Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce!

Sisters Red
by Jackson Pearce
     Scarlett never believed in the Fenris—werewolves drawn to the delectable charms of young girls. That all changed when in one swift attack, a Fenris murdered her grandmother and left Scarlett half-blind and horrifically scarred. Only her younger sister, Rosie, escaped unharmed as Scarlett shielded her from the Fenris’s jaws.

      Now eighteen, Scarlett’s life’s mission is to destroy the Fenris and save other girls from her fate—a mission she’s grown to love, despite herself. Armed with red cloaks and hatchets, Scarlett, Rosie, and a young woodsman, Silas, move to the city in search of answers—and vengeance. If they can find a Potential Fenris, tainted by the pack but not yet consumed by it, they can unlock the mystery that transforms them- but better yet, use him as bait.

      But unlike Scarlett, Rosie doesn't feel the thrill of the hunt in her blood. Longing for a life away from heavy responsibility and something sweeter than steel determination, Rosie finds herself drawn to Silas. More and more often, they find themselves abandoning the search for the Potential, stealing kisses, sharing secrets.

      When Scarlett discovers the romance blossoming in her midst, she abandons her sister to the woodsman, certain that her own heart has no room for love, not when it's filled with her mission, her purpose. Still, the bond between Scarlett and Rosie is too deep to truly sever, and when Scarlett discovers a way to bring her sister back to her side for good- even if it means destroying Rosie’s happiness—she is forced to make a decision that will change the course of both their lives.

      A modernization of Little Red Riding Hood, SISTERS RED is told in alternating viewpoints of Scarlett and Rosie as the sisters struggle to find the Potential, destroy the Fenris, and unwind their own tangle of romantic complexities and the deeply rooted bond between them. SISTERS RED is the first in an exciting new series of fairy tale retellings.
"Stunning; the cleverness of the mythology is equaled only by the heartstopping action. The characters become real-life friends that you never want to let go." -Carrie Jones, New York Times bestselling author of Captivate.

We talk with Jackson Pearce...
IBT: If you could bring any one character to life who would it be?

JP: Hm, that’s tough. I love all my characters, so I don’t know that there’s one more than the others I’d like to bring to life! But probably Jinn—cause he can grant my wishes :)

IBT: What are your key ingredients to a good story?

JP: To me, characters who develop into even greater characters are the key ingredient to any story. Characters are the element of a story most likely to stick with me after I’ve closed to book, and if they’re well developed, complicated characters, they stay with me for ages afterway.

IBT: What is your favorite type of hero?

JP: One who has to sacrifice. I can’t stand stories where the heroes make it to the end without having to give in and give up something important to them.

IBT:  I love reading about strong, angry, and tough female characters. Scarlett
seems to be an especially tough cookie, yet her vulnerability is just as
evident. I also love to read about compassionate characters with a lust for
life and that is very much what Rosie seems to be. How was it writing two
such different sisters with such a strong family bond? Where did the
inspiration for each personality come from?

JP: I really enjoyed writing Scarlett and Rosie because their strengths and weaknesses are so wildly different. Scarlett has devoted her life to becoming physically strong and fierce, but she’s emotionally desperate and weak. Rosie thinks she’s nowhere near as strong as Scarlett, when in reality she’s the one strong enough to break out of the mold her life has become. That said, the one thing they have in common is their devotion and love for one another. I loved being able to jump between such different characters.
As far as the inspiration for each personality, it’s hard to say. Both of them are so shaped by the first Fenris attack that their personalities really grew on their own after writing that scene.

IBT: Each author has their own take on werewolves, how close are the Fenris to
them? How difficult/easy was it creating your own mythology with the Fenris?

JP: I avoided other werewolf related movies and books while writing SISTERS RED, because I was afraid they would mess with my mythology. For my Fenris, I started with the original Red Riding Hood story— wolves driven by sex/lust/evil—and then built them up from there.

IBT: Where is this story set since Sisters Red is based on a fairy tale, did you
build your own world?

JP: SISTERS RED is set in Atlanta, Georgia, and the vast majority of places in the book actually exist in the city. Ellison, Georgia, where Scarlett and Rosie are from, is based on Madison, Georgia.

IBT: What has been the strangest source of inspiration for you?

JP: The idea for a historical novel I’m currently playing with popped up after watching an episode of Antiques Road Show!

