Interview with Aimée Carter, author of The Goddess Inheritance

Hi guys, Sooz here! I am so thrilled to share an interview with you today from Aimée Carter, author of The Goddess Test series. Her third book released on Tuesday—The Goddess Inheritance—and despite her crazy schedule promoting the series, revising her next series, and working on a new series, I managed to snag Amiée for a few minutes to do this interview with us!

The Goddess Inheritance

The Goddess InheritanceDuring nine months of captivity, Kate Winters has survived a jealous goddess, a vengeful Titan and a pregnancy she never asked for. Now the Queen of the Gods wants her unborn child, and Kate can’t stop her—until Cronus offers a deal.

In exchange for her loyalty and devotion, the King of the Titans will spare humanity and let Kate keep her child. Yet even if Kate agrees, he’ll destroy Henry, her mother and the rest of the council. And if she refuses, Cronus will tear the world apart until every last god and mortal is dead.

With the fate of everyone she loves resting on her shoulders, Kate must do the impossible: find a way to defeat the most powerful being in existence, even if it costs her everything.

Even if it costs her eternity.

Doesn’t that sound pretty crazy? Lucky for you guys, it released on Tuesday, so you can go read it now! And even better, it was the last book in the series! You don’t have to wait for sequels—the first books and novellas are all out now!

Because I was curious to hear more about this somewhat (read: very) popular series, I dove into the interview on that note.

1. So when you started writing your The Goddess Test series, which came first for you: the characters or the plot?

For Goddess Test, it was definitely the plot. I didn’t imagine the books as a series until after I’d finished the first one, and the initial idea was fairly basic and something I’d thought about every time I’d read the myth of Hades and Persephone: what happened to them? Was Persephone still with Hades thousands of years later? Or had she left him by now for someone she really loved? Henry’s character came after that, along with the idea of a test to become a goddess and what that would entail. Kate’s character took a lot of thinking and outlining to get right.

2. Oooh, I like how the first spark for the story came from such a simple but undeniably intriguing question! But now that you’ve answered that question, what’s your next writing project?

Right now I’m editing Pawn, the first book of The Blackcoat Rebellion series, a YA dystopian coming out in November. I can’t say too much about it yet, but it’s about a girl who lives in a society where your entire life is determined by a rank you earn after a single aptitude test. When she’s forced to take the place of the Prime Minster’s dead niece, whom he had assassinated for leading a rebellion, she must choose to either settle quietly into her privileged new life or pick up the reins and fight for what she believes in.

3. Dang. I kinda love the premise and the title there. A name like “Blackcoat Rebellion” just begs to be read! So, for all these series you have going on, you must get pretty busy. What’s a typical writing day for you?

A typical writing day includes a lot of flipping back and forth between my word document and social media sites. Eventually, an hour or two into it, I usually turn off my net connection and get to writing. I tend to aim for around 3-5 thousand words a day, depending on what I’m writing and how much time I have. Sometimes I stay at home, and sometimes I go out to a coffee shop and hang around for a while. I like to change things up for each project. Currently, with edits for Pawb, I’m in coffee shop mode.

4. Wow. 3-3.5K is one heckuva daily word count! Go you! Now for all the rest of writers out here, do you have any final words of advice or inspiration?

One of my favorite writing quotes is by Nora Roberts, and every time I get frustrated or feel stuck writing a first draft, I remind myself of it:

“I can fix a bad page. I can’t fix a blank page.”

5. Okay, I kinda love that quote. It’s totally my attitude too! Now go! Mix me a literary cocktail!

I’m not picky about my genres, but in general I like…

  • 2 parts heart-pounding action
  • 2 parts uncertainty
  • 1 part romance
  • topped with an incredible twist I never saw coming

Oh snap—nice way to use the word “twist” (I see what you did there). Also, can we discuss how awesome a book that literary cocktail would be? I’d definitely read it. 😉

To celebrate Aimée Carter’s release of the final book in her The Goddess Test series, we’re giving away a copy! To win The Goddess Inheritance, just leave a comment letting us know if you’ve read the series—or if you’re as pumped for it as I am–then fill out the rafflecopter form below. Oh, and thank you SO much to Aimée for stopping by!

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Aimee Carter Aimée Carter attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and received a degree in Screen Arts and Cultures (a fancy way of saying she was forced to watch a lot of old movies) with a subconcentration in Screenwriting. She writes. She watches a lot of new movies. Reads a lot of books. Tweets too much. Love dogs and has two spoiled Papillons. You can learn more about her on her website, twitter, or Facebook!

        

39 Responses to Interview with Aimée Carter, author of The Goddess Inheritance

  1. ellie M Mar 1 2013 at 8:41 am #

    Haven’t read the series yet, but the summary has me hooked!

  2. Brooke Mar 1 2013 at 8:42 am #

    I haven’t read it but have heard such great things. I can’t wait to start it!

  3. Karielle Stephanie Mar 1 2013 at 8:58 am #

    It’s at the TOP of my “to-read” list but I still haven’t got around to it yet. Hopefully I’ll get to read it soon!

