Nicky Peacock - Traitor's Gate (I'm Eighteen #6)

I have with my today Nicky Peacock, author of Traitor's Gate! I haven't read her book yet, but it certainly sounds exciting and I will be soon.

Later today will I will be posting the final giveaway - with Serial Publishing House so be sure to check in for that.

And, today, EVERYBODY WINS! Below are the links for you to get a FREE copy of her book, Traitor's Gate. 

Be sure to thank her in the comments!

We'd LOVE to get to know more about you:

 1.  The funniest thing that has ever happened to you:
I have my older brother to blame for most of the funny things that happen to me! So, one Halloween I was at my parent's house while they were on holiday. I came in from work and thought I'd call my brother to see if he wanted to come round for dinner that weekend. As we're chatting on the phone, I walked into the living and started to notice that all my mum's china ornaments were facing the wrong way. They all had their backs to me like in the Blair Witch. I freaked out, and my brother said just to pack a bag and come over to his house. Frantic, I ran upstairs and, just as I grabbed my toothbrush saw that the toilet seat was up. My brother still had a key. I called him back and said some very choice words to him.  I think it annoyed me more that I had called him up, and he'd got to listen to the whole show!

2. Five of your favourite books (cheating is allowed here)
I guess then that I should say my own :) But that would be cheating. Here are five books that I'd recommend:
The Wages of Sin by Jenna Mclaine
The Selection by Kiera Cass
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Dead until Dark by Charlaine Harris
Cuts by Richard Laymon

3. An author you would kill to collaborate with:
Hmmm, there are lots of authors I'd like to kill! No, wait, that's not what you mean ;) Okay, I'd love to get hold of Charlaine Harris and help her re-write her ending to the Sookie Stackhouse series - her last book in it was such a disappointment compared to the others in the series.

And now, moving into your masterpiece:

4. Tell us a little about what inspired you to write Lost in Wonderland.
It was inspired by Alice in Wonderland's 150th anniversary last year. I wanted to write a book that honoured the themes without just transposing the whole story into another genre - and Lost in Wonderland was born. I'm currently working on new books in this series based on other children's books. The second book is The Assassin of Oz, and I'm working on a prequel to the series that is inspired by The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.

5. Tell us about the day you found out you were getting published:
My first published book was Bad Blood, and it was a bit of a shock, to be honest. Writing is a lot of work, and it doesn't stop when the book is published, you have to keep promoting and hoping that readers like it and recommend it. Authors only benefit from their books when readers rally behind you.

6. Give us a few songs in your writing playlist!
Music is so important to the writing process. When you write it's kind of like acting; you need to conjure certain emotions on cue and filter them through your words. For Wonderland, I listened to a lot of Imagine Dragons and Against the Current and my favourite song right now is I get to love you by Ruelle.

I guess I’ve always been a storyteller, not in a ‘liar liar pants on fire’ kind of way, although I do work in advertising! When I was little, kids would crowd around me in the playground and I’d tell them tales of blood soaked horror filled with vampires, werewolves, ghosts and more.
Writing was really a natural progression for me. So far I’ve had 35 short stories included in anthologies produced by publishers all over the world; my latest was included in Little Brown Book Group’sMammoth Book of Jack the Ripper Stories. I have two YA series with the publishers, Evernight Teen:Battle of the Undead and The Twisted and The Brave. 
I run a local adult writers’ group called Creative Minds Writing and have been asked by my local library (Corby, Northants, UK) to run a group for budding authors aged 13-25.
Title: Traitor's Gate
Author: Nicky Peacock
Publisher: Evernight Teen
Publication Date: August 14th 2016
Blurb Description: Only time will tell who the traitors really are… 
Sixteen-year-old Lucinda is getting the home-coming from hell. England is in the grip of the War of the Roses and her tyrant father has promised her hand to a vile man three times her age. In need of aid, she seeks sanctuary with an old childhood friend only to find him accused of treachery and harboring a supernatural secret. All too soon Lucinda is caught in a fight that’s not her own but, to be with the man she loves, she’ll gladly take up arms. 
When you stand at Traitors’ Gate, keep the vampires close, and the zombies as far away as possible! 
14+ due to violence and adult situations

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