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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Blog Tour: "The Betrayal" by Sheila Hendrix (Interview/Promo/Excerpt)

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Welcome to our stop on the Virtual Book Tour Stop of "The Betrayal" by Sheila Hendrix brought to you by Reading Addiction Blog Tours.
1. Tell us a little about yourself. 

 I'm 48 years old. I'm a nurse at a nursing home and I'm in school for paralegal. I'm married and have 6 dogs. My husband and I have been married for eighteen years. I love to read, write, garden, travel, swim and camp. I was never able to have children. My favorite authors are Nora Roberts, Sherryl Woods, Robyn Carr, Lisa Jackson, Melissa Mayhue and Lara Adrian to name a few. I am a book hoarder, no doubt. 

2. Tell us a little bit about The Betrayal and why readers should check it out. 

The Betrayal is about two brothers. Zack, the oldest, raised his brother, Matt when Zack was only eight years old. Matt was seven. Their parents left them and Zack became mother, father, brother and friend all in one. Matt has special powers and because of that, evil is always after him. In The Betrayal, Zack's love is put to the test when he has to rescue his brother before Matt can kill him. It's pretty good if I do say so myself. It's about love, family and sacrifice. 

3. What was the easiest and hardest scene to write. 

The easiest scenes to write was the relationship between the two brothers. The hardest was the villain in the story. 

4. What kind of research did you have to do for "The Betrayal"? 

I did research on demons, and demonology. I also did research on the place where the story took place.  

