy
My name is Beatrice. When I was born, I was blessed with the Sight. I was immediately removed from my parents and enrolled in the Institution. At the age of twelve, I had my first true vision, earning my raven’s wings. And when I turned seventeen, one of my visions came true. Things haven’t been the same since.
The Institution depends on me to keep the City safe from our enemy, the Dreamcatchers, but I’m finding it harder to do while keeping a secret from everyone, including my best friend Gabe. It is a secret that could put us all in danger. A secret that could kill me and everyone close to me.
But the enemy has been coming to me in my dreams, and I think I’m falling in love with him. He says they’re coming. He says they’re angry. And I think I’ve already helped them win.
What I have read so far of this book is phenomenal and I cannot wait to read more and find out what happens. Now I am so excited to welcome the amazing Stephanie Thomas to K-Books
Hi Stephanie Thank you for being with us on K-Books today. I am so excited to have you here as I have been dying to read Luminosity ever since I took part in the cover reveal. When did you first discover that you wanted to be a writer? FIRSTLY, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME HERE! I HAVE TO SAY, I’VE ALWAYS WANTED TO BE A WRITER. WHEN I WAS LITTLE, I USED TO MAKE UP “NEWSPAPERS” FOR MY MOM, WHICH INCLUDED NEWS STORIES AND PICTURES THAT I WROTE ON OFFICE PAPER FROM HER JOB. WHEN IT WAS TIME FOR ME TO DECIDE WHAT I WANTED TO GO TO COLLEGE FOR, I WAS TORN BETWEEN WRITING AND TEACHING. THE PRACTICAL SIDE OF ME WENT WITH TEACHING, AND AFTER TEACHING FOR A YEAR, I DECIDED TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL FOR WRITING. BUT, DURING THAT WHOLE TIME, FROM MY CHILDHOOD UNTIL NOW, I’VE ALWAYS BEEN WRITING. I THINK THE FIRST “SERIOUS” PIECE OF WRITING I DID WAS AN X-FILES FAN-FIC THAT I WROTE WHILE IN EIGHTH GRADE. Your novel is in the paranormal genre. Did you always want to write in this genre? I NEVER REALLY THOUGHT OF MYSELF AS WRITING IN ANY SPECIFIC GENRE AT FIRST, BUT MY READING HABITS PRETTY MUCH INFLUENCE WHAT I WANT TO WRITE. I LOVE TO READ HISTORICAL FICTION, EPIC FANTASY (LIKE _THE GAME OF THRONES_), DYSTOPIANS AND SCI-FI, MOSTLY. THAT’S WHAT YOU’LL FIND CLUTTERING UP MY BOOKSHELVES. BUT, WHEN I STARTED TO WRITE AS A CAREER, I STARTED WITH HISTORICAL FICTION, AND THEN MOVED ON TO _LUMINOSITY_. Do you have any authors that you look up to or that inspire you?
I LOVE GEORGE R.R. MARTIN. I WISH I COULD BE JUST A QUARTER OF THE WRITER HE IS. HIS BOOKS ARE DEFINITELY NOT YA, BUT THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFULLY-WRITTEN, AND THE CHARACTERIZATION IS AMAZING. Your book Luminosity is due to be released which by the way I am crazy excited about. What was the inspiration behind that story? I WAS INSPIRED BY MY STUDENTS, AND BY A PLAY I WAS TEACHING AT THE TIME, _OEDIPUS REX_. I LIKED THE IDEAS OF SEERS AND THE POWER THEY HAVE OVER PEOPLE, SO I TOOK THAT IDEA AND RAN WITH IT.
How do you feel about unleashing this story into the world? OH GOODNESS, YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW NERVOUS I WAS THE DAY IT WAS DIGITALLY RELEASED. ACTUALLY, I THINK I WAS THE SAME NERVOUS WHEN I FOUND OUT MY EARCS WERE SENT OUT. I KEPT SAYING OVER AND OVER AGAIN, “REAL PEOPLE HAVE MY BOOK NOW. REAL PEOPLE ARE READING IT RIGHT NOW.” I COULDN’T GET OVER THAT, AND I STILL HAVEN’T. Do you take any personal experiences and adapt them into your writing? I HAVE A TATTOO THAT SAYS “WRITING IS BOTH MASK AND UNVEILING.” IT’S A QUOTE BY E.B. WHITE, AND IT’S WHAT I TRULY BELIEVE. EVERY WRITER OUT THERE PUTS A PIECE OF THEMSELVES IN THEIR WRITING, WHETHER THEY KNOW IT OR NOT. AND IT’S EITHER BECAUSE THEY ARE TRYING TO HIDE THEMSELVES IN WORDS, OR THEY ARE REVEALING THEMSELVES SOMEHOW, BUT IT’S NOT ALWAYS EVIDENT TO THEM. OR ME. SO, I AM SURE THAT PIECES OF ME ARE ALL OVER THAT BOOK, BUT I COULDN’T PICK OUT ANY ONE PART. Are there any particular scenes that you enjoy writing more than others? I ENJOYED WRITING THE FINAL SCENE OF THE BOOK BECAUSE IT WAS SO POWERFUL TO ME. LET’S JUST SAY, IT’S NOT EASY MAKING DECISIONS, ESPECIALLY NOT WHEN IT INVOLVES YOUR FRIENDS. And finally what can we expect to see from you in the future? I FINISHED BOOK TWO OF _THE RAVEN CHRONICLES_ OVER THE SUMMER. SINCE THEN, I’VE BEEN WORKING ON A MANUSCRIPT ABOUT A VIRUS THAT IS WIPING OUT THE POPULATION, AND THE RISE OF THE BELIEF IN DARWINISM, OR THE SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST. WHEN DO YOU TRY TO SAVE THE WORLD, AND WHEN DO YOU JUST ACCEPT THAT IT HAS TO HAPPEN FOR THE GREATER GOOD OF HUMANITY? GETTING TO KNOW YOU – QUICK FIRE ROUND Hardcopy or E-Book? Hardcopy. I have an e-reader, but I hardly ever use it. Bookmark or Dog-Ear? I usually dog-ear, but I found those little magnetic bookmarks, and bought four of those that look like tiny penguins. Book or Movie? Book. Movies tend not to relay the beauty of words. Chocolate or Vanilla? Chocolate. Summer or Winter? Winter, because I’m a teacher, and I like snow days. I also hate the sun because I will get sunburned under a full moon, that’s how pathetic I am. Ice-Cream or Cake? Ice cream. With peanut butter. Coffee or Tea? Lattes Nice guy or bad boy? Nice guy. Bad boys tend not to be worth it. Thank you so much for being here on K-Books with us today.
Isn't she awesome?
Now I am giving away ONE e-copy of Luminosity away.
All you have to do it leave me a comment about what you think and your email address.
When she was a small child, she would present her mother and
father with self-made newspapers filled up with make believe
stories and pictures. Her love for writing followed her all throughout
her schooling, where she entered and won writing contests of all sorts. Stephanie decided to become an English teacher and
completed her B.A. at The Pennsylvania State University. While teaching, she later went on to get her Master’s in writing from The Johns Hopkins University. She completed her very first manuscript during her graduate studies, and by the end of the program, she had completed two more. Stephanie is quick to tell anyone that she’s a born and raised Philadelphian, and her heart will always belong there. She moved to Baltimore with her husband, and they’ve been living there for the last five years with their doggie, Sailor, and their rabbit, Buns (aka “T Sizzle).