Monday, August 13, 2012

Karin Slaughter Criminal Blog Tour with Giveaway and Q/A

I am so excited to have Karin Slaughter answering a Q/A with a Giveaway at Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews.

Karin Slaughter is currently touring to promote her new release Criminal.

For more information about the book, please visit

Thank you Karin and Authors on the Web for letting me join your blog tour with a Giveaway and Q/A.

Please take it away, Karin!

Questions and Answers

Who are some of your favorite authors?

Karin Slaughter: Mo Hayder, Lee Child, Michael Connelly, John Connolly, Lisa Gardner, Tess Gerritsen, Gillian Flynn, Denise Mina, Flannery O’Connor, Charlaine Harris, Kelley Armstrong, Margaret Mitchell … countless others.

What's a typical day like for you?

Karin Slaughter: My days vary depending on what I’m working on.  If I’m writing a book, then I get up and start writing and don’t stop until I either pass out or can’t go on.  It’s a really stupid way to do it, but I’m thirteen books in, so maybe I should just accept this is how it’s going to be!

Have you ever experienced a dangerous situation like in your books?

Karin Slaughter: Good Lord no!  For which I am extremely grateful.  I have used several types of weapons from handguns to automatic weapons, so I would hope that should the need arise, I can defend myself.

What kind of music do you like to listen to?  What are some of your favorite bands/artists?

Karin Slaughter: Heart has always been one of my favorites, and I grew up worshipping Madonna, but I’m more country than rock-n-roll.  Cowboy Junkies, Shelby Lynne, Dixie Chicks, Red Molly, Lucinda Williams — a bunch of women harmonizing is my favorite listening pleasure.  I will admit to rockin’ some Beyonce on the treadmill, though.

Will Sara and Will have a HEA)?

Karin Slaughter: You’ll have to keep reading to see!

Are your characters based on people you know?

Karin Slaughter: I’m sure that bits and pieces of actual people seep into the making of a character, but I never take a whole person and stick everything about them into a book.  That’s kind of cheating!

Just curious will we see Will's ex-wife again?  Will she cause trouble for Sara and Will?

Karin Slaughter: If you know anything about Angie, you know she’ll always cause trouble.  I see a book down the line that tells us a thing or two about her.  For instance, haven’t you ever wondered what she’s up to when she disappears?

What hobbies do you enjoy?

Karin Slaughter: I love playing board games and putting together puzzles.  Also, I like to run on the treadmill (unfortunately, not enough).  And of course reading is my main pleasure.  There’s no greater gift you can give yourself than reading a good story.

Author Bio

Karin Slaughter is the #1 internationally bestselling author of several novels, including the Grant County series. A long-time resident of Atlanta, she splits her time between the kitchen and the living room.

Criminal: A Novel [Hardcover]

Product Description
Karin Slaughter’s new novel is an epic tale of love, loyalty, and murder that encompasses forty years, two chillingly similar murder cases, and a good man’s deepest secrets.

Will Trent is a brilliant agent with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Newly in love, he is beginning to put a difficult past behind him. Then a local college student goes missing, and Will is inexplicably kept off the case by his supervisor and mentor, deputy director Amanda Wagner. Will cannot fathom Amanda’s motivation until the two of them literally collide in an abandoned orphanage they have both been drawn to for different reasons. Decades before — when Will’s father was imprisoned for murder — this was his home.

Flash back nearly forty years. In the summer Will Trent was born, Amanda Wagner is going to college, making Sunday dinners for her father, taking her first steps in the boys’ club that is the Atlanta Police Department. One of her first cases is to investigate a brutal crime in one of the city’s worst neighborhoods. Amanda and her partner, Evelyn, are the only ones who seem to care if an arrest is ever made.

Now the case that launched Amanda’s career has suddenly come back to life, intertwined with the long-held mystery of Will’s birth and parentage. And these two dauntless investigators will each need to face down demons from the past if they are to prevent an even greater terror from being unleashed.

A masterpiece of character, atmosphere, and riveting suspense, Criminal is the most powerful and moving novel yet from one of our most gifted storytellers at work today.

Giveaway Rules

Thanks to Authors on the Web I am thrilled to be able to offer 2 copies of Criminal by Karin Slaughter to two lucky winners.

This giveaway is only open to the US and Canada and No P.O. BOXES please (prizes are being sent by the publisher)!

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The contest runs till August 27th and ends at 11:59 PM EST!

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