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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Author Interview + Giveaway: Christina Henry

Last November, I read and enjoyed Black Wings by Christina Henry. So I was really excited to find out I wouldn't have to wait an entire year for the next novel in the series, Black Night (it released this past Tuesday 07/26). I hope to post my 4.5 Star review of Black Night very soon. But first, I have Christina Henry on the blog today answering questions about Black Night (and a giveaway at the end of the post)!

Sara: How would you describe Black Night, for readers who haven’t heard of it before?

Christina: Well, things are not going great for Maddy. Lucifer is manipulating her into a diplomatic mission to the faerie court, and her oh-so-annoying unwanted fiancé Nathaniel is coming along. Unfortunately, the last ambassador was beheaded in front of the entire court for a breach of etiquette and as we know, Maddy has a lot of trouble keeping her mouth shut, especially when she ought to!

Sara: Last time you stopped by I asked you to describe the main characters: Maddy, Beezle, J.B., and Gabriel. In three words, how would you describe some of your other characters?

Nathaniel –- Pompous, jealous, well-dressed
Azazel –- Controlling, demanding, powerful
Amarantha –- Vain, selfish, beautiful
Lucifer –- Crafty. Very crafty.

Sara: Can we look forward to any more novels about Maddy and Beezle?

Christina: Yes, there will be at least six books in the series. The third book, Black Howl, is set to be released in March of 2012. I’m working on the fourth book right now.

Sara: If Maddy could work together with any Urban Fantasy heroine, who would you want her to work with?

Christina: Umm, can we make it a hero? My dream would be for Maddy to meet Harry Dresden, hero of Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files. The Dresden Files is my favorite urban fantasy series. They both live in Chicago, so it’s possible!

Sara: Beezle is definitely my favorite character in this series. Is there a chance we’ll meet another gargoyle in the future? Maybe a friend or love interest for Beezle?

Christina: I think Beezle is definitely one of a kind. He enjoys feeling superior to humans and he would probably be jealous if another gargoyle showed up on the scene.

Sara: Do you have any other projects in the works?

Christina: I do have an idea for a supernatural mystery series that I’ve been thinking about for some time. Right now I’ve got to concentrate on writing the next Madeline Black book but after that’s done I may have some time to work on this other project and see how it plays out.

Sara: What are you currently reading?

Christina: The Good, the Bad and the Uncanny by Simon R. Green. I’m a couple of books behind in the Nightside series and I’m trying to catch up!

Thanks so much for having me here today, Sara!

Thanks again for stopping by, Christina! And thanks to Ace, I have one copy of Black Night to giveaway to one lucky commenter! To enter the giveaway, just leave a comment about why you want to read Black Night.

Giveaway Rules:
1. US/Canada only
2. Must leave a valid e-mail address
3. Giveaway will be open until midnight August 12th
4. Winner will be chosen using August 13th

Title: Black Night
Author: Christina Henry
Series: Madeline Black #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: 07/26/11
Madeline Black is an Agent of death, meaning she escorts the souls of people who have died to the afterlife. Of course, not everyone is happy to see her...

If obstinate dead people were all that Maddy had to worry about, life would be much easier. But the best-laid plans of Agents and fallen angels often go awry. Deaths are occurring contrary to the natural order, Maddy's being stalked by foes inside and outside of her family, and her two loves -- her bodyguard, Gabriel, and her doughnut-loving gargoyle, Beezle-have disappeared. But because Maddy is Lucifer's granddaughter, things are expected of her, things like delicate diplomatic missions to other realms.


  1. I've heard so much about this series. I have Black Wings on my wish list and am planning to use a GC to acquire it soon. Black Night sounds just as fantastic as Black Wings, so I'm really looking forward to reading it. I love sidekicks and can't wait to learn all about Beezle.

    Barbed1951 at aol dot com

  2. I'm a huge fan of paranormal books-I enjoy reading 3 or 4 a week. I particularly love the characters that are developed in this sort of series and it sounds like Christina Henry's characters are just the sort I love most. Can't wait to check this book out!

    mljfoland AT hotmail DOT com

  3. I have had this series on my TBB list for a while. It sound fantastic and I have nothing but good things about it. Count me in on the contest please.

  4. I want to read Black Night because everyone gushes about how awesome Beezle is!


  5. Sounds great. Thanks for the chance!!

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  6. This series sounds so awesome. And the cover model looks like she's coming for you! Gotta love it.


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  7. this sounds great! XD

  8. I want to read Black Night because I have seen and hear this book mentioned all over but haven't gotten a chance to read it myself. And I really want to, hearing nothing but great things about this book and series. If I won, I would go out and buy book one so I catch up on this awesome series. Thanks for the giveaway!
    GFC: LadyVampire2u

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  9. I sooo can't wait to read Black Night because Black Wings was just amazing! I hadn't really paid much attention to it til I read a review and immediately fell in love with the book once I started reading! So anxious to see where the characters will go next!

    And reason #1 really--Beezle!


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  10. Amen that is exactly how I would have described Nathanial. Though he made me want to rip his wings off.

    Trying to get peeps I know that like angels to read this book. Black Wings was awesome.

    Raonaid at gmail dot com

  11. Please count me in...I've heard so many great things about this series!

    mk261274 at gmail dot com

  12. If I had that one I could read the first two back to back and no waiting in between. I have the first one in my tbr stack. Just need to get to it.
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