Monday, June 18, 2012

The SHP Summer Blog Run--Ednah Walters


I’m so very pleased to announce Ednah Walters as the first author to stop by my Spencer Hill Press Blog Run.

SQUEE!!  *confetti and balloons*

Welcome Ednah to my little blog.

Ednah is the author of THE GUARDIAN LEGACY and the first of the series, BETRAYED, was just released June 05.

You should pop on over to her blog right now because she has a contest where you can win your very own copy of BETRAYED. Free book!  Can’t beat that.

I’m gonna be nice and even provide the link. <----that’s it right there.  Click on it and go enter her contest.

As a matter-of-fact, I’m gonna provide a lot of links to Ednah, so that you can stalk…err… lurk … um… follow, yes follow her.  Goodreads, twitter, and facebook

How excited are you?  BETRAYED is hot off the presses. You have a blog tour and contests going on.  Exciting things happening. 

And, if I’m not mistaken, there is a prequel, AWAKENED.  Both of the covers are just…I’ll just say tasty.  What I like to call inhibition killerz at their best.  Go check out the covers here .  Drool worthy.

Back?  Good.  They were drool worthy, right?

Now a little bit about Ednah…

What type of books did you read when you were younger?
Suspense-Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys series then I graduated to romance (Mills and Boons and Agatha Christie).
During my teens, the romance books were very *clears throat* tame. They couple didn’t touch or kiss until the end of the book. What do you think? Tamer than most YA books, right?

Who are your favorite authors now and why?
I like Cassandra Clare and Rachelle Mead because they are good at writing urban fantasy and I love urban fantasy. When not reading YA books, I read adult romance by several authors, including J.R. Ward, Sherrilyn Kenyon and Nalini Singh.

Besides writing and reading, what other hobbies to you have?
I love to dance. I do zumba at least three times a week, and I love to dance with my girls, especially my 7 and 9 year olds. We have an amazing collection of zumba songs. We even have Wii Zumba and Just Dance.

What is your absolute favorite pastime?
Reading. Seriously, I read everything-from Robert Ludlum and Tom Clancy espionage to medical and courtroom drama, romance to YA. I’ve even read some amazing biographies and non-fiction (The Road Less Traveled, my fav)

What is your favorite food that you make for dinner?  Care to share the recipe?
Jambalaya. I wish I had the recipe written down. I tend to add whatever I have in my freezer, lol, though shrimp, chicken and celery sticks are a must. Next time, I’ll write a recipe. Promise.

First thing that pops into your mind.
Wine or margaritas? wine
Cupcakes or cookies? cookies
Sweats or jeans? jeans
Vanilla or chocolate? chocolate
Favorite movie? The Notebook
Most embarrassing moment?  Really?  
*Insert evil laugh*
Come-on, share.
*sigh* okay. When I was 17, I was invited to a party hosted by this hot guy I was into at the time. So my girlfriends and I arrived there, all dressed up and looking amazing. I had on a top with spaghetti straps and no bra. Yeah, we were being naughty. Just when the guy walked up to talk to us (although I’d like to think he was about to talk to me), one of my straps snapped. Now that wouldn’t have been so bad if I was flat-chested. I ran out of there pressing my top to my chest and tears in my eyes. I was so humiliated. Now if that happened to me now, I would improvise and not leave the party.

When did you find your love for writing?
I’ve always wanted to write. When in high school, I’d write school plays for the drama club or my class. I think my love for writing comes from reading. I read a lot growing up.

Can you tell us about the very first book you ever wrote?
Actually, the first book I ever wrote was Little Red Riding Hood Before the Three Bears. I wrote quite a bit of children’s short stories, or should I say, my version of classical fairy tales. I still have them. Maybe one day I’ll have them published, lol.

Would you mind providing us with a short description of AWAKENED, the prequel to BETRAYED?
Most teens turn sixteen and get the license to drive, but Lil Falcon gets the license to kill. Orphaned as a child and raised by an eccentric grandfather, Lil is concerned with surviving high school and is unaware that she's a Guardian-a being with super powers charged with killing demons and protecting humanity. When she meets Bran, a mysterious boy with amazing abilities, his psi energy unlocks her latent powers. But Bran has a secret that can ruin their growing relationship, and the truth she discovers may destroy everything she believes in unless she finds the right balance between love and sacrifice.


A description of BETRAYED.

Lil isn't just an average teenager. She's one of the Nephilim--the descendants of humans and angels--which gives her some serious psi skills and a mission for redemption. Just when Lil thinks she's found a balance between her normal life with human friends and her training to become a Guardian, she's warned that someone close to her will betray her. When the boy she loves starts acting strangely and one of her human friends acquires a supernatural ability, Lil begins to realize that someone is manipulating the people she loves... and won't stop until she's been lured to the dark side.



