Rummanah Aasi
  Happy Monday! I have another wonderful opportunity to introduce you to a brand new author and Lucy Day, the heroine of Deadgirl by B.C. Johnson. Lucy was suppose to have a great time on her first date with Zack. Instead she gets killed and wakes up alive the next morning trying to sort things out. Help me welcome Lucy to the blog and learn about her current predicament. If you're interested to learn more about Lucy, check out the giveaway at the bottom of this post.

  Before we get to the interview, here is the book cover and description of Deadgirl by B.C. Johnson:

Fifteen-year-old Lucy Day falls between the gears in the machinery of the afterlife. She is murdered while on her first date, but awakens a day later, completely solid and completely whole. She has no hunger for brains, blood, or haunting, so she crosses “zombie,” “vampire,” and “ghost” off her list of re-life possibilities. But figuring out what she is becomes the least of her worries when Abraham, Lucy’s personal Grim Reaper, begins dogging her, dead-set on righting the error that dropped her back into the spongy flesh of a living girl.

Lucy must put her mangled life back together, escape re-death, and learn to control her burgeoning psychic powers while staying one step ahead of Abraham. But when she learns the devastating price of coming back from the dead, Lucy is forced to make the hardest decision of her re-life—a decision that could save her loved ones...or kill them.


Hey Lucy. Welcome to the blog! In Twitter style, how would you describe yourself?

Confusingly hilarious, occasionally terrified, slightly less stubborn than a herd of donkeys. Atlanta High School resident student smartass.
 

Who is Zack?

Zack is . . . complicated. We had a mess of a non-relationship our Freshman year. One of those "will they won't they ah crap they messed it up" kind of deals. If either of us had guts or a working head on our shoulders things might have turned out differently.

Zack is smart, Zack is brave, Zack makes me want to be a better person just by being around him. Zack makes me stronger, and I like to think I make him stronger too. I don't know.
 

What was the first thought that popped into your head when Zack asked you on a date?

Probably something like "AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH." What do you think when you try not to pee yourself? I guess I just couldn't believe he'd finally asked, really. Why had he finally asked? What had taken a year of flirting and significant glances to finally say "Hey Luce, wanna hit the movies? By the way, I want to kiss you."

Unfortunately, your dream date didn't happen, but what did you hope for?

Certainly not for what happened. I don't know. It was my first date - I'm not exactly an expert. A million Julia Roberts / Kate Hudson movies have told me there ought to be flowers, a stunning act of heroism, maybe lips. Yeah, lips. Lips are good. Oh, and maybe the coat-over-the-rain puddle thing. I'm a sucker for the classics. If somehow a puppy could have been involved . . .

What are you exactly?

Lucy Day, fifteen-year-old girl who is completely normal and nothing at all weird happened to her. Some people disappear for a day. It happens.

In honesty? I've heard the word Phantom thrown around, but I don't know what any of that means. My sole source of information is a mute dude. It's less "ironic" and more "terrifically irritating." I tell you this - I'm alive. I'm not a monster. Woe to the person who tries to disagree.
 

Best thing about being re-animated? Worst thing?

Best thing? Not bleeding out in a bank parking lot. I'd call that the incredible upside.

Down side? I guess it's a toss up between "being stalked by a monster made of light" and "never having to sleep." I'll tell you what - sleeping is highly underrated. Do you have any idea how hard it is to fill the time when you don't sleep? I guess I need to take up crochet or sculpting or brain surgery. I've got a LOT of time to kill.
 

What's the most important lesson that you learned so far?

Never give up. Never stop. Never let anyone tell you what you can't be, and never let anyone try to take from you what's yours. All the strength you'll ever need is already there.

There's always a catch with getting a second shot at life, what's yours?

Let's just say that my body doesn't run off sandwiches anymore.

If you could change one thing about yourself it would be...

If I look in the mirror, plenty. Heh. I guess I'd say my heart - I have no ability to hold back. I just can't. I wish I could get a rein on that thing, but I don't think I'm in the driver's seat. I just feel.I love hard, I die hard, and I'm fiercely protective of my friends. I make bad decisions sometimes, I mess up, I leap to spectacularly wrong conclusions. I wish my heart wasn't pumping right there on my sleeve. I guess I'm saying a cold-calculating-logic injection wouldn't go amiss.

