[Blog Tour] Interview with Mary Lindsey, Author of Haven!

Haven by Mary Lindsey
Publication Date: November 7, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Teen 

"We all hold a beast inside. The only difference is what form it takes when freed."

Rain Ryland has never belonged anywhere, He’s use to people judging him for his rough background, his intimidating size, and now, his orphan status. He’s always been on the outside, looking in, and he’s fine with that. Until he moves to New Wurzburg and meets Friederike Burkhart.

Freddie isn’t like normal teen girls, though. And someone wants her dead for it. Freddie warns he’d better stay far away if he wants to stay alive, but Rain’s never been good at running rom trouble. For the first time, Rain has something worth fighting for, worth living for. Worth dying for.

Ancient magic and modern society collide in a sexy, spellbinding romance perfect for fans of C. C. Hunter and Maggie Stiefvater that proves sometimes beauty is the beast…


1) What inspired you to write Haven?

My husband and I hiked at Enchanted Rock in the Texas Hill Country, and the scene where Freddie shifts in front of Rain for the first time came to me from nowhere. After touring a small winery, the plot was set in my head… except for the ending. The ending came much later.

2) Which character was your favorite? Least favorite?

Petra was by far my favorite, but only because she was a surprise and not part of the original outline. Unlike Rain, I love surprises. 

I didn’t have any least favorite characters, but the chief was the most difficult. If you’ve read the book, you’ll understand why. As the author, I knew who she was, but she needed to come across as something entirely different, not only because I wanted her to, but she wanted it as well. 

3) What is your favorite book and tv show at the moment?

It’s hard to pick favorites, but I’ve just finished reading three stellar books. The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas, Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu, and If the Creek Don’t Rise, by Leah Weiss. All three are amazing and important. As for TV, I don’t watch much, but “Stranger Things, Season 2” just came out, so it’s time for a binge. 

4) What else are you writing?

I’m working on a book related to Haven in addition to an adult romantic comedy and an adult paranormal.

5) Any advice for aspiring authors?

Do it. Simply do it. Don’t let anyone convince you that you can’t or it’s impossible. (I mean, come on, I did it.) Consider the source and motivation behind criticism before you internalize it or go against instincts and make changes. Read, write, read, repeat

Thank you so much for hosting me on your blog today! 

Author Info:

Mary Lindsey is a multi award-winning, RITA® nominated author of romance for adults and teens. She lives on an island in the middle of a river. Seriously, she does. When not writing, she wrangles her rowdy pack of three teens, two Cairn Terriers, and one husband. Inexplicably, her favorite animal is the giant anteater and at one point, she had over 200 "pet" Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches. The roaches are a long story involving three science-crazed kids and a soft spot for rescue animals. The good news is, the "pet" roaches found a home... somewhere else.

Giveaway Info:

The giveaway is for: 
Swag box including books (not Haven) and fun stuff.* 

A $15 Amazon gift card will be substituted in place of the prize pack if the winner is international.

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