Sunday, May 26, 2013

Author Interview & Giveaway: Jess Watkins

We are excited to welcome author, Jess Watkins, to the nest today. She's here to discuss her novel, Girl Meets Underworld. Be sure to check out the giveaway details at the end of this post.

 Andrea @ Reading Lark: How did you come up with the idea for this novel?

Jess: I had this image of a girl standing on a rooftop and I thought, what if someone stopped her? What if it was a vampire?

Andrea @ Reading Lark: Can you describe your novel in five words?

Jess: Grief, betrayal, love, violence and revelations.

Andrea @ Reading Lark: What was the last book you read?

Jess: The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden by Jessica Sorensen.

Andrea @ Reading Lark: If you were a cereal, which type would you be? Why?

Jess: Hmm I'm going to say that I would be a variety pack, as I always have several things on the go at once.

Andrea @ Reading Lark: Who are three of your favorite authors?

Jess: Jasper Fforde, Chris Wooding and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Andrea @ Reading Lark: What is your favorite bird?

Jess: The pukeko.

Pick One: 
Read or write? Read.
Fly or drive? Fly.
Run or walk? Walk.
Sink or swim? Swim.
Love or lust? Love.

About the Author

Born in Lincoln but raised in Shropshire, Jess Watkins is currently in her final year of university studying a Masters in Chemistry. She has lived in three different countries and owns an unreasonable number of t-shirts. A Whovian, Browncoat and Sherlockian, Jess loves fantasy and sci-fi as well as animals, reading and skiing, and of course writing.

About the Novel

Having lost her mother and brother, Stella stands on the roof of her building, about to jump. She is stopped by a handsome young man, who jumps first. Somehow, he survives and Stella soon discovers that Conner holds a dark secret and more than a passing connection to her own unhappiness. 

But Conner isn’t the only man to take an interest in Stella. Will is dangerous. He has mood swings, a crazy older brother and the ability to heal abnormally quickly. Stella knows what Conner is, but what exactly is Will – and why does he appear to know more about Conner than she does?

We have TWO copies of Girl Meets Underworld up for grabs. Thank you, Jess Watkins, for providing the books for the giveaway. Winners will receive a Smashwords code. The giveaway is open INTERNATIONALLY. In order to win you must:

* Be 13+ years old
* Fill out the Rafflecopter below

The giveaway runs from May 26-June 2. The winners will be contacted via email on June 3. Reading Lark is not responsible for prize delivery.


  1. Thanks for hosting me and my book! :)

  2. Why do I want to win? The book sounds AMAZING(:

  3. this book has a unique plot and sounds really interesting. thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Such a fascinating premise. Love the title too.

  5. I want this book because I love books about underworlds and secrets and lies and loyalty and courage, I love the way the writer weaves the story and even if I don't get it from here, I'll have to go buy a copy, because it's worth it.

  6. First heard about this book on Momma Says Read. Wanted to read it ever since.


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