Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Silver Dagger Tours + Giveaway + Guest Post::Rite to Reign

Rite to Reign
Boxed Set
Genre: YA Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Something wicked this way comes...

Willful witches, supernatural sorcerers, cruel queens, and powerful priestesses fall out of favor and rise to rule in this highly sought-after collection of spellbinding stories!

More than 20 award-winning and bestselling authors have come together to curate this bewitching boxed set collection of the best PARANORMAL ROMANCE and URBAN FANTASY books in the genre, each brimming with stories of royal magic.

Journey through worlds of danger and mayhem, where witches and warlocks battle for influence and wizards fight for unrestricted power.

But reader beware: the highly addictive stores in RITE TO REIGN will put you under their spell. One click to secure your limited edition copy today!

Featuring Stories from :
USA Today bestselling author Heather Marie Adkins
Teresa Roman
JJ King writing with Candace Osmond
USA Today bestselling author SJ Davis writing with P. Mattern
Scott Hungerford
USA Today bestselling author Shawna Romkey
USA Today bestselling author Ash Krafton
USA Today bestselling author Christine Ashworth
Anna Santos
Melissa Winters
Colleen S. Myers
Andie M. Long
Alex H. Singh
Sabrina Ramoth
L.C. Ireland
Louisa Bacio
Grace White
Helen Scott
Carma Haley Shoemaker
Kyndra Hatch
Mirren Hogen & Stephanie Barr
E.B. Black
Ella Middaugh
Kat Parrish
Tanya Dawson

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What inspired you to write this book?
Well, I’m co-writing it with JJ King, a first-time adventure for both of us. The co-writing process was intimidating at first but has proven to be so rewarding and really fun. We knew the theme (witches) and started to brainstorm. We wanted to do something we were both good at. JJ writes mostly wolf shifter stuff, but is a mythology genius. I love anything witchy (hence my Wayward Witches series) and just finished a really successful Time Travel Fantasy series (Dark Tides). So, combining everything, we cam up with a Time Travel Paranormal Romance about a Celtic witch princess who is thrown to the future and gets mixed up with modern day gypsies referred to as Travellers.

What can we expect from you in the future?
After this amazing box set is done in December, I’ve got the Special Edition release of my very first series coming out in 2019. It’s called The Iron World Series and centers around the ancient politic of Faerie and an epic romance. I’m pretty stoked about it because my designer is illustrating custom maps of the world, characters cards, etc. and brand-new covers. After that, I’ve got another Time Travel Fantasy Romance series coming out called Kingdom of Sand & Stars. It follows the tale of a young archeologist and how she accidently travels back to ancient Egypt, only it’s not the Egypt we learned about in school. Dun dun dun.

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Reigning Magicks?
Sure! Powerful and head-strong, Celtic Princess Ashlynn Kavanaugh only wants to rule her people without having to marry the Scottish sorcerer Bricagos. In an attempt to escape her fate, she performs an ancient spell, but it goes awry, and she’s sent to the future where she meets a handsome Gypsy prince and powerful witch, Cian Boswells. Cian lives a mirrored life to Ashlynn; forced to marry the daughter of a rival clan just to instil peace. His life was laid out in front of him until Ashlynn falls in his lap.
How did you come up with the title of your first novel?
My very first novel? It’s called Iron & Wine and is a Paranormal Fantasy Romance about fairies, vampires, and werewolves with a human girl right in the center of it all. The title represents the two worlds; human and Faerie. A world of iron versus a world of magic and nature.

Who designed your book covers?
The amazing Corey over at Majeau Designs. You can find his stuff at www.facebook.com/majeaudesigns
If your book was made into a film, who would you like to play the lead?
Which book? Dark Tides, the leads would be Emmy Rossum and Charlie Hunnam. In Reigning Magicks it would be Rose Leslie and Taylor Kitsch.

Stuff about Writing/ Reading:
What are your top 10 favorite books/authors?
Gillian Flynn, Neil Gaimen, Janice Godin, Ruth Ware, Cassandra Clare, Melissa Marr, Holly Black, Tanith Frost, Sylvia Day, Anne Rice.

What book do you think everyone should read?
Dark Places by Gillian Flynn or Stardust by Neil Gaimen.

How long have you been writing?
Professionally, about 8 years.

Do you read yourself and if so what is your favorite genre?
My three fav, go-to genres are Thriller, Paranormal Romance, and Urban Fantasy.

Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why?
I prefer silence for the obvious reasons but, with two small kids at home, I’ve trained myself to work in just about any noise condition.

Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time?
I usually have multiple projects going at any given time. For example, I was co-writing Reigning Magicks, but while I waited for JJ King to write her next chapter, I would work on my solo title. And when I needed a change of pace I would pick away at some of my 2019 releases.

Pen or type writer or computer?
Pen for initial plotting which is basically just me jotting down and random idea that comes to mind. Then, when I feel like I have a solid idea, I sit down at my laptop and put the pieces together in one, cohesive plot outline.

What made you want to become an author and do you feel it was the right decision?
When I finished high school and all my friends were heading off to college to become engineers and mechanics and accountants, I asked myself what I wanted most. Writing was the only thing that came to mind but back then, that wasn’t really a viable career option. I was accepted to three schools for Creative Writing, but chickened out in the end and went to university for Interior Design instead. I don’t regret that choice, I was very successful and even happy with that career. But with the rise of indie publishing, I made the leap and followed my dreams.

A day in the life of the author?
It’s not as glamourous as everyone thinks haha I wake up with my kids, get them off to school, then plunker down with coffee, snacks, and my laptop. Music blasting in the background. My husband works from home as a Graphic Designer, so that’s always fun to have a co-worker I actually like.

Advice they would give new authors?
Read to recharge your creative batteries. Never compare yourself to another author. Write what you would want to read. That passion will bleed through into your writing.

Describe your writing style.
Deep plotter. Speed writer. I enjoy writing scenes laced with dread and despair the most. I don’t know why. I’m just good at writing pain, I guess LOL

What makes a good story?
A book that doesn’t just TELL me the words, but makes me FEEL them, too.

What is your writing Kryptonite?
Quirky secondary characters. I tend to fall in love with them more than anything.

Do you try more to be original or to deliver to readers what they want?
I think there’s always a way to do both. You can give ten authors the same writing prompt and you’ll get ten different stories. All original but with a trend or theme that readers want.

How long on average does it take you to write a book?
Depends on how much I have happening in my schedule. But I can easily write a novel in a month.

Do you believe in writer’s block?
I do, and I don’t. I mean, it’s like riding a bike. We don’t forget how to do it, the ability isn’t suddenly gone. But sometimes our lives fill up with so many distractions, it’s hard to sit down and focus. For me, the cure for writer’s block is a change of scenery, reading a good book, and skipping ahead to write a scene I’ve been looking forward to.

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