THE INNOCENTS – Author Interview with Lili Peloquin and Giveaway

Today, I have the author of Penguin 2012 Breathless Read, THE INNOCENTS, Lili Peloquin, who was kind enough to stop by for an interview and a signed giveaway of her book.

IceyBooks: Where did you find the inspiration for THE INNOCENTS?

Lili Peloquin: For me The Innocents is a combination of whodunit and teen soap opera. The book that probably inspired me the most is Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier, a great romantic-gothic novel about a young woman who becomes obsessed with her husband’s very beautiful, very tormented, very dead first wife. I also drew inspiration from television shows like Revenge and Veronica Mars, shows the center around the solving of a mystery.

IceyBooks: Describe THE INNOCENTS in five words.

Lili Peloquin: Haunted, smoldering, moody, spooky, romantic.

IceyBooks: In one word, how would you describe your journey to publication? Why?

Lili Peloquin: Arduous! The publishing industry is tough. There’s a lot of rejection. You have to make up your mind that this is what you want to do, then just put your head down and do it.

IceyBooks: Did you always want to be a writer?

Lili Peloquin: I was always a reader. It was until I graduated from college and was forced to decide what I wanted to do with my life, though, that I tried to become a writer.

Lili Peloquin

Lili Peloquin grew up in New England, where the beginning of summer still reminds her of that moment right before someone tells you a secret. The Innocents is her first novel.

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The Innocents (The Innocents, #1)Β 

Nothing ever came between sisters Alice and Charlie.

Friends didn’t.

Boys couldn’t.

Their family falling apart never would.

Until they got to Serenity Point.

“The Innocents” is the first in a new series of young adult novels that weave a saga of nail-biting drama, breathless romance, and gothic mystery.

Now for the giveaway! Thanks to Lili, one lucky US/Canada reader will receive a signed copy of THE INNOCENTS! Just fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!

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7 Comments

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    Anonymous

    November 10, 2012

    Thank you for the chance to win The Innocents! Its been on my to read list on goodreads for a little while now! I hope to read it soon.

    melissargolden@yahoo.com

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    Jesse Burgoyne

    November 11, 2012

    Thanks for the giveaway!! I would have never guessed from the cover that this would be “haunted” or “spooky” but it sounds totally awesome!

    Jesse @ Pretty In Fiction

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    Stephanie27

    November 11, 2012

    Another great giveaway!

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    Theresa Nowaczyk

    November 15, 2012

    Thank You for the giveaway :)

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    Bellas Bookshelf

    November 26, 2012

    Im excited for this one. I love stories like this. Thank you Lili & Icey Books for the great post.

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    Stephanie27

    November 29, 2012

    I gave you the wrong tweet today! Here is the right link. https://twitter.com/Stephanie_27_/status/273955400330657793

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    Stephanie27

    December 1, 2012

    Again I think I messed up. If so https://twitter.com/Stephanie_27_/status/274699034575400960

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