Thursday, June 19, 2014

Blog Tour: DEFECTOR by Susanne Winnacker | Author Interview + Giveaway!

Hi everyone! Welcome to the OFFICIAL Book Tour for DEFECTOR by Susanne Winnacker!
Today is my stop on the tour and I am so excited to be apart of it! :) I absolutely adore this series, and happy to be able to work with the author to bring you a fabulous interview I did with Suzanne. There is also a great giveaway to win copies of Defector and even an audiobook of Impostor. I hope you enjoy this post and thanks for stopping by!

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Title: DEFECTOR (A Variants Novel) 
Author: Susanne Winnacker
Publisher: Razorbill 
Pub. Date: June 26, 2014 
Pages: 288 
Genre: YA - Science Fiction & Fantasy > Thriller

Tessa has finally made peace with her life as a Variant. She and long-time love Alec are officially a couple, and for the first time, she has everything she wants.

But the air is tense at FEA headquarters. An agent has disappeared, and rogue variant organization Abel’s Army is likely the culprit.

When Tessa is summoned for her second mission, she is unexpectedly launched into a massive conspiracy. Her best friend Holly is kidnapped and Tessa knows it was meant to be her. But who is after her? And more importantly, why?

When the FEA’s efforts to rescue Holly don’t yield any results, Tessa takes matters into her own hands. Desperate to save her friend and uncover the mystery behind Abel’s Army, Tessa launches her own investigation—but nothing could prepare her for what she finds. Everyone in her life is harboring secrets: Alec, her estranged mother, even the father she never knew.

The truth will take her out on the road and out of her comfort zone, with danger lurking everywhere. Summoning all of her courage and strength, Tessa must decide who can be trusted and what is worth fighting for—even if it means going against the life she thought she wanted. Her final decision will leave readers breathless.
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Hi Susanne - Thank you ever so much for stopping by my blog today. :) It's an honor to have you.
Thank you for having me on your blog!

1. Name 3 things about yourself that your readers may not know? (ex. I can't swim or my favorite candy is nerds)

I HATE riding the bicycle. The last time I had to do it was about 15 years ago and all the scars on my body are from bicycle accidents.
I married my first love.
My mother is from Bosnia.

2. Name a few of your favorite lines from IMPOSTOR or DEFECTOR (tease us?)

“Usually when I touched someone, there was a certain kind of energy, a unique presence I could feel; but with Madison I felt nothing. Still, as I stood there among the beeping machines, I could feel my body absorb her data.” – Impostor
“Soon, I’d be able to copy her perfectly despite the fact that I didn’t yet know anything about her – not about her worries, her fears, or her dreams. I’d be nothing but a hollow imitation of the girl she used to be.” – Impostor
“I wrapped my arms around my chest, as if that could stop him from looking into my heart, from seeing everything I didn’t want him or anyone else to know. “ – Defector
“There was a stillness to his face that should have scared me, warned me of the fury that was simmering beneath his controlled mask.” – Defector

3. Do you have a favorite character in either book which you felt was the most fun to write about?

I think the most fun to write was Major, because he’s somewhat of a mystery to the reader. But of course I LOVED writing Tessa, or I wouldn’t have chosen her as my main character.

4. Use DEFECTOR in a Acronym using words to describe your book.

Wow, this is more difficult than I thought, but here it is:
D - Dangerous
E - Emotional
F – Fast-paced
E - Exciting
C – cute at times
T - Tantalizing
O – OMG (that counts, right?)
R - renegade

5. What has been your biggest challenge in writing your series?

Trying not to reveal everything at once. ;) When I plan a series, I usually know how it’ll end and what will happen to get there, and I’m always very impatient to finally reveal everything I’ve planned.

6. Do you plan on writing another book or series? If so, can you give us a hint to what may be coming next?

I’d love to write another book in the Variants series. I’m also working on a new YA and a middle grade!

7. If IMPOSTOR and DEFECTOR was made into a movie, who do you see playing Tessa and Alec?

That’s a difficult question for me. I don’t have certain actors in mind when I think about Tessa and Alec, but I really hope they’ll choose someone who’s a little edgy for Alec, not just a pretty face. He’s lived through a lot and it should reflect in his looks. As for Tessa, I’d love someone strong for her, but someone who has hints of vulnerability. Someone like Jennifer Lawrence.

8. Final thoughts? Is there anything you'd like to tell your fans here at Bittersweet Enchantment?

I’m so excited for YOU to finally read Defector. It’s a book that’s going to shock you and I can’t wait to hear how you feel about it.  

About The Author: Susanne Winnacker

Find Susanne @

Susanne Winnacker studied law before she became a full-time writer. She lives with her husband, a dog and three bunnies in Germany. She loves coffee (in every shape and form), traveling and animals.

When she isn't writing, you can usually find her in the kitchen, experimenting with new vegan dishes.

Her YA thriller IMPOSTOR will be published on May 28, 2013. It has been optioned for TV by Warner Brothers! 

Please use the form below to enter.

 2 hardcovers of DEFECTOR and 1 Impostor audiobook. 

Giveaway international. 3 winners.

Tour Schedule:

Week One:
6/16/2014- Jump Into BooksReview
6/16/2014- Literary MeanderingsGuest Post
6/17/2014- YA Story TellerReview
6/17/2014- Supernatural SnarkInterview
6/18/2014Crossroad ReviewsReview
6/18/2014The Cover ContessaGuest Post
6/19/2014Book SwoonReview
6/19/2014Bittersweet EnchantmentInterview
6/20/2014The Storybook KingdomReview

Week Two:
6/20/2014Fantasy Book AddictGuest Post
6/23/2014Shayna Varadeaux Books & ReviewsReview
6/23/2014Fire and IceInterview
6/24/2014FiktshunPromo Post
6/24/2014A Dream Within A DreamGuest Post
6/25/2014Such a Novel IdeaInterview
6/26/2014Becoming BooksReview
6/26/2014Addicted ReadersGuest Post
6/27/2014Library of the SeenReview
6/27/2014Mom With A KindleInterview


  1. I loooooove the covers for both books. I can't wait to get my hands on Defector - I ate Impostor right up :) Great writing all the way through!

  2. Awesome cover and love the acronym!

  3. I like the cover it is really cool. I have put Defector on my wishlist.

  4. The cover looks so pretty! Can't wait to read Defector!

  5. I love the cover! Very reminiscent of Jordan Catalano, lol. :)

  6. You have talent,girl.

    No, really. it's awesome. I always pray for interesting books to have cool covers. And in this case my prayers have been listened :,D

  7. Dangerous, Emotional, Fast-paced, Exciting... wow!
    Just by looking at the cover, I can tell that it's really interesting, and has a great story behind it. <3

  8. HI! The cover looks soft yet dangerous. Love that she has a green eye and a blue eye. Pretty yet bizarre. Thanks for the chance!

  9. The cover really intrigues me. Would totally love to read this book


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