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WELCOME HOME: AN ANTHOLOGY OF LOVE AND ADOPTION
Praise for WELCOME HOME:

"The best [stories in this anthology], reflect the bittersweet truths that adoptive families differ profoundly from biological ones and that coming to terms with these differences is a lifelong process." --Kirkus Reviews

"Authors across a variety of genres share stories that range from the fantastical to gritty, but all will touch readers hearts (and cause a few to shed some tears)." --School Library Journal

About WELCOME HOME: 

Welcome Home collects a number of adoption-themed fictional short stories, and brings them together in one anthology from a diverse range of celebrated Young Adult authors. The all-star roster includes Edgar-award winner Mindy McGinnis, New York Times best-selling authors C.J. Redwine (The Shadow Queen) and William Ritter (Jackaby), and acclaimed YA authors across all genres. The full list of contributors includes: Adi Alsaid, Karen Akins, Erica M. Chapman, Caela Carter, Libby Cudmore, Dave Connis, Julie Eshbaugh, Helene Dunbar, Lauren Gibaldi, Shannon Gibney, Jenny Kaczorowski, Julie Leung, Sangu Mandanna, Matthew Quinn Martin, Mindy McGinnis, Lauren Morrill, Tameka Mullins, Sammy Nickalls, Shannon Parker, C.J. Redwine, Randy Ribay, William Ritter, Stephanie Scott, Natasha Sinel, Eric Smith, Courtney C. Stevens, Nic Stone, Kate Watson, and Tristina Wright.

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THE RAVENSPIRE SERIES


Praise for the Series:

“Filled with complex characters, imaginative and horrible consequences, and sharp twists (Booklist)

“An action-packed retelling of “Snow White”...Great fun” (School Library Journal)

“A fully imagined fairy tale landscape.” (Publishers Weekly)



THE TRAITOR PRINCE (Ravenspire 3)

Javan Najafai, crown prince of Akram, has spent the last ten years at an elite boarding school, far away from his kingdom. But his eagerly awaited return home is cut short when a mysterious imposter takes his place—and no one believes Javan is the true prince.

After barely escaping the imposter’s assassins, Javan is thrown into Maqbara, the kingdom’s most dangerous prison. The only way to gain an audience with the king--and reveal Javan’s identity--is to fight in Maqbara’s yearly tournament. But winning is much harder than acing competitions at school, and soon Javan finds himself beset not just by the terrifying creatures in the arena, but also a band of prisoners allied against him, and even the warden herself.
The only person who can help him is Sajda, who has been enslaved by Maqbara’s warden since she was a child, and whose guarded demeanor and powerful right hook keep the prisoners in check. Working with Sajda might be the only way Javan can escape alive—but she has dangerous secrets.
Together, Javan and Sajda have to outwit the vicious warden, outfight the deadly creatures, and outlast the murderous prisoners intent on killing Javan. If they fail, they’ll be trapped in Maqbara for good—and the secret Sajda’s been hiding will bury them both.
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THE WISH GRANTER (Ravenspire 2)


An epic, romantic, and action-packed fantasy inspired by the tale of Rumpelstiltskin, about a bastard princess who must take on an evil fae to save her brother’s soul, from C. J. Redwine, the New York Times bestselling author of The Shadow Queen. Perfect for fans of Graceling and the Lunar Chronicles.                                                                                                                                                         The world has turned upside down for Thad and Ari Glavan, the bastard twins of Súndraille’s king. Their mother was murdered. The royal family died mysteriously. And now Thad sits on the throne of a kingdom whose streets are suddenly overrun with violence he can’t stop.

Growing up ignored by the nobility, Ari never wanted to be a proper princess. And when Thad suddenly starts training Ari to take his place, she realizes that her brother’s ascension to the throne wasn’t fate. It was the work of a Wish Granter named Alistair Teague who tricked Thad into wishing away both the safety of his people and his soul in exchange for the crown.

So Ari recruits the help of Thad’s enigmatic new weapons master, Sebastian Vaughn, to teach her how to fight Teague. With secret ties to Teague’s criminal empire, Sebastian might just hold the key to discovering Alistair’s weaknesses, saving Ari’s brother—and herself.

But Teague is ruthless and more than ready to destroy anyone who dares stand in his way—and now he has his sights set on the princess. And if Ari can’t outwit him, she’ll lose Sebastian, her brother…and her soul.

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THE SHADOW QUEEN (Ravenspire 1)

 A dark epic fantasy inspired by the tale of Snow White, from C. J. Redwine, the author of the Defiance series. Perfect for fans of A Court of Thorns and Roses and Cinder.

Lorelai Diederich, crown princess and fugitive at large, has one mission: kill the wicked queen who took both the Ravenspire throne and the life of her father. To do that, Lorelai needs to use the one weapon she and Queen Irina have in common—magic. She'll have to be stronger, faster, and more powerful than Irina, the most dangerous sorceress Ravenspire has ever seen.
In the neighboring kingdom of Eldr, when Prince Kol's father and older brother are killed by an invading army of magic-wielding ogres, the second-born prince is suddenly given the responsibility of saving his kingdom. To do that, Kol needs magic of his own—and the only way to get it is to make a deal with the queen of Ravenspire, promise to become her personal huntsman—and bring her Lorelai's heart.
But Lorelai is nothing like Kol expected—beautiful, fierce, and unstoppable—and despite dark magic, Lorelai is drawn in by the passionate and troubled king. Fighting to stay one step ahead of the dragon huntsman—who she likes far more than she should—Lorelai does everything in her power to ruin the wicked queen. But Irina isn't going down without a fight, and her final move may cost the princess the one thing she still has left to lose.

