Monday, June 24, 2013

A conversation with Christy Sloat, author of 'The Crimson Key'

One of our favorite authors, Christy Sloat, is back at Andi's Young Adult Books today! This time, she is telling us more about 'The Crimson Key,' as well as giving some insight into herself.

What is the inspiration behind The Visitors series?    
Most of the stories of the house are true. My husband grew up in the home itself and had many ghostly experiences. One night we were talking and I said ,  "I am going to write a book about the brown house." He continued to tell me story after story  and I had this awesome idea.
'Crimson Key' is the second book in the series. How many do you anticipate? When can we expect the next installment? 
I see at least four books in this series and one novella. I am writing the novella now so that will be due out maybe Fall. As far as book three, I am hoping winter or early spring.
Have you ever visited the real Brown House?
No. The family sold it so I cant go inside. But I drive by it all the time.
Have you ever had your own paranormal encounter?
Yes, a few. The most recent was while I was writing The Brown House late at night I noticed my dog get spooked for some odd reason. I pulled my headphones off and a picture that hung on the wall slid out of the frame. It freaked me out . I shut my computer down and went to bed.
This series is a scary one, made for reading at night. How much did you scare yourself while writing it?
Yes I do. I try to get an ambiance set and make it dark. But, it ends up freaking me out too!
Another popular series written by you is the Past Lives series, which I also greatly enjoyed reading. Please tell readers more about it.     
That series was my first book series to complete. It's more Para-romance. Avery Snow recalls her past lives and the man she spent them with. He returns in this life and complicates things a bit. There are two full novels and one novella.
What other projects do you currently have in the works?
I am just trying to focus on The Visitors Series but I do have a secret story up my sleeve.
Which one of your characters is most like you?
Wow. Thats hard. I would have to say Kayla. she is sassy like me.
What is something readers may be surprised to learn about you?
I am a huge book nerd. I love them too much and have a book buying addiction. I also love Twilight. Yep. Huge dork.
Is there anything else you wish to share? 
I have six tattoos, I dye my own hair and I drive a Honda. Man I am glad to get that off my chest .
Thank you so much for your time!

About the Author-

Christy Sloat is a Southern California native who now lives in New Jersey with her husband and two daughters. She believes that reading is a passion and it should be embraced. She is literally obsessed with reading and tries to fit as many books in as possible. She has a very active imagination and she encourages her daughters to find theirs. Christy hopes to inspire them and others to use their creativity for the use of good. When she is not writing, reading or being Mommy, you might be able to find her at a bookstore scouring the shelves.
Look for her recent titles The Many Lives of Avery Snow, Ianni, The Unraveling of Avery Snow and The Brown House.

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Book Info-
Title- The Crimson Key
Series-The Visitor’s Series Book # 2
By-Christy Sloat
Expected Publication-May 2013
Published By-Anchor Group Publishing


The truth can be deadly.

Brylee Branson’s best friend and boyfriend have fallen victim to a horrible curse that haunts her home. With the witches who cast it dead she has no choice but to rely on the ghosts inside the Brown house to help her find a cure. But time is not on her side, because Lynley's illness is spreading rapidly.

Confused and scared, seventeen-year-old Brylee must confront a new ghost in the house she has never spoken to before. This spirit is not a Brown relative and makes no promises to help them … unless she can re-unite her with a loved one.

The fate of those she loves now rests on her. Can Brylee put the pieces of this puzzle together in time to save them? Or will the Brown house claim another victim?

The Visitor’s Series continues to scare and entice its readers with this gripping second book.

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Be sure to also check out the book that started it all!

Book Info-
Title-The Brown House
Series-The Visitor’s Series Book # 1
By-Christy Sloat
Published in June 2012
Published by Anchor Group Publishing

Some secrets should never be revealed…
Brylee Branson begrudgingly made the excruciating move with her family from the warm sandy beaches of California to small town living in New Jersey. As if she wasn’t miserable enough, they’ve moved into a creepy old house that everyone in the area claims is haunted. Brylee dismisses the idea of ghosts and hauntings, until she begins to see and hear things that can’t be explained…

Brylee has no choice but to seek the help of new friends to unlock the secrets of this place she now calls home. But some secrets should never be revealed. Can the teens find a way to release the spirits imprisoned within the walls? Or will the curse claim them, too?

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5 ebook copies of ‘The Crimson Key’
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