Wednesday, March 12, 2014

*Mini Interview* Radjeep Paulus + Giveaway

Please welcome Radjeep Paulus to Indie Girl March!!! 

"I live in the in between. Between yesterday and forever. The way forward haunts me. The gap I must cover daunts me. And hope beckons, ‘Run to me,’ but I just learned to walk."

After a lifetime of abuse, the Vanderbilt siblings flee their home, finally free to pursue new dreams while running from yesterday’s nightmares.

Once bed-ridden Jesse navigates the Chicago streets, concealing his identity and planning revenge. A chance encounter in the rain introduces a girl who offers Jesse a glimpse of a sunnier future, but how will he weather the growing storm inside himself?

Separated from her Post-it note prince, Talia hides at a safe house for survivors of domestic violence while her father turns the city upside-down to find her. Surrounded by women fighting their own demons, Talia faces her past at every turn.

Praise for Seeing Through Stones

“Tough and touching, resilient and raw—Rajdeep Paulus has crafted a story of love and abuse with the deft touch of a master… Paulus never allows her characters to be anything less than real and she never averts her pen from the realities that face far too many women and children. “  
~ Tosca Lee, NY Times Bestselling Author of 
Havah and The Books of Mortals series with Ted Dekker 

“In this follow-up to her debut, Rajdeep Paulus quickly pulls her readers back into a heartfelt story that challenges our notions of family loyalty. Seeing Through Stones continues Talia’s healing journey, but, even better, it gives readers the long-awaited story of her heroic brother, Jesse. There’s something here for everyone, and perhaps the best part is Paulus’s weaving of multicultural characters and traditions into a rhythm as unique as it is refreshing.” 
~ Laura Anderson Kurk, Author of Glass Girl & Perfect Glass 

If you were to describe your exact opposite, what 10 words would you use?

1. quiet
2. short
3. introvert
4. morning-person
5. disciplined
6. fearful
7. organized
8. glam
9. pessimist
10. unromantic

Who is the hardest character that you have written?

Gerard Vanderbilt, my first villain. I would cringe each time I "made" him do something horrible.

Would you change being Indie if you could or are you happier being Indie? Why?

I think the toughest part of being Indie is a lack of getting your name and books in front of readers and on traditional book store shelves. But the freedoms with the content, cover, book title and chance to connect with bloggers and reviewers have been priceless. :)

Best moment you have had since becoming an author.

When I received a snail mail letter from two sisters who stayed up all night to read my first book and took the time to write me a letter and share how much they simply loved it, and couldn't wait for my next book. Lucky for them, the sequel is here! :)

This or That

Hot or Cold - Hot. Only because this winter has gone on far too long. I need a beach day like nobody's business.
Candy or Chips - Chocolate. The darker the better.
Heels or Flats - Uggs. Or rather my Sketchers wannabe Uggs. Or flip-flops once the snow melts!
Night or Day - Night. Stars. Shooting stars. Walks under the moon. Sleeping. Dreaming. Night, all day long. :)

About the Author

Rajdeep Paulus studied English Literature at Northwestern University and lives in New York with her Sunshine and four princesses. 

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