Sunday, April 14, 2013

Blog Tour: The Chronicles of Blood & Stone + Author's Interview

Who remembers The Legend of the Archangel series, Book 1: The Chronicles of Fire and Ice?? Well, I present you the Book 2: The Chronicles of Blood and Stone!! 

The story continues in book two of The Legend of the Archangel.

After the death of Kat, Jacob flees and goes off on his own
But when he discovers that her soul is missing and being held captive by the Lucifites, he sets off on a mission to get it back.
Blackmail leads to revenge and revenge leads to blood.
Will he fulfill his task, or will the bloodshed reveal a new side of Jacob?

On the way he uncovers a secret plot, one that leaves the Nephilim race in danger of being wiped out. Will Jacob and his friends be able to stop the rebellion before it happens?

Is love stronger than revenge?

Buy link:
And if you haven't purchased the first book, here's the buy link fo that one too:

Author's Bio:
I am an Australian author who began writing when I was fifteen or sixteen, originally song lyrics, but then moved onto fanfiction when I was nineteen. Having published over 20 stories online. One of which was nominated for an award. I have also written, directed and starred in two original plays entitled, “No Frills Airlines: Flight 123,” and the sequel, “No frills Airlines: Come Fly with Us.” The latter of which was a musical.
I have studied everything from veterinary nursing, forensic science and dramatic arts but have always known my true calling was writing.
My hobbies include, writing my books and scripts, reading, singing, acting, directing, watching movies, 50’s fashion and playing with my animals. When I am not writing I can be found reading somewhere comfortable with one or both of my ‘furbabies’.

And here's the author's interview....

1. As we always start on the interviews, try to describe your book in one sentence.
A dark and revengeful urban fantasy full of angels and demons.
2. Why a story about angels? What is so fascinating for you that you decided to write about them?
As I was raised Catholic, I became increasingly frustrated as to why there wasn’t many references to angels in the bible, or really, angel lore. There just wasn’t enough out there, so I began to research and that sparked my desire to write a novel based on angels that was rich with its own history and lore.
3. Did you do any research before starting writing?
I only researched a few of the archangels and Rome but the rest of what’s in this book is either pure imagination or based on real memories.
4. You are a new author. Was it hard to write the book? What kept you stable to finish it and not give up? Did you have any support?
No it wasn’t really hard because this was the second book I’ve written. I had lots of support from friends and family, pushing me to finish and get my work out there and achieve my dream.
5. How long did it take to finish it? Did you have "author's block" at some point and if so, what you did to get over it?
I was writing this book, The Chronicles of Blood and Stone simultaneously with The Chronicles of Fire and Ice so it took me about 4- 5 months to finish. A lot faster than the first book. I didn’t really have any writer’s block with this, it came to me pretty fast.
6. Are you reading or writing something else right now?
I am currently writing two books, the third book in the Legend of the Archangel series, and the first book of its sister series, The Garden of Eden, which is YA. I am also plotting out another completely different YA novel.
As for reading, I am currently reading Recalled by Cambria Hebert and Entice by Jessica Shirvington.
7. Have you always wanted to be a writer or it just happened?
I’ve always had a passion for writing, anything creative really, but writing was always what I was best at.
8. How important you find the communication between you and your readers? Do you reply to their messages or read their reviews?
I think communicating with my readers is extremely important. So many authors don’t even talk to their fans. It’s very important to listen to their feedback, because they are what make or break your work.
9. There are many people that want to be authors. What do you suggest them?
First, finish what you are working on.
Second, get people to read your work, friends, family etc and get their opinion.
Third, start making a name for yourself. Join social media sites and start creating a buzz and a following. After all, you can’t sell books to noone.
10. Something special you want to share?
Here’s a little exclusive teaser never before released from my new project, The Aqua Secret. Release date TBA
I broke the surface and looked around. Why had he led me to my father’s militia headquarters? Rush was in a hurry to get here for some reason, and now he stands to the left of the hatch just staring blankly into space.
“Rush?” I push myself up onto the floor and walk over to join him, hoping to see what he sees. “Rush?” I ask again, but still get no reaction. Time for plan B. I decided to try the one thing I had waited years to do. And I prayed to God that he would like it. I stepped in front of him and became his oxygen. I kissed him.
In that one moment our worlds collided and became one. I wasn’t aware yet, but I had awoken something in him. He blinks and then I feel his lips move against mine.
“It worked!” I step back and admire my handwork. He is looking at me with a weird expression.
“What? Didn’t you expect me to follow you?”
“No, Pym.” The way he says my name makes me shiver. I realize there is fear and genuine concern in his voice. And a little of something else. Then we hear the sound of the safety being released off a gun and now I know what that something is.
It’s a warning.

And the small ones:
-Your favourite books and author?

The Robert Langdon series by Dan Brown, The Mortal instruments by Cassandra Clare, The his dark materials trilogy by Phillip Pullman, the Lord of the rings by J.R.R Tolkien and any Kathy Reichs book

-Your favourite band/singer?

Maroon 5, Bruno Mars, 30 seconds to Mars

-Favourite place in the world?

Melbourne, Australia

-Last movie you watched at the cinemas?

Oz the great and powerful

-The last book you've read?

Entice by Jessica Shirvington

-Have you ever googled yourself?


-Writing, reading or hanging out with friends?

 Hmm that’s a hard one, I like to mix it up

-If you wouldn't be a writer, what you would be?

 A performer

-And last one... printed or ebooks?

