Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Guest Post: 10 Things About Kimberly Derting

True love—and world war—is at stake in the conclusion to The Pledge trilogy, a dark and romantic blend of dystopia and fantasy.

Charlie, otherwise known as Queen Charlaina of Ludania, has become comfortable as a leader and a ruler. She’s done admirable work to restore Ludania’s broken communications systems with other Queendoms, and she’s mastered the art of ignoring Sabara, the evil former queen whose Essence is alive within Charlie. Or so she thinks.

When the negotiation of a peace agreement with the Queendom of Astonia goes awry, Charlie receives a brutal message that threatens Ludania, and it seems her only option is to sacrifice herself in exchange for Ludanian freedom.

But things aren’t always as they seem. Charlie is walking into a trap—one set by Sabara, who is determined to reclaim the Queendoms at any cost.

The amazing author of The Pledge, The Essence & The Offering has given us some tid bits we, or at least I, didn't know about her. 

1. When I was little, I collected Star Wars trading cards. All of them! I cataloged them in shoe boxes. I might have been a little nerdy.

      2. I love Nerds bubblegum. I once ordered a 20-pound box because they’re almost impossible to find in stores.

      3. I can’t get enough of online shopping. I’m pretty sure the UPS guy thinks I’m a shut-in.

      4.  On writing days, I only get “writer-ready” which is good enough for my family, close friends, and maybe even the UPS guy.  #showeringisoptional

      5.  I consider Entertainment Tonight / US Weekly/ People Magazine “the news”.  Is it wrong that I love hearing all about Hollywood’s hook-ups, break-ups, and meltdowns??? 

      6. I once went 10 years without eating chocolate. I’ve only recently started eating it again.

       7.  My favorite treat: plain M&Ms in popcorn! (The trick is to heat up the M&Ms first so they’re melty!)

       8. I love to floss my teeth. It’s like an obsession.

       9.  My favorite scenes to write are the ones from the serial killers’ perspectives. They come surprisingly easy to me.

      10.  As far as research, I’ve been doing that since I was in my teens, reading psychological thrillers and true crime books, watching documentaries on serial killers, along with every kind of crime drama out there (CSI, Bones, Medium, Criminal Minds, Law & Order). 
    Thanks Kimberly!  You are one of my favorite authors! I am in AWE that you went 10 yrs. without chocolate! #willpowerofsteel

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  1. I love this Guest Post! I drove 4 hours a few years back to attend a book signing her and Aprilynne Pike were at. It was when The Body Finder was first released. Can't wait to read this one! thanks for the post!

  2. hahaha! GREAT POST! OMG! I love Kimberly Derting... I am currently addicted to her BODY FINDER series :)

    I just posted a little book boyfriend post on Jay Heaton, you should check it out if you can :]

    Diana @ The Lovely Getaway
    ps. CUTTTEEEE bloggg!<3


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