Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Blog Tour: Mutilate My Heart - Interview with Emily Godwin

Mutilate My Heart 
by Emily Godwin
Book One in the Mutilated series
Publication date: July 9th, 2013
Number of pages: 169
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Paranormal, Romance
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(Description source: Goodreads)

Punk rock band Mutilated Arteries has been seventeen-year-old Becca's world (aka obsession) for the last year. When the band schedules a concert in her hometown, she and her best friend Carli are the first ones in line to buy tickets. The night is everything she expects it to be and more, especially after making friends with the new super-cute bassist, Sketch.

Becca's mom warns her not to fall for a rock star because rock stars are always on the road - or they die in a plane crash, like her mom's favorite band did twenty-something years ago. But after the band's tour bus breaks down and they're stuck hanging out in Roizen Hills for a week, it's hard for Becca not to fall for Sketch and his caricature drawings and toxic green eyes.

Becca knows Sketch is leaving as soon as the bus is fixed, and she can't be his fan-turned-girlfriend anyway because of the lead singer's "No Girlfriends" rule. Plus, there's something strange about the guys that Becca can't quite decipher... like how they won't reveal their real names, their always-changing odd appearances, and the guitarist's obsession with blood and zombies. Still, Becca wants nothing more than for Sketch to mutilate her heart...but it just might not be in a way she expects.

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Excerpt - 
I run out the door and climb into the passenger seat of Carli’s car. “Undead Masquerade” bleeds through the speakers, and the bass thumps against my flip flops. I really hope she turns their CD off before Sketch and Corpse get into her car with us.

She doesn’t say anything as she backs out of my driveway. She has a completely calm persona on her face. We remain silent through the rest of the song, and then she turns the volume down.

“Are you freaking out? I’m freaking out,” she says in one breath.
If she’s freaking out, I have to stay calm. It’s our code. One of us has to act normal to try to hide the other’s complete spazzing moments.

“I’m good. Nervous. But good,” I reply.
She nods her head. “Okay, good. We’ve got this.”

She pushes the eject button on the CD player and shoves the disc back into its case. Thank God. After the ringtone incident yesterday, I do not need anything else that will make me look like a fangirl.

It only takes one drive around the mall for us to find the guys’ dead tour bus. Sketch and Corpse spot us, look once behind them, and run toward our car. Carli slams on the brakes, and my seatbelt catches me from landing face first against the dashboard.

Sketch yanks my door open.
“Let us in!” he shouts. “Hurry!”

I jump out, and he yanks the seat down and dives into the backseat. Corpse jumps in right after him, and the two collapse half on top of the seat and half in the floorboard.
“Get in!” they scream in unison.

I get in quickly and slam the door shut behind me.
“Drive!” Corpse yells, slamming his hands against the back of Carli’s seat.

My Interview with Emily:

1. What inspired you to write Mutilate My Heart as a contemporary read with paranormal elements?
When I was about fourteen I read a kids book that touched on the certain paranormal creatures I wrote about, and I wondered what it would be like if the element came to the real world, but I wanted to make them a bit different than what people are used to seeing about them.

2. Who is your favourite boy in Mutilated Arteries?
My favorite would definitely have to be Nightmare. I really plan to dig into him a lot more in the third Mutilated book.

3. What song have you been listening to most recently?
"Unconditionally" by Katy Perry

4. What is a book you would recommend?
If you're more of a contemporary reader, I'd say read my sister Nikki Godwin's book Chasing Forever Down. If you like paranormal, Reap by Christina Channelle is really good.

5. Which guy or girl in Mutilate My Heart do you think has the best fashion sense?
Sketch is probably the most stylish in the story.

6. Will a certain mystery of "how?” concerning the Mutilated boys be revealed?
Banshee's girlfriend Nadia and Becca find out the "how" near the end of the second book :)

7. What can we look forward to seeing from the Mutilated gang next?
Becca and Carli go on tour with the Mutilated guys along with Nadia. The girls go on a mission to discover the "how" about the guys, and one of the girls will not make it out of the tour alive.

Thanks so much to Emily for answering my questions!
If you haven't read Mutilate My Heart yet then I seriously urged you to go buy it now - it's amazing, I loved it and I am now dying even more so to read Book Two: Mutilated Time.
You can read my review of Mutilate My Heart HERE!


About Emily Godwin:

Emily Godwin is a Young Adult author. She enjoys writing, painting, and sewing her own line of non-evil voodoo dolls. She's a Slytherin, trying to disguise herself as a Hufflepuff, and wishes she could read herself into books.

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1 comment:

  1. Hi Sam! Thank you so much for participating in MMH's blog tour! I'm glad you enjoyed the book! This interview was so much fun! :)