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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Blog Tour: DAWN STUDY by Maria V. Snyder A Guest Post & Giveaway!


I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the blog tour for DAWN STUDY by Maria V. Snyder! Maria's Study Series is my all time favorite series and I am super sad that this is the final installment, but I have high hopes for a spin-off series! I have a guest post with Maria to share with you today! And make sure to enter the awesome giveaway for a chance to win the book!!


Haven't heard of DAWN STUDY? Check it out!

Title: DAWN STUDY (Study Series #6)
Author: Maria V. Snyder
Pub. Date: January 31, 2017
Publisher: Mira Ink
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback, eBook, audiobook
Find it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Goodreads
New York Times bestselling author Maria V. Snyder brings her Poison Study series to its exhilarating conclusion.

Despite the odds, Yelena and Valek have forged an irrevocable bond and a family that transcends borders. Now, when their two homelands stand on the brink of war, they must fight with magic and cunning to thwart an Ixian plot to invade Sitia.


Yelena seeks to break the hold of the insidious Theobroma that destroys a person's resistance to magical persuasion. But the Cartel is determined to keep influential citizens and Sitian diplomats in thrall and Yelena at bay. With every bounty hunter after her, Yelena is forced to make a dangerous deal.


With might and magic, Valek peels back the layers of betrayal surrounding the Commander. At its rotten core lies a powerful magician and his latest discovery. The fate of all rests upon two unlikely weapons. One may turn the tide. The other could spell the end of everything.

Now on to the guest post!


I asked Maria about writing a series finale. Is this really the end? Or may we see another spin-off series (fingers crossed)

It’s the end of book length stories for Yelena and Valek.  After six books, it’s very hard for me to think of new and exciting problems for them to deal with and over come. They’ve both been captured, betrayed, injured, arrested, etc I think at this point, Id have to really up the stakes and that would probably  make the plot a bit outrageous. Plus my stories always focus on the characters and their growth. They’ve both come a long way in six books and I’m happy where they ended up.

I hope to write a few short stories about them in the future, but no more books (okay, I’ve been told never to say never so if something happens and the planets align just so and I get a fantastic, blow your socks off idea, then I will write more).

As for a spin off series, that’s a good possibility! I really enjoyed writing about Reema and Teegan in Dawn Study and I’ve always loved Fisk.  I can almost see a Helpers Guild book down the line. No promises though!  Just a thought that might need a few years to ferment in the depths of my mind (a scary lawless place where ideas battle to survive ;).

I must say writing a final book was harder than I expected. The plot spanned two countries as they prepared for war and all the Study and Glass characters were involved in some way.  At one point, I had 26 characters together do you know how hard it is to keep track of all those people? Herding cats is easy in comparison!  That’s why I don’t write epic fantasy too many details to keep straight.  And then tying up all the loose ends oy vey!  I may have left one or two dangling life is never neat and tied with a bow and I was running out of pages.


Dawn Study ended up being my longest book at 125,000 words and I hope my readers are satisfied with how it ends. It’s been a wonderful journey. Through my books, I’ve met readers from all over the world and many of them have become good friends (I’m looking at you, Jaime ;).  I’m very grateful for that connection and I hope to continue writing for a few more years at least!





About Maria:
Maria V. Snyder changed from being a meteorologist to a novelist in 1995, when she began writing to keep her sanity while raising two children. Since then, she has published numerous freelance articles in magazines and newspapers, and teaches fiction-writing classes at the local college and area libraries. The classes give her the wonderful opportunity to encourage fellow writers, and to keep improving her craft.

Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Maria always had a fascination with big storms. Dreaming of chasing tornados, Maria earned a bachelors of science degree in meteorology at Penn State University. But she discovered, much to her chagrin, that forecasting the weather wasn't one of her skills. In order to chase tornados you had to predict where they might form. Creating fantasy worlds where she has complete control of the weather was more agreeable to her.

Maria's research on food-tasting methods with an expert chocolate taster, her husband, turned out to be a delicious bonus while writing Poison Study.

Maria has a brown belt in Isshinryu Karate, and enjoys playing volleyball and the cello. Traveling in general and via cruise ship in particular are her biggest distractions from writing. Maria has traveled to Belize, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and through the Panama Canal.

Maria lives with her husband, son, daughter and yellow lab, Hazelnut, in Pennsylvania where she is at work on more LUNA novels. She is also pursuing a master's degree in writing popular fiction from Seton Hill University.

Readers are welcome to contact Maria at the following email address: maria@mariavsnyder.com.

Where you can find Maria:

Giveaway Details:
6 Winners will receive finished copies of DAWN STUDY, US Only.

4 Winners will receive finished copies of DAWN STUDY, International.


Tour Schedule:


Week One:
1/23/2017-a GREAT readInterview
1/24/2017- Books for ThoughtReview
1/25/2017- YABCGuest Post
1/26/2017- Mundie MomsReview
1/27/2017- Dark Faerie TalesInterview

Week Two:
1/30/2017- Kindle and MeReview
1/31/2017- Two Chicks on BooksGuest Post
2/2/2017- Moonlight Gleam ReviewsInterview
2/3/2017- The Bibliophile ChroniclesReview

It's not too late to start this amazing series or to read the spin-off series! Get them now!


3 comments:

  1. So excited to see how Valek and Yelena's story comes to an end!

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  2. Thanks for being a part of my blog tour! And for organizing it as well - You're the best! <3

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