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Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Crown of Embers Blog Tour and a Giveaway

Hey y’all! I am absolutely thrilled to be a part of The Crown of Embers blog tour!  Rae Carson is a brilliant writer and I’ve loved both The Girl of Fire and Thorns and The Crown of Embers if you want to read my reviews click on the titles

I got to intervietw the sexy,strong, loyal royal guard and quite possibly one of my top 5 book boyfriends ever! So check below what Hector had to say! Oh and Harper Teen has given me a finished copy of The Crown of Embers to giveaway!

The Crown of Embers
Rae Carson
Release Date: September 18, 2012
Hardcover: 416 pages
Publisher: Greenwillow Books (Harper Teen)
ISBN: 0062026518
In the sequel to the acclaimed The Girl of Fire and Thorns, a seventeen-year-old princess turned war queen faces sorcery, adventure, untold power, and romance as she fulfills her epic destiny. Elisa is the hero of her country. She led her people to victory against a terrifying enemy, and now she is their queen. But she is only seventeen years old. Her rivals may have simply retreated, choosing stealth over battle. And no one within her court trusts her-except Hector, the commander of the royal guard, and her companions. As the country begins to crumble beneath her and her enemies emerge from the shadows, Elisa will take another journey. With a one-eyed warrior, a loyal friend, an enemy defector, and the man she is falling in love with, Elisa crosses the ocean in search of the perilous, uncharted, and mythical source of the Godstone's power. That is not all she finds. A breathtaking, romantic, and dangerous second volume in the Fire and Thorns trilogy.

Hey Hector! Thanks for stopping by to answer a few questions for me here at Two Chicks On books! I know you’re a busy guy so I’ll get right to it.

Jaime: Speaking of being busy. I know taking care of Elisa is a full time job but what do you do in your spare time?

Hector: I have very little spare time. When I'm not with the queen, I'm training with my men or keeping up with my duties as a Quorum Lord. I do like to read, though. I've recently taken an interest in architectural history.
Hmmm interesting…..

Jaime: Losing your best friend Alejandro must have been terrible! How are you coping with it?

Hector: I admit, it's hard to talk about. I like to keep busy so I don't have to think about it too much. It makes me more determined than ever to keep Elisa safe, though.
Good for you staying busy is a good thing!

Jaime: Do you have feelings for Elisa? Or are you just one heck of an attentive guard?

Hector: I would die for her.
*Swoons* *Dies*!!!! That is all!

Jaime: How about your family back home do you miss them being so far away from them?

Hector: I miss them every day. I write to my mother and brothers a lot—that helps. I hope they come to the capital soon. I'd love for them to meet their queen in person.
I think they would love Elisa J

Jaime: Do you trust anyone with Elisa’s safety besides yourself?

Hector: I am learning the fine art of delegation. I'm never comfortable when the queen is being guarded by someone else, but I've come to see that Lady Ximena is a competent protector and would give her own life to keep her safe.
Ugh but she’s such a busy body she never leaves Elisa alone ;)

Jaime: Describe Joya d’Arena. I know how Elisa sees it but how do you see it?

Hector: Joya d'Arena is a beautiful, varied land with so much untapped potential. It's too ancient, too bound by tradition, for its own good. Alejandro and I used to speculate about a public works project that would bring irrigation canals to the desert and expand our arable land. But war got in the way of everything. Maybe someday.
Someday I’d love to visit! It sounds like it could be a wonderful place!

Jaime: Elisa always seems to get herself into trouble in one way or another. How do you feel about that? It must make protecting her very difficult.

Hector: She is exasperating and stubborn. Forget I said that. She is my queen and wise beyond her years. I’m learning to trust her, and it's my job to make sure the risks she takes pay off.
Bahahahaha I like the exasperating and stubborn statement. We’ll stick with that!

Jaime: If you weren’t a guard what would you choose to do with your life?

Hector: I would be a vintner, like my father. I would make the finest wine in the world.
Yum! I love wine J

Jaime: One last question before you go. Can you share anything about the adventure you all go on in The Crown of Embers?

Hector: Everything about our journey is highly confidential. In fact, I'm surprised you know anything about it. I'm afraid I have to send some of my men over to question you.
Oh I know everything Hector absolutely everything ;) let them come! As long as you join them!

