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Thursday, November 29, 2012

$100 Giveaway: Amazon or PayPal from Keegan's Chronicles Trilogy


Keegan's Chronicles Trilogy Set
Books 1-3

Coexist:
Sixteen-year-old Keegan is struggling to keep her huge secret from her friends--she's an elf, descended from a long line of elves that live in secrecy alongside humans.
In elfin society, mates are predetermined but not allowed to meet until they are eighteen. Against tradition, Keegan's brother Thaddeus told her Rourk's name because his visions warned him she'd need Rourk's protection, especially since Keegan will play a key role in the coming war between the dark and light elves.
Conflicted:
Keegan, is only alive now due to Black Magic, and her bond with her Chosen is broken. She cannot remember Rourk at all.
For the first time, she feels like a normal teenager. She is dating Donald, her long-time crush, and everything seems perfect. But Rourk still feels their bond, and despairs for the woman he was always meant to love.
Keegan's best friend Anna is determined to find a way to use her powers to return Keegan's bond, no matter what it takes. The question is does Keegan even want it?

Consumed:
Keegan has dealt with a lot over the last two years: Death, black magic and the loss of her bond to her chosen mate. But on her eighteenth birthday, the bond with Rourk returns.
Now, Keegan faces her hardest decision. Tradition requires elves marry at eighteen. If she accepts the path laid out for her, she will be spared a lifetime of physical and emotional pain. But will that life ever really be her own?
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Author Julia Crane

Julia Crane is the author of the YA paranormal fiction novels: Keegan's Chronicles, Mesmerized, Dark Promise and Eternal Youth. Julia was encouraged by her mother to read and use her imagination, and she's believed in magical creatures since the day her grandmother first told her an Irish tale. Julia has traveled far and wide to all the places her grandmother told her about, gaining inspiration from her journeys to places like Nepal, Cyprus, Sri Lanka, Italy, France and many more. And who knows? Maybe the magical creatures she writes about are people she met along the way.

Julia Crane has a bachelor's degree in criminal justice. Although she's spent most of her life on the US east coast, she currently lives in Dubai with her husband and three children.

Links
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Praise:

Really enjoyed this book. The story draws you in, and the characters are engaging, especially Rourk. I've never read a book about elves, so I wasn't sure what to expect. This was really good. Would recommend to anyone interested in a quick, fun, paranormal read.
-- Amazon Reviewer

I am not one for Elves or Fairies but yeah these Elves RULE! What is not to love? You have an age old prophecy, destined loves, a great family and amazing friends. Not to mention .... Rourk *yummy* All that is left is the amazing way it all is put together into this fantastic story.
-- Amazon Reviewer

If you pick up this book, I'm sure it will not disappoint, it had everything, it was cute, yet dark..and well that combo just makes for a perfect book on my shelf, Julia has truly written an amazing read. (:
-- Haley @ Ya-aholic.com

Interview, copied from her site:



Interview with Author, Harris Channing



Harris: When did you start writing? Was it something you "always" did or is it something that you discovered as an adult?

Julia: When I was younger I wrote a lot. I sent short stories and poems to magazines as a young teen. Hand written and by snail mail. I’m sure it would be a good laugh if I could get my hands on them. I stopped writing as I got older, life just took over, and it seemed like an unrealistic dream. Instead I buried myself in others' books. I have always loved to read.

When I was in college, I had to write a 10 page paper on five events in my life that had an impact on the person I had become. The teacher read the first page to the class and asked to see me after school. He invited me to join a creative writing club. This re-sparked my interest in writing. However, I had two young children at home and was lucky I had time to go to college let alone anything extra. So it was put on the back burner once again.

Fast forward several years later we moved to Dubai. Prior to moving, I ran a small business a home CrossFit gym. Which kept me extremely busy. In Dubai, I had nothing to occupy my time, so I decided to write.

Harris: How long did it take you to write your current release? Was it a fast and furious write or a long and arduous project that you'd never thought you'd finish?

Julia: It took about three months to get the rough draft complete. A VERY rough draft. I have spent the last 3-4 revising and editing.

Harris: What made you decide to self-publish?

Julia: I read an article on self-publishing, and how it has opened the doors to so many. I thought it was a great opportunity to do something I had always dreamed of.

Harris: What is your writing schedule like?

Julia: I wish I had a schedule. I have three children, so I write when I can. I’m often up late at night writing while everyone is asleep.

Harris: Who is your favorite author? Did he/she inspire you to write?

Julia: My favorite author is Ayn Rand, and no I can’t say she inspired me to write. However, she did inspire me to be a better person.

Harris: In your books, who is your favorite character?

Julia: That would have to be Thaddeus, even though he is not a main character he has a lot on his shoulders. He is expected to save the elves from extinction. Thaddeus has a great personality, and very insightful for his age.

Harris: What’s the skinny on your WIP?

Julia: I’m currently working on book two in the series of Keegan’s Chronicles. It will be called Conflicted. I’m hoping to have it out fall/winter timeframe.

Harris: Is your family aware of your writing? Do you share your work with them, or would you rather they didn't read your stories?

Julia: My family is aware, however most of my friends are not. I’m probably driving my family crazy it’s the only thing I seem to talk about these days. Once I get the book listed I will announce it on Facebook and tell all my friends.



3 comments:

  1. Wow longest rafflecopter I have ever seen.

    And the book sounds good

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  2. I have these books but really don't have a time to read them. Huh I should get to them soon! :)

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  3. An elf? Sounds great, at least it will make a nice change from the vampires, werecreatures and mermaids that seem to have featured in some many books lately.

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