Today I’m hosting Cherie Colyer on her new release, Challenging Destiny. She has a giveaway below! Enter to win!!
by Cherie Colyer
Release Date: 03/27/14
by Cherie Colyer
Logan Ragsdale and his younger sister, Ariana, have been marked, chosen to be unwilling participants in a war between angels and demons.
Logan can sense something’s not quite right. Like an unexpected chill on a summer’s day, he can feel the unseen closing in. He’s had these feelings before and, each time, someone close to him died. He’s afraid this time it might just be Ariana.
Logan’s fears are soon confirmed when he discovers their new friends aren’t human, but rather representatives from Heaven and Hell sent to Earth to ensure he and Ariana accept their roles in an ancient prophecy. Demons want Logan to open the gates of Hell. Ariana has the power to stop them, but if she chooses to side with Heaven to spare the lives of thousands of innocent people, she’ll damn her brother for eternity.
Together, they must derail the biblical event if they hope to save themselves and the future of mankind…but what price are they willing to pay to keep the other safe?
I glanced down at the silver dagger and then back up into her eyes. I couldn’t move. My muscles froze as my mind whirled.
She pressed the bone handle into my hand and closed my fingers around it. “You’d be freeing me from my contract with the Fallen. My soul will finally be at rest.” Her voice was soft. Tired. She raised her chin and closed her eyes. “Just make sure you hit my heart because I’m not going to promise getting stabbed isn’t going to piss me off.”
It wouldn’t take much effort to kill Kira. She stood in front of me, half an arm’s length away.
About the Author
A little about myself: I write young adult and middle grade novels. I love finding new stories that keep me up late reading. While my favorite genre is fantasy, if the book is beautifully written with characters that come alive I’m all over it.
My debut novel EMBRACE is now available from Omnific Publishing.
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Book Blitz Organized by:
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Hello all, just announcing that my new release THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT is available on the Kindle now! Check it out!
You can view the trailer and all that fun stuff on my home page.
Also, if you haven’t bought book one in the series, Speak of the Devil, it’s on SALE for the Kindle here: Kindle SALE
If you are into teen paranormal stories about angels and demons, these are for you!
The authors at Darkly Delicious YA (which includes yours truly) have banded together for a huge giveaway. With lots of fun prizes, there’s something for everyone.
One lucky winner will receive a $40 gift card!
Plus there are lots of other amazing prizes to be had including my new release THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT!
Enter below for your chance to win!
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What I Write and Why I Write it!
I’ve been tagged by Katie O’Sullivan in this blogging challenge, to answer four questions about my writing and then tag four other writers to do the same.
Katie is a moon mate of mine with Crescent Moon Press. She has some fabulous young adult mermaid stories of the sea I’ve had the privilege to read, as well as a contemporary romance and another paranormal. You can find more about here at her site here: www.katie-osullivan.com.
Now to answer the questions.
What am I working on?
The second book in the Speak of the Devil series, THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT, is set to release July 1, so I’m doing a lot of promo and planning for that.
As far as writing, I’m currently working on a new potential series called 13 Moons. The first book is called CROW MOON, which is a YA/NA paranormal about a mixed race character who, after losing her father, finds herself trying to unravel the secrets of her estranged mother’s family. I’m about a third of the way through this and plan on self-publishing it by the end of the year. The blurb looks something like this at this point:
After Leni loses her father, she’s sent to live with her eccentric aunt out in the country. She wants to go to college and do what her father has always wanted her to, but the mysteries of her estranged mother’s family lead her to start unraveling the secrets long ago lost and hidden away. Will she be able to find out who she really is while living up to her father’s last wishes, or will the powers of the Crow Moon claim her for itself?
How does my writing differ from others of its genre?
I think from the reviews I get that my writing is definitely more on the emotional side than the thinking side. My goal is to make people feel something, whether it’s sorrow or worry or making them laugh with a stupid joke. My writing gets to the heart of emotions. I want them to care because if the reader doesn’t care, what’s to keep them reading to the end?
Why do I write what I do?
I think people should read what they want and write what they want, and contrary to a recent Slate article that said otherwise, I don’t judge. (Okay, that’s not entirely true. I might judge dinosaur erotica or poor writing or offensive, sexist stuff.) I do know, however, what I like. I like the supernatural. I like magic and mystery. I like dark gothic things, so reading normal contemporary romances don’t keep my interest. I like it to mix it up with things out of the ordinary. But as long as people are reading, there should be no shame in it.
How does my writing process work?
However it can. I used to have to have alone time and silence. Now I can write in busy coffee houses or at writers’ retreats with others all around me. My preferred writing condition is to go back to bed after everyone has left the house and bring my laptop with me and write with my dogs lying around me. And I like to write first thing, so I don’t have to feel guilty about not writing yet all day. But lately I find I go write in my room as soon as I get home from work while the kids are playing games. Whatever it takes to get at least 1k words in a day.
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P.S. If anyone else wants to play along, feel free to grab the questions and tag yourself! Or if you don’t have the time or energy or blog space to do it, I totally understand!