The Compulsive Reader: Looking Ahead: Cori McCarthy and The Color of Rain!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Looking Ahead: Cori McCarthy and The Color of Rain!

 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 Cori McCarthy, author of The Color of Rain, on the blog! The Color of Rain is an awesome sci-fi thriller that will be out on May 14th, 2013!

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

CM: An emotional, edgy YA sci-fi thriller with space prostitutes!

TCR: What was your reaction when you first saw your cover? 

CM: I shrieked and slammed my laptop shut. Not because I disliked it, but because it was so weird to see my name on it like it was a real book. After I’d danced around for a few minutes, I looked at it again and was very excited by the dark moodiness of it.

TCR: What's one important writing lesson that you learned while writing The Color of Rain?
CM: To take dares. This book wouldn’t have existed if I didn’t take a dare to experiment with this edgy concept, and then it would have been very different if I hadn’t taken my agent’s dare of turning what was a dark, quiet novel into the thriller it became.

TCR: Where is the best place for readers to stay up to date on you and your books?
CM: I tend to spend the most time on www.facebook.com/authorcorimccarthy but I also tweet @CoriMcCarthy. And I have a bare bones website: www.corimccarthy.com

Thanks so much, Cori! If you want to learn more about The Color of Rain, read on!
"If there is one thing that seventeen-year-old Rain knows and knows well, it is survival. Caring for her little brother, Walker, who is "Touched," and losing the rest of her family to the same disease, Rain has long had to fend for herself on the bleak, dangerous streets of Earth City. When she looks to the stars, Rain sees escape and the only possible cure for Walker. And when a darkly handsome and mysterious captain named Johnny offers her passage to the Edge, Rain immediately boards his spaceship. Her only price: her "willingness."

The Void cloaks many secrets, and Rain quickly discovers that Johnny's ship serves as host for an underground slave trade for the Touched . . . and a prostitution ring for Johnny's girls. With hair as red as the bracelet that indicates her status on the ship, the feeling of being a marked target is not helpful in Rain's quest to escape. Even worse, Rain is unsure if she will be able to pay the costs of love, family, hope, and self-preservation."
Look for my review of this AWESOME book soon!

1 comment:

LinWash said...

I can't wait for this book. I'm so excited that it will debut soon.