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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Interview with Scott Tracey, author of Witch Eyes and Giveaway

Welcome to today's tour stop on the Teen Book Scene's blog tour for Witch Eyes by Scott Tracey. We decided to change things up by having Scott answer my questions using lines from the book. See details below for your chance to win a copy of the book. Enjoy!

In Witch Eyes, Braden’s gift to see through spells and lies is both a gift and a painful burden. Can you describe an instance where having this gift would be the most terrifying and conversely, when it comes in the most handy?

Taking a shower with sunglasses, and keeping them from falling off, was a struggle....People did really nasty things in the bathroom, things that could scar an innocent boy like me.
Our eyes met, and I saw through him. Trey unraveled in front of me, layers upon layers that peeled away like petals falling off a rose. I saw how deep loyalty ran within him, silver and gold threads that kept all the other parts together. I saw reflections and memories against diamond walls, decayed flowers that had been trampled underfoot, and icy winds of sarcasm that surrounded the core, the dark parts even he couldn’t see.

What are your favorite types of scenes to write (action, romance, etc) and can you share with us an example of one from your book?

“Hackers reference,” Drew supplied. “Angelina played this hot teenage hacker badass schoolgirl chick.”
“Didn’t we talk about you being offensive?” Riley said, actually sounding caustic for once.
“I could try harder, right?”

On your blog, you write about how 2011 is the “Year of the Witch”. What do you think it is about witch-themed novels that appeals to readers of Young Adult books?

Power. Greater than normal magic. Something far more severe. Deadly, but a beautiful kind of strength. I could do anything if I had that kind of power.

What is it that you love most about Braden’s character?

Had he known? Why else ask me that question? “That was the point of dinner, wasn’t it? Give Braden the magical roofie and watch him spill his guts."
“Was she wrong? My mother’s not stupid, Braden. She’s worried you might be a threat.”
“Of course I’m a threat, you idiot!”

What was the hardest aspect of building the world within your novel and how did you overcome it?

Lucien pressed another button, cutting her off. His eyes grew vacant and he glanced behind him, toward
the view over the city. “He does so enjoy unraveling my schedule.”

Which of your supporting characters would be perfect for a spin-off or novella and why?

“I’m Riley. Newspaper editor extraordinaire, fashion wunderkind, and resident expert on all things beautiful and damned.” She shook her wrist, settling the bracelets all to the bottom. “Belle? Dam? Get it?”
Lucien’s expression was inscrutable. “Your son finds himself a beau, and you invite him over for a playdate. How very modern of you.”

Demon Eyes is the second book in the series scheduled to release in 2012. Can you give us any hints or teasers as to what we can look forward to in the next installment?

“He wants the door unlocked. The door that no key should open,” I whispered.

by Scott Tracey (September 8th 2011)

Braden was born with witch eyes: the ability to see the world as it truly is: a blinding explosion of memories, darkness, and magic. The power enables Braden to see through spells and lies, but at the cost of horrible pain.

After a terrifying vision reveals imminent danger for the uncle who raised and instructed him, Braden retreats to Belle Dam, an old city divided by two feuding witch dynasties. As rival family heads Catherine Lansing and Jason Thorpe desperately try to use Braden's powers to unlock Belle Dam's secrets, Braden vows never to become their sacrificial pawn. But everything changes when Braden learns that Jason is his father--and Trey, the enigmatic guy he's falling for, is Catherine's son.

To stop an insidious dark magic from consuming the town, Braden must master his gift—and risk losing the one he loves

Want to win a copy of Witch Eyes? Just leave a comment below along with your email address. Contest ends September 1, 2011. US/Canadian residents only. Must be 13 years or older to enter. Good luck!


sablelexi said...

I'd love a chance to read this book. Thank you for the giveaway.

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Martha Lawson said...

Well, I'm hooked!! Got to have it. Please enter me for this one.

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Anna said...

Cool interview! I really like this idea! :D
Hope I win, <3


Ricki said...

This books looks so amazing!

Tore said...

Please enter me in contest. I really want to read this book. It sounds very good. Tore923@aol.com

Travis said...

Awesome, interesting interview!
Thanks for the giveaway too. :)

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Alicia0605 said...

Looks like a great read


Cynthia Garcia said...

What a creative interview! It was great! I am dying to read this! Thank you!


StuckInBooks said...



Jules@OneBookShy said...

I've been seeing a lot of good reviews for this book. I'd love to win a copy.

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Sniffly Kitty said...

Interesting idea for an interview


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Kayla said...

Sounds like a very interesting story. I can't wait to check it out!


Lisa said...

Awesome giveaway! Thanks!:D


Sayomay said...

Ive been waiting for this to come out!!! thanks so much for the giveaway! XD

Denise Z said...

I so want to read this book - I have tingles just reading the premise. Thank you for sharing the fun interview and for the awesome giveaway opportunity.


Vivien said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I'm interested in this one.

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Jessica ( frellathon ) said...

Ohhh this sounds very good and so different from what is out there I like that.


Lieder Madchen said...

This book looks really interesting, thank you for sharing!


debbie said...

I enjoyed the interview. The book sounds really good, I would love to read it.

Anonymous said...

Loved this interview, and the glimpse into the next book. Thank you for the giveaway!


Jamie Manning said...

This book sounds awesome...and talk about excellent prose! A paranormal story about a boy witch who falls in love with another boy? Yes, please! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!


C.M.D. said...

Loved the book-line responses! + Love your blog <3

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Stephanie M. Lorée said...

This book looks great. It's on my reading list!

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Anonymous said...

So looking forward to reading Witch Eyes. I can't wait until it comes out. ^_^

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fredamans said...

I would love to win! Looks like a fabulous book!


SandyG265 said...

Sounds interestin. Thanks for the giveaway.

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Darcus said...

I've been dying to read this book! So please enter me in the giveaway! Thanks for hosting it!


LindsayWrites said...

oooh!!! enter mee!!!!

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Jessy said...

I think witch novels will always have a place in YA. You can write about so many different things with magic, it never gets old.

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linaramz said...

Ooh this sounds so good! I've had my eye on this one and can't wait to read it! Thanks for the author interview and giveaway!

Erinberry said...

I'm really looking forward to this one. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Kara_Malinczak said...

Thanks for the great giveaway! I want to read this one so bad!


Katie said...

i love learning about authors! thanks for the interview.


Bethie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Please count me in.

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Sayomay said...

Ah! ive been wanting to read this! XD

mamabunny13 said...

Yikes! I wanna read this book! Loved the interview, thasnks for the chance to win it.
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Aliraluna said...

Looks pretty awesome. I like the book cover. And I always say ... I have the eyes and the mind to see the reallity sooner or later ;)

Anonymous said...

I have been wanting to read this for a while, it looks so good.


Jill of The O.W.L. said...

Enter me!!!!

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Lisa Potts said...

Great interview! This one has been on my radar for a while now. Thanks for the chance to win.

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Julie said...

Count me in!! Please!!!!! I really want to read this book, in case you can't tell :)
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Sarah said...

This book sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Maureen said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!
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Jess (The Cozy Reader) said...

Sounds wonderful. Thanks for the giveaway!

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Hoot said...

I love the sound of this book. I can’t wait to read it.

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