Author Chat with PC Cast & Kristin Cast (Forgotten), Plus Giveaway! ~ (US Only)
Today we're excited to chat with PC Cast & Kristin Cast, author of
Read on for more about PC Cast & Kristin Cast and their book, plus an giveaway!
Meet PC Cast!
C. Cast is a #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestselling author whose novels have been awarded the prestigious Oklahoma Book Award, as well as the Prism Award, the Laurel Wreath, the Holt Medallion, and more. She lives in Oregon surrounded by beloved cats, dogs, horses, and family.
Meet Kristin Cast!
Kristin Cast is a #1 New York Times and #1 USA Today bestselling author who teams with her mother, P. C. Cast, to write the wildly successful House of Night series. She has a passion for all things paranormal.
In the present, Other Neferet may have left her House of Night, but she has far from given up her goal of immortality and world domination. As she operates in secret to gain access to Old Magick, the new High Priestess, Anastasia Langford, works toward peace and acceptance for the vampyres of the Other World. But just as Other Kevin's broken heart will take time to heal, peace in that world will also take time and work--and not all of the Other World vampyres want peace. After all, why should they return to being shunned by humans, especially when they've had a taste of how it feels to be in power?
Meanwhile, Zoey is desperate to help rid the Other World of Neferet once and for all, and not knowing what's going on over there is eating away at her. But, as the Nerd Herd warns, it's far too dangerous to call on Old Magick time and again. As a distraction, she throws herself into her work and attempts to bring the humans and vampyres of Tulsa closer together with the first human-vampyre swim meet in history! It's too bad that something always seems to go wrong whenever the stakes are high.
What happens when worlds clash and powers that should be left alone are awakened? Can Other Kevin and his world heal from the wounds Neferet continues to inflict? Can Old Magick ever truly be harnessed and used for good? Or will Darkness extinguish Light and leave our heroes broken, hopeless, and as forgotten as Kalona of the Silver Wings? Don't miss this second to last volume in the House of Night Other World saga.
~ Author Chat ~
YABC: What gave you the inspiration to write this book?
PC: FORGOTTEN is the third book in a four book spinoff of the House of Night, which was inspired by the tenth anniversary of the publication of MARKED.
YABC: Who is your favorite character in the book?
PC: Other Neferet! Writing the original Neferet's descent into Darkness and madness was challenging, especially because as a survivor of rape I understand Neferet's unhealthy choices. So, it has been a lovely respite to give another Neferet a chance to make different choices and watch her begin to heal.
KC: Other Neferet is also my favorite character! It’s fascinating to see the person the original Neferet could have been if she’d had a different past.
YABC: Which came first, the title or the novel?
PC: In this case I titled the four HoN Other World books together: LOVED, LOST, FORGOTTEN and FOUND. That's not usually the way it happens, though!
YABC: What scene in the book are you most proud of, and why?
PC: I love the scene illustrated on the cover of the book where Other Neferet goes out onto the lock overlooking the Isle of Skye and makes offerings to the sprites. Actually, I adore all of the scenes in Scotland. I spent quite a bit of time researching and living in Scotland; it's a second home to me. So, those scenes are a lot of fun to write!
YABC: Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you've learned as a writer from then to now?
PC: That the only thing I can actually control in the crazy business of publishing is the quality of my work.
KC: How important outlining is to my writing process.
YABC: What do you like most about the cover of the book?
PC: This is my fav of all the HoN covers! The cover artist, Kathryn English, and I discussed my idea for it. She loved the idea and then read the specific scene and from that created this gorgeous image. I love the femininity and strength it exudes, and that it brings alive that scene.
KC: The tendrils of darkness! I’ve always been able to see them so clearly in my mind and it’s fascinating to see them come to life.
YABC: What new release book are you looking most forward to in 2019?
PC: Other that mine? Diana Gabaldon's next OUTLANDER book. Here's hoping it releases this year and doesn't get pushed back again.
KC: It’s difficult for me to read while I’m working on more than one project, and right now I’m working on three. There are too many voices in my head! Hopefully, I’ll be able to take a tiny break in 2020 and enjoy someone else’s novel.
YABC: What was your favorite book in 2018?
KC: Shades of Wicked by Jeaniene Frost. I just love the Night Huntress world and her characters so so so so much!
YABC: What’s up next for you?
KC: PC and I are busy coauthoring a new trilogy that we’ll announce very soon. I’m also hard at work writing The Key to Fury, book two in my new solo trilogy with Blackstone Publishing. The first novel, The Key to Fear, releases October 1st, 2020!
We also have some exciting news that everyone has been waiting for! Drumroll, please…
Academy Award-winning producer Don Carmody (Chicago) and International Emmy- nominated producer David Cormican (Tokyo Trial) have joined forces through their DCTV with Davis Films to adapt the ‘House of Night’ to a live-action television series.
PC and I could not be more thrilled and are working closely with Don and David to give HoN fans an amazing TV series.
YABC: Which was the most difficult or emotional scene to narrate?
PC: The most emotional scene for me to write in FORGOTTEN was when Grandma Redbird led Kevin though the grief releasing ceremony. I'd recently suffered two major losses and this was a version of the ceremony a good friend led me though. It was very emotional for me to visit it, but necessary.
YABC: Which part of the writing process do you enjoy more: Drafting or Revising?
PC: Revising! Definitely.
YABC: What would you say is your superpower?
PC: Tenacity and a green thumb.
KC: Organizing. Not really mic drop worthy, but super helpful!
YABC: Is there an organization or cause that is close to your heart?
PC: Planned Parenthood and the SPCA, as well as many smaller animal shelter charities.
By: PC Cast & Kristin Cast
Release Date: October 29th, 2019
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Two winners will recieve signed book plate, HC of Forgotten, paperback of LOVED, paperback of LOST
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