Monday, February 3, 2014

An Interview, An Author, and a Magic 8 Ball: Susan Kaye Quinn

Welcome back to my interview series An Interview, An Author, and a Magic 8 Ball! I'll be bringing you a new author and a new giveaway every Monday this year. I hope you'll stop by to check out these  authors and enter to win some prizes!!!! :D

Please welcome MG/YA/adult/fantasy/paranormal/future noir/steampunk Queen of Awesomeness author, Susan Kaye Quinn!!! Read the interview, then enter to win one copy of her steampunk YA novel, Third Daughter.

MJ: Tell me about your novel in your own words, not the official synopsis.

SKQ: Third Daughter is a fun, snuggle-up romance set in an alternate-India. I set out to write a straight romance and somehow it ended up having skyships and saber-duels as well as a whole lot of political intrigue. It's the story of Aniri, Third Daughter of the Queen, and her struggle to choose between following her heart and marrying for love and fulfilling her duty with an arranged marriage to avert a war. Being Aniri, rebellious third daughter who will never wear the crown, she tries to find a third option... and finds more than she expects along the way.

MJ: Sounds awesome, right? It is. I know because I read it. :) What's your next release?

SKQ: I'm still recovering from releasing two books right before Christmas (Third Daughter and my middle grade fantasy, Faery Swap). Hm... my next release is a sekrit project, which will be out sometime in February. After that, Second Daughter (the second in The Dharian Affairs trilogy) will come out sometime in summer 2014.

MJ: WOOT! I love sekkrits!!! If you were trapped on an island, what three books would you want to have with you?

SKQ: Hunger Games, Leviathan, The Art of Happiness, by the Dalai Lama

MJ: The Art of Happiness is one of my favorite books too! Who is your celebrity crush?

SKQ: Joseph Gordon-Levitt... just... yum.

He's such a cutie. What do you wear when you write?

SKQ: Pajamas whenever possible. Jeans if not.

MJ: It's best to be comfy! What's your favorite vacation spot?

SKQ: Vacations? What is this thing you speak of?

MJ: LOL! I understand that! Do you have any pets?

SKQ: Two cats who climb into my workstation and eat my paper files. And meow at me for attention whenever I'm writing. I'm convinced they are my Resistance personified out walking around outside my body and tormenting me.

MJ: Now, I need YOU to ask ME a question about absolutely anything under the sun. It has to be a yes or no question and will be answered by my all-knowing Magic 8 Ball! The question can be serious or silly - it’s up to you.

SKQ: When Hugh Howey gets hired as the CEO of New Harper Collins, will he put me in charge of the Author Love Division?

MJ: Ooooh, good question! Hugh would be an awesome CEO, with all of his amazing ideas that support authors!!!! Let's see what M8B has to say about it...

M8B: Outlook Not So Good

MJ: Hey, M8B, you're no fun! :p I can't say I'm sad, though. I want both Hugh & Sue to be writers, not executives, for a long, long time!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, Sue! It was great hosting you. I hope everyone enters the Rafflecopter below to win a copy of Sue's book, Third Daughter!


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  1. That Magic 8 ball is no fun at all! But you are Megg - thanks for having me!

  2. I agree! 8 balls are no fun! :) But I agree that I'd rather have them writing! :)

    1. Me too! Executives aren't any fun anyway. lol ;)

  3. 8 balls have never been in my favor I'd have to try several times to get the answer I wanted ;) Looking forward to Third Daughter because it sounds so intriguing and different -- can't wait!