Category: Interviews

Blog Tour: Star-Touched Queen Interview

Blog Tour: Star-Touched Queen Interview
Posted April 28, 2016 by love2dazzle in Features, Interviews, Promo Blitz / 0 Comments

Praise for “The Star – Touched Queen:”  “A setting drawn from ancient India, romance with feminist sensibilities, and a unique magic system…a stunning debut filled with lush writing, smart characters, and a mysterious plot that provides as many twists as it does swoons.” —School Library Journal, STARRED Review “Chokshi’s rich, descriptive writing weaves a lush web…a swoony romance, betrayal, and a journey to power and self-affirmation, with a slightly wicked, slightly funny animal sidekick in the best tradition… work together to create a spell that many readers will willingly succumb to. Richly imagined, deeply mythic, filled with lovely language with […]


Interview with Nora Zelevansky

Interview with Nora Zelevansky
Posted April 19, 2016 by love2dazzle in Features, Interviews / 0 Comments

Ali: Thank you Nora for stopping by Dazzled by Books today. It is really great to have you here. I want to start off this interview with a hard question but it is totally good, what is your favorite book of 2016 so far? Nora: Not that any of them were published in 2016, but of the books I’ve read so far this year, I’ve really enjoyed All The Bright Places (YA), Big Little Lies (Women’s Fiction) and All The Light We Cannot See (Literary). (There’s a “light” theme apparently.) I am also deeply excited for Curtis Sittenfeld’s Eligible. A: […]


Interview with L.J. Hatton

Interview with L.J. Hatton
Posted April 1, 2016 by love2dazzle in Features, Interviews / 0 Comments

Ali: Hello L.J. Hatton. Thank you so much for stopping by at Dazzled by Books today. Hopefully we will be able to have a little bit of fun with this interview. Let’s kick it off with what is your favorite book of 2016 so far?   L.J. Hatton: I’ve been a terrible reader this year. Between real life (aka the exploding washing machine…) and working on Book 3 for the Celestine series, I haven’t read any books. But if we extend it to the end of last year, then my favorites are The Last Ever After (School for Good and […]


Interview with S. Harrison

Posted January 12, 2016 by love2dazzle in Features, Interviews / 0 Comments

Ali: Hello Siah. I am so excited to have you here on Dazzled by Books today. Figured we would kick things off with a bit of a tough but hopefully not too tough question. If you are ready, where did you get your inspiration for “Infinity Lost”? S. Harrison: I love pop culture, science and anything nerdy so my inspiration came from graphic novels, super heroes, fairy tales, books from my childhood, Manga, Japanese Anime, the movie Mean Girls and the first High School Musical starring Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens. I didn’t get any inspiration from the sequels though, […]


Burn Blog Tour: Interview with Elissa Sussman and Giveaway

Burn Blog Tour: Interview with Elissa Sussman and Giveaway
Posted January 11, 2016 by love2dazzle in Features, Interviews, Promo Blitz / 0 Comments

Ali: Hello Elissa. Thank you so much for stopping by today. We are so excited to have you here on Dazzled by Books. I wanted to kick off with asking you, what was the deciding factor on doing companion novels? Elissa: I always imagined doing the series this way – having new protagonists for each book gives me the opportunity to view this world from all sorts of different perspectives. Because while each story is, in a sense, self-contained, there is also a larger story that will unravel over the rest of the series. A: Do you have a favorite […]


Interview with Mimi Cross

Interview with Mimi Cross
Posted December 8, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Interviews / 1 Comment

Today, we have Mimi Cross for an interview. Cross just had a debut novel come out called “Before Goodbye”. We just want to get to know Cross today and also find out more about “Before Goodbye”. Ali: Welcome Mimi, I want to start off by finding out what is your favorite book of 2015 so far? Mimi: I have a hard time choosing favorites, I love so many books, but I can tell you that in the past month or so, I read two books that were published in 2015 that had me up reading in the middle of the […]


Ask the Author: Who’s Who? Charlie Sanders

Ask the Author: Who’s Who? Charlie Sanders
Posted November 23, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Interviews, Promo Blitz / 1 Comment

Hello, book lovers! Any author is lying if they tell you that their characters are purely fiction. Of course we draw from people in our past, and of course we do that more when a boy is involved. When crafting Charlie Sanders—the golden boy of the DEAD RINGER world—I took inspiration from five of the most memorable guys of my past. Here (despite all my crazy nerves) are five of Charlie’s qualities and exactly who inspired them. Charlie Sanders, soccer star My middle school boyfriend Jon was a complete soccer phenomenon. He played on a ton of traveling teams and […]


Interview with Marie Marquardt

Interview with Marie Marquardt
Posted October 22, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Interviews / 0 Comments

  Ali: Hello Marie, Thank you for taking the time to stop by Dazzled by Books today. Let’s kick things off with what is your favorite book of 2015 so far? Marie: There are so many! I’m going to cheat. In YA, Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by the amazing (and so very kind) Becky Albertalli.  In adult fiction, it’s Make Your Home Among Strangers by Jennine Capó Crucet. Such a beautiful coming of age story. A: Did you always want to be a writer? M: No. But I’ve always loved telling stories. I’ve written a lot of academic […]


Blog Tour: Weight of Feathers Review, Interview, and Giveaway

Blog Tour: Weight of Feathers Review, Interview, and Giveaway
Posted September 21, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Giveaways, Interviews, Reviews, Young Adult / 0 Comments

Interview: Ali: Did you always want to be a writer? Anna-Marie: It took me a while to realize I wanted to be a writer, but I’ve always loved stories. Ali: What inspires your writing? Anna-Marie: My family, the beautiful cultures I grew up in, and the work of other artists, not just books but visual art, music, and so much more. Ali: What is your favorite thing about writing “The Weight of Feathers“? Anna-Marie: I loved writing the descriptions of the Palomas’ and the Corbeaus’ shows. Immersing myself in that world felt like a kind of magic. Ali: Do you […]


Interview with Lisa Green

Interview with Lisa Green
Posted September 4, 2015 by love2dazzle in Features, Interviews / 0 Comments

Ali: How did you know Grace and Josh’s stories continued? Lisa: I knew the second I finished the book that their story wasn’t done. Cam’s was, but there was too much about Heaven and Hell in this world that made their futures (and all our futures) uncertain. They may be in Heaven now, but that doesn’t mean their lives are perfect! I also knew that Keira had more to say. Ali: Do you think Josh and Grace belong together? Lisa: This is the same answer I gave before and it still holds true: Every relationship goes through ups and downs, […]