2015 Spooktacular Day 3 - Amy Lukavics

I missed yesterday in terms of the line-up of authors (oops. But don't worry, I'll still post it) but today I have a super fun interview with the author whose debut novel has been described as Little House on the Prairie meets Stephen King.  Please welcome

Amy Lukavics

here to talk about her just released debut novel

Daughters Unto Devils

The Interview;

Once Upon A Teen Reader: What 10 words (or less) would you use to describe DAUGHTERS UNTO DEVILS?

Amy Lukavics: Is she crazy, or is the prairie evil?

OUATR: Unlike most other YA horror novels yours also falls into the historical fiction category, why did you set the book in pioneer times?

AL: The time period and setting went well with the type of horror elements I wanted to incorporate, and helped contribute to the atmosphere as well.

OUATR: What kind of research did you do for the book?

AL: For research, I focused mostly on the more technical aspects, like which tools were used, food storage/preparation, and what techniques were preferred to build cabins or assemble covered wagons.

OUATR: Amanda, the main character, is not only pregnant but she might also be going crazy. What was it like writing a character who may or may not actually be seeing things?

AL: It was fun! When the truth isn't directly exposed, it leaves you with plenty of room to play.

OUATR: With your debut just recently released what are you working on now?

AL: I'm working hard on my follow-up novel to Daughters unto Devils, which is a standalone (so not a sequel to Daughters.) I'm so excited to be able to reveal more details about it soon!

Fast Five;

1. On a scale of 1 to 10 how scary would you say your book is?  I'll let the readers decide!

2. Would you survive in your own book?  I'd sure as hell try, but sometimes the characters in my books never had a chance from the beginning. *ominous music*

3. What is your favorite scary movie?  It's hard to choose just one...there are several! But I really love the film adaptation of Pet Sematary.

4. Favorite Halloween candy?  Airheads, or Skittles, or Dots!

5. What YA horror/thriller would you recommend?  Bleeding Earth by Kaitlin Ward comes out February of next year and it is FANTASTIC! 

The Book;

Title: Daughters unto Devils
Author: Amy Lukavics
Publisher: Harlequin Teens
Series: n/a
Published September 29, 2015
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When sixteen-year-old Amanda Verner's family decides to move from their small mountain cabin to the vast prairie, she hopes it is her chance for a fresh start. She can leave behind the memory of the past winter; of her sickly Ma giving birth to a baby sister who cries endlessly; of the terrifying visions she saw as her sanity began to slip, the victim of cabin fever; and most of all, the memories of the boy she has been secretly meeting with as a distraction from her pain. The boy whose baby she now carries. 
When the Verners arrive at their new home, a large cabin abandoned by its previous owners, they discover the inside covered in blood. And as the days pass, it is obvious to Amanda that something isn't right on the prairie. She's heard stories of lands being tainted by evil, of men losing their minds and killing their families, and there is something strange about the doctor and his son who live in the woods on the edge of the prairie. But with the guilt and shame of her sins weighing on her, Amanda can't be sure if the true evil lies in the land, or deep within her soul.

The Author;

Amy Lukavics lurks within the forested mountains of Prescott, Arizona, along with her husband and two precious squidlings.  When she isn't reading or writing creepy stories, she enjoys cooking, crafting and playing many video games. Daughters unto Devils is her debut novel.

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  1. I love that this book is also historical fiction!! How exciting!

  2. Historical fiction + horror story = overly CREEPY!! All in all, the description creeps me out but also makes me want to read the book pretty badly.
    @Anna how would you answer question 1 of the Fast Five?