Friday, August 31, 2012

Breathless Reads Interview Week: Morgan Rhodes, author of FALLING KINGDOMS

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 Morgan Rhodes, author of FALLING KINGDOMS! FALLING KINGDOMS is a YA fantasy and the first in a series--which makes me super jealous, because the project I'm working on is a fantasy series :)


Cyberstalk Morgan!
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:

High fantasy with kickass teens.

2. Please describe your main character in five words:
I have several main characters through which the story is told, but I’m going to focus on Cleo for this question....

Princess seeks magic. Finds danger.

3. Now the tough one! Describe yourself in five words:
Tired writer needs more coffee.

4. Can you give us a hint about what makes your book “breathless”? 
Honestly, there isn’t much about Falling Kingdoms that isn’t breathless (if I might say such immodest things). There’s adventure, danger, swords, sorcery, witches, shapeshifters, murder, smokin’ hot guys, romance, kidnapping, twists and turns, and this is just the first book in the series!

5. What are five other books that have left you breathless? (I.e. five book recommendations, or five works that inspired you, etc.)
Obviously, I can name the other Breathless Reads – Origin by Jessica Khoury, The Innocents by Lili Peloquin, Black City by Elizabeth Richards, and Venom by Fiona Paul. Other than those fantastic titles, my five picks at this very moment would be:

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Although I didn’t love the move. No idea why!)
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead (So good! I’ve loved all of Richelle’s books, but this is the most recent that confirmed that I am madly in love with Adrian.)
Darkfever by Karen Marie Moning (I devoured this entire series like chocolate. Jericho Barrons is my favorite hero of all time.)
Delirium by Lauren Oliver (Loved this book so much.)
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (Broke my heart, but I loved it.)


And now for the contest!!

To enter, just comment on this interview and let Morgan 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 FALLING KINGDOMS (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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85 comments:

mckaykelly said...

This book sounds like something I would love I can't wait to read it!!

~Courtney said...

Love high fantasy. Can't wait to read it.

skittlesgirl said...

I have this feeling in my soul that I need.to.read.thiiiiiiis!! I just finished graceling realm so this cover makes me think of katsa. I hope there's fighting muahahahaaaaaa!

Anonymous said...

My favourite books as a teen was high fantasy. This looks amazing!!!!!!! Also makes me want to combine all of my high fantasy novel ideas into one and GO FOR IT!!!! Writing I mean.

Megan Conway said...

I've been looking for a book like FALLING KINGDOMS for so long! Reading and writing high fantasy is a passion of mine and I'm glad there are more YA high fantasy coming to bookstores. Cannot wait to devour this ;)

Desiree said...

I want, I want, I want! Can I win this one...please?

Shauna said...

Oh, this sounds utterly fabulous! I can't get enough of high fantasy! :)

Carina Olsen said...

I cannot wait for Falling Kingdoms! Have wanted it for months. <3 I adore Fantasy books. And this one seems amazing :D Cannot wait :) Thank you for this awesome interview and giveaway. <3
Love, Carina

dragongirl said...

I love fantasy! This sounds so good!!!

Natalie Aguirre said...

I love high fantasy. Can't wait to read this.

Jamie Krakover said...

I can't wait to read this! I love the cover!

starryeyedjen said...

My favorite books are fantasy...I've been looking forward to Falling Kingdoms since I first saw it on someone's WoW post MONTHS ago. Can't wait to get my hands on this book!!!

JennH said...

Love the whole 'Kickass teens' thing going on :D

EEEEP can't wait to read it!

Thanks for the giveaway!

miki said...

i haven't read a lot of YA epic fantasy so this one would be a great start

thank you a lot for the giveaway

Wren B. said...

Really awesome cover, it seems so fresh and badass.

Becca said...

Can't wait for this book! I love fantasy

Valerie said...

This sounds like an awesome book - I read the preview in the Breathless Reads sampler and really liked it. Thanks for the giveaway!

Silverlight said...

Falling Kingdoms has been on my 2012 wishlist from the first time I saw it! I LOVE kick ass hero's/heroines, throw in some Fantasy in the mix and I'm sold!! Squee, can't wait!!!

