Sunday, January 13, 2013

Author Interview and giveaway!

Salut mes amis! Nous avons une invitee special! Kristen Simmons, author of Article 5 and the upcoming Breaking Point, was gracious enough to stop by for an interview! And without further ado-

DL: You were just arrested for breaking one of the Moral Statutes. Which one was it?

KS: Gah. Which one didn't I break is more like it! But they finally charged me for violating Article 7 (Citizens knowingly or unknowingly assisting those in violation of the Moral Statutes are hereby denied trial and shall be punished to the full extent of the law)

I KNOWINGLY helped Chase and Ember. I couldn't say no when I caught them trying to hide out in my garage. The MM caught us when my sneaky neighbors saw some suspicious activity (snoopy little punks). Then, of course, when the MM showed up they saw all my contraband material...the Article 2 violations (Paraphernalia considered immoral is hereby banned and shall not be owned, bought/sold or traded for in any capacity) just kept tacking on after that..

DL: What was your favorite read of 2013?

KS: Well...I haven't read much in 2013 so far...but I'm currently reading Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor and I LOVE IT. She's an incredible writer - so visual and visceral and beautiful. I loved the first one, Daughter of Smoke and Bone, which I read last year. I also totally loved Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry.

DL: Who was your favorite character in Article 5?

KS: I'm on Team Chase. What can I say? He's my favorite. (Extra scenes from his POV are now posted on my website by the way! )

DL: What is your favorite holiday tradition?

KS: Every New Year my husband and I write a love letter to each other and put it in the others stocking to open on Christmas Eve. Reading what we wrote to each other a year earlier is one of my favorite parts of the holiday.

DL: Where do you prefer to write?

KS: I'm boring. I like to write in my office, in the quiet, staring out the window into my backyard. I've tried coffee shops, but I'm way too easily distracted.

Thanks for including me Amber! 

And thank YOU Ms. Kristen for visiting, I loved your answedrs! :) Want to know more about Kristen Simmons? 


Kristen Simmons has a master’s degree in social work and is an advocate for mental health. She loves Jazzercise, her husband, and her precious greyhound, Rudy. Also chocolate. She currently lives in Tampa, Florida.

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We already know that Tor Teen is AWESOME, but now they are even MORE awesome! One lucky U.S Resident will have the chance to win Article 5 OR Breaking Point! I absolutely adored Article 5 and you can find my review here. Synoposis' for each book is found after the rafflecopter. 

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New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C., have been abandoned.
The Bill of Rights has been revoked, and replaced with the Moral Statutes.
There are no more police—instead, there are soldiers. There are no more fines for bad behavior—instead, there are arrests, trials, and maybe worse. People who get arrested usually don't come back.
Seventeen-year-old Ember Miller is old enough to remember that things weren't always this way. Living with her rebellious single mother, it's hard for her to forget that people weren't always arrested for reading the wrong books or staying out after dark. It's hard to forget that life in the United States used to be different.
Ember has perfected the art of keeping a low profile. She knows how to get the things she needs, like food stamps and hand-me-down clothes, and how to pass the random home inspections by the military. Her life is as close to peaceful as circumstances allow.
That is, until her mother is arrested for noncompliance with Article 5 of the Moral Statutes. And one of the arresting officers is none other than Chase Jennings—the only boy Ember has ever loved. (goodreads)

The second installment in Kristen Simmons's fast-paced, gripping YA dystopian series.
After faking their deaths to escape from prison, Ember Miller and Chase Jennings have only one goal: to lay low until the Federal Bureau of Reformation forgets they ever existed.
Near-celebrities now for the increasingly sensationalized tales of their struggles with the government, Ember and Chase are recognized and taken in by the Resistance—an underground organization working to systematically take down the government. At headquarters, all eyes are on the sniper, an anonymous assassin taking out FBR soldiers one by one. Rumors are flying about the sniper’s true identity, and Ember and Chase welcome the diversion….
Until the government posts its most-wanted list, and their number one suspect is Ember herself.
Orders are shoot to kill, and soldiers are cleared to fire on suspicion alone. Suddenly Ember can’t even step onto the street without fear of being recognized, and “laying low” is a joke. Even members of the Resistance are starting to look at her sideways.
With Chase urging her to run, Ember must decide: Go into hiding…or fight back? (goodreads)


  1. Awww, the New Years tradition she has with her husband is the sweetest idea! <3

  2. Love the interview! I really want to read this book. My library still doesn't have Article 5 though :(

  3. Hahaha I love the first question of the interview! And her New Year's tradition is the sweetest thing ever! :3

  4. Awesome questions! I love this series and will be reading the Arc of Breaking Point this week, i cannot wait to step back into this world!


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