środa, 2 maja 2012

BLOG TOUR: Interview with Zoraida Córdova and giveaway!

Welcome to May 2nd stop on BLOGGERS OF THE DEEP blog tour! I have an interview for my dear followers, so scroll down! :) There's a real treat for you - a giveaway. You can win a copy of The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Córdova, which I've already reviewed HERE. 5/5 stars!

About the book:

For Tristan Hart, everything changes with one crashing wave.

He was gone for three days. Sucked out to sea in a tidal wave and spit back ashore at Coney Island with no memory of what happened. Now his dreams are haunted by a terrifying silver mermaid with razor-sharp teeth.

His best friend Layla is convinced something is wrong. But how can he explain he can sense emotion like never before? How can he explain he’s heir to a kingdom he never knew existed? That he’s suddenly a pawn in a battle as ancient as the gods.

Something happened to him in those three days. He was claimed by the sea…and now it wants him back.
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 About the author:

In the 3rd person:

Zoraida Córdova was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador. She made her way up north and now works in the glittering New York City nightlife. She likes shiny things like Christmas, merdudes, and the skyline at night. She's currently working on book #2.

In the 1st person:

Hello there! This is my shameless first person behest to add my novel to your TO READ list.

It is also where I tell you that I love meeting people from everywhere. Even though, I'm shy in the first 5 minutes, it's all for show. After that, all of my inappropriate sayings/comments come out.
So... why mermen? I have to admit it's quite an unique theme.
When people think of YA books, they assume it's for girls! I'm so happy my book is one of many with boy POVs. I think the story called for it, so I did it. If not, it'd be a very different sort of book.
This year and last year alone, there were (at least) four YA books about mermaids. How does The Vicious Deep stand out?
I haven't read the most recent merbooks. But from summaries, mine is an urban fantasy. You have Coney Island colliding with fantastical creatures. That alone makes it different.
World cultures are full of stories about merpeople. Your favorite mermaid or merman?
I don't think I have one. I hope recent stories will give me a favorite. This is because most of the older stories make mermaids out to be primpy girls combing their hair, waiting to fall in love. And while some mermaids are like that, I think we should explore their world a bit more.
How long did it take you to write your debut novel?
I didn't keep track! It was brewing in my head for so many years.
What's the last book you read?
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor.
If Tristan was to befriend one character from another book, who would that be and why?
I'll go with Calder White, from fellow Apocalypsie and deep sea writer, Anne Greenwood Brown's LIES BENEATH. As mermen, they could swap stories!

(Just for fun, so that your readers get to know you better, short questionnaire!) 
Coffee or tea? Coffee
Cats or dogs? Cats 
Vampires or werewolves? Vampires 
Deadly handsome stranger or the boy next door? Handsome stranger 
E-books or paper copies? Paper! 
Sunrise or sunset? Sunset
Time or money? Money 
Fact or fiction? Fiction
Writing or reading? Writing
Thanks for the interview! Any final words to your future readers?
I truly hope you enjoy The Vicious Deep! Feel free to leave me comments at my website www.zoraidawrites.com and tweets @zlikeinzorro .

Now, onto the giveaway!
The publisher has kindly offered one copy for giveaway. Fill the rafflecopter to win! US/CAN ONLY.

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8 komentarze:

  1. Paper copies! Heck yes!

    I really hope more guys start reading because of the male narrators. I get tired of the debate about how boys don't read.

    I always love reading your interviews. :)

  2. Zoraid I <3 you! I havent read your book yet, but I love mermaidd/mermen books, and I hope I will love your book! The cover is so epically awesom, with the trident and cool colors! I am sucked in :D

    Thanks for the post and giveaway!
    Alyssa Susanna

  3. Hi Zoraida, I just finished reading Daughter of Smoke and Bone too. I thought it was great, didn't you. Now I'm ready to get into The Vicious Deep. hopefully this entry will be my lucky ticket. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

  4. Zoraida,
    I love that you wrote about merpeople and not the cliche vampire genre that dominates YA fiction nowadays.
    I was wondering, does your Ecuadorian heritage influence your writing, themes, or style?


  5. Male POV -> that's basically all I need to know to pick up a book. And if it has meremen.. and dark and eerie atmosphere.. and a cocky main character, helplessly in love with his best friend! MAN! It doesn't get better than that!

    I'm off to check out your review, so curious to see what you thought about it! (Oh, wait, now that I think about it, I already read your review on GR! LOL -> still, gonna leave a proper comment!).

    Ladies, thank you for this wonderful interview and giveaway! I'll keep my fingers crossed - I'd love a finished copy of this beauty!

  6. hi
    I haven't read any of your books but i love it when books are written in male POV's it gives us more insight into their character.

  7. The book looks great ! I love the cover!

  8. I read an review of your book on another site, and it sounded amazing. :)
    'Where does it go?' *cracks up* that was good. The last book you read was Daughter of Smoke and Bone? Was it any good? I took it out of the library a couple weeks ago, and I haven't gotten to read it yet. :)


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