Thanks for the giveaway and the awesome interview!!!!

Jaguar Hero! said...

Sounds like an interesting story I would. I just might have to place it on my to-read list.

Cassie Frye said...

Um, yeah. This book sounds absolutely amazing! I can't wait until it releases! Thanks for doing this Breathless Reads week! <3

Lena Reve said...

Barrons *sigh* I love him too. Love the interview :)

Olivia Booknerd said...

This book sounds awesome!

Danielle Nguyen said...

High fantasy is without a doubt my favorite genre. This is one of my most anticipated books for the rest of the year. Can't wait!

Kayla Beck said...

I have been hearing so much good buzz about this book. I wants it, precious!

Sana said...

Wohoo, I am so waiting to read this book! Also, this line had me: "Princess seeks magic. Finds danger."

Danger? I like me some danger! =D

Anonymous said...

Sounds sooo good I love fantasy!! Can't wait! :D

KM said...

This sounds like SUCH a cool book! very "Game of Thrones"-esque. Can't wait to read it!

Angie said...

I adore high fantasies!! Cannot wait for this!!

Kayla said...

Love me a high fantasy!! This one sounds excellent!

Daisy Richeson said...

Fantasy, kick-ass teens, a Princess, danger? Count me in! Can't wait to read!

Riv Re said...

High fantasy with kick-butt teens? I want this book sooooo badly!

~Riv Re
Riv Reads

Erica N said...

It sounds like an amazing book and I'm definately going to read it. :)

Lena said...

AHHH!!! I love these breathless reads this fall!!!
all about murder mysteries,which are my faves!!!!
ok this book sounds awesome!!!

FireStarBooks said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh I love high fantasy! <3 Can't wait for this!

Katie said...

I *love* number four of the interview. I can't wait!

alli said...

Sounds sooo good! I like that it is ALL breathless! :)

roro said...

Can't wait to read it. i love fantasy and the cover does not hurt

ako4eggs said...

Ooh high fantasy. One of my favorites! I can't wait to read FALLING KINGDOMS!

Alyssa Susanna said...

You say, "adventure, danger, swords, sorcery, witches, shapeshifters, murder, smokin’ hot guys, romance, kidnapping, twists" is in this book? Then I'm in! Thanks for the post and giveaway!

Casey said...

Falling Kingdoms looks AMAZING! I am counting down the days until it comes out! <3

Anna Wood-Gaines said...

Falling Kingdoms looks AWESOME!!! I can't wait to read it :D

Vivien said...

High fantasy with kick ass teens...
SIGN ME UP!

Alida said...

Can't wait to read it!! :)

Lea said...

After this description, I'm so in!
And enjoy your coffee :)

Ashley G. said...

Falling Kingdom sounds great!

Kateri Ransom said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE that cover! And by the looks this one's going on my to-read shelf!

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Linda La said...

ahhh this book sounds freaking awesome!!

Briana Nickol said...

sorcery and shape-shifters, sounds like a great read to me!!

alicia marie said...

Love that the book is high fantasy and the MC description includes princess, magic, and danger. Sounds like the perfect combo to me! Must read this book, like now : ) Cannot wait!!

Natasha Hawkins said...

You had me at smokin' hot guys...

Can't wait to devour this one!

Sara R Stegosaurus said...

This sounds so good! I would really like to read it. Cant wait!

Rebecca Harwell said...

I love high fantasy. It's nice to see more of it in YA.

Kay said...

This sounds like the most breathless read of all!

Kay said...

This sounds like the most breathless read of all!

Gaby Pendragon said...

The cover is amazing and the sinopsis looks just as great! Can't wait for this!

Kimmie said...

This books seems to have a lot of characteristics that I look for in a book. Can't wait to read it.

Nicole Settle said...

I can't resist a high fantasy. Can't wait to read this!!

aparajita said...

High fantasy is a particular fav of mine....oh i am so gonna enjoy this.....

great interview

ansindt said...

Sounds like a great book. I love the cover=)

Scarlet A. said...

I havent read a fantasy book yet, guess this will be my first one!!!

Hwa Sun Kang said...

