Saturday, April 27, 2013

Sneak Peek and Guest Post: Chosen At Nightfall by: C.C. Hunter

I am super excited to have C.C. Hunter, author of the Shadow Falls series, here on the blog today to give you guys a sneak peek at the final book in the series, Chosen at Nightfall (which released this past Tuesday 4/23/2013). She was also nice enough to talk a bit about what it was like to say goodbye to the series. So first a bit about Chosen At Nightfall.

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"Kylie Galen's life hasn't been the same since her world was turned upside-down in Born at Midnight, Shadow Falls #1, and now an epic conclusion to her journey—not to mention a tough choice between two guys!—is brewing in Chosen at Nightfall:
When Kylie Galen left Shadow Falls, she thought it was the hardest decision of her life. Heartbroken and separated from everyone she loves, she has to embrace her abilities and what it means to be a chameleon. But as Kylie's journey comes to a close, she must return to the camp that started it all...and she must finally chose between the two boys who love her. The werewolf who broke her heart when he chose his pack over her, and the half-fae who ran from their intense attraction before they ever really had a chance. For Kylie, everything will finally be revealed and nothing will ever be the same."

A Note From C.C. Hunter:

It’s been a long journey of self-discovery for Kylie, and her life has taken some weird turns even I didn’t predict. She learned to talk to ghosts, she fell in love and was betrayed, she fought for her friends, and met her father and his family. She learned her parents made mistakes, but she also learned to accept and love them anyway. Now, she faces the biggest challenge ever. In order to survive, and to save a loved one, she not only has to accept her powers, but she has to embrace them.

On April 23rd, the wait is over. You will be able to read Chosen at Nightfall for yourself. Who will Kylie choose to give her heart to once and for all? Can she save her friends and keep them safe? And what’s with the appearing and disappearing sword? All those questions and more will be answered. But just to offer you a few more teasers. In Chosen at Nightfall, Kylie. . .

1. …nearly kills Lucas twice.
2. …has another boy become interested in her.
3. …acquires another stalker.
4. …is accused of having an affair with an older man.
5. …has an unwanted guest crawl over a bathroom stall when she’s trying to do what you do in a bathroom. Talk about bad timing!
6. …gets kissed by two guys.
7. …finally makes a choice of which boy she loves.
8. …is forced to kill someone to save someone she loves
9. …tells a human that she’s a supernatural.
10. …gets caught buying a pregnancy test.

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Guest Post:

I asked C.C. which book in the series was the most challenging for her to write, and this is what she had to say...

First, Teresa, thanks for posting about my release.  I love bloggers.  I think they have earned themselves a special place in blogger heaven, a place where they have all the time in the world to read great books.

The hardest book for me to write in the Shadow Falls series was Chosen at Nightfall.  And I think it was for several reasons.  One was, I really suck at goodbyes.  When I wrote Chosen, I didn’t know I was going to be continuing the Shadow Falls series in Della’s point of view.  I thought I was going to have to really leave that world and all my Shadow Falls friends.  I’d spent almost three years with these characters.  Rooting for them, laughing with them, and watching them grow up.  To some people that might seem strange, but as a writer, my characters really do become part of my life.  I think about them when I’m driving around town.  When I’m shopping, if I see some outfit, I might think, oh, that’s what Kylie needs to wear.  

Another thing that made Chosen at Nightfall harder to write than the other books was that I just wanted to get it perfect.  I wanted my readers to feel satisfied with Kylie’s journey.  I wanted them to feel things were going to be okay with her in the future.  In addition, I think anytime a writer is finishing off a series, it can be difficult because she has to tie up all the loose ends—for me, my loose ends were all the different relationships. 

Chosen at Nightfall was longer than any of my other Shadow Falls books because there was so much I had to wrap up.  Things like the love and future of Holiday and Burnett, and Kylie’s relationship with her mom and step dad.  I had to sum up Kylie’s and Sara’s friendship and leave them in a good place. Then, there was Kylie’s wonderful relationship with Della and Miranda.  And let’s not forget the romance.  I wanted the readers to get a sense of the future for all these characters. 

Of course, now I know I will be writing Della’s story.  This means, I’m not leaving Shadow Falls, I’ll still be able to watch Kylie.  I’ll still be able to hear Della and Miranda fight.  And I’ll get to see Holiday and Burnett become parents.  I get to write two, possibly three more Shadow Falls books, but you know what this means, right?  In another year or two when it’s time for goodbye, I’m just going to cry harder.  By then, these characters will be even closer to my heart.

About The Author:

C.C. Hunter grew up in Alabama, where she caught lightning bugs, ran barefoot, and regularly rescued potential princes, in the form of Alabama bullfrogs, from her brothers. Today, she's still fascinated with lightning bugs, mostly wears shoes, but has turned her focus to rescuing mammals. She now lives in Texas with her four rescued cats, one dog, and a prince of a husband, who for the record, is so not a frog. When she's not writing, she's reading, spending time with her family, or is shooting things-with a camera, not a gun.
C.C. Hunter is a pseudonym. Her real name is Christie Craig and she also writes humorous romantic suspense romance novels for Grand Central. Goodreads | Website

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