I love the House of Night Series! I am super excited for Redeemed and I have a fun goddess giveaway to share the love with you today
THE FINAL ELECTRIFYING NOVEL IN THE HOUSE OF NIGHT SERIES
BY P.C. CAST AND KRISTIN CAST
The House of Night series, by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast, is an international phenomenon, reaching number one on U.S., German, and UK bestseller lists, and it has remained a fixture on The New York Times Children’s Series bestseller list for over 160 weeks.
With more than 12 million copies in print, rights sold in more than 40 countries to date, and relatable, addictive characters, this series is unstoppable. This fall, the series reaches its conclusion with REDEEMED (St. Martin’s Griffin; October 14, 2014; $18.99 U.S.).
In REDEEMED, Zoey and her friends face the ultimate battle with evil, which will determine the fate of the world, both human and vampyre. Neferet has finally made herself known to mortals as a Dark Goddess, and she is loose on Tulsa, OK and the world.
No single vampyre is strong enough to vanquish her – unless that creature has the power to summon the elements as well as the ability to wield Old Magick.
Only Zoey Redbird is heir to such power…Find out who will win and who will lose in this epic battle of Light versus Darkness.
P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast Q&A
REDEEMED, the final novel in the House of Night series just came out. How does it feel to reach the finale of the series?
PC: It’s bittersweet to come to the last HoN book. I’m excited about the new trilogy I’m working on, but I also miss Z and the Nerd Herd. I spent almost a decade with the HoN characters. I know I’m going to feel their absence as I’m at my writing desk – and at my brainstorming desk!
KC: It’s sad that the HoN series is ending. Like Mom, I’m going to miss Zoey and the Nerd Herd, but I’m going to miss our fans most of all. I hope that they’ll continue to follow us as we each begin our new projects.
Do you have a favorite book in House of Night?
PC: For a long time I loved CHOSEN because of the mistakes Zoey makes in that book and the lessons she learns. And my favorite novella is LENOBIA’S VOW. Since finishing REDEEMED, though, I have to say that I love it best!
KC: My favorite is LENOBIA’S VOW. I love the story, and that anyone can pick it up and read it without having to read any of the other books in the series.
Is there a character that you feel closest to?
PC: Aphrodite is easiest to write, and I’ll always feel close to Zoey.
KC: I love me some Heath! I guess that also means that I love Aurox too!
House of Night is an international phenomenon! How has the success of the series changed your life?
PC: HoN has enriched our lives on many levels. We love hearing from our fans about how they have grown up with Zoey and the group. Kristin and I get to take awesome road trips!
KC: I’ve gotten to meet so many people who have been inspired by HoN, which has made me a better person in a lot of ways.
Neferet is such a tragically flawed character. Her backstory made her more sympathetic, even though her choices are horrid. How much of her actions in REDEEMED, and previous books, is a result of her trying to overcome her past?
PC: Sadly, Neferet’s life choices were a direct result of her inability to let go of her father’s brutal attack and rape. I think a big part of her reaction to his abuse was a direct result of “Emily’s” inability to forgive herself. I do understand Neferet, often too well. It saddens me that the HoN world lost what could have been such a great force for Light.
Where do you see Zoey in 10 years?
PC: I see Z being a kick ass High Priestess!
Does Zoey and Stark’s relationship continue?
PC: Absolutely! Stark will always be Zoey’s Warrior.
Did writing the series together strengthen your relationship?
PC: Kristin and I have always been close, so that hasn’t changed. I am appreciative of her editorial eye, and love partnering with her!
KC: Mom and I have always had an amazing relationship! Working with her has made me appreciate and respect her even more.
Do mothers and daughters read your books together?
PC: Yes! We hear from mothers and daughters a lot! We love that they read the HoN as a team.
KC: Hearing how our books have brought mothers and daughters closer is so amazing! I love that we’ve been able to inspire connection within so many families.
How did you decide to write a series about vampires?
PC: My agent, Meredith Bernstein, asked me to write a series set at a vampyre finishing school, and my imagination took off from there.
Who is your all-time favorite fictional vampire character?
PC: I love the vampire in Robin McKinley’s wonderful book, SUNSHINE.
KC: Spike! He’s totally my boyfriend.
Spike or Angel?
PC: SPIKE! He’s been my boyfriend for years.
KC: No! He’s MY boyfriend, Phyllis.
Some have speculated that the huge surge of interest over the past few years in the paranormal romance/vampire fiction genre won’t last. What do you think?
