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Friday, June 6, 2014

Paranoia by J.R. Johansson Will Soon Be Out! New Interview and Giveaway-Enter Today!

With Every Night of Blissful Sleep Darkness Grows Inside Him.

Product Details

  • Title: Paranoia (Book 2 The Night Walkers Series)
  • Author: J.R. Johansson
  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Series: The Night Walkers (Book 2)
  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Flux (June 8, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0738740187
  •  FTC: FYI  Received a review e-copy from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.


Book Description from Goodreads:
In the aftermath of the events that nearly killed him, Parker Chipp is trying to learn to cope better with life as a Watcher. And it seems to be working...until he wakes up in jail with a hangover and 12 hours of missing time. Darkness has somehow taken control and Parker doesn't have a clue how to stop him. He finds an unlikely ally in Jack, the mysterious guy in the motorcycle jacket who offers to help Parker master his abilities as a Watcher. But even as they practice, the darkness inside Parker is getting more and more powerful, taking over Parker’s body and doing everything he can to destroy Parker's life.

When Jack reveals that there is another kind of Night Walker, known as a Taker, Parker starts to wonder if the strange things happening in Oakville are more than just a coincidence. After all, people are more than just sleepwalking. They're emptying their savings accounts with no memory of doing so, wandering into strange parts of town and disappearing, they're even killing other people--all in their sleep. If Parker wants to find out what's happening or have any hope of seeing his father again, he’ll have to defy Jack and put his own life in danger...because the more he learns about these other Night Walkers, the more certain he becomes that his life isn't the only one that could be lost.

I reviewed this book in March and loved it! Here is my review:
It was so exciting to get the chance to read Paranoia early before it's release. Insomnia was one of my favorite reads last year. I was completely taken in to the world of the Night Walkers. Parker's journey in Paranoia is just as crazy and intense as it was Insomnia. You will find that there is no "2nd book in the series" let down here. There is more creepiness and wild happenings as Darkness takes over Parker's life. There are more shocking twists and turns as readers learn more about the world of The Night Walkers and their enemies. In Paranoia we also get to know more about Finn, Addie, Mia and surprisingly enough, Parker's father. Every character in this story is so well developed that it's hard to pick a favorite. I do have to say that I was intrigued by the character Jack. I was THRILLED to see what the author is doing with this character.

If you are a fan of Insomnia (Book one in the series) I can assure you that you'll not be disappointed in Paranoia. In fact, you may be liking this second book even better!

Here is the fantastic interview with J.R. Johansson:

-How did you come up with the title of Paranoia? 
I'm not even sure, to be honest. I think I just started thinking of names that fit well with Insomnia and it fit perfectly and it was done. I'm not even sure if there was a discussion about it. I think everyone just said, "Yep, that's it." And it was over. 

-Have you been surprised at the success of this series? Why?
I've been very happily surprised by how well the Night Walkers Series has done. Everything about this series has caught me off guard--from the fact that it sold overseas first to the fact that it was the bestselling title for my publisher last year--so I shouldn't let it surprise me anymore, but somehow it still does. I've been very lucky and I am thrilled it has found such devoted readers. 

-What's the hardest part about writing a character like Parker?
The hardest part would have to be making him walk that line between right and wrong, and yet striving to still keep him like-able. It's also one of the things that makes him so fun to write. I really enjoy writing Parker and Darkness. It's been a true challenge and I've loved it. He does things that main characters generally can't get away with, that kind of freedom was very liberating. He truly wants to be good, he just doesn't always achieve it. Too many characters are perfect. I don't want perfection, I love flaws. They're very humanizing.

-What are you most excited about your next book coming out?
SO MANY THINGS! I love CUT ME FREE. It's that book that I really poured so much of my heart into and I can't wait for it to be out in the world...but I'm also terrified for it to come out. It's a very mixed-up kind of anticipation that I'm feeling, but it's coming whether I'm ready or not. :) Guess I better get ready.

-What is the best part about being a writer?
There are so many great things...I think my favorite part is seeing how words and worlds that I create have an ability to make people feel things. Sometimes it's fear, sometimes it's anticipation and excitement. Either way, something I made up in my head created real emotion in another person and that's a very special and unique thing. I love being a part of that kind of creation.

Meet Author J.R. JOHANSSON a young adult thriller author. Her books INSOMNIA, PARANOIA (June 2014), and a third untitled book (June 2015) are with Flux Books. CUT ME FREE (Winter 2015) and another untitled book (Winter 2016) will be coming out with FSG/Macmillan.  She has a B.S. degree in public relations and a background in marketing. She credits her abnormal psychology minor with inspiring many of her characters. When she's not writing, she loves reading, playing board games, and sitting in her hot tub. Her dream is that someday she can do all three at the same time. She has two young sons and a wonderful husband. In fact, other than her cat, Cleo, she's nearly drowning in testosterone.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting the blog tour stop, Sheila! The interview was so fun, your review blew my mind, and you were awesome (as always) to work with! :)


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