5. What is up next for Sheila Hendrix? 

I've finished my second book in the series, Head Games. It is currently at my editors for her to copy-edit for me. When she sends it back to me, I'll do rewrites then send it back to her for a second look. After that, I'll start writing the third book in the series.
The Betrayal
(The Dark Circle #1)
by: Sheila Hendrix
Publishing Date: 10/6/10
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: YA Paranormal
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Description:
When Zachariah and Matthew McCannon were young, their parents abandoned them, leaving Zack to take care of his little brother, Matt. Though they lived with their grandmother, she was always sick, so Zack was forced to raise him. This was not an easy task. Zack had his hands full because of Matt’s unusual powers. He has visions and dreams that come true, and when he gets angry or upset, he can move things with his mind. Because of this, evil seeks him, keeping Zack on his toes as his protector. As the brothers grew older, they became hunters, pursuing evil supernatural forces. After Matthew has a dream, it sends them on a hunt for cave, not knowing why, but realizing it is necessary. When they arrive, Matt finds the vision was a trap. A Darkness like no other wants to control Matt and kill Zack. The Darkness is named, Alanya, which means, The Destroyer. Alanya hates the brothers. In the past, every time he tried to apprehend Matt, Zack would thwart him by protecting his brother. Alanya is incensed that a mere human boy can beat him, for demons are not to be defied. When Alanya asks Zack, “How far will you go to save your brother?” Zack answers, “As far as I have to.” Now, the brothers are faced with a deadly force they never had to deal with before. This demon is on a deadly mission to destroy everything the brothers hold dear. If the McCannon’s are not careful, neither of them will be able to escape.
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Excerpt:
He roamed through the cave, listening to the sounds around him. Water dripped into an underground pool further down, the drops spaced several seconds apart and the splash echoing off the rocks. Sand and pebbles crunched under his feet, and wind whistled across the cave opening, all of it familiar. He’d walked that cave a million times for a million reasons. His domain — where he drew his strength — also became his weakness at times, for the cave was alive. 
His name, Alanya, meant The Destroyer. He wandered the ages, seeking to slaughter people who held special gifts. He fed on them for their strength and power, each special power offering a distinctive flavor. Their cries resonated in the cave’s memory; their blood splattered on its walls and drenched its floors. If he closed his eyes and concentrated, he could still smell the coppery tang. 
Strolling to the mouth of the cave, he looked at but didn’t see the forest. His mind seethed in his hatred for the brothers Zachariah and Matthew McCannon.
Sheila Hendrix is a native of Alabama and resides there with her husband of seventeen years. Her only children are her six dogs. She works as a nurse for a nursing home and also does reviews for a magazine, although she hasn’t done that in awhile because she’s been busy writing her own Young Adult series. Sheila has always wanted to write but never thought she’d be able to. It’s been a dream of hers since she was a little girl. She practically raised her little brother because her parents both had to work. She had to grow up fast and that was where she got the idea of writing about two brothers whose parents abandoned them when they were little. The Dark Circle book series is her paranormal series she’s working on right now. She got the idea for The Betrayal after having a nightmare that stayed with her for days. The Betrayal is the first book in the series and is now available where ever books are sold. The second book in the series is Head Games and then Darkness Falls. She doesn’t know how many books will be in the series but there will be several. Her hobbies are reading, writing, gardening, traveling, hiking, camping and swimming. She is currently in school to earn her Associate Degree in Paralegal studies but her dream is to write.
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Make sure to stop at the tour stops along the way:
October 31 - Reading Addiction Blog Tours - Meet and Greet
October 31 - Turning the Pages - Review/Interview
November 1 - Froze8's Blog - Giveaway/PROMO
November 2 - Zone Out Mode - Review/Excerpt
November 3 - Lizzy's Dark Fiction - Guest Post/Giveaway/PROMO
November 5 - Known to Read - Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
November 6 - The Book Faery - Review/Giveaway/Guest Post/Excerpt
November 7 - My Seryniti - Review/Interview/Giveaway/Excerpt
November 8 - Firestar Books - Interview/Giveaway/Excerpt/PROMO
November 9 - One Page at a Time - Review/Excerpt
November 10 - Book Brief's - Review/Giveaway
November 13 - My Reading Addiction - Review/Interview/Giveaway/Excerpt
November 14 - Feed My Need for a Good Read - Guest Post/Excerpt/PROMO
November 15 - Read-A-Holicz - Excerpt/Giveaway/PROMO
November 16 - Tien's Blurb - PROMO
November 17 - Adventures Within - Review/Interview/GuestPost
November 18 - Turning the Pages - Review/Giveaway
November 19 - Kimmie's Bookshelf - Review/Excerpt/Giveaway
November 20 - Oh! For the Love of Books - Review/Giveaway
November 21 - My Cozie Corner - Review/Giveaway
November 22 - Beth Art From the Heart - Review
November 23 - My Escape - Review/Giveaway/Excerpt
November 24 - Alway's YA at Heart - Review/Excerpt/Giveaway
November 25- Two Fantasy Floozies - Review/GuestPost/Excerpt/Giveaway
November 26 - Nick's Book Blog - Review/Guest Post/Giveaway
November 27 - The Solitary Bookworm - Review/Excerpt/Giveaway
November 28 - Bunny's Reviews - Guest Post/Giveaway/Excerpt/PROMO
November 29 - What's on the Bookshelf- Guest Post/Excerpt/PROMO
November 30 - Jenn Rene Read - Excerpt/Giveaway/PROMO
December 1 - Moosubi Reviews- Review/Giveaway/Guest Post
December 2- Bea's Book Nook - Excerpt/Giveaway/PROMO
December 3 - Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews / Paranormal - Excerpt/Giveaway/Interview/PROMO
December 4 - Book Lovin Mamas - Excerpt/Interview/PROMO
December 5 - Lizzy's Dark Fiction - Guest Post/Giveaway/Excerpt/PROMO
December 6 - Book Sake - Giveaway/PROMO
December 7 - Debbie Jean's Blog - Review/Excerpt/Giveaway
December 8 - Andi's YA Books - Guest Post/Giveaway/Excerpt/PROMO
December 9 - Becky's Barmy Book Blog - Guest Post/PROMO
December 10 - Book Lovers Hideaway - Review/Guest Post/Giveaway
December 11 - Waiting on Sunday to Drown - Review/Guest Post/Giveaway
December 12 - Pretty in Fiction - Excerpt/PROMO
December 13 - Words I Write Crazy - Review/Excerpt
December 14 - Sweet Southern Home - Review/Giveaway
December 17 - Inside BJ's Head - Excerpt/Guest Post/Giveaway/PROMO
December 18 - How I See It Reviews - Review/Giveaway
December 18 - Magical Manuscripts - Review/Interview
December 19 - Books Down My Pillow - Review/Excerpt
December 20 - Intriguing Reads - Guest Post/PROMO
December 20 - The Bookmark Blog - Review
December 21- The Bookshelf - Review/Guest Post
December 21 - Romance Book Club - Review/Guest Post

1 comments:

I'd just like to say thanks for letting me on your blog!

Sheila

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