Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Rock Star Book Tours, Interview, & Giveaway: Forbidden (Eve Bunting)

Author: Eve Bunting
Pub. Date: December 1, 2015
Publisher: Clarion Books
Format: Hardcover, eBook, & audiobook

In early-nineteenth century Scotland, sixteen-year-old Josie, an orphan, is sent to live with an aunt and uncle on the rocky, stormy northwest coast. Everything and everyone in her new surroundings, including her relatives, is sinister, threatening, and mysterious. She's told that Eli, the young man she's attracted to, is forbidden to her, but not why. Spirited, curious, and determined, Josie sets out to learn the village's secrets and discovers evil, fueled by heartless greed, as well as a ghostly presence eager for revenge. An author's note gives the historical inspiration for this story.

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Also known as Evelyn Bolton and A.E. Bunting.
Anne Evelyn Bunting, better known as Eve Bunting, is an author with more than 250 books. Her books are diverse in age groups, from picture books to chapter books, and topic, ranging from Thanksgiving to riots in Los Angeles. Eve Bunting has won several awards for her works.
Bunting went to school in Ireland and grew up with storytelling. In Ireland, “There used to be Shanachies… the shanachie was a storyteller who went from house to house telling his tales of ghosts and fairies, of old Irish heroes and battles still to be won. Maybe I’m a bit of a Shanchie myself, telling stories to anyone who will listen.” This storytelling began as an inspiration for Bunting and continues with her work.
In 1958, Bunting moved to the United States with her husband and three children. A few years later, Bunting enrolled in a community college writing course. She felt the desire to write about her heritage. Bunting has taught writing classes at UCLA. She now lives in Pasadena, California.

 What gave you the inspiration to write this book?

For a long time I wanted to write about Wreckers.

 Who is your favorite character in the book?

Probably Eli. He is so mysterious...and so handsome.

Which came first, the title or the novel?

The novel.

 What scene in the book are you most proud of, and why?

The kissing scene between Eli and Josie. Kissing scenes are hard to write

without sounding like some silly romance magazine.

 Thinking way back to the beginning, what’s the most important thing you've learned as a writer from then to now?

I learned to persevere. Sometimes I got stuck, but I knew I wanted to find out what happened to Eli and Josie and I had to finish writing it to find out.

 What do you like most about the cover of the book?

I love the cover! It gives nothing away but it is mysterious and beautiful.

What new release book are you looking most forward to in 2016?


What’s up next for you?

I have started a middle-grade novel, The Wizards Room.

 Is there anything that you would like to add?

Nothing to add. I think I've pretty much told my life story answering these questions. 

Giveaway Details:

3 winners will receive a finished copy of FORBIDDEN, US Only.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:

11/23/2015- The Cover Contessa- Interview

11/24/2015- Book Briefs- Review

11/25/2015- A Dream Within A Dream- Guest Post

11/26/2015- Zach's YA Reviews- Review

11/27/2015- BookHounds YA- Interview

Week Two:

11/30/2015- Just Commonly- Review

12/1/2015- Curling Up With A Good Book- Interview

12/2/2015- Novel Novice- Review

12/3/2015- The Reading Nook Reviews- Guest Post

12/4/2015- Mundie Moms- Review

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