Thanks so much for taking some time out of your buy schedule to answer my questions Hector! I’d love to have you back sometime!

 Thanks to Rae and the lovely people at Harper Teen for setting up this awesome blog tour and make sure to check out the other stops!

9/10 One Page Reviews— This or That
9/11 Pure Imagination— This or That
9/12 Candace's Book Blog— Interview 
9/13 Two Chicks on Books— Character Interview, Hector
9/14 Books with Bite— Interview 

9/17 Laura's Review Bookshelf— Interview 
9/18 Short and Sweet Reviews— Guest Post
9/19 The Non Reluctant Reader— Interview 
9/20 Book Chic— Interview 
9/21 Good Books and Good Wine— Interview 

9/24 Short and Sweet Reviews— BONUS TRACK! Author Interview

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  1. First of all, I LOVE THIS INTERVIEW. A friend and I have had some speculation as to the direction of the romance but I can't tell you how excited I am to feel right. Assuming I read the book and find out for sure. WHICH IS WHY I NEED THIS BOOK.

    Honestly, I have too many favorites. I've recently read and loved Shadowfell, Throne of Glass, and The False Prince, but none of these are among the first fantasy books I've read and loved. Let's just say I love many in the genre because it's one of my absolute favorites, shall we? ;)

  2. Oh my. My favorite? The Girl of Fire and Thorns or Graceling by Kristin Cashore.

    Anyway. I love this interview! And he would die for her!!! *swoons with you* I need this book now! I'm so glad it's coming out this month! YAYAYAY!

  3. Great interview! I'm always to shy to interview the characters of the books I love. Hector is amazeballs. Love him.

  4. I fell in-love with The Girl of Fire and Thorns! The Lord of the Rings trilogy tops my high fantasy reads. :)

  5. I loved Bitterblue. I haven't read The Girl of Fire and Thornes just yet. Hoping to get that for Christmas this year. :D

  6. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    LOVE Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo:)

    I also LOVED the first book in Rae's series:)

    Thank you:)

  7. I'm not sure! I haven't read that many, but I'm really looking forward to reading both The Girl of Fire and Thorns and Crown of Embers. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  8. My favorite is The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks.

  9. Thank you for the giveaway!!! My favorite is Graceling!

    Lindy Gomez

  10. Hmm ... Favorite high fantasy ... I *loved* Girl of Fire and Thorns, but I'm also IN LOVE with Pegasus (Robin McKinley)! :o)

    Thanks for the fun interview + giveaway!

  11. Favorite hight fantasy -- definitely "Game of Thrones"!

  12. Probably Graceling or the Girl of Fire and Thorns, those are the two best ones that definitely come to my mind.

    Thank you, so much for generously hosting this giveaway!

  13. Not sure if this counts but I love Shadow and Bone.

  14. Graceling by Kristin Cashore. Quite possibly my favorite book of all time.

  15. I think mine is Eon and Eona followed by Graceling. Thank you.

  16. Existence does that count

    tinyauthor at yahoo dot com

  17. My first high fantasy book was The Girl of Fire and Thorns and I fell in love with it.

  18. Lord of the Rings is the grandpappy of all high fantasy books, in my opinion.

  19. Graceling was fantastic. I haven't read The Girl of Fire and Thorns, yet, but it's on my list! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  20. Though there are some I want to read, I have yet to pick them up so I'll have to go with The Lord of the Rings.

  21. I love the Green Riders series by Kristen Britain and Pegasus by Robin McKinley.


  22. I love everything by Cinda Williams Chima, Kristin Cashore, Robert Jordan, R.A. Salvatore...etc. I don't think I could pick just one. Thanks for the giveaway!!

  23. Not sure if this counts, but I just read Bitterblue and loved it!! Thank you very much for the sweet giveaway <3

    Mary DeBorde M.A.D.

  24. I wouldn't call it my all-time favorite, but I listened to Patrick Rothfuss's the Name of the Wind recently on audio and it was great. Truly captivating.

  25. Not really sure what my favorite high fantasy is.....

  26. Shadow and Bone was really good and definitely The lord of the ring series. Thanks for the giveaway

  27. Most of them... But I really love Graceling!

  28. I am new to these types of books, except for Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings! And that is why I NEED this book and my blog would love to know about you!

  29. It's actually The Girl of Fire and Thorns.


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