October 8, 2015

Blog Tour: A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis – Interview and Giveaway



Hello readers and welcome to our Tour Stop for

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

hosted by Rockstar Books Tours!

We are so excited to have Mindy on the blog tour for a quick Q&A!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post!






Thanks so much for taking the time and spending time with us here at Chapter by Chapter!

Thanks so much for having me – I’m looking forward to my dark little book going out into the world!


Describe your book in 140 characters or less (like a Tweet)

Gothic historical thriller set in an insane asylum.


What was your inspiration for writing this book?  Was it in a dream? A thought while taking a walk?

I was lying in bed wondering what it would feel like to get a lobotomy. It just went from there.


Tell us about the main character(s).

She’s a girl who has suffered extraordinarily, and is strong in all the quiet ways we don’t see illustrated enough.


Do you have a favorite quote or specific part in the book that you really love?

 “They work their discreet types of madness on us, power and pain, and we hold to our truths in the darkness.”


Was there a specific part in the book that you had an especially difficult time writing?  If so, why?

Grace has to recall abuse in her former life that was highly traumatic in order to see justice served. It’s not easy to deliver such a scene in a way that makes it clear what occurred, without bordering onto too graphic.


What sort of projects do you have going on right now.  Any new books coming out?

I have THE FEMALE OF THE SPECIES coming in Fall 2016 from Harper, which is a dark contemporary about rape-revenge, followed by GIVEN TO THE SEA in Spring of 2017 from Penguin, which is the first in a fantasy series.


It was great having you on the blog today!  We hope you’ll decide to stop by again someday, and we wish you much success!!


[about-author author=”Mindy McGinnis”]



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Week One:

9/28/2015- Such a Novel Idea- Review

9/29/2015- Once Upon a Twilight– Interview

9/30/2015- Ohana Reads– Guest Post

10/1/2015– IceyBooks– Review

10/2/2015- Adventures of a Book Junkie– Interview


Week Two:

10/5/2015- Moonlight Gleam Reviews– Review

10/6/2015- One Night Book Stand– Guest Post

10/7/2015- Oh, the Books!- Review

10/8/2015- Chapter by Chapter– Interview

10/9/2015- A Dream Within A Dream– Review



  1. Johanna Hefer

    I can’t wait to read the book. Sounds really good.

  2. Brooke

    I just finished this book last week and really liked it. I get to meet Mindy on Saturday and I’m super excited about that!

  3. Morgan

    This book looks amazing, the cover is gorgeous too!!!

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