For What It's Worth

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Month of Treats! Interview with author Sarah Beth Durst & a giveaway



It's week two of a Month of Treats, co-hosted with my friend Julie from My 5 Monkey's!

It's VAMPIRE WEEK! Julie had part one of our interview with Drink, Slay, Love author Sarah Beth Durst. Today I have part two and a vampire themed giveaway! I am dying to read this one. Vampires and heart stabbing, sparkly unicorns!! WIN!





Pearl is a sixteen-year-old vampire, fond of blood, allergic to sunlight, and mostly evil... until the night a sparkly unicorn stabs her through the heart with his horn. Oops.
Her family thinks she was attacked by a vampire hunter (because, obviously, unicorns don't exist). They're shocked she survived. They're even more shocked when Pearl discovers she can now withstand the sun. But they quickly find a way to make use of her new talent. The Vampire King of New England has chosen Pearl's family to host his feast. If Pearl enrolls in high school, she can make lots of human friends and lure them to the king's feast -- as the entrees.
The only problem? Pearl's starting to feel the twinges of a conscience. How can she serve up her new friends -- especially the cute guy who makes her fangs ache -- to be slaughtered? Then again, she's definitely dead if she lets down her family. What's a sunlight-loving vamp to do? 
(YA, Simon & Schuster)

Welcome to For What It's Worth Sarah!

Karen: What is your best, worst or funniest costume you've ever worn?
Sara: I used to agonize over what to be every year. Yet one year, I inexplicably ended up decorating a large box and going as a robot. This would have been fine, except that I tried to trick-or-treat with the big kids, followed them into the woods, and got wedged in between branches.

K: It's the end of the world. Who would you prefer to battle against? Witches, zombies, werewolves, vampires or ghosts?
S: Ghosts. Being noncorporeal, they would be unable to pick up weaponry and also be remarkably ineffectual at martial arts. I'd just put in ear plugs to block out the boo-ing.

K: What paranormal creature would you want on your side during the battle?
S: Witches, because they could exorcize the ghosts. Besides, vampires and werewolves would be far too likely to eat me if they felt peckish.

K: What is your favorite thing about Halloween and the fall season?
S: Cliched as it sounds, I love the leaves. I love the delicate mixture of colors on a single leaf, and I love to see hillsides painted in broad brush strokes of red, gold, and orange.

Karen: I live in FL now and fall is the one thing I miss the most. 

K: Are you dressing up this year. Do you decorate and go all out for the holiday?
S: Some years, I wear wings. Some years, a tail. I think this year will be a wings year. I need more practice flying. :)

Thanks so much for interviewing me!

Karen: Thank you for joining Julie and I for our Month of Treats celebration! Great answers :-)


Sarah Beth Durst is the author of young adult novels Drink, Slay, Love, Enchanted Ivy, and Ice from Simon & Schuster, as well as middle grade novels Into the Wildand Out of the Wild from Penguin Young Readers. She has twice been a finalist for SFWA's Andre Norton Award, for both Ice and Into the Wild.
Find Sarah: Website, Blog, Twitter, Facebook If you only have time to look at one thing read Sarah's FAQ's on her contact page! I was dying laughing...

Buy Drink, Slay, Love! Amazon

**GIVEAWAY TIME**

Enter using the Rafflecopter form below!

Winner chooses from the following selection of vampire books:

Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst (YA)
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead (YA)
Bring on the Night by Jeri Smith-Ready (Adult UF)
One Grave at a Time by Jeaniene Frost (Adult PNR)

Giveaway ends 10/30 All Month of Treats winners announced on 10/31!

Enter the ghost week giveaway HERE












73 comments:

  1. You really need to read Drink, Slay, Love! I loved it :-)

    Great interview!

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  2. "Unicorns don't exist" *snicker* I didn't realize this was a YA book! Added to my TBR pile. Thanks!

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  3. I'd like to have a werewolf by my side in battle.
    danaan at gmx dot at

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  4. Great interview with Sarah. I loved her answers :0)

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  5. That's a fun interview. And yeah, ghosts are easier to fight against :D

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  6. Oh, my email: speak_to_bidisha@yahoo.co.in

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  7. Great interview! And YES, Witches! They would be the best battle companion. Definitely don't want to battle it out without witches, lol. :D

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  8. Ha! I like Sara's method for dealing with ghost! Sounds very effective.

    And I wouldn't mind having vampires on my side of the battle, even if they had to bite into my veins every once in a while.

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  9. Hmm...I think I'd have a werewolf on my side. They're fierce. Or...you know...Sam and Dean Winchester >__> But they don't count....or do they? ;P

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  10. I've heard wonderful things about this book, and I love Sara's comment about fall. Autumn is definitely my favorite season of the year. I love all of the oranges and reds and golds! Plus the weather is nice.

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  11. I would want werewolfs :) I like them and they are strong...

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  12. I agree with fighting ghosts. I think they would definitely be the easiest to take on in a battle.