I read indie ebooks and traditional printed

Thank you Laura, for the awesome interview and for presenting us the excert of your new work!! Now, of you go to read and buy these amazing books!!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Book Spotlight: Replacing Gentry (+Giveaway)

Replacing Gentry

When Marlie agrees to attend a cadaver ball at Vanderbilt Medical School, she did not expect to actually see any cadavers. Or, that a strange apparition would issue her a chilling message.

Despite the cadaver's warning, Marlie is married a year later to Tennessee State Senator, Daniel Cannon, and living in a plantation-style mansion with two step sons. Add to the mix her growing suspicion that something is amiss with the death of Daniel’s first wife, Gentry; and newlywed Marlie is definitely in over her pretty Yankee head.

What begins as an innocent inquiry into her new husband’s clouded past, ends with Marlie in the midst of a dangerous conspiracy.

A modern twist on the classic Gothic romance novels of Rebecca and Jane Eyre, Replacing Gentry follows Marlie’s precarious journey as she learns the truth about the man she married.

Author Julie N. Ford

Julie N. Ford graduated from San Diego State University with a BA in Political Science and a minor in English Literature. In addition, she has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Alabama. Professionally, she has worked in teaching and as a Marriage & Family Counselor. She is the author of two women’s fiction novels, The Woman He Married and No Holly for Christmas, published in 2011. In addition, she wrote a romance/chick-lit novel, Count Down to Love, also published in 2011. Count Down to Love was a 2011 Whitney Award finalist. Her next novel, Replacing Gentry, is due for release April 9th, 2013.

Currently, she lives in Nashville, TN with her husband, two daughters and one hedgehog.

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Book Spotlight: Goddess Hirls - Pheme the Gossip (+Giveaway)

Goddess Girls #10 - Pheme the Gossip

Get to know Goddess Girl Pheme…the original “gossip girl”!

As the goddess girl of rumor and gossip, Pheme prides herself on being “in the know” and having the most up-to-date info on anyone and everyone at Mount Olympus Academy. To make sure that people really get her VIP messages, her words tend to linger in cloud letters above her head—just in case people don’t catch what she says!

But not everyone is thrilled with Pheme’s insider knowledge on everything MOA—including the Goddess Girls. Can Pheme ever be trusted? Or will this “gossip girl” find herself on the other end of the rumors?


Praise for The Goddess Girls

“…a clever take on Greek deities…”
~ Booklist

"Readers familiar with Greek myths should get a kick out of this plucky restaging."
~Publisher's Weekly

 “…an enchanting mythological world with middle-school woes compounded by life as a deity…”
~ School Library Journal

The Goddess Girls Series

The Goddess Girls series, by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams puts a modern spin on classic Greek myths. Follow the ins and outs of divine social life where the most privileged godboys and goddessgirls in the Greek pantheon hone their mythical skills.

  • Athena the Brain Finding out she’s a goddess and being sent to Mount Olympus brings Athena new friends, a weird dad, and the meanest girl in mythology—Medusa! 
  • Persephone the Phony Hiding her feelings works fine for Persephone until she meets a guy she can be herself with—Hades, the bad-boy of the Underworld. 
  • Aphrodite the Beauty Sure Aphrodite is beautiful, but it’s not always easy being the goddessgirl of love. 
  • Artemis the Brave She may be the goddess of the hunt, but that doesn’t mean Artemis always feels brave. 
  • Athena the Wise Zeus says Heracles has to do twelve tasks or he'll get kicked out of MOA! Although she's not sure it's wise, Athena agrees to help out. 
  • Aphrodite the Diva Isis claims she's the goddess of love? Ha! But to keep the title all to herself, Aphrodite has to find the perfect match for Pygmalion, the most annoying boy ever. 
  • Artemis the Loyal It’s time for the annual Olympic Games, and Artemis and her friends are not happy. It’s boys only. Not fair! 
  • Medusa the Mean Medusa wants to be more like her two sisters and the other kids at Mount Olympus Academy -- immortal. Is that too much to ask? 
  • The Girl Games (Goddess Girls Super Special) Listen in on what all four goddess girls are thinking as Mount Olympus Academy hosts visitors from many lands--including an adorable kitten!The first-ever standalone superspecial in the Goddess Girls series! 
  • Pandora the Curious Pandora is one of the few mortals at Mount Olympus Academy—and probably the most curious of all the students in school.

The Goddess Girls

Author Suzanne Williams

Suzanne Williams is the award-winning author of nearly 40 books for children, from picture books and easy readers to chapter books and middle grade fiction series. A former elementary school librarian, she

lives near Seattle. Her picture book Library Lil (illustrated by Steven Kellogg) won the New Mexico children's choice award in 2000 and was on several other state award lists. She is co-author (with Joan Holub) of the popular Goddess Girls series(for ages 8 - 12) and Heroes in Training (ages 6 - 11). Other series include Fairy Blossoms and Princess Power.

Author Joan Holub

I graduated from college in Texas with a fine arts degree, and then freelanced as an art director at a graphic design firm for eight years. I dreamed of working in children's books, so I moved to New York City and became associate art director in Scholastic trade books, where I designed books for children and worked with editors and illustrators. It was a great job.

I illustrated my first published children's book in 1992 and soon began illustrating full time. I began completing manuscripts and mailing them out to publishers in the early 1990s. In 1996, I sold my first

two manuscripts -- Boo Who? A Spooky Lift-the-Flap Book (Scholastic) and Pen Pals (Grosset & Dunlap). Yippee!

Now I write full time and have written and/or illustrated over 130 children's books. Creating books that entertain, inform, and interest children (and me) is a fabulous job that I truly love.

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