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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Christine Wenrick's "The Charmed Trilogy" Blog Tour (Interview/Spotlight) + Giveaway

Welcome to our Virtual tour stop of Christine Wenrick's "The Charmed Trilogy" brought to you by Book Monster Promotions.
Welcome to Book Lovin’ Mamas! We are so glad to have you here today! 

Thank you, Franjessca! I’m happy to be here. 

1. Tell us 3 things about yourself that readers may not be able find out about you on the web.

-I absolutely love scary movies or TV shows. The Walking Dead is one of my favorites! 
-I love to play poker with my friends (although I am the worst bluffer in the history of bluffing).
-And . . . I have a serious love for animal crackers when I’m writing, but I try to make myself feel better by buying the ‘organic’ ones. 

2. What does a typical writing day look like for you?

I kind of sit and think about story ideas, flow, and character motivations for about an hour before I actually type anything. I would say a typical day is about 6 hours. Some days are less depending on other writing related commitments I have and some are more if I’m ‘in the zone’. 

3. Could you give us a little sneak peek of how your research process happens with a new book or series?

I usually write the rough draft of the book first and then go back to research my ideas more thoroughly during the second run through. I find getting the first draft out as quickly as possible is the best way to prevent writer’s block. And the great thing about the paranormal genre is that you get to create creatures and concepts that are not necessarily based on something real. That makes the research process fun and generally involves a messy desk, a lot of pictures and numerous printouts of random information that probably only makes sense to me. 

4. When you’re not writing, what are your hobbies/interests?

Actually, I find myself craving time with my friends. You can be very isolated as a writer, needing so much time alone to focus and concentrate. I try to balance it with group activities. So I’m usually game for just about anything: the above mentioned poker, movies, drinks, dinner, billiards/bowling and of course any girl’s day of shopping or the spa. 

5. Who are some of your favorite authors?

Lisa Kleypas and Julia Quinn are the first that come to mind, but I also like a lot of the newer (to me) authors I’ve been reading lately like Alice Clayton, J.A. Redmerski and Samantha Young. 

6. When you are deep into writing what is your biggest pet peeve?

The obvious answer . . . interruptions. They can totally kill your train of thought and often times I won’t get it back until I fall asleep or something. 

7. Do you ever base your characters on people you know in real life?

I will base aspects on people I know, but never an entire character. I think it’s more fun to blend characteristics and create someone who is also new to you as an author. I think the writing feels fresher for it as well. 

8. Who is your favorite character you’ve ever written?

Wow, tough question! There’s no doubt Caleb and Olivia will always hold a special place in my heart because they are my first couple, but my favorite character you meet in the second book, The Charmed Souls—shape-shifter Kane. He’s the perfect mix of fun, sexy and trouble. Quite simply—he’s irresistible. 

9. If you could be any one of your characters, from any book you’ve written which one would you be and why?

Skye Matthews, who is introduced in The Charmed Fates. Number one, she gets to fall in love with Kane. Number two she’s feisty, beautiful, curious and her purpose noble. That’s a great heroine and person. 

10. Do you have anything specific you want to say to your readers, maybe about what’s coming in the future from you or anything else?

Yes . . . thank you! Readers make this wonderful world of writing possible. As far as what’s to come, the first book in my next series, Men of Brahm Hill, will be released this fall. The first book is Someone’s Else’s Skye, and what can I say . . . it features two of my favorite characters. I hope you will check it out. 

Thank you so much and we hope you will come back again! :)
The Charmed
(The Charmed Trilogy, Book #1)
by: Christine Wenrick

Description:
“This has to be a dream. This has to be a dream. This has to be a dream.”

Olivia Ann Greyson sees only one future for herself – to compose and perform the music she has loved since she was a child. But that future changes in an instant when a commuter train taking her to the city crashes and is attacked by, unbelievably, a coven of vampires! As the rabid creatures feed their thirst on the surviving passengers, Olivia is spared from an unthinkable fate because of the intervention of another vampire – Caleb Wolfe, a figure from her past who, for reasons he doesn’t understand himself, would do anything to protect her. 

After one familiar touch, Olivia recognizes the man behind the vampire. Soon love and a powerful supernatural connection begins to grow between them. But with that connection Olivia starts to notice startling changes happening within herself, and violent events make it clear that the vampire coven which wanted her the night of the train crash won’t stop until they have her. 

Time is running out for Olivia and Caleb to discover why all this is happening. And the answers they find may painfully tear their new found love apart.
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THE CHARMED will be on sale for ONLY $0.99 from May 13 - 27 on:
The Charmed Souls
(The Charmed Trilogy, Book #2)
by: Christine Wenrick

Description:
“It was the blood! The blood was somehow doing this to me!” 

