Monday 7 February 2011

MAX-imum Exposure Blog Tour

So do you remember when I read and reviewed 13 to Life by Shannon Delany here? And of course you know that I absolutely loved it and highly recommend it. The second book in the series, entitled Secrets and Shadows is just about to be released on 15th February and so imagine my excitement when I was asked to be part of the MAX-imum Exposure Blog Tour and offered the opportunity to interview not one but BOTH of the hot Russian boys from 13 to Life - Max and Pietr :D

Firstly, let me explain about the tour. Each blog throughout the tour will have swag and an individualised 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 11 am EST on 12th February for a Blog Talk Radio event with host Barry Eva, Pietr, Max and Shannon! Go here:

So as you've probably guessed, today is my turn! So here's the interview with Shannon asking the questions.
I'm afraid I couldn't work out how to get the fancy little player into my blog despite numerous requests for help and google searching, so you have to click on a link that will take you to another website temporarily. You will either have to click the right mouse button and open a new tab/window or click on the link and press the back button when you're done.

Click here to hear the boys

For everyone who cannot access the audio or has a slower connection speed, below is the transcript from the interview.

Lynsey: Hello, Pietr and Max--my first question's for Pietr. What was it about Jess that you were first attracted to?

Pietr: There wasn’t a particular moment—no “our eyes met and we knew”—or one thing about her. I heard her hesitate outside the Guidance Office moments before I met her and it made me curious. I realized she was as excited about guiding me to classes as I was about being at Junction High.

Lynsey: What makes her so special?

Pietr: There is a spark in her. A desire to do the right thing. She has a good heart, even though she is sometimes misguided by it. I think that was what attracted me to her first—her heart.

Max: She is not badly built. I mean, she is not as well—

Lynsey: Pietr, your eyebrow could get stuck that far up—

Max: --put together—as her friend Amy, but...

Lynsey: Okay, Max, describe your perfect woman.

Max: She has got to be hot. Curves are nice. And attitude. She needs to know what she wants and go for it.

Lynsey: Hmm. Attitude and curvy--why do I think we've already seen your perfect woman... Okay, Pietr, Why haven’t you slept with Jess yet you crazy fool?!

Pietr: It is a big step, is it not? I—I want to make sure...

Lynsey: Make sure of what, Pietr?

Pietr: Make sure we have a chance at lasting.

Max: Little brother is still a romantic. But he has had some horrible relationships.

Lynsey: Sorry to hear that, pietr--the horrible relationship part--not the fact you're still a romantic. That's sweet. So tell us what you like to do for fun? (if you ever get any time for fun that is).

Pietr: I like to read. There are so many amazing books on philosophy and history.

Lynsey: And Max, do I dare ask what you like to do for fun?

Max: You may dare...

Pietr: I would not, Lynsey.

Max: It is not so bad... I simply like to spend time with girls.

Pietr: Many girls.

Max: I have many fine qualities to share.

Lynsey: I think we should leave it at that. Thank you both so much for being here.

Thank you to the boys for agreeing to be interviewed! 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 on 15th February with Bargains and Betrayals landing on shelves 16th August (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

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You can find the full schedule for the blog tour right here.


  1. Oh I see what you mean about the hot boys now! Must read this series.

  2. What a fun interview. I need to read the sequel.