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THE DEFIANCE SERIES

Praise for the Series:

“A well-paced, heart-wrenching tale of loyalty, courage, and love.” (Romantic Times)

“C.J. Redwine’s DEFIANCE is a gritty, thrilling adventure sprinkled with moments of breathtaking tenderness. I read it in one sitting.” (Rae Carson, Morris Award finalist for THE GIRL OF FIRE AND THORNS)


“Spellbinding, romantic, and impossible to put down.” (Julie Kagawa, New York Times bestselling author of the Iron Fey series and the Blood of Eden series)

“DEFIANCE defies all reader expectations, giving us both a post-apocalyptic setting rife with history and a plot that’s as much about the discovery of one’s own humanity as it is about survival.” (Lisa Mantchev, author of EYES LIKE STARS)


DEFIANCE


Within the walls of Baalboden, beneath the shadow of the city’s brutal leader, Rachel Adams has a secret. While other girls sew dresses, host dinner parties, and obey their male Protectors, Rachel knows how to survive in the wilderness and deftly wield a sword. When her father, Jared, fails to return from a courier mission and is declared dead, the Commander assigns Rachel a new Protector, her father’s apprentice, Logan—the same boy Rachel declared her love for two years ago, and the same boy who handed her heart right back to her. Left with nothing but fierce belief in her father’s survival, Rachel decides to escape and find him herself. But treason against the Commander carries a heavy price, and what awaits her in the Wasteland could destroy her.

At nineteen, Logan McEntire is many things. Orphan. Outcast. Inventor. As apprentice to the city’s top courier, Logan is focused on learning his trade so he can escape the tyranny of Baalboden. But his plan never included being responsible for his mentor’s impulsive daughter. Logan is determined to protect her, but when his escape plan goes wrong and Rachel pays the price, he realizes he has more at stake than disappointing Jared.

As Rachel and Logan battle their way through the Wasteland, stalked by a monster that can’t be killed and an army of assassins out for blood, they discover romance, heartbreak, and a truth that will incite a war decades in the making.



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DECEPTION

Baalboden has been ravaged. The brutal Commander's whereabouts are unknown. And Rachel, grief stricken over her father's death, needs Logan more than ever. With their ragged group of survivors struggling to forge a future, it's up to Logan to become the leader they need—with Rachel by his side. Under constant threat from rival Carrington's army, who is after the device that controls the Cursed One, the group decides to abandon the ruins of their home and take their chances in the Wasteland.



But soon their problems intensify tenfold: someone—possibly inside their ranks—is sabotaging the survivors, picking them off one by one. The chaos and uncertainty of each day puts unbearable strain on Rachel and Logan, and it isn't long before they feel their love splintering. Even worse, as it becomes clear that the Commander will stop at nothing to destroy them, the band of survivors begins to question whether the price of freedom may be too great—and whether, hunted by their enemies and the murderous traitor in their midst, they can make it out of the Wasteland alive.


In this daring sequel to Defiance, with the world they once loved forever destroyed, Rachel and Logan must decide between a life on the run and standing their ground to fight.


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DELIVERANCE



Everything hangs in the balance, and nothing is certain: Rachel has been kidnapped by enemy forces and is being taken to Rowansmark while Logan, imprisoned and awaiting trial, is unable to leave Lankenshire. Separated from each other and their Baalboden comrades, each must find a way to achieve what they desperately want: to rid their world once and for all of the Commander and the tech that controls the deadly Cursed One.

Fighting through her pain and embracing the warrior she’s become, Rachel will do whatever it takes to escape her enemies’ clutches and join Logan in his fight. But when she learns a secret that changes everything, she realizes that escaping Ian and his tracker friends is no longer an option if she wants to save the people she loves. Instead, she’ll have to destroy Rowansmark from the inside out—if she can survive the journey through the Wasteland.

Logan needs allies if he wants to thwart Rowansmark’s power grab and rescue Rachel. But securing allies will mean betraying his beliefs and enlisting the help of the man he hates more than anyone: Commander Jason Chase. Driven by his fierce love for Rachel and his determination to make their world safe, Logan may be just the weapon the city-states need to defeat the Cursed One.

But as Rowansmark bears down and uneasy alliances are tested, will Rachel and Logan’s love for each other be enough to surmount the unbelievable odds against them?

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OUTCAST - A prequel e-novella in the world of the Defiance trilogy.


A thrilling, dangerous adventure, this prequel novella to C.J. Redwine’s Defiance and Deception features Quinn, a popular character from the series.

Quinn Runningbrook knows a hundred ways to kill a man and make it hurt. He can track, ambush, and torture his prey with terrifying skill—just like his father taught him. But every kill consumes another piece of him, and Quinn longs to stop, to save himself and his sister Willow from becoming like his father—a man who kills for entertainment.

