Oct 3, 2011

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A Beautiful Dark Tour: Author Interview with Jocelyn Davies

Jocelyn Davies is stopping by the blog today for an interview. Enjoy!

Jocelyn A Beautiful Dark Tour: Author Interview with Jocelyn Davies

1) What inspired A BEAUTIFUL DARK?

My “day job” is actually as a YA editor. When I first thought of A Beautiful Dark, I was literally sitting around with some friends of mine thinking, “if I got a submission right now, what would I want it to be…?” ABD is a paranormal romance, a thriller, a grounded contemporary, and a heartfelt coming of age story all in one. When I started it, done of the recent angel-themed books had come out yet, and I thought—how cool and gothic and epic would it be to write about angels? There are so many different interpretations throughout history, and I liked the idea of making up my own mythology. I was really drawn to the shady gray area between good and evil, and wanted to flip the idea of “fallen angels” on its head. I was also obsessed, as a teenager, with destiny and fate. Could something REALLY be written in the stars for you? Or do things in your lifehappen because of who you are and the choices you’re compelled to make?
2) What sets your book apart from others in the YA genre?

What I love about the YA genre right now is that there is such a HUGE variety of books out there! My favorite part of A Beautiful Dark is that while that it’s paranormal, the characters and romances feel really true to life. I think (man, I hope!) that by the end of the book, readers will think of these characters as their friends.

3) In A BEAUTIFUL DARK, there seems to be a love triangle blossoming between Asher, Devin, and Skye. Have you ever been involved in a love triangle?

Ha ha!! Good question. Have you? icon wink A Beautiful Dark Tour: Author Interview with Jocelyn Davies I think it’s 100% possible to feel something for two different people at the same time, and have a hard time making a choice. For Skye, the choice is also intertwined with the fate of the universe, sooooo…there’s a lot at stake. icon smile A Beautiful Dark Tour: Author Interview with Jocelyn Davies
4) What are your thoughts on the cover for A BEAUTIFUL DARK?

In the words of Georgia Nicolson, oh my giddy god’s trousers I LUUUURVE IT! I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. I loved the very first comp I saw, and I love the final version. Book 2 has some big shoes to fill in my heart!
5) What are you working on right now?

I’m working on book 2 in the series (hopefully readers will forgive me for the crazy cliffhanger at the end of book 1!), as well as another YA novel that’s completely unrelated to ABD.
6) What are the top 3 books in your TBR pile?

Man oh man, this is such a tough question because my TBR pile is always a gazillion books long (tall?). Two very close friends of mine have YA novels coming out the week before mine, and the week after, so I’m excited to read those! CIRCLE NINE by Anne Heltzel and PAST PERFECT by Leila Sales. I read Leila’s first book MOSTLY GOOD GIRLS in like two days and couldn’t stop laughing.

A Beautiful Dark Book Trailer:

Catch Jocelyn Davies live on the Dark Days tour in the following cities:

Friday, October 14th
7:00 PM
Tattered Cover
Highland Ranch, CO
with Claudia Gray (FATEFUL), Kiersten White (SUPERNATURALLY), Amy Garvey (COLD KISS)

Saturday, October 15th
1:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
Boulder, CO
with Claudia Gray (FATEFUL), Kiersten White (SUPERNATURALLY), Amy Garvey (COLD KISS)

Sunday, October 16th
2:00 PM
Anderson’s
Naperville, IL
with Claudia Gray (FATEFUL), Kiersten White (SUPERNATURALLY), Amy Garvey (COLD KISS)

Book Synopsis:
Skye first sees dark, charming Asher and golden, reserved Devin on the night of her seventeenth birthday. She has no idea what they want, or why they seem to follow her every move. They even know things about her that strangers could never know. Soon she begins to question not just the identity of the two boys, but also the truth about her own past. Skye’s torn between the one she can’t help falling for and the one she can’t stay away from. The consequence of her choice will reach further than the three of them could ever imagine.

About Jocelyn Davies:
Jocelyn Davies was born and raised in New York City, where she now works in Young Adult publishing and foregoes sleep in favor of writing. This is her debut novel. You can follow her on twitter at twitter.com/jocelyndavies.

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  1. Loved this book too! Looks like we read the same kinds of books! LOL! I loved the interview. I would love to be a YA editor some day.

  2. Aaah! Fun interview. I LUUUURVE the cover, too! And, it always thrills me when the romances in paranormal stories feel true to life.

    Looking forward to reading this book. Thanks!

  3. That was a rather epic cliffhanger at the end!!! I just blinked stupidly and may have whimpered when I got to the last page:) The cover of this one is absolutely stunning, I would have died if I was Jocelyn and I saw that cover for the first time. Awesome interview ladies!

  4. I love that Jocelyn wrote a book she'd love to read as an agent! Brilliant! :) I love the cover, too–gorgeous!

  5. Mary @ BookSwarm says:

    "Oh my giddy god's trousers" totally made me laugh! I've got to read this one. Gorgeous cover, btw.

  6. A Canadian Girl says:

    Ahh, the cliffhanger! I was like "What? Noo, tell me what happens next!" I hope book 2 is written fast :)

  7. This book is one of the best books that I have read. I think it is sorta a mix between Unearthly/Hallowed by Cynthia Hand and the Hush,Hush series. So if you liked those books I think you would like this book!I read this book before but not with th same title it was good but it has the exact events in the other book i read.

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