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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Giveaway Interview JANUARY BLACK by WENDY RUSSO win $25 @wendysrusso

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January Black Sixteen-year-old genius Matty Ducayn has never fit in on The Hill, an ordered place seriously lacking a sense of humor. After his school’s headmaster expels him for a small act of mischief, Matty’s future looks grim until King Hadrian comes to his rescue with a challenge: answer a question for a master’s diploma. More than a second chance, this means freedom. Masters can choose where they work, a rarity among Regents, and the question is simple. What was January Black? It’s a ship. Everyone knows that. Hadrian rejects that answer, though, and Matty becomes compelled by curiosity and pride to solve the puzzle. When his search for an answer turns up long-buried state secrets, Matty’s journey becomes a collision course with a deadly royal decree. He's been set up to fail, which forces him to choose. Run for his life with the challenge lost...or call the king’s bluff.  
Refreshingly intelligent and loads of fun! I lost a few hours as I read this book. It's a Young Adult novel that is refreshingly and astonishingly intelligent, and the love story is perfectly played out. ~Christine Ashworth,
Amazon Review The mystery was intriguing - I loved how Wendy Russo weaved in all her secrets throughout the book, how she incorporated just enough to keep you reading, while never actually divulging much of anything. I was guessing for most of it and that's pretty hard to make me do. ~Julie, Clean Teen Reads
 Wendy Russo has created a masterpiece. ~Ivan Amberlake, Author

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Author Wendy S. Russo Wendy S. Russo got her start writing in the sixth grade. That story involved a talisman with crystals that had to be found and assembled before bad things happened, and dialog that read like classroom roll call. Since then, she’s majored in journalism (for one semester), published poetry, taken a course on short novels, and watched most everything ever filmed by Quentin Tarantino. A Wyoming native transplanted in Baton Rouge, Wendy works for Louisiana State University as an IT analyst. She’s a wife, a mom, a Tiger, a Who Dat, and she falls asleep on her couch at 8:30 on weeknights.  


1. What is the first book you remember reading by yourself as a child?

Put Me in the Zoo, by Robert Lopshire

2. What are you reading right now?

Shawna Romkey's "Speak of the Devil"

3. How does your garden grow?

With silver bells and cockle shells, of course. *wink*

Not quite as well as I'd like, actually. I live in Louisiana. I don't have gutters on my house. The water runs off the roof and hits my flowers like blade. My hanging plants did pretty well last year though.

4. What is the last thing you Googled?

The author of "Put Me In the Zoo."

5. What makes you cringe?

Most things having to do with styrofoam. The sound hurts clear to my soul. Also, instant replay of athletes breaking something. And that moment a child does something I know will hurt, but I also know I can't stop it.-- 

SIGH - - Put Me In The Zoo was one of my favorites books....

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Ends 5/8/13
Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer http://iamareader.com and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for having me on your blog today.



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