Interview & Giveaway: Abigail Roux

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Welcome to the Ball & Chain virtual tour! If you’re following along, you’ll  be able to win yourself some goodies that might just save your life!  I’ve got five Survival Kits in a Sardine Can, perfect for traveling and hiking or taking with you to remote island weddings where people might be dying. And I’ve got five sets of trading cards with original artwork and character work-ups for the less adventurous readers!
Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing to win one of five Survival Kits in a Sardine Can or one of five sets of trading cards with original artwork. Entries close at midnight, Eastern Time, on April 1, and winners will be announced on April 3rd. Contest is valid worldwide.

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Jen’s Q&A with Abigail Roux

Jen: Hi Abi! Thanks so much for visiting the blog. I’m such a fan of the Cut and Run series, and I am often struck by how hard core the support is for these books. What is it about them, do you think, that has inspired such a devoted following?

Abigail: I wish I knew and I could repeat it over and over for the rest of my career. I know it’s about the characters, that people have latched onto them and love them. The series is nearing its end.  Have you ever been tempted to extend it?

Abigail: Never. I had a specific plan for Ty and Zane’s story arc, and to extend the books would just draw out their torture. I suppose the Sidewinder Series is a sort of extension for the characters, but Ty and Zane will be more like supporting characters there.Readers seem to be excited for any stories from this world.

Jen: What can you tell us about Cross & Crown?

Abigail: Cross & Crown is book 2 in the Sidewinder Series. It will follow Nick and Kelly, but it’s a different formula from he Cut & Run books. Sidewinder will be less about the relationship arc and more of an episodic adventure series. They’re a lot of fun.

Jen: Do you plan on giving any other secondary characters their own stories? Any deets?

Abigail: Frankly, I never planned on giving Nick and Kelly their own stories! I’ve learned that plans never work anyway, so I stopped making them.

Jen: What else are you working on right now?

Abigail: Right now I’m working on the third book of the Sidewinder Series, Lost & Found. It’s sort of a Christmas Special for the universe, more of a feel good thing than any of the other books.

Jen: Do you have plans to attend any cons this year? Do you enjoy them?

Abigail: I have GRL on my calendar. I do enjoy them quite a bit, even if they can be exhausting. The Q&A sessions always end up being fun.

Jen: I love following you on Tumblr. Is that the best way for fans to keep up with you online?

Abigail: It depends on what aspect fans want to follow. My Tumblr is very unprofessional! I have a Facebook fan page that’s good for book updates. I sporadically mumble on Twitter. My personal Facebook is just that, it’s personal. People who want that are welcome to follow. I try to divide things up, because different readers want different things from authors. Some don’t want to hear me talk about my daughter, or see my burgeoning obsession with the new BBC Musketeers show.

A big thanks to Abigail Roux for visiting the blog today! Be sure to check out Ball & Chain… It’s out this week!


  1. Wow! Book 3 already has a name!!! I love your books Abi! Ball & Chain was superb and different than the rest of the books.

  2. Joana Aleixo says:

    My favorite series ever. I’m completely in love. Ty & Zane, Nick & Kelly are on my mind basically 24/7.
    Probably not healthy but I don’t care. I love them! <3
    Ball & Chain was perfect. Can't wait for Cross & Crown and Lost & Found and all of the other other books ! (¬‿¬)

  3. Ana Garcia says:

    We just have read Ball & Chain. Cross & Crown has not been published. And we’re already thinking about Sidewinder #3, Lost & Found!!

  4. Love the boys and enjoyed Ball & Chain! Can’t wait for Cross & Crown to catch up with Nick and Kels, and hopefully a wee cameo from Ty and Zane!!

  5. Love the boys and the series! Ty and Zane rock!

  6. I love you Abigail! Although I’m disappointed that sidewinder won’t be more about the romance because that’s my favorite genre, i still end up loving any book you write. Can’t wait for more.

  7. Susan Cosnick says:

    I thoroughly enjoyed Ball & Chain and am looking forward to Cross & Crown!

  8. TheDreamSeller says:

    Me totally no cares if overdosing of Cut & Run fanfiction ain’t healthy, it’s the only palliative I can get while I wait for Ball & Chain to arrive. [Living in the countryside has its cons when it comes down to mail arriving on time, but I will survive the Zombie Apocalypse here.]

    One thing that I love about these books, and that frankly drew me towards them, are the covers. The Cut & Run one is my favourite, but I like how… essential they are. The Sidewinder covers are amazing, too. Can’t wait to see the Christmas Special one!

  9. Read Ball & Chain and, of course, loved it. Now I am (im)patiently waiting to get my hands on Cross & Crown!

  10. Nice interview

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  11. Awesome interview! I’m already looking forward to Cross & Crown and now Lost & Found, too. This: “Lost & Found. It’s sort of a Christmas Special for the universe, more of a feel good thing than any of the other books.” just made me go “aaawwww”. I’m so excited. But at the same time I’m also sad because the next C&R Book will be the last one 🙁

  12. Lovefushsia says:

    Omg Lost & Found!! A Christmas special sounds amazing 😀

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