  4. Emmalee Mar 1 2013 at 9:17 am #

    I love these books! I can’t wait to read the next one!

  5. Laura Mar 1 2013 at 9:19 am #

    I haveny read any of the others, but now I want to read the entire series!!

  6. Natalie Aguirre Mar 1 2013 at 11:51 am #

    Awesome interview. I haven’t read this series so I’ll let someone else win. But I can’t wait to start Aimee’s new series. And I discovered she lives close to where I do so I can go to her book signing. Yay!

  7. S.P.Bowers Mar 1 2013 at 1:02 pm #

    I’ll admit I haven’t read it yet but it’s on my TBR pile. Congrats on the release!

  8. Wren B. Mar 1 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    I have read the first book and I really liked it.

  9. Amie Mar 1 2013 at 2:01 pm #

    I’ve not read it yet but will soon because the series is finished (I like to read all of it at once)
    Yes I am thrilled for the new series that is coming out on Nov…added to my TBR list =D

  10. Logan Johnson Mar 1 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    Never heard of the series but wounds really interesting. Can’t Wait.

  11. Kara Mar 1 2013 at 3:30 pm #

    Hi. I’d love to win 🙂 the books are spectacular & your writing is so admirable!

  12. Keelin Mar 1 2013 at 3:56 pm #

    Can’t wait, if I win or if I don’t this book is one of my top five anticipated books for this year

  13. cait Mar 1 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    I actually haven’t heard of this series before. But it sounds totally awesome! I’m off to look it up on goodreads. 😉

  14. Emily Mar 1 2013 at 5:56 pm #

    I read it! It was one of my most anticipated reads of 2013! 😀

  15. Gabriela Mar 1 2013 at 7:31 pm #

    Yes I’ve read it and loved all of the books =D

  16. Shannelle Mar 1 2013 at 10:13 pm #

    I’ve read a little of the first book, and I suppose it’s a little too much to want to read the last book!

  17. Kim Trotter Mar 1 2013 at 10:42 pm #

    I haven’t read the Goddess Test series yet, but I have been meaning to! It always sounded interesting, I’m not sure why I haven’t done it yet. But now I definitely will! Pawn sounds very interesting as well.

  18. marian Mar 1 2013 at 11:23 pm #

    read the previous books and can’t wait for the last book!!

  19. samantha Mar 2 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    I haven’t read the series but i’m really looking forward to it. 🙂

  20. samantha Mar 2 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    I haven’t read any from the series but i’m really looking forward to reading it. The books seems very interesting. 🙂

  21. Mary Mar 2 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    Can’t wait to read this series!

  22. Kate F. Mar 2 2013 at 10:23 pm #

    I haven’t read this series yet…. 🙁

  23. Armando Read Mar 2 2013 at 10:40 pm #

    I didn’t read yet the books by Aimee Carter but I will.

  24. alicia marie Mar 2 2013 at 10:49 pm #

    I love these books! I can’t wait to read the last one : )

  25. Heather Mar 2 2013 at 10:54 pm #

    I’ve read the series and cannot wait to see how it ends!

  26. christina Mar 2 2013 at 11:43 pm #

    Good interview, I never read anything of hers before. This series has been in my wishlist though.

  27. Mary Mar 3 2013 at 4:08 am #

    It’s still on my wishlist for 1-2 months. I haven’t got the chance to read it, still the story is really interesting.

  28. julie rimpula Mar 3 2013 at 10:17 am #

    no, I haven’t read the series yet but I’m looking forward to. 🙂

  29. Viki S. Mar 3 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    Yes, can’t wait!

  30. almendra Mar 3 2013 at 11:53 pm #

    i have read the 1 book and i am currently reading the 2 book …

  31. Vasja Collaku Mar 4 2013 at 1:54 pm #

    I read The Goddess Inheritance like a week ago and i found it very interesting. i liked the plot twist in the end especially 🙂

  32. Kelly L. Mar 4 2013 at 5:37 pm #

    I have read the first two books and I absolutely can’t wait to find out how the book ends! (:

  33. Caitlyn Mar 4 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    I’ve read The Goddess Test and Goddess Interrupted, and I’m super excited for The Goddess Inheritance because that was one hell of a twist at the end of book 2.

  34. Chantelle Ip Mar 5 2013 at 7:55 am #

    I haven’t read it yet, but the first book ‘The Goddess Test’ is getting delivered via mail so no doubt I’ll be reading it soon!

  35. Annie Mar 5 2013 at 11:50 am #

    I’ve enjoyed the Goddess book so far and am looking forward to the conclusion 🙂

  36. Tiffany Mar 6 2013 at 6:45 am #

    I love The Goddess Test series! <3

  37. Alyssa Mar 7 2013 at 11:40 am #

    I haven’t yet but it’s on my TBR list! =]

  38. Jenna Mar 7 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    I haven’t read the series, but sounds like a great one to start!
    Jenna_bearden_10152005(at)yahoo.com

  39. Cali W. Mar 7 2013 at 5:12 pm #

    Love the Goddess Test series! Love Greek Mythology! <3

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