Iron Fey giveaway and Interview with Julia Kagawa!

Posted 22 October, 2010 by Danny in Danny, Uncategorized / 135 Comments

Please welcome Julie Kagawa on our Blog today, she’s the author of “The Iron Fey” saga. It’s a Trilogy and Book I “The Iron King” and Book II “The Iron Daughter” are already out.  
The highly anticipated third Book : “The Iron Queen” will be published in February 2011. 
Aren’t the covers beautiful? 
Oh and of course we reviewed already The Iron King and The Iron Daughter here 
on the Bookworms! I gave both books 5 bewitched bookies! 
Oh Julie also wrote a short story which takes place between Iron King and Iron Daughter:
“Winters Passage”, and of course we also reviewed it!  

Ok enough for the intro, please let’s welcome Julie Kagawa now and let’s move on with the interview.
But please stay until the end, because we have an awesome giveaway at the end for all of you!!
*lill squee* 

Bookworms: How long did it take from the idea of the Iron Fey saga to the first draft of Iron King? And how long did it then take to get it published?

Julie: The Iron King took me a little under two months to finish, since I wrote it for NaNo Wrimo, where you have to write 50,000 words in 30 days. At that time, Harlequin Teen was just beginning to cast their net for submissions, and bought in within a few weeks.

Bookworms: Why did you choose Faeries? 
Is it something you were always interested in?

Julie: I wanted to write a Faery book that was a little bit different, but yes, I’ve always loved the Fey.

Bookworms: Now that you finished the last book in the Iron King series, The Iron Queen, what are your future plans? Can you give us a little hint about your new books? (*pretty please* ) And will it also be a Young Adult story?

Julie: Right now, I’m working on a young adult series about vampires. 🙂

 Bookworms: What was the last book you read?

Julie: NEVERMORE by Kelly Creagh. It was excellent!

Bookworms : Was it always a dream of yours to become a writer?

Julie: Well, I first wanted to be a veterinarian. But then I discovered the uber amounts of science and math required to become one, and since numbers hate me, I figured I’d give this author thing a try. I had this ridiculous notion that I could write and publish a book before I went to collage. Yes, you may stop laughing now.

 Bookworms: I always wondered how hard it is to write a Love Triangle, since I’m pretty sure you love all your characters. Does it hurt you that one of
the boys will lose the girl he’s in love with?

Julie: Some writers will readily admit that they love making their characters suffer; that the more their hero or heroine struggles, the more sympathetic they are to the reader. Unfortunately, I am one of those writers. 😀

Bookworms: How much research did you have do to match what is ‘known’ about fairies, especially the nods towards A Midsummer Night’s Dream?

Julie: Most of my research I did online, but the nice thing about faeries is: there are so many stories and legends about them. Puck, for example, is always a prankster, but in some stories he’s shown as evil and malicious while in others he’s friendly and helpful. So there’s no set personality to ‘match’ him to. The same goes for most other faeries.

Bookworms:  I read in a different interview that you wrestled a goat?? Why did you do that? 🙂

Julie: He looked at me funny. (Also, he might’ve knocked me down.)

Bookworms: Would you give us 5 random facts about you 
( and no, the goat doesn’t count anymore hehe) ?

1. I’m a Libra.
2. I once had a pet tarantula.
3. I swam with a sea turtle in the ocean.
4. I trained a cat to sit, lie down, and roll over.
5. I’m a video game nut.

Bookworms: Anything else you would love to add?

Julie: Just thanks for the interview! 🙂

Bookworms: Well, we than you for taking your time to answer our questions!

Ok guys, no hands up: 
Wo loved the Iron Fey saga and Julie as much as we do?
Team Ash or Team Puck?

I am sooooo Team Ash..*swooon*
which is why the Team Ash button is slightly bigger…
If you like them, please feel free to grab them!  

And now Hands Up: 
Who hasn’t read the books yet but totally want to? 
And exactly for you people we have this awesome giveaway!