PC: I think it’s silly to worry about genres coming and going. A good book is a good book. Excellence in storytelling will never be out of fashion.
What is on your nightstand now?
PC: The first book in Anne Bishop’s Jewel series, Neil Gaiman’s THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE, and the latest copy of bitch Magazine.
KC: Benadryl, my dehumidifier, and stress relieving essential oils. (I have a bit of an allergy problem.)
What was your favorite book as a young adult?
PC: Wow, there were so many of them! When I was a young girl I read every horse and dog book I could get my hands on (LOVE Walter Farley). As I became a teenager and a young adult, I didn’t read YA. I read lots and lots and lots of fantasy, science fiction, and romance. As a teenager my favorite series was probably Anne McCaffrey’s books about Pern. I still want to ride a golden queen dragon!
KC: I was obsessed with GOSSIP GIRLS and Lynn Ewing’s DAUGHTERS OF THE MOON series.
Can you tell us a little more about the philanthropic organizations that you support?
PC: I have an education foundation that helps kids through college. I’m also passionate about supporting the feminist bitch magazine and SageWoman.
PC & KC: We believe in supporting local charities like Tulsa Street Cats, the Oklahoma Equality Center, the Oklahoma Center for the Book, Philbrook and Gilcrease museums. We will also always support the Humane Society and SPCA.
You are about to embark on book tour – what are you most looking forward to?
PC & KC: We haven’t toured in the US for several years (been too busy writing!), so we’re really looking forward to seeing our fans from all over the US!
What has the response been like to the House of Night clothing line?
PC: I’ll let Kristin handle this one, as this is her baby, but I will say that I heart me some HoN merchandise!
KC: It’s been fantastic! It’s amazing when I see people out in public who are wearing one of the shirts, or have a bumper sticker on their car. I feel very honored and fortunate to have such support from our fans.
Your fans can’t wait for the HON movies to come out! Where are you in the process right now?
PC: This summer I worked with our wonderful screenwriter, Marc Haimes, on the treatment (which is really just a long outline) of the first movie, and he has completed the first draft of the script. Yes, I do love it!
What’s up next for you, PC?
PC: What’s next for me is a fantasy romance trilogy of epic proportions that I’m really excited about. I should have news for my fans in the next month or so!
What’s up next for you, Kristin?
KC: Right now I’m working on the first book in a new adult paranormal suspense series. Meredith Bernstein, my fabulous agent, is finalizing the contract with my new publisher and I will have exciting news this November! You can sign up to receive info about my new series at www.KCastAuthor.com.
Think you have what it takes fight the darkness with Zoey? Can you wield Old Magick effortlessly like Neferet?
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And be sure to check out the epic finale to P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast’s House of Night series, REDEEMED http://www.amazon.com/Redeemed-House-Night-Novels-Cast/dp/0312594445/ref=tmm_hrd_title_0
P.C. CAST PC Cast is the #1 NY Times and USA Today bestselling author of the YA House of Night series, as well as numerous paranormal romance and fantasy series. She has been honored to receive the prestigious Prism, Daphne de Maurier, Holt Medallion, Booksellers Best and Beacon awards, and is a member of the Oklahoma Writers Hall of Fame.
KRISTIN CAST is a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author who teams with her mother to write the young adult House of Night series. She has stories in several anthologies, as well as editorial credits. Currently Kristin has completed her first standalone novel and is working on new items for the MyHouseOfNight.com clothing line.
For more information about House of Night, visit: http://www.houseofnightseries.com/.
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It is always hard for us as readers to have an end to a series we love, I can’t even imagine how hard it is for the creator of the series.
Great interview, thanks for sharing it!
Great interview! I’ve always loved the HON series and am looking forward to finally reading Redeemed!
I need to pick this series back up! It was one I greatly enjoyed reading and life just got in the way which is why I put it down.
So far, I’ve only read the first 4 books. I really need to catch up quickly. Great interview!
I haven’t started this series yet but it sounds fantastic! Thanks for the lovely giveaway!!! I entered my bloglovin name wrong in the rafflecopter, I’m erinf1, not erinf12 🙁 Sorry! Thanks for sharing!
I love this series. Can’t wait to read the last book. Thank you for your review.
I love the house of night series, after I finished revealed, I couldn’t wait for this one!
Cant wait to read it!!! Sounds really interesting!!!
My daughter and I love these books..we both read them, and would love to win the new one! Thanks
Wonderful interview. I can’t wait to read this
Thank you so very much! I am so excited by what’s in this and esp to of won the book! My daughter and I can not wait!!!!!!