But when Quinn refuses to torture a group of trespassers caught too close to the Tree Village where his family lives, and instead kills them quickly, he disobeys a direct order from his father . . . and Willow is forced to take his place. Suddenly, Quinn isn’t the favored apprentice to the family business of “protecting” the Tree Village anymore. Willow is.

When Jared Adams—a courier from the nearby city-state of Baalboden—is caught traveling too close to their borders, Willow is ordered to kill him. But Quinn knows that Jared doesn’t deserve torture or death. And he realizes he has to take action…or the fate chosen for Willow and himself by their father will remain carved in stone.

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180 comments:

  1. I am SOOO excited for this book! And let me just say, I cannot tell you how much I love you for having a cover with a girl in something other than a big, poofy gown. I like girls who can kick butt!

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    1. When are you going to write a second book. I finished Defiance in 2 days and I am already rereading the book for the 10 time. I can't wait to see what the second book is about. YOU ROCK!!!

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    2. The sequel comes out next August! :)

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    3. AHHHH so its coming out in a few short seven months from now!!! EEEK! I'm so excited and i wanted to give you kudos for making me fall in love with logan

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    4. The covers are so similar. I didn't really notice a difference at first.

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    5. What is the third book called

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    6. Loved these books, can't wait for the third book~! Any idea of when it will be out?

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    7. I read both Defiance and Deception And they both left me absolutely speechless. I fell in love with absolutely everything about the books. You are a very talented writer! Do you know when the third book will be released and what the title will be?

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  2. I can't wait for this book to come out ! I totally agree with Sarahbelle ! <3 kick butt heroines(: it'll be epic(:

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    1. c.j.! please dont kill logan on the following series. huhuhu

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    2. Just read the second book in like 2 days loved it sooo much when will the next book come out, and please dont say in a year there is no way i can wait that long!

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    3. I make no promises about who lives to the end of the series. *is evil*

      Book 3 comes out next August/September. I know, the waiting it burns!

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    4. That's too far away!!!!!! :'(

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    5. LOVE your books so far!! Can't wait for the 3rd to get here!!

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  3. Just a quick question...is defiance going to be a trilogy?

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    1. I bought your book yesterday and I finished it this morning - I loved it! Seeing the story evolve from both Rachel and Logan's POV added so much more depth to the storyline for me - it was brilliant! I'm so thrilled to hear it's going to be a trilogy! Can't wait for the next book. Congratulations on a great read!

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  4. This book was so amazing I could cry. I'm going to think about Logan and Rachel for weeks.

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    1. That's amazing. Thank you for telling me!

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  5. so when is the next one coming out, lol???

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    1. Do you already have an idea what it will be called? :)

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    2. I do! :D Title will be revealed in December, I believe.

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    3. "Fall' as in which month? Hehe, Total fangirl

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  6. Is the book a 'single' book or is it a part of a series? I am SO excited to read it!

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  7. Congratulations on publishing your book! I can't wait to read it. It has everything I like to see in a book. Defiance (obviously :), a strong and independent heroine, and belief in the impossible.

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  8. What's the name of the 2nd book? I just finished Defiance and feel like i lost a part of me!
    Cant wait for the next one.

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    1. Title for Book 2 will be revealed in December, I think. And thank you so much for telling me you loved Defiance. :)

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  9. Wheeee~~~ I'm reading Defiance currently and I'm loveloveloving it!!!
    It's made of awesome-sauce... and Logan?
    *squee*
    When will the 2nd Book be out? :)
    I love you C.J.!!
    I'll be hoping to do a review on my blog soon :)

    Emily @ Anything in Fantasy
    http://emilythebookishworm.blogspot.com

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    1. So glad you love the book!! :) The second comes out next fall.

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  10. Seems like I'd be the first to comment here who hasn't read Defiance yet. I was left behind in requesting ARCs again and my blog's got small amount of followers to be trusted by the publisher. Oh, well. I guess I have to buy it when it releases here in our country. Hope that won't take forever. DEFIANCE is a book I'm dying to have since I fist came across it.
    Hope to have you, C.J, on my blog soon. I'll be hosting a really nice event by December and I hope to hear from you or your assistant when I send the email invitation! :D
    <3
    http://michelleshoutsrandom.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Michelle! I hope you're able to either get a copy from Book Depository (they ship to many different countries ... maybe yours?), or that it comes out in your country soon. :)

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    2. Oh Great :) I can't wait :DD

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    3. That's the sad thing..I don't have money in Paypal. LOL
      Anyway, I'm gonna read Defiance no matter what. I'll wait for the local release and I'll party with other Filipino bookworms! :D
      P.S I hope you got my email..
      :)

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  11. what is the song in the book trailer?? it's epic!

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    1. Isn't it amazing? Harper Collin's sent me a few sample songs to choose from, and I chose that song, but I don't know the name of it.

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  12. Hi CJ, I'm currently reading Defiance and enjoying it :) but I have a question, what's the name of the series? At first I thought it was Defiance, but at the Book Depository they call it the Courier's Daughter Trilogy, which one is it?

