Thrice Interview + Giveaway – THE FLAME IN THE MIST

Hi! ​A few administrative notes before I launch into the interview.

Congratulations to the winners of my contest for Cahill Witch swag packs – Mary H, Sam, Chantelle, tfs93, and Stacie! I’ve already contacted all of them! Stay tuned for TWO awesome Cahill Witch giveaways next week! One of them will be ONLY international!

Penguin is having a Goodreads giveaway for 14 ARCs of STAR CURSED! You can enter here. US only (sorry!). ​

Today we’re celebrating the release of ​Kit Grindstaff’s THE FLAME IN THE MIST.

flame in the mistThey say:  Set in an imagined past, this dark fantasy-adventure is for fans of Philip Pullman’s THE GOLDEN COMPASS. Features  Jemma, a fiery-headed heroine held captive in Agromond Castle, yet destined to save mist-shrouded Anglavia.

Fiery-headed Jemma Agromond is not who she thinks she is, and when the secrets and lies behind her life at mist-shrouded Agromond Castle begin to unravel, she finds herself in a chilling race for her life. Ghosts and misfits, a stone and crystals, a mysterious book, an ancient prophecy—all these reveal the truth about Jemma’s past and a destiny far greater and more dangerous than she could have imagined in her wildest fantasies. With her telepathic golden rats, Noodle and Pie, and her trusted friend, Digby, Jemma navigates increasingly dark forces, as helpers both seen and unseen, gather. But in the end, it is her own powers that she must bring to light, for only she has the key to defeating the evil ones and fulfilling the prophecy that will bring back the sun and restore peace in Anglavia.

I say: ​I haven’t had a chance to read this one yet, but I am totally intrigued by the notion of telepathic pet rats!

Now for our interview with ​Kit​:

1. Describe your main character in 3 adjectives + a noun.

Jemma is a stubborn, feisty, courageous visionary.

2. Describe your book in 3 adjectives + a noun.

THE FLAME IN THE MIST is a dark, fast-paced, suspenseful mystery.

3. Describe yourself in 3 adjectives + a noun.

I’m a brown-haired, sun-loving, mind-wandering Englishwoman. 

4. If you could travel to any 3 countries, what would they be?

Tibet, Egypt, & India 

5. If you could take any 3 non-writing-related classes, what would they be?

French conversation, how to read Tarot cards, yoga (or anything) for writers with stiff shoulders (JS: me too on that last one!) 

6. If you could have any 3 alternate careers, what would they be?

Painter (artist, not walls), life coach, healer

7. What are your 3 favorite flowers?

​Roses (oh, the scent!), peonies (oh, more scent!), & lupins

8. What are your 3 favorite foods?

sushi, sushi, & sushi 

9. What are your 3 favorite books?


Thanks so much for stopping by, ​Kit!​ I hope you’re having a wonderful release week!

Kit has generously volunteered to give away a FLAME IN THE MIST swag pack, including bookmark, pin, parchment, & temporary tattoos – open internationally!

To enter – please leave a comment below telling us about your favorite fantasy pet/sidekick. Mine is Taggle from Erin Bow’s PLAIN KATE!

You can find out more about Kit​ ​by checking out her website​ or following her on Twitter or Facebook  or Goodreads! ​

6 Responses

  1. My favorite fantasy pet/sidekick is Eck from There Is No Dog by Meg Rosoff. That was a tough one for me, because I had to think really hard if I ever had a favorite…
    My first thoughts were Harry Potter and Hedwig or Eragon and Saphira..

    And I tried to think back to my childhood for a favorite as well. But I read There is No Dog last summer and I actually didn't like it at all. I kept reading, waiting to like the characters and waiting for the book to get better.
    The one character that really stuck out for me was Eck. I just wanted to scoop him up and take him home.
    If you read the book, you'll know exactly what I mean. That poor Eck, he just needed love. And food. Lots of food. 🙂

  2. Valentina

    My favourite fantasy pet would be Crookshanks from Harry Potter. I loved that Crookshanks and Scabbers would always fight similar to their owners, Ron and Hermione.

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