Saturday, March 14, 2015

Blog Tour (Interview & Giveaway): The Crimson Gate by Whitney A. Miller

Thank you so much for visiting by Bibliophilia, Please for my stop of The Crimson Gate blog tour! Today, I'll be talking with Whitney Miller! If you haven't read The Violet Hour, you may want to skip down straight to the interview.

Title: The Violet Hour
Whitney A. Miller
Publisher: Flux
Release Date: March 8, 2015

Harlow must stop her evil counterpart in this thrilling sequel to The Violet Hour.

Harlow Wintergreen has just been named the new Matriarch of VisionCrest, the powerful religious organization previously led by her father. But there's one big problem. The real Harlow is trapped inside a Cambodian temple, and her double, the evil Isiris, has escaped confinement and is masquerading as her.

Now initiated as their leader, Isiris intends to unleash a killer super virus aimed at cleansing the planet of VisionCrest. In order to stop her, Harlow must find a way out of the temple and locate the Resistance...or the world will be destroyed.


Kayla: Hi Whitney, thank you so much for stopping back by Bibliophilia, Please allowing me to ask you a few questions. To start us off, I would like to congratulate you on being nominated for a Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a First Novel for The Violet Hour. How did you find out about your nomination?

Whitney A. Miller: Thank you! It was really exciting to be on the long list for the Bram Stoker. I’m an active member of the Horror Writers Association so I knew the list was coming out, but didn’t know I’d been nominated until I saw some congratulatory tweets! Twitter is how I found out most of my exciting book info, and this was no exception. :-)

Kayla: Can you tell us a little bit about The Violet Hour? Should we read it before The Crimson Gate?

Whitney: Sure! The Violet Hour is the first installment in Harlow Wintergreen’s saga (I’d definitely recommend reading it first, though I tried to write it so you don’t have to). In TVH, we experience what life is like inside the creepy megacult VisionCrest, which Harlow’s father founded. As the daughter of the Patriarch, everyone expects Harlow to be perfect. But when she begins to hear a sinister voice in her head that commands her to kill and shows her visions of a blood-soaked alternate reality, her sanity starts to unravel. TVH takes readers on a spooky thrill-ride across Asia as Harlow battles against the voice in her head and discovers some unfortunate truths about who she is and where she comes from that could endanger not only her and everyone she loves, but the entire world.

Kayla: What is your favorite development that came along in the series that wasn’t originally there?

Whitney: The endings of both The Violet Hour and The Crimson Gate. I don’t want to give anything away but they are both a little...unexpected. However, neither one originally ended the way they do now. Thank goodness for revision!

Kayla: What do you think sets The Violet Hour and The Crimson Gate apart from other young adult novels?

Whitney: A lot of reviewers have said that they can’t really fit the series into one category, which I really like. It’s equal parts horror, sci-fi, thriller, and adventure. I think (I hope!) that makes it really unique.

Kayla: Will there be any more books about Harlow and VisionCrest after The Crimson Gate?

Whitney: I think The Crimson Gate will be the last book, though you never know. One thing I love about horror is that you get to leave an unfinished chord. I think of it as a darkened doorway that’s open just enough to let a little slant of light through. There’s always the possibility of more menace on the horizon!

Kayla: Do you have any other upcoming works we can look forward to reading?

Whitney: I’m working on two different things right now, and I hope you’ll see more from me in the very near future. Stay tuned!

Kayla: Thank you for your time! You're welcome to come back whenever!

Whitney: Thank you – you’re awesome and so are your readers!

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About The Violet Hour

Title: The Violet Hour
Whitney A. Miller
Publisher: Flux
Release Date: March 8, 2014

Some call VisionCrest the pinnacle of religious enlightenment.
Others call it a powerful cult.
For seventeen years, Harlow Wintergreen has called it her life.

As the adopted daughter of VisionCrest’s patriarch, Harlow is expected to be perfect at all times. To other Ministry teens, she must be seen as a paragon of integrity. To the world, she must be seen as a future leader.

Despite the constant scrutiny Harlow has managed to keep a dark and dangerous secret, even from her best friend and the boy she loves. She hears a voice in her head that seems to have a mind of its own, plaguing her with violent and bloody visions. It commands her to kill. And the urge to obey is getting harder and harder to control...

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The Violet Hour Book Trailer

About the Author

Whitney A. Miller lives in San Francisco with her husband and a struggling houseplant. She’s summited Mt. Kilimanjaro, ridden the Trans-Siberian rails, bicycled through Vietnam, done the splits on the Great Wall of China, and evaded the boat police in Venice, but her best international adventures take place on the page. Whitney is represented by Jennifer Laughran at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.

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Tour Schedule

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TTC Books and More

March 10th
Sabrina’s Paranormal Palace

March 11th
A Leisure Moment

March 12th
Little Library Muse

March 13th
The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club

March 14th
Bibliophilia, Please

March 15th
Cassandra M’s Place

March 16th
BookHounds YA

March 17th
A Dream Within a Dream

March 18th
Rex Robot Reviews

March 19th
Addicted Readers

March 20th
Jessabella Reads

March 21st
CBY Book Club

March 22nd
Jean BookNerd


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