You'd have to have, like, a lentil for a soul to hate wiener dogs. ~Zuzana from The Daughter of Smoke & Bones by Laini Taylor

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

$50 Giveaway Interview ROOK by MONICA MacDONALD @memacdonald35


Rook by Monica MacDonald
Could you be the monster to save who you love?

Two women, separated by generations, must leave what they know to start a new life. Seventeen-year-old Kate's senior year is ruined when she's moved from the only home she's ever known. After an isolating month alone in her apartment, school starts, but neither her classmates nor her teacher are who they seem. Kali, a single mother living in the nineteenth century wilds of Montana, is stalked by a malicious past. She fights to keep her daughter safe while her freedom is threatened by her less than benevolent benefactor. Both find love, and with it hope, but that is quickly ripped away as one woman must learn the lessons of the other -- before it's too late to save either.

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About the author:

Monica is a married graduate student with three boys. Utah is home right now, but the need to wander has extended beyond the fantasy world of writing and into real life. She's lived all around the US and even into the Middle East. The world is really a small place, only made bigger through imagination.

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Do you have a secret talent? 

My parents bought a piano when I was a senior in high school. I sat down, and tada! I could play by ear. To this day, my son will bring me whatever he's listening to, and we'll work out how to play it on my piano. Usually it's  dubstep, so I show him how to bang the beat out, and I'l play while we've got it rocking out on the stereo.

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

Arise! By Flyleaf. It's too perfect!

What was the easiest thing about writing this book? 

The whole story came in chunks. I rode the train to school every day, and there's nothing better for imagination than complete boredom. I then had great beta-readers and an excellent editor.

Is there a word you love to use?

Well, it's a name actually. In Jordan, I had a friend that lived in a neighborhood called Jabel Webda. I don't know why I like to say that so much, but I do! Amman is super hilly, and many of the neighborhoods have â Jabel❠(mountain) in their name. I never did learn what Webda meant.

Any real or imaginary pets?

 We have two old labs, and a dachshund. We had a Great Dane we lost last July, and we were broken hearted. However, last week we got a puppy. So nice to have a baby in the house again!

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  1. That name IS fun to say! Thanks so much for hosting a tour stop Mary!

  2. Your so lucky to be able to play the piano like that! I tried when I was younger (mom made me) and I just couldn't do it. I couldn't even play chopsticks right LOL!

  3. This sounds like a very interesting story. One that I would love to read.

  4. Writing on the train is the best way to go, especially when it's a long ride. Of curse, I used to do it in longhand; these days I use my iPad. :)

  5. I had 7 years of piano lessons & still couldn't play very well. I really should have tried harder I suppose.

  6. Sounds intriguing! Would love to read this.

  7. I just dropped by to check to doings today and am really glad I did. This looks like a very intriguing read and its in my TBR. Thank you for sharing with us today :)

  8. I would love to read this. This is definitely on my TBR pile

  9. sounds like a great storyline.....



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