Friday, September 12, 2014

The Queen of Zombie Hearts Blog Tour: Interview + Giveaway

http://www.kismetbt.com/the-queen-of-zombie-hearts-by-gena-showalter

I'm beyond excited today to be a part of the promotional tour for the third and final installment of Gena Showalter's fantastic White Rabbit Chronicles, The Queen of Zombie Hearts. I couldn't love this series more if I tried, Gena has a gift for writing incredibly strong female characters and to-die-for male characters, so if you haven't had the chance to pick this series up yet, I hope this interview sends you running to your nearest bookstore!

Speaking of to-die-for male characters, I have the pleasure of welcoming River to the blog to answer a few questions about his involvement in Ali and Cole's fight against Anima. It's possible I hit on him a little too. Don't judge me ;-)

You and Cole don’t always see eye to eye given the fact you’re both very much the take-charge type, but what’s one thing about him you can’t help but grudgingly admire? Your answer will, of course, never make its way to Cole’s ears ;-)

I admire the way he admires me. Feel free to tell him I said that.

Let’s say I was suddenly, and unfortunately, made aware of the zombie’s existence and wanted to join your crew to learn how to fight them. What’s the first thing you would teach me?

To obey my every command. Did your mind just go to the gutter, sweet? Well, get it out. Failure to obey me can get you killed. Not to mention me and my crew. So, if you can’t follow a simple set of orders, there’s no reason to teach you anything else.

Cole has found his perfect girl in Ali. What are a few personality traits the girl of your dreams would possess? If your answer happens to include snarky and paranormal book-loving, then all the better ;-)

I like my women with big…brains. And the snarky booklover. Yep. It’s like you were created in a catalogue just for me. Come over later?

*Jenny dies*

If Gena had written this book series from your point of view rather than Ali’s, what would the titles of all three books have been? 

Book one—See Zombies Die
Book two—See A Lot More Zombies Die
Book three—See Zombies Die BAD

Like Cole, Ali and all of your closest friends, you take some physical and emotional hits in the final battle with Anima. Once all the dust settles, what will you most look forward to with regard to your future and that of your crew’s?

A little R and R. Rest and Romance. See you at eight.

*YES YOU WILL, RIVER* *Beats all the rest of you away with a stick*

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THE QUEEN OF ZOMBIE HEARTS


I have a plan.

We'll either destroy them for good, or they'll destroy us.

Either way, only one of us is walking away.

Alice 'Ali' Bell thinks the worst is behind her. She's ready to take the next step with boyfriend Cole Holland, the leader of the zombie slayers; until Anima Industries, the agency controlling the zombies, launches a sneak attack, killing four of her friends. It's then she realizes that humans can be more dangerous than monsters; and the worst has only begun.

As the surviving slayers prepare for war, Ali discovers she, too, can control the zombies and she isn't the girl she thought she was. She's connected to the woman responsible for killing and turning Cole's mother. How can their relationship endure? As secrets come to light, and more slayers are taken or killed, Ali will fight harder than ever to bring down Anima even sacrificing her own life for those she loves.


THE WHITE RABBIT CHRONICLES

Find Through the Zombie Glass:


Find Alice in Zombieland:


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GENA SHOWALTER


GENA SHOWALTER is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the Intertwined novels and several other popular YA and adult series. Her stories have been featured on MTV and in Seventeen magazine and have been praised as unputdownable.” Growing up, she always had her nose buried in a book. When it came time to buckle down and get a job, she knew writing was it for her. Gena lives in Oklahoma with her family and three slobbery bulldogs. Become a fan on Facebook, follow her on Twitter @GenaShowalter and visit her at genashowalter.com/young-adult/ and at HarlequinTEEN.com.


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LOOK FOR THE WHITE RABBIT CONTEST


Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, the white rabbit will appear on a different blog 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 (see below)!!!

Where could the rabbit appear? On all book blogger tour hosts and The Harlequin Paranormal Blog, so go now and hunt the rabbit. Will you find it?

And what do you win if you track this bad boy down you ask? A prize package of AWESOME:


One lucky grand prize winner will receive a $100 gift card and a complete set of the White Rabbit Chronicles. To enter for the grand prize, you MUST follow the tour each day, hunt down the white rabbit, and answer the daily question.

