COVER REVEAL: THE ANGEL KILLER BY LISA VOISIN

AK_CoverReveal_BannerHappy Saturday, friends! Today I’m featuring the lovely Lisa Voisin, and the cover reveal of her upcoming novel, The Angel Killer.

TheAngelKillerCOVERComing January 5, 2015

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Now that she’s found him again, all Mia Crawford wants is some downtime with her fallen angel boyfriend, Michael. But the call of duty keeps him away—from school and from her—with more demons to smite than ever.

When Michael is mortally wounded by a cursed sword, Mia must perform an ancient blood ritual to save him. But the spell exacts a price. Haunted by visions of war, torture, and despair, Mia discovers the world is in more danger than she ever imagined. Behind the scenes, an evil adversary pulls all the strings.

After redemption, there’s Hell to pay.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23420120-the-angel-killer

About Lisa Voisin

A Canadian-born author, Lisa Voisin spent her childhood daydreaming and making up stories, but it was her love of reading and writing in her teens that drew her to Young Adult fiction.

Lisa is also a technical writer, a meditation teacher, and the leader of the Young Writer’s Club, a local writing group for teens in her home town. A self-proclaimed coffee lover, she can usually be found writing in a local café. When she’s not writing, you’ll find her meditating or hiking in the mountains to counteract the side effects of drinking too much caffeine!

Though she’s lived in several cities across Canada, she currently lives in Vancouver, B.C. with her fiancé and their two cats.

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Prepare yourself for the release by getting the first book in the series, The Watcher. Available on Amazon.

Millennia ago, he fell from heaven for her.

Can he face her without falling again?

Fascinated with ancient civilizations, seventeen-year-old Mia Crawford dreams of becoming an archaeologist. She also dreams of wings—soft and silent like snow—and somebody trying to steal them.

When a horrible creature appears out of thin air and attacks her, she knows Michael Fontaine is involved, though he claims to know nothing about it. Secretive and aloof, Michael evokes feelings in Mia that she doesn’t understand. Images of another time and place haunt her. She recognizes them—but not from any textbook.

In search of the truth, Mia discovers a past life of forbidden love, jealousy and revenge that tore an angel from Heaven and sent her to an early grave. Now that her soul has returned, does she have a chance at loving that angel again? Or will an age-old nemesis destroy them both?

Ancient history is only the beginning.

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INTERVIEW WITH JILL KAELIN

Today I am interviewing the lovely Jill Kaelin, author of the upcoming YA paranormal novel, Hunted: Cycle Thirteen, available in digital edition from Inkspell Publishing, August 17, 2013.

The blurb:

8;That’s how old I was when I found out I was special. I was given my rose quartz gem and taught about my past.

13;That’s how many times I’ve lived in this world. This is my thirteenth life cycle as a human.

1;That’s how many seconds it took me to fall in love with Mike. It’s also the amount of time I had to say goodbye to him just before he was killed by Reggie, the hunter that’s been after me for months.

Will Reggie succeed in killing me too, and possibly eradicating the planet of the unicorn race forever?

Yep, you read correctly! UNICORNS! Are you as excited as I am for this book??

Tell us about your writing habits. Are you a carefree pantser or a methodical outliner? What’s your writing space like?

My writing habits are a bit unusual. I work a lot of hours a day so the only time I have to write is in the early mornings. I set my alarm for 4:30 a.m. and use that quiet time in the morning to play with my characters. I’m a “carefree pantser” for sure. It’s interesting how the characters come to life for me and lead me into places I never thought of. That’s my favorite part of writing. My space for writing is pretty casual, laptop on the couch with my feet up and complete silence.

Who or what inspires you?

I’m constantly inspired by my daughter. She has no fear. I want to be her when I grow up.

What are you reading right now?

I am currently reading two books right now. I’m desperately trying to finish City of Bones before the movie comes out. (Doesn’t look hopeful, though.) I’m also almost finished with the Star Child by Stephanie Keyes. She’s another awesome author from Inkspell.

The young adult market is HUGE right now. Why is YA so special to you?

The young adult market is special to me because it’s really what got me back into writing. Here’s a funny story…I live in Florida and there was a year where a series of hurricanes struck our area so naturally, as a teacher, we were off from school due to weather. I was bored so I picked up my daughter’s Twilight book. I couldn’t put it down. We only had the first two books in the series at the time and when I finished New Moon, I was desperate for Eclipse. Being the beginning of the school year, my teacher friends can relate, I was super broke. That’s when I resorted to digging around the house for loose change to purchase the next book and find out what happened. I remember distinctly walking into Wal-mart to purchase the book and wondering how everyone could walk around so normal when Edward and Bella had just gotten back together! We should have been rejoicing! Admittedly, I was a little lost in the world of Twilight.

