Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Endure by Carrie Jones Blog Tour

Today we have the pleasure of hosting a mini-interview with Endure author Carrie Jones.  When I was contacted by Bloomsbury to participate to read Endure and participate in the blog tour, I will have to admit, I might have blasted my IPOD singing, "I've got a pocket, got a pocket full of sunshine."  I won't tell you which character I was daydreaming was "all mine," but let's just say, I wasn't disappointed!!  This is the final installment in her Need series, and if you have never read these books, you need to check them out! This last book in the series and it will not disappoint! 
Check out my review of Endure here.

It’s all-out war (and no-holds-barred romance) in the climactic conclusion to Carrie Jones’s bestselling series.

Zara is at the center of an impending apocalypse. True, she’s successfully rescued Nick from Valhalla, but it simply isn’t enough. Evil pixies are ravaging Bedford, and they need much more than one great warrior; they need an army. Zara isn’t sure what her role is anymore. She’s not just fighting for her friends; she’s also a pixie queen. And to align her team of pixies with the humans she loves will be one of her greatest battles yet. Especially since she can’t even reconcile her growing feelings for her pixie king . . .

Unexpected turns, surprising revelations, and one utterly satisfying romantic finale make Endure a thrilling end to this series of bestsellers. without further ado, we will get to the interview!

Where did you come up with the idea to focus on pixies?

I was at the Common Ground Fair, which is this huge, cool fair in Maine that's sponsored by Maine Organic Farmes and Growers Association (MOFGA).  To get to the main part of the fair you have to walk through this sweet trail that curves through these tall spruce trees.

Right in fron of me was this guy.  He had a weird vibe.  He was wearing all corduroy--blazer, pants.  And sticking out from his blazer was this long tail-like appendage that was wrapped in different colored earth-toned cloth.  I guess he could tell I was checking him out because he turned his head and looked at me.  His eye was this startling silver color.  How startling?  So startling that I actually gaspec and got creeped out.  My daughter was all like, "Mommy.  It is probably the way the light beams are refracting on his optic nerve at a certain angle...blah, blah,"

And I just thought, "Oh my gosh.  It's a human-sized pixie."

So, I started writing.

What is is like writing the final installment in a series? 

It was terribly, terribly sad.

Who are your favorite characters in the books?
That's like picking your favorite dog or something. I am worried whoever I didn't pick would come get me in my sleep. :) I am an easily frightened writer, so I'm going to beg off that question, actually.

Thank you so much Carrie Jones for stopping by!