Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Alice in Zombieland Blog Tour: Interview with Gena Showalter + Giveaway


Today is an exciting day for me as one of my very favorite authors, Gena Showalter, is stopping by the blog to answer a few questions about her newest young adult release, Alice in Zombieland. I absolutely adored this book (read my review here), and Gena has managed yet again to make me fall in love with one of her fictional men. *dreamy sigh* Given that there are currently 9 books in her Lords of the Underworld series plus one in her new angel spinoff series, that's 11 strapping male specimens (counting Cole from this novel) that she's forced me to obsess over. FORCED I TELL YOU!

This is a truly spectacular tour the ladies at Kismet Book Touring have put together, so be sure and check the bottom of the post for all the amazing giveaway info plus a list of the other participating blogs.

Everyone, including Ali and her sister, thought Ali’s dad was crazy given his constant ramblings about monsters. Based on how people reacted to her dad, how would Ali go about telling people about the zombies in order to increase her chances of getting them to believe her?  

Well, we saw what it took for her to discuss the subject with Cole, and that was a very… special situation. I think it would take something massive, like someone’s life being in grave danger, for her to ever open up.

What would Ali say is most terrifying about the zombies she, Cole, and the rest of the team face? 

The fact so many people have no idea the zombies are out there—and so they have no idea what’s really happening around them. They aren’t fighting the spirit-to-spirit battles that could save their lives.

What might Cole say is Ali’s greatest strength? Something she needs to work on moving forward?

He would say her greatest strength is her fearlessness. She fights for what she believes in, and will never back down. He would say she needs to work on her quick-trigger temper.  (Mainly because he’s a guy and he wants her to do what he says, when he says it.)

You look out your window right now and see a cloud in the shape of a white rabbit. What’s the first thing that pops into your head upon seeing it?

Sweet! It’s fightin’ time!

All your chapters have titles in addition to numbers. Do the titles come before you start writing the chapter or after you finish it?  

After I finish (it was easier that way)

If the only tool you could use to promote Alice in Zombieland and get readers excited about reading it was the title of just one chapter, which title would it be?

Down the Zombie Hole.

If someone you knew and love approached you and spoke of monsters in the night, how long, if ever, would it take for you to believe them? 

I think it depends on who approached me. There are people I love, and trust with every fiber of my being. There are people I love, but can’t trust at all.

Let’s say the Ali at the end of this first installment could offer the Ali in the beginning one piece of advice to prepare her for what she’s about to face. What would she most want that girl to know?  

Whether you can see it or not, the happily ever after is on the way.

Thanks so much for stopping by Gena! More information on Gena and all her books can be found here:

Website
Twitter
Facebook
Goodreads
Harlequin
Amazon Buy Link

GIVEAWAYS
Kismet Book Touring and Harlequin Teen are offering up a pair of fantastic giveaways to those of you who are following the tour, you definitely do not want to miss out on your chance to win!

GRAND PRIZE


Your eyes do not deceive you, that is a brand new Kindle Paperwhite, with the gorgeous Alice in Zombieland cover art signed to the winner by Gena Showalter! (Yes, Gena will sign your prize!) The winner will also receive a personalized signed copy of Alice in Zombieland! Here's how to enter:

Look for the White Rabbit Contest

Each day, the white rabbit will appear on one site and stay there for 48hrs. Once you have found the rabbit, click on it and you will be directed to a Rafflecopter entry form for the Grand Prize Giveaway! To enter, you must answer the daily question found at the Tour Stop!!!

Where could the rabbit appear? On all Tour Hosts as well as The White Rabbit Chronicles Website, Gena Showalter's Facebook page, and HarlequinTEEN's Facebook page!

TODAY'S QUESTION: You can have one zombie killer on your side, Alice or Cole, who do you want and why?

TOUR STOP GIVEAWAY
In addition to the grand prize giveaway, I also have one hardcover copy of Alice in Zombieland to giveaway on the blog today. To enter, please just fill out the Rafflecopter form below!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And don't forget to visit the other blogs on the tour for more fun reviews, interviews, and guest posts as well as more opportunities to win!

Monday, September 17th - Harlequin Paranormal Romance blog 
Wednesday, September 19th - Bookish Brunette 
Friday, September 21th - IB Blogging 

Monday, September 24th - Refracted Light Reviews 
Tuesday, September 25th (Book Birthday) - Xpresso Reads  
Wednesday, September 26th - The Cozy Reader 
Friday, September 28th - Grave Tells  

Monday, October - 1st - Parajunkee 
Wednesday, October 3rd - Supernatural Snark  
Friday, October 5th - The Unread Reader

81 comments:

  1. Great book! Love Alice and Cole, can't wait a year for the sequel :(

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  2. I've heard such great things about this book! Super excited to get the chance to win! =) Thanks!

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  4. I am so stoked for this book!!! And I am totally loving all the info from this tour!!
    Thanks for the giveaway & good luck everyone!!! ^__^

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  5. I'm so excited for this book! And thanks for the giveaway!

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  6. Awesome! Can't wait!

    Also I entered the wrong zip code by accident, kept typing and typing and hit enter just as I realized I still had it wrong! The 5 should be a 4. ;)

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  7. This is awesome!! Can't wait to read this, I just love zombies. And I cannot wait to meet Cole ;)

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

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  8. I have been following the tour for this book! The book cover is gorgeous and the synopsis sounds unique and really interesting! Thanks for the opportunity to be a part of this tour and raffle :)

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  9. thanks for the giveaway! love alice and can't wait to know cole :)

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  10. What a fun blog stop Jenny! As you know this book didn't work out for me, but it was great reading all of Gena's answers. Also I didn't know that Gena had created 11 strapping specimen! Why didn't you tell me before? Are you trying to keep them all to yourself! I think I will have to bump up her other books up my tbr asap! ;)

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  11. I loved the Q&A...great site also..Thanks for the contest.

