blo Teens Read and Write: Author Interview & Giveaway: Rachel Vincent - IF I DIE

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Author Interview & Giveaway: Rachel Vincent - IF I DIE

Please welcome IF I DIE author, Rachel Vincent. Her wildly popular SOUL SCREAMERS series never disappoints, and we're thrilled to have her today for an interview as part of her Kismet blog tour.


1- When you first started writing the Soul Screamers series, did you realize Tod would become such a huge fan favorite? What do you think makes him so appealing?
I didn’t really give it much thought, at first. I knew he was one of my favorites, though. I think it’s his sense of humor that makes him a fan favorite. He gets the most interview requests of any character I’ve ever written. I think people just want to hear what he’ll say next.
Although…he’s kinda hot too, and that never hurts. ;)

2- What kind of mystery would throw together Kaylee from SOUL SCREAMERS and Faythe from SHIFTERS and how would they get along?
Well, they live in completely different worlds, so they’d never meet. But if those worlds were to collide… I’m thinking that Kaylee and crew might help save the life of a werecat in Faythe’s pride, and their fates would be tangled for at least the length of the book. But they’d both be in for a shock. Kaylee’s world isn’t as physically violent as Faythe’s, and she couldn’t hold her own in a fight for very long. But Faythe’s never seen anything like the Netherworld and hellions. They’d need each other to survive.

3- We love your multi-layered females. What qualities do you and your main characters share?
Um…I have a bit of a mouth, and I tend to root for the underdog. I’m also pretty stubborn. I’ll let you draw your own conclusions. ;)

4- You could travel anywhere - real or imagined - and in any time or era, where would you go?
I’ve never been outside of the US, so I’d love to see Europe. Venice and Paris in particular. I’m not picky about time periods. But not during the plague, or any of the conquests. ;)

5- Normandy, 1941, you're lifted by the collar of your shirt by Academy Award Winner Tom Hanks. "You think this is some kind of game? On you're feet soldier, those zombies aren't going to kill themselves!" He hands you a banana. Suddenly a giant screeching seagull with the face of Tom Cruise picks up Tom Hanks and carries him off into the distance. Double suddenly, silence. You look dramatically over your shoulder to see a hoard of Zombie 80's metal roadies staring silently - and dramatically - at you. Weilding only sacks of squirming porcupines along with your banana, a small corkboard, a broken light bulb, and the hat of a Canadian Mountie, how do you survive?
Wake up. And stop eating sausage before bed.

Jake and Alyssa after the "signing"
6- Have you ever been to a book signing - at Vromans in Pasadena last year on the Smart Chicks Tour - and signed the chiseled abs of a man...nay, a walking god, reminiscent of the all-mighty Zeus, exuding a masculine yet tender aura encapsulating all those around him in a sensual haze?
Ha! In fact, I did sign such a set of abs—after the boy’s mother gave her approval. I believe I was second in a long line of authors that day. ;)


Be careful when you go to Venice. We hear they have vampires - although some of them are really hot!  Hercules/Leonardo DiCaprio Jake was glad to hear that you remembered his abs. Maybe Gregory will be next? Thanks for stopping by Rachel! See below for more info on her and the great contests and two chances to win in the If I Die Tour Contest!

FIRST Giveaway!

Act fast because this giveaway is open for 24 Hours!!

You can win a two copies of IF I DIE! To enter you just need to tweet the following: 

Last chance!! Dying to meet Rachel? - Follow the #SoulScreamersTour for daily giveaways & a NookTouch @rachelkvincent

The winner will be contacted via tweet so be sure to check your mentions. And remember, this contest will only run for 24 hours! Don't wait!

Second Giveaway!

Your chance to win a Nook Touch! US/Canada only. Runs until October 8th. Gather multiple entries:

  • Follow Rachel Vincent on twitter +3
  • Like” Rachel Vincent on Facebook +3
  • “Like” The Soul Screamers on Facebook +3
  • Sign up for Rachel’s email subscription to get all the latest news from Rachel’s blog +3
  • Promote the tour by adding the badge to your blog and link back to the tour page + 5

 Add up your entries and fill out the form to be entered to win.
Want even more chances to win?!?  Oh sure!
  • Leave a comment on this blog +1 (up to 10 points if you comment at each tour stop) 

Monday, September 19th - The Story Siren
Wednesday, September 21st - Chasing Words
Friday, September 23rd - The Page Turners
Monday, September 26th - The Elliot Review
Tuesday, September 27th Book Birthday - Mundie Mom's
Wednesday, September 28th - Harlequin Blog
Friday, September 30th - IB Book Blogging
Monday, October 3rd - Electrifying Reviews
Wednesday, October 5th - A Cupcake and A Latte (YA Reads, Reviews and more)
Friday, October 7th- Teens Read and Write

About Rachel Vincent -  websiteblogtwitterfacebookyoutubeA resident of San Antonio, Rachel Vincent has a BA in English and an overactive imagination, and consistently finds the latter to be more practical. She shares her workspace with two black cats (Kaci and Nyx) and her # 1 fan. Rachel is older than she looks-seriously-and younger than she feels, but remains convinced that for every day she spends writing, one more day will be added to her lifespan.

