Sunday, August 1, 2010

Author Interview + Giveaway: Michelle Zink

To celebrate the release of Guardian at the Gate, the anticipated next book in her Prophecy series, Michelle Zink has been kind enough to answer a few questions! Stay tuned after the interview for your chance to win a copy of these books.

If you found yourself in Lia's position, trying to ignore the pull of something much stronger, how do you think you'd react and would you have the strength to resist?

I do! I'm a rebel at heart, and I've spent my life doing things my way. I've reinvented myself over and over when I've felt the need, and nothing make me more determined to do something than having someone tell me I CAN'T or shouldn't.

In your research for this series, what was the most interesting thing you found out?

The things that most intrigued me about the story had to do with the biblical legend of the Watchers/Lost Souls. I've always been a sucker for angel/demon mythology, and I really enjoyed digging into the legends about various angels and demons.

If you could pair Alice and Lia with any characters from any book, who would you pick for each?

I would probably pair Lia with Seth from Wicked Lovely because I think she could use a bit of a bad boy. Alice is tougher! Probably Heathcliff from Withering Heights. It would be interesting to watch the fallout of so much darkness!

Can you share something about Lia or Alice that didn't make it into the first book?

Anything that didn't make it into the first book will be seen in Guardian of the Gate or book three. And I couldn't possibly spoil any surprises! ;)

What is the most private thing you're willing to share here?

The internet makes me angsty. If it weren't for all the people I've come to know and love online, I'd cancel all my public profiles and never look back. But I'd miss you all too much, so I just deal with the parts that make me emo.

What is something illegal you've fantasized about doing but know you never will do?

Pulling off a major, movie-type heist. I value my freedom too much to actually do it (prison wouldn't be good for someone like me!), but how awesome would it be to have the expertise and guts to plan and pull off a big bank, jewelry, or art robbery?!

What kind of cookie would you describe yourself as?

Something like an oatmeal-chocolate-chip-cranberry. So much going on in a cookie like that! It would take some time to really get a handle on all the flavors.

Thanks so much Michelle, and congrats on another release! For your chance to win a hardback of Prophecy of the Sisters and an ARC of Guardian at the Gate, fill out this form. Contest is US/Canada mailing addresses only and ends Sunday, August 29, 2010 at 6 pm CST.


  1. Michelle is an amazing author! Good interview! Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  2. Yay for giveaways and interviews! :) I haven't read Prophecy of the Sisters but I really, really want to!

  3. I'd love to read these! Thanks for posting!

  4. Enjoyed the interview and I can sympathize with Michelle about being online because I have yo-yo feelings about it myself. ;)

    I'm looking forward to reading both of these books.

  5. Wonderful interview! I loved The Prophecy of the Sisters and have been going crazy waiting for Guardian at the Gate ever since I finished it months ago!

    Thank you for this amazing contest!

  6. Thanks for the interview and the giveaway!

  7. Thank you for this amazing giveaway!

  8. I still haven't read Prophecy of the Sisters and it's driving me crazy! Lol, great interview! :)

  9. I *still* haven't picked up the first in this series, but I obviously really need to!
    Thanks for the interview!

    Love, Hannah

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  11. Great interview :) I'll have to check out the books now *bg*
    You know, I've always wanted to commit a big heist too... I'm a fan of shows like Leverage and movies like Ocean's 11, lol

  12. Yay! I've read Prophecy of the Sisters and can't wait to read Guardian of the Gate.

    *crosses fingers and hopes*

    P.S. I might have entered twice, lol. If I did, I'm sorry :P

  13. Thank you - I really want to start this series.

  14. Thanks so much for the contest!

  15. Great interview. Michelle is so sweet and I think her book is going to be great!

  16. I loved Prophecy of the Sisters and I can hardly wait to read Guardian of the Gate. I'm trying really hard to wait until the 4th to buy it because of the email Michelle sent out. 1 more day!

  17. Thanks for the chance to win these books. I keep hearing such good things about the first one :-)

  18. Thanks for the chance to win! Michelle is a new author for me so thanks for the info!

  19. Wow! I hope I win; I love this series. Thanks for the great giveaway and awesome interview! ^_^

  20. Thank you! I want to read these so bad!