Happy Wednesday and welcome to my stop on the COVET blog tour! I’m so excited because today I have an interview with Tracy Wolff to share with you! This book is truly amazing and I’m so so excited to for you to find out more about it, PLUS enter for a chance to win a print copy!
Covet by Tracy Wolff
Series: Crave #3
on March 2, 2021
Genres: YA, Fantasy, Romance
I may have reached my breaking point. As if trying to graduate from a school for supernaturals isn’t stressful enough, my relationship status has gone from complicated to a straight-up dumpster fire.
Oh, and the Bloodletter has decided to drop a bomb of epic proportions on us all...
Then again, when has anything at Katmere Academy not been intense?
And the hits just keep coming. Jaxon's turned colder than an Alaskan winter. The Circle is splintered over my upcoming coronation. As if things couldn’t get worse, now there’s an arrest warrant for Hudson’s and my supposed crimes—which apparently means a lifetime prison sentence with a deadly unbreakable curse.
Choices will have to be made...and I fear not everyone will survive.
The Crave series is best enjoyed in order.
Book #1 Crave
Book #2 Crush
Book #3 Covet
Book #4 Court
In one to two sentences, can you tell readers what Covet is about?
Covet is the third book in the Crave vampire series, and it follows the adventures of Grace and the rest of her paranormal crew as they try to do two things that don’t always go together—graduate high school and save the world.
What was the inspiration behind Covet?
The inspiration behind the Crave series came from me wanting to write about a girl who was a total outsider to the world that she lives in. I remember feeling like I didn’t fit in in high school, and so many of my female friends have said they felt the same way during their teen years for any number of reasons–being too tall or too short, not being pretty enough, being too smart or not feeling smart enough, having big breasts or not having big enough breasts, having curly hair or having too straight of hair … any number of things that we can’t and shouldn’t want to change. I took that feeling and amplified it for my main character, Grace, who has just lost her parents in a tragic car accident (which is alienating enough), but then added to it by transplanting her to a boarding school in Alaska filled with paranormal creatures she doesn’t understand and didn’t even know existed before she got to Katmere Academy. Grace really is a stranger in a strange land, and despite that, she comes into her power anyway. She saves herself. And, on a different note, I also really, really wanted to write a kick butt vampire book.
Do you have any writing quirks or superstitions when it comes to writing?
I don’t have any superstitions about writing, I don’t think. But I do have a quirk—or at least a routine that I do. A few years ago, my life was falling apart and I was having a terrible time writing. So a friend of mine told me to start a routine every day before sitting down to write—something that I only do when I’m going to write, so it would train my brain that it was time to work. Which is why, whenever I sit down to do some serious writing, I put my hair up in a Pebbles Flintstone type ponytail on the top of my head and do a quick little writing dance. It’s always the same dance—my time to write dance—and it is the thing that tells my mind it’s time to work ☺
When it comes to authors, who inspires you?
So many that it’s hard to name them all. Nalini Singh, Toni Morrison, Jandy Nelson, JD Salinger, JR Ward, Edgar Allan Poe, Christina Lauren, Emily Dickinson, Maya Angelou … the list goes on and on.
Favorite childhood books?
From young childhood—Put Me in the Zoo by Robert Lopshire and Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb by Dr. Seuss.
Older childhood—Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume and Ramona Quimby by Beverly Cleary.
Tween years—Sweet Valley High series and The Velvet Promise
Teen years—The Catcher in the Rye, Anthem, anything written by Nora Roberts or Judith McNaught
Favorite books to read again and again?
Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
What message do you want readers to take away from Covet?
I hope readers will find their own strength in my stories. I have a myriad of different characters in the Crave series, all flawed but all strong in their own way, and I hope readers recognize their own power and beauty as they watch my characters struggle through both mundane and extraordinary circumstances.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Tracy Wolff is a lover of vampires, dragons, and all things that go bump in the night. A one-time English professor, she now devotes all her time to writing dark and romantic stories with tortured heroes and kick-butt heroines. She has written all her sixty-plus novels from her home in Austin, Texas, which she shares with her family.
What do you think about Covet? Have you added it to your tbr yet? Let me know in the comments and have a splendiferous day!