IBT: How do you keep all of your ideas organized? How do you decide which ones
will make it on the pages of your novel?

JP: I write down every idea I get, no matter how certain I am I won’t forget it—because I usually do, in fact, forget them if I don’t write them down. Sometimes an idea takes years to develop, and sometimes an idea fizzles out. Either way, I wait until an idea starts to really speak to me, then start outlining/writing.

IBT: As an author how do you respond to those who think that censorship is a
necessary evil?

JP: It isn’t—and I’m confused by people who still think, in this day and age, that censorship can be a good thing. It’s funny because pro-censorship people would be LIVID to find out they’re being censored, yet won’t hesitate to censor someone else. The one doing the censoring is always so foolishly convinced he/she knows best…

IBT: Writing YA, do you find that you censor yourself knowing that what you are
writing is intended primarily for a younger audience?

JP:It’s funny you mention this, because I was talking with several other authors about it just last night. I can say with total confidence that I’ve never censored myself because I’m writing for young adults, because, since my characters are young adults and THEY can handle whatever situation/language I’m throwing at them, why wouldn’t real live young adults be able to handle it?

IBT: I have to ask, if you could have dinner with any three people (living,
imaginary, or dead), who would they be?

JP: Mark Twain, Nikola Tesla, and Thomas Edison :)

Winners of this contest will receive:
  • A copy of Sisters Red.
  • And the cutest little tea cup that made me think immediately of this book!
To Enter:
  • Post a comment on this post with contact information.
  • For One Extra Entry: Add contest to your blog, twitter, or other site.
  • For One Extra Entry: you an add yourself as a Follower of this blog! (Followers automatically get the extra entry.)
Contest has now closed! This contest is open to all, including international readers!


Elie said...

Great interview. That is my favorite type of hero too.

Elie said...

I put this on mysidebar

Elie said...

I am an old follower!

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Katie said...

Great interview! Jackson is AWESOME and I can't wait to read Sisters Red!

I'm a follower & I added this to my sidebar- http://www.sophistikatied.blogspot.com


Cecelia said...

Oh, count me IN! This book looks fabulous, and that teacup is precious beyond belief! Thanks!

+1 I'm a follower
+1 Added to my blog sidebar


Bookie said...

I'm itchin to read this. :) Nice interview.

Already a Follower & I Tweeted


Mandy said...

Great for the interview!
I love her (:
I follow
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Gaby G said...

Thanks for the interview. I've been reading very nice things about this book, definitely going to read it :)

Please enter me to this contest!

I'm a follower

I put a link of the contest on my blog: http://oh-my-books.blogspot.com/p/contests.html

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Unknown said...

Great interview! I defintely enjoyed reading it :)

I am a follower!

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Jessica B said...

I follow you.

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Linda Henderson said...

This book sounds very intriguing, I would love to read it.

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Linda Henderson said...

I am an old follower.

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Mariana S said...

Very Good Interview, She´s so cool xD
The book looks awesome

Im an old follower :)
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Steph Su said...

Omigosh, I'm squeeing over that teacup. Absolutely adorable! And it does look perfect next to this book.

I'm an old follower, and I've linked to this giveaway in my blog sidebar.

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Kate Treadway said...

Can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Sisters Red! What a great interview!


Josie Baker said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/MrsJasperHale08/statuses/14329275811

Jackfate1 said...

Excellent interview. Can't wait to read Sisters Red!


Stephanie said...

That is the cutest teacup ever!!!

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+1 for tweeting- http://twitter.com/StephPellegrin/status/14329895061

And +1 for being a follower :)

Anonymous said...

Great interview, and great contest! I'm so excited to read this book :)

I'm a new follower.
Here's my tweet: @thekams

Travis said...



Anonymous said...

Nice interview! :D Email is ricettebunny@live.com I remember seeing that cup at a website. Link here! http://gabrywrites.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/sisters-red-contest/

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to read it!


Martha Lawson said...

Another new to me author!! Sisters Red looks awesome.. Please enter me to win.

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Martha Lawson said...

I am an old follower on gfc

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Jessica Pages said...

Wonderful interview
Can't wait to read it.

Maidenveil said...

The interview sounds fun! Can't wait to read Sisters Red.

