Monday, 10 September 2012

Interview & G!veaway - Sweet Evil (The Sweet Trilogy #1) by Wendy Higgins

I am so pleased to feature the wonderful Wendy Higgins on my blog today for an interview and a giveaway of Sweet Evil, which is the first book in the Sweet trilogy.

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Author: Wendy Higgins
Series: The Sweet Trilogy
Pages: 447
Genre: Young Adult – Paranormal
Publisher: HarperTeen

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Synopsis. (Goodreads)

Embrace the Forbidden

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.

Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but Anna, the ultimate good girl, has always had the advantage of her angel side to balance the darkness within. It isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?


Welcome to Obsession with Books Wendy, I have recently read and thoroughly enjoyed Sweet Evil, are you able to tell us a little about The Sweet Trilogy and yourself?

Hi! Thanks for having me! There’s not much to say about me. I was a high school English teacher for a couple years, and now I stay home with my children and write full time. It’s my dream job! :)
The Sweet Trilogy is ultimately a love story about two children of demons who have a lot going against them. They have to choose between their love and their safety.

When and why did you begin writing?

I began writing in elementary school as soon as I learned how. I was always lost in my own imagination, and writing down those stories was the only way I could get them to stop looping through my head.

Where did the inspiration for your book Sweet Evil come from?

I’m not certain. Many things in my life led up to writing this story: the relationships I’ve had, friendships, heartbreak, family issues, my spirituality, books I’ve all sort of came together and hit me when the time was right.

Each of the characters in Sweet Evil are so very different, was there anyone you found particularly challenging to write?

Kaidan was my challenging character. He likes to keep things to himself, so many of his feelings needed to be portrayed through gestures and actions. I found myself rewriting his scenes many times to try and get it right.

What is your ideal day as an author?

Ideally I write in snatches of stolen time alone. If I can wrangle a babysitter, or during the few hours each week while both kids are in school/preschool, I dive into my story and try to make the most of every second I have in solitude. Mostly I write at night when everyone’s sleeping.

Do you mind telling us how long it took for you to write Sweet Evil?

The first draft took seven weeks, but it was terrible. The beauty was in revision. I’m a constant reviser/tweaker/editor, so in total it took a year to get the story to a point where it was publishable.

Is there anything about you that would surprise your readers? Any quirks, habits, routines etc.

I’m very boring at this point of my life, and it’s surprisingly fun! I made the most of my teen years and early twenties. I partied and lived a wild life. Actually, I’m lucky I made it through those years, lol. I was even a flight attendant for a short while. I was always boy crazy (I still am, though I now safely obsess over book boys and celebs like Channing). Oh, and I’ve survived two house fires.

Are you able to describe what your writing process is like?

It’s insane. I try to outline...I really do, but I’m bad at it. I write scenes as they come to me, and then I try to fit it all together. I end up needing to revise A LOT. I’m horrid at introductions/1st chapters, and tend to rewrite them over and over before getting it right.

Do you have a favorite character from Sweet Evil? all honesty I love them all. I guess my huge soft spots would be for Anna and Kaidan since everything centers around them.

Are there any books or authors that have most influenced you?

I’ve always leaned toward commercial fiction (though I’ve read and enjoyed plenty of thoughtful literary pieces over the years—it’s just not my fave). Growing up I loved the works of Beverly Cleary and R.L. Stine. Then Richelle Mead and her Vampire Academy.

Is there a book you are reading at the moment? And do you tend to favor a particular genre?

I used to gravitate to chick lit, but lately it’s YA or adult paranormal romance. It changes, of course. I have a huge TBR pile. At the moment I’m actually beta reading for an unpublished friend, and next
I’m reading My Heart Be Damned by my blogging buddy Chanelle Gray.

If Sweet Evil were to be made into a movie, who would you chose to play the roles of your main characters Anna and Kaidan?

Anna is hard. Maybe Chloe Moretz? And I could definitely see someone like Ben Barnes for Kaidan. I’d love to have an actual English guy play him.

What is up next for you?

I need to revise my Irish story, SEE ME, and send it to my agent. And this fall I plan to start my third and final Sweet book! Eeek! I’m hoping to hear news from the publishers about the rest of the trilogy very soon. :)

Quick Questions:

Fave band / television series / movie? Currently loving The Wanted/no TV for me/love Josh Hartnett movies like Lucky Number Slevin

Coffee or tea? Coffee

E-reader or hardcopy? Hardcopy

Cats or Dogs? Dogs

Ideal travel destination? The UK!!! Especially Ireland

Thank-you so much Wendy for taking time to talk to us today!

It was my pleasure. Thank you so much for having me!

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I am giving away 1 x paperback copy of Sweet Evil
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  1. Fantastic giveaway!
    And I like to read this interview :D


  2. Great interview, it sounds like Wendy has lived a pretty interesting life! I wasn't sure I wanted to read this so I'm off to check out your review!

  3. Great interview!!!! I can't wait to read this book. I loved the cover and the synopsis.

  4. What a great interview. Wendy is an absolute sweetheart. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I just finished the book and LOOOOVVVEED it! I can't wait for the second....

  6. Weeeeee!!! I have heard so much about this book and I still haven't read it yet, can ou believe that?! Shame on me! Thank you for the chance to win a copy, I seriously need it!!! :) and what an awesome interview! Loved the questions you asked and Wendy seems like a very nice person! Thank you for the awesome post!!!

  7. Thank you so much for hosting me, Sharon! :)


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