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Friday, October 16, 2015

Blog Tour- THE IMMORTAL HEIGHTS by Sherry Thomas An Interview and A Giveaway!


I am so excited to be hosting a spot on the THE IMMORTAL HEIGHTS blog tour! I am obsessed this series! I have an interview with Sherry to share with you today! And make sure to enter the giveaway for a whole set of the series and some yummy lotion bars!

Haven't heard of THE IMMORTAL HEIGHTS? Check it out!

Title: THE IMMORTAL HEIGHTS
Author: Sherry Thomas
Release Date: October 13, 2015
Pages: 432
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook
In a pursuit that has spanned continents, Iolanthe, Titus, and their friends have always managed to remain one step ahead of the forces of Atlantis. But now the Bane, the monstrous tyrant who bestrides the entire mage world, has issued his ultimatum: Titus must hand over Iolanthe, or watch as his entire realm is destroyed in a deadly rampage. Running out of time and options, Iolanthe and Titus must act decisively to deliver a final blow to the Bane, ending his reign of terror for good. 
However, getting to the Bane means accomplishing the impossible—finding a way to infiltrate his crypt in the deepest recesses of the most ferociously guarded fortress in Atlantis. And everything is only made more difficult when new prophecies come to light, foretelling a doomed effort.... 
Iolanthe and Titus will put their love and their lives on the line. But will it be enough? 
With The Immortal Heights, Sherry Thomas brings the acclaimed Elemental Trilogy to its breathtaking conclusion.


Hi Sherry! First I want to say welcome back to Two Chicks on Books! I loved THE ELEMENTAL TRILOGY and can’t wait to see what you do next!

So great to be back! I am thrilled that the trilogy is complete and that I’ve done everything I wanted with the story.

For the readers: can you give us a recap of the series?

The Burning Sky is about Iolanthe, a girl mage on the run, disguised as a boy at an ordinary boys’ school in England. There she is trained by Titus, a fellow mage. They start out with some trust issues, but as time goes on, they brave a lot of dangers together and forge a tight bond.

The Perilous Sea has a boy and a girl waking up in the Sahara Desert, with no idea who they are or how they got there. I’m not spoiling it for anyone when I say readers quickly realize that the two are Titus and Iolanthe. The timeline of the narrative switches back and forth between the desert and a few weeks earlier, when they were still at school. And the mystery of how they ended up in the desert is revealed in a tense climax.

What can we expect in THE IMMORTAL HEIGHTS?



The Perilous Sea ended on a cliffhanger, with Iolanthe and Titus, who have recovered their memory, surrounded by forces of Atlantis. So The Immortal Heights opens right in the middle of that confrontation.

But they have bigger tasks than simply staying alive. They need to take their fight to the Bane’s stronghold. Complicating their tasks, however, are new prophecies that basically show that their attempt will be doomed.

So our heroes must figure out how to proceed in the face of such overwhelming odds—and whether to proceed at all.


What are you working on now? Will you write more YA?



I will write more YA but now I’m working on a historical mystery that I’m rather excited about.




What is your favorite passage/scene in THE IMMORTAL HEIGHTS?



There is a scene that I call the hearts-and-bunnies scene. It’s Titus showering romantic gestures on Iolanthe, using magic charms to produce a miniature galaxy, hundreds of butterflies, and so on and so forth. And Iolanthe laughing at him for being completely clichéd. So then he’s saying, well I guess you don’t want me to make it rain hearts and bunnies. And she’s like, but of course I want to see something that ridiculous.


It would have been a very silly, if sweet, scene if Titus hadn’t just learned something absolutely horrific about the future. So this is them trying to hold that future at bay for a minute longer.


What are you reading right now? Or what do you have on your TBR that you’re dying to read?


I have been reading lots of research books for my historical mystery. The Poisoner’s Handbook, anyone? And I am very excited about the upcoming Illuminae, by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. I hope to survive my deadline and fall upon it.


Who is your ultimate Book Boyfriend?



In peace time, Mr. Darcy. In war, Aragorn. Now if someone will write a slash fic of Mr. Darcy going on a quest with some hobbits. J





Lightening Round Questions

What Hogwarts House would the Sorting Hat place you in? 

