So first, it should be known that I screwed this post up. The wonderful Kendare Blake gave me this awesome interview where she answered my questions with book quotes (no easy feat I imagine) and I just forgot to post it. Because of that, we get a special after the date sort of thing going on here AND I'm giving away a finished copy of this super fabulous amazing novel at the end of the interview since I deprived you all of it on the original date.
I'd like to welcome the amazing Kendare Blake to the blog! Today, I'm asking some questions and she is answering them with book quotes! Hope you enjoy!
1) What is ANNA DRESSED IN BLOOD about at its heart?
I don’t particularly like being a leader. I don’t have much practice at it, and I’m much more comfortable risking just my own skin. But this is it. There’s no time for excuses or second-guessing. In the thousand ways I pictured this going down, I could never have imagined it like this. Still, it’s nice that I’m not fighting alone.
2) What do you like to do for fun?
He hunkers lower as the food arrives, two plates of circular mystery, one deep fried and the other covered in small orange dots. “Try some,” he says.
“What is it?”
I eye the plate skeptically. “What’s that orange stuff?”
“What the hell is cod roe?”
“No thanks.” I’m so glad there’s a McDonald’s across the street. Fish eggs. Who the hell is this kid?
(I like to try new food.)
3) What is one thing you and Cas have in common?
She clears her throat and does her best to start, laying out the technical specs of last year’s party: who was there; what they were doing; why they came with this or that person. I guess she wants me to have a full and realistic picture. Some people need that, I suppose. Personally, I’m the type who likes to fill in the blanks and make it my own. It’s probably better that way than it really was.
4) What's the best way to cure the blues?
It’s what I’ve been missing, and I think Will was a blessing in disguise. This is what I’m after: this edge, this living on the balls of my feet. I can see everything in an instant: that Thomas is genuinely thinking about how to protect
, and that Will is trying to work up the nerve to try something himself, to prove that I’m not the only one who can do this. Carmel
5) Cas takes over his father's business which is an incredibly dangerous vocation. If you hear a noise outside the house are you running out to investigate or running up the stairs to hide under the bed?
I’d like to leave now. I’d very much like to leave now. The hairs are up on the back of my neck and my teeth would chatter if I wasn’t clenching so hard. Given the choice between fight or flight, I would choose to dive out the window, knife in my hand or not. Instead I turn and pivot closer to my mom, putting me in between her and the open door.
Thanks so much to Ms. Blake for answering my questions! I love the answer to the last one. I'm not as brave as Cas and her but I'm glad there are people out there that would be willing to stick by me in an incident. Anna Dressed In Blood was a super fun read and one I think you should definitely check out. In fact, I'd like to give one of you a copy.
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