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    1. Defiance is published by Harper Collins in the U.S. and is called the Defiance trilogy, but it's also published in the UK by Atom Books, and they've called it The Courier's Daughter Trilogy.

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  13. I LOVED, LOVED, LOVED, LOVED, a million times LOVED Defiance!!! I am ashamed to say that I wasn't aware of the book or the author until this morning until I stumbled upon it looking for something new to read, and I am so glad I did. I fell in love with it from the first paragraph. It is so beautiful written and my boyfriend could testify to that because I recited every line of all my favorite parts, starting with page one. This has easily become one of my favorite books and I can guarantee that I will be reading it repeatedly. I know I do not know you and I say this knowing I risk sounding stalkerish but I love and thank you for writing this story so beautifully for me to read and reread again at my leisure. I can not express how much I look forward the second.

    Your newest fan,
    Haleigh

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    1. Thank you so much for telling me how much you loved Defiance!! That makes my entire day brighter. :)

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  14. I just finished reading Defiance! I love it! I'll be posting a review on my blog in a couple of weeks (I'll let you know on Twitter when it's out).
    But seriously, you have me hooked. I'm going to impatiently wait for the next one!

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad you loved it. :)

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  15. I couldn't put the book down it was amazing, my all time favorite book this year! I stayed home from school yesterday so I could finish it. Please tell me the second book is coming out shortly, I can't wait for it!!

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    1. Wow! Thank you for telling me! The second book comes out August 2013, though there will be contests to win advance copies starting next spring. :)

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  16. Just finished Defiance. Can not wait until August 2013!

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  17. Is there a date yet for the second book to come out?....By the way i really really loved Defiance!!!Awesome book.

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    1. Thank you! Book 2 comes out August 27, 2013. :)

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  18. Just a question. Why did you Rachel have red hair? To stand out, or what?

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    1. Rachel showed up in my head with red hair. Most of my characters show up looking and acting like themselves without any help from me. I just get to discover who they are. :)

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  19. Hi! i just finished reading the book, i love love love it! when do you think will the second book be out and what are the possible titles, or does it have a fixed title already?

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    1. Yay! So glad you loved it. Book 2 comes out Aug 27, 2013. It does have a title, and we're revealing the title the first week of December! :)

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  20. I lost sleep over this book. It was so good, I just coudn't put it down! Great writing and can't wait for the next book. :-)

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  21. I just read Defiance, and I loved it! Can't wait for the second book! :D

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  22. C.J. , This was a really great book. I admire Rachel for her strength throughout the book and never giving up. I think she is a very great role model. Thank you for writing a book where the main female character is someone strong and someone to look up to. Can't wait for book 2 :)

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    1. I'm so glad you felt connected to Rachel. :)

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  23. I started 'Defiance' last night and finished it in the wee hours of this morning so i am currently incredibly sleep deprived, but SO HAPPY!!
    I adore your book and i just wanted to thank you so much for sitting in front of your computer and creating such a masterpiece. Books like yours have helped me through a lot of tough times because, let's be honest, sometimes it's easier to face mythological worlds with tyrants and beasts than it is to face the world outside your door.

    Also, I especially loved Rachel because (unlike so many heroines in books i've read) she WASN'T an idiot and she actually trusted Logan.

    so thank you for all of that :)

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    1. I'm so glad you took the time to tell me this. You've really encouraged me, and I'm grateful! I also spent a lot of my childhood identifying with heroes and heroines and fighting their battles with them because I needed to feel victorious somewhere, and that wasn't going to happen in real life. <3

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  24. Please release the name of the sequel. It's killing me!!!

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    1. We did!! The sequel is DECEPTION, and it releases 8/27/13. The cover will be revealed in February. :)

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  25. Hi C.J. I'm currently reading Defiance (which I'm thoroughly enjoying) and was wondering whether there were any people you pictured as the characters in your novel. Do you have a dream cast? :)

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    1. I didn't have anyone in mind while I was writing, but since then, I've compiled a board on Pinterest that has pics of what I think the characters look like (though readers might have a different image!) along with scenery etc from the books. http://pinterest.com/cjredwine/defiance-trilogy/

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  26. CJ Redwine te amoo!! en Mexico no a salido Defiance :( pero ya lo lei tengo que decir que eres mi idola! amo tu forma de escribir! y no puedo esperar al 2do libro! CJ Redwine, desde Mexico te mando Saludos y no puedo esperar a que salga el libro en Mexico y les diga a mis amigas que lo leean! soy tu fan!!! <3 <3

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    1. Muchas gracias. Hablo un pequito espanol pero mucho gusto! <3

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  27. Oh my gosh, I loved Defiance so much!! I cannot wait t read Deception..and I'm looking out for any giveaway/s of it, haha
    Anyway, thanks so much for being such an amazing writer, you make readers happy! :)

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    1. Thank you so much!! You've made my day. :)

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  28. I LOVED this book!! I can not wait for the next one to come out. Once I started reading Defiance I just couldn't put it down.

