Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Blogoversary: Interview with Wendy Higgins

Book Addicts!

It's my blogoversary today!! As in finally is my blogoversary! *throwing confetti* And to celebrate it I'm giving away all the books of one of my favorite YA series: The Sweet Trilogy by Wendy Higgins.

Since today's also Sant Jordi or Saint George in Catalonia, where girls give books to their loved ones and boys give roses, it's my blogoversary and Wendy's book birthday for Sweet Reckoning is next Tuesday, what better giveaway than a Sweet giveaway?

I also have an interview with Wendy to share with you and she brought some friends with her: Kai and Anna!

So, Book Addicts, celebration mode on, have fun, know more about Wendy and her books and don't forget to enter the giveaway!

Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: May 1st 2012
Read my review for Sweet Evil
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Embrace the Forbidden

What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?

This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels.
Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She's aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn't until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He's the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.

Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?

Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: April 30th 2013
Review coming soon!
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Anna Whitt, the daughter of a guardian angel and a demon, promised herself she’d never do the work of her father—polluting souls. She’d been naive to make such a vow. She’d been naive about a lot of things. 

Haunted by demon whisperers, Anna does whatever she can to survive, even if it means embracing her dark side and earning an unwanted reputation as her school’s party girl. Her life has never looked more bleak. And all the while there’s Kaidan Rowe, son of the Duke of Lust, plaguing her heart and mind.

When an unexpected lost message from the angels surfaces, Anna finds herself traveling the globe with Kopano, son of Wrath, in an attempt to gain support of fellow Nephilim and give them hope for the first time. It soon becomes clear that whatever freedoms Anna and the rest of the Neph are hoping to win will not be gained without a fight. Until then, Anna and Kaidan must put aside the issues between them, overcome the steamiest of temptations yet, and face the ultimate question: is loving someone worth risking their life?

Sweet Reckoning (The Sweet Trilogy #3)
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: April 29th 2014
Read my review for Sweet Reckoning
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It’s time. 

Evil is running rampant and sweet Anna Whitt is its target. Nobody knows when or how the Dukes will strike, but Anna and her Nephilim allies will do anything necessary to rid the earth of the demons and their oppressive ways.

The stakes are higher than ever, and Anna is determined that the love she feels will be her strength, not a liability. But trying to protect the ones she loves while running for her life and battling demonic forces proves to be perilous—especially as faces are changing and trust is fleeting. When the Duke of Lust sends Anna’s great love, Kaidan Rowe, to work against her, Anna must decide how much she’s prepared to risk.

In the most sensual and fast-paced installment yet, Sweet Reckoning brings all the beloved Neph together one last time to fight for their freedom.

Hi Wendy! Thank you so much for celebrating our blogoversary with us. We are huge fans of the Sweet Trilogy and having you today in our blog is simply amazing.

Thanks so much for having me!! J

I don’t know if I “came up” with it as much as it hit me out of the blue and grew into this massive thing that I couldn’t contain in my head. I had to write it down. It was the craziest thing that’s every happened to me. I was completely overwhelmed and fascinated.

Sexy, dark, passionate, mysterious, and forbidden

With my eyes. Ha. Kidding, kidding. She’s naïve. Compassionate to a fault. Sexy as hell because she doesn’t try to be. She just…real.

Kai can be so frustrating. He holds back, and for a long time I couldn’t figure out how he truly felt about anything. But the truth is that underneath that tough exterior he’s just a boy who craves love. I like his sense of humor, even though he embarrasses me all the time.

Anna: Life is Beautiful
Kai: Snatch

Kai: It changes all the time, but right now I’m enjoying Talk Dirty by Jason Derulo
Anna: *rolls eyes and shakes head*
Kai: *shrugs and grins* You know you like it.

Anna: I love all kinds of books, but my weakness is the romantic stuff
Kai: *gets devilish grin*
Anna: Whatever you’re thinking, don’t say it.
Kai: *laughing* Am I that transparent? Okay, fine. I won’t say Kama Sutra.
Anna: I knew you were going to say that! *sighs*

Anna: I really don’t watch much television these days.
Kai: Same here.

Kai: Being sexy. Slinging daggers. Seducing Anna…
Anna: I’m going to ignore that comment. Reading is my only hobby. I don’t have much time for fun stuff, unfortunately.

Kai: Don’t have one. 
Anna: Me neither. But I like running.

Anna and Kai at the same time: Knives.

Kaidan: *tries to answer, but voice is muffled by Anna’s hand over his mouth*
Anna: My favorite thing to do these days is stay alive.

