Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Giveaway and Interview: Red Madrassa by Terah Edun Blog Tour Stop

Red Madrassa by Terah Edun
A magical accident threw them together. But when Fate holds all the cards, it can be impossible to tell the difference between pure chance and Destiny...
Allorna thought being a hereditary guardian meant an automatic posting with the royal family. Instead, she's assigned to Petty Larceny—which has its moments, especially when she engineers a jailbreak and finds herself on the run from her colleagues.
With healer trainee Sidimo in tow, she sets out to save Maride, a young mage unjustly accused of murder. But now she has to clear her name as well. Easier said than done, especially when they accidentally enroll at the Red Madrassa, a legendary school of magic.
Alongside Vedaris, a sarcastic dragon-boy, and Sitara, a storm-caller, they soon find themselves hooked on their studies. The road they've stumbled upon is a challenging one, and now each must decide whether the Madrassa is where they truly belong...

Author Terah Edun

Terah Edun is former Georgia resident currently traveling the world. She has a BA in Political Science and a love of all things foreign policy. She's can't get enough coming of age fantasy stories in her life and loves a good rainy day. When she's not working on her next novel, she's watching Grimm.

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interview with Blkosiner's Book Blog

--The Twitter version: tell us about your book in 140 characters or less.
Magic, myth and five teens on a mission at a legendary school.

--Do you have any other works in progress? Any teasers or release dates?
Yes! I have a new book coming out in March 2013. Sworn to Raise, the 1st in my Courtlight series, features the Prince and his Companion – Ciardis. This book is set in the same world as Red Madrassa and is a companion novel.

--What book(s) is your book’s “cousin”? (Similar set-up or style)
Hmmm, well reviewers have told me my book is fairly similar in make up to the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. But my personal choice would be the Circle of Magic series by Tamora Pierce.

--What are some of your favorite books? Do you still have much time to read?
I still have tons of time to read – it’s my way of relaxing. Favorite books include the Vampire Academy series by Richelle Mead, the Graceling series by Kristin Cashore and the Seven Realms series by Cinda Williams Chima.

--If a fairy godmother told you could be put into the world of your favorite book for 24 hours, which book would you pick and why?
I would pick the Valdemar realm of Mercedes Lackey – particularly Arrows of the Queen. I love the idea of Heralds, magic and the innate goodness of the people serving the Queen.

--Do you need anything to write (music, coffee, etc)? Are there any songs on your playlist- songs that inspired you or that were playing while you wrote?
My iPhone playlist, a comfortable desk and iced coffee are necessities. The only thing I can give up would be the iced coffee. As for music I love listening to soundtracks while I write – for instance the Pirates of the Caribbean and the Chronicles of Narnia.

--If you could have any superpower what would you choose?
I want Rogue’s power from X-Men. She can absorb the abilities of anyone else. It would be cool to have any superpower ever.

 Thanks for hosting me on your blog and feel free to contact me online. J

Lightning round: this or that?
Vanilla or chocolate? Chocolate
Edward or Jacob? Neither ;)
Hockey or soccer? Soccer
Ebook or paper? Ebook
Salty or sweet? Sweet
Beach or mountains? Mountains
Phone call or email? Email
Early bird or night owl? Night Owl
Dog or cat? Dog
Messy or neat? Neat
Ninjas or pirates? Ninjas

Tour Giveaway
$25 Amazon Gift Card & Red Madrassa Ebook
5 Ebooks of Red Madrassa

Open only to those who can legally enter, receive and use an Amazon.com Gift Code or Paypal Cash. Winning Entry will be verified prior to prize being awarded. No purchase necessary. You must be 18 or older to enter or have your parent enter for you. The winner will be chosen by rafflecopter and announced here as well as emailed and will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Rafflecopter or any other entity unless otherwise specified. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway was organized by Kathy from I Am A Reader, Not A Writer http://iamareader.com and sponsored by the author. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.

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  1. Great interview. I am really looking forward to Sworn To Raise. Thanks for sharing this and for the giveaway.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  2. What an interesting-sounding book! I've never seen it before, but I love the cover! Great interview! And thank you for participating in this tour :)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!


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