Matt Archer: Monster Hunter~Promo and Giveaway

Matt Archer: Monster Hunter (Matt Archer #1)

By Kendra C. Highley

Release Date: 08/18/12


299 pages


Summary from Goodreads:

Fourteen-year-old Matt Archer spends his days studying Algebra, hanging out with his best friend and crushing on the Goddess of Greenhill High, Ella Mitchell. To be honest, he thinks his life is pretty lame until he discovers something terrifying on a weekend camping trip at the local state park.

Monsters are real. And living in his backyard.

But that’s not the half of it. After Matt is forced to kill a strange creature to save his uncle, he finds out that the weird knife he took from his uncle’s bag has a secret, one that will change Matt’s life. The knife was designed with one purpose: to hunt monsters. And it’s chosen Matt as its wielder.

Now Matt’s part of a world he didn’t know existed, working with a covert military unit dedicated to eliminating walking nightmares. Faced with a prophecy about a looming dark war, Matt soon realizes his upcoming Algebra test is the least of his worries.

His new double life leaves Matt wondering which is tougher: hunting monsters or asking Ella Mitchell for a date?


***Author Interview***

1. Is Matt Archer: Monster Hunter part of a series or a stand-alone? 

Monster Hunter is intended to be the first in a four book series (although I’m toying with adding a novella at the end). It basically follows Matt through the end of high school.


2. What would you say is Matt’s best and worst quality? 

Matt’s best quality is his tenacity. He’s not the biggest or the strongest, but when he knows he needs to do something, he throws everything he has into it.  His worst quality is his temper.  You see glimpses of that in the first book, but it’s even more pronounced in the second (Blade’s Edge).


3. What are the best 3 words you would use to describe Matt? 

Dutiful, determined and mischievous


4. If you could jump into a book, and live in that world, which would it be? 

Oh, that’s a tough one!  Right now, either Ravka from Shadow and Bone  by Leigh Bardugo or the Kyatt Islands from Encrypted by Lindsay Buroker.  It’s hard to choose.


5.  If someone wrote a book about your life, what would the title be? 

She Didn’t Wear Mom Jeans


6.  What TV show/movie/book do you watch/read that you’d be embarrassed to admit? 

So, my daughter and I are addicted to Dancing with the Stars.  It’s so cheesy, but she loves it, and I love watching it with her.  


7.  Who is your favorite male book character and why (Besides Matt)?   

Right now I’m crushing on Hector from Crown of Embers but I’d have to say Aragorn from The Lord of the Rings.  I guess you could say I have a thing for strong, slightly dangerous, noble guys.


8.  Describe your book in 10 words or less… 

Armed with magic knife, guy defeats monsters and gets girl.


About the Author

Kendra C. Highley lives in north Texas with her husband and two children. She also serves as staff to two self-important and high-powered cats. This, according to the cats, is her most important job. She believes chocolate is a basic human right, running a 10k is harder than it sounds, and that everyone should learn to drive a stick-shift. She loves monsters, vacations, baking and listening to bad electronica.







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Giveaway Details:

Grand prize is a Nook Simple Touch and a $25 B&N card plus a paperback copy of Matt Archer: Monster Hunter. (US only)

 (3) 1st place winners get a $10 Amazon Card plus a paperback copy of Matt Archer: Monster Hunter. (Open Internationally)

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Posted on October 22, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Thanks for having me, Amy!

  2. What a fun interview with Matt! I think “tenacious” is a perfect word for him. Can’t wait to read more about him!

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