Author - Megan Shepherd
Genre - Gothic Thriller
Release Date - January 29th 2013
In the darkest places, even love is deadly.
Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father's gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true.
Accompanied by her father's handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward—both of whom she is deeply drawn to—Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father's madness: He has experimented on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as humans. And worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island's inhabitants. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father's dangerous experiments and escape her jungle prison before it's too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father's genius—and madness—in her own blood.
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The Insider's Scoop
Whenever I pick up a finished book from a bookstore or library, it seems so…complete. I have a hard time imagining all the little (and big) hiccups that happen along the way. So I thought I’d let you guys in on a little sneak peak behind the making of The Madman’s Daughter.
1) The cover shoot was done in England on a beautiful sunny day in front of a lake filled with cute ducks. Through the magic of digital editing, the cover now has a creepy, historical, timeless feel.
2) Though The Madman’s Daughter is based on HG Wells’ classic The Island of Doctor Moreau, I was first inspired to write the book from the TV show LOST. I very strongly considered including a polar bear on the island in Madman’s Daughter as homage to LOST, but sadly it didn’t make the final cut.
3) One of the hardest things to research was nautical terms. Part of the book takes place on a ship, so I had to calculate the course they would have taken to sail halfway around the world, which ports they would have stopped at, how long the voyage would have taken, in addition to the nuts & bolts of running a ship. For example, who knew that ships used to have brick chimneys?!
4) I had a 9-to-5 day job while writing The Madman’s Daughter, so most of the book was dashed out in lunch breaks at a coffee shop near my office, and lots and lots of Saturdays.
5) One of the biggest thrills was learning that The Madman’s Daughter was going to be optioned for a film by Fake Empire/Paramount Pictures. I’m a huge movie buff, so getting to talk to producers and screenwriters is so much fun. I’m keeping my fingers crossed it will happen!
Megan is giving away a Pre-Order of The Madman's Daughter!
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- Ends 19th of January
- Must be 13 or older
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Definitely one of my most-anticipated of 2013!ReplyDelete
Also: Writing a novel while you also work a 9-5 sounds exhausting :/
Oh my..a 9 to 5 day job? :) I love how the author persevered and finished Madman's Daughter! I'm suddenly inspired to write.ReplyDelete
Love the idea of this novel> AMAZINGReplyDelete
Dying for this book. Not literally, but still. Wants it.ReplyDelete
I've been so jealous of everyone who's gotten a chance to read this one!!! It's on my bloody wishlist for sure :)ReplyDelete
I've been wanting to read this book after hearing it for the first time!! Super duper can't wait for its release date!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for the giveaway, Lisa and Megan ♥
Wow, a book inspired by LOST. Too bad,it didn't make the final cut. And it is not released yet already optioned for film.ReplyDelete
LOVE the idea of the novel,and the cover is gorgeous!ReplyDelete
I'm not terribly excited about what I hear about a love triangle, but I've been following Megan since she appeared on the Friday the Thirteeners blog, so I'm very excited to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyDelete
If I didn't want to read this book before I do now because it was first inspired by LOST! Heard lots of great things. Can't wait to grab a copy of it sometime!ReplyDelete
I have heard a lot of really good things about this one... I think its going to be an interesting read for sure!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the insider's scoop! It's so interesting to know what goes on behind the scenes!ReplyDelete
I'm a huge fan of H.G. Wells, so of course I can't wait to read this!!! Thanks for the post and giveaway!ReplyDelete
I'm like Alyssa Susanna, up there ^, and not a fan of love triangles. But I love everything else about this book and can't wait to read it.ReplyDelete
I love hearing about how a book came to be and all the changes along the way. Since I'm not a writer it's still hard for me to really get since books seems so solid to me.
Love the concept and cover. Excited to read this! Thanks for the chance to win!ReplyDelete
That title alone has made this one a must-read. ;) Oh, and nautical terms really seem very hard to learn. thanks for the chance!ReplyDelete
I have been waiting to get my greedy little hands on this book for waaay too long! I need it now!@ReplyDelete
I've been drooling over this one ever since it came under my radar! How I wish I could win itReplyDelete
Saturdays are what make the world go round! <3 Haha seriously, stuff can only get done on Saturdays!ReplyDelete
This book is on my reading list, thanks so much for the giveawayReplyDelete
2013 has so many fantastic looking books to look forward to and this is one that has been on my list for some time. Thanks so much for highlighting it and the author in your event. Thanks for the chance to win as well.ReplyDelete
OMG this is definitely in my TBR pile!ReplyDelete
Wow. Just thinking about all the nautical research required makes me tired. And congrats on being optioned!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyDelete
This one is absolutely a Must Have for me. Love the cover. I will cry if I win this one! :)ReplyDelete
Really interested in this book! Thank you very much for the giveaway! Only, which ones are Megan's posts? I'm a bit confused and I looked for them but can't see them :-/ReplyDelete
Thanks for the giveaway! Really wanna read this book!ReplyDelete
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LOVE LOVE! Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyDelete
I've had this on my Waiting on Wednesday and TBR list for sometime. I love the cover and story line!ReplyDelete
This book sounds amazing, and I love the cover !ReplyDelete
Thanks for the giveaway.
Thanks for this giveaway.I really like this bookReplyDelete
I'm really anticipating this book, thanks!ReplyDelete
Cannot wait for this one to come out! I love that there seems to be a trend starting for classics to be retold, or spun-off from! Love it!ReplyDelete
First I read "Magic Under Glass", and now I'm reading "Magic Under Stone", and I want a copy of the book from this blog.ReplyDelete
This book is now on my TBR list. Thanks for giveaway!ReplyDelete
add the book on my TBR listReplyDelete
Thanks for the giveawayReplyDelete
I'm so disappointed the polar bear didn't make the cut. :( And I love that you did so much research! Makes me even more excited to read Madman's Daughter. :)ReplyDelete
One of my most anticipated reads of 2013~ReplyDelete
Can't wait to read it!
Nice, and I love the cover! It's added on my tbr list!ReplyDelete
I've only read good reviews of this one so far, adding to 'to get my hands on' listReplyDelete
A book inspired by LOST?! Have I mentioned it's one of my favorite tv shows ever? Now, I want to read this one even more!ReplyDelete
Thanks for a giveaway! :)