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Monday, February 14

Welcome to the MAX-imum Exposure Tour for the 13 to Life Series!

Each site throughout the tour will have swag and an individualized interview with either Pietr, Max or both! Shannon has also included an audio download for each interview so you can hear the Rusakova boys! And make sure you join us live at 9pm EST on 2/17 at Mundie Moms for a live chatroom chat with Max, Pietr and Shannon!

Above is the audio of Pietr: Just click play! Below is a transcript of the interview.  Contest entry rules for the swag pack are at the bottom!  I hope you enjoy!



The Interview:

Hi Pietr.


When you first met Jessica in the guidance office in 13 to Life, you were rather quiet.  What were you thinking in that moment and while she showed you around school?

In the guidance office I was probably thinking what I am normally thinking if I am in a room with Max: How do I keep him from getting us in trouble, and how will I correct the damage he will inevitably do? While Jess showed me around Junction High I was trying to focus on my surroundings, but I kept wondering about her and looking at her whenever she wasn’t looking.

You say deeds, responsibilities and actions make a man a man.  What has been the action that you are most proud of?  Your most shameful?

There was a time I made a big difference in a person’s life, but telling that story might make me sound arrogant… And I always hope the next action I take will be even better—even more important to someone else. My most shameful action? That is much easier to answer. This mess I am in with Sarah. There is no easy way out and no way that someone won’t wind up being hurt. But I’m afraid it is necessary. A necessary evil.

So, in Secrets and Shadows it’s around Halloween, but here it’s Valentine’s Day.  What plans would you make for the evening if you were spending Valentine’s Day with Jess?  What would you get her?

I would take Jess somewhere special—not a restaurant or to the movies—but to a quiet place in the forest where the water pours from this hillside to become icecicles that sparkle nearly as brightly as her eyes. We would watch the moon rise and play in the snow before heading back home. As to what i would get her… I have already given her my heart. What else is there to give? Besides, Jess doesn’t like chocolates.

Thank you, Pietr.

Puzhalsta. Dohsvehdawnya.

Shannon Delany is the winner of the first-ever cell phone novel contest in the western world and the author of the 13 to Life series through St. Martin’s Press. 13 to Life is already available and Secrets and Shadows hits stores TOMORROW 2/15/11 with Bargains and Betrayals landing on shelves 8/16/11 (already available for pre-order!) and two more as of yet unnamed novels coming out in 2012.

For more about Shannon, visit her author website: or her series website:  You can also find Shannon on Facebook and on Twitter at

Want a fun freebie you can print out and use with a web-cam to make a bookmark much more than a bookmark? Go here and check out the Augmented Reality bookmark:


What you can win: One lucky reader will get some signed swag from Shannon including two 13 to Life postcards and a Secrets and Shadows poster.  To that swag, I am adding some signed bookmarks, stickers, and some pins from other YA novels including Across the Universe by Beth Revis and Clarity by Kim Harrington.  Lastly, and best of all, I will pre-order the winner their very own copy of Bargains and Betrayals (Book 3 of the 13 to Life series!).

Mandatory entry: Leave a comment on this interview telling me which Rusakova is your favorite and why.  Be sure to include your email address.

Additional entries: Please leave a comment for each additional entry.

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Tags:   #i read, #young adult fiction, #ya lit, #secrets and shadows, #shannon delany #13 to life #bargains and betrayals

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  1. kristalynnxx reblogged this from verbvixen and added:
    My favorite is Pietr because he’s a romantic. But I do like Max too. He reminds me of my best guyfriend. :) my email is...
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    a) This series is UH-mazing. b) Check out this swag! I want to read Across the Universe so bad. Reblog or like it for...
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