Monday 29 December 2014

Top Pearls Interview with Jeffe Kennedy and a Giveaway

The year is almost over, so it's time for my Top Pearls of 2014.

When making my list there was one author who stood out:
Jeffe Kennedy

Voodoo Bride and I read 5 books by Jeffe, and we thought all were Top Pearl Reads. We especially fell in love with her new Fantasy series The Twelve Kingdoms, and the third book in that series is among our most anticipated books of 2015.

So we decided to ask Jeffe for our traditional Top Pearls Interview, and to give away one of her books.

- What was your favorite moment of 2014?
Can I pick a couple? Writing-wise, it was seeing the Tweet that RT Book Reviews gave THE MARK OF THE TALA the June Seal of Excellence ( It had never occurred to me that the book might be highlighted as the best book of the month out of so many hundreds of wonderful books. Because I never knew that could happen, it came as a total surprise – delight without an anxiety of wondering. It was an amazing moment for me. As I look back over the year, though, it was spending a few days on the beach in San Diego with my guy and my family over my birthday that also stands out as really wonderful.

- What will you be doing on New Year's Eve?
We’re going to have another couple over – a writer friend and her graphic artist husband – for dinner. Lots of good food and conversation. And champagne!

- What are you looking forward to in 2015?
So many people are excited for the release of THE TALON OF THE HAWK, the third book in THE TWELVE KINGDOMS, that I’m really looking forward to that coming out. Also, with THE MARK OF THE TALA up for Book of the Year, the RT Convention in May (13-17) should be really fun since I get to be in the awards ceremony. In February I’m going to the Coastal Magic Convention in Florida, which should be really fun, and the RWA convention is in New York City this year in July! I think 2015 will be a great year. J

- What can readers expect from you in 2015?
The next two books in my FALLING UNDER trilogy come out in 2015. UNDER HIS TOUCH comes out January 19 and UNDER CONTRACT around July 13. As I mentioned, THE TALON OF THE HAWK comes out May 26. If all goes as planned, we might see a fourth TWELVE KINGDOMS book next November. Cross your fingers!

One person will win a print copy of either The Mark of the Tala or The Tears of the Rose (winner's choice).

the winner is blodeuedd

Pearls Cast Before a McPig is not responsible for any prizes getting lost in the mail.

Find The Twelve Kingdoms at Bookdepository


Maia said...

I would love to win. Thanks to you I've read and enjoyed the MotT. Would love to win Tears of the rose.

Melliane said...

Thanks for the little interview, I hope you'll have a wonderful new year. Thanks for the giveaway as well!

Jeffe Kennedy said...

So flattered to be among your Top Pearls! Thanks for the interview and giveaway!

Blodeuedd said...

Oh oh oh, I so wanna win book 2 :D I just read book 1 and I so wanna see what happens. I already look forward to book 3 too

miki said...

i do hope you get to publish book 4 ( and 5 and 6 if i remember well from your last interveiw^^) and that 2015 will be a fantastic year for you but only one of many more^^

Debby said...

Happy New Year! I have not as yet read this series and sure do hope to.

erin said...

I loved Mark of the Tala!!! I can't wait to get a chance to read the 2nd book :) Thanks for sharing and congrats to Jeffe on the new release :)

Jeffe Kennedy said...

Thanks so much for the enthusiasm! I *do* have some sekrit news about moar books in the series! SOON!

Sullivan McPig said...

Yay! I will stalk your blog and Twitter feed.

Courtney said...

I'm always looking for a great new fantasy series!! Thanks for the giveaway :)