Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Day Twenty-Five - All About MILA 2.0 + Giveaway

Book Profile

Name - MILA 2.0 (Goodreads)
Author - Debra Driza
Genre - Sci-Fi Thriller
Release Date - March 12th 2013

Mila was never meant to learn the truth about her identity. She was a girl living with her mother in a small Minnesota town. She was supposed to forget her past —that she was built in a secret computer science lab and programmed to do things real people would never do.

Now she has no choice but to run—from the dangerous operatives who want her terminated because she knows too much and from a mysterious group that wants to capture her alive and unlock her advanced technology. However, what Mila’s becoming is beyond anyone’s imagination, including her own, and it just might save her life.

Available - The Book Depository | Fishpond | Amazon | Barnes and Noble

The Insider's Scoop

I feel like I should don a navy suit and dark sunglasses while sharing this Super Sekrit Insider Info...except it’s really just Super Silly Random Info. I’m thinking my jammies are appropriate attire for that!

- I didn’t write MILA 2.0 in chronological order. The first scene I wrote was the falling-out-of-the-truck scene, and I skipped around from there. (Bad author. BAD.)

- Despite the above, MILA 2.0 is the first book where I’ve ever written an outline first and worked from that. Usually, I’m a total pantser (a word that brings back long-buried memories of my teammates in high school thinking it was the pinnacle of hilarity to yank each other’s pants down in public. Belts are your friends, people.)

- I was sure that my editor was going to think I was crazy when she read the scene where Mila starts singing as a distraction. (If she did, she was kind enough not to mention it—and the scene stayed!)

- I’m pretty sure my editor *did* think I was crazy when I first wrote the Obstacle Course from Hell scene in MILA 2.0, since it included a huge pile of cadavers. Luckily, she nixed that—MILA 2.0 vs. Zombies just doesn’t have the same ring as a title.

- In my mind, I’d pictured the cover of MILA as being more action-y and gender neutral, so I was really surprised when I saw it for the first time. But I absolutely love it, so I’m glad I’m not in charge of covers!

- I wasn’t able to travel to Clearwater, Minnesota (where Mila is living at the beginning of the book) but I did manage to convince my husband’s best friend—an ER doc—to drive down from Minneapolis, hang out in the local Dairy Queen, and take photos for me. I totally owe him a Blizzard.

- Mmmm, Blizzards
(Bookie's Note: mmmmmmm)

- Originally, the first third of the book contained a lot more scenes between Hunter and Mila and Mila and Kaylee, but we had to sacrifice them to up the pace. I’m hoping to publish the cut scenes on my website once the book debuts.

- Er, we had to sacrifice the scenes, not Hunter, Mila, and Kaylee—because that would just be weird. (Not to mention, make for a boring second half of the book. Unless they came back from the dead. In which case we’re back to the whole MILA 2.0 vs. Zombies thing. Hmmmm….)


Debra is giving away (2) TWO Pre-Orders of MILA 2.0!

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  1. I think they did a great job on the cover! I really like it and I can't wait to read this book! :)

  2. Mila 2.0 vs Zombies DOES have a nice ring to it. LOL. Can't wait to read that scene!!! *-* thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  3. I think it is interesting that she didn't write it in order! I haven't heard of an author doing that before!

  4. An amazing book. I cannot wait to read it, since it sounds so intriguing!

  5. The cover immediately hooked me. Can't wait to read this one!!

  6. That's nice that she had a friend go and take pictures for her! I like this cover but I am definitely intrigued but what she envisioned. :)

  7. Mmmm, I LOVE Dairy Queen. I'd love to read scene out-takes once the book is released :)

  8. thanks for the giveaway! I remember reading about this book a while ago and feeling interested. :D

  9. I have this feeling that this book is going to be one of the ones I really love or hate...no in the middle. That being said I cannot wait to read it and have had it on my list for some time since i first saw mention of it. Thanks for the great giveaway and your whole debutante event...it's been wonderful.

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  10. I love the cover so much. It sounds really interesting, and learning the crazy behind the scenes info is really fun.

  11. Such a great synopsis looking forward to reading.

  12. Love this cover. It's so pretty!

  13. I've been dying to get this book ever since the cover reveal. So pretty! Also, Ms. Driza sounds pretty hilarious.

  14. I love getting to hear fun "behind the scene" type things : ) This sounds like it's going to be a great book! I can't wait : )

  15. Loving the book description! Thanks for the giveaway!

  16. I love the cover! And I am definitely interested in this one. Sounds like it might be pretty darn good. Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway. Happy New Year!

  17. Thanks for a chance to win , I`d love to win this book!

  18. The cover looks dope! Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Thanks for the giveaway.I really like this book.

  20. I love the cover ! It sounds reaaly interesting, I can't wait to read it.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  21. SO FREAKING EXCITED FOR THIS BOOK! Thanks for sharing the giveaway and insiders scoop! :D Lots of Fun!

  22. mmmmmmmm, blizzards. :) I'm usually not a huge sci-fi fan, but I am so intrigued by this premise! Can't wait to read it!

  23. I haven't heard of this, it sounds great! I sure want to read it!

  24. Love this! This Insider Scoop has definitely made me even more excited to read this! Mila 2.0 sounds amazing and so does its author ;D

  25. I love the cover! Can't wait to read this book.

  26. This book sounds really interesting. Can't wait to read it

  27. Can't wait to read this book :)

  28. I can't wait to read this book! I love the cover and the sound of the storyline . . . it sounds quite thrilling!

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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