Thursday, December 10, 2015

Their Fractured Light Blog Tour: Interview + Giveaway


I'm thrilled today to welcome authors Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner back to the blog as part of the promotional tour for the final book in their outstanding Starbound trilogy, Their Fractured Light. I absolutely adored the first two books in this series and can't wait for a little time off over the holidays to dive into this one uninterrupted:) For now though, I'll have to tide myself over with the few tidbits and hints dropped in this interview. I hope you guys enjoy!
LaRoux Industries and Roderick LaRoux are capable of monstrous things, and nothing makes me happier than when a villainous character finally gets his due. What one fictional villain made you flip pages at record speed to get to the moment where their evil finally caught up with them?

Wow, we really had to think about this! Ultimately, although villains are, you know, villainous, they need to be more than that to hold our attention. In Their Fractured Light we learn a lot about Roderick LaRoux – a lot of his history, and his reasons for doing the things he does. A really compelling villain usually has a motivation that, on one reading of events, sort of makes sense. A villain like that for us was President Snow from The Hunger Games. The guy was okay with the Hunger Games themselves existing, so obviously he was evil, but he was also… complicated. And that’s pretty awesome.

If all the three Starbound pairs could choose another group of epic sci-fi characters to team up with in their attempt to take down LRI, who would they most want to work with?

Aaaah, what a great question! Without a doubt it would be the crew of the Serenity, from the TV show Firefly. We’re both huge fans of the series, and Mal Reynolds and his gang would get along with Team Starbound like a house on fire. They’d be pairing up and comparing con jobs and weapons and making diabolical plans in no time! We’re pretty sure that Zoe and Jubilee would be instant besties. If they didn’t shoot each other first.

Gideon and Sofia have no choice but to work together in Their Fractured Light. Though it might pain them both to admit it, what’s one thing each admires about the other’s abilities?

It totally would pain them to admit it! Sofia’s an outstanding con artist, and Gideon admires her ability to keep a cool head and talk her way out of the most difficult of situations, pulling together what she has to somehow make it work. She’s like the MacGyver of con artists. Gideon’s a hacker, and he’s been single-mindedly pursuing his goal for years now. Sofia admires his intelligence, and his ability to pull together data and see things nobody else can. She also admires the fact that he works out. A lot.

If your teenage selves were able to read the Starbound series, which of the romantic pairings would have made you swoon the most?

You can’t make us choose! We love them allllllll! Honestly, we’d have swooned over them all for different reasons. Tarver and Lilac, because true love is an incredible thing to find. Flynn and Jubilee because they’re fighting for a chance to find out if what they have is love. And Gideon and Sofia because amidst the romance, these two are pure sass.

What one word would Gideon and Sofia each use to describe the secrets they uncover at LaRoux Industries?

Hrmmmmmm, let’s see. One would say ‘horrifying’ and one would say ‘unimaginable’, but we’ll let readers find out for themselves which is which!
Thanks so much for taking the time to answer my questions ladies!

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THEIR FRACTURED LIGHT


A year ago, Flynn Cormac and Jubilee Chase made the now infamous Avon Broadcast, calling on the galaxy to witness for their planet, and protect them from destruction. Some say Flynn’s a madman, others whisper about conspiracies. Nobody knows the truth. A year before that, Tarver Merendsen and Lilac LaRoux were rescued from a terrible shipwreck—now, they live a public life in front of the cameras, and a secret life away from the world’s gaze.

Now, in the center of the universe on the planet of Corinth, all four are about to collide with two new players, who will bring the fight against LaRoux Industries to a head. Gideon Marchant is an eighteen-year-old computer hacker—a whiz kid and an urban warrior. He’ll climb, abseil and worm his way past the best security measures to pull off onsite hacks that others don’t dare touch.

Sofia Quinn has a killer smile, and by the time you’re done noticing it, she’s got you offering up your wallet, your car, and anything else she desires. She holds LaRoux Industries responsible for the mysterious death of her father and is out for revenge at any cost.

When a LaRoux Industries security breach interrupts Gideon and Sofia’s separate attempts to infiltrate their headquarters, they’re forced to work together to escape. Each of them has their own reason for wanting to take down LaRoux Industries, and neither trusts the other. But working together might be the best chance they have to expose the secrets LRI is so desperate to hide.

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AMIE KAUFMAN & MEAGAN SPOONER


AMIE KAUFMAN is the New York Times bestselling co-author of Illuminae (with Jay Kristoff) and These Broken Stars, This Shattered World, and Their Fractured Light (with Meagan Spooner.) She writes science fiction and fantasy for teens, and her favourite procrastination techniques involve chocolate, baking, sailing, excellent books and TV, plotting and executing overseas travel, and napping.

She lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband, their rescue dog, and her considerable library. She is represented by Tracey Adams of Adams Literary.




MEAGAN SPOONER grew up reading and writing every spare moment of the day, while dreaming about life as an archaeologist, a marine biologist, an astronaut. She graduated from Hamilton College in New York with a degree in playwriting, and has spent several years since then living in Australia. She's traveled with her family all over the world to places like Egypt, South Africa, the Arctic, Greece, Antarctica, and the Galapagos, and there's a bit of every trip in every story she writes.

She currently lives and writes in Asheville, North Carolina, but the siren call of travel is hard to resist, and there's no telling how long she'll stay there.

In her spare time she plays guitar, plays video games, plays with her cat, and reads.


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Be sure and check out the other stops on the tour for more reviews, interviews and guest posts!


Week 2:

38 comments:

  1. I appreciate and love a well done villain just as much as a lovable character. And ugh, I seriously need to watch Firefly. Everyone loves it. Great interview, Jenny. I still need to read the second book, but I'm looking forward to this one too.

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    1. I need to watch Firefly too! I feel very out of the loop:)

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  2. Love your questions, it's nice to see a switch up from the usual ones. Firefly! I would LOVE to read that team-up/crossover, if only Meagan and Amie would write a fanfic of it =p ~ Danielle D.

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    1. Yay! Thanks so much Danielle, glad you enjoyed it:)

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  3. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Amazing interview Jenny!!
    Firefly for the win Amie & Meagan!!
    I'm waiting for my copy to arrive in the mail and I'm DYING DYING to read it, which I'll do as soon as it arrives!!

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    1. Thanks so much Pili!!!! I'm hoping to get to this one over Christmas along with Winter. I'm way too far behind:(

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  4. Fantastic interview and giveaway! I loved book one in this series and still need to read book two. Love the cover of this one!

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    1. Thanks so much Christina! Hope you get to book two soon, I loved that one:)

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  5. I love the second to last question!
    Great interview Jenny!

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  6. I have heard nothing but good things about this series!

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  7. I can't wait to read this exciting series. I find it amazing that two people can work so well together. This is a gift to be able to do that.

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  8. I love how diplomatic they are about who their favorite pairing is. I loved Trevor and Lilac best. Can't wait for this book either :)

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    1. I'm partial to them as well, I think because they came first and I was just enamored of them:)

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  9. I love their answer to the favorite pairing question because that is totally what I would say! Haha! :D
    I loved this one so much!
    Thanks for sharing the interview, Jenny!

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    1. I can't wait to read it Nick, it seems to be what everyone was hoping for with this last installment:)

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  10. Jenny, you should be a journalist! These are great questions! I thought of President Snow for the first question too. He is just willing to do ANYTHING to get to the top.

    I also loved the team up question!

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    1. Thanks Amber! I have fun with these interviews:)

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  11. OH gosh. I love this series so much. I can't wait to read this one. I am such a huge fan now of Amie because I have seen what she has done with this series and I loved Illuminae!

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    1. I still need to read Illuminae too Heidi. I'M SO FAR BEHIND ON EVERYTHING!

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  12. I SO need to read this series! I have the first book and need to fit it in somehow! Fantastic interview that has me even more excited!

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    1. Yes you do Candace! Love this series:)

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  13. What a great interview! I'll have to check this one out. :D

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    1. I hope you do Amanda, I thoroughly enjoy this series. Definitely start from the beginning though:)

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  14. I soooo cannot wait to read this!! I need to go to the bookstore ASAP!!

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  15. Never watched Firefly but since the MC's of These Broken Stars would love it . . . I'll give it a go. From all I've heard about Sofia and Gideon they may just become my favorite couple of the series. Great interview :)

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  16. I LOVE those answers! Especially the one about firefly the TV show and the one about how the two main characters respect each other! So important!

    thank you so very much :)

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  17. Excellent post! I have enjoyed this tour so much :D I cannot wait to read this installment. I am so behind, I haven't checked out Firefly yet. But I plan/need to!

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  18. Sometimes the villain is my favorite character when they are done right

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  19. I love it when there's a good villain to boo for (and hopefully get what's coming to them, lol) and this ending sounds epic. I think we'll both be devouring this over the holidays, Jenny!! :)

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  20. I really need to watch Firefly,i don't know why i haven't yet. Anyway great Q/A and i can't wait to read this series!

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  21. Love this series. I can't wait to read this book! I'm super curious about Roderick LaRoux so I can't wait to find out more about him.

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