Now for the tantalizing teaser to tempt us with.

An Excerpt from HUNTED (Unedited scene from the next Guardian Legacy book)

Bran’s gaze shot to mine as he reached out to take the dagger from my hand. I had kicked his butt.
“Don’t worry,” I said. “I promise to go easy on you this time.”
Smirking, he took the dagger and flipped it around. The blade gleamed as it whipped in the light. He flung it in the air then grabbed it backhand and lunged for me, the blade directed at my throat. I batted his arm away and surged toward him.
He used my weight and threw me over his head, but I teleported and reappeared on his side. He was waiting for me and I barely managed to block his attack. Another bout of strikes and counterstrikes followed and it seemed like forever before I tackled him and had him at a disadvantage. I loomed over him, my pulse quickening.
“You are enjoying this?” he said.
“Oh, you have no idea.” My powers had grown by leaps. Usually, I couldn’t keep up with him. I pressed the edge of the blade to his skin, loving the way his eye widened. I would never hurt him and he knew it. Still… I nicked him. He sucked in a breath.
“You’re playing with fire,” he warned in a voice gone suddenly husky.
Heat pooled like warm honey in my belly. “What are you going to do about it?”
He grinned.
“This.” His free arm looped around me and pulled me on top of him.
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Now for all you lucky people who stopped by, Ednah is kind enough to offer two T-shirts and a signed copy of Betrayed.  

I soooo want that shirt.


I'm already reading the book. HA! HA! HA!


I’m not even going to make you hop all over the place to win.

All you have to do is follow my blog.  That’s right, my blog...my rules. 

Oh, and this little contest.  What?  You didn’t think you would get off that easy did you? 

In the comment section, please write a caption for the pic below.  You know, something funny.


You have until Saturday, June 23rd.  Winner will be announced Monday, June 25, 2012. 

Thank you so much for visiting Ednah.  I really enjoyed having you.

Please be sure to leave a comment thanking Ednah for her time and super cool prizes. 

Enjoy the contest!!!  Good luck!

Don't forget at the end of the blog run (the whole blog run) one lucky commenter will win the grand prize!!!  Pretty awesome.

22 comments:

  1. Great to meet you, Ednah! Love the idea of this summer blogfest.

    The cover of your book is so interesting and I love the title! I'm sure this legacy will just get better as it goes. ;D Ooh, and I'm a wine lover too. Hopping over to your site now...

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    1. Thanks, though can't tale credit for the cover , lol. Kate and her people at SHP did all the work. I just wrote the book...I and had fun doing it.

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  2. I forgot the caption J.L.

    "Cowabunga! She likes me...she really likes me!"

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  3. that's a great excerpt!
    caption: It'd be a lot easier to lick your face if you'd come down to my level.

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    1. Thank you, Jessie. Thanks for stopping by

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  4. I have a copy of Betrayed already and loving it, Ednah! J.L., great job -I love your sense of humor! Since I already have a copy, I'll do a caption for fun: "Enough, you paparazzi!"

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    1. happy reading, Darby. You guys are way too hilarious!!!

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  5. Well, since I work for SHP, I will just do my best at captioning this w/o entering to win: "Are you eating bacon? I smell bacon. I want bacon!"

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  6. Awesome

    Caption: Ice cream Truck!! Giveme giveme!!

    jmluker at vhtmail dot net

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  7. Great interview!

    caption: What?? Betrayed isn't translated into dog?
    zenfoxflowerATyahooDOTcom

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    1. I wish we could translate it into all languages, even cat's. I'm a cat person and I tend to kick my two cats from my work space and the poor darlings don't understand why. if only they know who hijacks me and insists I write their stories. Darn Guardians!

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  8. I really would LOVE to own one of those shirts to add to my book tshirt collection! *yes I am selfish* LOVE the interview and LOVE LOVE LOVE Ednah! Betrayed is fan freaking tastic and I have read it twice! AMAZING series for sure.

    Dog caption:

    Maybe if I do this "dog jumps up in the air, teeth showing and tongue hanging out" that darn dog back there will leave me alone!

    Thanks!
    mindy

    boo(2) bosh (2) gmail (dot) com

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    1. Hey Mindy, nice to see you here. Good luck winning something.

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  9. Congrats, Ednah! The book sounds great!

    Caption: "Ah! Did you see that doppelganger?!"

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    1. Thanks, Larissa. It was a fun book to write

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  10. I'm reading Betrayed right now and it just might be the best book I've read all year. Seriously, it's that good!

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    1. Kelly, happy you are enjoying it. spread the word...*clears throat and whispers...write a review, pretty please...hint*

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  11. I really loved the excerpt -- it was hot! *fans face* Nothing better than action and romance. Good luck, Ednah. May all your dreams come true! :-)

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