Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Day Three: HEXED + Giveaway

Book Profile

Name - Hexed (Goodreads)
Author - Michelle Krys
Genre - Paranormal
Release Date - June 10th 2014

If high school is all about social status, Indigo Blackwood has it made. Sure, her quirky mom owns an occult shop, and a nerd just won’t stop trying to be her friend, but Indie is a popular cheerleader with a football-star boyfriend and a social circle powerful enough to ruin everyone at school. Who wouldn’t want to be her?

Then a guy dies right before her eyes. And the dusty old family Bible her mom is freakishly possessive of is stolen. But it’s when a frustratingly sexy stranger named Bishop enters Indie’s world that she learns her destiny involves a lot more than pom-poms and parties. If she doesn’t get the Bible back, every witch on the planet will die. And that’s seriously bad news for Indie, because according to Bishop, she’s a witch too.

Suddenly forced into a centuries-old war between witches and sorcerers, Indie’s about to uncover the many dark truths about her life—and a future unlike any she ever imagined on top of the cheer pyramid.

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The Insider's Scoop

· Despite now being a Plotter, I wrote HEXED based solely on a title and a sassy main character. It’s the most fun I’ve ever had writing a book! 

· HEXED was originally called THE WITCH HUNTER’S BIBLE, a title that my sister let me steal from her trunked adult historical novel. The title later changed after the book sold to Delacorte Press/Random House Children’s Books. (And actually, it’s a better fit.) 

· One night, while working in the NICU, I begged my coworker for help figuring out a plot hole in this book I was writing about witches and sorcerers. She listened to my problem, looked at me very strangely, and then went back to her work, saying she’d think about it. I was sure she’d blown me off, but then she strode up an hour later, all business, and said, ‘This is what you should do.” And solved all my problems. Her idea remains in the book to this day (Love you, Amy!) 

· It took about 4 months to write HEXED before it was ready to submit to agents. (I scrambled to finish writing it so that I could enter the 2012 Baker’s Dozen Agent Auction over at Miss Snark’s First Victim. It didn’t get picked.) 

· HEXED is set in Los Angeles. I went there for research after my editor made note of a few things that seemed more Texas than L.A. in the book (I’m pleased to report HEXED now has 100% less tailgate parties.) 

· I was watching the reality TV show Audrina one day (don’t judge), when I first came across Audrina’s sister’s hot motocross-racer husband, Kyle Loza. I loved his long hair, tattoos, and carefree attitude so much I decided to use him as the mold for the love interest in HEXED. Thus the character of Bishop was born. 

· A party scene in HEXED was inspired by the song Last Friday Night by Katy Perry. Another scene was inspired by the song Tonight Tonight by Hot Chelle Rae (“we’re dancing on the edge of the Hollywood sign”). My heart gets fluttery whenever I hear either of them because I vividly remember the time before all this crazy book stuff happened, when getting published was still just an unlikely dream. 

· After anyone I know has finished reading HEXED, I get an email going “WHAT?!? YOU DIDN’T” about a certain scene in the book. (Yes, I did.) 

· Unlike Indie, I was never a cheerleader, however I did belong to a witchcraft club in the 5th grade, which friends and I formed after watching The Craft. Like most witches, we took out witchcraft books from the library. 

· Ever since marathoning Pretty Little Liars, I’ve secretly dreamed of Tyler Blackburn being cast as Bishop in the hypothetical HEXED movie. (Hey, a girl can dream!)


Michelle is giving away a SIGNED ARC of HEXED!

Rule of Entry -

- Ends 3rd of January
- Must be 13 or older
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  1. Yay! Congratulations, Michelle! I can't wait to read HEXED. :)

  2. I am going to get my hands on an ARC of HEXED very, very soon. And I am very, very excited!! *tweets about giveaway*

  3. Ah man, can't wait to read this even more now! :)

  4. this sounds awesome!!! Thanks for sharing :)

  5. This looks like an awesome book for my daughter and I to enjoy together!!

  6. So eager to read this one! Sounds fabulous :)

  7. This book sounds great! Great interview, glad to see I wasn't the only one who wanted to be a witch after watching The Craft :)

  8. Yay! I'm sooo excited for this! She's come so far :))

  9. I have been dying to read this book--it sounds so good!!!!!

  10. I wanted to read this already-but after I read all the cool facts about it, I'm extremely excited to check it out!!

  11. I'm so excited to see a NEW paranormal!!!! Would love to win this!!

  12. This book sounds amazing! Can't wait to read it! :)

  13. This book sounds amazing! Can't wait to read it! :)

  14. This book sounds amazing! Can't wait to read it! :)

  15. their for all the insider info. I'm excited for this book.

  16. This has been on my list for awhile but I loved reading all the behind the scenes snippets! I love those two songs, excited to see the scenes they inspired! Hahah the witchcraft club is so cute! In 6th grade, I bought The Complete Idiot's Guide to Wicca, so... yeah. Can't wait to read Hexed!!! Witches are my fav.

  17. This has been on my to-read list for a while. It looks really good!

  18. Loved this one! This has been my favorite Debutante post to read. The book itself sounds awesome, so of course I wanted to read it. But after reading this post, I want to read it even more! Loved it. Seriously, I kind of want to meet Michelle Krys!

  19. This book sounds so cool! I love that it's about a sassy MC, and as much as I like the title HEXED, I think the original was awesome as well! Thanks for the inside scoop, that's always fun to read :)

  20. I always like hearing the idea behind a book, and I had to LOL that you wrote it because of the title/sassy main character. I usually start out that way, but am trying to make myself into a plotter.

  21. I have been waiting patiently for this book since Kendare Blake gave extra entries for Girl of Nightmares for adding it on goodreads. Thanks for the giveaway XD

  22. Michelle is such a sweetheart! And yes, I admit too that I have marathoned Pretty Little Liars and am in the same boat as Michelle LOL

  23. You know I'm usually not one for reading books with witches but there is just something about this book that has me spellbound, pun 100% intended. =D

  24. What an awesome post! I can't wait to read Hexed, it looks amazing!

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