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  29. Oh my so I LOVED this book! I'm a absent minded writer at age 16 and this REALLY inspired me. I love reading books back to back and I promise you I think I was crying each chapter or every other chapter just from the suspicious I had built up. I just finished Eon and Eona by Alison Goodman and was think no book could top it for me but WOW lol This book caught me out of no where ^-^ Im a BIG fan. I love how real you make the emotions and definitely how the emotions are between Logan and Rachel. It is an actually connection not a story tale like one.
    I just finished this the second to last day of January and saw the possible date for publishing and nearly died.... looks like i'm gonna be re-reading Defiance till i have it memorized tee-hee.
    Also if you have any tips on writing a story and keeping it straight I would be VERY HAPPY!!!!

    New Fan ~ B.M.W

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    1. Aww, thank you so much!! It won't be long before Deception is on the shelves. :) As for writing a story and keeping it straight, I suggest writing a synopsis beforehand (basically a summary of what will happen in the order it will happen) so that you have an idea of your main plot arc, your smaller plot arcs, and the characters' emotional arcs. Helps to use it as a road map!

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  30. I LOVED THIS BOOK! This book is amazing and I cant wait for the next book :)

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  31. This book is amazing and I cant wait till the second book comes out. This book brings out so much emotion in the reader that you feel as though you are a part of the characters world.

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    1. I'm so glad you connected with the emotion in the book!

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  32. Hi, I'm from Belgium, just finished the first book and devoured it! The world you find yourself in when reading this is simply WOW!!!

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    1. Wow, Belgium! I'm glad you were able to get a copy and am so happy you loved it. :)

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  33. Why,August.God,I simply can't wait that long.
    And that cover,it's plain awesome.
    I just wish that I can get the book as soon as it's published,since I can't get many books at my country.

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    1. Isn't the cover amazing??? I hope you're able to get the book right away. Have you checked Book Depository? They ship to a lot of places!

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  34. Absolutely loveeeeed this book! I cannot wait for Deception. I NEED to know what happens next! I read it in less than a day; a real page-turner! I knew I was gonna regret reading it right away..I should have waited until August so I can continue right into the next book! Thank you for writing it!

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    1. I'm so glad it kept you turning pages!! I hope Deception does the same. :)

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  35. Defiance was seriously one of the bombest books I've ever read and I am dying for deception!! I can't wait to buy the whole trilogy :D any idea when #3 will be released?

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    1. Thank you!! Book 3 will most likely come out in August of 2014, but I won't have a true pub date until next winter.

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  36. I read Defiance in one sitting, I literally cannot WAIT for Deception!!

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    1. Yay! You don't have long to wait, either. Just a couple more months!

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  37. Hi C.J Redwine!!
    :)I would like to let you know that having the girl play a heroine is a great refresher. Normally you see some guy sweep in and save the poor helpless girl, which is why I loved your story, because it was different. I am currently writing a novel and see on a lot of blogs that they want something different, something unique. I'm trying to make sure my novel is something new and appealing so it is not the same thing over again, like most of these young adult novels. Your book is an inspiration to everyone who loves to write. I am thrilled that you decided to make this a trilogy and am really looking forward to what twists you add to Rachel and Logan's, already, tragic lives. Another thing I really enjoyed ( This has been mentioned before) is how you used both Logan's and Rachel's point of view. Normally we only see it from one person's so it was nice to get to know Logan as well as Rachel. Another thing is you made both of their character's special and I VERY relatable. Thank you so much for your amazing novel and I am extremely excited to read the sequel!!

    Bridget J Duros

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm really happy that you enjoyed Rachel's independent streak, and I wish you the best of luck with your own writing.

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  38. I LOVE Defiance so much!! Now I'm waiting for Deception.. Please come to Indonesia soon! It's been a long time since the last time I was so excited about a book and a story. Your story is full of conflict and a splash of strong romance- which is just the perfect proportion to me. I really really love it, and wish I will see Deception at Indonesian bookstore real soon! Wish you the very best, C.J. Redwine!

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    1. Aww. I'd love to come to Indonesia sometime! I'm so glad you loved Defiance. :)

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  39. Greetings from Singapore! I have to say this, this book is pure legend. I have been looking for such books and finally found one. Thank you for writing such an amazing story ^-^ definitely will buy more of your books! Anticipating for Deception! I hope that they would film Defiance trilogy :(

    Please continue to write even after you have completed Defiance trilogy :)

    Lots of love!

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    1. Singapore! How fabulous! I'm so glad you loved Defiance. And yes, I have other projects in the works for after the Defiance trilogy. :)

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  40. Oh my goodness! Defiance is such a GREAT book. When I saw the front cover I immediately grabbed it and started reading! I LOVE this book ! I have been looking for a book like this for a long time (: I love Logan and Rachel. I can relate to Rachel because I lost my dad and mostly everyone but when I finished reading Defiance it made me want to become as strong as her ! Thank you so much for writing this amazing book! I can't wait for the next one (: <3

    with lots of admiration,
    Marisol L.

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    1. I'm so sorry you lost your dad and feel alone. *hugs* I hope walking through Rachel's journey (in both Deception and book 3) will help you feel stronger, too.

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  41. I am dying to experience your books, but due to a disability it is hard for me to read books and comprehend them--so I listen to all books on audio. Is there any chance your trilogy will be on audiobook?