Hunted: Cycle Thirteen sounds so interesting. What is your favorite part of your book?

So many parts of Hunted were fun to write. I think my most favorite part would have to be where Skye shares her secret with her friend Jules. I think everyone should have a friend like Jules to confide in.

How has becoming published changed your writing and your life?

Becoming published hasn’t changed my life, but it has definitely changed my writing. Just going through the editing process alone taught me so much about writing. I think writing is like life, with more experience comes a greater wealth of knowledge.

What author would you like to have coffee with, and why?

I don’t drink coffee, but I would suck it down in a heartbeat to sit with J.K. Rowling for ten minutes! She is so talented as a writer, but inspiring as a human being, too.

Compare Hunted to other books out there. What kind of readers should snatch it up?

Hunted is unique. I have yet to find a story about unicorns that relates to mine. I hope readers find it that way as well. As for the romance portion of Hunted, I think it relates to a story like Unearthly by Cynthia Hand or Divergent by Veronica Roth. It’s the kind of love that is just meant to be  and you find yourself rooting for the characters to find one another and fall in love. The kind of reader that should snatch it up is a reader that likes a little action, an interesting and surprising plot, and enough romance to keep it heated.

What is your greatest fear when it comes to writing?

I honestly have no fear when it comes to writing. My fear surfaces when it comes to other people reading my writing! Writing is so personal and very subjective. What one person may love another may despise and find boring. But when an author pours their heart into a story as I have in Hunted, it’s frightening to think others may not like it.

Here’s your spot to plug Hunted. Give us something juicy!

Here’s a blurb that didn’t make it to the back of the book:  Enjoy!

As a descendant of the unicorn race, Skye Kelley has specific powers related to the gemstone she received when she was eight years old—rose quartz. This gift soon becomes a magnet for the opposite sex, which she manages to repel until one specific boy changes her idea of attraction. 

 Mike Evans, a prep from another town, notices Skye one night while she’s working at the Hot Topic.  Their lives soon mingle together and Skye finds herself feeling things for him she didn’t think possible.    

 Together, they battle an ancient enemy that threatens to kill them both.  Regnir Vingus, III has dedicated his life to hunting unicorns.  His sights are set on the Kelleys and Skye is his first target. 

 Will their crusade against evil be enough to defend the unicorn race?  Or will the wickedness of Regnir succeed in eradicating the planet of unis forever? 

I want to thank Kacey Vanderkarr for these AWESOME questions and for taking the time to interview me! I hope everyone loves Hunted as much as I do. Thank you!!!

Jill Kaelin is a graduate of the University of Central Florida with a degree in elementary education, and Nova Southeastern University with a graduate degree in teaching. She currently lives and teaches elementary school in Florida with her talented daughter Justyce, playful dog Coco, and three cats. She enjoys quiet mornings in front of her computer plunging into the lives of her characters. Her favorite things to do include inspiring young writers, reading paranormal romance novels, and watching her daughter dance on stage.

Can’t wait for Hunted? Get a glimpse into the world Kaelin has created in the free short story, Cycle 13: Approaching Skye.

Preorder your digital copy of Hunted here.

You can contact Jill at all the following places:

Goodreads

Blog

Twitter

Congratulations, Jill. I am eagerly awaiting the release of Hunted!

It’s a Cover Reveal Day!

Just not for me 🙂 You all have to wait patiently! The cover for Antithesis will be here before we know it.

But TODAY!! Today, we welcome Cecilia Robert, a fellow Inkspeller with her cover reveal for Reaper’s Novice.

Here’s the blurb:

17- year- old Ana Maria Tei’s life has always been perfect: loving parents, good grades, and a future so bright it outshone the sun. But now words like “separation” and “divorce” are sending her world plummeting to hell. Determined to keep her family intact, Ana plans a family-bonding trip from Vienna to Tuscany. Except fate has other plans. Ana’s parents and siblings are killed in a car accident on their way to pick Ana up from school.

Enter Grim, aka Ernest. He promises to relinquish the four souls if Ana agrees to trade her soul for theirs and serve a lifetime as his novice. In order for Ana to graduate from her Reaper’s Novice station to a Soul Collector graduate, Grim puts her to test. To her horror, she finds out becoming a Reaper’s Novice didn’t happen by chance. It was preordained, and she is forced to make a choice:  save her family’s souls or come to terms with who she really is and complete the task set for her.

How fun does that sound? I particularly love that Grim is aka Ernest. And now *drum roll* for the cover:

Woohoo!! Here’s the rest of info so you can stay updated.

