The Compulsive Reader: Looking Ahead: Defiance and C.J. Redwine

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Looking Ahead: Defiance and C.J. Redwine

Looking Ahead is a feature in which new upcoming books and their authors are featured! Take a minute to read the interview, get to know them, read about their book(s), and find them on the internet!

Today I have C.J. Redwine, author of Defiance, on the blog!

TCR: Can you describe your book in ten words or less?

CJR: Girl + Boy + Monster + Secrets + Assassins + Heartbreak + Swoony = Defiance

TCR: What was your reaction when you first saw your cover?
CJR: I almost licked my monitor. I maybe teared up a bit. I definitely squealed. And then I emailed it to my besties so they could lick their monitors and squeal too.

TCR: What surprised you the most about the writing and publication process for Defiance?
CJR: I was surprised by how much I loved the editing process. My editor, Kristin Rens, is so skilled at getting to the heart of the story and she pushes me hard without giving me the answers. We work well together. At the end of the editing process, I had the book I'd always meant to write.

TCR: What's the best place for readers to stay up to date on you and your books?
CJR: My blog: http://cjredwine.blogspot.com or follow me on Twitter: @cjredwine

Thanks so much, C.J.! And read on to learn more about Defiance!
"Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city's brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father's apprentice, Logan--the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same boy who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father's survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.

At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city's top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor's impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can't be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making."
Defiance will be available August 28th, 2012! 

1 comment:

Mary Preston said...

It is a gorgeous cover. I'm looking forward to reading DEFIANCE.