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Egmont Debut Week Presents: Bree Despain

For day two of Egmont Debut Week, I interviewed Bree Despain, author of The Dark Divine.
Check out the interview and then enter to win a bottle of The Dark Divine nail polish!

A prodigal son

A dangerous love

A deadly secret . . .

I stood back and watched his movements. Daniel had that way about him that could shut me down in an instant. . . . I kicked the gravel a couple of times and worked up my courage again. “Tell me . . . I mean . . . why did you come back? Why now, after all this time?”
Grace Divine, daughter of the local pastor, always knew something terrible happened the night Daniel Kalbi disappeared—the night she found her brother Jude collapsed on the porch, covered in blood. But she has no idea what a truly monstrous secret that night really held. And when Daniel returns three years later, Grace can no longer deny her attraction to him, despite promising Jude she’ll stay away.

As Grace gets closer to Daniel, her actions stir the ancient evil Daniel unleashed that horrific night. Grace must discover the truth behind Jude and Daniel’s dark secret . . . and the cure that can save the ones she loves. But she may have to lay down the ultimate sacrifice to do it—her soul.

BIO: Bree rediscovered her childhood love for creating stories when she took a semester off college to write and direct plays for at-risk, inner-city teens from Philadelphia and New York. She currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband, two young sons, and her beloved TiVo. The Dark Divine is Bree’s debut novel.

1. If you could meet any author in the world, living or dead, who would it be? What would you say to them?

Harper Lee. I’d ask her why she stopped writing novels and if she had any other books she wants to write and share with the world.

2. What’s your favorite dinosaur? How do you feel about the Brontosaurus being an accidental mix-up of bones and not a real dinosaur?

Dude, my favorite dinosaur as a kid was always the Brontosaurus! I kept wondering why I never see it in any books or movies now days. My current favorite is the Stygimoloch—but mostly because I love hearing my little 4 year old pronounce its name. (He totally gets it right!)

3. Do you have any “guilty pleasure” shows you watch? If so, what are they and what makes them irresistible?

I think all my television viewing could be considered a guilty pleasure. Right now my faves are THE VAMPIRE DIARIES. Why: Damon and Stefan. And FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS. Why: Tim Riggins and um, Tim Riggins. I also love CHUCK and CASTLE because of Chuck and Castle.

Bree has been kind enough to donate a bottle of The Dark Divine nail polish to one lucky winner.

To enter, leave a comment telling me your favorite first kiss in a YA novel. The contest is US/CANADA only and runs from now until June 1st, when I’ll pick a random winner.

12 Responses to Egmont Debut Week Presents: Bree Despain

  • Sophie says:

    Ooooh, that’s so hard…I’m a Mundie Mom…so I’d have to say that it’s Jace and Clary in CoB. Midnight Flower chapter. Apple flavored kisses with Jace?? That would be pretty darn good. LOL.

  • Amy says:

    How fun! My favorite first kiss would definitely be Jacob and Bella in Twilight. Because she slaps him afterward. HAH.

  • Gaby says:

    Hm, what to say. I don’t know what to answer. Hm, it’s probably between Peeta and Gale with Katniss. Since /prepares to be shot I like Gale better, I’ll just say the kiss between them.
    Or maybe Jacob because she slaps him and breaks her hand. Haha.

  • I just finished reading Bree’s book and loved it!! My favorite kiss in a YA novel…ooooh, that’s tough. I’m not a Mundie Mom, but I did love Jace and Clary’s kiss right after the mansion blew up :-) HOWEVER, to be different, I’ll say Alexandra and Gavin in Sarah MacLean’s The Season–that’s some Regency hotness going on.

  • Koriann says:

    My favorite first kiss in YA would have to be Rose and Dimitri in Vampire Academy, it was so steamy and awesome.

  • IntrovertedJen says:

    Oh, that’s a hard one. I’ll go with Oscar and Camille from Everlasting by Angie Frazier. I had to wait forever for that one! It was such a relief when it finally happened!

  • First–new follower! *waves*

    I really don’t know why I haven’t found your website before this, but I’ve found you now! dun dun dunnnn.

    And thanks for sharing this interview with Bree–I adore her. And hmm, a favorite kiss in a YA novel is HARD. But I’m going to go with Peeta and Katniss’s epic make-out session in Catching Fire. Team Peeta all the way. :)

  • Glad to have you aboard! ;)

  • Ashley says:

    My favorite first kiss would be Claire and Shane in the Morganville Vampires Series!

  • Jamie Wilson says:

    Percy and annabeth what they re good together

  • Does Twilight count? I think Edward and Belle . . . or maybe Jacob and Belle . ..

  • Emily Robison says:

    I have to go with the Jacob and Bella kiss also! haha, so funny!

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