Genre: YA Urban Fantasy

Rerelease December 5th 2012

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12834722-reaper-s-novice

Cecilia’s Website: http://cecereadandwrite.blogspot.com

Cover art design: Renu Sharma http://www.thedarkrayne.com/

I know you all want to know more, so Cecilia and I sat down and had ourselves an interview. (Figuratively, of course, since we live on different sides of an ocean.) She reveals all the goodies we can expect in Reaper’s Novice as well as some insights to herself.

1. This is all about Reaper’s Novice! Give us a juicy tidbit that’ll leave us wanting more.

Reaper’s Novice is about 17 year old girl, Ana Maria, who trades her soul for her
family’s four souls to work for Grim, aka Ernest. Ernest takes her on as his Novice,
trains her. In order for Ana to become a Soul Collector graduate – this is like a
promotion of sorts, and involves more responsibilities and better privileges – he puts
her to test. He promises her he’ll release the four souls completely if she passes the
test. As she digs deeper she finds out that there’s more than meets the eye. The reason
she was chosen by Grim was just a small chunk of an even grander scheme. Her goal:
pass the test, save her family, everything else comes later. If she fails the test… well
things are bound to get nasty. But with Supernatural royalty, one never knows, right?

2. As women, we value a strong female lead. What qualities do you admire in Ana Maria
Tei?

Ana is the kind of person who cares and loves too much, which is also her weakness.
She’s stubborn, brave, responsible, determined.

3. Be honest! Can we expect romance?

Yes. There is romance in Reaper’s Novice. I’m a romance junkie.

4. Give us a prophetic quote from Reaper’s Novice:

Grim saunters to the window, halts and props his shoulder on it. He folds his arms across his chest, tilts his head slightly. The loop earring in his left ear winks cheerily at me. His eyes twinkle with amusement. “I already own your soul, Ana. You are of no use to me without your hands and legs, so you can keep those. As I said, welcome, Novice.” He is all teeth and wide smiles, appearing very pleased with himself, as if we have just handed each other perfect worlds wrapped neatly in pink ribbons and bowties.

5. Is there a sequel? We need details!

Yes. There is a sequel scheduled for release in July 2013 –hopefully – if all goes as
planned.

6. We all know authors are quirky. Do you have any OCD habits associated with
writing?

Oh, I have a lot of those habits. I’m so used to writing while the kids are running around,
so when the flat is too quiet, I have to turn on the TV, let it drone in the background
for some form of normality. I hardly listen to music while writing though. And I
LOVE to snack while writing. No chocolate. Something more spicy or salty.

7. Is there one author you’d LOVE for someone to compare you to? Don’t spare us
lengthy descriptions of how much you love this author, after all, everyone loves
praise.

Ah, that’s a difficult one. I read different genres so it’s not easy to really point out my
favourite. From the top of my head, I’d say Cassandra Clare. She does her descriptions
so well, even if I’ve never been to say New York, I can picture it in my mind. Nalini
Singh. Great world-building, fantastic plots and her alpha males are just wow. Judith
McNaught: I’ve read and reread her books – historical ones. Other than that her stories
which are very sensual in nature, sprinkled with doses of humour, I enjoy reading
about her tortured heroes as well. G.I.Aiken her dragons are the most interesting I’ve
ever had the pleasure to read about. And funny as well. The women are just as kick-
ass as the men. Tammara Webber- where can I begin with this one. Her stories are
realistic.
And the list is long ,each author contributing something that makes me want to snatch
their books and cuddle up. See, I can’t decide.

8. Authors often have a “writing comfort zone”. What genre would you love to write that
would throw you out of that zone?

Sci-fi. For some reason this genre scares me to death. But I am a huge Sci-fi films and
TV series fan

9. What scenes are your favorite to write? Is it heart-stopping action? Sultry love?
Intense emotion? Let us have it!

I enjoy writing scenes with intense emotions, whether heartbreakingly sad or
deliciously sexy.

10. Fast forward five years from now. Where do you want your career to take you?

In five years I hope to be in a position where I’ll look back and see how far I’ve come
in terms of improved my writing; it is a very competitive and unpredictable business
after all. I also hope that I’d have made a difference in someone’s life.

Thank you so much for having me over, Kacey!

To find me online, please visit me:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CeCeMR

Blog: http://cecereadandwrite.blogspot.com

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/Cece26

Pinterest: https://pinterest.com/ceciliarobert/

I would love to hear from you.

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Thank you so much Cecilia! I really enjoyed working with you on promoting Reaper’s Novice and wish you all the best with your future release and the upcoming sequel. (And did you guys notice that she mentioned Cassandra Clare? It’s like we’re soulmates!)

All the best,

Kacey