Want to win? Then find that rabbit!

TODAY'S QUESTION: If you could ask River one question, what would it be?

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DAILY GIVEAWAY

In addition to the fabulous grand prize giveaway featured above for the White Rabbit Contest, I also have a copy of either Alice in Zombieland, Through the Zombie Glass OR The Queen of Zombie Hearts (winner's choice) to give away on the blog today! To enter, just fill out the Rafflecopter form, and don't forget to check out all the participating blogs below for more unique content, interviews and chances to win!

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Monday, September 8th – Two Chicks on Books & Harlequin Paranormal Blog 
Wednesday, September 10th – The Book Swarm
Friday, September 12th – Supernatural Snark 

Monday, September 15th – Such a Novel Idea
Wednesday, September 17th – Bewitched Bookworms
Friday, September 19th – Katie’s Book Blog

Monday, September 22nd – The Y.A. Bookworm Blogger
Wednesday, September 24th – Adventures of a Book Junkie
Friday, September 26th – Book Rock Betty

64 comments:

  1. LOL! This is why I love character interviews so much, I fall for a character before I even read the book. Or it gives me that extra push. I need to read these SOON.

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  2. OMG I love this! You hit on a book boyfriend and he hits on you too! :-) This is another series I keep meaning to read and this is a great reminder that I need to stop talking about reading it and just do it finally. Glad you're enjoying this series!

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  3. Character interviews are always so much fun! I really need to check this trilogy already, and I'm gonna be lucky enough to be able to binge read it!
    And I won't be getting anywhere close to you with that stick, Jenny!

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  4. this sounds awesome!! thanks for sharing! I'd ask River: what is your idea of the perfect Saturday morning?

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  5. I would ask River, "What is your favorite leisure activity?"

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  6. LOL! I love this post - I'm completely smiling *swooning* over here! Book one was a fantastic read for me and I can't wait to catch up with this series. Thanks for the fun post ladies (and River) :)

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  7. River, how did you find Gena and why did you choose Gena to represent your voice? Did she meet your expectations? Would you recommend her to other characters? ;)

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  8. What do you do for fun?

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  9. I have honestly not yet read this series, but can hardly wait to! I LOVE all your work!

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  10. I LOVE zombies and Alice in Wonderland which makes this series one of the rare YA that I actually want to read. And, what a fun character interview! River's answers are so cocky; I can't wait to meet him! Thanks for the chance, I am definitely entering this giveaway ASAP.

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  11. EEEEEP!!! I CAN'T WAIT TO READ THIS :) Hahahaha. "Feel free to tell him I said that." LOL! LAWL, JENNY!!!! I think your husband should be a tad worried right here. River is a naughty boy haha. Rest and Romance ;) Well, said, River! HEh. This was such a fun interview, thanks girls!

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  12. I'd ask him what he looks for in a girl. *Flirts* ;) I think I may already have a crush on him lol

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  13. Can you believe I haven't started this series yet? I know, I know, what is wrong with me!? I need to start it soon and with the last book out soon, now is a great time!
    Have a wonderful weekend Jenny!!

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  14. I haven't finished the second book, yet, so I'm not sure what I would ask. That being said, after reading this little interview, I can't wait to finish it and read the last one, too!

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  15. I'd ask what his favorite Zombie-slaying song is. Because killing zombies deserves a killer soundtrack. ;)

    **Rachelle**

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  16. I would ask: What would you do if someone gave you lemons???

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  17. LOVE this post! So much fun. I also love Alice, and while I know Asma didn't enjoy this one, I keep wanting to pick it up myself. Hopefully soon, because those covers rock! And so does Cole ;)

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  18. I would ask River "What is your favorite thing to do for fun?"

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  19. OMG! I loved reading this, Jenny! River is hilarious and I love how you melted into a puddle when he was flirting with you! Ahh to have a book boy flirt with me! :P YOU LUCKY GIRL! :D
    Haha! :) This made my Friday morning!

