Reader Behind the Author** CC Hunter

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Reader Behind the Author Presents 

 CC Hunter's Just released her first YA Debut Book Born at Midnight which hit shelves March 29th! 

C.C. Hunter grew up in Alabama, where she caught lightning bugs, ran barefoot, and regularly rescued potential princes, in the form of Alabama bullfrogs, from her brothers. Today, she's still fascinated with lightning bugs, mostly wears shoes, but has turned her focus to rescuing mammals. She now lives in Texas with her four rescued cats, one dog, and a prince of a husband, who for the record, is so not a frog. When she's not writing, she's reading, spending time with her family, or is shooting things-with a camera, not a gun.
C.C. Hunter is a pseudonym. Her real name is Christie Craig and she also writes humorous romantic suspense romance novels for Grand Central.

 Lets Get to Know about The Reader Behind The Author

What is the last book you purchased?  
 My last bookstore run was about a week ago.  In YA, I bought Unearthly by Cynthia Hand and Falling Under by Gwen Hayes and a non-fiction that looks like it’ll be a lot of fun called Myths and Legends by John Pemberton.  I also picked up The Secret of Cypriere by Jana Deleon, which is an adult romantic mystery.  


What was the first book you remember reading and totally falling in love with?
Charlotte's Web 
  Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. I don’t know why but that book really resonated with me.  Maybe it’s because I’m a romantic at heart, but I sort of looked at the book as a love story between Charlotte and Wilbur.  Hey, what can I say?  I’ve always been a sucker for cross-species romances.


Where you always a reader?

  Well, no.  I’m dyslexic, and I was probably in the third grade before I could really read.  But, trust me, I’ve more than made up for lost time.  LOL.

What book are you currently reading?


Do you have any books on pre order? if so would you like to share what they are?

  Not at this time.  But does it count that I have over 200 unread books in my house?

If you could meet an author alive or dead who would you pick?

  Hmm.  That’s a good question.  I suppose I’d pick E.B. White just so I could tell him how much I loved his book.  And, yeah, I’d probably ask if he wrote it as an inter-species romance.  LOL.

How many books do you think you read in a year?

  Forty or more.

What are some of your favorite books in the genre you write?

Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires, Book 1)  That’s such a hard question to answer because I really enjoy a lot of different YA novels so I’d hate to leave out someone.  So, how about if I just list some of the books I’ve read recently and enjoyed:  Firelight by Sophie Jordan, Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynne Childs, Glimmerglass by Jenna Black, 13 to Life by Shannon Delany, Evermore by Alyson Noel, Glass Houses by Rachel Caine and The House of Night by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast.

If you could save one person from dying in a book who would you pick?

  Yikes, okay…just a bit of self promotion here, but probably the Shadow Falls character who dies in book three, Taken at Dusk.  I’m gonna cry so hard when this person dies.  But his or her death does serve a purpose, as all deaths in books do.  Even though I know it has to happen, it still makes me a little sad.


Favorite book couple? 
Hmm.  That’s another hard question.  I’d probably say Bella and Edward, although I was really rooting for Jacob.  (Something about those smokin’ hot werewolves. LOL.)

If your best friend asked you to recommend a book, what would you pick for them

I guess it would depend on what her reading tastes were and the kind of story she wanted to read at the moment.  I really think that our moods can play a big role in whether or not we’ll enjoy a comedy or a thriller.

This and That

Hard cover or paperback 

Book or some form of e reader 
Book.  I read in the bed and sometimes in the bathtub and I’d be too afraid I’d drop the eReader.  LOL.

Vampire or Shifter 
I’m fond of both.

YA or Adult 

Books stored on bookshelf or wherever there is room 
Wherever and everywhere.  Trust me, if you saw my office, you would know what I mean.  LOL.

News or other things about CC and/or her Books
Turned at Dark
C.C. Hunter
Available March 15th
Independent and strong-willed Della Tsang hadn't believed in ghosts until she saw her dead cousin darting into the shadows of an alley. She hadn't believed in vampires until in the dark of that same night she is turned into one. Introduced to a strange world of supernaturals, she struggles to accept this new reality. Unfortunately, the boy she loves senses something different about her and can't accept her. Should she follow her vampire cousin's lead-walk away from everything she's knows and loves-and fake her own death? Or should she set her pride aside and ask for help from the camp leader of Shadow Falls-a camp where supernaturals go to learn how to cope with their powers. Either way, her life as she knows it, will never be the same.

Awake at Dawn
C.C. Hunter
Available October, 2011
Kylie Galen thought her life was a mess before she went to Shadow Falls Camp. However, now that she's discovered she's not human, the problems presenting themselves are anything but normal.
She's determined to uncover the answer to her supernatural heritage, but with a ghost insisting someone Kylie loves is about to die, her newly developed sixth sense telling her someone is watching her and a rogue vampire on a murdering rampage, Kylie's quest for answers is on hold. As if her life isn't difficult enough, just when she's about to give her heart to Derek, he starts pulling away. When Lucas comes back, Kylie feels more conflicted than ever. Kylie's weekend with her mom should have been just the break Kylie needs, but it turns out to be her breaking point. Discovering her heritage may not ever matter if she doesn't survive.
available at
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CC's Contest
This one is so easy. All you have to do to enter is join my newsletter. That's it. Every month, around the 18th of each month, I will draw one name from my newsletter list to win. So, what's the prize? It varies each month. The winner will receive one of the following: A pack of swag, a Shadow Falls poster, a copy of my book, a copy of another YA book, a $10 gift card to some cool place where you can buy books. I'll give away one of these prizes every month.

 CC Hunter is totally awesome! She responded to me right away and actually took her time with her answers. She is an amazing author and obviously really tries to keep it together with her FANS. If you have not read Born at Midnight, then you really should. 

Oh and what the hey CC? That question about who would you save, your answer is PURE TORTURE!! Not Fair!!lol

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  1. Hahaha, saving bullfrogs. :D Thats cute in a gross way. I never read Charlottes Web but I watched the movie and pretty much know what its about. :D Amazing interview girls! I love knowing more about an Author. :D

  2. Awesome interview! Lol, love her answer to book shelves or anywhere and everywhere! I'm both as I haven't room on my bookshelves which leaves them full and then books piled on top of my stereo, file boxes and whereever I can safely put them that they won't get hurt!

  3. Awesome! I love hearing from authors and knowing what they read - and that they have huge TBR pile just like us. :))
    OMG, someone dies in book 3?! *shivers* Can we skip to that one pls? Oh, you tease...
    And I agree, our moods play a huge role in what books we decide to read.
    Great interview, CC is uber cool!

  4. I love this interview. Sounds like you and CC had a lot of fun!

    And thanks for answering the quiz on my blog, your score wasn't that bad. No one's going to flunk you out of YA Reading 101, don't worry :D

    Brush Up On Your Reading

  5. I read Unearthly it was awesome! And I love hearing from authors.


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