Today, we are thrilled to be taking part in the official blog tour forUntil I Die by Amy Plum. We’ve got an exclusive Q&A with Amy, and if you keep reading, you’ll find a word that’s part of a riddle. Visit every stop on the blog tour to solve the riddle, and contact Amy for your chance to win an amazing prize! Learn more & find all the blog tour stops by visiting Mundie Moms & Amy’s blog! Plus, we’re offering a giveaway, too!
At the end of Die for Me, Kate and Vincent are together at last. We know that’s not going to work out perfectly as things progress. What makes the challenges of their relationship so unique, compared to other paranormal romances?
One of the non-paranormal challenges for Vincent and Kate is her sensitivity toward death. She has just been through the traumatic experience of being orphaned. What she needs more than anything is the stability of knowing that her loved ones will survive.
Another challenge is that if Vincent tries to avoid dying, humans who he could have otherwise saved might possibly lose their lives. Kate is faced with weighing the importance of her emotional stability against the lives of others.
And then there is the fact that in order to stay with Kate—to fight against his instincts as a revenant—he will suffer emotional and physical pain that will become greater with time.
Honestly, Kate and Vincent have quite a lot to overcome. Although they have the good fortune of finding true love, it comes with the misfortune of not being able to have a carefree and light-hearted relationship without a ton of drama being thrown in the mix.
What is it about French boys (alive or undead) that make them so attractive?
There is this self-assurance that is based on living in the same culture for a thousand years. It’s like they don’t even think, “This is the way make a girl feel beautiful,” it’s just in their DNA. It’s totally chivalrous. And totally sexy.
I truly love Kate’s red dress on DIE FOR ME. I would wear that in an instant. Choosing from another author’s book cover, I like Brodi Ashton’s Everneath dress too. I’m a sucker for red.
I’m sure I’m not the only one jealous that you get to write your books while living in France! But I love reading your books, because they sort of virtually transport me there. If you could take your readers on a one-day tour of Paris, what are the five must-see spots?
1. The Sunday market at Bastille. The colors, sounds, sights, and smells are overwhelming. It’s total sensory overload, and gives a ringside view of an ancient Parisian tradition.
2. La Sainte Chapelle: a small Gothic chapel with the most amazing stained glass windows. (Which you will experience in UNTIL I DIE.)
3. Any good café, perhaps one on the Boulevard St. German, to sip a café au lait or chocolat chaud and people-watch.
4. A walk along the river, crossing bridges and walking down along the quays.
5. Watching the sun go down over the city while perched atop the steps of Sacre Coeur (Montmartre).
Arugula, sun-dried tomatoes, shaved Parmesan.
Book you can’t stop re-reading?
A Winter’s Tale by Mark Helprin. And if you asked movie you can’t stop watching – I’ve seen Bridget Jones’s Diary about 25 times.
Living or dead, who would you like to have dinner with?
Dead. They’ve got better stories.
Adventure vacation. With lots of ancient ruins to explore. And motorcycles to ride around on. Israel and Greece were great for that. Now I want to go to Jordan and Turkey.
Look at your desk right now. Name five things within reach.
A Lalique crystal frog. My favorite black signing pen. Speakers. A photo of my mom. A picture of me that my daughter drew where of me looking like an evil butterfly-woman.
And now … today’s riddle clue:
Novel Novice Contest
Here’s what to do: fill out the Novel Novice DIE FOR ME Contest Entry Form for your chance to win.
- One entry per person
- Contest open to US, Canada, UK & Europe
- Use the entry form
All entries are due by midnight (PT) on Sunday, April 29th.