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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Guest Post with Erica O'Rourke, Author of Torn!

Welcome to today's Teen Book Scene tour stop for Torn by Erica O'Rourke. Erica stopped by today to share her picks for my "this or that" questions.  




Erica O'Rourke lives outside Chicago with her family, including two very bad cats.
She likes coffee, denim, naps, and sushi.
She hates fish, bridges, and talking about herself.


1.       Mardi Gras in New Orleans or St. Patricks Day in Ireland?
St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland – I’ve never been there. And while I love New Orleans, I hate crowds and tourists, so Mardi Gras is the only time I wouldn’t want to visit.
2.       Takeout or Cooking?

Cooking, provided I have the time and someone will do the cleanup.
3.       Dogs or Cats?

Dogs. We have two cats, and I’m highly allergic to them. We can’t get rid of them, because it would break my kids’ hearts, but it is no fun to have a pet you can’t cuddle.
4.       Coffee or Tea?

  Coffee with skim milk and real sugar. I like tea, but coffee is like oxygen – necessary to sustain life.
5.       Vacation Travel Tours or "Grab a Map and Explore"?

Grab a map, hands-down. I am much more interested in the day-to-day life of a place than the scenic highlights.
6.       Free writing vs. Outlining?

Outlining. I am easily distracted by shiny things, even in stories. An outline keeps me on track.
7.       There are two important guys in Torn. Who was your favorite: Protective Colin or Brash Luc?

Ooooh…I don’t think I can answer that for fear of spoilers. My favorite thing about Colin is that he never lets Mo get away with anything. My favorite thing about Luc is that he’s such a smart-ass. Mo’s not used to that, and it’s good for her.
 8.       Bookstore signings or Online Blog Tours?

I haven’t done a bookstore signing yet, so I can’t really say. It would be nice to meet readers in person, but I have a lot of fun answering these questions. My husband likes the blog tour because he gets to tease me about my answers.
9.       Paperback or e-book?

I’m using my e-reader more and more these days, but in my heart, I prefer paperbacks.
10.   Favorite books to read: YA or Adult?

YA. I love the freshness and inventiveness of the writing, and to me, the voice often rings more true.
 


Torn (Torn Trilogy, #1)

BY ERICA O'ROURKE
  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington; Original edition (June 28, 2011)
Everyone has secrets. Even best friends.

Mo Fitzgerald knows about secrets. But when she witnesses her best friend’s murder, she discovers Verity was hiding things she never could have guessed. To find the answers she needs and the vengeance she craves, Mo  – quiet, ordinary, unmagical Mo – will have to enter a world of raw magic and shifting alliances. And she’ll have to choose between two very different, equally dangerous guys – protective, duty-bound Colin and brash, mysterious Luc.

Two guys. Two destinies. One wants to save her, one wants to claim her. Which would you choose?

"Who doesn't love a character torn between two dangerous worlds and two risky guys? The only thing safe about this book is how good it is." —Lee Nichols, author of Deception, A Haunting Emma Novel
 

Visit The Teen Book Scene for more from Erica O'Rourke.  Saturday June 18th the tour will be stopping at Lesley from YA Addict's blog for a review.

4 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I'm a grab a map girl too ;)

Denise Z said...

Thank you for the wonderful interview and sharing today.

Jennifer McAndrews said...

What an interesting group of questions you've answered, Erica. Interesting that you're a grab-a-map vacationer but you outline your novels. Guess that makes you a well-rounded person, though : )

Me? I would gladly drop the map if it meant I could have a copy of TORN in my anxious hands!!!

Jennifer McAndrews said...

What an interesting group of questions you've answered, Erica. Interesting that you're a grab-a-map vacationer but you outline your novels. Guess that makes you a well-rounded person, though : )

Me? I would gladly drop the map if it meant I could have a copy of TORN in my anxious hands!!!