I'm a follower.
i linked the contest on my sidebar, maidenveil.blogspot.com
and tweeted: http://twitter.com/maidenveil/status/14334812762


B Mari Landgrebe said...

Oh, I've so been wanting to read this! And Jackson Pearce is so great, such a wonderful interview!

I'm a new follower.
Here's the link to my tweet: http://twitter.com/lights_aurora/status/14335293031


lindsayeland said...

I've been excited about this one for a loooong time! I'm a follower and my twitter automatically updates on facebook and my website!



Sterling said...

I have to say that while I'm generally burnt out on shifter books, this one looks to be quite promising and an new twist to an old story.


bookaholic said...

That was such a lovely interview. I want a copy of Sisters Red so bad! And that mug is so cute! I could die for it!!
Am a follower of the blog.
I Tweeted-http://twitter.com/Debasmitadhar/status/14337852855
Sidebar link-http://bookaholicsoye.blogspot.com/(under 'Contests' in the right sidebar)

Thank you so much for the awesome interview and contest :)

Sara said...

I'm going to see Jackson at a signing in September and it'd be wonderful to have a copy of it sooner than later!

+1 comment
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+1 I'm a follower!


Anonymous said...

Great interview.

I put this on my Twitter: http://twitter.com/nlmars/status/14339767986

And I became a follower :)

EVA SB said...

Goood interview - I like character based stories so this book sounds right for me


EVA SB said...

I tweeted


EVA SB said...

I'm follower


Bunny B said...

Thanks so much! Great interview. I would love to read Sisters Red!
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Bunny B said...

Loyal blog follower!
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Bunny B said...

Blogged: http://bunnymoney9.blogspot.com/2010/05/imperial-beach-teen-blog-sisters-red-by.html
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ReaderGirl said...

I'm a follower! readergirlreviews@gmail.com


Little Miss Becky :) said...

Fantastic interview! She is so right about Hero needing to sacrifice, too.

I added this contests to my sidebar at storiesandsweeties.com and I'm a follower!



ally said...

Awesome interview! Jackson is filled with epicness =)! Count me in!


*am a follower!*

Sidebar link: http://allyversustime.blogspot.com/p/contests.html

buddyt said...

I think that all readers wonder at some time where authors get there inspiration from and I know that they are often from really strange places or incidents. Red Riding Hood and the Antiques Roadshow certainly qualify.

I wonder though were the inspiration for your characters comes from ?

Do you draw on facets of people you know or see?

Thanks for the giveaway, please enter me if it is open worldwide.

Carol t

buddytho {at} gmail DOT com

Alan said...

I recently visited your blog. It is a very interesting one. Keep it up.


Sylvia said...

I loved her first book! I can't wait to read Sisters Red, so thank you for this contest!


Sylvia said...

I'm an old follower:)


Precious said...

Great interview! Sisters Red sound like a good read. Please include me!

+ follower
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Anonymous said...

Ooh, I can't wait to read this book! Please enter me in the drawing.

I also tweeted about it: @stephanieburgis

My contact info is: stephanieburgis AT yahoo.com

Pagecrawler said...

Great giveaway (thanks to @stephanieburgis for the link that bought me here) Love Jackson Pearce and can't wait to read this I am now a new follower too


Andrea said...

I like Jackson Pearce and i liked to read this interview. Thank you for it!

I am a follower now. And here is my tweet: http://twitter.com/Spacy73


Emmagan said...

I love reading the Interview!

I posted the contest in my sidebar http://everythingyouwant-emmagan.blogspot.com/

I am a old follower


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Sara said...

Sounds really interesting! Great review!


Anonymous said...

I'd love to win this!


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Anonymous said...

Great interview! I love Jackson Pearce...she seems like she'd be fun to hang out with!

I'm a follower! =)

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Alexandra said...

I would love to have the chance to read this!!

Alexandra said...

I am an old follower!

Brittany said...

Great interview!
I tweeted:
I'm a new follower :)


Deborah C said...

I'd love to win! The tea cup is really sweet :-)


jpetroroy said...

Great interview.

jpetroroy at gmail dot com

+1 added myself as a follower

E.J. Stevens said...

Great interview! I can't wait to read this book and would love a chance to win. Plus, that teacup is to die for!



+1 old follower

Llehn said...

I'd love to play please!

Already a follower :D


Samantha LeAnne said...

