Friday, November 29, 2013

Author Interview with Carys Jones!

Hi everyone!
I have interviewed the awesome Carys Jones, author of Sunkissed. Check out the interview here!
I must say that I really liked her answers, especially the last one. So cute!


Hi Carys, thanks for joining me here on Bookfever for this author interview.

Thank you for having me : )

Since you’re a new author to me, can you tell us a little bit about your books?

Well my latest book, Sunkissed, is a YA paranormal vampire romance with a twist. I basically took all the elements that I love from the vampire myth and put a spin on it to make the story my own.

What three books would you recommend to my blog readers?

I’d recommend The Fault in Our Stars by John Green as it is simply amazing and arguably the best YA book I’ve read this year.
Also, Let the Right One In by John Lindqvist as it’s a really unusual vampire story which is really powerful and poignant.
Finally, Flowers in the Attic by Virginia Andrews as it is beautifully written and incredibly haunting.

What do you think makes a good story?

I think the key to a good story is having strong characters who you believe in. You need to root for them and care about what happens to them else the story loses its meaning.

  If you could jump into any book and live in that world. Which book would it be?

Any of the Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe series. I’d love to have my own Narnia through my wardrobe to escape to.

 Tell us why we should read your novel(s) in one or two sentences.

Sunkissed will excite, terrify and defy you. It’s a vampire story unlike any you’ve read before.

 Which famous person, living or dead would you like to meet and why?

I’d love to meet Leonardo DiCaprio as he’s been my favorite actor since I was about 12 and first saw Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo and Juliet! I’d go crazy if I met him as I’ve idolized him for so long

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

John Green is easily one of my favorite authors. I love his writing style, it is refreshingly honest. He’s doesn’t gloss over the pain of heartache or loss and he perfectly captures the conflicting emotions you feel during your teenage years of being both infinite and fragile as you try and figure out who you are. His books never disappoint and always have me hooked.

 Is there anything else you’d like to share?

While I’ve been answering these questions my dog has been fast asleep on me snoring! At one point he hit the keyboard for a bit as he dreamed so think he was trying to contribute somehow…

Thanks again, Carys!

Anytime xx

So that was the interview. If you enjoyed getting to know Carys a bit you should definitely check out her book, Sunkissed. 
Here's a little more info about the book.

Sunkissed by Carys Jones
Published August 25th 2013 by Kellan Publishing

Dawn Summers is dying. It’s 1853 and as the seventeen year old continues to fade away she has visions of the father she never knew, urging her to fight for her life.

In the small village of Fandova the only medical care is in the form of the mysterious Dr. Moralus who has a known penchant for bloodletting. Thomas, Dawn's fiancĂ©, is warned against inviting his intervention, but feels he has no choice, he pleads with the doctor to save Dawn’s life…whatever it takes.

Whatever it ‘takes’ has some consequences neither of them expected. Now, it’s a hunt to the death, with both Dawn and Thomas determined to win.

About the author:

Carys Jones was born in Shropshire, England. She displayed a passion for writing from a young age, spending her time creating short stories and poems. Carys later went on to study Creative Writing at University level. Her first book, Not All Stars Sparkle, was released in October 2010 and was a finalist for The People's Book Prize 2013.

Her second novel, Sunkissed, was released in Autumn 2013.

For more information about Carys please visit

So what did you think about the interview? 
Do you have a favorite question/answer? Let me know in the comment section!

1 comment:

  1. This is another wonderful interview, Steph! I loved the sleeping doggie bit and now I've got to go add Sunkissed to my TBR list.


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