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  12. I'm so excited to read an adult authors's YA book! I've actually seem reviews on both extremes of like and dislike... so it'll be interesting to read!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. Thank U for the giveaway!!!!!!! Ever since i saw this on GoodReads I was SOOOO excited to read it!! XD

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  14. Gena Showalter is AWESOME! LOVE her and anything she writes.

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  15. thanks for the great giveaway!

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  16. Really excited to read this one!

    --Markella

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  17. Thanks for a great contest! I'm dying to read this book!

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  18. I can't wait to read this book! Thank you for the chance to win!

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  19. I love this book, I sad that i cant figure out the white rabbit though.

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  20. What great post. I have been enjoying following the tour.

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  21. I've won a copy along the way so don't enter me. I just want to help promote Gena :).

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  22. I can't wait to read Alice in Zombieland, I have the intertwined series, and her dark lord series, now I want to read this.

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  23. This book is going to be awesomesauce.

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  24. Loved the interview! Thanks so very much and yep, keeping my fingers and toes crossed.

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  25. That reminds me that I need to read this book. Everyone loves it.

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  26. Great review! I am so ridiculously excited for this book =D

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  27. Haven't had a chance to read this one yet, but i cant wait to.

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  28. So excited for this new series from Gena. Love all her other ones so I have no doubt this one will be fantastic too!

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  29. Cool post! I can't wait to read this book. And awesome giveaway!

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  30. I've been seeing this book everywhere! It sounds so good! Thanks for the post and giveaway! ;-)

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  31. "Down the Zombie Hole"

    Sounds so cool! Can't wait to read this one! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  32. I am wondering about white rabbit shaped clouds now. Down the Zombie Hole! Awesome. I got my copy of this and can't wait to read it!

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  33. I'm absolutely with you on believing the person you knew and loved. Perfect answer. :)

    What a fun interview! I so want this book.

    ...and Jenny... yea... you sound forced... ;D LOL

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  34. Thank you for such a awesome post. This book looks and sounds very cool. :)

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  35. This one sounds fun...and weird ;)

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  36. I love you Gena! Your books are da bomb-diggity!

    ***entered as Rachelle***

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  37. I can't wait to read this. Love twists on classics :-)

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  38. This interview had made me even more excited for the book - thanks for sharing! :-)

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  39. Thanks for being apart of the tour!! Can't wait to read this one.

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  40. I am soo looking forward to reading this book especially after reading all the great things being said about it.

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  41. Hi! I'm super stoked to read this book! I have it, waiting on my shelf, just calling to me to read it! Especially with Cole! ;)

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  42. Down the Zombie Hole as a chapter title would make me curious about the book for sure!

    For my zombie killer, I'd probably pick Cole. He's hot and has been killing zombies for awhile so his experience would come in handy :)

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  43. Can you imagine if someone told you zombies were really real? Even if I completely trusted that person, I'm not sure I could trust that person. Crazypants. And "Down the Zombie Hole" is an awesome chapter name.

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  44. Great interview!
    Thank you for the giveaway.

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  45. thanks for the giveaway! I've been waiting for this book!

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  46. Great post! Can't wait to finally dig in to this book (YAY COLE!). Thanks for the giveaway!

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  47. "Down the Zombie Hole" is an awesome chapter title! thanks For interview and giveaway!

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  48. I loved the titles of the chapters. I forgot to mention that in my review! Awesome interview!

    Heather

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  49. thanks for a fun post and congrats to Gena on the new release! I wants this book soooo bad!!!! :)

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  50. I can't wait to read this one!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  51. I really want to read this book. It sounds awesome. Tore923@aol.com

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  52. I have access to three separate county library systems and NONE of them have seen fit to add Gina's book to their lineup. I'd really love to win a copy to read and then to share with one of those libraries. (my friend is the IT librarian for her Queens County, NY branch)

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  53. The book sounds good.

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  54. Alice in Zombieland sounds like a fantastic story and I'm looking forward to reading it.

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  55. With your review and then with this interview I'm definitely excited to read this!

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  56. Great interview! Thank you for the giveaway! :)

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  57. I would choose Alice on my side to fight zombies because of her fearlessness! Thanks!

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  58. I love Gena and can't wait to read this!

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  59. Ok I'm super excited!!! Can't wait to read this book!

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  60. I loved the interview!! Down the Zombie Hole ... CREEPY !!! Can't wait to read this book.

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  61. Thanks! I want ot read this book SO MUCH!

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  62. Ha Ha, I like the Down the Zombie Hole! Funny!

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  63. This book sounds amazing and can't wait until I get my hands on a copy

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  64. I'm dying to read this Jenny. I've heard great things and your review really tempted me. Thanks for the lovely giveaway. :)

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  65. I love Gena Showalters book, so I'm excited to read this series as well, Thx for the giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

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  66. Thanks for the super awesome giveaway!

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  67. Thanks for this amazing giveaway! This book sounds great and I would love to win it!

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  68. I am really looking forward to this book! Must learn what to do for the upcoming Zombie Apocalypse, lol.

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  69. Really likes the looks of this book. Cannot wait to read it!

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  70. Can't wait to read this one! Thanks for the great giveaway and I love the cover!

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  71. Thank you for the giveaway!!!!

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  72. This book looks so good and a perfect read just in time of Halloween. Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway!!

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  73. I really can't wait to read this! Love Gena!

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