Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Breathless Reads Interview Week: Lili Peloquin, author of THE INNOCENTS

Welcome to the Breathless Reads Interview Week! Each day this week, I'm posting a new interview from one of the five Fall 2012 Breathless Reads Authors. Comment on each interview, and you can win an ARC. Comment on all five interviews, and you're entered to win a box set of all the books! Keep reading for more details on the contest and more ways to win!


Today, we're celebrating Lili Peloquin, author of THE INNOCENTS! THE INNOCENTS is a contemporary novel--with a twist. It's like a soap opera and a mystery all in one. Also? the name of the town it's set in is Serenity Point. Doesn't that sound awesome?

Cyberstalk Lili!
Now for the Interview! Because there's five books in the 2012 Breathless Reads line-up, I've got five questions for the authors.


1. Please describe your book in five words:
Haunted, moody, smoldering, seductive, suspenseful.

2. Please describe your main character in five words:
I’ve got two main characters, so you have to give me some leeway here.

Alice: smart, thoughtful, observant, careful, romantic.
Charlie: impulsive, headstrong, passionate, fun-loving, loyal

3. Now the tough one! Describe yourself in five words:
Impatient, watchful, private, bookish, bad-tempered.  (I sound like a delight, don’t I?)

4. Can you give us a hint about what makes your book “breathless”?
To me the ne plus ultra genre combination in books as well as in movies is the whodunit and the soap opera.  There’s nothing I flip over more than a story that’s able to mix narrative suspense with nuanced characters.  So, The Innocents—I think, I hope—leaves you breathless in two senses: twisty plot and sheer sexiness!

5. What are five other books that have left you breathless? 
I can tell you five books that definitely left me sans breath: Falling Kingdom by Morgan Rhodes, Origin by Jessica Khoury, Venom by Fiona Paul, Black City by Elizabeth Richards, and A Million Suns: An Across the Universe Novel by Beth Revis. Aw, thanks! :)

The five books that have influenced me the most are: The Magus by John Fowles, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, Lulu Incognito by Raymond Kennedy, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, and The Secret History by Donna Tartt.


And now for the contest!!

To enter, just comment on this interview and let Lili know how much you want to read her book. Please also fill out this Rafflecopter so I can better keep track of entries. You'll be entered for a chance to win a copy of THE INNOCENTS (in ARC form). Stick around all week and comment on all the interviews, and you'll be entered to win a box set of all five Breathless Reads books!

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100 comments:

mckaykelly said...

Yay for giveaways this book sounds really good!!

Kateri Ransom said...

AH, the "smoldering" is radiating from my computer screen. Sounds like a good read. Give me a twisted plot (in any sense of the word) and awesome, riveting characters and I'm in!

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Shauna said...

Oooo, this one sounds like so much fun! Looking forward to reading it. =)

~Courtney said...

I love twisty plots, especially if they can keep me guessing until the end.

skittlesgirl said...

Hmm haven't heard of this one...to read listed!!!!

Riv Re said...

A soap opera disguised as a mystery? Yes please!
I believe that everyone secretly harbors a love of soap operas, but only thirty-something stay-at-home mothers who like red wine are gutsy enough to actually watch them.

~Riv Re
Riv Reads

Carina Olsen said...

Ohh, love the interview. <3 the five questions are awesome, Beth! :D And I love Lili's answers. :) Haven't heard of this book before.. but now that I have, I do think it sounds amazing :D Would love to read it. <3 and to win it :) Thank you both for this awesome chance. <3
Love, Carina

Myra White said...

I love the 5 word description of the book! "Haunted, moody, smoldering, seductive, suspenseful."
To me that sounds like a kick-butt book!

Desiree said...

I can't wait to read all of the breathless reads books. This one is sounding better and better though. The more I hear about it the more excited I am to have it in my hands! By the way, I cut my middle finger really bad and it is a bitch to type with... ouch!

Daisy Richeson said...

That 5 word description is enough to make me want to pick this one up! Can't wait to read!

Mandy said...

Great Interview...Soap opera with a mystery...count me in!

aparajita said...

Awesome Interview :)

I totally like the idea of THE INNOCENTS....oh the author's description is leaving me wanting to get this book rather badly ;)

Corbinge said...

Seems different to what I'd normally read, but I am interested!

dragongirl said...

It sounds like a really interesting book! Can't wait to read!

Rebecca Harwell said...

I'm not normally one for contemporaries, but this one sounds really good.

Erica N said...

