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Aussie Blog Tour: NIghtshade Trilogy by Andrea Cremer - 10 Quick Questions!

16 Mar 2012

We've ALL heard of the amazing Andrea Cremer, author of The NIGHTSHADE trilogy, right? (Seriously, if you haven't, you've obviously been living under a rock!) 
Today, I'll be sharing with you 10 short questions which Andrea has kindly answered, as part of this blog tour. Regardless of whether you've heard of/read this series yet, I hope you enjoy this post!

Andrea Cremer spent her childhood daydreaming while roaming the forests and lakeshores of Northern Wisconsin. She now lives in Minnesota, but she thinks of her homeland as the “Canadian Shield” rather than the Midwest.
Andrea has always loved writing and has never stopped writing, but she only recently plunged into the deep end of the pool that is professional writing. When she’s not writing, Andrea teaches history at a very nice liberal arts college in St. Paul.
In the little spare time she can find, Andrea stares up at trees, rescues infant rabbits from predatory cats, and invents names for pug puppies with her husband. She has an unfortunate tendency to spill things – white carpets beware!

~10 Quick Questions~

Describe Bloodrose in 5 words.
Hope, sorrow, fulfilment, and freedom.

Favourite place to write? 
On my couch, curled up with a good cup of coffee.

Who is your favourite literary couple? Why?
Anne of Green Gables and Gilbert Blythe. I adore Anne’s wilfulness and imagination. Gilbert is the ultimate boy to me – witty, romantic, and a little naughty.

Do you have an ideal cast for Nightshade?
For Ren I’d pick Taylor Kitsch or Ben Barnes. For Shay, Chace Crawford. I have yet to see an actress who I think would be an ideal Calla.

Who would you be more likely to call upon for help? Ren or Shay? Why?
It would depend on what I needed help with. If it were a battle, straight up fight, or defense against wild animals I’d pick Ren because he has more experience on those fronts. If it were a complex problem, mystery, or involved sneaking/breaking and entering/spy stuff I’d go for Shay without question.

Guilty pleasure?
Gossip Girl.

Favourite mythology?

Favourite books? 
Watership Down, Mists of Avalon, American Gods, Poisonwood Bible, Handmaid’s Tale, Good Omens, Harry Potter, The Odyssey, The Divine Comedy, Dracula, Frankenstein, Mortal Instruments, LoTR, the Belgariad and Mallorean.

Favourite outfit?
Fitted, black menswear blazer over a silk dress and tall boots (tall calf, not heel. I don’t do tall heels. I like to walk.)

Most Embarassing moment?
Too embarrassing and R-rated to share. It involves getting caught in a very compromising situation – by a friend, thankfully, not parents or a boss, but still, very, very embarrassing.

Andrea has picked two of the HOTTEST Hollywood actors! I don't think I'll be able to choose between the two now :S I LIKE THEM BOTH!
Oooh, Andrea obviously has FANTASTIC taste in books! Harry Potter? The Mortal Instruments? AMAZING BOOKS, they are! And FRANKENSTEIN! HA! I'm reading that for Eng. at school right now, and truthfully, it's not a bad book at all! (And that's saying a lot since I hardly ever read Classics :S) 
GOSSIP GIRL <3  I'm so behind with it right now :S Anyone here following each episode? Care to tell me what's been happening on the Upper East Side?
Eeeee! So curious about Andrea's most embarrassing moment now! Hmm...rated R? Pshh...I think I might be a little too young to hear! But.. still..I WANT TO KNOW!

Find Andrea on:

Nightshade Trilogy:

Haven't yet read the series? Want to win the ALL THREE BOOKS?'re in luck! 
Head over to:
for your chance to win the entire trilogy! AUSSIES ONLY!

Tour Stops:

(This was all I could find! If I haven't linked you, and you're part of the tour, tell me in the comments below <3)


  1. Awesome post! Gossip girl is a guilty pleasure of mine, too. ;) (But don't tell anyone!)

  2. OH my goodness... I kind of thought I had a girl crush on her before? But, uh... no? *DIES*

    Plus? Her embarrassing moment? Oh, COME ON! NO FAIR! Teasing us with that and then POOF! Nothing! NO FAIIIIR!

    Aaaah, Shiiiiiiiirley! FABULOUS questions, and interview, and thank yoooooou! <3

  3. OH MY GOODNESS................BEN BARNES & CHACE CRAWFORD? They are PERFECT!!!! Aaaaaa....and Andrea's favourite mythology is GREEEK!!!! HOORAAAAAYYY! Hahaha, I love how Andrea says her guilty pleasure is Gossip Girl because I LOVE GOSSIP GIRL! I've missed a couple of episodes and I can't remember the storyplot but there's this part about Blair getting married to a royal called Louis! You should continue watching it, Shirley!!! <3 Anyway, Love the 10 quick questions! I hope you win the Nightshade trilogy because YOU HAVE TO READ THIS SERIES!

  4. First: ANDREA!!! Welcome to Shirley's blog! :D (It's definitely the place to be!) <3

    I love that you love Greek mythology best too! Maybe it's because that's the one that everyone bases their books off of nowadays, but GM has become one of my latest obsessions! x) And who doesn't love Chace Crawford??? Oh my gosh, I can't think of a more perfect actor for Shay! (Although every time I think of Ben Barnes, I think of Ash from The Iron Fey LOL! I could get used to this though!)

    Super-duper-fun interview, you guys! Love the questions, love the answers, and love the books! ;) <3

  5. I've yet to read the series. :( I really want to though. I've heard great things. Also, I love the Aussie cover; so colorful. Awesome post, Shirley!

  6. Ugh shame, I havent read any of Andrea's book but hopefully once im good i will surely to read it. Great questions girl and welcome Andrea! x


  7. TAYLOR KITSCH. He is a sexy, sexy man. Although the only character I can ever see him as in my head is Dimitri Belikov, I think the guy should just legally change his name :P Buahaha yes, her embarrassing sounds quite.... the hide-under-a-rock-for-eternity type haha. And she is just the ultimate win of WINS - Harry Potter. The minute any author mentions HP as their favourite, I am an instant fangirl :D

    Awesome interview from two AMAZING LADIES! <3


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