Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Book Tour: The Cloak by Sarah Jennings (Interview + Giveaway)

A themed tour through Prism Book Tours.

The CloakThe Cloak
Sarah Jennings
Inspirational YA Romantic Suspense

Paperback and ebook, 194 pages
November 2014



Kellan McKensie, Princess of Errigal, is set on leaving for another world before being thrust into a plan of God's choosing that includes learning of her past, embracing her future, and finding her forever love.



Among a lost line of beautiful, wise queens and a conquered country still clinging to medieval traditions in today's world, can Kellan be convinced that now is her time to act? Why should she? To the entire country, she doesn't even exist. Ever the reluctant leader, Kellan is pressured to use her incredible God-given abilities to bring back the glory of her homeland. To do so, she must fight her own will, overcome fears, and control her temper. It's a lot to ask of a girl hidden under a cloak her whole life.




Sarah Jennings is an American storyteller living in the hills of North Carolina with her husband, four children, and escape artist hound dog. Her stories often revolve around strong willed heroines who find their way with God?s help during their adventures and in the process find their soulmate too. The Cloak is one such story now available in print and ebook format.




Tour-Wide Giveaway


$25 Amazon Gift Card - Open Internationally

Celtic Prize Pack: Paperback of The Cloak and Celtic Music CDs - US Only

2 Paperbacks of The Cloak - US Only

2 ebooks of The Cloak - Open Internationally
Ends March 22nd

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Follow the Tour in March:
2nd: Launch

3rd: My Love for Reading Keeps Growing & I Am A Reader

4th: Mythical Books &Classy Cat Books

5th: Mary Terrani &My Life Loves and Passion

6th: Katie's Clean Book Collection & Zerina Blossom's Books

8th: Welcome to Book City & Christy's Cozy Corners

9th: Letters from Annie (Douglass) Lima & Once Upon a YA Book

10th: Mel's Shelves & Books and Ashes

11th: Addicted Readers & Paranormal Books

12th: Mommabears Book Blog & Pieces of Whimsey

13th: Fictionally

15th: Grand Finale


Prism Book Tours

Interview:

1. How did you come up with The Cloak?
Like many Americans, I have a great appreciation for my Irish ancestry and I love Celtic music. I think those things combined with my predisposition for a strong female lead who overcomes difficulties and weaknesses to do great things led to a story that just played out itself. 
2. What do you use for inspiration?
I've always made up stories, whether it's to music I'm listening to or just as a way to go to sleep at night. Once I find a storyline I like, it just builds from there, and I replay it over and over in my head til I get the ending I want. As odd as it may sound, I have a very hard time changing any of the setting, characters, or outcomes once I'm done. The dialogue does vary in replays, so it's surely frustrating if I don't have a chance to put any of it down and forget it!
3. How do you deal with Writer's Block?
It's usually a matter of changing my environment or listening to music that does not go along with the story I'm working on, a sort of cutting off of all those thoughts. Sometimes, the best way to clear my head is to just walk away from it all for a few days. When I return, most times I'm ready to move on.
4. What's your favourite genre and why?
I'm a big fan of biographies, and there's always another classic out there I've not read yet, but fantasy in any time period that's just real enough to be somewhat possible also interests me. I like the thought that what I'm reading or writing might could have actually happened!
5. What's your perfect kind of character and why?
Whether the character is male or female, I appreciate it when the creator doesn't try to portray him or her as a perfect person. I'm so far from perfect myself, that I relate to characters who are overcomers. However, if the story is fiction, then I want it to end well for that person. I want the girl to get the guy, happiness to abound, and the final outcome to be better than the beginning. Unrealistic for all stories? Of course! But that's okay, because if I don't like someone's ending, I pout for a bit and then just change it!
6. How hard was your journey to get published and why?
It wasn't too bad really, because I decided I would self-publish in the end. My goal of getting The Cloak out there is really in God's hands. If the book encourages only one person, then it counts as a success to me.




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