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Promising Light blog tour – Interview with the author Emily Ann Ward

As part of the ‘Promising Light’ blog tour, I have with me today, author Emily Ann Ward. She was gracious enough to answer some of my questions. What follows is an extremely interesting interview.

To know more about the blog tour and to visit all the participating blogs, you can go here. I am also hosting a giveaway of TWO paperback copies of Promising Light. This open for US ONLY. You can go HERE to enter.

About Promising Light

Grace began a secret courtship with Dar for the thrill of doing something against her father, the king’s general. She hadn’t planned on falling in love with him. When Dar suddenly leaves her, she searches for answers, reluctant to let him go.

Everyone seems determined to keep the truth from her—until she’s kidnapped by Dar’s family. They’re shape changers who claim she can break a curse set on them ten years ago by the Protectors, a group of noblemen determined to stifle magic in the name of safety.

Torn between two worlds, Grace isn’t sure who to trust. If the curse endures, Dar’s family could die out forever. But to help them, she’ll have to leave behind everything she knows.

Interview with author Emily Ann Ward

Describe your books? What genre would you classify them in?

Promising Light is the first in a fantasy series, The Protectors. Grace is a young noble in a secret relationship with Dar, and when he suddenly leaves, she searches for answers to his mysteries. Weeks later, she’s kidnapped by his family, shape changers who claim she can break a curse set on them years ago. Will she choose to help Dar’s family or will she support the noblemen who think they are doing good by stifling magic?

The series deals with the struggle between the shape changers (also called Avialies) and the Protectors, noblemen who think they are doing the world good. The prequel novellas are about the beginning of the curse and the Protectors’ growing political power, but the tides change in Promising Light and its sequels.

My short stories tend to be contemporary: ordinary people dealing with relationships, love, family, things like that. Passages is a collection of seven young adult stories, and Beyond Home is three short stories for adults, though young adult would probably enjoy them, too. I have a short story in Love, Me, an anthology that will be published February 1st. It’s a romance story between two characters in Promising Light.

My longer works are fantasy and scifi-driven. I love the fantastical and speculative! Finding Fiona is a YA scifi novella about a girl who loses her memory and fears she may be a human replication. Promising Light is the first in The Protectors series about a young girl named Grace who is trying to decide who to help: the shape changers who are cursed or the noblemen who are trying to protect the world from magic.

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Noah Zarc Blog Tour – Interview with the author, D. Robert Pease

As part of the Noah Zarc blog tour, I interview the author D. Robert Pease today. I have also reviewed the book here. As you go through the interview below, you’ll find that Robert’s personality is clearly reflected in his book as well, which means this interview is going to be as much fun as the book was!

So. without rambling on any more, let’s get started.

Describe your book? What genre do you consider your book?

Noah Zarc: Mammoth Trouble is a middle grade, science fiction adventure geared toward kids about nine to fourteen. It’s a retelling of the classic Noah’s Ark story from the Bible. And I mean that in the very loosest of terms. It can be more accurately stated it was “inspired” by the biblical account. The story is about a twelve-year-old boy from the 31st century who, along with his family, travels through time in a massive spaceship called the ARC (Animal Rescue Cruiser). Their mission is to repopulate Earth after some kind of cataclysm destroyed all life on the planet several hundred years in the past. Of course no adventure is complete without bumps along the road. Noah’s Mom and Dad both disappear and Noah and his brother Hamilton, and sister Sam have to figure out where and when they are, and come up with a way to rescue them. All the while they must avoid the family’s sworn enemy, Haon, who has made it his mission to stop the ARC project at all costs.

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