Friday, January 28, 2011

Blessed Blog Tour: Interview with Bradley+Giveaway!

I'd like to welcome Mr. Bradley Sanguini, the sneaky and dangerous antagonist of Cynthia Leitich Smith's Tantalize series. Usually one can't get ahold of him but thanks to Teen {Book} Scene, I had a chance to ask him five questions...

Henry Johnson, Bradley Sanguini...what other names do you have?
Cursed Internet. Deception was such a readily available snack in the early-to-mid twentieth century. Fine, I’ll toss out a few—though none that matter now. Everett Jones, Oscar Johanson. Then there was…what was her name?...Cathren something-or-other, who called me “knickers”—story for another day.

There are clocks strewn about your house and you wear two wrist watches; time seems to be of interest to you. Why's that?
Far too many of my kind take our longevity for granted. Why embark on a journey this century when you go the next? That sort of thinking leads to sloth and insufficient grooming. I’m nothing if not a man of the hour.

What was it about Quince that caught your eye?
Quincie is a sensualist, preoccupied with taste, with touch, with texture. She gobbled life whole.

Where did you learn how to cook so well?
Kansas City; Montreal; Paris, Texas; New Orleans

Everything listed in your prey & predator menus sound delicious. What would you recommend?
Chilled baby squirrels, simmered in orange brandy, bathed in honey cream sauce with the house Chianti. Bon appétit!

Thank you, Mr. Sanguini! That recommendation sounds delicious--especially that honey cream sauce :9

 Official Author Bio: Cynthia Leitich Smith is the New York Times and Publishers Weeklybest-selling author of ETERNAL, TANTALIZE, and BLESSED, all Gothic fantasies from Candlewick Press. She also has written several YA short stories as well as books for younger readers.

TANTALIZE was a Borders Original Voices selection, honored at the 2007 National Book Festival, and The Horn Book called it "an intoxicating romantic thriller." A graphic novel adaptation of TANTALIZE is in the works.

ETERNAL was a YALSA Teens Top Ten nominee, featured at the Texas Book Festival, and Publishers Weekly said, ".readers should be hooked by this fully formed world, up through the action-packed finale." It debuted at #5 on the New York Times best-seller list and #13 on the Publishers Weekly best-seller list.

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Giveaway time!

I love the design for the S in Sanguini's!
Thanks to Cynthia, one lucky winner will be winning this Blessed prize pack. This giveaway is open to the US only and ends on February 6th. To enter, please fill out the form here. This giveaway is now closed.

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