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Kristin Cast

Kristin Cast

KRISTIN CAST is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who teams with her mother to write the House of Night series. She has stories in several anthologies, as well as editorial credits. Currently Kristin is working on her first stand-alone novel.

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  • Kalona's Fall By P.C. and Kristin Cast (Book Trailer)

    From warrior and lover to enemy and betrayer, the terrible secrets of Kalona's past are revealed!

  • Neferet - Hunted Book Trailer

    What game is Neferet playing now?

  • Erik - Hunted Book Trailer

    Passion takes a mysterious turn...

  • Stevie Rae - Hunted Book Trailer

    Can Stevie Rae tame her dark side before it's too late?

  • Zoey - Hunted Book Trailer

    What if the hottest guy in the world was hiding a nameless evil, and all he wanted was you?

  • Awakened by PC & Kristin Cast - House of Night Series

    A book trailer for Awakened, the latest book in the #1 New York Times Bestselling House of Night Series.

  • 'BURNED' - House of Night Series by P.C. & Kristin Cast

    Things have turned black at the House of Night. Zoey Redbird's soul has shattered. With everything she's ever stood for falling apart, and a broken heart making her want to stay in the Otherworld forever, Zoey's fading fast...

  • Destined -- Book 9 of the House of Night Series

    A book trailer for Destined, the ninth book in the House of Night series by PC and Kristin Cast.

  • Tempted - P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast - House of Night Series

    A book trailer for Tempted, the sixth volume in the House of Night series by PC and Kristin Cast.

  • Aphrodite- House of Night Series

    Teasers to UNTAMED by PC & Kristin Cast featuring Aphrodite LaFont.

  • Erik Night- House of Night Series

    Teasers to UNTAMED by PC & Kristin Cast featuring Erik Night.

  • Stevie Rae- House of Night Series

    Teasers to UNTAMED by PC & Kristin Cast featuring Stevie Rae.

  • Zoey Redbird- House of Night Series

    Teasers to UNTAMED by PC & Kristin Cast featuring Zoey Redbird.

  • P.C. and Kristin Cast Author Interview

    P.C. and Kristin sit down for an exclusive author interview on UNTAMED.

  • Burned by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from the young adult fantasy novel Burned by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. Things have turned black at the House of Night. Zoey Redbird's soul has shattered. With everything she's ever stood for falling apart, and a broken heart making her want to stay in the Otherworld forever, Zoey's fading fast.

  • Hunted by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from the young adult fantasy novel Hunted, book 5 in the House of Night series by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. The good news: Zoey's friends have her back again and Stevie Rae and the red fledglings aren't Neferet's secrets any longer. The bad news: Ancient evil with the face of an angel has been let loose -- that and various other nasties (whose faces aren't so angelic). Grandma Redbird is in trouble. Heath is in trouble. The House of Night is in trouble.

  • Untamed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from the young adult fantasy novel Untamed by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. Life sucks when your friends are pissed at you. Just ask Zoey Redbird -- she's become an expert on suckiness. In one week she has gone from having three boyfriends to having none, and from having a close group of friends who trusted and supported her, to being an outcast. Speaking of friends, the only two Zoey has left are undead and unMarked.

  • Tempted by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast's young adult fantasy novel Tempted, narrated by Cassandra Morris. Dark secrets and unspoken suspicions come between Zoey and Stevie Rae, putting their friendship -- and the House of Night -- at risk. After Zoey Redbird and her gang have banished Kalona and Neferet, the fallen High Priestess, from Tulsa, you'd think they'd catch a break.

  • Awakened by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from the young adult fantasy novel Awaked by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. Exonerated by the Vampyre High Council and returned to her position as High Priestess at Tulsa's House of Night, Neferet has sworn vengeance on Zoey. Dominion over Kalona is only one of the weapons she plans to use against Z. But Zoey has found sanctuary on the Isle of Skye and is being groomed by Queen Sgiach to take over for her there.

  • Destined by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from the young adult fantasy novel Destined by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. Zoey is finally home where she belongs, safe with her Guardian Warrior, Stark, by her side, and preparing to face off against Neferet -- which would be a whole lot easier if the High Counsel saw the ex-High Priestess for what she really is.

  • Dragon's Oath by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast--Audiobook Excerpt

    Listen to this audiobook excerpt from the young adult fantasy book Dragon's Oath by P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast. The first in an enthralling new mini-series of novellas from the #1 bestselling authors of the House of Night, Dragon's Oath tells the story behind the House of Night's formidable fencing instructor -- the love that will transform him, and the promise that will haunt him.