Wow, I can't wait to read this one! :)

Angie said...

Hm... the cover is a little iffy, but The Innocents does seem to be a good read.

Anonymous said...

Oooooo soap opera! Sounds awesome! :D

Lili said...

Haha, I have never before met someone else who spells their name the same way I do! Hello other Lili! <3 I'm definitely anxiously awaiting this book!

Kayla said...

I hadn't heard of this one before! But it's clearly going to be amazing so I'm glad I have now! :)

Alida said...

This was on my Goodreads for a while, can't wait to get started! :)

Lena Reve said...

Love the interview. It seems like an interesting book :)

Jamie Krakover said...

Awesome interview! I can't wait to read The Innocents

Kay McGriff said...

Suspense and unforgettable characters--sign me up. This looks like another winner for my classroom!

Briana Nickol said...

The book sounds great! Can't wait to read it,its already on my goodreads list!

Kimmie said...

This books sounds like it would be a great read.

Natasha M. Heck said...

The characters sound like they'll be interesting together from their descriptions!

Kayley said...

It's interesting to see which books influenced you, Lili. Did they influence you in writing the book, or in life overall?

Hannah said...

Holy Smokes! I was already excited for this but now I'm DOUBLY so! Whodunit+Soap Opera! AACK! *hyperventilation* Thanks Beth for sharing us these interviews and books!

Wren B. said...

I loved how she described herself in five words. Loved the honesty and she seems like a person I would like to know.

Becca said...

This book sounds amazing. And I have to agree, the whodunit and soap opera genres are awesome. Just think ABC's hit Revenge! Gotta love it!

Jaguar Hero! said...

Sounds like an interesting story is headed my way. :) Can't wait to read.

Stina Butcher said...

This sounds great. I can't wait to read it!

Olivia Booknerd said...

This book sounds neat, can't wait to read it!

Alyssa Susanna said...

This is like, the one book of the boxed set that I had never heard of, and, until now, never really knew much about. Nice to sort of meet you, Lili Peloquin! Can't wait to read your book!

Sana said...

Smouldering and seductive? I am all in! Twisty plot and sheer sexiness? I am more in if that's possible! I had no idea The Innocents would be all about this =D Yay!

Nicole Settle said...

I love the five words used to describe this book. Sounds intriguing!

Kristin said...

The cover is very interesting! Sounds good. :)

~Kristin

Becky Wallace said...

My mom used to watch Days Of Our Lives faithfully. I learned from a very, very young age that mystery and soap opera go together beautifully!

Jenny said...

Sounds like such a fantastic book! I've been on the lookout for another great contemporary mystery ever since Kate Ellison's Butterfly Clues.

ako4eggs said...

Ooh this book looks good. Thanks for the wme giveaway!

Jacklin updegraft said...

This sounds like one of those books you get where you just can't put it down till you're done and when you are you count down the days till the next one comes out!

Vivien said...

The description sounds utterly fascinating!! I love this genre :)

Anna Wood-Gaines said...

So excited to read this! It sounds fantastic!!

Molly Kawaguchi said...

This is so fun and interesting! Thanks for doing it :)

Lena said...

This book sounds great!!! i am twin so i always like reading books with twins and close sisters in it.
and I absolutely love mysteries, so i cannot wait for this one!!!

Anonymous said...

this book sounds very interesting. cant wait to read it

Kimmie said...

Bookish and impatient....sounds a lot like me. Looking forward to reading THE INNOCENTS.

M.A.D. said...

*YAY* for amazing authors!!! I can't wait to read The Innocents <3 :)

Mary DeBorde M.A.D.

Fall Into Books said...

LOL I love her description of herself.

Sara R Stegosaurus said...

I like reading up on each author, it makes the books all the more interesting. I have to add this to my TBR!

ansindt said...

This is a great idea! I loved Lili's interview=) I'm excited to read Innocents. Thanks for the giveaway!

ansindt@hotmail.com

Nicole Mainardi said...

This sounds so amazing!!I can't wait to read it :)

Scarlet A. said...

Im actually curious what this book is about, i nomally wouldn't pick it up, will be checking it out!!!

miki said...

i curious about this book too, i'm not too fond of contemporary but i do like some so i will try to find more info

thank you for the discovery

Jen R. said...

Impatient, watchful, private, bookish, bad-tempered... hmm, that sounds a lot like me, lol! :P The Innocents sound great!

Natalie Aguirre said...

I like mysteries. This sounds good.

alicia marie said...

