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Dreadfully Ever After Giveaway

let's face it. zombies don't get the love and adoration that the other paranormal/supernatural beasties do. that might be because they're the living dead and that is just a little creepy...or that they want to eat your brain...but whatever the case, they deserve some time in the spotlight too!

if you've been living under a rock, you may not have heard of the mash-up series of Pride & Prejudice & Zombies. seriously, the books are pretty fun.  you can see my reviews here, here, and here. fittingly so, the author of P&P&Z: Dawn of the Dreadfuls and P&P&Z: Dreadfully Ever After is pretty fun too.

behold, my glorious interview with Mr. Steve Hockensmith.

1. Using five words, you would describe yourself as... 
Clothed, seated, typing, breathing, evasive.
i know you guys, he's totally sassy. i love it.

2. Which did you find yourself enjoying more as you were writing, Dawn of the Dreadfuls or Dreadfully Ever After? And why?
It's hard for me to break it down by book. Both novels had fun spots and tough spots. I enjoyed myself the most, I think, when I could step away from the traditional leads (Lizzy, Darcy and to some degree Jane) and get into the heads of the supporting cast. Those characters weren't as well developed in the original, which meant I had more freedom to take them wherever I would. So I'd say I had the most fun with chapters 3, 6, 7, 11, 16, 21 and 25 of Dawn of the Dreadfuls and, in Dreadfully Ever After, chapters 4, 9, 12, 15, 18, 22-25 and everything except the middle third of 29.
i also really enjoyed some of the minor characters getting some attention. particularly Mary and Kitty.

3. Who ended up being your favorite character in Dreadfully Ever After?
Mary Bennet, hands down. I think/hope I was able to stay true to her as she'd been previously depicted while also revealing a whole new side that made her both more interesting and more admirable. I love how self-righteous she is. Even when she's being ridiculous, you've got to respect the strength of her convictions. 
totally. she always flirted with the edge of absurd and i loved it.

4. What is your zombie apocalypse survival plan? (We all know it's inevitable, I'm just trying to get some ideas.)
I have zombie insurance through Allstate. If there ever really is a zombie apocalypse, that guy who used to play the President on 24 will parachute in with a team of Navy SEALs and whisk away me and my family to a secret Allstate bunker somewhere in the Sierra Nevadas. The plan only costs twenty bucks a month, so I think it's really quite a bargain.
there is no disaster that President David Palmer could not pull the country through. NONE.

5. What would you like to see as the next supernatural trend in literature? Sure, Vamps, Weres, and Zoms have had their turn in the spotlight...who's next?
The Invisible Man is due for a comeback, but I think Hollywood might find it tough to sex that up enough. I mean, you cast some hot young hunk in the role, and then you can't even see him for half the movie? Maybe they could "reimagine" the character so it's just his shirt that becomes invisible. Give the role to Taylor Lautner and bingo -- box-office gold!
ooh invisible man...i like that idea.

a big Thank You to Steve for being awesome and being a part of this giveaway goodness. you can catch Steve at his website, www.stevehockensmith.com, or you can catch his miscellaneous musings on twitter

thanks to the lovely peeps at Quirk Publishing, i have three copies of Pride and Prejudice: Dreadfully Ever After (accompanied by a creepy/awesome poster) to give away! to enter, just fill out the form below. contest closes June 26th.


Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.

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