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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Character interview w/ Sara of What She Left Behind by Tracy Bilen + Giveaway!

Okay, so I'm a little late in posting this, but it's a special post!

Please welcome Apocalypsie Tracy Bilen to the blog! It's a one of a kind post! I always loved reading posts where the author interviews her protagonist! Now there's a lot of mystery surrounding Sarah and this is your chance to get to know her even before we all get to read the book!

Interview with Sara from What She Left Behind by Tracy Bilen

Interviewer: What are your hobbies?
Sara: I play the E flat clarinet. My brother used to call it the shrunken clarinet.

Interviewer: How about your favorite sport?
Sara: Don’t have one. I hate all forms of organized sports.

Interviewer: Don’t you have to play in the band at football games?
Sara: That’s right. But I don’t actually watch the game. I stuff a copy of Soap Opera Digest under my uniform to read.

Interviewer: What’s that you’re reading now?
Sara: This? It’s a Stephen King book. I like horror. It helps keep things in perspective.

Interviewer: It looks like you wrote something on the front cover.
Sara: Me? No. Alex loaned me the book.

Interviewer: Alex?
Sara: Yeah, Alex Maloy. He sits next to me in history.

Interviewer: The football player?
Sara: Okay , so I may have watched a little bit of the last football game. (Blushes) But this thing with Alex, it’s never going to work out.

Interviewer: Why not?
Sara: You swear you won’t tell anyone?

Interviewer: I swear.
Sara: It’s not going to work out because I’m not going to be here. Mom and I are getting out of here. We’re leaving Dad.

Interviewer: Really? When?
Sara: Tomorrow probably.

Interviewer: Probably?
Sara: We were supposed to leave Tuesday, but Mom didn’t show up at the Dairy Dream like she was supposed to.

Interviewer: Why not?
Sara: I don’t know. But she must have had a good reason.

Interviewer: Have you heard from her since then?
Sara: No. But I’m sure she’s on her way.

Interviewer: How can you be so sure?
Sara: Because if she doesn’t come back, it can only mean one thing.

Interviewer: What’s that?
Sara: (Whispers) It means that she’s dead.


Who is Alex Maloy? I'm really intrigued. And I've read Stephen King's books too, but I'm not really a big fan.

What She Left Behind by Tracy Bilen
Add What She Left Behind to your Goodreads list!

"Don't even think of leaving...I will find you," he whispered. "Guaranteed."

Sara and her mom have a plan to finally escape Sara's abusive father. But when her mom doesn't show up as expected, Sara's terrified. Her father says that she's on a business trip, but Sara knows he's lying. Her mom is missing--and her dad had something to do with it. Each day that passes, Sara's more on edge. Her friends know that something's wrong, but she won't endanger anyone else with her secret. And with her dad growing increasingly violent, Sara must figure out what happened to her mom before it's too late...for them both.


And you know what? It's OPEN INTERNATIONALLY! All you need to do is fill out the form and answer the question:

Read the summary for What She Left Behind and tell me what you are excited about in the book! I'd love to hear your thoughts about Tracy's debut novel and it's really one of the books I'd love to read.

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  1. I love how the cover reflects the mystery of her Mom gone missing! Sounds like a thrilling read!

  2. The book sounds eerie and i love eerie!
    And i have a serious cover love (I have a thing for pictures with trees and mist)

  3. Wow, this interview was so... eerie. Seriously, I got chills at the end. Definitely sparked up my interest! :)

  4. As a survivor of domestic abuse, I love reading anything where the characters must overcome their own abuse.

    The cover itself is a haunting portrayal of fear. (Hugs)Indigo

  5. This sounds like a very powerful read. After being drawn in by the cover, the premise sounds incredible.

  6. I love the cover! If I saw this on the shelf I'd definitely pick it up :)

  7. The mystery. It pulled me in but it didn't give me any answers!! Can't wait to read this!

  8. The blurb was excellently paced and immediatly made me want to follow the mystery to its conclusion.

    Sounds like an excellent thriller.

