Hey, everyone! Happy June; can you believe we're already into the summer? Before we get to our next Sweet Six, I wanted to announce the winner from Friday's Cupid's Arrow Spin:
Emily Rachelle, you're the lucky winner! We'll be in touch via email with you this week to work out the details.
Now, I'm thrilled to bring you a Sweet Six interview with Mary Gray. Her YA debut, The Dollhouse Asylum, will be out in October from Spencer Hill Press. She's a delightful lady and a great writer, and I'm so excited to be able to introduce her to y'all. Enjoy!
1) Tell us about your book!
about a group of teenagers who are granted asylum from the apocalypse,
only to be forced to re-enact tragic, literary couples... or die. It's
half dystopian, half subtle horror told by an eighteen-year-old girl,
Cheyenne, who's trapped by the man she both loves and hates.
2) What scene in your book do you LOVE the most?
question! I would probably have to say the second kissing scene. It's
reeking of duality in that Cheyenne's feeling so many things at once.
Plus, it happens in the rain, which is always nice. I remember writing
it in the library, then wanting to jump my husband's bones when I got
home. A nice memory.
3) If you had to pick a character you LOVE (and not your own!), who would you pick and why?
I just finished watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and I would have to
say Buffy because she has this amazing inner strength, and Spike because
he's so complex, is hilarious while trying to be so terrifying, and he
grows so much.
4) What's the craziest/most memorable valentine you've ever received?
husband proposed to me on Valentine's Day eleven years ago. I didn't
see it coming. I was so in shock when he had the ring that I just kept
saying "Oh my gosh," over and over again until he had to ask again since
I forgot to say yes.
5) If you were a Brach's Heart, what phrase would be written on you?
"Massage Me." Because I need more of those. I'm a mom.
6) The all-important choice: flowers or candy?
baked goodies or flowers/plants in the ground! I've planted so many fun
plants this year (first time ever) and am obsessing on how they're
doing. Banana trees, cannas (flowers that grow five feet tall!), a palm
tree, and many others. I'm loving it! Chocolate goodies if I don't have
to keep the calories.
Catch up with Mary online: