Google+ Reading Teen: Dark Days Tour: Interview with Wings of the Wicked Author Courtney Allison Moulton

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Dark Days Tour: Interview with Wings of the Wicked Author Courtney Allison Moulton

Reading level: Ages 14 and up
Hardcover: 528 pages
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books (January 31, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0062002368
ISBN-13: 978-0062002365
Life as the Preliator is harder than Ellie ever imagined.
Balancing real life with the responsibility of being Heaven's warrior is a challenge for Ellie. Her relationship with Will has become all business, though they both long for each other. And now that the secret of who she really is has come out, so have Hell's strongest reapers. Grown bold and more vicious, the demonic threaten her in the light of day and stalk her in the night.

She's been warned.

Cadan, a demonic reaper, comes to her with information about Bastian's new plan to destroy Ellie's soul and use an ancient relic to wake all the souls of the damned and unleash them upon humanity. As she fights to stay ahead of Bastian's schemes, the revelations about those closest to her awaken a dark power within Ellie that threatens to destroy everything—including
Reading Teen is so happy to have Courtney Allison Moulton here to answer a few questions about Wings of the Wicked...

  RT.  I love love love Will. Why does Ellie have to give him such a hard time?

CAM. I think one of the reasons why Ellie and Will are so much fun is that they both have a great sense of humor and they’re so comfortable with each other that they can tease each other. Their banter really tends to write itself. Ellie, who has become a very human girl since being an archangel, particularly loves to poke fun at the way Will’s awkwardness around people sticks out. While a lot of her jokes go right over his head, he’s got the easy sense of humor to take it well.

RT.  Ellie has had a few close calls in Wings of the Wicked. When will she ever start listening to Will's advice?

CAM. I think if Ellie took Will’s advice to hang back, stay safe, and let him handle things, then she would never come into her own and grow to be a strong person. She’s stubborn and determined, and while she makes some bad decisions when she doesn't listen to Will, she can do some extraordinarily brave things when she ignores his advice. It’s best to trust your judgment over others’ advice sometimes, but we’re only human and we make mistakes. It’s all a part of growing up.

RT. What is your favorite Will quote of the book?

CAM. “You told me yesterday in my room that this is me, who I've always been, but I don’t feel that way,” I said. “Is it me that you love, or is it Gabriel?”

He looked so sad in that instant. “I love this beautiful thing inside of you that makes you human. Your soul, your fragility, your human passion. None of that is Gabriel. It’s all you, Ellie.”

RT. Which demon would Ellie say is the nastiest of them all? Hardest to bring down?

CAM. I think the most dangerous of the reapers are the human-like vir, because they have the ability to look just like we do and seem harmless until it’s too late. They are more powerful than even the largest of reapers types, the nycterids, who are gigantic and dragon-like. Something about the vir shape-shifting to look like normal people when they are anything but is so terrifying.

RT. Ellie has gone through so much turmoil and heartache, how does she cope with being a demon hunter and trying to graduate high school at the same time?

CAM. I think that this question is the reason why I love writing Ellie. I don’t think that anyone can easily transform from a completely normal person into this killing machine with the weight of the world on her shoulders, and still try to maintain a normal life and graduate high school. Ellie only gets a glimpse of her new life in Angelfire. In Wings of the Wicked, the darker sides of her duty, her past, and her relationship with Will hit home – literally.

RT. I enjoyed Cadan very much in Wings of the Wicked (what a yummy addition). Will Cadan continue to make an appearance in the future?

CAM. Yes. Cadan’s part in the story will only get larger and more important in the future. He plays a key role the events following Wings of the Wicked.

RT.  Are you excited about the Dark Days Tour and what are you looking most forward to?

CAM. Besides the amazing Tex-Mex every day? I’m so excited to meet readers! Last year I had a blast meeting readers of every age, hearing their stories, and listening to how my books have affected them.

RT. Would you please share with us a non-spoiler teaser of Wings of the Wicked with our followers?

CAM. You will learn about Will’s family!

Thank You so much Courtney for answering our questions. I loved Wings of the Wicked!

GO read my review Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton

1/4 Tahereh Mafi at Reading Vacation

1/5 Ellen Schreiber at I Read Banned Books

1/6 Veronica Rossi at Supernatural Snark

1/9 Tahereh Mafi at Reading Vacation

1/10 Ellen Schreiber at I Read Banned Books

1/11 Veronica Rossi at Supernatural Snark

Tour 2

1/16 Cynthia Hand at The Story Siren

1/19 Jodi Meadows at The YA Sisterhood

1/24 Brodi Ashton at The Readiacs

1/26 Courtney Allison Moulton at Reading Teen

1/31 Cynthia Hand at The Story Siren

2/2 Jodi Meadows at The YA Sisterhood

2/7 Brodi Ashton at The Readiacs

2/9 Courtney Allison Moulton at Reading Teen
2/21 Lauren Oliver at All Things Urban Fantasy

2/22 Claudia Gray at A Life Bound By Books

2/23 Alex Flinn at Mundie Moms

2/28 Dan Wells at Bookalicious

3/1 Lauren Oliver at All Things Urban Fantasy

3/6 Claudia Gray at A Life Bound By Books

3/7 Alex Flinn at Mundie Moms
3/8 Dan Wells at Bookalicious

Dark Days Tour Schedule

Thursday, January 12th SAN FRANCISCO, CA

Books, Inc. Opera Plaza, NYMBC event at 7pm

Friday, January 13th SAN DIEGO, CA

Mysterious Galaxy, 7pm

Saturday, January 14th PHOENIX, AZ

Changing Hands, 4pm


Thursday, February 16th


B&N Southlake, 5pm

Follow: @flamingo1325

Friday, February 17th AUSTIN, TX

B&N Austin, 7pm

Follow: @MundieMoms

Saturday, February 18th HOUSTON, TX

Blue Willow Book Shop, 4pm

Friday, March 9th CORAL GABLES, FL

Books & Books, 6:30 pm

Saturday, March 10th, ALPHARETTA, GA

Barnes & Noble, 2pm
Sunday, March 11th, LOS ANGELES, CA

Vroman's, 4pm

1 comment:

  1. Ahhhmazhing interview! I had fun reading every single part of it! <333


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