Kaidan: Marilyn Monroe
Anna: I like One Direction.
Kaidan: *glaring* You what? Did you just…? Are you…? Oh, bloody hell.
Anna: *giggles*

Anna: One without demon whisperers.
Kai: Ha. What she said.

Thank you guys, this was really fun!

It picks up right where the last one ends, and it spans a two week timeframe. There are lots of twists and turns. We get to see more Jay. We get plenty of sexy Kai time.

I love the covers and I’m so glad HarperTeen decided to put Kai on the cover instead of just a girl in a pretty dress. The second is my favorite, I think. It’s sort of fierce, and it’s the sexiest to me.

There are a bunch of one-liners that make me smile, such as, “Kai, like Thai, only yummier,” and “This guy was extra-T worthy.” But my favorite lines are the very last ones in book 3. I can’t share those yet…

Off the top of my head, I’ll give three songs that describe Kai in each book:

Sweet Evil – Good Girls Go Bad by Cobra Starship (bad boy)

Sweet Peril – Bullet with Butterfly Wings by Smashing Pumpkins (angry boy)

Sweet Reckoning – Love Don’t Die by The Fray (boy in love)

Yes, it’s on my website under “Extras.” I should probably update it… (Sweet Evil Playlist)

Olivia Holt for Anna, and Wade Poezyn for Kaidan. Not sure about the others. Oh, maybe Michael Copon for Blake.

The Shag (as in the 1960’s dance)

Timber by PitBull and Ke$ha

White Hot Kiss by Jennifer Armentrout

Roth and Zayne from WHK, Jackson and Death from Poison Princess

Don’t have one – I haven’t watched television in years – I had to give it up for writing time. Crazy, huh? One that I will always love, though, is the Band of Brothers original series 



Travel, meet fans, take my kids on new adventures

Josh Hartnett!

Best is talking to fans online everyday! Worst is when people ask me to send them free stuff, but I can’t.

I’m independently publishing an Irish fantasy romance called SEE ME on St. Patrick’s Day! It’s a fun story. After that I have a couple other stories in the works. I’m open to anything!

Happy reading, everyone! Read what you love. Thanks for having me on the blog, and happy blogoversary. J

After earning a bachelors in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford, Wendy taught high school English until becoming a mommy. Writing Young Adult (YA) stories gives her the opportunity to delve into the ambiguities of those pivotal, daunting, and exciting years before adulthood.
She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, daughter, and son. Sweet Evil is her debut novel.

Win (1) paperback copy of Sweet Evil, Sweet Peril and Sweet Reckoning + signed swag (signed bookplate stickers to put inside the paperbacks and signed bookmarks)

- This giveaway is international as long as Bookdepository ships to you
- If you already have Sweet Evil and Sweet Peril we can switch it for See Me (the Irish fantasy romance written by Wendy)


  1. I haven't read many series about angels though I do love J R Ward's Fallen Angels series! Thanks for the giveaway :) x

    1. Hi Leah!
      I've read some series about angels and this one was the only one that was not repetitive and unexpected. Loved it so much that's one of my favorite series ;)
      Good luck with the giveaway!

  2. Hi Patricia I'd have to say the guild hunter series by nalini Singh. Thanks for making this giveaway possible. ;)

  3. I'd have to say my favorite series about Angels is the Unearthly trilogy. Thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

  4. Absolutely, hands down, The Daughter of Smoke and Bone trilogy!

  5. I haven't read many series about angels yet... although I guess the Madison Avery Trilogy does have angels and reapers... Thanks fro the giveaway!

  6. I'd have to say my favorite series about Angels is J.R.Ward's Fallen Angels series. Thanks so much for the giveaway! :)

  7. I've only read one series about angels, and that's the Hush Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick which I enjoyed

  8. hey, i havent really read any angel series but i do like hush hush and angelfall :D

  9. My current favourite series about angels is the Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh. I found that, although there was attraction very quickly, there wasn't insta!love and I felt the characters were strongly developed. If you're good with adult romances, I'd recommend that series. I do also like the first two books of the Daughter of Smoke and Bone, even if the romance there isn't well-developed.

  10. Milton's Paradise Lost (it's divided into several "books" or chapters, so it could fit the "series" category here)

  11. My favourite series is Angelfall :)

  12. My favourite series about angels so far is Hush Hush

  13. I don't really have a favorite angel series because I have read so many, but I really like The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare, The Darkness Series (This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness) by Frank Peretti, and the Fallen series by Lauren Kate.

  14. The Fallen Series by Lauren Kate, Angelfall by Susan Ee and The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. :)