Awesome interview!

I think I am in love with a teacup!!!

I am a follower.


Samantha LeAnne

mariska said...

I would really like to have the book and that cute tea cup ! Enter me in !

* +1 i tweeted : http://twitter.com/becunique/status/14401968656

* +1 Old Follower !

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Lillie (AliseOnLife) said...

This is a great interview. I love Jackson Pearce's answer of Nikola Tesla. I'd want to meet him too.

I'm a follower.


Sab H. said...

Wow awesome interview! She is awesome!

+1 Sidebar: www.yabliss.com

+1 Follower

Riv Re said...

I'm an old follower.

Spellboundbybooks Mel said...

Awesome Interview!
I'm a new follower


Giada M. said...
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Giada M. said...

Thank you for the interview and for making this awesome contest international!^O^

I'm an old follower.

Giada M.

fabgiada @ gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Wonderful interview. I've had my eye on Sisters Red for a while now.

angel28140 (AT) yahoo (DOT) com

I tweeted:

And I'm a follower (Lisa M. Basso)

Alice said...

+1 sidebar: http://aseverebookaddict.blogspot.com
+1 follower

Thanks for this contest!

Katie said...

I read As You Wish just this year and really liked it! Can't wait for this book too!

Katelyn Burton said...

Yay to being a follower!

Email: katelyn.burton17@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Great interview and I do love fairy tale retellings.

carolsnotebook at yahoo dot com

angie said...

I loved the interview! I can't wait to read this book!

I am a follower

I tweeted http://twitter.com/bangersis/status/14439886840


Gina said...

Great post! Love the questions regarding censorship in writing. I definitely agree....it may make it so not every young adult can or will read the book, but that's up to them to decide and would be the same case whether or not it was censored (they'd just pick another reason to read or avoid it).

As far as your contest...I've had my eye on this book for a while now...just haven't had a chance to pick up a copy for myself. Your contest? Tre magnifique! Plus I can totally see why the mug reminded you of the book (so cute!).

+1 - Adding to blog sidebar under contests - http://insatiablereaders.blogspot.com

Thanks for the chance....and happy reading!


Margay Leah Justice said...

This sounds like such a good book! Please enter me.


Linna said...

Thanks so much for making this international <3

+1 Follower (I really love all those author interviews you've done so far!)


Julie! said...

:D Goood interview!! This book sounds good!!


Bianca said...

Loved the questions and thanks for the giveaweay!!

I am a follower

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elaing8 said...

Great interview.I'm looking forward to reading this book.

I am already a follower

tweeted http://twitter.com/elaing8/status/14462356891


throuthehaze said...

Great interview! I can't wait to read this book :)

I am an old follower

throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Okapi said...

This interview is so interesting! I want to have dinner with Mark Twain!


+ 1 Follower
+ 1 twitter: http://twitter.com/faellie_lupe/status/14468208028

Rica Eat World said...

thanks for this giveaway! and great interview!

Rica Chan

extra entry: http://twitter.com/xoxo4rica

Katelyn Burton said...

Loved the interview, sooo...
Added it to my blog!



donnas said...

Great interview. Really looking forward to this book.

Tweet - http://twitter.com/DonnaS1/status/14476940587

Im a follower

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Brodie said...

Great interview! I've been wanting to read this ever since I saw it featured on The Hiding Spot blog. Love at first sight with the cover gorgeous cover! I would love to be entered :)

+1 Tweeted - http://twitter.com/peacelovebooksx/status/14419838631
+1 Already following


Jenny N. said...

Great interview and thanks for the contest

+1 Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Jullysay/statuses/14513318861

+1 Already a follower


Laina said...

Great interview!! Jackson rocks :)

+1 Linked here: http://bookcontestlinks.blogspot.com/2010/05/thursday-may-21th-2010.html
+1 I'm a follower :)

Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

please enter me :)


Audrey (holes In My brain) said...

and i'm an old follower!


babygirlG said...

I would love to read Sisters Red.

I'm a follower.


Badass Bookie said...

Ohhhhh, I love the cover !!!!! it looks soooo good ;P Sister Red? does it have anything to do with Little Red Riding Hood? ( coze you mentioned fairytlaes...) Anyway, fantastic giveaway!

+1 follower
+1 Blog mention

Bidisha said...