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  20. Woha girl you've got a nice boy hitting on your there! I'm really surprised you survived as I'd probably melt there :D So go girl! :) Also you know our old saying - sharing is caring :D Right? ;)
    Great interview, Jenny :)

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  21. FUN interview! Awesome questions! Totally made me giggle. I haven't read this series yet, but one day!

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  22. Such a fun interview!! I haven't read the series but I'm really looking forward to getting the books once this last one's out! My question for River would be what are your plans for the future?

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  23. Rest and Romance, FTW!! And I love the book titles. *snort*

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  24. now i'm ever more eager to read the book! can't wait!!!

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  25. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS SERIES okay I'm calm lol
    I would ask River- When zombies aren't a concern what's the first movie marathon you would watch ?

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  26. I would ask, who are you?

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  27. How did you start writing? And how did you pick this genre?

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  28. Yep my mind went towards the gutter for Question 2. Lol

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  29. LOVE this! What I would say to River?

    First... I will NOT get those thoughts out of the gutter... ;) and second... "I like my women with big…brains. And the snarky booklover. Yep. It’s like you were created in a catalogue just for me. Come over later?" *shoves Jenny out of the way* Why HELLO! there. ;D

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  30. I would ask River what zombie movie/books he likes.

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  31. Such a fun and clever interview! Well done both of you

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  32. I'd ask River what he would do if he could just be free of all of it and relax. Would he hang out at the beach, go hiking, you know :).

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  33. I totally should read this series

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  34. This is a great interview! It's so fun you were flirting with him!! I would ask - boxers or briefs? =)

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  35. What was your most favorite/memorable zombie kill?

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  36. How did you get your name?

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  37. I love this series so much, I can't wait to see how it ends. I would ask River what his favorite book is :)

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  38. I would ask River what his favorite fiction book and why? :)
    Mary G Loki

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  39. Where would you hope to take your R&R River?
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  40. I would love to win these books! Thank you for the chance! I'm not sure what I would ask since I have yet to read the series 😁 πŸ’™

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  41. I would ask what is his favorite weapon? I can't wait to find out what happens next!!!

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  42. My question would be what is his favorite genre of books to read?

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  43. ''Failure to obey me can get you killed.''

    Ooooh, I like this author! ;) Will obey you ma'am! OMG, I feel like really starting this series! I don't know why I didn't before since I own book one. Oh yeah now I remember; I don't like zombies. ».« Hope this will be an exception. Nice interview, Jenny. :)

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  44. I would ask "How did you get your name River?

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  45. Nice! I'd ask him what would you be doing if you weren't a zombie killer?

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  46. I would like to ask are you as much as a bad ass as Cole!

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  47. I would ask Who do you look up to in life that made you sooooooo cool?

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  48. For some reason this series just didn't call out to me...I read one of her adult books and wasn't thrilled...but I have a feeling she may connect more with me as YA.

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  49. If it wasn't for the existence of the zombies, what would you have done as a normal young adult?

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  50. I still haven't started this series, but River sounds like a lot of wicked fun! Awesome questions, Jenny! I guess you have a date later? Shh...*whispers* I swear I won't tell Kevin! :)

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  51. Awesome interview. absolutely love Gena Showalter's books:)

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  52. Not entirely sure what I would ask since I haven't started on this one yet. But I'm looking forward to reading it, especially after the interview haha

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  53. Great interview! I love every single one of these characters! Having read QoZH I think I'd ask him what he really thought of Ali the first time he met her and saw her fight :)

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  54. What's the reason you started killing zombies?

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  55. Hmmm....I guess I'd ask him what his most memorable zombie kill was.

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  56. What would you do with your life if you did not know about zombies/ they did not exist?

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  57. I soooooo want to read this series!!!!!!!

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  58. I would ask him, what is your weapon of choice? (:

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  59. I would ask River, "Out of any fictional character, TV, movie or book, who would you choose to be by your side in an all-out Zombie war?"

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  60. I would ask River, what is his slaying soundtrack? Since I already know what type of girl he likes, big brained and book loving...now we just need to enjoy the same music and match made!

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  61. What's his favorite zombie movie? ;-)

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  62. I would ask if he has any real regrets in life?

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