What would you like to say or do if you were to meet Abraham, the Grim Reaper, face to face?

I'll go with the "non-profanity" version. I guess it'd be something like: "You just signed up for the hardest gig of your life, buddy. I'm a weed with deep roots, I'm a cockroach, I'm Superman. Good luck you son of - " Sorry. No profanity, got it.

Thanks for stopping by, Lucy, and I hope you figure things out quickly.

  GIVEAWAY

This giveaway is open to U.S. and international readers! Please read the details below:

For U.S. READERS: ONE (1) lucky reader will get 1 (one) signed paperback copy of Deadgirl along with 1 (one) signed bookmark
For INTERNATIONAL READERS: ONE (1) lucky reader will get 1 (one) ebook copy of Deadgirl

To enter the giveaway, please leave your name and email address so I can contact you if you win. The giveaway will be held until SATURDAY, November 17th. The winners (one U.S. and one international) will be chosen randomly by Random.org and will announced on my blog on SUNDAY, November 18th. Good luck! 
14 Responses
  1. DMS Says:

    I haven't heard of this book- but it does sound good! I am curious to know more about the main character. I enjoyed this interview. Thanks for the giveaway.
    ~Jess
    haightjess@gmail.com
    http://thesecretdmsfilesoffairdaymorrow.blogspot.com/


  2. Tia Dalley Says:

    I would love to win. I am from the US
    videoclimber(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Tia


  3. Well this is definitely different....I can't figure out what happened to her, is she dead or not? What is up with a monster of light? Zach sounds really sweet..oh alright I just want to read this! Enter me please! rnydayramblings@gmail.com


  4. Ah I really like the sound of her!! I totally snorted when you said you tried not to pee yourself. Yea, I'm just mature like that. :)

    What a fun sounding book. I'm in! :)
    books (dot) things (at) yahoo (dot) com USA


  5. Jenny Says:

    "A million Julia Roberts / Kate Hudson movies have told me there ought to be flowers, a stunning act of heroism, maybe lips. Yeah, lips. Lips are good. Oh, and maybe the coat-over-the-rain puddle thing. I'm a sucker for the classics. If somehow a puppy could have been involved . . ."

    LOVE IT!!!!! This was such a fun interview, I was giggling the whole way through. I think Lucy and I would get along smashingly:) Thanks for putting this one on my radar and for the chance to win Rummanah!


  6. Lauren M Says:

    First of all, I'm loving the comparison between the afterlife and a machine in the summary. Cool!

    This interview has definitely made me curious about this book. I can't wait to try it out! :)

    - Lauren


  7. I've heard a little bit about this book, but this interview seals the deal. I must have this book! Lucy sounds like such an animated character, more alive than many MCs I'm seeing these days. I would love to spend time with her in a good book and Dead Girl sounds like just the perfect way to do it!

    I'm in the US, and my email is bookspark.contact@gmail.com

    Thanks much!
    Ana @ BookSpark


  8. Lucy sounds like she'll be a fun character. I love that she makes a list of possible things that she could have become after being reanimated. That's something I'd do too :)


  9. bn100 Says:

    Very fun interview.

    US
    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com


  10. M.A.D. Says:

    *My body doesn't run off sandwiches anymore* lol
    Omg - I LOVED that character interview!!
    Such a neat gal, Lucy - and the afterlife story is really fresh & creepy-fun! Thank you so much for this sweet giveaway, I'm crossing my fingers for good luck! <3

    USA
    Mary DeBorde M.A.D.
    zenrei57 (at) hotmail dot com


  11. Holly Letson Says:

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    Holly
    bookaholicholly at gmail . com


  12. This is B.C.! Thanks for checking out the interview and the giveaway. Lucy is tough to get in front of a mic, I can tell you that.


  13. Anonymous Says:

    Thank you for this great giveaway! This book sounds really good. Thank you for the chance to win!

    Melissa
    melissargolden@yahoo.com


  14. Anonymous Says:

    Thank you for the chance to win!

    Crissi
    crissi519@aol.com


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