Thursday, January 23, 2014

The time it was about Infinite

Jodi Meadows is a lot of fun.  I've been lucky enough to catch her on the west coast and she's even more fun in person.  So of course, when it was getting close to Infinite being released, I bugged asked her if she would do an interview.  And she said yes!

But before we get to her awesome answers, let's check out the book, shall we?
The Year of Souls begins with an earthquake—an alarming rumble from deep within the earth—and it’s only the first of greater dangers to come. The Range caldera is preparing to erupt. Ana knows that as Soul Night approaches, everything near Heart will be at risk.

Ana’s exile is frightening, but it may also be fortuitous, especially if she can convince her friends to flee Heart and Range with her. They’ll go north, seeking answers and allies to stop Janan’s ascension. And with any luck, the newsouls will be safe from harm’s reach.

The oldsouls might have forgotten the choice they made to give themselves limitless lifetimes, but Ana knows the true cost of reincarnation. What she doesn’t know is whether she’ll have the chance to finish this one sweet life with Sam, especially if she returns to Heart to stop Janan once and for all.

With gorgeous romance and thrilling action, the final book in the Incarnate trilogy offers a brilliant conclusion to the compelling questions of this fascinating world, where one new girl is the key to the lives of millions.
 Sounds amazing, right?

1. Where did the idea for the series come from?

Fairies and sawdust and more caffeine that I care to admit.

No, okay. The truth is, a lot of times, authors aren't sure where ideas come from. They happen with "what if...?' a lot, but that's not the complete idea. Those questions just kind of circle in the back of a writer's mind for a while until other things stick to it. Answers to the "what if...?' and more questions. Sometimes people. Sometimes places. Eventually an idea is born.

2. Let's talk Ana and Sam. I could give you a list of reasons why I adore them, but why do you love them and why should we root for them?

Obviously I love them because they were born in my brain. You should root for them because I will come after you if you don't.

Wait, no, that's not an appropriate answer. Um.

Root for them because they like coffee. Sam is a coffee snob. Ana is not.

3. What was the weirdest thing you googled while doing research?

Probably not the weirdest, but it definitely sounds strange: I had to look up how to survive a drop into a body of water from a good height. (Answer: cover your mouth and nose so water doesn't rush up. Also, er, your nether regions. And clench those butt muscles. For all the same reasons.)

4. You've completed your trilogy, hooray! What was your favorite part of writing these books?

I enjoyed all of the writing! But if I had to choose, I think writing the first draft of INCARNATE was probably the best. I'd just come out of a dark emotional place and I was feeling free to write about whatever the heck I wanted to write about. INCARNATE was very healing for me. It was difficult, but it was just what I needed at that point.

5. Describe the series in 5 words.

Ana is new. Everything sucks.

Speed [ish] round:

1. Describe what your writing area looks like.

A desk. Ferrets. Lots of books, yarn, and lately, calligraphy supplies.

Jars filled with the tears of my readers. They make the room smell nice.

2. What three things would you take to a desert island?

How did I end up on the desert island? Did you leave me there? Were we going on a trip and you abandoned me??? Maybe our plane crashed and now, in addition to have to survive this desert island alone, I'm feeling sad about how violently and senselessly you died during the crash, right after we had that argument about which Hogwarts house we'd be in.

Gosh, this is a sad question. But here are the things I'd prefer to have, which I probably wouldn't have if that last scenario is how I got on the island. But if you left me there (WHY?)  and I was able to pack:

*Survivor manual
*Canteen with a built-in filter
*Satellite phone with a fully charged batter so I could call for help.

(I thought about saying a boat, but I figured I'd just get more lost once I was actually on the ocean. I'm hoping the survivor manual will have some clues on natural sunscreen and stuff.)

3. You can only read one book for the rest of your life. What is it?

Is the rest of my life really short or something? Do you hate me? I thought we were friends, in spite of that whole desert island incident.

Okay, the Bible. There are lots of stories.