    Carol T

    buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

  9. Wow!! What a powerful storyline and a cover that really draws you in - wanting to know the mystery!!! I just added this one to my list. Gotta have it!

  10. I' excited about being kept on the edge of my seat while reading. It sounds creepy/scary.

    Please enter me in the contest.

    heatherdpear at hotmail dot com

  11. I thought it was very clever that so many main characters were introduced in such a short interview. Well done, and thanks for hosting this event.

  12. I want to know what happened with the mother...
    and the cover is really good, love the green coloring :) I love Stephen King and this sounds great, too.
    Thanks for the interview!

  13. This sounds good and creepy! Just like I like em! Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Love that cover. The dark colors really help me understand what kind of book it is. And I love a good thriller. I like that Sara is the one uncovering the mystery, sounds like a strong MC :)

  15. What a secret to have to keep. I would love to read WHAT SHE LEFT BEHIND thank you. It looks amazing.


  16. The cover is hauntingly beautiful... I'm sure the story is as well :)

    Thanks for the giveaway, Diana

  17. the cover is really beatiful. I'm very intrigued by the story, i wanna know what happen to the mom!

  18. Whoa, sounds intense! Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Im looking forward to reading this story and am wondering if the author will sign and deliver my copy personally to her Uncle Dales home in Wisconsin. Good luck Tracy with the book.

  20. Oh wow!!!
    I am so glad I came across this post, this book sounds exactly like the sort of book which I would love!
    Definitely going on my wishlist

  21. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I'm looking forward to reading What She Left Behind because the cover really draws me in. It makes me want to see where this girl goes and if she finds safety as well as how she discovers what happened to her mother.
    Thanks again, and have a great weekend!

  22. This sounds really good! The cover is beautiful and I'm looking forward to read this book! :)
    Thank you for the giveaway!

  23. I love the cover! i was so happy 2 see the cover on goodreads after i forgot it for a while / i saw it on goodreads b4 thew cover reveal

  24. Whoaa...that sounds majorly FREAKY! But definitely intriguing <3 reminds me a little of one of the Cherub books...where the father killed the mother, but her body was never found :S Seriously, this sounds interesting!

  25. Like the cover and the description makes me want to read the book to find out what happens!! It's also interesting that it's written from the daughters perspective too..... Would love to get my hands on this!

  26. The cover is beautiful and it sounds like a really good book!

  27. I love the cover, but the story sounds so intense that I need to read this so badly. I've been waiting months for it!

  28. The cover is really intriguing!

  29. I love the cover! It sounds mysterious and intriguing. Thanks for the giveaway.:D

  30. Love the cover and it really sounds like a story I would love. Can't wait to read it.

  31. The cover is beautiful and the desciption of the book intriguing

  32. The mystery that surrounds the story, why is her dad that bad and abusive? what happend to him? What she's going to left behind to escape from that horrible present? This books intrigues me so much! Thanks for the chance! :)

  33. The cover is darkness and amazing! I'd loved!
    I look for happiness and love, planting them in the hearts of all people in the world. :)
    Thanks for the graceful giveaway! :D

  34. Oh, i think the plot is brilliant and peculiar at the same time. The cover looks alright, i suppose :)

  35. I love this cover, it's perfect for a scary book like this one :)

  36. The cover is awesome! I love that she seems to be lost in the forest, looks perfect for the story! Thanks for the amazing giveaway! :)

  37. Sounds like a good book! :)
    GFC : ByBy
    E-mail :

  38. I love chine tingling mystery and the cover is beautiful!

  39. the cover definitely draws me in and makes me need to know more about it. it sounds like a book i need to read : )

  40. he One She Left Behind
    The One She Left Behind by Kristi Gold
    Sam, his ex wife Darlene and their daughter, Jamie.
    Savannah Greer left town as a teen but is back for her fathers funeral.


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