Monday, February 3, 2014

Unremarkable by Lindy Zart Book Review, Interview and Giveaway

Thrust into a reality that should be myth, Honor does what she has to do to survive. Some things are easy to say goodbye to. Others things, like her very being, are not so easy to let go of. And when she does, what then? What will she become? 

Unremarkable, Anything But #2, by Lindy Zart

Here's what I thought...

  Yes!! Finally the continuation of Honor, Christian, Issac, and Ryder's story commences. I love this series so much, I instantly became overwhelmed with emotion as soon as I began the first page of Unremarkable. The ending of Ordinary (book one in the Anything But series) was so- no pun intended- remarkable, I was absolutely rabid to read on to see what happened next. Unfortunately I had to wait a few months to get my hands on Unremarkable, but with it becoming one of my most anticipated releases of the year, it only made me want to delve back into it more and more. 
  I missed the Anything But series so much, the release of Unremarkable was the only thing I could think about...well, until it came out! 
  So when I got my hands on it, I read it...from cover to less than ten hours. 
  Unremarkable was just as magnificent and fast-paced as Ordinary! I loved it just as much, and if possible, my love for the Anything But series has grown. But I will say this...Unremarkable has one thing that Ordinary did not. Heart. Break. 
  At about...oh, 60% of the way through the book, I had to message Lindy and make sure my favorite character was going to be okay. She said she wouldn't tell me (I don't blame her, honestly), and that explains why I couldn't put the book down, ignored reality, and read and read for ten straight hours. 
  The ending of Unremarkable, of course, had me wanting more. Honor, Issac, Christian, and Ryder's story isn't over yet, and although I've just gotten book two, I am in desperate need of book three. 
  Lindy Zart is, and will continue to be, one of my most favorite Indie authors in the world. 
  Read this series!!! You will not regret it. 

An Interview with Author Lindy Zart

Now, I've done many, many author interviews that have been positively amazing! I've enjoyed doing them all, and each and every experience is a treasured one, but when I heard that I was going to have the opportunity to interview Lindy Zart, I could not have been any more excited. I finally get to nag- I mean, politely ask Lindy some incredibly anticipated questions! So here it is, my interview with Lindy Zart. Enjoy!!!

The Literary Connoisseur: Hello, Lindy! Thank you so much for sitting down with me, and answering some questions about your work, your latest book release, and your authoring! If you're ready, let's begin.

The Literary Connoisseur: Out of all of the books you've published, what would you say is your favorite piece of work? 

Lindy Zart: This is hard. All of my books are special to me because of one reason or another. I would say Dating Husbands has been the most fun to write so far. I like to laugh and I certainly made myself laugh a lot while reading it...which could be good or bad, I'm not sure.

The Literary Connoisseur: Is writing a great passion of yours? Did you write when you were younger?

Lindy Zart: I am OBSESSED with writing. I have oodles of stories in my head throughout the day and am always thinking of new ones too. I really hope I can get them all written. I think I have enough stories to last me about five years of writing time. So I guess I won't get bored. And yes, I started writing around the age of twelve with song lyrics, poetry, and short stories, and haven't stopped since.

The Literary Connoisseur: Without spoilers, how did the plot for Ordinary come to you? 

Lindy Zart: I love zombies. I wanted to write something about them, only make it original and put a new twist on it. Hence the Anything But series.

The Literary Connoisseur: I know we're all excited to read the sequel to Ordinary, Unremarkable! Are you working on any new projects? 

Lindy Zart: I am always working on something, and sometimes multiple things. I have the third book in the Charmed trilogy bugging me, along with the third book in the Anything But series, a sci-fi/dystopian stand-alone, and a NA Romantic Comedy I started years ago. I've been dabbling in all, but my main focus has been the NARC since I'm about halfway in to it. I figured I should finish it.

The Literary Connoisseur: Do you personally look up to any other authors? Do you have any author role models? 

Lindy Zart: Hmm. Not really. I mean, I have my favorite authors to read, but do I aspire to be like any of them or to be compared to them? No. I want to be me and be known for my style of writing. I like individualism.

The Literary Connoisseur: Where would you like to see your hard work take you? Where do you see yourself in ten years?

Lindy Zart: I don't want to think about ten years from now. The thought of my appearance in that amount of time makes me want to shudder. Ha ha. But, writing-wise, I hope I am writing full-time, have a good following, and have made the NYT Bestseller's List. If none of that happens, I'll still be writing.

The Literary Connoisseur: Do your friends and family read your books? 

