Welcome to Day 15 of Let it Snow Books 2012, where for the next week you have the chance to read some really fun holiday posts from some of your favorite authors, both here and at Ex Libris.
Today, we welcome author Jenn Bennett here at Books to Brighten your Mood with a festive post and you will have the chance to win a copy of Kindling the Moon or Summoning the Night. From the moment I read the first book in this series, Kindling the Moon, I just knew that I had a winner series in my hands! So it's not a big surprise that the sequel, is among my favorite Urban Fantasy books of the year :) And I bet that the next book will be just as awesome as the rest of the series.
Read here my review of Summoning the Night:
Summoning the Night is the perfect sequel to Kindling the Moon! If you really liked the first book of the series, then you should definitely continue with this one. Every single thing that I loved about Bennett's writing style and her story... Read the rest of the review here.
-Since this whole event is about the Best Books we read in 2012, could you share with us some of your favorite titles you read this year?
Jenn: Thanks for having me on your blog! Lots of great books published this year—it’s so hard to choose! DAYS OF BLOOD AND STARLIGHT by Laini Taylor (young adult fantasy), A GENTLEMAN UNDONE by Cecilia Grant (historical romance), and FIRELIGHT by Kristen Callihan (historical paranormal romance).
-What makes you feel that Christmas time is finally here?
Jenn: Digging the bows and ribbon and wrapping paper out of the closet. (We always have too much wrapping paper!)
Jenn: For the last few years, we’ve been spending Christmas Eve with my husband’s family—eating dinner, opening presents—then we spend Christmas Day by ourselves.
-Do you have any favorite holiday themed stories (movies or books)?
Jenn: I always watch IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE, and I always cry—always! But my favorite holiday-themed movie is a comedy-mystery film from 1934, THE THIN MAN.
-Could you share with us your favorite holiday meal/dessert/candy?
Jenn: Favorite meal would be on Christmas Day: husband and I make roast beef and Yorkshire pudding.
-You’re holiday shopping, name a few things you’ll buy this year.
Jenn: Candy, an Adventure Time sword (American cartoon TV show), books.
-Let’s say you have the chance to spend the holidays with a fictional character, who would that be and what would you be doing?
Jenn: The next Arcadia Bell book takes place at Christmas, so I got to spend some holiday time with Jupe when I wrote it. Does that count?
-We all love Christmas holidays, but I was wondering if there’s anything about them that you find annoying?
Jenn: Not annoying, but sometimes the holidays make me sad, especially when I know people who are struggling to find work or support their families.
-What would you ask Santa to bring you this year?
Jenn: Santa already brought me the best present ever: my agent just sold a new series of mine to Berkley/Penguin, a paranormal romance that takes place in 1920s San Francisco. The first book will be released in Winter 2013, and the second will come out a few months later. I couldn’t have asked for a better gift!
-What would be your (bookish or not) New Year’s resolutions?
Jenn: To read outside my comfort zone in 2013. I find myself reading the same two or three genres, and I’d like to branch out and read new things—to challenge myself to be a more well-rounded reader.
Thank you Jenn for being with us today and Happy Holidays!
About the author
Jenn Bennett is an award-winning artist and author of the Arcadia Bell urban fantasy series from Pocket Books. Born in Germany, she’s lived and traveled extensively throughout Europe, the U.S., and the Far East. She lives near Atlanta with one husband and two very bad pugs.
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About the Book:
Title: Summoning the Night
Author: Jenn Bennett
Series:Arcadia Bell, #2
Publisher: Pocket Books
Length: 324 pages
Release Date:April 24th 2012
Purchase Info: Book Depository, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Goodreads
MAGICAL TRICKS. DEMONIC TREATS. After narrowly escaping her fate as a sacrificial scapegoat, Arcadia Bell is back to normal. Or at least as ordinary as life can be for a renegade magician and owner of a tiki bar that caters to Earthbound demons. She’s gearing up for the busiest day of the year—Halloween—when a vengeful kidnapper paralyzes the community. The influential head of the local Hellfire Club taps Cady to track down the fiendish bogeyman, and now that she’s dating red-hot Lon Butler, the Club’s wayward son, she can hardly say no.
Cady and Lon untangle a gruesome thirty-year trail of clues that points to danger for the club members’ children. But locating the person behind the terror will require some metaphysical help from Cady’s loyal bar patrons as well as her potent new Moonchild powers—and she’d better figure it out before the final victim disappears and her own darkest secret becomes her biggest enemy.
Jenn has generously offered a paperback copy of either Kindling the Moon or Summoning the Night to one lucky commenter. (Open Internationally.)All giveaways end on January 5th.
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