Watcher Series

Spring into Reading Multi-Author Giveaway!

Who likes free stuff? I am participating in a huge multi-author giveaway event! Woo hoo! I am personally giving away one book (one Watcher Series novel on Kindle -or- any Prompt Me in hard copy) in addition to  a $5 Amazon gift card. But that’s not all!

You have the chance to win $120 in Paypal cash and personal prizes each author and blogger are offering. Enter to win using the Rafflecopter widget below (or use this link http://bit.ly/2uGFdub).

 

Personal prize offered by Robin Woods

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State of Things

The turkey is in the oven, the table is set, and the kiddos are coloring place cards. Now I have my first few moments of peace since early this morning. So, first things first, Happy Thanksgiving!

If you need a gravy recipe for later today, I have a great one! Robin’s Easy GravyEasy Gravy

 

Second, here’s a little update. It’s been…well, a really, really long time. Bad writer, I know (shuffles feet and looks down).

Life has been extraordinarily busy this school year. I’m still teaching high school and college classes in American and British Literature. Additionally, who knew that first and third graders would have so much homework? I’m spending my afternoons I am working on some projects, just slowly. I’m afraid I’ve missed my deadline for Light & Shadows: Watcher Series Shorts and Extras. Being late kills the perfectionist in me (Argh!).  I did complete a 25 page prequel extra with Joshua in Romania with Gabriel, Kez, and Samael. The book is still in the works, it will be out sometime in 2017. I may add a little post-The Fallen extra for those of you who have been asking. If you are dying to have something included, send requests through my contact page.

I am also working on my second Prompt Me book. Here is the cover reveal! (more…)

COVER REVEAL!! The Fallen: Part Two

Without further ado, here is the GORGEOUS cover for The Fallen: Part Two due in May.  This makes it feel almost real!  Kyle Walker, once again, is a rock star!!

The Fallen Part 2

Betrayed by the person she trusted most, Aleria breaks away from the safety of the Watchers only to become entangled in the cunning schemes of the Fallen. But celestial beings aren’t the only danger. Traitors endanger Bowen’s reign, jeopardizing the uneasy truce between vampires and humanity. As Aleria’s visions become something else entirely, it’s a race against time to root out those who would enslave the world.

Now separated from Aleria, Gabriel tries to manage the chaos in hopes that he can stop Semjâzâ before it is too late. Desperation forces him to pair up with an unlikely ally as he struggles to defeat the Fallen.  It’s an all or nothing fight to stop the Fallen from enslaving both the human and shadow worlds before it’s too late.

What do you think?

Add The Fallen: Part Two to your GoodReads list.

Author Interview: Robin Woods

I have a special guest on my blog today. She’s no stranger here, but it’s been a while since I’ve hosted her. Please give a warm welcome to novelist, Robin Woods, author of The Watcher Series. She’s sharing about her latest projects, giving some author/writer tips, and letting us know a bit more about her life. Enjoy!

Robin is also hosting an eBook giveaway…

Click here to read the interview and enter the giveaway.

The Hammock Interview with Me!

In The Hammock with YA fantasy author, Robin Woods

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Click here to read the interview. I promise to show off my sassy side. 🙂

Fan Question: Theme

What do you think is the strongest theme in all of your books?French Coven Crest
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If I could only pick one, it would be redemption. That theme is prevalent in every book in the modern timeline, including the one I am finishing.

Can those who have embraced evil become a force of good?

FAN QUESTION: VALUES

In The Nexus, why did Aleria freak out so bad on Winslow? She couldn’t even admit that he had a bit of a point suggesting that she sleep with someone. Why did she let her values get in the way of the greater good like that?
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The simplest possible answer is that it made her feel like property—and more specifically—a whore. Remember that this is an emotional response and she hasn’t had even twenty-four hours to digest this information.  She already feels like her life has been stripped away and she is living like a prisoner.  To be told that if the man she loves can’t do the deed, then they should just have someone else do it was demeaning.

Ali would have probably ended with the same conclusion Winslow had suggested, but it was too soon.  Everyone was thinking it, but Gabriel and Joshua were at least kind enough to give her the space to figure it out.  And Gabriel would never have allowed Ali to be forced, whereas Winslow, being a fearful man, would have considered force as an option. Ali sensed this and reacted to it. So besides feeling like control of her own body wasn’t hers to choose, she also felt unsafe.

On a more philosophical note, the value of an individual and the right to free will are both motifs in the series. There is a struggle between the two factions within the Concilium on whether the individual matters. Do the ends justify the means? Is it acceptable to take/strip individuals of their rights for the greater good?

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Read the First FIVE Chapters of The Fallen: Part One (Book 4)

Many of you have been waiting!  There are only two more days until The Fallen: Part One will be released.  Here are the first FIVE chapters (50 pages) to tide you over.  Enjoy!

PDF file: TheFallenPartOne_byRobinWoods_First50

Add to your Good Reads list: click here
Pre-Order on Amazon: click here

Cover Art by Kyle Walker

Cover Art by Kyle Walker

Fan Question: How do you say Oneiroi?

You have the Oneiroi from mythology in your books. How do you say their name? I read it differently in my head every time!
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I pronounce it own-air-roy.  Although, some people pronounce all of the letters making it own-ee-air-roy.  I prefer to keep it simple. 🙂