April 4, 2013

Blog Tour: Stung by Bethany Wiggins – Interview with G1veaway

Welcome to our Tour Stop for

Stung by Bethany Wiggins

presented by Paparazzi Blog Tours!

We are so excited to have Bethany stop by the blog for a quick Q & A!

Be sure to enter the giveaway found at the end of the post.  =)



There is no cure for being stung.
Fiona doesn’t remember going to sleep. But when she opens her eyes, she discovers her entire world has been altered—her house is abandoned and broken, and the entire neighborhood is barren and dead. Even stranger is the tattoo on her right hand—a black oval with five marks on either side—that she doesn’t remember getting but somehow knows she must cover at any cost. She’s right.

Those bearing the tattoo have turned into mindless, violent beasts that roam the streets and sewers, preying upon the unbranded while a select few live protected inside a fortress-like wall, their lives devoted to rebuilding society and killing all who bear the mark.

Now Fiona has awakened branded, alone—and on the wrong side of the wall.

add to goodreadsStung by Bethany Wiggins
Publication Date:  April 2, 2013
Publisher:  Walker Childrens

Available for Purchase:
Chapter-Indigo | amazon | B&N | TBD | indiebound

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Top Favs with Bethany Wiggins


You’re home alone, there’s a fire!  Top 3 things you’d grab and save from the fire.
My dog, my cell phone (you know–to call the fire department), and my kids special blankets (they can’t sleep without them, and I can’t write if my kids don’t sleep!).

Top 3 Favorite authors (dead or alive) and why:
Robert Jordan, because he got me hooked on his books when I was a teenager, and I’ve been waiting NINETEEN YEARS to get that final book–which just came out. NINETEEN YEARS!!! I admire that.
J. K. Rowling, because she was brilliant to plot out all seven HP book so that they all tied together so well. I can’t plot like that!
Jane Austen, because she wrote all of her fabulous books by hand. That thought makes my hand hurt! She must have written near-perfect first drafts, because I don’t know how she’d edit!

Top 3 Favorite snacks while writing and why:
I am so boring. I have trained myself to NEVER eat while I write, because one day while writing, I ate an entire big bag of candy without even realizing it. It’s like I just grab and chew, and it feels like I’ve only had three bites when in reality I’ve had fifty. So I decided for the sake of my health, to never eat and write.

Top 3 favorite songs to listen to while writing and why:
My songs change with every book! For STUNG the top three were:
Jltf by Moby, because it fit the book so perfectly, he might as well have read the book before writing the song (which would have been impossible).
Secret Crowds by Angels and Airwaves, because (again) it fit the book so perfectly!
Only the Young by Brandon Flowers because it talks about how only the young can break away, and this book is about two young people trying to break away from a terrifying reality.

Top 3 favorite techniques to overcome writers block and why:
Listening to music while running on a treadmill, because I am alone with my thoughts and getting healthy at the same time.
Listening to music and washing the dishes (again, alone with my thoughts).
Driving in the car and  . . . listening to music!

Top 3 musicians/bands/groups and why:
 Moby, because he’s unique and creative, and gets my imagination flowing.
The Killers, because their new album rocks, and their lead singer is a Mormon like me. And he’s hot–not that that really matters. But he is.
 Angels and Airwaves, because a lot of their music is about the future, which helps me write.
Top 3 favorite gadgets and why:
I have no gadgets. Seriously. My computer is a whole, big computer that doesn’t leave the desk (so imagine me trying to rescue it from the previously mentioned fire, ha ha!). My cell phone is old school. My kindle, wait I don’t have a kindle. Or ipad. Oh! I do have the original ipod. That is my favorite gadget! And I like my microwave. Does that count?
About the Author:

Bethany Wiggins


Bethany Wiggins has always been an avid reader, but not an avid writer.  She failed ninth grade English because she read novels instead of doing her homework. In high school, she sat alone at lunch and read massive hardback fantasy novels (Tad Williams and Robert Jordan anyone?). It wasn’t until the end of her senior year that the other students realized she was reading fiction–not the Bible.
Once upon a time, Bethany’s sister dared her to start writing an hour a day until she completed a novel. Bethany wrote a seven-hundred page fantasy novel that she wisely let no one read–but it taught her how to write.  She is the author of SHIFTING, STUNG (April 2013), and CURED (2014).
Connect with the Author:  Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads
Be sure to check out the other blogs participating in this tour!
You can find them all HERE!
Complete the Rafflecopter below for a chance to win
one of four signed copies of STUNG
and honey sticks! (Read the book to understand!)


  1. bill elliott

    Stung was one of the best book I have read, thanks for the great writing

  2. Sherri Lewis

    Stung sounds like an awesome book and I definitely want to read it now! Thanks for the great review and interview

  3. I want to read this one so badly. Thanks for the great giveaway and for sharing the top Favs…

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  4. Anne C

    This is my kind of book! I’d love to win Stung. :)

    I also eat a lot while I’m reading. I learned not to have a big bag of candies or chocolates near me while reading. :D

  5. Inky

    AWESOME STOP LADIES! Thanks so much for being a part of the tour! You have a fabulous interview and I love how you added in the pictures! WAAAAY fun! Thanks again!

    –Hannah from TBP

  6. Meghan Stith

    I haven’t but I would really like to read it!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  7. Meghan Stith

    I haven’t but I would really like to read it!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    mestith at gmail dot com

  8. Céline G.

    The book cover did catch my eye a while ago, I found it fun. Then, I see this book again with this tour and after reading the plot, I totally want to read it!! Thanks a lot for the nice interview and the giveaway!

  9. Heather C.

    Cute interview…I think I’d save my dog first as well…well I’d save my family but the dog is part of the family =)

  10. Christina K.

    LOVE how the main character feels younger than she is but still has to deal with the whole dystopian world:)

    LOVED Shifting by the same author:)

    THank you:)

  11. Alicia Batista

    I read it and LOVED IT! I was the best Book I have read ALL YEAR!!!!!!! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  12. I haven’t read Stung but really looking forward to reading it, it sounds fascinating and a very unique premise.

  13. Alicia Batista

    Yes, I LOVE this book and I want MORE! This book has to be one of the BEST books I have read this year! I loved it from the first page to the last! Great Giveaway, I REALLY WANT TO WIN! I’ve enter EVERYDAY SO FAR! :)

  14. Bonnie Hilligoss

    Hi Bethany! I haven’t read Stung, but really want to, and also Shifting. They are absoultely my kind of books!! Stung has a new and different premise and looks very exciting. If I don’t win, I will definitely get it anyway. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  15. Alicia Batista

    This book is AMAZING! Great Giveaway! :)

  16. Lisa Vazquezanzua

    No I haven’t read Stung. I checked it out on Goodreads and read what its about. I am dying to know what happened to her and why she woke up with her life completely different. And the tattoo?? I want to know how she got that and even more, what does it mean??? I CANNOT wait to start reading this one and the other one!! I’m praying and crossing my fingers!! Thank you for such an awesome giveaway!!

  17. Martina Koleva

    Sadly I never got my copy but I still want to read it… I’ve heard so much about it.

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