Wendy Higgins: Spotlight/Interview & DC Author Event GIVEAWAY!

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I am just back from the DC Author Event this past weekend.  I had the pleasure to finally meet Wendy Higgins and am featuring her on my blog today!  Make sure to check out my interview with Wendy (I participated in a round of author speed dating), all the information about her books & ENTER the GIVEAWAY below!  Be sure to check back tomorrow for the next author on the list!

After earning a bachelor’s in Creative Writing from George Mason University and a master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Radford, Wendy taught high school English until becoming a mommy.  Writing Young Adult (YA) stories gives her the opportunity to delve into the ambiguities of those pivotal, daunting, and exciting years before adulthood.
She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband, daughter, and son.  Sweet Evil is her debut novel.
Email: wendyhigginswrites[at]gmail[dot]com
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In my round of “Author Speed Dating” I asked a series of the same three questions to each author.   This was my first time meeting Wendy and I must say she seems so sweet and was a pleasure to talk to…. I just wish I had more than 4 minutes with her!
Question 1:  If you could be a character in one of the author’s books that are here, which one would you be and why?
Wendy chose “Layla” in Jennifer L. Armentrout’s “White Hot Kiss”  —the reason: simply because of “Roth and Zayne” – enough said? I think so!
Question 2:  If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title would be?
Wendy thinks it would be called “The Absent-Minded Writer (lost in her imagination)”   – I like it!
Last but not least (this one seemed to stump mostly everyone):
Question 3:  You are invited to a large cocktail party at a country club. When you arrive, the room where the party is being held is already over half full of people. How do they react to you when you enter the room? 
While I did not notice it until after Wendy pointed it out, because we were face-to-face, she thinks that they would stare at her hair first…. it is two-tone in the back with red and blonde throughout.  I really love it and think it suits her just fine 🙂
 (see why I did not notice it….. isn’t she just adorable!?!)
Book #1 in the Sweet Trilogy
Embrace the Forbidden
What if there were teens whose lives literally depended on being bad influences?
This is the reality for sons and daughters of fallen angels. Tenderhearted Southern girl Anna Whitt was born with the sixth sense to see and feel emotions of other people. She’s aware of a struggle within herself, an inexplicable pull toward danger, but it isn’t until she turns sixteen and meets the alluring Kaidan Rowe that she discovers her terrifying heritage and her willpower is put to the test. He’s the boy your daddy warned you about. If only someone had warned Anna.
Forced to face her destiny, will Anna embrace her halo or her horns?
Book #2 in the Sweet Trilogy
Book #3 in the Sweet Trilogy
He was fifteen and she was seventeen. 
When sophomore Ryan “The Kid” McPhearson makes the Varsity baseball team, he finds himself submersed into the life of upperclassmen, and falling in love with senior Brooke Bennet. To Ryan she’s his dream girl, perfect. Maybe to the outside world a two-year age difference doesn’t matter, but this is high school. Everything matters.
Ryan soon realizes Brooke’s life is not so perfect. He becomes her closest friend, her safe place to fall when she needs to escape. Ryan seems to be benched in the friend zone with no chance to bat.
Time is both a curse and a blessing. It ushers Brooke away to college, and Ryan into the arms of his first girlfriend. It alters Ryan from a kid to a high school graduate, ready to venture to college himself. But when Ryan sees Brooke again he realizes there are some things even time can’t touch.
Though much has changed, one question still remains. Will the things that mattered in high school always stand between them?
While most seventeen-year-old American girls would refuse to let their parents marry them off to a stranger, Robyn Mason dreams of the mysterious McKale in Ireland, wondering how he’ll look and imagining his cute Irish accent. Prearranged bindings are common for magical families like her own, however when she travels to the whimsical Emerald Isle she discovers there’s more to her betrothal and McKale’s clan than she was led to believe.
What starts as an obligatory pairing between Robyn and McKale morphs over time into something they both need. But one giant obstacle stands the way of their budding romance: a seductive and deadly Fae princess accustomed to getting what she wants—and what she wants is McKale as her plaything. Love, desire, and jealousies collide as Robyn’s family and McKale’s clan must work together to outsmart the powerful Faeries and preserve the only hope left for their people.
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