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Saturday, February 9, 2013

Author Interview: Molly Hall, Author of Reckoning (Blog Tour & Giveaway)


Welcome to the blog tour for Reckoning (Dark Prophecy Series, #1) by Molly Hall. Today, we have a fun but informative interview with Molly as well as a tour wide giveaway that anyone can enter. I hope you all enjoy.
Summary
"They say the truth can set you free. I found out it can kill you."

Seventeen-year-old Kat Matheson has never revealed the dark secret that sets her apart from everyone else: She can see and hear the dead. Until now, she has been able to ignore the strange apparitions and whispering voices. But it may not be that simple anymore. Haunted by eerie visions and increasingly frightening nightmares, Kat begins to fear she may be the target of a dark and ominous force from beyond the grave. Complicating matters is the arrival of her new neighbor, a young man she instinctively distrusts but is inexplicably drawn to. Gorgeous and mysterious, he seems to hold a disturbing knowledge of her long-held secrets.

As she desperately tries to maintain control, events take an unexpected and violent turn. Discovering that nothing is what it seems and that her psychic abilities may involve far more than just communing with the dead, Kat may be forced to confront her worst fears and the powerful curse that controls her destiny.


Jennifer: Can you describe Reckoning in three words?

Molly: Dark, mysterious, romantic.

 
 
Jennifer: What were the best and most challenging parts of writing your book?

Molly: The best part was bringing the characters to life on the page; to let their voices grow stronger and allow their personalities to develop. The most challenging part was re-writes; when I needed to add or delete from certain scenes. Either one can be extremely difficult.


 
Jennifer: Can you tell us three surprising facts about yourself?

Molly: I'm a writer, but I don't drink coffee (gasp!); I have two tattoos; I'm a little grossed-out by shellfish.



Jennifer: Do you like to listen to music while you write, if so, what was your playlist for Reckoning?

Molly: I usually don't listen to music while I'm writing as I need silence to maintain my thought process. But it is a huge source of inspiration for me. I'll listen to something to set the mood for a scene or to put me in the right frame of mind. Here's the playlist I used for Reckoning:










Jennifer: Who or what has influenced you the most in writing Reckoning?

Molly: I try not to let my writing be influenced by anyone as I want my voice to be original and unique to me. But there are certainly writers and musicians whose work has inspired me. They include Cassandra Clare, Alyson Noël, Jennifer Donnelly, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, Chris Daughtry, Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda from Linkin Park, Brett Scallions from Fuel, and Amy Lee from Evanescence. There are more, but that would make for a very long list!


 
Jennifer: Who are some of your favorite authors and what are some of your favorite books?

Molly: Cassandra Clare and her Mortal Instruments series is beyond fantastic. It is probably one of my all-time favorites. I also love Kate Morton, Lauren Oliver, Chelsea Fine, Diana Gabaldon, C.S. Harris, and Alan Bradley. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl is a phenomenal series, as is the Inspector Rutlege series by Charles Todd. Once again, this would be an impossible list to complete.

 

Jennifer: What sets Reckoning apart from the YA Paranormal genre?

Molly: I think Reckoning is unique in that can't really be pigeonholed into one particular YA genre. There are elements of the paranormal, as well as fantasy, action/adventure, and romance. Throughout the series, the plot is going to take some twists and turns that may surprise readers. But that's what makes it so much fun to write!
 
 

Jennifer: I can't thank you enough for taking time out to answer a few of my questions. Is there anything else you would like to mention to my readers before we part ways?

Molly: I would just like to say thank you so much reading, both the interview and the book! I love hearing from and interacting with readers, so feel free to get in touch with me and share your thoughts!



Author Bio
Molly M Hall is the author of Reckoning, the first novel in the Dark Prophecy series. She has spent most of her life in Colorado and currently lives just outside of Denver. She pursued a degree in English Literature at Columbia College, and worked in the corporate world for several years before turning to writing full time.

When not reading or writing, she can be found shopping for awesome boots, listening to music, exercising, working on her very inadequate French, playing piano, or looking for inspiring landscapes to photograph. More at: mollymhall.com
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This is a Tour Wide Giveaway for 5 eCopies of Reckoning.
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33 comments:

  1. I read this one and liked it, can't wait to find out what happenes next!
    I hate shellfish too, they are a bit creepy looking!

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  2. Wauw, the book sounds great. Thanks for the amazing opportunity to win it :P

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  3. wow I havent read this one, but it sounds really interesting. going to have to check it out.

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    1. I thought it sounded really interesting too.

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  4. Great interview..but she doesn't like coffee *gasps* so are you a can of coke in the morning kinda gal (my mother does that) or a tea drinker?

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    1. Hi Kimbacaffeinate!
      It's shocking, isn't it? But I am addicted to iced tea! I can't function without it!

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  5. Really liked the interview. Thanks

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  6. It was fun getting to know Molly Hall better. I am a reader who doesn't drink coffee hehehe, but I must have my Dr. Pepper in the morning. I have five tattoos, and no one can see them so when people first meet me they have no clue. Love Cassandra Clare as well, and that playlist is fantastic. Excellent interview! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven

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    1. Hi Jaclyn!
      So nice to "meet" a fellow non-coffee drinker! Five tattoos? You go! Thanks for your kind words!

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    2. I was blown away by the playlist. I love like every song. :)

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  7. Great interview!! I'm a high school teacher, and I get the same kind of gasps that I don't drink coffee...lol! I also have a tattoo not that my kids see it or would guess I have one until I tell them. I try to keep up with YA authors as a means to relate to my kids :) I can't wait to read this one :)

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    1. Hi Casie!
      Non-coffee drinkers unite!! And I love secret tattoos! Thanks for your kind words and I hope you enjoy the book!

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  8. Reckoning was one of my favorite reads of 2012. I bought it in print so I could share it with my RL friends. :)

    Can't wait to read the sequel!

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    2. Hi Lizzy!
      (Ignore that first one - My keyboard just went nuts :/ )
      Thank you! You know I think you're awesome!!

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  9. Oh this books sounds interesting!! and great interview dear!! i cant believe she doesnt drink coffee! haha! Thanks for sharing dear!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

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    1. Is it sad that we can't believe someone doesn't drink coffee? lol

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  10. Thank you so much for featuring Reckoning and my interview on your blog today! It is truly appreciated! And thank you to everyone for the wonderful comments! Good luck in the giveaway!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by to comment back. :)

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    2. I appreciate you reading the comments and replying :)

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  11. I like this cover, thanks for the review!

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  12. This is an awesome playlist - I love when you include those in your interviews - makes my morning at work much better :) The book sounds great! Going on the old TBR :)

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    1. Hehe, awesome. I love associating music with books. I listen to music when I write so it's important to me.

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  13. Such a pretty cover and such an interesting outlook. Thanks a lot for the giveaway!

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