  • Hidden by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast Book Trailer

    Watch this video trailer for Hidden, the new novel in the House of Night series.

  • Neferet's Curse — A House of Night Novella by P. C. and Kristin Cast Video Trailer

    Watch the trailer for Neferet's Curse, the new House of Night novella.

  • REVEALED by P. C. + Kristin Cast (Book Trailer)

    Watch this video trailer for Revealed, the spellbinding eleventh and penultimate installment in the #1 New York Times bestselling vampyre series by PC and Kristin Cast.

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A Q&A with PC and Kristin Cast
 
What’s it like writing as a mother/daughter team?
PC: It’s fun!  Knowing that Kristin is going to go over everything I write gives me freedom to focus on plot and development of the series without freaking out about not always sounding like a teenager – because I know Kristin will fix it!
KC: I like it!  It’s the only time I can tell my mom that she’s wrong without getting in trouble!
 
Kristin, what’s it like being a 21-year-old bestselling author?
KC: I love it!  It makes me feel that if I’ve already achieved something so massive, anything else is possible too.
 
How are your vampyres different than others?  What made you decide to include original details, like their tattoos, and not classic facts, like being averse to garlic?
PC:  Our vamps are a lot different because the vampyrism is triggered by biology and not mysticism or the supernatural.  Of course there is a definite mystic element to our vampyres, but that only happens after they are Marked as a fledgling.  I brought in the tattooing because I am intrigued with ancient goddess cultures, and in some of those cultures it is believed a priestess was marked with a tattoo when she committed herself to her goddess.  I like being unique and creating my own version of the vampyre mythos!
 
Which of your characters do you most identify with?
PC: Aphrodite!
KC: Zoey!
 
What’s the hardest part about writing the House of Night series?  The most fun?
PC:  The hardest part is the first 2/3 of the manuscript.  In the last third it’s like I’m on a rollercoaster and I zooming to the conclusion.  The most fun is getting to travel and share all of this with my fabulous daughter!
 
Who are your favorite vamps in pop culture, other than your own?
PC:  Well…Spike (from Buffy) is my “boyfriend.”
KC: SPIKEY IS SO MY BOYFRIEND!!!!
PC:  HE IS NOT!
KC:  IS SO!
PC:  You’re grounded.
KC:  (Sigh) He’s your boyfriend…
 
In the books, you write that Shakespeare, Jake Gyllenhaal, and some of the world’s greatest artists are vampyres.  Who else could be a vamp, and why?
PC:  In my imagination the best and the beautiful are all vamps!
KC: I agree with my mom, but I would just like to say that if it wasn’t for me none of the beautiful actors we have today would have even entered our fabulous books.  (pause for applause)  Thank you.
 
There are a lot of Cherokee references in the books.  Do you pull from any other culture or mythology as well?
PC:  I definitely pull from Wicca, as well as Celtic Shamanism and ancient Druid beliefs.
 
What inspires you to write?
PC:  My bills!  Okay, seriously, writing YA is fabulous.  I’m frequently inspired by my high school students as I create characters and conflicts for the characters.  Often I write about issues I see kids struggling with, especially those that deal with intolerance and bigotry.
KC: My mom.  Or maybe that’s just her yelling at me… hmmm.
 
Why set the House of Night in Oklahoma?
PC:  Aren’t all vampyre novels set in Oklahoma?
KC: Because it’s the coolest!  Ever.
 
Why is vampire fiction so big right now?
PC:  I get asked this a lot and I’m always perplexed by the question.  People have been enthralled by the vampire mythos as far back as the last 1800s when Bram Stoker published Dracula.  Ann Rice’s vamps have been cult icons for decades, as has Chelsea Quinn Yarbro’s Count Saint-Germain.   So, I don’t think our fascination with vampires is just big right now – I think it’s longstanding.
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BOOKS BY THE AUTHOR

The final electrifying installment in the #1 New York Times bestselling vampyre seriesZoey Redbird is in trouble. Having released the Seer Stone to Aphrodite, and...

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FROM WARRIOR AND LOVER TO ENEMY AND BETRAYER, THE TERRIBLE SECRETS OF KALONA’S PAST ARE REVEALED He was laughing with her as he spread his wings and lifted her from the ground, twirling...

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In the must-read tenth installment of the #1 New York Times bestselling vampyre series by PC and Kristin Cast, Darkness won’t stay hidden for long… “Move over...

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Revealed is the spellbinding eleventh and penultimate installment in the #1 New York Times bestselling vampyre series by PC and Kristin Cast.Drastically...

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