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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Author Interview + {GIVEAWAY!}: India Lee

Hidden Gem by Indie Lee
Pages: 224
Genre: YA Contemporary

Lavishly disguised pop singer, Queen Bee, is known abroad for her high-fashion wardrobe and killer vocals. In the states, she's just Gemma Hunter - shy suburban teenager in her strange new role of high school junior.

Luckily, Gemma is taken under the wing of the fiery and popular Madison, who leads her into the high school life of the charmed. Her world as Gemma quickly becomes everything she ever wanted in a normal life - that is until international teen heartthrob, Tyler Chase, announces his celebrity crush on Queen Bee. Suddenly, Gemma's alter ego becomes a household name as the handsome singer's loyal "Tyler Chasers" create a frenzy to discover her true identity.

And just when Gemma thinks she can hide from the celebrity drama in her high school life, Lucas - her next door neighbor as well as Madison's boyfriend - develops an interest in her that goes far beyond platonic, and Gemma soon learns that rumors aren't strictly for the stars.
Hello India!  Welcome to What’s Your Story! I’m very excited to be interviewing you today. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog!

We’re going to be doing this a little different today than how interviews are usually done. Since the Hidden Gem series is about a girl who’s a famous singer, our interview is going to play on that theme.

Open up iTunes or your iPod, go to all your songs, and put them on shuffle. Press play. The name of the song that comes up will be the answer to the question. Write the name of the song and the name of the artist. For each question, go to the next song.

Okay let’s start! :)

What is your passion?: Good Life, Kanye West

What do you regret?: Something, The Willowz

How would you describe yourself?: Les Mots D'amour, Josephine Baker

What is your greatest strength?: Dream a Little Dream for Me, The Mamas and the Papas

What is your greatest weakness?: Rosetta Stone Lesson 3, Conversation (Oops! Sorry about this one but I thought I'd keep it in there!)

What do you do in your free time? Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Theme, Jon Brion

Are you intelligent?: The Suburbs, Arcade Fire

What is your goal in life?: Yeah, Kelly Clarkson

How do you act towards others?: Pee Wee's Playhouse Theme Song, Danny Elfman

Are you a generous person?: The Sixth Station (Spirited Away), New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra

How do you deal with anger?: Long View, Green Day

How do you cope with sadness?: Look into the Air, explosions in the sky

What makes you really happy?: Til I Collapse, Eminem

What do you look like?: The Lottery Song, The Format

How would you describe your life right now?: Be Calm, fun.

What will your life be like in 5 years?: I Believe, Spring Awakening

What are your fears?: Paparazzi, Lady Gaga

If you wrote an autobiography, what would it be called?: Hips Don't Lie, Shakira

Are you in love?: Totally F*****, Spring Awakening

Have you broken anyone's heart?: King of New York, Newsies

Has anyone broken yours?: Take Me Away, Natasha Bedingfield

What is your view on love / relationships?: Adieu, Mon Coeur, Edith Piaf {By the way, that means Goodbye, my heart in French.}

Are you happy?: Spanish Caravan, The Doors

Do you have a lot of friends?: Barlights, fun.

What do you think of your friends?: Break on Through, The Doors

What do your friends think of you?: You Belong With Me, Taylor Swift

How would you describe your closest friends?: Light & Day, Polyphonic Spree

Your personal philosophy: Wake Up, Arcade Fire

India Lee

YA author & lover of fashion, entertainment, shoes, good food, coffee, jetsetting, luxury, mild debauchery, and dogs

Rules & Guidelines:
  • Open US ONLY for paperback and INTERNATIONAL for ebook!
  • Must be 13 or older to enter.
  • Winner will be chosen at random and emailed, and will have 48 hours to reply back, or a new winner will be chosen.

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  1. Whoops, lol.

    My favorite band has to be Linkin Park. I so want to go to one of their concerts!

  2. Favorite singer/musician: Billy Joel, hands down. I'll never stop loving him and his music. ^_^ (If I did this shuffle thing, you'd probably see three of his songs on the list.)

  3. Amos Lee or NIN (Trent Reznor) -- depends on my mood!

    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

  4. Scotty Mccreery is my favorite singer! He made me listen to more country music :)

  5. I really don't have a favortie singer. I have more of a thing for songs than who is singing it. But I will go with Adam Levine from Maroon 5. I don't believe there is a song of his I don't like.

  6. My fav singers will have to be the boy band Big Bang
    If you don't know them their a k pop singing group

  7. Thank you for taking the time to do this giveaway :) I have too many favorite artists to name. It all depends on my mood at that moment :)

  8. I really like Nico Touches the Walls and Flumpool. They are both Japanese bands. Let's just say I'm more on my Asian heritage. LOL.

    Thanks for the giveaway

  9. My favourite singer? I've got so many! I rather like Adele (she's got such a unique and husky voice, and I love the lyrics to her songs) and well, similarly to if somebody asks me who my fave author is, my reply is: there's too many people to choose from! :)
    Thanks heaps for the giveaway! I love YA books featuring Hollywood and celebrities.
    Rachel C.


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