Author Of The Week: Author Chat with Brigid Kemmerer (A Heart So Fierce and Broken), Plus Giveaway! ~ (INT)

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Welcome to our weekly special feature post, Author Of The Week!!

Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release!

We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!

 

 

 

 

Introducing Brigid Kemmerer, YABC's Author of the Week!!

  

Brigid Kemmerer is the New York Times bestselling author of A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Call It What You Want, More Than We Can Tell, Letters to the Lost, and the Elementals series. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska, though her parents quickly moved her all over the United States, from the desert in Albuquerque, New Mexico, to the lakeside in Cleveland, Ohio, and several stops in between, eventually settling near Annapolis, Maryland.

 

 

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Meet A Heart So Fierce and Broken!

Find the heir, win the crown.

The curse is finally broken, but Prince Rhen of Emberfall faces darker troubles still. Rumors circulate that he is not the true heir and that forbidden magic has been unleashed in Emberfall. Although Rhen has Harper by his side, his guardsman Grey is missing, leaving more questions than answers.

Win the crown, save the kingdom.

Rumored to be the heir, Grey has been on the run since he destroyed Lilith. He has no desire to challenge Rhen--until Karis Luran once again threatens to take Emberfall by force. Her own daughter Lia Mara sees the flaws in her mother’s violent plan, but can she convince Grey to stand against Rhen, even for the good of Emberfall?

The heart-pounding, compulsively readable saga continues as loyalties are tested and new love blooms in a kingdom on the brink of war.

In the sequel to New York Times bestselling A Curse So Dark and Lonely, Brigid Kemmerer returns to the world of Emberfall in a lush fantasy where friends become foes and love blooms in the darkest of places.
 

 

 

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~ Author Chat ~

 

YABC:  What gave you the inspiration to write this book?

I loved having the opportunity to explore the kingdom of Emberfall, as well as the neighboring Queendom of Syhl Shallow, that were both introduced in A Curse So Dark and Lonely. I knew Grey was a reader favorite from Curse, so getting the chance to tell his story was something I was very excited to do.

 

 

YABC:  Who is your favorite character in the book?

I can't pick just one! But Tycho, a 15-year-old stablehand who looks up to Grey like a brother, found a special place in my heart.

 

 

YABC:  Which came first, the title or the novel?

The novel! It took us a long time to settle on the right title.

 

 

YABC:  What scene in the book are you most proud of, and why?

There's a scene about 40% of the way into the book that was the absolute hardest thing I've ever had to write. I couldn't sleep for two days after writing it, and even now, it's very difficult for me to read back over it. It's THAT traumatic. But at the same time, I'm proud of myself for getting through it, because the scene carries a ton of impact.

 

 

 

YABC:  Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you've learned as a writer from then to now?

To not judge my writing by anyone else's work.

 

 

 

YABC:  What do you like most about the cover of the book?

I love that it's green, my favorite color!

 

 

YABC:  What new release book are you looking most forward to in 2020?

I'm excited about Hood by Jenny Elder Moke.

 

 

YABC:  What was your favorite book in 2019?

I loved Red, White, & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston.

 

 

YABC:  What’s up next for you?

In 2021, I'll be releasing two books: the third book in the Cursebreakers series, and Defy the Night, a completely new fantasy about outlaws named Tessa and Wes, and an evil king who might not be so evil...

 

 

 

 

A Heart So Fierce and Broken

By: Brigid Kemmerer

Publisher: Bloomsbury YA

Release Date: January 7th, 2020

 

 

 

 

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One winner will receive a copy of both A Curse So Dark and Lonely & A Heart So Fierce and Broken (Brigid Kemmerer) ~ (Int)

 

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Kristy on Monday, 13 January 2020 15:20

I loved A Curse So Dark and Lonely last year and I can't wait to read this one!

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I think the cover is absolutely gorgeous and I've loved all of her contemporary books so I'm excited to read this one!

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