Friday, October 3, 2014

BLOGOVERSARY DAY 6: Danielle L. Jensen

Finally, we've reached the end!!! Today, I have an author who has been one of my favourites since her debut novel came out this year. She writes about trolls and prophecies and witches with some forbidden romance mixed in it... If you've got one author in mind, you may be right. If not, well let me introduce you to her.

Let's welcome Danielle L. Jensen, author of Stolen Songbird, the first book in the Malediction trilogy!!!

So here's the interview some of you must have been waiting for!!!

1. Trolls are not commonly featured in books. Why did you want to write about them in your books?

Stolen Songbird was inspired by a dream I had about the setting, and the trolls came into being as I built a story to fit my vision of Trollus. So they sort of created themselves rather than being creatures that I consciously set out to write about.

2. How would you feel if you were a troll?

Claustrophobic. I don’t like caves or confined spaces. But being magical would be pretty awesome. Sometimes I feel sad that I have no special powers.

3. What should we expect from Hidden Huntress?

It’s a lot darker than the first book. Stolen Songbird has many light-hearted moments, and Hidden Huntress doesn’t. All the characters have tough choices to make. It’s the hardest book I’ve ever written. I’ve posted the first page on my Goodreads blog, if anyone wants a bit of a teaser.  

4. How did you feel when you first published Stolen Songbird?

When I first found out that there were editors interested in my book, I cried. It’s really overwhelming to realize that a dream you’ve had for years is about to come true. Sometimes it still feels surreal.

5. What if Stolen Songbird was made into a movie? Which actors would you pick to act out your characters?

That would be pretty cool! I don’t like to say which actors resemble my vision of my characters, because I prefer readers to come up with their own mental images of what everyone looks like. But I LOVE hearing which actors readers think should be cast, so feel free to share your ideas

6. Why did you pick a French background for Cecile in the trilogy?

Primarily because it provided the atmosphere I wanted. I had the 18th century court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette and the French revolution in mind while I was writing.

7. Will Tristan suffer a lot in Hidden Huntress? (I seriously hope not.)

He suffers physically, mentally, and emotionally. I’m very hard on him in this book. *evil laugh*

8. I'm really curious. Do you plan to have a love triangle somewhere in the story? (PLEASE NO I SHIP CECILE AND TRISTAN)

No love triangle in this trilogy. Those two have enough obstacles to overcome without me throwing another love interest into the mix.

9. Who do you think is the best character in Stolen Songbird?

My favourite characters are Marc and Anaïs. Marc, because he is a total sweetie despite all the unfortunate things that have happened to him, and Anaïs, because she is even more complex than Tristan and a total badass. She deserves her own novel.

10. If you had the chance to kidnap an author, who would it be?

Maggie Stiefvater, and I’d demand she take me on a road trip in her Camaro.

Interesting answers to my questions!! I loved interviewing you, Danielle! Thanks for agreeing to participate in this!!!

If you'd like to read my review of Stolen Songbird, click HERE!


Danielle was born and raised in Calgary, Canada. At the insistence of the left side of her brain, she graduated in 2003 from the University of Calgary with a bachelor’s degree in finance. But the right side of her brain has ever been mutinous; and in 2010, it sent her back to school to complete an entirely impractical English literature degree at Mount Royal University and to pursue publication. Much to her satisfaction, the right side shows no sign of relinquishing its domination.
You can find more about her and her books at her website:

And finally the last giveaway!!!! This is definitely something you wouldn't want to miss!!! Danielle will be giving away two signed Stolen Songbird swag packs!!! That sounds awfully delicious to me... Good luck! This is international!!!

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