Thanks to my visit at the Frankfurt Book Fair we can give away
3 sets
of “The Iron King” and “The Iron Daughter” 

the look lovely on my shelf… 

Isn’t this exciting?
And of course I want to thank the wondrful and incredibly lovely 
ladies from Harlequin who I met at the Book Fair and were so 
super generous to give me so many books for this giveaway! 

What are you waiting for? 
Go and enter!
…and of course this contest is open internationally! 
This contest runs two weeks and the winner will be annouced 
on Friday 5th of November!

Grab the Button if you want to link back!

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135 Responses to “Iron Fey giveaway and Interview with Julia Kagawa!”

  1. OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG! *ahem* Sorry. These books just have that effect on me.

    I am so torn between Ash and Puck it's not even funny. Just after finishing The Iron Daughter, I was like, "Ash all the way!" But the more I thought about it later, the more I realized there is likely much more going on with Puck than what we've been shown. Can. Not. Wait. For book three.

    Two hands up: one for Ash, one for Puck. 😉
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  2. Naniedias

    Great interveiw =D I really liked it! The Iron Fey serie has been already bought by a brasilian publisher 🙂 In the beggining of next year it'll be in the book stores =D

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  3. xlacrimax

    Not read any of the books yet, probably this is the only chance for me to read them 😀
    Book covers are nice, wonder what's inside :p

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  4. Great interview ladies!! Julie is the sweetest thing ever. I entered because the books that I have are ARC's and I would love to have the original books in my shelves.

    Thanks again. 🙂

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  5. Christina

    I would love to own these as I got them from the library.
    Team Ash, though Puck is a pretty wonderful BFF – it will be sad to see his heartbreak.

    Thanks for making this international 🙂

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  6. Judit

    God you are AMAZING! Thank you Thank you Thank you I'm yearning for this books for so long…
    The interview was great and fun, probably like any other Julie's interview I've read. You made my day with this giveaway. Have I already said thank you? 😀

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  7. Nadinax

    I'm half way on The Iron King and so far I really like it. I can't wait to know what's going to happen next and read the other books 😀

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  8. Ooh..ooh! ^jumps up and down with hand raised^ That's me! Have read this series yet, but have WONDERFUL things. Count me in please!
    As for the interview…marvelous, simply marvelous. Really a vet? Interesting turn to authorville there. Can't wait to learn more about the new YA book in the works. Small world…NEVERMORE is one of my next reads too. ^_^ Happy reading!
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  9. elaing8

    Great interview. I have read so many great things about htis series.I think its about time I jump on the bandwagon and read them.
    Thanks for the chance to win

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  10. Ok I am freaking out right now! I want this collection so bad! With all the books I read I haven't gotten a chance to purchase these yet cause it gets so expensive. It would be an honor to have these books and I've heard so many wonderful things…fingers crossed and I'm wishing extra hard
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  11. Melanie L

    She wrestled a goat? That's funny. 🙂 I haven't read any of these books yet. They sound great, though. Thanks for the interview and giveaway.

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  12. FreakChiq

    The covers are to die for! *drool*
    Thans for this great giveaway and for making it international! 🙂

    Bookworms: I read in a different interview that you wrestled a goat?? Why did you do that? 🙂
    Julie: He looked at me funny.

    ^^ Hehehe, I know this look!! Damn goats! 😀

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  13. fs1

    Kagawa's interviews are always great… 😉 I already bought the Iron King but I want Iron Daughter right away lol :3 and I have plenty of friends who want the books too so I can always offer Iron King to them 🙂
    Do want :3
    Thanks for the giveway..

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  14. olgitsa

    Great interview!!!
    I can't wait to see the world that Julie Kagawa is going to create in her new series!!!
    Thanks for making this giveaway international!! so excited!

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  15. Rusted

    These covers are just gorgeous, and how wonderful were those ladies from Harlequin! A big thank you to them, and of course, to you! 🙂


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  16. Ina

    I've heard a lot of good things about the series and can't wait to read it 🙂 thanks for a chance to win it!
    greetings, Ina

    inale87 at gmx dot at

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  17. Ana Norte

    Really liked the interview!! Julie is very cute! Hahaha
    I'm dying to read The Iron King!! Never read it!! Such a shame…

    Thanks for the international giveaway!!

