Monday, December 23, 2013

GMTA Blog Tour: Firebolt

 Tour Dates
Monday 9th December: From the Land of Empyrean
Tuesday 10th of December: Deborah Jay
Wednesday 11th December: Fantasy Ultimate
 Friday 13th December: Book Lovers Paradise
Monday 16th December: Have You Heard Book Review
ednesday 18th December: Cherese Vines Charming Words
Friday the 20th December: Paperback Hero Aaron
Monday 23rd December: Indie Author How To
Tuesday 24th  December: The One Saga
 Thursday 27th December. Crossroad Reviews
Friday 28th December: Reading in Twilight

Enter My Lair...a.k.a. the Hot Seat

Today we'd like to welcome special guest, Adrienne Woods as she warms up our hot seat and talks about her novel,Firebolt. Adrienne, welcome to the Indie Author How-to. I hope you're ready for some grilling...interviewing *winks*. Let's begin, shall we?
Please tell us about yourself? 
My name is Adrienne Woods and I’m from South Africa, where I still live with my husband and two beautiful little girls.
I'm curious, can you tell us your latest news? 
Firebolt is going to be translated to Mandarin next year, and I’m also getting a new cover for that, something similar to Scorched, by Mari Mancini.
When and why did you begin writing? 
I always wanted to be a writer, I guess. It started in 2009 for me though. Now I can’t stop. I love stories, inventing new ones. It keeps my creativity flowing.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I finally got the contract from GMTA publishing.

How can we find you online?
Goodreads: Adrienne Woods. You can’t miss me

Tell me a little about your book. 
Firebolt is the first part of a four part series. It follows a 16 yr old girl, Elena Watkins. Moving from town to town with her father, she feels kind of lost and out of place, until the night dragons attack them on the Interstate 40. She is taken to Paegeia, a world much like ours but where Magic and Dragons exist. In Paegeia, Elena discovers that she is born with the mark of the dragon riders, also known as the Dragonians. Special humans that will gain an extra ability around their seventeenth birthday and only then will she know what dragon she can tame. Like all stories, The Dragonian series also have a baddy. This one it comes through the form of Goran, an evil Sorceror that is trapped inside Etan, Paegeia’s Capital. When the King of Lions sword vanishes, Elena and a few friends went on a mission trying to locate it, but end up facing Goran, where they had to fight for their very lives.

What gave you the idea for this particular story? 
I really can’t pinpoint it to what. I always loved dragons but felt that I never knew enough about them, so when I started my research on old dragon tales and stories about what they are like, this story came to me.

Are you a full-time writer or part-time, and how do you organize your writing time? 
I would love to be a full time writer, but my kids come first. So for now, I’m a part-time writer, hoping that it would turn into a full time job. I love spending time on my stories. I usually write either very early in the mornings when my family still sleep or late at night, after everyone gone to bed.

When did you first know you wanted to be a writer? 
At the age of 13.
What do you hope readers will take from your writing? 
Just enjoy the stories. It’s the reason I write them and I hope they will entertain people around the world.

Which genres do you write, which do you prefer, and why? 
I write different genres. One being YA, Fantasy, paranormal and women’s fiction. Firebolt is the first being published but I’ve got plenty of others lined up.

What is the toughest part about being a writer and how do you get past it? 
The toughest part is revising your story and receiving not so good reviews. I’m a people’s pleaser and when I get comments that I felt wasn’t good, I seriously get depressed. I’m still working on how to deal with that, but I’m getting there.

The Book

Series: The Dragonian Series Book One 
Genre: YA Fantasy

Dragons. Right. Teenage girls don't believe in fairy tales, and sixteen-year-old Elena Watkins was no different.
Until the night a fairy tale killed her father.
Now Elena is in a new world, and a new school. The cutest guy around may be an evil dragon, a prince wants Elena's heart, and a long dead sorcerer may be waking up to kill her. Oh and the only way Elena's going to graduate is on the back of a dragon of her own.
Teenage girls don't believe in fairy tales. Now it's time for Elena to believe in...herself.

The Author

I was born and raised in South Africa, where I still live with my husband, and two beautiful little girls. I always knew that I was going to be a writer but it only started to happen about four years ago, now I can’t stop writing.

In my free time, If I get any because Moms don’t really have free time, I love to spend time with friends, if it’s a girls night out, or just a movie, I’m a very chilled person.

My writing career is starting with Firebolt, book one with the Dragonian Series, there will be four books in total and two to three books that is about the stories taking place inside The Dragonian Series.

I do write in different Genres, I have a woman’s fiction called the Pregnancy Diaries, but it would be published under another name. And then I have a paranormal series, called the Watercress series. There are about ten novels in that one.

So, plenty of novels to come out, so little time.
I hope you are going to embrace the Dragonian Series as much as I loved writing them.
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