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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Giveaway Interview STARRY NIGHTS by DAISY WHITNEY @bwkids @DaisyWhitney #NewAdult

Book Description

 September 3, 2013

Seventeen-year-old Julien is a romantic -- he loves spending his free time at the museum poring over the great works of the Impressionists. But one night, a peach falls out of a Cezanne, Degas ballerinas dance across the floor, and Julien is not hallucinating.
The art is reacting to a curse that trapped a beautiful girl, Clio, in a painting forever. Julien has a chance to free Clio and he can't help but fall in love with her. But love is a curse in its own right. And soon paintings begin to bleed and disappear. Together Julien and Clio must save the world's greatest art . . . at the expense of the greatest love they've ever known.
Like a master painter herself, Daisy Whitney brings inordinate talent and ingenuity to this romantic, suspenseful, and sophisticated new novel.A beautifully decorated package makes it a must-own in print.

About the Author

Daisy Whitney is also the author of The Mockingbirds novels and When You Were Here. She lives in San Francisco, California with her fabulous husband, fantastic kids, and the two best dogs. She spends her days reporting on television, media, and advertising for a range of news outlets, and her nights dreaming of Paris, the most wonderful city in the world. Daisy earned a degree in art history at Brown University and has always believed paintings have great stories to tell.


1. Do you have a secret talent?

I can knit a silk tie. I have very strong calves. I can peel a banana with my toes. Only one of these is true.

2. Is there a song that really reminds you of your book?

More than Words by Extreme. It’s one of my favorite love songs and goes on the playlist for every book I write. Also, nearly anything from the Broadway soundtrack of Les Mis! All those songs about Paris were playing in my earbuds while I wrote Starry Nights!

3. What was the easiest thing about writing this book?

The easiest part was imagining being inside the paintings. In many ways, I believe in the magic of art and I can “see” how paintings might come to life. Picturing what each painting might be up to in the wee hours of the night was so fun for me.

4. Is there a word you love to use?

My familiar. As in, “My chihuahua is my familiar.”

5. Any real or imaginary pets?

Why yes! I have a chihuahua-mini pin, a lab-border collie and two cats.


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  1. I heard about this book 5 years ago and have been literally salivating, waiting to get my grabby hands on this one. Thank you very much for the interview and giveaway, I did not know about Daisy's obsession of MORE THAN WORDS by Extreme. Interesting, and a haunting love song at that. Given the book, I think this does not bode well for the characters, but I know Daisy is great at writing love stories that overcome difficulties, so I've got my fingers crossed. Here's hoping I get a chance to read and review this book.

  2. I would love to read this book.

  3. I think this book sounds cute and awesome--I LOVE the concept and really want to read it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. I love that her main character is male- such a rarity in YA! And it sounds lovely. Thanks for the giveaway, and the interview. :)

  5. Thanks for this wonderful giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  6. I love that you can peel a banana with your toes. Would love to read this book!

  7. This book sounds amazing! Painting coming to life? Ahh, I need this! :D

  8. I've enjoyed Daisy's novels in the past. Really eager to read another one :)

  9. Love the idea of the foray into the art world!

  10. What a wonderful sounding book...love the cover art as well. :)

  11. Wow this sounds really awesome! I'd like to read this book!

  12. This sounds like an interesting read.

  13. I am really looking forward to reading this book! I studied a lot of art for my degree, so this book is right up my alley! Thanks so much for the giveaway.

    And now I can't stop wondering which "secret talent" is her actual "secret talent". My vote is for the banana...but I guess if we actually knew, it would no longer be secret!!



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