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  42. Loved Defiance. Going on a cruise next week. Plan to read Deception and The Bitter Kingdom. Hope I can hold out til Sunday. Very tempting to read Deception tomorrow. Delayed gratification. haha

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  43. I absolutely love both Defiance and Deception. Rachel is such a strong character, yet she isnt so callous so we can still relate to her. Im dying to get a signed copy of Deception, reading it has helped me with strength i needed to continue on with the next chapter in my life. Ot would mean so much to me. I cant wait till the next book comes out. I hope you know how much all your hard work pays off. You are an amazing writer. Thank you!

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    1. Hearing that seeing Rachel's journey helped you in your own is really the best compliment I could ever hear. Thank you so much for letting me know! If you want a signed copy of Deception, you can contact Parnassus Books at (615) 953-2243.

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  44. Amazing story, can't wait for the great finale. Really nice covers.

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  45. Your books are incredible!! I couldn't put them down! When, oh when can we expect to read the end of this truly amazing story? I think I'm going to count months, days, hours and minutes until the release of the last one. Any date scheduled yet?

    And thank you SO much for not putting any love triangle inside the story, just like every writer of YA fiction does. So many books out there are annoyingly stereotypical: boy meets girl, girl meets another boy and lots of drama follows. Thank God you are not one of those authors! There's nothing typical about your book. Logan and Rachel are my favourite couple ever :) And the emotions! Your writing is one roller-coaster of emotions, impossible to put down.

    I'm adding you to the list of my favourite authors alongside Dostoyevski and Balzac. And I'm SO going to buy a couple of copies to give to my best friends.

    -Ania from Poland-

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    1. Wow. Thank you so much! The third book will be out next fall (probably August 2014, though I don't have a firm date from my publisher yet). I'm so excited to have readers in Poland!!

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  46. Hi C.J.! I've just red Deception and I have to tell you that I love this book! And I can't wait for the last part. So, may I ask you when do you want to publish the last part of Defiance trilogy? I simply can't wait... greets from Poland!

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  47. I just finished Deception this morning and loved it! I couldn't put it down and I can't wait for book 3. I have to wait a whole year?! Ahhh!

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  48. I am marking through August and September in my calendar. I am super duper extremely hugely exited for book 3!! You're an amazing author and this series is perfect,
    \(^•^)/

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  49. AHHHH i just finished deception and im crying because i have no idea what im going to with my life until i get the third book <3 phenomenal, honestly i usually dont get so hug up about a book but Deception is going to be the death of me :) cant wait for more <3

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  50. I eagerly await the next book. I simply adore this series, it's the only one I've read in a LONG time that's made me laugh, and cry for hours on end. I really hope that Logan will be on the next book cover! (I was kind of disappointed he wasn't on Deception's book cover, I'm dying to see what he really looks like). You keep at your writing, it's wonderful. (Sometimes I wish it could be made into a decent movie too, I am such a big fan) Best of luck to you and your family. :) XXX

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  51. I've just finished reading DECEPTION a few weeks ago, and it makes me sad that this isn't a series. ONE MORE BOOK LEFT!!!!! Can't wait! it's driving me C-R-A-Z-Y

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  52. Have just finished Deception and must say that 2014 is way too far away. A story is always great when you find yourself smiling, stomach-clenched and arms tight, frowning when your only sitting on the lounge chair, (etc, etc, you know what I mean) With everyone doing "Trilogies" it would be very nice to see a storyline go on knowing that you don't actually get to the end on the 3rd one. Hanging out for the last in this set :-) Congratulations on 2 fantastic books!

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  53. Just finished Defiance and I am in love! It is so rare to find a book that truly makes the reader fall in love with the characters and excited for the rest of the storyline. It is one of those books that make you ACHE to be in their world. Congratulations on accomplishing what I have only experience in a few other books....ordering Deception right now and I can't wait! Thank you for a truly great read!!!! -Kayla S

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  54. LOVE LOVE LOVE these books! I read both of them today because I couldn't put them down! Reading Defiance and Deception I found myself laughing, crying, and wondering where the he'll my Logan is! I cannot wait for book 3! 10 months is too far away and I don't know how I will survive!:) ~Natalie

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  55. I love defiance and bought deception the day it came out and loved it just as much, i love the characters especially Logan , he is soo sweet and the perfect book boyfriend and i love Rachel. She is not a damsel in distress and very independent and stubborn and an excellent book heroin. I cannot wait for the 3rd book because the end was such a huge cliff hanger, what is the #rd and final book going to be called in the trilogy?

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  56. I read defiance in September and was so mad how it ended because I thought it was the only book then I saw deception. I literaly screamed in the middle of Barnes n noble I just finished deception like 10 min ago and then I saw there is another book! Hold on .......... I just screamed again

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  57. I'm so happy that you snapped Rachel out of her self pity she was starting to sound like bella from twilight whineing all the time completely useless im happy shes back to being the strong heroine all girls can look up too the way you can twist a plot is truly amazing kept me guessing the entire time about Ian Slyph was also a perfect foil character who's death broke my heart you all in all one if my favorate books fyi if you enjoy these books fellow readers check out Tamara pierce as well as the green rider series

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    1. Yes, Rachel needed to work through the trauma that happened to her, and I didn't want there to be any quick fixes because there aren't any quick fixes in life.

