Official Blog Tour-Of Delicate Pieces by A. Lynden Rolland w Exclusive #Author interview & #giveaway

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Of Delicate Pieces (Of Breakable Things)

By A. Lynden Rolland
Publication Date: November 10, 2015
Publisher: Month9books

Settling into her second year of death, Alex is ready to explore her limitless mind in an afterworld that changes each day, but she still isn’t resting in peace.
The ‘gifted’ are humans who see spirits and have the same extraordinary mental powers, though they aren’t considered equals. Centuries ago, Alex’s family led the movement to keep the living and dead separated, but the gifted believe Alex is a reincarnation of their slain civil leader. When they begin to break down the barriers that protect the city, the afterworld becomes dangerous and vulnerable to exposure. The living and dead both want to use Alex for their own gain, but what they don’t realize is that neither side will want her when they find out who she really is.
In the afterworld, nothing stays buried for long.

EXCLUSIVE AUTHOR INTERVIEW

How did you come up with the title? 

There’s a scene in the book with one of my favorite new characters. Yazzie is one of the oldest spirits in Eidolon, and he’s a miner though not in the traditional sense. He owns a mine that absorbs the memories of people who die and don’t become spirits (and the memories of spirits when they finally die). He explains to Alex how the minds of the dead don’t come in him in whole form, and it wouldn’t be right if they did. Most things in life and death have to be pieced together to make sense.

After the first book, Of Breakable Things, there are so many things about Alex’s life (and death) that she doesn’t understand. Why does she look like a famous prophet? Why is her mind so strong? Why can she speak to Chase telepathically? The pieces come together in this sequel, although each new piece of information Alex learns make her more and more vulnerable. “Of Delicate Pieces” fits the theme of the story.

What book are you reading now?  

It’s October… horror season. I’m rereading The Shining.

What are your current projects?

Of Breakable Things book 3 edits should be arriving soon. I’m also on submission with a YA contemporary I wrote last year.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book? 

Maybe the release date! I have a baby arriving at the beginning of this month, and so there’s a lot going on right now!

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

Classic: F. Scott Fitzgerald. I have a major Gatsby obsession. I love the depth of the book, the symbolism, the hope, and the characters.

Favorite current authors: Jandy Nelson and Kristin Hannah. It tough to write a fast-paced plot while still using beautiful writing.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Thank you for reading! For taking time out of your lives to spend these moments with my characters. I hope Alex’s afterworld gives you an escape from whatever you’re doing, wherever you are. I hope you enjoy.

OF DELICATE PIECES is the follow-up to A. Lynden Rolland’s OF BREAKABLE THINGS.

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A captivating debut about the fragility of life, love, and perspective.

When Chase dies tragically, Alex embraces her own mortality. What she didn’t expect was that she’d have to make a choice: forget the years of pain and suffering once and for all, or linger as a spirit and get another chance at life and love.

Alex doesn’t hesitate to choose; she’d follow Chase anywhere. But the spirit world is nothing like she expected, and Alex finds she’s forced to fight for her life once more. For even in a world where secrets are buried much deeper than six feet under, a legacy can continue to haunt you—and in a place this dangerous, no one is resting in peace.

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Five (5) winners will receive a digital copy of Of Delicate Pieces by A. Lynden Rolland (INT)

Contest ends December 4, 2015

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A. Lynden Rolland
ABOUT A. LYNDEN ROLLAND:

A. Lynden Rolland was born and raised in a picturesque town obsessed with boats and blue crabs. She has always been intrigued by the dramatic and the broken, compiling her eccentric tales of tragic characters in a weathered notebook she began to carry in grade school. She is a sports fanatic, a coffee addict, and a lover of Sauvignon Blanc and thunderstorms. When she isn’t hunched behind a laptop at her local bookstore, she can be found chasing her two vivacious children. She resides in Maryland with her husband and young sons.

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Blog Tour for The Soul Summoner by Elicia Hyde with exclusive interview and giveaway

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Welcome to my tour stop for for The Soul Summoner by Elicia Hyder. This is an adult contemporary fantasy. The tour runs November 9-20 with reviews, interviews, guest posts and excerpts. Check out the tour page for the full schedule.

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Book Title – The Soul Summoner
Series – The Soul Summoner Series Book 1
Publisher – Forge Creek Press
Release Date – November 9th, 2015
Genre – Contemporary Fantasy
Rating – PG13
Length –  290 Pages

About the Book:

Blessed–or cursed–with a connection to the souls of others, Sloan Jordan can see the best in people… and the worst. For twenty-seven years, she’s kept her ability to judge the innocent from the wicked a secret, but eleven young women have been murdered in the mountains of North Carolina, and Sloan may be the only hope of finding their killer.
She has just agreed to help Detective Nathan McNamara with the case, when a stranger–who is as alluring as he is terrifying–shows up at her doorstep with a dark past and another puzzling mystery: she can’t see his soul at all.
Now, Sloan is on the hunt for a deadly psychopath with two irresistible men. One of them would die for her, and the other would kill to keep her safe.
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 Exclusive Author Interview: 

What inspired you to write your first book?

Boys and hormones. I was in middle school when I wrote my first novel, and it was all about every boy I had a crush on at the time. It was pretty lengthy. I was the main character and all of them fell madly in love with me.

How did you come up with the title of this book?

The Soul Summoner was always just a working title because that’s exactly what the main character is—she has the ability to summon and even manipulate the souls of others. By the end of writing book three of the series, I just knew it was the most appropriate title for the book.

What books have most influenced your life most?

I’m an unashamed Harry Potter junkie. And I say it has influenced my life because The Wizarding World of Harry Potter was on the list of pros when my husband and I were deciding our next move. Not that a theme park was the whole reason we wound up in Orlando, but it was a contributing factor.

What book are you reading now?

Today, I’m actually reading a vampire novel–which is completely out of the norm for me. This book is Blood Mother by Tammy Oja, a brand new author. It is still pre-publication, but she has a little of it out on Wattpad. It’s like Sandra Brown meets Underworld. I’m quite impressed so far.

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?

I wouldn’t change a word of it unless I made it longer. I love those characters like they are my family members and I enjoy hanging out with them quite a bit.

Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?

Phillippa Gregory is probably the author I admire the most. They rich details she puts into her historical fiction absolutely blows me away. When I read her novels, it’s like a mini-vacation to a different time and place.

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

I want to say a big, public THANK YOU to all of my readers for their amazing support this past year as I battled lymphoma. I received messages, cards, and fan art from all over the world and it helped keep me going through some of the worst days of my life.

About the Author:
Elicia Hyder is the author of several contemporary fantasy novels such as The Soul Summoner, The Siren, The Angel of Death, and The Daughter of Zion as well as a few contemporary romances, The Bed She Made and To Be Her first. Elicia studied American Literature and Creative Writing at the American Military University. She lives with her husband and five children in central Florida.

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