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  18. Juliana Lucca

    I loved the interview! … but wait she really said "I once had a pet tarantula"? Scary! LOL

    Iron Fey books will be published here in Brazil next year I think, but I have no patience to wait so long! Soooo count me in!

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  19. ferretvamp14

    Thanks for the giveaway! I actually just heard about these books a couple of months ago on Reading Teen's blog and have been meaning to pick them up. The covers are sooo gorgeous. Great interview!

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  20. Heeh, thanks so much for this interview!
    Julie seems like such a cool person!!
    I can't believe she taught a cat to roll over and sit up! lol

    And yay for new books being about Vampires 'cause yes, we love them too!

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  21. Carol Thompson

    I have been meaning to read the series but have not b en able to get around to it as yet.

    From the reviews I have read it seems a very good read.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmailDOTCOM

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  22. Greta is Erikasbuddy

    That was the most awesome interview EVER!!____Oh yeah…. and I am sooo TEAM ASH but i want PUCK to be my bestie and I sure as hell want to pet Grim 🙂

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  23. PinkStuff28

    The books look amazing….i wish in my country will be these too ….:(
    Anywhay…team Ash's button is more cool than the Other :))

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  24. Jade

    Oh, that's absolutely too cool! My mind actually went blank with shock (this is sooooo generous, if that's not obvious enough). I love Julia's writing, and I'm sadly on a fence between Ash and Puck. Who could actually decide among them is beyond me.
    But I really have my fingers and toes crossed! 🙂
    Thank you for this chance!!!


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  25. Rachellev

    *gasp* Iron King was originally for NaNoWrimo?? That's kind of surpsrising for me. lol. I haven't read the series yet but my cousin has always been gushing about Ash. And even having not read it yet, I'm already on Team Ash.

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  26. apageturner4u

    I have been meaning to grab these for the longest time and am totally thrilled at the chance to win copies! Thank you for the chance!

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  27. Emilia

    Thanks for the giveaway! I hope I'm lucky.

    The interview was really fun as well, I would really love to teach a cat to sit roll or anything!

    Good luck everyone!

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  28. +JMJ+

    I am so impressed that Julie was able to train a cat! =D

    I haven't read any of the Iron Fey books yet (because I usually wait until a series is complete before I start it), but now I'm really interested. Any person who can get results like that from a pet cat is worth a read, don't you think? 😉
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  29. I love stories about the fae and I've been meaning to pick up this series but I still haven't managed to remember to do so–while still at the bookstore (although I usually remember upon arriving at home). Great interview and what an amazing giveaway!
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  30. Mika

    Thanks so much for making this international.

    Wrestling a goat…? Really? Honestly, that looks hard to me. I would've been knocked down too if I tried.


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  31. acasualreader

    Oh yay! I'm so excited. I have been really wanting to read this series. You told me once how FAB they were and I cant wait to read them! Thank you for this great giveaway!

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  32. Linda Henderson

    I've been wanting to read this series, thank you for the giveaway. I enjoyed learning more about the author.

    seriousreader at live dot com

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  33. Katrina w

    Havent had the pleasure in reading this series but has been on my tbr pile for awhile now 🙂
    So for christmas i know what Everyone will be buying me bookksss,s,s
    lol.. Thanks for the great interview I really enjoyed it .. was fun!!!
    Ive read great reviews about this series and cant wait to read it . 😉


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  34. A Canadian Girl

    I haven't read the series yet but I've heard good things about it. I can't believe she wrote the first book in two months. That's amazing!

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  35. Madeline

    OMG! I have read these books about 7 times each! These are my favorite books (and I've read A LOT of books)! I literally cried because I thought that the Iron Daughter was the last book. THANK GOD that is not the case! I. Am. Going. To. Explode! This is, like, the best news EVER! I love you, Julie Kagawa, you're the best! Wow…I swear, these books in and of themselves ARE magic. I think that these books are perfect. Anyone who says otherwise can shut up. <3 you, again! -Maddy

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