Ravenclaw, I hope. Slytherin, I fear.

Twitter or Facebook?

Twitter.

Favorite Superhero? 

Black Widow

Favorite TV show? 

I tend to watch shows only when they’ve gone off air. So really old ones like Lost and Battlestar Galactica.

Sweet or Salty? 

Salty usually. Sweet while on deadline.

Song you can’t get enough of right now? 

I really like some of the Ryan Adams 1989 songs.

Fall Movie you’re most looking forward to? 

I’m more of a summer movie person—I’d love to have movie amnesia so I could watch Mad Max: Fury Road for the first time again.

Thanks so much Sherry for answering my questions! I can’t wait for everyone to read THE IMMORTAL HEIGHTS!

Thank you so much for having me. A pleasure as always!




About Sherry:
Sherry Thomas is one of the most acclaimed romance authors working today. Her books regularly receive starred reviews from trade publications and are frequently found on best-of-the-year lists. She is also a two-time winner of Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA® Award.

English is Sherry's second language—she has come a long way from the days when she made her laborious way through Rosemary Roger's Sweet Savage Love with an English-Chinese dictionary. She enjoys digging down to the emotional core of stories. And when she is not writing, she thinks about the zen and zaniness of her profession, plays computer games with her sons, and reads as many fabulous books as she can find.

Sherry’s next book, The Immortal Heights volume three of her young adult fantasy trilogy, will be available fall 2015.

Author photo by the lovely and talented Jennifer Sparks Harriman at Sparks Studio.




Giveaway Details:

For First Place US Only:

1 winner will receive. The Burning Sky, The Perilous Sea, The Immortal Heights, and a handmade solid lotion bar and some homemade face scrubs, plus a burning sky bag. US Only

Runners Up US Only

 2 winners will receive The Burning Sky, The Perilous Sea, The Immortal Heights, US Only.


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Check out the Tour Schedule!


Week One:
10/5/2015- Reading TeenReview
10/6/2015- City of BooksInterview
10/7/2015- Fiction FareReview
10/8/2015- The Eater of Books!Guest Post
10/9/2015- Fall Into Books- Review

Week Two:
10/12/2015- Carina's BooksInterview
10/13/2015- Nicks Book BlogReview
10/14/2015- FiktshunGuest Post
10/15/2015- Reading with ABCReview
10/16/2015- Two Chicks on BooksInterview




About Book 1
Title: THE BURNING SKY
Author: Sherry Thomas
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Pages: 464
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
It all began with a ruined elixir and a bolt of lightning.
Iolanthe Seabourne is the greatest elemental mage of her generation—or so she's been told. The one prophesied for years to be the savior of The Realm. It is her duty and destiny to face and defeat the Bane, the most powerful tyrant and mage the world has ever known. This would be a suicide task for anyone, let alone a reluctant sixteen-year-old girl with no training.
Guided by his mother's visions and committed to avenging his family, Prince Titus has sworn to protect Iolanthe even as he prepares her for their battle with the Bane. But he makes the terrifying mistake of falling in love with the girl who should have been only a means to an end. Now, with the servants of the tyrant closing in, Titus must choose between his mission—and her life.

The Burning Sky—the first book in the Elemental Trilogy—is an electrifying and unforgettable novel of intrigue and adventure.




About Book 2
Title: THE PERILOUS SEA    
Author: Sherry Thomas
Release Date: September 16, 2014
Pages: 414
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
After spending the summer away from each other, Titus and Iolanthe (still disguised as Archer Fairfax) are eager to return to Eton College to resume their training to fight the Bane. Although no longer bound to Titus by a blood oath, Iolanthe is more committed than ever to fulfilling her destiny—especially with the agents of Atlantis quickly closing in.

Soon after arriving at school, though, Titus makes a shocking discovery, one that makes him question everything he previously believed about their mission. Faced with this devastating realization, Iolanthe is forced to come to terms with her new role, while Titus must choose between following his mother's prophecies—and forging a divergent path to an unknowable future.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the interview. It's interesting to get the author's insight.

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  2. Yay :D Gorgeous blog tour post Jaime. <3 Love your interview with Sherry. She is just all kinds of awesome :) Thank you for sharing. <3 Hugs. These books are the best.

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