The release of Deception, book two in C.J. Redwine’s Defiance series, is just around the corner – and Redwine couldn’t be more excited.
“There are people who love the characters and feel very invested in the story and the world! Whereas I felt like I was basically tossing Defiance into the world and saying ‘Here you go! Some of you might like this’,” said Redwine.
Planning a sequel – and to host an event to launch the sequel – was a very different beast compared to Redwine’s first time around. “Defiance was a complete unknown. It had no readership, and so no expectations were riding on it. And of course, it was my first book so I think that’s always a surreal, incredible moment that can never be duplicated. This time, Deception has a readership. This time I’m carefully handing the sequel to my readers and hoping that when they get to The End, they feel like the investment of their time and emotions was worth it.”
The EPIC JOURNEYS tour featuring Rae Carson (Girl of Fire and Thorns) and Redwine kicks off on Tuesday, August 27th – 6:30 p.m. at Parnassus Books in Nashville, TN. After this launch, she leaves on tour with Rae Carson to Columbus, Indianapolis, Naperville, and then back to Nashville’s just in time for the Southern Festival of Books.
“I’m excited, but in a different way than I was for Defiance. This time, I have a tribe of readers, and I’m really excited to give them Deception and invite them to continue Rachel’s and Logan’s story,” says Redwine.
Redwine’s Defiance tells the story of Rachel Adams, who decides to escape from the her walled city-state and put her secretly-learned tracking and hunting skills to good use – with the attractive Logan, her designated Protector, by her side.