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SURRENDER

Raine has always been a good girl. She lives by the rules in Freedom. After all, they are her father’s rules: He’s the Director. It’s because of him that Raine is willing to use her talent—a power so dangerous, no one else is allowed to know about it. Not even her roommate, Vi.

All of that changes when Raine falls for Gunner. Raine’s got every reason in the world to stay away from Gunn, but she just can’t. Especially when she discovers his connection to Vi’s boyfriend, Zenn.

Raine has never known anyone as heavily brainwashed as Vi. Raine’s father expects her to spy on Vi and report back to him. But Raine is beginning to wonder what Vi knows that her father is so anxious to keep hidden, and what might happen if she helps Vi remember it. She’s even starting to suspect Vi’s secrets might involve Freedom’s newest prisoner, the rebel Jag Barque….


ELANA JOHNSON

Elana's work including POSSESSION, REGRET, and SURRENDER is available from Simon & Schuster wherever books are sold. She is the author of From the Query to the Call, an ebook that every writer needs to read before they query, which can be downloaded for free on her website. She runs a personal blog on publishing and is a founding author of the QueryTracker blog. She blogs regularly at The League of Extraordinary Writers, co-organizes WriteOnCon, and can be found on Twitter and Facebook.

She wishes she could experience her first kiss again, tell the mean girl where to shove it, and have cool superpowers like reading minds and controlling fire. To fulfill her desires, she writes young adult science fiction and fantasy.



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GM: What are your favorite and least favorite parts of the writing "process"?

EJ: My favorite part is drafting something new. The discovery writing is super-exciting for me. My least favorite part is the stress over whether what I’m discovery-writing is worth finishing, if it’ll sell, if it fits with what I’ve written before, etc.

GM: What was the main inspiration for this book?

EJ: Necessity. SURRENDER is the second book in the POSSESSION series. It’s a companion novel, so it was sort of like writing an entirely new book. But I wrote it to follow-up POSSESSION, so I wasn’t technically inspired to write it.

GM: Who would you cast if your book was made into a movie?

EJ:

Jag Barque: David Henrie

Violet Schoenfeld: Lucy Hale

Zenn Bower: Chad Michael Murray

Raine Hightower: P!nk (Haha!)

Gunner Jameson: Josh Hutcherson

GM: If you could ask one person, living or dead, a single question that they'd HAVE to answer, who and what would it be?

EJ: Dwight Schrute: Is Jim really as good-looking in real life as he is on TV? I’m sure he’d say yes…


FAST FIVE:

Pie or Cake? Pie, chocolate.

Coffee or Tea? Um, hot chocolate?

Mac or PC? MAC.

Guilty Pleasure? Spam. You know I like salted, cured meats. And Spam is actually good!

Can't live without? My family. Someone has to babysit while I write!



GIVEAWAY: Elana is hosting a Spectacular Seconds giveaway this week! You can enter to win one of five signed sophomore books by Beth Revis, Ally Condie, Veronica Roth, Kristi Cook, and Kim Harrington. CLICK HERE for all the details and to enter[image error]
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