The entire school's talking about the gorgeous new math teacher, Mr. Beck. Everyone except Kaylee Cavanaugh. After all, Kaylee's no ordinary high-school junior. She's a banshee—she screams when someone dies. 
But the next scream might be for Kaylee. 
Yeah—it's a shock to her, too. So to distract herself, Kaylee's going to save every girl in school. Because that hot new teacher is really an incubus who feeds on the desire of unsuspecting students. The only girls immune to his lure are Kaylee and Sabine, her boyfriend's needy ex-girlfriend. Now the unlikely allies have to get rid of Mr. Beck…before he discovers they aren't quite human, either. 
But Kaylee's borrowed lifeline is nearing its end. And those who care about her will do anything to save her life. 


Book Crook Liza said...

Ahahaha! Love the signed abs! ;D That's hilarious!

Fiktshun said...

That's awesome that you got a body signature. I guess getting the authors to tattoo their names would have been a bit too much. So sad I missed them at Vromans.

Loved your interview questions - especially the Tom Hanks/Tom Cruise/Zombie 80's metal roadies question!

Congrats on being the last stop on the tour, so sad that it's over!

Seriously awesome event!

Zarina said...

Loving the chiseled abs, haha!

Tweeted the competition :D

Bakerette said...

This has been an awesome tour! Thanks to everyone who helped put it together! (now if only I could win something)
Deann Fox

Unknown said...

That has got to be the best interview question evarr!! ya know the Tom Hanks/Zombie/What do you do? LOL

What a great tour it's been


lostnthestacks said...

Love this interview, too funny!

Ashly F.

Mary @SweepingMe said...

LOL he probably still has a smile on his face!!! =)

Thanks for all the great chances you gave throughout the tour to win your awesome book!
Best of Luck to you Rachel!!

mary_reiss @

Anonymous said...

Haha thanks for the interview! Some of the questions such as the zombie one, are really original! Loved Rachel's replies too

-Debbie W.

Trinh Ha said...

Loved the interviews and Rachel Vincent and her Soul Screamers series!

Tales of Whimsy said...

Nice touch including the "signature" abs ;)
(not an entry)

Anonymous said...

At least he asked his mom first before getting his abs signed! lol! hilarious!

Proserpine said...

Hi! Thanks for this giveaway, pretty awesome! I would love to win the Nook and read If I die on it! :)

Thanks again! :)


Victoria said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Tweeted:!/Jovial_1/status/122340858015129600


Janhvi said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

i tweeted-!/justjanhvi/status/122357066189905920

justjanhvi at gmail dot com

Jenny said...

"...signed the chiseled abs of a man...nay, a walking god, reminiscent of the all-mighty Zeus, exuding a masculine yet tender aura encapsulating all those around him in a sensual haze?"

Wow. That is one heck of a description. I do love someone who's humble and modest;-) I'm hoping to start this series soon, I adore her Shifters books, they're some of my favorites, so I have no doubt I'll be equally impressed with these!

Ella said...

Hi! I keep forgetting about entering in for all the days, so this is the last chance! All fingers crossed! Thank you for being apart of the tour! (:


Bookluvr Mindy said...

Love the Q&A! Nice signatures on the abs!

Midnight Bloom said...

Thanks for the awesome Q&A! I'm definitely Team Tod. :)

Blodeuedd said...

I have been told I must read book 1 and yes I have listened, I shall soon..ish :)

Mimi Valentine said...

LOL signed abs? SO FUNNY! x)

I am definitely one of those crazy fan girls of Tod! <3 He's just pure awesomeness in the form of a sort-of-dead hottie! But it's totally true that his amazing sense of humor is one of the biggest reasons why I love him. :)

Awesome interview!

A Canadian Girl said...

Ah, that's hilarious. I heard about the Smart Chicks signing some guy's abs last year but had no idea that it was Jake! I hope you guys got books signed too ;)

I'm hoping they'll come back to Toronto next year since I wasn't able to see them last year :(

books4me said...

Love the signed abs...very original! It has been a fun blog hop. Good luck to all!

books4me67 at

Eternal Night said...

I have been dying to read this book!

Vivien said...

Thanks for the great tour! It's been wonderful :)

deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Na said...

It's been a great tour!

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...
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Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

thanks for the contest!!

LoriStrongin said...

I've been following this one on Rachael's blog tour, and actually picked up the first one in the series today. Gotta catch up so I can get to If I Die, ASAP!


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