Author Interview & Book Giveaway: Crusade by Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie

Welcome to Authors Nancy Holder & Debbie Viguie.

Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguié co-authored the New York Times bestselling series Wicked for Simon and Schuster. They have continued their collaboration with the Crusade series, also for Simon and Schuster, and the Wolf Springs Chronicles for Delacorte (2011.)


If you could travel in a Time Machine would you go back to the past or into the future?
Debbie – The past!
Nancy: The past

If you could invite any 5 people to dinner who would you choose?
Nancy: Richard Dean Anderson, JK Rowling, Stephen King, Debbie, and my daughter.

If you were stranded on a desert island what 3 things would you want with you?
Debbie – a lighter, a knife, and sunscreen
Nancy: a satellite radio, a solar-powered laptop, and a cruise ship

What is one book everyone should read?
Debbie – Just to be fair I’ll exclude my books and Nancy’s. So, the Bible, and after that the complete works of William Shakespeare.

If you were a superhero what would your name be?
Debbie – Glamour
Nancy: Nancy the Vampire Slayer

If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
Debbie – It’s a tossup between flight and mind control.
Nancy: Understanding the mind of a teenager

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?
Debbie – chocolate or cake batter
Nancy: Lappert’s/Disneyland Dole Whip

What is your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Debbie – a banana split
Nancy: cold pizza and cold milk

What’s your favorite music genre? Favorite artist? Song?
Debbie – I don’t have a favorite genre; I gravitate more toward individual songs. Favorite artist is a three way tie between Loreena McKennitt, the Beach Boys, and Rhapsody of Fire. My favorite song is easy – Holding Out For a Hero by Bonnie Tyler.
Nancy: I’ll go with Debbie on Loreena McKennitt, Rhapsody of Fire, and I love movie soundtracks, but just the instrumental portions. My favorite song is “Magic of the Wizard’s Dream” by Rhapsody of FIre.

Is there anything you need in order to write? (ie Chocolate, quiet, music)
Debbie – Cheez-Its and Coca Cola.
Nancy: music, coffee, and if there’s ramen, so much the better!

Night owl, or early bird?
Debbie – Night owl.
Nancy: Both, but if there were no other constraints, night owl.

One food you would never eat?
Debbie – brussel sprouts
Nancy: Pork
Skittles or M&Ms?
Debbie – M&Ms!
Nancy: Skittles!

Favortie Cartoon?
Debbie – Scooby Doo
Nancy: The Simpsons

If you could be one of the Greek Gods, which would it be, male or female, doesn’t matter and why?
Debbie – Zeus; I want to be in charge
Nancy: Athena

What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?
Debbie – Equestrian competitions
Nancy: Figure skating

How do you react to a bad review?
Nancy: I get very down and call Debbie.

If you could be a paranormal creature, what would you choose to be?
Debbie – werewolf
Nancy: vampire

What is your favorite book that has been made into a movie?
Sense and Sensiblity. You GO, Emma Thompson. And Alan Rickman is PERFECT.

What do you do when you are in-between books?
There hasn’t been an in-between books (knock wood) in 14 years, but if there were, I would write short stories.

Where is your favorite place to read/write?
Home, if it’s clean, otherwise Panera Bread or the library.

Please tell us in one sentence only, why we should read your book.
Debbie – You should read our book because it is action-packed, poignant, terrifying, romantic and the vampires are evil.
Nancy: You should read our book because you will lose yourself in a dangerous, exciting world where the good guys prevail.

If you could jump in to a book, and live in that world.. which would it be?
Debbie – Of course the easy answer here would be the Harry Potter books.
Nancy: I agree!

What is your dream cast for your book?
Nancy: Antonio Banderas, maybe Diego Luna, “Sayumin,” and a cast of unknowns!

What was your favorite book when you were a child/teen?
Debbie – one of my favorites, and the most important for me, was The Lone Star Ranger by Zane Grey.
Nancy: Black Beauty. Loved it .

Is there a song you could list as the theme song for your book or any of your characters?
Debbie – Nancy and I have an entire Crusade playlist. Jamie – You Give Love a Bad Name by Bon Jovi Holgar – Hungry Like the Wolf by Duran Duran As for the entire book I think Citizen/Soldier by 3 Doors Down pretty much nails it.
Nancy: I listen to a lot of classical flamenco guitar when writing Antonio.

What is your favorite quote?
Nancy: “Courage is fear that has said its prayers.”

If you were a super hero what would your kryptonite be?
Nancy: Trying to be in too many places at once

If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be?
Debbie – Stranger Than Fiction
Nancy: It’s All About Me

What is your guilty pleasure?
Debbie – watching Glee
Nancy: watching Chuck

How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?
Debbie – Had a huge party with friends and family at Disneyland.
Nancy: Had a “New York” party and served bagels and Manhattans.

Write a haiku about your book.
Vampires are evil.
Look! The moon rises over Spain.
Time to kick some butt.

Nancy Holder

Debbie Viguie


For the past two years, Jenn has lived and trained at Spain’s Sacred Heart Academy Against the Cursed Ones. She is among the few who have pledged to defend humanity or die trying. But the vampires are gaining power, and the battle has only just begun.
Forced to return home after death takes a member of her family, Jenn discovers that San Francisco is now a vampire strong-hold. As a lone hunter apart from her team, Jenn is isolated — and at risk. She craves the company of her fighting partner, Antonio: his protection, his reassurance, his touch. But a relationship with Antonio comes with its own dangers, and the more they share of themselves, the more Jenn stands to lose.

Then Jenn is betrayed by one who was once bound to protect her, causing her to doubt all she had held as true. To survive, Jenn must find the courage to trust herself — and her heart.

Giveaway Details:
1 copy of Crusade
Open to US only
Ends 3/8
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