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Monday, January 17, 2011

Please Welcome Chloe Neill Plus a SWAG GIVEAWAY!

I always enjoy being a part of these kinds of events and Hexbound is one of my must read books of 2011, so I'm beyond excited to welcome Chloe Neill back to What Book Is That? to answer some seriously tough questions.

No really, they're seriously tough.

WBIT: You said on your blog that Hexbound was your favorite book so far. What makes it different from your other

Chloe: In FIRESPELL, I spent a lot of time introducing Lily to the world of magic beneath Chicago. In HEXBOUND, she's already in the mix, so I got to focus more on making the magic. The spells, the creatures, the rules of the underground. I think it makes for a lot of fun!

Hexbound (Dark Elite, Book 2)WBIT: What, for you, was the hardest part of writing Hexbound?

ChloeProbably giving Lily and Scout that sense of danger that keeps the book moving along.

WBIT: The easiest?

Chloe:Dialogue is always the easiest thing for me to write, I think. Lily and Scout have a very natural banter, so that's always fairly easy to imagine.

WBIT: What trends or story elements would you like to see more of in YA books?

Chloe: I don't have a lot of time to read (YA or otherwise) right now, but I do hope that YA books are giving young girls the power to make their own magic and write their own destinies--rather than other people doing it for them.

WBIT: Pop quiz! What five books do you find yourself recommending to people most often?

Chloe: Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman. Naked in Death by J.D. Robb. Devil's Bride by Stephanie Laurens. Anything by Kim Harrison.

WBIT: And finally, you're trapped in a castle, and the only way out is to bribe the guards with desserts. What dessert would you use to escape?

Chloe: Probably David Lebovitz's German Chocolate Cake. I'm not a big fan of coconut, but it got rave reviews!!

Thanks for having me today!


As a part of the festivities surrounding the blog tour, I have a really cool swag package up for grabs to one lucky winner! 

Rules of engagement:
1. Open to anyone and everyone!
2. Fill out the form below to enter.
3. Contest closes on Friday, January 1/21 at 11:59 EST.

Thanks again to Chloe for stopping by today and for including What Book is That? on the tour!
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