I love fantasy books, and Falling Kingdoms sounds AMAZING :)

Jasmine Rose said...

I'm totally loving the five word self description! I laughed out loud :D

Jen R. said...

Adventure, danger, swords, sorcery, witches, shapeshifters, murder, smokin’ hot guys, romance, kidnapping, twists and turns? OOOOOOHH... Me want! ;) Seriously, this book sounds so freaking cool!

And gah, can't believe I haven't read TGL yet! Soon, hopefully...

Hnossi Valkyrie said...

I really love a kickass heroine. But hell, this book has a group of kickass teens! There's so much to look forward to in this book; princesses, magic, sword-fighting, swords, plus romance! What more can a girl ask for?

Susan Light said...

OMG! This book sounds amazing! I now know what I will be reading mid-December, Thanks for the interview!

Eileen said...

Now I'm totally hooked! :) Fantasy is my favorite genre ever and I just absolutely love it! :) And the fact that there's a lot of adventure just makes it even better! :)

Sam said...

I love a good fantasy! Looking forward to reading Falling Kingdoms.

Ileana A. said...

I haven't read The Golden Lily but I know I'll swoon for Adrian too. Miss Morgan, you had me at smokin' hot guys. Where do I start reading? Lol!

Myra White said...

I have this on my to read list, and for good reason. It sounds brilliant, plus your fantastic taste in books leaves me with no doubt you can spin a good story!

Anonymous said...

"High fantasy with kickass teens." Now that's a good pitch. I haven't heard of Falling Kingdoms until today, but I think it earned a spot on my tbr list.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Kayley said...

I think it's interesting how most of the authors used five separate words to describe themselves and their books, but Morgan used phrases. "Tired writer needs more coffee" made me laugh.

As for the book...well, "kickass" as a description for the characters is always a good sign. ;)

Anonymous said...

A prince and fantasy, probably my two favorite words in books. This may just end up being my favorite out of the five, so excited to read it!

Cordelia Fitzgerald said...

I initially thought this wads a children fantasy when I saw the description. I'm so glad to know that's not the case!!

Nicki said...

Gotta love high fantasy! Such a fantastic cover too, so bad ass!

Antonia Calina said...

I like the book's cover. It's pretty interesting . By the way , great interview. I always like to read good interviews!

Hannah said...

I love high fantasy. It makes me sad how little of it there is in the YA market right now. I devoured authors like Tamora Pierce growing up. I can't wait to read your awesome book!

Lili said...

I'm sorry, I'm still laughing at: tired writer needs more coffee!

Hahahaha I love high fantasy, can't wait to check this one out!

Trisha said...

I wanna see one small change: Your response would have been even better if it read "kick ass teens find danger." Just leave out the part about searching for magic. Keep the audience on their toes!

Gabbie said...

How can I not have heard about this book before?

" 1. Please describe your book in five words:

High fantasy with kickass teens."

HELL YES! Major fantasy fan right here!

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

The cover is AWESOME! ((and kind of makes me think of Assassin's Creed. .. Lol <3 ^_^)) I love fantasy. [My very first internet identity had that as a central part of it, after all.] ALSO~ The answers to questions 1, 2, & 4 are -AWESOME-. Especially, the answer to question #4, that's -super - awesome- and definitely had me sold! I simply can not illustrate how much I'd like to read this now! :) *definitely adding this to my list of to-read books at once!*

Hannah said...

OH GOSH. I need this book! I looks amazing, sounds amazing...and I just ACK! Can't wait! Thanks for the great interview and giveaway. Rock on Beth!

Tabitha Michelle said...

Can't wait to read the book!

Jared Mifsud said...

I'm not the biggest fantasy fan but this book sounds more than your average 'hero goes on epic quest to rescue princess with random dragons thrown in' it sounds quite interesting. Plus I know the biggest fantasy fan around (my girlfriend) who would love to read this book!

Jacklin updegraft said...

I can't wait for this book to come out! It sounds awesome. Plus I love when the stories have more than one person and it switches between each character! I feel like you get so much more out a book that way!

Laura @ The Traveling Owl said...

So excited for this book to come out. Everyone that has read it has raved about it.