Friday, May 16, 2014

Today, I have the pleasure of bringing you an interview with the author of Killer Instinct, a Dexter-like story about a girl obsessed with serial killers. I've yet to read this book, and I've only caught a few episodes of Dexter myself, but I have to say I'm very intrigued by the idea of this story. Before we get to the interview -- and giveaway! -- here's a little more about this novel:

Title: Killer Instinct
Author: S.E. Green
Series: n/a
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
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She’s not evil, but she has certain... urges.

Lane is a typical teenager. Loving family. Good grades. Afterschool job at the local animal hospital. Martial arts enthusiast. But her secret obsession is studying serial killers. She understands them, knows what makes them tick.


Because she might be one herself.

Lane channels her dark impulses by hunting criminals—delivering justice when the law fails. The vigilantism stops shy of murder. But with each visceral rush the line of self-control blurs. And then a young preschool teacher goes missing. Only to return... in parts.

When Lane excitedly gets involved in the hunt for “the Decapitator,” the vicious serial murderer that has come to her hometown, she gets dangerously caught up in a web of lies about her birth dad and her own dark past. And once the Decapitator contacts Lane directly, Lane knows she is no longer invisible or safe. Now she needs to use her unique talents to find the true killer’s identity before she—or someone she loves—becomes the next victim...

Killer Instinct is your first thriller, and fairly dark compared to titles like The Summer My Life Began – did you approach your writing differently?

Yes, it was a fantastic experience. I wrote for me and me only. I didn’t censor myself. I didn’t worry about what I thought my agent wanted, or my editor, or my readers. I wrote to please myself. It was the first time I ever did that and it was liberating!

Lane is not your typical teenager. Can young readers relate to her? And more importantly, should they?

This book is not intended for young readers. This is definitely a cross over novel meant for older teens and adults.

If you could have any actress play Lane in the Killer Instinct movie, who would you choose? Who would play the Decapitator?

I won’t tell you who would play the Decapitator because that would give away who the villain is (and that’s part of the thrill of the read!). As far as Lane, I would pick Kacey Rohl. She really nailed her emotionally tumultuous character in Hannibal.

Lane gets a thrill out of exacting justice, but where do you get your thrills? Have you ever taken justice (even something tiny) into your own hands?

I get my thrills from adventure: kayaking, spelunking, sailing, zip-lining, hiking, etc… As far as exacting justice, I’ve been known to roll the house of an ex-boyfriend. I also keyed a guy’s car who cheated on my friend. Granted these were from my teen years, but I’m owning up. Current day, I hold a deep desire to dump dog poo on my neighbor’s lawn. He yelled at my dog and it pissed me off!

What is your next writing project? Will we see more serial killers?

I’m working on edits to the sequel of Killer Instinct. I also just finished writing my first New Adult. And I’m putting the finishes touches on another thriller (not serial killer, though).

Killer  Instinct
finished copy of Killer Instinct

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  1. Ah hah, so there's a sequel to this book, eh? I'm a few chapters in and wasn't sure! Thanks for the interview ladies, I enjoyed reading it.

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  2. Oooooh... thanks for the great interview!! I've been eyeing this book as I really like the premise :) Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Not many books are about girls being serial killers. It'll be an interesting read

  5. It sounds like a mix of Veronica Mars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dexter, so it ought to be good!

  6. This just sounds SO GOOD <3 And I mean a book like Dexter? Sign me up! Thanks for the giveaway!


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