Author Interview: The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings (Blog Tour & Giveaway)

Posted June 3rd, 2014 in Author Interview, Blog Tour, Giveaway / 19 comments

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Welcome to The Murder Complex Blog Tour. I am VERY interested for this book. I plan on reading it next and I can barely contain my nerves and excitement. This is so up my alley. I felt honored in getting the chance to interview the author behind this crazy book. I hope you guys enjoy getting to know Lindsay and don’t forget to enter the giveaway at the end.

The Murder Complex

The Murder Complex #1

by Lindsay Cummings

Publisher: GreenWillow Books

Release Date: June 10th 2014

Genre: Dystopia, Thriller, Young Adult

Find It: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Summary
An action-packed, blood-soaked, futuristic debut thriller set in a world where the murder rate is higher than the birthrate. For fans of Moira Young’s Dust Lands series, La Femme Nikita, and the movie Hanna.

Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision.

The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn’t know it—one of the MC’s programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family?

Action-packed, blood-soaked, and chilling, this is a dark and compelling debut novel by Lindsay Cummings.

Jennifer: What inspired you to write The Murder Complex?

Lindsay: When I wrote TMC, I was in a pretty tough health situation. I wanted to write a story about strength and weakness, about family and fear. Writing TMC just sort of happened, and I’m so thankful that it did!

Jennifer: Did anything (or anyone) surprise you while writing your book?

Lindsay:  I think I surprised myself. I didn’t know I was capable of falling so in love with a story, that even after I had read it 30 times, editing over and over and over again, I could still sit down with that same book and think, “Man…I love that story.”

 
Jennifer: Did you have to do a lot of research for The Murder Complex? Did what you find make a big impact on how your book turned out?

Lindsay:  I actually didn’t do much research at all. I like to write what I know, what I’ve experienced in life, so that it really feels honest and true. For me, that meant writing the book in Florida, a place where I grew up! I could really put my heart and soul into that setting, and it was a blast, too!
 

Jennifer: Can you tell us three surprising facts about yourself?

Lindsay:  I’m a lefty. I eat Paleo 5 days of the week, and the other 2, I give up and eat ALL THE FOOD. I played on the all-boy’s ice hockey team in high school!


Jennifer: Who are your favorite authors?

Lindsay: I LOVE THEM ALL. JK Rowling, Suzanne Collins, Marie Lu, Beth Revis, Lauren Oliver, my buddy Victoria Scott, Jonathan Maberry, Scott Westerfeld. Too many, man! Too many!

Author Bio
Lindsay Cummings is the 20-year-old author of THE MURDER COMPLEX, as well as its sequel, coming 2014 from Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins, and the MG trilogy THE BALANCE KEEPERS, coming Fall 2014 from Katherine Tegen Books/HarperCollins.

Lindsay deals with chronic fatigue, can’t get enough of her two pesky German Shepherds, wolf cub, and two horses. She’s still waiting on her letter from Hogwarts–it was probably just lost in the mail. You can follow Lindsay on twitter @lindsaycwrite.

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The Fear Trials
The Murder Complex #0.5
by Lindsay Cummings
Publisher: HarperTeen Impulse
Release Date: June 3rd, 2014
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Meadow Woodson has been trained to survive. This is a prequel to The Murder Complex, by Lindsay Cummings, and it is set in a blood-soaked world where the murder rate is higher than the birth rate. For fans of Moira Young’s Dust Lands series, La Femme Nikita, and the movie Hanna.

Meadow Woodson’s father calls it The Fear Trials, and it is a rite of passage in their family. Meadow is up against her brother Koi. The Fear Trials will both harden her and make her brave. If Meadow wins, she will get a weapon of her own and the right to leave the Woodsons’ houseboat without her father or mother at her side. Set in the violent, complex, and mysterious world of The Murder Complex, and introducing Meadow Woodson—a teenage girl trained to survive no matter what the cost—and her family, who are together for the last time on their houseboat in the Florida Everglades.

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19 Responses to “Author Interview: The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings (Blog Tour & Giveaway)”

  1. Veronica

    Since I have no weapons training whatsoever , I am going to choose a sword. Great interview! I am really looking forward to reading this book.

  2. Jaclyn Canada

    I think that it says a lot about the story that she still loves it even after reading it over and over again through the editing process. It’s so important to have a story that you are proud of. Thanks so much for sharing 😀 Jaclyn @ JC’s Book Haven.

  3. Christy @ Love of Books

    I recently read this and really enjoyed it. I was a bit hesitant, but I was pleasantly surprised. My weapon of choice would be something lame, like uncooked pasta. that stuff can hurt when used right!

  4. Jessica Haluska

    Great post, Jennifer! I’m very interested in this book, and I can always get down with a female author that played on the boys hockey team 😉

  5. Sarah (saz101)

    OMG! I can’t believe it’s finally here! I remember when Lindsay first announced she’d landed a publishing deal and TMC was going to be published! And WAITING for it, and… It’s here! Finally! Fab Q&A, Jen! Xx

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