Lindy Zart: Some of them do, yes, but I seem to get the most feedback from strangers, which I suppose, is how it should be. Friends and family may tell you things just to be nice, but strangers don't feel obligated to do the same.

The Literary Connoisseur: What thoughts go through your mind, and what emotions do you feel when you see your name on a published book? Actually, MANY published books! 

Lindy Zart:  I have a myriad of thoughts and feelings when I look at my books. Sometimes I wonder what I think I'm doing; thinking anyone would want to read anything I write, and other times, I am amazed that I have written something people want to read. It goes back and forth. I think that's normal. Well, for me it is.

The Literary Connoisseur: Do you have a favorite place to sit down and write? If so, where?

Lindy Zart: I like to write in sunshine, with music and coffee beside me. It doesn't really matter WHERE I am as long as I have some of those with me.

The Literary Connoisseur: Who would you say is your "rock?" When the going gets tough with your occupation, who do you go to for support? 

Lindy Zart: I have met so many amazingly supportive people since I published, and it is usually some of them I turn to when I am feeling out of sorts about something. Fans, bloggers, fellow authors--they all get me back on my feet when I feel like falling.

The Literary Connoisseur: If you could say anything to your fans, what would it be?

Lindy Zart: I love you! You're what makes me want to keep writing. Every encouraging word or praise I get from you about my work shows me maybe I am doing something right. Zartians For Life! 

The Literary Connoisseur: Is there anything you want your followers to know? Possibly a teaser for an upcoming book or something of the sort? 

Lindy Zart: How about a teaser from the third book in the Anything But series?

"I—” Ryder stiffened as he glanced up, immediately moving for her before she could ask what was wrong, pulling her into his strong arms. He placed his mouth close to her ear. “Don't...move,” he said, his lips grazing her earlobe. 
Honor went still, fighting an urge to close her eyes and sink into his embrace. With all the tragedy surrounding them, there were moments when she could forget about it all, but only with Ryder. That made him dangerous to her. He had no scent and his body was cool, but she thought she could smell a hint of cinnamon just the same and his nearness warmed her. Focus, Honor. Her eyes scanned the dark, wondering what he had seen or heard. 
“What is it?” she whispered.
“Beyond the fence. Someone's out there, watching us. Kiss me,” he demanded abruptly.
“What?” She started to pull away, but his grip tightened.
“Lovesick kids aren't going to warrant much attention. Kiss me.”
Their body temperatures were colder than a normal human being's, but when Ryder's lips touched hers, heat swept through her. It wasn't a quick kiss—it was deep and lingering. With his fingers locked in her thick hair and his front pressed to hers, Honor was thinking he was certainly making the most of the situation. She couldn't complain, though, because it felt...right. When he finally ended the kiss, she stared at him in bemusement.
His lips curved. “You look like you enjoyed that.”
That dispelled whatever soft feelings she'd been having. “I did not,” she protested.
One eyebrow lifted knowingly, but he said nothing more, his eyes searching the forest of trees beyond the fence. Ryder's hands still rested gently on her waist and Honor moved away, ignoring the trickle of disappointment that weaved through her.

The Literary Connoisseur: Lindy, thank you so much for joining us again! I look forward to hearing more from you in the future. Stay awesome!! 

More about Lindy Zart: 

About Lindy Zart:

I've been writing since I was a wee lass. I was reading before that; possibly while still in the womb. Don't think about that too much. I started out with short horror stories and poetry. I was terrible at it. The poems not so much, but the stories were awful. I decided to finish a book (and I DO mean finish--I'd started plenty throughout the years) when I was in my mid-twenties (so not that long ago because I'm young and will forever stay that way). Again, not my best work.
But that's the thing about writing; it improves with time. (It's also a good thing to know your work can't possibly be any worse than it was when you first started.) What I love most about writing is having people tell me how much they enjoy my work, how my writing touches them, makes them feel intensely. Bringing a reader to laughter or tears is a wonderful feeling for a writer, and no, I'm not sadistic. *insert evil laugh HERE* It means I got them to feel, to respond to something I created.
Also, I just like to make stuff up and put it down on paper. I have an endless supply of stories in my head; lots of stuff to share with the world. Happy Reading!

Find Lindy online:

Visit Lindy at her website here!

Her Facebook page here!

Her Goodreads page here!

And her Amazon page here!
(Here you'll find ALL of Lindy's books!)

Both books in the Anything But series are only 99 cents!! Get them here! 

99 cents!!!                         99 cents!!!

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I hope you've enjoyed our little Lindy Zart takeover! Please take the time out to thank Lindy for stopping by and check out her books! Thank you for joining us for this little event! Happy Reading, my Lit-Wits!!!

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