Olivia Ann Greyson is a Charmer, a Dhampir with the power to lure the supernatural world’s most dangerous of creatures – and she’s in an impossible situation. She must leave behind Caleb Wolfe, the strong, protective vampire she has fallen madly in love with, in order to learn how to protect herself from the vampires, shifters and demons that will be drawn to her for the rest of her life. 

Human Guardian, Alec Lambert, has been assigned to see to Olivia’s training by the organization he belongs to, which is known simply as The Brethren. He takes Olivia to the group’s stronghold in the mountainous regions of Alberta, Canada, where she discovers the answers to her family’s painful past and the extent to which those hunting her will go to capture her. But she also uncovers many secrets and even more questions about this mysterious group she has trusted to protect her – secrets that will have her fighting to get back to the man she left behind

. . . . but will it be too late?
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Available now on Amazon | Smashwords | Barnes & Noble | iBookstore
The Charmed Fates
(The Charmed Trilogy, Book #3)
by: Christine Wenrick

Description:
“You think you know him better than I do? Interesting . . . and so boringly human.” 

Over a year has passed since Olivia Ann Greyson discovered that she is a Charmer, a Dhampir fated to be part of the violent supernatural world that surrounds our human one. In that time, she has strengthened herself physically, learned of her family’s secret past, and found a deep and abiding love with the strongest man she has ever met, Daywalker Caleb Wolfe. But Olivia’s biggest challenge still lies ahead of her . . . 

Dark vampire lord Luther Davin has been obsessed with capturing Olivia so he can use her special gifts for his own reasons. As Caleb and Olivia try to make a new life together with their coven, the Nightwalker’s attempts to capture her only intensify and inadvertently bring an unwelcome visitor from Caleb’s past barging back into his life. 

She is Caelestis—Celeste to the modern world—and she claims to be Caleb’s first and rightful mate. Although Olivia has grown confident and secure in her relationship with Caleb, she soon realizes that Celeste sees herself as no less than a goddess among mere mortals and will stop at nothing to get Caleb back—which means Olivia herself must die! 

When these two threats collide and fate steps in to pull Olivia away from her new family, will she be ready for her darkest hour and her greatest battle?
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Available now on Amazon | Smashwords
Christine is a graduate of Washington State University where she received a BA in Interior Design. And true to form of using mostly her ‘right brain’, she splits her time between her commercial design career and her imaginary world of writing. She lives in the scenic Pacific Northwest where she enjoys hiking, camping and photographing many of the wonderful places that served as inspiration for her Charmed Trilogy. Her biggest reward in life is any given day when one of her books connects with a reader because she herself is such a lover of reading. Some of her favorite authors include Lisa Kleypas, Julia Quinn, and Kimberly Derting.
To keep up on all the latest information about Christine and her books, visit her website or you can connect with her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.
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Christine Wenrick's The Charmed Trilogy Tour Schedule
May 13 - 27

5/13- Book Monster Reviews (guest post)

5/13- My Reading Obsession (guest post & review)

5/14- Ramblings From This Chick  (guest post)

5/14- HEA Romances With A Little Kick (series spotlight & reviews)

5/15- Red Hot Books (interview and reviews)

5/16- Book Lovin' Mamas  (interview, series spotlight and reviews)

5/17- Romance Junkies (interviews)

5/17- Froggarita's Book Case ( series spotlight, excerpt & reviews)

5/18- Mad Hatter Reads  (guest post)

5/18- Reading Between the Wines  (guest post)

5/19- Toot's Books Reviews (series spotlight & reviews)

5/20- Cocktails and Books (interview & reviews)

5/20- Salacious Reads (Series Spotlight)

5/21- Salacious Reads (Review, Book 1)

5/21- Buffy's Ramblings  (guest post)

5/21- GraveTells  (guest post)

5/22- Paranormal Book Club (series spotlight)

5/22- Reader Girls (guest post & reviews)

5/22- Salacious Reads (Review, Book 2)

5/23- Vampires, Werewolves & Fairies Oh My!  (guest post)

5/23- Salacious Reads (Review, Book 1)

5/24- Riverina Romantics  (guest post)

5/25- The Reading Cafe  (guest post & reviews)

5/26- The Jeep Diva  (interview & reviews)

5/27- Books-n-Kisses (series spotlight)

5/27- Bookin' It Reviews (series spotlight)

9 comments:

I just ran out to Goodreads and added this to my TBR. This sounds like quite the ride! Can't wait to read the trilogy.

chey said...

This trilogy sounds great! I'm looking forward to reading it.

These all sound like great books. I definitely going to add to my TBR list Thanks.

Veronika said...

Amazing books! Thank you for the post!

books4me said...

I can't wait to see what comes next from this author!!

Barrie

Minna said...

This looks interesting!

Renata S said...

Seems a great series, and the reviews on Amazon are quite impressing. Right to my TBR list!

This trilogy sounds really good, and possibly heart-breaking! Thanks for sharing it with us!

Beth H.

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