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  58. I always pictured Logan McEntire as looking like Alex Pettyfer (actor). Is that how you pictured Logan?? I'm dying to know :)

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    1. Hey, if that works for the Logan in your head, that's perfect! I don't picture actors while I'm writing because it distracts me from the character, but after the fact, I went looking for pics and decided Chris Pine is Logan for me. :)

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  59. Just finished reading Deception...OMG I was left hanging from it's first book Defiance and was so anxious to read it's sequel Deception....only to be left hanging again to find out there is yet another book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These are books that you must alter your current lifestyle to read....Ordering takeout so you have the extra time to read. Staying up until 3am because you have to keep reading....Great job Redwine!!!! Looking forward to the next book!!!This series would make for awesome movies!!!

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    1. Yay! That makes me happy. Prepare yourself for take out and no sleep in August, then, because Deliverance hits the shelves. :)

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  60. I'm super excited for the third. I picked the book up at Barnes and Noble, because of the cover. Yes, don't judge a book by its' cover, but I couldn't help myself. Since it was an old-aged fiction story (which I was never a fan of), I thought I wouldn't be able to bear to read it! You have proven me otherwise. The fiery hair, a fighting personality, and the emotions of this particular girl grabs my attention!! Please do tell me when the next book is coming out ?? :)
    Ps. I finished the first two books within three days.. Don't leave the rest of your fans hanging!! :)

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  61. Your books are so amazing! I really enjoy and got more information by your book

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  62. Well I must confess I picked Deception up in the charity shop but it was so good Ive now ordered the first one..a bit backwards I know...but Im really looking forward to reading the beginning of it all and cant wait to read the 3rd book!

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  63. Mrs. Redwine,

    I LOVED LOVED LOVED Defiance and Deception!!!! Infact I can't wait any longer for Deliverance even though I just finished Deception a couple of hours ago!!! Couldn't you us fans a glimpse of Deliverance? Please? Pretty please with a cherry on top? With love from your BIGGEST fan,
    Aimey J.
    P.S.- Do you love enjoying being an author?
    P.S.S.- Please don't kill off any of the good guys!!! Specifically Rachel, Logan, Quinn, and Willow!!! If you do then I will cry worse then a baby!!!!

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    1. Yay for loving my books! I will be doing some sneak peeks of Deliverance soon! (Those who subscribe to my newsletter already read chapter one so if you love sneaks, the newsletter is the place to be.)

      P.S. I love writing stories and sharing them with readers. It's a thrill that never gets old.
      P.S.S. I make no promises. I think you know after reading Defiance and Deception that I'm unflinching when it comes to letting choices have consequences for my characters. However, I also really love happy endings so ... can Deliverance do both? We'll see.

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  64. So, I just wanted to make a comment on how amazing your books are. The moment when Sylph died I sat there bawling in my chair. That's when you know someone is a good author. When Quinn died? Oh don't get me started, I became a bigger baby than when Sylph did. I've really enjoyed the ride both of your books have given me. I'm sad to see that there is only one book left, but then again I'm oober excited for that book to come out. It's authors like you who have inspired me to want to become one (Even if I am only going to be 16 in March). I want to be able to do the same that an author like you can do. To fill people with the love that a character feels, or the heartache that causes their chest to literally ache. Thank you for writing your books, I'm sure it's appreciated by all of your fans<3

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    1. This will sound sadistic, but I love it when readers connect so deeply with my characters that they cry when difficult things happen. (I still can't read Sylph's scene without crying.) But guess what? Re-read the end of Deception and pay close attention to Rachel's last scene with Quinn. You have a nice surprise in store.

      And yay for wanting to be a writer! Who cares if you're only 16? I knew I wanted to write books since I was in second grade. I hope you're writing now. I hope you keep experimenting and creating and WORKING because one day it will pay off.

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  65. I love defiance and deception! Can you give us fans a sneak peak of deliverance? Please, I can't wait till august.

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  66. My 18 year old daughter bought Defiance for herself. I found myself in need of a book to read while on spring break. I read Defiance and loved it and busy finished Deliverance! I am an avid reader, and I have been telling others that your books are a MUST read! May God bless you and the gift of writing He has granted you. Looking forward to your next book. Heather

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  67. Your book arrived here in Brazil this month by Novo Conceito and I'm in love. Defiance is the best book I read this year and I'm very grateful for launch. Not even know you but, please, come to Brazil or tell me where I can find you! Thank you for the story, C.J.Redwine.

    http://maravilhosasdescobertas.blogspot.com

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  68. I love your book both the 1st and 2nd book. I fell in love with it. I can't wait for next month for the 3rd book. Your a great Author, and you inspired me to write a story as well for 9th grade.

    i'm sooooooooooooooooooo excited
    thx ur big fan
    Zainab

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  69. I just finished reading Outcast, and all I have to say is how much I fell in love with it. I really loved the bond between Willow and Quinn. One of my favourite things about your writing is the way you develop your characters. When I first read Defiance, it inspired me to write a story of my own, and I've been writing ever since. I cannot wait for Deliverance.

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    1. Yay that you loved Outcast! That novella has a very special place in my heart. And I'm excited that you started writing after reading Defiance. I hope one day I see a book of yours on the shelf!