Everything about this book sounds so good! Thanks for the great interview!! I can't wait to read this : )

Katja said...

A soap opera and a mystery combined? Um..YES!

Jordan said...

Twisty plots rock! I love not being able to see what's coming next. So exciting! :)

FireStarBooks said...

Wow, I am ashamed of myself for not knowing this~

Susan Light said...

Twisty plot and sheer sexiness! Sounds right up my alley. Love the premises.

Katie said...

"Whodunit?" and "soap opera"? SIGN ME UP. Can't wait to read it! =D

Anonymous said...

Because I have a serious love of Penguin and their authors it is kind of my goal to read all the books on the Breathless Reads Tour. I'm almost caught up for last year and I'd love to continue finding great books and series. :)

-K8
http://froze8.blogspot.com/

I also love the author photo :)

Gaby Pendragon said...

It's really cool to learn about the authors! Loved the interview!

Katharyn Vela said...

This sounds so good! I love a good mystery!

Linda La said...

Wow this breathless read sounds great too! penguin should totally sell a finished copies box set because I would buy it!

Daphne said...

I love the idea of two main characters and I'm really intrigued! Added to my TBR pile!

Danielle Nguyen said...

The words you used to describe the book make me really want to read it. Sounds great!

Sam said...
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Sam said...

I've never seen this book before, it sounds interesting. Alice and Charlie sound like awesome characters.

Jessy said...

OOH, can't wait to see if The Innocents leave me breathless!

Michael @ The Bookshelf Review said...

Great interview. Looking forward to checking this one out. =]

Marthapao said...

This one sounds like a fun read! I can't wait to read it!!

Laura @ The Traveling Owl said...

A soap opera and a mystery? I'm in!

Anonymous said...

I adore the cover for the book. It looks like an awesome read!!

Hwa Sun Kang said...

Seductive and suspenseful? The Innocents sounds totally awesome :D

JennH said...

The Innocents, with a title like that it's hard not to be intrigued.

Thanks for the giveaway!

starryeyedjen said...

Love mysteries! And the characters sound like fun...completely opposite but in a complimentary way. Can't wait to read The Innocents!

Valerie said...

Twisty plot and sexiness? Sounds like a good time. :D

Kayla Beck said...

This is actually my first time hearing of this novel. I haven't found many great YA mysteries, so I'm excited that there is a new series. Thanks for sharing, Beth! :-D

alli said...

Sounds like drama plus mystery. YES!!!

roro said...

i have heard gr8 things about it and the cover is so unique . picture frames . cool

Silverlight said...

Thanks for all of these amazing giveaways and interviews!

Lea said...

YA mysteries? Can never have enough of them. Thanks for the interview and giveaway!!

Ashley G. said...

This sounds really great! Can't wait to read it!

Ashley G. said...

This sounds really great! Can't wait to read it!

Jasmine Rose said...

I love how honest you/she is about the five words that describe her. :]

Hnossi Valkyrie said...

I love twists. Lots of twists.

Eileen said...

Eep I love when the two main characters have some different personalities it makes the story so much more engaging, in my opinion :) Awesome interview and thanks for the chance to win! :)

Ileana A. said...

When I saw this cover was love at first sight!! It's gorgeous! I love it so much! Really looking forward to read this one!

Anonymous said...

Plot twists? EEP! I love them. :D The Innocents definitely sounds like an interesting book; can't wait to read it!

Cordelia Fitzgerald said...

I really thought this was a tween book when I saw the cover. Thanks for the description of what's really inside! Haha.

Nicki said...

I love a good mystery, this sounds great!

Antonia Calina said...

I haven't heard about this book before , but I like it. The cover is amazing and I hope I will read this book someday.

Hannah said...

This book sounds so good! The cover is amazing. It grabbed my attention and made me want to find out what the book was about. Can't wait to read it!

Aku /// J. T. said...

This seems a little outside of the "norm" for my reading genre, but I really like to keep my horizons open and often enjoy it when multiple genres meet to make something...shall we say...transcendent! :) Plus, this cover really intrigues me. I collect all sorts of covers that appeal to me, and very- very rarely find myself regretting it upon the reading of the contents. So~ I'm definitely game, methinks, to try a read of this!!! *am very curious now*

Gabbie said...

This is a new one for me, hold on while I add it to my TBR :)

Jared Mifsud said...

I love the 'describe in five words' questions and the answers are brilliant. Sounds like a fun read. :)

Tabitha Michelle said...

This book sounds so good! I love a good mystery!