Such a great interview! I love strong central female characters and it looks like this book has them. Also, her take on werewolves in the form of Fenris, sounds very interesting. I'd love to read this!

I follow you.
I tweeted (www.twitter.com/bee_muses)
I sidebar-ed (www.talkmusebanter.blogspot.com)

Love the teacup :D


Liyana said...

I'd love to win this! :)

Mearadh said...

I watched the trailer for this, and I am STOKED. I really want to read this.

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debbie said...

I would love to read this, it sounds really good.
I am a follower.

Koey said...

I'd love to win this!

Koey @ The Bookaholics
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Koey said...

I'm a follower.

Koey @ The Bookaholics
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Vicky said...

+1 follower


Rin said...

I really want to read Sisters Red!
I'm a follower and tweeted about this here.


Kelly said...

+1 Great interview! I am so excited about Sisters Red. I have always had a thing for wolves lol. Please enter me.

+1 Old follower via GFC

+1 Sidebar: kghbookhunter.blogspot.com

Thanks for hosting!

Ruth (Book Focus) said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway! The book looks really good - and nice interview! :)

+ 1 follower
+ 1 tweeted! http://twitter.com/phyntosia/status/14826653511

Contact: kiwibooklover at gmail dot com

Kat said...

oh, I"ve been meaning to read this one! Thanks for the giveaway :)
I'm Kat and can be reached at...
everadored@gmail dot com

Shy said...

Thanks for this interview and giveaway! Just read a review on this book couple days back and it sure sounds spectacular. Please include me in the giveaway!

+1 Sidebar: http://bibliophiles-journal.blogspot.com (Click on International Contests)

+1 Follower!

Thanks again =)


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Lena1xoxo said...

Thanks for hosting this. I've been dying to read Sisters Red.

+1 follower
+1 added to blog sidebar: http://addicted2novels.blogspot.com

*crosses fingers*


Sonia said...

Hi! Great interview! I'm a follower :)



Anonymous said...

I just found you through Steph Su! It's great-- so I'm a new follower!

I would love to enter, I love Jackson Pearce!


Thank you so much! I'm going to go finish poking around your blog! :)

Lasha said...

wow im really loving this book, really good interview!! i think this author and down to earth!! i saw her video with a remix to kesha and i thoguht it was socute and fabulous. i thinks she is talented and i would love to read this book. please enter me!

Thanks for the giveaway!
arudd908 at gmail dot com

Biki said...

This looks great, please count me in!

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The Lovely Reader said...

This is such a long interview :) Thanks for taking the time to do it. Please enter me. I would love to read SISTERS RED

barbrafl737 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Nadinax said...

Very interesting interview! I'm dying to read this book

I tweeted about this: http://twitter.com/nadiacoradin/status/15001224269


Kate said...

Great interview & giveaway. That teacup is so cute!

sidebar: www.sithereandread.com

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jen7waters said...

I want to enter too!

email: jen7waters@gmail.com

posted this giveaway on my blog: http://cuidadocomodalmata.wordpress.com/

New follower!

Nancye said...

Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the chance.

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Nancye said...

Follower via GFC

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Janet Johnson said...

Great interview. Sounds like a great book!

I love it when the MC has to sacrifice too. Makes it more real.

Janet Johnson said...

Oops, and I'm a new follower too.

rjljohnson DOT janet AT gmail DOT com

I'm putting you on my sidebar now. Fun contest!

teen said...

You asked very good question in your interview, and I'm a follower!

Sylvia said...

Thanks so much for this contest! I can't wait to read Sisters Red, I really liked As You Wish:)
I'm an old follower:)


Tia said...

I've been hearing great things about the book--it looks so interesting! (I'm a follower)

tiasbook AT gmail DOT com

Misha said...

Thank you so much for making the contest international!
I am a follower

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Sharli said...

Sounds like an awesome book1 I've been hearing a lot about it for a while. Can't wait to read it!

I'm a follower, please enter me!
I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/Entre_Libros/status/15986015858

Thank you!
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Lara said...

Oh I really want to read this one- great interview!

I'm a follower and my email is absolutelybooked@gmail.com

Beth (maybe-tomorrow.org) said...

I'm dying to get my hands on this book! And it looks like I'm not the only one lol.

Great interview! It's always great to read the thoughts behind these books from the author themselves!


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