4. Who are your favorite swoony boys?

Logan from DEFIANCE by CJ Redwine.
Titus from THE BURNING SKY by Sherry Thomas.
Hector from THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS by Rae Carson.

5. Are there any authors that you fangirl over?

Yes, but I can't say who because I don't want them to take out a restraining order against me. I have to play it cool. One day, they'll realize we were meant to be together forever, though.


Huge thanks and and endless supply of yarn to Jodi for taking the time to deal with my fangirling answer the questions.  Make sure you're following her on Twitter, liking her Facebook page, subscribing to her blog and adding all of her books to your GoodReads shelf.

Now.  To celebrate the release of Infinite, I've got one up for grabs.  The book will be coming from The Book Depository, so it is international, as long as TBD ships to you for free.  

Rules for the giveaway are under "terms and conditions" on the Rafflecopter widget. 

**Good Luck!!**
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  1. Haha I always love Jodi's interview answers. They're not just straight and to the point, but quirky and fun. Can't wait for the last book! So sad it's ending though ;__;

  2. Nice interview! I am reading New Frontier to review and am also reading Calm Mama Happy Baby :)

  3. Great interview! I have a signed ARC of Infinite and Jodi is all the awesome, she even draw some phoenixes!!

  4. I'm currently reading Fallen by Lauren Kate.

  5. Right now I'm reading Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens.

  6. Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare. I love her books.

  7. Tree House By Jessica Knauss

  8. Nice interview! :o) Loved the research about plunging into water ;-)
    I just finished a fantasy novella, and I'm going to start Opal by Jennifer L Armentrout, so exciting!
    Thanks for everything.

  9. I'm currently reading Into the Still Blue by Veronica Rossi!! Absolutely adore this series! <3

  10. I'm reading Landry Park and lovin it!!

  11. I just started WINGER last night and I absolutely love it!! Definitely a must read!!


  12. I am Currently reading These Broken Stars by amie kaufman and meagan spooner

  13. I am currently re-reading Everbound by Brodi Ashton so I can read Evertrue. Thank for the giveaway!

  14. I am currently reading Defiance by CJ Redwine! Loved the interview!! I was giggling throughout the whole thing! I can't wait to read Infinite!! <3 Jodi's books!! Thanks for the giveaway!!

  15. I seriously love you interviews. Never stop.
    Also I am currently reading Into the Still Blue :)

  16. I'm reading Steampunk Poe. It's awesome. I really want to win Infinite though so I can read the whole series back to back.

  17. I am currently reading Born at Midnight by C.C. Hunter. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  18. That hilarious interview was just what I needed to wake me up. :)

    Right now I'm about to finish up Stolen Songbird.

  19. Currently reading Stormbringer by Shannon Delany. First steampunk series!

  20. Currently reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

  21. (This is Darith L)

    I'm reading The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer. :D

  22. Awesome interview!! Grr, this is still a series i need to read. One of our other reviewers read and loved it. And oddly enough, I just told our buyer to order more for the store!

  23. I'm currently reading If you Know Her by Shiloh Walker.

  24. I haven't read the series yet, but I'm really looking forward to it. Thanks for the giveaway! :D

  25. Currenly I'm not reading anything, but a few minutes ago I finished The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway (:

  26. I am currently reading the Beautiful Creatures series!

  27. Ohhh Infinite! I can't wait to get my hands on you! Thank you so much for the chance to win. I am so excited to see how this amazing series ends. But I am sad too, I have to admit! Anyway, on to the question! I am currently reading two books, as usual. The first is Tandem by Anna Jarzab. (Pretty good so far. And the cover is beautiful!) The second is on my Kindle, and that would be Dead Sky Morning, Book 3 of the Experiment in Terror series by Karina Halle. Umm, can I just say AWESOME!

  28. I just finished Infinite! I'm about to start on The Unbound.

  29. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi

  30. Great interview! I am getting ready to start WINTER'S TALE. xo



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