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  13. If Sara hadn't made it so simple, this question would have confounded me! Witches are easily the most bearable, and I think I'd kind of like their dark humour and cackling. Yet no doubt some use blood magic or something like that... could turn out nasty for me. Having ghosts on your side though means loads of invulnerable spies, so I'm stuck!

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  14. If it counts as a paranormal I wouldon as a sidekick.

    Thanks.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

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  15. What paranormal creature would I want on my side during a battle... I think I would choose Faes. Some have powers, they're strong and only iron can hurt them.

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  16. The book sounds very fun; I've heard good things about it! =)

    Hmmmm I think I would want witches on my side since they can help stop the other creatures, plus do fun magic as well.

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  17. I would want a demon on my side. They tend to have lots of special powers.

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  19. Mary D
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com

    I'd want a vamp as a sidekick, anyday - lol
    Thanks for the terrific giveaway :D

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  20. Hmm, I would like either a vampire or a werewolf on my side. Thanks!!

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  21. What paranormal creature would you want on your side during a battle? NESSIE!(Loch Ness Monster) She is big but hides easily and no one believes in her so that would come in handy! lol
    veltara(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  22. I think I'd want a Panther shifter by my side. Sleek, quick and powerful. Thanks so much for the opportunity.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  23. Witches because they can use magic to do all sorts of damage!

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  24. I'm going to go with witches, tho this was a tuff one! Vampires can't help me during the day, and werewolves wouldn't be a help around the full moon. Ghosts can't do much, so that leaves me with the witches! Thanks, I've been meaning to read this book, it sounds really good and the interview was fun. Artesia at comcast dot net

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  25. Thanks for the opportunity to win. Love this event.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  26. I would have to go with witches! Thanks for the giveaway!
    e(dot)baker219(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. Fun interview. And thanks for the giveaway!

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  28. I'd want a demon on my side during a battle because they're pretty tough.

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  29. A werewolf!

    sweetpea0861@yahoo.com

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  30. Vampire!

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  31. You're awesome, Sarah! I agonized over costumes as a child, too. And wound up being a zebra for about 4 years in a row. I still don't understand that one...I guess it was just easy to draw black marker stripes on a white jogging suit.

    Hope your book release is doing well!

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  32. I'd want an Angel by my side. To watch over me & heal if necessary.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  33. Oh jeezeee thats a hard one....a troll - a cave troll or goblin. FIERCE!! haha
    Pabkins @ Mission to Read

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  34. Well, after reading Drink Slay Love, I'd have to say UNICORN!

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  36. Hooray for vampire week! Great interview. I can't wait to read this book. As much as I love vamps, I think if I had to choose, I'd want an extremely powerful witch at my side.

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  37. Nice interview :)

    Wings, aye, I'd like that too, lol. Very nice costume

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  38. I've been wanting to read Drink, Slay, Love so bad.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    jcross719(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

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  39. i would want definitely a vampire on my side during a fight.

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  40. Definitely a werepanther, cuz they just sound so damned sexy that if I didn't win the fight, I would still enjoy watching him!!

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  41. Great interview, and thanks for the giveaway! :D

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  42. I think when all is said and done, I would love a troll at my side during a battle. Just smash with a club :D

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  43. I can't wait to read this! I've heard such great things :)

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  44. dimitri from vampire academy!! he's awesome!!

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  45. Bring on the demons...they are some seriously wicked and powerful creatures!!!

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  46. I would just want to hang out with witches to begin with!

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  47. I want a Vampire Sorcerer! because getting more than one class is better.

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  48. I'd want dragons on my side, because they'd just have to open their mouths and breathe fire to incinerate our opponents.

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  49. Can I have one of each? If no, then I think I would pick a vampire. Seems like not a lot will stop them.

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  50. I rather have a Vampire by my side. Thanks for the giveaway.

    truebloodfan AT rock DOT com

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  51. I love the title of this book!

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  52. Great interview. I tried to enter all week but the link wasn't working :( but the link on your IMM is still not working, weird. Just wanted to let you know.

    My creature: Vampires and/or werewolves together.

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  53. I would want a werewolf by my side.

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  54. Faeries with tech like the ones in Artemis Fowl LOL

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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  55. During a battle I'd want a vampire on my side. Always been facinated with them, plus they are fast and good looking.

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  56. I would say a werewolf, because they are loyal and fierce in battle ( a vampire would jump i soon as i bleed)

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  57. I would say a werewolf or vampire...or both?

    Can I have both??


    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Oh wait! A ZOMBIE! Definitely a zombie.

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  58. I would like a werewolf by my side.
    k_anon[at]hotmail[dot]co[dot]uk

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  59. I'd probably want a dragon on my side in a battle.

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  60. I would want shifters on my side!
    chibipooh(at)gmail(dot)com

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  61. I'd want a unicorn on my side because really how awesome would that be? But it would also be really cool to have a witch, because witches are just great in general :D

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  62. I would want either a witch or a demon on my side.

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  63. Um, vampire because they are super strong!

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  64. I would want a witch by my side. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  65. I have to go with a vampire, I'd need his strength and the ability to heal quickly :)

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  66. Witches because they can use magic.

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