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Albert Camus

Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Interview and Giveaway POWERED by Cheyanne Young

Publication Date: November 28th, 2013

Description:

Maci Might's sixteenth birthday is supposed to be the day she's awarded Hero status. But thanks to a tiny anger problem and a questionable family tree, King City's elders think it's best if she doesn't join the Hero ranks. Determined to change their minds, Maci will break whatever rule it takes to prove she's Hero material. As her hair darkens and her anger grows, everyone turns against her except Evan; a childhood friend turned scientist who may be able to unlock the secrets hidden in her DNA.

When a villain attacks King City and her dad is held prisoner, Maci discovers a truth she refuses to believe. She may not be a Hero after all—but this time the Heroes of King City need her more than she needs them. And she won't let them down.

Powered is the first in a trilogy.

MB's INTERVIEW
Thank you, Mrs. Young

Readers get bored easily. What do you think makes them read a new book with a teen hero? 
I’m an author and I also get bored easily. The greatest way to keep a reader interested is to have something exciting happen on every page. I definitely live by that rule when I’m writing. I also love cliffhangers at the end of chapters. If you finish a chapter and aren’t compelled to keep reading the next page, then I’ve failed. 

I saw you love sarcasm and this fits the book description. Will we find sarcasm in the book? And what else it will delight us? 
Maci Might definitely inherited my love of sarcasm. You’ll find the most sarcasm between her and Evan, who is the love interest. I think the other fun thing about this book is the technology found in the super world. They have a lot of cool gadgets and architecture that we don’t have in real life. 

From what I seen, Maci is an “immature arrogant smartass” - a reviewer said. But what kind of person she really is? 
The reviewer pretty much sums her up. She’s definitely immature, super arrogant, and a smartass every chance she gets. Luckily for her, she gets her ass handed to her enough times to realize that she needs to grow up and earn the Hero status she wants, not just expect it because she’s trained for it. She also genuinely cares about humans and about stopping evil and helping the greater good. 

I personally find that, sometimes, the line between YA and NA is too thick because the teens are not as soft as “people” think. What is your opinion about the imposed limitation for the YA genre (just as an example I saw that someone considered that some battle injury brought too much gore.) 
I don’t think there should be any limitations on YA books. The fact is, some teen readers prefer gore or edgy fiction and some prefer lighter, fun books. This is what I love about books in general -- there’s something for everyone. As long as a book properly presents itself for what it is, I don’t think there should be a limit on what topics can go in YA books. 

When are people too old to read Young Adult? 
Never! My 96 year old grandmother is reading Powered right now :) 

A big problem is the time readers must wait for the next volumes. Can you tell us how much we have to wait for the next volumes? 
The Powered Trilogy is planned to release every 6 months. This is longer than many indie books, but much shorter than traditionally published series. Hopefully readers will be willing to stick around for the next one! I write as fast as I can.

About the author:
Cheyanne Young is a native Texan with a fear of cold weather and a coffee addiction that probably needs an intervention. She loves books, sarcasm, nail polish and paid holidays. She lives near the beach with her daughter, one spoiled rotten puppy and a cat who is most likely plotting to take over the world.


Author's Giveaway
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22 comments:

Teodora Cătană said...

Thank you for this awesome giveaway ♥

Lisa Brown said...

thank you for the chance to win :)

Spring ofHealth said...

This sounds a fabulous book :)

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Shane Morgan said...

Great interview. Thanks for participating.

Bianca Ioana said...

I'm so surprised. It's the first book with a cover not really interesting but with an awesome description! That's great!
Thank you for the giveaway! <3

Cheyanne said...

Thanks for interviewing me! <3

furelise said...

Congratz for this interview. She is so pretty and she seems so nice <3

stacey dempsey said...

Oh I love a good trilogy will have to read this one so I will be ready for the next

barb said...

i would love to win. i recently had a near fatal brain anurysim and my only child my daughter who worked for the state and lived 8 hours away, quit her job and moved in to take care of me. tragically, just four days after moving in, she died in my arms from a blood clot. i am so depressed without her in my life. we both loved to read, but my income is less than four hundred dollars monthly for disability. a kindle would be a great way to fill the lonely depressing hours. babscorbitt@gmail.com

barb said...

i would love to win. i recently had a near fatal brain anurysim and my only child my daughter who worked for the state and lived 8 hours away, quit her job and moved in to take care of me. tragically, just four days after moving in, she died in my arms from a blood clot. i am so depressed without her in my life. we both loved to read, but my income is less than four hundred dollars monthly for disability. a kindle would be a great way to fill the lonely depressing hours. babscorbitt@gmail.com

Michelle Willms said...

I loved the interview. I really enjoy a strong, sarcastic heroine, probably because I'm such a sarcastic person myself. I also appreciate that you are emphatic that people are never too old to read YA books. Sometimes there seems to be nothing but contemporary romance out for people "my age," but there are tons of fabulous new releases in YA. They are only rating-equivalent. I also enjoy watching some children's movies with my children, so why wouldn't I enjoy reading rated PG-13 or maybe rated PG-15 books? I look forward to reading this newest book of yours. Thanks so much for sharing with us. michelle_willms(at)yahoo(d0t)com

seaburd said...

just found your site . Thanks for the chance to win

Perava said...

Thank you for this amazing giveaway!

llellsee said...

This is definitely going on my To-Read list :]

Thanks for the giveaway too x

- Michelle E Dunne -

Valerie R said...

Another fabulous book to read .. thank you for chance!

Erika R said...

Happy Holidays.. looks amazing and thanks for the chance.

collenga said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Sounds like a great book! All the best

sandybook said...

Thank you for this amazing giveaway!

Barbara Palermo said...

Thank you!!

V Denis said...

SO Excited.. CONGRATS and Happy Safe Holidays!

Aprilia Rizki said...

Amazing giveaway! thanks for the chance!