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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Possession and Surrender Blog Tour: interview & giveaways

I'm thrilled to have the Possession and Surrender Blog Tour stopping by today with an interview with author Elana Johnson and several awesome giveaways.

The Possession Series

Possession (add on goodreads)
Vi knows the Rule: Girls don't walk with boys, and they never even thinkabout kissing them. But no one makes Vi want to break the Rules more than Zenn...and since the Thinkers have chosen him as Vi's future match, how much trouble can one kiss cause? The Thinkers may have brainwashed the rest of the population, but Vi is determined to think for herself.
But the Thinkers are unusually persuasive, and they're set on convincing Vi to become one of them...starting by brainwashing Zenn. Vi can't leave Zenn in the Thinkers' hands, but she's wary of joining the rebellion, especially since that means teaming up with Jag. Jag is egotistical, charismatic, and dangerous--everything Zenn's not. Vi can't quite trust Jag and can't quite resist him, but she also can't give up on Zenn.
This is a game of control or be controlled. And Vi has no choice but to play.

Purchase: Amazon / B&N 

Forbidden love, intoxicating power, and the terror of control…
Raine has always been a good girl. She lives by the rules in Freedom. After all, they are her father’s rules: He’s the Director. It’s because of him that Raine is willing to use her talent—a power so dangerous, no one else is allowed to know about it. Not even her roommate, Vi.
All of that changes when Raine falls for Gunner. Raine’s got every reason in the world to stay away from Gunn, but she just can’t. Especially when she discovers his connection to Vi’s boyfriend, Zenn. Raine has never known anyone as heavily brainwashed as Vi. Raine’s father expects her to spy on Vi and report back to him. But Raine is beginning to wonder what Vi knows that her father is so anxious to keep hidden, and what might happen if she helps Vi remember it. She’s even starting to suspect Vi’s secrets might involve Freedom’s newest prisoner, the rebel Jag Barque...
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WS: What three words best describe your Possession Series?
EJ: Snarky dystopian romance.

WS: Do you have a favorite character in your series to write and explore? What do you love about them?
EJ: Zenn Bower is my favorite character in the Possession series. I love him so much, and like exploring his history, that I wrote a short story told from his POV. It’s called Resist, and you can download it for free here:

WS: Your series takes place in a dystopian setting, so I gotta ask, what's the scariest dystopian setting/world you've come across in any book, movie, or tv show? What would be the very last dystopian setting/world you'd want to find yourself in?
EJ: The Borg from Star Trek. I don’t want someone else to assimilate me and my personality. That’s really scary to me!

WS: Fill in the blanks:
I'm really awesome at eating bacon.
I'm embarrassed to admit that I break rules in libraries by sneaking in soda and snacks.
My first literary crush (author or character) was Scott Westerfeld.
The last awesome book I read was TEN by Gretchen McNeil.

WS: If you were to create and bake a cupcake inspired by your series (or one of the characters) what would it look and taste like and what would you call it?
EJ: Wow, this is much harder than I thought! It would definitely have chocolate, but with cream cheese frosting. Maybe some peanut butter mouse filling. We want a cupcake that is really worth breaking Rules to eat. I suppose we could call it The Rule-Breaker.

Elana Johnson: Site / Goodreads / Twitter / Facebook
Elana Johnson’s work, including Possession, Surrender, and Regret, published by Simon Pulse (Simon & Schuster), is available now everywhere books are sold. Her popular ebook, From the Query to the Call, is also available for download, as well as a Possession short story, Resist. School teacher by day, Query Ninja by night, you can find her online at her personal blog or Twitter. She also co-founded the Query Tracker blog, and contributes to the League of Extraordinary Writers.

There are three (3) giveaways running throughout the tour (all prizes provided by Elana Johnson) and you can enter them below or at any blog tour stop.
(read each description carefully to know which giveaways you are eligible for)

Copies of StarcrossedWitch EyesWhen We Broke Up and The Liar Society.
Open to US only
Ends 12/9/12

Hardcover of Surrender, a Possession paperback, an ecopy of Regret, bookmarks for both books, stickers for both books, and a Jag-inspired necklace. 
Open to US/Canada
Ends 12/9/12

Ebooks of Possession, Surrender and Regret.  
Open to those INT (outside the US only)
Ends 12/9/12


Candace said...

Yum, I want to eat The Rule Breaker!
Awesome questions and I loved the fill in the blanks ones! :)

Candace said...

Oops, I hit send before I was done!
I just wanted to say thank you for hosting a stop on the tour!

Unknown said...

What a great tour! Can't wait to start reading this series!

Vivien said...

Lol!!! Great post. I cannot wait for more from this series. I need to know all!

Natalie @ Book Lovers Life said...

Ive wanted to read this series for ages so thanks so much for the chance :)

Sayomay said...

Awesome giveaway! XD Thank you for hosting!