Friday, April 1, 2011

Born At Midnight: C.C. Hunter Interviews Kylie! (International Contest Inside Too!)

Today, I'm so excited to have C.C. Hunter and Kylie here at TUBL! So this interview is a little unconventional 'cause instead of me doing the interviews, C.C. will be interviewing Kylie instead! Isn't that awesome?!? Without further ado, here they are!

“Hi, Kylie. Come on in and sit down,” I say when she appears at the door.

Kylie stops at the entrance and looks around. “What is this place?”

“It’s my mind,” I tell her.

“It’s eerie.” She shivers and looks at all the dark, shadowy nooks, places where I keep plot ideas, plots gone wrong, plots on hold, or pieces of scenes that I haven’t quite developed.

“It’s not always eerie,” I say. “But I guess a lot of stuff happens here.”

“Yeah! Eerie stuff.” She moves in and hugs herself. Sitting down on the large tan, butter-soft leather sofa, she stares off in one corner.

“Who’s that?” She nods to her right.

I follow her gaze. “Oh, that’s nobody. Just someone I killed. I thought I’d keep him for a while until I figure out exactly how he died.”

“You don’t know how he died? But you just said you killed him.”

“Well, I didn’t really kill him. I let someone else do it. And now I have to figure out how it happened.”

“Seriously?” She shakes her head. “Do you ever worry about yourself?”

I pause and think about it. “Sometimes. But hey…I always end a story on a happy note.”

She makes a face at me. “He doesn’t look too happy.”

“True,” I admit and decide to think about that later.

“Why am I here?” she asks, still hugging herself.

“Because Reggie wanted me to interview you.” I try to get comfortable and ignore the dead guy, who is now seriously beginning to freak me out.

“I don’t like being here too much,” she says.

“It reminds me of being on Dr. Day’s couch. The shrink my mom sent me to because I started seeing ghosts.”

“You didn’t like the doctor?” I ask.

“I thought she was a flake. Come to find out, she’s just a fairy.” Kylie continues to look around. “Can I ask you something?”

I lean forward and my chair squeaks. “I think I’m the one who’s supposed to be asking you questions.”

“Humor me,” she says and when I nod, she continues. “What’s up with the eagle and snake thing that happened today?”

“Oh, that? Well, you’ll figure it out later. Besides, we can’t really talk about that right now.”

“Why not?”

“Because that happens in book three. And that book doesn’t come out until 2012, so we don’t want to spoil anything for the readers. We have to talk about things that happened in book one, Born at Midnight”

“Okay,” she says, not sounding happy. “So what questions do you have?” Then she frowns. “Wait. You created me, you know my answers, why do you even have to ask me anything?”

“I don’t know all the answers,” I say and point to the dead body. “In a weird way, you’re like him, I haven’t figured you out yet. And even if I had, you don’t always do what I say. For example, what if I told you that tomorrow you’re going to kick both Lucas and Derek to the curb and start falling for Burnett or Perry.”

“Are you nuts?” Kylie asked. “Burnett? I mean, he’s totally hot, but he’s way too old for me. And you know sooner or later, he and Holiday are going to get over their pasts and hook up. As for Perry? Please, he is so not my type. Besides, I wouldn’t want to hurt Miranda, or tick her off. That pinky finger of hers can throw some pretty wild curses now that she’s gotten a better handle on her dyslexia. And what if she messes up? Don’t you remember what she did to Socks, my cat, in book two?”

I grin. “Yeah, that was pretty funny. But don’t you see my point? You don’t always do what I tell you. I might have created you, given you a past, and a basic belief system, but you don’t do everything I want you to do.”

“I do most of it. I only reject the stuff that doesn’t make sense.”

“That’s true,” I say. “As a character, you’re pretty easy to work with. But let’s get back to the questions. The one I know everyone wants me to ask you. Who do you want to end up with at the end of the series? Derek or Lucas?”

“That’s not a fair question. I mean . . . right now, I’m really hurt by Derek and I like Lucas . . . a lot, but you know the thing that keeps me from totally falling for him.”

“What thing?” I ask.

“Don’t you remember what his grandmother told me?” Kylie suddenly starts. “Did you see that?” She waves at the dead guy. “He’s not dead. He just moved.”

I feel my heart drop as I look over at him. “He can’t be . . .”

“Yes, he is!” Kylie scoots down the sofa, farther away from my scene in process. “Please tell me you’re not going to put him in my book?”

“I haven’t decided,” I tell her and watch as the guy I thought was dead gets up and walks away. I look back at Kylie. “You know what, I should probably go follow this guy and see what’s happening.”

“Do I have to stay here?” she asks and looks around frowning.

“Nah, you can back to your scene in chapter four.”

I start out and I hear her say…”By the way, I don’t like the whole eagle and snake thing.”

I look back over my shoulder. “Yeah, I know. And I’m sorry about that but it’s staying in the book. It’s what writers do. We create scenes that force our characters to deal with things they’d rather not.” Then I rush out to catch up with my dead guy who isn’t dead. Hmm, I might be able to use this…could someone come back alive? However, I guess I’d better end this interview now.

And now, for the contest! It's going to be international and all you have to do is comment on this interview. Then fill in the form below. Up for grabs is a bag full of BAM-related swag!


Bwyatt April 1, 2011 at 9:40 PM  

Awesome interview. I love the way it takes place "in your mind." Creepy! Thanks!

