Welcome to my tour stop for Redeemed, the final book in the House of Night series! I’m really excited to share an author Q & A and a fantastic Goddess Giveaway with you.
About the Book:
Redeemed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast
Age Range: 12 – 18 years
Grade Level: 7 and up
Series: House of Night Novels (Book 12)
Hardcover: 320 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin (October 14, 2014)
Synopsis:The final electrifying installment in the #1 New York Times bestselling vampyre series
Zoey Redbird is in trouble. Having released the Seer Stone to Aphrodite, and surrendered herself to the Tulsa Police, she has isolated herself from her friends and mentors, determined to face the punishment she deserves—even if that means her body will reject the change, and begin to die. Only the love of those closest to her can save her from the Darkness in her spirit; but a terrible evil has emerged from the shadows, more powerful than ever…
Neferet has finally made herself known to mortals. Crowning herself a Dark Goddess, she is evil unleashed and is enslaving the citizens of Tulsa. The vampyres of the House of Night have banded with the police, and are gathering every last resource they have, but they know that no single vampyre is strong enough to vanquish her—unless that vampyre has the power to summon the elements as well as the ability to wield Old Magick. Only Zoey is heir to such power…but because of the consequences of using Old Magick, she is unable to help. In the final novel in the House of Night series, an epic battle of Light versus Darkness will decide who is redeemed…and who is forever lost.
The House of Night series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast is an international phenomenon, reaching #1 on U.S., German, and UK bestseller lists, and remaining a fixture on The New York Times Children’s Series bestseller list for nearly 160 weeks and counting, with more than 12 million copies in print and rights sold in thirty–eight countries to date.
Welcome to authors P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast!
Interview with the Authors:
REDEEMED, the final novel in the House of Night series just came out. How does it feel to reach the finale of the series?
PC: It’s bittersweet to come to the last HoN book. I’m excited about the new trilogy I’m working on, but I also miss Z and the Nerd Herd. I spent almost a decade with the HoN characters. I know I’m going to feel their absence as I’m at my writing desk – and at my brainstorming desk!
KC: It’s sad that the HoN series is ending. Like Mom, I’m going to miss Zoey and the Nerd Herd, but I’m going to miss our fans most of all. I hope that they’ll continue to follow us as we each begin our new projects.
Do you have a favorite book in House of Night?
PC: For a long time I loved CHOSEN because of the mistakes Zoey makes in that book and the lessons she learns. And my favorite novella is LENOBIA’S VOW. Since finishing REDEEMED, though, I have to say that I love it best!
KC: My favorite is LENOBIA’S VOW. I love the story, and that anyone can pick it up and read it without having to read any of the other books in the series.
Is there a character that you feel closest to?
PC: Aphrodite is easiest to write, and I’ll always feel close to Zoey.
KC: I love me some Heath! I guess that also means that I love Aurox too!
House of Night is an international phenomenon! How has the success of the series changed your life?
PC: HoN has enriched our lives on many levels. We love hearing from our fans about how they have grown up with Zoey and the group. Kristin and I get to take awesome road trips!
KC: I’ve gotten to meet so many people who have been inspired by HoN, which has made me a better person in a lot of ways.
Neferet is such a tragically flawed character. Her backstory made her more sympathetic, even though her choices are horrid. How much of her actions in REDEEMED, and previous books, is a result of her trying to overcome her past?
PC: Sadly, Neferet’s life choices were a direct result of her inability to let go of her father’s brutal attack and rape. I think a big part of her reaction to his abuse was a direct result of “Emily’s” inability to forgive herself. I do understand Neferet, often too well. It saddens me that the HoN world lost what could have been such a great force for Light.
Did writing the series together strengthen your relationship?
PC: Kristin and I have always been close, so that hasn’t changed. I am appreciative of her editorial eye, and love partnering with her!
KC: Mom and I have always had an amazing relationship! Working with her has made me appreciate and respect her even more.
Do mothers and daughters read your books together?
PC: Yes! We hear from mothers and daughters a lot! We love that they read the HoN as a team.
KC: Hearing how our books have brought mothers and daughters closer is so amazing! I love that we’ve been able to inspire connection within so many families.
How did you decide to write a series about vampires?
PC: My agent, Meredith Bernstein, asked me to write a series set at a vampyre finishing school, and my imagination took off from there.
Who is your all-time favorite fictional vampire character?
PC: I love the vampire in Robin McKinley’s wonderful book, SUNSHINE.
KC: Spike! He’s totally my boyfriend.
Spike or Angel?
PC: SPIKE! He’s been my boyfriend for years.
KC: No! He’s MY boyfriend, Phyllis.
About the Authors:
P. C. CAST is a #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author whose House of Night Series(which includes Marked, Betrayed, Chosen, and Untamed) has been awarded the prestigious Oklahoma Book Award, as well as the PRISM, Booksellers Best, Holt Medallion, and more. She lives in Oklahoma with lots of dogs, cats, horses, and a burro.
KRISTIN CAST teams up with her mother to write the House of Night series. She has stories in several anthologies, as well as editorial credits and is currently working on her first stand-alone novel.
This is one of the funnest giveaways I’ve had the opportunity to participate in. You have the chance to win some gorgeous gifts from amazing sponsors. Prizes include items like essential oils, nail polish, jewelry, perfume, and nail wraps. Check out their websites and social media to find out more about each sponsor.
About the Sponsors:
Think you have what it takes fight the darkness with Zoey? Can you wield Old Magick effortlessly like Neferet?
To celebrate the launch of REDEEMED, P.C. and Kristin Cast teamed up with some great companies, like Sinful Colors, 21 Drops, Jamberry, Chrislie, Baby Blue Designs, and For Strange Women, to put together “Goddess Gifts” filled with goodies that represent main characters in the books.
Celebrate the goddess within. Enter to win a Goddess Gift. #HONRedeemed
And be sure to check out the epic finale to P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast’s House of Night series, REDEEMED.
Win a prize package with prizes from the listed sponsors!
Open to the US only (for shipping reasons)
Ends Nov 14, 2014
Entrants must be 13 or older or have their parent/guardian enter for them. Enter using the Rafflecopter below. Winner will be chosen randomly. Winner must respond to my email within 48 hours or a new winner will be chosen. Contest is void where prohibited. Good luck!