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Friday, September 29, 2017

Blog Tour- ALLY by Anna Banks An Interview & Giveaway!


Hey everyone! I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the blog tour for ALLY by Anna Banks! I adore Anna and her book!

I have an interview with Anna to share with you today! And make sure to enter the giveaway below!


Haven't heard of ALLY? Check it out!




Title: ALLY
Author: Anna Banks
Pub. Date: October 3, 2017
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Pages: 320
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Find it: AmazonB&NiBooksTBDGoodreads
Princess Sepora of Serubel and King Tarik of Theoria have formed an uneasy truce between their kingdoms since the deadly plague began to rip through Theoria. Since their feelings for each other are entangled in politics and power, they must use their own trusted resources to find common ground.

But when traitors with powerful allies arise from unexpected places, Tarik and Sepora face challenges that will change both of their kingdoms forever. Will they learn whom to trust—including each other—in time to save their kingdoms, their relationship and even their lives?


Now on to the interview!

Hi Anna! First I want to say welcome back to Two Chicks on Books it’s been a long time since you’ve stopped by for a visit! ALLY was absolutely fantastic and I can’t wait for everyone to read it! And am so happy that you could stop by for a visit!

Thanks so much for having me! I’m ecstatic to be back, and very humbled that you’d have me!

For the readers: can you give us a little recap about NEMESIS and the characters?

NEMESIS is about a runaway princess who both intrigues and infuriates a boy king to no end. She has the power to help his people, yet if that power falls into the wrong hands, ALL the kingdoms may be doomed, so she struggles with whether or not to trust this boy kingand her feelings for him.

So is this the end? Is there more for Sepora and Tarik?

Ally is the endand the beginning. But beyond that, I cannot say more! But lucky for you, both books will be out and you can read to your heart’s content! Also, there is no need to write me hate mail for the ending of Nemesis. I know what I did to you and I stand by it. J

Were any of the characters in the book inspired by people from your real life?

This time, no. I had to dig deep and find the characters by myself this time. I actually wrote conversations between them and short scenes that never made it into the books just so I could get a good grasp on who they were as people.

Who was your favorite character to write? What about your least favorite?

Sethos, Tarik’s younger brother. He’s so abrupt and honest, no matter what everyone else thinks. As for my least favorite, I don’t think have one. Even the obvious villains are fun to write, and I find that writing deceptive characters is vastly amusing to me! >insert maniacal laugh here< J

What is your favorite passage/scene in ALLY?

It’s at the very end, so I can’t tell you. But I do love the scene where Sethos himself kidnaps a certain opposing kingdom’s princess. J

What kind of research did you have to do for the story?

Oh. Em. Gee. I have been buried in books and documentaries about Ancient Egypt for months! Only to find that some of the things I learnedI changed for the book! I did a lot of research on how things could scientifically be feasible in ALLYand its kind of amazing that a lot of it could actually happen, if we just evolved a tiny bit more.

Who is your ultimate book boyfriend?

Warner from the Shatter Me series. To this day, I think about him. So. Freaking. Hot. I love the tormented, imperfect, and almost unredeemable type. We’re getting married one day. You’re all invited to the wedding.

After we get divorced, I’m going to marry Morpheus from the Splintered series. ‘Nuff said.

What inspired you to write YA?

I hate this question because it makes me sound like a beeeoch. Listen. I started writing YA after I read Twilight. I thought to myself, “If she can get published, surely I can get published. Yay!” But lemme tell you, Stephenie Meyer made writing look easy, which is damn hard. Kudos to her. Truly. But she did inspire me to give it a go, so thank you Stephenie!

Lightening Round Questions

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

I’m currently reading DAUGHTER OF THE SIREN QUEEN (be jealous!). I’m obsessed with the first book and I somehow got my grubby hands on an ARC. And can I just saySqueeeeeeeee!

Also, can’t wait to read RENEGADES by Marissa Meyer. I went on a writer’s retreat with her this spring in Hawaii (highly recommended!) and just from chatting with her about it I can’t wait to read it. Then there’s BERSERKER from Emmy Laybourne. I had the pleasure of reading an early first draft of this (it was soooo gooooood!), and now I’m curious to see the final result!


What Hogwarts House would the Sorting Hat place you in?

Okay, so because the end of the world was supposed to be on September 23rd, I actually confessed that I did not actually reador watchHarry Potter. Are we still friends? What House do YOU think I would be in?

I’d think you’d be a Hufflepuff Anna 😊

Twitter or Facebook?

When I want to keep up with the writing world? Twitter. When I want to keep up with my family’s shenanigans? Facebook. The truth is, I scroll them both daily, while I’m pooping. TMI?

Favorite Superhero?

Iron Man

Favorite TV show?

When Calls the Heart, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead

Sweet or Salty?

Fried

Any Phobias?

Intimate conversation

Song you can’t get enough of right now?

I have this obsession with Chase Holfelder. He remakes popular songs in his Major to Minor feature and right now I keep listening to his remake of Every Step You Take and dreaming of Morpheus.  You should check him out on YouTube. He’s so talented.

Winter Movie you’re most looking forward to?

I don’t keep up with movies coming out, just books. ButI do want to see the next Avengers, X-Men, and anything else superhero. And if they’re making another John Wick, I’m there.

Thanks so much Anna for answering my questions! I can’t wait for everyone to read ALLY!


Can I just say I love you? And thank you for having me? And always practice safe sexread books instead?


Anna commissioned exclusive pieces of art created for the series by David North. I am super stoked to be revealing one today check it out! Each stop has an image or two to reveal so make sure to stop by all the blogs to see the images!


About Anna:
NYT Bestselling YA author of The Syrena Legacy series: OF POSEIDON (2012), OF TRITON (2013), OF NEPTUNE (2014).

Repped by rockstar Lucy Carson of the Friedrich Agency.

I live with my husband and daughter in the Florida Panhandle. I have a southern accent compared to New Yorkers, and I enjoy food cooked with real fat. I can’t walk in high heels, but I’m very good at holding still in them. If you put chocolate in front of me, you must not have wanted it in the first place.

Favorite Books:

Shatter Me, Cinder, Linger, Shiver, Forever, Pushing the Limits, Unravel Me,Shadow and Bone, Enclave, Divergent, Candor, Graceling, Fire, The Hunger Games Trilogy, The Host, Most of James Patterson, and Janet Evanovich makes me laugh through my nose in an unfeminine sort of way.

Visit Anna’s website, like her on Facebook, and follow her on Twitter.



Giveaway Details:


12 winners will receive a complete set of the exclusive pieces of art created for the series by David North (the images revealed during each tour stop), US Only.

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Tour Schedule:
Week One:
9/25/2017- a GREAT readReview
9/26/2017- PaperTrailYAInterview
9/27/2017- Owl Always Be ReadingExcerpt
9/28/2017- Reese's ReviewsReview
9/29/2017- Two Chicks on Books- Interview

Week Two:
10/2/2017- Little Red's ReviewsReview
10/3/2017- Lisa Loves LiteratureGuest Post
10/4/2017- Take Me Away To A Great ReadReview
10/5/2017- YA Books CentralInterview
10/6/2017- Seeing Double In NeverlandReview

Haven't started the series? Grab book 1 now!

2 comments:

  1. Interesting book cover. Reminds me of something Egyptian. The story even sounds like it. It got my interest peak.

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  2. I would love to get into this series. Thanks.

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