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November 30, 2012

Interview + Giveaway: Stacey Jay

Today I am very excited to have Stacey Jay, author of Juliet Immortal and Romeo Redeemed, on the blog. I have an interview for you guys and she was nice enough to provide a giveaway.

1. How would you describe Juliet Immortal in 7 words?
Shakespearean heroine-turned-warrior gets second chance at love. (I had to get a little creative with the hyphens, but that's 7 words!)

2. When I read Juliet Immortal I found that it could stand on it's own. What made you decide to write Romeo Redeemed?

JULIET IMMORTAL and ROMEO REDEEMED were sold as companion books. I always knew that there would be two books and that one would focus on Juliet's love story and the other on Romeo's. But I'm glad you felt JULIET IMMORTAL could stand on it's own. I did my best to make sure both novels told their own, separate, satisfactory story, although to understand the larger plot, you need to read them both. In order.

3. How is your Juliet similar to Shakespeare's Juliet?

Despite her years of disappointment and heartbreak, at her core she's an optimist who wants to believe in true love. (And who believes a little too easily, falling for her second love as quickly as she did her first. Thankfully, her second love turns out to be a classier act than the wicked Romeo.)

4. What is your favorite classic? Why?

Jane Eyre is the only classic I read again and again. I adore the character of Jane, and I love that the story is told in first person. It really reads like the original YA novel.

5. If your book were being turned into a movie, who would you want to play your characters?

Unknown actors, undiscovered talent. I'm all for giving the new kids on the block a chance to show what they can do.

6. Can you describe your Romeo in 3 words?

Wicked, but delicious.

7. I hear you're writing a retelling of Beauty and the Beast (which I am so excited for). Can you tell us anything about that?

Why yes, I can! It's a twisted retelling of the traditional tale--with Beauty holding the trespassing Beast captive rather than vice versa--set on a planet ruled by magic. It is by far my most favorite thing I've ever written. I am so excited to share the book with readers in July of 2013. I'm hoping they'll love the story as much I do. 

Beauty and the Beast is my favorite story of ALL TIME. I watch the movie almost on a weekly basis, needless to say, I can't wait for July 2013! Thank you so much for being here.

On to the giveaway, the winner will get a signed paperback copy of JULIET IMMORTAL w/some temporary tattoos and postcards. All you have to do is enter in the Rafflecopter form below.

US only
13 or older to enter
Ends 12/2/2012

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