Vicky April 1, 2011 at 9:59 PM  

lol that interview rocks! Seriously, best interview on earth, you should always do interviews like that! I think I would freak out too if I went to somebody else's mind for an interview.

Aik April 1, 2011 at 10:27 PM  

Interesting! Thanks for posting this!

Teril April 1, 2011 at 11:53 PM  

I have seen this book all over the net and I cannot wait to read it. It looks amazing.
thank you!

Becca Watson April 2, 2011 at 12:06 AM  

Awesome interview and contest! I can't wait to read this book!!

suzi1811 April 2, 2011 at 12:31 AM  

Lol, loved the interview! My mind is an eerie place too! My dead bodies don't usually come back alive again though, unless I want them to, usually so I can take my anger out on them again, not healthy is it! Thanks for the giveaway! I really want to read this book and have been trying to win a copy all week!

Kira April 2, 2011 at 12:40 AM  

haha I love the beginning, how she is afraid to enter your mind! Great interview!

Natalie @ Book Lovers Life April 2, 2011 at 1:25 AM  

Great post, can not wait to read this book!! Thanks for the chance!
natcleary at gmail dot com

Cait April 2, 2011 at 1:35 AM  

This was a fantastic post! I really enjoyed it. So interesting. I wanna say thanks to you C.C you've spent so much time writing posts for our blogs it's really great!

Corrie April 2, 2011 at 1:56 AM  

Cant wait to read this book!

Stephanie Lorée April 2, 2011 at 2:06 AM  

Fun interview, I like the twist! This book went on my TBR when I first heard the blurb. Looks like an interesting premise.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Minas April 2, 2011 at 2:45 AM  

Great interview! I'm looking foward to reading this book.

TheGirlOnFire April 2, 2011 at 2:52 AM  

Great interview! I can't believe the third book won't be out for like another year though!

Pisinat April 2, 2011 at 3:07 AM  

I LOVE this interview! I don't know how to say it in English... But it's so original (in a good way!). I really like how it's written :) I'm pretty sure I'm gonna love Born at midnight! Thanks for the giveaway!

Tore923 April 2, 2011 at 3:10 AM  

Great interview. I would love to read this book.

Vivien April 2, 2011 at 3:32 AM  

I let someone else kill him....hmmm I'm intrigued.

Unknown April 2, 2011 at 4:38 AM  

OMG! This is hilarious! :) I love the narration-style interview and the content just totally made me fall off the couch! Can we maybe have more of those? ;)

Andrea April 2, 2011 at 6:02 AM  

interesting interview :D
i haven't read anything from the author, but i want this book!
it's interesting knowing more about the author :)
i wish i can win the book, i want it!!
thanks for the giveaway!!

Nicole April 2, 2011 at 7:07 AM  

This was a good idea, I liked getting to know the character.


Alicia April 2, 2011 at 7:43 AM  

Very cool way to do an interview.

Badass Bookie April 2, 2011 at 9:36 AM  

haha I love this interview! It's funny and honestly, I hadn't know much about Kylie before this :) Thanks!

Hubby April 2, 2011 at 12:18 PM  

Hi Reggie and everyone,

Thank you guys so much. I had a blast writing the interview and I'm thrilled that you guys enjoyed it. Tonight was my launch party and I wish everyone could have been there. I hope to see some of you guys in Ca. at the Romantic Times convention.

Thanks again Reggie for hosting me all week.


Elzahh April 2, 2011 at 1:59 PM  

I love how this interview was put. It was a lot of fun to read, thank you for the post!

Aleetha April 2, 2011 at 7:31 PM  

I have read some interviews of C.C H Hunter. But this is the most unique one. It was nice to see what Kylie had in her mind

Avery April 2, 2011 at 9:00 PM  

Great interview! I cannot wait to read this book!

Shell April 2, 2011 at 9:10 PM  

So much fun! Inside my mind lol!

oreo_93 at hotmail dot com

Sara April 2, 2011 at 11:12 PM  

Amazing post! A very different kind of interview, but really interesting and fun to read!

Ina April 3, 2011 at 3:27 AM  

*g* fantastic interview - have never read one of that kind and I love it!
greetings, Ina

Jessica @ a GREAT read April 3, 2011 at 4:55 AM  

Awesome! I loooove character interviews!!

Jill the OWL April 3, 2011 at 8:34 AM  

What fun! I love character interviews because you get a little peek at the character behind the book!

Fi-chan April 3, 2011 at 1:55 PM  

LOL the interview is so.. unique! And the things they talk abot -__- I have no idea what are they talking about, so fast into book 3 already -__-

Stacy April 4, 2011 at 12:52 AM  

Love the interview! Very creative, and makes me love Kylie before I've even read the book.

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Kulsuma April 4, 2011 at 2:24 AM  

That was a really fun interview! I wonder if writers are always interviewing/having conversations with their characters in their heads!

Unknown April 4, 2011 at 10:15 AM  

Cool interview. Character interviews are really fun.

Nyra April 4, 2011 at 12:28 PM  

So great post as always, i can not wait to read this book.

Lexie@BookBug April 7, 2011 at 12:10 PM  

LOVE the interview! Very clever!

Violet Sanchez April 23, 2011 at 12:55 PM  

Love, Love, Love the interview.

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