3 Feb 2014

Debut Delirium: Christina Farley, author of Gilded (& giveaway!)

Welcome to another Debut Delirium and this time the spotlight is on Christina Farley, author of GILDED. If you're a fantasy fan, love all things debut or enjoy vlog's, this post is for you! Whether you heard about this upcoming debut last month when it's cover was revealed (I can just imagine the level of badass this cover will look IRL) or maybe this is the first time you're hearing about it - either way, read on to learn some secrets about the upcoming book...
Sixteen-year-old Jae Hwa Lee is a Korean-American girl with a black belt, a deadly proclivity with steel-tipped arrows, and a chip on her shoulder the size of Korea itself. When her widowed dad uproots her to Seoul from her home in L.A., Jae thinks her biggest challenges will be fitting in to a new school and dealing with her dismissive Korean grandfather. Then she discovers that a Korean demi-god, Haemosu, has been stealing the soul of the oldest daughter of each generation in her family for centuries. And she's next.

But that’s not Jae’s only problem.

There's also Marc. Irresistible and charming, Marc threatens to break the barriers around Jae's heart. As the two grow closer, Jae must decide if she can trust him. But Marc has a secret of his own—one that could help Jae overturn the curse on her family for good. It turns out that Jae's been wrong about a lot of things: her grandfather is her greatest ally, even the tough girl can fall in love, and Korea might just be the home she's always been looking for.
After teaching and traveling internationally for ten years, Christina started writing about her adventures, tossing in a little fiction for fun. This inspired her to write GILDED, a YA based on Korean mythology about a Korean-American girl who takes her destiny into her own hands.

Besides writing, Christina loves traveling, running, driving too fast, and eating dark chocolate.

Christina writes fantasy for teens. Her debut YA, GILDED, will be published by Skyscape/Amazon Children’s, spring 2014. She is represented by Jeff Ourvan of the Jennifer Lyons Literary, LLC.

Learn more about Christina by visiting her at www.christinafarley.com or by chatting with her on Twitter @christinafarley.
I hope you enjoyed the post and are now even more excited for Gilded. Christina has kindly offered up a swag bag for one lucky winner! This giveaway is only open to US residents - the rest of you, keep your eyes peeled for more giveaways coming soon!

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  1. Hahaha, I can't do any push-ups. :( It's sad, but I have some terrible tendon problems in my wrists that make it difficult for me to do cool things like push-ups or certain yoga poses -- I hate it!

  2. Oh man, I haven't done push ups in a while. However, I would have to say maybe like 20 in 1 minute if I'm up to it hahah thank you for this amazing giveaway! :)

  3. I can't do any non-girlie push-ups! Lame I know!

  4. I can hardly wait to read Gilded. I love Tae Kwondo. I'm a second degree black belt .I trained initially with a Korean master and made blue belt, had babies, and then returned to Tae Kwondo at 43! The forms are so beautiful and powerful, and I loved sparring.

  5. Ha! If I had to be challenged for push-ups in a minute, I could MAYBE do 5 real ones, but like..15 girl ones. Thank you for this give away!

  6. Maybe one real one, maybe 10 girl ones...I dont' know...its been a LOOONG time!!

  7. Such a fun interview! I entered to the max! Though, I've already devoured GILDED and loved it. Such a great read.

  8. Oh, and that video with all those authentic items, costume changes, and fascinating information...so awesome. So Christina. You blow my mind, girl!

  9. Maybe 15 push-ups :D Excited for this book :D