Today we are also celebrating the release of J.R. Johansson’s INSOMNIA.
Instead of sleeping, Parker Chipp enters the dream of the last person he’s had eye contact with. He spends his nights crushed by other people’s fear and pain, by their disturbing secrets—and Parker can never have dreams of his own. The severe exhaustion is crippling him. If nothing changes, Parker could soon be facing psychosis and even death.
Then he meets Mia. Her dreams, calm and beautifully uncomplicated, allow him blissful rest that is utterly addictive. Parker starts going to bizarre lengths to catch Mia’s eye every day. Everyone at school thinks he’s gone over the edge, even his best friend. And when Mia is threatened by a true stalker, everyone thinks it’s Parker.
Suffering blackouts, Parker begins to wonder if he is turning into someone dangerous. What if the monster stalking Mia is him after all?
I say: I haven’t had a chance to read this yet, but check out some of the blurbs:
“INSOMNIA is the perfect blend of everything I love in a story. Suspense, twists, characters with many levels that make me wonder just how good or just how bad they really are. I highly recommend this book to everyone and I hope a sequel comes soon!”
–JAMES DASHNER, author of the #1 New York Times Bestselling MAZE RUNNER series
“Cleverly written and dangerously dark, INSOMNIA will take you to the brink of insanity. A must read for thriller and romance fans alike.”
–ELANA JOHNSON, author of POSSESSION
“Completely unputdownable. I’ve decided to nickname Johansson ‘Scary McScarypants,’ because she spooked me in all the best ways. Who do I have to bribe to get book two now?!”
–CARRIE HARRIS, author of BAD TASTE IN BOYS
“This book plunges you into the waking nightmare of one extraordinary insomniac’s life. A riveting story of terror and despair that will keep you up long past your bedtime.”
–JENNIFER BOSWORTH, author of STRUCK
Now for our interview with Jenn:
1. Describe your main character in 3 adjectives + a noun.
Parker is an exhausted, semi-psychotic soccer player.
2. Describe your book in 3 adjectives + a noun.
INSOMNIA is a creepy, twisty, intense thriller.
3. Describe yourself in 3 adjectives + a noun.
Jenn is a friendly, slightly-eccentric, Diet-Coke-loving night owl. (JS: YAY for fellow Diet-Coke-loving night owls!)
4. If you could travel to any 3 countries, what would they be?
Germany, Italy, and Australia
5. If you could take any 3 non-writing-related classes, what would they be?
Pottery, criminology, astronomy
6. If you could have any 3 alternate careers, what would they be?
CIA agent, librarian, singer
7. What are your 3 favorite flowers?
Lilies, daisies, and lilacs
8. What are your 3 favorite foods?
Crepes, hot cocoa, and cupcakes (JS: Yum!)
9. What are your 3 favorite books?
SENSE & SENSIBILITY, THE SHINING, HARRY POTTER (JS: Whoa, those are super diverse choices!)
Jenn is being generous enough to offer one lucky reader a signed copy of INSOMNIA! Contest open in the US only, through noon EST next Wednesday, June 19. To enter, just leave a comment below telling us: do you ever remember your dreams?
Contest is now over! Thanks, Jenn!