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  71. The book was released two already? let me know if you have it translated into English in Brazil? if not have, let me know When He Comes Out here in Brazil?
    LOVED THE BOOK !!!
    I need the book two =)

    # Sorry if I seem a little strange what I just said does not speak English and I'm using google translator kkkk

    ah! and my name is karina

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  72. After reading Defiance and Deception over Christmas break, I was waiting quite impatiently for Deliverance to be checked in at my local library, it came in on Friday and I had finished Deliverance by 11am Saturday morning. I loved them, I just couldn't put them down! They were so full of action but above all I love Rachel and Logan!!! Thanks for writing such great stories!

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  73. omg I totally love reding your books cj . im only 14 and im toatally in love with these books . im trying to download all of them free on the internet . cant stop reading. u need 2 make a movie with these bks plz . im happy u made this books .

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    1. I'm really glad you're loving the books! It's so fun to meet my teen readers. You say that you're trying to download them all free on the internet, and I'd like to give you a few reasons to consider choosing another way to get my books.

      1. The chances of you getting some REALLY nasty malware/viruses on your computer from downloading free books is super high. The people running these illegal sites have to make money somehow, and that's one of the ways they do it.

      2. Every time someone steals my books by downloading them illegally for free, my publisher doesn't see the sale. What that means is that when it comes time to decide if they want to give me another contract and publish more books from me, they look at my actual, legal, legitimate sales. If more people illegally download my books than buy my books, my publisher decides to stop taking the risk of publishing me, and poof! No more books.

      3. It's stealing. I know you would never want to steal from me, and you're super excited about reading the books and just want more of the story. I get it! We're so used to having content (music, videos, books, EVERYTHING) right at our fingertips instantly, that it's hard to make the choice to wait until we can afford to buy it. But when you don't either buy it or go request it at the library (where they buy the books and pay a fee to the publisher for loaning out my books, which then counts as sales for me and helps me a) feed my family and b) get another contract), you steal from me.

      Here are some alternate ways you can have more stories from me! Libraries are amazing--I practically lived in my public library growing up because we didn't have money to buy all the books I wanted to read! You can request my books and even if that particular library doesn't have them, they can often find them within their county-wide system and have them sent over for you. You can also buy the e-versions of my books by asking for them to be gifted to you for birthdays or Easter baskets or Valentine's Day or whenever people in your family/friends give you gifts. Sending e-books as gifts is as easy as knowing what email you want to send them to! Finally, you can join my FB group Fans of C.J. Redwine where I do weekly giveaways of books and swag. I'd love to have you!

      I have teens of my own. I'm not angry that you chose to download my books for free, because I'm sure you didn't realize the risk to yourself (viruses!) and the damage to me (loss of income, loss of contracts). My teens have had to learn that art isn't free and that those who make art will stop making it if we as a culture don't respect the art enough to pay for it. I just encourage you to make a different choice from here on out now that you know more about it.

      And again, I'm so thrilled that you love my books. I would love to hear from you again, and would love to see you in my FB group. Have a great day!

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  74. Hello C.J Redwine, I loved the book Defiance *-* I read in a three days. It's become one of my favorite books.
    I am a Brazilian fan and I look forward to release of the sequence here in Brazil.
    Continue being this talented person ^^ I hope to meet you one day.
    Xoxo ^^

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  75. Is Deliverance out yet? I read Defiance and Deception on Oyster, loved them, but now I can't find Deliverance anywhere. Help a sister out??

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  76. Quick question who is the model of your book covers, she is amazingly beautiful and i would love to know who she is

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  77. Can we please make another book!! I have read them all and would die for another one for this spectacular series!! I go to the library everyday and this is by far one of my favorite series and I would love for it to go on a little longer maybe just one more book! I wanna see where Logan and Rachel end up, children married?!? I NEED to know :)

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    1. I love that you feel so invested in Logan and Rachel! At the moment, I don't have another book planned because there isn't a central conflict for them to face and deal with, but I can tell you that they do stay in Lankenshire, and they do stay together. :)

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  78. Hello, I've read the trilogy and I am quite curious how you came up with names for the cities. Why is Baalboden Baalboden? And Lankenshire. And so on... I'm an aspiring writer, and I have no idea how to come up with place names... Please help.

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    1. Coming up with the names for places is hard work, but is one of my favorite things. With the Defiance series, I came up with city names in different ways. Baalboden is a nod to the prophets of Baal in the Old Testament because in that story, they were so arrogant that they believed they were above God. The Commander fits that profile perfectly, so it felt like the right name for his city. For some of the other cities I took last names of Facebook friends or of book characters and combined them with words that are often used to indicate cities or towns. And Carrington is the last name of a friend of mine. :)

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  79. Hey,C.J!
    My name is Carol Costa,I'm from Brazil.
    I'm a big fan of your work,and I just get started following the Defiance series.And I'm already pretty anxious to read the two others books,and I wonder if you got an ideia of the date the rest of the series will be coming all the way to Brazil?
    Please,answer me as fast as you can.
    I'm also a writer,and you become one of my biggest inspirations to keep my work.It's a pleasure to talk to you!
    With love,
    Carol Costa.

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