Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Bad Boy Rehab Hop, featuring Jason from Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock

Announcing the Bad Boy Rehab Hop

January 10 – January 17, 2013
Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and The Book Hookup
We tried giving up Bad Boys for our New Year’s Resolution…..
but try to make me go to rehab and I said no no no.
Bad Boy (n.) person
1. A guy who has many characteristics of a naughty, naughty boy.
OMG let the drooling begin.
2. A heartbreaker with a five o’clock shadow.
3. Independent and willful. Does what he wants when he wants. Never follow trends, they follow him.
4. Someone that’s not looking for trouble, but there’s a serious sense of danger about him.
We love danger!
Usable Note: A bad boy is a gorgeous man with MANY layers and is INSANELY irresistible to women.
*raises hands*… YES PLEASE!
I'm so excited to introduce the book Hemlock by Kathleen Peacock as well as the sexy, bad boy Jason, who I interviewed on my blog today! This is a terrific book, and you should pick it up right away! Enter below to win a signed copy of the book, or a signed bookplate!

Hemlock (Hemlock, #1) Goodreads Book Description: Mackenzie and Amy were best friends. Until Amy was brutally murdered.

Since then, Mac's life has been turned upside down. She is being haunted by Amy in her dreams, and an extremist group called the Trackers has come to Mac's hometown of Hemlock to hunt down Amy's killer:

A white werewolf.

Lupine syndrome--also known as the werewolf virus--is on the rise across the country. Many of the infected try to hide their symptoms, but bloodlust is not easy to control.

Wanting desperately to put an end to her nightmares, Mac decides to investigate Amy's murder herself. She discovers secrets lurking in the shadows of Hemlock, secrets about Amy's boyfriend, Jason, her good pal Kyle, and especially her late best friend. Mac is thrown into a maelstrom of violence and betrayal that puts her life at risk.

Kathleen Peacock's thrilling novel is the first in the Hemlock trilogy, a spellbinding urban fantasy series filled with provocative questions about prejudice, trust, lies, and love.

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars

My Review: Hemlock Review

Author Blurb: Kathleen Peacock spent her teen years crushing on authors and writing short stories about vampires. She put her writing dreams on hold while attending college, but tripped over them when office life started leaving her with an allergy to cubicles. Her debut, HEMLOCK, is coming May 8th, 2012 from Katherine Tegen Books, an imprint of Harper Collins, and will be published in the UK under the title DEADLY HEMLOCK from Simon and Schuster Children’s Books.
And now, the moment you have all been waiting for! Thanks so much, Jason, for joining us at Ensconced in YA!

1. Can you tell us a little about Hemlock and a little about your childhood?

My childhood? You mean the part where my father never hugged me and I was raised by the help? How about we skip story time and I buy you a drink? 

Besides, you already know about Hemlock. Everyone does. Scene of the worst werewolf killing spree in history. You probably even know who I am.

2. We know you and Mac are tight. Can you tell us about the first time you met Mac and what was your first impression of her?

Mac tells that story better than I do. Besides, she had already been around for a couple of weeks before that. There were a lot of rumors about her—most of them stupid—because she wouldn't answer questions. Not even to say where she was from or what had happened to her parents. Knowing what I know about her father and the way she grew up… Well, it makes sense in retrospect. 

At the time, though, she was just this scrawny blond mystery who looked like she had never had a decent meal in her life.

3. What is your favorite memory of your best friend, Kyle?

I’d tell you, but that would ruin the manly image I’m trying to cultivate. Note the stubble on my rugged chin and the drink in my hand. Next question.

4. I know this next question is going to be hard. I know you are having a tough time getting over Amy. I can't imagine finding her like you did, murdered. My readers and I would love to remember her. Can you please tell us about your first date with her?

We were six. Our mothers—probably thinking ahead to future generations of Hemlock elite—had arranged a play date. I beheaded Amy’s Barbie doll collection and she hit me in the face with a plastic unicorn. It was true love. I still have the scar.  

5.  I've noticed you've been hanging out with the Trackers more. Can you tell us a little about their group and what got you interested in joining them?

They hunt werewolves and werewolves killed my girlfriend. It’s not complicated. Plus, there’s this whole secret handshake and a membership card that gets you a ten percent discount at participating restaurants. 
Seriously, you’re asking a lot of very personal questions. You’re not a reporter, are you?  

6. What is your favorite TV show?

Fair enough. A reporter would never ask that. The Bachelor. 

7. Ice cream flavor?

And ruin my perfectly chiseled abs?

8. Favorite hobby?

Hunting wolves like the vermin they are.

9. Favorite movie?

Inception. I don’t understand half of it, so that must mean it’s good. 

10. What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?

You’re an optimist. Most people think I’ll get myself killed before graduation. Hell, maybe they’re right. 

Thanks so much for joining us, we hope to see you again soon!

There you go with that optimism. Are you sure I can’t buy you that drink?
Jason, Jason, Jason. I have a husband. But that doesn't matter to you, does it? Don't answer that, you bad boy! OK, guys, enter now to win some great prizes!
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  1. New follower, stopping by for the hop. Nice to meet you.

  2. I love character interviews. They are so fun and interesting to read.

  3. I'd looove to win. Been wanting to read Hemlock!

  4. new follower,,i love the cover,,wish i win..^^
    thanks for the giveaway ^^

  5. Thank you for the giveaway. I hope 2013 is a great year for you.


  6. Thanks for the great giveaway!! I am a a new GFC follower: Ashley Applebee :) Thanks for the great giveaway!
    Ashley A

  7. Thank you for being a part of this fun and awesome blog hop!!

  8. Thanks for the giveaway and that was a great interview.

  9. Can't wait to read this! Sounds amazing! :)