Interviewing Author Zoe Cruz and GIVING AWAY a copy of her new release BEASTIA!

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Hey guys! So, Jana and I know that A Week of Beauty and the Beast has concluded, BUT we really wanted to include this awesome interview from Zoe Cruz, whose new book BEASTIA came out earlier this month!

Plus, by slipping it in now, you get one more chance to win a Beauty and the Beast-themed book of your choice...and it could be BEASTIA!!!

Also, if you missed it, Jana did a really cool guest post with Zoe during the event, so check it out now!!!

 An Interview With
Zoe Cruz


Zoe Cruz loves traveling, writing, reading, and binge watching her favorite shows on Netflix. She's a geek, too: Anything from classic Tortallan and Hobbit lore to a DS9 Trekkie and a Browncoat. She loves any good sci-fi and fantasy book, show or movie. She lived in Spain for almost four years, and is adapting back to U.S. life for now.

You can find Zoe on 

What inspired you to reinterpret Beauty and the Beast?

I’ve always been a huge fan of Beauty and the Beast. I loved the movie as a child and grew up reading McKinley’s retellings: BEAUTY and ROSE DAUGHTER. It wasn’t until much later, I started reading and watching other contemporary retellings and while I enjoyed them I didn’t think they hit on the core issues of Beauty and the Beast. It’s really a story about learning to love someone despite what they look like. For me, it’s very easy to imagine a girl falling for a not so good-looking guy, but the reverse is very hard to imagine in real life. I wanted to pursue that and see what came of it.

Would you rather have The Rose or The Mirror in your Bedroom?

Definitely, the Rose. I’m a huge fan of roses. There’s something so beautifully tragic about that rose. If I had the mirror for too long, I could see myself forgetting about it. Eventually, it’d end up in a drawer.

 If you could be a household object, what would you be?

I think a lamp or a candlestick would be my choice. Something about lighting dark places seems intriguing to me. I’m also more awake at night and that’s the perfect time to use a candle.

If you were taken by the Beast, what's one comfort item from home that you'd want?

There are some books that I’m very partial to that say home to me. If I had to pick one of those books it would be THE HERO AND THE CROWN by Robin McKinley.

What song would you want to dance to with the Beast?

“Evermore” by Josh Groban would be at the top of my list.

If you looked in a magical mirror that would show you your heart's desire, what would you see?

Is it the Mirror of Erised? But…seriously, my heart desire would probably be finding a way to live in Spain forever. I kind of love it there. It has European castles and Arabic palaces straight out of a fairy tale.

Bookworms, go check out the second part of today's awesome interview with Zoe Cruz right now at That Artsy Reader Girl!
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Author:  Zoe Cruz
Release Date: March 14, 2017
Publisher: Zoe Cruz

The meanest of the mean girls, Rebekah Austin rules her Chicago school with sharp outfits and an even sharper tongue. She has a way of making even the most beautiful and brilliant girls in her class feel like dirt. But underneath the queen-bee fa├žade is someone who feels ugly, repulsive…beastly. 

When Rebekah falls prey to a madman, the bully becomes the bullied. Scarred and tormented, she abandons her previous life and adopts a new identity, but her ghastly appearance haunts her everywhere she goes. Only with the help of determined friends can she move past her horrifying experience—and maybe even let herself be loved. 

And if the madman returns to finish what he started, will she be ready, or will she give up hope?


During A Week of Beauty and the Beast,
we're giving away a book of YOUR CHOICE
from the event!

It could be BEASTIA!

This giveaway is INTERNATIONAL to any country that Book Depository ships to.  You can also claim an e-book as a prize; it doesn't have to be a physical copy!

You must be at least 13 years old to enter or have a parent's permission!

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