Monday, February 2, 2015

Blog Tour Interview with Ryan Graudin, Author of All That Burns (and GIVEAWAY!)


Welcome to day one of the All That Burns blog tour! I am honored to be a part of the team promoting this awesome sequel. Be sure to check out all the posts of this tour, as well as the FFBC blog tour as well, for more chances to win All That Burns!


Meet Ryan Graudin!


Alyssa: Hi, Ryan! Thank you so much for joining me today on my blog! And congratulations on yet another fabulous release! How does it feel to be published three times now? In TWO years?

Ryan: Thank you for having me, Alyssa! It’s been incredibly surreal. Technically the three books were out in a single year, since ALL THAT GLOWS came out on February 11th and ALL THAT BURNS is coming out on February 10th. I have another book coming out next fall as well, so that’s four books in two years. People seem to think I write incredibly fast, but I really don’t. The releases being so close together just kind of happened that way. After 2015 I think it’s safe to expect around a pace of about one book a year. I like seeing sunlight and all. 

Alyssa: What was the process of choosing a title for this book? (All That Glows as well)

Ryan: I was in the middle of drafting ALL THAT BURNS when we were deciding titles for the series. HarperTeen wanted a title with a recognizable structure for both books, and it was actually my suggestion of ALL THAT BURNS as a title for the sequel that swayed them to accept both titles. Titles are really difficult to come up with and I’m glad I landed two great ones with this series.

Alyssa: Did you always see this series as a duology?

Ryan: A tricky question! I originally wrote ALL THAT GLOWS as a standalone (I was querying agents at the time, and your chances of getting signed are much higher if you’re shopping a standalone as opposed to a series). When we were getting ready to shop the manuscript to editors, my agent suggested that I come up with a synopsis for books two and three. I planned out an entire trilogy. HarperTeen ended up buying two books, with an option on the third, which left me in an interesting situation writing wise. I wanted to write a second novel that was complete in and of itself, but could also flow into a third book if necessary. Although I do have more plot about Emrys and Richard and Anabelle in my brain, there’s no telling right now if it will get written. I’m busy writing a bunch of other contracted books at the moment.

Alyssa: What’s another YA historical fantasy series that you love? Personally, I love Amy Butler Greenfield’s Chantress trilogy!

Ryan: You know, I can’t think of any YA historical fantasy to rec off the top of my head. Adult-wise, I loved Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Suzanne Clark, which is a historical fantasy set in an alternate timeline. As for YA fantasy, I adore the Daughter of Smoke & Bone series by Laini Taylor.

Alyssa: What’s next on the publishing plate for you? Anything contracted, or projects?

Ryan: My next book comes out in Fall 2015, and I’m not able to divulge much about it at the moment, except to say it’s the first book in a duology and it is very different from anything else I've done before genre-wise.

Alyssa: And that’s it from me! Thank you for letting me pick your brain, Ryan!

Ryan: Thank you so much for having me, Alyssa! It was a pleasure.


About the Author:

Ryan Graudin grew up in Charleston and graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in Creative Writing in 2009. She is the author of ALL THAT BURNS, All That Glows and The Walled City. She resides near Charleston with her husband and wolf-dog. You can find her online at www.ryangraudin.com.

Her work is represented by Josh Adams of Adams Literary.

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About the Book:


All That Burns by Ryan Graudin
Book Two of the All That Glows series
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: February 10, 2015

Official Summary:

In this thrilling sequel to All That Glows, the worlds of magic and mortal are colliding as London celebrates its new king, marking an era of unity between the Faery realm and the human one. Emrys, the Faery guard to the British royal family, sacrificed her powers to be with King Richard, choosing love over immortality. But now, as Emrys struggles to navigate her place between the Faery queen’s court and London’s lavish galas, danger looms beyond the Thames.When a prisoner with dark, strange magic breaks out of Queen Titania’s labyrinthine prison, endangering Emrys's king and sparking an uprising, Emrys must make the hardest decision of all.

Will she reclaim her magic to save Richard’s life and lose him forever? Or stay powerless as the kingdom goes down in flames?



Read my reviews:



Check out Graudin's other books!

   


The Giveaway:




Follow the tour!

Week One:
2/2/2015- The Eater of Books!- Interview
2/3/2015- Crossroad Reviews- Review
2/4/2015- The Cover Contessa- Guest Post
2/5/2015- DanaSquare- Review
2/6/15- Once Upon a Twilight- Interview
                                                       
Week Two:
2/9/2015- Jump Into Books- Review
2/10/2015- Two Chicks on Books- Guest Post
2/11/2015- Tween 2 Teen Book Reviews- Review
2/12/2015- Bittersweet Enchantment- Interview
2/13/2015- Seeing Double In Neverland- Review

10 comments:

  1. Lovely interview :) thanks for sharing ...

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  2. Nice interview; those were good questions! Love all of Ryan Graudin's books and can't wait for the next one :)

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  3. Yay :D Awesome interview Alyssa. <3 Thank you so much for sharing. I'm curious about these books :) The covers are so so pretty, sigh. <3

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  4. Ginger plum black tea? I need to find that tea because it sounds amazing!
    Great interview, Alyssa!

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  5. I am so excited to read this book so much! Really enjoyed the interview, it was really eye opening and a lot fun to read. I love all different kinds of tea and I haven't heard of the ginger plum black tea, I'll have to see about giving it a try!

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  6. Wow. Four books in two years is quite the feat, great job!!! Thank you for the giveaway (and tea XD)

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  7. Great interview. Thanks for the giveaway

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  8. Oh my god yes! Thanks so much for the giveaway! Your (Ryan's) books are amazing!

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  9. Great interview! Funny that you mentioned Johnathon Strange. I was reading Night Shift by Lilith Saintcrow and the main character was wearing a Johnathon Strange tshirt. I have never heard of it and that is twice in one week.. So I think I will just have to look it up.
    Can't wait to check out your series!

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  10. Interesting interview! I'm so excited for this book :D

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